Thursday, December 04, 2014

Lip Service Apricot Lip Scrub

Today’s post is quite possibly the most unmanly thing I could ever use and review - no I’m not talking sanitary towels, I’m talking lip scrub, Lip Service Apricot Lip Scrub to be more precise.

As my reputation for being a bit of a mean, tough spirited git takes a nosedive I will point out right now that I didn’t buy this, I have no idea where it came from but curiosity got the better of me and I had to try it once I had spotted it in the bathroom.



Available from Wilko for £2 for a 10g tub, it is tiny, yes, tiny in my hand. With my big bloke fingers I struggled to get into it and after asking what the hell it was for thought, why not, my boyish smile could do with a lift.

As soon as the lid is removed the faint hints of apricot start to become evident. I can’t say I’m drawn to it but it was completely inoffensive. As a newcomer to lip scrubs I was intrigued by the texture - the scrub looks like sugar, feels like sugar and crumbles like sugar.



Like a man possessed I rubbed some onto my finger and then started to scrub it across my lips - yep, it’s sugar and boy does it have a powerful abrasive action. My lips had been dry and dehydrated thanks to a hefty session on the old demon drink but the scrub removed any dead skin and left my lips feeling soft and smooth.

While it has a strong abrasive action it is actually quite a weird experience (for a bloke, am assuming women are used to this kind of thing) and so gentle after a while you forget that anything is happening as the sugar dissolves.

On the puckering up test they received top marks and I have to say my lips seemed to have colour that wasn’t there before. 

I’ve used it once and will use it again. I’m happy with the results, it doesn’t taste that bad if you lick your lips and is really affordable. Even with my massive fingers I only used a little. This little £2 pot would last me weeks making it great value for money.

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20 comments:

  1. I have never come across the idea of a lip scrub before. How sad am I. But on a plus side after reading beauty blogs like your I have started taking the face routine more seriously.

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  2. What a great idea I did not know about lip scrub till I read this.

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  3. I think you should be using products like this, perhaps if there was a more manly looking one it would encourage more males to use them x

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    1. Did you just have a radio spade moment?!? Man sh!t lip scrub - for real men lol

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  4. I've not heard of lip scrub before but it does sound like a useful product, especially this time of the year when the wind/rain dries my lips out. I will look out for it.

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  5. I love a good lip scrub, it always helps in this weather particularly!

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  6. I have a love and hate relationship with lip scrubs aha. The scent seems lovely xxx

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  7. I've never tried a lip scrub before! Looks good though. Shall be adding this to my Christmas wishlist!

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  8. That is one tiny pot! But it must be very worthy at such cheap price cause lip scrub can last for ages!!

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  9. I love lip scrubs and they have been coming in so handy with the weather change as the cold weather has completely chapped my lips. I also love finding little treasures in Wilko - they have a trio lip balm set that I always reach for and I think it;s fab!

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  10. I do love a lip scrub, especially this time of the year

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  11. I like to do my own lip scrubs, but it does sound good and the price of it is good too :)

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  12. I had a lip scrub from Body Shop years ago which i loved but they stopped doing it. I'd give this a go, thanks for posting about it.

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  13. I do love a good lip scrub - the lush ones are delicious (whaddaya mean you're not supposed to eat them?!) but this is cheaper so could make a great alternative!

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  14. I've spotted this range in Wilko's and really like the look of them so it's good to hear they work well! My favourite lip scrubs are from Lush :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I have this! Such a great lip scrub and leaves the lips feeling smooth and fresh :)

    Jess xo

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  16. I normally use a dry toothbrush, never knew there was a product out there like this

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  17. This is new to me and i will have to give this ago :)

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