August 19, 2011

Bath & Body Works Liplicious Strawberry BooNilla Lip Lipgloss Review, Swatches, Photos

If you’re an 80’s baby you totes remember Franken Berry….fun fact did you know Franken Berry was very popular when it was first introduced supposedly because the first batches of the cereal used a dye that didn’t break down in the body causing poo to be bright pink….a symptom sometimes referred to as “Frankenberry Stool”. True story accordingly to Wiki.

I’ve never experience the phenomenon myself but I honestly can’t say I’d be averse to pink poop, that would kinda rock wouldn’t it?

I haven’t personally seen Franken Berry on my supermarket stores in YEARS and only see Count Chocula but General Mills will actually stop making these “monster” cereals this year and will bring them out seasonal only (in the Fall for Halloween).


That’s my trivia for today.

I was reminded of this because my next review is on the new Bath & Body Works Liplicious Strawberry BooNilla Lip Lipgloss. The taste, the packaging, etc…just reminds me of Franken Berry for some reason!


I super love this one as the really intensely sweet flavor reminds me of the Franken Berry Cereal I was discussing above. It’s a vibrant strawberry with a hint of something cake-y in the background. As far as I’m concerned it’s all kinds of delicious but some folks may feel it tastes a bit fake or sensitive types might not get off entirely on the intense flavor.

The packaging cracks me up as well as it features too creepy looking strawberry faces on the tube. The actually gloss is a swirl of baby pink and strong iridescent white. As much as I love the taste I find the formula is a bit gritty and it looks rather patchy and awful on my lips as the shimmery white comes through dominantly here versus the lovely pink.

Color aside, I love this…it’s just cute. Sometimes I have to give over to the cute factor.

Strawberry BooNilla is one of ten new Halloween Lipglosses available now at Bath and Body Works for $8 each or Buy and Two and Get One Free.

Which Halloween Glosses have you hauled?

Dare ya to collect them all!

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  • telle

    i hauled strawberry boonilla this morning! *gah!* they didn’t have any more of the treacherous treats in store yet……*sniffles*…..I am getting blue in the ballz (so to speak) for the candy corn and cookies and scream gloss!!! i can hardly stand it! oh oh! i also hauled the tarte apple gloss and vampire vixen…..and stocked up on the refills for the scent portable things in *frosted cupcake*- i REALLY hope they make that a fabulous glossie too…… last week i hauled good and bad witch and some other glosses….too many to recall all the names! i can’t keep up! lol

    • the Muse

      DAMN telle you did damage hun! NICE ;-D I haven’t found the tart apple or good witch yet but GAGGING for both ;-D!!!!!!!!!!

      • telle

        today was damage-tastic glee! YEA!!! so pumped for the VS collection too- which they are apparently going to make some big deal of in Canada so they are waiting until the first week of september?!?! I am going to use the lovely GCs they gave out for the 1 yr anniversary *cha cha cha* (its nice to haul on my non-dime….a shout out of thanks to VS for that!).
        I hope you find Good Witch and the tart Apple one, Muse!!!
        *grins* BBW lippies are *always* lovely to have, when they are worth having, of course 😉
        OMG! DID YOU SEE THE LITTLE SET THEY CAME OUT WITH?!?!??!?!?!?! It has….5 m inis….paris amouir, rich toffee truffle. wicked creme brulee. sinful apple creme, and guilty peach tart. YUMM! I hauled this too! how could i forget?!

        • the Muse

          telle REALLY hyped about vs…they told me tuesday of next week wonder if it’s true! ;-D ha lucky girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have eight and I must collect them ALLLLLLLLLLLLL! ;-D YES YES YES YES YES YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS LOL do you read minds? I totes hauled thatttttttttttttttt!

  • SusanT

    FrankenBerry was my favorite cereal as a kid — I have to have this! And those adorable little spooky strawberries on the tube are too cute — the packaging alone gets me!

  • j3nn4

    Hey Muse this is somewhat unrelated but your post got me thinking about it. I know you love all things British but did you ever see a TV prog called Eurotrash? V funny series for the Brit market documenting all the weird & wonderful people in the rest of Europe. Like the guy that painted pictures with his own poo & would eat different food to get different colours. He would have totally LOVED that Fanken Berry stuff!!!!!

  • Sara

    Ok, I have enough lipglosses. Seriously, so many and they’re almost all just shiny, shimmery, and clear. So, no, I don’t need this.

    ……………..But it’s call Boonilla and has gasping strawberries on it! GIVE IT TO ME NOW!!!

    Also, did not know that about Frankenberry. I ate mostly honey nut cheerios and the only “sugary cereal” was coco krispies – with the monkey on it. My sister ate all that other stuff like the cookie cereal, the sugary squares (blanking on the name), but I can’t remember if she ever ate this one.

    • the Muse

      sara we used to be complete cereal kids in our house ;-D so bad but so good. I even like it now as a late night snake ;-D no boring cherrios for me ;-D! but they are so amazing BAD ;-D ha it’s the strawberries that slays me ;D