Ooooo! So, I guess I’m a birchblogger……( accidents happen all the time ^^)
So, last week i received some of Chapstick’s newest products to test out! These are the duel end “hydration lock” chapsticks that have been floating about the interweb.
They were overnighted in a fedex envelop! ( Sniff…I kinda miss getting official looking mail …. sniffle)
First Impressions: These guys look really cool, The size is one “cap” longer than a normal stick of chapstick. The night and day Chapstick was the one I was most interested in trying out so I started there. I was totally thinking ” Oo, now I won’t missplace my chapstick anymore, because I’ll always have it on me!” um….oops?
Product Impression: I haven’t noticed any big differences in the formulas both of these feel a lot like the 8hr Hydration lock chapstick that Birchbox sent out last winter. The “night time” formula smells better though, It might have some lavender in it. Extra Point, the hydration lock formula absorbs into the lips by morning so there’s none of that awkward scrubbing before brushing my teeth. The “day time” formula boasts some SPF but it’s so little, that there’s practical protection. I would look into coola or supergoop for a lipbalm with more spf power.
My issues: So Now that I have a night and day chapstick, I want to use it – night and day, but the design ( which was the coolest concept ever! ) became the limiting factor. When I carry the chapstick in my purse I used it during the day, but at night I would forget about the chapstick since it was in my purse. Or If I used it at night, I wouldn’t think to grab it in the morning when I headed out for work. Sigh…..I would need 2 sticks of Night and Day chapstick to use it both at night and during day – which defeats the point( and leads me to the same problem I have now….so much chapstick, but never one when I want it. )
Final Verdict: The hydration lock formula is awesome – I would buy it from the store if my boxes magically stopped sending out sample of lipbalm. I totally used up the chapstick samples from Birchbox last winter ( I started with 4…and I’m down to the last 2 ) – but this duel end stuff is just too gimicky for me. When I start traveling again for work, these will be a god-send – I can just tell. For everyday use – I’ll pass.