Annabella asks: What is the first beauty product you ever used?


Dec 28, 2013 Beauty Bits 8 Comments

The year was 1980 and I was in 5th grade (10 yrs. old) at Leawood Elementary School in Littleton Colorado. I had my navy blue and white Snoopy & Woodstock cross body bag and inside was my precious large size Bonne Bell 7up Lip Smacker. Basically a big tube of lip balm that tasted like Ginger Ale. I’m sure I had other lip balms in my Snoopy sack but this is the one I remember the most. I used to open the cap all the time to smell it while I was in class and thought I was really grown up even though it was just a clear lip balm.

One fateful day I lost my Snoopy bag and along with it my 7up lip balm. I think the strap on my bag had come loose and I didn’t realise it until I was halfway to my friend’s house. We went back and searched high and low for that bag but never found it. I even went back the next day and looked and for weeks I had hoped it would turn up. I never had another giant 7up lip balm again…

Even after over 30+ years I still miss that 7up lip balm. I know Bonne Bell have re-issued the cola flavour lip balms several times since but it’s not the same.

What are your first beauty memories?


  • Icaria (@Icarias1)
    Dec 29, 2013 at 1:06 am Reply

    Awww! So sorry about the 7Up balm! I remember having a fruit flavored Bonne Bell roller ball lip gloss but I think that the very first beauty product I “used” was a bright blue cream eye shadow, on my eyes of course, when I was… about 4! :D

    1. Annabella SkinScrubs
      Jan 9, 2014 at 3:53 pm Reply

      I think mentioned on Twitter my mom high blue cream eye shadow too and I think it was from Avon. I remember my cousin and I putting loads on one time when we had a male babysitter – we thought we were so it. I think he was terrified! :D

  • Sam
    Dec 29, 2013 at 3:19 pm Reply

    Mine was a tube of lip gloss. It was a glass tube with a roller ball at the end and I thought it made me a lady :-) I did go over kill with it though and would apply so much it would literally drip off my lips…nice!!

    1. Annabella SkinScrubs
      Jan 9, 2014 at 4:16 pm Reply

      I think it’s a right of passage to put too much make up on when you are a pre-teen! :D

  • Sarah
    Dec 29, 2013 at 7:42 pm Reply

    Awwwh so sad about losing the 7UP balm! :(

    I’m not sure what my very first beauty product was but I do remember being very obsessed with the different coloured hair mascara – used to love putting a bit of bright pink in my fringe! I also went through a stage of using very bright blue eye shadow when I was at school as well x

    Sarah @ xx

    1. Annabella SkinScrubs
      Jan 9, 2014 at 4:18 pm Reply

      Woo hoo bright blue eyeshadow – is there any other colour? I had those mascara things too in the 80′s. My cousin Lela and I had dyed our hair black and then put blue and red streaks through – I’m sure we looked ace…. xoxo

  • Molly
    Jan 4, 2014 at 7:58 am Reply

    My first ever beauty product is Nivea Crème. I can still remember the blue metal tin.

    1. Annabella SkinScrubs
      Jan 9, 2014 at 4:20 pm Reply

      Nivea cream is a beauty classic. My grandmother used Pond’s cream and when I smell it now I think of her! :D

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