Heard about Love My Lips Maximizing Mint Plumping lip gloss, R129,95. Its been in the news here and there because a) it’s a tube of glossy fabulousness and b) comes with a two little strips that help you test your drinks for date rape drugs.
The gloss itself is a innovative 5-in-1 formula that benefits from the addition of mint extract. This way, it can add shine and colour while plumping up your lips, refreshing them with sweet-smelling mint and adding a bit of moisture.
Personally, I found that the formula didn’t ‘plump’ me up as much as I’d like, but it did look super-pretty (the Beautiful Pink shade is my fave) and felt fabulously moisturising. I also liked it’s soft, pretty peppermint scent as well as the fact that the formula wasn’t super sticky. (Great for a windy winter…)
As far as the drink spiking tester strips go, I’m not really able to test their efficacy as I don’t have easy access to drugs like ketamine, but am grateful for their existence. I’ve got friends who’ve had the misfortune of falling prey to evil drink spikers so I know that it’s an all too horrible reality.
To use them, simply drop a two drops of the suspicious drink on the strips’ two testing areas. If either of them turn blue, you’ll know your drink’s been spiked.