Discover new ChapStick® and Surya Brasil lip balms with a giveaway

What would a holiday stocking be like without a lip balm in it? It’s such a classic gift and one that everyone can use. Whether you want to get fancy like with the tinted Surya Brasil lip balms or traditional like ChapStick® balms or even a bit unique with Chapstick Duos, you’re sure to include winners.

ChapStick and Surya Brasil lip balms

samples

For inexpensive and fabulous balms that are a more “luxurious” gift Surya Brasil Vegan Tinted Lip Balms are perfect. At $4.99 they are just the right price for a stocking stuffer but don’t forget the “One for you, One for me” rule. You need to try these yourself because it doubles as a sheer lip color as well as a wonderful lip balm.

Each one contains Castor seed oil, Cocoa seed butter, Coconut oil, Brazil nut seed oil, Murumuru butter and Vitamin E. Can’t you just feel your lips getting better reading about these!

Surya Brasil Vegan Tinted Lip Balms

Surya Brasil Vegan Tinted Lip Balm Gift Set

6 single and unique flavors are available and the gift set ($25) has all 6. Choose from Blood Orange, Coconut Nectar, Pink Grapefruit, Pomegranate, Sugared Fig, and Vanilla Dragon Fruit. I’m currently using Pink Grapefruit and it has a very light grapefruit fragrance and a natural pink lip tone.

Surya Brasil Sugared Fig

Surya Brasil Pomegranate

Surya Brasil is a Brazilian company that we’ve written about and are proud to use since it’s a leader in natural, organic, and vegan products. You can buy these on their website as well as at Whole Foods, Pharmaca and Thrive Market.

Surya Brasil Pink Grapefruit Vegan Lip Balm

Ingredients: *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, *Fair Trade Certified™ *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Fair Trade Certified™ *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, *Flavor, *Bertholletia Excelsa (Brazil Nut) Seed Oil, Virola Sebifera (Ucuuba) Butter, Astrocaryum Murumuru (Murumuru) Butter, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Mica. *Certified Organic Ingredients
ChapStick® is the classic brand that can’t be beat. And do they have the best products for the holidays!! Why, yes they do. This year they even have 3 new flavors beside all your old favorites.
Limited Edition ChapStick® Holiday Collection contain the new flavors: Holiday Cocoa, Holiday Cinnamon, and Caramel Creme. At only $3.99 for this package you are getting a fabulous buy and 3 balms that will continue to cheer you up through the winter months.

ChapStick® Holiday Collection

A new ChapStick® Duo is available. These are the cutest balms because they snap apart. You can mix or match the ones available but don’t miss out on the new Candy Cane and Vanilla Shimmer Duo. These can be found at Walmart, Target, Walgreens, and Krogers for $3.99. This duo is sure to please a teen in your life since it’s too cute for words.

ChapStick® Duo

We can’t forget our regular ChapStick® loves that are only $1.00 but you need to look for the new seasonal holiday ones in Sugar Cookie, Candy Cane, and Pumpkin Pie. You’ve never seen anyone move as fast as my husband when these arrived. He confiscated a Pumpkin Pie and Candy Cane instantly. The first question out of his mouth was “Are these real ChapStick®?” and when I answered in the affirmative he grabbed! Sugar Cookie came to me in tin with 2 balms. This would be so sweet for a stocking stuffer!

ChapStick®

ChapStick® Sugar Cookie tin

ChapStick® also has two packs of their Total Hydration Essential Beauty Packs that are perfect for those of us with extra needs. In each pack there’s a tinted and non-tinted balm that are a little bigger than their regular balms. Look for packs with Soothing Vanilla and Merlot tint, Eucalyptus Mint and Rose Petal Tint, and Cooling Peppermint and House Red tint ($7.99 each at Target).

ChapStick® Total Hydration

Now aren’t your lips craving these? If so I have a giveaway for 3 US/Canadian subscribers.
Package 1 will contain a Total Hydration Essential Beauty Pack with Cooling Peppermint and House Red tint, Candy Cane and Pumpkin Pie singles, and a Holiday Collection with Holiday Cocoa, Holiday Cinnamon, and Caramel Creme.
Package 2 will have Candy Cane and Pumpkin Pie singles, a tin with 2 Sugar Cookie balms, and a ChapStick Duo with Candy Cane and Vanilla Shimmer.
Package 3 will have a Candy Cane and Pumpkin Pie singles, a ChapStick Duo with Candy Cane and Vanilla Shimmer, and a Total Hydration Essential Beauty Pack with Cooling Peppermint and House Red tint.
In addition the first two winners chosen by Rafflecopter will receive either a Surya Brasil Pomegranate or Sugared Fig lip balm.

Surya Brasil Pomegranate and Sugared Fig Vegan Tinted Lip Balms

Winners will be set with gifts and bonuses for themselves!
Open for US and Canada. You must be an email subscriber.
The giveaway is open through 12/19 at 11:59 p.m. EST. I will hopefully be able to mail on 12/21 so you can get them in time for gift giving.  —  Marcia

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SuryaBrasil Exotic Animals Nail Polishes will bring out the animal in you

Surya Brasil Exotic Animal Polish collection

SuryaBrasil, a natural and organic line, has been a favorite company of mine for years thanks to their devotion to environmental preservation, animal welfare and environmental responsibility.  I love their hair and body products, but never tried their nail polishes until recently.  Marcia raved about two shades she loves from the Exotic Animals Collection, and after trying some myself I am joining her happy dance!  (You can read her review of Peacock and Gold Faced Lion Tamarins HERE).

