Thursday, December 24, 2009

Stock & Website Update

Moisturizing Body Cream is temporarily out of stock until approx. the 7th of January. Orders will be completed as soon as supplies arrive. We apologize for the inconvenience! Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

The weights have been updated from 4 oz. to 4.5 oz. and 8 oz. to 9 oz. to more accurately reflect the amount in the jars.

Perfume oil has also been changed from 5 mL to 6 mL.

Prices are still the same, so you get more for your money!

Hope you all have a very Happy Holidays! We will be closed tomorrow and re-open on Monday the 28th.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Shipping

Please place orders by the dates below in order for them to arrive by December 24th.

Domestic: Tuesday, December 15th
International, Tuesday, December 8th

Thursday, November 26, 2009

HUGE Sale!

It's our biggest sale of the year! Save 25% off your entire order though Monday, November 30th. Enter code CW09BG during checkout. Shipping is still a low $5 flat rate for domestic orders ($5 off international). FREE SAMPLES are always included with every purchase.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Winter LEs & Peppermint Bliss!

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and there's a definite crispness in the air, so it's time for some new scents!

Winter 2009 Limited Editions
5 Spice Honey (FB Exclusive): Clover honey warmed with Ceylon cinnamon, spicy clove, fresh ginger, sweet star anise, and black pepper.
Battenberg Cake (FB Exclusive): A British favorite dessert of light sponge cake filled with apricot jam and frosted with marzipan icing.
Cherry Cavendish (FB Exclusive): Smooth, mild Cavendish tobacco sweetened with cherry, a drop of honey, and a hint of vanilla.
Cinnamon Pinecones (FB Exclusive): Spicy cinnamon sticks mingling with woodsy pinecones.
Coquito (FB Exclusive): A traditional Puerto Rican holiday drink of eggnog made with coconut milk and a dash of nutmeg.
Cranberry Marmalade (FB Exclusive): Juicy cranberries, zesty blood orange, and a hint of spicy clove.
Gingerbread Noel (FB Exclusive): Warm, spicy gingerbread sweetened with Vanilla Noel.
Majesty (FB Exclusive): A regal blend of fragrant frankincense, sweet myrrh, and earthy patchouli.
Mantra (FB Exclusive): A meditative combination of nag champa incense, grounding sandalwood, and golden amber inspired by the literal translation of the Sanskit word mantra - instrument of thought.
Marzipan Canella (FB Exclusive): A delectable blend of sweet, nutty marzipan spiced with pure Ceylon cinnamon.
Pumpkin Pie (FB Exclusive): It's just not the holidays without pumpkin pie! Sweet pumpkin filling with a touch of spice in a light, flaky crust with a dollop of whipped cream.
Snow: The delicate fragrance of newly fallen snow. This beautiful scent is fresh, clean, and little bit sweet.
Snowflake Nog (FB Exclusive): Creamy white chocolate, frothy eggnog, and a dollop of whipped cream.
Starry Night: Crisp air with faint wood and a wisp of smoke from fires in the distance on a clear night.
Sugar Plum Fairy (FB Exclusive): Fruity sugar plums sweetened with a sprinkle of pink fairy dust.
Temptation (FB Exclusive): An irresistible blend of rich, dark chocolate, juicy blood orange, fresh ginger, and a dash of black pepper.
Zanzibar (FB Exclusive): Escape with this exotic blend of spicy cinnamon, earthy sandalwood, and warm myrrh.
Zesty Gingerbread (FB Exclusive): An old favorite with a new twist! Fresh baked gingerbread, blackstrap molasses, and tangy blood orange.

