Shizen’s products are petroleum and mineral oil free. This means they are free from petrochemical ingredients like triethanolamine (TEA), diethanolamine (DEA), paraffin, behentrimonium chloride and petrolatum. These ingredients are a by-product in the distillation of petroleum to produce gasoline or petrol. In cosmetics they are known to be a great barrier, but don’t penetrate the skin and don’t add moisture. You can easily recognise it in lip products as it’s greasy and very slippery to touch. Shizen’s products are made free from these ingredients, and are made with only all natural, superior quality butters, waxes, vitamins and botanical extracts. So Shizen’s products provide an excellent barrier to protect your lips from the environment, and also provide moisture to your skin. Not slippery and ever so moisturising.
As you know, I’m always on the lookout for petrolatum free lip balms for my needy lips. Some time last year, I heard about the Shizen range from the lip balm addict/guru Anissa from Beautifully Glossy blog and was intrigued.
The last few months I’ve been trialling their Lip Gloss Conditioner and their Tinted Lip Conditioner and have been delighted by both products.
The Shizen Lip Gloss conditioner is packaged in a cute apothecary style pot. It has a buttery balmy texture and a gorgeous citrus, lemongrassy scent – in fact, if you are a fan of the John Masters lip balm, you will love this. Fairly moisturising but I do find that when my lips are at their worst they still prefer the Jack Black balms.
The Shizen Lip Tint Conditioner is a sheer but buildable fuschia pink tinted lip balm. I’ve gone over my lips a few times to get the intensity of colour for the swatch and FOTD. It has similar hydrating properties to the Lip Gloss Conditioner in the pot.
Price: Shizen Lip Tint Conditioner- $15.95, Shizen Lip Gloss Conditioner- $14.95
note: for a breakdown of the rest of the makeup, see this FOTD (I just changed lippies between the posts)
Here is a clip of the lovely Simone Wyndham talking about her Shizen lip care range.
note: these products were sent to me by PR for considerationPosted by myfunnyvalentine on Mar 6th, 2012 in Lip balm, Petrolatum Detox, Reviews | 40040 comments. Petrolatum+Detox+Chapter+7%3A+Shizen+Lip+Gloss+Conditioner+and+Tint+Conditioner2012-03-06+11%3A05%3A35myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D4004
Valentine’s Day is less than a day away, and frankly I can hardly wait. Tomorrow P and I are getting on a flight to Hobart for a much needed holiday (the last time I managed to get away for a holiday was my trip to New York in November 2011, and it’s getting to the stage where just getting through each day at work felt like torture. First world problems? Perhaps.)
Although I’m not a huge fan of chocolate or flowers, I do like having something pretty on my lips during V day. Miranda from Clinique HQ very kindly sent me her favourite Valentine’s lip products : Clinique Chunky Cherry Chubby Stick and Clinique Extreme Pink High Impact Lip Colour. I thought I would swatch, review, and FOTD them for you, loved up reader.
Price: Chubby Sticks: $35.00 AUD, High Impact Lip Colour: $36.00 AUD
Availability: Clinique counters worldwide, Myer department stores.]
keep reading after the jump!
myfunnyvalentine on Feb 13th, 2012 in FOTD, Lip balm, Lipstick | 38150 comments. Pretty+in+pink%3A+a+Clinique+Valentine%27s+Day+2012-02-13+05%3A45%3A25myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D3815
I have a love-hate relationship with Christmas.
November has barely started, and I’m already hearing ads on TV about “getting in early with Christmas shopping” (the worst kind of shopping), and learning more about power tools and glazed hams than I care to know about. I guess the reason why I resent Christmas is the fact that another year is over already, and I find that a little bit depressing.
On the other hand, I love the infectious festivity that comes with Christmas. Christmas buskers wearing antlers and Santa hats, Christmas movies (I’ve seen The Santa Clause starring Tim Allen a million times, and I still love it), and of course, Christmas limited edition cosmetic collections. Ooh yes, makeup will ease the pain.
When I received the new Lanolips Lip Ointment in their limited edition Christmas colour ‘Mulberry’, I practically burst into song.
