I was finally able to put together what I think are all the holiday smackers, with the help of Markwins, lipsmacker.com, and good old eBay. They never did appear anywhere locally for me so I’m pleased I was able to find them online easily this time around.

There are a lot! Like a lot, alot. A lot a lot. They range from classic flavors to returning favorites and some fun new novelties that I think are really well done.

Warning: tons of picture spam ahead!

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Marshmallow Pop
Ribbon Candy
Gum Drop
Whipped Eggnog
Sugar Plum
Holiday Punch
Marshmallow Crisp
Candy Cane
Creamy Peppermint
Butterscotch
Caramel Cider
Snowflake Cocoa
Pralines & Cream
Peppermint Frappe

 

 

Whew! I’m glad to see Butterscotch, Caramel Cider, and Ribbon Candy back. I like this version of Sugar Plum too, as it leans toward floral but stays sweet enough to avoid being overwhelming. Pralines & Cream smells like a mix of the various flavors but there is a minor nutty note that comes through. Overall the name is a bit too ambitious. The marshmallow flavors are as expected, so if you’re a fan of that scent you’ll like these.

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I always love the shimmers and this year the sparkly set comes in Buttercream Frosting, Sugar Star Cookie, White Choco Cranberry, Gingerbread Girl, and Peppermint Macaroon. White Choco Cranberry is great, and I hope they continue making even more macaroon flavors!

 

 

 

Admittedly I am starting to have trouble distinguishing the holiday designs in recent years as they look very similar. I’d love to see the art kicked up a notch next year, but for now the new novelties make up for it :)

 

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The Mistletoe Kisses collection is worth picking up for Blackberry Cream and of course Cranberry Jelly (love all of the Cranberry smackers recently!). This set also includes another Buttercream and Gingerbread.

I like the art and think it’s an improvement over last year’s.

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If you have Frozen fever still, you’ll be happy to see the new party pack and liquid glosses. If you don’t, well, you are missing out! I really think this pack has some of the best flavors.

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Balms: Mint to Be Together, Strawberry Glow, Frozen Banana Pop, Vanilla Snowcone, Plum Berry Tart, Orange Creme Delight, and Blueberry Icy Pop.

Liquids: White Sugar Sprinkle, Raspberry Sorbet, Snowflake Sugar Cookie, Apple Pie A-La Mode, and Cool Strawberry Glaze.

Banana of any kind is always done right and this version is a good one. Plum Berry Tart is a delicious mix of Sugar Plum and Blackberry. The orange is the yummy, creamy orange dreamsicle flavor, and it’s crazy delicious as usual. Their recent blueberry formula is as close to the original as we’ve seen yet so it’s a welcome sight in this pack. Really there’s not a bad flavor in the bunch and the scents are a refreshing change from the heavier holiday flavors.

Last but not least, the Naughty & Nice collections! We must have been very nice this year because these are just too cute:

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The Nice collection features N’ice Cream, Sweet Whip Cream, Angel Food Cake, and Goody Goody Gum Drop. The colors and art are lovely and they really feel classic too, similar to some of the releases in the early-mid 2000s.

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The Naughty set has Devil’s Food Cake (love it!), Naughty Toffee, Decadent Dirt Pudding, and Sour Apple Pie. My favorite of the bunch is Decadent Dirt Pudding which is a perfect balance of fruity fudge.

This collection really is awesome and I love the contrasting/matching sets they’ve been doing lately. I hope we see this much creativity next Halloween!

I’ll be posting about Sriracha, Horchata, Chillerz, and the new Tropicals soon so hang in there :)

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a great Christmas and received lots of smackers! I had a bit of a Christmas miracle because Markwins helped me acquire some of the recent flavors I’ve had trouble finding. I’ll be reviewing them this week starting with the very anticipated Tsum Tsums Lip Smackers.

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I have to say, younger kids are going to go crazy for these. They’re essentially toys with built-in lip balms and the chunky design definitely lends to that idea. These are the perfect stocking stuffer or party favor.

They’re also fun to roll around on the floor for your cat. Not that I did that or anything…

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The designs really are cool, though a few fans have pointed out there’s a bit less lip product than usual. I can see how that would be the case so keep that in mind with the higher price point.

