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.

Yeees, Green Apple is finally showing up in new Skittles sets ūüėĬ†If you’re an Apple/tropical smacker fan this is everything… unique scent & strong formula. I’m 99% sure this¬†flavor was¬†on my wish-list in an early blog post, so yay!

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(hmm, I should¬†bring out my vintage Green Apple for a celebratory¬†picture session…)

Also, I totally forgot Blackberry Cream in the holiday posts. Oops!

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This comes in the ‘Cupcake Crazy’ trio set, along with Sugar Plum Frosting and Angel Food Cake. Reader Renee mentioned it smells¬†similar to Wild Raspberry, which¬†I agree with.¬†It¬†does lean slightly more toward a raspberry sherbet scent though.

This Christmas set should shake things up–

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The So Chic lip collection comes with 3 redone flavors & 2 Luscious smackers (repeats in Pomegranate Fizz & and Raspberry Sparkler).

Behold:

French Vanilla, Glaze, and Strawberry Macaroon

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The Luscious choices don’t work with the¬†flavor theme but¬†it’s an OK sacrifice for the A+ packaging. Saaassy¬†+ shamelessly neon = can’t get enough.

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Available mid-October.

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Minnie Mouse looks bashfully cute¬†in the new Minnie Mouse Cosmetic Collection, which features¬†3 smackers in Snowball Cookie, Bubble Gum, and Cranberry Jelly, alongside a re-appearance of the Cupcake glitter gloss & ‘Bubble Pink’ nail polish.¬†

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I was a bit surprised at the flavors chosen since the design doesn’t seem to scream the holidays, and¬†Bubble Gum is sort of the odd flavor out isn’t it?¬†But it works, and I’m happy to say Cranberry Jelly is the star of the trio.

Cranberry-anything is a good one in my book ūüôā

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A Gumdrop Pop and Peppermint Candy duo also pops up in a similarly designed set called Marvelous Minnie-

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And Disney Princess fans will be pleased to see the Amazing Aurora 4-pack… it even manages to sneak in the fairy godmothers and another Maleficent smacker ūüėÄ

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From left to right: Dream Pop, Strawberry Shortcake, Vanilla Cake, and Fruit Tart.

I love¬†Fruit Tart,¬†it proves¬†how trend-aware BB’s flavor releases are. A lovely set, though you’re not hallucinating if some of the art seems familiar.

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There are a lot more holiday goodies coming up this week, so check back to stay in the flavor¬†loop. Also, if you don’t see these for sale locally don’t fret! They’re not supposed to hit stores until mid-October.

I’ve been wanting to post a few older Holiday sets, starting with a very early 90’s collection featuring the original Cherry, Pina Colada, Blueberry, and Bubble Gum.

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This little reindeer stocking was sold with many different flavors (e.g. Grape, Watermelon, Luscious Lemon etc.), letting you choose which set you liked the most. I suppose having fewer flavors in general meant they did things a bit different back then ūüėõ

Cute little Christmas-y string:

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‘How to Wear’ on the back made me smile. We totally need to bring back the ponytail-smacker:

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