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Grace Notes, November 2010

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Vegetarian Times Magazine Spotlights Natural Look Mineral Makeup.

Mineral Makeup Application Tip

Vanessa’s Website of the month

November Sale – 33% Off (3 for the price of 2) All Mineral Colors

News From the Home Front:

Quote of the Month

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~Vegetarian Times Magazine Spotlights Natural Look Mineral Makeup. The November/December 2010 issue of Vegetarian Times did an article about natural mineral makeup and Natural Look Mineral Makeup made the cut!

Vegitarian Times Article

Vegitarian Times Article

Vegetarian Times

Nov/Dec 2010 Vegetarian Times

The article mentions the great looking, natural color pallets that are available with mineral makeup. They looked at the myriad of fall colors available from different mineral makeup manufacturers. They choose Natural Look Mineral Makeup Oatstraw Eyeshadow for their article.

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~ Mineral Makeup Application Tip: Wet Application of Natural Look Mineral Makeup Foundation Powder.

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If you prefer a liquid foundation, it is easy to convert Herbs of Grace Powder/Foundation to a liquid. Add a drop of water to the powder you’ve tapped into the lid of your container, and, using the flocked sponge, mix the water and powder to the consistency you desire. Apply to the face with the flocked sponge in a downward motion, blending well. You can add more water or powder until you reach the consistency that works best for you.

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If you have very dry or flaky skin, you can use a small amount of your favorite moisturizer in place of the water to make a cream foundation.

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Wipe any excess liquid from the container lid with a clean tissue or cotton swab before closing.

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Herbs of grace Powder/Foundation can also be used to set your makeup after you’ve applied eyeshadow, blush and lipstick. Tap a very small amount of powder into the lid of your container, and as before, use your Kabuki brush to apply a very sheer layer of powder over your entire face and neck.

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Alternatively, you can mist your face lightly with water or rosewater and, after waiting a minute, use your flocked sponge to lightly go over your face in a downward motion. This not only helps to set your makeup, but also minimizes the appearance of large pores.

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We publish a new application tip every month. To see them all now, click here.

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~ Vanessa’s Website of the month: We watched John Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on Saturday morning. If you didn’t see it, check the link for clips of the rally.

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~ November SALE: 33% Off All Mineral Colors. We’re running a 3 for the price of 2 on all mineral colors this month. See our mineral colors page for product details. Online coupon code: color2

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~ News from the home front. Two blog posts in October.

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~ Quote of the month.

“Put Car Talk on!”

~Maleah, age 11, at the beginning of a recent family road trip

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Until next month,

Vanessa and Brad

Owners, Herbs of Grace, Inc.

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PS. Sponsor Brad to Ski First Tracks For Charity at White Pass.

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And don’t forget, return customers always receive a 10% discount. See your online order shipping confirmation email for the coupon code.

Grace Notes – June 2010

Monday, May 31st, 2010

(If you would like to see the fully formatted version of this newsletter, pics and all, please feel free to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. The newsletter is written, primarily, by Brad and goes out on the first day of the month. Its intent, first and foremost, is to be a vehicle for information regarding our family and what we are doing to run a home based business, the second reason is to entertain, and the third reason is to promote our business. Hopefully the promotion aspect doesn’t overwhelm the first two reasons. If it does, please let me let me know.)

Seattle GreenFestival
Summer Events
Radio Interview
Business Road Trip and Country Vitamins
June Sale – 20% LINE DRIVE
News From the Home Front

~ We will be participating in the Seattle GreenFestival coming up June 5-6 at the Seattle Convention Center. Swing by, say “Hi” and grab a few samples. Vanessa will be there to do make-overs, and I’ll be there to talk up the product line or chat about anything you’d like to talk about (boats, sailing, skiing). We’ll be in booth #1011. Discover some of the best green products and services the Northwest has to offer.

~ The summer calendar is filling up. We have a slew of events scheduled during June, a few in July and one in August. While we personally won’t be at each of these events, our employees will be and they would love to see your smiling faces. Check out our events page for locations, times and details.

