Winter Lip Lifesaver…plus a GIVEAWAY

Blistex Nurture Nourish Lip Balm 2-1

I am a big fan of cold Winter weather – steaming hot drinks, comfy duvets, slow-cooked stews, woolly socks, homemade beef & veggie soup, darker & bolder makeup, warm beanies, hot LUSH-infused baths, and onesies.

Dry, flaky lips are, however, not something I am a fan of during the chilly months.

Fortunately for you, I am featuring a lip product today, that will help you combat chapped Winter lips this season.

Blistex has taken lip care to the next level with the launch of their new lip balm called Nurture & Nourish.  This new lip balm is designed to take care of your lips from the inside out this Winter.  Our lips are on of the most exposed and frequently neglected area & are particularly vulnerable during the colder months.  The ultra-conditioning formula of Blistex Nurture & Nourish feeds the lips with nutrient rich acai and goji berry extracts, grapeseed and olive oil rich in antioxidants supplemented by Vitamin E and essential minerals such as copper, magnesium, potassium and zinc.  Squalane is added to moisturise below the surface of the skin, whilst Dimethicone adds an extra layer of protection from the elements.

This lip balm smells like a warm apple pie on a cozy Winter’s day, and I find it lasts very well on the lips throughout the day.  I have been using this lip balm for the last 2 weeks, and it is the only balm I have used during the day (I still use my Rêve de Miel lip balm at night because I love how my lips feel in the morning).  It contains an SPF of 15 (most of the Maybelline Baby Lips, Labello Fruity Shine, and even eos lip balms provide no SPF protection), which makes it perfect for day-time use and feels super light on the lips.

Blistex Nurture & Nourish are available at selected pharmacies and Dis-Chem stores and will retail for R 55,95.

Blistex and I want to help one lucky winner forget about their winter blues with an exciting Blistex Lip Care Hamper featuring all the Blistex you’ll need to save your lips this winter.  The winner of this hamper will be one of the first few to try out the new Blistex Nurture & Nourish lip balm.  Also included in the hamper is the famous Blistex DCT, a cult-favourite and must-have for most make-up artists out there, and a few other surprises such as Blistex Complete Moisture and Blistex Simple and Sensitive lip balms.

Blistex Hamper

You’ll need a special organiser to keep all your new lip balms handy, so we are also including a special black handbag organiser.

Blistex Giveaway

All you have to do to be entered into the giveaway is the following:

Leave a comment in the comments section below telling me what your favourite thing about Winter is.


Tweet or post the following to my blog’s Facebook page: “My Winter lips need a lifesaver! Please pick me to win the @PinkPeoniesBlog and #BlistexSA Hamper Giveaway!”

That’s all!

I’ll pick a random winner in one week’s time (24 June 2014) and will announce the winner in this blog post, on Twitter and on Facebook.

Please note, this giveaway is open to South African residents only.

Good luck and remember to keep those Winter lips hydrated!

{UPDATE}  The winner of the #BlistexSA hamper is: Chelsea Harvey!  Congratulations!  Please send me an email containing your delivery address for the prize.



  1. Roxanne Grove (@Nitrosys) 17 June 2014 / 11:10

    My favorite thing is i get to cuddle with my son :-)

  2. Zaakirah Rossier 17 June 2014 / 11:10

    I’d love to win this :)

  3. Stephanie Plandt 17 June 2014 / 11:11

    My favourite thing about Winter is watching the rain while listening to music and de-stressing. Also, coffee is acceptable all day, every day!

    Entered on Twitter – @stephakneeCT

  4. LiezelTee 17 June 2014 / 11:12

    Best thing about winter is blankies, snuggles, and eating all the food!!! <3

  5. Zaakirah Rossier 17 June 2014 / 11:12

    My favourite thing about Winter is squeezing in under the blankie with my sweetheart and watching a romantic comedy! Love spending time at home #nolife? #goodlife

  6. Ronnae 17 June 2014 / 11:13

    My favorite thing to do in winter is cuddle up in bed with hot chocolate and popcorn and watch a romantic comedy :)

  7. Denise Francis 17 June 2014 / 11:13

    My favourite thing about winter is the fashion, long trendy coats and lovely high boots, scarfs and hats.posted on Facebook and Twitter

  8. Alicia Buckle 17 June 2014 / 11:14

    My favourite thing about winter is cuddling with my family while we watch movies and sip on hot chocolate with mini marshmallows in aswell as rich hearty soups ♥

  9. Megs H 17 June 2014 / 11:16

    My favourite thing about Winter is the idea of snuggling up in front of the fire with my daughter Zoe,and drinking a BIG steamy cup of Hot Chocolate.It’s HEAVEN in a cup #Winter

    I have shared this giveaway on Twitter (@flutterbymegs! Fingers crossed! xxx

  10. Sophia 17 June 2014 / 11:21

    My favorite has to be cuddling with little one watching movies. Drinking milo and munching on popcorn

  11. Odile 17 June 2014 / 11:21

    I don’t particularly like winter, however, the one thing I do like about it, is that it’s soup season and I’m a sucker for comfort food. And Horlicks!

