Remember Bonne Bell Lipsmackers? O. M. G. I absolutely lived at the local drug store, ogling all the colors and smelling all the testers of those big, fat lip glosses. They had ridiculously fun and lip-smacking flavors, like root beer, and watermelon. They were my first exposure to make-up, perfect for an 11 or 12 year old girl being initiated into the world of maquillage.
Well, get ready for the vegan, paraben-free, petroleum-free, cruelty-free, organic, and beeswax-free version.
My friend Jane Graves is an absolute firecracker of a woman:
An actress and former athlete, she started a company called LADY BUG JANE that makes lip glosses (called FLAVOR BALMS) that make me feel like a happy little ‘tween. They come in flavors like Caramel Popcorn, Vanilla Cupcake and Bubble Gum, all sweetened with stevia. She gave me two of them, which I used for a couple of months, only to order five more online. They make excellent Christmas gifts for eco-conscious ladies who want shiny, sexy and sweet-smelling lips, or nieces, daughters or goddaughters eager to enter the world of make-up, without going overboard.