Friday, May 3, 2013

HURRAW BALM REVIEW + GIVEAWAY! [INTERNATIONAL]

Want to see something new?! Well, I discovered this brand recently. I found it from CUTIEVERSE. And I was really impressed with how they put up the packaging and over all look of the product. I haven't seen this kind of presentation from a makeup brand before. Honestly, I personally think that this kind of presentation should be implemented to all makeup packaging. LOL. No, really. I think it looks so neat. Yes, not on the classy side like Channel, etc, but the semi-matte packaging (eco style) makes me wanna grab these kinds of products. Okay, okay, I'm going crazy about the packaging. Sorry, beauty product developer syndrome strikes again. HAHA. Let me discuss to you one by one how glad happy I am when I got these lip balms! :))



Here's an opening video...



So I got a pamphlet from the package and here are some of the things written on it:

We produce the finest all natural, vegan lip blams from premium organic, raw, and wildcrafted ingredients.

Hurraw! started with pure intent; aspiring to create the perfect balm.

Hurraw! lipbalms are:
  • certified vegan! highest quality raw ingredients! handcrafted in small batches! premium fresh pressed oils! certified organic ingredients! no preservatives! non-toxic! gluten free! natural flavors and colors! oval tube fits perfectly in your pocket!
Using Hurraw! supports responsible farming in the United States and around the Globe. 

Criteria:
  • all natural, vegan, raw premium fair trade ingredients. super smooth, not draggy, not sticky, not sweet, not too glossy, not too smelly. never grainy. long lasting. no melting in a back jean pocket.
Rebecca the distributor of Hurraw! here in the Philippines made a little note :3 So sweet! :*

WHAT I LOVE:
GREEN TEA - if you're into the green tea scent, you'll love this product. But me, no. I don't like green tea. Generally, green tea smells like potpourri to me. T_T I dunno why. Most of my friends love green tea and I can't really force myself to have any of those. So since I don't like green tea as much as others do, I gave this to a friend to try it for herself. I asked her to try it for 3 days and tell me what she thinks about the product so this review won't be so BIASED.

So here's what she thinks...

To be honest, I was a bit hesitant to try this lip balm at first just because of its flavor— green tea. I have nothing against green tea as a drink, but the thought of my lips smelling like it was enough for me to avoid using it. However, I gave the product a try and it didn't really smell foul at all. It smells a lot like caramel syrup which I really like.

When I applied it on my lips, the balm glided on smoothly and buttery. It's extremely moisturizing and doesn't feel heavy. I was very surprised by its formulation. I actually prefer this now over my EOS and Carmex lip balms.

BLACK CHERRY - This is heaven! I finally found my love of my life. LOL. The smell is just so yummy! Makes me wanna eat the whole thing! But no can't do. I have NEVER EVER found a lip balm this good! It smells so nice (yes, like real cherry and the sweet scent of fresh cherry candies. Still not convinced?!). It doesn't have any funky scent and taste to it (those two are the most important for me when it comes to lip products, like how are you going to put something on your lips when it's smell so freakin' gross). OMG, I didn't expect that this would be better than my CARMEX lip balm. Even better than the scent of my EOS lipbalm. I can keep on raving about this product....... but it would take forever. HAHA.


WHAT I HATE:
GREEN TEA - On the downside, the packaging could use more improving. There's no problem twisting it up, but when I twist it down, the balm doesn't follow suit. Another thing to consider is the smell. Green tea is not for everyone, so try smelling it first to see if you like it. But other than that, I really like the product! :)

BLACK CHERRY - it is not drying but also not very moisturizing. Just right amount to make lips in its right moisture. The smell is addicting. period. that's all, end of story. LOL.

black cherry on the left, green tea on the right
OVERALL: RATING ⚫⚫⚫⚫⚪ 4/5
I am really curious why they named it HURRAW! Maybe it's because how surprising the product works? HAHA. Until now I'm applying BLACK CHERRY on my lips. I keep on doing it like for every 30 minutes. I'm officially addicted to it. T_T Believe me, you should try these balm. I swear, you'll be addicted to it too. (oops, is that a good or a bad thing? haha.)

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GIVEAWAY
Now let's move on to the giveaway! (Yah, I know it's my 3rd ongoing giveaway. Sponsors keeps on giving away items. hehe. Do you have any problem with that? ;p)

We'll be choosing 2 winners for this giveaway.  1 from the Philippines and the other 1 internationally. Just follow the steps from my raffle copter widget :)


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78 comments:

  1. Vanilla Bean sounds good, but even if I don't win I'm still going to buy it just to try it out. Most lip balms make my lips like too moist that the skin either starts peeling on it's own, or create small bubbles allowing me to bite the skin off my lip. I read somewhere that this was because of the fact lip balms are made with ingredients that do make your lips peel.

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  2. I want the HURRAW! SUN PROTECTION LIP BALM WITH SPF 15.

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  3. i like HURRAW green tea lip balm

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  4. I want to try that coconut flavored lip balm! :D

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  5. I want the grapefruit lip balm.

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  6. green tea lip balm is the best for me..i love its smell..it smells so clean and fresh..Asian's really love green tea :)

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  7. I choose the black cherry one XD

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  8. I'd like to receive green tea~

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  9. Wow, they have lots of variants available! Hmmm, I would like to try any of the three - Grapefruit (because it sounds delish! haha), Vanilla Bean (again, it sounds really yummy) or Black Cherry (because you're raving about that scent/flavor ;P)

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  10. Thank you for the giveaway ! The black cherry seems to be great and I love that scent !

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  11. I would like the green tea~ Thanks so much for this giveaway!

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  12. I would like Black Cherry. Thank you!

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  13. Black Cherry! But Green Tea is interesting too. :)

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  14. I hope to win the black cherry :) Thank you for this giveaway!

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  15. Wahh the black cherry one would be awesome!

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  16. I would love to win black cherry lip balm. Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway!)
    I would like to try Green Tea Lip Balm.

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  18. The LIPBALM FLAVOR I WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE FROM www.cutieverse.com is the black cherry! <3

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  19. i want the vanilla bean :D

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  20. I'd love to try black cherry!

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  21. I would love to try the black cherry.

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  22. i would love to try this http://cutieverse.com/product/hurraw-moon-night-treatment-lip-balm

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  23. I would love to get BLACK CHERRY!!! Yummy!

    Thank you for the chance!

    ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com


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