80s Vintage Lip Balms Are Back

Strawberry and Watermelon Lip Licking Lip Balms

Memba these?

If you grew up in the 80s you will probably remember the popular flavored lip balms that can in a small tin. In addition to smelling great, Lip Licking Lip Balms also left a tasty residue on your lips, hence the name. A company called Tinte Cosmetics has brought these classic lip balms back, along with another popular 80s lip product, Kissing Potion.

The lip balms come in 28 flavors, including popular ones like watermelon and strawberry. you can also get several double tins that have two flavors in one. They seem to be smaller than the originals, but so was I.

Lip Licking Balms start at $5.50 each and are available in a variety of holiday gift sets. The Kissing Potions come in six flavors and start at $12 each. Kissing Potion also has a rollup lip balm called Kissing Stick. For the Christmas holidays, they sold a special card with a lip balm attached so maybe they will do something similar for Valentine’s Day.

Kissing Potion, courtesy Tinte Cosmetics

Beauty sweets and treats for Valentine’s Day



V-Day is just around the corner. Here are my picks for gifts or if you just want to treat yourself!

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1: Here is one unicorn that isn’t elusive. Lush has created this cool bath melt that turns your bath into a silvery, pink enchanted pool with floating candy sprinkles, $7.95. Out of stock online so check your local store.

2. Immerse yourself in childhood with the Cotton Candy fragrance from Demeter. Get it in a lotion, cologne, shower gel or massage oil, (only $9 through Feb.17) at demeterfragrance.com.

3. Brooklyn company Appliq has a host of Valentine themed nail stickers or they allow you to upload and design your own. A set (custom or stock) will only cost you $15.

4. Rapture is a classic 90’s fragrance from Victoria’s Secret. They brought the warm, musky scent back last year and it appears that it is here to stay. $39 or $22 for the purse spray.

5. This little organic pot of gloss from Kari Gran just got picked up by Sephora. It is available in five colors and two different flavors $15. Now through Valentine’s Day, get a free mini Jcoco couture chocolate bar with any purchase.

6. The Sweet Heart Strawberry Deluxe gift set from The Body Shop. This sweet set has a strawberry hand cream, body butter, spray cologne and a heart-shaped soap all in a gift box for $30. Now through 2/14 get free shipping on this gift with coupon code SWEETEST!

Valentine's Day gifts that you might want to keep for yourself

Valentine’s Day is two weeks away. The beauty industry takes this holiday as a cue to make all sorts of pink, red and heart related makeup. Here are some the cute things I found that I might just keep for myself!


This perfume is just too cute. It is one of five Alice & Peter scents that come in a cupcake shaped bottle.  This one is Cherry Cherry, a sweet mix of cherry, orange and blackcurrant fruit and floral aromas; topped with hints of strawberry, raspberry, vanilla, and caramel. Also available in Wicked Berry, Fancy Choco, Showy Toffee and Bloody Orange, $49 at Urban Outfitters.

Dior Nail Vernis Dauphine Pink

This is a rich perfect pink nail polish from Dior. The color is called “Dauphine Pink” and it is available at Neiman Marcus Las Vegas, $24.



Basin White is a bath and body product store in the Miracle Mile Shops. Create a custom basket of goodies for your Valentine from the custom soaps, solid perfumes, bath bombs and more. Featured is the “Be Mine” basket with a Matrimony Soap, a Satsuma Body Perfume and a Basin White Heart Shaped Bath Bomb, from $20.

chocolate-gift-heart_zThis heart-shaped chocolate box won’t make you gain weight. Its packed with Chocomania Shower Cream, body scrub, body butter and lip butter by The Body Shop ($20). One of my favorite scents, Chocomania has a rich, almost nutty chocolate scent and the products are made with Contains Community Fair Trade cocoa butter, Brazil nut oil, soy oil and sugar. The body butter will keep your skin hydrated for an astounding 48 hours!


The roses will die and the champagne will be empty – these versions will last a bit longer. Pick up a cologne spray, shower gel, massage oil or body lotion from Demeter Fragrance, $6-$39.50. If champagne and roses is a little too boring for you, Demeter also has this gift set:

Naughty Demeter Set

The “Naughty” gift set includes three one ounce cologne sprays in Riding Crop, Sex On The Beach and Cannabis Flower, $29.

Valentine’s beauty finds

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you are like me, you’ll skip the flowers and candy for something that lasts. Treat your mother, sister, daughter or best friend to one of my cute Valentine finds!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day The Body Shop introduces Chocomania, a line of chocolate bath and body products made with twelve community fair trade ingredients like brazil nut oil, cocoa butter and organic sugar cane. Start with a body scrub, shower cream or mini soap, moisturize with body lotion or body butter and top it off with lip butter. Pick up the Chocomania Shower, Moisture and Scrub Collection Gift Set for $25.

Everyone loves a rich nail polish and Deborah Lippmann polishes are a goldmine. Her glitter nail polishes are pricey, but the best you will find. Candy Shop (right) is a pastel pink with multi-confetti and Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? is  the perfect Valentine’s Day red glitter, $18 each at Nordstrom and DeborahLippmann.com.

Many have been raving about these new stretch satin hair ties. You can sleep with them in and they  double as a bracelet. I found this cute pink tie with a rhinestone ornament on Etsy, $5 from NoTugHairTies.

This Katy Perry “Purr” Fragrance bottle reminds me of the Siamese cats from Disney’s Lady and the Tramp. If you like Aquolina’s Pink Sugar,  you’ll appreciate the softer, less musky essence of Purr. Exclusively at Nordstrom, $45-$65.

Love at First Blush combines Stila’s popular lip glazes in bubblegum and Pinkle Twinkle with a festive, limited edition blush palette, $20. Available online only at Sephora.com, or buy the palette separately for $14.