Archive for January, 2011

Moisturize While Cleansing

January 26, 2011 at 17:12 PM
Posted by RubaDub

tn_soapmixedSkiing is a big part of life in Colorado, where my friend recently moved. He has really gotten into snow sports in his first winter in Boulder. Unfortunately, he has been suffering from dry, cracked skin from being out so often in the winter air. Not all moisturizers are created equally, as he soon learned.

I recommended that he start using products that use shea butter. Shea butter is a complex fat that melts at body temperature and is rapidly absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy residue. I bought him some homemade shea butter soap that I use. It cleanses and moisturizes the skin at the same time. I also sent him a container of shea butter he can keep at his office to moisturize his red, cracked hands. He called and said that the shea butter has been working wonders and he is much more comfortable in his skin.

No More Gift Cards

January 12, 2011 at 17:12 PM
Posted by RubaDub

gift_basketAfter the holiday season, businesses evaluate what products were the best sellers so they can tailor their stock for the next holiday season. I read recently, that gift cards dropped significantly in popularity this past Christmas. Really, it’s no surprise. Gift cards tell a person that you either waited until the last minute to buy a gift or didn’t care enough to think about what they might like to receive.

I’m not knocking gift cards entirely; they’re nice to have on hand for those surprise guests that tend to come out of the woodwork just in time for gift giving. A gift that is custom made is the epitome of thoughtfulness that really makes a person feel loved. This past Christmas I gave my nieces custom gift baskets. I filled each basket with little samplers of beauty products, hair ties, books, and treats according to each girls’ tastes. They were extremely happy with their gifts and have already sent me the most gracious hand-written thank you cards.