Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Minty Tingle!

Hi everybody! Well, we made it to the end of November! I think the Non-Stop November blog posts went pretty well! (We'll forget about the 2 days I missed due to crazy work schedule/migraine headache, etc., right?) It was definitely good for me to get consistent with blogging... even when the blogs were just something small like sparkly tweezers or a new nail polish. I'm going to try to stay consistent with it. I mean, it can be pretty hard to do it daily, but I'm going to make it my mission to not have any lengthy gaps. As always, I'll update Twitter and Facebook when there is a new post. Meanwhile... on with the current blog! 'Tis the season for minty beauty products! I've rounded up my favorites...

Mint seems to be one of those polarizing scents in the beauty world. Some people love it, and others can't stand it. Judging by the amount of products I sifted through in order to find my favorite minty beauty products... I'd say I'm a fan! It's the time of year when a lot of limited edition mint-scented products come out, but I also have some minty things that are sold all the time. Here's a quick rundown of the products you see pictured above (left to right as they appear...)
  • Philosophy Candy Cane Foaming Bubble Bath & Shower Gel... Talk about a STRONG mint scent! I got this for Christmas last year, and it's definitely an invigorating product to use in the shower! It'll clear your sinuses and leave you feeling crisp & clean. I know it's available at QVC.com, and probably other retailers where Philosophy is sold. FYI- Suave recently came out with some limited edition body washes for less than $2 apiece at Wal-Mart. One is a mint scent... and judging by the quick whiff I took in the store, it's very comparable to Philosophy's Candy Cane. (I purchased Holiday Pear & Candy Apple... more to come on those in a future blog).
  • Bath & Body Works Twisted Peppermint Triple Moisture Body Cream... This is a super popular seasonal scent at B&BW. I must say, I really like it too. This lotion is really rich & feels almost tingly on the skin post-shower.
  • Bath & Body Works Twisted Peppermint Body Mist... In my mint craze of 2010, I also picked up the body mist from B&BW. I just used this... it strikes me as less of a strong mint, and more of a sweet mint scent. I sense some vanilla in it, but not too much. It's a very clean, refreshing scent.
  • Crest 3D White tooth paste... Here's my no brainer! But I seriously love this toothpaste. I don't really use whitening products anymore... just this twice a day. There's nothing exceptional about the minty qualities of this toothpaste... it just tastes/smells like mint and I happen to love it- so into the blog it goes!
  • EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm in Sweet Mint... This is the little light-green ball you see in the picture. It's the lip balm I keep on my bedside table and use every night before bed. Much like the Twisted Peppermint Body Mist, this isn't a strong, clear your sinuses mint. It's softer, sweeter, and has the fantastic texture that many of us love EOS lip balms for... they're moisturizing without feeling greasy. Plus they just look awesome! I find EOS balms at Walgreens, Wal-Mart, and various other drug/discount stores. (Caution: cats may mistake these for toys!)
  • ChapStick Candy Cane Lip Balm... I found this limited edition balm at Walgreens. All I can say is... mint wimps might as well steer clear of this puppy. It's STRONG. You will feel quite the tingle on your lips, and I like it! Despite the super minty scent & flavor and the festive packaging... it's the same texture as the classic Chapstick balms.
  • Bare Escentuals Buxom Lip Gloss... This Sephora product is known to leave lips looking plump, shiny, and colorful... but also quite minty! You will feel the tingle with this one. It's not a painful tingle by any means, but it's noticeable. When you smell it, it's not like a classic peppermint scent... in fact, I think it just smells more sweet than minty, but the FEEL of mint is totally there. The color shown here is "Denise"... I got it in a gift set last year. These glosses are a little on the thick side, but I find that they have terrific staying power.
I know there are other products out there that are minty, but these are my favorites. Do you like minty scents/flavors in your beauty products?


Daily Nuggets...
  • Have you ever eaten out to keep from dirtying your freshly cleaned kitchen? That was me & Tyler tonight.
  • Posted a video today on "Rediscovered" favorites. I think I'll be doing more of this.
  • I interviewed a woman on the morning show today who brought in a paralyzed opossum.
  • I could always feel that the bottoms of my feet were getting dry & rough, but I just caught a glimpse... DANG! I need to do something about that.

