Hmm what are these~
These seem to be available overseas only. I ordered mine from Claires UK.
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.
Some fishies on Surfin’ Strawberry :]
I love that the names are themed too. Bubble Gum Tree!
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.
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.
According 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.
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.
Keep an eye out next time you’re at Target, because Bonne Bell hid this new Paul Frank flavor in a trio with a cute pink Julius tin. It’s the only new one of the three (the other two being Sheree’s Sweet Sugar Berry, and Julius’ Red Raspberry). Love it!
In other summer news, hopefully we will start seeing the retro styled Dr. Pepper in stores next month, as well as the new Disney themed Sun Smackers which will be sold in Toys R Us and other stores. Look for The Little Mermaid, Cars, Mickey, and Phineas and Ferb!
A reader tip also let me know that our overseas friends have been seeing a Mezzo Mix Lip Smacker. I wasn’t sure what that was, but Wikipedia tells me that Mezzo Mix is a drink that tastes like “a standard Coca-Cola with a light orange flavor”. That will be an interesting one to try, if I can get my hands on it 🙂