(Sponsored Review) The All New Mentholatum Lip Gel Series!

One item which will always be in my make up pouch will be my lip-balm… Ever since the consumption of medication for acne, dry and chapped lips became my biggest woe!! It has been 9 months since i stopped the medication but my lips are still on the dry side.. My favorite lip-care brand has to be Mentholatum as their products are affordable and effective!!

Mentholatum Lipcare offers a wide range of lip care products under its Lipice and Mentholatum lipcare series! You can choose from a range of flavorful fruity lip balms to dazzling glosses or soft and natural color lip balm to pamper your lips.. 

(Photo from Mentholatum’s website) 

In June, Mentholatum has added an exciting new product to their Mentholatum lipcare range!! These lip-gels are highly recommended by many in Taiwan in Fashion Guide.. Before i went ahead with my double eyelid surgery, i went on extensive research on Fashion Guide as well, chose a highly recommended doctor and I’m really pleased with the result! Since, these lip-gels are highly-raved so it means they are really good as well!

Introducing the New Mentholatum Lip Gel Series which comes in three ranges:

The Medicated Vitamin Lip Gel
The Medicated Q10 & Ceramide Lip Gel
The Medicated Hyaluronic Acid & Collagen Lip GelThe all new lip gel series contains nourishing vitamins and nutrional supplements which gives healthy and moisturized lips

(Thank you EK Media and Mentholatum for sending me the products for review)

Medicated Q10 and Ceramide Lip Gel

If you think that your lips look thin, the medicated Q10 and Ceramide Lip Gel will give you fuller lips as it contains Ceramide..

In addition, it has Co-Q10 supplement to help reduce the appearance of fine lines.. Using it on a daily basis will help maintain healthy, supple and youthful looking lips…

Effective ingredients :

1) CoQ10 maintains healthy and youthful looking lips
2) Ceramide locks in and provides long lasting moisture.  It also provides effective protection against chapped and senstive lips.
3) Maxi-Lips helps reduces the appearance of fine lines and maintain supple lips.

Medicated Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen Lip Gel
If you are always spending long hours in an air-conditioned room, lips will always be dehydrated as the environment will be very dry.. To prevent your lips from cracking, you can choose the lip gel that contains Hyaluronic Acid to lock in moisture and provide long-lasting hydration to lips.. This lip gel also contains Collagen which will improve lip texture and elasticity..Effective ingredients :

1) Hyaluronic Acid – Locks in moisture and provide long lasting + Intensive hydration
2) Panthenol (Vitamin B5) – Supply moisture which helps prevent dry lips
3) Collagen – Improve lip texture and elasticity
Medicated Vitamins Lip Gel
If you prefer an extra kick to sooth chapped lips, you can get the medicated Vitamins Lip Gel as it contains menthol to soothe and refresh lips. Beside this, it also has four essential Vitamins (A,B2,C,E) to provide hydration, protection and help repair chapped lips.

Effective ingredients :

1) Vitamin A – Moisturizes and maintain smooth lips
2) Vitamin B2 – Prevents dry and chapped lips
3) Vitamin C – Intensive moisturizes lips for supple bounciness
4) Vitamin E – Repairs chapped lips to reveal youthful looking lips
5) Avocado oil and Jojoba oil – Ensure long lasting moisturizing effect

Beside the side effect from the medication, spending long hours in the freezing office made my lips really dry.. Sometimes, my lips will crack and will become really red and sensitive (As you can see from the picture below)…

Chose the Mentholatum Hyaluronic Acid Lip Gel to pamper my lips as it contains Hyaluronic Acid which deeply moisturize (If it is beneficial for my skin, i believe it will work the same for my lips as well).. 

Packaging is simple, clean and makes application easy.. The easy to squeeze tube contains 8.0g of lip gel which won’t take up much space in your make up pouch… However, do remember to close the cap tight after application to prevent any wastage.. 

The lip gel has a smooth texture which glides on easily onto my lips.. It leaves behind a sheen so this lip-gel can act as your lip-gloss as well.. However, i find the lip-gel a little too greasy for my liking which i will try to reduce by ‘clamping’ my lips on a clean piece of tissue after application.. The lip-gel taste yummy as well as it has a citrus after-taste! Since the texture is on the ‘watery side’, your lipstick color will run if you apply a layer after your lipstick.. To solve this problem, you will need to blend it the lip-gel using your lip brush to prevent any form of lip stick color-unevenness. I’m quite surprised that that my lips stays supple for sometime even though the lip gel wears off eventually..

