Product Type: Vaseline body care
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Like rubbing your lips with chip fat!
Vaseline Lip Therapy Pink Bubbly
Member Name: Sarccyslayer
Vaseline Lip Therapy Pink Bubbly
Advantages: Looks nice, cute tin, Limited edition, smells nice
Disadvantages: Cost, gloopy mess
That said, in I went and bought a tin of Vaseline for my lips at a cost of £3.49, but it is limited edition and quite a lot of my friends are moaning that they cannot find this anywhere, well Amazon have it on sale for £7.06 if you are willing to pay that much for it! When this product first became available, you could only get it at Selfridges for a few weeks, now you can buy it in places like Boots and Superdrug, though it is limited edition and not always available to purchase.
The tin is your usual circular shape and for your money you get a full sized 20g tin. The tin itself is half pastel pink coloured and the other half if black with a gold strap-line across the middle. So if it is on the shelf amongst other items like this then it might catch you eye as being a little bit different. However, I found my tin at the front counter and not on the shelf, so you might have to look around a little bit. Written on gold lettering on the tin are the words 'Limited Edition' with a crown above them and then the usual Vaseline and Lip Therapy are also present. The worlds 'Pink Bubbly' are written in quite a nice flowing font in black followed by "Petroleum Jelly with a hint of decadence" which makes it almost sound as though it should feature in a Marks & Spencer's advert.
Inside the tin, once you have twisted off the pesky lid, one thing I dislike about these products are the lids which you have to twist slightly and then grip with your fingers to remove, why it cannot just twist off like other pots of lip balm is beyond me, but anyway, anger issues to one side, inside is the lip balm which is a lovely shade of pink and it can be best described as being Pink Bubbly pink, all those bottles of pink bubbly you see on the shelves in the shops and supermarkets is a very similar colour to this and it is described as being rose tinted. If you put the tin under your nose, it does actually smell very similar to pink champagne; there is a definite wine aroma, or a smell of grapes.
The one thing I have never been a fan of when it comes to this type of lip balm is that greasy feel on your lips when you apply it, as though you have just rubbed your mouth along a block of beef dripping. When I tried this one my way to Jury Service, because the tin was quite cold, the balm inside was quite solid so I had to rub my index finger along the top a few times to get it to work and it possibly didn't help that I had cold hands as well. Once applied to the lips it does tint your lips ever so slightly, they go a pastel pink shade, a little lighter than the balm in the tin and it also gives them a nice sheen to them, not overly glossy like adding lip gloss, but subtle enough. After the shine has worn off and you have re-applied it a few times, the balm becomes that gloopy mess and I stop using it and switched back to another product I was using.
Its ingredients might come as no surprise. As always there is Petroleum which leaves the subtle shine on your lips as well as creating a barrier on your skin to lock in moisture, thus keeping your skin soft, smooth and moisturised. Wine extract and Alcohol which gives it that boozy aroma, though it is actually a nice aroma. Then comes Geraniol which is good for over oily or overly dry skin because it helps create a balance between the two, so in this product it works really well on dry chapped lips.
The one thing this is good for is protecting your lips when the weather is really cold and really windy, it does create a barrier to protect your lips and that is perhaps the only time I would want to use this. At any other time I would use alternative products that I like.
All in all this is simply a flashy Vaseline lip balm that costs almost four times what you would normally pay. It isn't a miracle worker or works any better than any other Vaseline product out there. I bought it because it was 'Limited Edition' and even though it is small enough to carry around in my bag; I use it as an alternative to another product. I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase it again, I like the pinkness of it, the design of the tin is rather nice and the smell is quite appealing, but if your hands aren't cold and the tin isn't chilled, it does leave you with a gloopy mess on your lips and that is the one thing that puts me off these products. So its novel to start with, bit flashy and a bit new, but all of that wears off, so I wouldn't buy it again and at that price.
Summary: A limited edition vaseline tin