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Weekly Recap – 7/1/12 to 7/7/12

7/3/12 As temps sky rocketed last week, I covered how to avoid excessive heat and what to do if your products arrive heat damaged. Read: Heat Advisory

Photos From the Shop:

Perfume Label

New color block labels for the Organic Botanical Perfume. Woo!

Lip Balm Update

New design complete with matching caps! (old version top/new version bottom)

Beauty Oils

100% Natural, Biodegradable, Vegan and Hypoallergenic

Product Debuts: 

Pure Argan Oil  – Argan Oil is an incredibly rich source of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids. It has astonishing healing, conditioning and anti-aging properties to keep your skin and hair nourished and revitalized and to keep you looking beautiful from head to toe.

Gift Certificates $5.00 to $100.00 – Perfect for that friend or family member who happens to be impossible to shop for. They get to choose exactly what they want. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

Clearing Products:

Pure Clean Whipped Moisture

Ultra light, non greasy whipped body lotion.

Whipped Moisture is being discontinuedw/ a new formula and package design returning late Fall 2012.

All Organic Artisan Soap is on clearance as we move our entire stock to make way for new scents, larger sizes and a variety of new formulas.

Clearing stock as we make way for a package redesign. ♥ —> Organic Lip Butter ON SALE

7/7/2012 Saturday Night Cinema w/ The Lanes

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

I will be starting a customer photo gallery later this month. Please feel free to send any pictures to Kylee@LuxuryLaneSoap.com with the information you would like me to include. ♥ Thank you!

 

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Weekly Recap – 6/17/12 to 6/23/12

A new feature here on KyleeLane.com because I want a reason to compose more lists.

The last week was a busy one indeed…

6/14/2012 to 6/18/2012 – The First Annual Denver Comic Convention

Luxury Lane Soap had donated 50 special edition Brain Jars which were distributed to special guests, including Aaron Douglas of Battlestar Galactica Amazing? Yes.

Aaron Douglas of Battlestar Galactica

Aaron Douglas of Battlestar Galactica totally tweeted my soap. *Nerd Squee*

I also happened to record a hilarious video of Mr. Douglas telling us how Robin Williams got George Lucas to watch BSG. (I am so sorry for recording in vertical. >.< I was in the second row and some guys head kept forcing my camera out of focus…)

I was able to spend a sweet amount of time with friends I am only lucky enough to catch once or twice a year during convention season. Sadly, I lack any decent photos. Boo. I am already excited to go back next year. ♥

6/19/2012 Fixed the discount code glitch! Code ‘DENVER’ gets you 15% off all orders, all week. #DenverComicCon -This has actaully been extended until the end of June. WooHoo!

6/20/2012 Product Updates:

All Organic Artisan Soap is on clearance as we move our entire stock to make way for new scents, larger sizes and a variety of new formulas.

Clearing stock as we make way for a package redesign. ♥ —> Organic Lip Butter ON SALE

Vintage Twist Up Shaving Soap is back on the virtual shelves, as we have found a much more reliable and wonderful supplier for our twist up tubes.

6/22/2012 Product Debuts:

Officially the coolest soap to ever exist. Ever. • Honest Abe

Honest Abe

Emancipate your inner clean.

Brand spanking new! —> Beach Daises Organic Hemp Soap

Beach Daises

All New Beach Daises

6/23/2012 Saturday Night Cinema w/ The Lanes

The Witches

That about covers it. This week I will be focusing primarily on production. Crossing my fingers for a little extra time to desgin a few more floral soaps.

What would YOU like to see in the coming weeks ahead?

 

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First Quarter Recap…i.e…Longest Post Ever…

Our first quarter is almost up and there has been a lot going on over here. ♥

New Site Design
A few weeks back I thought I would code a quick string of HTML, for I don’t even remember what, and exploded my entire site. LuxuryLaneSoap.com was down for ten solid hours while I sat and pretended to learn CSS…After much reading and cussing, I was able to revamp and redesign LuxuryLaneSoap.com to its current version. If you haven’t seen it yet, give it a quick look and do let me know if you catch any mistakes here and there. All cart systems, security and links check out…so basically I am asking if I made any major spelling errors…

New Products
First of the year sales are always pretty low. With the Holidays just getting over and taxes being…well the hell that they are…luxury soap products do not tend to be high on purchase lists. However, this opens up a little breathing room to create new products resulting in a record breaking quarter for product development! Unicorn Carousel Soap, ThunderSoap, Alliance Ration Bar, Vintage Shaving Soap, Pure Clean Whipped Moisture, Dreamsicle Delight, Lip Lovin’ Butter Balm

New Newsletter
Finally! Keep up to date with all that is new at LuxuryLaneSoap.com and get sneak peeks at what is cooking in the Lane Laboratory. You can also look forward to mini tutorials from our very resourceful, yet lacking tweeter, @Rory_Lane. You can subscribe right HERE.

