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I suffer from dry lips, so I always have a lip balm or three handy to ensure I can always moisturise my lips. One of my favourites is Vaseline - I have tried several of their pocket-size tins and really like them.
In recent years the company have been releasing limited edition versions of Vaseline, usually around Christmas time. One of these was the Vaseline Pink Bubbly, inspired by rose prosecco and champagne.
I love the packaging of the tin - it looks very sophisticated with its black and pink colouring and little crown design. Even the font used is quite posh - the packaging was obviously inspired by champagne too! The tin is as compact and easy to carry as any other Vaseline tin.
Inside, the Vaseline is a very pale pink colour. It smells very sweet with a bit of a tang - it's not the 'warm' sweetness of the crème brulee themed tin of the previous year. I did like it, however.
On application, the Vaseline doesn't have much of a taste, just a general sweetness. It is just as effective as other Vaseline, keeping lips moisturised for several hours. The product adds a bit of a gloss to the lips but doesn't add colour, as it is very pale pink. Because of the scent, it isn't really appropriate for some of the other uses of Vaseline such as moisturising elbows or smoothing eyebrows (although you could use it for this if you wanted to I suppose). However, it does a good job as a lip balm so this doesn't really matter.
The balm is extremely long-lasting. I've used it several times a day for months and I still have some left! On release it cost £3.49, which is expensive for Vaseline, but still better than some of the other lip balms out there (and it DOES last for ages).
I definitely recommend this product, if you can get hold of it. I don't think it's as nice as the Crème Brulee flavour, but it is nice to use and effective.
I really hate having dry lips and as a result I am an obsessed hoarder of lip moisturisers and lip glosses that I keep laying around in my numerous bags/in my car/in my bedroom/in the bathroom etc for all occasions. They all have different purposes, scents and can sometimes depend on my mood but at the moment this little bubbly pink tin lives in my work bag! I've had it for ages so am currently working my way through it.
This one is a limited edition and is described as "Petroleum jelly with a hint of decadence", this being the Champagne grape extract with a hint of rose which smells quite nice and is not too overpowering. It comes in a nice little black and pink tin which looks quite fancy and a bit more sophisticated than the basic vaseline/superdrug lip tins. One thing that annoys me is the tin is rather hard to get into, and often when I am driving and trying to prise this open it really is a bit of a pain in the booty!
Inside is petroleum jelly which is transparent with a hint of pink colour and I simply use my index and glide it across the tin so my finger is moist, then apply it to my lips in horizontal strokes. Honestly, not much is needed at all for good coverage and leaves my lips soft and moisturised! hoorah!
On the whole this lasts quite long, and one small application can keep my lips not feeling dry for ages. Although it is a simple moisturiser (i.e. it doesn't give my lips any colour or gloss) it is brilliant to use and my lips feel nourished, soothed and protected for longer.
I would recommend this but the disappointing factor is 1. it's quite expensive at £3.49 a tin and 2. I think due to being limited it may not be widely available to buy at the moment except perhaps on amazon or some other online retailer.
Overall, I do like this pink tin and it is a nice girly, lip moisturiser so when summed it is quite overpriced and not worth the extra value as it does just as good a job as my little green tin which I can get from Superdrug for 99p!
I bought the limited edition Vaseline for £3.49 from Selfridge's, I have no complaints about the price as I have been using Vaseline for years and it has never disappointed me.
The pink bubbly Vaseline has a lovely rose hue to it and is enriched with champagne grape extract. It smells absolutely delicious and leaves my lips looking glossy and rosy. I use the balm on its own most of the time, but sometimes I do use it to give lipstick a glossy cover which works perfectly as well. A friend of mine has mixed some with a little bit of sugar and used it as a lip scrub, she claims it worked brilliantly.
I love how this product seems simple but is so versatile, it nourishes my lips making them soft and supple. I have noticed that using this product regularly has stopped me from getting dry lips with cracks in.
Vaseline is a hugely popular product produced as a Unilever brand, and many people, like myself, swear by the petroleum jelly tins as lip balm life savers. The brand seems to roll out a special limited edition 'flavour' every now and again, advertising with pretty colours to catch our attention, but unfortunately they always seem rather pricey for what they are. However, I love Vaseline as a product and trust the brand to be of good quality, so I was looking forward to giving this a go.
