It's an okay lip balm, but I find some of the other Blistex products superior to this one. I can and do see why so many people like it, though, as Herbal Answer doesn't have the medicine-like smell that is present in many Blistex (as well as non-Blistex) lip balms.
Lip Treatments -The Body Shop - Born Lippy Lip Balm
bluechocobo 4/30/2006 7:26:00 AM
The only thing I like about this lip balm is the smell. I wish more products would smell as nice... However, Born Lippy leaves my lips so dry that I end up with cracks within minutes after an application. Not to mention the price - ridiculously high for something that is NOT effective at all.
Lip Gloss -Clinique - Glosswear for Lips -Black Honey [DISCONTINUED]
bluechocobo 1/29/2006 2:26:00 PM
At first, I bought a tube for Mom at a duty-free shop, but she found the colour a bit too daring for her (even after she applied it) and handed the tube over to me. :-D I'd had its Almost Lipstick big sister before, so I was definitely willing to give this gloss a try. Yeah, I liked what I saw. :-D I'm an Asian hardly wearing more than powder, mascara, and gloss - and this gloss was great for this look. Unfortunately, I'm using past tense here since I left the tube at my parents' place when I moved out. Yikes! Oh well, I'm willing to wait for the day when I have it with me again, whenever it might be. :-/
As an Asian with lashes that grow straight and downward, I just had to give it a try when it first came out. It did curl my lashes, but not enough to make me ditch my curlers. If that had been all, I might have bought it again... But it also left me with smudges, which was BAD, as I was a student with little time to fix and re-apply my make-up. I gave it a try again when my soon-to-be mother-in-law gave me a tube, but I ended up with the same results. (I tossed the tube, then she got me another. Yes, I tossed it too... And bought a different brand which satisfied me MUCH more.)
In general, musk is not the kind of scent one would try when she's in her early 20s. However, I did just that with White Musk, and I found the scent light enough to be suitable for a youngster (LOL) like myself. Granted, the EDT doesn't last long, but that's good for someone who gets bored quickly (I'm definitely guilty) and is young. I also know that not everyone likes a musky scent, and this fact applies to White Musk too. While it's not for everyone, I believe this scent works for a bigger number of people than many other musky scents do. (Oh, I certainly wouldn't mind receiving a bottle for a gift... Heh!)
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Rosebud Salve
bluechocobo 1/29/2006 1:47:00 PM
I've had a tin (my first) for over two years, and it's still half-full. The stuff is not bad - not the worst balm I've used, nor the best. I find it rather too average for the rave and the price. :-( Don't get me wrong, as I do like the package (my tin got scratches, but still...) and the scent. Nevertheless, none of such things justify the price (it's much more expensive outside the US - I bought mine in Toronto, where I used to live, and it's available here in Korea, but at a rather outrageous price), and that's that. I enjoy using it, but I simply don't see myself repurchasing. Enough said.
Regardless of the brush type and formula I bought and tried, it always left tons of smudges. I often depend on mascara for eye make-up (I don't wear much - usually, it's black mascara on curled lashes and nothing else), but "Great Lash" has turned out to be the greatest failure in my search of THE mascara for me. I've found some even less expensive mascara work better than this. (I hardly spend lots of bucks buying mascara as I do replace my tubes often.) If I ever got a tube of Great Lash for free, I'd toss the tube, wash the brush, and use it to brush my eyebrows... MAYBE. I prefer not to touch one of these again, though.
While I probably wouldn't put it on my face (tried it - didn't like it much), I certainly found some good uses of Vaseline. I occasionally get dry patches as I've spent about ten years in areas drier than my hometown, and a dab of this stuff solves the problem. :-D It's a great make-up remover too, especially when I deal with waterproof mascara (stubborn!) or so-called "long-lasting" lipstick. I find it okay as lip balm although I get bored too easily and move on to something else. I've used it on my hands, so I know it does work - a good news for me, as my hands get dry and itchy in the winter although, in general, my skin is not considered "dry". I've decided not to give it a top rate, though, mainly because of its packaging (I think those who've applied it on the feet can see what I mean without much troble) and its "easy-to-melt-ness". Nevertheless, Vaseline has its uses. It shouldn't hurt to give it a try (you won't lose much dough even if the experiment turns out to be a failure) as long as you use it MODERATELY. Just my two cents...