Now, I’m not really one for being taken in by the latest releases and new ‘must haves’- after a few years of trying products that didn’t seem to do anything, I gave up. But the glowing reviews for Figs and Rouge happened at the same time as my lips became really dry (thanks to a central heated office and freezing January weather) and my trusted Vaseline pot did nothing to help. Neither did the various other balms I’ve used over the years, so I brought Figs and Rouge lip balm in coco vanilla.
It’s amazing. My poor dry lips were better in days and have been beautifully moisturised ever since. I’ve just purchased my second pot so I’ve defiantly given it a good testing and am singing its praises to anyone who’ll listen! Also it smells DIVINE. It costs more than your average Vaseline pot but its worth it.So mini review over, is this proof that beauty blogging works? As I said before I’d stopped trusting advertising and magazines – too much airbrushing and product placement, and would probably not have paid out the extra few pounds for Figs and Rouge if I hadn’t heard good things from others. The only beauty reviews I trust are the ‘readers reviews’ offered in various magazines, which beauty blogs are an extension of. Has anyone else found this? Unfortunately my bank balance won’t allow me to try every product I read rave views about and I don’t wear lots of make-up, but I’ll be going back to beauty blogs next time I need something new.