I figured Bonne Bell had more than exceeded their surprise quota this year with the introduction of the amazing novelty smackers, but after finding these at Target consider me educated… and happily shocked.

Eight new smackers, each set delightfully themed with ice cream and donuts in mind:

Presenting the Sensational Sundae collection:


and the Delectable Donuts collection:


Where did these come from?! Who do I have to blame / thank?! 😀

Toppings that make you go mmm: Creamy Caramel, French Vanilla, Hot Fudge, and Strawberry Glaze


Donuts for every meal: Confetti Sprinkles, Raspberry Jelly, Cake Donut, and Strawberry Frosting


hot-fudge-smackerSo pretty 🙂 Bonne Bell really perfected these in a few ways; the packaging is a perfect balance between old-school and new, and the tube colors are gorgeous! I love Strawberry Frosting’s retro milkshake pink, and the Hot Fudge/Strawberry Glaze pairing. I’ve been dreaming about a black tube for awhile and this comes close enough…



A rainbow of treats


They all have lovely scents that really come out after first use. The richness of Creamy Caramel and French Vanilla are sooo nice. Hot Fudge is very reminiscent of the 90’s Strawberry/Raspberry Chocolate duo (and M&M) smackers. Strawberry Glaze is super tart (yum) and has mild color, while Raspberry Jelly is super sweet. Interestingly, Strawberry Frosting has a mild minty note that keeps reminding me of mid-2000 flavors… maybe it’s just me.

I can’t comment on Cake Donut and Confetti Sprinkles because I can never tell with those types of balms 😛 They’re all the same to me!

So, this release gets a high grade from me. What do you guys think?

Also can anyone tell me if Strawberry Glaze is similar to the jewel capped Strawberry Garnet Glaze? I don’t have an open one to test and I can’t remember!

lemon-square-lip-smackerHas everyone seen this new Lip Smacker popping up at Target in the past few weeks? If not, keep checking because it is worth a buy (or three).

Lemon Square comes through 100% with its hint of tart lemon layered over the classic Bonne Bell bakery scent.  It pairs perfectly with Strawberry Shortcake, which was released exactly 1 year ago this month 🙂 Yum!






Bonus anniversary picture! 😀


calippo-lip-smackers1I think I’m a big fan of the Wall’s collections just because the partnership is so unique (who ever thought we’d see ‘Calippo’ smackers? 😀 ) so I’m glad that the smackers themselves are so fun.

They seem to be pretty popular too so it doesn’t surprise me that BB made more. This EU exclusive trio comes in Strawberry Tropical, Orange, and Lemon Lime.

The flavors seem to be slightly enhanced versions of their current counterparts: Lemon Lime is more lemon-y than Sprite, Strawberry Tropical is more strawberry-y than Tropical Punch, and Orange has a stronger citrus scent than Orange Juice.

The balms are smooth and the quality is comparable to the other Wall’s balms. Overall–worth a buy if you loved the Wall’s party pack. If not, pass.

Available for 3,99 € each on Claires.fr

A pretty rainbow~




Also, this new packaging is great (courtesy of Top Shop UK):

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