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Lipbalms, Skin Care

New Carmex Mint – A Review

I know that like me many of you are addicted to Carmex. It’s a good-ol-reliable sort of product. I was happy to hear that Carmex have launched a mint version.

I got my hands on some last week and I’ve been using it every day. In fact, I’ve been smearing it on multiple times a day :) My lips are very chapped at the moment.

I really liked the strawberry one initially but after continued use I grew to hate the sweetness of the scent. Mint is a nice change. I would say that I do prefer the consistency of the pot version of Carmex rather than the tubes. Each to their own.

The balm contains 100% natural peppermint oil and also has SPF15. The menthol helps keep germs at bay and speed up healing. I sometimes get a little sore at the side of my mouth (my pharmacist tells me it’s from dribbling in my sleep…pretty). I used to have to shell out for a prescription ceramide cream to clear it up but last year I discovered that Carmex did the job just as well. I always wear lip products with spf in the sun – my mum has a scar on her lip from sunburn as a teenager so I have always tried to avoid that.

It costs €3.98 per tube and is available anywhere that sells lip balms – pharmacies, supermarkets, Boots… you get the idea.

What is your favourite Carmex? Do you prefect the tube, pot of stick?

Drugstore Make-up, Hauls, Previews/Launches

Some New Make-up from FYF – Flawless You Forever

I have been hearing about new cosmetic company, FYF , through the grapevine. I was intrigued by their blushes, particularly the 3D flower type. Well luck for me I was sent a few things for blogging consideration. This isn’t a review, more a show and tell of sorts :)

And some close-ups…

Moisturising Lipstick Dewdrop – Naked $14/£9/€10.50

FYF claim their lipsticks provide a  soft shiny gloss and hydrating lip balm…we’ll see. I’ll record a review video after a week of testing. I swiped this over my lips this morning and my initial impressions are that this lipstick is pigmented but the colour is awful on me. It’s a browny shade which would be a great nude for someone with a medium – dark skin tone. On me, corpse like. I will report back after further testing :)

Floral Blush Blossom – Summer Berry $19/£12/€14

The FYF Blossom is said to offer a matte finish and gives you a myriad of hues. I’m really looking forward to trying this one, although the berryness is a little scary to me. I’m wondering whether this will suit my skin tone. I haven’t tried it yet.

Nail Enamel Miracle Coat – Cape Town $9/£6/€6.75

The packaging is sleek and professional, not high end but rather better than drugstore. It actually reminds me a little of elf’s Studio Line.

FYF Nail polishes claim to be long lasting, acetone free and free of harmful chemicals, chip resistant, no clumping or thickening. Hm, that’s a bit of a tall order – will get testing.

FYF Make-up is a US company and their make-up is sold from their website Flawless You Forever. They ship to the UK and Ireland.

I posted an Outfit of the day post this morning in case you haven’t seen it :) Ignore the see-through skirt! ha I’ll be back later this afternoon with a review of a skincare product I really like at the moment.

Have you tried FYF cosmetics? What shade of nude lipstick suits your colouring?

* These products were sent to me for consideration. I have no affiliation with this company. All reviews are as usual my honest opinion, often brutal. In this case there’s no review, just a bit of a show and tell :)