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)?
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!
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.
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 😀 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!
(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!
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–
The So Chic lip collection comes with 3 redone flavors & 2 Luscious smackers (repeats in Pomegranate Fizz & and Raspberry Sparkler).
French Vanilla, Glaze, and Strawberry Macaroon
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.
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.
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 🙂
A Gumdrop Pop and Peppermint Candy duo also pops up in a similarly designed set called Marvelous Minnie-
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 😀
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.
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.