Annabella's review - Fresh Sugar Lust Set (exclusive to Sephora)

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Jan 9, 2012 Bath & Body , 11 Comments

Fresh is one of those brands I’ve been lusting after for like forever, so I knew I was going to get my hands on something from them when I was at Sephora in the US. By the time I got to Sephora my cash was running low so I was just going to get the Sugar Lip Polish as I’m always looking for a different lip scrubbing experience. My cousin Lela was shopping with me and she pointed out that the Fresh Sugar Lust Set was better value as it was only a few dollars more at $28 and that you get three products rather than one lip scrub for $22.50. I’m glad I listened to her as you’ll see below:

Brown Sugar Body Cream – This is a very nice thick body cream and absorbs quickly so you can get dressed straight away. It definitely keeps my skin moisturised throughout the day and you can tell it’s high quality. However there are two issues I have with it; the scent and the price.

The fragrance is ‘an addictive iconic scent’ apparently but all I smell is Lemon Cif bathroom cleaner. I guess one would expect a sweet sugary vanilla scent because of the name but it is nowhere near. It has stopped me from using it on my upper body as I don’t want to really smell it all day, so it’s been used mostly on my legs. The price for a full size tube is $35 which is too expensive in my book for a daily moisturiser.

Sugar Lip Polish – So the original reason I headed to Sephora was also a disappointment. Now I know this doesn’t say ‘lip scrub’ rather ‘lip polish’ which would indicate to me that it will be less harsh than other lip exfoliators I’ve tried. But this actually does nothing to my lips as far as I can tell. They don’t feel buffed, exfoliated, or polished just oily. The only thing I actually like about this is the scent which reminds me of Coca Cola. This has brown sugar crystals, Shea butter, and grapeseed oil but all I could feel was the butter and oil. As I said above the price for a full size pot is $22.50.

Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 – This is definitely the best product of the bunch. I’ve been using it as an intensive lip treatment at night and it’s really helped to keep my lips from cracking with all the dry winter air. I like it because it isn’t waxy/heavy but stays on the lips so I don’t have to re-apply it every five minutes. This also has a lemon type of scent but not like the body cream above. I probably would re-buy this but as I have so many lip balms/salves I won’t need to any time soon. This retails for $22.50 and also comes in tinted versions for those who like a bit of colour with their lip treatments.

So I guess 1 out of 3 isn’t bad? I think Fresh stuff is beautifully packaged but very expensive for what it is. I wanted to buy the Umbrian Clay Treatment Bar too but it was $38 and as beauty crazy as I am, I can’t justify that much for what is essentially a bar of soap! Maybe I’ll put it on my birthday wish list for later on in the year. I also purchased Sugar Face Polish and I will be reviewing that in a few weeks.

You can buy Fresh products in the UK but they only have one store in the Marylebone area of London. There isn’t a UK version of the Fresh website however the Marylebone store will do mail order.


Comments

  • Kelly
    Jan 9, 2012 at 4:11 am Reply

    I’ve never tried Fresh products before! I’m sorry 2/3 of the products were busts, butI’m glad to hear you like the lip balm!

    1. Annabella
      Jan 24, 2012 at 11:37 pm Reply

      Well you aren’t missing out on anything Kelly – unless you buy them on sale don’t bother your college budget would go bust! :D

  • lyn
    Jan 9, 2012 at 5:41 am Reply

    I like the lip treatment too but gave the lotion a miss because it smelled so strong from the tube and wasn’t a lemony scent I liked. The lip treatment is great though and is my current favourite lipbalm :-)

    1. Annabella
      Jan 24, 2012 at 11:39 pm Reply

      I finally finished my body lotion, I couldn’t bear to throw it out but I definitely won’t buy it again. I think I’ll used the lip exfoliator on my elbows! lol xoxo

  • ihavemostlybeen
    Jan 9, 2012 at 11:51 am Reply

    Oh it’s always a shame when something you are dying to try turns out not to be what you had hoped, I would have anticipated a lovely caramel scent rather than anything citrus! Glad the balm was worth the spend though. x

    1. Annabella
      Jan 24, 2012 at 11:40 pm Reply

      Yes my cousin Lela saved the day with her idea otherwise I would have been hopping mad! xoxo

  • Hani
    Jan 9, 2012 at 12:57 pm Reply

    I”m going to Sephora soon as I need to get the lip balm,the only thing I’ve tried from Fresh so far is the body scrub but found it to be quite ordinary..so much for the hype..

    1. Annabella
      Jan 14, 2012 at 7:15 pm Reply

      And it’s so expensive! I’ve not tried the body scrub yet and I doubt I will. I know I can get other sugar scrubs that don’t cost as much for sure! xoxo

  • G A B Y
    Jan 9, 2012 at 9:24 pm Reply

    I’ve heard a lot about the lip balm and I’m surprised it smells lemony because of its name, but it must smells yummy anyway!

    1. Annabella
      Jan 14, 2012 at 7:16 pm Reply

      I thought it would be a cakey smell but I guess it’s that it isn’t right or else I would be eating before bed instead of putting it on my lips! :D

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