Monday, November 18, 2013

Giveaway: Limited Edition Designer Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balms

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I've reviewed the Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm sticks before (see old review here).  My daughters and I really like these lip balms that are more like a lip gloss with their slender tubes and slanted tips. They provide SPF 15 protection, lots of moisture, and a nice shine (tinted or clear). Carmex currently has the Moisture Plus lip balms packaged with limited edition designer styles.  I received one each of the styles, with the clear lip balm (untinted) inside.

I let my daughters each pick out their favorite tubes.  They snatched up the fun colors and left me with the black and white houndstooth print.  The goal of the colors is to have a tube that fits your personality, though my daughters and I didn't quite feel that the description of our preferred designs actually fit our personalities.  You can take their personality quiz at

Adventurous: "The Adventurous stick gets its up-for-anything attitude from Peggy. She's the girl who has never turned down a concert ticket, and most of her stories begin with the phrase "I was at this great show, when all of a sudden ... " When it comes to fashion, Peggy believes the wilder the outfit, the better.  From leopard print pants to leather jackets, there's no fashion statement she's afraid to try. 

On a Saturday night, you'll find her in the front row at the most rocking concert in town."

Chic:  "The Chick stick is inspired by Audrey.  She's a modern girl, with classic taste. She detests anything garish or overly-embellished, preferring instead the sophisticated style of black and white patterns with an elegant, high-end aesthetic.  Her style icons, not surprisingly, are Coco Chanel and Jackie Kennedy. 

On a Saturday night, you can most likely find her at an upscale art gallery opening or attending a theater performance."

Whimsical: "The Whimsical stick is inspired by Skye, the free-spirited nature-lover. Skye is the girl whose ideal weekend is spent camping in teh woods, soaking up the beauty of the wilderness. She prefers clothes that allow her to express her creativity, without restraining her from going on a spur-of-the-moment hike. Jeans and a tunic or organic cotton maxi dresses are her everyday favorites.

On a Saturday night you'll likely find her at an outdoor concert or music festival surrounded by like-minded people."

Fab: "The Fab stick is inspired by Edie, the girl who embodies the spirit of London in the 1960's. She believes the miniskirt is the best invention in the 20th century, and she'd never dream of leaving home without her eyelashes curled to perfection. She loves anything new and of-the-moment, from avante-garde art to the latest buzzworthy band.

On a Saturday night, you'll find her at the newest, most talked about club in town, always surrounded by a circle of uber-hip friends."

Obviously, the personality test isn't highly scientific, but it's fun.  When I took the test, I ended up with the Whimsical personality.  It isn't an exact fit, but that was the closest to who I am.  I'm certainly not chic, fab, or adventurous.  When I actually wanted to pick my favorite stick, though, I was drawn to the purple Fab stick first, and the Whimsical stick second.

The stick designs are stickers that are wrapped around the black plastic lip balm tube.  The sticker has a water-resistant coating on it, because it wasn't damaged when I put it into water.  They seem to be applied very well. Although they might wear off over time, I think it would take a lot of abuse for that to happen.

Overall, the designs are fun.  I'd prefer an option with a softer color-scheme or more natural nature-themed design.  I love the Moisture Plus lip balms, themselves, so the color of the tube is of secondary importance. It does make it a little easier to find it when I'm digging around in my purse, though. I think the best part is being able to quickly tell my lip balm apart from my daughters' lip balms.



Would you like a chance to win a set of all four Limited Edition Designer Moisture Plus lip balms?  Carmex is going to give one set of all four designer sticks to ONE of my readers (US residents only). Carmex will be fulfilling the giveaway after I notify them who my winner is. This giveaway will close on December 4, 2013 at 11:59 pm.  I'll draw the winner on December 5.

~ To enter, leave a comment telling me which of the four designs you like best: Adventurous, Chic, Fab, or Whimsical.  Make sure you use a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.
~ You can gain another entry if you leave a comment telling me that you follow my blog, and what method (Google Friend Connect, Linky Followers, email, Networked Blogs, Twitter, etc.)


Good Luck!
April E.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. I like CHIC best :)
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  2. I like Fab. Susan


  4. My favorite is the Chic. So cute!

  5. I like whimsical!
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  6. I like whimsical!

  7. Fab is really pretty.

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  8. GFC follower as June Lisle

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  9. I like whimisical

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  11. I like the Fab design!
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  12. I would like to try Fab.

  13. GFC follower-Teresa Thompson

  14. My daughter loves purple, so I'd love the Fab to tuck into her stocking.

  15. I follow a few ways including through Google+.


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