  12. Jackie Katzen 17 June 2014 / 11:27

    My fav thing is the hot chocolate :) Winter is my excuse to drink it :)

  13. Tanusta jainarain 17 June 2014 / 11:28

    I love the cold that winter brings,its much easier to slp than summer heat plus u gt to cover up any kg you’ve gained with thick long jakets haha!

  14. Claire van Apeldoorn 17 June 2014 / 11:37

    Tweeted :-) @FSoobramoney my favourite thing about winter is that I get to cuddle up on the couch with a blanket and a hot cup of tea to keep warm.. I also love that you get to wear pretty scarves and boots :-)

  15. Ingrid 17 June 2014 / 11:42

    I love snuggling up under the covers with good hot chocolate whilst listening to the rain outside … though do feel bad that there are people that can’t get out the rain

  16. Prettiful Blog 17 June 2014 / 11:42

    Sitting in front of the fireplace with a blanket, a good book and my dogs

  17. Candice Terblanche 17 June 2014 / 11:50

    Tweeted from @invisable_ct and my favourite thing about winter has to be watching movies under the covers with my hubby with some hot chocolate and popcorn…It’s the one season where we aren’t always on the go so we get to spend a lot of QT together

  18. Yolande Murphy 17 June 2014 / 11:50

    Nothing like a warm candle lit bubble bath with a glass of red wine and a good book on a cold winter’s night.

  19. Cornell 17 June 2014 / 11:55

    What I love most about winter is the cuddles under my blanket with loads of tea and wearing all my gorgeous jackets!

  20. Suzette Swarts 17 June 2014 / 12:04

    My Milo and Blistex and competions on facebook:)

  21. Cindy 17 June 2014 / 12:14

    Hot chocolate, snuggled with the littles under the blankets :)

  22. Lynette 17 June 2014 / 12:29

    I’m a huge fan of winter… Warm scarves and boots… My favourite time of year ! tweeted too (PinkPurpleDots)

  23. Lauren 17 June 2014 / 12:30

    Best thing would be snuggling up under a blanket, holding onto a mug of milo and listening to the rain.

  24. hb13 17 June 2014 / 12:36

    I love cuddling up with a good book somewhere in a sunny spot

  25. Kelley Petersen 17 June 2014 / 12:47

    Hello Pink Peonies! :)My favourite thing about winter is the RAIN! <3 I am a pluviophile ((n) a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days). I love wearing my wellington boots and jumping in water puddles. I love standing in the rain. It is so relaxing and refreshing. The RAIN makes me HAPPY! :) #RAINCHILDFOREVER

  26. Telma 17 June 2014 / 12:49

    Luzanne my favourite thing about winter is dressing up in all the warm winter clothes and accessories (jerseys, scarves, boots, beanies etc)and my Hot Chocolate:)

    (Glammed Up Me)

  27. gemma 17 June 2014 / 12:56

    Hello :) My favourite thing about winter is lying in a little later over a weekend hearing the rain fall outside my window :)

  28. farzana 17 June 2014 / 13:02

    Snuggling with my fur baby on the couch while reading a magazine. :) I have tweeted! x

  29. Zee Mohlapi 17 June 2014 / 13:04

    Hot stews, electric blankets and killer boots! Love this giveaway, Lu! xZeex

  30. Chane van Wyk 17 June 2014 / 13:07

    My favourite thing about winter is CUDDLING, hot choclate whilst reading a book under a throw. (and lots of red wine)

  31. Nadine 17 June 2014 / 13:39

    hot chocolate, warm bedding and a cuddle buddy.. love it! the rain falling softly outside

  32. Jenna Richards 17 June 2014 / 13:51

    Hot coffee and evening fires :)

  33. stephanie 17 June 2014 / 14:16

    Mu favorite thing about winter is sitting by the fire place with a hot cup of milo :)

  34. Megan Kelly Botha 17 June 2014 / 14:17

    I LOOOOOVE spending time with my little family, in front of the fire place, catching up on series and sipping on hot-choc.

  35. Lauren 17 June 2014 / 14:41

    My favourite thing about winter is that my son seems to sleep later and I get to read countless books. Great giveaway!

