Friday, December 16, 2005

New Coat, Big Problem

So I went out for lunch today wearing my new coat and without my bag. 5 minutes after leaving the office I realize that I forgot my chapstick and spent the entire lunch with my co-workers thinking about it. Wasn't able to get back to the office for 2 hours, but when I did I rushed in applied some Burt's Bees IMMEDIATELY.

New coats require a new tube.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Aveeno: Oatmeal in a Tube

I think I fell in love the first time I used Aveeno's body lotion. I haven't used anything since despite the ricockulous price of almost $8 a tube (sidenote: Duane Reade's store brand Aveeno-like lotion is NOT a suitable substitute). Naturally, when I saw that Aveeno had created a line of "lip care", I was intrugued.

Price: At about than $2.99 a pop, it's a bit expensive, but hey, I splurge on their lotion every month, so I can't really complain.

Glide: A consistently smooth glide, this stick is extremely easy to apply right out of the pocket and softens on the lips instantly when retrieved from a winter-chilled backpack.

Flavor/Smell: Definitely a "natural" but light and pleasant oatmeal-y scent. Not cloying, easy to get used to. No taste to speak of, but it's not gross to lick.

Appearance: Conservative, not un-like oatmeal; definitely uni-sex.

Product Plusses: Natural oatmeal, jojoba oil and shea butter; SPF 15; neat little "by the cap" twist mechanism that eliminates accidental pocket base twisting.

I've got to say that this is easily the best tube I've ever used. It really makes me feel like it's healing the chap rather than covering it up. You put it on and barely notice and the effect lasts a good long while. It's also a good sharing chapstick because not everyone likes to smell like berries. Even thought the active ingredients are pretty standard, (dimethicone, octinoxate, oxybenzone), it makes you feel like you're doing something good and natural for yourself. Kudos on the SPF

4.5 out of 5 tubes

Burt's Bees Lifeguard's Choice

I don't consider myself a lifeguard in the nautical sense, but I do partake in their chapstick.

Price: A bit pricey for a tube, but I was desperate and Bath & Body Works was the closest shop. I think it was right around $3.

Glide: When warm this glides like Nancy Kerrigan. But if left in my desk all day it can take a bit of time to get it going.

Flavor/ Smell:
The most enjoyable feature of this one is the peppermint smell. Not much of a taste, kinda waxy.

Appearance: Pretty cute.

--Apparently I got gypped on the price, this costs only $1.79 at

Anyway, I kinda feel good using Burt's Bees stuff cause it's natural. But some of their stuff just smells like a dirty hippy. All in all I give this chapstick 3 out of 5 tubes on our rating scale. If it had SPF it I might knock it up a point.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

What We Do

We are addicted to chapstick.

We have it readily available in each bag we own, in a pocket of each coat or pair of pants we own, and sitting on our coffee tables and nightstands within arm's length.

And we are looking for chapstick perfection...

Join us in our quest or epic adventure in finding the perfect tube.