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      28.09.2013 17:30
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      Keep one handy for kissable lips in winter

      Now that winter is just around the corner I like to keep a lipsalve handy, this means keeping one in each of my handbags that I use regularly and usually one in the glovebox of my car. I don't have a favourite brand although Chapstick is one brand that I do have a couple of, this is because my local Co-Op store sells them for £1, so I usually buy them in there.

      The strawberry chapstick comes in a red tube with a pull off cap, which before use is sealed as part of the packaging. The first time you use the chapstick you have to break the seal between the main "tube" and the cap, the cap then pulls off easily.

      To use it you twist the bottom of the tube to push the chapstick up, when you have used it twist it in the other direction so that you can put the cap back on without damaging it.
      The chapstick it's self is a red/pink colour . When applied to the lips it is colourless although it does leave a very slight hint of gloss, but I do think that men could use this without it being really noticeable if they wanted to.

      When you sniff the chapstick it does smell of strawberries although it isn't an overbearing fragrance, it is a slightly artificial scent though. Sadly I can't really taste the strawberry when I have used it, but this is probably a good thing as I would just lick my lips all the time if it did.

      Applying the chapstick several times a day helps to keep my lips smooth and prevents them from getting chapped in the winter months.

      As you may have guessed I paid £1 for this which I think is a reasonable price.

      Definitely one to keep in your handbag!

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        11.06.2013 10:30
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        Fabulous lip nourisher

        Chapstick has somewhat of a cult-like beauty status. After the infamous Katy Perry hit in which she claimed to taste another's 'cherry Chapstick' the brand has got a youthful glow. But it is not all about scent (or taste!). Chapstick actually works.

        Now it's summer the air is hotter and skin can become tauter. This leads to many problems including chapped lips. My lips are of okay quality and are not severely chapped though do not look moisture rich.

        * Feel on lips
        The Chapstick feels super soft and nourishing on my lips. It is not too waxy or too thick, and instead melts only slightly when applied allowing for a nice amount of control. It makes my skin feel moisturised instantly and sinks into the skin as opposed to sitting on the surface.

        * Appearance of lips
        My lips look instantly nourished. After a few hours of se the Chapstick is not visible but my lips are feeling and looking healthy and nourished from the inside out. Just what I need.

        Chapstick is not a cosmetic product but is instead used as a delicious nourished of lips. For this purpose I award it full marks.

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        20.01.2013 12:47
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        A great product from the ChapStick line

        This is a review of the All Natural Chap Stick I have had knocking about in a coat pocket for literally months ... OK years! I have an extensive lip balm collection because I keep buying them or receiving them in beauty boxes and never seem to have one when I need it (hence another purchase). I always buy a different one because I love trying new ones.

        Packaging
        The Chap Stick is a silvery white colour and is in the typical wind up tube with a cap that pops on. The side of the tube tells me this is a "Unique hydrating formula with 100% natural ingredients". More about the ingredients later in the review.

        In use
        I must admit that this has bypassed the recommended 12 months of usage the tube recommends but I don't think it is off as it still works and smells ok, lightly herbal but nothing bad. It's purely because it's 'lost' 99% of the time in the bottom of a bag or pocket but luckily it has re-emerged in time for the bad weather. If find this is really quite hard and waxy to use it you have to press on quite hard on to your lips but I really don't mind that and it also ensures you don't use too much product each time. It also doesn't seem to soften up when it's been in my jeans pocket all day which is good. I think this lip balm may just last me a life time at this rate!

        Price
        I seem to think I bought this from the pound shop, possibly in a pack of two (the other one was with a SPF so possibly a winter and summer set!) but this was a long time ago. I don't think I would have paid much more than £1 for this tube at the time. Chemist Direct website sell a two pack of Chap Stick which includes this variation for £1.75 which works out at less than a pound per tube which are both going to last ages (even longer if you lose them!).

        My thoughts
        I love this Chap Stick, it ticks every box when your lips are dry and you want a simple solution. It is not sticky, tinted or slimy and doesn't leave your lips five minutes after application. It's everything I want in a lip balm and I use this alone, or over or under lip stain or lip stick. The ingredients point I mentioned above is the first ingredient on the list is called "Hellanthus Annuus" which made me chuckle as it sounds like a different way of saying "bad piles" "or is that just me?!).

