Given how much I hated the original C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine, buying these from the Soda Fountain Collection was a bit...er...silly of me. But hey, we've already established that I'm a total sucker for pretty things, and plus Bath & Body Works had a sale so...I'm weak, I know.
Anyhoo, the Mentha Lip Shines from the Soda Fountain Collection turned out to be not so bad. Yes, they're still too sweet for their own good, but their texture is a bit thicker and not as runny as the original, so they don't bleed as much and don't irritate my skin. There are 4 flavors available in the collection: Butterscotch Vanilla Sundae, Hot Fudge Sundae, Marshmallow Sundae, and Strawberry Sundae. I bought Butterscotch and Strawberry, and I'm glad I got those 2. I probably will not try the other 2 flavors because one is too pale and the other is, well, too brown.
Butterscotch Vanilla Sundae: a Lancome Juicy Tubes in Touched by Light lookalike, only thinner in texture with minty sweet vanilla flavor. It is just a sparkling clear gloss with warm golden shimmers and still retains its smooth texture.
Strawberry Sundae: for me, this one was the riskier buy of the 2 since I don't know how opaque it would be on my lips. I've ran into tons of innocent looking lip balms/gloss that turned totally opaque on me. Luckily, this one ends up being my favorite one between the 2! It smells like tangy candy, not strawberry sundae, but with minty sweet flavor, and goes on a very pretty milky (but not opaque!) sakura pink! It gives my lips that sweet look that does not make me pale but instead, more feminine! If you have naturally red lips, this one will tone them down and make them look pretty at the same time :D
Sweet September 2011 with Anna Sui GWP
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