Thursday, August 18, 2011

Carmex Summer Review and Giveaway!


To end the summer I am hosting a giveaway sponsored by Carmex.  I am reviewing two new flavors of their lip balm.  One lucky winner will not only win one of each of the new flavors, but also a super cool  waterproof roll-up picnic blanket, plus a clear Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm. 

Back when I was in college, I used to carry around Lip Smackers attached to my keys.  Anyone else remember the Lip Smacker key chains (late 90's??)  If you asked anyone, they could always tell it was me coming because they heard my keys dangling as I put on my chap stick.  Or you can ask my college roomie who could always tell what I was doing in the dark (putting on chapstick before bed) because she could once again hear my keys dangling.  In any case, I LOVED chapstick/lip balm, etc.  If you read my review from last December, you'd remember that although I have always loved lip balm, I don't care too much for colored lipstick.  So I was super excited when I got my letter from Carmex last month that said I would be trying out new lip balm that wasn't colored, but was flavored instead! 

I received their 2 new flavors, Lime Twist and Vanilla!  Yummy!  I have to say I personally prefer the 'taste' of the Lime Twist, but both are oh so nice and smooth on the lips.  Again, I have rough lips and often am very picky about my lip balms.  Both of these really hit the spot. They have 3 new moisturizers that aren't found in the Carmex original lip balms.  (and I already love those!)  They both also have SPF 15, which of course is very important this time of year.  I tried them out last week at the beach and am happy to report the SPF worked!  My only disappointment is that I don't get to review these in the Winter to see if they hold up to the opposite elements as well!  I think one of my favorite parts is also the tube they come in.  They don't just slide up like regular lip balm, they make this clicking sound that makes you think you're really moving the balm up and are not going to end up with a big mess at the end.  Both of these products, as well as other items in the Carmex line are available for purchase at Walgreens, Walmart and my favorite, CVS!

Now it's your turn to try out these totally cool new products! 

One of my lucky readers will win the following package including the Lime Twist click stick, the Vanilla click stick, the picnic blanket and the Moisture Plus Lip Balm.
This could be yours!


And as you can see, Gage immediately took to the blanket. It was very odd, he knew exactly what it was and wanted to open it right away.  He then proceeded to want to lay on it every day for the rest of the week.  And as you can see, it's a pretty good size. This side is felt-like where the back is a canvas (the black material seen in the picture above). These really are nice blankets because of the way they roll up and are easy for travel!

Because I'm going on vacation for the next week and a half, this giveaway will start today and run through Friday, September 2nd.  I will notify the winner on September 3rd.  Please leave one comment for each entry. 

1)  Tell me your favorite brand of lipstick/lip balm and why it's better than the rest!
2)  Follow me by GFC.
3)  Comment on any of my other posts

Good luck!

*Although Carmex did contact me and send me these products to review, the above thoughts and opinions are all my own!


13 comments:

Carmex said...

Thank you for the review! We are glad you liked the new flavors and that your little guy liked the blanket! Good luck to all the entrants.

The Carmex® Team

Sarafan2 said...

Hi! I'm new here from Friendly Friday Hop. Your blog is awesome. I love the pics of your family also. I have a nephew named Gage.It's an awesome name. I love Soft Lips products. I have not ever tried Carmex. I'm hoping to maybe win so I get the chance. Thanks for hosting!


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Sarafan2 said...

Follow you on GFC@Sarafan2.


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Heather said...

I'm a Chapstick kind of girl. It keeps my lips moist and chap-free. It's not sticky, doesn't have a smell, and it's cheap. Can't beat that!!

Heather said...

Totally following you through GFC! ;o)

Heather said...

Commenting on another post! (Miss you and I swear I haven't given up on C25K yet....)

Crissy said...

My favorite brand is Carmex because the tingle tells you its working!

Crissy said...

I follow on GFC as Crissy

Crissy said...

I posted a comment on Guinness Book of world records post

Sherry said...

I love regular and cherry Carmex. I also use Burt's Bee's.
sstrode at scrtc dot com

Sherry said...

GFC follower - Sherry S.
sstrode at scrtc dot com

Carrie Ann said...

GFC follower (Carrie Ann)

carrie{dot}ross0412{at}gmail{dot}com

Carrie Ann said...

The only chapstick I use is Carmex (and not just because it's a giveaway for them!) I'm a big fan of the regular and I haven't tried any of their flavored kinds yet but that lime twist is interesting

carrie{dot}ross0412{at}gmail{dot}com

 
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