Friday, April 4, 2014

#UBP2014 - My Party Post | Smell Good Spa™

Greetings and welcome to Smell Good Spa's blog!  I am Itiel McVay, just one of the many guest attending this grand event.  I am a woman (as you can see - giggles), a wife (19 years and counting), a mommy (giving them a home education from tots - young ladies now), and an entrepreneur (joyfully creating).  I would love for you to read my story, up top. It'll give you more insight into my Why.  As you get to know me, you'll see that there is a very little separation between who I am and what I offer.

Grab some chips and dip, and chase it all down with your favorite beverage.  Stay for awhile and peruse my blog.  I aspire to inspire women to be whole, in every aspect of their lives.  I share skin care tips; Smell Good Spa's offerings to help you (and your family) live good, feel good and smell good; my thoughts as a woman entrepreneur; highlight other enterprising moms/wives/women; and I also share how I help enterprising women/moms to maximize money for themselves, business and their households (B2B For Enterprising Women and Moms).

Along with following my blog, feel free to connect with me on any of the social media networks you see to the right.  I love. Let me type that again... LOVE interacting on social networks. So be sure to leave a comment or tag me, so I know you're there/here. OK?

Soooo, who's ready to party?!  Crank up the music Susan and Janice.  Woot! Woot!

Be Whole,


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Happy Hour! Why You Should Come | Smell Good Spa™

'I love the flash sale options you offer, Itiel.'

'Do you still offer the flash sales?'

'The flash sale is great, but, my day gets so busy - by the time I get home, the sale is over.'

We read every comment on social media, and your emails expressing your thoughts.  We paid attention, and came up with a way for you to get what you need, when you want it.

Introducing our newest promotion (just for you)!

Happy Hour Flash Sale

  • Did you get caught up in that hectic, rush-hour traffic?
  • Are you having a roller-coaster week?
  • Do you feel you've had enough shenanigans for one day?

It's time to:
  • Tuck the children into bed
  • Pull away from deadlines
  • Put your phone on Do Not Disturb
  • Grab your favorite beverage
  • Prop your feet up
  • Unplug
  • Reward YOU

2 for Deals and Steals | Starting Wednesday, April 9

If you're one of our fabulous subscribers, then you are all set to receive Happy Hour notifications. 

Are you in need of a mid-week, wind-down product? Look for this to the right:

And join our list, now.  On mobile? Join here.

To sum it all up for you, check out this visually relaxing video. :)


Friday, March 28, 2014

A Dope Ode to ManCave Incense | Smell Good Spa™

In April, our male VIPs got the first sniff of ManCave Incense, before this week's launch. From the feedback we received, one reigned supreme, like Eric B.'s and Rakim's "Paid In Full".  Creativity inspires creativity; I imagine that the creative spark in (MC) Derrick ignited from the first sniff, in the same way it did within me while developing this product, last year.  My smile went from ear-to-ear, because he got it!  He got the heart and soul and thoughts - the depth of my being that goes into creating an experience, not just a product.

I am going to share Derrick's dope, poetic flow with you, but first let me just share something about this wordsmith.  Like many of us, life has thrown some pretty hard curve balls at Derrick, but nothing has he hasn't limited himself.  He revolts against his physical challenges to share the words that burn deep within his soul; His creative energy flows through words like a knife cuts through warm butter.  Be inspired by this, and remember...the revolution is within You. 

A Dope Ode to ManCave Incense

To all the fellows
~who wanna keep their spot mellow
~Forget the roses & daises, "Hello!" You know!
~Because the Mancave is not a meadow
~Not to dismiss the Mrs. or Miss
~Give me your kiss & know I choose the dish from the SG menu, a proper Checklist

~So the list is the dish along with your kiss
~Now behave 'cause your man doesn't need the Mrs. or Miss to be dismissed
~But, "No Potpourri!" this is just for me, you see
~Designed for the He not She but she can enjoy all this He like A. B.aby, C.ompletely, D.efinitely, E.ffectively, F.ully,, it's just for us, Hee Hee
~Now for the collection of the selection, count 'em off
~1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, ah, there's 7

~There's Bounty, na, you won't be arrested in your county
~X3, not the car but a scent that is truly magnificent
~@TheRest, one of the best I must confess, so worthy of all the press
~Then there's Oak, yeah, no joke, a most enjoyable smoke
~This "Timber!" definitively "sniff," smells like a winner
~Arganese, Gold Strike, do you know these brands? Well, add Smell Goods as they've created their own Cigar, man!
~Do you smell it, can you sniff it, it, has it finally come? Indeed, it has, here it is, welcome the Kingdom
~And no matter the moment nor how you choose to unwind, when you need to relax, blow the whistle, it's Half-Time

~So there you have it, 7 new aromatics that will become automatic, such a (sniff, sniff) lovely habit
~For the 100% man who is or desires to be, a caring, loving daddy, ignore the words of this society
~Enjoy the dance of your romance as its fragrance takes its stance, in all kinds weather, this is love enhanced
~And with a knock knock, the fellas arrive at your door
~Pick up your controller, get ready to play, avenge that loss, time to even up the score

~So no matter the day, the time, when it's your place, mark your space and do it right, the 
Smell Goods way~
©Derrick T.T., 2014


Check out our super dope ManCave Incense video!  Leave a comment letting us know what you think. Thanks!