Peppermint Bliss
Candy Cane Cookie (FB Exclusive): Fresh baked sugar cookie with bits of minty candy canes.
Comforting Peppermint (FB Exclusive): Soothe holiday stress with crisp peppermint and our popular Comfort fragrance (calming lavender with a hint of creamy milk and a drop of honey).
Crème de Menthe (FB Exclusive): A delicious blend of smooth white chocolate, sweet peppermint, and a whisper of vanilla bean.
Fire & Ice (FB Exclusive): An intriguing fusion of hot cinnamon and cool peppermint.
Frosted Cranberry (FB Exclusive): Sweet cranberry, newly fallen snow, and a touch of refreshing peppermint.
Ice Queen (FB Exclusive): Frosty peppermint and our Nile Queen blend of rich amber, Bourbon vanilla, and warm tonka grounded with deep patchouli.
Mallomint (FB Exclusive): An irresistible combination of fluffy marshmallow and crisp peppermint.
Peppermint Mocha (FB Exclusive): One of our favorite winter treats! Rich hot chocolate, a shot of espresso, and sweet peppermint.
Pink Peppermint (FB Exclusive): Pink Sugar gets spruced up for the holidays with cool peppermint.
Starlight Tea (FB Exclusive): Freshly brewed tea, sweet star anise, and refreshing peppermint.

There are also many fragrances on the regular Scent Menu that are perfect for this time of year! A few of our favorites are Masala Chai, Marrakesh, and Vanilla Noel.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Scent Menu Archive

Info. on retired fragrances is now available on the new Scent Menu Archive page. They can still be ordered if we have the components in stock. Please email us to check availability.

The Peppermint Bliss and Holiday/Winter collections will be released this week, so stay tuned!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

LE Scents Retiring Soon

The Pumpkin Pandemonium and Fall collections will be retired next Sunday Nov. 8th to make room for the upcoming Holiday/Winter blends.

If you have a craving for Pumpkinmallow or any of the other LEs after they're gone, please email us (info [at] flutterbybeauty [dot] com). We'd be happy to make products in those scents if we still have some of the fragrance available.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Solid Lotion Bars

Solid Lotion Bars are now available in the moisturizers section! They are a moisturizing powerhouse in a convenient, portable package. Solid lotion bars deliver an intense boost of moisture while sinking in immediately. Perfect for rough, dry areas like cuticles, elbows, and heels, while still light enough for all over use. They are convenient for travel, to keep in your purse, or to take to the gym.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Nails Night Out NYC

If you love nail polish and are in the NYC area, check out Nails Night Out NYC! Have dinner, drinks, and swap with fellow polish fanatics. The event is next Saturday Oct. 24th and we are one of the sponsors. Everyone attending will get goodies from us as well as a chance to win some gift sets.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Holiday/Winter Fragrances

The holidays are just around the corner, so we're working on some seasonal Holiday/Winter blends. If you have any special requests, please post them in the discussion on Facebook. We'd love to hear from you!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Now On Facebook

Just created a page on Facebook. Become a fan to get exclusive offers & giveaways!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Free Goodies & Spooktacular Savings!

Free Goodies!
ALL orders receive a FREE 1 oz. Moisture Mist as a special Halloween treat! Just mention your scent choice in the "Special Instructions" section on the payment page during the checkout process.

Spooktacular Savings!
It's time to stock up on Pumpkin Pandemonium and Fall Limited Edition scents! FREE SHIPPING on domestic orders over $35. Enter OCTSHIP in the coupon code box on the last page of the checkout process. International rates are $7.95 off. The discount will be deducted when shipping is billed separately.

Both offers valid from now though midnight Sunday, October 18th Pacific Daylight Time. Free shipping cannot be combined with other discounts.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Scents & Scrub

