Tuesday, 6 August 2013


So it seems our heat wave has been washed away by some torrential looking rain yesterday. There is only one thing to do in this type of weather and that is daydream. Here are our  book picks to help you dream the rainy days away.

1. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

If you've seen the movie you will have already had your heart warmed by Emma Watson and her pals. The book (as always) is far more in depth then the film, and visits some pretty dark places with the main character Charlie. Perfect for those days when you need a good cry.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013


After witnessing the recent heat wave in the UK, we thought we would share some of our favourite summer anthems with you. These can be played anyplace, anytime, as long as there is some sun and a cold drink in your hand! Think Hyde Park, a pub, a beach...or just close your eyes and daydream.

And in true Shell Lip Balm fashion, we have added some Aussie picks to the mix as well.

Hope you enjoy and get funky through this heat wave!

1. Get Lucky - Daft Punk feat. Pharrell

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Gatsby 2012: Let me Shell you a Story...

For all you Luhrmann/DiCaprio/Fitzgerald/Jazz Age fans out there: the cinema trailer for The Great Gatsby has just been released today! INCREDIBLY EXCITING STUFF.

What shell we wear?
The answer is obvious!
If I could choose any era at all to tele-transport myself back to (assuming I could find a damned Delorian to get me there), it would be the days of Gin Fizz, garden parties with peacocks roaming about freely on the lawn, roaring swing parties with big bands and debonair gents. Oh, the Gatsby days. 

Its allure magnetised the world, and by the 1930s, mass production meant that everyone could live in the deco style. Travel became popular. African safaris were all the rage and animal skins, ivory, mother of pearl, and tortoiseshell began to appear in the home.

In design, seashells increased in popularity and could be found in motifs in architecture right through to clutch bags and other accessories adorning the darlings of the day.

Thanks to the fabulous Gatsby remake set to be released later this year (finally Leo DiCaprio appears in another amazing Baz Luhrmann production - it's been far too long, we say) the gorgeous shell is making a resurgence in 2012. 

 The Oriental Fan:
it never goes out of style.
So... at least if I just happened to come across a Delorian and could go back to my favourite era, I'd be ready to party with my Shell Lip Balm! Best nip off and get a flapper dress ready too, I think, you can never be too prepared after all.
Watch the Gatsby Trailer here!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Could Shell Lip Balm be any more 'on trend' for 2012?

Apparently you know when you've been Tango'd.

Ok, a bit of shameful 'Fash Ed' jargon there... but let's be serious, there really is no dispute that we are primed and fashionably ready for this Spring / Summer. 2012's Pantone colour of the year is (da da da daaaaaaa!) Tangerine Tango... and errrr well, need we point out the obvious connection? 

Pantone.com's blog posted, “Consumers look to spring for renewed energy, optimism and the promise of a brighter day,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute®. “They have learned how colour can help them alter a mood, while providing the vitality and enthusiasm that enables them to experiment with new looks and colour combinations. Provocative Tangerine Tango, an enticing juicy orange, is a vivacious and appealing refresher to enliven anyone’s outlook this spring."

We love their view on this colour and we adore the thought that every time you pull out your gorgeous Oriental Fan Shell Lip Balm that you might just be starting YOUR brighter day in 2012. Awwwwwwe.


PS: All of our shells are completely natural, so the colour does vary. If you'd specifically like a colour similar to 'Tangerine Tango', drop us a line once you've placed your order at www.shelllipbalm.co.uk!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Psssst! We're on Sale!

This is an exclusive offer for our very special Facebook followers to say thanks for 'Liking' us in the mere 2 months we've been going! Wow, that's seriously passed by in a flash!

So just for you guys, order online now and get... 2 shells for £22! 

This offer goes public within the next week so get in now and get your lips 2012 ready or stock up on the best, most unique gifts for your special gal pals for the whole year. Genius idea.

Because this offer isn't available to the greater public just yet, the promotional banners on the site will still have the price at 25, but don't worry, the checkout will only charge you 22. 

Let's start the year with luscious lips! x


Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year Lip Lovers!

Welcome to 2012 lovelies - whoot, whoot!

Have you made your resolutions? Are you vowing to drink less, always take your make-up off (even when it's 2:30am), exercise more, eat less carbs, be nice to everyone, give more to charity, take a course in something interesting, yadda yadda?

Whatever your goals are, a healthy lifestyle will help you achieve it all and that starts with what we put into (and onto) our bodies. Even if it's just for January, the below tips will help to start the year off on the right foot:
Made from all sorts of yummy stuff, it's hard
to decide whether to eat it or put it on your lips.
1. Go organic where you can - see our tip on how to get rid of pesticides on your fruit & veg at our Facebook page: 'Shell Lip Balm UK'. Also check the ingredients on your hair & make-up, toiletries and cleaning products and try to switch where you can - your body absorbs everything. Places like Planet Organic and Wholefoods are great to find natural products as an alternative to preservative filled ones.

2. Try 15-30 days of a raw food detox diet (this isn't an easy one to do, but your body will really thank you for it). I did it a few years ago and managed to kicked coffee, butter, chocolate and added salt from my diet (except on hot chips, because c'mon that's just a must). People said they really noticed a difference in my appearance actually which surprised me but was proof that 15 days is all it takes!

3. Drink at least 2 litres of water... especially having 2 glasses whenever you feel hungry. This is the best possible (and free!) appetite suppressant around and will stop you from overeating.

4. At least 1/2 hour of exercise a day. Now that we're on the downhill run to Spring, I'm going to try and wake up that smidge earlier and fit in my exercise then. Errrr, I'll have to keep you posted on how that goes though. I read recently that Molly Sims was sick of watching her weight so she decided to commit to 30 consecutive days of exercise - something every single day. Apparently after that she got the exercise bug and now feels like something is missing if she doesn't fit an activity in regularly. I'm going for the 30 day trial and hopefully the same thing will happen to me... I'm going to 'Sim-ify' my bod!

Whatever it is that you plan for or have set as your goals to fulfil this year, I wish you all the love and success possible! x

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Overdo it under the mistletoe this year?

Be ready for a midnight smooch with
a dashing stranger on New Years Eve!
Did Uncle Graham's beard feel like it sliced and diced your pout when you said hello at Christmas lunch? Did you kiss your adorable baby niece's head / hand / cheeks / feet / chubby elbow so many times that your lips are tingling and maybe a little chapped? 

Christmas is not only a time for lots of food, gifts and some dodgy afternoon board games while Granny snores in the 'big chair' in the corner; but let's face it, it's a time for a LOT of kissing. Between that and the cold weather, this time of year can wreak havoc with your pout but don't worry, we've got a quick fix.

We've found a top tip to get your luscious lips back to their beautiful best, just in time to pucker up for a smooch with that dashing stranger you've seen across the crowded room on New Year's eve! 

  • First, exfoliate your lips by mixing a pinch of sugar with about a drop of water
  • Then rub the sugar water on the lips with a cotton bud and then rinse it off with cool water. 
  • Finally, be sure to put on some moisturising, 100% organic Shell Lip Balm or lipstick afterwards so that your lips don't dry out. 

Your lips will be perfect and soft in no time at all.

Roll on New Year's Eve and kissable lips (yours... AND that dashing strangers).