Isn’t it What’s Inside That Counts?

They taste and smell of cherry. A true British Summer smell and one that for me just sums up life if I was Laura and living in Larkrise! I’m not, but it still smells lovely and tastes ok too.

With 8 shades this Colour Quenching Lip Balm offers a choice to suit everyone, every outfit and every fashion statement of 2011.

01 Pink Marshmallow

02 Peach Nectar

03 Candy Pink

04 Raspberry Smoothie

05 Delicious Plum

06 Sweet Papaya

07 Strawberry Sorbet

08 Sweet Fig

I tried Peach Nectar, Raspberry Smoothie and Sweet Fig. All great shades that offered a really nice dollop of lip quenching care, transparency and fruity luminous colour. I know I’ve just contradicted myself, but trust me you get colour and transparency. I have no idea how; you just do and I guess because of this it works really well as an over gloss for your normal cream lipsticks. It just adds a little more dimension and great gloss. Out of the three my favorite is Raspberry Smoothie, it works well for my colouring and gives me a hint of colour and glossy luscious lips that are great for the day through to the evening. I also quite like a thin layer of Sweet fig with a layer of Raspberry Smoothie over the top. It’s a bit like a two ball ice cream when you can’t decide which two to have!

 This Lip Balm comes in a tube and for me it’s quite a big design/packaging floor. They are great for cheap as chips glosses that you drop in the bottom of your handbag, use for a few weeks and then throw away when they’ve gone sticky. Not in my opinion for a £15.00 Lip Balm. They just get sticky around the top and I find I’m forever having to wipe the top and clean out the lid. Why Clarins do you insist on putting a superb Lip Balm in a cheap tube? Just because it’s got a gold coloured top and Clarins written on the side doesn’t make it bad design proof.


Inside the dodgy tube are some really nice lip moisturizing ingredients such as Shea Butter, Wild Mango and Olive perhydrosqualene that will soften and Vitamin A and E to repair your lips. 

Overall I like this Lip Balm, I’d like it more if it wasn’t in a tube, but for a summer Lip Balm that keeps my lip soft and helps to repair them it’s a good addition to anyone’s makeup bag.

Win a Lip Glaze You Can Apply in the Dark!

The high street giant Superdrug delivers another exclusive product to us girls. 

With 6 colours to choose from including 2 new colours for Spring 2011 this GOSH Light’N Shine lip glaze will quickly become your “I can’t leave home with out it” product for this summer.

Now lets just be honest with each other for a minute. We’ve all purchased lip glosses that promise to give us a wearable, lip plumping gloss that have turned out to stick our lips together and then deposit themselves on the rim of our wine glass with a rather unattractive slap, which in turn is guaranteed to attract every wasp with in a 3 mile radius. Trust me this one is different.  I wore number 03 Soft Rosa (a very pretty pale pink with a definite but not overwhelming sparkle) over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend and loved every minute of wearing it. Obviously I was forced to try it out on a range of different glasses and can proudly report it performed better than expected on a variety of wine glasses, a G&T glass and a champagne flute! (is this a good time to invite you to read my review on anatomicals headache relief balm?!)

With colours available ranging from White to Hot Pink, with Rosa, Plum and Light Purple as well as the Soft Rosa I tried, I not sure it’s a great range to choose from however the colours do seem to tick all the boxes for this years trends for pretty natural looking lips with ultimate gloss offering a long lasting, lip quenching high glaze treat for bare lips.

Now let me tell you the 2 reasons why GOSH Light’n Shine Lip Glaze is extra special.

Reason 1 – How many times do we get caught short out and about and needing to reapply our lip-gloss? As girls we can multi task and use our imagination but now we have a lip-glaze that has it’s own in built mirror and LED light (doubles as a light saber for those Darth Vader moments). Imagine being able to reapply when ever and where ever we need to - in a dimly lit restaurant, before the lights go up at the theatre and for those of you still young enough to be pitching a tent at Glastonbury or the V Festival we all understand its as important to have kissably glossy lips as it is to be wearing the right wellies!


Reason 2 - Thanks to my friends at GOSH they have given me 5 of these wonderful summer essentials for you to win. To get your paws on one, nip to the GOSH facebook page and click 'Like' (

Once you've done that nip back to me and tell me you've done it by commenting here or tweeting @TopGayer, and the lucky winners will receive one in the post.

If your not lucky enough to win, the full range is available exclusively from Superdrug and retails at £7.99