Firstly, I would like to thank Mr Bumble Bee on the left for landing in frame at just the right time and making my photo awesome. While I’ve been suffering from awful hay fever this little one has been busy keeping our planet alive.
I love Burt’s Bees, I’ve used their baby products since my eldest was small and their lip balms have been something I have re purchased many, many times. They’re amazingly hydrating and the natural ingredients are a winner for me, as always. As well and being 100% natural it also contains no phthalates, parabens, petrolatum or SLS.
I find them brilliant for prepping my lips ready for lipstick, particularly matte lipstick which is about as forgiving as a transparent swimming costume.
This Coconut and Pear Lip Balm (£3.99) is limited edition and probably my new favourite from their entire range, the smell is amazing, just like Eat Natural Almond and Apricot Yoghurt Bars. It took me at least 2 weeks of using this to figure that out. You know when you smell something and it reminds you so much of something else but you just can’t place exactly what? Yeh, that. Racked my brain for ages over that one.
I have about 4 of their lip balms already on the go so really didn’t need this but I love anything coconut so that, plus the fact that with every purchase of this limited edition balm and the fact they will plant 5,000 bee friendly wildflower seeds, was more than enough to sway me. They also pledge to do the same if you send them a #SelflessSelfie.
Bees are more important to our world than most people imagine and I have already planted my own bee friendly seeds this year! A pack of your own wildflower seeds only cost a couple of pounds from supermarkets or garden centres (plus they are bloody beautiful when they bloom).
See a bee on the ground? He’s probably not dead! This time of the year the bees really live up to the saying “busy bees” and the poor stripy fellow is probably just exhausted from flying backwards and forwards all day (I feel you Mr Bubble Bee, I feel you). Make him an energy drink by mixing one tablespoon of water with 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar as recommended by the RSPB. So, lets all do out bit to look after our yellow and black stripy friends.