Hi everyone! Happy 4th!

I thought this would be the perfect time to share the limited edition trio set created back in 2001 in remembrance of 9/11.

September 11th Lip Smackers

September 11th Lip Smackers

I love these because even though they were made in response to a tragic point in US history, they are still the epitome of what Lip Smackers are about– fun colors, positivity, and deliciousness. These patriotic smackers are perfect!

Strawberry Stripes

Strawberry Stripes

The set opens with a metallic Lip Smacker called Strawberry Stripes, and what better flavor is there to represent the color red but classic smacker strawberry? It was a milestone in Lip Smacker history and fits right at home in this trio.


Sweet Liberty

Sweet Liberty

Sweet Liberty is a shimmery sweet vanilla featuring the Statue of Liberty which might just be one of my all-time favorite designs.

America the Blue-tiful

America the Blue-tifulΒ 




And then there is America the Blue-tiful, a berry flavor that is sparkly from head to toe. I love this one too because… ahh, sparkles! And the name! πŸ™‚


September 11th Lip Smackers

Trio bag

If you had/have this set, let me know what your favorite is!

Have a great holiday everyone!

201 Thoughts on “A Patriotic Update!

  1. Mandy on July 4, 2013 at 3:13 AM said:

    these are beautiful ! I especially love sweet liberty, such a cute design. Can I ask how do you find these smackers! These look quite rare ..!

    • These are rarer now but they still show up for sale online once in awhile! More often than you’d think. I’ll let you know as soon as I see them.

  2. Diane F on July 4, 2013 at 4:46 AM said:

    Nobody can question that Lip Smackers are the BEST. These are just lovely, thank you for sharing! May I ask how you take such great pics? You really make me look at them in a whole new way πŸ™‚

    I have never seen these and I also find myself drawn to Sweet Liberty and America the Blue-tiful. I agree with Mandy above, these must be rare! You surprise me all the time!

    I must insist that if anyone from Bonne Bell headquarters is reading this blog, please bring us back the light-hearted joy of these older graphics. The cosmics, the jewels, and the well thought out art that you can see displayed here.

    If I wanted a MATURE lip balm I’d buy Burt’s Bees or something equally boring!

  3. Iman Hassan on July 4, 2013 at 3:55 PM said:

    Could anyone tell me where to get these fun USA lip balms? Stripy strawberry? Sweet liberty? America the blue-tiful??

  4. stefanie on July 5, 2013 at 12:42 AM said:

    If I remember correctly, I was OBSESSED with Sweet Liberty (the white one, if that’s the right name for it.) I would love to find these nowadays, but that’s a rare collection.

    They should come out with a fireworks collection! Anyway, thanks for posting this. πŸ™‚

    • Sweet Liberty is the best! And I agree! Sometimes the Brights collection is referred to as the fireworks collection, but it’s not very 4th of July-y, haha πŸ˜€

  5. Loren on July 5, 2013 at 7:21 PM said:

    so pretty, thank you for posting. i still have america the blue-tiful somewhere around here, but haven’t seen the other two in years. xx

  6. Loren on July 5, 2013 at 7:22 PM said:

    also these all still smell good yes? xx

  7. sarah on July 6, 2013 at 10:01 AM said:

    i NEED these in my life oh my god. what kind of berry is america the bluetiful?

  8. Tanya on July 6, 2013 at 1:07 PM said:

    OMG! Ihad these. I also thought these were some of the cutest Lip Smackers ever. The weird thing is mine didn’t come in a bag, they came in the standard plastic/cardboard packaging. I bought them at Big Lots back in like 2002, so maybe they were overstock. I remember I had Sweet Liberty on me at all times til the point of the picture wearing off haha.

    • They really are the cutest! You made me double-check the bag I store them in and now I’m pretty sure it’s from an older unrelated shimmer collection, hahah.
      Now I’m curious if they were sold in anything other than the cardboard packaging… a tin would have been nice for this set πŸ™‚

  9. becca on July 8, 2013 at 9:49 AM said:

    i didn’t know these existed. please let me know if you ever have extras! these are amazing πŸ˜€

  10. I would really love to try all three. I agree with the others that the designs are very pretty.

  11. alyssa jean on June 23, 2014 at 1:16 PM said:

    Your are the best giveaway account and tbh I don’t know you but you seem nice I can’t wait

  12. Mandie on January 2, 2016 at 11:54 AM said:

    Just found this set on ebay- some one was selling it for $59.99. YIKES!

  13. Stefanie on March 4, 2019 at 7:43 PM said:

    Are you by chance selling these? I am very interested in buying.

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