Biggy Christmas Lip Smackers, 1981

Hi BC readers, it’s been a minute! Things have settled down here so I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things on the blog.

How is everyone doing in this dreary post-Lip Smackers world– are you slowly chipping away at your Lip Smacker stash dreaming of better days, hoarding them like a dragon hoards treasure? Or maybe you’ve succumbed to the new normal, an endless parade of Disney characters dancing before your eyes (well, honestly I haven’t checked on LS 2.0 in a couple of years but… it’s a safe assumption)?

Vintage Soldier Lip Smackers Christmas 81

Strawberry, Bubble Gum

I’m in the hoarding-and-still-mourning-but-reluctantly-trying-other-products phase just so I don’t go through my extras too quick. While I’m going to be bitter ’til the end of time about the brand being gone, I’m thankful there is such a massive back-catalog to continue discovering and collecting.

I hope everyone has a good holiday and I look forward to posting more regularly!

Vintage Soldier, Lip Smacker Christmas 1981

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.