Saturday, November 3, 2012

mylipstuff.com review and CRUELTY-FREE GIVEAWAY!

introducing a cruelty-free giveaway featuring...
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this innovative indie lip balm company 
definitely has something for EVERYONE.  
with 600 flavors... 
hold on, let me repeat that...

600 flavors  yeh, really!

of lip stuff to choose from, you will either go mad, 
or waste a pay check trying to decide what you wanna try!




they have foodie flavors, halloween flavors, christmas flavors,
kwanzaa flavors, booze-y flavors, funny flavors, manly flavors,
kid-friendly flavors, unflavored flavors, flavors for charity,
veggie flavors, fruity flavors, meaty flavors, pizza flavors,
flavors for vegans, flavors for your zodiac sign--
and they are all made with natural ingredients!

some flavors are even sweetened with stevia
for an extra kick of deliciousness!
how freaking cool is that?!








the company is also dedicated to using 
recycled and recyclable materials whenever possible, using green energy, 
and best of all, NEVER EVER testing on animals!

aside from single lip balm tubes, 
they also offer lip balm multi-packs, lip balm pots, lip glosses,
lip tints, bath salts, sprays, lickity lips super lip moisturizers, 
scented and unscented body butter sticks, glitter sticks, and
even d.i.y. lip balm making supplies!




  
you can also purchase any of their yummy lip balm flavors
and have the label personalized and customized
for your business or wedding or whatever.  
just contact them for details!




p.s. for vegans...

they have a section specifically labeled
for 100% vegan lip balms, 
but some of the charitabalm lip balm flavors
 also come in a vegan formula! 
just check out the options!  
in the vegan formulas,
the beeswax is replaced
with plant-derived candelilla wax!






                        want to try something else? no problem! 
the lip gloss, tinted lip gloss, bath salts, 
and my smelly stuff sprays
are also vegan!

shipping at mylipstuff.com is reasonable.
if you are only ordering a couple of tubes, 
order your lip balm as a sample.
sample tubes are the the same formula, 
same flavors, and same size as the regular balm
just with reduced shipping cost! 


and don't forget to check out their 
for awesome deals and goodies!





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and now...
for the personal reviews... dun dun dun!
my friend, my sister, my boyfriend, and i decided to try out a lip balm or two from them! 
i mean c'mon, after reading and seeing all they had to offer,
how could we resist?!



VEGAN FORMULA - A LITTLE S & M 
"a little Sorbet (natural vanilla extract) & a little Mandarin orange essential oil. 
sweetened with stevia. (aka mandarin orange sorbet)"
reviewed by maria and corey

taste & smell: 
maria - very strong mandarin scent, which i looove. as for the taste, it has just a touch of sweetness. i like it. it reminds me of weak orange kool-aid. 
corey - i can smell the mandarin and vanilla. ::pretends to chew the tube of lip balm:: no really... tastes like a creamsicle. 
texture: 
maria - a little too soft... and a wee bit oily. i would be afraid it would melt in my bag. when applying, you have to lightly dab it on or it is all over the place. it is very moisturizing though. note: the oiliness does absorb eventually and you don't even notice it anymore.
corey - greasy, but moisturizing. it falls apart so easy! you can't put too much pressure on it, and you can't have very much sticking out of the tube-- if you do, you will lose it in chunks all over your lips.
longevity:
maria - it lasts around 30 minutes. the scent lasts a really long time, though. mmm oranges.
corey - longevity is about average for a lip balm. the yummy smell outlasts the moisture. 
bottom line:
maria - i like the flavor. it is moisturizing, but you have to be careful not to press too hard, cause it practically melts on contact... maybe it should have come in a squeeze tube! i love that the scent lingers. i also love that the formula is vegan. i would give it a higher score if it wasn't so fragile. i will keep it on my nightstand for bedtime use-- it makes a perfect nighttime lip treatment. overall, i think most vegans will like it.
corey - i do not like how soft it is, but it is a good chap stick. i agree that this would have a much higher score if it was a little bit more durable.

