Thursday, March 31, 2011

What's In It_Smell Goods 98- Youtube

Monday, March 28, 2011

Win a Pair of Nina Simone Earrings

Visit our networking friend Afriquelachic to win! Ends 4/15.

Variant Soul Jewelry: Nina Simone Earring Giveaway

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spring 2011 Combo Launch! Fresh.

Fresh is sweetening you up with strawberries;warming you with amber;caressing your femininity with jasmine. Enjoy.

Purchase the 5-piece combo here.

And....for the Smell Gooder on a budget, purchase the Fresh Sample Combo here.

Fresh is a seasonal combo, and is available until 6/20/2011.  Find Fresh in the 4 Seasons Spa Combo category.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Herb. Botanicals. Marine. Oh My! Oh Yes! :: What's In It? Series

I take great pleasure in the hearty aroma of infusing herbs/botanicals in the morning.  Getting a whiff of that sweetness brings about warm comfort and sometimes hunger (yeah, that rosemary makes me fantasize about all kinds of Mediterranean cuisine).

Infused in our creations, or used to enhance our creations, are the ingredients pictured.  Enlighten yourself about the benefits of each one.

KelpA large, leafy brown algae. Kelp is a good source of marine minerals, including potassium (helps with the growth of new cells), magnesium (transdermal), calcium (regulates skin cell turnover;regulates normal skin color) and iron (can help improve elasticity of skin).

Comfrey- A mildly astringent root.  Comfrey contains allantoin (skin protection;hastens growth of new, healthy tissue). It is a superb wound healing herb that is used externally for psoriasis, eczema, sores, varicose veins and ulcers, arthritis, sprains, bunions, hemorrhoids, sore breasts during lactation, and injuries, including fractures. It is particularly effective in slow healing wounds and to help repair tissue damage. Comfrey contains an excellent cell proliferant and is used to stimulate growth of new skin cells.

Lavender- A flower. Lavender is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-viral. Balancing for all skin types. Soothing in sunburn and bathing.

Peppermint- A leaf.  Regarded as the world's oldest medicine, peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between a watermint and spearmint. Peppermint can help sooth and relax muscles when applied to the skin (transdermal). Other health benefits: high manganese, vitamin C and vitamin A content; Trace amounts: fiber, iron, calcium, folate, potassium, tryptophan (1 of the 20 standard  amino acids), magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, riboflavin, and copper.

Calendula- A flower. Calendula soothes, softens and heals. In cases of slow-healing wounds, as well as burns, eczema, hemorrhoids and dry skin, it is most effective. It is ideal for dry, dehydrated, irritated and delicate skin as the saponins and mucilage has humectant properties.

Rosemary- A plant. Rosemary is regarded as having super cell regenerating power.  Therefore, it is useful in treating chronic skin conditions.  Also beneficial for firming skin, relaxing sore muscles, and clearing facial skin when used as a toner. 

Yucca- A tree.  The saponins, in this native tree, bring forth natural cortisone;Reduces joint inflammation. Effective for arthritis. Effective for skin problems. 
Yummy Fact: Yucca has been used to make root beer!

To your skin health,

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Satin Doll Cafe Interview

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Gaetana T. Parris over at Satin Doll.  When you get a moment, get to know me a little better.  My interview questions:

1. Tell us about yourself.
2. What are you currently doing besides your creative craft?
3. What do you offer on your website?
4. Where do you create?
5. Where do you get your inspiration from?
6. How did you get started in your line of business?
7. How do you promote your business?
8. What is one of your most important lessons you've learned since starting your business?
9. What is some of your favorite online shops on and off Etsy?

What I said.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Indie Artisan Giveaway-2011! Deana's Jewelry and Things

It's back!  Starting off with a pair of conversation-starter-earrings.

Open to U.S. and Canada

You must leave your first name, email address (or Twitter account), and comment to qualify for this giveaway. Entries without these details are not counted in giveaway.  Read below for the details.

The first Indie Artisan Giveaway for 2011 is being sponsored by Deana’s Jewelry and Things!

Deana’s Jewelry and Things is a handmade jewelry and accessory shop.  Deana’s Jewelry and Things designs unique, earthy, classy and wearable art pieces. “Play and Use” of various styles and materials is enjoyed by the designer. Some of the components include wood, wire, glass, semiprecious stones, yarn, leather, other fibers and shells among others. I am sure you will find something that you like at Deana's Jewelry and Things!

One fly lady will win a pair of Unique Hot Long Crochet Dangle Earrings in her choice of color!  Retail value of $17.00.

To Enter:
  • Visit Deana’s Jewelry and Things to take a look around. 
  • Come back and leave a comment about the creation that you wouldn't mind adding to your fly wardrobe (with first name, email address or Twitter account). 
  • Only one comment per person. Duplicate entries will be deleted.
  • Deadline: Friday, April 1st, 9 p.m.(est). The winner will be selected using

Connect with Deana's Jewelry and Things:

Unique Hot Long Crochet Dangle Earrings-Rainbow
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

When Your Dream Is Conceived In Truth It Can NEVER Die

Amazing how you can hear a song for decades and it doesn't resonate with you until it's time.  The other day I remained in my vehicle until this song played out.  I thought about you....  Be inspired.  xo ~Itiel

Friday, March 4, 2011

Make My Butter Green :: What's In It? Series

Teacup  belongs to a set from Teavana.  An anniversary gift from King T. a few years back.

Being a person that is inspired by gourmet beverages and culture, I was oh-yeah when I discovered Green Tea Butter.  Green Tea & Lemon, Green Tea & Jasmine, Green Tea & fruit flavors all create a party in my mouth (hmmm, fragrance blends may be?); Shaking the powder remnants of Matcha Green Tea into my cup brings pure joy to my eyes (LOL it really is the little things for me).   

Make your skin buds dance.  Green Tea can protect the skin from aging and from serious damage from the sun’s UVB rays.  The caffeine and Theobromine (a bitter alkaloid of the cacao plant, found in chocolate, as well as in a number of other foods, including the leaves of the tea plant, and the kola or cola nut), present in Green Tea, have natural anti-inflammatory, anti-cellulite and anti-irritancy effects.  Rich in polyphenols (a group of chemical substances found in plants), Green Tea is promoted in skin care because of its powerful antioxidant property, thus rejuvenating the skin.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Live Chat 3/3/2011

If you missed it last time....

Join me on Alba's Exclusive Events - Experts  Answers Live Chat.

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2011
Time: 7p EST (duration 30 minutes)

I'll be sharing step-by-step suggestions on how to rejuvenate with your spa-at-home, plus, the beneficial ingredients to use.  

See you there!

The Winners Are.....

Aku-1st place winner $50 gift certificate.  Certificate will be sent to email on file.

Harlem- 2nd place winner $25 gift certificate.  Certificate will be sent to email.

Amy- 2 1/2 oz Signature Fragrance Oil Blends.  Select your fragrances and let me know here.

Congratulations to you all!  Thank you to all who participated.