This is a limited edition Vaseline product for 2013, released with quite a high price tag for what is a petroleum jelly lip balm. You're paying for a slight flavour/scent and a pretty design on the tin, but even the tin design made me tempted so I gave in and tried it out for myself! Being somewhat of a Vaseline addict, I tend to go for Aloe Vera and apply almost constantly during the day. Pink Bubbly just makes it a little more of a treat experience.
Pink Bubbly comes in the same size and shape metal tin as the regular varieties of Vaseline. On the top of the lid is a funk design that makes it stand out from the crowd, with the top half being in black with 'Vaseline' contrasted in white text, and the bottom half is in pink with black writing to tell us what the product is. It's described as a 'petroleum jelly with a hint of decadence'. It retains the same style as all other Vaseline tins so it's easy to identify the product / brand, but it also stands out as being that little bit more 'special'. I love the design and think it looks quite feminine and elegant.
The product claims that it 'delicately tints and cares for lips', so what makes it different from their other tins? Pink Bubbly is so named because it contains a wine extract! It's enriched with champagne grape extract so whilst it should still sooth and moisturise lips, it does it with a chic twist. When you remove the lid, the petroleum jelly is a similar consistency to regular lip therapy tins but it has a pinky, rose coloured hue. The smell is slightly champagne like, though I wouldn't say it really smells and tastes like fizz exactly. It's fairly sweet and you can smell and taste it slightly when it's on, though I don't find it off-putting. However, if you don't much care for flavoured or smelly lip balms, then you may want to avoid using this, or too much of it, before eating and drinking. Whilst I don't find it off-putting, it's not really a scent I particularly like so that doesn't score any extra points with me.
The lip balm, as I've said, has the same consistency to other tins in this range so it's as I had expected. Obviously when it's warmer the jelly is far more jelly-like though, so bear that in mind! I find it smooths on to lips quickly and leaves them feeling instantly moisturised and soothed, which is great in this weather. Unfortunately, as I find with all lip balms really, it doesn't last all that long so I do end up re-applying it frequently. That's more down to personal preference, however, so on the whole it does the job well. It also lasts quite a while as only small amounts are needed per application. However, in terms of what it does, it seems to me to be no better or worse than the aloe version I tend to use, it's just far more pricey.
These are quite pricey as a 'limited edition' product at around £3.50 in many stores, however you may be lucky enough to find one in Poundland for the bargain price of £1, like I did! It's a chic lip balm that's easy to use, looks good, leaves lips soft and adds a hint of pink to leave lips looking and feeling healthy. Thumbs up from me. However, it loses a star because I'm not super keen on the scent and it's no better than the regular versions, such as 'original' and 'aloe vera', thus it's very overpriced.
Retails for around £3.50 but can be found, if you're lucky enough, in discount stores like Poundland.
I saw this product being advertised in Oxford Street's Selfridges store, as I thought this product was only to be sold for one week only exclusively at Selfridges, I decided to buy some, I did not buy one, I bought two because of what I had heard. It was quite expensive for a tin of vaseline (as some vaseline tins you can get as cheap as 99p) This one was £3.49, the reason I thought it was £3.49 because it was limited edition and it was sold in Selfridges (where one item costs a months wages) Also I thought this would be a nice vaseline for special occasions like birthdays, Christmas and special nights out, so I was going to save it for those times due to the fact it was expensive and a one-off item.
The presentation of the tin is in black and light pink, which is a nice combination, might you some people might look at the colors are a bit 'young' or 'tacky' but personally I do not think there is anything wrong with the presentation. The colors describe what the product is and it's scent, and the company have done a good job at doing this.
The smell of the product is nice, a bit different from normal vaseline but it did not sadly smell like Laurent Perrier champagne, more like a cheap, supermarket brand champagne. So if you are hoping for an expensive champagne smell, do not buy this because you will be disappointed.
