Monday, 1 March 2010

Body Shop Black Velvet Apricot Lip Balm

Claims - Pucker up thanks to a glossy lip balm that leaves lips soft, smooth and shimmering with a fruity flavor! Black Velvet Apricot extract adds a festive juicy fragrance! Community Trade organic beeswax conditions lips and acts as a barrier that seals in moisture! Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant that moisturizes and helps to protect skin against premature aging and environmental aggressors! Lanolin is easily absorbed to moisturize and protect rough dry skin! Best for Normal skin!

What can I say about the packaging? I hate gothic themes! What's that? Weird purple and black? It looks blue in the picture! In reality, its more purple! Whatever, I dont think the colors really compliment each other and coordinate at all! Did you ever wonder what on Earth Black Velvet Apricot means? Cross of Apricot and Plum!

Peach-toned sheer balm with gold shimmer! Shimmer is not so specific on lips! Still, shimmer is a No-No for you? Better stay away! Glides easy on the lips! Leaves your lips so damn glossy! The best part, it tastes good! Staying power is not phenomenal! Stays put for a couple of hours if you are on a hunger strike! This lip balm helps tone down bright lipsticks, as well!

Fragrance? Nauseating, but not as much as the Lip Gloss Dots! Still, I can manage! Why? The Black Velvet Apricot formula works wonders for me! No revolutionary statements like "No more Vaseline Rosy Lips, Carmex or Blistex", but Black Velvet Apricot works great! It helps treat chapped lips compared to the Nutmeg Vanilla lip balm! Thanks to the weird cross!

Black Velvet Apricot performs well as a cuticle cream! Bingo! My observation, agree or not! Its greasy on the cuticles compared to how it feels on lips! God knows why! Many of us, transparent balm is no fun! Tiny tin lip balm tubs are real ego-satisfiers! The lid has no threads or doesnt pop up just like that! Turn the lid a full circle and open!

Key Ingredients - Organic beeswax moisturizes and helps to condition dry skin, especially on your lips and around the fingernail beds! Acts as a barrier that helps seal in moisture! Helps to keep product texture consistent when used over time! Sunflower Seed Oil moisturizes and helps soften the skin! Apricot kernel oil moisturizes the skin!

Ingredients - Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Lanolin, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Flavor, Beeswax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Geraniol, Linalool, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Red 7 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake


  1. Aww!! I so wait for these princess piccys of yours. :)

  2. hmmmm...luks like ppl r more interested in my pics than my reviews :( something shd be done soon before its late!

  3. WHHAAATTT? no disclaimer in the end? you know how much i look forward to that :P hahahaa kiddding

  4. Sounds n looks good! I want! Great review! I didn't even notice the pics ;p

  5. Oh no!! I didn't mean that. :( Just that the pics are so cute that I wait for them to come and reviews have always been great and detailed. And see Cynthia didn't even notice the pics..errr...

  6. i myself looove taking pics of products with a background. adds character!

  7. hey first time here :) interesting blog will definetly read the detailed review here before buying:)

  8. hey, does it have shimmer? Coz the swatch looks shimmery.. so decandent - apricot & plums.. :D