        Final word
        I will definitely seek out and buy another of these when I get to the bottom of this one, which at this rate is not going to be any time soon. I really rate this chap stick above others and like the fact it is made from natural ingredients. I am very happy with this lip balm and its moisturising properties and am going to try hard not to lose it again.

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        04.12.2012 08:38
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        Not bad

        When I was younger I used to suffer with terribly dried and sore chapped lips which I would make worse by licking them and then covering my mouth with a scarf which would only make them sweat and become more dried out. As an adult I don't suffer the same with chapped lips because I always make sure I have some form of lip care product on the go and I have various ones which will be for normal day to day use and then some which are for when my lips are in danger of becoming sore. Unluckily for my son he seems to have inherited my proneness to dry lips and so we have a few chapsticks lying around the house for when he needs them.

        We always end up buying our chapsticks from the coop as they have them on the end of a counter and it reminds us to pick one up as my son is always losing them either around the house or at school. We have tried a few different chapsticks over the past couple of years and have had mixed results really so I will cover them both.

        All chapsticks come looking the same really in design but will feature a label which coordinates with the flavour which you have bought. You will have red for strawberry for example, pink for cherry or green for peppermint. Chapsticks are available in many more flavours than when I was small and they seem to have developed a medicated range as well though I have never seen this in the shops. The lip balms always have a nice scent to them and taste pleasant enough whilst on your lips in my opinion.

        The chapsticks come with a protective seal on them which when you twist the lid is broken. There is a dial at the bottom of the tube for you to twist and this exposes the lip balm stick. It is easy for a child to get carried away and expose too much of the lip balm but I wouldn't recommend this as sometimes it can be hard to get it all to go back down.

        When I first bought my son a chapstick I picked up the strawberry one as it was one I remembered from my own childhood. The packaging was red and very neutral I thought but when I gave it to my son to use it was a bit of a nightmare because the lip balm inside was a red colour which transferred to the lips and so it made my son look as though he was wearing lippy! This clearly wasn't very good and so we had to purchase another one and so this time we purchased a black classic one which had a clear lip balm stick inside the tube. This was much more suited to my son and I was happier with him using it too. My son says that the product helped make his lips feel nice and soft again and I have to say that they did appear to look less dry with him using this balm regularly. I suppose they have to work for some people because the brand is still going strong even though there are many other brands out there competing for the market!

        For me personally I found that using the red strawberry balm for myself that it just wasn't enough for my lips. I do prefer to use Vaseline for the most part on my lips and when they are feeling a little dryer I like to use carmex which I only discovered this year but is now my must have item. The chapstick coated my lips nicely and didn't look odd on my lips but I just didn't find it intensive enough for my needs.

        I think for people who are just looking to ease slightly dry lips chapstick is going to be a good buy. They are great for children too in my opinion but for someone who suffers with dry lips quite a lot I would say you probably need something a bit more intensive.

        A chapstick only costs £1.05 in Boots and is similarly priced elsewhere as well if you are buying one of the basic ones. The medicated one costs a bit more but I cannot comment on the effectiveness of this one as I haven't tried it. For children or general day to day use you probably won't go far wrong with one of these products but for me personally I need a little bit more.

        Thank you for reading my review!

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        28.06.2012 19:20
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        Great stuff

        I have just discovered a great way to help me with my chapped lips. This is NOT a lipstick and not just intended for women or girls and as I am a man, I am happy to report that I do not feel at all effeminate or strange in admitting that I am using this a lot lately and that I actually rate it very highly indeed as it does a perfect job. I am taking the bike to work more and more these days and I fond the cold and windy weather can make my lips dry and chapped and not at their kissable best. Added to this is the fact that I have had two heavy colds, one straight after the other, and the result is that my lips are dry and cracked to the point that they are bleeding - not a great site.

