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L’Occitane Smiling Lips set

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L'Occitane Smiling Lips setFrench brand L’Occitane has a well-loved range of skincare products, and it is from its portfolio of best-sellers that it draws the items to include in its travel-retail range. The L’Occitane Smiling Lips set is one such example, featuring four moisturising lip balms from the brand’s collection in one place.

The set comes with four 15ml/0.5oz tubes of lip balm in the following varieties: Moisturizing Lip Balm (the traditional one, with 10% shea butter and no flavour); Desert Rose Lip Balm; Hibiscus Flower Lip Balm; and Cocoa Flower Lip Balm. The three scented varieties are limited editions and come in colourful packaging, as you can see in the pictures.

The four come in a transparent zip-top bag that can double up as a travel case for your liquids or a makeup pouch for your handbag. Pricing varies according to location, but in Asian airlines you can find it for about $48. As usual, you can click on the photos for larger versions – I didn’t do swatches as they are all transparent. :)

L'Occitane Smiling Lips set  L'Occitane Smiling Lips set

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June 23rd, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Clinique Chubby Stick Trio

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Clinique Chubby Stick TrioThe latest travel-exclusive product from Clinique is a set containing three shades of its Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm. The Clinique Chubby Stick Trio is a box containing individually-packaged Chubby Sticks in Mega Melon (04), Woppin’ Watermelon (06) and Super Strawberry (07).

Mega Melon is a very pretty coral shade, while Woppin’ Watermelon is a bright pink and Super Strawberry a dusty rose colour. The first is the most pigmented out of the three, while Woppin’ Watermelon has the least pigment and took the most effort (and swipes on my arm!) to show the colour off properly. It is important to remember that these are lip balms and not glosses or lipsticks.

According to Clinique, the formula has shea butter, mango seed butter and jojoba seed oil to leave lips soft and supple. In my experience (I had two of them before getting this set) they are indeed moisturising, but again not the best product if you are looking for lots of colour.

I like Chubby Sticks for two reasons: they are a good lip balm formula that doesn’t come in a pot, thus preventing me from getting my fingers dirty during the day; and they feature a nice twist-up action mechanism that does away with the need of sharpening like other pencil-like products, making them practical to have on the go.

While I did ask how much this set costs at Gatwick airport, I am ashamed to confess I don’t remember the exact price! I know it’s around £29 (about $45), which makes it a good deal as each Chubby Stick retails for £15 ($23) in the UK. Click on the pictures for larger versions – these were all taken in natural light.

Clinique Chubby Stick Trio   Clinique Chubby Stick Trio   Clinique Chubby Stick Trio

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September 29th, 2011 at 10:29 am

Kiehl’s 2-Year Anniversary Lip Balm Trio

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I am a sucker for packaging and boxes, and would probably buy this Kiehl’s 2-Year Anniversary Lip Balm Trio just for the tin they come in. This limited-edition set includes three tubes of the brand’s best-selling Lip Balm #1, two original and one mango-flavoured (doesn’t it sound yummy?), presented in a gorgeously decorated box.

However, this nifty kit has been developed with Korean Air to celebrate the bran’s anniversary on board the airline, and as such is not available anywhere else. If you do find yourself taking a flight with the South Korean carrier, however, you can acquire this beauty for $28 – at less than $10 per balm plus tin, this is good deal in my book!

Kiehl's 2-Year Anniversary Lip Balm Trio

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September 21st, 2010 at 3:28 pm