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Archive for December, 2017

And It’s All Over Now!

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Hoping you all had an excellent Christmas & that Santa was kind to you!

But now the New year is almost upon us, it’s time to reflect on how we can treat our bodies a bit better in 2018. And that means that it’s time……….

Time to get rid of those extra pounds gained over Christmas, time to detox your poor body after the gluttonous excesses! (What, me, gluttonous?!)

Yep, even us gluten-frees get to pig out at Christmas with GF mince pies, GF Christmas cake, not to mention GF stuffing!

When I checked the scales today I had mysteriously managed to gain 3lb – aaargh!

Plus a number of horrid spots – I hate having spots – makes me feel like an acne-prone teenager again.

How I Am Planning To Do This

  • Get shot of all the ‘naughty’ foods in the house! (I guess I’ll just have to eat them!)
  • Buy a supply of healthy snacks like coconut yoghurts, raw organic carrots etc
  • Take an Epsom Salt bath daily; Epsom Salt draws toxins from the body and relieves muscle aches and pains. I be using my home made Skinkiss bath bombs which contain this amazing ingredient, along with beautifully scented essential oils.
  • Treat my face to some steaming using essential oils to clear my pores.
  • And lastly….. get on my vibration plate trainer and tone up my bits!

I’ll let you know how it goes and if you would like to try some bath bombs with Epsom Salt check out my web site http://www.Skinkiss.org.uk or my Etsy shop; Skinkissbathbombs.

Till 2018

Lesley x

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Hello Etsy!

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You can now find Skinkiss on Etsy!

I rarely rush things (!) but thought it was about time so here I am.

So many new products I REALLY want to make but I suspect the other half will be less than happy if I spend Christmas making bath goodies so I will be taking a small break VERY small!)

Meanwhile check out my Etsy shop & let me know what you think.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SkinKissBathBombs?ref=pr_shop_more

See you soon

Lesley x

She Sells Seashells…….

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I’ve been using my time away from regular craft fairs to do a bit of experimenting – or playing – as my partner calls it!.

Firstly I got hold of some delightful new moulds – all shaped like various shells.

Then I did some searching for a way to add natural colour to my bath bombs without compromising my ethics.

And………. a big welcome to natural cranberry seed powder; a delicious pink colour that blends in really well. 

The results were everything that I hoped for and I hope they will be very popular on the web site, http://www.skinkiss.org.uk.

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Let me know what you think in the comments.

Love & light

Lesley x

Making Christmas

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I’m guessing that by now most of you will have Christmas sorted.

I have too – but – I have been nowhere near any shops!

All my gifts this year are home made – mostly bath goodies like bath bombs, bath salts and melts.

With my partner being unwell for most of 2017 it has been a tough year financially. We had already taken the decision not to buy for each other but then what do you do about the rest of your family?

Luckily my granddaughter adores bath bombs so I made some very special ones just for her. My Mum loves baths so bath salts seemed ideal. And my aunty also loves to bathe. Sorted!

Of course I do have the advantage of making all these things for a living……..

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Check out my bath goodies at http://www.skinkiss.org.uk

Here’s to 2018!

Best wishes for Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

Lesley x

Why You Should Buy From Small Businesses

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In these challenging economic times it is even more important to support your local small businesses. Whilst the high street giants can generally weather the storm, for a small business your purchase could mean the difference between survival & going bust.

Every hand made item has been made with love, care,  & thought – rather than run off the assembly line.

For small businesses it’s not even all about profit: it’s about making a customer happy, giving them a unique & special gift for their child, uncle, aunt etc, knowing that they will appreciate the work that has gone into making it. Yes, hand made items are often a bit more expensive but they are SO worth it. Their uniqueness alone makes them so.

And then of course, there’s the stark reality for small business owners of needing to pay bills & feed families – just like everyone else does.

So, please, when you’re looking around for that special Christmas gift for Auntie Flo, take a look at all the wonderful products out there from small independent businesses like mine, and choose something really special for her.

Happy hunting

Lesley x

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Well, I.m back from my travels and the Celtic Christmas Fayre in Mold was very successful.

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And because I had such a great time I am offering a FREE gift with the first FIVE orders over £10 on my web site; http://www.skinkiss.org.uk.

Get in there!

See you on the web site soon I hope.

Lesley x