Keep Calm and Lip Balm from Rimmel London

Rimmel London Keep Calm and Lip Balm

Don’t these look fun?? I adore the packaging of the new Keep Calm and Lip Balm from Rimmel London. So colorful and pretty, but do they make it into my beach bag?

If I were only judging this book by its cover, I would say absolutely. The three tinted lip balms that Rimmel London sent me to test are cute cute cute, and just by looking at the balms you can see they are going to be extremely moisturizing.

Rimmel London Keep Calm and Lip Balm

Rimmel London Keep Calm and Lip Balm

The ‘Keep Calm’ logo and bright colors equal brilliant packaging. Keep Calm and Lip Balm ($2.50) comes in six shades - Clear (Keep Calm and Shop), Pink Blush (Keep Calm and Kiss), Berry Blush (Keep Calm and Rock), Rose Blush (Keep Calm and Play), and Violet Blush (Keep Calm and Party).

They are long wearing for a balm and have moisturizing oils that lock in moisture, increasing it by 22%.

Keep Calm and Play with Rose Blush

Keep Calm and Play with Rose Blush

Keep Calm and Party with Violet Blush

Keep Calm and Party with Violet Blush

Keep Calm and Kiss with Pink Blush

Keep Calm and Kiss with Pink Blush

Keep Calm and Lip Balm swatches, top to bottom:  Rose Blush, Violet Blush, Pink Blush

Keep Calm and Lip Balm swatches, top to bottom: Rose Blush, Violet Blush, Pink Blush

As you can see, the tint is barely there. In fact, on my lips the only one that has much color is the Violet Blush and it is definitely subtle.

The lip balms are soft…see what I did to poor Violet Blush? Applied, they have great mouth feel and give wonderful slip. They make lips tingle a bit too, in a minty sort of way that is pleasant. What’s not so great is the taste. It tastes like perfume and it doesn’t go away quickly. Believe me, if you kiss someone while wearing one of these lip balms, he or she will probably not be happy.

Unfortunately, these balms don’t make it into my beach bag. The soft tint is nice, the packaging is fabulous, and I love the moisturizing formula…but the taste is a deal breaker for me. Have you tried to Keep Calm and Lip Balm? Do you agree with me or do these cuties work for you?  – Lisa

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Why I love Lindi Skin and a giveaway so you can too

Lindi Skin collection

Lindi Skin collection

I try a lot of skincare brands but none of them is like LINDI SKIN. The 4 products I was sent to test are remarkable and unusual, all in a great way. The line is unlike anything I’ve tried and I’m so delighted with it that I begged asked the brand to do a givaway for one of you.

LINDI SKIN has a variety of skincare that is meant to be a solution to problems. Their products were created to soothe skin especially to relieve the effects of radiation, chemotherapy, and day-to-day wear resulting from cancer treatments. The brand goes beyond cancer patients though as I’ve seen in my own use. It’s for anyone.

The 4 products I have are the Lindi Face Wash ($22), Lindi Citrus Face Serum ($36), Lindi Eye Hydrator ($30), and Lindi Lip Balm ($10).

LINDI FACE WASH

Lindi Skin Face Wash

Lindi Skin Face Wash

Lindi Fash Wash is a liquid cleanser that is meant to both clarify and hydrate. It doesn’t strip my skin but I do need moisturizing after using it. This is a very effective and gentle cleanser that removes makeup and grim with ease. It’s the basis for getting your skin ready for more.

LINDI CITRUS FACE SERUM

Lindi Citrus Face Serum

Lindi Citrus Face Serum

The Citrus Face Serum is my very favorite of the products I am using. I’m in love with this. It’s thicker than any serum I own and it’s luxurious feeling on my skin. It was created to both soothe and revitalize skin and it does that to my skin.

I find it a little too thick to use under makeup but I adore it as my night time serum. The feel is amazing. This comes in two scents, lavender and citrus. The citrus is just a hint of a wonderful scent and dissipates quickly.

Lindi Facial Serum

Lindi Facial Serum

Here’s what Lindi says about this: “Formulated with the highest concentration of our proprietary LSA Complex ®, replete with botanicals, antioxidants and vitamins, this serum provides beneficial moisture and ultimate comfort to compromised skin on the face, neck, chest, back and scalp. The unique non-oily formula glides on silky-smooth and begins restoring immediately. The Serum has been clinically proven to reduce the facial rash, redness and itching that are a common side-effect of some types of chemotherapy.  It’s gentle soothing nutrients also make it great for anyone who wants healthy skin.”

