Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Operation: Anti-Stink

*cue the Mission Impossible music* 

Your mission, should you choose to accept it...stop stink, spread Wicked Soaps' smell good products!

Ahem.  Anyway.  Anti-Stink, you say?  Why yes, Operation Anti-Stink is probably pretty self-explanatory.  And it's not top secret knowledge that I've been embroiled in this dangerous operation for months now...playing with hazardous materials, working against the clock, producing soaps, lotions, butters, scrubs, oils...all for the greater good of the World's olfactory senses.  It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it...

I am most pleased to introduce the newest weapon in my Operation Anti-Stink arsenal....this one is going to take the enemy by storm...

Right now I have 4 fantastic fragrances:  Pink Sugar (aka My Preciousssss), Dirty Dreaded Hippie (Linda, baby, this one's for you!), Hawaiian White Ginger (it's pretty fly for a floral), and Jasmine Neroli (la yum!).

I'm not stopping there, though, my friends.  This is a serious issue and it's going to take a few more fragrances to give us a fighting chance.  So keep your eyes open for a few more!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Vacation is over!

After an impromptu shop vacation, due to 1 overworked soaper, 1 almost-neglected child, and not nearly enough hours in the day, I'm happy to say Wicked Soaps is now open for business once again!

I'm sad to say that my Body Butter Cremes are discontinued for the season, but happy to report that I will soon have lovely and decadent Milk & Honey Body Lotions in place!  Also coming are sinful perfume oils in no-mess, easy to apply (and best of all) more cost effective roll-on bottles!

Just so you don't think I spent my "vacation" twiddling my thumbs, I've listed 3 new yummilicious soaps and worked my soapy butt off building up stock!

I have to say, closing my shop was hard...I almost opened it back up about a dozen times, but that would have left me in the same tough spot I was before...unable to juggle everything and not able to get orders out for almost a week.  It feels great to be back!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Life of Misty..and some important Wicked annoucements!

Lots of happenings in my life lately!  I think the  biggest news is, after 6 months of job hunting, I finally landed and started a new gig 3 weeks ago as a Legal Secretary.  While this is good news for my pocketbook, my energy level has something to say to the contrary. 

Simply put, the paycheck is wonderful, but driving 40 minutes one way to work 40 hours a week as a legal secretary; at least 20-30 hours a week filling orders for Wicked Soaps, creating new products, etc; and then my never-ending (but most rewarding) role as Mom to the most amazing almost-seven-year-old boy ever, I'm pooped. 

Unfortunately, I've had to push my shipping schedule back to 5-7 business days instead of 3-5.  I'm really hoping that once I get back into the groove of all work and no sleep, I'll be able to go back to 3-5 business days.  And I'm working on building up stock.  Which means, my weekends are spent making soap in large batches like a mad woman!  That will make it much easier on me in the long run (imagine being able to just pull bars of soap to package as they are ordered, versus actually making each bar as they are ordered!) and will mean quicker shipping for my customers.

In other news, it's starting to get warmer outside which means I need to pull my Body Butter Cremes from the shop for the season.  Since they are made from 100% vegan butters and oils, whipped up to a nice, light, creamy consistency, and melt at body temperature....shipping them during the warmer months means they arrive a liquidy, gooey, hot mess.  Who wants that?!

So, Sunday, April 18th will be the last day to order Body Butter Cremes from my shop.  Never fear, though!  I already have a brand new Milk & Honey Lotion in the works that will be available very soon to replace the Body Butter Creme.  In fact, I love this lotion so much, I may keep it year round (in addition to the body butter, of course).

Now, I need to show off some of my new favorite products.  As we've already covered, it's getting warm outside, and that makes me think of summer...and summer makes me think coconut!!  (To be quite honest, the real reason I'm showing these off is because there was an epic battle between myself and the coconut.  It included a hammer, knife, screwdriver and finally a big-ass rock.  I went all cavewoman on that coconut with a rock and made it my bitch).  I was victorious!!  Oh, the things I do for good photos...

I think that's it for now.  I know, this was the longest post I've made, so I hope you all stuck with me :)  I'm not usually this verbose, but it had to be said.  Have a lovely week and talk to you soon!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

What do you say to 25% off?

I say, "Hell yeah!"  It's been a few weeks so I thought it might be a good time to take part in SNS.  For those of you who aren't familiar with that nice little term, SNS means Saturday Night Special.

Tonight's SNS at WickedSoaps is 25% your total order!  Now you know that it does not include wholesale, custom orders, sale items, or gift sets/baskets. Cannot be combined with any other discount, yada yada.  Just be sure to put "SNS" in the message to seller during checkout to qualify for the discount!

But...I have some delicious new items since I last talked with you and now is a great time to try them out for a quarter off retail prices!

I just listed 4 new lip balm flavors...Honeysuckle Nectarine, Ginger Peach, Tropical Coconut, and Candy Kisses.