Product Type: Vaseline body care
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Decadently Desirable or Just Too Expensive?!
Vaseline Lip Therapy Pink Bubbly
Member Name: PerfectPeaches
Vaseline Lip Therapy Pink Bubbly
Advantages: Keeps lips moisturised
Disadvantages: Doesn't give a pink tint
In my toiletry gift bag from my mother in law I received for Christmas 2012 I was really impressed with some of the items she had bought for me. As appreciative as I am of these gift bags (I get one every Christmas) some items are a little hit or miss but for Christmas just gone I was really impressed with her selection. My gift bag was full of wonderful items from mainly Imperial Leather and Radox but there were a few nice little surprises which I was pleased to see.
One of those little surprises was the Vaseline Lip Therapy Pink Bubbly. I was well aware that Vaseline had brought out a new limited edition and had seen it in Boots and Selfridges but the cost of around £3.50 for a little tin of Vaseline to me seemed quite high so I had put it off despite wanting to try it. So of course when I unearthed it at the bottom of my gift bag I was incredibly pleased!
== Pink Bubbly ==
I am not going to go into great detail about the company who makes Vaseline as I think we all know that it has been around for years. Their Lip Therapy range was launched a few years ago and features 4 different varieties. They do bring out limited edition Lip Therapy's and of course one is the 'Pink Bubbly' variety which has been on sale for the last 6 months or so.
The difference between Pink Bubbly and the others in the range is that Vaseline have used champagne grape extract to give it is a luxurious feel to it as well as being able to leave a lovely rosť hue on your lips. There is no difference in formula compared to the others it just features the champagne grape extract as an added extra. The end result will hopefully still be the same in keeping your lips soft and nourished from the moment you apply.
"Luxury living is all the rage, but this time it's all about letting your lips enjoy a champagne lifestyle."
== Packaging ==
Pink Bubbly is no different to the others in the range in terms of its packaging as it still comes in that cute little metal tin with a lid that can sometimes be difficult to remove! However, Pink Bubbly comes in rather chic looking packaging featuring a colour theme of black, baby pink and gold. On the tin lid it of course features the Vaseline trade marked logo together with the product name in lovely scroll type font complete with it's own gold coloured crown. It also states "Petroleum Jelly with a hint of decadence". On the base of the tin features the barcode and ingredients list.
== To Use ==
To look at Pink Bubbly looks exactly the same in terms of that shiny, greasy look Vaseline has. The only key difference is the colour. It is a soft, rose pink which looks lovely compared to Rosy Lips which looks like a thick bright pink colour, this is semi-transparent and looks incredibly gentle colour wise but I do fail to see how it would give a pink hue to the lips considering it is semi-transparent.
However, Pink Bubbly does come with a lovely subtle fragrance which is similar to a rose type scent which is more than pleasant and of course is quite fitting with the product. It does have an air of chic girliness to it which is lovely and does make a nice change from the others in the Lip Therapy range. However, I am yet to see even as a limited edition when it was so expensive when it was first out.
To apply you obviously apply it as you would any other version of Vaseline and of course as soon as it makes skin contact it melts a little and is easily applied onto your lips. Of course the key really is not to use too much as you don't want the 'I've just kissed a chip pan' look as it will just look overly shiny and greasy and of course it won't absorb into your lips. A thin layer is all that is needed to give a soft and subtle sheen to the lips.
As much as I like the thought of Pink Bubbly I had to admit that the pink hue it offers really isn't noticeable it simply offers a subtle sheen on the lips but not one which was promised. Even over a lipstick it doesn't offer anything more than a shine to the lips which is fine if your only paying a small amount and the original Vaseline tin will do exactly the same just without the lovely rose type scent. My lips were kept moisturised and left soft but again the normal tin of Vaseline can offer this too.
== Overall ==
Despite costing over £3 for a small 20g tin and that it promises so much I was a little disappointed with Pink Bubbly. Yes, it has a lovely aroma and the pinkness is nice to look at and the packaging is definitely quite chic but it really doesn't offer anything different than a normal tin of Vaseline which costs less. I guess your paying for the fact it is a limited edition and whilst I like it and use it on a daily basis it certainly isn't worth its RRP. I'm pleased I had it as a gift and although I'd recommend it to keep your lips moisturised just don't be too disappointed if it doesn't do what it promises. 4 stars from me.
== Product Information ==
Price: £3.49 - Boots
Summary: A lovely tin of Vaseline just not worth its RRP