Readers, if you wish to try out any of the lipice lipbalm before buying the retail size, just go to Lipice (SG) FB page to redeem a trial size LiipIce Fruity Lip Balm

Enjoy your weekends everyone!!!

(Sponsored Review) Mentholatum Organic Lip Balm

Hello everyone, i’m back from Krabi and i can’t wait to share my experience with everyone!!

It was a memorable trip and i’ll share details soon (If you are following me in FB and Twitter, you would have known what took place.. hehe!)..

Alright! Back to the main topic.. EK Media has sent me some lip balms from Mentholatum lip care for review

Mentholatum, the #1* Bestselling Lip-balm Brand in Japan has added a new Organic lip-care range to its existing product line… What’s so special about this new lip-balm lies with the Highest Eco-Cert accreditation which makes it Organic…

What you can expect from this range will be:

1. It is free of artificial chemicals, preservatives or colorants.

2. As such, it will be healthy, safe and gentle (Even on sensitive lips) to bring you healthy lips.

3. Lastly, it is recyclable and biodegradable.

In this range, individual lip balm is made from 100% natural origin, 97.84% from organic farming – using only nourishing blend of natural oils from renowned organic farms globally.

This new exciting range has two nice tasting flavour:

Mentholatum Organic lip balm in Lavender & Orange.

 Mentholatum Organic lip balm in Raspberry & Strawberry flavour.

This lip-balm only uses organic ingredients to pamper and protect your lips. These organic Ingredients are sourced from Internationally renowned organic farms and they include:

African Organic Shea Butter
> Helps to soothes and heals dry lips
                                                                                                  
Spanish Organic Oil
> Prevent ageing and chapping of lips

Argentinean Organic Jojoba Oil
> For long-lasting hydration

Columbian Organic Coconut Oil
> Softens skin to reveal silky and smooth lips

Beside this, it contains Vitamin E which acts as antioxidant to repair dry chapped lips and prevent fine lines. The flavor are also made from natural source for a safe and refreshing sensation.

I don’t know if you are aware of this but before you can claim that your product is organic, the products will have to go through verification. As such, the Mentholatum Organic Lip Balm range is certified Organic by GZCC Organization in China so you can be rest assured of its authenticity.

Packaging is simple which further emphasize on Organic and each lip-balm contains 3.5g of lip-pampering goodness.

As mentioned before, i’m a avid user of Mentholatum Lip Balm so i’m quite excited about this new range!!! After my trip from Krabi, my lips are chapped from too much sun exposure and sea-water so the lip balms came in handy!! As my lips are really tender / sensitive, i’m glad that the lip-balm are of a creamy texture which glides on smoothly onto my lips… After applying it consistently for a few days, my lips isn’t as dry anymore.. Another plus point lies with its non-sticky formula and it won’t make your lips appear greasy… Personally, i prefer the Raspberry & Strawberry flavour lip-balm as it smells and taste really ‘berri-lious’! The Orange & lavender one will be good if you want a more relaxing scent.. 🙂

If you wish to purchase any of the lip balm, it is priced at $7.90 each and available in Watsons, Guardian, Supermarkets and Departmental stores.

Or if you wish to try out this lip balm before getting the retail size, please go to the Lipice (Sg) FB page to redeem a trial size LipIce Fruity lip balm.

Go Organic with Mentholatum Organic Lip Balm today! 🙂

(Sponsored Review) Achieve Kissable lips with Lip Ice Sheer Color!

Another parcel by The Sample Store (TSS)
What is it this time?
 
Lip Ice & TSS have sent me two lip balm for review and this brand is definitely not new to me..
 
Been using their lip balm since secondary school days and i’m in love with their lip gel currently (I love the way it moisturizes my dry and chapped lips with a cooling sensation. Best of all, it is less than $7!!)Lip Ice has a huge range of affordable lip care products that caters to all niches.If you are looking for fruity-tasting lip balms, tinted glosses to moisture-enriched lip balms, Lip Ice is the answer for you!

