Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dry, parched lips? Try Carmex! - Review and Giveaway


Winter will be here before you know it and the cooler dry air can feel very refreshing after a long, hot summer but it can also dry out your lips causing them to chap and hurt. This year I'm prepared with Carmex. I've used Carmex for years and it is the only lip moisturizer I will use because it always gets the job done and makes me lips feel soft.

I joined the Carmex Blog Squad a few months back and I am so glad I did! I love trying out new products and sharing them with you! This time they sent over three (3) different samples and a large, soft, picnic blanket. The new Carmex lip balms contain all of the moisturizing ingreidants you've come to love but these also include other moisturizers not found in prior Carmex products.

More information on Carmex
According to their website, "Carmex lip balm was invented in 1937 by Alfred Woelbing, literally on the family stove top. For the next 20 years, Alfred and his wife made Carmex by hand and poured it into the familiar yellow-capped jars. Eventually production moved out of the Woelbing home and into a rented facility in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, where it remained until the move into 1975 to it's current site in Franklin, Wisconsin. Carma Labs employs about 100 people and is still owned and operated by the family: Alfred's grandsons Eric and Paul Woelbing."
Carmex has many different products to help you keep your lips moisturized and soft as silk. If you haven't tried Carmex yet, your missing out! 

My Review
As part of the Carmex Blog Squad, I was asked to review their new lip balms. I received a Vanilla Ultra Moisturizing with SPF 15, Lime Twist Ultra Moisturizing with SPF 15, and the final lip balm provided to me for review is Carmex Moisture Plus with a Satin Gloss finish with Aloe, Vitamin E and SPF 15. I also received a large, soft picnic blanket.

The Vanilla Ultra Moisturizing with SPF 15 has a light, soft scent of Vanilla when you smell the lip balm tube, but after you apply it to your lips it is a mix of Vanilla and the original Carmex scent. One thing I noticed after having it on for a few minutes was that it felt as though I had put a little Vicks or IcyHot on my lips. It wasn't overpowering, it was a mild cold sensation that actually felt very nice. My lips stayed moisturized for a very long time.

The Lime Twist Ultra Moisturizing with SPF 15 has a light scent of Lime when you smell the tube but after you apply it it has an almost has a light PineSol scent. I've found that most lime scented products have the same scent. The Lime Twist Ultra Moisturizing lip balm also give your lips that cold sensation but not as cold than the Vanilla.

The Carmex Moisturizing Plus with a Satin Gloss Finish with Aloe, Vitamin E and SPF 15. This was my favorite because the Satin Gloss Finish looks beautiful. The tube itself looks like a lipstick tube so it gives it a beauty product look. I love how soft my lips feel and it adds just the perfect gloss finish to accent any look you're trying to pull off.

The large picnic blanket is large enough to fit the entire family and soft enough to nap on under a tree on a warm fall afternoon. I love the fact that one side is soft and the other is polyester/plastic like coating so it's easy to clean off and you don't have to worry about getting a damp butt when you lay it on the grass. It also has a handy pocket on one side to store your favorite Carmex products, snacks and more. Of course you don't have to just use this fun blanket for picnics, let your child's imaginations go wild! Use it as a play mat or a nap mat.

Where can you find Carmex lip balms?
If you'd like to try out Carmex's new lip balms for yourself you can head over to their website for more information. You'll also find other Carmex products like lotions and healing cream. You can also find Carmex products at mass merchants, drugstores and wherever else you find cosmetics. Carmex is very affordable at only a couple dollars at the most, each.

Giveaway Time!
One lucky Shopaholic is going to win the same Carmex products I reviewed:
1 Carmex Lime Twist Click Stick lip balm
1 Vanilla Click Stick lip balm
1 Carmex Moisture Plus Satin Gloss Finish
1 Carmex Picnic Blanket
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