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Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment Review

Product Description

This ultra-hydrating lip treatment corrects and conditions lips for a smooth, youthful-looking finish. It is scientifically proven to repair the lips—significantly boosting moisture, enhancing volume, and improving the definition of the lip area. It is fortified with a high concentration of ultra-nourishing, age-delaying ingredients including hyaluronic spheres to penetrate the skin, fill in wrinkles, and plump the appearance of lips, and sea fennel extract to help smooth fine lines and define the lip area.

Thoughts

I think a few years ago Sephora gave away some Fresh lip balms as a part of their birthday gifts. It came in a pack with a tinted lip balm. For a while I was using it as my go to lip balm because of how smooth it is. It applies on the lip easily but I found that maybe because of that it also didn’t have a lot of staying power.

The lip balm has a scent but it’s one that I like. I don’t know if it is powerful enough to bother people that are sensitive to scents. I don’t smell it once it has been on my lips for a while. But because the formula is the way it is, sometimes I find myself licking my lips a lot which makes the product disappear faster and kind of defeats the point of applying lip balm in the first place lol! If I have really dry lips I feel like my lips are cutting the balm as I’m applying it and I find that I go through the product a lot faster.

I like that it is housed in metal and that the lid twists off. Once in a while lip products that have a pull off cap comes off by itself in my purse or else something heavy might cause a crack in the cap. It definitely makes the product feel more expensive to have it look like a lipstick instead.

Honestly the product claims to do a lot of things and I wouldn’t go so far as to agree to all of them. If you, however, just need a simple lip balm that has a smooth texture than you should try this out. If you tend to suffer from flakey lips or anything close, I would probably reach for a different lip balm that has better staying power (good ol’ Vaseline) until then. I still like to keep a tube on me when I’m at school because I don’t like to swipe Vaseline onto my lips with fingers at school (germs eek!!!)

3/5

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter — 015 Tutti Frutti Review




Color Burst Lip Butter by Revlon is a buttery balm with beautiful shiny color to give you baby soft, healthy glowing lips 94% of women felt lips were softer, smoother, and instantly hydrated. Hydrating mango, shea and coconut butter formula boosts lip moisture by 156%. Pampering gel formula provides super charged hydration and glides on lips buttery smooth. Sheer to medium colour with buttery shine.

Revlon’s Lip Butters are definitely not new and if you usually follow any makeup review blogs or beauty gurus on youtube, you’ve probably already heard and seen a bunch of reviews on them. What was all the hype about for this product? It was a lip product that was supposed to have the moisturizing properties of a lip balm, but also the pigmentation of a lipstick. Did it live up to all the hype it has received?

I usually don’t use lipstick everyday, but I do use it from time to time. I usually just apply it before I leave the house and I don’t reapply throughout the day. I just don’t have time to keep finding a mirror to reapply it, you know? Plus they usually make my lips dry so I’d need to put lip gloss over it. So I need something that’s convenient and quick. Since Lip Butter isn’t completely opaque like lip sticks are supposed to be, it seems like a good choice.

If it’s a bit sheer then it’s like I’m just applying a bit of lip tint instead. No worries about getting color outside of my lips. Also, if it’s moisturizing then I don’t have to apply two things.

I picked Tutti Frutti since I usually pick orange-coral colours. I would’ve picked Peach Parfait, but when I went to swatch it, I see a lot of glitter in the product which I’m not a big fan of. I’m not sure if it’d leave a bunch on my lips after it dries up so I settled for Tutti Frutti. I was actually pretty afraid of getting this colour since it’s super orange in the tube. When I swatched it though it was much more sheer. I also checked out some pictures online and it wasn’t as bright as the tube. Actually, it’s pretty much the kind of colour I would go for. When I apply it as I would a chapstick though, it was pretty orange on my lips. Since my lips are pretty pigmented it appears more orange than I would like.


Since it’s a lip balm x lip stick in one, it’s not as moisturizing as I assumed it would be. It’s more moisturizing than most lip sticks I own, but it’s not enough for me to completely skip applying a lip balm underneath or lip gloss over it. If I just need to repply for a bit of colour, then it’s fine. If my lips are getting really dry, it would not be a good idea to throw this on top. It leaves a tint on the lips even after the product starts disappearing as the day goes by.

All in all, it’s not a bad product. If you want to add some colour to your lips without the hassle of lipstick, I think it’d be a good option, especially since it leaves a tint on the lips so you don’t have to constantly reapply. Plus, it’s very affordable. It can add a bit of moisture if you’re really in need of some and don’t have anything else on hand. I probably wouldn’t hype it up in the moisture department as much as it claims though since it can’t beat applying actual lip balm.

3.5/5

Luxebox Spring 2013

This season, Loose Button teamed up with the Steven and Chris Show (CBC) to come up with the essentials for our Luxebox.




Loose Button // Blending Sponge

[[ A makeup sponge applicator that flawlessly blends in your makeup for the perfect look. The applicator should be dampended with water before use and can be used with liquid, cream, loose powder or pressed powder makeup. For best results, use the applicator in a stippling or bouncing motion. ]]
Full Size: ?? || Received: ?? *FULL SIZED*

Moroccanoil // Body Buff

[[ Made with natural orange peel exfoliator, Body Buff is gentle enough for daily use to polish away dead skin cells and instantly transform your skin. The added benefits of argan oil blended with Vitamin E and nourishing avocado, grape seed, safflower, sesame and sweet almond oils, rejuvenate your skin with intense moisture. ]]
Full Size: $48/180mL || Received: $13.33/50mL

Kérastase // Bain Chroma Captive

[[ Shine intensifying shampoo for ultimate color radiance for color-treated hair. Created to help preserves color and shine for up to 40 days with use of Chroma Captive system. Polishes the hair fiber, leaving it smooth for maximum light reflection. ]]
Full Size: $39/250mL || Received: $4.68/30mL