        I bought mine from Boots when I popped in there a few weeks ago but they only had the strawberry ones left. As I was desperate I bought that one and it's really very nice. It is in a little tube which is made of plastic and I keep it inside my breast pocket and I apply if before I start my bike ride. I find it helps to stop the wind from penetrating into my lips It doesn't really do much as far as adding moisture back into dry cracked lips is concerned but it does prevent them from getting any worse. The only trouble is, with it being strawberry scented, it makes me keep wanting to lick my lips which actually makes the problem worse.

        It looks like a tiny tube of Pritt and I just twist it and up pops the chapstick. It's lasting me for ages too as I never need to use a great deal. My nose and nostrils have also been dry and so I have taken to applying the chapstick all around my nasal area as well as on my lips. Adding strawberry chapstick not only makes my nose very shiny, but it also makes the scent of the strawberries even stronger.

        The smell is quite intense around this area but I will keep using it as it's working fine for me. My lips do feel much better since I have started to use this and as soon as this is all used up I'll be out there looking for another one - but next time I will look for a more neutral or non-scented flavour.

        Very much recommend.

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          22.05.2012 15:04
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          Great for keeping lips soft and kissable!

          This is a review of the Strawberry flavoured Chapstick (the range is called Chapstick Flavours) which I recently bought. I am a lip balm junkie and use it several times throughout the day as well as under lipstick for a nice base and before bed so my lips aren't dry during the night. I have several different brands of lip salves, balms and protectors on the go but I've discovered that I tend to favour this Strawberry chapstick above all other products.

          My lip balm came in a small plastic packet which has a carboard backing which can be removed. I personaly think the packaging could be improved to be a bit more environmenmally friendly though. The packet has much information about the "lip protection" printed on it mostly on the back of the pack.

          Firstly, this product gives a SPF factor of 10 which means it contains UV blocking filters so that the skin on your lips won't be damaged by the sun. This also contains vitamin E which is known as a softening agent and it also has anti-oxident qualities. The brand claim that this Chapstick uses a "unique formula" which will "soothe, soften and nourish" lips and which can also stop them from loosing moisture and becoming dry.

          The Chapstick comes in a little lipstick sized stick which has a plastic outer covering and top. The top clicks on and off and you can twist the ridged base of the stick to extend the lip balm. The balm is bright red and has a strong fragrance of strawberry and although it's a rather artificial strawberry scent it is pleasant and feminine.

          The lip balm tends to respond to temperature so when it is a hot day it can feel more oily and slippery and when it's cold it feels more dense. In either state it's very easy to apply and slides onto my lips with much ease. Two slicks across the lips and I'm done. I don't have to concern myself with even application or making sure all of my lips are covered.

          The balm does have a slightly red glow after I've applied it to mylips but it's not as strong as a lip tint and to me it simply makes my lips look a little more healthy. I can certainly use this balm under lipstick without the red colour affecting the end shade.

          Best of all about this product is that it just makes me forget about my lips. Once I've applied the balm it tends to provide long lasting coverage so that I don't keep getting that annoying dry lip sensation. This is certainly one of the most comfortable lip balms I've ever worn.

          When I run out of this product I will deifintely be purchasing it again and I recommend it to all frequent lip balm users out there. I used to think that this brand was a bit old fashioned and basic but you really can't better this product. The fact that it's bright red and fruity flavoured does not mean this is a teenage product either. The packaging is subtle and looks grown up!

          www.chapstick.co.uk

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            07.12.2010 01:17
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            General maintenance for your lips.

            *Please note that this is a review for Strawberry ChapStick*

            The lips are a part of the face that often gets forgotten even if you do manage to keep up a good skin care routine. Around this time of year especially, the wintery elements can really take their toll on your lips, leaving them dry and cracked. My lips get so bad at times that they start to bleed which can be very painful and also embarrassing when someone points at your face with a strange look on their face and says, "You're bleeding!".

            ChapStick is a well known and trusted brand of lip care products and is available in a variety of different flavours such as Apple, Original, Cherry and of course Strawberry and a good many more.
            The strawberry flavour is from the ChapStick Flavours range and is designed to provide general protection and moisturisation for your lips. The formulation contains Vitamin E, Camphor, Carnauba Wax and an SPF 15 to protect again harmful rays from the sun.

