A few weeks back when my parents were visiting, I was walking with mom around the Downtown Design District area. This area is best defined as Whitaker St., Bull St., and Drayton St. between Liberty Ln. & Gordon St. in the historic district. It’s just short walk from the Broughton Street area and is home to a wide variety of boutiques, antique stores, art stores, designers, etc. I usually love to walk people through this area as it has so many different places to shop, plus the scenery in this area is absolutely stunning.
While walking around, we stumbled across La Paperie! Now, I’ve been in the shop before, but, as much as it embarrasses me to admit this, it’s been several years since I last found myself there. La Paperie is home to beautiful designer stationery collections, customized monogram options, invitations, gifts, and more! What I was MOST thrilled to see, sitting on a table toward the back, was one of my absolute favorite perfume collections – TOKYOMILK.
TOKYOMILK is one of those products that I have always loved, but could never find in Savannah. When I first moved here there was one store that carried it, but by the time I started this blog they had got rid of it. SO….it’s been a very long time since I’ve bought any. I know that I could easily order it online. I know almost all the scents and I know which ones I like. However, that’s not how I like to shop. I love to stand there, smell all the scents again and go with whichever one suits me in that moment. You just never know if you’re feeling like a good ole’ Gin and Rosewater or the classic Song in D Minor and no website is going to help my nose figure it out that day! Haha.
At $30 a bottle not everyone may become as obsessed with these perfumes as me, but I do suggest you go and try at least one. The fragrances are so different and unexpected. You’ll be surprised at what you might like. Plus, the scent lingers throughout the day so you’ll smell just as great at 6pm as you did when you first applied!
409 Whitaker Street
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:30pm
Thank you La Paperie for carrying this line. You have made me one very happy lady!
07/22/2014 / Foundation, Makeup, Mary Kay, Shop My Savannah
This week My Mary Kay Monday is all about foundation! I am in LOVE with the foundation I received from my friend Heather when picking out my initial kit, which is why it’s today’s My Mary Kay Monday pick!
About the Product (From Mary Kay’s website): Infused with vitamin E and a blend of peptides, the result is skin that instantly looks firmer, younger and healthier. It’s the perfect age-fighting foundation for normal to dry skin, visibly reducing the appearance of pores, fine lines, wrinkles and skin imperfections for skin that looks luminous, radiant and immediately brightened as skin texture appears visibly improved.
Price: $20 for the 1 fl. oz. bottle – This actually lasted me a lot longer than I expected. I noticed early on that I got more coverage than what I was using prior. I can confidently say that this bottle lasted me 6 months with me using it almost every single day! Let’s be honest, there were definitely a few Saturday/Sunday’s I didn’t put on a drop of make up!
My Overall Thoughts: When Heather and I first sat down to pick out my make up products, we reviewed both the Matte and Luminous TimeWise® Foundation options. Together we selected the TimeWise Luminous-Wear® Liquid Foundation in Ivory 6 and I seriously could not have been happier. As I noted above, I really saw a lot of coverage with the luminous foundation. Plus, it’s got this glow to it that definitely gives me that dewy makeup glow. On days where I’m not really feeling that dewy look, I simply take my pressed powder and lightly dust after I’ve applied my foundation. Instantly decreasing the dewy look, but still giving me the coverage and glow! Like I said, I couldn’t have been happier with this foundation. If you’re looking for an even more matte look, then I highly suggest trying the Matte-wear collection. It’s got all the same benefits, such as vitamin E, however, it just provides a different finish! The most important thing, here? I definitely recommend sitting down with a representative to pick out your color if you’ve never selected either of these products before. It’s worth it to have them utilize their knowledge and skills in color matching rather than trying to guess online.
06/02/2014 / Mary Kay, Moisturizer, Skin care, Timewise Collection
With Summer basically here, this week’s Mary Kay Monday is focused on a product that’s for your entire body! Let me introduce you to the Mary Kay TimeWise Body™ Targeted-Action® Toning Lotion.
About the Product (From Mary Kay’s Site): TimeWise Body™ Targeted-Action® Toning Lotion helps redefine body contours by toning, firming and smoothing your entire shape in just one step. Its skin-loving formula contains six antioxidants, including Acai Berry Extract. The powerful mix of ingredients, including multiple botanicals, targets areas of concern and keeps skin hydrated for up to 24 hours. Maintaining skin hydration is even more important as you age. In addition to improving how soft and smooth skin feels, skin that’s effectively moisturized can actually look smoother, which means the appearance of imperfections can be less noticeable.
Price: $30 for the 8oz jar – A little pricey as compared to some others, however, I feel like I’m getting more out of it than just a regular moisturizer.
