“Sugar, above all else!”
If I were to leave my mark and carve my mantra above a doorway with a blunt object and my bare hands, that would be it, because as far as I’m concerned, sugar dominates — sugar kills it, bro! — over the salty, the sour and everything else.
Since I’m a girl who can devour a pecan pie all by herself in less that 48 hours (hey, at least when I ate those two slices for breakfast, I had the “restraint” to skip the whipped cream), I’m all about the sweet stuff, and that includes these sugar-themed holiday sets by Fresh, a brand I’ve been kind of obsessed with lately (I totally blame it all on their Black Tea Toner and Fresh Life fragrance, which will forever be my Fresh gateway items).
This year the brand has several sugar-themed holiday sets for the pecan pie-eating, doughnut-print-loving sweet tooth in yo’ life.
Fresh Sugar Legends set ($55, a $79 value)
The tints in this seven-piece set are sheer enough to quality as “easy to wear” but colorful enough to stand on their own, which should make them a good gift option for just about anyone with a pronounced sweet tooth…because they’re also sugary scented and flavored. One taste and you’ll be smackin’ your lips for more…MORE!
Perfect for gift-giving, or for keeping for yourself.
I’m just sayin’… 🙂
You could stash the travel-size 0.07-oz. tubes of Tinted Sugar Lip Treatment in a bowl by the door, and then grab a different color each day of the week on your way out (you won’t even need a mirror to put them on).
Marvel as the wind whips your hair, and yet none of the strands get stuck to your lips.
The set includes sheer rouge Sugar Passion, sheer sunny red Sugar Cherry, warm nude Sugar Honey, sheer rose Sugar Rosé, sheer hot pink Sugar Tulip, pink blossom Sugar Petal and flirty berry Sugar Berry.
Fresh Sugar Dream set ($52, a $74 value)
Like a spa in yo’ bathroom, yo!
The brown sugar Face Polish and Sugar Lip Treatment in the Fresh Sugar Dream set perfectly pampers faces and lips, but the Brown Sugar Body Polish is what really makes this set. Brace yourself for a body so clean and smooth that you’ll swear someone else actually did the scrubbing work.
When I took this jar of exfoliating Brown Sugar Body Polish (which smells like mouthwatering sugar cookies) and a washcloth into my shower, the amount of dirt that sloughed off my body would’ve made Pigpen say “Dayum!”
Holy crap! Must be due to the large size of the sugar granules. Those things do not mess around.
Incidentally, since this polish is oil-based, watch your step, ’cause it can leave the bottom of the bathtub or shower slippery.
Like the Sugar Legends set, this would be a great fit for just about anyone. It might be extra thoughtful, though, for the friend in your life who’s been overwhelmed and needs a break. You could even include a nice candle and a note, perhaps offering to babysit (or cat sit) for them.
Fresh Dare to Bare Sugar Lip Ritual set ($45, a $59 value)
Sooth and smooth your pretty pout with this lovely five-piece set. Start by gently shooing flakes away with the Sugar Lip Polish, then moisture with the Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy, and smooth your lip lines into the background a bit with the Sugar Advanced Lip Therapy Lip Treatment.
Lastly, add some color and/or shine with either the glossy Sugar Shine Lip Treatment or rosy tinted Sugar Rose Titned Lip Treatment SPF.
Recommended for the girl (or guy) about town, since the pieces are travel-sized and easily totable.
Look for all three sets, along with the rest of the Fresh holiday 2014 collection, at Fresh boutiques, Sephora and online.
The Walking Dead mid-season finale!?
Ugh, I need to talk about what went down last night!
No spoilers here, but watch out for the comments if you haven’t seen the episode yet. Needless to say…my heart felt a little heavy this morning.
Did you happen to watch The Talking Dead afterwards? I actually applied to be an audience member for last night’s episode and was put on the wait list, so I stuck close to home all weekend long hoping for a call, but it wasn’t meant to be… I was fully prepared to throw a few things into an overnight bag and book a last-minute flight down to SoCal.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,