Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Wowzers!!!

I have to start by saying Thank YOU!!!!  We are here as a company because of ALL of the support you've given us over the years.  We know that we are here because you've supported us, and not a day goes by where we don't express gratitude for being able to do this for a living.  So thank you, again, a million times over, from the bottom of our hearts.

For those of you who don't know us all that well- Silk Naturals has been in business for the past 12 years.  We'e a relatively small company, and we make everything by hand in small batches in our production facility in Upstate NY.  We LOVE what we do, and are passionate about our products, and our clients.

On Friday one of our amazing long-term clients posted a before, and after picture on Reddit, and it went super mega ultra viral (at least to us).

The story got picked up by quite a few different journalists, and before we knew it we sold more Facelift Serum in a weekend than we typically do in about a year.   It caught us completely by (enormously pleasant) surprise.

This morning I turned off the cart so that we could give ourselves some time to re-group, and restock.

If you're reading this you're probably wondering when we'll have it back in stock.  As of Tuesday December 11 we have managed to produce about half of what we need to ship the orders we have in-house.  I'll make the rest tomorrow.  After that we should be caught-up with production.

The other part of the equation is actually shipping the orders, and we will be doing that tomorrow too.  We likely won't be able to ship them all tomorrow, but we should be able to put a big dent in the backlog.  We're working as much, and as hard as possible to make sure you get your items.

I anticipate turning the site back on tomorrow 12-12-18 and keeping a steady stream of orders going out the door.  We'll probably still be in a 3-4 business day processing time frame for a little while.  I can't guarantee that you'll receive a shipment by Christmas, but we'll do our best!

Thank you again for all of your support, kind words, and patience!!!!!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Valentines 2018!!

We have a spectacular feast of delights for the senses in our Valentine release! 

We've brought back some old favorites- body oil, and our yummy chocolate scented Cuticle Balm. 

There are two new products to use with eye shadow.  First Base is an eye shadow base made for drier skin.  It's all-natural, and helps to adhere colors beautifully.  Line Drive is our liner sealer!  It adheres just about any color you want to use as an eye liner! 

The new shadows are spectacular- literally.  They're color shifting duochromes that are simply stunning.  It's impossible to capture their beauty in a single photograph, or even a video so you need to be a little adventurous when you try these.



We're sweetening the deal with a special!  Order 2 of the new colors, and you'll receive a free bottle of First Base!

We also have one new lippie- Sheen Queen.  It's a gorgeous sheer with gold, silver, copper, and teal shimmers.  

Use the code vday18 to save 5% off your order until February 20th!

Thank you all so much for your support.  We hope you love playing with the new collection!!



Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Holiday Collection!!!

I cannot believe that SN is now 11 years old!!!  I am profoundly grateful to each, and every one of you for your support.  It is truly been a remarkable journey to get here, and we're going to celebrate!!!

Jamie, Susan, and Jen have been with me since the early years, and this collection is made up of some of their favorites.  It's kind of a walk down memory lane.

One of the very first things that we sold was essentially a full face kit, and we're bringing back a version of it this year.  It's a fantastic deal- you get 4 shadows, a sample of blush, Perfecting Powder, and 2 brushes for under $20!!!

We have a few bath, and body items- Susan can't live without the Body Butter. Jamie loves the foot scrub.  We also brought back Dr. Pepper lip balm because it's a tradition in Jamie's house...

We were brain storming ideas for the collection, and realized that Smooth and Full is far, and away the best selling lippie we make.  It started after a trip to NYC where I bought a $50 tube of lipstick that promised to do everything but wash my dishes, but turned out to be meh.  I set out to make the most luxurious lippie formula that I could, and I think I succeeded.  

The Smooth and Full base is still one of the most indulgent, most pricey formulas that I've ever seen.  We spared no expense, and used the absolute finest, most decadent ingredients. This year we decided to try to see if it could be tinted, and it can!

They're all fairly sheer because more pigment means less oil, and butter- and this recipe is all about the butter!

We've also added 6 new Velvet Matte Lipsticks- I think Shameless is going to be the runaway hit.  If you're into Garter, or Tulle then Shameless is a fantastic addition to your collection.

These are all dye-free!  Sip is stunning- dark, rich, and incredibly saturated.

