November 21, 2014

FRESH Sugar Cravings Kiss Trio


Fresh Sugar Cravings Kiss Trio retails for $28 USD ($33 CAD) and contains 3 deluxe size Sugar Lip Treatments (0.07 oz.) It is said to be "a limited edition collection of nourishing Sugar lip minis in festive shades to get in the holiday spirit."

Sugar Berry is described as a flirty berry.
Sugar Cherry is described as a sunny red. 
Sugar Lip Treatment is described as transparent. 

"Get in the holiday spirit with these three lip-loving essentials in festive hues. Each hydrating treatment nourishes, protects, and plumps the look of lips. With an untinted version, a bold, flirty berry hue, and a bright, sunny red, you are certain to find the perfect shade to fit your mood. And the festive, bright red box makes this trio the perfect gift. "
The Sugar Lip Treatments retail for $22.50 USD ($26 CAD) and contain 0.15 oz. of product. The deluxe sizes contain roughly half, making this set a $32 USD ($36 CAD) value. It is a fairly good deal and you are getting to try 3 shades for just over the price of one full-sized tube.


The packaging for the lip treatments is a nice, brushed metal with a screw on cap. For being deluxe sized they feel sturdy and secure which is nice, as it reassures they won't be easily damaged if I were to throw them in my purse or makeup bag.

They have a slight citrus scent that can be tasted on initial application. I personally love the scent, it's very refreshing. The Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments have an SPF of 15, as well as being packed with nurturing ingredients and vitamins that help moisturize, repair and protect lips all year round.


Sugar Berry is a light-medium, berry mauve with cool undertones and a luminous finish. The texture was soft, smooth, buttery and glided-on easily. It applied semi-sheer and the color lightly grabbed to any imperfections or fine lines of my lips. This shade was hydrating and lasted +3.5 hours before fading. (5/5)
Sugar Cherry is a light-medium, vivid cherry with warm undertones and a luminous finish. The texture was soft, smooth, buttery and glided-on easily. It applied semi-sheer and was very hydrating, even after the product had worn off. It lasted +3.5 hours before fading. (5/5)
Sugar Lip Treatment is a transparent, clear lip treatment with a luminous, glossy finish. The texture was soft, smooth, buttery and glided-on easily. This shade had a thinner consistency, but was very hydrating and moisturizing. It lasted +3 hours before fading. (5/5)

Overall, I'm a big fan of the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments. While this set is nice, the brand offers other deluxe, holiday sets that are a much better value. Regardless, you're still getting half the amount of a full-sized tube. I suffer from severely dry, chapped lips and these repairing products have helped me out. The deluxe balms are great for travel or to throw in your makeup bag. Whether you're gifting, trying the products out for the first time or simply taking advantage of the variety of lip products, this set is definitely worth checking out. 


Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Sugar Berry

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Sugar Berry

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Sugar Berry

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Sugar Cherry

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Sugar Cherry

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Sugar Cherry

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Sugar

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Sugar


Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.

November 20, 2014

BENEFIT Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes


Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes (1.08 oz.) retails for $36 USD ($43 CAD) and contains six powders and one cream highlighter all housed in a metal tin. While this box set is limited-edition, all of the products are permanent and can be purchased at anytime. It is said to be "a kit with four of Benefit's must-have blushes, highlighters, face powders and a tips and tricks guide."

Dandelion is described as a soft pink. [P]
Bella Bamba is described as a pink watermelon. [P]
Sugarbomb is described as a peach, rose, shimmering pink, soft plum. [P]
Hoola is described as a bronze. [P]
CORALista is described as a coral pink sheen. [P]
Rockateur is described as a rose gold. [P]
Watt's Up! is described as a luminous champagne. [P]
"Get a glowing look with Benefit’s most covetable box of blushes, highlighters, and a powder in this Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O’ Blushes. It includes an exclusive tips and tricks guide to show you how to create two easy cheek looks, for daytime and after hours."
Value: this set contains roughly $114 USD ($145 CAD) worth of product, which does make this a very good deal. Most of the products in this set are at least half of the full-sized version. If you've been wanted to try Benefit's blushes and cheek powders, this set is a great opportunity.

