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Lotta Luv Ice Cream Lip Balm

Product Review: Lotta Luv Ice Cream Lip Balm

A few days ago I was at the checkout counter at Urban Outfitters when my eyes went directly to a bowl of ice cream-flavored lip balms from a little-known company called Lotta Luv. The brand makes all sorts of wacky lip products flavored like candy, dessert, junk food, and sweet drinks, but I'd never tried any of them.

Without being too harsh, let's just say that it's no wonder why they aren't very well known. The texture was waxy and crumbly, the packaging was cute, but flimsy and the smell was ridiculously sweet. In one word: cheap.

And I've got a humdinger of a gross story for you. I, of course, wiped off the lip balm before I tested it out, but a chunk came off on my finger and as I tried to spread it on my lips, most of it went right into my mouth — I know, ew! When I think about it now, it kind of makes me gag. There were seven different varieties of ice cream in the bowl namely; rocky road, white chocolate raspberry, rainbow sherbet, chocolate chip cookie dough, very cherry vanilla, strawberry cheesecake, and bubblegum. After my experience with the chocolate chip cookie dough, I smelled the strawberry cheesecake, didn't like it and decided to quit while I was ahead.

Although I think these balms were a disaster, I could still totally see picking one of up for a teenager if I knew they were bonkers about a certain ice cream flavor. That being said, if you are the kind of person who feels that quality matters over cuteness, stay far, far away.


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tiffybby2 tiffybby2 5 years
i bought one of these the other day from dollar tree they had many flavors and i got birthday cake 
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Wow horrible!!
feroshacoutura feroshacoutura 9 years
Too bad. The container is frickin adorable!
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
A fried of mine gave me something like this once, but it was Ben and Jerry's "ice cream" and it wasn't bad at all. It wasn't crumbly or weird, just kinda small, but smelled awesome. Check it out here http://www.kissandmakeup.tv/2007/11/ben-and-jerry-l.html
halochick halochick 9 years
The lip balm looks cute. And I have never seen a crumbly lip balm before.
Kaori Kaori 9 years
But yes. Thank you Bella. I admit to being a sucker for these kinda things and I probably would have fallen into this craptastic lip balm trap if I didn't read this reveiw.
Kaori Kaori 9 years
I'm with Glossgirl692 and dolceproserpine. Being young does not equate being cheap and trashy.
OMGoshDramaQueen OMGoshDramaQueen 9 years
Thanks for the 'heads up' Bella!.. The container is cute :)
tglynn tglynn 9 years
what a shame because it's such cute packaging!
vanilla19 vanilla19 9 years
This reminds me of the Ben and Jerry's ice cream lip balm, which I REALLY want to try but I haven't been able to find them in the U.S.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I'm not a big lip balm girl but when I need I reach for blistex or chapstick.
linds1019 linds1019 9 years
I feel sorry for you, Bella! Thanks for the warning!
puddlesworth puddlesworth 9 years
I want some!
emalove emalove 9 years
This is something I'd NEVER buy...I hate those candy-scented balms.
dolceproserpine dolceproserpine 9 years
I agree with Glossgirl692. When I was a teenager, people gave me tons of crap products, just because the outside was cutesy or girlie. Some teenagers like quality products and will gladly take quality over looks any day. ^_~
Glossgirl692 Glossgirl692 9 years
i really dislike it when things that are cheap, overly sweet/fruity, and bad quality are delegated on to "teenagers". just because we're young doesn't mean we're trashy!
FoxyJo FoxyJo 9 years
OMGoodness!! I just had these in my hand 2 days ago when I went to Urban Outfitters!! The packaging is ADORABLE!! THey are in a little Ice Cream Truck! BUt, now I'm glad I didn't get it...it would have been a waste! I do recommend them for anyone who collects cute lip glosses...just keep them in the packaging :)
linday_love linday_love 9 years
i had the same experience and how i saw it and everything!
ILovePugs ILovePugs 9 years
That's too bad, because they look like they COULD be really great! I would kill for a high-quality strawberry cheesecake lip balm!
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Thanks for the tip. I'm a sucker for really yummy-flavored lip glosses/lip balms and I probably would've tried these if not for your review. I can't stand chunky lip glosses that go on in hunks on your lips...so gross.
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
haha I've heard of this brand for years. During holiday time, they're constantly on QVC being advertised as great little stocking stuffers and whatnot. Never had any though.
teagirl teagirl 9 years
Too bad the quality is poor. I've never seen a cuter packaging for a lip balm!
beautylaw beautylaw 9 years
Gross. Sorry you had to go through that Bella. A better delicious alternative is the Hershey's flavoured balms at Sephora.
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