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Nothing Nasty Touches My Lips With Karen Murrell!

These are my new lip favorites!

SERIOUSLY. They are capitial A-mazing.

Created by Karen Murrell (of course), she sought to offer the world a beauty brand with all the lovely aesthetics and appeal, but without the guilty conscience.

Not only are they certified organic by New Zealand beauty standards, they are also cruelty free, not tested on animals, near vegan with the exception of cruelty free honey and beeswax, made with ingredients that are locally sourced and traceable, free of harmful and toxic ingredients, and super sustainable from the ground up.

I am so happy I have had the opportunity to test these lovelies from Karen Murrell out because I will forever be purchasing these lovely lippies from this moment on.

They are perfect in almost every single way and they have all the makings of a perfect lipstick + healing balm in one.

These little cannisters are made from a very special and sustainable material – polylactic acid – a corn resin based material that begins to dissolve back into the earth within 100 days. They’re also greenhouse gas neutral so they don’t contribute to emissions or global warming. Aside from that, the boxes they come in are made from 100% recycled and renewable sources using New Zealand paper and soy inks. All their packaging is also ECOCERT.

With a host of natural and organic ingredients, they also have a plan and philosophy to be completely ecologically sound. This means cruelty free, sustainable, mostly sourced locally and always traceable ingredients, and packaging that won’t make you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders.

Check out the Lovely Swatches!

( From the Left – Carnation Mist, Coral Dawn & Sand Storm )

(Wearing my favorite shade – Carnation Mist)

So after all the technical talk, though I do think they have some impressive stats, I just want to mention that these lipsticks are beautiful to use as well. Not only are they beautiful to the earth, they look great on. They are really pigmented, hydrating and lovely. They look great and the colors are very lively and vibrant. They last a long time on the lips and smell so heavenly – just like cinnamon! It’s not overwhelming, but it’s such a pleasant surprise! No nasty wax taste or feel, these really moisturize your lips while looking fabulous. I’ve already converted a few people to these little lovelies!

So you see, it’s true, “nothing nasty touches my lips” with Karen Murrell.

Check out their line of lovely lip products – here!

Find out more about their incredibly eco clean green beauty process and philosophy – here.

Disclaimer: I was NOT given compensation to write this blog post in any way other than the samples sent to me from Karen Murrell for review purposes. My opinions, thoughts and experiences with this product are my own irregardless of if and/or how I obtain products.

My Current Lip Favorites!

Sorry for the crappy cell phone picture!

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Hibiscus

This is by far one of my favorite tinted lip balms! It has a really smooth texture that just glides right on, but it doesn’t have that gross oily feeling. It just feels moisturizing. Hibiscus is a really natural pinkish nude color, it just makes your lips look really healthy with a little bit of color. I am really pale with neutral skin tone so it may look different on someone with a darker or lighter skin tone than me, but moisturizing qualities will be the same.  

Price: $6.99

Would I Buy Again? 

Definitely would! I love this lip balm. It’s both nourishing and pretty. Plus, it looks natural and I can wear it any time, anywhere. Love it! I definitely recommend this one!


Check it out – Here!

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam

This lip cream is really pretty! It’s a really bright coral pink color that goes on matte, but without being drying. It is actually really creamy. Since I am pretty pale, this color looks REALLY bright on me, but someone lighter than me may feel its even brighter or someone darker may feel it isn’t bright enough on their complexion. It is a lovely color; very pretty for Spring and Summer!

Price: $5

Would I Buy Again? 

I actually didn’t buy this. I got it in a MyGlam bag. This is something I would’ve never tried on my own, but I am glad I got to try! It is very pretty and great for Spring! I definitely recommend this for people who like vibrant colors.


Check it out – Here!

Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain in Dawn

The Just Bitten Lip Stains are really lovely. It’s dual-ended; one end is a plain lip balm and the other is the actual colored lip stain. You use the balm first to moisturize your lips and fill in any cracks so that your lips are very smooth when you apply the stain. Then you apply the lip stain over. Having the balm is really awesome because the stain is just a deep color without any moisturizing properties so if you have dry lips, this can still be moisturizing if you use the balm before applying the stain. The color I have, Dawn, is a really pretty coral color (sensing a theme? 🙂 ), but it’s not overwhelmingly bright or vibrant. It’s a very natural color. It looks like a nude beige type coral though because it doesn’t have any of the vibrancy that the NYX lip cream has. It’s very classic looking and very natural if the lip cream seems to bright for your tastes.

Price: $8.99

Would I Buy Again? 

Maybe. I really like the line of colors available in this product as they all look natural and pretty, but I don’t know if it’s worth it to me at $8.99. I like that they include a lip balm, but I am not sold on it yet. Maybe after more experimenting!


Check it out – Here!

UpstateHerbWorks Citrus Lip Serum 

This is a lip serum I found on Etsy. It really isn’t for wear during the day, though I suppose you could if you wanted to. I wear it at night as part of my skincare regimen to keep my lips moisturized and healthy looking. This serum has no color to it; it is essentially just a mix of natural vegetable oils that help to moisturize your lips and keep them healthy looking. I really like it and I feel it has helped to keep my lips moisturized and healthy. It’s really affordable at only $9 and made with natural vegetable oils so I really love that.

Price: $9

Would I Buy Again? 

I think I definitely would buy  this again! The high quality oils are very nourishing and help my lips stay moisturized and not get chapped. Love it! I definitely recommend this lip serum as a good alternative to the more expensive lip treatments for those who get really chapped lips.


Check it out – Here!

What are your favorite lip balms, glosses, etc.?

Recommendations welcome!

I am not a huge fan of lipsticks as I am nervous about bold colors, but I am trying to be more lip-outgoing, if you will, so please let me know your most-loved colors!

I would love to try reader favorites!

That’s all for now!

Stay Beautiful


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Disclaimer: I was NOT given compensation to write this blog post in any way. I purchased this of my own free will. My opinions, thoughts and experiences with this product are my own.