Tuesday, September 23, 2014

AMW Reviews: Ellana Minerals Strawberry Vanilla Lip Scrub

Good morning AMW friends!
Thanks to Glamourbox for including this in last month's Flawless Beauty box!  True enough, flawless doesn't only talk about the skin, I for one has issues with my very dry lips so I guess, to help us look "flawless", our lips should be moisturized as well!  

I was so excited to give this a test because I am definitely the winner on "Most Dry Lipped Blogger" (aminado!)  but don't get me wrong, I am definitely doing EVERYTHING I can to fix that!  And that includes trying out Ellana Minerals' Strawberry Vanilla Lip Scrub!

Ellana says ---
For a perfectly polished pout, use our sweet-smelling Strawberry Vanilla Lip Scrub to regularly exfoliate your lips!

Size: 10g
Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,Polyamino, Sugar Condensate Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Isononyl Isononanoate Butyrospermum parkii Cera Alba Tocopherol Acetate Mica Silicone Dioxide Fragaria ananassa D&C 8 CI 45350 Vanilla planifolia

AMW says ---
  • Price.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Has a hint of strawberry scent.
  • Does not irritate my very dry lips.
  • Lips feel less chapped after first use.
  • A little goes a long way.
  • Removes excess dry skin from lips.
  • My lips feel less dry and flaky after a week's usage.

  • If you have extremely dry lips like I do, this alone is not enough.
Very easy to use exfoliating scrub for the lips!  The taste and scent is yummy enough for me to easily incorporate as my everyday routine.

from Ellana
  • Apply on dry lips and scrub them gentle in circular motions. Wipe off with tissue. 
  • This lip scrub is best for dry and flaking lips. Do not use on chapped and wounded lips; give them time to heal first. 
from AMW
  • Follow up with a lip conditioner or lip balm of choice after using lip scrub to keep lips hydrated.
  • If you are a lipstick wearer and you can't seem to remove a long-lasting lipstick, use this!  It'll help remove excess lipstick pigments!
  • Can be used daily!  Just make sure to follow up with a lip conditioner.
  • Do you have extremely dry lips like I do?  Follow up with a good amount of Vaseline.  
  • Best to do the scrub before you go to bed so you'll wake up with hydrated lips!
  • Try not to use the lip scrub before you leave the house, scrubbing your lips will make it dry and flaky so you need a lip balm to sit at least 10 minutes or more for lips to look and feel hydrated before you apply your favorite lipstick.
  • Stop yourself from peeling dry skin around the lips.
  • Using a damp toothbrush has a safe effect but of course, this one from Ellana Minerals tastes yummier!  I tend to be really lazy with the damp toothbrush method, not with Ellana Lip Scrub!
  • Make sure to do the exfoliation on dry lips. 
Will I repurchase?

To whom do I recommend this to?
Works on all kinds of lips!  Even those without issues on lip dryness can use this!

Where to purchase and how much?
Priced at Php165.00 at Ellana website.  I have an affiliate code so you can get 15% off on your purchase. (No pressure, buy by clicking banner at the right hand side of this blog if you love me :P)

Related Links 
Ellana Website
Glamourbox website: https://glamourbox.ph


With a clean finger, grab a small amount of Ellana Strawberry Vanilla Lip Scrub as shown on photo below.

Gently massage through the lips with a small circular motion.  

Wipe off with clean tissue.
OR, you may remove excess scrub with damp toothbrush.

Immediately apply your favorite lip balm.
I used HURRAW Lip Balm in this tutorial. 

Before and After photo
The effect won't be that obvious on FIRST use.  I find my lips less chapped and not as much flaking after using this for a week! (Keep in mind that constant application of lip balm is needed)

Do you exfoliate your lips?
What are your methods?

I believe some would just go to their kitchen to grab some sugar and honey for their own DIY recipe.
What's yours?

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(Product received via Glamourbox.   Opinion 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)


  1. I use e.l.f.'s lip exfoliator :) It's housed in a lipstick tube so it's very easy to apply. It smells like chocolate and tastes like sugar too! :) I'll try this out achie! Thanks for the great review! xoxo

    1. Patty! Naintriga ako sa ELF! :) Thanks for sharing, will have a look when i get the chance :D


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