My Little Pink Tin...

Petroleum Balm is often referred to (in the UK) by the trade name Vaseline. Vaseline, is a brand (owned by Unilever) & the product itself is called Petroleum Balm or Petroleum Jelly.

Petroleum Jelly is a semi-solid mix of hydrocarbons 
which are obtained from Petroleum.

There are a number of different brands which offer Petroleum Jelly, I use Superdrug's little pink tin & I have previously used their little green tin. Unlike Unilever's Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline), Superdrug do not test on animals, are BUAV approved & are considerably cheaper.

Superdrug offer 4 little tins
the little blue tin - original
the little green tin - alo vera
the little pink tin - spf15
the little red tin - strawberry

So what can we use it for?

I haven't tried all of these, however I highly recommend carrying one of these little tins in your hand/cosmetics bag because you never know when you might need it... A point to remember is not to cross contaminate, unless in an emergency, because obviously bodies carry bugs. 

✿ Moisturises, softens & soothes dry & cracked lips
✿ Softens cuticles
✿ Tames & keeps eyebrows in place
✿ Conditions eyelashes
✿ Apply under eyeshadow to intensify colour
✿ Mix with lipstick to create a lipgloss
✿ Mix with salt or sugar to create an exfoliator
✿ Moisturises dry skin patches & acts as a barrier against chaffing
✿ Apply to perfume points can prolong scents
✿ Protects the skin from adverse weather conditions
✿ Lubricates earlobes, easing the insertion of earrings & stretching tapers
✿ Apply to feet & cover with socks for an overnight intensive moisture treatment
✿ Apply to dry skin before fake tan to reduce streaks & uneven colour
✿ Acts as a barrier to prevent hair dye from staining your skin
✿ Apply to clean skin grazes to protect against germs & minimise the risk of scarring

If you've got any suggestions, I'd love to hear from you!


  1. it looks like a great product...thanks for sharing and suggesting:)
    btw mind to fllw each other?

    1. It's definitely worth having!
      I believe I'm already following your blog =P x

  2. it looks great!! your blog is very nice!!
    maybe we could follow each other??

  3. NIce post! OMG hello kitty! is sooo cute!! IO'm a big fan of hello kitty myself! Hmm coming back to your post.. Vaseline is like an all rounder for me as well... When I'm running out of hand/ foot creams or even I even sometimes use it as a lip balm :) Your Vaselin box looks cute!! Plz do come check my blog too!

    Luv, Nyt
    Metajojuana under a Starry Nyt

    1. hehe, thank you! I too am easily distracted by Hello Kitty!
      TLPT is such a fab product & lasts for ages!

      It'd be a pleasure to check out your blog x

  4. i carry the green tin around with me all the time
    nice blog,new follower =)
    check out my blog in your spare time

    1. Thank you!
      I'll be sure to have a look ^__^

  5. that was nice, i should buy one, in pink - too.

    Anyway, I followed your blog, hope you can follow back, too!

    It’s a GIRL Thing

    1. hehe, it's certainly an added bonus!

      Thank you! I'll be sure to visit your blog ^__^ x

  6. Amazing blog, would you mind take a look at mine and maybe follow if you like it ? would be a pleasure for me to follow back!

    and please if you can like my blog on the facebook:

    1. Thank you!

      Sure thing, that sounds good to me! x

  7. I want to invite you to enter my giveaway!

    xo ali

  8. Very cute and useful indeed! :D

  9. I use this product aswell :)
    interesting post and great list of suggestions. Thanks


    (new follower)

    1. You're very welcome!

      Thank you! x

  10. Such a cute tin!! I love petroleum oil :) I am your newest follower, stay in touch<3

    1. Sound's good to me, thank you for stopping by! x


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