Toys of the Eighties, Fresh N' Fancy
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A make your own make-up kit for little girls. Came with colorless, odorless bases for nail polish, lip gloss, perfume, etc., add your own colors and scents.
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wendy - March 27, 2007 - Report this comment
Fresh and fancy was the best gift i ever got for christmas! I wish it was still around now as i would buy it for my daughter! I have so many memories of making perfume and nailpolish with my fresh and fancy set.
Jan - April 03, 2007 - Report this comment
I remeber getting a Fresh 'N Fancy makeup kit when I was a little girl. I was so excited about being able to make my own stuff the wear it! And the box semed so BIG with all the accessories in its own compartment! I think of how the creamy blue eyeshadow had some little white chunks in it. Maybe I didn't make it or mix it right but it was still the cats meow at the time.
Sarah - April 12, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved the fresh n fancy kit, I asked for it for over a year, and finally it arrived on Christmas day! I was the happiest girl in the world! I still remember the smell of the purfume!!
kim - April 17, 2007 - Report this comment
where can i find it or something like it?
nikki - May 16, 2007 - Report this comment
i loved fresn n fancy when i was young. I want them to sell it again. is there anything out that compares to it? I want to play it now with my 6 year old daughter... I loved the smell!!! please let me know if anyone finds it
Anna - August 17, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved my fresh n fancy kit so much, I was trying to find it on the internet to purchase for my daughter. No luck, but it led me to this site. I am cracking up at how we all loved our kits so much. I got mine for Christmas too! Funny! Maybe someone will read these and make them again.
kay - August 19, 2007 - Report this comment
I wanted fresh n fancy as a kid but Mom wouldn't buy it, until I was hit by a car:( and here she comes to the hospital with what else---fresh n fancy-we just looked at each other knowingly:) I ripped it open like it was xmas day!
Adrianne - September 07, 2007 - Report this comment
I also begged my mom to get it for me for Christmas and I loved it too! I just recently came across a party plan company called Urban Botanic that does workshops where you get to make your own perfume. That is what reminded me of Fresh n Fancy. I'm not a part of it but if you Google it you can find out more info.
gail - September 16, 2007 - Report this comment
Like all the other young ladies,When I recieved my fresh n fancy it was a dream come true. And to top it off it was xmas. please remake this product I also,have a daughter.
Deb - September 19, 2007 - Report this comment
Remember Fresh N Fancy....Flair for Hair? You had strands that you could color and clip to your hair. I loved mine too!
Sara - October 31, 2007 - Report this comment
My best friend always wanted one of these toys for christmas and never got it. Im searching for one now, I dont know if maybe a collector has it, but I know I cant find it on Ebay. If anyone can help me I would be forever in your debt. Thanks!
monique - December 01, 2007 - Report this comment
oh my god i loved it i remember gettin one and i was on restriction in my room but it was ok cuz i made all my make up and perfume.. hahah
Dorothy - December 01, 2007 - Report this comment
I will never forget Fresh and Fancy! I too received it as a gift on Christmas when I was a little girl. I can honestly say that it was the BEST gift ever, beside the birth of my daughter! She is only 10 months old. But I have a niece that would LOVE it! Good times!!!
Melina - January 16, 2008 - Report this comment
I will also never forget receiving my Fresh and Fancy kit. It was the happiest day of my eleven years of life. I spent many hours making and using the make up. It would be just wonderful if I could obtain a kit for my own daughter.
Tammy - January 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved my Fresh N' Fancy kit and have been looking for it for a long time. I remember the smell of the perfume too, and how thick the blue eyeshadow was. I can still remember the girl on the box, too and at the time I thought she was sooo pretty! I'd love to have it again and will keep searching.
Diana Voelker - February 16, 2008 - Report this comment
I feel the same as all of you. This product was made by Hasbro and of course there is nothing like it anymore. I also wish Avon still made those perfumes that came in the ceramic kitty or dog bottles. Aaah good ole days.
Karen - March 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I also got this for Christmas & it was the best gift! I remember rationing the ingredients out, making a tiny bit of stuff each week because I didn't want to run out. I displayed it proudly on my dresser...still remember the pink plastic rectangle taking up a large spot right in the middle of my dresser for two whole years! The little lip gloss pots were so cute. I still look for it on eBay on a regular basis but have never found one. Would love to have one for my stepdaughter.