It says on the tin that it delicately tints and cares for lips, it does the normal job like all vaseline, but my lips did feel a little rough after applicant, and dry lips, a few hours later, which was something I wasn't hoping for. As vaseline is suppose to keep the lips soft and tinted from dryness. The smell is to be describe as a wine extract, but to me I still think it smells more like a cheap, supermarket brand champagne.
I was surprised when I found out, that the item was so popular during the Selfridges week that it was sold to stores across the UK like Superdrug and Boots. But even in high street stores, it is sold at the regular Selfridges price of £3.49, which is expensive for some people. But it sometimes does have an offer, where you can get a pound off this item, so you would get this item for £2.49 instead of the usual £3.49.
I do like this product, because it is different from other vaseline but it is too expensive and does not do it's job properly at times. I will continue to buy this because it is a nice vaseline for special occasions but for some reason I have started to use this as an everyday product which is not the best idea. One of the good things about this thought that it is good handbag/make-up bag size, so that is a good bonus for this product.
=Vaseline Lip Therapy Pink Bubbly=
This is a limited edition of the lip balm by Vaseline that comes in the tin, and this one is called "Pink Bubbly", it is described as "Petroleum jelly with a hint of decadence", this being the Champagne grape extract and also has a rose element to it.
This comes in the round metal tin, that we associate with the range, but the tin in pink and black. The tin is 20ml size, handbag size. On the tin it states that it delicately tints and cares for lips.
=Price and Availability=
I brought mine a couple of months ago from Superdrug and paid £3.49.
This balm comes in a round, metal, tin which is pink and black in colour. To use, you simply remove the lid, dap a small amount of balm on your finger and glide over your lips. On the tin it states that this balm 'delicately tints and cares for lips'.
=Using the balm=
As I have found with other Vaseline tins, the lip balm is soothe to my lips and is like a gush of relief when I chapped lips as this goes on smoothly and acts as a barrier as well as a healing ability.
The tint was quite faint, you could tell there was a tint there, but this depth of the tint could have been the same from a coloured lip balm that you get for £1 from Avon.
You could smell the scent of roses from this balm, but for me that was only when I opened the tin and applying the balm, after that it was just like a normal Vaseline but with a added bit of poshness.
=Would I buy again=
In all honesty no, as although I loved the benefit that Vaseline looks after my lips what I got from this tin, I could get exactly the same from a "normal" one for £1.50 to £2.00 less.
It was the price that puts me off this, yes it is the novelty value which is why I brought the tin and I sure others may have done the same, but I feel that the additional price cannot be justified.
Sorry a 2/5, one for the pretty tin and no 2 for the Vaseline, it's a lose of 3 for the price, otherwise this would have been a 5/5.
~*~*~ What is it? ~*~*~
This is a limited edition, lip balm by Vaseline. The flavour it 'Pink Bubbly', and it is 'petroleum jelly with a hint of decadence'. It is enriched with champagne grape extract and has a rosé hue.
This balm comes in a round, metal, tin which is pink and black in colour. To use, you simply remove the lid, dap a small amount of balm on your finger and glide over your lips. On the tin it states that this balm 'delicately tints and cares for lips'.
~*~*~ Price and availability ~*~*~
You can purchase this lip balm from Superdrug for £3.49 (20g). It can also be found in Boots and some supermarkets.
~*~*~ Why I purchase this balm? ~*~*~
Whenever my lips are dry and sore I always use Vaseline. I find it to really soothe my lips and leave them feeling nourished. I normally purchase the original Vaseline which comes in a similar tin, but is blue and white in colour. I decided to purchase 'Pink Bubbly' as it states that it slightly tints the lips as well as moisturises, which appealed to me. And also because the packaging looked sophisticated and girlie.
~*~*~ My thoughts ~*~*~
Like all Vaseline products, I found this lip balm to soothe my sore, chapped lips. It was easy to apply and lasted on my lips for a long time. I really like the girlie tin, and like the idea of the balm containing champagne grapes. However, I do not know how they can justify charging an extra £1.50, when it does exactly the same job as the cheaper, original Vaseline. This Vaseline did not leave my lips with a hint of rosé hue and it looked exactly the same as the original Vaseline on my lips.
