Summer sun can be damaging to your skin, but many times people forget to protect their lips. I was sent a summer samping kit that had Carmex Lime Twist and Carmex Vanilla click sticks as well as an awesome picnic blanket. These are new flavors by Carmex that had 3 additional moisturizers that aren't in the other varieties. They are also SPF 15 so they would be a good addition to your beach bag!
I usually use Carmex the most in the winter, when heaters and icy wind really do a number on my lips, so I was interested in trying the new Carmex Lime Twist and Carmex Vanilla click sticks during the summer. I tried the Lime twist first and could feel it tingle when I put it on. It went on smoothly and provided a glossy finish. During the summer I try to keep a more "fresh" face, than an overly made up one and I liked how Carmex enhanced that easily. I also noticed that my lips were getting smoother the more often I used it.
The only downfall is the taste. Both varieties smell great when used, but do not taste the way they smell. I don't think this is a big problem though, since I generally don't eat my lip wear (it may actually be a good thing since my kids DO). I still liked using the product, and the taste did not make it unpleasant to use. This is also more of a gloss or cream than a balm, if you are more used to that texture.
To see the effect using Carmex Vanilla click sticks has, you can see these Before & After pictures:
Don't just take my word for it- one lucky Frugal Teacher Mama reader will get a giftpack identical to mine!
To Enter: Check out Carmex.com and let me know which flavor you would like to try first by leaving a comment below! If you are a follower on Google Friend Connect, Facebook, or through RSS feed you get an extra entry per method for a total of 4 possible entries. Please leave a new comment for each extra entry. Terms and Conditions: Giveaway will end at 11:59pm EST on 8/31/11. Winners will be picked at random. Only one entry per type per person. Winners must respond to email notification within 48 hours to claim the prize. .
*Disclosure: I am a Carmex Blog Squad member and got to sample these products for free. All opinions expressed are my own.