Erin - March 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved my fresh and fancy set. Sometimes, I'll smell some random thing and say to myself, or whoever's around, "you know? this smells like fresh n fancy"...
Kim - March 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved my kit!! I also got if for Christmas, I have also been checking E-Bay and have had no luck. I remember I used to make the make up for my mom and then watch her put it on for work to make sure she wore it!! I am dying to find one for my 7 yr old!!
Melodie - April 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh my gosh!!! I can't believe I have found people that know what a Fresh and Fancy is. I'm 34 now and frequently talk to friends about how cool Fresh and Fancy used to be and none of them ever know what I'm talking about. They must have had bad childhoods!
Antonella - April 22, 2008 - Report this comment
You don't know what I would do for a Fresh and Fancy kit! I just want to feel and touch and smell it again so it can take me back to my childhood. In a way I wouldn't want them to do it over cause it wouldn't be the same :(. But thanks for the pic, it really brought me back!
Amanda - July 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved this! I made the perfume, which was bright blue and stained my wrists slightly Smurf blue when I put it on (I probably made it too strong).
Toni - September 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I LOVED my Fresh 'N' Fancy kit! I got it for my birthday, and I used to test the makeup and perfume on the little boy next door - poor kid. I really loved the perfumes!
Cheryl - October 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember the first time I made the perfume....my mom and dad we choking because I made it wayyy to strong...I thoughtit smelled great! It was my very own scent!
Sandy - October 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I was in a commercial for Fresh and Fancy back in 1979! I wish they made it again!
Valerie - October 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I am so happy to find other Fresh N Fancy lovers!! Everytime I mention it to someone they don't have a clue what I'm talking about. I too loved my kit. I can't tell you how many kits I had because I used them so much. I too can remember the smell of the creamy blue eyeshadow!! They also had one that was just perfume!
Summer - November 06, 2008 - Report this comment
My aunt was a hair dresser, and she is the one that gave me Fresh N Fancy. I spent so many hours playing with it. It really was the best Christmas gift ever. I also remember the clumpy blue eyeshadow. And I'm 36 now and still remember the smell.
Jen - November 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Fresh n Fancy was the best gift ever. I asked for it on my birthday and then again on christmas. I wish they still made it I would love to have shared it with my daughter
Deb - November 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember and had them all. The perfume kit, the make-up kit and don't forget the flair for hair kit. I loved them. I just thought about them because I saw something advertised to make your own perfume.
gretchen - December 10, 2008 - Report this comment
To whomever posted the box, THANK YOU. I used to stare at that girl and emulate her makeup-- could never get it quite right! I wonder if anyone can contact Hasbro and find out what was in it to give it that curious smell-- what a terrific gift. Too bad there's nothing like it today. It was one of my all-time favorites. Was it from around 1979?
Karen - December 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved my Fresh n Fancy Kit. I thought I was the coolest wearing make-up I made... I would sit there for hours smelling the perfumes. That brought me many hours of joy, I wish it were still around for my daughter's sake.
Sara - December 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Count me in as another Fresh and Fancy lover! My parents would buy a set for me and one for my sister every year. We loved them!! They are bringing back all the other 80's toys - someone really should bring back Fresh and Fancy!
Regina - December 25, 2008 - Report this comment
WOW! I was doing a search for retro commercials on youtube and came across some old ads from the 70's & 80's and it made me think of Frsh N' Fancy. Did not find the commercial, I so wish I could. If anyone knows where it could be found, please upload it here or to youtube. Would love to see this one again. I so loved this toy and begged a whole year and got it for Christmas 1982. (Yikes). I think it help set what I do now for the love of my business. Not going to 'spam' but let's just say I make bath and beauty products. Funny how our toys help mold our future. Thanks for listing this great toy and I hope to find another one someday.
court - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
oh, i begged for this. never got it. :(
Jamie - January 19, 2009 - Report this comment
For those of you who wanted to find these, there's a similar product out now called Spa Factory -- same concept, and I think there's a broader range of products.
Charline - February 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I was at work and my girlfriend and I were talking about childhood toys and I just mentioned this set it was the best Christmas gift ever
Feelin'nostalgic - March 04, 2009 - Report this comment
HOLY COW!!!!! I was totally trying to figure out the name of this only a month ago. I loved this thing and made the worst lipstick imaginable.