overall score: 
 3.5/5



REGULAR FORMULA - MANGO SORBET 
"a yummy blend of mango, raspberry, & lemon!"
reviewed by kim

taste & smell: 
it doesn't taste like the description. it tastes like bubblegum. it has a nice smell-- it smells like grapes and mangoes. fruit salad.
texture:   
very smooth and creamy... i would use this every day. i like it.
longevity:
this balm lasted on a windy motorcycle run-- i am surprised! my lips are still soft and moisturized and its about 40 degrees on the bike!  and i can still smell it and taste it.
bottom line:
it passes the motorcycle test. it has a subtle flavor-- i wish it was more mango-ish, since mangoes are my favorite. it is your nice, basic balm. i would definitely purchase and use my lip stuff again, but maybe a different flavor-- there are plenty more to choose from! i loved the texture. i will recommend to my friends.

overall score: 
 3.5/5



"cinnamon, brown sugar, and buttery toast. stevia sweetened."
reviewed by mark

taste & smell: 
it smells very appealing. in my opinion, it smells like french toast. others around me have said it smells like caramel coffee and butterscotch. the taste is kind of like cinnamon toast crunch cereal.
texture:
it's kind of greasy and you can easily put way too much on. you basically only have to apply just a tiny bit. i "dab" the lip balm on my lips then rub them together. i think i would prefer it more if it wasn't so greasy and had more of a smooth texture.
longevity: 
come to think of it, my lip balm reminded me of "fruit stripe" gum. it tasted great for like half an hour, then nothing lol. the smell lasts for several hours. the actual texture lasts for about an hour, then your lips are dry again, but for some reason you still get a hint of cinnamon flavor on your lips.
bottom line:
in conclusion, this is an OK lip balm. like i said, i would like it a lot more if it wasn't so greasy. the flavor does kind of interfere with foods and/or drinks which can be kind of weird/gross. i would recommend the website to a friend because they have over 400 flavors and the price is reasonable. you can mix and match flavors. i would buy again but i don't think i would get the lip balm with stevia (stevia allows you to taste the flavor) i also love the fact that the company is cruelty free. it's great for vegans and vegetarians because most lip balm/chapstick contains "lanolin". 

overall score: 
 3/5



no website description  -- it's a mystery!
reviewed by maria, kim, and corey

taste & smell:
maria - smells like... soda.  soda and a weird chemical... like antifreeze haha! this is vanilla antifreeze soda cake scent. the taste... uhm... it tastes like tums or mylanta. it is definitely a mystery.
kim - smells like cream soda and... no... smells like repsol, synthetic motorcycle oil... yeh, that is exactly what it smells like. hm, there is no taste. i guess it doesn't have stevia or strong flavor oils in it. just plain with a pleasant smell. (yes, i think repsol smells good!)
corey - i think it is more like a root beer scent. ew. it tastes like somebody put battery acid in root beer or rubbed it in the inside of a hot light bulb. i think the flavor is root beer-scented poison.
texture: 
maria - smooth and creamy. glides nicely. no lumpiness or waxiness or greasiness.
kim - best texture out of the balms.
corey - not greasy at all. great texture-- it didn't break when i applied it. not greasy or waxy at all.
all lip balms should feel like this.
longevity: 
maria - lasts about 45 minutes. the scent didn't last as long as the s&m lip balm.  
kim - lasted on a motorcycle run. texture is still good, my lips are still soft. protects well in cold weather. it exceeded my expectations.
corey - lasted longer than the others... i just wish it was a different flavor that was lingering on my lips ha.
bottom line: 
maria - it was fun guessing what it was, but i hope next time i get a better mystery flavor! i love that it is a free perk with every order if you add it to your cart. gonna give this a high score cause it was a blast. 
kim - i really like the fact that it was a mystery flavor, although this particular mystery flavor was kinda odd. i would definitely get another tube!
corey - i don't really care for this particular smell/flavor, but i would try a different mystery one. i liked that it was a mystery tube... pretty neat. that makes me like it more. i liked the texture of this one a lot.

