Fashion Fridays: I’m a beauty maven…wait didn’t you know that?! (AND A L’Occitane GIVEAWAY!)

Congrats to our winner Paula!

I have to admit it; my beauty routine is pretty low maintenance and I’m *probably* not the first person my girlfriends go running to when they need to know the best blush or lip liner to buy. So I was both tickled and inspired to ramp up my beauty regimen and broaden my product scope when the very lovely and talented Ysolt Usigan asked me to contribute my best beauty secrets which she included alongside some pretty talented- know-everything- there-is-to- know -about- creams, potions- and -lotions- that- beautify- ladies for Shape Magazine!

And so I am now willing to try any beauty product that comes across my desk, and if I’m able to-offer the same products as a giveaway to one of you– because I am nothing if not loyal to my readers (and who couldn’t use a little tightening cream which also fights blemishes..right?!) well consider it a done deal!

So when the good folks at sent me their latest and greatest offerings since both of my sisters are GAGA for their products I decided it was time to give them a whirl- and I HAVE to say I was pleasantly surprised… and since spring is a time when florals are always on our minds and always on trend-  L’Occitane’s Pivoine Flora, a collection celebrating the peony flower products will help you to rejoice in the new season with .

The L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Collection consists of a wide assortment of lavish products including:

  • Hand Cream ($10): This smooth, creamy texture, fortified with shea butter, is formulated to nourish and protect the hands and nails. Escape to a fragrant peony garden with this portable hand cream.


  • Beauty Cream ($36): This fresh cream’s velvety texture, enriched with peony extract, wraps the body in satin-smooth comfort with a delicate floral scent.


  • Eau de Parfum ($62): This new Eau de Parfum has an intense, green floral structure. With a rich, multi-faceted combination of delicate peony and sensuous magnolia, this dramatic floral elixir creates a fragrant bouquet with a musky, woody finish.
Other items include Pivoine Flora EDT Intense Roll-On ($16), Eau de Toilette ($40), Beauty Milk ($24), Shower Gel ($20) and Petal Soap ($8)

And since I’m kind of a fragrance junkie and VERY discerning about what perfumes I’ll wear– when I was sent I the Eau de Parfum ($62) I fell over the moon in love with its scent. The Pivoine Flora Eau de Parfum captures all the intensity of a heart of petals. A true elixir of femininity, this perfume blends the delicacy of peonies with the sensuality of magnolias, in a captivating floral fragrance marked with a woody trail. The Pivoine Flora Eau de Parfum contains a peony extract harvested from the Drôme region of southern France.

Just completely sweet, subtle girly, feminine, makes you want to kiss the nape of my neck (as per my husband’s words) perfume and well I just couldn’t resist giving it away to one lucky reader. For a chance to win them it for yourself- leave a comment here with your #1 beauty secret. For a second entry you can follow Melissa Chapman Pinterest and retweet this giveaway and for a third entry you can like Marrried my Sugar daddy on facebook. Good luck giveaway ends April 9th!




  1. Crystal Nigmatjonova says

    My #1 beauty secret is plenty of sleep since I’m on the go all day to focus on anything else

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