|2003 Whirly Girl ad, see the original debut ad here.
Whirly Girl seemed to be Bonne Bell’s Cosmic line slightly reimagined and taken to another universe for the then new millennium. The high shine silver packaging and stars & swirls accents on the tube brought this to life. They even filed the trademark for ‘Whirly Girl’ brand name in March of 2002 so they had big plans for it. There were so many wonderful products in this line, I'll just be listing the complete flavors & colors in each line in this post rather then reviewing each flavor individually. Eventually I'll review the flavors in full detail in their own posts down the line since each product was so unique. The flavor line-up offered new spins on some of Bonne Bell's most beloved flavor families as well as exciting new flavor fusions.
The Moisturizing s'Whirl Gloss was part if the first wave of Whirly Girl's debut and reminded me of a luxe fusion of Swirl Glosses + Cosmic Lips together in another universe to create a galaxy of great flavor. The way the two colors swirled in the tube along with the shimmer formula looked like colorful galaxy.
'Imagine a double treat of cosmically s'whirled flavors. MOISTURE-RICH ingredients soften and smooth lips.'
|Check out the galactic swirl of the 2nd Double Berry Swirl! Notice the other packaging nuances?
Raspberry Peach Dream
Berry Strawberry Twist
Double Berry Twirl
Cherry ‘Nilla Twist
Strawberry Vanilla Spin (LE Holiday 2003)
Cotton Candy Spin (LE Holiday 2004)
The s'Whirly Sponge-On glosses were later renamed s'Whirly Shimmer Gloss but stayed pretty consistent throughout their duration. These glosses were swirled with glittery, gleaming shine. Imagine Sponge-on Sparklers on sparkle steroids.
'Two lip glosses wondrously whirled into one great look! ALOE, SHEA BUTTER & VITAMIN E condition lips as they shine like the stars.'
|L to R: Strawberry T'Whirl, Milky Shakey Way, Raspberry Ripple, Watermelon Whirl, Sugar Shake and Berrygrape Galaxy.
|Milky Shakey Way in the original s'Whirly Sponge-On packaging
|Raspberry Ripple s’Whirly Shimmer Gloss
|Sugar Shake <3
s’Whirly Sponge-On (later renamed) s'Whirly Shimmer Gloss-
Milky Shakey Way
Strawberry Vanilla Stars (LE Holiday 2003)
Peach Cutie (Canada exclusive)
The Whirlin' Roll-On glosses were a snowglobe of lava and glitter that were incredibly mesmerizing to look at and rolled glittery shimmer on the lips for extra gleam.
'Roll-on stellar shine with a whirlin' wave of glittery gloss & fantastic flavor. Super-wet formula softens and smoothes lips with ALOE & VITAMIN E.'
|Screen cap from Smackers.com circa 2003
|Raspberry Blizzard Whirlin’ Roll-On
Melon Meteor Shower
Cotton Candy Comet
s'Whirlin' Sheer Shimmer squeeze tube glosses were a fun addition to Whirly Girl's mega line-up and were some of my favorites! A beautifully swirled glossy glaze of color and iridescence.
'Two shiny-sheer shades sprinkled with shimmer & s'Whirled into one scrumptious lip gloss! Moisturizing formula with VITAMIN E & ALOE softens & smoothes lips.'
|Cotton Candy Twist and Raspberry Twirl s’Whirlin’ Sheer Shimmers
|Strawberries ‘n Cream Spiral and Bubble Gum Burst
s’Whirlin’ Sheer Shimmer-
Sugar Berry Swirl
Strawberries ‘n Cream Spiral
Cotton Candy Twist
Bubble Gum Burst
Long before the lip oil craze hit decades later, there was the Liquid Star Shine. A glowy, iridescent lip oil to give lips the gleam of the galaxy. These had a brush applicator which was a first in the Smackers line. I've always adored the psychedelic looking tubes too.
'Lips shine like the stars! Brush-on flavorful liquid gloss and iridescent shine. Moisturizing formula with VITAMIN E leaves lips soft, smooth and shiny.'
|Wild Berry Wonder, Razzle Raspberry, Cherry Jubilee and Starry Strawberry in second edition packaging.
Liquid Star Shine-
Kiwi Berry Constellation
Wild Berry Wonder
Tropical Sky Punch
The Kiss of Color click pen glosses glazed lip in a veil of iridescent glow and fun flavors. The mini lip pens had a new fuzzy applicator to glide the creamy, cushiony gloss onto your lips for an ultra glamorous glow.
'Pucker up and get smooched with a hint of creamy lip tint! Soft, natural colors with subtle effects. Great flavors for a smoochable smile. Easy-to-use, twist-up, sponge-on applicator.'
|Flavor name stickers on the bottom of Kiss of Colors
|Candy Cane Kiss
|Candy Cane Kiss
Kiss of Color-
Cotton Candy Cutie
Candy Cane Kiss (LE Holiday)
Sugar'd Shimmer's were sweet multi-use powders that could be sprinkled onto anything really to give your face & body extra glimmer & shimmer AND flavor! I even loved adding these to Liquid Lip Smackers or Crystal Clear Lip Lites to make my own shades and flavors. Only giving a small preview of these since they'll be getting a post of their own.
For an extra iridescent glow there was Whirlin' Glitz n Glo for the face & body. Swirled tubes of highlighter, long before that trend hit, so you could glow from head to toe.
'Shimmer & glitter wondrously whirled into one great face and body gel! Color disappears as gel is rubbed in, leaving skin super sparkly and lightly scented.'
Whirlin’ Glitz ‘n Glo-
Charmed (pink & white)
Day Dreamer (purple & white)
Vanilla Snow Dance (LE Holiday 2003)
Whirlin' Cosmic Dust was quite literally the glitter sprinkles on top. These bad boys were little glitter vials of magic fairy dust you could sprinkle onto anything for extra dimensional dazzle.
'Inspire...create...express your style. Sprinkle sparkling glitter dust on cheeks, face, shoulders or mix with body lotion, hair gel or even nail polish.'
Whirlin’ Cosmic Dust-
Cloud Nine (3x pink, blue & black glitter vials)
Whirly Girl (3x pink, white & purple glitter vials)
|Crystal Clear Lash Splash, Sky Blue Eye Glitzers and Blue Whirlin' Cosmic Dust for a galaxy glam eye look.
|Sky Blue Eye Glitzers close-up
Eye Glitzers came in the cutest globes and made sure you had an extra twinkle to your eyes. Eye gloss has always been on Bonne Bell’s radar dating all the way back to the late 60’s!
'Eyes get glitzy! Shimmery eye gloss highlights eyes and adds sparkle to any look. The lightweight glitter formula dazzles for hours.'
|Crystal Clear Lash Splash
Lash Splash amplified lashes and tamed brows, giving a wet look to your peepers for those mascara-less days and doubled as a brow gel to keep your brows in place (even though these were out at a time when brows were uber thin).
Whirly Girl lived on through the 2000's and we got to see many sets and limited editions. The full Whirly Girl line didn't all come out at once in the initial 2002 launch, however. That was only the beginning and Bonne Bell added onto the line in 2003 and beyond, so I wanted to make this post to bring it all together.
|Gloss 'n Glo bag
|Glam It Up bag
|Final packaging design