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Grace Notes, September 2010

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Apology

NLMM makes it’s debut at Reno Ms. Fitness

Mineral Makeup Application Tip

Vanessa’s Website of the month

October Sale – 20% Off All Makeup Brushes

News From the Home Front: Vanessa’s New Niece

Quote of the Month

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~ Uh, … looking at our shuffling feet, … hands behind our back, … the summer excitement rushed in and I think the gnomes and ferries gave us lobotomies. We didn’t get the September newsletter published. We were outside playing. So we’ll try to make it up to you this month. Not to make excuses, but this summer, in the great Pacific NorthWET anyway, had to be the shortest summer ever. Our summer didn’t start until MID-JULY, and then the rain started up again in early September! All the rain must be one of the reasons we all have such fresh looking complexions.

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~ Jenny Karl Goes to Reno. Jenny dashed off to Reno back in August to prep her clients for the Ms. Fitness USA and Ms. Fitness USA World pagents. Here’s her report:

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1. I applied Goldflower bronzer on lids and face as highlight with the fan brush (on sale this month). Mineral powder was then dusted on top of the airbrushed foundation. Oh, and the peppermint lip conditioner on all contestants underneath their lip gloss!

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2. I love those fan brushs!!!!!!! Love!!!!!!

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3. I did Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s make up and hair:) Here are some pix. I used your mineral powder, and Oatstraw/Goldflower mix on eyes:)

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XO, Jenny

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1.Ms. Fitness winner
Winner Ms. Fitness, 2010
Photo courtesy:
Jenny Karl
2.Jenna Dewan and HoG fan brush
Jenna Dewan-Tatum
Photo courtesy:
Jenny Karl
3.Jenna Dewan on the red carpet

Jenna on the carpet.
Photo courtesy:
Just Jared

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Jenny’s booking makeover slots now for the Legacy Ms. Fitness Nationals & Monster Mash Bash! The bash is happening October 30, 2010 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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Final note: Here’s a shout out to Wendi Berman. In the August newsletter, Jenny mentioned working with Wendi and I failed to link up her name.

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~ Mineral Makeup Application Tip: Clean face and ready to apply….

In August, we discussed the importance of starting with a clean face. This month we will discuss application.

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Once your moisturizer has been absorbed, you can begin applying your makeup. Start with your chosen shade of Herbs of Grace Powder/Foundation.

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Turn the jar of makeup upside down and tap the bottom of the jar lightly. A SMALL amount of powder will fall through the sifter into the cap of the container. Keeping the jar upside down, open the container and carefully separate the jar from the lid, keeping the lid upside down. Now you have the lid, upside down, with a bit of your favorite shade of mineral powder in it. Swirl your Kabuki brush (this one is on sale, too.) into it. If you get too much, tap off any excess or tap the bottom of the brush on a hard surface, such as the counter, so the powder gets distributed down into the bristles of the brush.

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Apply to the face with gentle downward strokes. If you have any blemishes that need covering, it is not necessary to use a separate concealer. Use a smaller brush to apply foundation to problem areas making sure to blend well.

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To obtain more coverage, add a second or third application. Do not try to apply a thick layer. Minerals don’t apply well if applied in a thick layer.

Like we mentioned in our last Application Tip post in August. Applying mineral makeup is an art. Natural Look Mineral Makeup is not for people in a hurry or who are rushing through life. We value life. Why hurry through it?

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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: charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of public donations directly fund water projects. Learn more or donate.

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~ October SALE: 20% Off All Makeup Brushes. Herbs of Grace, Inc. natural hair brushes are not machine cut, they are hand shaped to preserve the natural tip. The brush hairs are carefully selected and processed, no animal is ever hurt or destroyed for the purpose of making these brushes! The handles are made of smooth hardwood and the manufacturers participate in reforestation programs and never use endangered species of wood. See our brush page for product details. October brush sale coupon code: brush2

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~ News from the home front. One lonely blog post in September.

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~ Quote of the month.

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“Stop, stop, let my head settle down.”

~Isabel, after spinning and spinning and spinning on the rope swing.

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Until next month,

Vanessa and Brad

Owners, Herbs of Grace, Inc.

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PS. Herbs of Grace, Inc. is s.l.o.w.l.y gaining ground in the search engines for the search term “mineral makeup”. If you type “mineral Makeup” into google, you will see us in the low 20’s. For the past few years we had been in the mid 30’s. Not sure what is helping us out, but we like it. Please let us know how we can improve your mineral makeup, and web browsing experience, on HerbsOfGrace.com.

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

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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, August 2010

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Koi Happiness uses NLMM for Catalog Shoot

Vanessa’s Radio Interview is Now Online

Mineral Makeup Application Tip

August Sale – 20% Off All Colors

Vanessa’s Website of the Month

News From the Home Front

Quote of the Month

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~ Our LA connection, Jenny Karl, recently did makeup for a photo shoot for Koi Happiness. Jenny choose Natural Look Mineral Makeup(tm) because of the clean and natural ingredient list. The models also loved the clean ingredients of our product line.

