Thursday, December 20, 2012

My 1st Zoya Hot Lips Balm


I've got a brief post today since I'm really not feeling that well, but I'm still trying to get things done.  One thing I started today - finally put up the Christmas tree - got abandoned after it was assembled since I got discouraged from almost half the lights on the pre-lit tree are not working.  I did manage to get a few more sections working so it looks a little better, just no pretties on it yet. The Mister decided it doesn't look probably tomorrow if I don't go anywhere I'll add the pretties.

Anyway, I earlier in the month, Zoya was doing various flash giveaways and I did manage to snag one.  For once, it was in my benefit to be up at about 3:30 in the morning.  The giveaway in that particular offer was for a free Hot Lips Glossy Lip Balm in any color of your choice and shipping was free too (no purchase necessary either).  It got here pretty quick, so I was happy knowing it arrived...and then proceeded to procrastinate in opening and seeing what it's like.  Oh, well.  The balm came wrapped really well in some thick felt-type material which was all inside a bubble mailer.  I wonder if that's how Zoya packages polishes that get shipped out?...

So, what color did I pick?  Let's have a look:
Zoya Hot Lips Glossy Lip Balm in Starlet

Super pretty raspberry pink/red with some pretty shimmer to it.  I did squeeze a little out onto my hand...super thick stuff.  And then I spread it some with my finger - sticky, really sticky.  Maybe on the lips it won't feel too bad, but right now I'm not sure about it.  I haven't actually worn it yet since my bottom lip has been really chapped lately so I didn't want to aggravate that point with shimmer.  I'm happy that I received this, but based on how sticky it is, I'm glad I didn't pay for it.  Once my lip heals up (if it ever does since it seems that Winter temperatures are starting to set in), I'll definitely try this out and see if my initial first impression changes.

Did you manage to score any of Zoya's flash giveaways?  Have you used the Hot Lips Balm before?  What did you think of it?

**product received in giveaway
**all opinions are my own

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