The Beauty Product I Cannot Live Without - Janice Spence


Janice Spence is the lady behind the hilarious blog, Mad News where she keeps it real with her acerbic commentary on celebrities and entertainment. She has been running the blog for over six years and has built up a steady following of readers. She also co-hosts the vibrant podcast, Tea & Biscuits with Sherryl Blu where they discuss popular culture. Janice took time out to tell us about the beauty product she cannot live without. The product I cannot live without is Born Lippy Strawberry Lip Balm from The Body Shop. I have been a Body Shop customer since the store first opened in my neck of the woods over 20 years ago, but I didn’t discover this fabulous product until my mid-20s. Up until this discovery, I was wasting my money on what can only be described as lacklustre lip glosses/balms from well-known High Street stores, who shall remain nameless.

I use Born Lippy every day and sometimes mix it with my Revlon Black Cherry lipstick. I just love the glossy shine finish it creates when mixed with that particular lipstick. I generally keep a pot in my makeup bag but at present there are currently three pots sitting on my dressing table, thanks to The Body Shop’s 3 for £6.00 deal.

Unlike other lip balms that I have used in the past, this product does not leave my lips looking and feeling dry and crusty minutes after application and the texture isn’t too sticky. With its slight red tint, Born Lippy keeps my lips feeling moist, soft, strangely glam and the strawberry scent smells so good it just makes me want to eat it. My lips would suffer without this product. I highly recommend it.

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