            The product itself is a hard waxy substance in a white tube which is red in colour. After removing the lid, the dial at the bottom can be turned to expose the product. This is applied in much the same way as you would apply a lipstick. Turning the dial in the opposite direction causes the product to retract back into the tube and the lid can them be replaced. The white tube is covered in a plastic sleeve which is also red in colour and carries the ChapStick logo and other information such as ingredients and so on.

            Application is very easy and the strawberry scent can easily be detected. It is quite a strong aroma but not overpowering and isn't sickly to wear. After applying this, my lips feel moisturised and soothed, and I can immediately feel the benefit. I find that it is absorbed into the lips quite quickly and leaves my lips looking and feeling much healthier. Although the product is red in colour, this goes on clear with an almost matte finish, making this a perfect lip care product for men also.
            This is a great product for every day maintenance but if you suffer quite badly, especially during these months, a richer product may also be requires as this might not be enough for seriously damaged lips.

            It is widely available from chemists, highstreet stores and supermarkets at a very resonable price of around £1.14 and is a great product to keep your lips in good condition all year round.

            For more information: www.chapstick.co.uk

            **Also on Ciao under the same username**

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              05.06.2010 17:46
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              A great product that is affordable, portable and gives you kissable lips

              Like many people, I suffer from chapped lips in the winter months, but I find using products that aren't in a tube (such as Vaseline) too much hassle, as applying in just makes you have greasy fingers and over shiny lips. That's where Chapsticks come in handy, especially as you can usually get them for less than £1.50, and they last for ages, and I mean ages, even if you use them all day everyday, as they are small and portable.

              I usually have a few Chapsticks on the go, which you can afford to do, especially if you get them on offer, or you buy the multi pack. You can usually get a mix of the apple, cherry and traditional ones in a pack, but this one is a bit better, as it has SPF protection, which I guess is more important than lovely smells and lush tastes of the cherry flavour! I usually have a few dotted about, so I am never without one, from my makeup bag and hand bag to my coat pockets or in the car.

              The packaging is quite plain, but is recognisable, and is quite popular thanks to its trustworthy brand. The tube itself has a twist mechanism at the bottom, which insures you don't apply to much to your lips, or have a massive build up of the stuff in the lid if you leave it twisted all the way up (I think we have all done that at least once!)

              As it is the SPF one, it gives you that extra protection, while at the same time giving you gorgeous kissable lips. My other favourite flavour, cherry, gives you a faint hint of pink, which I think is good for a natural but stunning look on a night out. You can use Chapsticks all year round for those natural but kissable lips, while sticking on the safe side with SPF.

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              04.04.2010 14:36
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              Easy To Put In Your Pocket Or Bag

              I always use some sort of lip balm but this winter has dragged on so long that just having a pot in the house to put on my lips a couple of times a day isn't working all that well. I brought a Chapstick so I could keep it in my bag or pocket and be able to apply it whenever I need it, the one I got was cherry flavoured but only because that was the only flavour they'd got in the chemist by me because I wouldn't have been bothered what smell or flavour it had really except I knew I didn't just want a plain one.

              It's a tube lip balm that you have to take the top off and twist up to get to the chapstick, I prefer little pots or tins where I can use my fingers to apply the balm but like I said this tube is a lot easier for taking out and about with you. I paid £1.25 for mine but that was while it was on special offer so reckon the full price in the chemist would be getting on for £2.00.

              The chapstick feels a bit like solid vaseline and I think it works better when it's a bit warm because if you take it out of your bag on a freezing cold day then the stick feels like it's dragging your lips big time. I can never tell whether I've got enough on my lips either and have to check with my fingers, another thing is that even though it's quite moisturising after you've been wearing it a bit when you first apply the chapstick you get a proper weird waxy feeling on your lips that isn't very nice.

              The cherry flavour is DELISH, if they made cakes out of this flavour then I reckon they'd be on to a winner! lol It's fruity and you can taste it on your lips for ages even when all the balm has soaked into your skin. Chapstick do other flavours as well, I can't think of any of them at the minute but I've seen purple and orange tubes in the shops so you'd have a decent choice if you went somewhere like Boots for it.