There is a slight scent of roses to this lip balm, but it is not very noticeable. It also feels the same on my lips as the orginal Vaseline, quite greasy but soothing. I was expecting a grapey taste to this balm but it tasted quite waxy, and if I was given the original Vaseline and this one there is no real difference apart from the price.
~*~*~ Would I recommend? ~*~*~
I would not recommend this Vaseline as it is over priced and is a bit of a con. I would definitely recommend cheaper Vaseline products, as I swear by Vaseline when trying to soothe my chapped lips. Overall this was a disappointment and I won't be buying this lip balm again. I don't know how Vaseline can justify charging people £1.50 more, when the only difference is the colour of the tin. I am going to give this product 2 out of 5 Dooyoo stars because it did help my sore lips but the original Vaseline would have done the same job.
I've long used petroleum jelly, and in particular Vaseline, to moisturise and protect my lips. Recently I spotted this Lip Therapy Limited Edition Pink Bubbly on offer at half price in Boots ( £1.75. normally £3.49) and decided to give it a try, thinking that, with such a classy colour scheme, and with a name like Pink Bubbly, I was in for a treat.
This product has, they claim, an added touch of luxury due to the use of champagne grape extract, which has been added on to the standard Vaseline formula. They've also added a tiny hint of pink colouring, to leave a delicate rose hue on the lips. And they've smartened up the packaging a bit - it's still recognisably Vaseline, but that little crown on the black and pink tin looks very smart.
Applying this (once you've opened the tin, which can be a fiddly process) is a matter of scooping a little on your finger and smearing on your lips. You can of course use a brush if you so choose, but as my brushes always get lost in my bag, fingers it it. It has a waxy and oily feel to it, but it does spread over the lips and coat them easily. Normal vaseline tastes waxy - this tastes a tiny bit sweet, but still mainly waxy. It leaves a very subtle pink hue on my lips - enough for me to notice it and like it, but not so much that anyone else would notice really. It also has a very delicate floral scent to it, Rose if I had to hazard a guess.
In terms of performance, this is no better and no worse than any other Vaseline product. It moisturises my lips, and shields them from drying out in cold weather, and forms an effective barrier. But then so does the stuff you get dirt cheap in a big pot.
And theres the biggest problem with this product - it's all in the cost. Now, bulk buying Vaseline in one of those big jars you also use on the bottoms of babies - well, it's always going to be cheaper, but the packaging isn't as convenient, so lets ignore that. But, standard Vaseline, in the same 20ml sized tin as this product, costs just £1.99, compared to this product which, at full price, is £3.49. Thats a huge price increase for no performance increase, and it's just not worth it.
3 stars - performs excellently, as does ordinary Vaseline, but just not worth the price hike.
I got this as part of a gift range at Christmas but it isn't something that I would buy for myself as I am not keen on Vaseline as a lip balm as I just don't think it is that good when there are loads of other lip balms that are better.
I also wouldn't spend £3.49 on this little tub when I can buy a big jar of plain Vaseline that lasts longer for less than a pound.
I think that this is really thick and greasy and didn't look all that nice on my lips as it looks too gloopy and thick and just smothered them in grease. I tried blotting them to take away a little bit of the thickness but this just ended up taking off most of the Vaseline and leaving my lips dry again.
Although I don't use Vaseline very often as a lip balm I do use it sometimes to seal my lippie and give it a bit of shine but I wouldn't use this version as it was too heavy and actually made my lippie look dull and lifeless.
I did like the smell of this and thought it was subtle and really pretty. The slight pink colour would have been a nice touch if it had made my lips a little pinker but the Vaseline went on my lips as clear as normal Vaseline.
I do think in really cold weather when lips need extra protection then this would be good over another nourishing lip balm to protect lips from the cold but that is the only thing that I would use it for as I just didn't like how greasy and sticky it felt. I also didn't like the fact that this comes off my lips so easily and lasts absolutely no time at all.
I know lots of people love these small tubs of Vaseline but this one just wasn't for me and isn't something that I would consider buying and using again.
I bought Vaseline Lip Therapy in Pink Bubbly a little while ago. I am sure I still have the tin somewhere but I stopped using it as soon after I had bought it I realised that the tin was the best thing about this lip 'therapy'.
