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Fresh N' Fancy

I got a Fresh N' Fancy set for Christmas in 1980 or 1981. It was a make your own make-up and perfume set, complete with eye and lip colour pigments that you mixed together with a white cream substance.

You got pipettes and mixing tools and storage pots, almost like a little lab set and you could even make perfume with concentrated essences mixed with water.

One smelled like Iris (wow i can almost smell it now!) and best of all you could also make your own nail varnish. It was magic, as it would peel off in one go when you got bored with the colour!

I've got a photo of me taken on Christmas morning, having just unwrapped it, holding the box up excitedly for my mum to capture on film. It was my favourite present of that year, and i was caked in the stuff until supplies ran out.

You could send away to get more pigments etc. but I think my mum must have 'mislaid' the form. Oh happy, happy days. I now rely on good old Boots no. 7 and Clinique for make-up as, thankfully, I lost the desire to make my own!


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Do You Remember Fresh N' Fancy?

Do You Remember Fresh N' Fancy?

  • Anonymous user
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    Fresh and Fancy was my second most fave toy next to my girls world, im slowly retreiving my chilhood back, from ebay but haven't been able to get hold of this one yet! To many meany mums must have accidently! thrown them out. Does any 1970s early 80s would be makeup artists out there remember "Learn about Beauty"set? it was along the same sort of lines as Fresh and Fancy but with more makeup and i dont think you had to make it. I was desperate for this set but santa must have ran out !!!
  • Anonymous user
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    I REMEMBER MY MOM GAVE ME FRESH N FANCY FOR A CHRISTMAS. I ALSO REMEMBER THE NAIL POLISH PEELING OFF,YOU COULD MAKE IT IN RED OR PINK AND YOU COULD ALSO MAKE ONE SILVER WITH GLITTER.
  • Anonymous user
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    I had this! I sat at the kitchen bar and made my grandma some perfume as a gift... The nail polish would peel from my nails when it dried... I loved this toy and can't find it anywhere :(