Kingdom of Stars Natural Lip Balms!

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It chapped lips season, y’all and it seems my full-time job has become re-applying lip balm. Now, we all know there are eleventy billion brands and types of lip balm, so which do you choose? One of the best things about being a beauty blogger is I get to support independent brands and entrepreneurs. One such brand is Kingdom of Stars, an artisanal, natural, vegan lip balm made by a Skye. Skye is a photographer and curator, which leads to a lot of travel.

“I’m always staying in great hotels, and finding pretty piles of awesome toiletries… except, they weren’t. They were drying and harsh and sometimes smelled weird… and the ingredients synthetic, petrochemical, ugh ! So, I began to make my own.”

And so Kingdom of Stars was born. These lip balms are natural, ethical, cruelty-free, feel exceptionally good on the lips and are made with argan & rose hip oil and as Laura puts it “other really special stuff.”  They smell great as well since many are made with pure essential oils. If you lick your lips often, no worries: the ingredients are mostly food grade and some are organic.

Kingdom of Stars Lip Balms are hand made in small batches with plant based, sun based, vegan skin care and they are affordable too! There are 18 luscious scents available and I was able to try four of them: Apricot, Jasmine, Yuzu and Matcha. They glide on the lips, are not sticky or waxy, smell fabulous and deliver a huge dose of moisture. Each balm contains Shea Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Moroccan Argan Oil, ( from Women’s Co-op ), Rose Hip Seed Oil, Starflower/ Borage oil, Sunflower Oil, Vegan Candelilla Wax  (+ Essential Oils ).

Note: these balms have been specifically crafted to melt at body temperature. Please protect from high temperatures. In the event your balm melts, simply stand upright in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. This lip balm is best enjoyed from your purse, a desk drawer, a table top tray, or anywhere that is not in close proximity to a heat source.

MATCHA

Matcha powdered green tea is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg, which calms the mind and relaxes the body

Matcha has 137 times more antioxidants than regular green tea,
including a unique, beneficial, and potent class of antioxidants known as catechins.

Matcha is rich in L-Theanine, a rare amino acid that actually promotes a state of relaxation, and of course, chlorophyll. In addition to the beautiful color, chlorophyll acts as a detoxifying agent.

Flavor / Scent : Organic FCF Bergamot Essential Oil ( Yes. Looks green, smells orange ) FCF Bergamot had been double-distilled to remove the photosensitizing agent.

This matcha lip balm has just enough matcha in it to color the balm, and will not tint your lips.

YUZU

About the Japanese Yuzu Fruit:  Yuzu is a rare and costly citrus fruit from Japan. The fragrance from its yellow rind is divinely aromatic, a combination of various citrus with a hint of floral. The citrus aspect of the scent reminds me primarily of tangerine and the sweet part of grapefruit, with a bit of lemony-bergamot as well. It is a joyful and uplifting scent making every day a happy day! I love this scent in fragrance too.

JASMINE

About Jasmine, wildcrafted in the Himalayas :  Jasminum sambac is a species of jasmine native to a small region in the eastern Himalayas in Bhutan and neighboring India. It is widely cultivated for its attractive and sweetly fragrant flowers. The flowers are also used for perfumes and for making tea. This cultivar is most familiar to those of you who have had jasmine flower tea.

APRICOT: A silky-satiny, naturally apricot-scented balm of nourishing plant oils and butters to soften and protect lips with a subtle shine. An intensive formula concentrated with precious active ingredients to deeply soothe and replenish delicate skin to reveal soft, beautiful, lips. This uplifting, aromatic formula instantly hydrates the lips with a complex proprietary blend of bioactive, natural and organic ingredients. This smells exactly like an apricot and I want to eat it–but I don’t.

The packaging for the balms is super cute–they are all housed in tubes, with a cute geometric design: some are black and some are white. Prices are so reasonable ranging from $4.50-7.50 and can be found at the Etsy store here http://kingdomofstars.etsy.com/

Kingdom of Stars also offers boxed gift sets with 4 balms for $30.

I hope I have encouraged you to try Kingdom of Stars lip balms!

How often do you wear lip balm?

 

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I wear lip balm all day long as well as at night. The very heavy ones work best for my super dry lips. Nevertheless, these are beauties, and I love the ingredients/flavors.

  • Dana Rodriguez

    I am a lip balm fanatic. These sound really nice!

  • I use lip balm sparingly, usually when my face is naked. I wear color a lot!

  • I love lip balms, and have many scents/flavors. These all look and sound so wonderful!

    • I’m dying over the apricot one, can’t stop applying it–it smells delicious!

  • marciaf

    These look so beautiful. I think I’d like the Apricot. Love your photos.

    • I love the apricot one too. These are not my photos–the founder of Kingdom Stars is a photographer too and asked me to use her pictures. She didn’t have to ask twice!

  • I LOVE lip balm! I am always looking for a new one to try so this one is on the top of my list now! Thanks for the ideas!

    • Go to the Etsy store, there are lots more flavors!

  • I live in lip balm. My lips have to stay “greased up” as my dermatologist calls it so they are always bathed in balm. These are so prettily packaged and sound delicious too.

    • Check out the Etsy–there are tons more flavors!

  • Reesa Lewandowski

    I am pretty obsessed with lip balm, so this is perfect for me! These sound so lovely. I love natural beauty products.

  • I am always looking for good lip balms. My lips get so dry year round and I like keeping some with me at all times.

    • I do too–I have them stashed all around–one in my bag, one in my desk drawer, one in the car, etc.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    The packaging alone makes me want to try it

  • These look gorgeous – finally lip balms that look a little different than everything we already have. Saw your pictures on Pinterest and was immediately intrigued! x

  • Theresa

    These products look really interesting! I like trying new lip balms, and this one sounds neat.

  • The packaging is so pretty! I have yet to get anything Matcha and lip balm is always needed so I might have to work this into next months budget!

  • That matcha balm looks like I could eat it right now, haha 🙂 Love the packaging design too!

  • Lynn

    Very cool story of how the company started! I travel a lot and rarely use the in-room toiletries. The matcha balm looks amazing!

  • Lydia

    These look ah-mazing! I love the packaging and apricot sounds delicious!

    • OMG the apricot is to die for–I can’t stop applying it!!

  • These balms look delicious, especially the yuzu! I need to check out the etsy store! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    • Please do check out the store, I’m so impressed!

  • Amy Desrosiers

    I am all about a natural lifestyle. I love using natural soaps, cleaners, and beauty products. That matcha lip balm sounds good.

    • It doesn’t have a flavor per se but it feels amazing!

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  • Jean Standley

    These lip balms look fab! I always suffer from dry lips, especially in the colder months, so I love a moisturising lip balm. These lip balms seem really natural and nourishing.

  • These look great and would make an awesome Mother’s Day gift!

  • Angela

    Ohhhh I love the packaging. If I were to pick one of the flavours I would probably pick the apricot for myself.

  • Roxanne Ferber

    I am a lip balm junkie!! These look really amazing and so pretty!

  • Mandy Young Carter

    I am lip balm obsessed. And my daughter is following in my footsteps. We would love these.

  • Nikki Arnold

    Oh these all look great! I love matcha and I like finding flavored lip balms that actually hydrate your lips vs just making me feel like I have to constantly put a new coat on. Would you say these were super hydrating?

  • Anvita – TheBellyRulesTheMind

    I so need something like this. I am so done trying all the different kind of lip balms. I would love to try something more natural

  • My lips get dry pretty easily so I probably should wear lip balm more often – I just always forget XD These look really amazing though! I love the design and the ingredients!

  • Ok I NEEDDDD these!!