Lip balm is one of my daily essentials all year round, but it becomes especially important come winter. I've long been a fan of Burt's Bees lip balms for their effectiveness and affordable price tag (under $5 a pop), but I didn't know just how many flavours it came in until I was invited to host the #UncapFlavour giveaway. All the details (and instructions on how you can win them all) after the jump!
For anyone who's never tried Burt's Bees lip balms, here's the lowdown: They're all-natural formulas that use ingredients like beeswax, sunflower seed oil, vitamins, and shea butter to hydrate and protect lips. Even the scents come from natural sources, not artificial ones, so they smell irresistible instead of cloying. The best part? At under $5 a pop, it's easy to stock up on multiple tubes and keep them on your nightstand, at your desk or home office, in your car, in multiple purses and makeup kits and coat pockets so you're never without it. (Or you could just scroll to the bottom and find out how to win your own set!)
Let's kick things off with the new limited-edition flavour, Caramel Apple. The mouthwatering fragrance of real apple fruit extract smells juicy enough to eat when you first apply it, then fades as the buttery caramel notes linger.
Coconut Pear—which boasts coconut oil and pear extract—is like a tropical vacation in a tube.
I'm partial to citrus scents in skincare and in the scented candles I burn at home, so Grapefruit is right up my alley.
Honey pays homage to the beauty DNA of Burt's Bees.
The flavouring in Mango comes from real mango butter; like the others, it smells amazing.
Classic Peppermint refreshes senses and leaves a nice tingle behind. This flavour is a pretty popular one with guys I know.
In my early 20s, before I started wearing lip colours regularly, Pomegranate Burt's Bees lip balm was my 24/7 go-to lip product. The only lip balm of the bunch that's not perfectly clear, it has a super-sheer red tint to it that makes lips look oh-so-subtly pinker.
Unlike artificially flavoured vanilla products, Vanilla Bean—which uses natural vanilla—is never cloying.
Win all the Burt's Bees lip balms
One lucky Solo Lisa reader will win their own set of Burt's Bees lip balms with all 8 flavours featured here! Here's how:
1. From now until 9pm PST December 15, 2015, post a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #UNCAPFLAVOUR and tag @BURTSBEESCA and @sololisablog, just so I know you've done it. If you're already a Burt's Bees fan, this can be a photo of your fave lip balm! Alternately, you can use one of the photos from this post to show me which flavour you most want to try.
2. Contest is open to Canadian readers only, 18 years of age or older. One entry per person, please.
3. One winner will be chosen randomly on December 15. Good luck!