Monday, October 3, 2016

Merry Cherry Candy Cane

   The Merry Cherry Candy Cane Lip Smacker swirled into the holiday 2002 Lip Smacker collection along with five other flavors. Merry Cherry Candy Cane was my instant favorite and I still think about this unique flavor every holiday. This still smells really strong and has the most refreshing and delicious cherry peppermint flavor. The formula is a light peachy-red and it has that strong cooling peppermint tingle we all reminisce over. There are no Lip Smackers that have been made since that smell like this or resemble this formula whatsoever. I have so many great memories of this flavor and love everything about Merry Cherry Candy Cane down the the amazing label design.

The Nightmare Before Frozen Wonderland?

Round 3 of the Tsum Tsum Lip Smackers have arrived and I'm really digging that Markwins went out on a limb and did the Nightmare Before Christmas' Jack and Sally Skellington along with Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland and Olaf from Frozen.

Sally- Peppermint Candy Corn- I was intrigued by this flavor the most out of this round and must say it's pretty good. I was thinking it was going to be the Mint Creme/Buttermint Frosting formula Markwins has been using a lot lately but it's definitely different. The peppermint is stronger (not exactly like 90's original Peppermint strong, but better than the recents) though the tingle is mild, the candy corn part comes through sweet and sugary, equally. This reminds me of the holiday 2002 Arctic Mallow Pet Pals Lip Smacker which was one-of-a-kind. 

Jack- Pumpkin Spice Latte- Smells just like the Pumpkin Latte Lip Smacker which I always thought smells more like a sweet potato pie. I've smelled truer pumpkin spice latte flavors.

Cheshire CatPlumberry Wonderland is NOT the original Sugar Plum Lip Smacker mixed with something, it was very familiar at first sniff though. After taking some time I realized it smells very similar to the holiday 2002 Imaginary Berry Lip Smacker if you remember that. Also the same flavor Bonne Bell used for the Wildberry Starfruit Lip Fashion roll-on gloss if you had that. Good but not plum-y.

Olaf- Icy Truffle Treat is a creamy chocolate mint, very reminiscent of a York Peppermint Pattie. The mint is mildly tingly which I prefer my mint being very cooling but this does smell really good.

  Overall a cute addition to the Tsum Tsum Lip Smacker collection and probably some of my favorite characters besides the Dumbo Tsum Tsum Lip Smacker. I did notice these ARE made in China, unfortunately, as I know many of you ask. The previous Tsum Tsum collections were 'Made in the USA with domestic and foreign parts.' I know this is a game changer for many but won't matter to Tsum Tsum collectors. As a Lip Smacker collector, I have accepted that these are more novelty balms than anything but I will not stand or support Original & Best Lip Smackers being made anywhere other than the USA which have been for their 43 years of existence.