No self respecting packaging hound could look at a Skin Food Honey Pot Lip Balm (price varies by retailer) and resist it. I couldn't. I was first exposed to this squat pot of adorable on Glamorable, Anastasia's deliciously enabling blog. At first sight, I fell in love and knew that one day, I had to have one. If for no other reason than it is just so stinking cute. I was recently placing an order on Amazon for a couple of charms for my Soufeel bracelet (yes, you can order authentic Soufeel charms, from Soufeel through Amazon!) and I needed to add a few clams to my cart to get free shipping. So, I went over my wishlist to see what I could toss in that would get me there while making it worth my financial while. Skin Food Honey Pot Lip Balm filled the bill.
Translucent, golden balm poured into a pot belly jar looks like the lightest, clearest honey. A little, tiny wooden honey spinner is included for application or just to hang out and look cute. Your choice. The lid is a tiny, plastic work of kitschy art that delights my eyes and soul. This gold medallion with a little winged cupid! Squeee! - worthy.
I can't find a comprehensive ingredients list in English for this lip balm so I don't know what's in it. I was expecting this lip balm to smell and taste like honey. It does not. The balm has a gentle, flowery-sweet scent and a lightly sweet taste to the tongue. Bummer! The scent and taste are nice, don't get me wrong, but dammit! I bought a honey pot and got no honey. *pout*
Skin Food Honey Pot Lip Balm is lightweight, when applied to my lips it feels slippy - clingy. I know... That is a weird description, but it's apt. The balm give my lips a light glossy shine and make them feel soft and comfortable for a while. Long term moisturization isn't stellar for me which doesn't surprise me, with my stupid lips. If your lips are less fussy, you should be just fine! This balm isn't long lasting for me. I'm a lip worrier, so... Stuff wears off fast. If you don't smush and mush you may get better wear than I.
What do I think of Skin Food Honey Pot Lip Balm? I think that the packaging is beyond the cutest. I think that the product it's self is of nice quality and does what it's supposed to do. I am a bit disappointed that it doesn't live up to it's name. Would I buy more? Perhaps. There are two other flavors available, Berry and Mandarin Orange if flowery-sweet doesn't float your boat.
Have you tried Skin Food Honey Pot Lip Balm? Might you consider doing so?