Fall Limited Editions
Absinthe (FB Exclusive): An intoxicating brew of anise, wormwood, and juniper over a sugar cube and a twist of lemon peel.
Autumn Leaves: A scent of crisp, clean air gently rustling majestic gold, orange, and red leaves.
Bits of Honey: Sweet, sticky honey taffy with a little bit of nuts. This smells just like one of our favorite candies! Please note that this fragrance contains a significant amount of vanilla, so the lotion & cream are not white and may continue to darken over time.
Blackberry Sangria (FB Exclusive): Ripe blackberries, crisp white wine, and a fruity medly of juicy orange, fresh apple, sweet strawberry, and ripe cherries.
Caramel Apple (FB Exclusive): A classic fall treat! Fresh picked apples covered in gooey caramel.
Demeter (FB Exclusive): This blend was inspired by the Greek harvest goddess. Green fig, sweet black currant, a touch of tart lemon, and soft rosewood.
Fall Harvest (FB Exclusive): Enjoy the fruits of the season with this blend of crip apple, fresh pear, ripe apricot, juicy plum, and a light whisper of spice.
Hayride (FB Exclusive): Sweet hay, brisk autum air, falling leaves, and a hint of apples.
Mulled Cider (FB Exclusive): Warm apple cider spiced with cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom.
Strawberry Rhubarb: A mouthwatering combination of sweet strawberries balanced with tangy rhubarb.
Vampire's Kiss (FB Exclusive): Juicy pomegranate, blood orange, and a bite of fresh ginger.
Voodoo Berry: This fruity blend will cast a spell on you! A bounty of berries with notes of sweet peach, ripe cherries, fresh orange, and juicy grape.

New Scrub!
We are excited to introduce our new Double Sugar Scrub. It contains fine granules of sugar as well as some coarser Turbinado to provide deeper exfoliation. It lathers when wet, rinses cleanly, and leaves a kiss of moisture just like whipped body polish. Due to the natural brown hue of the Turbinado sugar, this scrub does not have any added color.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Order Processing Update

HUGE thanks to everyone that ordered during the Grand Opening sale! We appreciate your business and hope you are enjoying the products & scents.

Current fulfillment time is a little longer than usual due to the large volume received during the last few days of the sale. All orders will be completed by early next week. We sincerely apologize for the delay! Once we are caught up, fulfillment time should return to the normal 1 - 3 business days.

If there are any questions, please feel free to email us.

Monday, August 31, 2009

New Scents!

The Fall Limited Editions are almost ready, but we're so excited about the pumpkin blends that we're releasing them now! These are all Flutterby Beauty™ exclusives.

Pumpkin Pandemonium
Amber Pumpkin: Sweet pumpkin, warm amber, and earthy sandalwood.
Caramelized Pumpkin: Sweet pumpkin, rich brown sugar, and irresistible Vanilla Noel.
Comforting Pumpkin: An old favorite with a new twist. Sweet pumpkin and our Comfort blend (soothing blend of calming lavender with a hint of creamy milk and a drop of honey).
Peachy Pumpkin Cupcake: Moist pumpkin cake with juicy peach filling and pumpkin buttercream frosting.
Pink Pumpkin: Pink Sugar and sweet pumpkin combine to make a delectable fall fragrance.
Pumpkin Cappuccino: Sweet pumpkin, fresh brewed coffee, and a splash of steamed milk finished with a light drizzle of dark chocolate sauce.
Pumpkin Cider: The ultimate fall scent! Sweet pumpkin and freshly pressed apple cider.
Pumpkin Maple Cookies: Delicious pumpkin sugar cookies with sweet maple icing.
Pumpkin Queen: An enchanting blend of sweet pumpkin and our Nile Queen blend (rich amber, Bourbon vanilla, and warm tonka grounded with deep patchouli).
Pumpkinmallow: Sweet pumpkin and fluffy marshmallows. What could be better?
Spooky Carnival: Warm funnel cake, sweet pumpkin, and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.
Wicked Pumpkin: Sweet pumpkin spiked with an extra dose of cinnamon and cloves. Please use with caution due to the significant amount of spice in this fragrance. We recommend that people with sensitive skin perform a patch test before using products made with this scent.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sales Ending Soon & New Lushious Lovelies!

Sales Ending At The End of The Month
All good things must come to an end, so the 15% off Grand Opening Sale and Sizzling Summer Special FREE 4 oz. Hydrating Body Lotion with any purchase over $25 (subtotal after applied discounts, before shipping) are ending on August 31st at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Now's your last chance to take advantage of these offers! The $5 flat rate shipping for domestic orders ($5 off international shipping) will continue.

