Many of you may have heard of a wonderful company of products called Burt's Bees.
We absolutely love these all natural products that just happened to be made by a company in our home state of North Carolina.
Well, last fall I discovered that they have a lip balm that has color in it. I was sold instantly - my lips won't chap and will have a beautiful tint to them without using a heavy lipstick or gloss.
I decided to buy it immediately.
Loved it. Used it all the time.
After a few days, I started to notice that my lips were starting to get this tingly feeling & feeling a little puffy and sore in some spots. (nice description, I know).
At the time, we had a lot going on family wise. My step-father had passed away & we were at my mom's house and with everything going on, I didn't put two & two together and realize that my favorite new product was causing an allergic reaction.
Once I finally figured it out - I was in complete denial. It can't be - I love this stuff.
So....I had to eventually cave in and stop using the product but every time I'd pass it in the stores, I'd be a little sad.
In the meantime, while I was still in the dark, I had also picked up another one of their products. It's a little glossier but still wonderful.
Fast forward to last week. I was passing their cute little display and stopped to linger. I can't possibly be allergic to their lip shimmer, I thought. It must have been something else - maybe stress, or the moon, or something other than this lip balm. I'll give it another try - my husband at this point is rolling his eyes and chuckling at my state of denial.
So, I bought another tube. Ahh, I do love this stuff, I thought as I put it on.
A few hours later - uh, oh!
My lips failed the test.
I must, indeed, be allergic. I almost cried tears of sadness - almost. Then I remembered that I still have their Super Shiny lip gloss waiting for me at home.
I highly recommend that you try your own test & if you pass....I'll try not to be jealous.