Just 2 weeks to go!

Just 2 weeks to go!

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Yes, tis a mere 2 weeks to go before my debut in British VOGUE Magazine and gosh am I excited!
My plan to replace all of the pictures on my NotOnTheHighstreet page is in process (a work in progress!) in preparation for lots of views (and hopefully, sales!)
It’s far from perfect but I think that finally I’m getting the hang of this photography thing, which is a relief I can tell you.

I have pre warned a few friends that I may be requiring there assistance should things get a little crazy following the VOGUE release and I’m giving away my very first batch of cold process soap to some specially selected friends and family with a prompt for them to review it and give me there honest opinion. I think this will be really helpful in order to improve on my next batch of soap, listening to there very honest advice and taking into account all of the things that they think constitutes a good bar of soap! I intend on doing many more soap tests to get the perfect bar before I release any for general sale.

I’m continuing to market my products on Etsy, though I’m not getting many bites. To be honest the only reason why I bother staying on there at all is for my presence on the internet, otherwise I wouldn’t bother. Despite my products being cheaper on there then on notonthehighstreet sales are still excruciatingly slow, almost non existent.

The feature in VOGUE is out on Monday 7th April so do pick one up! It’s called “Best Kept Beauty Secrets”

Also, if you haven’t already done so, do follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook and I will follow you/like you back! Links below.

Happy Wednesday! 🙂

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Natural Skincare Ingredients Properties

Natural Skincare Ingredients Properties

DO you know what’s in YOUR skincare products? Are your skincare products full of mumbo jumbo chemically produced names that you’ve never heard of and don’t occur in nature? Are you being tricked by marketing spiel to buy extortionately priced beauty products that are not infact very good for your skin at all?

Well, we are going to reveal exactly what’s in our body cream right now AND tell you why these ingredients should be used in your skincare regime!

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender has a soothing and calming effect on the senses, with a beautiful, delicate sweet-dry-herbaceous note that blends with most essential oils, particularly citrus oils. It is a natural antiseptic, and can be used neat on the skin to heal and help to prevent scarring. Lavender Oil helps to eradicate common skin afflictions such as psoriasis, acne, oily skin, sunburn, bites and stings. One of the most versatile of the essential oils, it’s scent is pleasing to most people and is often used in both men and women’s perfume.

Shea Butter

Shea Butter is grown in West Africa and is considered to be one of the best all round natural body healers. Shea Butter is a creamy and richly moisturising butter, with Vitamin E and D and essential fatty acids. A powerful antioxidant, with UV protection, it is skin strengthening and protecting, collagen production stimulating, and makes the skin smooth, supple and radiant.

Beeswax

Beeswax is a natural wax produced by bee’s in there hive and has a variety of uses and benefits. An effective anti-bacterial, with emollient, emulsifying, moisturising and antiseptic qualities with an instantly recognisable creamy honey-like scent.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera gel is extracted from the Aloe Vera plant and is a beauty, skin and hair miracle!
It can be used to treat scalds, soothe burns, reduce tissue damage, relieve insect bites or stings, work as a fast absorbing skin moisturiser, prevent scarring and stretch marks, brighten the skin by reducing pigmentation and dark spots and aid the hair in growing, making it stronger, smoother and silkier.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a fat soluable antioxidant. Aiding in healing the skin, protection from the sun, regenerating skin cells, retaining the skins natural moisture levels and making dull, dry hair look healthier and shinier.

All of these amazing natural ingredients can be benefited from in our new product: Skin Silk Shea Body Butter – If you want skin that you never thought was possible without paying out excessive amounts of money for lotions and potions that are chemically produced and have hardly any health benefits whatsoever then should try this: A completely natural, skin regenerating body butter using some of natures finest ingredients, with the beautiful, uplifting scent of Lavender.

Skin Silk Shea Body Butter comes in a stunning blush pink frosted glass container. Glass containers are best for protecting cosmetic creams from light oxidation and sunlight thus assisting with prolonging the shelf life of your products and we aim to use them to store all of our skincare products.

Skin Silk Shea Butter

Get ready for Crimbo!

Get ready for Crimbo!

Homegrown

The Sunday Markets in Brick Lane Market have a wonderful collection of original, antique, handmade, vintage, wonderfully creative finds, a lot of which you won’t find anywhere else in London. Or why not commission a bespoke creation from a local independent artist/designer-maker? – Take a stroll down to the infamous Columbia Road flower market to pick up some beautiful, fragrant flowers? Or to the food market to taste some tasty food from faraway exotic climes?

I love Brick Lane Market for it’s ability to infuse the uber-cool, with originality and sophistication so effortlessly. The Secret Societe’ fuses art and science to create handmade fragrance, beauty and skincare products and we think that the Homegrown Market in particular, which showcases a collection from independent designer-makers in the UK, is the perfect place for us to begin our journey!

