Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New shades, behind the scenes, and a restock

I so wish that I could spend more time updating the blog, and sharing the craziness going on behind the scenes.

I have just restocked the store, and once these have sold out I will be closed while we prepare for the next release. I have been trying to keep the store continually stocked, but we have been experiencing a fairly high volume of orders recently, and I don't want to get too far behind. Shipping has been far more efficient lately, with an average turn around time of 3-5 days. We ship Monday to Friday excluding holidays.

Click here to order Girly Bits from my shop.

I do want to share with you some of the newest additions to the core line. You might have seen this on my facebook page recently. I have two new shades that are a memorial tribute to a young man who recently graduated high school with my daughter.

Here is the story-

Saturday, July 21st, our community was shocked, and deeply saddened by the sudden and unexplained death of a local teen, Brady Rogers. Brady and his closest friends and family were at his home celebrating his high school graduation when Brady collapsed and died.
His close knit circle of friends have been reeling ever since, searching for answers, and trying to comfort one another. Brady was larger than life in spirit, personality, and even in his 6'4 red haired, blue eyed frame. He was one of those kids who left an impression on everyone who's path he crossed. He loved his friends and family deeply and wasn't afraid to show it.
Brady's friends have spent the better part of the week, creating tributes to Brady in the form of orange ribbons and posters which they painted the town with, especially along the funeral route from the funeral home, to the community center where a service for Brady was held, with a full house of 700+ people.
My daughter came to me on Monday, asking if I could create a polish, in Brady's memory, and donate the proceeds to the Brady Rogers Memorial Bursary Fund at Kingsville District High School, which he graduated from just weeks before. I told her if she and her friends came up with a colour inspiration, and a name, I could have it done in time for them to wear to the funeral service on Wednesday. They all agreed- a sparkly blue, like Brady's eyes. The name? Roger That. (his twitter name)

Consider it done.

Mackenzie and I paid a visit to Brady's parents- Mark and Susanne Rogers, and left them with 55 bottles of Roger That, to be sold for $10 each, with 100% of the gross proceeds going to Brady's Bursary.

All 55 were immediately purchased, with many requests for more. I have donated 100 bottles to the family, with 100% of the money from those sales going into the fund. I have also poured more and I will continue to offer the polish on my site, for the retail price of $12.50, with $5.00 from every bottle sold going to Brady's Bursary.

I have since released the companion polish to Roger That, called Gentle Ginger. It was inspired by Brady's ginger red hair, and his gentle nature.
As with Roger That, $5 from each sale of Gentle Ginger will be donated to the bursary fund.

 And just for fun, here are a few shots of a batch of Gentle Ginger being poured, to go to the local businesses.

Thanks for visiting!

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