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Vaseline Lip Tin Creme Brulee

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Brand: Vaseline / Balm / Type: Lip Cream / Suitable for: Lip

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      09.07.2012 08:43
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      Limited edition Vaseline

      Most people are familiar with Vaseline, a multi-use product made from petroleum jelly which is commonly used as a lip balm but which is also used to cover cuts and scrapes, moisturise eyelashes and tame eyebrows, and even act as a barrier to the skin when dyeing hair! Vaseline is available in small tins costing just over £1 and comes in several varieties, including Original, Aloe, Cocoa Butter and Rose.

      Before Christmas I found out that there was going to be a limited edition Crème Brulee variety of Vaseline on sale and I was determined to get one. At first it was available only in Selfridges, then it was released to Boots and Superdrug. I bought mine in Superdrug at the cost of £2.99, which was higher than other Vaseline tins but not bad compared to other lip balms on the market.

      I love the packaging for this little tin - it is cream and brown and designed to resemble crème brulee. Though it was released as a Christmas edition, the packaging doesn't scream Christmas so it could be used all year round. Inside, the balm is the same pale yellow colour of normal Vaseline but with an absolutely delicious sweet scent. I ate crème brulee at Christmas time and feel that the scent of this product is actually pretty authentic.

      The balm tastes pretty nice too! To be honest I don't know if this is really a good thing, as it makes me want to lick it off. It is a pleasure to use and ideal for someone with a sweet tooth like me.

      As for effectiveness, it is just as effective as normal Vaseline. It is moisturising and really helps to condition the lips. I apply a thin layer during the day and a thicker smear at night to help condition my lips. I haven't used this particular Vaseline for any of the other purposes (such as conditioning eyelashes) however, as I think this would be a bit of a waste, although there's no reason why you shouldn't.

      Vaseline Crème Brulee is still available and I highly recommend getting hold of a tin. It lasts ages so even though the price is higher it isn't ridiculous.

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        12.03.2012 19:03

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        Good value for money, make-up bag staple.

        I have been using Vaseline for years! I have always found it to be a really versatile product, super good for protecting your lips, and I have also found it to be useful for dabbing around your nose when you have a cold to stop it getting chapped and sore.

        I had previously only tried the Original, and Aloe Vera pots of lip therapy, but I saw this product featured on loads of blogs and knew I had to try it out.

        The first thing I noticed about it was the cute, retro design on the tin. I think they did a really good job with this, and it makes the pot look really distinct and stand out from the other versions.

        When I first tried it out, I wasn't sure what to make of it. I was expecting a real 'Creme Brulee' kind of flavour, but for me it just didn't live up to this. I'm not even sure how I would describe it. It had a slight vanilla scent but was nothing too special. I have used this on a handful of occasions, and maybe it will grow on me over time, but it is slightly weird! I guess these tins are always good value for money, because they do seem to last a long time. I think I would prefer to pick up the Cocoa one next time, as people seem to rave about that one.

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        17.02.2012 07:38
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        Vaseline tin Creme brulee

        I am a big fan of the Vaseline Lip Therpy little pots. I have been using these little tins of vaseline on my lips for years now and I always have a few in different bags so my lips are never without them. I've tried all the different "flavours" as I like to call them, the original, aloe vera, rosy lips, cocoa and so I was very excited when I saw the Creme Brûlée limited edition tin on sale. Creme Brûlée is one of my favourite desserts so to be able to smother it all over my lips would be my idea of heaven!

        According to the information from Vaseline about these tins, "Our lips have an amazing ability to experience heightened sensations, allowing us to feel the slightest of touch and sense the environment around us. However, unlike body skin, the skin on our lips does not naturally create its own moisture layer, leaving it susceptible to dryness and chapping. Vaseline's stylish, functional Lip Therapy tins with their original retro look are perfect to help keep lips healthy and protected from the elements. 