Emily - March 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I came across my old 2nd box of Fresh N Fancy. It's still got the plastic wrap on it. I was going to throw it away (I've got 2 boys). Didn't realize there is an actual demand for it. Maybe I'll throw it on ebay...no idea if it would mix up like it used to.
Maria - April 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow, I had no idea so many women out there remember this toy, and loved it as much as I did! LOL! Yes, and I remember the smell of the perfume too! I made up a batch of the perfume and gave to one of our "grown up" neighbors as a bridal shower gift! I was only about 9 at the time, but she loved it. Hope some day they bring this toy back, as it made so many, many young girls happy!
tana - April 04, 2009 - Report this comment
fresh n fancy was the best gift i ever received as a child!!!! i'm 34 with two daughters and this would be the perfect present for me and them!!! if anyone is selling one or has info about it, please leave a comment.
Karla - April 28, 2009 - Report this comment
While searching other "long lost toys" online, I suddenly had the Fresh n Fancy commercial jingle (or at least part of it) playing in my head.--"Fresh and Fancy (fresh and fancy), Make up you make it yourselllllllf." How sad is that, the things your brain holds on to from childhood. The scent of the perfume stands out for me as well but what I remember most is picking off the nail polish almost immediately after it dried and then reapplying it and picking it off....it was so easy to remove - no harsh chemicals needed. Ahhhh those were the days....
Shanda - July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I agree with the others please re-make these products I still remember plain as day receiving mine on Christmas. I was so excited for the make up kit and the flair for hair kit. They were by far my most memorable! Love to share with my lil girl...
Halima - July 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Ok. I thought I was going to be the next biggest thing since Avon!!! I got this kit for my 13th birthday. It didn't matter that none the colors didn't match my skin tone or that an hour later you could peel off the nail polish, or the perfume all smelled like cheap version of "liquid" deodorant - I used it and loved it until it was gone.
Zoe - August 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I had Fresh N Fancy!!! To further echo comments above, I too adored it :-)I had the original kit, and also one that made lip and eye pencils. It was the best gift ever, and I too thought I would be the next biggest thing since Avon,as well, Halima, LOL! From that point on, I've mixed and blended my own lip glosses. Such fond,fond memories of my Fresh N Fancy kits :-)
Rene - August 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I had fresh n fancy. I was so excited to get it. I loved all the empty containers and components it came with. But- the make up ended up being crappy and the perfum stunk so bad. I think I maybe played with it like one time and I was over it!
Carrie - October 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved my Fresh N Fancy kit. I still remember sitting with my aunt on Christmas morning and mixing some make up. I ran across something similar in the MindWare catalog. I think you can only make shampoo, lotion, etc. but it may be close. Here is the name: Creative Cosmetic Science
sonia - October 28, 2009 - Report this comment
i loved fresh n fancy. i remember getting it for xmas. i still have a picture of me opening my fresh n fancy. would love to find it again
Koren - November 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I was so excited to get my Fresh N Fancy on Christmas morning. I still remember feeling so grown up...and I will NEVER forget the smell! Bring it BACK!!!!
Leann - November 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I still have the magenta colored mirror with the plastic stand it came with. I had the box just a few years ago and foolishly threw it away. I have NO idea what I was thinking. The day I got this kit, you could not PEEL me off the ceiling!I sat there for hours and days just reveling in it. I thought I was THE stuff! I too am a beautician and STILL love makeup, nail, hair and skin care products. What a trip! I wish I could just take one whiff of the perfume from the thin plastic bottle with the plastic top that just pulled off! LOL! Or even smell the make up bases... those smelled good to me too. Dang... I can still smell them! Thanks for the memory!
sissy - December 09, 2009 - Report this comment
if any one has a fresh and fancy makeup kit i really need one!!!!
