Comments for Swistle https://www.swistle.com I acknowledge my luckiness, without giving up my claim to the suckiness Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:14:26 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Comment on Tinted Lip Balm: A Surprisingly Long Post for Such a Small Item by Corinne https://www.swistle.com/2017/06/24/tinted-lip-balm-a-surprisingly-long-post-for-such-a-small-item/#comment-735133 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:14:26 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11572#comment-735133 I made an accidental discovery: Maybelline Baby Lips (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Y9H1QO/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
It’s the same kind of product, tinted lip balm that you don’t have to use a mirror (very faint color).
And, although I am also a purple person, the Cherry Me color is perfectly lip colored. Well, the color my lips WERE when I was young and dewy-eyed.

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Comment on Empathetic Stress; Burt’s Bees Lip Oil by Suzanne https://www.swistle.com/2017/06/26/empathetic-stress-burts-bees-lip-oil/#comment-735132 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:58:56 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11580#comment-735132 Empathetic stress is so hard! The lack of control, as you point out, makes it even worse! Ack!

Thank you for trying out the lip oil. It sounds like a lot of work for very little reward.

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Comment on Empathetic Stress; Burt’s Bees Lip Oil by Cherie https://www.swistle.com/2017/06/26/empathetic-stress-burts-bees-lip-oil/#comment-735131 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:36:24 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11580#comment-735131 I am a little behind on my reader and I was just about to comment on the last post that you SHOULD NOT buy the lip oil when I saw this post. Yeah, don’t buy the lip oil. I went through a whole process with this lip oil. I hated it for the first few days because it’s a lip gloss and I hate lip gloss (so sticky!). Then I grew to like it because I discovered the slight color lasted longer than the tinted lip balm color and it really was quite flattering. So I began to think I’d been too harsh with the lip oil. And just when I began to think “Okay, this is worth the high price, stickiness, and excessive packaging” it…ran out. It lasted me maybe a few weeks of steady (but not constant) use. I’m not exaggerating when I say tinted balms last me years. Years! And this lasted mere weeks. For nine dollars!

So, no. Don’t buy the lip oil. Not worth it. You will end up emotionally exhausted and writing lip oil manifestos on blogs.

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Comment on Tinted Lip Balm: A Surprisingly Long Post for Such a Small Item by Amanda https://www.swistle.com/2017/06/24/tinted-lip-balm-a-surprisingly-long-post-for-such-a-small-item/#comment-735130 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:17:20 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11572#comment-735130 For makeup (or any kind of beauty product I’ve never tried before) I buy at CVS or Target, because they will take them back even used! Even if it’s a little more expensive than I can find online, I have the comfort of knowing I can get my six dollars back if I hate it (plus I love how Target can look up your purchases if you paid with a card, so you don’t even need the receipt). I used to feel guilty making returns like this but then I realized how large the companies are and how little the individual employees care, and decided that my failed beauty whims were a drop in the bucket to them.

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Comment on Empathetic Stress; Burt’s Bees Lip Oil by Shawna https://www.swistle.com/2017/06/26/empathetic-stress-burts-bees-lip-oil/#comment-735129 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:08:07 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11580#comment-735129 Thank you for the review of the lip oil! I really wanted to try it but it was only available at Walmart in my area and I hate going there so I put it off. But now I don’t have to bother. THANK YOU!

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Comment on Tinted Lip Balm: A Surprisingly Long Post for Such a Small Item by Kim https://www.swistle.com/2017/06/24/tinted-lip-balm-a-surprisingly-long-post-for-such-a-small-item/#comment-735128 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:41:01 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11572#comment-735128 I wonder if you could freeze them in case of emergency? Although, I suppose if it’s that dire of a situation, there might not be electricity. At least they would last *until* the apocalypse, if not very far into it.

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Comment on Empathetic Stress; Burt’s Bees Lip Oil by Alison https://www.swistle.com/2017/06/26/empathetic-stress-burts-bees-lip-oil/#comment-735127 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:04:22 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11580#comment-735127 Tessie, those are amazing points. Especially the part about little developing consumers getting a feel for retail and respect. And the problem with minimum wage. Really, just all of it.

And empathetic stress is the worst. I feel it most for my husband and my sister (no kids yet). And there is nothing to do about it but breathe and pick apart some cognitive distortions. I can’t actually DO anything directly related to the stress, so I have to MANAGE it in other ways, that’s hard.

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Comment on Tinted Lip Balm: A Surprisingly Long Post for Such a Small Item by ButtercupDC https://www.swistle.com/2017/06/24/tinted-lip-balm-a-surprisingly-long-post-for-such-a-small-item/#comment-735126 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:59:46 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11572#comment-735126 I stole my drink twin’s drink! We had both mobile-ordered gigantic unsweetened coffees and both have long names with similar endings (think Valentina and Rasputina), and I didn’t even notice until I went to toss the cup. Hopefully, Valentina grabbed hers without double-checking, too, and no frustration was had that day. (No, I’m not sure why I felt this story had to be shared)

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Comment on Empathetic Stress; Burt’s Bees Lip Oil by Tessie https://www.swistle.com/2017/06/26/empathetic-stress-burts-bees-lip-oil/#comment-735125 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:30:57 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11580#comment-735125 I thought my fast food job was a good fit for a high school student. It’s also a really great way to develop empathy for service people, right when you yourself are transitioning into a consumer. Our manager always preferred students; they actually took the job a little more seriously. Also, I remember my coworkers and I writing down everything we did in a hour, and marveling at what raging bullshit minimum wage was ($4.25 at that time). Another formative experience.

Good luck guys!

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Comment on Tinted Lip Balm: A Surprisingly Long Post for Such a Small Item by Swistle https://www.swistle.com/2017/06/24/tinted-lip-balm-a-surprisingly-long-post-for-such-a-small-item/#comment-735124 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 01:22:04 +0000 https://www.swistle.com/?p=11572#comment-735124 Oh, that is a very good point! And also sad: how will I stock my bomb shelter with my favorites if they WON’T LAST??

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