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REVIEW: The Body Shop Born Lippy Lip Balm in Satsuma Shimmer

It is very rare that I get to see my name (Suma) at places other than my notebooks and my cube and so wherever else I see it I get excited! :P One instance was when I joined my latest company. My company's this building shares the building space with two other companies. So the parking lot is divided into three lots with parking space color coded. So every parking level has these index signs where each company has been matched to a specific color. Imagine my surprise when I am looking for a parking space on my first day at work and the board reads a third company called "Suma Shilp"! LOL...

Another instance that seems more relevant to the topic at hand was when I went shopping for my sister's birthday to The Body Shop. Now these TBS people are really smart... After you select these exorbitantly priced stuff and are then standing at the counter waiting to pay your bill, they tempt you with this whole glass jar of tiny dibbis of lip butters and balms and other paraphernalia. The glass jar sits there ubiquitously, so much so that we never realise that we invariably get tempted and pick up at least one little "dibbi", thinking "I have already bought stuff worth 3K, I might as well spend another 200 bucks... Big Deal!"... Raise hands if this happens with you as well :P

So the other day I am waiting to be "billed" when I see this little orange dibbi of lip balm sitting defenselessly in the glass jar and I instantly zero over the word "Suma" on it :D hahahahahha... Yup it was Satsuma and it excited me so much that I had to buy it!

I brought the little wonder home with me and I realised it smelled of freshly squeezed orange juice and had these tiny little shimmer particles in it. I fell in love the second time ;)

Image of the Product:


Lip Swatch
 
Oooohhsss And Aaaahhhsss!!!
1. Soothing flavour.
2. No tatste
3. Tiny but non-chunky shimmer
4. Super Moisturising
5. Looks great when applied as is or on a matte lippy :)
6. Does not leave a greasy heaviness on the lips
7. Doesn't gather at the corner of the mouth like how some lip balms do! They totally gross me out :(
8. Easy to carry around.

Ouches!!
1. My only gripe with this is I dont like dipping my finger in the pot and scooping the contents out. I would love it in a stick form.

Price:
It costs INR 205/-

Repurchase?
If I get it int he stick form, I'll buy that else this :)

Would I Recommend?
Definitely! If dipping your finger into the pot isn't a problem for you then you must definitely get it!

Overall Rating:
8.5/10 

Comments

  1. they have come up with stick forms..one vitamin e lip balm n one some strawberry..am planning to get them :D

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    1. yup.. TBS store had some problems with the bar codes of these stick balms :( hopefully next time it'll be sorted ;)

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  2. very true .. i alwaz get tempted by seeing those tiny little things on cash counter.. even at big bazaar when i wait in queue at billing counter.. i use to pick up products in the big baskets at both sides of the queue... :P :P

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    1. hahahah so true Dimpal.. I like to believe that it happens to the best of us ;) LOL...
      and the same thing happens at FabIndia as well as at Westside too ;)

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  3. I love this satSUMA story :) It is indeed very exciting :)

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    1. hahahahha :D nice to know that u share my excitement Aarthi ;) Though i guess Suma is a very common name down south na..

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  4. wowwww looks v gooooood on lips

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  5. Ah, that thing that you mentioned about tempting us with stuff at the counters...it's a retail strategy! Even in grocery stores, notice how the essentials like rice and dal are always at the end whereas the chocolates and mints are always near the counter? ;)

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    1. yup totally get it about the retail strategy and I very often get trapped in it ;)

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  6. Nice review.. But tub is not my choice too..

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  7. u won't believe it happens to me every time in tbs .... i got those tiny body wash bottles moistorizer lipbalms Wat not :p

    n i recently got satsuma bodywash its indeed a good range :)

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    1. hahahhaha you are not alone Shamaila ;) the best part is we know its there to tempt and we still give in ;) LOL...
      Satsuma body wash? WOW! it must be super refreshing especially in this heat na?

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    2. its pretty good n all bt m somehow partial towards d olive one :)

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  8. btw this lip balm does look tempting :)

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  9. i want this too..and these tubs are now relaunched with new packaging!

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    1. oooh yeah.. this is the new packaging na? the older ones i guess that that ugly mouth on it... right? :P

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  10. hahahhaha Suma tu bhi na!!! :P
    but I love TBS lip prods.. the mango lip butters are my must haves.. try it too :)

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    1. oh yup i remember the Mango Lip Butter... remember that chick in college... Madhulina Das... She used to use it a lot... and i think Karishma did too... u also hooked to it kya? lagta hai its high i gave it a try as well ;)

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    2. Oh I remember Madhulina... but not her balm.. LOL
      I am hooked to it.. it tastes as if you've eaten a mango :) do try :)

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  11. yum yu Suma..........I like TBS balms, they are easy on pockets too :)

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  12. Hey nice review! Just remembered after ur SUMA experience that my friend's room mate's name is suma and i had a friend called samyukta when i was in 5 th standard :)

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  13. Really like this lip balm .. this was my first TBS product :)

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  14. Great review! I have tried this balm and use it for many things! Check it out!

    http://thebudgetedcloset.blogspot.in/

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