Friday, May 20, 2011

Village Lip Lickers | Lip Balm or Gloss in a Tin

Lip balm in a tin -- Village brand Lip Lickers in fruity flavors.

Who remembers Lip Lickers? These fun moisturizing lip balms or lip glosses came in a rectangular tin with a sliding cover. You could slide the top to open, then slide it back to seal and toss it in your pocket or Jordache purse. These cute lip balms were a must-have for us 80s girls. Village Lip Lickers lip balms came in a variety of tasty flavors such as watermelon, grape, strawberry and more. Unlike Bonne Bell's Lip Smackers, the allure was the little shiny tin. We girls love tins!

Village Lip Lickers Lip Balm also
came in tins with two separate flavors.


Something about the font or logo always reminded me of the olden days. I could imagine purchasing this lip gloss at Nel's Mercantile store on Little House on the Prairie. Makes sense seeing as this 1979 product hailed from Minnetonka, Minnesota which is a mere three hours away from Laura Ingall's Walnut Grove. I can also picture this lip balm in a tin sold today in Cracker Barrel country stores along i95.

Did you or your sisters own one of these nifty tins of Lip Lickers Lip Balm? 

31 comments:

Maggi said...

I loooooooooooved these so much! I still have a couple of the tins, lol.

SusieQT said...

I loved these too! I can still remember the cherry scent. I might still have one somewhere in an old suitcase, LOL.

Theresa said...

Wow, I don't remember these at all. Of course I wasn't really a lip gloss kind of gal. They look fun though, kinda wish I had been.

Bossy Betty said...

YES!!!!! I loved these! Your posts always make me feel so happy!

Ms.Wasteland said...

I had some of those. I loved them!

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

yes! one of my sister's had this- the grape one. i always felt fancy when i was able to sneak it out of her makeup drawer and get a swipe at it.

she also had another brand that looked like the same style, but it had a gypsy-type woman on the logo.

Oilfield Trash said...

I don't remember those.

Ms. A said...

I couldn't bring myself to use lip balm that had to be applied with your fingers.

Mamma has spoken said...

I don't remember these at all either. But for some funny reason your post reminded me of Bonnie Bell's baby soft fragrances. And yes I used them.

Ada said...

These are super cute, but I always feel gross grubbing in them with my fingers D:

Riot Kitty said...

OMG! I have been trying to remember the name of those for YEARS. Favorite. Best. Ever. Wish they would bring them back.

Tracer Bullet said...

awe thats so cool
the kids will love it

Cheeseboy said...

Remember them? I think I got 23 cases of herpes from them!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

LOL at Cheeseboy's comment.

Yes, yes, yes! I had and loved all of them, especially the designs on the the cover.

Be well, Ally.
xoRobyn

Bestie said...

umm, totally!!! love these and always try to google to find out the name as I always forget!!!

Teachinfourth said...

My older sister used to have these things. I didn't know what it was for the longest time. I was pretty sure it was candle wax...

drumrchick said...

I loved these. Simple tin with two cool flavors per tin. The cherry was the best. I hope they bring these back!!

Courtney said...

I found your blog looking for these glosses as stocking stuffers for my daughter and nieces! I wish I could find some!!!! I Loved Them!

Christine said...

I had what felt like a million of those! What memories!

Adventures in Thrift Land said...

These tins, for me, evoke more memories than you can imagine. I had to blog about it!

http://adventuresinthriftland.blogspot.com/2011/12/tinful-of-memories.html

tammy said...

OMG...I had 3 different ones...loved them...thanks for the memories

Lisa L said...

I used to keep them in the case with my barbies. I can still remember what they smelled like.

Andrea said...

I loved Lip Lickers. Had lots of flavors and was always sad when they were gone. Wish they were still around. I would buy them in bulk! I traded them in for Carmex when I got a little older. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

kimberly said...

I loved these too, and had many flavors. There is a company that makes similar balms in tins. They are Vintage Sister at vintagesister.com. They are almost as awesome as the original!

ellak said...

My big sister(high schooler) had many & in larger sized tins. I did have one(bubblegum i think) & it did get a bit grimy after a few finger dippins.The tins were lovely & ive often wishd i still had one.

ItsJessMe said...

Just found your blog. I was a child of the 80's too. Born in Minneapolis in 1974. Thanks for the great memories!

Minerva_72 said...

obviously Village Lip Lickers was popular around the world back in the 80s, because the girls here in Germany had it as well. And reading this blog brings up the scent of vanilla, grape and watermelon and a lot of memories... Nice :-)

b-chica said...

I miss my Jordache purse.

April Wells said...

love love love them I wish they still made them!

Daniel Greene said...

I found this by Googling ' balm sliding tin' because it's been bugging me what these were called. Thank you!(What got me wondering was I recently bought some Nivea lip butter in a little round tin, and it reminded me of what I now remember was called Lip Smackers.)

mojo701 said...

Hi there I don't suppose you wish to part with one (sell one) I had a set and it got taken in a burglary I was so upset been searching for a few ever since. :) x

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