With our return to Geektastic Thursday, I thought I would bring you a review of something I really really like. Like is such a mild word, let's go with love. A review of something I love -- meet Bubble and Geek.
I first heard about Bubble and Geek on the Knit 1 Geek 2 podcast. The gals who host the podcast had stumbled across the etsy shop but had not actually purchased anything. But at the mention of lip balm, I knew I had to check it out. My lip balm addiction is one of my strongest vices. I am more likely to break down and buy a tube than I am to buy yarn (probably a price thing) and I often have up to three tubes in my work bag.
So how could I possibly resist geek themed lip balm? The two I bought are Vanilla Custard (fish fingers not included) and Winter is Coming. Both have a distinct but mild scent, with a sharper edge on the Winter is Coming (it is a vanilla mint scent). The thing I really like about these, aside from the awesome names, is the texture of the lip balm. A lot of hand made mixes are rather thin. They go on well, but feel a little more oily than a commercially made tube may be. Bubble and Geek tubes are not that way at all. They are not rough, but the smooth nature has a little more heft to it. I feel I only need to cover my lip once rather than multiple times. And I can speak from experience when I say these little babies can hold up in a pocket. I've taken to keeping Winter is Coming in my pocket at work for a little decadent boost when customers start to drive me crazy.
Because winter is indeed coming and I was already putting in an order, I decided to give one of the lotions a try. I am not big on smells, preferring a more subtle earthy tone to a more bold floral or fruity scent, so I decided to go with Don't Blink, described as English Ivy. Once again, there is nothing about this that I do not love. The scent is strong at first but mellows as you apply the lotion, leaving a nice perfumed smell to the skin. And best of all? It sinks in fast. I keep my bottle next to my bed, so I often use it when I'm getting ready to settle in for the night. Within a minute I can go from lotion to knitting without any slimy or sticky problems. My only gripe is that it does not come in a travel size, so I cannot carry it with me all the time.
I have only tried a few of the items Bubble and Geek has to offer. She also makes candles, soap, body spray, etc, and has a lot more scents. I think my next order will include Sonic Screwdriver and Butterbeer, both of which sound delightful. If you or someone you know deserves a little geek-themed pampering, give this shop a look. Her prices are reasonable and what could be more fun than a Princess Peach candle?
(Like all my reviews, this is simply a product I have tried and thought you might like to know about. No one provided me with anything that would influence my opinion, so you can trust that I fully believe what I write.)