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Overall these are a great addition to the Lip Smacker lineup and a welcome change. There’s a lot to love here for us older fans and I think on some level these scratch a nostalgic itch I didn’t realize I had. They remind me a lot of those 80s/90s kid’s shampoo with the rubber character heads.

I’d love to see 4 more Tsum Tsum balms (for a full set of 8, please) and the same idea applied to other smacker products. Maybe some cute mini lotion bottles or body sprays. Holiday themed ones too! Since I’m probably getting ahead of myself, I’ll settle for a Piglet Bubblegum version  😛

So what do you guys think?

 

 

(PS: If you’re having trouble finding any of the new flavors, check out lipsmacker.com – many of the holiday smackers are there now, as well as the Tsum Tsums, Sriracha, and the Smoothie Chillerz, which I’ll also be reviewing soon)

Just a heads up – I am no longer able to review new releases from LS on time. Stores that used to carry LS in my area have removed the brand entirely from shelves in the past 1-2 years. Sellers online are also price gouging since the Markwins sale, meaning I don’t have a reliable way to get new flavors quickly without spending a small fortune.

Of course I will continue to post my collection and new flavors as they come, but it might be much later in the season than useful.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

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I’ve gotten a few emails from readers that say they aren’t getting exactly what’s pictured on the label – that is to say, some of the new holiday smackers appear to be re-wrapped old flavors:

 

 

“Wanted to send these photos along to you. Markwins is putting different variations of holiday flavors out. There are 3 different versions of the same Ribbon Candy. They are taking old flavors and putting a holiday wrap on them.”

and:

“The flavors don’t even resemble or mimic the said name. It was pure laziness. Here’s the ones I got and what they really are;

 

Marshmallow Crisp is Confetti Sprinkles
Butterscotch is Vanilla Bean
Candy Cane is a cake of some sort, can’t put my finger on it
Ribbon Candy is Fresh Strawberry (same one I got in cane)
Marshmallow Pop is Strawberry Sprinkles
this variation would be an …interesting… surprise:
“Dulce de Leche is in disguise as Ribbon Candy too. The thing is is there are actually correct versions out there with the right formula of each holiday flavor but say someone who doesn’t know any better picks these up are going to be really thrown off that the flavor names do not match the scent AT ALL. “
another email:
“Hey Bunnycookie! I bought the new Christmas smackers and they’re not even the right flavors! My new Butterscotch is a very distinct Strawberry and Candy Cane is Angel Food Cake. My Marshmallow has no hint of that flavor either and it honestly seems like Vanilla Cake but I’m not 100% sure……”
and finally:
“the new butterscotch Smacker is not butterscotch let’s put it that way! at least mine wasn’t, instead it was strawberry (shudder). please post about this! quality control is lacking since the transition. also so many of the other flavors are just butter mint re-named, i don’t know if that was intentional or not. i am so sad!”
Has anyone else experienced this? I’m curious how rampant this issue is. My guess is fairly common considering how many emails I’ve gotten so quickly from you guys.

 
I’ll be reaching out to Markwins & will update here if needed!

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It’s that spoOoky time of year again, though you might find that this year’s Halloween Lip Smackers are too cute to leave you shaking in your boots. At least your lips will be moisturized, right?

Many of you will recognize some familiar designs/flavors from last year, but there are a couple new characters making an appearance that are worth picking up. On the left are the new designs and below you’ll find a picture of the full collection. I’m especially loving Sweet Sugar Spell from the villains set, which is that very light sugary cotton candy flavor many of us like so much. Ursula’s formula has also magically transformed from Wicked Sour Grape to Wicked Sour Apple.

There is a new Mickey & Friends trio too featuring Caramel Apple Fun, Strawberry Jelly Macaroon, and Brewing Up Halloween Punch (I love when LS does flavor names like this). A fun way to stock up on some classics while bringing in the holidays.

And hey, maybe some of that Halloween magic will find you extra lucky this year? There’s an awesome giveaway happening over on Lip Smacker’s facebook pageclick here to check it out. 5 winners will receive the complete 2015 Halloween collection (make sure to read the full rules), which is a pretty fun way to go trick or treating :) 

(that actually gives me an idea. Remember those houses that gave out full sized candy bars? I’m totally gonna give out biggy Lip Smackers. Past-me would have loved future-me 😎 )

 

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