Monday, December 31, 2012

Wrangler's Monthly Wrap Up: December 2012

Can you believe that 2012 is about to be over? This year has flown by so very fast! There are so many things I feel like I should have done in 2012, that now I'll just have to do in 2013! There are also many things I have planned for this blog and, with some intense scheduling and planning, I hope to bring you all some wonderful new things to see and some awesome new giveaways to enter in this next year. In two days this blog turns 1 year old and I cannot believe it! It seems like only yesterday my boyfriend was encouraging me to start putting my massive lip balm collection to use by writing some reviews. Boy, has my blog changed since I started it almost a year ago! I'll just keep it short for now and probably be more sentimental and write more in another post :).

Let's take a look at my favorite parts of December. There were so many favorite parts, it's hard to narrow it down!

Epically Epic's Holiday Balms

Softlips Jack Frosting

I also had some really awesome giveaways this month (and one still going!):

(This giveaway is closed)

(This giveaway is still going!)

What were your favorite parts of December? 
I hope each and every one of you has a wonderful new year and that you get to celebrate tonight with ones you love!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Balms of the Week 12.30.12

This week has been crazy busy for my family. I feel like we've been on a never-ending-spend-as-much-time-with-each-other-as-we-possibly-can-before-I-leave binge. I've been going from one family gathering to another mixed in with going away parties with friends and then last night my family threw me a surprise going away party and I had absolutely no idea! All of this is only making my move to San Francisco even harder! Through all this traveling back and forth and stress and such, I've kept these balms by my side:

For Goodness Grape's Banana Buttercream
This balm is still one of my absolute favorites!

Lush's Chocolate Whipstick
This balm is great for being super moisturizing and very long lasting.

Chapstick's Orange Cream Burst
I don't know why I always forget to include this balm in my balms of the week; this balm is always tucked in my make up bag and goes basically everywhere my make up goes with me. Every trip, every occasion where I wear make up, it's there. I love this balm!

What balms have you been using this week? Have you found any new favorites?
Happy Sunday!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Country Blossom Balm of the Month: December

I'm always so excited when I receive my monthly lip balm package. For these first couple months of my subscription I've had to wait to get my hands on the package since it's delivered to my new address. So most of the time I have to wait for my boyfriend to visit or for me to go there before I can try it out. But, I've finally received my lip balm of the month from Country Blossom and have been able to review it! Let's take a look at it now, shall we?

Company: Country Blossom

Flavor: Santa's Favorite (Coconut, Vanilla, and Peppermint), I couldn't wait for this balm to arrive! It sounded like such an interesting blend of some of my favorite flavors! This balm is definitely minty and coconut-y with a bit of creaminess from the vanilla. My lips are very tingly after applying this balm, but there's something about this flavor combination that's a bit off to me.

Wear: This balm goes on very smooth! I love the way that Country Blossom balms go on, they're a bit thicker and go on so creamy. They really make my lips feel super smooth when I wear them.

Packaging: This balm comes in your average sized lip balm tube. The label has a bright yellow sunflower on it with the shop name. The flavor of the balm is displayed prominently on the front of the tube and there is also a little graphic of two candy canes. It's simple and to the point, nothing wrong with that!

Price: $3 per tube which is definitely a great deal for one of these balms!

Pros: Flavor (although not my favorite, it was still good), Wear, Packaging, Price

Rating: 4 out of 5 twists. This flavor wasn't my favorite from Country Blossom, but it wasn't bad! The Pumpkin Cheesecake is definitely still my favorite though! I'd definitely recommend this shop to anyone! I don't think I'm a fan of vanilla and coconut in a balm together or mint and coconut in a balm together, but that's just my personal preference. Obviously everyone likes something a little different!

Ingredients: Beeswax, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E Oil, and Flavoring Oil.

Have you tried Country Blossom balms before? Which flavor is your favorite?

**Don't forget to enter my giveaway here for your own 2-Pack of Softlips Jack Frosting!**

Friday, December 28, 2012

Balms I've Got My Eye On 12.28.12

I hope you all have been having a wonderful week! I love that after one holiday comes to an end, we just wait for the next holiday to approach! I've been having a wonderful week relaxing with my family and spending as much time with loved ones as I can before I move to San Francisco next week. With this new Christmas money I've received, I've definitely been eyeing some new balms to try out. Here's what I've been eyeing this week:

The Simple Siren's Multi Berry Burst
Organic Lip Balm - Multi Berry Burst - Berry & Vanilla Truffle Balm
I love me some Simple Siren balms and every time I see a new flavor now, I want to immediately jump on it! This is definitely on my wish-list!

