Magazine article USA TODAY

Lip Protection Never Tasted So Good

Magazine article USA TODAY

Lip Protection Never Tasted So Good

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When the weather gets cold, our lips can take a beating, and whether we intend to stand under the mistletoe or just want to look and feel our best, we know that the surest defense is a conditioning lip balm. From the first tube of strawberry Up Smackers pulled out of our Christmas stocking more than three decades ago to this season's Coca-Cola-flavored offerings, we've relied on these products from the Bonne Bell Company, Lakewood, Ohio, to keep our lips soft and shiny. Their effective moisturizers and emollients ward off dry, chapped, and cracked lips and, as a bonus, they taste and smell great.

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The Up Smacker Coca-Cola Kisses Lip Gloss Collection ($8.99) comes in a collectible tin, with the iconic soda bottle on its cover, and contains six great-tasting flavors: four CocaCola varieties (original, vanilla, cherry, and black cherry vanilla), as well as Sprite, and Barq's Root Beer. The Celebration Lip Gloss Collection ($4.99) is held in a festive red ornament and features Coca-Cola, vanilla, and cherry coke, while the Refreshing Up Collection ($3.99) includes both a lip balm and a liquid Up Smacker with a brush applicator. …

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