Friday, October 30, 2009

Thanksgiving Give Away!

I am feeling very thankful, and would like to give something away!! It’s been a few months since my last contest, so here we go! :D What will the winner get you ask?? A FREE mineral trio in your choice of colors!! You can fill it with ANY of my mineral colors!! But oh, there is more! You will also receive one of our fabulous lip tints, also in your choice of color!! AND, just for kicks, I will also throw in one of my Staying Power Eye Primers!! This is a great way to get a new look for the holidays FREE!! This prize pack is valued at $22.50, and it can be yours absolutely FREE!!

All you have to do to be entered is follow this blog and leave a comment below! In the comment please tell me which 3 mineral colors and which lip tint YOU would choose from my shop! Also include a way for me to get in touch with you, either a link to your etsy ID so I can convo you or some other way to let you know if you won!!

Want an extra chance to win?? You can also get an extra chance to win by fanning me on Facebook!! Once you have become a fan, or if you already are one, leave me another comment below and you’ll be entered a second time!

On November 23rd I will randomly draw a winner! Prizes will ship on November 24th! Yeehaw, let the fun begin!!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

All Booked Up!!

Well, it's official! I will be getting the hardware out of my ankle on November 25th! Although it may be weird to be excited about a surgery, I have to admit I am! I am looking forward to being free of hives and pain in the future, although I know surgery is NEVER fun.

I will be placing my shop on vacation mode on November 24th, which will also be my last shipping day till I am able to create again. This means your last day to order will be November 23rd! I don't anticipate being out of commission for too long this time; maybe a week, maybe two, who knows really though.

Because I am not sure how long it will take for me to be able to work again, if you want anything for Christmas from my shop now is the time to get it!


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Happy Accident!!

First of all, I would like to clear something up! Apparently, there are companies out there mass producing mineral makeup and selling it wholesale for people to package up and resell. Some people have asked if my products are like this, for the record they are NOT! I make each and every one of my colors from scratch and they are my own unique formulas! If they happen to look similar to another product out there or share the name of another product out there that is purely coincidental! Every single one of my mineral colors has been custom blended by me :)

Now, that being said, I had a very happy accident while mixing up one of my Velvet Collection colors the other day! I used the wrong amount of one of my ingredients and I knew it immediately because the color didn't look right. It didn't look like the color I was trying to make, but it was GORGEOUS!!! Just when I thought I could keep my current color charts for a while I had to go and make a new color LOL!

It is a beautiful, pure matte, neutral pinky beigey kinda color. I have been wearing it out to 'test' it the past few days and have a new favorite! I am using it as a very natural looking blush and eye shadow! As a WAHM, I don't normally get super dolled up on a regular day, but I also don't go without makeup since I am representing my company where ever I go! This color is just so fabulous, because it looks so natural, but so pretty and put together at the same time!

I only have enough for me made at the moment, but will totally be making more!! I know you will love this color!! Gotta get some pics of it too, I think I will just call it Pretty :) I also have a few other colors rolling around in my head that I need to make, mainly blushes and 3-in-1 Colors! This chart is going to need to grow!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Procrastination......I'm so guilty!!

Well, as many of you know, I have been having allergic reactions to the stainless steel that was placed in my ankle to repair it after it broke. It has been since March 30th that I have been dealing with this, frustrating to say the least! When I approached my doctor about the issue, he adamantly told me that the metal can not be taken out till it has had time to "mature" 6 months. Well, it was 6 months at the end of September and I have not been back to the doctor yet.....

So, why am I procrastinating about this so much??? For one thing money has been tight here and every time I have the $50 copay to go in something else comes up! At least that was my excuse for a while :) Now I do have the money to go in, but other things keep coming up. My little one has been feeling sick and the thought of going in for surgery when he needs me makes me feel selfish.

Another issue is that my doctor is not all that sensitive.....he is down right insensitive and doesn't spend much time listening. I would consider going to another doctor, but know from previous experiences that other doctors usually don't want to deal with taking out what someone else has put in. And, I honestly have to admit that I am not looking forward to being cut on again!! Surgery sucks big time!!

Anyway, all of that just to say that I am making my appointment today and am not going to procrastinate about it any more!!! If I do have the surgery soon, I will most likely have to put my shop on vacation mode for a little bit. Last time I was able to keep it open and use a wheelchair to fill my orders. Since then I have moved and now have stairs, which would make it impossible to stay open. I will be closing shop until I am able to walk up and down the stairs again! So if you need anything from my shop, stock up now!! LOL!

Prayers are much appreciated!! This year has been SO hard!! Thank you and may Jesus smile on you today!!


Friday, October 2, 2009

Oh so Luscious Lather ;)

Today I have the pleasure of telling you about a dear friend of mine, Diane, and her fabulous shop, Luscious Lather! Diane makes wonderful bath and body products that smell delish and are very pampering. She has a wealth of experience making quality products, and as anther B&B crafter, I know she knows her stuff! She and I have bought products from each other, and I really love her stuff; especially her foaming bath whip! It is super fun foaming goodness! Her glycerin soaps are simply gorgeous and make wonderful gifts, and her skincare line is wonderful too :)

Diane is also a super sweet person to work with, and takes a lot of time to package and ship her products carefully, make custom orders for people and truly cares about her customers! If you have not already tried out some of her luscious goodies, I highly recommend her shop! And as another bath and beauty seller, that is no small recommendation ;)