Written by PETA
It's December, and you know what that means: an endless stream of holiday parties, too much spiked soy nog, and sloppy kisses under the mistletoe. Or maybe that's just me.
If you do plan on kissing Santa (or anyone else) this holiday season, you'll want to make sure that your lips are mistletoe-ready—and what better way to do that than with an all-natural vegan lip balm? To help keep your kisser soft and in shape, we're giving away one set of Crazy Rumors Candy Cane Lip Balm in four delicious holiday flavors—Peppermint Twist, Pear & Peppermint, Pineapple & Peppermint, and Plum & Peppermint.
How to get it? Just tell us about your favorite animal-friendly holiday tradition. The entry that most makes us feel all warm and fuzzy will win. (If you don't win, you can still get your smooch on: Crazy Rumors is generously offering PETA Files readers a 15 percent discount on all orders placed by December 31. Just enter coupon code PETA at checkout.)
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Written by Paula Moore
I've always had a serious addiction to lip balm, lip gloss, and lipstick. When I was six, I stopped talking to my then-BFF, Sandy, for an entire week because I was convinced that she had stolen my peach-flavored Lip Smacker. The thief turned out to be Sue, not Sandy. It ended with my very first, very awkward formal apology (thanks, Mom). Many years later, I won a contest on a ValuJet flight for carrying the most tubes of lipstick in my bag. I had 15. I know what you're thinking: "Fifteen tubes of lipstick in one purse? That's bananas!"
Speaking of bananas, get your tutti fruttis all rooty for this week's "Win-It" Wednesday prize, the Super Glossy Sweets Set, courtesy of e.l.f. cosmetics:
It's a set of three shiny, cruelty-free flavored lip glosses in Tropical Breeze, Berry Bliss, and Passion Punch. If I could add one flavor and turn the trio into a quartet, I'd want guacamole. A swipe of Tropical Breeze, followed by a swipe of Guacamole—I'd go on a mini vacation every time I applied, which would be once an hour, on the hour.
Now tell us which fantastic flavor you would crave most in a lip gloss in the comments section below. Make it sweet or savory—just make sure it's of the vegan variety. The five people whose responses make our mouths water the most will each win a set.
Written by Karin Bennett
Happy Win It Wednesday, everyone! All winter long, I've been relying on my handy PETA lip balm kit to fight the drying effects of cold air. This week, you get a chance to win a set of lip balms of your very own.
They come in five fun flavors, so you can choose between "Viva Las Vegans" Vanilla Bean, "Cut Out Animal Experimints" Peppermint, "Go Faux Fabulous" Fruit Smoothie, "Animals Out of the Act" Tangerine, and "PETA Compassion" Fruit, depending on your mood. Or you could just do what I do and throw one in the purse, one in the car, one in the desk drawer, and so on.
How do you win? Post a comment with your idea for a new PETA lip balm flavor—and don't forget to give it a fun animal rights-themed name. The three most creative suggestions will take home the prize.
Written by Lianne Turner
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