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A Winter Diversion: The ChapStick Challenge - Epilogue

Here we are, at the end of my ChapStick Challenge.  I've had a lot of fun trying out new "lip health" products over the last month.  Some I've really liked.  Some . . . not so much.  In the end, here are my new favorites:


For fun . . . the eos sphere in "sweet mint."

For overnight . . . Neosporin Overnight Renewal Therapy.

For general, all-purpose daytime lip balm. . . Aveeno Essential Moisture Lip Conditioner -- the apparently discontinued product.  (Not to worry, though -- I just ordered a 6-pack online!  I should be good for a while.)

For long-lasting moisture (like during a hard workout). . . Blistex Moisture Melt.

And . . . what's that other product?  There in back?  Why. . . something new!


Last week, a friend (and professional flute player, so she really knows her lip products!) brought me a tube of this stuff.  It's heavenly!  A bit pricey --- and not available locally in my neck of the woods (although available online from several distributors) -- this oversized tube of lip balm goodness  smells great, doesn't have a flavor, feels nice and smooth on the lips, and lasts for a long time.  I love it!  (It's gluten-free, too.)

And that just goes to show you that this winter diversion could go on for a long, long time!  There are so many lip balm products out there to choose from.  Really, I've only just scratched the surface.  Maybe we'll do this again NEXT winter!

And CONGRATULATIONS to Marilyn -- winner of my ChapStick Challenge comment contest!  An exciting prize package of (you guessed it) lip balm will be headed Marilyn's way soon.  (Marilyn is a Burt's Bees fan -- and that's a strong endorsement coming from Marilyn, who puts up with brutal North Dakota winters and doesn't need to mess around with chapped lips!)

Thanks to all of you for playing along on my ChapStick Challenge.  It's been a fun - and moisturizing! - adventure.