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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The trials of being a single mom (a review and a giveaway too)

Last night, while sitting on the couch relaxing and watching a Hallmark Christmas movie, Princess Ivi sent me a text message (so as not to alert her boyfriend).  This covert text message stated “the toilet is clogged”.  Seriously?  Apparently, I am the only one who knows how to use that strange tool that resides beside the toilet called the Plunger.  Anyway, all is well again in the plumbing department after a lecture on not using the toilet if there is paper in it.  Meaning, start with an empty bowl.  Right?  

Apparently, I am also the only one who knows how to empty the litter box.  Which I distinctly remember using as a reason I did not want a cat.  When Princess Ivi came home with our kitten, I heard “Please can we keep her?  I promise to empty the litter box.”  Hmm? 

Enough with the complaining already....Have you all seen that the holiday shows are back on Hallmark and ABC Family?  I love that.  There is always something good to watch when all my regular shows are reruns.  Although, the cheese factor can be pretty high on Hallmark, they are still good pick-me up movies.   

Now for the good stuff...a review and a giveaway.  As a member of Carmex's Blog Squad, I recently received two (2) Carmex Moisture Plus Sheer Pink and Sheer Peach Tint Lip Balms to review.  The comments are my own opinions. 

Product Packaging: The product packaging is okay.  I do wish there was a little less paper though and these could be sold as individually wrapped tubes but I do recognize the need to alert buyers to the Carmex brand as well as providing all the written stuff on the back of the package.

Tint Color: At first, I only used the peach but then when I got this package, Princess Ivi took the peach and I took the pink.  I love both colors.  They are very natural looking and I think they both look good with my fair coloring.  

Length of Wear: Both last for a good amount of time.  I do think the peach lasted a little longer than the pink but that may have been for other reasons (drinking more, etc.)

Product Effectiveness: I think that this product is very effective.  It moisturized my lips which is important, and provided color which I love.  I am a fan of lip glosses but many do not moisturize.  However, this product did which is a plus in my book.  

I do want to mention taste here.  Many of us who use tinted lip balms or lip glosses often complain about taste and/or scent of a product.  The Carmex Moisture Plus Sheer Pink and Sheer Peach Tint Lip Balms smell good (like Carmex) and the taste is acceptable (not medicine tasting).  

Suggestions for future product extensions: I think I would like to see a Sheer Red for more of a dressy feel.  However, it would need to be a neutral red for all skin tones.  I would also like to see a Sheer Berry.  

Giveaway: Carmex has provided me with a set of Carmex Moisture Plus Sheer Pink and Sheer Peach Tint Lip Balms for you.  

To Enter: Leave a comment no later than noon EST on  December 8, 2010 answering the following question:

What is your favorite lip product?     

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scottsgal said...

my fave lip product is cherry lip balm by carmex
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