In celebration of The X Factor’s ‘guilty pleasures’ week, here’s a guilty pleasure of mine… pointless collaborations between cosmetics and kids film characters. Shrek Forever After is out on DVD soonish so they’ve teamed up with Chapstick (because loads of 8 yr olds wear lipbalm, don’t you know) to launch a special edition Shrek flavour. It comes in green apple, has a picture of Shrek on the side and is green. There’s a theme coming here.
The lipbalm itself is actually quite nice. It’s a really lovely apple scent that isn’t sickly sweet, which matches the pale green colour of the lipbalm. And the best thing is that if you don’t want to shout about the fact that it’s a Shrek lipbalm, you can take the whole packet off and you’re left with a plain white case. Fabulous. These are out in store now… another one to add to my lipbalm collection.