21 October 2013

Hurraw! Lip Balms

My lips always seem to suffer the most during the transition into cold, winter weather, so I can't think of a better time to talk about the lip balms that have been doing an excellent job keeping my lips soft and hydrated this fall.



Hurraw! balms are completely non-toxic, vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO.  The base oils - almond, coconut, jojoba, castor, and olive - are all cold-pressed and processed below 188°F, so they're still packed with all the nutrients and goodness to best nourish your lips.  The balms are also made with cocoa butter, cadelilla wax, essential oils, herbs, and organic flavours. 

In terms of feel, the first thing you'll notice is that Hurraw!'s balms are incredibly smooth and not at all waxy.  They do a great job nourishing your lips, but they sink in pretty quickly and don't leave much of a protective coating, so I find I prefer to use them when I know I'll be staying indoors.  If I'm heading outside in the dead of winter, I still reach for my Badger Creamy Cocoa Cocoa Butter Lip Balm.   

Here's a quick rundown of the five flavours I've tried:

Coffee Bean: I'm not a coffee drinker, but I do enjoy the smell of coffee, and this balm totally does it for me.  Smells more like a sweet mochaccino than straight up coffee beans.

Cinnamon: If you're a fan of cinnamon hearts, you'll love this one!  It smells exactly like the candy and gives a sheer tint to your lips, like you just ate a red popsicle.  I do find this flavour to be slightly less hydrating than its untinted counterparts, and if your lips are already chapped, I'd recommend steering clear of it - the cinnamon can feel a little irritating and burny on already sore lips.

Grapefruit: Zesty and refreshing, like a glass of fresh grapefruit juice.

Vanilla Bean: Probably my least favorite of the bunch.  It's a very sweet vanilla scent that, to me, smells a lot more like honey or animal crackers than actual vanilla.   

Mint: One of my favorites.  This isn't a soft, meek mint, but it's incredibly fresh and leaves your lips with a nice pepperminty tingle.  It may even freshen your breath a little!


The Bottom Line
With tinted options and a multitude of flavours, I kind of think of Hurraw! balms as the Lip Smackers of the green beauty world.  With so many choices, there should be one to suit anyone!  I also love the packaging - the cheery oval tubes are not only fun, they also make for greater precision when you're applying the balm.  

Where to Buy: $3.37 to $3.82 from iherb$3.79 to $4.29 from Hurraw!


Have you tried Hurraw! balms?  What are your favorite flavours? 




Disclosure: Contains affiliate links to iherb.

20 comments:

  1. I'm stuck on Crazy Rumors but I do want to try these at some point, Cinnamon & Vanilla would be the flavours I'd gravitate towards

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    1. I need to give Crazy Rumors another shot at some point! I wasn't crazy about the one I tried, but I think that was mainly the scent (Cola). The nice thing about Hurraw! is that they're actually in stores here, so super easy to get my hands on :)

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  2. I've looked at their website, but haven't tried them yet. Maybe one day! I'm trying to use what I have now before I buy more. I used to have so many that they never all got used and it was just a waste to throw so many away after they went bad. I've really been wanting a coffee flavored balm lately. And I love mint because I looove the tingle!

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    1. That makes sense. I'm in the same boat - I went from having almost no lip balms to being completely stocked up - so I won't be buying anymore for a bit either!

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  3. I love them!! my latest addition is night treatment one<3

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  4. I also love them! My favourite is the tinted Black Cherry, but I also like the Grapefruit one. I buy them from iHerb.

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    1. I get mine on iherb too. I love how the tinted ones look, but, in terms of scent, I think my favorite is the mint :)

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  5. Woohoo, Hurraw! balm! I've tried tinted ones, both Black Cherry and Cinnamon. I prefer the smell of Black Cherry, to my taste, and the factor that the Cinnamon one is a little stingy on my lips. The balms did moisturized my lips perfectly without being too heavy. Love them! :D
    I'm interested with their Chocolate and Vanilla Bean. Guess it's yummy for the nose. :p

    Thank you for your review, by the way! :)

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    1. You're welcome! They're definitely all yummy for the nose :D

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  6. I love Hurraw! I'm using the mint now, but I might pick up the coffee one next. :)

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    1. I love it! It could totally just be in my head, but I feel like the coffee perks me up a little too :)

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  7. Coffee lip balm sounds awesome! I don't think I've tried the hurraw balms before. I'll have to look around and see if I can find them here.

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    1. They're great! Definitely keep an eye out :)

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  8. Such a massive fan of these lip balms and have tried three so far...I definitely don't see it stopping there!

    Mayah x

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    1. I know the feeling...I was eyeing the Earl Grey one the other day and I so don't need any more lip balms!

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  9. I looooove Hurraw! Balms. I have the cinnamon, black cherry and a cool Pitta Ayurveda one. They are so moisturizing, and I really love the shape and packaging. Definitely a repurchase all the time!

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    1. I haven't seen the Ayurveda ones here yet, but I love the idea behind them and they sound yummy! I'm a big fan of the shape too...not that a regular tube is such a challenge, but the oval just makes it that much easier :)

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  10. I forgot how much I love these. The grapefruit one sounds soooo yummy! Once I use up some balms, definitely going to pick one up. Have you tried Lady Bug Jane? Soooo good.

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    1. I haven't, but I keep hearing good things. Way too many lip balms at the moment, but I'll be sure to give them a look once I get through a few!

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