The Turquoise Bicycle's Cheerful Bunting Lip Balm Cosy
Cheerful Bunting Design Lip Balm Cosy-Great Stocking Stuffer
I know this isn't a lip balm, but I've been looking for a really cute lip balm holder for my keys and I think I've finally found one!

AnitasLaLaLand's Chocolate Candy
CHOCOLATE CANDY Kiss Me Sheer Lip Butter - with African natural raw cocoa butter, 100% natural
I've been recommended this shop and specifically this flavor on several occasions, perhaps it's about time I try it out!

What have you been eyeing this week? 

Happy Friday!

**Don't forget to enter my giveaway here for your own 2-Pack of Softlips Jack Frosting!**

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Upstate Herb Works

I've had these balms for quite a while now, but when I first received them I also received tons of other balms so these kind of got pushed to the back burner. I kept wanting to review them, but had to keep shifting them around to get my schedule to go a little bit the way I wanted (for the most part my schedule stays as planned, but sometimes things arise where I need to alter them!). But, without further adieu, here is the review of these lovely balms!

Company: Upstate Herb Works

Flavors: Orange Vanilla and Mint Chocolate. The Orange Vanilla is incredible. It is the perfect citrusy, sweet, and tangy scent of orange which is calmed by the creamy, cool vanilla scent. This balm is strong and distinct in scent without being cloying. The Mint Chocolate balm is very interesting and a bit unique as well because it is one of the only mint and cocoa balms that isn't peppermint and chocolate. This balm is actually spearmint mixed with chocolate which is something I've never really encountered before in a lip balm (or anywhere else for that matter). The spearmint is much stronger than the chocolatey scent in this balm, but the chocolate scent provides a warm undertone to the balm.

Wear: These balms go on thick and creamy and glide on smooth! Seriously, one swipe on top and bottom and you're good to go. They go on thicker than my usual balms and feel great on my lips. These were also some of the fist balms that I thought would work really well as a cuticle butter as well because of how moisturizing they are. They also last for at least two and a half hours which is fabulous!

Packaging: These balms come in your average sized lip balm tube and have labels and caps to match the flavor of the balm. The fonts on the labels I have (when I bought these balms the shop was going through a revamping and new design) remind me of an old school ice cream shop? Maybe it's just me, but I like it!

Price: $3.25 which is a steal for one of these balms! I was lucky enough to snag these for $2.20 a piece since they were the old design, score!

Pros: Flavors, Wear, Packaging, Price

Rating: 5 out of 5 twists. These balms are really wonderful! There are definitely a few more flavors I'd like to try from this shop, I'd definitely recommend this shop to everyone!

Ingredients: Shea butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, coconut, meadowfoam seed & castor oils, pure essential oils & extracts, vitamin E.

Have you tried Upstate Herb Works balms before? What did you think of them?

**Don't forget to enter my giveaway here for your own 2-Pack of Softlips Jack Frosting!**

Long Winter Farm...Again!

Hi all! I know you're probably hoping to see a review on those new wonderful custom balms I was sent this past week, but those are for another time. I've had these ones sitting in my collection for a while now, so it's about time I review them. I know you've heard little tid bits about them here and there, but now's time for the full review!

Company: Long Winter Farm

Pomegranate, White Chocolate, and Peppermint Hot Cocoa. The Pomegranate balm is a wonderful tart and cocoa-y balm. This balm is fruity, but not in an overwhelming fashion. The White Chocolate is an AMAZING white chocolate balm. Seriously, probably one of my most favorite white chocolate balms. It's super creamy and wonderful. If you like white chocolate, you will love this balm! Now for one of my most favorite balms of all time....the Peppermint Hot Cocoa. This balm is INCREDIBLE! Seriously, I was so sad last year that I wasn't able to get my hands on one of these, so when I saw it available for the first time this year, I jumped on it right away! This balm is so so so so so delicious and wonderful and amazing and...seriously..just get it. This balm is a perfect combination of cool mint and warm cocoa. This balm is perfect for cooler weather. I think this is a must-have winter essential! The mint is not crazy strong, instead it blends perfectly with the chocolatey scent also in the balm.

