Tuesday, April 26, 2011
All hail The Queen of Lip Smacker Land! Strawberry!!! The flavor that started it all back in 1973. (Random fact; The original Strawberry Lip Smacker is the only Lip Smacker that has only a fragrance, not a flavor!) Strawberry is probably the MOST popular flavor of lip gloss out there, thanks to Bonne Bell! And there's more where that came from! There is about EVERY flavor of Strawberry one could ask for in the collection. Even makes Miss Shortcake herself, green with envy! About every collection of Lip Smackers usually promise some sort of strawberry flavor. In the 90's Bonne Bell ran an ad that read, " How do you like your Strawberry?". And that my friend leads me to the question, how do you like your Strawberry? I much prefer Strawberry Cheesecake, Fanta Strawberry, Cool Strawberry Orange, Strawberry Kiwi, Strawberry Grapefruit (Liquid) and Strawberry Cupcake from holiday 2005. Moral of the story is, you can never go wrong with a strawberry Lip Smacker, however it is you like it.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
The Holy Lip Smacker, Angelic Cake. Sent from above for the 2008 Holiday collection, this Smacker is indeed a classic! Angelic Cake smells JUST like Angel Food and couldn't be any more truer! The shiny wrap features snowflakes with various pink and yellow dots. The balm itself is a clear pink. If you can get your hands on one, you MUST, and if you have it already you better count your blessings!
Yes, your lip gloss will be poppin', literally! The Caramel Corn Lip Smacker was first introduced to the Lip Smacker family back in 1976 in original Biggy form. Not until years later, as of 2010 to be exact, it appeared in the beloved holiday Lip Smacker collection! Let me just tell you that I love a lot of different Lip Smacker flavors, a lot! But this has to be my hands down, favorite flavor! The flavor is a rich, buttery caramel, with an almost nutty undertone and a nice light popcorn finish. This is so true to actual caramel corn, you might get confused and expect to find a toy inside ;) Bonne Bell re-introduced this as Caramel Popcorn Drizzle for holiday 2010, and it features the cutest little teddy bear holding the classic popcorn tin that you might gift around the season. I would love for this to be added to the original line again. I did stock up quite a bit when this was out again, but still.
When Bonne Bell first introduced the Coca-Cola Lip Smacker collection back in 2006, Vanilla Coke wasn't quite ready for its big debut yet. It didn't appear until late 2007 and ever since then my lips have bubbled with delight! Vanilla Coca-Cola can be found in the original stick form, a Rolly, a Liquid and now a sponge-on gloss that dazzles with a golden shimmer! All with the carbon copy flavor of yes, you guessed it, it's namesake. They nailed the flavor on the head, like they do with almost every Lip Smacker, with this one. If you don't have it, wait no longer and head on down to your favorite store and pick up this beauty in the Coca-Cola party pack!!!
The Rum 'n Raisin Lip Smacker. Not your typical flavor, but tasty indeed! Rum 'n Raisin was introduced back with the original collection in the 1970's. I want to say this was introduced in 1978, but please correct me if I'm wrong. This might not be on everyones top list of flavors they want, but I assure you once you get a whiff, it's the real deal! I would be VERY excited to see this creamy treat make a comeback! Can I just say I totally dig the font on this one too! I love anything retro looking and this definitely showcases the decade it was introduced. Please bring this rare gem back, Bonne Bell, PLEASE!
Thursday, March 31, 2011
The ol' candy man Mr.Wonka would be proud and envious. The Cherry Chocolate first shined back in 1976 as a holiday flavor, along with Chocolate Mint, Sugar Plum and Peppermint. Luckily, Bonne Bell understood how tasty it was and brought it out of hiding! I about fainted when I saw the liquid counterpart they made as well! It is now Julius' Chocolate Cherry and a part of the Paul Frank collection. It smells heavenly, just like chocolate covered cherries. Dare I say it's tastier than the real thing?
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
|Peach Lip Smacker circa 1976 above & 2011 below|
Oh my, Peach Lip Smacker, how've you grown up! I haven't seen the original Peach Lip Smacker last, since the early 00's when it was discontinued. Now they do make Berry Peach nowadays, but it just isn't the same. I used to ADORE this flavor and to my surprise when I was breezing through the store the other day, low and behold I came across a Peach LIQUID Lip Smacker! I was smiling ear to ear! AND it smells JUST like the ORIGINAL!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
I was shopping at Meijer and ran into these little gems! They had 2 eggs with 3 Lip Smackers in them. Flavors; Mint Cremes, Candy Strawberries, Sugar Cookie Icing, Orange Creme Egg, Easter Cake, and Pink Bubble Gum. They all smell lip smacking! I'm digging the Mint Cremes, Easter Cake, and Orange Creme Egg. Although Christmas Lip Smackers are always my favorite seasonal Smackers, It's always fun to get ANY NEW Lip Smacker ;) I kinda feel like each Easter, Bonne Bell typically brings out flavors that are very similar to years prior. I'm also wondering if Target will get any exclusive flavors or Biggies like they typically do. I would LOVE a Jelly Bean Biggie (hint, hint) ;) Happy hunting chicks!
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Hello friends! I hope the weekend is filled with lots of relaxing and your lips are slathered with luscious Lip Smackers, of course! I found a really cool blog from a lady who designed the now defunct Lip Smacker block logo. If any of you did not know, the Lip Smacker logo used now is a familiar, say, throw-back to the original logo used. I personally LOVE the 'new' logo, and to see Bonne Bell went back to Lip Smackers origins. This is still a very fun and informal story about how they came about using the Lip Smacker block logo...enjoy!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I picked up this dynamic duo somewhere around 1995-1996. Although Grape Jelly stuck around for a couple years after Peanut Butter, it soon, too, joined the vault of forgetten Lip Smacker treats. Grape Jelly mysteriously made it's way into the Holiday 2006 Lip Smacker collection as 'Jolly Jelly', so you bet I stocked up on it!
Image courtesy of http://www.colorandflavorshop.com/