              I don't think this has made much difference to my lips, I use a Lush lip balm in the house and that's quite long lasting but I think that because it's been so cold this winter then being able to use this when I'm actually OUT in the cold has been a good idea. My lips have stayed in good condition and haven't been falling to bits this year with bits of skin coming off every time I touch my mouth, the cold and wet weather doesn't seem like it's affected them too bad and some of that has got to be down to the Chapstick because that's the only thing I've done different this year.

              Recommended... in a half hearted kind of way!!!

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              03.04.2010 15:22
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              good results

              I confess, I am torn. I never know which gets my vote, the trusty pot of Vaseline in the little metal tin, or the stick with the extending neck. Both offer something different to the consumer. Vaseline prides itself on delivering moisture and protection for sore skin, while this goes a bit further and actually protects against harmful sun rays.

              Price wise, this comes in at about £1.50 for a stick. The stick is about an inch or so and should last you months. I have had mine in my drawer for ages and it just never runs out. This is because you only need to apply one layer and then it sees you through for hours. I like the fact that there are several flavours available, this means you can coat the lips in cherry if you're feeling particularly passionate one day. This is something Vaseline do not do as well, even though they offer an Aloe Vera and Rose variety.

              It's dead easy to use. You simply pull off the lid then wipe across the lips. I like the smell of it, and one coating is usually enough. What this product lacks though is the gloss that Vaseline provides. It does coat the lips, but rather than leave them feeling really supple, there is a hint of dryness in the air. Vaseline wins in this department.

              It is less messy than Vaseline and you can be more precise with your actions so points scored here, plus the tube is very easy to slide into your handbag or pocket. This is probably better for the summer, when you want sun protection too, but overall Vaseline wins, but this is still a solid lip product that lasts and lasts and delivers good results.

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              11.03.2010 22:39
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              Leaves lips soft and moisturised

              I bought a Chapstick for the first time as I wanted something to pop in my pocket and it seemed such a reasonable price (about 70p). I spend a lot of time outdoors during winter as I have horses and all the wind, rain and cold really does get to my lips. My lips were in a right state when I first tried Chapstick, and after applying regularly for a couple of days. The chapstick is enriched with both aloe vera and also vitamin E which are both great for healing and moisturising.

              The chapstick tastes and smells gorgeous, I have to try to stop myself licking it as I really like the taste. I also find that it leaves a slight colour on the lips which I like as it highlights my lips and makes them look fuller. It really does moisturise the lips and help protect them from the cold, even when they are already chapped. If I haven't used my chapstick for a few days and my lips end up really chapped and painful, the chapstick calms the pain and helps heal immediately. An item well worth buying.

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              28.02.2010 14:43
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              didn't work for me

              I've noticed that Chapstick Lip Salve has been rated very highly on Dooyoo reviews but unfortunately I'm only giving it 1 star because it hasn't worked for me & I'm just about to bin it I'm afraid!

              I've had a heavy cold for the last cfew days & my lips have become really chapped & dry so I thought I'd found a bargain when I saw a new, sealed strawberry chapstick (with a long use-by date) in our local LLoyds for just 60p.

              It had a cellophane seal around the top & looks rather like a small glue stick so I decided to use it straightaway as it was so easy to untwist & apply. Unfortunately, presumably due to having been sat in a warm chemist for a while, it was very gloopy & sticky & felt awful on my lips.

              When I got home I popped in a cool place & later re-applied it but this time using a lip brush. This was slightly better but needed reapplying soon afterwards. I then decided to pop it in the fridge for a couple of hours & it seemed to go on better & slightly deeper but again I found it just sat mainly on my lips without penetrating the layers. I then reapplied it just before going to sleep hoping that it would work it's magic overnight but my lips were still as dry & chapped the next morning.

              In theory this a great idea - having something that you can keep in the pocket/handbag & re-apply when you want - only trouble is I can't carry a fridge around as well!

              I've been using it ever since but really can't be doing with it & I wish I'd stuck to my Vaseline Lip Therapy. I don't know which is worse - dry lips or slimy, gloopy, faint-strawberry flavoured ones....?

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                09.02.2010 14:20
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                Brilliant product

                I always get really dry, chapped lips (and hands) as soon as it starts to get cold. Nothing I do seems to make a difference! I saw that there was an offer on in Boots for any 2 chapsticks for £2 , so I thought I would give them a go.

