L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lip Balm Review

Although, I think, my favourite lip balms are liquid, like this Rouge Bunny Rouge Lip Elixir which I adore, I still like a good ol’ lip balm.

But it has to be very soft and moisturizing, I hate dry and hard lip balms! When I think of a good one, Fresh Sugar comes to mind, as it is soft, as  butter!

And today I want to tell you about L’Occitane’s Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lip Balm. And it  is actually a nice one. I have been carrying (and using, obviously) it  in my bag for several weeks now.

Luckily, my lips are in a (relatively, they are still dry) good condition now, so  I can’t report on how it deals with the cracks/very dried out lips.

But  I can definitely see that

L’Occitane Fortune Flowers Collection

The newest launch from L’Occitane, called the Fortune Flowers, offers three limited edition scents:

  • Rose Petals, rose notes with a hint of sugar-coated scent of candied almonds.
  • Date Bouquet,  essence of the this fruit.
  • Mango Flower,  full and zesty aroma, which is a Burkina Faso’s signature scent.

The pattern on each product was inspired by the art of basket waving by women in West Africa, and was created by the brand’s founder –  Olivier Baussan.

 

This collection includes:

February 2015 Beauty Favourites

Makeup wise, it was pretty much all the same in February, and you can read about all the products here.  There is also something very different from  me this month – I’ve been loving nude lipsticks (which is  a complete shock for me), and I will write a feature about it soon.

February 2015 Beauty Favourites Balance me, Illamasqua, Yves Rocher, L'Occitane, Max Factor

There are only two other makeup products that I want to mention:

Illamasqua’s Nail Varnish in Nomad. I wore in for the whole last week of the month, and this gorgeous jade set me in the mood for Spring.  Not too pastel but not too bright, it is just perfect.

Max Factor’s  Creme Puff Blush in 25 Alluring Rose. This is a shade created for medium  and dark skin  tones, so on me it looks like a bronzer. It blends out beautifully and gives a gorgeous glow.  Look out for the feature about these new blushes this week.

As for the beauty products – I was very stressed and completely out of time  in February, so shower time was the ultimate luxury and “me” time when I could just think and reflect on what was going on. I have tonnes of shower products in my tiny bathroom, and have been loving all of them, but two

New Products from Elemis and L’Occitane for Spring 2013

Here are the newest offerings from two amazing beauty brands – Elemis and L’Occitane.

Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm, £39.50 for 105 g

Now this is something to get excited about!

It is a luxurious balm designed to sweep away make-up and daily dirt and grime, absorb excess oil on the surface of the skin and remove impurities without stripping or drying the skin. Suitable for all skin types, contains geranium, lavender, chamomile, eucalyptus, ho wood, orange, menthol and clove, starflower and elderberry oils.

 Elemis – Time For Your Spa and Skincare Collection, £39

A great kit just in time for Mother’s Day which comes in a lovely makeup bag:

  • Pro-Radiance Hand and Nail Cream – my favourite cream
  • Skin Nourishing Body Lotion
  • Quiet Mind Relaxing Bath Elexir
  • Gentle Rose Exfoliator
  • Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser
  • Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules – read my review

As for L’Occitane, they’ve just brought out a Cherry inspired skin care collection.
You can get the following products:

Spring Cherry Eau de Toilette 50ml, £32

Head notes:

L’Occitane Verbena Extra Gentle Soap Review and Photos

First of all I apologize for the lack of reviews and swatches. I still haven’t bought a camera. I plan on getting two cameras – one a purse friendly “simple” camera, something like Nikon S3100 or S5100 and one pro camera.

For some reason I find it so hard to choose what I want/need but I promise to get it at the end of this week/beginning of next one.

I have so many new exciting products to show you so can’t wait to get a camera. Luckily, I have some photos  I’ve taken before my camera was gone.

I don’t want this post to be completely off topic so here is a review of the soap which I’ve recently purchased  at L’Occitane.

I never use soaps because of