Musings of a Muse

A Blog of Musings from a Cosmetic Whore

Nov 24, 2008

ChapStick True Shimmer

The Muse admits that it's been a while since she purchased a ChapStick, since like...say...grade school! Eep!

Recently I was watching Fringe....did you notice that Fringe is the awesome when it comes to commercials? I mean I barely have to fast forward through them as they are all of 60-90 seconds each...umm hello awesome!

Anyway...I guess I wasn't paying attention enough and I got blinded by Walter's wit and before you know it up pops a commercial for ChapStick True Shimmer! And suddenly it wasn't Doctor Bishop's wit that had me enthralled but the shimmery goodness of Chapstick True Shimmer! What's this? A ChapStick with shimmer? The Muse must haves it now!

Sadly, after watching the ChapStick tubes get jiggy with it on the commercial in sparkling pinks and golds, I was unable to locate either. Turns out the pink is a berry flavor and the gold is a tropical flavor and of course neither was in Walgreens while I wandered around for the better part of half an hour marveling over the fact I was actually in a drugstore that was on US soil! Bless be! However, the good news is I did find ChapStick True Shimmer in Peppermint Rush which is pretty much better than not having a sparkling ChapStick at all right?

ChapStick vamped up and getting jiggy with it! Na na na na! Na na na na!

ChapStick True Shimmer is simply the same old, same old ChapStick from days of old with a touch of shimmer, scent, and the flavor of peppermint. Is it good? Yes, the Muse thinks so. For under $2 USD (ranging from $1.50-$2.50 USD depending where you buy it) you can nab yourself a rather cute little tube of shimmering ChapStick to stash away in your purse for quick touch ups on the go. I love the novelty but I also think it's completely conventional considering it protect lips from the harsh weather plus it has awesome shimmer. Seriously what more could a girl want? I was particularly thrilled with the silver shimmer of my Peppermint Rush ChapStick so I'll keep trying to search out the berry and tropical flavors as they look more up to my speed!

I can't deny I like the idea of having a shimmering balm that's inexpensive, protects my lips, and has a nice moisturizing finish with touches of sparkle so I'm Muse Approving it for purchase!

Inexpensive, shimmery, with a bit of a cute novelty too it? Yeah, the Muse likes it and she thinks you might too!

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Blogger Phyrra said...

I like it :)
I think peppermint is pretty ;)

November 24, 2008 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hehe dd :) peppermint I enjoy ;-) but I was diggin' on the berry and tropical rather hard :)

November 24, 2008 at 1:25 PM  
Anonymous Vivian said...

Hmm, we don't have them here yet. But do you think this could be a balm substitute of the blue gloss out in the market? but in the picture, the blue tinted look is tempting!

November 24, 2008 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey vivian!

Mmm not really as you can't see the blue tint too goes on pretty clear with a touch of shimmer :)

but if you're loving blue you might wanna see if you can get yourself on the blue dazzleglass from mac ;)

that's blue tinted ;)

November 24, 2008 at 1:50 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

that is so awesome!

and miss muse,
you need to e-mail me your address so I can get your stuff sent ;)

November 24, 2008 at 2:06 PM  
Anonymous Nell said...

You make the most mundane things sound enticing. Count me in for the shimmery chapsticks :)

November 24, 2008 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

got it Laura :)

on my way!

Thanks hunny!

November 24, 2008 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

LOL nell :)

thanks hun! Feeling rather special that I make mundane, exciting!


November 24, 2008 at 3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I might have to try that out.

Have you tried out the Nivea balms yet? They have phenomenal commercials but I do not like them. They have thicker tubes and the balm is thicker. I can feel it on my lips like a layer of wax--not like a flavor or Softlips (where it just feels slick).

November 24, 2008 at 3:35 PM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Hi Muse!
I got suckered into these by the ad in magazines like the one you showed-with the little twisty, sparkly dresses they're wearing. I'm still trying to find softlips! I haven't been looking very hard, it's on my to-do this week.

November 24, 2008 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi there unintended!

I have indeed. I have a bit of a thing for the Nivea Balms :)

I agree the texture is kinda waxy..but my lips are so damn dry in the winter I don't mind much :)

but softlips..those are simply awesome :)

Thanks for the comment!


November 24, 2008 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

omg elizabeth me too! The damn chapsticks dancing around in the shimmery dresses caught me lol!

