Thursday, 10 July 2014

Bee Good Vanilla & Honey Lip Balm

The reason I am blogging about this product today is that it is #DontStepOnABeeDay which you can read more about at the bottom of this post!


I am a bit of a lip balm addict, there I have admitted it, I cannot help myself. When asked if I would like to try the Bee Good deeply nourishing and seductively sweet Vanilla and Honey Lip Balm, I immediately said yes. Add to that I am also a big fan of bees and always plant bee friendly flowers in my garden and on my allotment.

For those of you who have't heard of them, Bee Good is an independent British skincare company based in rural Hampshire, who have harnessed the centuries-old healing powers of British honey, propolis and beeswax in an innovative skincare range, designed to make a real difference without the use of parabens, synthetic colour, mineral oil, silicone or SLS/SLES.  Each and every one of their products are described as being packed with hard-working intensively soothing ingredients, there is nothing better to care for your lips than this nourishing and protective treatment delivered from the flower, to the bee, to you


The Lip Balm is described as follows:

Deeply nourishing, our Vanilla & Honey Lip Balm softens, protects and moisturises to bring welcome relief and rescue to dry or chapped lips. Packed with  hard-working intensive and soothing ingredients, your lips will be left perfectly conditioned and kissably soft and the delicious scent is truly addictive!


The first thing I love about the Bee Good range is the outer packaging, not something I would usually get excited about, but when something like this pops through your door, it is bound to prick your interest. Packaged inside a plain corrugated cardboard pillow pack, which is then secured with a bee patterned cotton ribbon, there is a label which is called a 'seeded paper label' and you can plant it into your compost and wait for the flowers to grow - How amazing is that?  I was totally blown away.

Bee Good Vanilla & Honey Lip Balm
Bee Good Vanilla & Honey Lip Balm
Bee Good Vanilla & Honey Lip Balm
Bee Good Vanilla & Honey Lip Balm
Bee Good Vanilla & Honey Lip Balm

Back to the lip balm, packaged inside a yellow squeezy coloured plastic tube which features some lovely bumblebees and the Union Jack to remind you the product was made using British Bees!  When using the lip balm, it has an angled tip so you can apply directly onto your lips if you prefer, personally, I always tend to squeeze some onto the end of my fingertip and apply, unless I am in a rush or on the tube and haven't time to wash my hands afterwards.

This lip balm smells incredible.  I am not a fan of vanilla scented things, it gives me a headache, but just imagine the scent of fresh honey and for me that is exactly what this is, not so much of the vanilla.  So why does it smell so good? Well the ingredients include protective British beeswax, naturally sourced vitamin E, British Borage Oil and British Echium Oil which are moisturising, nourishing and replenishing ingredients to help soften, smooth, protect and moisturise your lips, more so if they are dry and chapped.

After applying the balm, which is a fairly thin texture, it slowly absorbs into my lips rather than immediatly disappears which I don't mind at all because rather than sit on the surface looking all shiney and not doing alot, I feel it is working its way through each layer of skin giving it some TLC.  As it does sit on the lips it is neither tacky nor sticky but you know it is there, so it works better over lipstick than under it.

This lip balms costs just £4.75, and it is perfect for keeping in your handbag.

Dont Step on a Bee Day

This Dont Step on a Bee Day, we urge you to help spread the message! Please find an image attached for use across your social media channels - we would love it if you could share our message with your audience and tag @BeeGood_UK or use #DontStepOnABeeDay to help raise awareness! Please see below for our Top 5 Bee Care Tips to give you inspiration for Dont Step on a Bee Day:

1.       Dont step on a bee! (Of course)
2.       Support your local bee keeper! The majority of our honey here in the UK is imported, but with the wealth of bee keepers on our doorstep there is really no need. Support your local bee keeper by visiting a near-by farm shop or deli and enjoy their precious produce for breakfast on some warm buttered toast - yum!
3.       Plant your Bee Good labels! Our little tags that accompany your Bee Good products are impregnated with special wildflower seeds that bees simply cant get enough of! Just soak the label for an hour and plant under an inch of soil and watch your wild meadow grow! 
4.       Download the Great British Bee Count app. This wonderful app created by Friends of the Earth allows you to log the bees you spot out and about. This builds a picture of bee health and activity in the UK to secure a thriving future for our buzzing bees! You can find out more about the app here.
5.       Build a bee hotel! Did you know that bees need somewhere to rest when they venture out on their pollen mission? Get the kids involved and get building! You can find a step-by-step guide here.



You can find out more about Bee Good and all of the great work they do by visiting their website


16 comments:

  1. What a lovely brand! The product sounds amazing and so nice what they represent!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

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  2. Oooh this sounds lovely, I really like honey scented products! The packaging is pretty, too :)

    Jess xo

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  3. Thanks for such a lovely review. We like to make our packaging re-usable rather than recyclable hence the plain style. So pleased you like our seeded paper tags!

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    1. Mine are keeping my compost warm and the seeded tags are just brilliant, I can't wait to see what flowers they turn into x

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  4. This sounds amazing. I could do with trying this, my lips always seem to get really dry! x

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  5. I am really liking this brand, great review :) Xx

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  6. I don't think I'm going to be able to avoid making a purchase from this range - everything sounds so good! xx

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    1. I admit, everything I have tried, I have loved x

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  7. Vanilla & honey - my two fav things!! I know I will definitely love this lip balm - added to the buy and try list :) thank you for sharing xx
    Brenda @ www.brendabusybee.blogspot.com

    Visiting from #SundayBest linky

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  8. Sounds amazing and beautiful packaging. x

    Chloe @ www.bethbear.co.uk

    #SundayBest linky

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  9. This sounds lovely and I do love the packaging!! Worth a try I think!

    xxx

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