Thursday, August 28, 2014

Labor Day Weekend Sale!

Stop by our Website, Etsy, Shop or our New and improved Zibbet shop this weekend for our Labor Day Weekend sale on select items. These select items will be 10% off. All bath items such as soaps, bubble baths, shampoos, Whipped bath butter soaps, hand soaps, body washes, bath soaks, and so much more. Don't be shy, tell a friend. And we also combine all shipping or multiple items at our Zibbet and Etsy shops. Refunds will be issued upon shipping your items if you over paid for shipping. We always try to use flat rate packaging to save on shipping. If you don't want to pay for all the shipping prior before hand, send me a email or convo and I can set a special listing for the correct shipping price for you. We also have flat rate shipping for 6.00 at our website. Please read our Shipping Category on this special shipping rate. Not items can fit in these flat rate envelopes so please that info first.

The sale will only last til Monday Sept 1, 2014 @ 11pm est.Only valid on in stock items. Sale not valid on previous paid orders.

Thanks for stopping by and happy shopping

Michelle


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

To Have Fancy Colorful Soap or Just Plain Soaps That’s The Question?


Yes that is the question of the day. I have always wondered what my customers prefer. Some have told me that having fancy colorful and decorative soaps is not but to nice to want to use. I tend to agree but when it comes to colorful and beautifully scented items, when are attracted to :- ). But on the other hand I have had customers tell me that they like it simple with color and highly fragrant soap. The kind  of soaps that you can still smell after you leave the shower. Then I have customer that haves said they like it simple with natural ingredients and not to perfumey as this is a turn off.  

So that is my question of the day. What do you like for your soap?  I myself try not to make my soaps too fancy and colorful but I know there are customers that are visual when it comes to their soaps.  For me if the soap is too beautiful I won’t use it, I would feel that all that creativity will be wasted once I get it wet and use it.  I know it sounds silly but there’s more than meets the eye when you see a beautiful soap. It takes technique and creativity to come out with a beautiful soap at the end. 

When it comes to creativity in design is something I lack but I do try. LOL  So I tend to try to keep it simple and to the point with my soaps and not to overly scent my soaps and there are some that really can’t stand strong scented soaps me included. So what do I do? I try to accommodate everyone with a little something for everyone even those that don’t prefer any scent at all.

So tell me what you like and don’t like.  Below is some of my soaps that are a little fancy and some that are just plain and simple and nice strong scented soaps. Tell me what you like.

Caribbean Island Soap


Fresh Cotton Club Soap


Shea and Coconut Soap


Sweet Cherry Oatmeal Soap


Valencia Soap




Thanks for stopping by

Michelle

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Strawberry Legs Oh NO!

I know I am not the only one that have this problem. That is when you shave and see these awful black dots on your legs.As you can see I have the dreaded strawberry leg problem. I am a woman of color so my dreaded spots were so much darker on my skin than if you are not a woman of color. But no matter what your skin type is, it is not nice to see especially when you it is the Summer and you want to show those legs off. I pretty stopped shaving my legs a long time ago but never really paid much attention to my legs until recently. My hair on my legs have pretty stopped growing. This photo is pretty much an after/during my process of trying to get rid of them. My legs were much worse so they are starting to go away slowly. It is a tedious daily process and unless you go get afford to go get laser removal, try to get rid of them yourselves.

What I have tried to get rid of them? Stop shaving!!! 


While shaving is the quickest, easiest and cheapest method for hair removal, it might be necessary to stop shaving. You can try alternative methods like depilatories, waxing or laser hair removal. You just have to find what is best for you and what you can tolerate. 

Although I have very little hair on my days I don't shave anymore. I started using my sugar waxing. It is very gentle, it can be a little messy but much better than hot wax. You can use it cold or warm which ever you prefer. By using sugar waxing, you are ripping the hair out from the root and you won't see any trace of it at all. You hair will also grow back much finer. I know it might not be the best advice as you probably want to stick to shaving but I don't think there is any way to continue shaving and completely get rid of the dreaded 'strawberry' look.


Dry Skin Brushing


Aromatherapy Associates  


My daily regime is dry brushing your skin every morning before you shower. I use this type of brush to dry brush my legs. It will feel a bit scratchy at first but you legs will get use to it. Use a circular motion around your entire legs for about 10 minutes. Soft brush can be found at any beauty supply store or at your local Walmart or pharmacy in the beauty section.




Exfoliate!


Exfoliation helps these dark pores. As I mentioned before, my dark strawberry spots were much darker and if you are a woman of color, they show up much darker on darker skin. I use my own sugar scrub. I first hop in the shower and get those pores open. You can also use a warm or hot towel and place on you legs to get those pores open. Then I exfoliate my legs using a circular motion. Oh does it feel good. My legs feel amazing afterwards.  I sometimes use my oatmeal scrub too which smells amazing and leaves your skin feel smooth and soft.

Final steps: After exfoliating I use AmLactin. It contains Alpha Hydroxy. It has 12% lactic acid This lotion maybe a little expensive but I have seen improvement. You have to apply it twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night. After I apply the lotion I use Coconut oil. Just dab a little coconut oil on my hands and rub. Where to find Amlactin? The cheapest place I have found it was at my local Walmart for about 13.00

This method is not going to show improvement over night so it may seem like a hassle to do this on a regular basis and you may even forget to do it some mornings but I have seen improvement in my legs and this has just been a 2 week period of constantly repeating these steps on a daily basis. I have slacked off a bit but will start repeating the process again. This may work for you or it may not but try it and see. You just have to keep at it.  The sugar waxing has definitely worked and will not ever shave my legs again.  It has been over a year since I have stopped shaving and although I sell the sugar waxing, I only have used it under my arms and other areas but have never used it on my legs mainly because I barely have hair on my legs. But the sugar waxing is so much gentler than hot wax where is is very painful ripping that hair off your legs. To be honest I don't know how you ladies can stand it especially in the sensitive area. That can't be fun.  I will try to post updated pics as my legs start to look even better.


Thanks for stopping by
Michelle



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Breakfast Pull Apart



I saw this great recipe on Facebook and thought I would share this with you. 
 

Breakfast Pull-Aparts

Ingredients:
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 (16 1/3 ounce) cans Pillsbury original flaky refrigerated biscuits
4 -6 slices crispy bacon, cooked and broken into 1/2-inch pieces
4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
1 (4 ounce) cans mushroom pieces or fresh cooked mushrooms which ever you prefer
1/4 cup finely chopped green onion, both green and white parts ( 4 medium)
cooking spray

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Spray 11x7" or 12x8" (2 quart) glass baking dish, with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, beat egg and milk with wire whisk until smooth.
Separate dough into 8 biscuits; cut into quarters.
Gently stir biscuit pieces into egg mixture to coat evenly.
Fold in bacon, cheese, mushrooms and onions.
Spoon mixture into sprayed dish; arrange biscuit pieces in a single layer.
Bake for 23-28 minutes or until golden brown.
Cut into squares or just pull-apart.

Serve warm

Thank you for stopping by
Michelle

recipe from www.facebook.com/kelly.bagnasco