The prices of Japanese cosmetics vary on the various websites I love to shop. Normally adambeauty is one of the cheapest resellers, but the stock is not always as up to date than the other shops. Gooddealer I found to be the cheapest on most Jill Stuart products.
Jill Stuart is one of the most princessy brands in Japanese cosmetics. You will pay for the cutesy factor as well, as it is not a cheap line. Blushes retail for approximately $55 to $60.
The balm comes in a light pink box that has a darker pink lady on the background. The amount of lipbalm inside is an average 7 gram or .24 oz. I think Carmex distributes a similar amount.
It is a product for moisturizing the lips, according to the package. It is not a gloss, but it has gloss-like substance, which you can see in the following pictures. The package claimes that it has a 'Fresh fruity floral fragance', and it does! A very light fruity floral scent, which is probably Jill Stuart signature scent (but I do not have that many JS items yet, so I cannot compare).
I picked the 102: peach tint.
Also, when swatching I found the gloss to be more pink as well. It is indeed a warmer pink, but I would not call it a peach as Jill Stuart does. The colour is incredibly sheer on the lips, but it will give a lovely, balmy feeling with a hint of pink.
A close-up from the previous swatch...don't ya love my veins...LOL? Indeed, now I see more of the peachiness of the gloss....The sheered out sides are the most representative for how the balm would look on the lips. I have not taken a lipswatch, as my pigmented lips would not show much colour at all...my pale inner arms still do...
Would I buy this again? No, I love the cutisy and princessy factor of the balm but I do not believe that the balm itself stands out for the price I have paid (appr $19). It is a lot better than Carmex. But It does not live up to my Badger Balm in Tangerine, which contains twice as much products, more organic goodies and is 3 times as cheap. However, I am glad to have this product and I will use it up for sure, as I am a great fan of natural goodies on my lips.