Hello everyone! How are you?
I have been watching purplestars02 on YouTube. She does lip balm reviews. Last year, she started her own lip balm company on eBay and has recently opened an Etsy shop. I have been wanting to purchase some of her’s. But for various reasons I didn’t. Last week I decided to bite the bullet and order some.
On eBay, a single lip balm is priced at $3 and shipping is the same. For a two pack- $6, with shipping $3. And four pack- $11.99 with $3 shipping as well.
For one single lip balm to be $3, I don’t mind. But the shipping to be the same amount as the lip balm, that was a bit iffy for me. I purchased seven scented lip balms and just received them. I have to say, shipping is quick. It took only two days to deliver. Packaging was nice and convenient. It’s not a huge box for a small order like some companies package products. She used the space provided and I really liked that.
She also added lollipop and a card with a “business” card.
The seven scents I have are:
Warm Apple Streudal, Sweet Petal Rose, Watermelon Lemonade, Gummy Bear Popsicle, Pumpkin Pie Soft Serve, Cinnamon Raisin Cookie, and The Perfect S’more.
My nose is congested and I am having trouble smelling some of these. Still, some of the scents have stood out more than others.
Warm Apple Streudal- this one I smelled first and love it! I applied this on to see how it feels.
This feels nice and smooth on the lips. The only thing I noticed is when applying on my lips, the product seems to melt a little in the tube. Therefore, I feel like it can get messy.
This Cinnamon Raisin Cookie is another that stood out. I am very surprised that I love this scent because usually these types I don’t necessarily like. This really does smell and remind me of a cinnamon raisin cookie.
Sweet Rose Petals has a nice scent. The first time opening and smelling I couldn’t smell anything. But the next time I tried again, there was a faint smell. When my nose clears up I will have to check the scent again! But that faint smell I noticed a nice rose. Hopefully, it will remain a nice rose smell when my nose is well.
Watermelon Lemonade I notice has a subtle light pink tint.
This one, again, once my nose clears up hopefully I can smell it more. This and Gummy Bear Popsicle (her two spring shades) were the main reason I decided to purchase a few of her lip balms.
Gummy Bear Popsicle right now has a berryness smell. I cannot figure out the scent of this and it is very light. I love the packaging.Pumpkin Pie Soft Serve- I can smell slight pumpkin. Pumpkin smell is the reason I wanted this one. I love pumpkin pie.The Perfect S’more has a strong s’more scent to me. I may or may not use this one. It came in a four pack that pumpkin spice was in. Because of my nickel food allergy, I may just give this away. This does smell really nice though. I used to love s’mores.
Overall, I do like the packaging and the scent of each of these. I do not like how one single lip balm price is the same for shipping. I wish these lip balms were a bit cheaper, but it is homemade; so, she does have to price it to the point she can make money and also buy products to support her brand in order to keep making more. I hope in the future she makes flavored ones.
One thing about packaging, I wished the cap would be on tighter. Some of them opened really easy. One lip balm seemed closed tighter than all the others. I’m glad I purchased these. Would I purchase again? I may. I don’t know because I have plenty of lip balms already and it wasn’t something I needed at the time. I mainly buy from stores. But I’m glad I can support her in this purchase.
These lip balms are homemade and include beeswax, Shea butter, avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil, vitamin e, and flavor oils. Each lip balm contains 0.15 oz product.
Compared to Lip Smackers lip balms, these are more creamier and melting. They have no flavors- only scents. And each lip balm, except for the watermelon lemonade has no tint- that watermelon lemonade has a slight pink tint (not sure if she intended that). Packaging is cute and the names are unique. She includes images relating to the scent names. I think it’s worth it to try at least one lip balm from her.
Have you tried her brand? Be sure to check her out on YouTube:
And check her Lipsessed out on eBay! Lot’s of Love! Lipsessed pack