Honeybee Gardens was created in 1995 by author and herbalist Melissa J. Hertzler. Years of herbal study prompted Ms. Hertzler to create natural personal care products for her and her family. What began as kitchen cosmetics soon turned into a profitable enterprise. Honeybee Gardens products are now distributed in the US by such companies as Frontier Natural Products Co-op, Lotus Light, Mountain Peoples Warehouse, All Natural Distributors and Select Nutrition/UNFI. You will find their products in health food stores, pharmacies, on-line stores, herb shops, specialty and gift stores. You can read more about how and why Honeybee Gardens came into existence here.
Honeybee Gardens products are created entirely of natural materials. You can actually pronounce their ingredients! They reuse and recycle as much as possible and, perhaps most importantly, they DO NOT test ANY of their products on animals. Since 1995, Honeybee Gardens, Inc. has operated under one simple concept, "Create pure, all-natural bath and body care products made from only the finest organic ingredients, offer them at a reasonable price, and treat every customer like a friend."
We recently had the opportunity to try out Honeybee Gardens Luscious Lipgloss. Enriched with Vitamin E, cocoa butter, olive oil, and shea butter, this paraben free lip gloss is super moisturizing. It provides long lasting shine without the stickiness of conventional lip glosses. It is available in five great flavors and neutral shades that can enhance any skin tone.
I was so excited to try Honeybee Gardens Luscious Lip Gloss. The name alone makes it sound luxurious, and well, luscious. I chose Glam I Am, which is a gorgeous neutral plum shade (with mango flavor). I love this lip gloss. Truly, I do. I am a bit of a lip gloss...collector. If I took a picture of my makeup drawer (yes, I have an entire dresser drawer devoted to my cosmetics) you would easily be able to count ten more open lip glosses. And I do wear them all, when the mood strikes. This is by far one of the best lip glosses I have ever tried, there is just a hint of color, which I love, but it's not too much. I was a bit afraid of the "plum" in the description but it's sheer enough that it's not scary at all. This gloss feels great on my lips, it's not too sticky, and it honestly, it smells and tastes great (no, I don't eat my lip gloss, but you can't help but taste it when it's on your lips!). I would feel completely comfortable letting my daughters use this lip gloss as well if they asked because of the sweet and simple ingredients list.
My one and only issue with this lip gloss was that the wand applicator seems very weak. In fact, mine snapped off from the cap the first time I used it. :o( Now, this may or may not have something to do with the fact that it was sitting, brand new, and still sealed on my dresser waiting to be tested when a certain three year old who shall not be named, decided that it would make a *great* drumstick and proceeded to use it to make
loud beautiful music on the dresser until I could get it out of her hands. This was not a deal breaker for me with this gloss though and I have continued using it because it really is a lovely lip gloss. I just store the wand and the gloss container in a little bag to keep them together.
I received the Luscious Lipgloss in Innocence, a pale neutral pink with a slightly peach tint to it. This gloss is also watermelon flavored, and you can tell as soon as you open it up, the aroma of watermelon tickles your senses and makes you think of Spring. I loved the way it glides on so easily and that it lasts for several hours. Unlike Danielle, I had no issues with the wand applicator being weak (but my children are also grown, and while they do play drums, it's not with my lip gloss, and my sweet little grand-daughters don't generally get in to my makeup either).
Honeybee Gardens has generously offered one winner their choice of any one Luscious Lipgloss!
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This giveaway will end on 3/30/2011 at 8pm EST. Any entries after that will not count. Please make sure that you leave an email address or some way to contact you in your comments. If we can't figure out how to get in touch with you, you can't win! :o) Good luck!
*We were each sent a lip gloss to try for our reviews.