Lip Pen by H&M review

Even though I’ve been away for a month, I did want to try out some new products I was able to get my hands on. This item is something I got at the H&M in Medina (yes, I was surprised myself that they even had a store there!). I know every makeup brand is going crazy over chubby lipsticks and stick balms; this is another addition to that bunch.

Funky Berry Mix
Funky Berry Mix

It’s called a Lip Pen but of course the shape and size of it is nothing like a pen but more like a chubby chunky stick. It’s got a easy twistable bottom for the product to come out and is super pigmented. I actually was a bit sceptic about buying it (I only got one colour) because I hadn’t read or heard about anyone trying it before but I thought to myself oh heck and just went with it in Merry Mix. It’s a fun and loud berry plum colour which is a first for me. I don’t have anything like it in my lip products collection so I’m stretching a little here. Thankfully the colour looks fabulous and I can’t wait to wear it out soon.

Beautiful colour payoff
Beautiful colour payoff

It glides on with ease like other chubby sticks but does leave a slight stain on the lip. I’ve not had tried it and had a meal so I cannot comment on the colour durability after a meal or drink but I will add that once I do try out like that. The packaging is quite nice too – the tube is the exact same colour as the product so you know what you’re getting the minute you pick a certain colour up and the twistable bottom is in silver. Looks quite hardly in my opinion but I haven’t accidentally dropped it or anything yet to see its durability to the tee. Overall, I think it’s a great buy and a great product.

What’d you think?


Comfort Pain Reliever Balm review

By Spa Ceylon Ayurveda

While I was away I packed my Comfort Pain Reliever Balm by Spa Ceylon Ayurveda with me. I didn’t think I’d use it all that very much but carried it in my little pouch of medicines just in case.

It definitely came in handy when I had sneezing fits in the wee hours of the morning and aching feet after long hours of walking in the haram. Inclusive of spices such as cinnamon, peppermint, black pepper, lemongrass and cloves what it claims to do is provide fast action and comforting relief from muscular body pain, joint aches and sprains, soothes sores and muscle strain while it also soothes and comforts the senses.

I’d have to say that it does the trick in soothing and comforting the senses as well as provide relief for muscular aches. As for sprains it doesn’t quite work for me. I had a terrible foot sprain one time and even I generously applied it and massaged well and proper, I didn’t have the relief and comfort I was needing.  However I must add that inhaling the spicy fragrance cures a mild headache and blocked nose.

Overall I’d give it a thumbs up! Xoxo