Lip Ice Sheer color is currently their new baby…

Available in 3 different forms: Strawberry, Fragrance-free and Shimmer.

This lip balm will care for your lips and at the same time, transform it to a natural shade of beautiful pink..

It goes on clear and will change to a subtle pink that beautify your lips like a lipstick..

One important ingredient is that the lip-balm is enhanced with natural BEESWAX formula..
I just have to show you this cute picture.

(Background photo credits of Alan)

Did you know that Beeswax is is an excellent emollient and moisturizers?

This lip-balm also contains Vitamin E and together with Beeswax, it acts as an Effective Anti-oxidant to soften and protect lips.  Hence, this lip-balm promises to lock in moisture, repairs and protect your lips from damaging environmental factors.

Other Natural ingredients to keep lips moisturized, smooth and healthyincludes Shea Butter, Macadamia Ternifolia Nut Oil, Jojoba Oil and Aloe Vera Extract

Now you can say bye bye to chapped lips!



Oooppss… Now the two lip-balms are mixed up so how can you differentiate it??

Ok! Look at the description at the bottom!

After which, you can stick the icon (that comes with the package) onto the cap. Hahaha! Now you have very chio-looking lip-balms!

Aiya, another method is to differentiate it by the color of the lip-balm itself.

Pink = Shimmer
White = Strawberry



My Verdict

I’m currently on Acnotin (10mg daily) which leaves my lips very very dry. The medicine will shrink my oil glands and causes dryness esp on the lips. If i don’t apply any lip-balm, my lips will crack and cause a lot of pain and discomfort. Moreover, i have this habit of licking my lips so it isn’t helping much.. Therefore, i have many lip balms lying around me as a source of SOS!!

With such ‘CUI’ lips, Any friction caused by inferior lip balm should be avoided at all cost!!

Lip Ice’s lip-balm met my expectation! I love the way this lip ice’s lip-balm glides so effortlessly on my lips.
The ‘essence’ spreads so easily on my lips leaving it moisturized.

That’s the color of my lips before applying the lip-balm. I have dark color lips to begin with which people will mistaken that i’m actually having lip-stick on.

Good or bad? I don’t know.. haha!

Sheer Color – Shimmers

This is the first lip-balm i have tried as i always love lip-color with glitters / shimmers. Personally, i feel that shimmery lip color will give me yummy looking pout which is more Kissable…

The ingredient list

The glitters are actually quite subtle so you don’t have to worry about it being too loud…

The lip-balm is slowly working its magic on my lips..
It is turning my dark-red lips more pinkish to reveal a more youthful pout.

This lip-balm isn’t too waxy so you don’t have to worry about having very oily looking lips..
As you can see from the picture below, you can skip your lipstick as this lip-balm can substitute it by giving it a very healthy color..

Sheer Color – Strawberry

This lip-balm taste and smell very nice.. The strawberry favor taste neither artificial nor plastic; it taste exactly like lollipop so you must resist the urge to lick it all up..

The ingredient list

The color for this lip balm is slightly pinkish on my lips (maybe due to the fact that it doesn’t contains shimmers??)
Other than that it works the same as the shimmer lip-balm.  


Both leave my lips very soft and moisturized. Even after wiping my mouth after eating, the pinkish tint will still stay on my lips. The moisturizing effect is also quite long-lasting so i don’t have to reapply very often.

I cannot think of any dislike for this lip-balm. Maybe the only hassle is that you’ll need to use a make-up remover for the lips to remove the tint thoroughly.. Fair enough, you cannot have the best of both world right? 🙂



Readers, now Lip Ice is giving you a chance to participate in the Lip Ice Beautiful Lips contest where the top 3 most beautiful lips will win a $259 MP4.

How?

1) Purchase your Lip Ice Sheer color at any Watson
2) Apply it and take a nice picture of yourself
3) Submit the pictures HERE
4) Rally for Votes

Do remember to Vote for me too!! Hehehe!
You can vote daily (3 votes per day)

Here’s my photo (Jermaine – Diamond Lips)

Thank you for reading and special thanks to TSS & Lip Ice

🙂