Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Herself the Elf

Somewhere around 1982-1983 Bonne Bell released a small collection of Herself the Elf Lip Smackers. Two flavors I know of are Wild Berry and Bubble Gum. If anyone knows any more information, or has pictures, please send them my way!

The Lip Smacker Strawberry Patch


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

Sent from above


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!

Poppin'!


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.

Can I buy this by the case too...?


  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!!!

No bowl or cone required


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!