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A beauty blog featuring DIY recipes, tips & tricks as well as natural & organic beauty product reviews.


Who writes Beautiful Basics?

 My name is Kassie and I’m a chronically ill 28-year-old from a small town in Oregon. I have a passion for all things beauty and green living. I write about natural and organic beauty products as well as DIY beauty recipes and other odds and ends. I'm also an animal lover and believe beauty should be cruelty free. I'm a proud cat mommy and vegetarian.

I’m not an expert or a professional but I have learned a lot about beauty and skin care by experimenting and teaching myself. I like to keep my posts as positive as possible. I love testing out products but I only write about the ones I love. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy!

I also have a blog that chronicles my life living with chronic illness.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Talk About It - Wine Country Organics

Hello, my name is Kassie and I'm addicted to lip balm. I honestly can't live without it! Today's Talk About It Wednesday (don't worry, we'll go back to our normally scheduled programming next week!) is shining its spotlight on a company called Wine Country Organics, and their wonderfully addictive lip products.

Wine Country produces and sells organic lip balm and lip tints. They use only the highest quality ingredients in their lip balms such as grape seed oil, vitamin E, castor oil, beeswax and jojoba oil. There are no chemical additives; their products are 100% natural and 97%-99.5% organic. Everything is healthy and good for you and they even have the safest rating possible in the Cosmetics Safety Database.

They sell a colorless (and amazing!) lip balm as well as gorgeous, sheer lip tints. They have 8 different colors that have different wine themed names like Rosé and Merlot, which are the two tinted lip balms I was so fortunate to try. I was also sent the regular lip balm which is what we'll talk about first.

Like I said above, I love lip balm and I have quite a collection, but I've found myself reaching for Wine Country Organics lip balm each and every night above all of the others that I own. I'm madly and passionately in love with this balm. My lips feel amazingly soft, smooth, and moist when using this. The benefits of this lip balm are not temporary either because it definitely lasts a very long time. My lips have never been so hydrated! They look better than ever and I'm going to keep this as the starting quarterback of my lip balm team. Sorry for the sports reference – I know this is a beauty blog!

Since I love the formulation and the feeling of the regular lip balm it was pretty much a given that I would love the tinted versions just as much since they share the same ingredient list, with a few extras of course. I think I've mentioned before that I'm not a big lip gloss fan so these are a superb alternative.

Rosé is a very flattering pink shade while Merlot is a fabulous berry shade. I like both colors quite a bit but I'd have to say my favorite is Merlot. I'm typically drawn towards berry shades and this one is no exception. They are both very subtle and sheer but add a nice shine and a hint of color to my lips. They are perfect for every day wear which is exactly how I've been using them.

These products definitely trump every other lip product that I have ever tried and that is my honest opinion! They have no taste or smell, which I love! Oh, and I forgot to mention how amazing their prices are! The balm is $4.50 and the lip tints are $7. They even do a lot within their community, which I commend and admire. They have amazing products with wonderful customer service and a really great view of the world.

I hope that if you decide to try some of their products you will love them as much as I do. I'm so happy with their balm and tints and will forever make room for them in my collection.


FTC: Wine Country Organics was so kind and generous to send me some of their products to try for free and possibly review. All opinions are my own. Thank you, Wine Country Organics.

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