March 29, 2014

New Free Spirit Designs

I've been working on new "Free Spirit" styled designs. The first necklace is the Elephant, which represents strength and patience. I got the idea when playing animal stamps with my niece. The second is a Dreamcatcher that traps bad dreams, and lets good dreams flow happily into a person. I was moved by Inspired Soul's artwork, and came up with this design. The last necklace is an Alia design, that captures the true henna spirit with free-flowing floral styles. I've been working on this one for a while, and am now confident to add it to my shop. I hope you enjoy!

March 18, 2014

SAGAN Wellness Creations & Giveaway

Mint Rose Cocoa Butter
I love finding new natural, homemade bath and beauty shops! SAGAN Wellness Creations specializes in hand made personal care products inspired by nature. The shop carries natural scrubs, lip balms, and whipped body butters. Their product ingredients have no artificial colors or preservatives, and they are made from organic and fair trade ingredients too!

SAGAN has a small but diverse selection in its Etsy shop. Their body butters, shea and cocoa, have a blend of pure essential oils for a delightful scent. Owner and creator, Tracy Moreno, loves experimenting with her aromatic items. She goes for a classic yet unique combination. "My Citrus Shea Butter has a fresh sweet orange scent, but also has some more earthy notes as well that keep it balanced...My current favorite combination is the Amber Scrub & Soak and Floral Shea Butter." All the shop's scrubs are made with certified dead sea salt. They also contain other unique ingredients, such as Pure Powdered Rose Petals, Dark Amber Resin, and Neem, an Indian plant with healing properties.

Tracy loves to learn how natural herbs blend and make you feel. Upon learning about the chemicals in unhealthy skin products, she started making her own. She began "bringing samples for my co-workers to try and they loved it and suggested I offer them for sale." Tracy opened her Etsy shop in October 2013, as an "in-between" project while selling locally through fairs and boutiques. She named her business after Carl Sagan, an astronomer, and TV host. Coincidentally, Tracy explains, the name "is derived from Sage which means "healing herb" or "wisdom" - it is indeed wise to utilize the healing herbs that nature offers us. It all just came together very organically."

SAGAN Wellness Creations has lots more products in the making. Stay updated on Facebook for more info! Use coupon code PUELLA14 for 20% off (expires May 31, 2014) for my special readers, PLUS a giveaway:

Win a Bath & Beauty Gift Basket
filled with natural, handmade personal care products, including a Salt Scrub, Body Butter, and Lip Balm - winner's scent of choice!

March 15, 2014

Luck of the Irish

St. Patrick's Day is coming up and those who celebrate it know that the lucky four leaf clover is a large symbol for the holiday. To me, luck is just a blessing in disguise, and I strangely believe my pet frog [an african clawed frog] is good luck to me. Whenever I am having a restless night, I hear him croaking and it gives me relief.

I asked some of my sponsors & friends:
What is your good luck charm?

"The closest thing I have to a good luck charm is the ring that I wear everyday. I don't particularly feel that it gives me good luck when I wear it but I do feel like it's bad luck if I forget to put it on in the morning for some reason."
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"I don't necessarily have a good luck charm, but I think the person that gives me the most confidence is my husband. He's kind of like a security blanket in difficult or unknown situations. I love having a best friend to go through life with!"
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"My fur babies, Keesah and Chubby, are definitely my lucky charms. They are there to snuggle with me when I'm having a bad day, keep me company when I'm lonely, and dance with me when I'm overjoyed. They are always there to offer me luck, love, and happiness."
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"I don't really have a good luck charm, but I have noticed that every time I leave the house, and do not wear sunglasses, because it is darker out, I feel less powerful.  I love my sunglasses."
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March 11, 2014