Lindi Facial Serum

Lindi Facial Serum

I wish I was able to adequately explain how soothing and wonderful this feels on my skin. The first time I used it I was a little surprised because it felt so different than anything I’ve used. Now I never want to let it go. I use this either with my fingers or the wonderful JeNu Ultrasound Infuser and it’s made my skin smoother than ever. A+++

LINDI EYE HYDRATOR

Lindi Eye Hydrator

Lindi Eye Hydrator

I make no secret about my love for eye creams and eye treatments and Lindi Eye Hydrator is one of these loves. The Eye Hydrator too is totally different than anything I’ve tried. It comes in a small glass jar and feels and looks like silky honey. It’s not sticky at all though. It makes the area under my eyes so smooth while hydrating it too.

 

Lindi Eye Hydrator

Lindi Eye Hydrator

This is a nutrient rich gel that also helps with undereye puffiness and works to improve the look of your skin. What I have on my finger above it enough for 2 full days. I just need a dab of it. I use a small plastic facial spatula since I don’t want to use my fingers to get this out. I know people complain constantly about jars but this seems to be the best packaging for this silky gel. I love the effect of this and use it at least once a day.

LINDI LIP BALM

Lindi Lip Balm

Lindi Lip Balm

I wanted to hate the Lindi Lip Balm because of the packaging. I have long fingernails so I can’t easily dip into a little pot like this. But I can’t hate it and still use it every night before bed, can I? The lip balm is soft yet firm. I keep a covered lip brush right next to it so that I can slather this on before I pop into bed. Even when I wake up during the night I can feel how soft my lips feel and that it’s still working. It’s also a great cuticle cream that I like to use just before bed.

As you can see, I’m very impressed with the effects of Lindi Skin. It’s good for us and it’s even more wonderful for people with serious dry skin issues because of cancer and radiation along with a slew of other illnesses. I will continue to use the Face Serum and Eye Hydrator long after these 4 items are used up. — Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  There will be one winner of all 4 products reviewed. The value of this giveaway is $96 so one US Subscriber is going to be a very happy person. The giveaway is open through 5/18/15 at 11:59 p.m. If WordPress closes comments towards the end please email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Lindi Skin. Make your comment in the email and you can count that as your entry so you can continue.

Lindi Skin

Lindi Skin

All LINDI Skincare products are

  • Clinically Tested
  • Proudly made in the U.S.A. in an FDA compliant facility
  • Dermatologist & Allergy tested
  • Paraben Free
  • Never Tested on Animals
  • Backed by our 30-day 100% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Non-irritating

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Zuzu Luxe Lip RX Kit will have you smiling again

Gabriel Lip RX Kit

Gabriel Lip RX Kit

We may be seeing signs of spring at last but that doesn’t mean our lips are ready for spring. While my lips are softer and there are no cracks now that the bitter winds and cold have died down, I still want to keep them in shape. That’s where the ZUZU LUXE LIP RX KIT comes in. This was sent to me months ago and I’ve been using it ever since.

Gabriel/Zuzu Lip RX kit products

Gabriel/Zuzu Lip RX kit products

In the great mesh cosmetic bag are two Zuzu Luxe products, the Lip Exfoliator and the Lip RX Stick.

Zuzu Lip RX Stick and Lip Exfoliator

Zuzu Lip RX Stick and Lip Exfoliator

Zuzu Luxe Lip Exfoliator is a gentle yet thorough exfoliator for your lips. It has scrubbers in there but they are natural and not harsh. I try to use this daily when I’m getting ready for the day (though I do forget). Apply it like you would a lipstick and then use your finger to move it around your lips. I rarely have to wipe it off, it seems to quickly absorb without leaving anything behind. You could also use a washcloth to get extra exfoliation with this.

Zuzu Lip Exfoliator

Zuzu Lip Exfoliator

The Lip RX Stick that comes in this $24.95 set is a terrific lip balm that I love under lipstick. It’s non-fragranced and it has no taste so it’s great for me. It looks like a lipstick so it’s a little classier to apply than my typical plastic tubes. It’s smooth and makes my lips feel highly moisturized.