Surya Brasil Exotic Animal polishes in Gold-Faced Lion Tamarin and Peacock

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While Marcia’s colors were bright and bold, mine are just perfect for the coming of winter months.  That’s one of the beauties of the Exotic Animals Nail Polish Collection – the 16 polishes ($12 each) are all vibrant but they cover a huge variety of shades that work for all seasons.  The nail polishes are all vegan, certified 7-free, and absolutely not tested on animals – the animals are just pictured on the bottles!

7-FREE: 

  • NO Camphor
  • NO DBP
  • NO Formaldehyde
  • NO Parabens
  • NO Toluene
  • NO ingredients of animal origin
  • NO animal testing

Right now there is a cool special going on – buy a color polish from the collection, and get a free pair of Gold Grass Earrings.  They are awfully pretty, aren’t they?

SuryaBrasil Exotic Animals Giant Anteater, White Tiger, Eclectus Parrot

SuryaBrasil Exotic Animals Base Coat

I tested three colors plus the Base Coat.  The Base Coat looks like it would give nails a tint, but it doesn’t – it just evens out the surface so polish goes on evenly and lasts longer.  There is also a top coat and an oil nail dryer available in the collection.  I love the toucan on the bottle.  The packaging for all the nail polishes is really adorable.

SuryaBrasil Exotic Animals Eclectus Parrot

The Eclectus Parrot is a deep dark red shade, exactly the shade of red I look for at holiday time!  I stay away from orangey reds or anything too bright.  For whatever reason, when it’s cold out I want a deep, warm red that is festive, and this really fits the bill.  The parrot is fantastic – he’s actually native from Indonesia and unfortunately is extinct in some areas.

SuryaBrasil Exotic Animals Giant Anteater

SuryaBrasil Exotic Animals Giant Anteater

I don’t usually go for brown shades on my nails, but I am totally digging the brown the Giant Anteater brings to my nails!  I love this super shiny dark brown – hip and pretty all at the same time.  And so is that Anteater!!

SuryaBrasil Exotic Animals White Tiger

SuryaBrasil Exotic Animals White Tiger

How amazing is this White Tiger ?  There are only 500 of these beautiful creatures left on the earth.  This matte white shade is very thick so be careful there isn’t too much on the brush when applying.  It’s a great shade to have in your collection for nail art projects too.

SuryaBrasil Exotic Animals Giant Anteater, White Tiger, Eclectus Parrot

There are many more gorgeous shades available representing other animals – head over to SuryaBrasil’s website suryabrasilproducts.com to take a look and find which animal speaks to you!  – Lisa

SuryaBrasil Exotic Animals Nail Polish Collection

Surya Brasil unleashes exotic animals with their stunning nail polishes

suraya brasil logo

SURYA BRASIL shocked the pants off me with their nail polishes and not because of the exotic animals that could be scary. Rather it’s due to the amazing quality of these nail polishes. I was previously aware of Surya Brasil’s haircare and skincare but I was surprised when I was offered some of the polishes to review. Now though I’m going to be a repeat customer.

Surya Brasil Exotic Animal Polish collection

Surya Brasil Exotic Animal Polish collection

There are 16 nail polishes in this collection along with 3 nail treatments, each $12. Plus right now there’s a special going for you to get a free pair of earrings with purchase. But you want to buy the polishes for another reason – you’ll totally fall in love with them.

Surya Brasil Exotic Animal polishes in Gold-Faced Lion Tamarin and Peacock

Surya Brasil Exotic Animal polishes in Gold-faced Lion Tamarin and Peacock

“The Exotic Animals Nail Polish collection is inspired by nature’s wonderful colors to leave your nails beautiful and healthy. There are many vibrant and bright colors, each one dedicated to a specific exotic animal from all over the world.”

Surya Brasil Peacock from the Exotic Animals collection

Surya Brasil Peacock from the Exotic Animals collection

The two polishes I was sent are gorgeous in totally different ways. Peacock is so aptly named because it has the glorious blues that you fist notice when a peacock spreads its wings. I am a huge fan of metallic polish and this is metallic at its best. There were absolutely no brush marks when applied.

The polish lasted a full week and could have gone on and on. Sometimes the teal was more prominent and other times the blue shined through. It was a pleasure wearing this for a week.

Surya Brasil Peacock from the Exotic Animals collection

Surya Brasil Peacock from the Exotic Animals collection

Surya Brasil Peacock from the Exotic Animals collection

Surya Brasil Peacock from the Exotic Animals collection

The other polish I have is one that I’m gaga over. It’s so different than anything in my collection. Gold-faced Lion Tamarin is stunning. It’s listed as a bright golden brown but I also see tones of green and bronze at times.

Surya Brasil Gold-faced Lion Tamarin

Surya Brasil Gold-faced Lion Tamarin

The animal it was created to honor is just on the verge of extinction. Gold-faced Lion Tamarins are very family-oriented animals: they live in groups and both parents share different tasks to care of the yearly twins.

Surya Brasil Gold-faced Lion Tamarin

Surya Brasil Gold-faced Lion Tamarin

Surya Brasil Gold-faced Lion Tamarin

Surya Brasil Gold-faced Lion Tamarin

There are so many reasons to want these in your collection including all the ingredients that they DON’T contain (camphor, DBP, formaldehyde, parabens, toulene). In keeping with its exotic animal theme they are cruelty free with no animal testing or use of any animal product.

Surya Brasil Red and Green Macaw

Surya Brasil Red and Green Macaw

What’s especially fun about the collection is that the animal that inspired them is pictured on the bottle. You can have your own zoo without harming an animal!

golden grass earrings (free with purchase at this time)

golden grass earrings (free with purchase at this time)

Now that you are aware of these vegan polishes I definitely think it’s time to turn on the wild animal in you.  —  Marcia

*sent for review