Wear: These balms go on SO creamy and smooth and really just sink into your lips. These balms really don't leave much to be desired, wear-wise. They just glide on your lips and lasts for hours. The oval tube allows for perfect application since they fit the contour of my lips!

Packaging: Each balm comes in an oval tube that is the same weight as your average sized lip balm. The labels clearly state the flavor of the balm as well as the company on the front. There are also two colored bands on each end of the tube that are colored to match the flavor of the balm. I also wanted to say that LWF balms are some of the only balms in which the plastic shrink wrap is placed on perfectly where you can take the wrap off the cap and still be able to protect the label without having to rip some off the bottom so you can still get access to the turny (twister?) thing at the bottom of the tube. One of my biggest pet peeves about lip balm packaging has got to be imperfect placement of the shrink wrap. Usually it just ends up getting in the way and I rip it all the way off!

Price: $4 per tube which is totally worth it for a LWF balm. Seriously, go try one.

Pros: Flavors, Wear, Packaging, SHRINK WRAP APPLICATION, Price!

Rating: 5 out of 5 twists. There's really nothing else I could ask for from these balms. They are amazing. That is all. Oh yeah, and go buy some. You will love every single one, I promise!

Ingredients: Natural Beeswax, Sweet Almond, Grapeseed, & Jojoba Oils, Cocoa & Unrefined Shea Butters, Vitamin E, Flavor Oil.

Which Long Winter Farm balm is your favorite? Or which Long Winter Farm balm are you dying to try?

**Don't forget to enter my giveaway here for your own 2-Pack of Softlips Jack Frosting!**

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Haul of the Week 12.26.12

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday yesterday! Although I've tried slowing down on purchasing lip balm since Black Friday, I did buy a couple this week and received some from a special reader!

I didn't know GAP sold lip balms and when I saw these I just went to see what flavors they were, thinking they weren't going to be anything special. Boy was I wrong! Instead of finding Cherry, Strawberry, Grape or something yellow. I found Strawberry Kiwi, Pineapple Twist, and Blackberry! They also had it in Fresh Mint, but I figured I have quite a few mint balms and didn't really need another one since the other flavors were so interesting!

Once again, Denise sent me some truly amazing and wonderful custom made balms. (In case you missed the last bunch she sent me, you can find it here.) Thank you SO much, Denise, for sending me these! These custom flavors are so amazing! The Mango Lime and Peach Coconut are two of my favorites right now!

Did you receive any new lip balms for Christmas? 

**Don't forget to enter my giveaway here for your own 2-Pack of Softlips Jack Frosting!**

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Softlips Sugar Plum Berry

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone! I hope you are enjoying your holiday and get to spend it with friends, family, and loved ones. I know I'm looking forward to spending the day with my family, extended family, and boyfriend. I love getting together with family for the holidays! To keep up with these Tuesday holiday posts, today I have for you Softlips™ Sugar Plum Berry!

Company: Softlips™

Flavors: Sugar Plum Berry and Raspberry. The Sugar Plum Berry is probably one of my most favorite Softlips flavors! It's absolutely wonderful! It's very fruity and sweet! You can definitely tell there is a berry scent in it and a touch of plum with some sweetness. It smells so delicious! The Raspberry is also really good! It smells just like raspberries, tart yet sweet.

Wear: These go on very smooth! They make my lips very soft and nourished.

Packaging: These balms come in thin white tubes that are half the weight of your average sized lip balm tube. The font colors of the tube match the flavor of the balm. Also these two come in a limited edition holiday two pack that looks like a gift tag which would be perfect for gift giving! (Or a gift for yourself ;))

Price: ~$3 for this two pack, which is totally worth it!

Pros: Flavors, wear, packaging, price

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 twists. These balms are great! I'd definitely recommend the Sugar Plum Berry to anyone and everyone!
This pack was provided complimentary to me by Softlips™, however all opinions are purely my own. Thank you, Softlips™, for the opportunity to review your products!
**If you're a fan of Softlips™, don't forget to enter my giveaway here for your own 2-Pack of their Jack Frosting!**

Monday, December 24, 2012

Mini Monday 12.24.12

Can you believe that Christmas is tomorrow already? Are you all prepared for the holidays? I'm still doing just a little bit of last minute Christmas shopping today, so I suppose for the most part I'm ready! I hope you all have a great holiday! Here are the balms I want to tell you a little bit about today:

Long Winter Farm's Pomegranate
This balm is such an interesting blend of sweet pomegranate and a hint of cocoa from the cocoa butter. It's a wonderful balm!

