A few things of note

First, EOS has a new lip balm sphere flavor.   The new flavor is Lemon Drop, and it’s excellent!  It even tastes good!  Well worth hunting down.

Also, after the big Crazy Rumors sale, I am well stocked in lip balm.  I tried a fat ton of new flavors (really, you don’t want to know how much lip balm I ordered), and they were all great, but one is just head and shoulders above the rest.  The Root Beer flavor is AMAZING.  It smells (and tastes) just like really good, old fashioned root beer.  YUM!

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Keeping the peace

I may just have a new favorite balm.  I got this on a whim, and I’m certainly not regretting it.  It’s Peacekeeper’s Eco-Sensual Balm, and it’s fabulous.  Goes on very smooth.  Delicious mild mint scent (no flavor, but I’m managing).  100% vegan, 73% organic.  And 100% good!  Plus, the profits fund human rights issues.  Now I really want to try their “perfect as is” balm too!

Retails for $3.89.  Store locator on their site!

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Well crap.

Yesterday’s mail brought with it lip balm.  Balm mail is by far the best.  In it was perhaps the funniest lip balm name I’ve seen – Chicken Poop Lip Junk.  All natural, and don’t worry, it contains no poop. It’s free range too!  It’s a good balm – smooth, moisturizing.  Lacking in the flavor department.  Herby smell, which is nice now and again, but not always my preferred scent.  Still, it leaves lips feeling very smooth.  And really, it’s worth carrying one around just for the look on people’s face when they see you using something called chicken poop!  I’m a little tempted to get their vintage display box, which dispenses the tubes, you guessed it, out the chicken’s rear:

Chicken Poop lip junk retails for $4 per tube (the dispenser box is also $4).  You can find a list of retailers on the website.  So there you go – put some poop on your lips.

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Sale!

I apologize for the long absence.  With the arrival of summer, my free time got greatly reduced!  Never fear, I have several new balms on the way to me, and I’ll review them as soon as I can.

But in the meantime, I had to share that Crazy Rumors is having a 50% off moving sale!!!  From their facebook page:

“Moving Sale going on now! Get some yummy, good for you lip treats at 50% off! Hurry…offer expires Tues 7/27/10 – 12 NOON EST!  Use code “MOVE” at checkout! Please don’t make us take it with us! :)”

Happy shopping!

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Daily Balm Deal

Today, Target has a daily deal on lip balm!  Today only, get a set of 2 Burt’s Bees Lip balms and 2 lip shimmers for $7.99, and free shipping.  Find it on the Target Daily Deal page.

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Contest Winner!

Sorry for the delay in announcing the contest winner.  The winner of the beeline lip balm is commenter #8 – Ashly T!  Ashly, check your email!

Thanks to everyone for playing, and a big thanks to the folks at Sweet Beginnings for the balm!  Keep up the great work, guys!

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Balm with a cause, and a contest!

Thanks to the folks at Sweet Beginnings in Chicago, I had to opportunity to try their fabulous beeline lip balm.

First, this balm is excellent.  It has a rich cocoa butter scent, and goes on so smooth.  Truly, even the first use is super smooth.  You know how you have to “break in” a tube of some lip balms before they really apply easily?  Not with this.  Immediately smooth and truly impressive.  And the moisture lasts a long time.  Really, really a first class balm.

But, if that wasn’t enough, this balm does more!  Sweet Beginnings, which is owned by the North Lawndale Employment Network, hires formerly incarcerated men and women and others with significant barriers to employment.  Not only is it a green industry, but the employees learn valuable skills that help them move on to other jobs in manufacturing, food service and customer service, just to name a few.  And the recidivism rate of former Sweet Beginnings employees is 4% – truly impressive compared to the national average of 65% and the Illinois average of 55%.

Sweet Beginnings doesn’t just make lip balm.  They also sell all natural urban honey, and a full line of skin care products – body cream, lotion, shower gel, and more.  I’ve only tried the lip balm, but if the other products are as good as it is, then you can’t go wrong with them.  You can purchase all of their products on their website.  Moisturize your lips, and do good at the same time!

Even better, I have a tube of beeline lip balm for one lucky Balm Diggity reader to try as well!  First, head over and read the contest rules and then leave a comment on this post by May 25th at 8 pm Eastern.  Winner will be determined by random number generation.

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