I’m back with a new review for you guys! This time it’s about lip balms.
As you know, I love the lip balms from The Body Shop but I always love trying new things. Lately, I’ve been trying out a few different ones and was lucky enough to get to test Rosebud Brambleberry Rose Lip Balm from Online-mode.dk. The Rosebud Lip Balm series is an interesting one. It carries a variety of 5 different versions; Minted Rose, Rosebud Salve, Rosebud Strawberry, Rosebud Menthol and Rosebud Brambleberry, which is the one I chose. The line can be found here.
What made me notice it was the very retro and very cool look the cans have; the Rosebud Brambleberry looks like this:
and as you can see, it looks like one of those treasures you find in your grandmother’s house between all her knick-knacks. The rest of the line has similar looks, with Rosebud Menthol being my favorite design.
So how about the actual product? As always, I’ll rate the different aspects and award stars.
Smell: It has a distinctive smell – a mix of sweet berries with a hint of retro! For some, it won’t be a hit, for others it will be a favorite. I personally like it a lot, I can’t stop smelling it. It’s like something you’d buy in a tiny store as a souvenir and use it on special occasions in order not to use it up! As a bonus, you can smell it faintly after putting it on.
Taste: It doesn’t really taste of anything – no berry flavor but also no bad taste like many delicious-smelling lip balms have. For me, it’s a great thing since I often lick my lips (I know, bad!) and don’t like to taste sticky stuff.
Packaging: We’ve already covered this but to sum up, cool retro packaging! It’s a tin can, instead of one of those cheap plastic ones, which looks much nicer on the bathroom shelf.
Consistency: While smell and packaging are – of course – both very important parts, consistency definitely plays a major role as well. Rosebud Brambleberry’s consistency is like Vaseline, very thin and soft, which means you don’t have to use a lot of product. On your lips it feels moist, but not sticky. I did a kiss-test and it doesn’t rub off at all – something I was very surprised about because the moistness doesn’t go away quickly at all.
Functionality: Now, the most important part – does it work? And I have to say… YES! It definitely works. I was a little biased towards Vaseline-like lip balms since I usually don’t have the best experiences with this kind, but I was pleasantly surprised. It keeps your lips moist and soft, and prevents you from having to re-add product and lick your lips constantly.
The lip balm costs 79,- which is a little pricey for a can of 30 ml, but I’d say it’s worth it. It does make me take a star away because on SU, you could easily live with a better price. But this would be one of the products you invest in because they’re good (:
All in all, I give this product 4/5 stars. Definitely recommendable.
This post is sponsored by Online-Mode. I get to keep the product but the opinions are definitely my own!
The picture is borrowed from Online-mode.dk, since I’m too sick to fiddle with my camera settings right now.