Zuzu Luxe Lip RX Stick

Zuzu Luxe Lip RX Stick

To top it off they come in a great silver mesh cosmetic bag that will make your daily travels a joy. I love seeing what’s in my bags or else I forget!!

Zuzu Luxe Lip RX Kit

Zuzu Luxe Lip RX Kit

Zuzu Luxe and Gabriel Cosmetics are the same company and share a website. Their products are not only cruelty free but they are vegan besides making them good for all consumers who have lips. They support many important movements like Ocean Conservancy, Glutton Free Tolerance Group, American Breast Cancer Society and more. By supporting them you are also supporting these vital groups. There’s a store locator to help you find these two brands. In my area there are two major markets (Whole Foods and Plum Market) that I can find some locally.

It may have taken me too long to officially review them (I did mention them though in my Top Ten Winter Helpers review) but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been getting a lot of use. I’m a huge fan of lip balms and now I’m a fan of this Lip Exfoliator too. Have you ventured into Zuzu and Gabriel products yet? — Marcia

Ingredients:

RX Stick:

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Ozokerite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract

Lip Exfoliator:

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil,  Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Kaolin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candellila) Wax, Cetyl Acetate, Stearalkonium Hectorite

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Burt’s Bees Squeezable Lip Balm has all its goodness in a new tube

Burt's Bees Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm

Do you have a picture in your mind of what Burt’s Bees Lip Balm looks like? Does it look like a yellow tube of goodness? Does the balm look solid? Well here’s a surprise and a pleasant one at that. Burt’s Bees has a new product out – Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm.

Burt's Bees Squeezable Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees Squeezable Lip Balm

Everything you love about Burt’s Bees is now available in an easy to use squeeze tube. It’s still 100% natural containing Beeswax and Vitamin E. It’s still going to keep your lips replenished with moisture and protected from chapped lips. But it’s now softer and smoother.

Burt's Bees Squeezable Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees Squeezable Lip Balm

It has a slant tip applicator to dispense the minty cool balm.

Burt's Bees ingredient list

Burt’s Bees ingredient list

When reading up about Burt’s Bees I found that their philosophy is The Greater Goodburts bee philosophyThey want to change the world and that includes using sustainable ingredients that are natural, recyclable and simple.

“In 2007, we established the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, organization
dedicated to sustaining charitable, grassroots initiatives that support human and honeybee health.

Since its inception, the foundation has issued $1.2 million in grants. In 2014 alone, the foundation donated $293,000 in proceeds to nonprofit organizations.”

When you are shopping at drugstores, Target, grocery stores, etc. keep your eye open for the familiar golden yellow packaging and look for their latest, most moisturizing addition: Burt’s Bees Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm. — Marcia

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Lather Tinted Lip Balms – an all natural treat

Lather Tinted Lip Balms

Lather Tinted Lip Balms

This winter I’m more obsessed than ever with lip balms so when I learned about the limited edition LATHER tinted Lip Balms and was offered a chance to try them out, my lips cried “heck yes”.

The LATHER tinted balms are perfect for my everyday life. They moisturize my lips while adding just enough color to make me look like I’m trying.

LATHER makes other lip balms but these tinted ones make them more unique.

LATHER tinted lip balms in Plush Plum,  Pink Peony and Cinnabar Silk

LATHER tinted lip balms in Plush Plum, Pink Peony and Cinnabar Silk

There are 3 shades:

*Plush Plum which is a plummy red shade with the tiniest bit of shimmer to it

LATHER Plush Plum Tinted Lip Balm

LATHER Plush Plum Tinted Lip Balm

*Pink Peony has the lightest tint of them all and on my lips appears to be a ‘my lips but better’ shade. I do see some shimmer with this one too.

LATHER Pink Peony Tinted Lip Balm

LATHER Pink Peony Tinted Lip Balm

*Cinnabar Silk has been described as a rusty red although on my lips this seems to just darken and enhance without making them look too rusty.

LATHER Cinnabar Silk Tinted Lip Balm

LATHER Cinnabar Silk Tinted Lip Balm

Plush Plum, Peony Pink, Cinnabar Silk from LATHER

Plush Plum, Peony Pink, Cinnabar Silk from LATHER

There are many reasons to own these LATHER balms:

1) These are all natural and very hydrating.

