The past three weeks were not been good lip weeks for me. The weather has been very chilly in the morning, too hot for a jacket in the afternoon and in the twenties at night. My lips were cracked and dry. And it was embarrassing. I took some chapstick with me to work every day, but that was no help. I was just constantly alternating between dry lips and gooey, wax glazed but still cracked lips all day. My lips needed moisture and soothing.
Relief came in the form of a package from the Carmex Blog Squad. They sent me two mini tubes of Carmex Everyday Lip Conditioner in orange. Carmex calls it "lotion for your lips." That is definitely accurate. You just unscrew the cap and squeeze gently until a dab of lotion comes through the hole in the contoured tube lip. Press the contour to your lip to evenly distribute the lotion. It dries quickly, but still leaves your lips feeling soft and lightly moist. Genius! The flavor of Carmex Everyday Lip Conditioner is amazing, too. It's that delicious scent of fresh oranges simmering on the stove at Christmas, to make the house smell good.
I'll let you in on the secret of Carmex Everyday Lip Conditioner: It has lanolin, a matte finish and thirteen moisturizers. Which means softer lips and you can wear your lip lotion with lipstick! I had been avoiding lipstick for the past couple weeks, knowing that gooey chapstick + lipstick would fail to hide or fix my chapped lips. But now my lips are smoother and softened by Carmex Everyday Lip Conditioner; so my lipstick has made a comeback.
If you're dying to try Carmex Everyday Lip Conditioner ASAP, I have good news. The Carmex Blog Squad gave me two tubes. So I will send the second tube to one lucky AMW reader. Just post a a picture or a link to your favorite recipe that uses oranges. AMW will randomly draw one winner on Monday, December 2, 2012 at noon EST. Contest runs from Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 4:10 PM EST to Monday, December 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM EST. One entry per person. I will email the winner for their address; if I can't contact you, the runner up will receive the prize.
*Update: Congrats to Candace J! Please email me by 8 PM EST tomorrow (Tuesday December 3) with your address so I can ship out your prize.