Thursday, March 03, 2011

Ganache for Lips

Ganache for Lips, originally uploaded by Ayala Moriel.

I was pleasantly surprised to find these lovely lip balms at Fireworks Gallery in SEATAC. Ganache for Lips are all natural lip balms, made by Patricia West. She uses Scharffen Berger Belgian chocolate, some fragrant extracts that bring 9 flavours.

I got the Vanilla Mousse and Chocolate Mousse and found them to be both with exquisite texture and consistency, and they smell yummy yet are not sweet or sticky (only unsweetened chocolate is used). They are nourishing and glide smoothly on the lips. All flavours are made with similar ingredients, except that the "white chocolate" flavours do not contain chocolate:
sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, beeswax, shea butter, vanilla extract in fractionated coconut oil, vitamin E and rosemary extract.

They are deliciously smelling, and I could only wish they had more flavours in store (would have loved to experience the lemon mousse and raspberry chocolate!). I tried the Chocolate Mousse (which is subtly chocolatey yet without making one want to binge on chocolate all day...); and the Vanilla Mousse (reminiscent of a white chocolate flavour, even if there is no cocoa butter in there).

For the fine ingredients they are made of (both apricot kernel oil and Belgian chocolates are quite pricey) they are very decently priced at about $5 each.

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