Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Sugar, Sugar

If your anyone who frequents any type of beauty channel, blog, or you are a Beauty Insider at Sephora then I am almost positive you have seen these before. If your not, then I do recommend you sign up to become a Beauty Insider at Sephora. It's easy. Next time your in the store, tell them you want to be one and they will simply give you a rewards card. With the Beauty Insider card, you can rack up points with the things you purchased to get free stuff. Another perk is that you can get a birthday gift on or after your birthday. You don't even have to buy anything. I love that. Free stuff is always good. I don't know what 2013's gift will be, but 2012's was the Fresh Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Duo. 

For free, it is a pretty awesome deal. These aren't some dinky one time use lip balms. You get a really good amount of product in these! Take a look:

First of all the packaging is so nice. They come in nice sleek tubes: 1 rose silver & 1 red chrome type of color/finish(?)(I made those colors up!) I was impressed by the packaging. They really put thought into these baby lip balms and didn't skimp. I can really appreciate that. They smell like lemon. They have an SPF of 15. Also a plus. You don't have to think about using an SPF on your lips since it is already built in. Here's some other cool stuff in them:

"The sweetest smooch ever! This lip-loving duo nourishes, protects, and perfects your pout with a blend of skin-softenening sugar, moisturizing seed oils, and antioxidant-rich vitamins." 

Aside from the fact that you really get a lot product and they moisturize my lips really well, I wouldn't have even mentioned these here on my blog if it wasn't for the Mini Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment. It just leaves a really nice tint on your lips that doesn't even look like a tint. It looks like your natural lips which are plump, smooth, & are a nice juicy red color. For a smokey eye it would look really pretty. I really love using it throughout the day when I don't want to mess with lip gloss or lipstick but I want to look put together. It's really nice. Here's a swatch. I should have maybe swatched on my lips but that's ok! And both of those swatches are the Mini Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment.

If you missed out on 2012's birthday gift from Sephora and are thinking about buying these, the mini lip set comes around $17. Personally, I think that is just too expensive even though they are a pair of great lip balms and a tint. I would probably recommend to just buy the Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment if you were interested. If not, Maybelline's Baby Lips will give the same effect or I know Soft Lips has some great lip tints too. I am just not too sure about the SPF or any of the other added benefits being in any of the drugstore lip balms. If you get this set for free, go for it!

There's my 2 cents. 

Do you have these?
Do you think these are worth the $17 or no?



DianaLuv said...

I hate how these feel and smell! They dont moisturize my lips very well either. I seriously dont think its worth the money.

Erica Jackson said...

hi! thank you for your honesty! i love that! thank you for reading too!

Alexandrea J. Wilson said...

My bday was on the 31st (of December) and I got my free lip products and goodness they are GREAT! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! :) I don't know that I would spend $17.00 on it but if it were like 7 or 8, I would. Anyway this was definitely a great product!!

I found you through Nikki Phillippi's #howtobehappyjanuary tag on twitter & youtube and I am glad I did! I enjoy your blog! :) Have a great day!!

Erica Jackson said...

hi! i have so far meet so many cool girls for the #howtobehappyjanuary! i love it! happy belated and also cheers to 2013! we are in this together ,girl! if you have a blog and you come back, link me!

KatXoXo said...

I'm so sad I missed out on my bday Lip Sugar from Sephora!! I've heard so many amazing things about them!!

Kayla Graham said...

They both look amazing! So glad you commented and left a link to your blog because I love it! I know it may sound crazy but I didn't even know about fashion and make-up "blogs" until just recently. Will definitely be back!

Erica Jackson said...

Kat: hopefully 2013's gift will be even better! Until then, try out Baby Lips or Soft Lips!

Kayla: No! I doesn't sound crazy! I have always been a beauty junkie and only found out about blogs and youtube channels was from watching a Michelle Phan tutorial 2 years ago! I had no idea there were so many beauty girls on Youtube and didn't have a clue about a blog!

Alexandrea J. Wilson said...

Hi Erica! And thanks for replying to me!! That is so sweet! I love bloggers who respond to their commenters! I know it's not always possible but when it is, I really appreciate it!! :)

And thank you for the birthday wishes too! I can't believe it's been one week since my bday already!! I had such a great bday that I wish I could do it all over again and these lip products actually made my bday plenty awesome. :) I REALLY love I don't know if I wouldn't pay the 17.00 to get the full one because I actually really like them! lol haha

Anyway, I am really loving your blog! :)

Coco said...

I got this in December because it was my birthday and they are such a great value. I wouldn't pay for the full size because I find them too expensive for what they are. But you get a really good amount for free with the gift and the packaging is nice and I found them very moisturizing. I liked them a lot xx

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