New Scents/Coming Soon
The latest additions to the Lushious Lovelies category are:
Peace Offering: A fresh blend of juicy mandarin and bergamot mingling with green vines, orange blossom, gardenia, and clean musk. (Compare to The Olive Branch)
Peaceful Violet (FB Exclusive): Citrusy Peace Offering combines with alluring Bath O'Violets to create an enchanting new fragrance.

We're busy in the lab creating the Fall/Halloween limited editions, so be sure to check here for updates.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August Out of the Box Sampler

We are happy to be part of this month's Out of the Box Sampler which is on sale now!

Here's a sneak peek of what we sent in (click thumbnails to view larger):

silky body oil

everything wrapped up & ready to ship

closeup of a goodie bag

Monday, August 3, 2009

Cafe Handmade

Ever been to a virtual craft show? It's a great way to check out beautifully handmade products from the comfort of your own home. There's no need to worry about the weather, getting up early, or finding a parking space! It's available 24/7, all year long, so you can shop whenever it's convenient. Just like a regular craft show, new artists set up booths every week. There are contests and giveaways as well as Reader Rewards.

We will be participating for the next month, so stop by Cafe Handmade and check it out! We would appreciate it if you could take a moment to vote for us for "Best in Show".

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sizzling Summer Special & New Scents!

Sizzling Summer Special!!!
FREE 4 oz. Hydrating Body Lotion with any purchase over $25 (subtotal after applied discounts, before shipping). Just mention your scent choice in the "Special Instructions" section on the payment page during the checkout process.

New Scents
There are a lot of exciting new additions to the Lushious Lovelies and Earthy/Spiced Delights categories, including more exclusive blends!

Lushious Lovelies
Avowhip (FB Exclusive) - The sparkling citrus and black currant from Whipper Snapper is enhanced with some zesty lemongrass from Avabath.
Comforting Black Currant - Pamper yourself with this revitalizing blend of black currant, a hint of citrusy bergamot, and a touch of cypress. (Compare to The Comforter)
Dream Whip (FB Exclusive) - The vanilla undertone in Whipper Snapper is brought to the forefront in this blend with a splash of American Dream.
Exotica - This sensual fragrance starts with a fresh burst of tangerine that leads to a floral heart of exotic orchid, ylang ylang, and orange blossom finishing with a base of earthy patchouli. (Compare to Amazonian)
Galaxy of Stars - An effervescent combination of sparkling orange with a splash of cognac. (Compare to Supernova)
Goldilocks - Warm oatmeal, sweet molasses, and a splash of orange juice. The perfect way to start the morning! (Compare to Porridge)
Spice Swirl - A warm blend of cinnamon, cardamom and ginger with a bit of uplifting citrus. (Compare to Spice Curls) Please use with caution due to the significant amount of spice in this fragrance. We recommend that people with sensitive skin perform a patch test.
Temptress - An alluring blend of sultry florals including jasmine and ylang ylang, sensual musk, and stimulating clary sage. (Compare to Sex Bomb)
Vanillarific - The is no ordinary vanilla fragrance. Sweet vanilla absolute mingles with tonka bean and a smidge of sultry jasmine. (Compare to Vanillary)
Whipper Snapper - A fun, lively fragrance of fruity black currant and sparkling citrus balanced with a soft undertone of sweet vanilla. (Compare to You Snap The Whip)

Earthy/Spiced Delights
Black Dragon (FB Exclusive) - A perfect pairing of warm, earthy dragon's blood (amber, frankincense, myrrh, patchouli, sandalwood, and vanilla) and deep, rich nag champa incense.
Nile Queen (FB Exclusive) - A beguiling blend of rich amber, Bourbon vanilla, and warm tonka grounded with deep patchouli.
Red Dragon (FB Exclusive) - Firey dragon's blood (amber, frankincense, myrrh, patchouli, sandalwood, and vanilla) with a sprinkle of red rose petals and a hint of mystery.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Customer Review

Here's a recent review from a customer (re-posted with their permission):

The LBB has done it again! In June's box, one of the most exciting items was a little bag of several samples from Flutterby Beauty, a new bath product shop on the scene. Intrigued by the sample items (and the 20% off coupon code), I made a small order from the website.

