Holidays 2016 ! Gianni Painted counter tops!

tali-crowders-mnt-2016
Taliesin at Crowder’s Mountain NC

I am happy to announce new WONDERFUL shops who are selling my soaps! Smart shops!!

 

Anthony’s Salon Barbershop in Twinsburg, Ohio, Olio’s Restaurant Gift Shop AND Gastonia Greenhouse Gifts in NC!

I’ve been cooking and making tons of soap for my shops. Taliesin is really happy in his art class, plus Middle School gaming. He has D&D with his friends too. 🙂 Dungeons and Dragons! He volunteers off and on at Stowe Botanical Garden too, in Belmont, NC. A lovely place to go, especially now with all the Holiday lights!

Olio’s in Gastonia is one of the best places to eat, probably in all of NC. I thought I would have to eat Italian or Mexican to have a great meal, but no more!  They are having a Christmas Tree donation for charities so we at Faerykiss donated this:

donation-tree-2016-olios
Sugar Plum Fairy Tree!

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! DON’T FORGET THE CODE FOR 15% OFF MY PRODUCTS: 15PLEASE

gianni-paint

I have NO idea why this photo is sideways like this when the computer has it upright.

We bought Gianni paint for our countertops cause we can’t afford the real thing right now! Our countertops were old 1980s white and showed EVERYTHING. I am really happy with this! I added some fine glitter to the clear top coats for that expensive diamond look! Much easier than we though it would be. Try it out!

pie 2016.png
My pumpkin pie! Secret: use sweetened condensed milk instead of evaporated milk. 😉
Advertisements

Soap Revamped!

This year I haven’t added any new soaps to my line, not including my temporary summer soap, Bora Bora.  However, I have noticed my Charcoal Aloe soap, with skin loving activated bamboo charcoal, is a low seller. It has a few die-hard fans though; and there is no way I wanted to dismiss a soap with charcoal ! !

Bamboo charcoal: Make pores smaller and cleaner, Take care of oily skin, Deep clean your skin, Soothe and heal bites, cuts and skin irritations,  Rid your hair and skin of toxins. Yes, try this in your hair!  (from Best Health magazine)

I gave the soap a new look (no more green-it always looked odd to me) and ADDED HEMP OIL.

Some hemp oil benefits – Regenerates & Energizes The Skin’s Protective Layer: Due to its high content of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, hemp oil has a composition similar to skin lipids, which makes it an excellent natural emollient and moisturizer. It is especially useful for dry, tired or dehydrated skin and nails. It increases the skin elasticity and water retention capacity in tissues. Also, known to help against varicose veins and psoriasis. Great for luscious hair!

13502574_1025092007587396_984157333479945158_oNew name: Activated Charcoal & Hemp soap.  Same wonderful, fresh scent!  Smells a bit like Irish Spring soap to me.  **I’ll add photo once I get my Gmail working correctly!!**  Here it is!! ^^^

Lip balm lip balm lip balm….

My Shea Butter lip butter balm flavors have changed over the years due to flavors becoming obsolete or just not a favorite. I started this business making only lip balms as I LOVE a GOOD lip balm–I keep one in my car, purse, bedside and pocket!

cropped-all-lip-balms-together.jpg

I love my newest flavor: Isle of Apples, named after the Isle of Avalon.  King Author, Morgana..love them all!  This lip balm has a green tart apple flavor that is far from boring, I’m really happy with it!

Another flavor is Herbal Tea, which includes essential oils of peppermint, rosemary, and a hint of eucalyptus. My friend who had a cold sore said it cleared right up after using this lip balm. I was actually trying to duplicate Burt’s Bees and did a pretty good job, though mine is not as minty strong; people just didn’t seem to like it.

Wild Cherry Blossom is a yummy black cherry flavor that is my personal favorite!

Lemongrass is a fav for many, just simple lemongrass essential oil added.

Strawberry Fields has been out since the beginning, as Herbal Tea. A flavor/smell like a sweet strawberry pie!

Sunshine Orange lip balm I really like, like fresh OJ in the morning, refreshing! Reminds me of the sweet tangelo juice in Florida!

Raspberry Ice is made special for a lovely local author who lives near me. Series is called Charity Moon. Here is the link to buy this book:  http://www.amazon.com/Charity-Moon-ebook/dp/B007TXFIC6/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334414818&sr=1-3

Banana-rama.  I stopped making this one for a while, then after popular demand, brought it back. A nice tropical flavor that reminds me of a banana daiquiri. 🙂

banana rama

Asheville and Deodorant

Yummy goodies!
Yummy goodies!

