Thursday, January 28, 2010

Spritz It Up, Jewels and GEMS!

The Stay Sweet Collection was created to enhance the inside, outside beauty of girls and young ladies. This is my small, but sincere contribution to help girls make a smoother transition into womanhood. I believe this is only the beginning of this purpose.

Four weeks ago I woke up with a sense of urgency. It was time for me to reach out and contact grass-root organizations that empower girls. In 2008, the birth of the Stay Sweet Collection, there was little success with donating products and money to organizations. I was happy, but still not the outcome that I hoped for. At the start of 2009, I contacted those organizations that I did not hear back from, and some new ones that I found through one of my Ning networks. Similar outcome. Now it was the end of 2009. What am I going to do now? When I woke up on that morning, I immediately went to the computer and drafted a letter. I went onto my Ning network and discovered there were several new grass-root organizations, and the ones that I contacted in the past were also still growing successfully. I emailed the letter. SUCCESS! Within a few hours I received positive responses. During the week I received a phone call from one of the organizations that I would not let up on. Dates were set. The calendar is filling up. They are excited. I am excited!

You don't give up, you work and wait. You remain consistent and persistent.

Twenty-five Stay Sweet Spritzers were donated to Jewels and GEMS. Ugh, I forgot to take a picture of the cute pink and purple bottles before shipping them out. In two days, these girls will be holding those bottles, reading the positive affirmations on the label, and....spraying up their rooms and bodies until their parents shout calmly say, "No more." LOL. If only you could feel the joy within me, when I think of these girls feeling beautiful on the inside and outside.

We're Into Pits!

Keep those pits fresh and healthy with two of Smell Goods' best sellers! Essentials Deodorant Stick and Essentials Deodorant Powder. We knew there was a demand for aluminum free products, and the response to EDS and EDP has been spectacular. We made it, and they came. People have found it from Google searches, loyal customers have tried it and want more! Making EDS and EDP two of our top best sellers. We have met the demand...restocked and now we're ready to serve you.

Available in signature, fine fragrance oil blends, and essential oil blends.

Essentials Deodorant Stick is also available in a .5 oz sample, $2.00!

Monday, January 18, 2010

100 Vials

Sending 100 vials of signature fragrance oils to Identity Magazine. Identity Magazine is having an exclusive fragrance event. The guest will be creating their own custom perfume! How fun! Since everyone will be in the olfactory spirit, I thought why not keep the party going at home. Each guest will receive a goodie bag, and inside are two vials of our signature fragrance oils, plus a marketing flyer with a great discount offer on the back.

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Guest are receiving blends from our premiere collection, Exotic Fruit collection, Chocolate Truffle collection, Amber Nights collection, and Indonesia collection. Can you say, "Mmmmm, you smell good"? Our vials contain 1 tsp of oil. May not seem like a lot, but remember our oils are concentrated, so a little goes a long way. Customers have mentioned that one vial can give them 14 days of smelling good. An entire vial with 2 tsp of water poured into an oil burner, brings about a long lasting aroma in the home. Note: Add 2 tsp of water each time you plan to burn fragrance oil. Another Note: At present I am burning Cinnamon Chocolate Cocoa Oil from the Chocolate Truffle collection. Mmmmm, divine!!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Fruit of Labor

My desire is to inspire women in business, to aspire to be the best that they can, in all aspects of their lives. Itiel

Learn how to work and wait. There is joy in this process. Don't look for the fruit of your labor to come in one form-monetary. Monetary gain is very nice, but if that is the only fruit desired, you have lost out on much. The basic needs for all humans:food, shelter, clothes. Everything else is a bonus. Be grateful and cherish those bonuses when they come your way. The fruit of your labor is all around you. You just need to stop looking to notice it.

There are several people who can be dishonest with me, I refuse to be one of them. Itiel

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Execumamas, I hear ya!: Gabrielle Union, Halle Berry, and the " I'm Pretty, Now What" Syndrome

Alongside creating with my hands to make others feel good, I have a passion for empowering girls, to help them to make a smoother transition into womanhood. Execumamas, has started a conversation that needs to be had!!!!! My story is very similar to Gabrielle Union's. As I am sure many of you can share in it to. What are your thoughts? Add to the conversation now...

Execumamas, I hear ya!: Gabrielle Union, Halle Berry, and the " I'm Pretty, Now What" Syndrome

Monday, January 4, 2010

Sharing My Happy Feeling

I read an email this morning that read my interview on 9/17/2009 received 651 downloads. 651!!! I am still in awe. I will carry this happy feeling with me all day. I just wanted to share that with you.