Softlips: Cube Lip Protectant With Sunscreen

This is Softlips new product: a cube.   I got this just a couple of days ago. I wanted to try it as soon as I heard about it…

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I love their sticks and I wasn’t disappointed by this little cutie…

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I went with the traditional mint flavor…

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This lip balm does it all:

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While I would like a lip balm with a higher SPF than 15, especially if I was outside for more than 10 minutes, this one is fine for indoor use and going to and from my car. These ingredients make the product glide on even nicer than their stick balms and I didn’t think that was possible!…

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Where Softlips competitor has a round package, this one is way too hip to be called a square…

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The balm has a cool mint feel and makes my lips feel completely soothed and smooth. Springtime in Denver means chapped and dried lips for me. Now I have something that will keep all that at bay. This was around $2.50 at Walgreens. They also had a vanilla flavor as well as a blueberry pomegranate one.

I offered this up to my husband who has chapped lips year-round. I turned him on to Softlips stick and he liked it much better than Chapstick because it is creamier. He liked this one too.

ave you seen Softlips new cube?

Jordana: Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain

When there are new makeup products to look for in the stores, sometimes I overlook the ‘core’ or, products that are a permanent part of a product line. Jordana is such a brand that I forget about. In the Walgreens stores that I have been to, Jordana has a permanent placement at the beauty department’s checkout stand. So, after reading in other beauty blogs about Jordana’s Balm Stain, I decided it was time to see for myself.

Chubby pencils are trendy! Are companies trying to ‘out-chub’ each other? Jordana’s ‘Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain’ is part of their permanent or, core items, so they are not joining in on the trend. They have been on trend!..

DSCF0323 DSCF0326There was not a ton of different colors however, I think they cover the basic lip shades. I picked out ‘Honey Love’ and yes, it is love!…

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For a measly few dollars, you are getting a heck of a deal with ‘Twist and Shine’. I really do wish I would have tried out Jordana earlier. This balm is exactly as it says: Shine, balm, and stain. Oh, and I can’t forget moisturizing! That’s everything I would want in a lip product!

DSCF0327 DSCF0328‘Honey Love’ is a softly muted mauve. For my skin tone, this is a classic shade. It’s definitely the go-to color for me, because it is appropriate for any occasion. And, darn it, it looks good on my lips!…

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And now that I know that all the things I have been reading about Jordana’s moisturizing balm stain are true, next time I don’t find that new makeup product on the feature shelves, a tried and true product is right where it always has been, all along.

You’ve been wearing Jordana’s Moisturizing Balm Stain for a while, haven’t you? Do you find it comparable to other drugstore balms? I sure did!

Tidbit: I celebrated my move-iversary a couple of weeks ago. I have been a resident of Colorado for a full year now. This is my second winter and I still love winter. Granted, this has been a mild winter for Colorado but, the snowfall here is the prettiest. I’m still loving it. However, the dry humidity has made it a necessity to keep my lips covered. ‘Twist & Shine’ fits the bill…beautifully!

 

 

Why In The World Would You Put Chicken Poop On Your Lips?!

This is me with Chicken Poop on my lips…

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I found ‘Chicken Poop: Lip Junk’. Wouldn’t that make you curious?…

notd poop lots of swatches haul 051And before I could mentally hear my Mom say ‘Put that down!’ I read this part…

notd poop lots of swatches haul 052So, why do you ask that it is called ‘Chicken Poop’?…

notd poop lots of swatches haul 053I can’t remember who told me this, but I remember some family elder telling me this because I always had chapped lips. Demented, I know. (Starting to get the picture, eh?)

So, before you run away in disgust, check out these fine ingredients…

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notd poop lots of swatches haul 058You might think that this would have a strong fragrance, however, it is very light. And it is soft on the lips. My lips stayed smooth for some time after applying this.

So, yes…I would recommend ‘Chicken Poop’ to you!!

I found this at The Christmas Tree Shops for $2.59. I even got my friend one for Christmas. She said she liked it too.

Two, last reasons to like ‘Chicken Poop’: Their 800# has POOP in it and, they make this stuff in Wichita, Kansas. That’s were I went to college! Check out the other fun stuff they have here.

Nature’s Care: Paw Paw Lip Balm

There were many international beauty companies at the Cosmoprof Show in Las Vegas last weekend. I enjoyed visiting with these vendors as they were very passionate and eager to share their products with the US Consumers.

I had the privilege of meeting Steve Collett, General Manager, of Nature’s Care. This is a company that is said to be well-known in Australia and is beginning to branch out to the States with their Paw Paw adult & baby skin care series.

Steve gave me this product from their line to try out…

This is ‘Paw Paw’ lip balm. If you like papayas, then this lip balm and the entire Paw Paw line is going to delight you.

Of course I smelled the balm as soon as I opened it! Yep, it is papayas! And not an over-powering smell either, but that sweet, waif of fragrance. I didn’t hesitate to put it on my lips. This balm is not sticky or tacky. It felt like just the right amount of ‘slip’. My lips are in the normal to a just slightly dry range while I live in humid Florida. But, they can become very dried out when I’m not in my home state. During the Holidays, I have to have my lip balm with me when I visit family in Colorado. But, I will not wait to use my Paw Paw lip balm til then. It’s awesome right now!

Nature’s Care is coming to the States already knowing what we like to see in our beauty/skin care products; natural and healthy ingredients. All of their products are made in Australia. Don’t think we are the only country that doesn’t like GMO products; Nature’s Care is already there saying NO to them. Everything is organic. Nothing mystical in their ingredients in this balm. You’ll recognize them all: Papaya Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Seed Oil, Mango Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Rice Bran Wax, and Beeswax. There are no petroleum-based ingredients in this line. Just all the good stuff that your skin is friends with.

They also have a large selection of baby care products. A total of 7 in all, these are safe and pampering for the babies. But, the adult line is just as plentiful. Steve Collett offered me to try a sample the Paw Paw Body Butter. Just like the lip balm, the scent is very soft but the results are bountiful. Again, no petrochemical free so only the natural ingredients provide moisture to my skin.It was smooth with no greasy feeling.

I hope we get to see the Paw Paw product line very soon in the States. Feel free to email them from their website to find a location that sells this. Any of these products would be great gifts to a new mom.