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Fresh Sugar Lychee Review

fresh lychee


If you ask me what’s my favorite bath and body products, you can definitely expect me to mention the Fresh brand of shower gels and lotions. In fact, their products play a starring role in my current bathroom situation. One of the scents I love from Fresh is the Sugar Lychee. It’s probably the scent that solidified my love for Fresh products because it’s quite unique, and nothing like I’ve ever smelled before. I also love some other Fresh scents like the Hesperides Grapefruit which I reviewed here in the blog a few years ago, and I also adore their Citron de Vigne line which I will be reviewing soon.


In this review, we’ll talk about the very intriguing Fresh Sugar Lychee. Fresh has made a soap, a body lotion, a shower gel, a fragrance, and a sugarbath out of this lovely scent. Let’s take a look at their lotion, shower gel, and sugar bath below.


Fresh Sugar Lychee Body Lotion review


Sugar Lychee Body Lotion (10 oz: 26 USD) – This lotion has sweet notes of lychee but it’s not overwhelming. It’s really moisturizing on the skin even with just a few drops. I love the softening effect that this has and it’s definitely lightweight. It also sets on the skin easily so there’s no sticky feel. I love that this lotion moisturizes my skin throughout the day, leaving no dry patches. I didn’t really notice any additional scent from this lotion, other than being a pure light lychee.


Fresh Sugar Lychee Bath Shower Gel photo


Sugar Lychee Bath Shower Gel (10 oz: 23 USD) – This antibacterial shower gel foams very well and you don’t need to use much of it. I do find that the scent of this can be quite cloying at times, yet still bearable nevertheless. For me, it doesn’t smell like lychee that much. It’s more like a mixture of lychee, brown sugar, a bit of citrus, and something else. Out of all the Fresh Sugar Lychee products mentioned here, this is the one I like the least.


fresh Sugar Lychee


Sugar Lychee Sugarbath (6.35 oz: 39 USD) – This the first Fresh Lychee product I’ve ever tried and I loved it immediately. It’s basically sugar cubes filled with lychee scent and Bicarbonate soda that aids in exfoliating dead skin cells as you shower. Each cube is made with natural ingredients and you can either use one directly on the skin or you can throw it in the tub. Be very careful when rubbing the cube against the skin, because it can be scratchy. Although I find that it isn’t really as scratchy as some other sugar baths I’ve tried before. The scent of this is what I considered a true lychee scent and it’s really really good. The heavy glass container of this product also looks pretty and can be repurposed as storage for cotton balls or cotton pads.


fresh Sugar Lychee Sugarbath sugarcubes


Fresh recently updated the packaging of their shower gels and lotions, which now has a pump. I find the pump to be a little difficult to maneuver as it seems to get stuck on the product and you have to exert more effort to pump the product out. I honestly kind of prefer the previous design of the packaging. But overall, I highly recommend these products and I think Fresh did a very good job of creating them.


Are you a fan of Fresh body and skincare products? Have you tried any of these before? What do you like about them?





Samples of The Week: Lancome, Tata Harper, Algenist, Dior, Jo Malone, Fresh & Hourglass

Samples Of The Week: Lancome, Tata Harper, Algenist, Dior, Jo Malone, Fresh & Hourglass


Aloha folks! It’s about time for some first impressions and fresh takes on some samples that I’ve been testing this week. I’ve chosen a few skincare minis, some scents, and a few makeup samples. A lot of you may have tried them already but it would be really interesting to know what you think about the following products that I’m about to review.



jomalone wood sage & sea salt, tata harper resurfacing mask, fresh rose hydrating eye gel cream review


Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne (1 oz $65, 3.4 oz $130) – I’d like to think that this is a unisex cologne with a beachy earthy tone. This scent has a salty aquatic vibe to it but only when you don’t spray a lot. It’s refreshing to the senses but it really doesn’t last long. Perhaps it’s only good for about an hour. Spraying more would bring out the strong herb-like scent of sage which can be overpowering.


tata harper resurfacing mask review

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask (1 oz $58) – A mask that promises to deliver instant glow, minimizes the appearance of pores, evens the skin’s texture and with all-natural ingredients. It sounds really promising, however, I can’t seem to love this mask. I’ve tried it several times already but it just didn’t seem to make a difference on my skin. I like the scent though. It smells like beet, clay, lemon, and something herb-like.


Fresh Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream (0.5 oz $41) – There’s something really interesting about this eye cream. I didn’t expect it to be so creamy and luxuriously smooth to the touch. Because of that, it really hydrates my eye area and it doesn’t irritate it. While it didn’t really illuminate my dark circles since the desired effect remains to be seen with time, I love how it felt cool and soothing which calmed down some of my puffiness. I’m not crazy about its strong cucumber-rose scent though.


lancome teint idole foundation,dior j'adore eau lumiere eau de toilette,algenist complete eye renewal balm, hourglass mineral veil primer

Dior J’adore Eau Lumiere, Eau de Toilette (1.7 oz $94, 3.4 oz $124, 5 oz $155) – The captivating scent of Dior J’adore continues with its Eau Lumiere edition. This lighter version is still sexy, alluring, romantic, and fresh. This is one of the most beautiful floral scents I’ve ever tried. I love the perfect blend of Blood Orange, Neroli, and Damask Rose. It smells a bit like a bunch of gardenias with something soapy and musky at the same time. Definitely very dramatically fresh.


algenist eye cream

Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm (0.5 oz $68) – Ask me what my favorite eye cream is and I will tell you that this is one of them. In fact, there aren’t that many eye creams out there that I like, but this Eye Renewal Balm from Algenist is something I’d like to recommend. I have already started using the regular jar and I’m really in love with it. It has alguronic acid, vitamin C, caffeine, aloe, green tea, etc., and the scent has a very light vanilla hint, similar to most Algenist skincare products but a bit more subtle. I love how this moisturizes my dry and sort of puffy undereyes and its hydrating effect lasts for the rest of the day.

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation In Shades; 310 Bisque C, 320 Bisque W, 360 Bisque N (1 oz $47) – Hmmm, I think I found another beautiful foundation. It’s very lightweight and very natural, which reminded me of Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (reviewed HERE), Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua (reviewed HERE), Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (HERE) and Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (also reviewed HERE). The nice thing is that this particular foundation is oil-free, has SPF 15, and with buildable coverage that is long lasting. The regular bottle’s size is not heavy on the pocket too. I also love that there are tons of shades to choose from with this foundation and I adore the satin-matte effect that it gives on the face.

Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation In Shades; 310 Bisque C, 320 Bisque W, 360 Bisque N


Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (0.31 oz $19, 1 oz $54, 2 oz $75) – Another great primer to have because of its added SPF 15 and it’s oil-free. But somehow, it felt slightly greasy and silky at the same time. Although some have complained that their makeup was sliding off their faces whenever they use this, that hasn’t really occurred to me. I like that this primer makes the skin very smooth with no trace of pilling nor redness. With that, it makes the foundation look even more natural and flawless, and it also makes it last longer. A similar product would be the Nars Pore & Shine Control Primer, but this one has no discerning scent and doesn’t feel as cushiony as the Nars one.


When it comes to choosing which ones are my faves, I’d say, I really like the Algenist Eye Renewal Balm a lot, followed by the scent of Dior J’adore Eau Lumiere, Then I’d like to have a full size of the Lancome Teint Idole Foundation and Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer.


Have you tried any of these before? Which ones do you prefer?


Happy Friyay guys! take care,


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