Hello My Lovelies,
Hope you are all doing well and you all had a fabulous weekend. I literally have a few busy weeks ahead with University and i am trying not to stress myself out too much haha. I thought i would mix it up a little bit and post about a fabulous dupe i recently discovered and i took to twitter (@SophiaMeola) to see if you all wanted a post about it and you all said YES, so here i am hoping not to disappoint haha fingers crossed. As a shopaholic / beauty junkie i literally love all types of makeup and beauty items. Whether that being they are drugstore or high end goodies - I like to have a balance in my makeup and beauty collection and try a bit of everything. Even though i am known to have the occasionally splurge i really do enjoy discovering dupe products, especially if they are half the price of a high end product!
A few months ago i treated myself to the Dior Creme de Rose Lip Balm which has been a holy grail product of mine ever since. The lip balm allies the expertise of Dior research in nutrition to the delicate smoothness of rose petals. All its nourishing powers come from the rare and precious Damask Rose essential oil extract together with an anti-aging complex and Shea butter. I was really sold on this product as Elle from All That Glitters 21 raves about it all the time and it has been a saviour product for me specially now it has got so much colder. This was my first time branching out in a Dior lip balm but i am so glad i did as it is such a beautiful product that actually does work. It has a thick, non sticky texture that applies like a dream onto the lips leaving them feeling extremely moisturised, smooth and plump. Not only is it a great lip balm in itself, but it is also a great lip primer product to use before applying a lipstick or lipgloss.
Interestingly enough a few weeks ago i discovered a pretty great dupe for the Dior Creme de Rose Lip Balm after being sent a lovely package from Apivita. The Apivita Pink Rose Lip Care moisturises and softens lips with olive il, beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter and avocado oil and leaves a light rose coloured sheen. The rose oil and vitamin E and C help to protect the lips from environmental toxins and prevents irritations. It is packed full of 96% of natural ingredients and is free from parabens, propylene glycol, mineral oil and silicones. As soon as i opened my package and tried out the lip balm i instantly knew that it would be a fabulous dupe for Dior Creme de Rose. They have similar ingredients which include Shea butter, vitamins and rose oil. They have an extremely similar scent which of course smells like beautiful fresh roses and also a very similar shade in colour. The only main and quite visual different would be the packaging.
Packaging wise i really do not mind either one as they both look very chic and pretty. The main issues with potted lip balms is obviously the residue it can leave on your fingers afterwards but that is why we carry around anti bacterial haha. I really do love the vintage white design with the embossed 'CD' logo on the front - by first glance you instantly know it is Dior. The Apivita classic twist up lipstick design would be the more easily accessible option and i do like the fact it is cut at a slant for easy application to the lips. I really like the fact that with all of the lip balms in the range they colour of the packaging reflects on the flavour of the balm itself - such a simple design but i think it is extremely effective and cute. They both leave a sheer pink sheen to the lips which is slightly noticeable and makes the lips look really healthy, plump and moisturised.
I hope you all enjoyed this dupe post featuring Dior and Apivita, i would love to know your thoughts on the products and what you think about the dupe itself and if you would give it a go. It was really fun putting together this dupe and comparison post and hopefully a few more are to come in the near future. If their is something you would like to find a dupe of then let me know and i will try and hunt something down for you haha. If you would like to give Apivita a try you can take a peek through their collection on the Marks & Spencers website. Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you and i make sure to read every single comment...they really make my day!
Lots of Love