I'm going to start this post by saying I rarely post a review on a brand or product without researching them thoroughly and trialling their products for an appropriate amount of time (unless it's a first impression). But these arrived on my doorstop yesterday, and not only am I seriously impressed with the product, but to say I'm impressed with the brand itself is the understatement of the century!
Of course, I heard about the Hurraw! Lip Balms through Youtuber Shaaanxo, and decided that I would order some to try out. I adore lip balms, and I've been basically married to my Nivea Lip Butter since last July, so I figured it was time for a change. I ordered six balms (don't judge me, I go through lip balms like water) off the Hurraw! Balm website, with the prices ranging between $4.29-3.79US. The next day, I was sent a shipping notification, which is normal. Usually, packages from the US take 2+ weeks to arrive in Australia, regardless of how quick they are shipped. So, I expected to get them 3-4 weeks after they had sent them. So imagine my surprise when they show up yesterday, completely WITHIN the two week bracket.
These were all the items that were included in a completely sealed, travel friendly box sleeve. You can see the balms are completely protected within the brown paper wrapping! With them, I received a personalised postcard, a leaflet about Hurraw! and their brand, as well as two little mini bags, with their logo on them. Oh, and imagine my sheer delight when I opened the lip balm packaging and saw a seventh lip balm completely free of charge.
Close ups of the bags and the personalised postcard! How cute are those bags!
This is the information that is on the leaflet about Hurraw! and their balms:
"Hurraw! started with pure intent; aspiring to create the perfect lip balm.
Certified vegan! Highest quality raw ingredients! Handcrafted in small batches! Premium fresh pressed oils! Certified organic ingredients! No preservatives! Non-toxic! Gluten free! Natural flavours & colours! Oval tube fits perfectly in your pocket!"
I love that these are vegan and organic balms - you can rest assured that they are 100% good for your lips, as they don't contain any ingredients that are going to harm them. It really does impress me that they include these things in with your parcel. This demonstrates that they really care about their customers, and having them know how much time, effort and trouble that has gone into these making these.
The balms I got are:
and Grapefruit (free!)
These guys honestly made my day. Off the top of my head, I can't even think of a brand that would include one of their products, free of charge, plus a personalised note! Talk about great customer service! I am so impressed that I am ordering more later this week, because a brand that cares this much about their customers and their views deserves my money (plus, I need more. I can't help it, it's a sickness). I highly recommend them, and not only because of their great service. They're well-priced, especially for an organic product, and the international shipping price is so reasonable. You are better off shopping there than paying $5AU+ for a sub-par lip balm on the Australian market.
As I said, I can't really give a proper, informed review of the balms themselves. It wouldn't feel right, because I have only used them a handful of times and that is not fair to write home a review of them just because I am so impressed with the brand. However, my first impressions of them is that they go on really smoothly, and I can feel how moisturising they are! And they smell amazing. Seriously. They smell sososo good, and not in the processed way some lip balms smell (think Lip Smackers - no hate, but they really do smell sugary). These really smell natural and exactly like their proclaimed flavour. I don't notice a taste, but that could change with different flavours. Plus, the oval shape of the balm makes it really easy to apply onto your lips. If you would like to see a follow up review of the balms themselves, please let me know!
The only thing I regret is not ordering more with this round! I'm desperate to try the Earl Grey and Pitta Balms, but that just means I'll have to order more ;)
Overall - visit their website www.hurrawbalm.com and have a look around. They have so many great flavours to choose from, plus lip treatments as well. And, if you are feeling so inclined, make an order. I promise you this is one purchase you really won't regret. I know I say that a lot here on this blog, but it's not just the balms that have persuaded me - it's the brand and its staff themselves.
Have you tried these lip balms? Whats your take on them? Are there any flavours that you would recommend?
Until next time babes...
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