~ Vanessa did a radio interview last month. The MaryAnne Show, interviewed Vanessa for 30 minutes during their series on eco-friendly, women-owned businesses. MaryAnne Melillo DeFelice has been on the air for 17 years and her show can be heard on AM 1490 WGCH out of Greenwich, CT, Fridays at 6pm EST. Ginger Leilani Chapin of Conscious Lifestyle Radio was guest hosting with MaryAnne for the interview. Conscious Lifestyles airs Mondays at 4:30pm EST. We will be putting up a link to the interview soon.

~ We went on a business road trip a few weeks ago. Vanessa did a Mothers Day Special Invitation demo at our long time customer Country Vitamins, in Corvallis, OR.

Country Vitamins is owned by Pat Sardell. She started Country Vitamins 28 years ago. Pat is quite the business woman. She takes care of her customers and keeps her eye on the competition. Here’s a snippet from their website:

Serving the Corvallis community and Willamette Valley with the highest quality supplement products as well as providing expert and accurate information since 1982. Independent and family owned, Country Vitamins strives to offer unparalleled customer service and quality without compromise. We provide a wide array of vitamins, minerals, herbal products, teas, homeopathy, aromatherapy, flower essences, natural skincare, cosmetics, books and much more. Open 7 days a week.

Country Vitamins is located at: 919 NW Circle Blvd Ste E., Corvallis, OR 97330, (541) 757-3170.

The demo was a great event and we thank Pat for all the great support she has given us over the years.

~ JUNE SALE: 20% Off ENTIRE PRODUCT LINE! This special line drive only happens twice a year. It last occurred a half a year ago in December 2009, and won’t happen again for another half year. That’s 182 days! Wait if you can, but here’s your chance now.

~ News from the home front, we had two blog posts in May.

Until next month,

Vanessa and Brad

Herbs of Grace, Inc.

PS. Come on over and have pancakes for breakfast.

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Grace Notes March 2010

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Jenny Karl Mentions Natural Look
Mineral MakeupTM in Diva Village Article

~ Our friend from Los Angeles, Jenny Karl of jennykarl.com, has been giving us some great press lately. Here is an article from Diva Village about our mineral foundation and mineral blush.

Article highlights:

How to Get Foundation Like Kate Beckinsale.

To get Kate’s flawless skin use an all natural mineral foundation, like the Herbs of Grace Mineral Powder. Not only does it provide nice coverage while still looking natural, but it’s also environmentally friendly and good for any skin type. Apply using a large kabuki brush. Buff the dry powder onto the skin very lightly in a circular motion until you have reached your desired coverage.

How to Get Cheeks Like Kate Beckinsale.

To get Kate’s natural rosy cheeks use a brighter pink blush, like Primrose Natural Mineral Color from Herbs of Grace, to create that healthy glow.

~ We had an overwhelming number of entries for our newsletter name. A number of you suggested “Grace Notes”. So that’s what we will call it. Thanks and a tip of the hat to Kerrita who won the drawing and will receive a mineral foundation and mineral color of her choice.

I’ve spent all morning converting the newsletter from text format to html. I hope you like the new format. It’s a lot more eye freindly. Tell me what you think of the new look.

~ Our blog is not what you would call a “high level marketing tool”. It mostly reflects the day to day activities of a family running a small business. No hard sales pitches (although we do mention the business occasionally), no in your face graphics, just a few words with occasional pictures and videos of life around 3 Girls Grove. If you are into skiing, check out the latest blog entry. We went to White Pass a couple of weeks ago and Brad skied the back country with Joel, from 40 Below.

~ Last month we sent congratulations to Vanessa for obtaining her DiHom degree in homeopathy. For those of you who are not tuned into homeopathy, here is a great primer on what homeopathy is, some history and other interesting facts. And of course, here’s Vanessa homeopathy website.

~ March – 50% off Lip Balms!
Almost every month, we have something on sale at HerbsofGrace.com. This month it’s Vegan Lip Balms. Next month it will be Brushes. Usually we offer 20% off, although this month we are offering a whopping 50% off the balms. Look for the coupon code at the top of our homepage. (balm1 – for the March Vegan Lip Balm sale)

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Return customers always receive a 10% discount. See your shipping confirmation email for coupon code.

If you spot a website, article or video that you think we might be interested in, please send us a note.

See you next month,

Vanessa and Brad

Herbs of Grace, Inc.

Send Brad to the far reaches of the univierse.