74% would repurchase
on 10/27/2018 12:16:00 PM
More reviews by DodgerDasher
Omg why did they change the formula? I've been working on a tube since 2009 when Bonne Bell wasn't bought out yet. It has that spicy cherry soda scent. Now I just opened one after they were bought by Aspire (before Markwins) and it smells like the generic cola scent they use in their Coke lip balms. What a sad day this is. I'm sticking with my Delight Naturals and Treat Beauty lip balms. They smell amazing, moisturize better, and are from small businesses that haven't been destroyed by corporate takeovers.
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on 10/21/2018 6:43:00 PM
I love this one, it's probably my favorite out of all the soda flavored Lip Smackers. It's fizzy and light and lemon limey. Dirt cheap. Adequately moisturizing as long as you reapply throughout the day.
on 10/14/2018 5:15:00 PM
More reviews by belleepoque
bonne bell lip balm is usually the first cosmetic a girl uses. they're cheap and they smell delicious. this one is a tad harder to find than it was, say, two or three decades ago, but i find it at walmart. some grocery stores probably carry it as well. it still smells and tastes like dr. pepper, and it gives your lips a wash of moisturized color that fits in with a makeup look otherwise comprised of expensive brands. a complaint you always get with lip balms is the use of petrolatum (basically vaseline) and my understanding is that even the hallowed la mer does not deviate from this practice with their $45 lip balm. if you're looking for something natural or organic, this isn't it. but just enjoy the childhood nostalgia and the unexpected decent quality for what it is.
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on 10/11/2018 11:47:00 PM
More reviews by MadCherryLove
This review is of the fragrance that I originally purchased (well, I was a freshman, my mother bought it for me) back in the summer of 86. I don't think that it had the sandalwood that ruins the current formulation for me, I hate it like it was patchouli. I think that this is similar to the China Rain I purchased in the nineties...fresh, clean, sweet and pretty. Wish it was still available.
on 9/20/2018 1:11:00 PM
More reviews by AutumnLatte
I used to like Lip Smackers when Bonne Bell owned the company before Markwins took over and bought it. Back then, Lip Smacker and Bonne Bell catered to us collectors (we buy thousands of lip balms a year. I used to buy like twenty thousand lip balms). They would create new flavors just for us collectors, and they didn't need Disney products to carry the brand like nowadays. In 2015, Markwins bought Lip Smackers and Bonne Bell. I was so worried about if the quality would be good like with Bonne Bell, and I was right that the quality would turn bad. Markwins keeps putting out the same flavors in different packaging for all the seasonal years. They started to make LS and BB products in China when they've been made in the USA since the beginning. Us collectors complain all the time to Markwins, but I don't understand why they don't cater to us. I don't understand why they can't create new flavors for us collectors to buy. Lazy, lazy, lazy!I wish Markwins were more grateful for the dedicated fans they acquired when they bought LS from the Bells. Seriously, the world doesn’t revolve around Disney branding. I mean, come on, we spend our entire salary every year buying over thousands of LS products unlike the other lowly customers who only purchase LS products like, maybe once a year.Markwins sticks to about 8-10 flavors and renames them 20x’s. *Eye rolls* With all the money they’re making from the Tsum Tsums WHY aren’t they spending it on R&D for new and AUTHENTIC flavors!?! I like, wrote in on Facebook about my thoughts and someone had the nerve to say to my post that Markwins won't cater to us because we're not the general public. We're a niche brand and a small niche. The person had the nerve to say that since Markwins is a big company, they have no time to target small niches like us. The person also said we're in the 1% and no company is interested in us because we're that low. I'm like, excuse me????!!! Us collectors are so not niches at all. We helped build up the company to how great and powerful it is for today. If it weren't for us collectors, this company wouldn't have lasted as long as it did. Now, Markwins is ruining everything that Bonne Bell stood for. Also, that person said since another company took out, the management would manage BB and LS differently than Bonne Bell did because of the switch of companies. Even if we’re the 1%, we spend 10X as much as the regular consumer, who doesn’t buy every new Party Pack coming out, or collection-most of us do! So our opinion does matter. How hard is it to do a few brand new flavors a year and some really good originals collections? I literally avoid any Disney branded Smacker now. I will buy any but that just to spite it.Emily Huang is now head of all Bonne Bell/Lip Smackers brands at Markwins. Clearly, she’s sleeping at the wheel because they haven’t done anything with the BB brand and clearly nothing new with Lip Smacker. Bill George is her boss. Both need to leave cosmetics immediatelyThat is so, so wrong! They should manage LS and BB the same because we're the companies bread and butter. UGH! I'm so over Markwins. Anyone with me?
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