While the packaging feels very retro, Christmassy and cute, it is also incredibly bulky, clunky and heavy. It's quite difficult to store since it takes up so much space and it's not travel-friendly. (I will admit though, I am thankful the packaging is a metal tin and not cardboard.) The pans of product sit within a cardboard tray that can be removed from the outer tin  so depotting and finding other storage solutions is an easy option!

Dandelion Brightening Face Powder (0.14 oz.) – reg. $28 USD / $36 CAD (0.25 oz.)
Dandelion is a light pink with warm undertones and a subtle gold sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, lightly powdery and blended nicely and evenly on the skin. It had good, soft pigmentation and lasted +7 hours before fading. (4/5)


Bella Bamba 3D Brightening Face Powder (0.17 oz.) – reg. $28 USD / $36 CAD (0.28 oz.)
Bella Bamba is a medium pink with warm undertones and a frosted, golden sheen. The texture was soft, chunky and lightly powdery. It took a little extra effort to break the product down and blend into the skin nicely and evenly. It had good pigmentation and lasted +8 hours before fading. (4/5)


Sugarbomb Sugar Rush Flush Face Powder (0.21 oz.) – reg. $28 USD / $36 CAD (0.42 oz.)
Sugarbomb is a sheer, light peach with warm undertones and a frosted, golden sheen. The texture was soft, smooth and blended nicely and evenly on the skin. It had soft, barely there color and left a sheen on the skin. Sugarbomb lasted +8 hours before fading. (5/5)


Hoola Bronzing Powder (0.17 oz.) – reg. $28 USD / $36 CAD (0.28 oz.)
Hoola is a medium brown with hints of yellow, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, smooth, finely-milled, lightly powdery but blended out nicely and evenly on the skin. It had good, buildable pigmentation and lasted +8 hours before fading. (5/5)


CORALista A Rio Pleasure Face Powder (0.17 oz.) – reg. $28 USD / $36 CAD (0.28 oz.)
CORALista is a light peach with warm undertones and a frosted, golden sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, a little dry in the pan but blended out easily on the skin. It had decent pigmentation, left a subtle sheen on the skin and lasted +8 hours before fading. (4/5)


Rockateur Famously Provocative Cheek Powder (0.17 oz.) – reg. $28 USD / $36 CAD (0.17 oz.)
Rockateur is a medium, rose coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture was soft, smooth, finely-milled, lightly powdery but blended out nicely and evenly on the skin. It had good pigmentation and lasted +8 hours before fading.  (4/5) 


Watt's Up! Highlighter (0.05 oz.) – reg. $30 USD / $36 CAD (0.33 oz.)
Watt's Up! is a light, champagne beige with warm undertones and a luminous finish. The texture was soft, smooth, lightly creamy and blended into the skin easily. This is a cream-to-powder highlight that leaves a luminous glow on the skin which didn't emphasize the look of pores or imperfections on the skin. It lasted +8 hours before fading. (5/5)

Overall, the palette is a great value and contains a nice selection of the brand's best selling cheek products. The texture of the palette is a smidgen powdery and a few shades are slightly different in color when compared to the full-sized formula, but the performance and wear time is still great! I highly recommend checking this palette out whether you're gifting it, indulging in the brand for the first time or a long-time fan wanting to get their hands on the cute, limited edition packaging and savings!

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes

Benefit Dandelion Brightening Face Powder

Benefit Dandelion Brightening Face Powder

Benefit Bella Bamba 3D Brightening Face Powder

Benefit Bella Bamba 3D Brightening Face Powder

Benefit Sugarbomb Sugar Rush Flush Face Powder

Benefit Sugarbomb Sugar Rush Flush Face Powder

Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder

Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder

Benefit CORALista A Rio Pleasure Face Powder

Benefit CORALista A Rio Pleasure Face Powder

Benefit Rockateur Famously Provocative Cheek Powder

Benefit Rockateur Famously Provocative Cheek Powder

Benefit Watt's Up! Highlighter

Benefit Watt's Up! Highlighter

Benefit Watt's Up! Highlighter

Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O' Blushes Brush


Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.