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KoiHappiness Cover Girls

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Jenny used the following products/techniques:

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KoiHappiness Model
KoiHappiness Model
KoiHappiness Model

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~ The radio interview that Vanessa gave to Ginger Leilani Chapin of the Conscious Lifestyles radio show, and MaryAnne Melillo DeFelice from Mondays With MaryAnne on 1490 WGCH in Greenwich, Connecticut, is now posted online here.

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~ Mineral Makeup Application Tip: Start clean.

  • When using mineral makeup, it is best to start with a clean face. Using an all natural handmade soap or facial cleanser will get you off to a great start.
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer or cream.
  • It is important to make sure your moisturizer has been completely absorbed by the skin before applying mineral makeup.

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

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Using mineral makeup requires a different attitude. To get natural looking results, you must take the time and use the necessary brushes to get your look, just right. I know, I know, you are saying, “But I don’t have the time!” We’d like to remind you, that anything worth doing is worth doing correctly. Once you have the application technique mastered, your application will not take any more time than using your old, chemical laden cosmetics. Give yourself a chance, you will not regret it.

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~ AUGUST SALE: 20% Off Mineral Colors. See our mineral colors page for product details. Coupon code: colors

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~ Vanessa’s website of the month. Two this month.

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Please work to DEFEAT the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010.

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Yes, I said “DEFEAT”! This bill will likely put small cosmetic manufactures (yes, Herbs of Grace is a small manufacturer) out of business. Small indie businesses like us cannot afford the testing that will be required, or the government intervention into our business. While we agree with guidelines that will require safer products by all producers, we don’t agree with cloaking legislation with language that will harm only the small manufacturers. Please contact your Representative. Thanks.

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~ News from the home front. Three blog posts last month. If you read anything, please follow-up to help defeat the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010.

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~ Quote within a quote, of the month.

“Quote for the day from Asia;

“Anyone can be a princess. You just have to put on a tiara and it changes the old you!”

I found my old crown to see if it really works!”

~Shanna, quoting daughter Asia who’s 5.

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Until next month,

Vanessa and Brad

Owners, Herbs of Grace, Inc.

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PS. Day 42 of the cross country bike ride. John made 120+ miles days through Kansas and eastern Colorado. His best day so far is 137 miles. He is now about 4/5 of the way across the nation. Today he is hovering around Grangeville, ID.

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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, May 2010

Friday, April 30th, 2010

April FaceBook Sale
Essential U
Jenny Karl and Diva Village
Blog Posts

~ We promoted our Herb of Grace FaceBook fanpage last month with a (take a deep breath) 24 hour, 50% off and one person received their order for FREE!, sale. This was a first time deal for us and it was a lot of fun.

The only way you could take advantage of the sale was to be a fan of the Herbs of Grace FaceBook fanpage. A link to the 50% off coupon code was posted to the fanpage on 12:00 noon PDT, Thursday, April 20, 2010, Earth Day. The first person to use the coupon code was Kelly Clover from Knoxville, TN. Kelly got her order for FREE. Be sure to follow our FaceBook fanpage and our Twitter feed. You never know when we will announce our next sale.

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

~ We received some web press from Essential U. They gave us a nice mention in their blog last month. Essential U is the blog for Essential Wholesale. It is a free online resource that educates about natural and organic ingredients. The wholesale side has a slew of soap making supplies, aromatherapy and cosmetic ingredients, essential oils, extracts… you name it, AND it’s all organic. Check them out.

Make-up  Mag~ It seems like Groundhog day around here. Every time I send out a newsletter that mentions Jenny Karl, (jennykarl.com) I get a notice that she has AGAIN mentioned Natural Look Mineral Makeup(tm) in an article or event. This time, in another Diva Village article titled Spring 2010 Trend: Eco-Friendly Fashion. She says, “My fave is Herbs of Grace. They have a large assortment of bright loose powders, which come in matte or shimmer and can be used on eyes, lips, and cheeks!”

Last month Jenny also did some charity work for Makeup Artist magazine (see photo at right). That’s Jenny at the lower right. According to Jenny “Everyone loved the products and how they looked!”

Thanks for all the kind compliments, Jenny and keep those article coming!

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~ News from the home front, we had a few blog posts in April.

Until next month,

Vanessa and Brad

Herbs of Grace, Inc.

PS. Teach Brad how to sing so he can participate in the Virtual Choir.

April 2010 GraceNotes.

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

HUGE 24 HOUR SALE
Mineral Makeup Mutiny
HoG “Beauty Bill of Rights”

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~+~ WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING A SPECIAL 24 HOUR, ONLINE SALE OF 50% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER, VIA Follow Herbs of Grace on FaceBook, sometime during the month of April. The sale and the coupon code will be announced the day before the sale, and the sale will only last 24 hours! The coupon code may only be used at HerbsOfGrace.com. Click on any of these Follow Herbs of Grace on FaceBook links to become a FaceBook friend.

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As an added bonus, the first person to use the online coupon code, will get their order (of $100 or less) for FREE!

