Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Junk Food Flavored Lip Balms

Hi everyone!
So... I was hungry when I was getting some pre-Thanksgiving groceries today. No, I didn't splurge on junk food-- but I was tempted by these junk-food flavored lip balms. They were just $1 apiece at WalMart in the stocking stuffer area, so I felt compelled to test them out and share my findings. There was a whole range of about a dozen different food flavors... things like pickle, ketchup, popcorn and bacon were among the other options. I decided to go with some of my favorite unhealthy foods... mac & cheese, pepperoni pizza, and french fries. A brand called Lotta Luv Beauty makes these. I also contemplated going through the self check-out to avoid judgement or questioning from the cashier about these odd purchases, but given my cart-load of other "normal" items, I decided to take my chances :)
With each lip balm I tried, the experience just got more and more strange. I started wondering... do I really WANT this stuff to smell/taste exactly like the food it's imitating? Would I want to go about my day with Pepperoni Pizza lips? I know these are a "just for fun" type of product- but you know me... I'll give them a serious review! ;)
  • Mac & Cheese... Truly does smell like the cheese packet that comes in your box of Kraft macaroni & cheese. They seem to have nailed the fake cheese scent. Where a lot of lip balms have a slightly sweet taste... this tastes slightly salty. But compared to the others, this is the most mild flavor. The balm has a thick, slightly gritty consistency. Teeny tiny salt-flavored particles? Who knows!
  • French Fries... This balm really does smell like potatoes! What?!? The feel on the lips is thicker & more gritty than the Mac & Cheese, and quite a bit more salty also. Almost like solidified mashed potatoes in a stick! It's as if I had some french fries, and just decided to mush one onto my lips. Ew!
  • Pepperoni Pizza... This balm smells nothing like pizza. I can't figure out what I'm smelling... it's a little like the mac & cheese flavor, I think. Upon application, this flavor actually made my stomach turn! Same thick & gritty feel as french fries... but the flavor is both sweet and salty and just all around WEIRD! I'm all for a sweet & salty snack mix... but this is just so odd. I can't handle it!

The moral of the story is this: Salty lip balms are weird. If you love mac & cheese, french fries and pepperoni pizza... these lip balms will not satisfy your craving. The strange thought of having those food flavors (or attempts at food flavors) just sitting on your lips is actually rather unappetizing, and may eliminate your craving for said foods altogether. Maybe a new kind of appetite suppressant? Definitely a fun gag gift stocking-stuffer type of thing if you want to give the family some laughs. Just steer clear of Pepperoni Pizza... it's not worth it! LOL!  
Here's my question-- what's the grossest food-flavored lip balm you can come up with?   

Daily Nuggets...
  • Got a crown at the dentist's office today (the next step in my root canal saga). Not the kind of crown a girl deserves, but a crown nonetheless. 
  • Cupcake has a lot of nicknames- her newest is doodle bug.
  • I'm so excited for Thanksgiving!!
  • My contributions for the meal will be my donut hole acorns and a Fireball whiskey/apple cider cocktail. Woop woop!

43 comments:

  1. Wow this made me laugh and gag a little!! This would be an awesome white elephant gift!!

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  2. I don't know what it is...maybe the lighting, the actual makeup or ?? But you look really nice in these pictures, very youthful and natural, even more than usual. Tutorial? BTW loved this blog post.

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  3. These seem odd/interesting. Probably not going to try these honestly!

    http://skinstuffbykaty.blogspot.com/

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  4. Fireball whisky is my favorite. I love that you love it!

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  5. Fireball whisky is my favorite. I love that you love it!

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  6. I saw these at Walmart the other day and the thought of it made me gag! lol You're very brave! ;-P

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  7. This looks like something I could get sucked into wanting to buy lol I'll make sure to stay clear.
    I don't know if it's your makeup or facial expressions but you look 18 or 19 in the pictures

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  8. LOVE your facial expressions here Emily! They are absolutely hilarious! Definitely a pass for me, those don't seem interesting. Thanks for the review though, as always!
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

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  9. EXCELLENT photos of your reactions, Poof. Perfect.