33 comments:

  1. I love mint in products! The new discovery is: Tarte Cosmetics LipSurgence LipTint. They are MINTY, they go smoothly on the lips, they are moisturizing and they last.

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  2. Burt's Bees regular lip balm has always been minty.
    Tarte also makes a lip stain LipSurgence that has a mint flavor.

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  3. I just bought the EOS sweet mint a couple of days ago and love it! I'm not a big fan of minty lotions or body washes though....guess you could say I'm more of a mint wimp ;o)

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  4. It's weird but I dont really use mint goodies at any other time of year... Well except for original source mint shower gel and shampoo - that stuff is incredimazing! Even if it does leave my head all cold and tingly! :)

    P.S totally understand you not wanting to mess up the kitchen. I've actually avoided making toasties for weeks cos I'd finally got round to cleaning the toastie maker and was rather enjoying it being all cheese-free and clean for a while! ♥

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  5. Love a minty flavor. Buxom gloss is great. I used mine to the core and am about to get another.

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  6. I like a lot of mint scented beauty items! Some of my most recent/newest mint beauty items:

    Booth's Peppermint Foot Scrub
    Booth's Peppermint Foot Cream
    WEN in Winter Vanilla Mint
    Maybelline Baby Lips in Peppermint

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  7. Softsoap has a winter scent, too. Wintermint Party - has a peppermint scent. I just picked it up at Walmart yesterday. :) So happy to see this post!!

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  8. Avon's candy cane bublebath, not a strong mint smell, but I loved it.

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  9. I love Urban Decay's Lip Junkie Lip Glosses! They have a wedding mint scent so they are more like a subtle mint candy scent than strong toothpaste-like scent. They're supposed to be plumping like Buxom, but I don't see any difference. My lips don't really need plumping anyway. I love that it's minty, refreshing, and best of all, it does not burn! Just a tingle. ^_^

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  10. I love mint! Thanks for this Emily! I have a Jo Malone perfume in mint and it has a light refreshing mint smell that fades into a clean flowery scent that I'm not doing justice with my description. You should try it the next time you're at a Jo Malone counter.

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  11. I've been looking everywheres for a new eos. mann Great products :)

    xo Jenn

    imperfection-isbeauty.com

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  12. LOVE mint products!!! Wish we had Philosophy here in Zagreb!

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  13. I also LOVE the mint products - especially with a hint of vanilla. Twisted Peppermint by BBW is only out for a week this year - this week. My BBW has already sold out of the shower gel. Stocking up on the other products, though. By the way, what a great idea for a blog topic!

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  14. Thank you for the everyday post in November :) They keep me company! XD
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  15. Dogs like the EOS balms too! My dog likes the fruity ones, and chews on them! He got hold of my melon and lemon ones. I guess he thinks they're actual fruit!

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  16. I am not a fan of they minty products especially like the EOS balms. Minty on my poor chapped lips kind of stings!

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  17. Dry hoofs, huh? Beauticontrol has a great Pedi set (spray, scrub, lotion) that's works amazingly well. Once you get to step three, the lotion, place a baggie over each foot and then socks. Let the peppermint lotion sink in for 30 minutes and viola! - you have soft, tingly feet. My feet kept tingling 2 hours+ after this treatment. Enjoy!

    -J

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  19. I love that Crest toothpaste!

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  21. I LOVE mint & peppermint but I especially love them through the winter months :)

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  22. I'm gonna miss the daily blogging.. haha

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  23. Emily, I miss you blogging everyday!
    Just so you know ;)

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  24. I have found that mint often irritates my skin though I do love the smell.

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  25. I actually like the smell and taste of mint but it's a terrible thing to put on your skin. It's a counter-irritant and damages the skin. http://www.cosmeticscop.com/cosmetic-ingredient-dictionary/definition/422/counter-irritant.aspx

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  26. Here is the problem with mint explained in video format: http://youtu.be/4pCvnsOiFHw

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  27. I love mint!

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  28. I'm also a frequent user of Crest 3D toothpaste. There's something different and unique about its minty flavor which sets it apart from the rest of common toothpaste brands.

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  29. Crest 3D toothpaste really helps me maintain the whiteness of my teeth. It also gives me a fresher breath. By the way, I also love mints most especially those that contain xylitol.


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