REVIEW: MyLipStuff.com Haul







About MyLipStuff.com
"Over 500 Flavors of Natural Lip Balm to Feed Your Addiction! and Other Bath and Body Products too. My Lip Stuff is Serious Skin Care with a Fun Flair!

My Lip Stuff products are skin, earth, and animal friendly. That means we NEVER test our products on animals and use only the finest ingredients that are skin safe and environmentally friendly. They are Leaping Bunny certified, as a proud signer of the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC) cruelty free pledge. We love and respect them too much!

My Lip Stuff products can be customized or personalized for the ultimate lip balm experience.
Custom label lip balms are great for business promotions, weddings, showers, or any event where you'd like to give a personalized gift.

Check out our website for tons of information about our products or just go straight to the ONLINE STORE and go shopping!"
The package I purchased and lip balms are packaged in plastic bags. 


What is this Product? 
These lip balms are so cute! The same formula as our regular My Lip Stuff with cute Love labels! 
Personalizations are FREE with these balms. ex/ (xxx LOVES xxx)
You can let them know what flavour you would like as well.

Price: 
$3.50, Only Available for .15 oz. tube

This was a little small surprise for my boyfriend. So now, we have couple lip balms. =)
Mine is: Jack *Heart* Chubby
His is: Chubby *Hearts* You




What is this Product? 
My Lip Stuff and BunnyLuv have teamed up to bring you an awesome 100% VEGAN Lip Balm that would allow you to moisturize your lips and show your support for BunnyLuv along with their Bunny Resource Center with a donation from My Lip Stuff!

There are 3 flavors of 100% VEGAN LIP BALM just for BunnyLuv:
* StrawBunny ----- I chose this flavor! 
* Mint
* Red Apple

Ingredients:
Candelilla Wax, Sunflower Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Cocoa Butter, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Aloe Vera, and flavor.

Price:
$3.00. My Lip Stuff will donate 50% of the retail price of these special edition lip balms to help BunnyLuv in their efforts to help the bunnies. That means for every tube of My Lip Stuff with the BunnyLuv logo on the label that you purchase for $3.00 we will donate $1.50 to BunnyLuv!



What is this Product? 
Go Green! For the Planet --- For Our Future.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle- in any way you can.
Green Apple Flavour; Available in Regular Formula and 100% Vegan Formula
You can choose when you are ordering.

Ingredients:
Regular recipe: Beeswax, Sunflower Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Cocoa Butter, Aloe Vera. (flavor).
Vegan recipe: Candelilla Wax, Sunflower Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Cocoa Butter, Aloe Vera.

Price:
$3.00 where 50% of the retail price of this special edition lip balm will be donated to a charity that betters our planet.

Standard .15 oz tube only.

Shipping Info:
All of the Lip Balms I ordered were qualified as "SAMPLES" which means I can have reduced shipping rates. It basically means that I ordered a few to "try" so it's considered a very small order. Their shipping rates is based on the Weight. Here is the estimation:
USA: 1 tube= $1.75 up to 9 tubes= $4.50
CANADA: 1 tube= $1.75 up to 9 tubes= $6.50
INTERNATIONAL: 1 tube= $2.50 up to 9 tubes= $8.00

The company does Large quantity orders as well for example, corporate parties,fundraising, birthday parties etc. For more info, you can take a look here.

Review:
So in total, I paid $3 + $3 + $3.50 + $3.50= $13 + $3 sample shipping = $16 USD. Along with that I received 3 Lip Balms for review purposes. I think it's overall affordable and it was a pretty quick process altogether so I'm really happy about it.

PRO: NOT EMBARRASSING
My boyfriend really liked it because it's customized and even when he use it in front of his friends, it's not, um embarrassing, since he can brag about it HAHA. **I'm such a caring girfriend** ..so shameless. LOL We had fun with these and he also like the flavours I picked. You can find the flavours by going here.

PRO: CHARITY PURPOSES
I love volunteering and doing things for charity purposes. I picked the BunnyLuv because it's the Year of the Bunny =) and I picked Go Green because I feel that humans are almost like destroying our own home. So yes, I really really really like the whole Charitabalm collection. It's buying cute lipbalms with a purpose. I don't feel so guilty spending money on it. My only concern is that whether the money has actually been donated. I haven't seen any proof just yet. Maybe they might post it in the future.

CON: SCRATCHABLE LABELS
One thing that upsets me about these lipbalms is that when I put them in my purse or in my boyfriend's case, his pocket, the labels get scratched. The lipbalms mentioned in this post doesn't have a plastic wrapper like the ones sponsored. See photo below:
These sponsored ones has a wrapper and that protected the label from being scratched. There's also a wrapper right at the lid as well. While the ones I purchased, didn't have the wrapper. Our Loveabalms are getting a little ugly now =(

CON: BREAKABLE OPENING
Lastly, the ones I purchased, to open, you need to twist and turn. I didn't really like this because I noticed that I was twisting the label too as I open. What I did was, I ended up pulling it outwards REALLY hard to break the dotted line so that my label wont get twisted or rip into the photo. Since the company seem to be really good-hearted, I can only come up with one reason behind this: less plastic wrapper = better for our earth. I truly don't think this has anything to do with the cost. =P

PRO: ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY TUBES
PS, I noticed that at the bottom of all the tubes, there's a recycle symbol! I never see this on any EOS or Blistex lip balms! I really like that :)

If you are interested in how these lip balms worked on me, please refer to this review here. I didn't want to be repetitive in this post :)

Update: March 25, 2011
Brea of MyLipStuff.com has kindly replied in regards to my concerns and some of my readers' concerns about the amount donated to Charities. I will copy and paste her reply here:
"for the charitabalms I understand there really isn't a way to "prove" we donate the $ raised but -- we have actual business contracts with each of the charities and most of them list on their website that we are an official business partner - meaning we do donate to them - otherwise we wouldn't be partner. Then typically we post at the beginning of the new year how much we raised for that program for the previous year at our store website in the new section.
its not a huge selling program because although you and a few other earth and animal lovers are willing to pay .50 more for this balm - not everyone is so giving/caring. So we sell only about 350 tubes a year. I actually just finished up our taxes and for 2010 and the charitabalms program donation was $471.00 - so we sold 314 tubes - all charitabalm programs combined."


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