Friday, February 10, 2012

Burt's Bees trio tin gift set, have made themselves happy in the bottom of my handbag and on my desk at work

My friend Ruth knows me so well and before Christmas we sat in our usual coffee shop having the ultimate chats and exchanged little Christmas pressies.  I got her Lush's Marilyn hair treatment and she got me the cutest little trio of Burt's Bees tins.  It has the beeswax lip balm, lemon butter cuticle cream and hand salve, all in dinky tins with 8.5g of product in them.  I'm told that this was a Christmas offer but keep your eyes open in case your local pharmacy might still have some and they are €12.95.

Things like these make me happy.  They're can sit happily on your desk at work without cluttering things up and they're light.  This is a very important factor when deciding to add items to the vast stash in your handbag.  The tins themselves can be fiddly to open sometimes and I think a tin that you'd twist to open would be a bit better especially if you fire these into the handbag like I do.

I thought I'd talk you through each of the products so if you see them being sold on their own, you're well informed!  First up is the hand salve.  Described as being "a farmer's friend", this medicinal smelling (to me it smells like Vicks) salve is solid in the tin but softens becoming an oil when you rub your finger in it.  It melts into the hands and leaves a layer of oil on the skin that slowly absorbs into the hands, leaving them soft.  Now, my hands aren't that dry or cracked so I can't comment on how it works on that type of skin, but what I can tell you is that I've loved using it at night time before going to bed.  It means that I can relax and let it sink in at it's own speed and not offend anyone with the smell, which I love by the way. A little goes a long way and I still have plenty of my little tin left.  I know this type of scent isn't for everyone so try before you buy but if you like scents that remind you of an old apothecary, then you'll like this.

The Lemon butter cuticle cream is next on the list.  I've tried Lush's Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter before and Burt's Bees' offering smells pretty much the same.  What I didn't like about Lemony Flutter is the thing I love about Burt's Bees' one, in that it's not at all greasy.  It doesn't leave a bunch of really shiny cuticles when you apply it which makes me happy.  It has a really fresh lemony smell that isn't overpowering and does a great job of keeping my cuticles in check.  No longer do I have to use whatever's on my finger after applying my lipbalm!  Love this and would buy it again over Lemony Flutter.

Finally is the Beeswax lip balm.  Made with 100% all natural ingredients, this peppermint scented lip balm tingles and has a cooling sensation on your lips when you first apply it thanks to the peppermint oil.  Because it's a more solid lip balm, you need a bit of elbow grease to get enough out to cover your lips.  To combat this, I use the back of my nail to scrape a little bit off and go from there.  It glides over my lips leaving a smooth thin layer of product and I don't feel like I've a load of product on or that I've shiny lips.  Love it.

Now, let's talk prices.  The Beeswax lip balm is €3.95, a full size cuticle butter is €7.95 for 17g and a full size hand salve is €10.95 for 85g.

So folks, have you tried any Burt's Bees products?  Share with the class and tell us all!


  1. I love the cuticle butter & lip balm, I use both every night before bed! I think I'd like the hand salve too, Vicks smells amazing.


  2. I dare you to find one girl who dislikes Burt's Bees products. They are fantastic.
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  3. I love Burt's Bees (how original I know), but I really don't like tins. Correction, I do like tins to put things on but not lipbalms coming in a tin... I will go cry on my corner.

  4. I love Lemony Flutter but hate its greasiness! This one might be bought quite shortly!

  5. This seems innovative. I am a big fan of Burt Bees products


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