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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Gimme Some Sugar | Fresh Sugar Holiday 2017 Gift Sets

fresh sugar holiday 2017 gift sets (4)::: press sample / affiliate links :::

I don't know... Does it feel like the holiday season to you? I've spent the day immersed in a bunch of holiday launches (SO many great posts in the works!) but it just doesn't feel like the season is really here yet. I was shopping a few days ago, and the holiday music just seemed so out of place. I mean, I'm not really fan of it to begin with (no, I'm not a total Scrooge) but I digress. Fresh (their Sugar range specifically) is ringing in the season with some very adorable, limited edition, lip sets that make for great additions to any stocking or gift.

fresh sugar holiday 2017 gift sets (2)Fresh Sugar Perfect Pink Lips Duo $19 USD / $23 CAD

Firstly, we need to talk about the packaging.... Isn't it adorable?! It does have a Valentine's feel, what with all the hearts, but it fits with the doodle/colouring book vibe Fresh is going for with many of this year's sets.

The Sugar Perfect Pink Lips Duo combines a mini Sugar Rosé Tinted Treatment (2.2 g) which offers lips a sheer rosy wash of colour along with the classic balm formula (and lemon sugar scent) and a mini Sugar Cream Lip Treatment in Blush (5ml) We'll circle back to that in just a moment though...

For the more serious lip lovers, the Sugar Lip Prep 'N' Paint Set offers up a bevy of mini lip goodies including:
  • Sugar Lip Polish (8 g) : a brown sugar, conditioning lip scrub
  • Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy (5 ml) : a smoothing and hydrating lip serum that is perfect for wearing under long-wearing formulas (aka liquid lipsticks)
  • Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 (2.2 g) : gives lips a sheer wash of rosy colour while moisturizing, protecting, and smoothing lips
  • Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy (2.2 g) : the suped-up edition of the Lip Treatment that boosts volume and moisture while minimizing the look of lip wrinkles
  • Sugar Cream Lip Treatment in Buff (5 ml) : a cream-gloss that gives a wash of warm nude colour and shimmer
  • Love note & two pencil crayons : cute, but the pencils are kind of useless as they don't adhere to the glossy paper

Out of all of the products included in the two sets, the Sugar Cream Lip Treatments are the newest to the Fresh family, and the only products I've never used previously. Unlike the bulk of the other Sugar lip treatments that are balms, these offer up hydration in a gloss format. The gloss is smooth and light feeling, with no tacky or sticky feel. Formulated with sugar (a natural humectant ), vitamins E and C, and a moisturizing blend of oils to soften, smooth, and restore suppleness to dry lips.

Of the six watercolour inspired shades in the collection (since they offer a translucent, wash of dewy colour) Blush offers a rosy-pink hue and Buff is a warm nude, with both having a light dose of shimmer to reflect light and add a touch of glow.

Overall, two great sets for gifting (or getting!) What do you think? Are you a Fresh fan?

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