Calvin Klein // Eternity Aqua

[[ Eternity Aqua by Calvin Klein is inspired by refreshing femininity with an effortless elegance. It is a sensual and refreshing fragrance like a clean crisp ocean breeze. Feel naturally sophisticated and relaxed with the Eternity Aqua. ]]
Full Size: $72/50mL || Received: $5.40/6mL

B. Kamins // Lip Balm

[[ This soothing lip balm helps to moisturize and protect lips from sun, wind and extreme temperatures. Maple and softening essential oils help to repair chapped, sore lips, and UVA/UVB sunscreening agents help to prevent the breakout of lip sores. This treatment creates a smoother palette for lipstick application by diminishing the appearance of fine lines and reducing the feathering of lip color. ]]
Full Size: $21.00/0.5oz || Received: $5.46/0.13oz

This is literally the third time I’m getting this sample. Second time from Luxebox! I JUST got this sample in my last box and it really irritates me to get repeats ::-_-::. I got this in the winter box and the September box for Glossybox. They obviously didn’t even think to check what I’ve received from them before.

Lancôme | Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate

[[ Award-winning serum that helps create a more youthful-looking skin by promoting natural skin renewal that is characteristic of young skin. Visible skin in just 7 days. Drop by drop, skin is vibrant with youth, its tone becomes astonishingly even and its texture dramatically refined. ]]
Full Size: $125/50mL || Received: $20/8mL

Pandora // Mascara (Black)

[[ The perfect addition to your your collection for a more natural touch! A smudge and clump free mascara that provides you with gorgeous, glossy colour that will never irritate the eyes. Developed specifically for sensitive eyes, this mascara glides on easily and thickens the lashes while adding glorious shine. The long brush handle allows you to maneuver into hard to reach areas and the clear tube lets you know when you’re running low! ]]
Full Size: $19.00/10mL || Received: $19.00/10mL *FULL SIZED*

I have to say that this season’s Luxebox didn’t impress me as much as the last two boxes. I’m interested in trying the Lancome item, but that’s about it. The fact that they sent me an item that they literally just sent me in my last box was pretty disappointing. The booklet they gave with the spring trends had all these brands and items I would’ve been excited to try. Smashbox’s eye primer, Color Smash’s hair shadow (I’m guessing it’s their take on the new hair chalk trend?), L’Occitane, KMS’s Quick Blow Dry. Where are those things in my box?

Luxebox Winter 2012

For the winter Luxebox they placed all the items inside a drawstring bag inside the box instead of just placing it into the box and wrapping it up! Sorry I forgot to include the kabuki brush in the picture with all the items! If Luxebox keeps things up, I would be sooo happy. They’ve been impressing me with the Fall box and this Winter box ::^^::.



Loose Button // Faux Eye Lashes

[[ Perfect for your holiday parties. Glam up your look by adding a pair of falsies. Apply with your favourite lash glue and you’ll be ready for the night! ]]
Full Size: — || Received: — *FULL SIZED*

Donna Karan // Woman

[[ A fragrance created for women, by women. Feminine and sensual. The strength and softness of women is expressed through creamy notes of orange flower, that delicately wrap the confident signature core of haitian vetiver and sandalwood. ]]
Full Size: $135/100mL || Received: $9.45/7mL

I like when perfume samples come in the same design as the full sized perfumes LOL. It’s so pretty and cute ::GAH::.

Loose Button // Kabuki Brush

[[ A kabuki brush that works with many different types of makeup, delicately made to accentuate every feature. ]]
Full Size: — || Received: — *FULL SIZED*

Dermalogica // precleanse

[[ The first step of the Dermalogica Double Cleanse for your cleanest skin ever! Nourishing Oilve, Apricot and Kukui Nut oils cut through make-up, sunscreens and oil-based debris, readying them for easy removal. Add water to transform this hydrophilic (water-loving) formula into a milky emulsion that lifts debris from the skin’s surface, allowing your prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser to penetrate even further for professional cleansing results. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors. ]]
Full Size: $50.50/150mL || Received: $5.05/15mL

Cake Beauty // it’s a slice Supreme Body Mousse

[[ It’s a slice supreme body mousse a rich whipped orange-vanilla body lotion to blanket your body in an ultra light body lotion with extreme hydrators that will leave your skin lightly scented and perfectly moisturized and smooth. your skin will look and feel exceptionally dewy and supple
Cake girls say that it smells like sweet orange and creamy vanilla … xox
]]
Full Size: $22.00/250mL || Received: $5.81/66mL

B.Kamins // Day Lotion SPF 15

[[ A lightweight, oil-free lotion that diffuses a blend of moisturizers, anti-oxidants and vitamins to leave skin silky smooth and hydrated all day long. This multi-purpose product not only moisturizes, but also helps protect skin with SPF 15. A perfect primer for makeup. Results are a healthy, luminescent glow! ]]
Full Size: $80.00/50mL || Received: $24.00/15mL

B.Kamins // Lip Balm SPF 20

[[ A soothing anti-aging lip balm with Bio-Maple Compound and UVA/UVB sunscreens that repairs and protects. This balm creates a smoother palette for lipstick application by diminishing the appearance of fine lines and reducing the feathering of lip color. Use anytime for softer, more luscious lips! ]]
Full Size: $21.00/0.5oz || Received: $5.46/0.13oz

Schwarzkopf // OSiS+ Dust It

[[ OSiS+ Dust It Mattifying Powder has a lightweight texture to assist the natural movement of your hair and help add texture for a matt finish. OSiS+ Dust It has control level 1 (light) for natural movement and style. ]]
Full Size: $19.99/50mL || Received: 10g