April 12, 2011

Cake Beauty Strawberry Shortcake Decadent Hand Creme Review

I just took the 80’s test and I’m a little uncomfortable with how many of these things I remember:

You Know You Grew Up In the 80’s if (Bold black for the things I remembered, italics for the things I REALLY loved about the 80’s):

  • You’ve ever ended a sentence with the word SIKE.
  • You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and can do the Carlton.
  • You know that “WOAH” comes from Joey on Blossom.
  • If you ever watched “Fraggle Rock“.
  • It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
  • You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.
  • You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.
  • You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.
  • You played the game “MASH”(Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House).
  • You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.
  • You know the profound meaning of ” WAX ON , WAX OFF”.
  • You wanted to be a Goonie.
  • You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (some of us…head-to-toe).
  • You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.
  • You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
  • You took lunch boxes to school…and traded Garbage Pail Kids in the schoolyard.
  • You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.
  • You still get the urge to say “NOT” after every sentence.
  • You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.
  • You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes.
  • After you saw Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure you kept saying “I know you are, but what am I?”
  • You remember “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”
  • You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.
  • You have ever played with a Skip-It.
  • You remember boom boxes and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.
  • You remember watching both Gremlins movies.
  • You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot.
  • You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.
  • You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool…and don’t even flinch when people refer to them as “NKOTB”
  • You knew all the characters names and their life stories on “Saved By The Bell,” The ORIGINAL class.
  • You know all the words to Bon Jovi – SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.
  • You just sang those words to yourself.
  • You still sing “We are the World”
  • You tight rolled your jeans.
  • You owned a banana clip.
  • You remember “Where’s the Beef?”
  • You used to (and probably still do) say “What you talkin’ ’boutWillis?”
  • You’re still singing shot through the heart in your head, aren’t you!

Heck, they did leave out some important things about the 80’s, like how about Thunder Cats, Rainbow Brite, Sweet Secrets, Glow Worm, Rose Petals, My Little Pony, and most important, Strawberry Shortcake!

I can’t really recall exactly how old I was when Strawberry Shortcake entered my life but I’m pretty sure I was in doll land bliss. Seriously..she was a doll that smelled like strawberries, what wasn’t to love here? It was the innovation of the 1980’s and every little girl was foaming at the mouth to own such a doll!

Cake Beauty celebrates Strawberry Shortcake’s 30th Birthday and celebrates in style with a Canadian beauty release that includes decadently scented products that will bring back the 80’s for every girl who’s in their 30’s!

Check it!

A great big boo and a hiss to Cake Beauty who have launched their Strawberry Shortcake Collection in Canada only. The only reason I could possibly think of for this would be licensing issues in the US perhaps? Who knows, but sadly the collection is available within Canada only and if you visit the site from the US, items will sadly appear out of stock.

I was able to haul most of the collection thanks to one of my readers, Kristy, who offered to pick me up the items I was drooling over so badly. If you have friends or family in Canada now would be a good time to call in the favors.

Cake Beauty Strawberry Shortcake Decadent Hand Creme is one of four products inspired by one of my favorite dolls from the 80’s. Do they capture the scent correctly?

Yeah, actually they do, right down to the plastic of the doll. Ha! You probably won’t like this if you’re not really familiar with the old 80’s doll as it does have a tinge of artificial, plastic strawberry smell to it but really that’s the entire point of this release right? To capture and bring back that old Strawberry Shortcake smell! If you’re looking for a true strawberry smell, this isn’t it but if you’re wanting to relive parts of your childhood, well this is so it!

The scent has a dominate plastic strawberry note followed up with vanilla cake and cream. The plastic part of course seals the deal and makes me remember how great that Strawberry Shortcake doll really was!

The hand cream itself is a very lightweight, non-greasy formula that softens hands without leaving them oily or greasy. It absorbs easily and leaves behind a very strong lingering scent. Seriously, the scent can last through a hand washing! It’s pretty full on!

Cake Beauty’s Strawberry Shortcake Collection won’t appeal to everyone particularly those seeking a true strawberry dessert experience but for those that remember that darling combination of strawberries, cake, and cream mixed with plastic, well, it’s the sweet smell of childhood memories all the way.

Loves it!

Do you remember Strawberry Shortcake?

What are your best 80’s memories?

Do share them!

The Strawberry Shortcake Collection is available now exclusively to Canadian customers at www.cakebeauty.com for a limited time!

Thanks again to Kristy for bring back my childhood memories!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • dangster

    Dunno, I consider myself to be a child of the 90s (I was born in ’83, so I barely remember the 80s), but I still remember most of these things. Shows like Fresh Prince and Blossom didn’t actually air until 1990.

