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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Lanolips Strawberry 101 Ointment Multi-Balm and Banana Balm Lip Sheen 3-in-1 Review and Swatches

Lanolips has been on my list to try for awhile. What made me pull my purchase trigger was the review on my blog buddy Rowena of Rolala Loves blog. She tried the Lanolips Original 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm ($16.95) and loved it. When I saw that it was offered in Strawberry, my eyes lit up! Then I saw that one of their lip balms was offered in Banana! My beauty foodie heart palpitated. I purchased mine from ULTA, because they had a Buy 1, Get 1 50% off. I said to myself, this is a great time to try them! Below is my review and details for each.

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff) 

Lanolips Strawberry 101 Ointment Multi-Balm ($13.50) - Sweet
This is an ointment (that holds 200% of it's weight in moisture), and is scented like strawberries (the strawberry scent is light, but very authentic; it does not taste like strawberries). It contains Ultra Medical Grade Lanolin. It's 100% natural. It contains Vitamin E. It has REAL Strawberry extract (which is rich in alpha hydroxy acids AHAs - chemical exfoliation). This ointment contains NO artificial colors, flavors or fragrances. It contains NO parabens, petrolatum, PEG's, mineral oil or sulfates. It's also animal, cruelty free. This ointment is great for moisturizing dry lips, cuticles, skin patches and more. I only tried this ointment on my lips. What I love, is that it moisturizes & exfoliates. My lips looked plumped. They looked moisturized. The ointment felt creamy on my lips. There was NO TACKY or STICKINESS. My lips felt moisturized for HOURS upon hours! There's only one reason why I didn't give this a Supersweet rating. It subtly exfoliates your lips. That's a great thing, but you don't want that to occur during the day, out in public or at your job. LOL If you're home, that is fine. So I used this at night. From Lanolips website, this is also offered in green apple and peach. This ointment moisturizes lips really well, but if you're not into ointments or want to exclude that exfoliation part, let me recommend Fresh's Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment. I swear by it! It is absolutely amazing and in a stick, solid form. But I will be adding this Lanolips ointment to my nighttime lip care.

Lanolips Banana Balm Lip Sheen 3-in-1 ($15.95) - Sweet
This banana scented ointment has me going bananas!!! You can smell it right from the tube and it's very authentic. This also comes in a lemonaid scent. So what's the difference between this one and the one above??? It gives your lips a SHEEN! There are very subtle sparkles/shimmer. I hate to even call them that because they don't show up on your lips that way. LOL Because I know some of you are saying, I DON"T WANT ANY SPARKLES ON MY LIPS. Well me neither, but I love this! You will love this sheen, because it makes lips so pretty on its own. I also tried this over lipstick (nudestix) and the effect is so pretty you guys. It gave a different effect to my lip color. Nowadays, you have lip toppers! Well, this could easily work as one. The same great benefits as I listed above for the multi-balm, but the extra is the LUSTER (that's the word the company uses to describe my description of sparkle/shimmer). Luster sounds much better :D Lip conditioner + luster sheen + lip smoother. Also, this does not taste like bananas! I didn't notice the exfoliation, as with the first one. But maybe the first exfoliated everything and there was nothing left to exfoliate. But keep that in mind. I'll link their two videos for you below.



  1. Heehee...reading Rowena's blog is dangerous for the wallet:D Anyhoo....thanks for the reviews, Kim. These sound great. I love green apple so that flavour sounds really yummy to me. And I like that this also works as lip toppers!

  2. My lips are perpetually dry- these sound soooo good!

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  4. Ooh I'm so glad to hear you got these Kim! And with a great deal at that! You know I love the regular Lanolips 101 Ointment and I need to get these next! I did smell the banana one and the scent is so good. You nailed it when you called it authentic :)

  5. I loveee how cute the packaging is!

    xx Sofia |

  6. Oh you've got me curious now Kim, we a lanolin cream that's recommended for breastfeeding here and it's medical grade lanolin...maybe I need to try it on my lips, even if it won't smell as good as these sound, haha! :)

    Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend ahead of you! We had a little beach time today which was a wonderful way to start the long weekend.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  7. It sounds interesting. I am currently obsessed with sweet food sweets, I think I need to dig into bananas!

  8. I love the sound of the banana version of this balm. I'm allergic to strawberries so the other version won't work, but that's really fine because bananas are my favourite fruit, anyway, and anything that smells like a real banana is a product I need in my arsenal!

  9. Both of these products sound wonderful, especially that lip sheen! I sometimes like to have that luster finish, especially in the summer months. Plus, they sound as though they smell amazing. Thanks for sharing, beautiful, and have a wonderful weekend!



  10. Both of these sound really nice! I def need to check them out! I would most likely use at night before bed.

  11. my lips are always dry, so i'm always on the lookout for lip masks. the slight exfoliation sounds like this might help overnight!

  12. My lips are sometimes chapped, this looks like something I'd try! I have a lot of lipsticks but nothing like this.

    xo Jo

  13. Interesting Kim! I got the banana one as a full size sample thingy so was curious to see this post. I actually hate bananas period so I'm not keen on the smell. I don't mind it because for me it's more artificial and sweet, kind of like those sweets from your childhood. What I dislike is the sparkles. On me they show up a lot. Not subtle at all hahaha. But I do love the feeling on. It is a bit sticky. Kind of like lipgloss. Can't imagine talking this out on a windy day hahahah! I don't think I'd buy the banana but I would look into the strawberry. I love the idea of the exfoliant in it.


  14. I'm definitely trying these! I'm glad you and Rowena found them effective and hopefully I wouldn't exfoliate too much lol.

  15. As I apply Nuxe honey moisturizing stick on my lips and read this post, i'd love to try the banana one... oh and i am crossing my fingers that i win the giveaway !

  16. I have not seen this brand in my country. I love that the ointments have sweet smelling scents. Usually they have herbal and medicinal fragrances. Great packaging too.

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