Monday, March 10, 2014

Tom Jack's

So I've been trying to branch out to new and different lip balm companies, this is one of the first ones that caught my eye. I've had them for a while now and I'm so excited to tell you about them!

Company: Tom Jack's

Flavors: Citrus, Cocoa Mint, and Birch Beer. The Citrus smells like a bright combination of lemon and lime in my opinion. I thought it would be more like orange, but I actually like this combination of scents! It has a sweet, slightly sour scent and it's just wonderful! The first scent I get when I smell the Cocoa Mint is cool, tingly peppermint; it's so refreshing! Then there's a lovely scent of milk chocolate. It's a pretty refreshing take on a mint chocolate balm since the mint is the first thing I smell. I've never tried a Birch Beer balm before (or birch beer for that matter), but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. It reminds me of when I was in band and the lubricant we used on some of our instruments (I played clarinet). I actually liked the scent of that so this is wonderful! Rob thinks this smells like winter/spearmint. I can't say if this smells like real birch beer or not, but this does smell good!

Wear: The Citrus and Cocoa Mint come in tins and I feel like I have to dip into the tin multiple times to get enough product onto my lips, so the consistency may be a little thin out of the tin. The Birch Beer came in a tube and it goes on smooth and even, the consistency is a little thin, but I don't feel like I need to put more on.

Packaging: Like I said, two of these come in tins and one came in a tube. The design is kind of upscale, but rustic at the same time...if that makes sense. I like that it looks like something you'd find in an apothecary of sorts.

Price: The tins are $3.50 and the tubes are $2.25, both prices are definitely reasonable!

Pros: Flavors, Wear, Packaging, Price

Rating: 4 out of 5 twists. These balms were pretty good! I keep one tin in my makeup bag at all times to wear under lipstick. I was glad I was able to try balms from a shop I've never tried before!

Cocoa Mint-Cocoa Butter, Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Chocolate, Essential Oil
Citrus and Birch Beer-Beeswax, Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Essential Oil

Have you tried Tom Jack's balms before? What did you think of them?

Sunday, March 9, 2014

ChapStick: Spring 2014 Flavors!

Hi everyone! Who's ready for a real review? I'm sorry I've been slacking yet again this week. I've been meaning to blog each day, but Rob's working on a super awesome game right now and he's pretty much had the computer all day, every day. My computer is still out of commission, so right now we're just sharing the one. Anyway...ChapStick® sent me these balms about two weeks ago and I've been dying to tell you about them! I've been using them on a daily basis!

Company: ChapStick®

Flavors: Citrus Jelly Bean and Pomegranate Gumdrop. The Citrus Jelly Bean smells of bright, sweet oranges. It most definitely reminds me of an orange jelly bean! If you're a citrus fan, this is one I'd definitely recommend. The Pomegranate Gumdrop smells of tart, yet sweet pomegranate candy. I really do feel like I'm taking a whiff of a chewy, gumdrop candy. I don't know how they do it, but each scent smells exactly like you think it would! Even down to what the consistency of the candy would smell like, do you know what I mean?

Wear: These go on nice and smooth, like your usual ChapStick® balms. They have a pretty great consistency, just enough goes on that you don't feel like your mouth is slathered in product, but at the same time doesn't leave you with the need to put more on (unless you want to of course!). They hold up pretty well through eating and drinking, I usually can get a good 1-2 hours out of one application.

Packaging: These come in your average sized lip balm tubes with labels that are colored to match the flavor of the balm (pink for Pomegranate Gumdrop and orange for Citrus Jelly Bean).

Price: These range in price depending on where you pick your's up at, anywhere between $0.99 and $2.18 which is a steal either way!

Pros: Flavors, Wear, Packaging, Price

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 twists, these balms are absolutely wonderful! I've always been a ChapStick® fan and I probably always will be. I always get super excited to find new flavors from an old favorite, and these ones definitely didn't disappoint!

Have you tried these new flavors from ChapStick yet? What did you think of them?
The ChapStick® product and information have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. These samples were provided complimentary to me by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, however, all opinions are strictly my own. Thank you ChapStick® and Pfizer Consumer Healthcare for the opportunity!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Balms of the Week 3.2.14

Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope you've all been having a lovely week! I'm so sorry for being so MIA the last two weeks, work has been super hectic so I've had to stay overtime almost every day. After working 10-12 hours a day, I'm usually too tired to do much of anything after work other than eat dinner and go to sleep. Some days I'm too tired to even make my lunch for the next day! Don't worry though, I'm not letting this blog die! Anyway, I want to share with you guys the balms I've been using lately!

Epically Epic's Orange Mango

Softlips' Mint

Tom Jack's Citrus

Tom Jack's Cocoa Mint

Tom Jack's Birch Beer

What balms have you been using this week? Anything new you'd recommend?
Have a wonderful day!
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