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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Chapstick Lip Balm

Chapstick Lip Balm

America's Favorite Lip Balm
Growing up, I went through at least 5 tubes of ChapSticks each winter, because with my lack of saliva control, my lips and chin would become red, chapped and painful. Other seasons, I was fine, but Winters were so bad. The only thing that seemed to help was slathering my chin and lips with Chapstick, Cherry for the lips and either Original or Medicated on my chin. Sure, I always had a shiny chin, but the Chapsticks seemed to help better than regular petroleum jelly (and the Chapsticks absorbed into my skin better)

^^What I received^^
ChapStick is back with an exciting variety of seasonally-inspired, limited edition products to keep lips looking and feeling mistletoe-ready throughout the holidays. 2015’s offerings included a variety of fan favorite flavors and unique package types, featuring: Pumpkin Pie, Candy Cane, Cake Batter and the original Lip Moisturizer. But don’t forget, these are only available for a limited time!

ChapStick Seasonal Varieties are flavorful stocking stuffers and fun gifts for friends, teachers, co-workers and family.
Reminiscent of your favorite treats, 2015’s Holiday Collection by the flavor experts at ChapStick kept lips soft, smooth and happy all winter long.
~The limited-edition 2015 Holiday Collection is a three-count festive package, featuring ChapStick Pumpkin Pie, Candy Cane and Cake Batter. It was available at Walmart, Target, CVS, and select food/convenience stores beginning November 1, 2015 for $2.99. Single sticks of the Pumpkin Pie flavor were also available at Walmart, CVS and Walgreens for $1.00

The fresh and minty Candy Cane flavor is back again, by popular demand.
~ChapStick Candy Cane was available at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid and select food/convenience stores beginning November 1, 2015 for $1.00 per single stick. A three count holiday pack was also available at Walmart, Target, CVS, and select food/convenience stores for $2.99.

Indulge your sweet tooth this holiday season with the sweet flavor of cake on your lips.
~ChapStick Cake Batter was available at Walmart, Target, CVS, and select food/convenience stores beginning November 1, 2015 in a three-count holiday pack for $2.99.
I personally received a tube of the Pumpkin Pie and Candy Cane flavors.

I got to use the Pumpkin Pie stick ONCE, before our puppy Chase got it in his mouth and proceeded to use it for a teething stick. Apparently, Chase likes pumpkin flavor! I did like the flavor of it myself. I really tasted the pumpkin flavor and it made my lips very soft. (Side note: Chase’s little puppy lips were also very soft and smooth after he gnawed the tube up!)

Even though I LOVE Pumpkin Pie, my favorite of the two I received is the Candy Cane stick. This flavor actually makes my lips tingle with a coolness. I liked this, because I could tell the ChapStick was actually working on my lips. I think, because I was able to keep this one away from Chase, my lips seemed to be even softer than the Pumpkin Pie stick.

Also offered during the 2015 Holiday Season was the ChapStick Holiday Tin, which contained two tubes of ChapStick Candy Cane inside a festive collectible keepsake tin. It was available exclusively at Target and CVS for $2.99.

Along with the Holiday Collection flavors, ChapStick also offered a three-count holiday pack of their Lip Moisturizer. It came in festive packaging with a pre-printed gift tag for convenient gifting… just write the names and give! This pack was available at Walmart, Target, CVS, and select food/convenience stores beginning November 1, 2015 for $2.99.

I also received two tubes from the Total Hydration product line: Fresh Citrus and Soothing Vanilla.

ChapStick Total Hydration 100% Natural
Get the latest breakthrough formula from ChapStick®. Total Hydration 100% Natural is an age defying formula with Argan Oil and is clinically proven to provide healthier, more youthful looking lips.

Instantly smoothes and moisturizes
Visibly renews lips
Advanced nourishing formula contains Argan Oil, Avocado Butters and Omegas 6 & 9
So, I ended up giving the Fresh Citrus flavor to Mama Melissa when she had a cracked lip, since I figured the Argan oil would help to soothe and heal it. There is a wonderful citrus smell to this, but she said she REALLY didn’t like it, because it felt ‘gritty’ to her, almost like there was something in the balm. The taste was fine for her, but the gritty feeling really put her off from it. Whatever was in the balm also got into the cracked skin of her lips and made them hurt worse.

I kept the Soothing Vanilla for myself, and I feel like this flavor was a flop. Only time you know it is vanilla is when you open it and the scent hits you. But yet, there is almost like a ‘medicine-y’ or hospital smell to it, and there is practically NO taste of vanilla to it. It does make your lips feel smooth and soft, but that is the only redeeming quality to the Soothing Vanilla flavor.

The biggest problem I see disabled people having is actually with the normal ChapStick tubes. The tops can be difficult to remove and if you aren't careful, the knurled disk base will twist and rotate in your pants pockets, thereby mashing the balm into the cap and making a gooey mess. The Total Hydration tubes are similar to lipstick tubes, with the dial inside the outer tube cover. The Total Hydration tubes also open a lot easier than normal ChapStick tubes.

Chapsticks are available from most major retailers and convenience stores. Please visit the Find A Store page on Chapstick.com. You can also order Chapstick tubes online from ShopChapstick.com starting at $1.49 with Free Shipping on orders of $15 or more.

30+ years of using Chapsticks can't be wrong. I really enjoyed the varieties I received and I plan to keep using the ChapStick brand.

**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

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