ForGoodnessGrape's Banana Buttercream
This Banana Buttercream is freaking amazing! It smells like how those banana popsicles taste. They're my favorite and this smells just like them! Seriously, it's delicious. Probably one of my most favorite ForGoodnessGrape balms! 

Blushie's Margarita
This balm smells just like the frozen drink! Limey and salt on the rim, all I'm missing is the beach and some warm, tropical weather!

Stay tuned for next week's Mini Monday!

Happy Holidays!!

**Don't forget to enter my giveaway here to win your own 2-pack of Softlips Jack Frosting!!**

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Balms of the Week 12.23.12

For once I actually did not have a ton going on this week, there was no real hectic activities or chaos ensuing! These next two weeks will be SUPER crazy for me as I try to fit in holidays, family time, packing for my move, and tons of doctor/dentist/vet appointments before I move in a week and a half! So I'm thankful that this last week wasn't so crazy for me. Through this week I've kept these balms by my side:

Still one of my favorites!

The Simple Siren's Orange Creme Bar
This is an amazing Orange and Vanilla balm, seriously...amazing.

The Simple Siren's Lemon Lime Smooth and Lemon Lime Crush
I love the Lemon Lime lip scrub and I'm so happy I received the Lemon Lime lip balm along with it, they go great together!

Lush's Chocolate Whipstick
This balm is my favorite for when my lips are SUPER dry and I need long lasting moisture and protection.

What balms have you been using this week?

**Don't forget to enter my giveaway here to win your own 2-pack of Softlips Jack Frosting!!**

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Softlips Jack Frosting Giveaway!

Alright you guys, here's a big giveaway for you. You now have the chance to win your own 2-Pack of Softlips™ Limited Edition Jack Frosting! But, not just one of you, THREE (3) of you will win! These are packs that contain 2 Jack Frosting lip balms in each, so you can share one with a friend or keep both for yourself! This giveaway is being sponsored by Softlips™! I'm so excited to be able to do this for you with help from Softlips™. There's no purchase required for participation and this giveaway is only open to U.S. residents (sorry!). This giveaway will run for two weeks so that everyone has a chance to enter even though the craziness of some pretty big holidays will be occurring.

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Good luck to everyone!

And the Winner for the Softlips Peppermint Stick Giveaway is...

Entry number 23!

Liz Figler!

Congratulations! You will soon be the owner of a brand new pack of Softlips lip balm!

All you need to do now is e-mail me at with your name and mailing address and I'll try to get it out to you as soon as possible!

Thank you to everyone who entered!

A new giveaway will be announced very shortly, so make sure to enter!


Friday, December 21, 2012

Balms I've Got My Eye On 12.21.12

I know the world is supposed to be ending today, but I still can't help myself from wishing for more balms! I've found a new shop thanks to one of my readers and can't stop drooling over their delicious sounding balms!
Live Beautifully Body's Strawberry Colada
Strawberry Colada Lip Balm - All Natural - Sweet Pina Colada with Strawberry Flavor
This balm sounds so tropical and delicious! 

Live Beautifully Body's Whipped Lip Butter in Lime & Vanilla
Whipped Lip Butter - Lime & Vanilla - Natural Icing for Your Lips
These whipped lip butters look so good! I really want to try one! Lime and Vanilla sounds scrumptious!

Ripe Shop's Root Beer
Root Beer Lip Balm - Shea Butter, Beeswax, Avocado Oil, Men
I don't like root beer, at least I don't like drinking it, but I love things that smell like root beer! I know, I'm so weird, it's kinda like my love for pumpkin pie lip balm even though I hate pumpkin pie.

What balms are you lookin' out for this week?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

And the winner of the Limited Edition Holiday Chapsticks Is...

Entry number 10!

Congratulations! You're the winner of three new Chapstick Holiday balms!

All I need from you is to send an e-mail to to give me your name and mailing address and I'll try to get it in the mail this weekend!

Thank you to everyone who entered! I have many more giveaways coming up so please make sure to enter those as well!


Anderson Soap Company

I'm sure you've also seen this shop around on Etsy. I know I had seen it now and then and never really had any real push to try them until recently. They looked so pretty and I just wanted to try a couple. I am the Lip Balm Wrangler and trying new balms is my thing, after all!

