Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Mary J. Blige looks stunning on the cover! Inside the magazine in the beauty pages, GenLux included us among their Holiday guide:
You can see the whole thing on our Press page at Product Body.
Happy Halloween and boo to you!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
I have been pretty disappointed with lip balms in general for a number of years.
- Lip gloss is too sticky and when it isn't, it vanishes too quickly.
- Lip balm generally feels either too greasy and un-conditioning or too waxy.
I am not big on huge brands like Vaseline, Chapstick, Nivea etc. Carmex was good for me in college, but that was umpteen years ago and my lips need more. I need to not have it sit on my lips like a pile of melted candle wax or slip off my lips like a slip-n-slide.
Every so often, I find a brand I like, but before I get through the pot or stick, I realize the bad parts I hate about it. If I taste anything, I am grossed out. If it is too smelly or too icky smelling, I'll throw it out. The scent is super important to me, too, so if it smells like Cheetos or Root Beer, count me out even though I am a foodie gal.
Because of my curmudgeon-like attitude, I think I will have to torment my family again and whip up more goodies in the kitchen, but this time for the lips.... until I find a formula that will really speak to me, or rather sing to me. Tis the season.... Winter is upon us and I owe it to the folks who feel the same way I do.
Regarding lip plumpers. I have despised the tastes of the ones I have tested. What the heck are they seeping into the goo? Any thoughts?
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Last night I watched a Quentin Tarantino flick: Death Proof. Loved it! Zoe Bell, real stuntwoman (now actress) and Rosario Dawson, recently on the cover of Bust mag with the brass knuckles, were both great and the movie as a whole was even better.
I am not here to write a movie critique, but this one is unique. I like the style, the story and I have to say, Kurt Russel is dynamite; his best work. I don't think the movie was well received by the general public, but it's my favorite of Tarantino's since Pulp Fiction.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Offer ends November 1st!
Have a great weekend!!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Knit Simple Magazine
2007 Holiday Issue
Product Body moisturizers are recommended to knitters on page 8. This is a hip magazine. Knitting has entered a completely different realm in the fashion world. I think it is accepted into the young culture and is considered cool to be a knitter. Every photo is of a young woman, and the projects are gorgeous!
Vodka infused with pumpkin and spices. Drinks are getting so fancy, but I like the pumpkin twist. Wonder if it tastes any good. If you've tried it, please comment. We all want to know if it is delightful or just another marketing theme.
Modern Spirits Vodka shares drinks you can concoct with the booze:
2 oz MS Pumpkin Pie vodka
Splash of orange liqueur Shake hard and strain into a Graham cracker-rimmed glass
Shake hard and strain into a Graham cracker-rimmed glass
2 oz MS Pumpkin Pie vodka chilled
1 egg white
2 oz MS Pumpkin Pie vodka chilled
Dollop of honey-sweetened Mascarpone
2 oz MS Pumpkin Pie vodka
Splash of orange liqueur 3 large ice cubes Combine in blender and pulse until smooth Top with whipped cream Garnish with pinch of nutmeg
3 large ice cubes
Combine in blender and pulse until smooth
Top with whipped cream
Garnish with pinch of nutmeg
2 oz MS Pumpkin Pie vodka
Holiday party cocktails?
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
These 2 were created by Wisdom Of The Moon (also and Etsy shop).
Creepy Goodies by Brownie Points Blog. Note the "tissue sample" in the background... :)
Love it! Will someone please mail me some cupcakes? I am so hungry!!
Okay, back to work. The next entry I write will be work related. This is just so much fun!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
I had no idea that cutting a coconut open was such a challenge, especially with the bluntest machete in the world. If you have never done this yourself, you might not be aware that coconuts come much larger than the brown hairy-looking ones you can get at the supermarket. That brown fiber-ey coconut lives inside the big green smooth exterior "shell" as you can see on one of the coconut trees in my back yard. They don't look big, but they are each about a soccer ball size but in football shape.
So it was me and the machete hacking, hacking, hacking. That green smooth exterior is really so fiberous and thick, you'd think that no one was ever meant to eat the darn thing in the first place. I whacked that thing so hard I made a crack and looked inside to see about 2 ounces of coconut milk. Desmond got a straw and we each had one long awaited sip. Hmmm. That was a little anti-climactic, but there was more to get. More whacking and it cracked! Yum white coconut. Not sweet like the Mounds we all eat, but tasty and crunchy. Isn't it purdy?
We shared in delight.
Des with his triumphant piece of coconut.
What fun it must have been to come home with a monster in hand and within 15 minutes, a yummy, healthy snack that we busted open ourselves. Right in our backyard!
I shall get moving towards incorporating coconut into my formulations being that I love the smell so much. Why haven't I done that yet?