2) Not only are they paraben free but they are also carmine free.

3) LATHER uses organic plant oils including argan, sunflower and coconut are combined with organic cocoa butter and beeswax to moisturize, soothe, soften and protect lips.

4) All colors come from natural minerals rather than anything animal.

5) These contain organic beeswax, botanical butters, oils and extracts.

6) They have a very pleasant pepperminty feel and fragrance.

7) If you want more color, just add more layers.

In my part of the world winter keeps progressing and the cold winds and weather make my lips dry. LATHER Tinted Lip Balms make a great addition to my winter lips by protecting them in a pretty, cruelty-free way.

LATHER is having an instagram giveaway that’s open through 2/13 so head on over to enter and win these lovelies. — Marcia

LATHER Instagram giveaway through 2/13

LATHER Instagram giveaway through 2/13

Follow Lather on Facebook, Twitter (@lather) and Instagram (@lather_inc). They are available for purchase for $7.50 each on Lather’s website.

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Balm Chicky balm balm will be on Shark Tank on 2/3

I don’t know about you but I LOVE watching Shark Tank. I love seeing the new products. I find it fascinating to hear the banter between the 5 gazillionaires. “Mr. Wonderful” drives me nuts but I guess everyone needs a mean guy around. My favorite investor is Lori Greiner and that’s who I’d want to work with. She’s QVC gold!

from abc.com

from abc.com

Well Tuesday night, February 3rd, Balm Chicky balm balm is going to make an appearance on Shark Tank and try to get some backing. I’ll be watching for sure and hope you will be too.

I’m expecting a few Balm Chicky balm balms in the mail for review and a giveaway. I can’t wait to try them and hope that they’ll be here in time for me to use at least one before the show. Either way I’m going to root for them to get the backing they want and I hope you will too. Balm Chicky balm balm even has a special in honor of the show where you’d get

1 for $7
3 for $18
5 for $25

There are 5 flavors available which I’ll be writing about soon. Join me on ABC to watch Liz and Abby, the founders, and get out your cheerleading outfit! — Marcia

Balm Chicky balm balm new packaging

Balm Chicky balm balm new packaging

Lip-centric songs and Burt’s Bees Natural Lip Balm

Burts Bees

I know you have seen Burt’s Bees products at the store but have you also heard husband and wife folk-pop group and Republic Records recording artists, Us The Duo – Michael and Carissa Alvarado – singing about them on Vine?  Us The Duo is generating a lot of buzz for their 6 second songs inspired by the different Burt’s Bees lip balm flavors.

Burts Bees Lip Balms

Well known for their #6SecondCovers, this folksy duo has been posting little ditties about Burt’s Bees since last November. The delicious Coconut & Pear inspired the lyrics, “Coconut & Pear, you’ve got the flowers in your hair. And we’re in love.” Wild Cherry got a little song worshiping too: “Wild Cherry, I like to savor. Pull it out ya pocket and uncap the flavor.”

Coconut & Pear (yummy yummy coconut) and Wild Cherry (tastes like a cherry Lifesaver) happen to be in my top three flavors, along with Vanilla Bean. The lip balms are smooth, hydrating, and truly tasty. They have subtle, natural flavors that are extremely impressive.

Burt's Bees Lip Balm - no color and tinted

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm – no color and tinted

If you love Burt’s Bees lip balms as much as I do, think about creating and your own Vine song. Share your original song by tagging @BurtsBees and using the hashtag #UnCapFlavor and it might be re-Tweeted and re-Vined by Us the Duo and Burt’s Bees. Us the Duo has 4.2 million Vine followers and 134,000 Twitter followers, not to mention  Burt’s Bees’ 86,200 Twitter followers.  If you get re-Tweeted and re-Vined your video will instantly be viral!

Find the original songs at https://vine.co/UsTheDuo and https://twitter.com/burtsbees.  To find out more about Us the Duo’s Burt’s Bees must-haves, visit the Burt’s Bees Facebook and Instagram accounts.  – Lisa

*received for editorial consideration

Burt’s Bees® has been offering distinctive earth-friendly, natural health and beauty care products for 30 years. From a beekeeper’s backyard in Maine to the leading edge of natural, Burt’s Bees knows natural body care solutions from head-to-toe and operates with The Greater Good™ top of mind. No parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or SLS and no animal testing.

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