Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Review: Ameri-Lips Lip Balm
Ameri-Lips, founded by Matthew Connors, was born as a final project for his advertising class in college in which he had to develop a product and a commercial. He didn’t have the time to pursue the project any further at that point. Later, after his graduation and being commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army National Guard, he pitched his product to at a Self-employment Assistance Program. Out of 70 applicants to the program only 12 were going to be selected. This is how Ameri-Lips was born.
Ameri-Lips has created a line of lip balms using all natural products. They offer 4 flavors that include Mint, Cherry, Vanilla and Blue Raspberry. All of their flavors are sold with labels printed in the uniform patterns of each of the 4 branches of the U.S. Military; Army, Navy, Airforce, and Marine Corps.
Considering his role in the Army, Matthew decided to give back to his fellow warriors. He decided to donate 25¢ from each tube sold to the Wounded Warrior Project; a charity dedicated to helping Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, and Marines alike who have been injured in the line of duty.
Now that you have an idea of what the company is all about let’s take a look at their actual products. Their lip balms have a perfectly smooth texture and melt into the skin almost instantly. Being in the military myself and currently stationed in the middle of an incredibly unforgiving desert I found it quite soothing and exactly the hydration my lips needed.
The flavors aren’t intrusive. They are certainly more on the mild side but are definitely present. Being more of a vanilla ice cream kind of guy (it’s the perfect base to turn into whatever monster you wish) I was quite impressed with the vanilla flavor. It certainly proved to be my favorite. They even offer an option in which you can customize the label with your unit information and a logo of your own.
You can order them from their website. They are sold in 4 packs for $5.99 or you can get the entire collection which includes 16 tubes in every flavor and camo pattern combination for $16.99. Their prices, when combined with the donation that is made for every purchase makes their product one that is very difficult to top.
If you're looking for the right little treat for your favorite service member or military family member, and help support a good cause, check out Ameri-Lips!