Tuesday, 11 April 2017

THE LIP PRODUCT YOU NEED: GLOSSIER BALM DOTCOM [REVIEW]

Glossier is one of the cool brands that you always see on Instagram and Pinterest, but never really pay proper attention to. I think that is probably down to the fact that it's only available widely within the US, which makes getting it to the UK a bit of a hassle - and I find that people tend to just ignore brands that aren't fuss-free and readily available on Beautybay or Asos (who have a damn good beauty range right now!), which is a shame - I really want a UK retailer to start stocking them! Anyway, I ordered my balms via my usual method, MyMallBox. I have a complete guide here, so you can easily work out how to get stuff from the US to the UK (kind of) easily.

UPDATE: Glossier now have a UK-based warehouse and ship to the UK. What on earth are you waiting for?  
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Glossier are all about 'clean' and polished beauty. Their products are super minimal and their branding reflects that. Nope, you won't be getting Mac Studio Fix type coverage from this brand! Nuh-uh. They advertise gorgeous, dewy skin and promote a more natural beauty, which is rather refreshing in a Instagram world full of matte skin and drying liquid lipstick! Their break out product has been the Balm Dotcom. Priced at $12, it's a universal skin salve, and it can be used anywhere - cuticles, lips, elbows.. anywhere that needs a hydration pick me up. It's quite a small tube, (I was expecting it to be bigger) so it's perfect for purses and handbags. You can actually get 20% off your first purchase via a friend referral code - here is mine - so this works out at a pretty decent price.

Product claims: "Hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, long-lasting moisture, paraben free, fragrance-free, cruelty free"
Ingredients: 'Petrolatum, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire D'Abeille, Lanolin, Dipalmithoyl Hydroxyproline, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract'

I think that the sightly 'above what you'd usually pay for a lip balm' price is justified for the product after seeing the actual ingredients. It's full of plant oils which are great for hydration and lanolin is a great chapped lip saviour too! Of course you can go out and buy a plant oil for a little cheaper, but it doesn't stay on for longer than 5 minutes (believe me, I've tried), therefore this is a great all-rounder.

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I also picked up the flavoured balm in rose
Honestly, I have tried a lot of lip balms in my time, and none have come close (except maybe this) to Glossier's balm dot com. It's a really great addition to my handbag, bathroom and make-up desk because of the size; It's a small tube, but you don't need much at all because of the super dense and thick formula (seriously, this stuff comes out the tube so slowly - in a good way!) I kind of want to try everysingleproductever now from the website after being so impressed with this! (But also because of the uber-cute stickers that the brand send out with each order.)

Have you tried Glossier's balm dotcom, or any of their other products?


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31 comments

  1. My lips AND cuticles are chapped af, I can use some of this rose business! Do they all come with stickers? Because those are adorable!

    ❤ Angel ❤ Next Garden

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  2. I havent tried this before but sounds very similar to the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream, which I use daily. Might have to look out for this!

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    1. I've heard of that too, sounds great :)

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  3. I've never heard of them before! Thanks for sharing the brand with us.

    Beauty Candy Loves

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  4. These balms sound fab shame about not being able to get them in the UK though.

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    1. Hopefully they're coming this year, or so I read!

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  5. It is yet to be launched in Asia but I would love to get my hands on it. It will save me the trouble of carrying 5 different skin care products in my handbag :)

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  6. I haven't tried any of their other products. But this product does sound like something I might try. Lip balms are nice now and again.

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  7. I've not tried this before but I love the idea of MyMallBox making it easier to get things shipped to the UK x

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  8. I have never tried their balms but I like the look of their balms and the packaging is pretty x

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  9. This lip balm looks great, ideal to pop in your bag and take anywhere!

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  10. This is a new one to me but it looks amazing. Love that its hypoallergenic

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  11. Glossier does make the greatest products and I'm a huge fan of their branding!

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  12. Sounds like a great subscription box with fab products

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  13. Never heard of this brand before. It does look like a good product

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  14. I love a product that does lots of things at once! Multi-tasking at it's best!

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  15. Such a cute packaging and I love the fact it stays on for a long time! :)

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  16. I've never tried Glossier, but I've heard great things.


    Allie | www.lunavidablog.com

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  17. My daugher suffers from really dry lips so we are always on the lookout for a thick, good lip balm - this sounds just the thing.

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  18. Thank you for sharing. I went to their Instagram page and I actually read several positive reviews about this particular product. I make lip balm so I'll continue to keep a look out since this is my first time hearing of this brand.

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  19. Definitely want to check these out! I am all for the more natural look so just that itself makes me want it!

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  20. I haven't heard of this brand before but it does sound great! I need to try it

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  21. Ah amazing, I have never actually heard of this before, thank you for sharing! You have a lovely blog here too by the way, well done on all your hard work pretty lady! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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  22. You're right, I hadn't heard of this brand before, but they sound great!
    The packaging is lovely too :)

    Dani x

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  23. Bet this feels nice and soft on the lips!

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  24. Woah. I can't live without balm. I use it the all season. This one from Glossier seems promising. The packaging is too cute. :D

    Love,
    Manavi
    www.beforbeauty.com

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  25. This product sounds great, though I was taken back by the price for a lip balm however you've sold me on it. Definitely good value for the price, need to try it out myself.

    Tajinder | www.musicgeekonline.co.uk

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  26. whah this sounds amazing, I need it ASAP as my lips have been dry af!

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