I have been a lip balm addict since I was a teenager. From third form (I don't know what year that is - I can't think in that new fangled year system) we all carried a tube in the pocket of our school uniform skirt along with our school ID and bus pass. I got my drivers licence when I turned 15 years old and since then I have religiously carried a tube of lip balm in the coin slot of my car. There is never a tube far from reach. Which is just as well because I am terrible at biting my lips when I am concentrating. (I'm doing it right now!) So a good lip balm is essential in ensuring I don't end up with dry chapped lips. I've come across a few decent ones (and some down right awful ones) in my time and in the last year or so I have been using pure lanolin nipple cream that I had left over from breast feeding. It wasn't ideal - it was very, very thick and impossible to get out of the tube in winter but it seemed to do the trick.
I met a friend at birthday BBQ a few weeks ago who mentioned she was importing a new range of lip balms from Las Vegas called Buddha Balm. She's a reader of Little Housewife (Hi Mel!) and she offered to giveaway some lip balms to our readers.
I would never ever endorse a product I didn't love but I have been trialling this product for over a week now and it is seriously good!
I first tried the "Burnt Sugar Fig" Buddha Balm two weekends ago when I was in full sun all day at a photography course. I am used to reapplying my lip balm regularly through out the day but I was pleasantly surprised when I got home and realised that I hadn't reapplied it all day. The texture is beautifully smooth and creamy (that would be the shea butter) and not a hint of being waxy, oily or greasy. Some lip balms feel ok when you put them on but give it an hour and your lips actually feel dry, chapped and worse than when you first applied it. Absolutely not the case with Buddha Balm - your lips continue to feel soft and smooth for hours.
Here is a snippet of product information from Buddha Balm:
The 100% all natural, gluten free, lip balm, Buddha Balm is now available in New Zealand. Petroleum free, preservative free and paraben free, Buddha Balm contains no harmful ingredients, dyes, colors or petrochemicals, yet still protects you from the sun. Buddha Balm contains Zinc Oxide, an organic compound that has been proven to work as a chemical free sunblock.
Available in four great flavours including, Crushed Mint Pineapple, Mandarin Orange Ginger and Lychee Pomegranate - please see our other listings.
Ingredients: Shea Butter, Beeswax, Natural Flavor Oil, Zinc Oxide, Vitamin E, Stevia*, Sea Buckthorn Oil*, Meadowfoam Seed Oil. (*Certified Organic Ingredients)
Sounds pretty good huh! So, the lovely distributors of Buddha Balm in New Zealand have given us four sets of two lip balms to giveaway to our readers. All you need to do is let us know which of the four flavours sound the most delicious to you by commenting below or commenting on our Facebook post. Do both and receive two entries.
Winners will be drawn on Monday 10 March at 8.00pm. The four winners will drawn using random.org and will receive two randomly selected flavoured lip balms. We will endeavour to supply you with at least one tube of the flavour you nominated but we can't promise your chosen selection will be available. We hope you understand :)
And for those who aren't lucky enough to win a set of lip balms, Buddha Balm is offering a special BOGO (buy-one-get-one) deal for Little Housewife readers. Simply mention "Little Housewife" when you place an order and you will receive two lip balms for the price of one. Buddha Balm retails at $6.95 a tube (which is a bargain!). Buddha Balm New Zealand are in the process of having their website built at the moment so to purchase please contact Mel at email@example.com and she will take your order.
Good luck x