        I really swear by these little tins for my lips as I think they keep them really soft and moisturised at all times, in fact I can't go to bed without it on now as I hate that dry feeling after I have brushed my teeth and washed my face. Vaseline lip therapy is basically a small tub/tin of Petroleum jelly. It is much like a wax like substance although it is not as sticky as a wax. It is a solid but can be broken down quite easily when rubbed onto the skin and often melts in hot weather. 

        This tin of creme brûlée looks exactly like the other tins although it has a lovely design on the front. Half of the tin is the colour of a creamy custard and the other half is a lovely burnt caramel colour and looks a lot like the dessert itself and almost good enough to eat. The caramel section also has little bits falling off of it just like the dessert would when you first use your spoon to crack into the caramel layer. The tin contains 20g of vaseline and measures about 5cm in diameter. 

        The taste of this vaseline is absolutely amazing. Obviously you don't eat it but whilst on your lips you do get a taste every now and then. It's lovely and strong and creamy and yes, good enough to eat and protects my lips at the same time so get your limited edition tin today for £2.99

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          06.02.2012 22:38
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          A great little lip tin from Vaseline

          My mother in law every Christmas gives everyone a big bag full of various toiletries that she has bought throughout the year. This means that I hardly ever have to buy any type of toiletry thus saving me quite a bit of money each year! Most products are your every day handwash, soap etc which although useful is hardly exciting especially at Christmas time! However, as I was rummaging through my bag I came across a little tin of Vaseline but it wasn't just any Vaseline it was the limited edition Crème Brulee Lip Therapy. Excited much?! Yes!!

          I had never seen the limited edition Crème Brulee Lip Therapy by Vaseline, if I had I would have bought it well in advance of Christmas! Crème Brulee is my favourite dessert in the entire world! When I go to France I try and consume as much as possible! Despite it being a limited edition I do still see it for sale so I don't know how long it will be a limited edition for unless stores are now selling what they have left in stock and it won't be available after their stocks run out (Selfridges are all sold out!).

          The Crème Brulee version comes in the standard Lip Therapy little metal tin just like all the other verions but it is cream in colour and on the front lid there is a caramel coloured part which I'm guessing is meant to resemble the caramel on top of a Crème Brulee. The font on the tin has a slight French theme to it which is a nice touch. On the back of the tin there is the usual information as to the ingredients, contact information etc. The tin on the whole is actually pretty cute and certainly makes a change from the two tone tins you currently get.

          On opening the tin the Vaseline itself looks just how you would expect the original Vaseline to look as to the consistency and texture but it has a slight yellowy tinge to it but certainly nothing horrendous! Although a slightly different colour to the original it is still transparent and when applied it is clear and leaves no trace of colour whatsoever. The fragrance for me certainly does not resemble a crème brulee but it is soft and sweet but certainly not sickly. As soon as you open the tin you can smell the Vaseline which is a nice welcome change especially if like me Rosy Lips is a firm favourite which is far more floral, this on the other hand is nice and sweet but without being overpowering.

          But apart from the uber cute French themed tin, does this limited edition healthy version of a crème brulee actually deliver? Yes, it does! I always have a little tin of Vaseline on me generally at all times of the day but at the moment with the cold weather my lips are suffering and so far for the past few weeks my lips have stopped looking so sore and dry and are actually starting to look healthy and best of all they are not feeling sore as there is nothing worse than have chapped, painful lips.

          Like most things only apply as much as you need to as there is no point in lathering it on as it won't be effective as simply the skin won't be able to absorb it all and you are left with a greasy feeling which is not nice. You only need to apply a thin layer for it to be easily absorbed. It certainly gives a nice glossy shine to the lips without looking wet and it absorbs easily. I've been using mine since Christmas and it really has kept my lips soft and smooth especially throughout the harsher weather (especially now!). The bonus is the aroma of this and is certainly a bit more special than your average tin of Vaseline! Overall, a good purchase (or a gift!) and one that works! I'd recommend that you buy it before it disappears off the shelves!

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          Brand: Vaseline
          Availability: Limited Edition so you may have to research it but Sainsburys currently sell it
          Price: Around £2.99 a tin.

