Raspberry Balmi Lip Balm and Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask

Ahhh lip balm, one of the greatest inventions. In my time I've had Vaseline, Carmex, Blistex and many more brands as my go to lip balm. But I think I may have finally found the one to stay in my bag forever.


Raspberry Balmi Lip Balm



In one word, amazing. I've heard a lot about balmi and was intrigued by its design. The original was a spherical lip balm that completely covered your lips. The design has now changed to a cute little cube and the balm is triangular. I think the shape is a fantastic idea; swipe your top lip, then bottom and done. It even comes with a little key ring so you can attach it to your keys and always have it with you. 

As its getting to the Winter months this product is great. My lips stay moist for hours, I put it on at the beginning of work and didn't need to reapply til half way home! It provides SPF 15 and even UVA protection which is great in such a little parcel and for holidays in the sun. 



This lip balm has provided me with such smoothness without reapplying which is due to it having vitamin E, jojoba oil and Shea butter. These are normally used in body moisturisers  in order to make skin smooth and supple, so having lips as smooth as my skin is amazing.

The raspberry flavour is also a high point. The scent AND taste isn't too overbearing and sweet, more of hint of that raspberry flavour. I actually prefer this as I don't constantly 


want to taste my lip balm all day.

I'm already wondering what flavour to get next! As well as raspberry there is Coconut, strawberry and mint.

Available at boots for £4.99

Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask


Unfortunately, I have oily skin. I got a bit tired of seeing photos on Facebook with my awful shiny forehead so I decided to change products used on my face. Boots Botanics range is great. They promote using very natural ingredients in order to achieve spa quality  outcomes. I tend to buy a bunch of stuff at Christmas for my Mum. 




This mask absorbs the oil in your face and the clay has a negative charge which cleanses and removes impurities. It includes Willowbark from the Royal Botantics Garden in Kew which is proven to create a smooth texture for skin. 



It dries quite quickly, and I saw little dots where I always find my skin to be really oily. My skin felt tight once it was all dry and I just washed off.



Excuse my nakyness, but here's me with a make up less,non shiny face!

I would recommend this face mask, my skin feel supple, smooth, brighter and a lot less oily!

Available at boots 6.99

What's everyone doing this weekend? I'm staying in and relaxing, I need a break after a stressful week at work. Leave comments below, I love talking to you guys 

Mariah
Xoxo

15 comments

  1. Definitely going to try the clay mask! Amazing job Maria! x

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    1. Thank you gorgeous. Love your support
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  2. I have super oily skin, that mask looks great :). How long have you been using it?

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    1. Two times a week for the last three weeks. It doesn't dry out your face either which I thought could be a problem
      xoxo

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    Emma Xx

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    1. Awh thank you! That's made my day!
      Will get on it once I get on a desktop computer
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  5. I have the original sphere balmi lip balm in strawberry and I really like - very similar to my eos lip balm x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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    1. I went out and bought the strawberry one days after I got the raspberry one haha

      xoxo

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  6. Tested the Balmi lip balm during work today and it's all true!! My lips still are soft and have that natural glossy shine - all with just two applications.
    Goodbye Vaseline!!!
    Angie xxx

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  7. Wow, I seriously need this! I hate having oily skin :(
    Twinvibes.blogspot.com

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    1. I got tired of looking like a Christmas ball with eyes!

      Given you guys a follow too :)
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