Pete - December 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I LOVED TO PLAY WITH MY SISTERS fRESH n fANCY. It was super and later I tried on her little dresses. Any other guys like to "dress up" OMG, I love F N F.!!!!
dona - December 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I HAVE AN ORIGINAL "FRESH N FANCY" NEVER OPENED. STILL IN ITS ORIGINAL PACKAGING INCLUDING THE CELLOFANE WRAPPING. CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT IT IS WORTH. SEND INFO TO "ELVISHOLLY@HOTMAIL.COM" THANKS
Andrea - December 30, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG!! I am looking at old Christmas pictures and found the one of me opening my Fresh 'N Fancy kit! I have thought about that kit for yrs but never could remember it's name. I had to look hard at the Polaroid picture but could read it and came straight to the Internet and found this site. We all have the same memories of one of our favorite toys. I also will smell something and think how much it smells like something I made from the kit. I thought I was the only one! Wow! I have 2 boys so I don't get to buy that kind of stuff. But if they came out with Fresh 'N Fancy again....I'd buy it for myself!! Heehee!!
Regina - January 23, 2010 - Report this comment
UPDATE! I posted on here about a year ago waxing and waning this classic toy set. Well, I found one. It's never been opened, still sealed in plastic with the original price tag. Makes me wonder why it was never opened and enjoyed. Did the little girl that was supposed to receive misbehave so bad that her mom/dad decided not to give it to her? One wonders. It now sits in my office on top of a shelf along with a couple of other classic fav's.
http://thesample-color-contact-lenses.blogspot.com - February 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Why not make your self look more young and fresh?
susan - May 27, 2010 - Report this comment
i had fresh n' fancy and it was the best!! i was actually made fun of by some people for having it though- it was seen as a very girly thing to play with- which is weird because we were conducting chemistry with all of the mixing! OH the blue cream eyehadow and the lipgloss!! It was probably really toxic stuff which is why it's gone.
Peanut - May 31, 2010 - Report this comment
This is AWESOME, a vintage toy/product we loved as a girl! My sister got this for Christmas (I was so jealous. And she didn't even wear it!) Mixing the colors, perfumes, and chemicals together to make your own cosmetics! And that was before our moms let us order Avon :)
Jennifer - June 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I swear I can still smell the perfume. And yes, it did seem huge at the time, with so many compartments. I loved this kit.
Lesley - September 06, 2010 - Report this comment
The best gift I ever got was my Fresh and Fancy makeup kit. I cherished that thing. Played with it to death and would never let anyone else touch it. Even my mother says it was the best toy I ever had. Brings back so many memmories. Wish you could buy lilac perfume that smelled as good as that did.
Kim - October 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the song in the commercial? That had a huge part in making me want one sooo bad when I was a kid. And, like so many others, I got one for x-mas, and was insanely happy.
natalie - October 07, 2010 - Report this comment
i remember that they also had fresh n' fancy hair. they had a set of hair extensions and different bottles of color to streak the hair. does anyone remember?
Kelli - October 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Fresh and Fancy was the greatest gift EVER! My great grandmother gave to it to me for christmas! Wish I still had it! or could get one! AHH! the sweet memories for hair and makeup! nothing but love for that toy!
Bittersales - November 14, 2010 - Report this comment
Apparently, there was a follow up to the original called Fresh 'n Fancy GlamourSticks where you make your own eye and lip pencils. I'm selling a set now on eBay. Hope that's cool saying that here. If you search on "Fresh 'n Fancy" you can see a great pic! (and a bunch of Tupperware LOL)
Amy - November 14, 2010 - Report this comment
One of my best childhood memories!!! My mom still cringes thinking about it because she said NO but my Dad (of 3 girls, me being the prissiest!) couldn't say no to his daughter who wanted it more than ANYTHING for Christmas!! My mom claims my room smelled for months after I spilled my creation on the rug (I don't ever remember spilling it) but I thought it smelled heavenly! So funny reading all these other comments~ :)
Barbara - November 27, 2010 - Report this comment
It sure brings back memeories...Especially reading how we all felt when we got our Fresh'n Fancy On Christmas...It was indeed the best gift I have ever gotten!! Loved it..I have aways wanted to get my daughter one but could never find one...Think If I was able to find One i'd have just as much fun now with it as I did back then!!!
z - December 10, 2010 - Report this comment
got mine for xmas too and loved the perfume, apple blossom I think, but most of all the tube with the red dye to make lip gloss. it was so highly concentrated that in the late 80's when matt red lips were the rage I was still using that tube. it was THE perfect red! I had remnants of that kit until I got married. btw I'm now a hairstylist and makeup artist. thanks Fresh n' Fancy
Lori - January 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Mine was also one of my favorite Christmas presents ever. I remember the size of the box (big) and trying to see through the wrapping paper to see if I could get a hint as to what was in the box. I could make out "Fresh" and was soooo excited that I couldn't wait to open it...but I did! Many wonderful hours playing with my Fresh n' Fancy, I also got the Glamour Sticks and I also remember the white chunks in the blue eyeshadow...GREAT MEMORIES :)
Adele - January 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I just had to write a piece for my son's school on my favourite xmas presents and I came across this site while looking for a photo of Fresh 'n Fancy. I grew up in Australia and all my friends and I spent hours making it up then making ourselves up too. Great memories. My son is not convinced it was a very cool present though.