So, if your struggling to decide what to buy for your best friend, your Mum, your sister, your brother, your Dad, your husband (phew!), then come and see us at the HomeGrown Market this Sunday 20th October – we just might have the perfect gift!

The HomeGrown Market is situated in Elys Yard, which is on the corner of Hanbury Street and Brick Lane. Walk through UpMarket – another interesting market with a huge variety of food, lifestyle, accessories and fashion – and you will see the HomeGrown Market just up the small ramp. There is also a sitting down area if you need to rest your feet after a hard days shop!

We’ll be there from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

I missed you!

I missed you!

I’m back because I missed ya! And I felt terribly guilty about being away for so long..actually, how long has it been? a week? 2? – no, I think it was just a week, nevertheless I figured it was high time to check in with you. So here I am! And how are you? What’s been going on? How has your week been?? Are you looking forward to the Bank Holiday?

As for me, I’ve been preparing for my holiday to Ibiza next week (I know, lucky me huh!), working on repricing, designing product labels, starting on my Aromatherapy candle range and trying out a few different Body Butter recipes, one of which was very successful and will be revealed as soon as I’ve taken some photographs of it. It is called Skin Silk Body Butter, and contains Shea Butter, Aloe Vera and Beeswax. Skin Silk has a decadent, soft, creamy texture that absorbs well into the skin and leaves the skin renewed, refreshed and totally revitalised. Scented with pure Lavender Essential Oil this Body Butter ensures that your skin is kept 100% free of harmful chemicals and toxins and is a completely guiltfree way of spoiling yourself (and your skin!)

My friend pointed out the other day that she had an allergy to Shea Butter and Monoi De Tahiti so I’ve decided to offer a range of Body Butters using different butters including Cocoa Butter (which I’m working on now), Coconut Oil, Coffee Butter, Mango Butter and perhaps even Pistachio Butter also. One for everyone! 🙂

A song for you! Enjoy!

Treasury Feature 02/08/13

Treasury Feature 02/08/13

I’m chuffed to bits as this week my products have been featured in not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, but 5 amazing Etsy Treasury’s!

This one is my favourite Treasury, it’s entitled “Let Her Sleep For…”
And it comprises a stunning collection of handmade items with an adorable white, lilac and baby pink colour scheme. My Rose & Orange scented candle Crème’ De La Creme’ is featured here.

halter dress

dandelion print

Creme’ De La Creme’

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This Treasury is entitled “Namaste” and is a calming, aquatic collection. It features my Reed Diffuser Vintage Gardenia.

namaste bracelet

be careful what you fish for

Vintage Gardenia

Vintage Gardenia 4

This Treasury is a collection of sunshine yellow, gold and amber things from the Tradeaholics Team. It features my candle 3 AM.

carrot soap

baby nursery picture

yellow tutu

3 AM
3 AM 5 notonthe

To see the full Treasury for “Let her Sleep For…”
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MjQ2MzA5NjB8MjcyNDgwNjIzMA/let-her-sleep-for

To see the full Treasury for “Namaste”
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NjA2NTE2OXwyNzI0ODA1MDI0/namaste-1

To see the full Treasury for “Tradeaholics Team”
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTA5NDIyNzV8MjcyNDc5Mzk1Ng/tradeaholics-team-treasury-welcome-new

If you’d like to see more of my treasury’s follow me here and you’ll get links to featured and Treasurys that I’ve created (though I find creating treasurys so time consuming and a little tedious that I don’t create them all that often it has to be said!)

BUT do let me know if there’s anything particular you’d like me to make a Treasury on and I’ll see what I can do! 😉

Well, until next time folks. Happy crafting!

The finest body scrub ever?…

The finest body scrub ever?…

Well, possibly!

I was recently contacted by a Beauty and Lifestyle blogger who regularly writes reviews on large and small independent companies beauty products. She’s based in the UK, and has a very easy to understand, unbiased yet thorough writing style that I liked so I was very happy to send her 2 of my products to review. I sent her: Himalayan Pink Salt Body Scrub Souffle’ and Frankincense & Myrr (Frankincense & Myrrh) Soy Pillar Candle. She claims that my body scrub is possibly the finest scrub she’s ever used! Needless to say I am very flattered 🙂

You can see the review here:

http://justalittlebitunique.com/2013/07/25/the-secret-scent-societe-himalayan-pink-salt-body-scrub-souffle-peach-soy-wax-luxury-candle/

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Indie Craft Blog Feature 8th May

Indie Craft Blog Feature 8th May

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My feature on Indie Craft Corner just went live!

I love this blog and think it’s a constructive and positive promoter of other small craft businesses, particularly those who have an eco-friendly outlook, and I particularly like the layout.

See my feature here:

http://indiecraftcorner.blogspot.co.uk/

The blog is written by a Canadian designer/maker who specialises in vintage clothes and knitwear. You can check her out on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/runrabbitrun?ref=pr_shop_more