Hemptopia Lip Balm: Extraordinary Lip Care with Hemp

Whether it is Summer or Winter, I have made it a part of my skincare ritual to take care of my kisser. I have had dry lips as long as I can recall. So, lip care is important to me in order to keep my lips soft and smooth.

I received Hemptopia’s All Natural Beeswax and Hemp Lip Balm in a monthly subscription box that I paid for myself. It was the first thing I tried as I am always on the lookout for the best lip balm. Even though the packaging is quite simple, the balm is a hard worker. Yet, it is a hard worker that does it naturally. I know you’ll recognize every one of the ingredients.

What makes Hemptopia’s All Natural Beeswax and Hemp Lip Balm is the obvious because of its name: Hemp. Now, before you start to think ‘Hey, hey! I can get high by just licking my lips!’, know that this is so far from the truth. The hemp used in the lip balm does not have THC and, you will not fail a drug test by using it. What you will get is a healthy dose of omega fats. Your body achieves healthy benefits from these omegas as they help soften your skin as well as acting as an anti-inflammatory. This helps keep the turnover of skin cells in an awesome, healthy way.

The hemp seeds used in this product come from industrial hemp farms in the US and Canada. The Departments of Agriculture closely regulate and test all produce from these farmers. All commerical hemp is treated this way.

Right out of the box, as I mentioned, I tried Hemptopia’s Lip Balm and I am beyond pleased with the results. This balm is not sticky or hard. It glides across my lips and they stay moisturized for hours. It has no fragrance or taste. Definitely, I have found my lip balm for all seasons.

Hemptopia sells lots of other products too from bags to clothes to foods. You can get your own hemp lip balm at http://www.hemptopia.com/hemp-body-care/ 

Hey! I just checked and Hemptopia has this balm on sale for $2.50.

This article first appeared on LibbysPinkVanity.com 

Purely Pleasures Cosmetics

Just have to plug the current giveaway. I have 3 prizes for a just because contest. Check it out here.

Earlier this month, I won a contest and, here is what I got…


The contest was sponsored by Purely Pleasures. I got to pick out three mineral shadows of my choice. And the elf brushes and the Lip Lush were added bonuses.

‘Lip Lush’ come in two choices: original and peppermint. I picked peppermint. Every single ingredient in this lip balm is one that I know.  Here’s from their description:

Ingredients: (All organic)
Original & Peppermint: Soybean Oil, Sunflower Oil, Palm Oil, Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Vitamin E.
Peppermint Only: Pure Peppermint Extract

My ‘Lip Lush’ is right in front of me, in my desk drawer, I use it that much. It is very smooth, glides on and the peppermint is as minty as a York Peppermint Patty. (However, less fattening.)

 Two elf shadow brushes. These are my first elf brushes and now I know what the rave has been about. Truly, I adore these two. And, I certainly would know a thing, or hundred, about makeup brushes…

And the shadows next…

One shimmer and two mattes. I picked 3 shades that I felt would compliment each other.

I think I did quite well.

The shimmer is called ‘Innocence’ (#17). It is a dusty rose shade with just a hint of taupe. Works as a shadow highlighter, as I hoped. I also found it was nice as a light-handed cheek highlighter. I used a huge brush for a quick sweep over the apples of my cheeks.

This is ‘Closet Freak’ (#52). A smudgy, browned-out purple, this matte color is as super pigmented as the other two shades.

And last, is ‘Gunmetal Gray’ (#50). An incredibly pigmented matte gray, leaving no question that this is going to be bold on the eye.

This has never happened to be before: I swatched these three dry and then wet and there is hardly any difference. ‘Closet Freak’ and ‘Gunmetal Gray’ look the same. Even though they are matte, I figured foiling it would intensify the saturation. So, have a look for yourself…

Sunny day in the shade.

Direct sunlight.

Maybe that is part of its uniqueness. You don’t have to foil them to get deep color. I am, with that, deeply pleased with the application. I like pigmented shadows and these were no exception. It doesn’t take hardly any powder to get transference.  On the downside, the jars have no sifters so there is spillage; a bit messy.

Click on over to Purely Pleasures Cosmetics website to see the rest of their products. The prices are very competitive. The ‘Lip Lush’ is $2. The shadows are $4 for 3 grams. There is a monthly color that is $3 for 3 grams. A set of 4, only $15. A set of 8, just $28. The website also shows these different sets with recommended color combinations. Really helpful if someone isn’t confident on picking their own combinations.

Purely Pleasures has a gamut of products that are all natural (no chemicals from a lab), not tested on animals and, mostly vegan. If you are wanting to try out beauty products from an all natural indy company, I suggest you try Purely Pleasures Cosmetics.