If you’re in the market for handmade, sustainable, organic, vegan, kosher lip balm, lemme draw your attention to Lips by Wong.
I’ve never met Kaia Wong, the mastermind behind these genius tubes of lip lube, in person but after having checked out her website and her myspace page, I’ve decided she’s one of the coolest people on the planet. She’s spunky and fun, quirky and cool and she makes vegan lip balms that are as unique as she is. All of her lip balms have artsy labels and bejeweled caps. They are quite fun to look at. I’m also all about promoting and supporting grassrootsy indie businesses and so should you. It feels good and it’s sort of like shopping at a boutique with such novel goodies.
Glittery lip stuffs that I highly recommend:
Bubble Gum Lip Balm ($4): This yummy lip balm is light pink, sparkly and smells exactly like bubble gum! The label features Kaia Wong blowing bubbles – it’s cute! Although her website says all lip balms contain beeswax, they don’t. In fact, here’s the list of ingredients for the 2 lip balms I’m reviewing: organic coconut oil, organic jojoba oil, organic olive oil, organic palm kernel oil, candelilla wax, castor seed oil, carnauba wax, Vitamin E, organic/vegan/kosher flavors, stevia and a touch of glitter.
Kaia is a lip balm wizard. I’m sure she would make any of her lip treats vegan upon request.
Sangria Sparkle Lip Balm ($4): Anything with ‘sparkle’ in its name immediately gets my attention. It’s a subtle sparkle but a sparkle all the same. I don’t know why but the scent of this balm reminds me of childhood… no, I didn’t drink Sangria as a tiny tot. It just smells so sweet. It definitely ignites my sense memory somehow. So, I have to say these lip balms have the perfect amount of moisturizing lip power. Some times vegan lip balms are a little dry and take some effort when applying but these are totally slick and glossy. They make my kissy lips that much more kissable. I am such a fan!
Kaia’s lip balms come in some other delicious flavors: Gummy Bear, Chocolate and Clockwork Orange Creamsicle.
You can also stock up on fun vegan homemade soaps while you are at it. Soaps include: Mocha Muffin, Green Tea Blossom, Coffee Cake and Clarity.
For more info check out Kaia’s quirky, fun website: Lips by Wong