  36. Elize 17 June 2014 / 14:44

    To eat lots of nice Homemade Soups! Yummyyy!!!

  37. Geraldine 17 June 2014 / 15:09

    Curries (hot curries!) and endless cups of tea… Beautiful giveaway, Luzanne! x

  38. Ronel Marais 17 June 2014 / 15:28

    Wow, love this giveaway! Warm socks, chic jackets and scarves…those are by far my favourite things! I tweeted!

  39. Dee 17 June 2014 / 15:33

    Cuddling with the hubby in front of the fireplace… Love it. x

  40. Thembela 17 June 2014 / 15:54

    My favourite things during winter include cooking warm meals or trying out nice recipes, watching movies, enjoying a good read. Family is also the best company to have during winter, sharing stories around the fire or heater… ♥

  41. Chante 17 June 2014 / 16:45

    My favourite thing about winter is the cold freshness in the late morning air. I love winter weather because watching series under duvets with coffee is my idea of happiness :)

  42. Leandi 17 June 2014 / 17:47

    My favourite thing is the food,the comfy clothes and that on rainy days I can cuddlle with my person and watch movies:)

    Posted on facebook as Lee September and tweeted @0820766294

  43. Lizanne Pitt 17 June 2014 / 18:35

    I love scarves, fingerless gloves and hot chocolate…

  44. rehana seedat 17 June 2014 / 18:57

    Winter for me, is having an excuse to stay inside, throwing a blanket over me, curling up with a good book enjoying steaming bowls of healthy soups, wearing Big, cozy sweaters and cute boots & cuddle into an embrace!
    I have tweeted @rehanaseedat

  45. Chelsea Harvey 17 June 2014 / 19:39

    Oh wow! Please pick me – have been a loyal support of Blistex for ages and wouldn’t put anything else near my lips! Their DCT is the best around!

    What I love most about winter is actually that I get to spend more time with my family. In summer I am generally outdoors and out and about, whilst my parents and grandparents stay at home. In winter I don’t really want to venture out in the cold, so I get a lot more quality time with them as we all huddle in the lounge around the heater to stay warm.

    Another reason I love winter is as I’ve often heard: It is easier to get warm in winter, than it is to stay cool in summer :)

    Chelsea xx

    P.S – I want this prize so badly I even wrote a short poem

    Hello Pink Peonies and Blistex SA,
    If I win this prize it will make my day!
    I find that my lips are always dry,
    sometimes so painful that I could cry!

    I love the benefits of Nuture and Nourish
    and with its use I’m sure my lips will flourish!
    As a preschool teacher I’m often out in the sun,
    With it’s amazing SPF I only have to worry about having fun!

    Please pick me to win this hamper,
    I’m sure my lips would be so grateful to enjoy some Blistex pamper!

  46. Alexa 17 June 2014 / 19:53

    My favourite thing about winter is lsnuggling in a sunny spot with a good book, when I get time that is! And Horlicks!!

  47. Justine Burgess 17 June 2014 / 20:03

    I Love lazing with my family in front of a roaring log fire watching the flames dancing, and cooking up a hearty stew for my whole family to enjoy!

  48. hildegarde_k 17 June 2014 / 20:09

    I used to hate winter, but these days I look forward to evenings spent on the couch under a blanket eating bowls of steaming homemade soup. And baked puddings! 😉

  49. Sumoni Singh 17 June 2014 / 20:43

    My favourite thing about winter is getting to wear my onesie while snuggled under my warm blanket and having the time to read your amazing blog :)

  50. Ailsa Porter 17 June 2014 / 22:05

    I love cuddling up in bed in winter – just miss the Cape rains! Have tweeted and shared on facebook!

  51. Zita Van Reenen 17 June 2014 / 23:44

    Movies, popcorn, furry blankets,hot chocolate….taking a hot bath and jumping into bed :) lastly, cuddling with my kitty :)

  52. Siobhan Hughes 18 June 2014 / 08:36

    There isn’t one single thing I like best about winter because I just LOVE everything about it! I love the cold, and therefore putting on warm, layered clothing. I love getting to use my beautiful scarves and jackets. I love Milo and Rooibos tea. I love cuddling up with my little puppy, with warm blankets and watching movies or series. And best of all, I love winter because it means my BIRTHDAY! I’m a July baby, so winter for me is always exciting 😀

  53. Sibahle ( @LadyS____ ) 18 June 2014 / 08:55

    My favourite thing about Winter is having delicious home made soup.