My overall thoughts: I’m usually pretty bad about moisturizing. No real reason. I just never feel like taking the extra 5 minutes to slather up with a moisturizer. Haha. With that being said, I do really like the consistency of this formula and have found myself applying it more than others I’ve tried. I just really hate that oily feeling some moisturizers leave behind, you know? This moisturizer absorbs very quick and, although it’s extremely light, it seems to keep my skin hydrated for a full 24 hours. As crazy as it might sound, I can really tell a difference in my skin. Mostly my legs. The small imperfections (dimples, bumps, etc) are definitely minimized and I really can tell my legs are smoother and more even in appearance.
This moisturizer is also unscented, which I love. I wear perfume and sometimes scents just don’t match up. I like that I can wear this every day no matter what perfume I’m putting on that morning!
Remember, you can purchase by contacting any Mary Kay representative or you can shop online at MaryKay.com. Don’t have a representative already? Then, feel free to contact my dear friend Heather on her page here.
05/19/2014 / Body Care, Featured Product, Honey, Made in the USA, Savannah Bee Company, Shop Local, Shop My Savannah
A few weeks ago Savannah Bee Company came to speak at my local Junior League Annual Meeting. In addition to an incredible presentation, complete with a display full of real bees (They couldn’t get out. Promise.), they brought some samples of their body care line. This included my newest obsession – a honey body lotion. Now, Savannah Bee is known for their honey. If you’ve every visited one of their locations you know how good it is, but I really wasn’t in the loop on their new body care products. I was lucky enough to be sitting next to the sample table so, being the product fiend that I am, you know I tried everything they brought! Lotions, body butters, they even had shampoo and conditioner. If I could have washed my hair at the meeting I would have. It smelled amazing.
So let’s talk about today’s featured product – Honey Body Lotion. Honey is known to be a wonderful way to naturally repair and soften skin so it’s only natural that Savannah Bee Company create honey-based products! Their lotion is not only made with real honey, it’s also made with 100% all natural ingredients, contains no parabens or petroleum, and is never tested on animals. It’s also made in the USA so that’s always a bonus in my book!
Obviously smell and texture are the most important things in a lotion, and this one gets a thumbs up from me in both! Let’s break it down, shall we?
Smell: For starters, all 4 scents are heavenly. You can’t go wrong. I, personally, am most found of the newest scent, Orange Blossom. I love fresh, clean scents and this one smells like you just peeled an orange right off the tree! It’s just strong enough that you can tell you smell great, but not so overpowering that you would stink out your entire office if applied at your desk. All in all? It’s divine.
Texture: 5 gold stars. Not to thin, not too thick. Absorbs quickly, but still manages to make me feel moisturized. It’s a perfect every day lotion.
My suggestion would be to buy the travel pack for $19. You’ll get a 1.7oz bottle of each of the 4 scents allowing you to try them all. Plus, it’s a great purse size bottle for those of us always on the run!
Savannah Bee Company locations:
104 W. Broughton Street, Savannah, GA 31401
1 W. River Street, Savannah, GA 31401
211 Johnny Mercer Blvd., Savannah, GA 31410
216 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401
03/25/2014 / Mary Kay, Microdermabrasion, Skincare
It’s Mary Kay Monday time again. I just started posting about my new Mary Kay products a few weeks ago in this new series; My Mary Kay Monday. Now, just to clarify, I’m not selling Mary Kay myself. I just happened to purchase a giant kit that has just about everything I could ever want from my dear friend Heather. Haha. So, from week to week I’m featuring a product, or set of products, that I’ve been using!
This week, it’s the TimeWise® Microdermabrasion Set. This duo is something I use once a week, although, it can be used 2-3 times a week. It’s super easy to fit into my day to day routine.
Step 1 is the microdermabrasion refine product. It’s used immediately after washing your face. The easiest thing I’ve found is to keep the refine product in the shower. That way, you’ll just grab it after you’ve washed your face. Makes it a little easier to remember, too. This first step is the actual exfoliator. It’s a very, very fine exfoliator, which I love. I have pretty sensitive skin and this has not caused any redness or dryness at all. Like the face wash I talked about last time, it’s lightweight and doesn’t feel like I’m peeling off a lot of skin. The best way to describe it is that it just makes my face feel extra “clean”, if you will.
Step 2 is the microdermabrasion replenish. If you’re doing step 1 in the shower, you’ll want to make sure to wait until your out to use step 2. This step is really meant to sooth and nourish your skin after its been exfoliated. It also makes your skin incredibly soft while preparing your face for the rest of your skin care routine. If you’re using the TimeWise® Miracle Set like I am, this is where you’ll apply your day solution or night solution depending on where you are at in the day. Then, you just finish it with your moisturizer and you’re all set!
The set itself runs for $50 and can be purchased by contacting any Mary Kay representative or you can shop online at MaryKay.com. Don’t have a representative already? Then, feel free to contact my dear friend Heather on her page here.