Saturday, January 10, 2009

Your lips will thank you

I don't know how many of who suffer from complete lack of moisture in your lips during the winter months, but for those of us who do, I'd like to share with you a product that can turn your cracked-lip frown, upside-down.
My darling sister, Sal Gal, unfortunately takes chapped lips to a whole new level. But she volunteered to allow me to post her before and after photos because they are pretty amazing. A lot of people wouldn't dare allow me to use their lips as an example, but she has no shame...or pride for that matter. It's one of the many reasons I love her.

You've heard of Thumbelina? Well she's Humblelina.


Also keep in mind that this was not a planned science project of sorts, but that we actually went back to photos that were taken over the holidays and zoomed in on them to show the condition of her lips prior to Alba Quench Lip Balm, which contains organic coconut oil along with other vitamins. (Click link to read more.)


The after photos were done the same way by using snap shops and just zooming in the her newly soft, completely healed lips.


Before:





After:



The complete turn around on her lips took NO MORE THAN 2 DAYS!
And the goods news is that it's now available at Target and it comes in different flavors.

So, here's to you and your screen-ready lips!

And again, thanks Sal Gal for being such a great sport! It's for the greater good, right?
**EDITED TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING COMMENT FROM SAL GAL (copied and pasted directly from the comments section):
IMPORTANT NOTE!!:
My after pic shows some nicely lined lips. Let it be known that yes, I do still wear lipliner in a shade of Nude, because if i don't my lipstick runs and makes my lips look like a big blob with no definition. MOST of the time you cannot tell because it is the same color as my lipstick/gloss and it blends. Obviously not the case when this photo was snapped.So, bottom line:Humble about dry, cracked, bleeding lips - yes. Humble about still wearing lipliner in 2009 - apparently not.
Peace.

39 comments:

Jon and Steph said...

I've never heard of this chapstick...... but Oh my gosh, I need this so badly! My lips are literally flaking off! Maybe they'll have it at the commissary ;)

Kristy said...

OUCH! Poor thing- that looks like it hurts! You should be in advertising, missy! Great ad!

Thanks for the comment... I don't know what is wrong with me!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

I am so going to try this. My lips are real bad and nothing seems to help! Your sis is a great sport!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Oooh. I am totally going to Target to get some of that today! Thanks for the recommendation!

Two Little Lambs said...

Thanks for the tip! Now I need to run to Target to get some asap...

sassytimes said...

Sal Gal has perfect teeth! Straight and oh so white! What's her secret for that?

Kristina P. said...

Holy crap! That looks horrible! I always have to have something on my lips. Always.

Puttin' On The GRITS said...

I think I've seen it at Walgreens? I know I've seen it somewhere....

Sal Gal said...

IMPORTANT NOTE!!:

My after pic shows some nicely lined lips. Let it be known that yes, I do still wear lipliner in a shade of Nude, because if i don't my lipstick runs and makes my lips look like a big blob with no definition. MOST of the time you cannot tell because it is the same color as my lipstick/gloss and it blends. Obviously not the case when this photo was snapped.

So, bottom line:
Humble about dry, cracked, bleeding lips - yes.
Humble about still wearing lipliner in 2009 - apparently not.

Peace.

Mandy Rose said...

I am totally gonna have to try this stuff! My lips get so dry in the winter. Thanks for sharing Sal Gal...and GREAT TEETH! :)

Life at the White House said...

Thanks for posting! I've been putting cherry flavored carmex on before bed for the last month and it really keeps my lips moisturized.

I'll have to buy some of this too and try it out!

The Fabulous Life of a Southern Belle said...

Thanks for this, I'm almost out of my stuff I'm using and need to get new so I'm off to Target.

Rebecca Jo said...

First - pretty teeth!

Now - OH MY GOODNESS - I'm sitting here rubbing my lips because they are so chapped right now. The winter air kills me... going to try this next time I'm at target!

Thanks for the personal testimony!!!

Preppy 101 said...

Thank you so much for that information!!!

Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

I'm always in the market for new chapstick so I'll definitely check it out - glad her lips are better, poor thing!

Lori said...

Ouch! That looks painful!! I am so lucky to have oily lips. They never get chapped or anything. The down side is that lipstick doesn't stay on my lips for very long.

But when I had my lips tattooed, they got VERY dry and scabby. I thought I was going to DIE!! I can definitely feel for people who get chapped lips!!

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Mrs. Ruby said...

I'm going to have to check that out. I love any kind of lib balm or gloss!
Oh, and this post cracked me up. Your sister is a saint and so hilarious! :)

The Thompson's said...

You go Sal Gal!! Letting Hollie take pics of your mouth that up close is major brownie points in the courage category!

Kweku and Laura said...

I saw Alba products awhile back and I haven't ventured a try... yet!

Rosemarie said...

Love your blog!

Thank you for the tip! I know someone who needs this more than your sister! lol

Lane said...

OUCH!! That hurts me to look at! Your sister could be a mouth model! (is there such a thing!?!) She has perfect teeth and a beautiful smile! I'll have to check this stuff out cause my carmex just isn't cuttin it this year!

Puttin' On The GRITS said...

I bought it today! I'll let you know if Country enjoys it too. ;) BOW CHICA WOW WOW

The Thompson's said...

Hey Hollie,

Thanks for the comment. Yes katie was the little girl in the pink. Did you go to taylors page and see all the pics of their very special girly day?

Tim

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Can't wait to try this! I am obsessed with finding the perfect lip balm since my lips tend to dry out.

Sal Gal is a trooper! And she has great teeth!! A tad jealous.

MiMi said...

WOW!! Those are amazing results! My lips are unbelievably chapped right now so I will be checking this out tomorrow.

Thanks for the testimony!

morewineplease said...

Thanks for the post, I am going to try this on my oldest daughter.. her lips are in bad shape from chapping!

Bridget said...

My kids need this! thanks great excuse to tell the husband I need to go to target! Why do I have a feeling this trip to target to get lip balm will end up being an over $100 trip. Thanks haha!

Barefoot in the Park said...

thank you thank you! i'm always game for chapstick recs in the winter!

The Fabulous Life of a Southern Belle said...

Left you some love on my blog!

Miss Anne said...

LOVE this!

Thanks for the product review! and PROOF!

:)

p.s. she has amazing teeth!

tickledpink said...

I will have to check this chapstick out! As I type this I can tell I need it asap. I left something for you on my blog!:)

Rosemarie said...

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Wibeche og Rune said...

I have an Award for you on our blog:)

Wibeche

Katy said...

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Yes, I like that chapstick. Nice difference with her lips.

Trina said...

Wow, amazing! Thanks for playing the guinea pig Sal Gal!

Emily said...

funny I was just realizing i needed some chapstick while reading your blog... ill have to try it out!!!

Marc and Brittany said...

So, I decided to try the chapstick, and Oh.My.Goodness. I LOVE the way it feels on my lips! Complete moisturizer and wondferful! Thanks for the introduction!

P.S. The lip gloss is pretty awesome, too. =.)

Anonymous said...

Sal Gal told me about this stuff but I never knew how bad her lips were.. You found the perfect name for my Sal---HUMBLEINA.............such a good thing. loveyou,mom
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