Hello everyone! I’m so sorry for the long gap in between posts – I’m clearly not sticking to my New Year’s Resolution of posting at least twice a month. Hopefully that’ll change! I’m in the process of buying new products for inspiration and also am looking at doing more personal posts, so watch this space.
But for now, let’s get down to business! I recently have been in desperate need of a lip scrub and having not owned one before, it was daunting choosing one. The obvious choice would have been Jeffree’s Star Velour Lip Scrubs from his various collections, but none of the flavours jumped out at me. I found the Milani ‘Keep It Sweet’ Sugar Lip Scrub on Beauty Bay and the positive reviews twisted my arm and convinced me to buy it. If you want to see how I found it, then keep on reading!
The packaging of this product is nice and simple, which personally I quite like. Its gold lid is nice and sturdy, and the container is glass so you know it’s strong too. Like many lip scrubs it has a screw top cap which then leads you straight into the product. It perhaps could have had a cover on the inside to protect the product more, but either way it arrived in perfect condition when I received it. It isn’t too heavy and is a good size to pop in your hand or clutch bag and have it with you throughout the day!
So now the main part of the blog as always, does it work?! I must admit I have seen a noticeable difference in the smoothness/texture of my lips since I started using this product a couple of weeks ago. The consistency is literally that of an exfoliator, which is nice and gritty to ensure a deep cleanse. Honestly my lips before using this were so dry and used to regularly get chapped, especially with this cold weather, but this product has honestly helped the texture of my lips and reduced the risk of them being chapped. I use it around 3-4 times a week, mainly at night before I go to sleep, but I also have used it before applying liquid lipsticks. I’ve found that these kinds of lipsticks stay on my lips better after using a product like this and are actually a lot less drying, which is a common plus of using a lip scrub. In the long run, my lips have felt so much smoother and less dry, and at times they’ve even appeared plumper when looking in the mirror. That is a huge plus for me (as I have quite small lips) so I’m definitely not mad at a little lip plump! In a couple more weeks I will have been using it for over a month and I can’t wait to see more improvements!
I believe that this product’s price point is absolutely spare. It’s priced at £10.00 and you get 12g of product. In comparison, the Jeffree Star Lip Scrubs are £12.00 and you get 30g. So although it might be worth spending a couple of extra pennies and get a well-known make, this lip scrub works just as well. It has a sugary taste which is nice and sweet; you don’t have to deal with really tangy/sour flavours or spending the money on a specific taste and finding that the product doesn’t taste like that. The other thing is, is that it lasts so long! I have been using mine about 3-4 times a week and I have barely taken off the first layer of scrub! So in this case it is great value for money, and it is a nice, yummy flavour to exfoliate your lips with!
So all in all, the Milani ‘Keep it Sweet’ Sugar Lip Scrub is approved! Although you might not get a lot of product for the price, it is about the quality of it. Lip scrubs have to be an essential in everyone’s kit and this for sure is one for the collection. I bought mine from Beauty Bay (https://www.beautybay.com/skincare/milani/keepitsweetsugarlipscrub/) and they always seem to be in stock – so it is really easy to buy!
I need some inspiration for my next few blogs, so if there are any items that people recommend/want to see a review of, then leave some recommendations in the comments below and I’ll be happy to try them out!