After some deliberation, I ordered: two 6.5 oz jars of Whipped Body Polish (one in Comfort, "a soothing blend of calming lavender with a hint of creamy milk and a drop of honey;" one in Clementine Lavender, "a relaxing and balancing fragrance of French lavender and sweet clementine supported by bergamot and Italian lemon"); two 2 oz bottles of Silky Body Oil (one in Head Over Heels, "fragrance opens with sweet vanilla, leads to a delicate floral center, and ends with a base of blackberry musk (compare to Philosophy Falling In Love);" one in Marrakesh, "an aromatic blend of spices including ginger, cinnamon, and clove balanced with a bit of zesty orange and warmed by a hint of vanilla"); and two 2 oz bottles of Moisture Mist (one in Honey Bee, "sweet honey drizzled over sticky toffee balanced with a squeeze of juicy orange and light florals (compare to Lush Honey I Washed The Kids);" one in Nectarine Blossom, "just-ripening nectarines with a hint of the delicate blossoms and a touch of honey (compare to Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom & Honey)"). After my discount code, my order came to about $35 with shipping.

It shipped lightening fast (two days, maybe?) and arrived quickly. It was well-packaged, with each set of two items in its own bag, tied with a purple ribbon. There was also a purple organza bag with three sample items--a body polish, a lotion, and a perfume. Flutterby's packaging is minimalist--just a simple label--but the bottles and tubs aren't flimsy and everything held up just fine.

Since the order arrived, I've had the chance to try at least one of each item. The body polish has a great texture, didn't seperate during shipping, and washes off without leaving an oil residue. I don't love the Comfort scent--the lavender overwhelms everything else in it--but there are lots of others to choose from. It's definitely worth buying again.

The other two products are even better. The Silky Body Oil is much like Haunt's Skin Glossing Oil (only $1.50 a 4 oz bottle cheaper), and it's an amazing moisturizing after-shower alternative when it's too hot for thick lotion (like now). I've tried both scents, but I love the Marrakesh--it's just spicy enough without being overpowering, and both the citrus and the vanilla are both clear in it. It's one of those smells, like Villainess' Jai Mahal, that just makes me feel cozy. Wonderful.

The Moisture Mist is also a winner. It's nice and cooling and lightly scented--perfect to carry around during the summer to replace heavy perfume oil. And the best part? Honey Bee is a dead ringer for Lush's Honey I Washed the Kids, which is one of my all-time favorite scents. I'm not a big fan of the Nectarine Blossom, but, again, there are lots of other scents to choose from. It's also fairly inexpensive, with a 4 oz bottle costing only $8.95.

Even more so than the first company to which the LBB introduced me, Heaven & Earth Essentials, I am taken with Flutterby. I'll definitely be ordering from them again. And, if you want to do the same, they are having a grand opening sale right now--the coupon code OPENING gets you 15% off your order and $5 flat rate shipping on all domestic orders. Go!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Closed Friday & Order Photo

We will be closed this Friday, July 17th. Orders can still be placed & fulfillment will begin on Monday the 20th.

Photos are always fun to look at, so here's one of an order that was shipped recently
(click thumbnail to view larger).


Friday, July 3, 2009

Issue Resolved

Authorize.Net is back up, so real-time credit card processing has resumed.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and fun, safe 4th of July!

Credit Card Processing Issue

Our credit card processor, Authorize.Net, is down right now due to a fire at their primary data center in Seattle. There is no ETA on when service will be restored yet. We will post an update when we have more information.

In the meantime, orders can still be placed using Paypal. Please email us if you need assistance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Handmade Guru Review

The Handmade Guru posted a review about us. Check it out!

Friday, June 26, 2009

LBBs Available

The Little Black Boxes are on sale now! Grab one while they're still available.

Friday, June 19, 2009

June Little Black Box

We're excited to participate in this month's Little Black Box! Here are a few preview photos of what we sent in (click thumbnails to view larger):


everything ready to assemble

finished goodie bag