The Box From the Past

I was looking in one of our closets this morning for something and I stumbled across something that I haven’t seen in years. A box that held some of my treasures of when I was a little girl. A box that held my entertainment of playing dress up and really thinking that I was pretty.

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If any girl that was a child of the 70’s remembers Avon lip gloss, they will remember the different designs and oh so delicious flavors.

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The Funburger, ice cream cone, and the reflector tasted like bubblegum. The tasti mint gloss did taste just that, minty. I think that was my favorite next to the strawberry. The strawberry gloss was a deep red and I felt like Dolly Parton when I put it on, minus the chest lol. The cookie and one of the crayons had that chocolate wax flavor. The other crayons were strawberry and grape. I used to love chewing grape gum and putting that grape lipgloss on, they tasted the exact same. To this day I still like anything grape. Then there is the bottle of cola that  did smell just like cola. The flower isn’t lipgloss, it is soft blue eyeshadow.

I can remember sitting on my bed and trying on different lipglosses and then the eyeshadow and thinking that I looked so grown up. I think that I was only 7 but I felt oh so grown up! With three older brothers I didn’t dare wear this stuff on my face out of my bedroom because I knew that I would get picked on for sure, so I just primped in front of the mirror and then wiped my face off before I left the room.

Most of the containers still have lipgloss in them, but the scents are long gone. The memory of these will stay in my mind forever and I will put the box back in the closet for the next time I want to travel back in time.

How many of you remember Avon lipgloss containers like this? I would love to hear if any of you or your sisters had any as a child.

 

Beth

 

 

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