Friday, November 19, 2010

closed GIVEAWAY & Review of Carmex Moisture Plus w/ tint

WOWZA! I love when I get to join groups that give me the opportunity to try and review products AND do product giveaways for you, my loyal readers! It is an added bonus when the group is associated with products I already love! So, I can say I was completely ecstatic when I was asked to join the Carmex® Blog Squad!

I have always been a big Carmex® fan since I was young, but I really only used the tubs of original Carmex® and occasionally the tubes. I had no clue they had so many different products though! So, when I received the first item to review I was pleasantly surprised to see it was something I had not even heard of yet. I was sent 2 Carmex® Moisture Plus ultra Hydrating lip balm, one with a sheer pink tint and one with a sheer peach tint. Check them out:

First off, from a visual perspective, I loves the packaging. It seems sleek and inviting to me. I could not wait to open up the first package and test it out. Before I tell you about it though, I want to mention a few of the awesome aspects of these products. They have vitamin E & Aloe, there is sunscreen/SPF 15 included, and they are made with a slant tip. I was grateful to see the SPF listed right on the front because I have a child allergic to sunscreen and that let me know right off that he could NOT try this (you would be surprised at how often that is not easily posted on packages).

Now, I tried both of the tints out. Both tints were a bit more color than I expected. They are subtle color, but I expected it to be even less or more subtle color/tint than they are. I am still not sure how I feel about the tints. Neither of the colors really was great on my skin, neither was horrible either. So, by themselves on my lips I was a bit unsure of whether I liked the tints. However, the lipstick I use in my everyday life is very dry and I usually put a chap stick over or under it. When I used either of these tints over my lipstick, they actually looked great and each tint gave just enough of it's own color to make my lipstick look slightly different-I liked that it mixed up my colors a bit!

As far as moisturizing, these cannot be beat! My skin is overall, and my lips particularly are quite dry with the change of season going on here now. When I put these Moisture Plus lip balms on, I feel like it is bathing my lips in wonderful moisture! They really live up to their name of being ultra hydrating! I adore how they feel on my lips and kept wishing Carmex® had lotion like this so my whole body could feel like my lips do with this on! SOOOO nice!! And as an added bonus, that moisturizing feel lasted a long time. I did not find myself reapplying over and over! (By the way-I looked on their website here and found that they DO make lotion and now I cannot wait for a chance to try that out!!!)

Overall, I really liked these 2 Carmex® lip balms, though the tints were a bit too much for me and did not quite match my skin tone. However, even with the tints, I would still wear this lip balm and loved the chance to try it out!

Would you also like the chance to try it out?! You can purchase Carmex Moisture Plus Tints exclusively at Walgreens stores or online at Walgreens.com. 

OR maybe if it is your lucky day, you might win one right here!!! Carmex® has provided me with the exact same 2 items to give away to one of my readers!

Here is how to enter the Giveaway (PLEASE make sure to leave an email address in each comment so I can reach you should you win, also note this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents):

MANDATORY ENTRY (Must do this first for other entries to count): Just leave a comment, any comment on this post! (Easy as can be right?!)

Once you have done that, you can get up to 6 extra entries by doing the following things (Just make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, and leave me your email address in each comment so I know how to contact you should you win):

1. Become a Google Friend follower of my blog (You can do this over on the right side of the blog where the followers box is). If you are already a follower, just let me know that in your comment.

2. Subscribe to my blog via Email or an RSS feed/reader. (Yes-you can use this entry if you are already an email or RSS subscriber- just let me know how you subscribe to my blog).

3. Refer a friend to this blog and leave a comment after they become a follower or subscribe.

4. Become a Facebook fan of the blog here.

5. Tell me how you found this giveaway/blog.

6. Follow me on Twitter here.

This giveaway is for USA and Canada residents only.

Be sure to leave a comment for each entry with your email address. The winner will be chosen using Random.org on Thursday December 16, 2010 at about 11:59 PM Central Time.

**By way of disclosure, the makers of Carmex® contacted me and provided me with the products to review and to giveaway. No other compensation was given for this review and as always all opinions expressed are my own.**




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99 comments:

Nicole-Lynn said...

Very nice! I'd love to try it out.. my lips get pretty dry in the winter.

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Karen said...

These sound great. I am looking for an alternative to lipstick because they dry my lips out too much.
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bukaeyes said...

These would be nice to try! I like regular Carmex it works good- Thanks for the chance
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katherine said...

I LOVE Carmex!
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Ronda said...

I would love to try these. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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EmiG said...

I'm always needing more lip balm, especially in the winter!

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7mom said...

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7mom said...

My whole family uses the Carmex products. In fact, I just bought one (Carmex Moisture Plus - peach tint) for one of my duaghters last week. It'd be nice to win won for myself....or for my others daughters!

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Laura said...

This would make a great stocking stuffer!

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Andrea D said...

great giveaway i want to try this so bad

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Kim said...

I always have to have lip gloss or balm with me! I'd love to try it! xo

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clenna said...

I would love to try Carmex.

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Michelle said...

I like Carmex, they make great products that actually work for my lips in the harsh cold winter.
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Jenna Z said...

Boy I could have used this this weekend, with the blowing snow and 40 mph winds!

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7mom said...

My daughters would love to have some Carmex.
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Kait said...

I use the tinted Burt's Bees and I love it, so I'd definitely be interested in trying a different brand!

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Ronda said...

I would love to try this. I always have very dry lips in the winter.

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Little Miss Sunshine said...

Ooh, I'd love to win!
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Julie said...

thanks for the contest-I have used the original Carmex balm for years
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Marci J said...

Oh I LOVE lip balm in the winter - fingers crossed!
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The Frugal Free Gal said...

I would love to win this! I am addicted to chapstick!
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Marija said...

My lips are getting mighty dry. I'd love to win!

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sunshine9 said...

My lips get so dry in the winter that I try to strategically have lip moisturizer in my car, coat pocket, at my work desk, by my home computer, by my bed. . . . you get the picture. Winning these moisturizers would fit in quite nicely with my plan :)
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jhitomi said...

I would love to try this, my lips are hurting from dryness, and I am using burts bees balm, but would love to try something new.
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RJ said...

I didn't know Carmex had Lip Tints, too!

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Martha said...

Carmex is always in my purse! But didn't know about lip tints - can't wait to try them.
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