Noelle from Bayberrywoods Candles and myself had a blast at the Organicfest in beautiful Asheville, NC. Our tents were near a large, spouting fountain..I mean really, a lovely city!  I’ve been here before, but only then for fun!  Yet this was just as fun! The people were so nice, happy, and I made record sales! All my deodorants sold out and I brought so many!   Thank you so much, Asheville, for your warm reception.

asheville 2014 organicfest
My first and most memorable customer of the day! He wanted to use his new deodorant right then and there! LOL!

So Funny! To all us ladies who have waxed…

images (3)

 

(CAN YOU PLEASE NOTE I DID NOT WRITE THIS – IT WAS SHARED ON FACEBOOK AND I FOUND IT FUNNY SO SHARED HERE – ;)

Yeah, so I just about pulled something in my neck laughing at this..I just had to share. (I highly recommend that you DO NOT drink anything while reading.)

My night began as any other normal weeknight. Come home, fix dinner, and play with the kids. I then had the thought that would ring painfully in my mind for the next few hours: ‘Maybe I should pull the waxing kit out of the medicine cabinet.’

So I headed to the site of my demise: the bathroom. It was one of those ‘cold wax’ kits. No melting a clump of hot wax, you just rub the strips together in your hand, they get warm and you peel them apart and press them to your leg (or wherever else) and you pull the hair right off.

No mess, no fuss.

How hard can it be?

I mean, I’m not a genius, but I am mechanically inclined enough to figure this out. (YA THINK!?!)

So I pull one of the thin strips out. Its two strips facing each other stuck together. Instead of rubbing them together, my genius kicks in so I get out the hair dryer and heat it to 1000 degrees. (‘Cold wax,’ yeah…right!)

I lay the strip across my thigh. Hold the skin around it tight and pull.

It works!

OK, so it wasn’t the best feeling, but it wasn’t too bad. I can do this! Hair removal no longer eludes me!

I am She-rah, fighter of all wayward body hair and maker of smooth skin extraordinaire.

With my next wax strip I move north after checking on the kids, I sneak back into the bathroom, for the ultimate hair fighting championship.

I drop my panties and place one foot on the toilet.

Using the same procedure, I apply the wax strip across the right side of my bikini line, covering the right half of my hoo-ha and stretching down to the inside of my butt cheek (it was a long strip) ..

I inhale deeply and brace myself…RRRRIIIPPP!!!!

I’m blind!!! Blinded from pain!!!!….OH MY GAWD!!!!!!!!!

Vision returning, I notice that I’ve only managed to pull off half the strip.

CRAP!

Another deep breath and RIPP!

Everything is spinning and spotted.

I think I may pass out…must stay conscious…must stay conscious.

Do I hear crashing drums???

Breathe, breathe…OK, back to normal.

I want to see my trophy – a wax covered strip, the one that has caused me so much pain, with my hairy pelt sticking to it. I want to revel in the glory that is my triumph over body hair. I hold up the strip!

There’s no hair on it.

Where is the hair???

WHERE IS THE WAX???

Slowly I ease my head down, foot still perched on the toilet. I see the hair. The hair that should be on the strip…it’s not! I touch. .. I am touching wax!!

I run my fingers over the most sensitive part of my body, which is now covered in cold wax and matted hair. Then I make the next BIG mistake…remember my foot is still propped upon the toilet? I know I need to do something. So I put my foot down.

Sealed shut! My butt is sealed shut. Sealed shut!

I penguin walk around the bathroom trying to figure out what to do and think to myself ‘Please don’t let me get the urge to poop. My head may pop off!’

What can I do to melt the wax?

Hot water!! Hot water melts wax!!

I’ll run the hottest water I can stand into the bathtub, get in, immerse the wax-covered bits and the wax should melt and I can gently wipe it off, right???

*WRONG!!!!!!!*

I get in the tub – the water is slightly hotter than that used to torture prisoners of war or sterilize surgical equipment – I sit.

Now, the only thing worse than having your nether regions glued together, is having them glued together and then glued to the bottom of the tub…in scalding hot water.

Which, by the way, doesn’t melt cold wax.

So, now I’m stuck to the bottom of the tub as though I had cemented myself to the porcelain!! God bless the man who had convinced me a few months ago to have a phone put in the bathroom!!!!!

