Jen at MakeUp Alley wrote this great review and posted it on MakeUp Alley and on Flickr.
Thank you Jen!!
I ordered three Sugar Shea Scrubby Washes from Product Body at Etsy, and she included a perfume oil sample in my box. Here is my review as promised! First the TAT was amazing. She makes each product when its ordered and promised a 3 day turn around. She shipped my order in less than a day. She packed all my items with care inside a sturdy box and surrounded them in soft colorful tissue papers. The box was sealed securely, my items arrived safe and in perfect condition. :) As I opened the box, I first spotted a sample of her brand new limited edition Valentine's perfume oil in Lair. She describes it so accurately on her website, I'll quote her instead of searching for my own words: "Smoky sandalwood, crushed black tea, vanilla drops, cloves, and smoke. This one is sexy and dark. Imagine standing in a cabin in the woods. You've just showered, there's with a freshly lit fire, and you're warming yourself by the crackling flames. A breeze carries the almost imperceptible scent of distant flowers through the window... " I absolutely cannot wait to shower and use this perfume oil. If its as good on me as it is in the container, she may get another order from me. :) And now the Crush on You Sugar Shea Scrubby Washes! I've only tried one with a hand washing, so this is my first impression of the product. The containers are so cute! They each have a scent label on the top for easy ID, they're clear so I can see how much product is left at a glance, the ingredients are written clearly on the label, and they are packed to the top with product. The scrub is not greasy/oily at all and well, it feels kind of like sugar cookie dough! It holds shape when moved around in the jar and is really densely packed, yet loose enough to get some out easily. When I add water to the scoop in my hands and rub it around it turns creamy/milky like. The sugar granules and creaminess feels wonderful on my hands. After rinsing and drying, my hands feel soft, clean and smell great! The scent I tried is Mazu, its a little strong in the jar but softly scented on the skin. If I lift my hands toward my face and breathe in, I can smell it pretty well. I don't think it would interfere with perfumes or lotions. I took a photo here so you can see what I mean about its consistency. I tried my best to capture it. :)
Her scent descriptions are great, so here they are and my comments in parenthesis: Mazu - Coconut milk, lemongrass, blackened vanilla, crushed Indonesian lime leaves, smoky clove, a whisper of jasmine and a tiny hint of dark musk. (I definitely get the coconut, lemongrass, lime leaves smoky clove, blackened vanilla and musk. I am not picking up the jasmine) Ginger Milk Tea - Hot blended tea infused with nutmeg, cloves and vanilla topped with frothy sweet ginger milk.(Definitely getting all these scents with this one. Its not real strong in the jar, so this one may be difficult to smell on the skin if it follows how Mazu was) Raspberry Linzer Cookie - Raspberry Linzer Cookie smells just like that cookie! (I have never had a Linzer cookie, but now I have to. I'm actually running an errand in a bit after this post and plan on looking for some of these. It smells like heaven. A Buttery baked cookie with the brightness of Raspberry Jam and the sweetnes of sugar sprinkles on top, keep the spoons away from me, it smells good enough to eat!) Overall I am completely impressed with the TAT, CS, Scents, Products, and the generous sample I received. I am definitely planning another order as soon as I "use it up!"
I would just like to apologize to anyone who ordered last week with us. I experienced a migraine that was without a doubt the worst one I have ever had. I won't get into the details but I was out of commission from Thursday through last night. My bed was where I slept and tweeted from for days.
I will bust my hump to get all orders out today. Please be patient as I rush them out the door.
Ginger Milk Tea (Feb 5) - limited edition soap. We are almost out of this discontinued fragrance oil:(
Fruit Smoothie (Feb 5) - limited edition soap
Tea Party (Feb 7) - newest addition to our line!
Cocoa Java (Feb 10)
Raspberry Linzer Cookies (Feb 10)
Sexy Laundry Day (Feb 20)
*Brown Sugar & Fig Salt soap muffins (Jan 30)*
*Soap Hearts in Black Vetiver (Jan 30)*
*Mini Soap Hearts in Yuzu (Jan 30)*
I have more on my list every day. I will create a permanent cure list and let you know where I keep it so you can keep up with it. I'd love to know if there once was a soap that I used to make that perhaps I have forgotten about.
Ones marked with an * will be offered on our etsy shop only because they are in small quantities and will go quickly.
As promised, the Limited Edition Valentine's Day perfumes were added to our website yesterday. They are completely different from each other and from anything I have made yet.
I am super excited to bring you .... Lair: Smoky sandalwood, crushed black tea, vanilla drops, cloves, and smoke. This one is sexy and dark. Imagine standing in a cabin in the woods. You've just showered, there's with a freshly lit fire, and you're warming yourself by the crackling flames. A breeze carries the almost imperceptible scent of distant flowers through the window...
Enchant: Frangipani, the tropical flower that smells so sweet and delicate, mixed with orange and lemongrass. Opening notes are citrus, but as moments pass the frangipani begins to emerge. After a half hour or so, the perfume is at full bloom and smells fresh and clean; it truly is enchanting. Cathexis: The delicate scent of the baby roses, so soft and sweet, drizzled with dark chocolate and hot tea spilled on an old cedar table. A take on roses and chocolate that starts innocent, it becomes more lustful than sweet with time on your skin as the rose becomes more prominent.
If you shop for Product Body products on our Etsy Shop, you'll be glad to know that the shipping prices have been lowered and are consistent and should be pleasing to everyone around the globe (I hope).
You can go to our regular website and sign up for our newsletter (monthly), or visit the Etsy Shop where sale soaps are available and our 2ml perfume are available, too.
Wooo, have I been busy! I'm sorry I have not been updating this blog for awhile. I have been trying to finish things before I update, but instead of doing that, I'll just keep you all updated on things in the mix. That way you'll actually hear from me more often. :O)
So I have been working on having three perfumes for the upcoming Valentine's holiday. For some it's about love, for some about lust and for others it's about new beginnings, so I will be releasing them on January 17th. They will be sold separately as well as together in a gift set wrapped all nice. Pictures and names will all be released then, too.
Get excited. They are all very different then what I've been doing. I am spreading wings over here. I'd love for you to step on over and give it a whirl.