Category Archives: Lipbalm

Bourjois Color Boost

When Clinique launched their Chubby Sticks, there was an surge in launch of similar products by drugstore brands. Some excelled in their value for money and some had exceptional pigmentation.

Correct me if I am wrong, but Bourjois is the last brand to launch a “lipstick crayon”. The wait was definitely worth it because its one of the best out there. They have named it as Colour Boost and have released only 4 shades.

• Red Sunrise
• Fuschia Libre
• Peach On the Beach
• Orange Punch

I picked “Orange Punch” during one of my innumerable trips to Priceline. I couldn’t wait to wear it, so there is no product photo for it.

Bourjois Orange Punch Color Boost Product Swatch

It’s a more of coral than orange on my pigmented lips. The pigmentation of the “lipstick crayon” is quite good( but it’s not opaque in one swipe) and staying power is also good. The formula is non-drying and has shine to it. It feels extremely light on lips, almost as if it has melted giving that incredible juicy colour.

Bourjois Orange Punch Color Boost_Swatch

Have you tried any of the Color Boost? What are your thoughts on them? Personally, I can’t wait to pick more colours.


Lips Exfoliation

We all know that exfoliation is an important step in skin care routine. Just as we exfoliate the skin on our face and body, lip exfoliation is also needed to get smooth lips. At least, that’s what I think

There are many lip scrubs available in market for this purpose but personally I am not very fond of those. Apart for shelling out extra dollars for something which can be achieved easily, they are harsh for the soft skin on our lips.

So, how do I exfoliate my lips?? All I use is a heavy duty lip balm like Lanolips( I use Dr Lipps) and the trusty, always present q-tip.


Lanolips 101

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Every night before I sleep, I apply tiny amount of Dr Lipps on my lips. What this does is that it softens the dead skin and the flaky bits while moisturising the lips. While washing my face next morning,all I need to do face is to wet the q-tip and move in on my lips in circular motion. This picks up all the dead skin and reveals the soft skin.

Once exfoliated, I follow it with Nivea lip butter.
Nivea Lip Butter Tin

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How do you exfoliate your lips ?

Liptember and Me

Liptember is an initiative to raise funds and awareness about gender specific mental issues for women. As part of this , women are encouraged to buy and wear the ‘Liptember’ lippy in month of September and raise funds to be donated to Centre for Women’s Mental Health and Lifeline Australia.

This year, the Liptember lippy is Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Hibiscus, a pretty coral color balm.
It can be bought from Myer and retails at $10 AUD.

I got mine from Myer last week and have been wearing it everyday, even though I am staying mostly at home.

  • Its a very pretty sheer coral color
  • Its very moisturising

Note : I have referred to official Liptember website for some of the information. Please head to for more information

Bloom Boost Lip Balms

I have always been troubled with dry lips and this cold winter is not helping me either. So, when I read that Bloom has collaborated with Boost Juice Smoothies to bring out 6 news lip balms , it got me intrigued…lip balm in flavor of smoothies..interesting.
I will not lie, but my first thought on reading the Press Release was that its another gimmicky product.
To put to its real test, I stopped applying any lip balm for 2 straight days and let my lips go to the driest possible state. Things we do to test products !!

About the lip balm

There are 6 flavors to choose from

  • Strawberry Squeeze
  • Watermelon Crush
  • Berry Bang
  • Mango Tango
  • Banana Buzz
  • Tropical Storm

Each one of them contain soothing beeswax,nourishing jojoba seed oil and moisturising Vitamin E.
They are free of Parabens,Petrochemicals,Mineral Oils and Silicones

What I like about them:
  • The fact that it lives up to its promise of moisturising and nourishing the lips
  • It lasts quite long on lips even with all drinking and eating
  • It doesn’t feel waxy or heavy on lips
  • I can easily wear it under lipstick
  • The Boost flavor is not overpowering.
  • Works great as overnight balm
  • The oblong shape of the tube itself makes it very easy to apply.

What I don’t like about them:

If only they had some SPF content in them they would have scored perfect 10.

I love it so much that I carry it around with me. Its a winner for me.

Would I recommend it : Yes. In fact I am going to buy few for my sisters.

Availability: Myers, David Jones, Addicted to lip balm( for online purchases)
Price: $ 6.95 AUD

Disclaimer:  The product was sent for consideration but the opinions are mine.

Review : Lanolips 101

I have always been tormented with dry flaky lips all year round and its gets worse when its cold.I can’t tell you how bad it is, I can’t wear lipstick and it hurts.
So, in one of my trips to Priceline I picked up this little gem, “The Original Lanolips”

What I liked

-> The consistency. It thinner than vaseline and is easy to spread on lips
-> There is no smell or taste which is a big plus
-> There is no sensation of any sorts when applied
-> Use it overnight and it works magic

What I didn’t like

-> It can’t be worn under lipstick, so I have to mostly wear it overnight or when I have no lipcolor
-> It has to be applied using fingers as there is no slanted tips. This is real pain
when travelling and you want to reapply it

But,all in all, its a great product for people who are out there with dry lips.

Price : Approx $17.00 AUD ( I have had this for long so the price is an approximation)