I bought this as it was only £1.49 and I was taken in by the packaging, to be honest. It was a limited edition tin, it looked cute and quite attractive with it's pretty pink and black lettering and colouring and I also liked the fact that had Pink Bubbly added to it. Basically, it looked girly and as I have used Vaseline products lots of times (for my lips as well as general body moisturisers) I had no reason to think that this would be inferior in quality.
The tin is small and has a very tight fitting lid. I have used these little tins of lip therapies before but the consistency of this Pink Bubbly one seemed different as soon as I dabbed my ring finger in it for the first time. It seemed softer, somehow and more greasy and gloopy.
I applied a small amount to my bottom lip and ran my finger over then pressed both lips together. It felt quite thick and greasy and 'lardy', for want of a better expression.
I usually use these lip therapies to add shine and gloss to my lips and use them on their own as well as over a regular lipstick in place of a slip gloss. I felt I wasn't able to do this with this particular Pink Bubbly lip therapy as it felt really thick and heavy on my lips and mattified my already shiny lipstick. It had a dull, almost lusterless look to it and was quite disappointing.
In terms of its ability to add moisture to my lips or prevent them from chapping in the wind. I really wasn't too impressed again. The product was so thick that I felt uncomfortable with it on my lips for any length of time and I felt like I kept on needing to lick it off. It wasn't a pleasant sensation. I tried to use even less, thinking that this might help, but really it still felt and looked wrong - too thick, too matt and too greasy.
As this was a limited edition, it's not something I'll miss as it's no longer available and it certainly isn't a product I would recommend to anyone.
WHAT IS IT?
This is a limited edition of Vaseline in a little tin for you to use in the day and carry round in a handbag. It is flavoured with pink champagne.
WHY I BOUGHT IT
I like to keep my lips moistened with Vaseline or another lip balm because it keeps them in good condition and stops my skin from being affected by cold weather or ill health. I use the standard blue Vaseline and thought that this one would make a change.
WHAT I THINK
I hated this Pink Bubbly Vaseline and did not use it for longer than 3 days because the feel of it is different to normal Vaseline and it even made me feel sick because it feels so horrible. The texture is very thick and it is greasy like cooking fat, I can feel it heavy on my lips even if I use a very small amount and it feels like it is too heavy to sink into my skin so the jelly stays on top of my lips for a long time and that makes my lips look horrible and shiny. It is not shiny like lip gloss and looks very ugly and greasy.
This did not make my lips feel soft or smooth like the normal Vaseline does, it just makes them feel horrible. It does not have a very nice taste either and does not taste like champagne or anything nice, it tastes like mold and has not got a nice flavour because I can taste the grease inside the jelly and that is bad.
I do not recommend for you to buy this Vaseline even though it sounds like it is a different change. It does not work on my lips and if it did I think I could say I forgive for the greasy texture but there is nothing that is good about this product except for the tin because that is very pretty.
I paid £1.49 for it and I think that is not good value because it is a very bad product.
1 Dooyoo Star because I cannot give none.
I am a an of vaseline for keeping my lips nice and soft throughout the cold winter months. I usually use the pink rose tinted one, however I am really bad for buying those little add on sales that shops put around the tills so when queuing in Boots I spotted this and added it to my basket.
It is slightly more expensive than normal vaseline at £2.50 for a tin, but comes in the same size and design pot. The tin opens by twisting and pulling the lid to reveal the slightly pink tinted vaseline inside. Its easy to apply, simpy rub your finger round over the vaseline a couple of time then apply to your lips - simple!
The first thing I noticed about this one was the scent - i wasnt too keen on it, maybe its because vaseline doesnt normally smell so maybe they're not too experience in making scented lip balms but to me it just smelt wierd. A very synthetic fruity smell that I just dont find pleasant. The second thing I found dissapointing about this is that it is supposed to subtly tint your lips - and it must be so subtle that it not really there as it didnt tint my lips at all! It does however keep my lips nice and soft and protected - but so does the normal vaseline lip balms which are cheaper - the only extra you get with this one is that it smells funny!
