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As our blog recently turned 2 (yay!) we started debating what our next step should be? Looking at our views, we can see that quite a few of you are based abroad. This led us to thinking; maybe we should target you and try our luck at creating content in English? So here we go. Our plan is to publish one post in English every month (it’ll be the one coming out before our Monthly Favorites so either the very last post of the month or the very first post of the month). We thought one post a month would be a good place to start since not all posts and products are relevant for viewers abroad but also in order to see if you’re at all interested in these posts?  

Today, I’ll review The Balm Plump Your Pucker in Spike My Punch. Though I love all things lippie, I’ve never been one for the lip plumpers (odd considering my tiny lips!). Sure I’ve tried a few in the past but I never thought they did anything more than make my lips tingle/sting a little because of the heavy peppermint or menthol. Let me just say, this is no different. It’s not great in the plumping department and to be frank, I don’t know if it’s even possible to find an actual lip plumper in this price range and without getting actual lip fillers.

I’ve searched the web high and low, and I am aware that people say the plumping effect starts after a month of daily usage. I have tested this product about a month now, applying it more or less daily and I haven’t seen any noticeable difference.

That being said, I do enjoy this product. It applies smoothly and in mere seconds my lips start tingling because of the menthol, I suspect. It feels great and refreshing to me even if I don’t see a noticeable difference in the plumping department. My lips aren’t normally sensitive to this kind of stuff, so I can’t comment too much on that but I haven’t experienced any discomfort of uncomfortable stinging when using this!

The texture of the product falls somewhere between a gloss and a lip oil for me. It’s a bit thick like a gloss but the feel on the lips is smoother like an oil. For this reason, it’s not a product that’ll take you from day to night without reapplying. Wear it for an hour and it’s gone, that’s just how it is with these products so I wouldn’t expect anything more. I really enjoy using this, it has the smoothness and color that I usually get from a gloss, yet it’s smoother on the lips like an oil and less sticky than a gloss, what more could you possibly want?

It is quite heavily scented (maybe to cover up the menthol?) and the scent sticks around for as long as the product. I don’t mind this specific scent but it’s very heavy and artificially fruity – if you were a kid in the 90’s you’ll definitely recognize it, as it smells like a 90’s candy (can’t put my finger on which one).

If you’re looking for an efficient, Hollywood-wives-lookalike lip plumper, this is not for you but if you’re looking for a smooth, gloss-like product with a bit of color, I’d totally give this a go!

For our international readers, this should be available at Sephora (forgive me if I’m wrong, I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list) and for our Danish readers it’s available at Spashop.dk.

The next post in English will be out on February 28th!

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