Monday, December 24, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

Soapy Summer Sendoff

I always get melancholy when summer's over. Shorter daylight hours mean less time for outdoor activities. Fortunately some soapmaking classes hosted by Marla Bosworth of Back Porch Soap Company helped take the sting out of saying goodbye to summer. Our special guest instructors were Amanda Griffin of Lovin Soap and Holly Port of Lotion Bar Cafe.

In the first class I attended, Amanda and Holly showed us how to make soap cupcakes, salt bar smoothies, and soap lattes.

After class, a New York City Beauty Meetup was held for industry professionals at Calle Ocho.

The next morning, Amanda and Holly showed us how to do a peacock swirl, hearts, and flowers.

A very special thank you to everybody's favorite Teaching Assistant, Angela Carillo of Alegna Soap.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Introducing Mojito Soap!

Inspired by the cocktail of the same name, our mojito soap is a perfect pick-me-up from the dog days of summer. It's naturally fragranced with lime and spearmint essential oils.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sparkle Up!

I was really touched when I went to visit Mom at the nursing home over the weekend, and saw the enthusiastic staff of Sparkle Up doing hair, makeup, and manicures for the residents. Sparkle Up specializes in glamour parties and has a full skin care and makeup line for special events.

Sparkle Up is located in New City, New York. Sunday was the first time they have done an outside event. The idea for the event came from co-owner Deborah Spagnoli who feels that "beauty is ageless."

Mom loved having her hair done. Another resident who was having her nails done, said that she loved having the opportunity to be pampered.

Mackenzie gives a manicure
Deborah gives a resident a new 'do

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

In Memorium
Arthur Nadel

On Thursday, May 31, my father-in-law Arthur Nadel passed. He was 84. Through his actions, Artie raised the bar on what it meant to be a good husband. His love and devotion to his wife Mildred is the stuff they make movies about. While Artie was in a nursing home on a rehab floor for a broken hip, he voluntary moved to spend the rest of his days in an Alzheimer's ward so his Millie would not be alone. Through 61 years of marriage, Artie and Millie were deeply, madly, passionately in love. Throughout his illness, he never cared about his own declining health, only about the well-being of his beloved Millie.

In addition to Millie, he is survived by the three sons he was so proud of, Michael, Steve (Sue), and Gary (Denise), and the grandchildren he adored, Adam, Matthew, Daniel, and Lauren.

Artie's funeral was on Friday. When we arrived home, there were a couple of messages on our answering machine asking if Artie had anything to do with Johan Santana pitching the first no-hitter in the history of his beloved New York Mets. We like to think he did, and if there's a heaven, he's holding court playing cards and telling his jokes to a whole new audience.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Chocolate Lovers Rejoice!

Now you can enjoy your chocolate with none of the calories! Friends and family have loved our Loco for Cocoa soap, and now it is available to you! Cocoa butter adds to the wonderful chocolate scent of this luxurious soap. To learn more and buy this heavenly soap, click here.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

And the Winner Is...

Congratulations to Diane Franchi-Scuoppo on winning a copy of My Memories scrapbook software as part of our Facebook event.

Everybody's a winner! My Memories has generously offered $10 off the price of the software plus a $10 coupon for the store. Use code STMMS36813 to save!


Saturday, March 10, 2012

I've never created a scrapbook before. For one, I’m not very artistic. I can’t cut a piece of paper in a straight line if my life depended on it.  I’m having a hard enough time finding space for my soapmaking supplies, let alone finding room for special papers, punches and other materials that are needed for scrapbooking, but when I received an email from the makers of My Memories digital scrapbooking software, asking if I’d review their software and host a giveaway for a free copy of the software, they had me at ‘free giveaway.’ My customers and blog readers are the best and if someone wants to give them free stuff, who am I to argue?

On the plus side, My Memories was very easy to set up and install. The program comes with a bunch of templates for a variety of occasions.  If you don’t like the templates that come with the program, you can purchase additional templates on the MyMemories website, or design your scrapbook from scratch. Adding photos is easy. Simply drag & drop your photos onto the page. Like a traditional scrapbook, you can print out your digital masterpiece and save it in book form. For something really cool, you can share your scrapbook via iTunes Video iPods, iPhone, Apple TV, or compatible devices.

As a first time user, I did not find the software very intuitive. I found a template with the perfect sentiment for the scrapbook I wanted to create, but hated the colors. Unfortunately you can't change the colors of the templates. Another major drawback is when I wanted to save my scrapbook as a video. I had to download and install additional (free) software. I found this to be very time consuming.

Here’s an example of a video scrapbook I made of an Indie Beauty event held in January.

You be your own judge. We're giving away a copy of My Memories digital scrapbook software. To enter, use one or all of the following methods by 12:01am EST March 26, 2012 
  1.  Subscribe to this blog. Comment on this blog post to enter.
  2.  "Like" the You Scent Me fan page on Facebook and leave a comment to enter to win.
  3. Tweet about the giveaway & make sure to mention You Scent Me in your tweet.
  4. Add us to your circles on Google+. Share the news about the contest on your Google+ stream.
As a special reward for our readers, My Memories is offering those that didn't win, a discount on the downloadable software. Use our Share the Memories code, STMMMS36813, for a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the store - a $20 value! Because we know you like a good deal as much as we do, feel free to share this discount code with your family and friends.

Good luck! Hope you win!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Closing February 4-19

You Scent Me will be closed February 4-19.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Thank you everyone for all your support over the last year. I never cease to be amazed by the fact that we have fans all over the world -- India, South Korea, Brazil. 

2012 already promises to be a very exciting year at You Scent Me. A new shopping cart system has been installed on our website which will make shopping an easier & more pleasurable experience.

Facebook fans can now shop directly from our Facebook page by clicking on the "shop now" tab. Facebook fans receive a 10% discount.

What do you think of our new shopping cart? Let us know by clicking in the box that says "post a comment."

Wishing you all a very happy, healthy & prosperous 2012!

-- Sue

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