I don’t know about you guys but this has been one hot week so far.  With that in mind, there is no better way to wrap up this warm weather than to dig out the most summery smackers I can think of–the Australian smackers!


This cute limited edition 6-piece set was designed all the way back in 2000 for the Sydney Summer Olympics.

It’s especially cool because it is themed from top to bottom, from the tin…



…to the cardboard packaging…


…and of course to the adorable Lip Smackers themselves 😀

All of the smackers have a shiny metallic label that is decorated with cute art that matches the name.

Surfin' Strawberry

Some fishies on Surfin’ Strawberry :]




 I love that the names are themed too. Bubble Gum Tree!


Kooka Berry

Here’s Kooka Berry which is named after the Kookaburra bird.

Apparently the Kookaburra are known for their bird-call because it sounds like maniacal, almost human-like laughter. Here’s a youtube vid.

Wild Berry BoomerangWild Berry Boomerang. What do you call a boomerang that doesn’t come back? A stick. Groan… 😀


If you noticed that these flavors are quite similar to the cosmic/shimmer collection, you’d be right. Below is the yummy Ayers Rock Candy.

Ayers Rock CandyAccording to Wikipedia, Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) is a “large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of Australia.”

I think “Uluru Rock Candy” sounds pretty cool in a spacey way.

Koala LimeLastly is Koala Lime which wins the award for Most Precious Thing on the Planet. Lime also happens to be one of Bonne Bell’s best flavors.

I’ve always heard that koalas are really mean but I am just going to keep pretending they’re Australia’s tree kittens. 😛

Speaking of kittens, here’s mine enjoying Wild Berry Boomerang. Well the cap, anyway.


Just a quick post… who had this delicious set back in the mid-90’s?

They have very accurate formulas and both have kept their strong scent despite pushing two decades old 🙂 Strawberry Chocolate had a lovely red tint that showed up when worn while Raspberry Chocolate has a colorless balm.

They also came with a keyring cap–if anyone has that version we’d love to see a picture!

Strawberry Chocolate & Raspberry Chocolate

Banana Marshmallow

The blog is overdue for a vintage spotlight post!

This time around I have chosen Banana Marshmallow, a vintage biggy Lip Smacker that perfectly captures the amazing delicious-to-unique ratio the old flavors perfected so long ago.

I know I say this probably 99% of the time but this really is one of the all-time best! Look at that brown font and unrelenting yellow tube! Oh and the necklace hook on the bottom that so many smackers of that era had 😀 It really highlights the design aesthetic of the time.

Banana MarshmallowAlso props to Bonne Bell on the scent, because even though marshmallow tends to be one of their weaker flavors (in that it loses hold of its scent pretty quick) this decades old smacker smells like it rolled off the factory line yesterday– in fact scent-wise it actually leans more in marshmallow’s favor.

I know it’s only August but you can bet Bonne Bell already have something up their sleeve for the upcoming holiday collections…this is definitely a worthy bring-back contender 😀

Cinnamon Sugar

Today I was thinking about Cinnamon Sugar again. I’m still holding out hope that Bonne Bell will bring back this popular mid-90’s Holiday flavor!

The one I have hasn’t held its scent, which is understandable since it is a lighter one to begin with, but it was flawless back in the day.

If it doesn’t make a comeback in the normal smackers line then I would love to see a re-debut in the upcoming holiday collection– actually, I really want a cinnamon stick and wintergreen type flavor again!

Cinnamon Sugar

Cinnamon Sugar