Company: Anderson Soap Company

Flavor: Lemon Meringue, Passion Fruit, and Blueberry. The Lemon Meringue is SO sweet and creamy and smells so fresh. Seriously this is a wonderful lemony balm! If you're a fan of lemon in any way, this is a balm you want to try. All I can smell from the Passion Fruit is chocolate, which is probably from the cocoa butter that the balm is made from. I'm almost disappointed that I can't smell any Passion Fruit, except that the chocolate scent is so great! The Blueberry smells like fresh blueberries with a hint of cocoa. I've recently decided I don't really like blueberry lip balms anymore, but if you're a fan of blueberries, this may be the balm for you!

Wear: These balms go on really smooth and go on a bit thicker than usual which is fabulous because you don't need more than one or two swipes on each lip. My lips feel really smooth and moisturized when I wear one of these balms. I did notice something though that when trying to wear one of these balms after receiving these balms a month or two ago that they seemed a bit chalky but quickly returned to a moisturized, usable balm.

Packaging: These balms come in your average sized lip balm tube with labels that have a black and white floral pattern to them (similar to one of Epically Epic's lip balms) and a colored bar that matches the flavor of the balm. These balms are also filled over the top of the tube, so you get a little extra. The only downside is the labels on some of the balms can come off really easily, they're already starting to peel.

Price: $3 which isn't too bad for a natural lip balm!

Pros: Flavors, Wear, Packaging, Price
Cons: Labels coming off

Rating: 4 out of 5 twists. These balms are pretty good (the Lemon Meringue is my fave!), and they're super moisturizing. I wish the shop carried some more unique flavors, the flavors are pretty basic so if you're not into really out there scents, this is definitely a shop for you to check out!

Ingredients: Cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, beeswax, shea butter, vitamin e, flavor oil

Have you tried Anderson Soap Company balms before? What did you think of them?

Lee's Bees

I'm sure you've seen these balms floating around Etsy at one point or another, I know I had seen them so many times but never had any real inkling to try them until a couple months ago. I figured it was about time for me to give this shop a try!

Company: Lee's Bees

Flavors: Mango Smoothie and Ginger Peach. The Mango Smoothie is an amazing mango balm! It's creamy and tropical and just all around wonderful. I don't know what else to say about it, it's just great! The Ginger Peach is another winner! You can actually smell the fresh peaches, the peach scent is not completely overwhelmed by the ginger, combined with the warm, slightly spicy scent of ginger. The peach is slightly stronger than the ginger which I actually prefer. This balm also smells a bit creamy too, which is so pleasant!

Wear:  These balms go on very smooth and creamy! My lips feel really smooth, soft, and nourished after I wear these.

Packaging: These balms come in oval tubes which I love! They fit my lips perfectly and make application so much nicer. The labels have 'Lee's Bees' written on the front and underneath it is a colored band with the flavor of the balm written in large letters. Pretty simple and straight forward!

Price: $3.10, which is pretty darn great for one of these balms!

Pros: Flavors, Wear, Packaging, Price

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 twists, seriously these balms are amazing. Do yourself a favor and try at least one of them!

Ingredients: Beeswax, Coconut and Grape Seed Oils, Shea and Cocoa Butters, Honey, Vitamin E, Flavor Oil

Have you tried a Lee's Bees balm yet? What did you think of it?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Haul of the Week 12.19.12

This is probably the smallest haul you guys have ever seen from me, I told you, I've totally gone on a hiatus since Black Friday. This hiatus will probably last for a while except for a couple purchases here and there, I think my wallet (and boyfriend) will be very surprised (and relieved).

I only ordered Orange Creme, Grandma's Rosemary Lemonade, and Lemon Lime Crush; but I received Mocha Latte and Lemon Lime Smooth also! Seriously, this is probably the best package I've ever received. Every one of these balms smells absolutely delicious and decadent and wonderful. And the Lemon Lime Crush is a fabulous lip scrub! Seriously, ORDER FROM THE SIMPLE SIREN, you won't be sorry!

Did you get anything super awesome in the mail this week?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Softlips Jack Frosting!

Okay this is probably my most FAVORITE Softlips™ flavor ever. Period. I'm in love with this. My boyfriend hates frosting anything and he even thought this smelled good (until I told him what it is of course, and then he didn't like it as much). I will most definitely be having a special post about this balm coming soon :).