New Location
Luxury Lane Soap will be moving this summer! After almost half a year of searching for the right location, a new home has been found! With space to breath and room to stretch, you can look forward to a huge boom in development and production in our second half of 2011. I am currently mulling the idea of having an epic summer slumber party to thank all of you for your continued support and constant encouragement. Ideas? Shoot me an email!

What’s Coming Up?
Our second quarter is going to be an interesting one… Trying to shift locations while keeping up sales is going to be intense. I mentioned earlier that I will be bumping up the marketing on twitter, facebook and tumblr to help make up the sales I may lose not being online full time. This does NOT equate SPAM. It means I am shifting to more open involvement, sharing pictures of what I am making and how it is made. If I can’t sit at the computer and tweet with you all, then I am bringing you all to work with me.

More Variety
I have received a few emails stating that while the Vintage Push Up Shave Soap formula is wonderful/amazing/superb, the packaging tends to be a bit frustrating for everyday use and large area shaving. I agree it its harder to use for an entire leg, though it does work wonderfully for under arms and customers have also mentioned the size and shape is perfect for beard touch ups and travel. So, I will not be discontinuing this product for all of you who have fallen madly in love and for those looking for something larger, expect to see an additional version early second quarter.

Product Rename
Ultra Rich Organic Soap has been changed to Vegan Organics. Why? A few reasons. Firstly, it is shorter. With the new website layout, long product titles look sloppy. Secondly, you would not believe the amount of emails I receive daily asking if my soap is vegan. Yes. Yes it is. It always has been and it always will be. Do I use organic ingredients? Same answer. Yes. What about sustainable vegan organic ingredients? *nods* Yup. Sure do. “Vegan” and “Organic” and “Natural” are all heavily used buzz words nowadays and honestly, I appreciate customers who research where their products are coming from. Many companies are attaching these words to chemical crap and Luxury Lane Soap means to redefine what you expect from a high quality, natural soap.

One Last Thing…Really.
Thank you. ♥

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Give them what they want. ♥

Conditioner!!!! For your hair…

I make shampoo and the the best part about my job is being able to create and develop products…so it only seems natural that I would also make a conditioner, right? Well, I have. I do. I just don’t sell or market it. Why? Honestly, I didn’t think anyone would be interested in it. Ooooh buckets, was I wrong!

Last night on Twitter I was completely overwhelmed with friends asking, no, BEGGING, me to make them a hair conditioner. (WITH THESE HANDS!…sorry. That was for @geeksoap)

As a result, today I have the pleasure of presenting to you my newest creation. Crème Conditioner.

Let me tell you a little secret about commercial conditioners (the stuff you buy in drug stores and grocery stores). The more you use those conditioners, the more you need to keep using them. *gasp* How can that be you ask?! Commercial conditioners contain a product called silicone, creating a short term illusion that the quality of our hair has improved with that artificial slick you feel once it is rinsed from your hair. However, when used over time, silicone-based hair products coat the hair shaft and seal out moisture, possibly clogging the hair follicles. Hair can become flat and greasy with build-up or dry and straw like with a lack of moisture. So, the more you use, the more you think you need.

My Crème Conditioner is different in that it contains none of the typical fillers and junk which cause this repetitive use more/buy more cycle, giving your hair a chance to actually heal and improve. When you use it, the first thing you will notice is how it doesn’t just sit on top of your hair, it actually soaks in, providing actual protection and replenishment of natural oils that mimic what’s in your hair already.

So? What’s in it? Spring Water, Organic Jojoba Oil (non-greasy, promotes a healthy scalp and treats coarse, frizzy or damaged hair), Palmityl Alcohol (natural pressed, from palm oil), Cocoa Butter (to moisten hair and detangle, gives conditioner its creamy base), Dimethyl Stearamine (non-toxic anti-static), Lactic Acid (environmentally safe anti-bacterial agent) and Certified Pure Essential Oils. How is THAT for a pure conditioner? I want testers for my Crème Conditioner! Why? Because it is the next generation of conditioners and I sincerely value your option. Since the community gave me the push to finally get this product out there, I want you guys to try it first.♥

So, if you want to give it a try, please leave a comment here and then shoot me an email (LuxuryLaneSoap@gmail.com) with “CONDITIONER” in the subject, providing me with your name/shipping address, and please let me now which scent you would like to try, Pumpkin Cupcake, Raspberry Lemonade, Sensual Sandalwood or Jack. That’s it.

I only have about 40 samples and it is completely first-come, first-served. Also, I would love you forever if you email me your feedback (both positive AND negative are appreciated!) after you give it a try. ♥

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