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Allure.com is giving away Chanel's Fall Makeup Collection—that’s more than $700 worth of eye, lip, face, and nail colors. One winner will receive 23 products including the limited-edition palette of pink-beige Shiny Satin Lipgloss in Orchidées, eye shadow quads in Garden Party (greens and pinks) and Sequoia (peaches and browns), and nail polish in Tulipe Noire, Lily Beige, and Magnolia Rose.
All you have to do is log on to allure.com/freestuff all this month for your chance to win. I'm going there right now.... Good luck to you too!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I recently started a Pretty Women series (not finished yet). Part One was focused on The Top Three Women Of External Beauty. Then Part Two was Pretty Women: More Offbeat. Corrected by my big brained husband, Brad, my 3 choices were not necessarily "offbeat". "Robin Wright Penn?", he asks me. I think about it. I guess I meant more INDIE, more un-spotlighted, more unique in nature. Physically do I think Robin Wright Penn is offbeat? No. But the movies she's been in are less blockbusters and more independent films. My kind of movies. Anyway, so I correct myself and call it Part Two: More Indie.
My hub also noticed that all the women I chose are all blonde and that Debbie Harry looks a lot like Michelle Pfeiffer and Kelly Carlson looks a lot like Marilyn Monroe. Hmmm. OK, there seems to be a beautiful blonde theme in my brain. I guess I could have blonde envy....maybe I'm a blonde wannabe.
Or I could be Jean Harlow reincarnated.
(Isn't that the most beautiful photo of her?)
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Here is a batch of Tangerine Cream I made. It was so pretty I had to shoot a picture of it. I have Tangerine essential oil and it smells so crisp and fresh! It colors the Cream a light creamy orange, naturally.
I slathered on a ton of it and I have been softy smooth for 3 days.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
When I was 7 years old, I wanted to be Debbie Harry. Most of my friends aspired to be Barbie or Mrs. Casper (my 1st grade teacher). Me? No.
PINK. She is so stunning. Does she even know how pretty she is, or how pretty I think she is?
One of my favorite actresses is Robin Wright Penn. Also stunningingly beautiful.
More to come in this series....
Thursday, October 11, 2007
This is Part 1 of a 3 part series of physical beauty. We'll get to the other part later.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Note that I type with my arms very close to my side because the only desk space I actually see is between me and the keyboard. No joke. Let me share what I see when I look at my desk.
2 Bars of soap (I review soap on The Soap Bar blog)
A retro clock
Phone, calculator, stapler, hole puncher...blah blah blah
Empty coffee cup
3 piles of bills that need to get paid + bank statements
An inbox that looks to be 2 inches high
3 credit cards (I buy A LOT of supplies for work)
All those pens I can never find (they are under my piles!)
A dried out, disintegrating flower and seashells (gift from Nina)
A pirate flag?
Oh, it'll just get more boring if I go on. You get the jist.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Lip balm addicts: this may be the most accessible lip balm container ever. You don't have to fumble through the enormous pile of crap in your purse, your desk, your nightstand.... just accessorize with it and it is at your fingertips in a snap.
Unfortunately it is available on Alibaba, which is an international e-commerce place of suppliers and manufacturers from all over the world. If someone is looking for a specific item they want to import, usually in huge quantities, one would visit alibaba.com. I have never taken part because usually the companies require a minimum purchase of 100,000 units. So if anyone finds this in the States, let me know. I would love to make Product Body lip balms in wristband form.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
I absolutely LOVE candles! It's fun seeing them in unique vessels, like this teacup and saucer set. You can see them on Etsy at teacandles made by Christine of Vancouver. She scouts out vintage teacups, some with their saucer, some without. Vintage tea cups and candles? I think I'll have to purchase a few....
Friday, October 5, 2007
Gena Kay, Gena Kay!!!!!! Love the pumpkin pie simulation.
(Of course, we advise you NOT to actually eat the scrub)
We received wonderful photos. Thank you to everyone for sending them in. I enjoyed every single one. The effort alone warmed my heart.
Gena will receive a jar Pumpkin Scrub (newly formulated this week to be better then before!), Uber Butter Scrub in pralines & cream scent, Mama Bomb belly balm, and a jumbo Sea Salt Bath. Congratulations Gena and thank you for spending the time making and sending the pie photos!
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
I am so excited! My workspace has become so unmanageable with the amount of orders I have. Space and proper set-up, inventory and storage will make producing far more pleasurable and manageable.
We are close with our decision. At first, I became very seduced by the idea of having a retail location.... setting it up, decorating, greeting people, sharing my products, etc. It got out of hand, really. The point of our search was to continue what we are doing, with more space and exposure. Retail is something we just can not do full time this year, but who is to say we can't strive for that? Retail will only be a small portion for now. I need to focus on the back and growing our business as it stands and expand.
There you have it. I'll be sharing with you the address and photos when they are ready....I am wiggling in my seat with excitement and total fear! Yikes!