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Neutrogena revitalizing lip balm Review May 21, 2012

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Through BzzAgent I recently had the ability to try the Neutrogena revitalizing lip balm. I wasn’t sure about this at first. The packaging said that within a week my lips would show visible improvement so I decided to take a photo so I could accurately remember. 

 

In the meanwhile I tried the product and used it exclusively for the next 7 days. I was lucky enough to get three beautiful colors, (L-R) Healthy Blush, Sunny Berry, and Petal Glow.  Each of these provided a wash of color that enhanced my natural lip shade.  It felt nice on my lips just like any balm should, and was neither shiny nor matte.  If nothing else they are a nice substitute for my other tinted balms.

 

A week flew by, and I took an after photo (both photos were taken without lip product on) and I was amazed at the improvement in my lip’s texture. The normal flaky skin that I have on my bottom lip through the winter and spring was gone -typically I don’t see that disappear until a few days into summer.

 

These are available at your local drug store, usually for about $9.00

Will I buy this again? Yes, I like the colors, the texture, and the nourishing effects

Will I finish the sample? Absolutely – these are great!

 

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FTC Disclosure: This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR (bzzagent.com). My priority is to you, and I honor that commitment by being honest! I do not conduct paid reviews or guarantee reviews. I promise to remain truthful with you. If you are uncertain what this all means, I suggest you to read my Disclosure Policy for further clarification.

 

fresh – Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 May 20, 2012

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Today I bring you fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 that I received in my May BirchBox.I actually received these products before and just have never gotten around to reviewing them.  Fresh is definitely a brand I really like and their lip balms are amazing.  Each of the balms has a different color and while, in the tube, they appear very bright; on the lips they provide only a gentle flush of color.  Not only are these lip balms nourishing and provide a beautiful color, they are SPF 15 which is, of course, essential for the summertime.  I currently own each of the colors available except for the coral and hope to pick up that one soon.  I love how these look on  and how you don’t have to have a mirror in front of you to get them to look good like you would with lipstick.

Will I buy this again?  Absolutely, these there an essential part as my purse in my day-to-day wanderings.

Will I finished the sample?  Yes, there is no way that I can leave any of this go to waste, it is such a great product, and I think it is something almost anyone would enjoy.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size  0.08 oz
Full Size  0.15 oz
Full Size Price $22.00
Sample Value $11.73

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Birchbox or any of the brands included in the box. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.
 

DermStore – Lip Quench Moisture-Infusion Lip Treatment – Review April 20, 2012

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Today I bring you the DermStore Lip Quench Moisture-Infusion Lip Treatment which I received in my April MyGlam Bag.  This is in the old school tube like Aquaphor lip balm comes in. Inside is a thick pink gel that smells like original flavor bubblicious bubble gum. It goes on basically clear.  So how does it work?

1 word … Awesome! I read some other people’s reviews and they didn’t like the idea behind it since it was for “thin” and dry lips. People are worried that it is going to be like those super tingly glosses that are supposed to give you the Angelina Jolie lips. This doesn’t tingle at all, and it has really improved the smoothness and moisture content of my lips.  I’m quite happy with it. My lips were in horrible condition all winter and this has really helped get my lips back to where they should be.

Would I buy this again? I actually already did! I placed my order with Dermstore today to use my March discount code and this was one of my items.

Will I finish the sample? Yep! as long as I don’t lose the tube 🙂 but I will soon have a backup  just in case!

Here’s the Breakdown:

Sample Size: 0.21  oz
Full Size:   0.21 oz
Full Size Price: $12.00
Sample Value: $12.00

FTC Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by MyGlam or any of the brands included in the bag. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.

 

Pūr-lisse Pūr-lips comfort – Review April 14, 2012

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Today I bring you Pūr-lisse Pūr-lips comfort lip balm from my April Beauty Army kit. This one was actually kind of funny as it is a full size+ sample – in that what they sell at Beauty Army is 0.38 oz and I received a 0.5 oz sample. SCORE!!!

This balm has the consistency of petroleum jelly. It contains vitamin E and white tea to nourish, hydrate, and soften. It DOES NOT contain petroleum.

How does it work? I’d say it works similar to using a normal Vaseline product. It feels food for the time it is fully on the lip but the moment it begins to rub off all soothing effects go away.

I’m going to be leaving it at work to use in the cases where I leave lip product at home accidentally. It is good enough to keep around, but not good enough to replace any current products.

Would I buy it again? No, it is quite expensive and does no better than my $3.00 Burt’s Bees.

Will I finish the sample? Yes, it is good enough to keep using, it is no worse than my Burt’s Bees either, just $16 vs $3…. I can do math.

Here’s the breakdown:

Sample Size: 0.5 oz
Full Size: 0.38 oz (Some sites sell the 0.5 oz)
Full Size Price:  $16.00 ($22.00 on the sites that sell the larger size)
Sample Value: $22.00

FTC  Disclaimer: Not affiliated with nor compensated by Beauty Army or any of the brands included in the kit. Items purchased by me for my own personal use. For more information please review my disclosure policy.

 

LaROCCA Skincare Lip Shield (Proseco) Review January 19, 2012

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Continuing my 6 part series of my new Beauty Army Kit where I review each of my new samples and their relative value.

Today I’m going to share my opinion of the LaROCCA Lip Shield in Proseco. I picked this as one of my 6 samples (out of my nine options) from the new beauty sample kit, Beauty Army.  This was the item I was second most excited about – still makeup – get it?

 Let’s start with the packaging.  It is a normal plastic tube that can be applied by squeezing the product out onto the lips or a finger. This is fairly common even among high end brands including Lancome’s juicy tubes, Urban Decay’s Lip Love, and Smashbox’s O-Gloss. I did like that they gave it a matte finish which is a thing that makes it stand out.

So, yay! I liked the packaging. What did I think about the product.

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Chubby Chap – review September 30, 2011

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At my work they have a little convenience store where you can drop off laundry, buy snacks and small gifts, and rent movies.  As I was buying a nail clipper to get rid of my broken nail – really trying not to bite them – I saw these neat fat looking tubes and of course I had to look. They were called Chubby Chap. They had 7 flavors: Buttercream Vanilla, Huckleberry, Mango, Oatmeal Cookie, Peach Daiquiri, Pomegranate and Strawberry Banana.

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Avalon Organics Nourishing Cherry Aloe Lip Balm Review September 19, 2011

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Next up from Influenster is the Avalon Organics Nourishing Cherry Aloe Lip Balm. Unfortunately there isn’t much to see outside the product photos I’ve taken. While it is nourishing and conditioning – there is nothing you can really see with my camera/lighting as far as swatches or anything.

This balm is a clear gloss similar to a Burts Bees. Do you remember those Luden’s cherry cough drops that tasted like candy? That is exactly what this smells like. I love the scent and the flavor. It feels good on my lips, is not sticky, and lasts for a good couple hours.

It seems to retail for between $2.00 and $5.00 at grocery and drugstores. I will definitely keep an eye open for these and pick them up in the future. They are just as good as my beloved Burts Bees and a nice change.

FTC Disclosure: This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR. My priority is to you, and I honor that commitment by being honest! I do not conduct paid reviews or guarantee reviews. I promise to remain truthful with you. If you are uncertain what this all means, I suggest you to read my Disclosure Policy for further clarification.