The last few weeks of lockdown have been a relaxed affair when it comes to make up, I’ve been loving the new bare faced scenario (albeit, as you can see from my previous posts, I’m partial to fake tan).
However, I received the most beautiful parcel from Burts Bees a few days ago, where do I start?!!
It was so lovely, I’m obsessed with eyeliner, it does not budge. It doesn’t drag and feels creamy if that makes sense?
The eyeshadows, they were super flattering too… and finally, For just a hint of colour and 8 hours of moisture the tinted lip balm was my absolute favourite product. The Botanical Waxes in these softly tinted balms will take your lips to lovely in one pretty swipe. They come in a range of 6 naturally flattering shades.
That’s enough of me though, I loved the story behind Burts Bees. I think it’s totally apt right now as we are all looking at a less stressful way of life. Burt Shavitz and Roxanne Quimby created Burt’s Bees in the early 1980s. In their former lives, Burt worked as a photojournalist in Manhattan, and Roxanne was an artist living in San Francisco. Each left behind the harried pace of city life to seek—and eventually find—freedom in the remote, pristine wilderness of Maine.
Burt settled into a new life as the local “bee man” after finding a stray beehive and learning how to eke out a living selling honey. One day, Burt pulled over for a hitchhiking Roxanne in his schoolbus-yellow pickup truck, and the two hit it off.
Burt was a resourceful guy; he’d been stowing away the surplus beeswax from his honey business, knowing it might eventually come in handy. Burt taught Roxanne about his bees, and she found a book of recipes which they used to turn their waxy bounty into things like candles (in 1984) and lip balm (in 1991—that one turned out to be a keeper).
As so it grew… grew to this beautiful range of products that I sure that whoever reads this will love too.