overall score: 
 4/5




LIP GLOSS FORMULA - PANCAKES & SYRUP 
"yummy buttery pancakes topped with maple syrup! stevia sweetened."
reviewed by maria, kim and corey

taste & smell:
maria - it definitely has a buttery smell... yummy smellllllling, sooo appealing. i like the taste a lot! its buttery and not too maple syrup-y. its just a little sweet. perfect. 
kim - smells like mrs. butterworth's. oh yeh, i like this flavor! it is like a perfect breakfast at ihop. yum.
corey - smells like butterscotch. makes me want pancakes. tastes great... like butterscotch pancakes haha. i am craving sweets now. this is so good... okay, now i want a bacon and eggs flavor to put on top of it. breakfast!
texture:
maria - perfect for a basic lip gloss. just enough shine. not sticky at all. glides over so smooth.
kim - smooth like glass. not sticky or lumpy.
corey - i am a guy, and i don't normally wear lip gloss. so all i can say is that it is really smooth without feeling greasy.
longevity: 
maria - lasts about 30 minutes. the smell lingers much longer. 
kim - doesn't last through a motorcycle ride, but lasts otherwise. 
corey - oops. i licked it all off, sorry, i couldn't help it!
bottom line:
maria - still licking my lips. i want another tube. i'm recommending this to everyone. i really like the packaging, too. its not in a glass tube-- i can't break this one! i love that the gloss formula is vegan, too! this is high up on my list of favorite lip glosses.
kim - oh yeh, i would buy this definitely. its smooth, delicious, and so moisturizing. i agree-- the packaging is really sturdy and i can take this on my motorcycle without smashing the bottle.
corey - does this come in guy formula? you better buy another tube, maria. your lips should always taste like this.

overall score: 
 5/5





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disclaimer: no compensation was given for this review or rafflecopter giveaway-- we paid out of pocket!  
we had a blast reviewing these items for you, and the scores above reflect our personal opinions,
however, you may have a totally different lip balm experience!


151 comments:

  1. omg the long island ice tea sounds interesting!

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  2. I like the "after dinner mint" and "coffee ice cream".

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  3. What a great giveaway! Love reading your blog! Thanks for sharing this xo

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  4. I would go for the Butt Naked!!!Sounds Interesting...

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  5. http://www.mylipstuff.com/funlabels.html#fundies HAHA All of these look awesome to me!! Neat ideas on there.

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  6. Thanks for this giveaway. I like apple raspberry :)

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  7. i dont know are so many beatifuls
    but i like vanilla

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  8. 100% Vegan Lip Balm: A Little S&M

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  9. i love the Vanilla Ice Cream Lip Balm, it will so yummy! ^^


    Thankyou for this lovely giveaway! ^^
    hana_clay@yahoo.com

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  10. I like the positive energy voodoo balm.


    <3 Melissa
    melissa.lynn.amaral@gmail.com
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  11. CInnamon Twist sounds cool!
    I absolutely adore this giveaway by the way. I decided to blog about it too, I hope that's ok?

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  12. Peach Bellini definitely sounds like it would be a great one.

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  13. I would love to try Amaretto, Apricots & Cream and Pralines & Cream!

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Pralines & Cream!!

    Joanna-Gloria, yana_ven@yahoo.gr

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  15. Amaretto or Pralines & Cream!!

    DESPINA
    deb_oro@yahoo.gr

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  16. I'd love to try apples and cinnamon and bacon!

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  17. i like Fortune Cookie Lip Balm!!!!!!!!
    marilou_kat(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. I like Strawberry Shortcake Lip Balm most of all:)

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  19. Ha, I want the Bitchy Lip Balm. :D

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  20. Strawberries and Chocolate :D

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  21. Childish Mood Balm
    Call Me Balm- 1 Night Stand
    Champagne Booze Balm

    <3

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  22. I like the Seasons Lip Balm like Autumn/November and Winter/January. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  23. I ordered from MLS before and they are SO awesome! I'd love some regular formula Butterscotch!

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  24. Very cute lip balms! Hard to pick a favorite: I would choose January lip balm in Snow cone flavor.

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  25. January (snow cream flavor)
    February (my valentine flavor)
    March (shamrock shake flavor)

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  26. Mixed Mystery - any mystery,any day! I'd usually go for the odd flavours and more often than not end up liking them!

