Beauty Review: Demeter’s Champagne Brut

Hey beauties! It’s been FOREVER, this I know.  So I’m really excited to share with you this new scent by Demeter! Introducing:

                                 Champagne Brut


If you’ve ever wondered what Moet Chandon would smell like as a perfume, wonder no more.  Champagne Brut, let’s you know.  I was very eager to give this a go, as Champagne is one of my favorite things to sip on. (Yes, I know. It’s an expensive habit. Don’t judge.)

Not quite in time for New Years, but just in time for my weekend trip to Revel, Champagne Brut was in my weekender for a few spritz.  Friday night finally came and with it, my hot pink short dress and black heels, and a few pumps of the new scent.  Surely wearing Champagne to a club was appropriate, yes?

I asked a few of the girls if they wanted to give it a try too. They didn’t have to know I was reviewing this product and would spill their opinions! (anonymously of course!)

Instantly the room filled with a scent I knew all too well. One girl smiled and said “Oh this smells just like champagne!” I gave a smirk, with a bit of a chuckle, explained Demeter’s purpose and listened to a bit of a 5 minute ramble about how she wonders what STEAK would smell like as a scent.  She was quickly dismissed with a “I’m sure you’ll find out over dinner.”

Two friends both inhaled the scent going “mmmm,” sprayed on some more and hoped it would last all night or at the very least, increase as the body temperature did the same. (That’s what happens when yourub up on a guy all nightdance)

I wondered as well, so I put on a little more.  Remember, it is winter and your skin is a little tougher this season, so spraying on extra for a long-lasting wear is in order! Who needs the cold taking away a layer or two of your perfume?!

We headed out the door and on to the dance floor. This is where my observation began.

I noticed by the time I got to the club (which was only 2 floors down) my Champagne Brut had lost its fizz.  Dare I say, gone flat?! YOWZA!!! No bueno.

I was NOT a happy camper.  But maybe not all hope was lost. I decided to ask the girls by the end of the night how their spritzes were holding up.  Their responses:

1. “It wore off after the first song!”

2. “It’s not long lasting enough for such a strong scent.”

3. “The dude I made out with liked the scent.” (This received the side eye followed by my proclaiming ‘that dude would of said he liked your perfume if you dabbed tuna behind the ears. He just wanted to get in your pants kiss you.)

4. “It doesn’t have any staying power. I’d have to keep the bottle on me to reapply throughout the night.”

Well, who wants to tote a bottle of perfume everywhere?

After a few laughs and some sips of real champagne, we polished off the night with a couple of rounds of “ring and run” on random floors (the room doors had doorbells) then went to bed.

With all this said, let me get to the meat and potatoes of this review. Here it is, straight and to the point:


Perfume: 2.5 out of 5 sugar cubes

Scent Match to Champagne: 4 out of 5 sugar cubes

Longevity: 0.5 out of 5 sugar cubes

Packaging: 4 out of 5 sugar cubes

Buy as a gift: no

Suggest to a friend: no

With all due respect, from a perfume lover… go back to the drawing board with this one. If Demeter could nail the longevity with scents like Lavender, Lilac, Jasmine and Red Poppies, even something as light as their Clean Soap, then this Champagne Brut should be no exception. 


Share your thoughts:

Do you have this perfume? What do you think?

Product Review: Yardley London’s Newest Soap Collection

As most of you already know, I’m a die hard fan of soaps and all things…well soap! So it was of no surprise I fell in love with Yardley’s latest release!  

With 3 scents for purchasing (Skin Soothing Sea Minerals, Mango & Lily and Skin Smoothing Lavender & Rosemary) I grew giddy quite fast!  Being such a fan of lavender, you already know which one became mine in a heartbeat.



Skin Smoothing Lavender & Rosemary.  

I removed the pump immediately and inhaled deep. The scent is definitely true to what the company says about it. Check it out:

"This Skin Soothing Bath & Shower Gel is enriched with concentrated Lavender essential oil and Rosemary extract to wash away your stress and soothe your mind. Your skin will feel delicately soft & moisturized. Delightful herbal Lavender fragrance."

I showered before bedtime and drifted off to sleep. Was it the best night’s rest I’ve ever had? No. Was it the best night’s rest I’ve ever had in oooh, 3 months? YES!

Any complaints? None at all.  

The scent was not overwhelming and my skin didn’t feel tight or itchy afterwards.  At $4.99 a bottle, this is definitely an affordable indulgence I suggest all of you enjoy!


This is another piece of their newest launch.  An exfoliating bath bar that’s to leave your skin smooth, firm and toned.  Not toned as in muscle, but toned as in pigmentation. (Don’t want you getting any crazy ideas here *smile*)

The name of this one is Sea Minerals and though they have 2 scents in total, the second one being Mango Cream, this one caught my attention the most.  I’m also not a huge fan of fruity scents.

The bar is a beautiful green color, with a hint of blue.  Check it out:


The scent is a little masculine.  I took a deep breath and was taken back to childhood memories of hugging my father after he’d shave.  I remember the scent of his aftershave.  It was quite like this sea minerals soap.  

Priced at $2.49 to $2.99 would I suggest you buy it, ladies?  Only if you don’t mind a strong masculine scent and have an unscented lotion to counteract with.  I advise you buy it for your handsome hunk and gift it to him.

Straight and to the point, the sRtv rating:

Lavender & Rosemary

Scent: 5 sugar cubes

Packaging: 4 sugar cubes

Lather: 4 sugar cubes

Would I buy it again: Yes

Would I give it as a gift: Yes

Sea Minerals Bath Bar

Scent: 2.5 sugar cubes

Packaging: 4 sugar cubes

Lather: 4 sugar cubes

Would I buy it again: No

Would I give it as a gift: Yes (to a man)

Beauty Review: Skin like Your Favorite Storybook Princess

Hi girls!  I’m back with a beauty review and I can’t wait to share this with you!

So straight and to the point here is the review on a very delicious beauty product. Introducing StoryBook Apothecary's Fairest of Them All Healing Face Powder.  Yeah, you read right; healing face powder. 

Check it out:

The shade you see here is called “Chocolate,” and let me be the first to tell you it smells just like it.  I couldn’t stop inhaling the jar once I received it.

But enough about me, here’s the skinny on the minny (mineral powder that is):

Extra Dark Chocolate Powder - A natural powerhouse of antioxidants and natural oils, dark chocolate powder works as a great natural bronzer, protects your skin from free radicals, lends a great natural color and prevents your powder from making you look dry or ashy.

That’s according to Tianna’s website and of course to our fun conversation where we gabbed about all things girly and all things beauty! (Natural beauty that is)


It’s all that and more.  As a black woman it can be very hard finding the perfect shade of foundation. Once found the next hurdle is left to be jumped: the ashy face! Oh, you ladies know what I’m talking about.  The face that leaves you looking like you were in the back seat of a jeep swinging an episode with a bag of flour. MMMHMM, I knew you knew.

The good news is, this didn’t leave me ashy at all. In fact, it blended quite perfectly with my tone I raised an eyebrow wondering if any was on at all!  This medium coverage provided a natural finish and left my face smelling like chocolate all day long.  

I am truly appreciating this powder for all it is worth.  At $15 a jar, you get more than what you pay for.  I saw little to no break outs after a week of usage and noticed some of my already there pimples decrease in size while some dark blemishes evened out.

So what say me of this product? LOVE IT! 

I’m giving it a 5 out of 5 sugar cubes! 

Order yours today!!!!

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