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Farmacy Lip Blooms: Natural Ingredients for Soft, Smooth Lips

A good lip balm is hard to find.  You want something that moisturizes and protects your lips, but also one that looks and feels nice (and if it can double as a lipstick or gloss, even better!).  Personally, I use lip balms around the clock: before bed to moisturize overnight, in the morning to prep my lips for lipstick, and during the day to revive my lip colour.

I was presented with the opportunity to review Farmacy Beauty’s Lip Bloom in “Lavender Mint”, and was excited to give it a try.  I’ve seen their products at Sephora, and have heard great things about their skincare made from farm-grown, hand-picked ingredients.  Their trademarked ingredient (and one that can be found in their Lip Blooms) is Echinacea GreenEnvy (a variant of Echinacea Purpurea), which is a natural antioxidant that helps protect and firm the skin, and inhibit collagen breakdown.  In fact, the Echinacea GreenEnvy is cultivated in upstate New York and travels only 2 hours to the Farmacy lab, where it is then cold-pressed.  Farmacy’s Lip Blooms also contain Castor Seed Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil for hydration, smoothness, and protection of the delicate skin on the lips.

So what do I think of the Lavender Mint Lip Bloom? Aside from the pretty (not overpowering) scent, what I love most about this product is its versatility.  You can wear it as a lip balm on its own, pair it over top of a lipstick for a glossy shine, or even wear it on the eyelids over top or underneath eye shadow for a high-fashion, dewy finish.  The packaging is simple, chic, and compact, making it perfect to throw in your purse or makeup bag.  It applies smoothly and evenly, is a nice (not sticky) consistency, and leaves lips feeling soft and moisturized.

Lip Blooms are available for purchase on the Farmacy Beauty website and also in-store and online at Sephora.  Other flavours include Strawberry Basil, Honey Ginger, Vanilla Mint, Citrus Lemongrass, and Apple Rosemary. Yum!

Have you tried Farmacy’s Lip Blooms, or any of their other products?  Let me know in the comments below!

*Product provided for consideration.  All thoughts and opinions are honest and are my own.

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Gift Guide Day 6: A Chic Multitasker

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We all have them: the moments when you’re too lazy to take your whole purse or wallet out on an errand, so you just a grab a few individual cards for your pocket instead.  And, if you’re anything like me, you end up forgetting to put them back, and are debit-cardless at the checkout a few days later.  This multitasking Hailey Wristlet from Danier solves this problem in a super-chic and simple way.  Made of glazed leather, (and measuring 7.5″ W x 3.75″ H x 0.88″ D), this wristlet comes with 3 pieces: the wallet, the removable card slot, and the wristlet attachment.  The 3 individual pieces allow you to use this wallet a variety of ways: as a wristlet or clutch, as a wallet in your purse, or as a slim, handy cardholder when you’re on the run.  Just keep your driver’s license, health card, and debit card in the removable holder, and voila, you’re all set for your late night Ben and Jerry’s run.  The Hailey Wristlet comes in a variety of colours (shown above in Grey Python), and is currently on sale for less than $50.00!

Missed the first 5 days of the Gift Guide? Check them out below!

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