Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Lip Balm Review

by mehak on January 14, 2012

in Body shop, Reviews, Skincare

The Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Lip Balm

Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Lip Balm - Looks like a tiny Cake Tin!

Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Lip Balm Review

Sugar and Spice, and everything nice..those were the opening lines of the Power Puff Girls cartoon (I loved Buttercup!! ..*fiiighting crime trying to saaave the world, here they come jussst in tiiimmmee- The Power puff girls!!!* ) . Thats probably the song i would dedicate to the Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Lip Balm too because it is sugar and spice and everything nice! *fighting dry lips trying to unchap them, here it comes in your palm- the Spiced Vanilla Lip Balmmmm* Okay, lets get a grip. Its easy to start obsessing over old cartoon songs (Captain Planet anyone??)

Body Shop Claims ” This non-sticky balm quickly hydrates lips. It is flavoured with vanilla and a hint of spice”

Can i please just say its wrong to put names like Spiced Vanilla on top of skincare products. I mean its hard enough to resist all those “Vanilla Sugar” and “Honey and Cocoa Butter” infused products, but now on top of that, we have Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Range!!  Spiced freaking Vanilla ! Its like there is this giant bakery somewhere churning out all of these  where nothing is edible and can only be applied to your skin.Im not complaining though, these kind of scents make me go all goggle eyed and be “Ooooohh spiccedd vanilllaaaa”!!!

Hmm so about the Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Lip Balm– i love it !! I havent had a great experience with their Born Lippy Lip Balms honestly. Though they smell great, they usually dont hydrate my lips and they wear off very quickly leaving my lips dry. But the christmassy Spiced Vanilla Lip Balm not only hydrates and protects my lips, it makes sure they are not chapped and rough even after it wears off after 3-4 hours. This one doesnt have a tint ( I cant imagine spiced vanilla being anything except clear and white), so its your no-frills  basic lip balm which hugs your lips and make them all kissable and plush. Its thicker than your usual lip balms, so i wont really recommend using this under your lipsticks, as it makes them too slick. But i use it over them all the time.

Did i mention it smells like a cinnamon spiced christmas cake hot out of the oven! The metal container even looks like a cake tin- its totally adorable ! However, it does mean you need to dip your finger in to get the lip balm out, which is kind of unhygeinic honestly, specially because i use this lip balm over lipsticks and so all the lipstick colors get mixed up in it. Me no like my vanilla cake getting strawberry mixed in it !!

Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Lip Balm

Sorry about the discoloration. There is unfortunately no other way to use it other than dipping your finger in.

Overall Verdict: A

Product 4.5/5 , Pigmentation:5/5 (Not applicable) , Texture :4 /5, Lasting Power: 4/5, Packaging & Value :3/5

Price: Rs 340 (I got it for about 315 because of the member discount)

Recommendation: Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Lip Balm is one of my favourites. It is tons better than their Born Lippy lip balms which didnt moisturize enough and wore off quickly. This one soothes and hydrates and makes your lips smell all christmassy -like you just ate a cinnamon spiced vanilla cake! Yum!

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Vanity January 14, 2012 at 7:55 am

i used lo love blossom. sigh. the old 90s cartoons..they get me nostalgic. “earth water fire air heart”!
it would have been an icing on cake agar it was tinted


mehak January 14, 2012 at 8:22 am

I love Captain planet!! We r the planeteers and u can be one too cos saving our planet is the thing to do!


ANSHMIR January 14, 2012 at 7:58 am



Kejal January 14, 2012 at 7:58 am

hmmm…I can almost smell it..
Mehak: is the bodyshop sale on..(for general people ot just members?)..M planning to go today to chk it


mehak January 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

no idea kejal…i used my member discount but there wasnt any off at the time..on this range spcialluy


saranya January 14, 2012 at 8:05 am

i want this !!! it sounds absolutely delicious :)


mehak January 14, 2012 at 4:16 pm

it is delicious! Specially if yr the spiced cake kinds..


ANSHMIR January 14, 2012 at 8:11 am

HELLO Pnb can you plz let us – the readers know how much does this lip balm weigh ???? :o
by the way its always a treat reading your posts :)


mehak January 14, 2012 at 8:19 am

40 ml i think..


Sangeeta January 14, 2012 at 10:13 am

15ml or 13g


mehak January 14, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Haha thanks for the correction…i googled it and it said 40 ml..too lazy to go to the product :p


Sangeeta January 14, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Anytime :)


Sangeeta January 14, 2012 at 9:33 am

This is one of the best TBS lip balms. I like using it on top if lipsticks to lighten the colour.
@Mehak: The price is around Rs. 340/-


mehak January 14, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Oh yes, i got my membership discount on it


Sukanya January 14, 2012 at 5:34 pm

its tempting :P have to get it soon


Agnibanya January 14, 2012 at 7:41 pm

dear lord, I bought the Body Shop Sweet lemon lip butter just today, and now I like this one more :/


pavani reddy January 15, 2012 at 1:55 am

its yumm!!n ya very very tempting…love this new blog look mehak


jayashri January 15, 2012 at 5:02 am

always wanted to try this :)
i had sent u a mail.. pl look into it!
thanks :)


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