Thursday, September 27, 2012

Make it Pretty!

Do you like pretty things? That's sort of a "well, DUH!" question, isn't it? I like to make orders a little "prettier" than they already are when I ship them off. With dolls, it's a bit of wrapping in colored tissue paper, and a name tag, usually. With my Lalalita products, it's also tissue paper, and raffia.

Here are sugar scrubs, awaiting shipment last week. Instead of shrink bands, I use colorful deco tape to seal my jars and bottles.

And Pink Icing lip scrub that went out yesterday. Kind of reminds me of an oversized Tootsie Roll ;):

I feel that "decorating" my products for shipping adds just a little more to what is hopefully a pleasurable customer experience. Do you do anything special for shipping?

Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Wrapup

Welcome to the first Friday Wrap-Up! In order to make this blog a little less, uh, dry and boring (har), it's going to be a bit more personalized. Fun. Hopefully, interesting. Here's my past week, at a glance.

Lalalita Body Co had four sales in the past week!  Four!  Hallelujah and all that goodness!  Here are the Pretty in Pink Lemonade and Hush... Hush, Sweet Pumpkin Pie sugar scrubs, sealed and prettified and ready to ship off this morning.

I have a Pinterest board entitled "Foods I'd Like to Try".  I've had it up for, oh, about as long as I've been on Pinterest; pinning away, but trying nothing.  Yesterday, I made Butter Dip Biscuits.  Believe you me, these will be a very rare treat, as they're baked IN an entire stick of butter (watch out, Paula Deen!), but they did turn out deliciously.  You can find the recipe here: Butter Dip Biscuits

We're pinching pennies so we'll have plenty to spend on our anniversary vacation next month, but Saturday we threw pennies to the wind and went out to lunch.  After we were seated, I spotted the painting above Mr. Calm's head, and couldn't resist asking him to pose.  Hee!

A week ago, my wonderful friend Carla and I met for coffee, and she surprised me with some birthday presents.  These skeleton lights are, to use an overused, old term, da bomb!  I love them!  You can tell that they're hanging on my mantel at home; you can't tell that within fifteen minutes of getting home, I hung them up.

Lastly, I don't make much art anymore, but I finished one piece this week to take to the gallery I've been showing at since 2007.  Allow me to introduce you to "Doll of the Dead".  She may be a little startling to look at, but she is sweet and kind and likes Pan de Muerto.

Until next week!  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Smooth, Soft, Supple Lips

Lip scrubs are now available at Lalalita Body Co! Now your lips can receive the same luxurious treatment as your skin. :) Personally, I've been waiting for this release, and I was so excited when I started coming up with the perfect recipe. As a lip balm/chapstick freak, this is right up my alley.

"Lick My Lips" Lip Scrub is made from sugar, butters, oil, Vitamin E, flavor, and color. Yes, just seven ingredients: all skin-safe, without parabens, phthalates, and none of my ingredients are tested on animals. The firm lip scrub comes in a handy-dandy oval lip balm tube: to use, simply push the tip up, apply to lips, gently scrub, and rinse! And they taste great: believe me, as the official tester at Lalalita, I can attest to that!

Right now, you can find Orange Dreamsicle flavor in the Lip Scrubs section at Lalalita Body Co's Etsy shop. In the upcoming days more scrumptious flavors will be released, such as:

•Chocolate Mint Truffle
•Pink Icing
•Butter Pecan
•French Toast
•Red Velvet Cake

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Autumnal Memories in Scent

What do you think of when autumn approaches? For me, autumn is associated with a variety of aromas. Cinnamon. Candy corn. A slightly cool chill that contrasts with a warm, almost burnt scent in the air. But above all, pumpkins are, for me, the number one aroma that comes to mind when I think of this glorious time of year that just bursts with color.

And you know what that means... it's the time of year to roll out the autumnal scents!

And first up is "Hush... Hush, Sweet Pumpkin Pie". Cinnamony and spicy, this scent definitely does its job to invoke the heady aromas of fall. It's quickly become my Favorite Scent O' the Moment, and I've already made myself a batch of shea butter and aloe lotion. It's also available in my emulsified sugar scrub, and you can find it in the "Holiday Scents" section of the Lalalita Body Co shop.