|Bonne Bell Lip Smackers in Dr. Pepper, Pink Lemonade and Merry Cherry Candy Cane (Limited Edition)|
For some reason, collecting lip balms was a huge thing back in the 90s and early 00s. I used to live in Sarnia, which is a small city situated right across the boarder from Michigan. We used to take teeny road trips across the Blue Water Bridge, en-route to the infamous Target, where we would stock up on all the necessary 90s apparel and accessories. Sure enough, one of those staples were Bonne Bell Lip Smackers. My sisters even went as far as stashing their Lip Smacker collection in these fabulous tin boxes, just to make sure the labels stayed in pristine condition. We had all of the classic flavours, plus the snazzy limited-edition sparkly holiday collections, which always smelled divine. I didn't really appreciate it back then, but their quality is actually quite impressive. I recently started digging through my makeup stash and found a bunch of lip balms, many of them being some of the Bonne Bell classics (recently purchased, don't worry). They've been handbag staples ever since.
|Perfectly fitting Lip Smackers in their home of a tin.|
These lip balms have a creamy and moisturizing texture, which lasts surprisingly well on the lips. Their flavours are delicious, without tasting too artificial or overpowering. The darker shades, like Dr. Pepper, have a beautiful colour payoff which puts many other high-end tinted lip balms to shame.
Although the prices have gone up over the decades, I still firmly believe in Lip Smackers and won't hesitate to stock up when my stash runs low. Be sure to check out the Bonne Bell section at your local drugstore to feel that hint of nostalgia and indulge in these delicious balms.