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Keeping the dream alive: a second life for Lip Smackers

If you, like us, cried buckets when news broke this weekend that Bonne Bell — the maker of everybody’s junior high favorite, Lip Smackers — was closing its doors, forever depriving us of the soda, candy and fruit-flavored lip ice that stocked our adolescent makeup bag, you can dry those tears. You will not be facing a world void of Coca Cola, Skittles and kiwi chapstick.

While it’s true that Bonne Bell is officially closing up shop and laying off all 91 of its remaining employees, the keys to the kingdom will be sold to Markwins International Corp. (the owners of that other drug store favorite Wet ‘n Wild) who will undoubtedly continue to pony up the nostalgic goods

Lip Smackers made a brief (*and glorious) announcement via it’s Facebook page that read:

“Thank you everyone for your concern and loyalty for the Bonne Bell Company. We are overwhelmed with all the Lip Smacker and Bonne Bell Cosmetics love you have all shown over the years! The Lip Smacker and Bonne Bell brands have been sold but WILL continue to be available for purchase in the US and internationally. This is a revamping to the brands and we are excited to see what the future holds! So don’t worry, you won’t have to live in a Lip Smacker-less world!”

So you see, all is not lost. We heart you Lip Smackers. We really, really do.

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