For a large part of its history Bonne Bell had a lot of cool outdoorsy products, including this vintage Lip Proofer (which I estimate to be early 80’s). Specifically, you can find several old ads in skiing magazines!

I found this relevant excerpt from an article written in 1985:

Over the years Bonne Bell has also cultivated a national fitness image. In the 1960’s it became a sponsor of the U.S. Ski Team and the National Ski Patrol. This association helped the firm design a series of skin-care products for skiers, such as Suretan, Sun Block, High Altitude Cream, and Lip Proofer. – The Rotarian





Ahah, I love this late 90’s smackers ad!


shazzam! atomic nails
millenium flavored mouth
spaced out sparkle

Even as a kid I liked these ads because the girls in them felt ultra relatable 😀

1998-christmasHope everyone is having/had a great holiday!

I thought it was time to dig out a set that I’m sure a lot of people have heavy nostalgia about; the 1998 Christmas set!

It was old-school perfection, right? Charms, chains, and that awesome, unbridled cosmic glitter. Even the caps had a light dusting of shimmer 😀



On left from top to bottom there is Cranberry, the lovely Golden Pear, and Grape Gum Drop. On right, Sugar Plum, Merry Berry, and the yummy Candy Cane formula that eludes their similar scents today.

I was always a bit partial to Golden Pear, though.


Contest over. The secret # was 35. Congrats Tanya!

I’ll do more again soon!

Earlier I noticed I have an extra vintage (circa 1980’s?) Dr Pepper Lip Smacker and I thought: who better to share it with than one of you guys?!

So if you’ve been dreaming about adding a vintage Lip Smacker to your collection maybe now is your chance.

Picture time:

Vintage Dr Pepper

As you can see this unused Dr P smacker is the regular .14 oz size. This particular font was used before the block-letter style (introduced around ’89 – ’90) that so many of us love. Looks similar to their current logo, yeah? 😀

This is just going to be a quick drawing for the daily readers… so post a comment with a unique number from 1 to 100 and whoever is closest will win this smacker. Please keep it honest (one entry each!) and to be eligible you’ll have to live in the US–shipping is just too expensive elsewhere right now.

Contest closes at 11:59 PM EST tomorrow (Saturday the 21st). Make sure to use a real email address so I can contact you.

Good luck!