By Melissa Miller
Scent master Nancy Wasley created
Cosmetiques almost two years ago. She has created an
impressive range of products, including makeup, hair products
and an ever-growing assortment of bath and body items.
With over 150 scents to choose from, Nancy custom blends each item
to order, often combining 2-3 scents into one glorious, unique
aroma. Customer scent favorites are Lemon Batter and Brown
Sugar (which many liken to one of Fresh’s scents), and White
Mud Cake by itself or with another scent (Nancy ships over 100
products in this fragrance a week).
One of my favorite
products in this line is Crème de Beurre, a rich blend
of shea and cocoa butters in Orange Vanille, the perfect
creamy, whipped, sweet orange.
Goat Milk and Honey Body
Wash ($11 for 8oz), which I tried in a delightful
Lettuce Leaf scent, is gentle and skin softening without SLS.
sampled two body scrubs, Sugared Seas in Magnolia
Blossom, a lovely flowery blend of sea salts and sugar, as
well as Polish Me Up in Sweet Vanilla Milk and All
About Grapefruit, a lush blend of buttermilk, oils and brown
sugar with the soft whiff of yellow grapefruit and vanilla
sugar (each $12 for 8oz).
My favorite MMU item is the
Sweet Body Butter in Orange Biscotti and Cinnamon Buns, a
delicious, spicy orange aroma. It contains shea butter (80%),
rose hip and jojoba oils and leaves the skin like butter
without an oily or sticky feel. Sweet Body Butter is great for
winter skin as well as for the summer months because it leaves
a glowing sheen on bare arms and legs.
MMU also has Purse Pot Perfumes ($8 for ¼oz), Purity Perfume
Oil ($16 for .05oz), 100% Shea Butter ($14 for 4oz),
Guardian Angel Body Balm and Body Custard body creams ($9 for
4 oz., $18 for 8oz), Hands Down Protective Hand Cream ($9
for 4oz), Soul Provider Foot Cream ($9 for 4oz), Have a
Bath Milk Bath ($11 for 8oz), and Wash My Hair Shampoo and
Hair Smoothie Conditioner ($11 for 8oz), all of which may be
Wasley loves to mix and match scents so if you see that
something is not listed in MMUCosmetics.com scent menu or if you would
like to have a shower gel or lotion created in your favorite
perfume, drop her a line. She’s got the nose!
She also created
a fun and informative website with beauty tips, reviews, links
and a message board.