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  10. Aw, we have a family kitty that we sometimes call doodle bug :-)

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  11. Oh my gosh how weirdddd! I could not handle putting those on my lips... you are a brave girl! Thanks for the laugh! :)

    xo Always, Abby

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  12. What about blue cheese or shrimp flavored lip balms.....ewwwww!

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  13. I would love the fireball whiskey/cider recipe..I love fireball.

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  14. I love the faces you made in the photos. Too cute!

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  15. bwahaha, i love the teeny faces on each piece of macaroni & cheese!

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  16. I got the Mac n Cheese one, and ... yuck! The smell at first is yummy, but being so close to your nose all day makes you queasy! The taste is also weird and after a minute are two I don't want it anywhere near my lips! Definitely good for a gag.

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  17. I kind of want to try the pickle! Sounds so gross and strange!

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  18. You are a brave soul. I'm boycotting Walmart and I haven't seen these in any other store. Food flavored lip balm sounds like a bad idea, and judging from the look on your face it is a bad idea. I love Cupcakes new nickname. So cute.

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  19. Oh please share the recipe for the Fireball Apple Cider cocktail! Always on the look-out for drink recipes like that for the holidays & holiday parties :)

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  20. there's also the bacon lip balm. Lol

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  21. Fireball whiskey/apple cider cocktail sounds amazing!

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  22. haha! I can think of dried fish, garlic bread, smoked salmon and cabbage!

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  23. I love the look on your face in the pics. When I was a kid I used that Avon flavored lip balm, only I would eat the chocolate one. :D Glad to see the acorns are making an appearance again at your celebration. Have fun and tell the family hello!

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  24. Aaaww, doodle bug is what my dad used to call me when I was a kid! I haven't heard that in a while-how cute!!!

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  25. That's disgusting haha...
    Please share your recipe for your Fireball cider!!

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  26. lovely review but i will not try these LOL ! would you like to follow each other :) xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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  27. My aunt gave us some yesterday as a joke, and i can say that they truly are disgusting! The pepperoni pizza was foul smelling (basically like vomit), the hamburger didn't smell like anything, the bacon like bacon, and the pickles smelt salty and sour (just very odd). I do NOT recommend these to anyone who are buying these in hopes of a good balm, but they were worth the 99c due to all of my family laughing so hard that we were crying because they smelled so bad!

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  28. Hey Emily! Could you review on a video the Demi Lovato's nailpolish collection that is available at ulta? :)

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  29. How about calamari or liver and onions lip balm!! Some people will probably like the junk food lip balm..not one of them but fun review, thank you.

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  30. Have you posted the cocktail recipe? We're big fireball fans! Please and thank you.

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  31. Haha this would make a great gag gift for someone! The grossest flavor I can think of would be brussel sprouts… something about that acrid taste going into a lip balm makes me shudder.

    abriellabeauty.wordpress.com

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  32. I won't be surprised if they come up with a garlic bread version of this :D imagine having to apply something that smells like garlic!! I would definitely gift these to a few people just to pull their leg!!

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  33. Oh Lord. This sounds just terrible. Thanks for the heads up, I think I will be steering clear of these, lol. Stop by my site, lots of new posts (cheap hauls, holiday inspired, etc). Thanks and have a great day!
    Splashes of Charm

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  34. What will they think of next!?
    3rd selfie expression was mine to a tee when I read this aha
    xxx

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  35. Love your review! I saw them while I was holiday shopping and picked up a couple (one each for my oldest sons) to put in their stocking as a funny! I figured they wouldn't like them but it would be a funny trick,lol. I got pizza and hamburger! :D

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  36. These sound fun but gross too... I kind of want one now though.

    http://mattekat.blogspot.ca/

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  37. Those are the cutest faces you're making in those pics! :)

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  38. Beanie weenie balm or feta cheese balm...love feta to eat though.

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  39. Beanie weenie balm or feta cheese balm...love feta to eat though.

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  40. Beanie weenie balm or feta cheese balm...love feta to eat though.

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