I wanted 'em after that :)

Good luck finding softlips!!!!! :) they are around just gotta dig 'em up hehe!


November 24, 2008 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

Target carries them, if you have a Target store near you.

November 24, 2008 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

I looked in target and they didn't have them damnit!


November 24, 2008 at 4:40 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

Uhm hrm. Here in Sunny FL, I've seen them at Target, Walgreens, and CVS. I don't think I've seen them at Publix, and I haven't been to Walmart or Kmart to see if they're there. At my Target they're in the aisle as you check out, to tempt you ;P

November 24, 2008 at 4:44 PM  
Anonymous Dancinggal said...

Ooooh, this looks great. My lips are crazy dry right now!

I re-sent my email off my other account, so hopefully you'll get it! It isn't super important or anything though!

And with Twilight, I just hit the 'good' part, when the bad vampires come to play. Parts of it are interesting, like the history of the vampires and stuff, but I guess the first part was just a little too dragged out for me, as well as the fact that seems very perfect, cooking and cleaning and being such a good kid. It's an ok book, but I was just expected something AMAZING because of the huge hype around it.

But maybe when I finish it I'll be converted. My friend who lent it to my kept saying it was amazing. Lol.

November 24, 2008 at 5:44 PM  
Anonymous April M. said...

I picked up the berry one at CVS. I don't like it compared to the regular chapsticks they are rather rough. I haven't seen peppermint rush yet, I'm a sucker for holiday products:] Glad you like them hopefully you'll be able to find the others.

November 25, 2008 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd!

LOL I hate those last minute aisle grabbers :) They snag your attention as you roll out :) I haven't really seen these yet aside from Walgreens but will def check out to see if I can find 'em :)

I wants the berry!

November 25, 2008 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey Dancinggal!

me too me too! I hate the winter b/c I get such dry flaky lips yak!

I havent' checked yet..avoiding my inbox..hehe major messy but will look later :)
I think as you delve deeper in it you might be attracted to the chemistry between Edward and Bella :) that's mainly what really gets the most 2 is kinda a snore as Bella is riding an emo high..ugh :P but it gets interesting :)

Keep with it you might adore it!

I simply loved it in all honesty but I could be bias lol!

November 25, 2008 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello April!

I didn't really notice if they had a gritty/rough texture..they smoothed on pretty ok :) I expected worst honestly. I am too..hehe I simply adore holiday bits and bobs :)

I hope I can nab the others..really want the pink :)

Thanks for the comment!

November 25, 2008 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger makeupmag said...

So cheap, so good and so shimmery!

November 25, 2008 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

he he mags :) the cheap factor totally grabs my attention :)

November 25, 2008 at 3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aawwhh...I saw your message to Vivian...I was hoping the blue color would show up. But I may get this anyway!
Speaking of cheap lipgloss...I really like the Nivea cherry tinted lip balm (it's amazing they are bringing more Nivea products here to the U.S.- they have tons of lipglosses overseas!).
Also, I just received some holiday lipglosses from AVON- one is a peppermint with an actual pink/red tint; another is one that actually smells like its name: sugar cookie! Both for $0.69/ea.
You may like these Muse! :)

- Miss D

November 25, 2008 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi miss d...

naa pretty much clear on the lips :)

Nivea has such an extensive line in europe so sad it doesn't reach us :) the cherry sounds gorg!!!!!

.69? I'm all over that hehe :)

That's a nice price!

November 26, 2008 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Ghoulina said...

Ooh that looks nice! Now I'm curious as to what the pink shimmery one looks like!

November 27, 2008 at 12:41 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Me too me too! i haven't be able to locate the pink one yet damnit :)

December 1, 2008 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger djh/texas said...

at our wal-mart they only have this in tropical and berry. the peppermint sounds very intriguing to me.
guess we always want what we can't find - LOL
i tried the tropical and it tastes and smells great but have read that the berry one has a 'slight tint' to it.

January 25, 2009 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi djh!

Peppermint is always good for winter eh :)

But of course..Murphy's law lol!

I haven't tried the tropical or berry yet but the peppermint kinda gives a silver, bluish look to lips...nothing that's weird looking but it's interesting ;)

Looking forward to trying the berry and tropical!

thanks for the comment :)

January 26, 2009 at 4:23 PM  

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