Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Say Yes To Carrots!

I have been a lip balm junkie for 12 years already. I think I read too much teen magazines and they said that lip balm is a must-have. I think this addiction is okay; I just love taking care of my lips. I could go on to bed without moisturizing my face and be fine with it, but I can't sleep when I don't have any lip balm on because I feel like they would crack with the coldness of the air-conditioner at night. One lip balm I've recently tried and loved is Yes To Carrots C Me Smile Lip Butter in Berry. (I got this product from House of Flair for being their guest blogger for February.)


About the product:


A beautiful smile will brighten your face, but what brightens a beautiful smile? Your lips - soft, smooth and shining! Yes To Carrots USDA Organic Lip Butters conditions, invigorates, and revitalizes your lips, moisturizing to keep them the smoothest and softest they can be.

Hydrates • Conditions • Soothes

Compared to other organic lip products, this one has a shelf life of 36 months (3 years) upon opening, so there's no chance of it expiring before you get to finish this.

Ingredients:


Coconut Oil, Olive Fruit Oil, Beeswax, Jojoba Seed Oil, Flavor, Sunflower Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Tocopherol, Linalool, Limonene, Orange Peel Extract, Melon Seed Extract, Pumpkin Seed Extract, Carrot Root Extract, Citral, Geraniol, Eugenol

Pros:
  • Ingredients used are all natural and organic (except for the fragrance).
  • It is not tested on animals.
  • It does not have parabens, petroleum, and phthalate. These are very common in typical lip balms, and since I've started reading the label, I try to avoid lip products with harmful ingredients so I won't ingest any of them.
  • It has a longer shelf life compared to other organic lip products.
  • It is sealed upon purchase. So sealed, that it had a hard time removing the plastic covering, which is a good thing since you'd know that this product is protected.
  • Its packaging is simple and clean. I particularly love that it comes in a stick form. I don't like using lip balm in pots because my hands aren't clean all the time, hence I never use them when I am out.
  • Its a lip butter. The name itself already seduced me! Lip butters are all the rage right now (even though it's not the same as Revlon's pigmented lip butters and in pots like that of The Body Shop).
  • Its glides on and melts when it comes into contact with the lips.
  • Its moisturizing without being heavy or waxy.
  • Its not tinted and it goes on clear, which I like since I can wear it under any lipstick.
  • On days that the skin on the sides of my lips flake due to extreme dryness, I swipe this on my lips and skin, and it helps heal and soothe the dryness. (One perk of it being not tinted, since I'd look like a clown if I used a reddish or pinkish lip balm).
  • It lives up to its promise of hydrating, conditioning, and soothing lips.
  • I love the berry scent! It smells delicious without being too artificially sweet and fruity. I'd describe this to have a milky strawberry scent, somewhat like strawberry milkshake! I wish it tasted like that too, but this one has no taste.

Cons:
  • It's not available locally.
  • I'm not sure if mine was an isolated case, but this lip butter has a soft formula that if I twist the bottom of the tube to push the content upwards, it does not go back down, so I have to push it back with my lips. (Somewhat like a non-retractable lip balm.)

Rating:
  • 4/5 stars

I'd recommend this product to those looking for an all-organic, all-natural, and all-good lip balm. The price is reasonable for an organic product that would last a long time (good for 3 years). If you prefer tinted ones, Yes To Carrots also has them.

Price:
  • Approximately $3.00 for 4.25g/0.15 oz and may be pre-ordered through House of Flair.


With House of Flair, you have the liberty to shop at any US online store. This is extremely convenient for those who have no relatives in the US that can bring in those much raved about cosmetics that are not available here in the Philippines. They have on hand items from fashion and beauty brands (which you can get cheaper compared to mall prices), and they also do pre-order selling. Note that a 50% down payment is required for every pre-order. You may visit House of Flair's site for the complete information regarding their pre-order process.

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Love,
Helen

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18 comments:

  1. ohhh!! a lip balm! i wanna try this LOL!

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    1. I want to try their tinted versions! :D

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  2. Lip balms/lip butters are my weaknesses. I should try this! :)

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    1. We have the same weakness! My makeup kit is dominated by lippies.

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  3. I used to be big when it comes to lip balms, but these days I am pretty much contented with my usual Burts Bees Tinted Lip Balm. However, you made this one sounds interesting so I may have to check House of Flair for this :) Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Yedy! This one's worth a try, but I think the tinted version of Yes To Carrots Lip Butter is better. :)

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  4. Sounds nice, I'm always using lip balm since my lips chap really easily. I'd love to try the tinted ones too! :D

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    1. I always have one with me too, wherever I go!

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  5. Hmmm, I confess that I'm not much of a lip balm person. I like to arrogantly think that my lips are fine as they are (LOL WHAT EVEN) haha! I usually just use lip balm when the cold season is near. I think I should make this a habit though, yeah? :))

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    1. My mom uses lip balm only when the weather is cold too. :) Since summer is about to come, better find a lip balm with SPF.

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  6. Lip balm is really a must-have not only for gals but guys also I think, especially with the kind of weather we have. Carrot for a lip balm, I think I'll try this one.

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    1. I've seen lip balms made for men in Watsons (LipIce, Nivea). They come in deep blue packaging to make it look manly. :D But yeah, everyone has to take care of their lips too.

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  7. very nice on your lips. The color looks natural but with a some glossiness.

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    1. It adds a healthy sheen to the lips, which I like very much.

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  8. I love lip balms and love them more when its made of organic materials :)

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    1. Me too! I don't think I'll be using any non-organic lip balms anytime soon. I'm also looking into Human Nature's Natural Lip Balms for my next buy. :)

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  9. hi ... I've joined at House of Flair as a guest blogger but I wasn't fortunate enough sad to say... I've been their customer now... pre-order from them lots :(

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    1. Do try again. You might make it next time. :)

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