I call my friend, thinking surely she has waxed before and has some secret of how to get me undone. It’s a very good conversation starter ‘So, my butt and hoo-ha are glued together to the bottom of the tub!’

There is a slight pause.

She doesn’t know any secret tricks for removal but she does try to hide her laughter from me. She wants to know exactly where the wax is located, ‘Are we talking cheeks or hole or hoo-ha?’

She’s laughing out loud by now…I can hear her. I give her the rundown and she suggests I call the number on the side of the box.

YEAH!!!!! Right!! I should be the joke of someone else’s night.

While we go through various solutions, I resort to trying to scrape the wax off with a razor. Nothing feels better than to have your girlie goodies covered in hot wax, glued shut, stuck to the tub in super hot water and then dry-shaving the sticky wax off!!

By now the brain is not working, dignity has taken a major hike and I’m pretty sure I’m going to need Post-Traumatic Stress counseling for this event.

My friend is still talking with me when I finally see my saving grace….the lotion they give you to remove the excess wax.

What do I really have to lose at this point? I rub some on and … OH MY GAWD!!!!!!! The scream probably woke the kids and scared the dickens out of my friend.

Its sooo painful, but I really don’t care.

‘IT WORKS!!

It works!!’ I get a hearty congratulation from my friend and she hangs up. I successfully remove the remainder of the wax and then notice to my grief and despair…?

THE HAIR IS STILL HERE…….ALL OF IT!

So I recklessly shave it off.

Heck, I’m numb by now.

Nothing hurts.
I could have amputated my own leg at this point.

Next week I’m going to try hair color……

Now share this one and give your friends a good laugh!

(Facebook source – original writer not know )

Homemade Perfume

Here is something I just made while my dear son was still sleeping this Sunday:

spray_perfume_bottle-l

Homemade perfume.  This was super easy since we keep vodka in the house (for tinctures..I’m not a fan of vodka for drinking). If you don’t have jojoba oil, I would suggest another like Vegetable oil. I wouldn’t recommend Olive oil–the kind I keep around the house is so fragrant and flavorful it could alter the scent you wish to create!

I used whatever essential oils I had on hand. This is the mix I am trying: 6 drops Ylang Ylang, 5 drops lavender, about 20 drops ‘Meditation’ which consists of cedar, sandalwood, and patchouli oils.  Turns out, lavender is REALLY strong, so I couldn’t use more than 5 drops as it really overpowers the other scents!! I mixed this up and I am storing it in a reused baby jar in the back of the cupboard for one month. So I hope to find a pretty bottle to store it in by then and I’ll let you know how it works out! Will you try this? Even just lavender would be lovely; it lifts moods and keeps bugs like mosquitoes away pretty well. If you do try it, let me know what you think. Ciao for now, ladies!!  Men out there..this would make a thoughtful gift!! 🙂

keep-calm-lather-8-by-11
Homemade soap keeps that natural glycerin! No soap cleans like homemade.

2013 was a wonderful year for my family and Faerykissnaturals in Gaston County, North Carolina!  This is my new site where you are still able to buy from my Etsy store!  I make handcrafted CP (homemade, no short cuts) soaps, solid Shea butter lotions, lip Shea butter balms, herbal salves too since 2007.

I really have fun doing it! I got my certification at the Fort Lauderdale Natural Health College in Skin Care (esthetician) in 2002.  I also have an Associates in Applied Science

The Shea butter and avocado oil bring out a wonderful creaminess.
Who doesn’t love a pretty, handmade soap for Valentines? I have a sensual Rose and more, check it out!

 

Butterfly Garden Soap

My soaps are large, creamy, sudsy, and reasonably priced! I ship all over the world and sell in many shops in my area around Gaston County, NC:  Organic Marketplace, The Schiele Museum, Mattie Maes, Things Remembered, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Lowes Foods in Gaston County, Charlotte Landings Gifts (at the airport), Piccolo Antiques in Belmont,  Running with Scissors hair salon, Angels Upscale Consignments in Bessemer City and Church’s Spa. 

Paleo Turtle Soap! Tea Tree  Goat's Milk.
Paleo Turtle Soap! Tea Tree Goat’s MIlk

I’ll keep you updated on special events and fairs I’ll be vending at in 2014!  You can ♥ my page.  Also friend me at Faerykissnaturals Soaps, as that page is more seen. Fun, wonderful people there! 

Me!
Me!