If you live in the UK, then you can probably appreciate where I'm coming from when I say "I can't find anywhere that sells EOS products!" A while ago, the EOS lip balm was new to America, and it really was the bomb dot com. Lots of American Bloggers and YouTubers were reviewing them, and celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian were promoting them. This meant that everyone wanted to give the lip balm a try, but not everyone could, because in countries like the UK, they were impossible to find!
I literally searched everywhere to find them- drugstores like Superdrug and Boots.... Supermarkets like Asda and Tesco's... and even online American shops- but they were no where to be found! One day, I went into Selfridges in London, and guess what... I managed to finally find them! Oh the joy! There was something that did annoy me though... the price. You Americans may be shocked to hear that they were charging £7, which is the equivalent to $11.18- absolutely crazy if you ask me! Stupidly, being the impatient person I am, I brought it at this utterly ridiculous price! Now, the lip balm is being sold in various places in the UK, for a slightly lower price. Selfridges still sell them, they're available on Amazon, and I've even saw them in Urban Outfitters. In America, they're around $3.29 which is £2.12, and can be brought in a wide range of places.
The Red one is in the flavour Summer Fruits (from Selfridges), and the Pink is Strawberry Sorbet, it was very kindly given to me as a gift from one my closest friends, Toni- thank you girl, I love it!
As you can see I have two EOS lip balms, and I don't think I need spend time raving on about how good these products are- everyone already knows. As you can see in the image, the Strawberry Sorbet one was brand new, whereas the Summer Fruits one had been used a lot prior to this post. They're both equally as delightful, though, so keep on reading for a slightly more in depth review!
To start off with, I will talk about what makes them particularly different to other lip products. The obvious thing, is the shape. The EOS lip balms are said to be "Solid Spheres"- I found this so exciting and different! I personally love this, because it means that you don't need to physically touch the product to apply it, you simply hold the plastic packaging and put it onto your lips. I feel this is very hygienic and practical when you're at school or work.
The second thing that makes it different, is the ingredients. This product is made up of oils, butters and vitamins. It helps to make your lips feel and look super soft, without leaving them feeling greasy- woooooo!
The scent for this one is gorgeous! It smells very fruity and summery- I'm guessing that's why it's called Summer Fruits, but I can't say for sure. It consists of strawberry, blueberry and peach extracts, and I feel the peach scent particularly comes through, and a bit of the strawberry. I can't smell any blueberry though... What does blueberry even smell like? It really smells 'delicious'- if I could, I would eat it! I have really got my use out of this. I've had it for a year, and it is no where near finishing. I should say that I don't use this every day, though... Just when my lips are dry and chapped. I love putting this particular balm over matte lip products too, to add a bit of gloss. It is an intensive moisturiser, and I'd say it is definitely worth the $3.29 that they charge over in America, but I wouldn't say it's worth £7. So, if you can't get your hands on it here, then I'd recommend waiting, they're bound to go down in price, some time!
And then there's this wonderful one, from my lovely friend! So, this one smells just like strawberries (to me). Now, I'm usually not a fan of strawberry scents, I find them waaay too sickly! This lip balm however, I love! It is a really subtle scent, so isn't overpowering at all! It's great... Let's talk colours. This packaging is so cute! It's a baby pink colour, and is perfect for all you girly girls out there! It has a nice consistency to it- isn't too waxy or too greasy, and lasts a fair amount of time. I prefer to put this one on after I have scrubbed my lips using my DIY Lip Scrub. It is so moisturising and hydrating, and I'd recommend it to all of you, especially for the winter seasons which are closely approaching!
So, overall, I love these products. I do feel some places are overpriced, but it does wonders to my lips! My favourite is probably the Strawberry Sorbet one, surprisingly! This is because I do actually really love the smell of it! I am so excited to purchase some more of these when I go to America! Once again, a special shoutout to Toni, my main gal! That's it guys, I'll see you next week!