November 17, 2014

FRESH Sweet Nudes


Fresh Sweet Nudes retails for $36 USD ($42 CAD) and features four Sugar Lip Treatments (0.07 oz.) and one Sugar Lip Polish (0.28 oz.) It is a Sephora exclusive set that is said to be "a limited-edition collection of pout-perfectors packed with moisture-preserving sugar for a naturally beautiful lip look."

Sugar Honey is described as a bold warm nude.
Sugar Petal is described as a bold pink blossom. 
Sugar Rose is described as a bold rosy tint. 
Sugar Lip Treatment is described as transparent. 
"Get a natural-looking, gorgeous lip with these hydrating, pale pout-perfectors. The Sugar Lip Polish gently exfoliates and conditions while the lip treatments nourish, smooth, and protect. Choose from pink blossom, rosy tint, a bold warm nude, or untinted for a moisturized, flawless finish. Packaged together in a festively patterned box with chic gold trimming, this exclusive set makes the ultimate gift for the holiday season."
The Sugar Lip Treatments retail for $22.50 USD ($26 CAD) and contain 0.15 oz. of product. The Sugar Lip Polish retail for $22.50 USD ($26 CAD) and contain 0.6 oz. of product. With that said, this set is a $53 USD ($61 CAD) value. You're getting to try 5 great lip products for just over the price of 2 full-sized tubes.

The packaging for the lip treatments is a nice, brushed metal with a screw on cap. For being deluxe sized they feel sturdy and secure which is nice, as it reassures they won't be easily damaged if I were to throw them in my purse or makeup bag.

They have a slight citrus scent that can be tasted on initial application. I personally love the scent, it's very refreshing. The Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments have an SPF of 15, as well as being packed with nurturing ingredients and vitamins that help moisturize, repair and protect lips all year round.
Sugar Honey is a light-medium, orange beige with warm undertones and a luminous finish. The texture was soft, smooth, buttery and glided-on easily. It applied semi-sheer and was very hydrating, even after the product had worn off. It lasted +3.5 hours before fading. (5/5)
Sugar Petal is a light-medium, muted rosey-plum with neutral undertones and a luminous finish. The texture was soft, smooth, buttery and glided-on easily. This specific shade had a thicker consistency than the others making it seem more pigmented. It applied semi-sheer and was hydrating, even after the product had worn off. It lasted +3.5 hours before fading(5/5)
Sugar Rose is a light-medium, rose pink with warm undertones and a luminous finish. The texture was soft, smooth, buttery and glided-on easily. This shade applied the most sheer but was still extremely hydrating, even after wear. It lasted +3.5 hours before fading(5/5)
Sugar Lip Treatment is a transparent, clear lip treatment with a luminous, glossy finish. The texture was soft, smooth, buttery and glided-on easily. This shade had a thinner consistency, but was very hydrating and moisturizing. It lasted +3 hours before fading. (5/5)
The Sugar Lip Polish is said to be "a unique formula [that] is enriched with real brown sugar crystals to gently buff away dry flakes." The scent is similar to the other Sugar Lip products, citrus but with a hint of brown sugar. The taste is slightly bitter so I wouldn't recommend leaving it on your lips, or licking the remaining sugar off. It does a good job of removing dry flakes and imperfections from lightly chapped lips. It's hydrating and very gentle, especially compared to the old toothbrush method. (5/5)

Overall, I'm a big fan of the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments and this set is a great value; you're getting half the amount of a full-sized tube. I suffer from severely dry, chapped lips and these repairing products have helped me out. The deluxe balms are great for travel or to throw in your makeup bag. Whether you're gifting, trying the products out for the first time or simply taking advantage of the variety of lip products, this set is definitely worth checking out.

Fresh Sugar Sweet Nudes

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Sugar Honey

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Sugar Honey

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Sugar Honey

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Sugar Petal

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Sugar Petal

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Sugar Petal

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Sugar Rose

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Sugar Rose

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Sugar Rose

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Sugar

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Sugar

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish


Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.