Company: Softlips

Flavor: Jack Frosting! This balm smells so amazing, to me it smells just like frosting. Warm, vanilla frosting with a slight tingle. It's weird, this is a very warm scent to me but, when I had my sister and my boyfriend both try to guess what scent it was they both said on two different occasions: chocolate, mocha, caramel. Which is so weird, I think there's just something wrong with their scent receptors ;). This balm has a slight smokey/burnt smell to it too, not burnt but more like toasted. It reminds me of freshly baked goods, it's delicious!

Wear: Smooth! This balm goes on wonderfully and may take a couple more swipes due to the smaller diameter of the balm, but it's totally worth it and not a hassle at all (trust me there are balms that are a hassle out there, I've had some balms where it was a fight and almost too painful to put on). True to a Softlips™ balm, this makes my lips feel super soft and smooth. Oh, did I mention this delicious balm, like most Softlips™ balms, has SPF 20?

Packaging: This balm comes in the typical Softlips™ tube, it's a thin white tube, about half the diameter of your average lip balm tube. The labeling is super neat and simple: 'Softlips' in big writing with Jack Frosting in  a shade of blue (maybe Cobalt?)  font beneath it.

Price: ~$3 for a 2 pack of this wonderful Limited Edition Softlips™ balm.

Pros: Flavor, Wear, Packaging, Price, SPF 20!

Rating: 5 out of 5 twists, I really like this Jack Frosting balm! It's also really cool that the fans got to pick it. It's nice to actually be able to vote on new flavors!

Have you tried Softlips™ Jack Frosting yet? 
This pack was provided complimentary to me by Softlips™, however I've only given my 100% honest opinion!  Thank you, Softlips™, for allowing me the opportunity to review your products!

More Crazy Rumors Holiday Balms!

I can't believe that Christmas is only 7 days away! I'm not quite yet in the holiday spirit, but maybe if I keep using some of my new holiday balms, I will be! After my last Crazy Rumors post containing some of their  holiday balms, I purchased the rest of the Crazy Rumors Holiday balms and I'm in love with every single one of them!

Company: Crazy Rumors

Flavors: Peppermint Twist, Plum & Peppermint, and Gingerbread. The Peppermint Twist is a perfect blend of tingly mint and creamy vanilla! I love using this balm. If you enjoy candy canes or peppermint in any way, this is a balm you want to try. The Plum & Peppermint is probably my favorite balm out of these three. The plum is very distinct which I like and with it being paired with tingly peppermint, it's a very unique flavor combination! I love this fruity, minty balm! I've used this one more than any other balm out of the Candy Cane Collection. The Gingerbread is a perfect representation of spicy cookie and creamy vanilla icing. This smells delicious and is definitely perfect for the holidays!

Wear: These balms go on so smooth, they just glide across my lips! They last about 2 hours and make my lips feel great!

Packaging: These balms come in your average sized lip balm tube and have Crazy Rumors written right on front with the balm flavor written right beneath it. There is also a picture depicting an image from the collection to which the balm belongs (i.e. Candy Cane picture for Candy Cane collection) or just a picture to represent the balm. I also really love the seals they use to keep the balms fresh. I don't know if they were always like this but I seriously can't get over them. I'm so weird I even keep all of the seals I rip off, they're just so cute! I also love the feel of these labels, okay enough weirdness for one post.

Price: $3.49 for one tube, but I bought these on Black Friday for 50% off! Score!
Seriously, it's the little things. Those seals are adorable!

Pros: Flavors, wear, packaging, price
Cons: That there aren't even more flavors?

Rating: 5 out of 5 twists, I really, really love these balms. They're absolutely perfect for the holidays!

Ingredients: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Macadamia Seed Oil, Shea butter, Candelilla Wax, Soy Wax, Jojoba Oil, Carnuba Wax, Natural Flavors and/or Pure essential oils, Vitamin E, Rosemary Leaf Extract and Natural Stevia

Have you tried Crazy Rumors balms before? Which ones are your favorites?

Monday, December 17, 2012

Mini Monday 12.17.12

This weekend has been so hectic! I've been working like crazy and trying to relax now that the semester is over. I almost forgot to create this post, I've been so busy! This week I want to share a little bit about these balms with you:

This coconut balm smells SO good. It smells a bit more like toasted coconut to me than regular coconut, but it's super warm and tropical and just wonderful!

