I’ve procrastinated posting about the spring smackers–there’s so many! This will not be an in-depth review because the sheer quantity is too much to be able to review fairly. There’s the regular Easter collection, Disney Princesses, Mickey and friends…

There are some good flavors here, I DO like Strawberry cream Frosting, Orange Creme, & Buttercream Chick.

That’s all there is to say about that. Truth is I’m mostly waiting impatiently to see what happens with the upcoming closure & webstore changes.

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In the ongoing series of retro bring-backs, we now meet the new Chocolate Mint.  You can breathe easy, the formula is the real deal! Big brother is so proud :)

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I’ve always thought that the vintage Chocolate Mint was one of Bonne Bell’s best designs. I have to admit I’m a bit sad it has gotten a makeover and dropped the chocolate font and balm color. Strangely it looks baby blue in some lighting. But I’m happy that it’s here and that the formula is so good.

Overall Bonne Bell has been nailing these retros. Keep them coming please! This collection is great.

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I guess this trio has the same name as the last sundae collection. Don’t get excited though, that isn’t Cinnamon Sugar. Berry Pie is cute though.

cinammon-swirlVanilla Bean, Berry Pie, Cinnamon Swirl

 

Here it is, the long-awaited 70’s trio! There are things to love about this set, and it’s great that Bonne Bell released something we’ve been asking for: decade flavors. I’m really happy about the matching tubes, too.

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The flavor choices are playing it safe, but Peach is a home-run. I have been using Peach non-stop and I firmly believe it’s one of their best flavors. As for Piece-a-Cake, well we’ve been deluged with bakery type scents for way too long now but this particular flavor has always been an exception. This is a very good effort–I think the 70’s version has just a bit more citrus, but it’s not glaringly obvious. BB did these two classics justice.

OK, now I have to talk about Peppermint. I hate talking about Peppermint. It keeps breaking our hearts and yet we keep going back hoping this time it will change. Look, this was the perfect time to reintroduce the lovely, biting formula we miss so much. It didn’t happen, so now I say let Peppermint retire in peace. Peppermint is tired of youngins like Vanilla Mint stealing its iconic name and tube.

Jokes aside, the new formula isn’t even vaguely reminiscent of the original. It’s misleading to keep putting the Peppermint label on it.

Despite that mishap this is a good collection and a must have. The tubes, fonts, and 2 of the flavors are amazing. Plus I support innovative releases like this, I hope there are more in the near future!

Long overdue but here they are, the 2015 Valentines smackers! I had to order online once I realized the chance of them being found locally went from unlikely to impossible.

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Vanilla & Mine, 2 Sweet Cotton Candy, Bubble Gum XOXO.

I like the art on these more than last year’s though I still stand by 2013 being the cutest yet.