Simply Lippy Challenge Day 303 | The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm in Shade Raspberry 

Today’s lippy is one that took me on a very big trip down memory lane. I used to wear these Body Shop Born Lippy lip balms all the time when I was younger, but had almost forgotten about them until I was in picking up some body butter a few weeks back and saw this sitting on the counter. 

Of course as always, I had to buy it for my challenge and the minute I applied it, so many memories came flooding back, mainly due to the Raspberry scent which is lovely.

The formula is slightly tinted, however, I did remember it being more tinted than it was today; there really wasn’t much of a colour on my lips after applying it. 

The balm itself is thick and creamy, and a very small amount will leave them feeling lovely and soft. It isn’t the most hydrating balm I’ve tried as it did slightly sit on my lips rather than soak in, yet they did feel smooth throughout the day.

The pot is small and a handy handbag size, so it’s definitely a good option for throwing in your bag when you’re out and about on the go and need a balm fix.

It’s not the best balm I’ve ever tried but it does smell gorgeous and leaves a lovely soft shine to the lips that adds a bit of dimension to them. 

I’m pretty sure I’ll be wearing this again, for the sentimental value if nothing else! I’m a huge fan of the Body Shop products in general and love that this is full of good ingredients too.

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 267 | Clinique Superbalm Moisturising Gloss in Shade 02, Raspberry

When it comes to lip gloss, I’ve always had a kind of love or hate relationship with them. Nine times out of ten, I will choose a lipstick over a gloss, but every so often, I want to just put a lick of something subtle on my lips and go.

Today’s choice was exactly the kind of lippy that let me do just that, especially as it was the last day of holidays and we were travelling home, so the last thing on my mind yesterday was rocking a strong lip! 

When in the airport last week, I picked up this gloss in the Loop Duty Free on my way out to Tenerife and was excited to give it a try. I’m a huge fan of Clinique’s chubby sticks, and because of that, I had high hopes for their gloss too.

Overall I would say I liked it, but I wasn’t overwhelmed by it and definitely don’t love it. It was perfectly fine as glosses go; it has a nice non-sticky formula, which feels oil based without being greasy and didn’t dry out my lips either. But, it just didn’t do a whole lot for me.

I was hoping there might be a soft raspberry tint to the gloss given the colour of the gloss in the tube, but it applies very much like a clear gloss with no colour. It is also fragrance free which usually I don’t mind, but I found myself searching for that raspberry scent that just wasn’t there! 

So if you’re a gloss person I would say this is fine, but it’s not the best gloss I’ve ever tried and I’m not sure I’ll be in a rush to wear it again.

Sorcha 💋