Buffalo Gal Organics' Pear & Coconut
This balm smells exactly like warm coconut combined with crisp pears! The coconut is much stronger than the pear, but I kind of like that because pear scents in balms usually overwhelm me. 

Orange Thyme's Watermelon Juice
This balm smells AMAZING. I know it was part of a kid-friendly pack and I can see why. This reminds me of watermelon Jolly Ranchers. It smells so delicious. If you like watermelon anything (real and artificial) I think you'll like this balm!

Stay tuned for next week's Mini Monday!
Have a great Monday!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

And the Winner of the Softlips Marshmallow Ghost Giveaway Is....

Entry number 19 which was Trish!!


Thank you to all who entered! These giveaways would not be possible without all of you! I have two other giveaways going on right now which you are more than welcome to enter! 

There will also be TONS of giveaways coming in the next couple of weeks (almost one every single week!), stay tuned!


Balms of the Week 12.16.12

As of today, I am finally done with my undergraduate degree! I am a college graduate! I did it in 3.5 years! Ahhhh! So exciting! Sorry this is probably the coolest thing that has happened to me since, well, I started this blog (almost 1 year ago, by the way!). Through this last hectic week before I step into the real world, the balms I've kept by my side were:

Country Blossom's Pumpkin Cheesecake
This is such a great balm, probably my favorite balm of the month so far!

Lush's Chocolate Whipstick
This balm lasts FOREVER and smells so decadent!

Little Batch's Winter Frost
Still my absolute favorite balm!

ForGoodnessGrape's Cream Soda
Seriously, the best balm ever. Do yourself a favor and try this balm!

What balms have you been lovin' this week?
Happy Sunday!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Softlips Peppermint Stick Giveaway!

Hi all!

I know how hard it is to find these much sought after limited edition Softlips flavors and I figured since I was able to find one of these packs in store, I might as well hold a giveaway for it! There will be tons and tons of giveaways in the next few weeks so I hope you're ready for them! If you've been trying to find this pack, enter now for a chance to win one!

(review; I realized I said Vanilla was included in this pack, but it is Pearl, my apologies!)

The Prize: One pack of Limited Edition Softlips' Peppermint Stick!

How To Enter: This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only!! Simply comment below with your favorite Softlips product or your favorite holiday lip balm flavor.

For Additional Chances to Win:
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+Follow @LipBalmWrangler on Twitter
+Tweet about the giveaway on Twitter (Something along the lines of "Check out @LipBalmWrangler's giveaway for a pack of @ILoveSoftlips Peppermint Stick over at"
+Follow my blog through GFC (Google Friend Connect)
+Follow LipBalmWrangler on bloglovin
+Post about the giveaway on your own blog
+Take a photo of your favorite lip balm on Instagram and use #lipbalmwrangler in your caption

If you already do one of the above, just leave a comment saying so!

**Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry!!**

That's a total of chances to win!

When It Ends: This giveaway will end in one week on December 22nd at 9am!

Good luck to all who enter!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Balms I've Got My Eye On 12.14.12

This week has been yet another hectic busy week for me (it wasn't hectic like there was chaos, I just had a ton to do!). I returned from San Francisco late Tuesday night and had to go nanny very early the next morning, then had to study for my final, then worked most of the day yesterday, then had to study study and study some more for my final later today. Then right after my final I have to go nanny and tomorrow night I go babysit and Sunday I will have a day of rest! I'm very much looking forward to that! Here are the balms that have been distracting me from studying:

Ripe Shop's Coco Pina
Coco Piña Lip Balm - Sweet Almond Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Piña Colada, Coconut Pineapple
I've actually been eyeing a bunch of Ripe Shop's lip balms, this is a fairly new shop and Adriana's balms are really wonderful! 

Etiquettes' Mango Peach
Mango Peach Lip Balm
This was the first ever shop I found on Etsy last winter, but I had never purchased from there because I was still so new to Etsy. After I finally started trying balms on Etsy, the shop closed for a loooonggggg while. It just re-opened recently and I'm eyeing all of their balms! I love how dainty the balms look.

Lip Love's Holiday Cheer
Holiday Cheer - Moisturizing All Natural Lip Balm
The flavor combination of this balm (coconut, vanilla, and peppermint) just sounds heavenly! 

What balms have you been eyeing this week? 

Happy Friday!

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