23 September, 2012

Can I Eat It?

Recently, when I made an order from this sex shop I trust, I came up 18 cents short of free shipping. I decided I’d rather add another product to my order than pay the extra cost for the shipping. I dug through my wish lists for something that was around $5 that I’d still actually use. Most of the lower priced items I wanted were out of stock. Luckily, the Over/Under Lip Conditioner was still in stock, so I grabbed that.
This is my fourth Not Soap Radio brand lip product. I also have the matte lip balm, shiny lip balm, and brown sugar lip scrub. I like all of them, though the shiny lip balm is my least favorite. Each lip balm is pretty unique, so I am interested in trying all of them.
The lip conditioner comes in Not Soap Radio’s usual white plastic pot with a black plastic lid. The pot is about the size of a Carmex lip product pot. It measures about 1 ½ inches diameter and 1 inch tall. The pot holds 1/3 of an ounce, or .33 ounces of lip balm. On the lid is a round black sticker that displays the product’s name as well as Not Soap Radio’s logo. The ingredients are listed on a white sticker on the bottom of the pot. Underneath the lid is a safety seal.
Ingredients:
Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Avocado Oil, Mango Seed Butter, Cocoa Seed Butter, Flavor, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E), Flavor.
This is a pretty basic lip balm. It’s made up of completely natural ingredients. Those who are allergic to coconuts or almonds may want to avoid it. I personally am allergic to coconut oil. It only bothers me when I consume it on popcorn or other foods. I did not notice anything after using this lip balm. All of these ingredients are natural butters and oils that moisturize skin and leave it looking healthy.
I would like to note here that what I received does not match the ingredient list provided on EdenFantasys. I’m actually disappointed that I did not receive what was listed on the site. I make my own beauty products from time to time and actually had planned on making a lip balm at some point. The ingredients listed here are pretty much what I would have used to make my own.
Inside the container, the lip balm is just barely off-white in color. It can be smelled from a couple of feet away when the pot is opened. It does not have any glitter or anything in it.
Once applied, the lip balm doesn’t do much of anything to alter the appearance of your lips. It’s slightly shiny but still kind of matte as well. It doesn’t alter the color of your lips and does not plump them. When applied, it looks like any other plain lip balm like Burt’s Bees lip balm.
The balm feels really good on my lips. It’s not super slick and it’s not really thick like most natural beeswax balms. It glides onto my lips easily and stays in place once it’s on. My lips do absorb it kind of quickly. It’s usually all gone within half an hour of application. Eating and drinking also will remove some balm.
I really like the scent of this. To me, it smells like warm vanilla and toasted coconut. It’s really yummy smelling. The fragrance is pretty light. I can smell it in the pot from a couple of feet away, but once I’ve applied some I can’t really smell it on my lips. A lightly sweet flavor can be tasted if you lick your lips after application. It doesn’t taste sugary, it tastes very naturally sweet.
I like to use this balm after buffing my lips. If you’re interested in the process, check out my review on the brown sugar lip scrub. It’s ideal to use a very moisturizing lip balm after buffing lips to help keep them hydrated.
If you decide you don’t like the lip balm or want to remove it, it will come off with some soap and warm water. I did not notice it leaving oil spots or marks on my pillow case or anything.
My only concern with this balm is really hygiene. It’s unhygienic to apply lip balm from a pot with your finger. Germs on your hands can be spread to your lips and mouth. I strongly suggest washing or sanitizing your hands before applying the balm.
I would really prefer a stick version of this balm, both for hygiene and convenience. I like keeping my lip balm in my pocket with me and this pot just doesn’t fit.
I’ve been using the balm for a while now. I use it daily, usually at least two or three times. I haven’t really noticed any improvement in the condition of my lips. They still need to be buffed daily. They were already really smooth, plump, and healthy when I began using this lip balm.
My overall opinion of the Over/Under Lip Conditioner is average. If it makes any sense, this is my favorite Not Soap Radio lip product, but I did not receive the product specified on the product page. I like the fragrance, flavor, and feel of the lip balm. I do wish that I had received the lip balm used for the ingredients list, though. This one is just way too basic for the price of $6.
It would make a good small gift for anyone interested in lip products. If you’re looking for stocking stuffers, I suggest trying the 12 Days of Christmas lip balm set. It contains all of Not Soap Radio’s lip products and is much cheaper than purchasing each pot separately. The price tag on that is $24, which comes out to $2 per pot rather than $5 or $6.
I give the Over/Under Lip Conditioner 3 out of 5 stars.

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