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            01.02.2012 13:36
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            Great price lip balm that rivals any gloss in the looks department!

            As all my friends will tell you, and by my own confession, I have a problem! I am completely addicted to lip balm of any description but particularly to Vaseline tins!!! I almost constantly apply these throughout the day and simply couldn't live without them.
            So there was I standing in the queue at a well known health and beauty shop, when I spied this little beauty. Grabbing two of them I couldn't wait to have a try and I wasn't disappointed! What a change this flavour makes to the other flavours of Vaseline. I'm really pleased. It is not over powering, just subtly sweet and uplifting!
            As with all the Vaseline tins, it applies easily (although I personally dunk my lip in the tin rather than getting a greasy finger) and lasts for quite some time. It gives a lovely sheen to your lips which would rival any lip gloss and is just generally a really pleasing product to use. It's handy to have in a pocket, back or about the house and gives a refreshing change of flavour!
            The only down side to this product is that whilst I'm wearing it, my boyfriend refuses to kiss my as he insists it has a really floral taste and smell and he can't stand it - what does he know?!

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            26.01.2012 10:27
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            Limited edition - snap one up quick

            I'm a big lip balm fan as I often get chapped lips, I've always got a couple of lip balms lurking in each of my (too many) handbags! Vaseline lip therapy is one of my all time favourite lip balms. I currently have all of the different varieties on the go; the original, aloe vera, rosy lips and cocoa butter. When I spotted that vaseline was introducing its first ever limited edition lip therapy in crème brûlée flavour I obviously had to buy it. Especially as crème brûlée is one of my favourite desserts.

            This comes in the typical retro shaped Vaseline tin, and it is the same size as all of the other varieties, at 20g. However it is quite a bit more expensive, it is £2.99, compared to between £1.40 and £1.99 for the others. It is sold in Selfridges, Boots and Superdrug. The tin itself has a really cute design, it has the appearance of the cracked sugar on the top of crème brûlée depicted on the lid.

            This obviously works just like all the other classic varieties of vaseline, it provides your lips with all the moisturisation they need to stay soft and smooth, and this one is infused with the sweet, indulgent scent of crème brûlée. I actually found the texture of the crème brûlée vaseline to be much better than all the others, it is more of a solid lip balm, I normally find vaseline a little bit too gloopy and greasy, but this one is not like that at all.

            I actually really like the scent of this. It smells just like crème brûlée, it has that beautifull, sweet, good enough to eat, sugary, eggy, vanilla smell, reminiscent of crème brûlée. It's not too strong a scent, which is good as crème brûlée is quite sweet and so I think that if the scent was any stronger then it would be too sickly sweet. Compared to the other four permanent varieties, this is my favourite one by far. So much so that I've been out and bought another two, as it is a limited edition I'm not sure how long you will be able to buy it for.

            I've been using this virtually everyday since the beginning of Decemeber, and I've hardly made a dent in the lip balm. I think that as the lip balm is more solid than the regular vaselines it seems to be lasting much longer.

            If you are a fan of vaseline's classic lip balms and you are partial to crème brûlée then you will love this. Snap one up before they disappear.

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            06.01.2012 08:17
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            Sweet!

            I like to always have a lip balm or two on me and the original Vaseline is something that I've used a lot over the years to protect my lips from cold weather and add a bit of shine. I've tended to abandon it in favour of more exciting flavoured lip balms and glosses though, so I was very excited when I heard that a limited edition Creme Brulee version was being released, and rushed out to buy it from my local Boots store.

            As with the original Vaseline, this comes in a 20g circular tin, and the vaseline itself looks identical in colour to the original. However, it's got a much nicer scent, and it smells pleasantly sweet. It also tastes nicer on your lips than the original Vaseline, with a subtle, non-cloying flavour. I actually preferred the texture of the Creme Brulee version to the original as it seems to have a lower melting point, making it easier to apply a small amount to your lips. It adds a subtle sheen to your lips and I apply it over lip stain in the morning and I'm good to go.

