I've had these balms for quite a while now, but when I first received them I also received tons of other balms so these kind of got pushed to the back burner. I kept wanting to review them, but had to keep shifting them around to get my schedule to go a little bit the way I wanted (for the most part my schedule stays as planned, but sometimes things arise where I need to alter them!). But, without further adieu, here is the review of these lovely balms!
Company: Upstate Herb Works
Flavors: Orange Vanilla and Mint Chocolate. The Orange Vanilla is incredible. It is the perfect citrusy, sweet, and tangy scent of orange which is calmed by the creamy, cool vanilla scent. This balm is strong and distinct in scent without being cloying. The Mint Chocolate balm is very interesting and a bit unique as well because it is one of the only mint and cocoa balms that isn't peppermint and chocolate. This balm is actually spearmint mixed with chocolate which is something I've never really encountered before in a lip balm (or anywhere else for that matter). The spearmint is much stronger than the chocolatey scent in this balm, but the chocolate scent provides a warm undertone to the balm.
Wear: These balms go on thick and creamy and glide on smooth! Seriously, one swipe on top and bottom and you're good to go. They go on thicker than my usual balms and feel great on my lips. These were also some of the fist balms that I thought would work really well as a cuticle butter as well because of how moisturizing they are. They also last for at least two and a half hours which is fabulous!
Packaging: These balms come in your average sized lip balm tube and have labels and caps to match the flavor of the balm. The fonts on the labels I have (when I bought these balms the shop was going through a revamping and new design) remind me of an old school ice cream shop? Maybe it's just me, but I like it!
Price: $3.25 which is a steal for one of these balms! I was lucky enough to snag these for $2.20 a piece since they were the old design, score!
Pros: Flavors, Wear, Packaging, Price
Rating: 5 out of 5 twists. These balms are really wonderful! There are definitely a few more flavors I'd like to try from this shop, I'd definitely recommend this shop to everyone!
Ingredients: Shea butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, coconut, meadowfoam seed & castor oils, pure essential oils & extracts, vitamin E.
Have you tried Upstate Herb Works balms before? What did you think of them?
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