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.