Monday, March 30, 2009

Still Closed & Doing Some Testing

I'm processing the party orders and should be completed with everything and open by Thursday.

I'm also going to start testing shampoo & conditioner!

I have two types of salt sitting in some salt scrub. Hoping to get in the shower with it in the next few days and take it for a test drive.

I'm going to try & get the protein hair mist up by Thursday too :)

That's it for the updates.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Closing for a few days

Coming up in the next couple of weeks someone is holding a Skin Candy party. They are expecting 30 girls at this party. 30???!!?? The last party held there were 8 girls that ordered about $900 worth of product, what the heck are 30 girls going to order!??!?! I'm afraid, very, very afraid lol.

I don't want my online orders to suffer a longer TAT because of the party so I'll be closing the website to online sales for a few days so I can process the party orders.

The date of the party is 3/29. I'm thinking I'll close from 3/29-4/2. It might not be that long or it might be longer. Who the heck knows. I'll know more after the party is held and I'll update here on the blog.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Lip Scrub is Up!

The lip scrub is up on the website!

I have to get a picture up there but it is available now.

The lip scrub comes in a 1oz jar. It's whipped so the oils and butter won't separate from the sugar (One of the things I hate about traditional scrubs).

I'm only offering it in peppermint right now but I'll be adding a few more flavors in the future :)

Seasonal Scents

I wanted to make my fall and winter scents available all year long but that is not going to be possible :( My fragrance oil suppliers do not stock theirs all year long so if I run out of one, I wouldn't be able to re-order.

If anyone wants a fall/winter scent once they are down, just send me an e-mail. If I have the oil, I'll gladly make your products in your scents.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Things In The Works

Let me start by saying that I love my body & hair mist.....for the BODY! It has no alcohol in it, which can dry the skin, and it actually helps moisturize the body a bit. BUT...I hate it in my hair! It just makes MY hair really, really dry and icky feeling.

Good news is that I've been working on a protein hair mist and I'm loving it! I've just ordered the packaging for it. I'll package them in 2oz, cute pink bottles. They should be available within the next few weeks :)

I'm also testing a moisturizing lip scrub. Need to tweak it a bit more but I'm thinking they should be available around the same time as the protein hair mist.

And for the ladies that have been requesting a salt scrub...that should be coming too!

Things that have been a bust so far:
scrubbly bars with salt

I need to test some larger salt grains in the scrubbly bars. The two sizes I've tested so far just dissolve *sighs*

I'm also working on getting the whipped cream soap in a tube.

So that's the update on what's in the works.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Yeah, It's Here!

Here it is, 7pm Thursday and no UPS man *taps foot, peers out window* Wahhhhhhh, I want my cocoa butter!

Looks like the bath melts will not be available until tomorrow now, sorry.

7:15pm and he just arrived YEAH!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Back in Stock!

The foaming whipped sugar scrubs and the whipped cream soap are back and stock and available!

Bath melts should be available tomorrow (Thursday 3/4/2009) after 7:30pm.

I'm also in the process of getting the scrubbly bars up on the site tonight :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Growing Pains

Please excuse my growing pains.

I seem to have under estimated the buying power of you ladies! I thought I was way ahead of you in ordering supplies, alas, I was wrong *sighs*

I've had to put the whipped cream soap, foaming whipped sugar scrubs, and bath melts "out of stock". I've also had to put the scrubbly bars on hold until I can refill my shelves.

I should be able to get those items back in stock this week.

I've also extended the 14% off sale until Sunday 3/8/2009.

Now on to another issue. I fill all of my bottles and jars by weight. Most of the products are OVER the stated weight on the jar/bottle. Also most of the products are not "filled to the rim". If your package gets tossed around in the mail, product could/has moved in to the empty space and created air pockets :( It also, as I've been told, creates the illusion that the products are not full.

Two products in question are whipped cream soap and sugar scrubs.
I've ordered smaller containers for the whipped cream soap so that one won't be an issue. But the sugar scrubs are still an issue. I like the fact that they don't hit the rim because I can put the pretty colored sugar on top. If I fill the scrubs to the top, add the colored sugar, and twist shut. The colored sugar, especially multiple colored sugars, blend together...get mushed in the product, and they don't look so pretty anymore lol. What to do? What to do?

So I'm faced with a decision. Do I fill products to the rim and raise prices accordingly? Or do I just leave them as is?

I don't want to raise my prices but I also don't want my customers feeling "cheated" that they didn't get a full jar of product.

If anyone has any opinions, I'd LOVE to hear them!

So hang in there while I suffer a few growing pains.