Sunday, August 28, 2011

Carmex Review and Giveaway!

Since I moved to Alaska, one of my constant concern is dry, chapped lips.  Because the weather here is always extreme - super cold and dark in the winter time and hot in the summer (with almost 20 hours of sun), I always make sure that I have a lip balm with me all the time. And so I was super excited when the Carmex Team sent me to review their newest Carmex click stick flavors - Carmex Lime Twist  and Carmex Vanilla as a member of the Carmex Bloq Squad.

 

My experience:
For starters, although the packaging is similar to other lip balms being sold in drug stores, it has a  cool feature of being a "click stick"  -   this helps you regulate the amount of lip balm you want to use. In the past, I have wasted a lot of lip balm because I would turn the dial way too much, forget that I should adjust it back again before putting the cap back on, thereby ruining (and wasting) the whole stick. So I really like this no mess, easy to use feature!

When I tried them, I find that these glide smoothly on your lips and provides longer moisture without feeling greasy or "icky". I also like the menthol cooling properties that they have and that they provide sun protection (SPF 15). A plus for me also is that these products are non-addictive and non-tested on animals!

However, if you are sensitive to certain smells, note that they do come with a bit of  a smell but these are true to the flavors that they carry.  I was OK with both but I  like vanilla a bit more because the lime seemed stronger in terms of smell and flavor for my preference.  Overall, the lip balms did a nice job of protecting my lips :)

Want to try the Carmex Lime Twist  and Carmex Vanilla? You can purchase Carmex products at various US retailers such as Target, Walgreens, Walmart, Kmart, Kroger, Safeway and many more.  For a complete list of stores that carry Carmex products, click here.

Now for the giveaway - one lucky reader will receive the same products that I received: Carmex Lime Twist and Carmex Vanilla click sticks and a cool summer fleece picnic blanket to add to your summer fun!


Mandatory Entry:  Must be a GFC follower of my blog!  Just write a comment that you are an existing follower or a new follower AND visit Carmex, tell me if you prefer the Lime Twist or Vanilla click stick.  You need to do to do both! (1 entry) 
* Make sure you write your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.
 
Extra Entries:
1. Visit Carmex and tell me what other products you wish to try
2. Follow me on Twitter (@mandalarctic) and tell me your twitter handle
3. Follow  Carmex Lip Balm on Twitter.
4. Grab my button.  Leave a link as to where you put it.  
5. Tweet and leave a link of your tweet.

This giveaway  is open to  US residents only and will end on September 5, 2011  (11:59 AM Alaska time).  I will use random org. to choose the winner and he/she will be contacted via e-mail.  Winner will have 48 hours to confirm the prize or I will choose an alternate winner.  Carmex will directly ship the prize to the lucky winner.

Good luck!
Disclosure:  I received the Carmex Lime Twist and Vanilla Lip Balms from Carmex plus a Carmex fleece picnic blanket to use to facilitate my review.  A similar prize kit will be sent by  Carmex to one lucky reader of my blog. I was not monetarily compensated for this post and the review reflects my own experience and opinion while using the product which may vary from yours. 

45 comments:

  1. New GFC follower! I prefer vanilla!
    Cassie
    cjm92995@yahoo.com
    http://notoneordinarymoment.blogspot.com/

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  2. I'd like to try the cherry jar.
    Cassie
    cjm92995@yahoo.com

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  3. I'm following you on Twitter @cjm92995.
    Cassie
    cjm92995@yahoo.com

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  4. I have your button!
    Cassie
    cjm92995@yahoo.com

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  5. New follower
    Id like the Vanilla

    trustjesus7771 at yahoo dot com

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  6. I am a Gfc follower- Mama K. I'd love to try their Vanilla!
    Nguyenhkathy at gmail dot com

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  7. I'd like to try Carmex's Sheer moisture sticks on day.
    Nguyenhkathy at gmail dot com

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  8. I follow you on twitter.
    Nguyenhkathy at gmail dot com
    http://twitter.com/#!/socalsunshine31

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  9. I follow Carmex on twitter.
    http://twitter.com/#!/socalsunshine31
    Nguyenhkathy at gmail dot com

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  10. Daily Tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/Socalsunshine31/status/110060973959815169
    Nguyenhkathy at gmail dot com

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  11. New follower on GFC :) I would prefer the Lime Twist! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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  12. I would like to try the CARMEX® STRAWBERRY TUBE also! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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  13. Following you on twitter! (imaroughgem) (jessicapeeling@yahoo.com)

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  14. Following Carmex on twitter! (imaroughgem) (jessicapeeling@yahoo.com)

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  15. http://twitter.com/#!/imaroughgem/status/110062864571695104 Daily tweet! (imaroughgem) (jessicapeeling@yahoo.com)

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  16. http://twitter.com/#!/Socalsunshine31/status/110355091407642624
    Nguyenhkathy at gmail dot com

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  17. I'm a gfc follow and I'd love the vanilla one!


    Cerena Leigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  18. The carmex moisture stick in plum looks awesome i always get chapped lips in the winter!!

    Cerena Leigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  20. Following via GFC
    I prefer the vanilla!
    maggietucker 1o at yahoo dot com

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  21. Would like to try the Healing Cream from Carmex
    maggietucker10 at yahoo dot com

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  22. Following Carmex on Twitter as RhondaBGrisham
    maggietucker10 at yahoo . com

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  23. follow blog jelaws5
    love to try the lime
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  24. http://mycarmex.com/our-products/carmex-cherry-jar/default.aspx like to try this also
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  25. This contest is now closed. The winner has been chosen and notified. Thanks for joining!

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  26. New GFC follower. Would love the vanilla click stick.
    kimberlyconover(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. I would love to try the Carmex Healing Lotion.
    kimberlyconover(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. Following Carmex on twitter as LOLILUVS31
    kimberlyconover(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. Following you on Twitter as LOLILUVS31
    kimberlyconover(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. GFC Kendra22 and the lime would be different to use, that healing lotion looks super also

    kendraco22 at yahoo dot com

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  31. carmex twitter kendra22007
    kendraco22 at yahoo dot com

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  32. I follow via GFC: allibrary and I'd prefer the Vanilla Click Stick!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  33. I'd also like to try the Original Carmex Healing Ointment.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  34. Follow on gfc and would love to try vanilla!

    Sabrina.Vaccaro at hotmail dot com

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  35. I'd love to try the healing lotion
    Sabrina.Vaccaro at hotmail dot com

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  36. Follow you on twitter
    Sabvac

    Sabrina.Vaccaro at hotmail dot com

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  37. Follow carmex on twitter - sabvac
    Sabrina.Vaccaro at hotmail dot com

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  38. Tweeted - https://twitter.com/Sabvac/status/111238498933157888

    Sabrina.Vaccaro at hotmail dot com

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  39. I would most like to try the Carmex healing ointment


    Kimmie Barnes
    shawnandkim@suddenlink.net
    jakeremom--twitter and GFC

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  40. I follow you on twitter

    Kimmie Barnes
    shawnandkim@suddenlink.net
    jakeremom--twitter and GFC

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  41. I follow carmex on twitter

    Kimmie Barnes
    shawnandkim@suddenlink.net
    jakeremom--twitter and GFC

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  42. I would prefer the lime twist stick

    Kimmie Barnes
    shawnandkim@suddenlink.net
    jakeremom--twitter and GFC

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  43. I tweeted about this giveaway

    http://twitter.com/#!/jakeremom/status/111245936977653761

    Kimmie Barnes
    shawnandkim@suddenlink.net
    jakeremom--twitter and GFC

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