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Fresh Sugar Lychee Review

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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?

 

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Samples of The Week: Fresh, Dior, Tarte, Sunday Riley, Tory Burch & Burberry

Good day folks! Here’s another set of samples that I’ve been testing for this week’s review. The products that I’m about to mention are truly great, and most of them are worth having in regular sizes. There’s a lip treatment, a nourishing moisturizer, a scent for men, some lip swatches and a blush. I don’t remember where I got each sample, but I’m pretty sure most of them are from Sephora, and some may be from Nordies, if I’m not mistaken. So, without further ado, let’s start the review.

 

Tory Burch Jolie Fleur Lavande, Burberry mr Burberry eau de toilette, tarte Amazonian clay 12-hr blush paaarty, Sunday Riley ceo moisturizer, dior rouge dior matte finish lipsticks, fresh sugar lip treatment perfecting wand

 


 

fresh sugar lip treatment perfecting wand review

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Perfecting Wand (0.1 oz: $24) – A lip treatment/exfoliator that smells or tastes like mango with lemon. It has loofah oil, cupuaçu and mango butter for moisturization, with black currant and grapeseed oil as antioxidants. This lip treatment has tiny sugar particles that’s meant to scrub and exfoliate the lips with its silicone or rubber-like wand applicator. Great for using every day and also as a lip conditioner at night. Though I didn’t notice much exfoliation with this lip treatment, I love that it keeps my lips moisturized overnight and it prevents my lips from drying even more. The silicon applicator feels great when massaged onto the lips, but it doesn’t necessarily exfoliate. The overall formula is great, it’s thick and it works very well if you are prone to dry chapped lips, though I think there could be some other products that may work just the same for a much lesser price tag.

 

rouge dior matte lipsticks

Dior, Rouge Dior Lipsticks, Matte Finish (0.12 oz: $35 ) – These are a few sample shades of the latest Rouge Dior Matte Lipsticks. The formula is extremely matte and slightly drying, but long wearing for about 6-8 hours. The bubblegum/cotton candy scent can be a hit or a miss for some, but I actually like it a lot. There’s different shades in this particular finish and they seem to be wearable and quite pretty. Out of all the 4 shades swatched below, I like the 772 Classic Matte shade because it’s the most wearable shade of all. Delicate matte is too nude for me, 787 Exuberant Matte is too bright for a pink, more like an electric/neon pink, while 999 Matte is also good, but it’s too bright of a red for me. A fiery red that’s almost red-orange in tone.

Swatches

dior rouge dior matte finish lipsticks lip swatches

Rouge Dior Matte Lipsticks swatches

 

 

 

tarte amazonian blush

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty (0.2 oz: $29) – Got this as a birthday gift from Sephora. I love shade of this sun-baked blush. It’s soft and wearable for a natural daytime look. It gives a subtle flush on the cheeks and it stays on for a long time. Don’t worry, this won’t make you look like Pikachu. LOL.

Swatch

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty

 

Sunday Riley C.E.O, C+E Antioxidant Protect + Repair Moisturizer review

Sunday Riley C.E.O, C+E Antioxidant Protect + Repair Moisturizer (1.7 oz: $65) – Never tried any Sunday Riley products before, and I could say that this long-named moisturizer is heavenly. With a superior and highly potent form of Vitamin C and some added antioxidants, this moisturizer is luxurious and it smells good, like an orange tart or an orange cream. It goes into the skin smoothly and it keeps it hydrated for a long time. A little too oily or too thick for my taste though, specially in this warming weather. Since this moisturizer has no Spf, I’d probably use this at night. Otherwise, I love this cream a lot and I could see this working well, because we all know that Vitamin C is really good for the skin.

 

tory burch Jolie fleur lavande

Tory Burch Jolie Fleur Lavande (6ml Rollerball: $29, 50 ml: $95, 100 ml: $125) – A light scent of lavender with hints of magnolia and bergamot. It’s on the powdery floral side and is soothing and refreshing at the same time. Very long lasting as the scent could still be noticed the following day. It’s ideal for spring and has a nice and clean dry down.

 

mr Burberry eau de toilette

Burberry, Mr. Burberry Eau de Toilette (1.0 oz: $55, 1.6 oz: $68, 3.3 oz: $88, 5.0 oz: $115) – A scent for the modern man, it’s casual, it’s sensual and smart. With grapefruit and Guaiacwood, this scent is simply pleasing to the senses. It’s not musky, but more of a refreshing long lasting scent. I usually love men’s perfumes or colognes and this one is really good. Slightly similar to Hugo Boss Perfumes, but this one is more irresistible.

 

tarte blush, dior rouge matte, Sunday Riley c.e.o moisturizer, fresh sugar lip treatment perfecting wand, mr Burberry eau de toilette, tory burch lavande

 

Verdict: I love this week’s samples a lot. If I have to buy them in full sizes, I’d say, I’ll probably purchase the Sunday Riley C.E.O Moisturizer, Tory Burch Jolie Fleur Lavande, Mr. Burberry Eau de Toilette para mi esposo, a couple of Rouge Dior Matte Lipsticks in shades of my choosing, and perhaps a few of Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hr Blushes.

 

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