    I think a better title would have been “You Know You Grew Up in the Early 90s” 😀

  • Jenniet2002

    great post! totally died about the Bon Jovi lyrics because I was totally doing it! haha. =)

  • KristyQ

    Glad you like it! I couldn’t believe how they got the plastic-y part of the smell juuuuust right 🙂 The packaging is so cute as well. I love it! OH, what about scrunchies??

    • the Muse

      OMG scrunchies! ;-D I still use ’em girl! I agree, the plastic is spot on, alot of people will hate it and call it fake but it’s really what she smelled like! Thank you again for the CP xoxoxo! I emailed you!

  • Carrie

    LOL my friend and I were actually reminiscing about playing Oregon Trail last week! Strawberry Shortcake was my favorite (in addition to Hello Kitty), so I really hope it will become available in the US soon.

    • the Muse

      omg carrie on a commadore 64! remember? ;-D and the original King’s Quest, gosh. youth!

      • Brooke

        oregon trail rox! we used 2 play that during comp class..we had it 1nce a week at school, it was so fun! :]

  • lilacrose

    I am laughing my but off with the NKOTB business. A friend is dragging me (just a bit) to see them in concert next month and meet them in July. Her hubby is only letting her go just as long as I go with her (to keep her out of trouble and scrape her off the floor). LOL–Really it is NKOTBSB (Backstreet Boys are with them now), Heaven help me.

  • Rosemary

    OK …Muse, please help me!
    I am from Australia…and I am 42. I grew up poor, so my mum never bought me the things that you write about, but I remember almost everything on the list.
    Is that because Australia is about 10 years behind the USA?

    • the Muse

      Hi Rosemarry 😉 Sounds like you’re an 80’s child too! 🙂 naaa lol not all 10 years behind!

  • dina

    killing me with this. approx. 98% valid for me, great . . . . old age denial @ 32, wt* 🙁
    & hoping to put my old school likes [strawberry shortcake, my little pony, etc] on my little lucy!

  • Melissa

    OMG I so need this. I have no Canada connections. Any ideas for me?

    • the Muse

      mmmmmmmm Melissa haven’t checked e-bay yet but maybe there!? or how about some makeup forum? ask for a trade?! 😀

  • elizabeth

    I saw the New Kids in concert when I was 8, it was the highlight of 2nd grade! I think I must recognize at least as many of those as you did!

    • the Muse

      omg elizabeth that’s too brilliant ha ;-D I never seen them in concert but was def, embarrassingly, a fan ;D!

  • Bianca

    I laughed so hard!!!! I was born in 82 & I knew almost all of these! Brought back so many memories! This made my night! Thanks so much! 🙂

    • Brooke

      my sis was born in 82 also, but she wudn’t know any of this stuff trust me..she only knows bout lady gaga n tongue rings..lolz she n i’ve never had much 2 talk about…:{

  • Jessica

    I still have my strawberry shortcake dolls and they still have that awesome artificial plasticy smell. I love it.
    After reading all this, I have a terrible urge to get a bowl of cereal and watch Sixteen Candles! Still searching for my Jake Ryan!

    • Brooke

      my sis had a strawberry shortcake tee but she never let me borrow it..that doesn’t mean i never wore it tho! ;]

  • amber

    I could agree to almost everything on the list. I still have my first Strawberry Shortcake doll-Sweet Sleeper. I had a ton of micro machines too. I had an NKOTB sleeping bag before they were abbreviated. I have been buying some nostalgic stuff on ebay lately, namely Herself the Elf dolls. I also have a read along tape of My Little Pony with my 5 year old self recorded on one side making up my own story about Blossom and Moondancer. I was born in 79. 🙂

      • Brooke

        my bro had micro machines by the ton..they were the coolest..he was born in 76..he was the best i miss him

  • Annabella Freeman

    I was born in 1970 so I definitely remember all of these. OMG MASH me and my friends did that all the time except ours was Mansion, Apartment, Shack, and House.

    Garbage Pail Kids cards with the flat pink gum that could break your teeth!!!

    Did you ever have a Trapper Keeper or Pee Chee folders and don’t forget sticker albums!!!!!

    • the Muse

      omg sticker albums! Annabella I had a huge sticker collection and of course I had a trapper keeper ;D! LOL!

      • Brooke

        i had a trapper keeper n sticker albums 2..but that was more into the early 90s by then..still a way cool time tho..annabella ur sooo lucky 2 have been born then!

