The Body Shop Candied Ginger Lip Balm Review and A Shout Out!

Ginger Tea instantly turns me on! Although I don’t drink tea usually except for the exam days when I’m burning the midnight oil (I can’t study in the morning) and need some caffeine in my system to stay awake. In fact I can drink 4 full cups mugs during those days nights! And no not lemon tea, jasmine tea, darjeeling tea..only ginger tea for me please! But ginger in your lip balm? Read on for the answer!

TBS Claims: This non-sticky balm quickly hydrates lips and has a fresh zingy scent.

  • Instant hydration
  • Non-sticky
  • No parabens

I avoid buying Limited Edition products be it lipsticks, fragrances, body butters or lip balms..they make me feel I’m a hoarder and stupid enough to fall for this run-before-its-sold-out trap..I’m a smart girl you biggy brand so you can’t fool me with these marketing tricks..if its good enough you will make it permanent. But recently I jumped onto the other side of the fence and decided to break my own rules (curiosity got the better of me) and got this tiny tub out of the Limited Edition Candied Ginger range. And I’m never going back to the permanent products!

I have half a dozen balms but ALL of them are tinted and every girl needs an un-tinted balm in her life…to sleep on with, to wear under lip colours, to use like moisturisers in emergencies (yes there are emergencies like that!) so I wanted a no fuss, do-what-it-is-supposed-to lip balm and that’s pretty much what it is all about. Not to mention this has to be my favorite of all the lip balms I’ve ever tried. Boy it moisturisers like nobody can. The texture is thicker than ordinary balms and once on your lips it heals, repairs, protects and moisturises. I don’t prefer using it under lipsticks since it is a bit thick to do that but use it alone on your lips or as your night lip treatment and you will wake up with soft feather lips. You won’t need to re-apply often since it is there for some 4-5 hours after application. It looks like Amul butter or desi ghee

in the tub but I assure you its nowhere close to that. Also, I could not detect anything ginger in it. It has a very slight smell which I probably don’t even notice.

They have a similar balm in Cranberry Joy (its tinted and has tiny red gold shimmer in it) and Spiced Vanilla (my sissy got it and which by the way smells very strongly of vanilla..okay I love vanilla so much but its way too strong to make you puke cringe..the guy warned if I’m going to wear it on dates I better stay away!). But the smell apart, it works the same way like the one I have. So these lip balms are HG material girls, you better pick one of those!

By the way I noticed that ever since I started using this balm I’ve not used any lip scrub. Infact I don’t need to since I don’t get flaky lips anymore. So double yaay!

And oh if you are one of those “oh digging the same finger in the tub is so unhygienic!” then you have got 4 fingers, use them all!

Yesterday I was posting some birthday picture on my personal facebook account and a girl who was my senior in school commented that she has always been a silent but regular reader of VNA! Omfg I was hell shocked surprised since this blog has always been my sweet little secret! She later added that I inspired her so much that she went ahead and got a blog of her own…awww thank you so much Yukti, you made my month! A shout out to Yukti for not only reading VNA but keeping the secret as well!

Price: Rs.340 ($8)

So is it for you? Its my favourite balm till date and I don’t see a reason why you won’t like it either. It hydrates, repairs, heals, moisturises your lips all the same time. Plus the smell is nowhere close to ginger so no worries!

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  • looks yummy! check out my yummyness :P posted a new review and wana know if anyone of you gals have tried it :)

  • OMG!!!Thanks a tonn sweetheart...I love you more now:D
    And ya this balm looks interesting...I love adding lip glosses/lip balms to my collection. Hoping to buy something of this sort as well.

  • oops i saw this today at tbs..sadly frgt to pick it going tomorrow sure.. :)

  • I tried it out, didn't like the smell.. I dunno if it was just the tester that smelt iffy..:(

  • I have the Jolly orange one of last year. From the tub and the texture, I think it's similar to that except for the flavor/scent. I would say it's pretty good. They are actually better than the regular TBS lipbalms IMO

  • I just happened to stumble upon your blog, and I really liked this review! I'm one of those types that does not enjoy sticking my fingers into pots of balm but you have sparked my curiosity, I will definitely have to look for this next time I go to the store.

  • Oooh...seems nice! I actually love the zingy smell of ginger...don't like tasting it though! :p

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