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  27. Pancakes and syrup sounds yummy!

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  28. thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    1. oh and I think the Mixed Mystery sounds interesting!

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  29. I like the 10 pack REINDEER Balms for a stocking stuffer for my daughter. One of them is called reindeer poop...lol.

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  30. I like Fudge (limited edition)!

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  31. I think my daughter would like the Childish Cotton Candy best.

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  32. OMG...I want to try them ALL! Such creative flavors :) Pralines & Cream, for one.

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  33. kahlua and cream booze lip balm- sounds amazing!

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  34. pralines and cream sounds great!!

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  35. i like the Apple Pie Butter Stick!!!!!!!!
    katnatasha(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. I like Vanilla!
    paulajomyers@yahoo.com

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  37. the regular formula and the flavor...Creme Brulee!!!!

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  38. ha ha! The Booze Balms! Especially the Zombie.

    Thanks
    Tabatha Carlson/corpsechick

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  39. Apple raspberry!
    d_letizia81@hotmail.com

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  40. The Earl Grey Lip Balm sounds good since I love black tea.

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  41. pralines and cream and the peach :)

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  42. Any of the DIY kits would be awesome!

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  43. the after dinner mint lip balm looks awesome!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  44. Blackberry pie sounds like it might be really good, also raspberry Tea.

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  45. Berry Berry!

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey
    ashummz05@yahoo.com

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  46. Peace of Mind sounds like the kind of balm I need after a long day at work!

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  47. Pumpkin pie. Sounds delicious.

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  48. would love to try the snow cream and the booze balms :)

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  49. Cream soda sounds delish!

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  50. Essential Oils 6 Pack of Lip Balm

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  51. OMG! It is overwhelming! I think Apple Cider and Cream Soda! But that is just the tip of the iceberg!

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  52. Apple Cider and Cream Soda! (previous post was me but used wrong sign in:-)

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  53. I would love to win this, I've never had such a big quantity of lipstick and that is absolutely great :)

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  54. the zombie booze balm sounds cool!

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  55. Bloody Mary Booze Balm sounds ...crazy!!!!!

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  56. Black Currant, Almond Croissants, Coconut Lime, and Sangria all sound lovely!

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  57. The Margarita flavor looks yummy!

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  58. The Horoscope lip balm set - Aquarius - 2 pack

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  59. michelle gilliland mcafeeNovember 22, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    cream soda, boxed wine and I like the calender ones. ml_mcafee@yahoo.com

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  60. I would like to try the Chai flavor!

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  61. I would love to try the Kahlua & Cream, March (shamrock shake flavor),Childish (Cotton Candy),*Kissable (Brown Sugar & Cinnamon), and a ton more! These are awesome!!!

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  62. Fb angie baldridge ....Horoscope Lip Balms, Voodoo Lip Balm

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  63. Oh my...chocolate covered coffee beans.

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  64. Some of the names crack me up! I would love to try Blue Hawaiian and Caramel Sundae!

    ashmarie670 @ yahoo.com

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  65. Pancakes and syrup... sounds yummy!!!

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  66. I would like the coffee one, the get fresh vegan one, or the 12 days of Christmas pack.

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  67. I would definitely need Blueberry Buckle!!

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  68. I like vanilla.

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  69. pancakes and syrup

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  70. Cream soda
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    Smith2im@yahoo.com

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  71. How neat!

    Bridgette Butcher
    catokayyou21@gmail.com

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  72. candy bar lip balm sounds interesting!

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  73. Caramel Apple and Pink Grapefruit Raspberry sound so delicious :)

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  74. OH my god so many cool flavors. The coconut rum sounds awesome though


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  75. I would like the Macaroons and Angel Wings from the Holidays collection.
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    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  76. I think any flavor except root beer or chery.
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  77. I like the rose and spearmint lipbalms!
    fb: rab pom

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  78. Would love to try the Zodiac "flavored" set!

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  79. Chai, French Kiss, and Jungle Love all seem interesting.

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  80. So many! Maybe Lavender or passion fruit or well I cannot choose haha.:)

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