  54. Esme L 18 June 2014 / 09:20

    My favourite thing about Winter is being able to stay in all day under the warm blankets while reading a book! Tweeted @sorbet_072 :)

  55. Roxanne Chutthergoon 18 June 2014 / 09:47

    I love getting into bed early and cuddling there all warm at night! I have tweeted: @Roxi_23

  56. Rentia 18 June 2014 / 11:01

    My favourite thing about Winter is lying in bed, watching DVDs with the hubby all day long! No guilt, cause it’s cold outside 😉

  57. depashni marie 18 June 2014 / 13:04

    My favourite thing about winter is snuggling under the blanket with a good book :)

  58. Michelle 18 June 2014 / 13:11

    My favourite thing about winter is snuggling under a blanky with my cat and reading a good book while it’s stormy outstide

  59. Richenda 18 June 2014 / 13:53

    My favourite thing about winter is being able to try out all the different and delicious soups! @chenda_88 :)

  60. Janneke 18 June 2014 / 14:56

    My favourite thing about winter is my mothers potato soup, sounds lame, but it is amazing!

  61. Joey 18 June 2014 / 19:14

    My favourite thing about winter is… being obsessed with baking cookies, cakes, anything!

  62. Tjoppie 19 June 2014 / 14:42

    So many favourites eg. homemade soups and stews, hot chocolate, cosy evenings wrapped in a blankie in front of the tv and early morning cuddles with my dear old miniature dachshund!

  63. Chantal Cape 20 June 2014 / 09:24

    My favourite thing about winter is to have a bubble bath with soy candles – as the wax can be used as moisturizer – then climb into bed and read a book! Sometimes with a glass of wine ;);)

  64. Siobhan 20 June 2014 / 10:58

    My favourite thing about winter is soup! I could eat it every day!

  65. DuduK 20 June 2014 / 14:33

    My winter favs definitely have to be the cute snuggly onesies! Warm Uggs and lots of tea! I love tea!❤️

  66. Morgan 20 June 2014 / 18:07

    Woolies fluffy socks, winter pj’s, hot water bottles , honest vegan hot chocolate and LUSH bath bombs!

  67. Lizna 21 June 2014 / 17:28

    My favourite thing about winter is the fact that I get to use my scarf collection! They love to give some character to my winter outfits :)

  68. Nicola Meyer 22 June 2014 / 18:20

    Making and eating delicious spicy butternut soup and also snuggling under a warm blanket with hubby while watching a movie.

  69. Lee Yen 23 June 2014 / 11:46

    I like winter because it’s the one season where I don’t get sunburnt 😛

  70. Lorraine Naidoo 23 June 2014 / 11:52

    My fave thing about winter is cuddling in bed with a warm blanket & a good book!

  71. Jane Tennet 23 June 2014 / 12:07

    My favorite thing about winter is layering clothes and wearing scarves… Oh and the lack of humidity in Durban too!!

  72. Herbert Meyer 23 June 2014 / 12:15

    I would have to say my favourite thing about winter is the fact that it’s summer after that! Not a big fan of winter.

  73. Danielle Cronje 23 June 2014 / 12:54

    I love how the earth changes from being colourful, warm and cheerful to quiet, cold and bold. I love when one moment the sky is open and the next, rain is failing down on us, cleaning everything.

  74. Angela Gabell 23 June 2014 / 13:42

    I love the clothes for winter – boots ; warm jerseys and jackets ; scarfs.

  75. Maryanne Young 23 June 2014 / 14:10

    Cuddles, hot chocolate and boots!!!!

  76. Robyn Killian 23 June 2014 / 14:17

    My favourite thing about winter is sitting in front of a roaring fire and drinking a cup of hot milo.

  77. Rachael Neary 23 June 2014 / 19:07

    My favourite thing about Winter is that I get to cuddle up to my puppy under a layer of blankets whenever it gets a bit chilly.

  78. Candice 23 June 2014 / 21:27

    My favorite thing has got t be cuddling and watching movies in bed with a hot cup of tea !!!!

  79. Manjoo rughunandan 23 June 2014 / 21:57

    My favourite thing about winter I can dress warmly ,enjoy hot soups ,watch movies & enjoy popcorn .

  80. Daniela 23 June 2014 / 21:57

    comfort food, hot chocolate with mini marshmallows, layered clothing, chunky knits, beanies, snuggling under think blankets

  81. Cathy 23 June 2014 / 22:03

    nothing beats winter when you can sleep in late on the weekends snuggling under the warm duvet, cuddling on the sofa with hot chocolate watching dvd’s, socks on your feet and gorgeous thick chunky pullovers, scarves and boots when you dare to venture outdoors

  82. Lee-Ann B Dowrie 24 June 2014 / 15:10

    My favorite thing about winter has to be listening to the rain when laying warm and cosy under the warm blankies :)

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