Friday, March 26, 2010

TGIF Beauties

I can't believe I went a whole week with out posting!! As much as I love interacting with everyone here at the blog, on twitter & FaceBook I just couldn't seem to break away from all the extra activity. This week we were busy scouting locations for our Blissful Body workshop, shipping product for a huge event, receiving, sorting & storing inventory, shipping the weeks orders, taking a minute Thursday to baby sit the niece & nephew (never enough arms, ears & tissues for those not to mention we were taking calls and answering email the whole time!!....what a week. So much more to look forward to next week.

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Double Duty Beauty Series : Cornmeal Body Scrub

Hey Everyone!! I finally posted the first video in my Double Duty Beauty series. I hope you enjoy it. Recording this video was such a challenge....putting it So many things went wrong during the recording. My cel phone rang, then the intercom's UPS with a delivery that's NOT for me & then to top things off I hear what sound like industrial strength chain saws.... it's the parks department cutting up a tree that had fallen Saturday during our mini hurricane. So if I seem a little scatter brained that's why. The out takes are hilarious. I should put together an out take reel...LOL!!

If you liked this episode and find it useful please share it with your friends!!

How did you like this episode? Do you think you will give the cornmeal scrub a try?

Monday, March 15, 2010

My Naive Thoughts Starting my Business

Hey Beauties,

Today I'm really living up to the tag line of this blog "A Day in The Life of a Beauty Entrepreneur". I'm in the process of re-branding and I wanted to share my journey with you.

Five years ago after successfully creating products for friends, family & a few coworkers I was inspired to turn my passion for whipping up these products into a full time business. Only thing was like many entrepreneurs starting out for the first time. I had no clue what I was doing. I knew nothing about building a brand. In my naive mind I thought a company name, logo & website were all I needed. OK, you all can stop rolling on the floor with laughter, I get it. I now realize that's just the starter kit. It takes so much more to build a brand. For starters I never considered cost. I never considered the cost of labels & packaging, cost to design a logo & website, the cost to have photos taken by a professional photographer (Some Indies take fab product pics, unfortunately I can't) or the cost of purchasing raw materials needed to make my products in bulk. I guess it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that I did not have a business plan. Truthfully, I had no plan at all and that's the first mistake I made. It took eight long & costly months for me to realize I needed a plan...duuuuhh!!

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. I’ll be posting more about my journey over the next few weeks. Don't forget to leave your feedback we would love to hear your thoughts.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Double Duty Beauty Series Announcement

Hey Beauties,

Here's a quick announcement about our Double Duty Beauty series. While I'm busy the next few months doing some re-branding at the site and business over all I've decided to a few more videos and update you all on my steps to re-branding here on the blog. The first video will be released next week!!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Coconut Water....Who Knew?

Hey Beauties,

Today's post is very random. But, I have to put the question out there. Have any of you tried drinking coconut water? The last time I tried drinking it I was a little girl and remember telling my mom it taste like "sock juice". Please don't judge me for my childhood ignorance. It doesn't taste like sock juice at all....anymore LOL. I felt compelled to give this natural beverage another try a few weeks ago when I noticed on the fourth day of taking my Bikram Yoga class that a few of the members were drinking coconut water, the kind that comes in the sippy size cartons, instead of water. I'm aware of the natural health benefits like the insane amount of potassium a serving contains and its ability to hydrate on a cellular level. But, I also noticed that it gives me a huge boost of energy. Now I want to know "is my mind playing tricks on me?". I don't know. But, every time I drink it I'm buzzing all over the place like I just had two cups of coffee. Is it just me or is this a natural energy booster?

To be honest I still can't drink the coconut water unless it's ice cold. But, I have been adding it to my tea, yes I'm a tea drinker, and Orange juice. Do you drink coconut water? Share your thoughts, we would love to hear them!!

Have a great weekend!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

What Do You Use in Your Hair?

Hey Beauties!! I hope your enjoyed the weekend. It's Monday and I have a new post to share I hope you enjoy it.

This weekend before heading to my nieces birthday party I met up with a few friends that are helping me plan a spring event. As I leaned into great each one with a hug they all said "uummm your hair smells it coconut?" and I said yes. The thing that puzzled me was I have been putting coconut oil on my hair for a few years now when I wash or cowash and they just noticed the aroma? I think I must have gotten a little heavy handed when I applied it to my hair that day. In a rush to get out the house and my hair still damp I slathered the creamy coconut oil into my hair and let it drink up its oily juices while I pulled it back into a neat bun. It's no secret that I love, love, love coconut oil. So I wanted to share this video I found last year although its two years old.

Have a great day......20 more days to spring!!!