Overall I wouldnt recommend it, it does keep your lips nice and soft and protected but it smells funny and doesnt really tint your lips - you may as well go for the normal or rose vaseline products which are 50p cheaper!
Vasaline pink bubbly is the best way to moisturise your lips and get a pink shine and it is a very affordable way to get a lovely soft feeling on your lips, you can also put this product on your eyelashes for moisturisation ,shine and helps the length of your eyelashes this product is a healthy way to cure chapped lips or just make your lips a little more moisturised it is limited edition so you must get your pink bubbly ASAP before time runs out £3.99 is a excellent price for the quality of the product the container is small enough to fit in a small handbag makeup bag or pocket, it's good for on the go the packet is also a very detailed nice looking Tin and I know that most women have voted it as the best Vaseline product on the market. You will not find a better one on the market today.
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 rosé 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
I came across this new limited edition vaseline while I was doing my Christmas shopping in Tesco. It was on the edge of the shelf attached to one of those card hangers. I liked the classy look of the tin in a pretty pink and black colour scheme, though was less impressed with the price tag of £3.69. However, a tub still managed to pop itself into my trolley alongside the other stocking fillers, after all, I'm a hard working mum and I deserve a nice little treat now and again too.
I didn't manage to wait as long as Christmas before I had my first little sneaky peak in the tin. This is the same size tin (20g) as any other tin of Vaseline I have ever bought before, which kind of makes the extra £2.50 in price seem a bit steep. The tin is a little tricky to open, but with a bit of a twist of the top while lifting it gently I can soon get inside to see the product. Like other varieties, the tin is pretty full when new. The product has that familiar vaseline sheen to it from the petroleum jelly. In this variety however, it has a gorgeous baby pink tint to it. This is a bit more peachy in colour than the pale pink shown on the tin, but it is still a very nice colour.
This pink bubbly version has a wine extract in it to make it look this colour. I notice that there is a bit of a strange scent to this lip balm that seems familiar but at the same time seems a bit odd. I guess partly because vaseline is not really strongly scented. I thought it was a bit like cheap turkish delight, but my husband did not agree with me. It is a little fruity and I can continue to smell it while it is on my lips. It is not entirely pleasant or unpleasant. I am not really keen on it having this scent.
The thing that attracted me to this was the tiny byline round the edge of the tin that said that this delicately tints and cares for lips. The care aspect is the same for me as any other petroleum product - acting more as a barrier to further moisture loss rather than actually hydrating my lips. It leaves a nice sheen to my lips so you can tell there is some glossy product on them. However, if the tint is there, it is so delicate I cannot personally detect it. This is a shame really.
Application of this is simple but effective. I find that I use a clean finger and run it over the surface of the product in a small circle, before running the same finger over my lips. This works well unless I have had it in a pocket and it has warmed with my body heat and it becomes gloopy and I pick up too much product. Nowadays I tend to keep my tin in an outer pocket of my coat or in my handbag so this doesn't happen. It leaves me lips feeling sleek and coated. Its an ok feeling on the lips, but on the skin this feeling would make me feel a bit like my skin was unable to breathe.
There is no expiry date on my tin, but I find with vaseline that I have many pots on the go in different coats and handbags. Some are pretty old. One has a spectactular dint in it from being crushed by my seatbelt when I was in a car crash in 2003. (I'm just realising reading this I am pretty bad and need to use some of these pots up before buying any more. So easy to get them by the tills in boots. )
I have never noticed any deterioration in any of these tins as mould does not grow in it even though you keep putting your finger in it. I don't know if this one will decay a bit quicker as it has the perfume and the wine extract in it whereas plain vaseline is just petrolatum in the ingredient list.
These pots seem to last a long time as well because you are only using a small amount of product each time you use some even if you use it a few times per day.
I am pleased that I tried the product, but I can't say I am overly impressed by it. I don't think there is any advantage really over plain vaseline as I am not particularly fond of the scent. The colour would be pretty if it appeared on my lips, but as it doesn't, I would have been better off buying an original vaseline and spending my extra £2.50 on something else. The only saving grace is I do really like the tin and think it looks a lot classier than the original blue and white tin. I won't be repeating my purchase.