                I picked up two Chap Stick 'Lip Moisturiser's (blue colour, they are just under £2 each full price). The packaging states that it is an 'intensive lip conditioner enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E' - both ingredients well known for being good for your skin. After just one application my lips felt much better. I've been using it for a few weeks now an the improvement is amazing! I try to make sure I apply my Chap Stick before going outside, but even if I apply it after leaving the house it does a great job. It comes in a handy small stick, so I just keep it in my pocket or bag so its always on me!

                The formulation also contains SPF15 sun protection, which is important even during the British winter! But I can see that I'll contunue to use my Chap Stick Lip Moisturiser even during the summer, so its good to know that it offers some protection against the Sun's rays.

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                16.01.2010 23:35
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                Great for relief during the winter months!

                Chapstick Lip Salve - in strawberry!

                I have quite dry lips and this is always made worse in the cold winter weather, as your lips can become very dry, chapped and sore if they are not protected well. Because lip balms are all small I always lose them, which is not very useful! It helps prevent and protects chapped and or cracked lips, as they can become worse if they are not protected using the correct products. It also:

                *helps prevent and protects from the drying effects of cold weather
                *helps prevent sunburn on the lips
                * And it has a high SPF which gives more sunburn protection

                In my opinion it works really well and they come in so many different types or flavors, such as my favorite strawberry! and original, cherry, mint and they also make balms especially for moisturizing, repairing and protecting your lips from sun burn.. which sounds a bit odd for a lip balm but thats the way it goes! They also have a new medicated version which helps severely chapped and sore lips, which contains menthol to cool and soothe lips!

                In Morrisons they are about £1.99 and you can sometimes buy them in packs of like three. They are also great for putting in your handbag, make up bag or suitcase! For when ever you need it! You can also buy them from boots, superdrug and other supermarkets. I think you can also buy them from other larger super markets like asda and tesco.

                Also the ingredients vary as they manufacture different types of the chapstick but the original strawberry one that I have contains quite a lot of manufactured ingredients including, octyldodecanol, petrolatum, phenyl dimethicone, cera alba, benzyl benzoate and cetyl alcohol and quite a few more.

                Thank you for reading my review

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                  Well worth trying

                  Chapstick Lip Salve

                  Description: Relieves, protects & moisturises lips. With sunscreen.


                  Oooh you can tell that the weather is getting colder, there are lots of new reviews on Chapstick lip salve! There is something about the winter that makes me pop into a local chemist and pick up a couple of these to help protect my lips and keep them soft. I do use them all year round, but always find that the cold weather means that it is time to restock.

                  I usually only plan to buy one, but then can't decide between the orange and the cherry flavoured ones and have to buy them both. This isn't too costly though because you can buy these lip salves from most chemists (and some supermarkets) for around £1.20.

                  There are a few different flavours, along with the cherry and orange, you can also buy strawberry, apple and original (no scent or flavour).

                  Lots of people who write reviews on this product compare it to Vaseline, and while I am a huge fan of Vaseline, I do find that it makes my lips look greasy so I prefer to apply it last thing at night. During the day, I find that using Chapstick is much more effective.

                  It basically coats your lips with a thick salve which instantly moisturises and brings relief from chapping and soreness. It also helps to prevent this from recurring, so using it whenever you are outside is a great defence against the elements.

                  The flavours smell delicious and actually taste nice too, unlike some other lip products. In fact, you have to stop yourself from licking your lips!

                  Once applied, you can feel this product working for hours, so you don't need to frequently reapply. It is one of the most long lasting salves that I have tried.

                  One Chapstick also lasts for ages, even using it every day so they are really good value for money. No matter how much I have spent on trying new products, I never find anything as effective and nice to use as this one, so I keep going back and buying more.

                  These lip salves are great all year round, but especially important in the winter weather, so do your lips a favour and stock up on one (or two!) of these. They are a cheap and brilliant way of having kissable lips all year round - perfect for the party season.

                  5 kissable stars from me!

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                • Product Details

                  Relieves, protects & moisturises / With sunscreen