And for extra dopeness: ManCave Incense are now available at the introductory price of only $6.

"But wait, I don't know about anyone else.  I'm still stuck on Derrick being a VIP and getting the first sniff.  Where they do that at?!"  They do that right here


Thursday, March 27, 2014

3 Simple Solutions for that Disappearing Youthful Glow | Smell Good Spa™

Sigh. The silent expression given after looking over those fun, summer pictures taken of you in your twenties.  Those were the days - sun, fun, laughter and beautiful skin happily displayed under shorts and sleeveless tops. “When did my youthful glow disappear?”  As the body ages, cellular regeneration slows down, and skin begins to act differently, yielding dark spots, wrinkles, and rough, cracked skin.  Thankfully, plenty of wholesome products from nature can help you maintain your beautiful skin, and this puts you on the winning side - allowing you to grow older gracefully.  

You truly are what you eat, therefore an adequate intake of water and nourishing foods work internally and the epidermis benefits from those positive effects.  

In addition to eating and drinking mindfully, consistently use these three topical steps to keep your body’s largest organ conditioned & hydrated, and have you on your way to celebrating the reappearance of that youthful glow: 

First, cleanse the skin using soap or body wash with rich emollients, such as raw butters and plant/fruit oils. The hydration process begins when water comes in contact with the skin, and the wholesome emollients seal moisture into the skin.  Forgo products with harsh surfactants, such as sodium lauryl sulfate. They strip the natural oils from the skin, and hinders the goal. 

Next, slough off dead skin cells using salt or sugar scrubs, clays, or a natural fiber sponge.  Exfoliation is one of the most skipped steps in bath and body care, but is necessary for a radiant hue. Exfoliating the skin 2-3 times a week, softens rough skin, lightens hyper-pigmented spots, and allows for better absorption of other bath and body care products.  

Lastly, apply moisturizers with liquid content and emollients (lotion/cream) to maintain skin hydration and soft skin throughout the day.  Or use emollients (no water content) such as body butters and body balms for sealing in moisture after showering, softening rough skin, and protecting the skin. Petroleum jelly is an emollient, however, it does not allow the skin to breathe as well as plant/fruit-based emollients. 

Add these simple solutions to your bath and body care regimen, and you can expect that youthful glow to reappear. Say, “Good-bye” to sigh and hello to shorts, racerback tanks & short maxi dresses.

Are these tips helpful to you?  Let me know by leaving a comment below.

Do you think your social network friends are interested in having beautiful skin?  Share these tips with them.  

Be Whole,

Monday, March 10, 2014

$25 Budget Packages for Women Retailers | Smell Good Spa™

We recently made available an economical wholesale price list, for enterprising women with micro-businesses, with a limited budget.

Is this the right package for me?

  • I want quality, unique products to sell, but I'm on a limited budget.
  • Before purchasing large quantities, I need to see if my customers like the product. 
  • I have limited space, and cannot have a lot of inventory. 

If you said, "That's me", to any of those statements, request our $25 Budget Packages - Wholesale Price List today

Be Whole,

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Super-Quick Video Recap - Itiel's Top 10 Favorite Things | Smell Good Spa™

Itiel's top 10 favorite things are available in a sampler bundle during the Customer Appreciation Event.  Stop by this Sunday (through Tuesday) and click on the Sampler Bundle category

Be Whole,

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Decision I'm Going Against, for a Manifesto

In 2013, the decision was made to no longer feature non-Smell Good Spa posts on this blog (that's another blog post…. or not).  Although I strongly commit to my decisions, my years of self-exploration and healing revealed that commitment coupled with sensibility are great attributes, when on a journey to become whole.

Speaking of becoming whole, women who truly desire to do so, your attention is needed for the following manifesto.

I felt pretty darn special back in December, when receiving this mixtape sneak peek from Akilah S. Richards.

I replied with:

Sista, this whole work that you created is for generations to come!

I love. Let me say it again, LOVE. Okay, one more, L.O.V.E. how you were sympathetic and empathetic, yet matter-of-fact. I've discovered that is truly a sure sign of a woman that has come into her own.  Yes, hurt; cry; wail, but eventually you have got to get up and operate your "train". 

Your mixtape made me appreciate my healing and the path that I am on.

This is some real truth, Akilah. I believe it's going to cause many of women to search themselves and heal.

So you see why I had to go against my decision?  You need to see this if you are one of those women who truly desire to become whole.

Akilah has written her fifth book, Radical Self-Expression Manifesto, 'on self-inquiry, self-exploration, and of course, radical self-expression'.  

When asked to share this with you... 

I replied with:

I got you. 

Women, a self-healing journey can get downright in-your-face ugly. It's possible that  Radical Self-Expression Manifesto can be a great heart-to-heart resource to help you along the way.  Purchase this 180 pages of poetry, protest, and prose, today

Be Whole,

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