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Subject: Late 70's / early 80's Lip Balm

Written By: Rob In Cleveland on 03/28/08 at 11:55 am

Okay, this may be a bit of a stretch as it may have only been a regional product, I don't honestly know because I was very young at the time, but in the late 70's / early 80's, (definitely pre-1985), my mom used to use a type of lip gloss or lip balm that came in a little gold metal tin with a top that slid open and closed. The tin was small, maybe roughly the size of an eraser, this kind:<img src="http://images.inmagine.com/img/photodisc/pdgp035/pdGP035005.jpg"><br>
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I remember they were fruit-flavored and there were many varieties. I don't recall seeing them past '84-ish and for some reason they just popped into my head the other day and I can't for the life of me remember what they were called. Hoping someone a little older than me can help me out.

Thanks.

Subject: Re: Late 70's / early 80's Lip Balm

Written By: Davester on 03/28/08 at 12:12 pm

   Is it Lip Lickers..?

   http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-6/1193336/LipBalm.jpg

   Here's a site that sells these - http://www.vintagesister.com/liplickers.html

  Edited to add:  Actually, here's an eBay auction for vintage ones.  Maybe even the ones you owned..? ???

  http://cgi.ebay.com/3-Lip-Lickers-STRAWBERRY-Lip-Balm-SLIDER-TIN-RARE_W0QQitemZ250190752992QQcmdZViewItem

Subject: Re: Late 70's / early 80's Lip Balm

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/28/08 at 11:17 pm

I totally remember those! I had one that was grape flavored..I used to love to slide it open and closed. It didn't look quite like the one pictured there, similiar..but not exact.

Edit: I looked at the vintage ones listed..those are more like the ones that I remember!

Subject: Re: Late 70's / early 80's Lip Balm

Written By: Rob In Cleveland on 03/29/08 at 2:35 pm

Those are both pretty darn close. It may even be the same product, but the packaging I'm remembering may have been an earlier version because I remember the metal tin was gold and the art on the top had way more of a 70s vibe to it. But, thanks for the help!

Subject: Re: Late 70's / early 80's Lip Balm

Written By: Rob In Cleveland on 03/29/08 at 2:40 pm

Found one!!!

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/5/1/3/7/9/7/webimg/113678638_tp.jpg

Subject: Re: Late 70's / early 80's Lip Balm

Written By: ladybug316 on 03/29/08 at 5:24 pm


Found one!!!

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/5/1/3/7/9/7/webimg/113678638_tp.jpg


Wow!  Thanks for the memories...

Subject: Re: Late 70's / early 80's Lip Balm

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 03/29/08 at 7:28 pm

I remember those.  Wow that takes me back.

Subject: Re: Late 70's / early 80's Lip Balm

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 03/29/08 at 9:48 pm


Found one!!!

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/5/1/3/7/9/7/webimg/113678638_tp.jpg





OMG!!! That's it! I had the exact same one...except it was grape flavored. OMG..I loved those!! I used to buy them at Claire's Boutique and this other place that sold the same sort of stuff.

Subject: Re: Late 70's / early 80's Lip Balm

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 03/30/08 at 2:13 am

I used to have the Butterscotch flavor, I LOVED it.  They were so gooey and sticky though that I remember when I wore them in 1986 and I would kiss my boyfriend goodbye (until lunch!) at my locker that we'd kinda stick together for a second or two.  The stuff smelled so good and tasted pretty good too (as I recall), it was hard not licking it off my lips.  I guess that's where the name came from huh?  ;D

Subject: Re: Late 70's / early 80's Lip Balm

Written By: Davester on 03/30/08 at 11:50 am


Found one!!!

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/5/1/3/7/9/7/webimg/113678638_tp.jpg



  So, are ya gonna buy some..?



OMG!!! That's it! I had the exact same one...except it was grape flavored. OMG..I loved those!! I used to buy them at Claire's Boutique and this other place that sold the same sort of stuff.


   I can't tell you how many times, while at the mall with my gf, that I got dragged into Claire's Boutique.  She had to load-up on bracelets and beads and stuff...

Subject: Re: Late 70's / early 80's Lip Balm

Written By: coqueta83 on 03/30/08 at 7:50 pm

I remember Lip Lickers. I never had my own tin but I knew some girls that did. They said it was pretty sticky stuff.

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