Anne - January 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Omg i cant believe it i forgot all about this i had one of these i loved it
lori - January 26, 2011 - Report this comment
does anyone know where i can find this, i loved mine!! best christmas present ever. i put the make up on my brother, had so much funnnnn!!!!!!
Patricia McClain - July 24, 2011 - Report this comment
My cousin Eva had the Fresh N' Fancy perfume maker kit, and we had tons of fun blending the scents and making our own custom perfumes.
somebody - November 06, 2011 - Report this comment
Here's the song - what I remember of it - Fresh N' Fancy! Fresh N' Fancy! Makeup you make up yourself! Make your own eye shadow - gloss your lips! One girl says to the other: Your eyes look mysterious!
teresa - November 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Where can i get one
kristin - December 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I can't stop laughing at how many people remember this. Thanks for the picture, it really brings back all those memories of Christmas morning in 2nd grade. Best Christmas I ever had. Memories!!
Katherine - December 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh my gosh!~ I recieved Fresh and Fancy as a Christmas gift from my grown up cousin Nancy two years in a row at her home party! It was the BEST! The hair, the make-up...Why wasn't it around for MY daughter's generation? I am now 41 and she is 20. Wished I could have bought them for her when she was little. Fresh and Fancy and my Barbie Winnabago....GREAT memories!
Bridgette - December 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I hadn't thought about it since I was a kid, but I was watching the sanata clause when she is talking about there favorit gifts and it all popped back in my head, the smell,textures and colours. It really was my best gift ever.
Debbie - April 26, 2012 - Report this comment
It's so funny to see so many people remember this. I got it and loved it. I also got Fresh n Fancy....Flair for Hair. Does anyone else remember that one?
Cathy Viazanko - June 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I had this as a kid and I loved it! Where could I get one I wonder? Oh how the picture has brought back so many memories! I remember the perfume the most. I think I made a lilac sent and loved it!
Cheryl - November 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved my Fresh n Fancy. I got it as an unexpected present from Santa when I was 7. I was too young to appreciate it until I was a year or so older. I remember the smell of the rose scented perfume like it was yesterday. My eyeshadow didnt mix quite right and I didn't care. I loved peeling that nail polish off.. I wish they would make it again.
Shaunda - December 13, 2012 - Report this comment
It was the BEST GIFT I'VE EVER RECEIVED!!!! I am so happy to see that it made so many other little girls happy as well!
Tammy - January 22, 2013 - Report this comment
Reading all these memories brings tears to my own eyes, I never asked for the gift but "Santa" got me one, It was the best gift ever , besides Cabbage Patch Kids, I was about 6, my parents just got a new bedroom set and I thought making makeup ontop of the brand new vanity was a swell idea, the little mess was there up until they got rid of that furniture 4 years ago. I have a 7 yr old now, i could only imagine how my walls would look if she had a fresh and fancy kit.
clarice - September 03, 2013 - Report this comment
this was the best thing ever....when i got it for christmas i was the happiest kid ever i did my sisters makeup every day even when she did not want me to ...i also love the perfume..i remember the nail polish peeling off like plastic but i still loved it...i wish they would make it again...
LL - November 22, 2013 - Report this comment
I too got the Fresh and Fancy kit. So nice to see others remember this!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was such an awesome present. I remember being able to mix the make up with my own designs. Loved it!!
Yolanda Taylor - December 13, 2013 - Report this comment
When I was riding to pick up my duahgter from school for here break me and my younger sister where talking about gifts that I would buy for my niece and my little cousins i just told here to goggle fresh and fancy thinking nothing would come up you guys just dont know or maybe you do know how it made me feel to just see the box I Got that ever year for about 12 years of my life I was fresh and fancy Queen!!!!!!
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