Saturday, February 16, 2013


“Ever miss the scent of your boyfriend on your skin? Well, I did. So I created BOYFRIEND, a fragrance inspired by him but made for us. With the muguet, dark plum, myrrh, and night blooming jasmine, BOYFRIEND has all the floral notes we ladies love with the warm, woody, amber musk that makes your eyes roll...just like him! Now you can take your Boyfriend with you wherever you go. Seductive and intoxicating, you’re gonna wanna wear Him.” 

- Kate Walsh

Top Notes:
Dark Plum

Mid Notes:
Night Blooming Jasmine
Benzoin Tears

Dry Notes:
Skin Musk
Golden Amber
Vanilla Woods

I've been given so many great fragrance samples this past month, but this one, I just LOVE.  I was given this as my deluxe sample at Sephora a few weeks ago and I just can't stop wanting to smell this.

It smells like she bottled a sexy carpenter after he's finished a masterpiece!!!

What I love about this fragrance is that it is ultimately versatile, it could be worn by a man or a woman.  The fragrances that I tend to fall for are those fragrances that bring warmth and aren't overly girly and floral, but also aren't overly sweet and this fragrance truly does that for me.  Every single time that I wear this fragrance I just want to eat myself.  Me and this fragrance have great chemistry with each other.

This is going to be my fragrance splurge this year, while I may not buy the bottle just yet, I am investing in the Pulse Point Oil.

I love her story behind creating this fragrance.... It's an idea that every woman has thought about and she created just that, a Boyfriend in a bottle.  It's warm, sexy, enticing, and delicious that does make the eyes roll and give the desire to purrrrrrrr....  I Love My New Boyfriend!

I'm looking forward to trying more of the Boyfriend Brand.

Loving Boyfriend and Kate Walsh,


Friday, February 15, 2013

Birchbox February 2013

The Theme:

Red Carpet Ready
(* from the February Birchbox 2013 post card)

I am so please with this box this month!!!   I love BB creams, new fragrances, lush mascaras and hair care, and I LOVE chocolate.  

I'm excited about every single one of these products and can't wait to give reviews on each product.

What's Inside My Birchbox:

Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm
*From the brand that brought BB creams to the U.S. this gold-standard formulation has mineral SPF 25 and a satiny, matte finish.
*Full Size, $36

Juicy Couture Courture La La
* Roll out the red carpet for this new scent, a stunning mix of mandarin, red currant, lily, and orange blossom.
*Full-size, $19-90

Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
* Steal the proverbial spotlight with Lancome's latest winner.  The S-shaped brush defines each lash-even the tiny ones in the corner of your eyes.
*Full-size, $27

Ojon damage reverse Restorative Finishing Spray
*Repair damage with this healing spray, which delivers weightless hold and strengthens strands.
*Full-size, $25

TREAT!!! : A treat from Ghirardelli: You deserve a little sweetness. Try Ghirardelli's Milk & Caramel Square or experiment - s'mores or baked into a cookie.  Who says you can't riff on decadence?

Loving February & Birchbox,


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Local Beauty Finds: Soapy Lane & Co. @ Sugar Magnolias

I'm a huge fan of supporting local and purchasing local products, especially if it's beauty.  I've been looking at these products since I spotted them at Bleeker Street a few years ago.  I went to Sugar Magnolias, which is a local French Market in town, about a month ago and saw these products again and finally decided to purchase them.

Soothing Moments 
Green Tea Sugar Scrub & Green Tea Shea Body Butter
* The sugar scrub is amazing.  I love how this product goes on smoothly and really buffs and smooths your skin and the scent is just a refreshing treat in the shower.
*  I like to use this 2-3 times a week.  
*You don't want to over exfoliate your skin because it's damaging and you don't want to use this on your face.
*TIP: I like to use this just to smooth the skin of my legs before I shave them.


* The body butter is just that, it has the consistency of a tub of butter. The scent of this product is just so fresh and clean and won't clash with any other scented products that you want to use.
 *I use this right after I take my shower,
* TIP: While your skin is still a little wet and warm apply this and it will go on smoothly. You don't want to let the skin dry before applying this product.... you want to apply it while your skin is still moist from the shower. 
*This is a very rich product!!!  If you have dry skin this is a product you might want to try.