            As with Vaseline's other Lip Therapy products, this balm moisturises and protects your lips from the elements and has really helped to prevent my lips from chapping and cracking over the winter.

            The only negative factor is the price - retailing at £2.99 rrp this is significantly more expensive than the original equivalent, which sells for £1 to £1.50, and I'm not sure that adding a bit of flavour and fragrance justifies such a jump in price. I've also seen it on Amazon being sold for £6, which personally I wouldn't pay for this product. Nonetheless, I'm glad I bought it, especially since, being limited edition, it won't stick around in the shops forever.

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              23.11.2011 10:07
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              A great little lip product for winter time

              In this colder weather, I always like to have a lip balm with me, especially when I'm working at school and am out in the cold on the playground with the little ones for many hours of the day. I find because I'm constantly talking, my lips tend to get very dry and they do need something to protect them. Usually, I prefer a stick type lipbalm as its more convenient for me to apply, especially at school and doesn't involve getting messy fingers. However, when I saw this lip balm in Boots the other day, and also advertised on Facebook as well, I couldn't resist because it sounded gorgeous!

              Vaseline Lip Therapy are a well known range of lip products famously availalbe in small round tins. There are several varieties including the original (blue), aloe vera (green), cocoa butter (brown), rose blush (pink) and now this limited edition variety, called Créme Brulée. It comes in a cream and brown tiny, with the darker half at the top with the Vaseline name on, and the lower half being cream with the title of this product on it. It's a lovely looking little tin, and certainly looks a little bit special. Now, I will start by confessing I have never had Creme Brulee, so I can't comment on how much it actually tastes like one but I'll do my best to say if it's any good or not!

              The tins aren't sealed with any plastic at all, so do make sure when you buy one that it hasn't been "tested" by anyone in the shop. When you lift the lid off, you can instantly smell the sweet scent of the Creme Brulee, and I think it actually smells quite like honey, very sweet but not unpleasantly so. It is the same colour as the original one, that sort of clear yet cloudy look with a quite matt surface until you touch it. To apply this lip balm, you have to move your finger across the surface to pick up the product, and then smooth it across your lips. Once you get the product warm with your finger, it moves about quite easily, yet isn't too greasy either. On my lips, it looks nice and shiny, again not coloured, but gives a nice sheen to your lips.

              As for the taste, it's lovely! As I said, I have never had creme brulee myself, but it has a very sweet taste about it, not horribly so but enough to be really nice when you happen to taste some as always happens when you wear something on your lips. The nearest thing I could liken it to is honey, but with a hint of something more about it too. I find my lips are really soft after using this, and it feels like it is a very good moisturiser, really protecting them from the wind and cold weather. Its nice to know that it does leave a bit of a sheen too, as I don't like to wear lip gloss or any coloured products on my lips during school hours. As for longevity, it doesn't stay on an especially long time, when you're talking etc it does tend to wear off a bit quicker, but that feeling of moisturised lips does stay even after it's disappeared itself, and so does the taste for a while too. I don't mind reapplying this frequently though, the scent is lovely, and it doesn't leave my fingers greasy after applying it either.

              As this product is Limited Edition, I don't know how long it is going to be available in the shops for, and it's already starting to go on Ebay for ridiculously inflated prices. Therefore, if you like the sound of this and it seems like something you'd like to use yourself, hot foot it down to the shops asap and grab yourself one, it's definitely worth the £2.99 price tag, and is a lovely little treat for winter, and easy to pop in your pocket or handbag to use as and when you need it. As I said, I usually prefer stick lip balms but I am loving this at the moment, and hope it doesn't run out any time soon! It's a fab product, especially throughout winter, to give your lips a bit of a treat, and the bonus is the lovely taste of the product too! If you're a fan of the normal Vaseline tins, then you're going to love this one! Grab it while you can!

              Available from Boots, Superdrug, Sainsburys and other beauty stores for an RRP of £2.99.

              Thank you very much for reading.

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