An Ode to Bonne Bell

An Ode to Bonne BellThe news that the Bonne Bell Company is shutting down, gave Madge pause to remember her (not) miss-spent youth. If it wasn’t for Bonne Bell, Madge might not have survived puberty. As the go-to skin care and cosmetic line for young girls in the 1970s, the company will be missed by all of us gals of a certain age. ...more

Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker - Support group forming now

I was shopping for the holidays last year when I first saw it, and I'm not embarrassed to say that as I reached out my hand to grab the package, I gave the kind of excited squeeeee! that's not generally heard coming from a supposed grown up. It was a tube, all nicely packaged, of Bonne Bell Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker; the very same lip gloss I'd fallen so hard for in the late 1970s. My heart was kind of, well, racing, actually, as I stood in the checkout line with my rediscovered love. Would it be as good as I remembered? Did they dare to mess with the formula? ...more
I'm 52 years old and have been using Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers since I first discovered it in ...more

Falling for Drugstore Makeup

When the September fashion magazines hit the newstands, I get this urge to change my makeup. It's still summer, of course. But I'm starting to think fall. The thing is, just as my wardrobe is not ready for a silk dress with a long purple cashmere cardigan, striped hose, and black patent leather peep-toe mary janes, so my face is not ready for full-on cold weather makeup. I'm not ready for real foundation, powder, and lipstick. It's too heavy and serious and done looking. ...more

Although these aren't drugstore items, definitely get yourselves to a Sally Beauty Supply and ...more