             Green Tea Glycerin Soap

*I am a huge fan of bar soaps, especially glycerin soaps.  I feel that bar soaps last longer than regular shower gels and they usually have only a few ingredients vs. the ingredients that you would find in a lot of scented shower gels and there is less drying.
* Glycerin is a natural humectant,which means that  it attracts moisture to your skin.  So, if you have issues with dry skin glycerin soap is nice product for you to use.

* I love this product, again the Green Tea scent is just so refreshing.  My skin does not feel tight after using this product.  
*I just all around love this product and will definitely be purchasing this again.

(next to the Green Tea is the Goat's Milk Soap, which I will review later)

If you want to try these products.... or find out a little more about the other Handmade Goodies Soapy Lane has to offer...

Go to Sugar Magnolias French Market and Support Our Local Artists/Artisans/Small Businesses.



Thursday, February 7, 2013

the Balm: Put a Lid on It Eye Primer....January Birchbox 2013 Review

theBalm: Put A Lid On It Eye Primer
* Let your eyes do the talking with Put a Lid on It, a quick-drying eye primer designed to give your boldest looks staying power.
* This primer grabs your shadow and Demands Attention!

Full Size: $18

I've always enjoyed products by theBalm.  Their products are great quality, great price and the packaging is just adorable!!!!
I received this product as part of my January 2013 Birchbox and if you didn't know I'm a huge Primer Addict !!!

This product has a smooth texture with a slight tint to it.  If you have problems with oily eyelids that make your eye makeup move...and I have that problem with a few types of liner that I use.... this is the eye primer for you.

This product goes on smooth and silky and drys to a matte finish.  No oils, no budge, no smudged eye corners.  This product is just fantastic.

theBalm also carries Skin Care, Eye Shadow Palettes and more....

Check them out @:

Loving theBalm and Birchbox,



Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Skinny Chic.....January Birchbox Review

Harvey Prince: Skinny Chic(/SHēk/ not Chick)

* Sexy, zesty, and bursting with energy.  
*Skinny Chic is your daily cure for the common bore.
*A spritz a day keeps you feeling young, slim and beautiful.
*Energizing Green Apple, Marine Mint, Grapefruit, Lotus Blossom, and White Cedarwood

I fell in love with this scent the first time I used it...when I opened my January Birchbox.  It's definitely my kind of fragrance.  It's clean, but with a sexy woods undertone.  This fragrance is not too sweet or too floral, it's a perfect blend of fresh and sexy and energizing.

Now, I believe in the power of aromatherapy to energize, help relax, ease stress and give you that loving feeling, but I'm not sure about it curbing my cravings.

Harvey Prince fragrances are made in the USA, 100% Cruelty Free, No animal testing, pthalates, parabens, sulfates, benzene, GMO's or triclosan.... What's not to like about that!!!

Wanna know more about Harvey Prince:

You wont' regret it...


If you're indecisive...Harvey Prince offers sampler sets...

Loving Harvey Prince & Birchbox,


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Clark's Botanicals.... January Birchbox Review

* Are you after baby-soft skin? Smoothing Marine Cream gently exfoliates and leaves the skin intensely moisturized. 
*Glycolic Acid and Algae Extracts soften the appearance of fine lines, while Jasmine Absolute helps soothe and nourish stressed-out skin. (

I received this product in my January 2013 Birchbox.   I fell in love with this product.

Reasons I Love It:

* It smells has a Sheer Sexy Fragrance to it.
* It makes my skin feel so soft and smooth.  
It really does work on the texture of your skin. It's not greasy and the texture of the product is like velvet.

One Flaw:
* The Price: A full size of this product goes for $115.  I believe for good reason...the product is Amazing.
* This product is also missing if you decide to use it during the day....add some sunscreen.

* If you want to try this product your self...Go to the Website 

* There is the: Peter Som Limited Edition Travel Kit

Inside, you’ll find some Clark’s Botanicals products including:
• 2 NEW Ultra Rich Lip Tints – Moore Nude (inspired by Julianne Moore) and Because I Love You
• Best-selling original Ultra Rich Lip Balm
• Deluxe Sample of the Smoothing Marine Cream
• Deluxe Sample of the Intense Radiance Mask
• Sample Packette of the Nourishing Youth Serum
• Sample Packette of the Anti-Puff Eye Cream 

* They sell this for $59*

Definitely a Great Deal....

Loving Birchbox and Clark's Botanicals,