Move out the way boring old lip balms, there's a new balm in town, and it's mmmmminty!
ELF has opened in Cardiff and I my good friends could not be happier. As we approached my sister started to march on past thinking that it would be way to expensive, I soon put her straight. ELF is cheap cheap cheap, but also, amazing amazing amazing. I think I'm in love, I want everything they have to offer, twice over.
I love the shop, how could you not, there are makeup products everywhere all with the testers neatly laid out so can easily give everything a whirl before you buy and the sales assistants were very helpful. I only bought a few products as I had never tried any of the ELF stuff before but I am itching to go there again to stock up on some more, I need more ELF in my life.
So in case you didn't know who ELF were they are a lovely little makeup company which you can find online but who knows, there may be a store close by if your lucky enough. All their range is amazingly cheap and best of all they are free from animal testing. I am all for the animal cruelty free thing, I love animals, so if ELF are on board then I'm supporting them all the way.
Right now your probably thinking 'this has got to be a sponsored post', but no, it definitely isn't, it's just sometimes, a brand/product is so good an you like it so much that you just generally want to spread the good word!
Anywho, so back to the lip balm. I do love a good tinted lip balm, but what you read on the packet never quite lives up to expectations, so when I bought this I have to be honest I wasn't expecting much, but for just £3.75 I thought it was worth a go none the less. I am so glad I did.
So the packaging isn't the sexiest, most flashy you have ever seen, but it does the job and I do think it looks pretty slick given the cost of this product. Its clean and simple and steers away from any cheap tacky images. I think the packaging is just perfect, the lip balm always stays perfectly well and as it's in a lipstick format means that I don't get it all over my hands while desperately trying to find somewhere to clean them after smearing the stuff all over my lips.
This must surely be one of the best things about this lip balm, the beautiful smell. It;s minty, and absolutely gorgeous, so good infact that every time I put it on I have to really resist temptation not to lick my lips. I don't, you don't have to worry, as of yet I have not been caught munching on my lip balm stick in the corner of the room... yet!
As any good lip balm should be this has a glorious creamy texture and rally does moisturise my lips. I don't know if it's the whole minty thing or if it's in my head but it also feels like my lips have a nice little tingly feeling too just when I put it on, ahh lovely. So yup, thumbs up on the lip balm front, it does the job, and it does it well!
So I haven't got to the best part yet, the tint. This is the only tinted lip balm I have used that actually has a really good pigmented colour when you put it on. I'm not really the biggest fan of lipsticks, I'm a lip balm girl myself, but this honestly has such a good colour that I feel like I get the best of both worlds.
This is my new favourite thing, I use it relentlessly and it really does give such a good colour and keep my lips in tip top condition. GET ONE!
I give this little beauty a
You can check out ELF here, and buy the lip balm here.
p.s. I edit all my pics with PicMonkey.