        • the Muse

          not my error but I totally adapted and started saying “Up your Nose with a Rubber Hose” thanks to older cousins ;-D welcome back kotter!

  • JenJ

    I need this in my life. My mom still has a Strawberry Shortcake plate of mine when I was little teehee!

  • mikki

    DUDE!! I was born in 71! and I forgot about Oregon Trail! My mom was a computer science teacher so we had a copy at home! Oh and Nanuu nanuu, shazbot and Dyn-o-mite! to you!

    • the Muse

      hahahaha mikki!!!! I had a commadore 64 with Print Shop and a dot matrix printer, I totally thought I was the shiz creating stupid ass banners ;D!

  • Alli

    OMG!!! I would have gotten ALL of these!!! Makes me feel so old! I was born in 1975 and all of these things bring about so many good memories and make me smile! Loved my trapper keeper and my sticker book! My first concert ever was New Kids! Thsi was so great! Thanks Muse…I needed this today! Ahhh…I miss those times. I was just talking to a friend the other say about remembering when we used to sing to the radio and tape ourselves jamming to Tiffany and Debbie Gibson, while filling our Caboodles! ahhhh…I could go on! Good Times, Good Times!

    • the Muse

      hehe alli ;-D glad you enjoyed it!!!!!!!!!! OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG CABOODLES ;-D lol you guys are bringing back super memories today and I totally taped songs off the radio and taped me and my friend singing them! ;-D I think were alone now………..!

      • Alli

        there doesn’t seem to be anyone around…. hahaha! Tiffany was just soooo great! Love it! and I loved my pink Caboodle…it was EVERYTHING!!! I think that is where my love for beauty products all started! Maybe we should bring the Caboodle back! Start a re-trend!

        • the Muse

          alliu, listen, don’t tell anyone…I have a caboodle somewhere in the back of my closet….


          and I agree I really think caboodle was what tipped me off ;D!

          • Alli

            your secret is safe with me! maybe it’s bc…I still have mine too?…just sayin’
            LOL – we’re caboodle sistahs! Ahhhh….where it all began!
            I knew there was a reason I liked you! heehee

          • the Muse

            haha alli ;-D I need to haul mine out and stash makeup in it because I’m cool like that ;D!

    • Brooke

      ur so lucky 2 have been born in 75..i’d give 2 have been ur age in the 80s :/

  • KittenPoker

    Jordache acid wash jeans jacket…I still have mine!!! I sewed buttons on the yoke ala Geena Davis’s jacket in “Earth Girls are Easy.” And I think I’ll pack it this summer for my 25th high school reunion, eep!!!

    As for Strawberry Shortcake, I was in 6th grade (1979-80) when she made her debut. I was official Too Old. NKOTB, 1990? Too Old.

    • Brooke

      earth girls are easy?? that’s my fav movie!!! i luv it, specially the part when valerie brings the aliens 2 the beauty parlor n candy freaks out! lolz candy is a riot..i also luv when they go clubbing n zeebo does the dance off…the song brand new girl..cause i’ma blond (B-L-O-N-D)..woody is also hella funny…lolz i cud go on 4ever..luv the whole movie! :]

  • Taryn

    Muse, any idea what store in Canada Kristy got this from? I might be tempted to make a little trip over the border, but if it’s only available in places like Toronto, I’m out of luck. Not willing to risk my life driving up there!

    • the Muse

      she ordered online hun :-/ I just replied to you on MUA be right over there got something else to tell ya!

    • the Muse

      just replied, dude when are you free, let’s see if we can hang out one night soon and chat it up, I have so much to tell you and it can’t all fit in our message! “Hey, Lee, we got another shipment here…bring in the helicopter” ;D!

    • Andrea

      They carried the line at Sephora, but I don’t know if they still have it! That’s where I got mine 🙂

  • dark nyx

    I actually didn’t know who Strawberry Shortcake was but received an email from Sephora about the collection. She was so cute I just had to go check it out! It smells soooo good, I ended up going home with the body butter, hand cream, and lip butter! xD Love, love, LOVE the smell!

  • Brooke

    this is awesome 4 real..but y wud u b uncomfortable with remembering stuff from the 80s? the 80s r awesome! i know a lot of this stuff 2 n i’m proud of that..my birthday is 10/21/85 but i wish i’d been born way sooner so i cud of been a teen or adult in the 80s..they’re so awesome! i def belonged back then insteada now..but u shud b proud of ur knowledge! annabella freeman is way lucky 2 have been born in 1970..i wish that was me!