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(This is not April Foolery. During this special online only sale, the first person who uses the coupon code will get their order for FREE, (their credit card will be reimbursed for the full cost of their order) and everybody who buys during the sale period, using the online coupon code, will get 50% off their online order. This special sale trumps, and my not be added to, other monthly sale offers.)

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TELL YOUR FRIENDS, forward this email, but most importantly, become an Herbs of Grace friend here: Follow Herbs of Grace on FaceBook.

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~+~ It has been brought to my attention that Mineral Makeup Mutiny published a nice blog article about us in November 2009. They also granted us permission to use this:

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At Herbs of Grace, Inc., we feel that the products you put on your skin should be the cleanest possible. Like our byline says, “No synthetics, No additives, No nano-particles”. This goes for our personal food and lifestyle choices, as well. We are, simply, fed up with the junk that corporate america shovels at consumers. So, at Herbs of Grace, we decided to walk the talk by making natural/organic choices, every time. In our business and in our personal lives.

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Back in early 2008, Herbs of Grace, Inc. with the help of Jenny Karl, published a Beauty Bill of Rights. Let us know what you think. We encourage you to take the organic plunge, it feels really good.

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~+~ Speaking of Jenny Karl (jennykarl.com a friend of ours from the city of Angels who is mad about makeup and beauty), published an article in January plugging our products. And now she went and DID IT AGAIN last month.

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In March, Jenny describes how to get the Bar Refaeli look at Diva Village by using our Primrose blush.

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Article highlights: How To Get Cheeks Like Bar Refaeli.

A brighter blush is “muy importante” for this look! A rosy cheek will create that Bar Refaeli healthy glow and give life to your face. Use a medium size, natural hair blush brush, to apply the color a little at a time directly to the apples or balls of the cheeks. Try Primrose, Natural Mineral Color from Herbs of Grace.

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Jenny also did a Spring Trends article for The Hair and Makeup Artists Network.

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Article highlights: Spring Trend 2010

Have no fear; there are many all-natural makeup lines that offer brighter and even ultra shimmery colors. My fav is Herbs of Grace. They have a large assortment of bright loose powders, which come in matte or shimmer and can be used on eyes, lips, and cheeks! Thanks, Jenny!

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~+~ There are three new retail locations where you can now purchase Natural Look Mineral Makeuptm. They are:

You can find all of our retailers on our locations page.

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~+~ We had a few blog posts in March. The HoG Blog is a snap shot of our day to day activites, comments and pictures. It contains some business matters, but mostly it’s about our lives trying to make a living with a home based business, the kids, a dog, and an 1895 farm house. Recent blog posts are:

~+~ April – 20% off ALL MAKEKUP BRUSHES!

Almost every month, we have something on sale at HerbsofGrace.com. This month it’s makeup brushes. Look for the coupon code at the top of our homepage. (brush1 – for the April brush sale)

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

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~+~ From ProMom.com we thought this was an excellent bit of marketing. Announcing, TRU-BREASTtm.

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~+~ Thanks for subscribing to the Herbs of Grace newsletter. Remind your friends that the Herbs of Grace newsletter is back. Also, check your spam filter to ensure that mail from HerbsofGrace.com is allowed.

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

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Until next month,

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Vanessa and Brad

Herbs of Grace, Inc.

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Send a Rube Goldberg contraption to brad@herbsofgrace.com.

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)

~ Thanks for subscribing to the Herbs of Grace newsletter. Remind your friends that the Herbs of Grace newsletter is back. Also, check your spam filter to ensure that mail from Herbs of Grace is allowed.

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.

Beauty Bill of Rights

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

We, the people of the planet Earth, have the right to beauty. Furthermore, we have the right to “Healthy Beauty”. We also have a responsibility to ourselves and our planet to use products that are not only good for us but, are also good for our environment.

~YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO FULL INGREDIENT DISCLOSURE.~
All ingredients are plainly listed on product label. If you have any questions, you will be told what is in the cosmetics you buy, in an easily understood, accurate way.

~YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO CLEAN INGREDIENTS.~
Clean means no synthetic fragrances, dyes or preservatives. No fillers like: Talc, which has known health risks; Ferric Ferrocyanide, which is a controversial toxic substance; dimethicome, which is a synthetic polymer or; Bismuth Oxychloride, which can be irritating to the skin. And of course, no nanos.

~YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO VERSATILE COSMETICS.~
Products that can be used wet or dry, applied with a brush or sponge, with sheer to opaque coverage depending on your chosen application method. – Foundation powders can be used as concealer, foundation and face powder. – Colors that can be used on cheeks, lips, eyes and as liners.

~YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO CRUELTY FREE COSMETICS.~
No carmine (beetle), bee wax, silk, milk or honey. And of course, no testing on animals.

~YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE SATISFIED.
~A fair and efficient process for resolving issues and problems is essential in today’s business world.

~CONSUMER RESPONSIBILITY.~
In a beauty care system that protects consumers’ rights, due diligence and prudence are required. Greater individual involvement by consumers in their health and beauty care, increases the likelihood of achieving the best outcomes and helps support quality products.

Copyright 2008, Herbs of Grace, Inc.