This little tube of joy was inspired by Kirsten Carriol’s family tradition of picking fresh mulberries for Christmas jams and pies. It’s a gorgeous sheer berry which deepens your natural lip colour and give it a gorgeous glossy finish with just perceptible shimmer.
As with all Lanolips Lip Ointments with Colour, it has a cushiony balmy texture, and no stickiness whatsoever.
Mulberry is very limited edition- there are only 5000 tubes of this worldwide. If this is your cup of tea, you better get in early before the 5000th tube gets snapped up!
Price: $13.95 for a single tube, and $24.95 as part of the Lanolips Christmas Set.
Availability: Myer, David Jones, www.adorebeauty.com.au, www.addicted2lipbalm.com.au
note: this product was sent by PR for consideration.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Oct 30th, 2011 in Lip balm, Lip Gloss | 27500 comments. Lanolips+Lip+Ointment+with+Colour+in+limited+edition+shade+Mulberry2011-10-30+06%3A26%3A54myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D2750
Super-nourishing balm is loaded with mango and shea butters. Just what dry, delicate lips need to feel comfortably soft and smooth. Eight natural-looking lip tints in all, each with a subtle sheen.
price: $35.00 AUD , $15 USD
availability: Clinique counters worldwide, www.clinique.com.au
There’s something about wielding lip balm in the form of a giant crayon that irresistibly appeals to the little kid in me. I think the folks at Clinique played their psychology right for people like me who are a sucker for packaging.
Fuller Fig is a deep rose brown with surprisingly good pigmentation for a tinted balm (medium and buildable coverage). A really flattering colour for both warm and cool skin tones and a perfect ‘my lips but better’ colour for Fall. LOVE this.
Graped Up is a neutral brown shade, with sheer to medium coverage. Although it looks quite similar to Fuller Fig when swatched I find that Graped Up looks a bit flat against my skin tone (maybe cooler skin tones would suit this better). I don’t reach for this colour nearly as much as I do Fuller Fig.
keep reading after the jump!
myfunnyvalentine on Sep 19th, 2011 in Lip balm, Lip Gloss, Reviews, Swatches | 17993commentsColouring-in+fun+with+Clinique+Chubby+Stick+balms+Fuller+Fig+and+Graped+Up2011-09-19+05%3A25%3A48myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D1799
If it weren’t for the fact that I am a blogger (oh the sacrifices that I make for this blog! lol) I would order a lifetime’s worth of Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balms and use nothing else on for the rest of my days.
When I first tried Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm in Natural Mint (reviewed here) I was totally blown away by how great it felt on the lips and how it really managed to heal and deeply hydrate them. It’s my HG by far (replacing my previous HG lip balm, which was the Bobbi Brown Lip Balm SPF)
Since then, I have bought two new flavours from Sephora.com – Black Tea & Blackberry, and Grapefruit & Ginger. And about 5 Natural Mint backup tubes
Besides not having the tingly minty buzz of Natural Mint, the texture and performance of the two new Jack Black Balms are pretty much identical to Natural Mint. They all have a longlasting cushiony, ointment feel. All winners.
Black Tea and Blackberry– the fragrance of this is quite subtle, and reminds me of the scent of loose black tea leaves with no detectable sweetness. I would imagine this flavour appealing to lots of guys (in fact, my tube has been pinched by my friend Ken)
Grapefruit and Ginger– this smells to me mostly of sweet citrus candy, with hardly any detectable ginger scent. I was hoping for something a bit more grownup, and with a little more complexity but I guess you can’t have everything!
I have ordered a tube of the Jack Black Balm in Lemon & Chamomile as well as Vanilla & Lavender, which I should have in my hot little hands very soon. (and a million more backups of Natural Mint muahaha)
Also, dear department stores and lip balm stockists- PLEASE BRING JACK BLACK TO AUSTRALIA! K thx.
Have you tried Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balms? What flavours do you like?
price: $7.50 USD
availability: Sephora, www.getjackblack.comPosted by myfunnyvalentine on Sep 8th, 2011 in Lip balm, Petrolatum Detox, Reviews | 16690 comments. New+Jack+Black+lip+balms+and+a+personal+plea+to+bring+Jack+Black+to+Australia2011-09-08+07%3A46%3A32myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D1669
Tags: Jack Black
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