Please bear with me thru this long post – I guarantee at the end it will be worth your while!
Have you ever had that “aha” moment? I did this year. It hit me, and not in a bad way, that I was turning 50 this year and what have I really done for ME? Everyone has their own special thing that they would like to do for themselves, but possibly don’t have the time, money or that push to capture what it is they are after. I may be told that I pamper myself all the time with products etc, but sometimes because the very reason products are being sent to me for testing, I don’t have the opportunity to really stop and take a deep breath and enjoy them. So this year I was determined that not only was I going to stop and enjoy things more, I was going to pamper myself in other ways and get back to being the feminine woman that I feel is at my heart and soul. Like the saying goes, “there’s no better time than the present”. About the same time I made this personal affirmation is when I discovered Naked Princess and Reign online magazine and I believe it is the reason why the line has struck such a personal chord with me. Naked Princess products are so well thought out, and in a beautifully brilliant way celebrate women and their femininity.
Recently I spoke with Becca B. Frank, Creative Director of Naked Princess, to find out more about this new company that was started by women in the “over 40″ range. “It really is about creating an experience,” said Becca. Jordanna, the founder of the company collects boudoir things and has a personal collection of antique perfume bottles and lingerie that were a large part the passionate inspiration of the line. I spoke the other day of the beautiful lip products, but the body and lingerie products are amazing as well. From the Body & Boudoir Spray, the Body & Boudoir Candle and Body Souffle and the Boudoirwear the products are about taking the time to celebrate being a woman.
The body products are a Vanille Blanc scent that appeals to both men and women, which according to Becca, the appeal to both sexes was very intentional in their use of this particular scent, although more scents are being worked on for future release. Becca also said that the products are quite functional, too, “Not only is the candle beautiful, it is functional too. The ergonomic shape makes it beautiful to hold in the hand and when the candle is gone it can be used as a vase, pencil cup or hold makeup brushes and still look special.” The candle is also multi-purpose in that it is a candle and a massage oil – which can be used to massage the body or even cuticles. It is infused with Vitamin E, organic Shea, Jojoba and Soy butters and the candle wax melts to a perfectly soothing, slightly warmer body temperature massage oil. The oil is incredibly silky feeling and not greasy or oily at all. It’s all so well thought out that it even comes with a box of wooden matches!
Becca also said “along with the details, creating a cleaner, healthier product was also important. There are no parabens, phthalates or GMO’s used in any of our products. Everything is meant for a woman to have a moment of joie de vivre.”
If you enjoy the finer things, the Naked Princess lingerie is quite exquisite. Well designed and feminine down to the lace and cashmere used. “We want every woman to look and feel beautiful” according to Becca. The lingerie can be worn everyday or in the bedroom or out with a jacket and skirt and the new collection coming up in the fall is even more suited toward that versatility. And they fit a wide range of sizes as well.
When I asked Becca about Reign the online magazine, she said “It’s a boudoir state of mind, a lifestyle experience. Story telling is part of that experience, a way to invite all women into the lifestyle, and a desire to share that point of view with everyone. It’s also way to reach women on an emotional level even if they are not purchasing products.” Which personally is exactly why I felt connected to Naked Princess and Reign immediately. “Monday Moments are meant to inspire, put a smile on your face, stop you in your tracks and dare to do something new”, said Becca.
Naked Princess is generously offering a 25% discount off your first order now thru May 9th! Perfect timing for Mother’s Day! Please use the code FABOVERFORTY to enjoy the discount. After May 9th, the discount is 10% + free shipping on any items, excluding books, at the Naked Princess Atelier www.nakedprincess.com with the FABOVERFORTY code at checkout. I hope you enjoy the Naked Princess experience as much as I have, and celebrate being a woman!