So, I thought we'd continue on with a new edition of my Useless Collections. Does anyone remember these? If you're in your thirties or older, and your mom or grandmother ever bought or sold Avon in the late 70's or early 80's, this post might take you for a stroll down memory lane.
Some of these were actually mine when I was little, and some were acquired about 8 years ago when I became obsessed with figural lip gloss containers. Obviously, back then, I had a lot of free time! But they're cute, right? How sweet are the ice cream sodas? I wish they'd start making these again. I think they would sell oodles!
Even the boxes they came in had pretty neat graphics.
These cookies were always favorites. But the Sunny-Shine Up Egg is cute too.
Ice Cream Cone Lip Pomades.
This one is called Berry Nice Lip Gloss Compact. I have another one of these that I dug all of the old gloss out of, cleaned it up, and then I refilled it with my own new lip blam. I keep it in my purse....like I'm 5 years old. lol...
The Tasti-Mint was the hardest to find for some reason.
#1 Hit Record......appropriate for the late 70's / early 80's. So funny.
This peanut is "mood" lipstick that turns pink or red when you put it on.
Frosty blue eyeshadow anyone?
These came out later....80's for sure.
I forgot to add this one and had to go back and edit! My dad is a coin collector, and he bought me one of these when I was little and we were visiting one of his favorite coins shops. The owner had some of these for sale in his glass case. I remember it vividly. I guess there must be real copper in it since it's oxidizing.
The ones below contained suntan lotion. Sunana Banana, 14 Carrot Tan and Orangatan. I cleaned out and refilled the banana with sunblock, and we take it to the beach. Mario loves this one.
Just when you thought it couldn't get any weirder around here. I do collect some strange things, I'll admit. Now, in my defense, I no longer collect these! I just can't bear to part with them.