We've had a lot of requests to clone the Modern Renaissance and Naked Heat palettes- which is always flattering.  The issue we have is that our shelves get full.  So so so many palette have like 3 totally unique cool colors that you can't get anywhere, and then a bunch of beige.
So, I did make our renditions of a few of the colors that jumped out at me from each palette, and filled in with some colors that are a little more versatile, or more fun

Check out the colors Bespoke and Steady.  My son is now 5, and most mornings consist of a fair bit of crazy, and a lot of "where did you put your shoes/coat/backpack?", so I made those colors for busy mornings.  You can get out the door on time looking a lot more put together than you feel.



If you're looking for Modern Renaissance check out these colors- I've compared them side by side, and I think if you've been waiting for MR that you'll be very happy with these colors.  A few aren't exact- we don't have anything like Realgar, and in 11 years NO ONE has asked me for a dark orange matte.  Check out Cognac- it's 1000 times more versatile.


We have a Spa Night kit that is the perfect indulgence.  We did a test run of it last night, and the Stark boys approved.  My 5-year old thought it was cool that I was scrubbing his feet with volcanic rock, and he actually sat still for like 3 whole minutes while the face mask was on.  It may be his personal best.  Totally worth the $12 IMHO.

We are celebrating here at SN!  Use the code:  happy11 to save 11% off your order until December 1
We hope that you get a chance to indulge a little, be cozy, and spend some time with the people who are important to you.

Enjoy!








Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Spring is Live!

The Spring collection is now live on the site!  The fantastic thing about living in Upstate NY in the winter is we get to watch the sun rise over the lakes.  The colors of Mother Nature have always been my inspiration here, but this time we pulled the colors directly from the landscape.

First we have a collection of shadows

These are made to really compliment what we already have on the site.  Karma works well with our Valentine's colors and the rest really mix, and match well with the Bare Necessities palettes.

There is always so much going on in the Summer- an event in the morning, a wedding in the afternoon, maybe dinner on the lake, or a carnival at night.  It's pretty easy to keep busy.   I like to keep a few seasonally appropriate colors in my bag that are all around "go anywhere do anything" kind of colors.  Ones that work well with a pair of cut-offs, or a little party dress.  So, I created these colors.  


To go along with that theme we have a bunch of new Hyper Glosses


To go along with all of these new lippies we have all new blushes!  They have a few different layers of pigment- a pretty color shifting that goes from pink to purple with a hint of orange, and then another bit of interference pigment.  They're super pretty as a blush, but they also work great as highlighters.  They're all eye, and lip safe so they're very versatile.

Thank you so much for all of your amazing support!   We know that it's not possible for us to do what we do without each of you, and we are truly grateful.  


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fall is Live!!!!

Fall is live on the site!  We have a brand new lippie formula- Hyper Glosses.  They're thick, creamy, moisturizing, very glossy, and wear for a long time.  We've also made a change to the lippie lables, and the new stock seems to be much more durable, and they stay on better too!  All of the new lippies have them, and we'll be phasing them in as we make new batches of the other lippies.



BHA is also back!  We've reformulated it a little bit.  The old BHA used a willow bark extract, and it was great BUT you couldn't actually do anything with it as a formulator.  You couldn't add a preservative (it didn't need it, but still), you couldn't change the pH- nothing.  The manufacturer's spec stated a very broad pH for different batches.  They always stayed in the lower end of the spec, but you want the low pH if you're using it as an exfoliator, and there were no guarantees.

The new BHA is still alcohol-free, and extremely gentle.  They've dissolved the salicylic acid in a naturally derived surfactant base, and it works beautifully.  It is ok as a leave-on product even with the surfactant in it (it's used at a low usage rate).

 I started playing with the new stuff last year, and have been incredibly impressed with it.  I think it's a great replacement for the willow bark extract, and as the formulator I feel a lot more comfortable sending out a product where I can control all of the variables, and add a preservative.  I don't like changing formulas on you like that- this one seemed very necessary.

You may want to sample it before you go for the big bottle, but I think you'll like it.

We also have metallic Velvet Mattes!  Check out Mischievous- it's stunning!

And all new eye colors.  I did check out the Modern Romance palette, but opted not to clone it.  Instead I made colors that were pretty similar to the ones in Modern Romance, but I made them just slightly different so they can match the existing colors on the site.



Check out Holo Back!  I saw a post about the Milk Holographic highlighter, and it looked so beautiful.  I dropped everything, ran back into the lab, and whipped this up.  It's stunning, and such a fun product to have in your collection.

We also made a new blush- Dainty.  I hope you love it!  It matches Stripped really well.

Thank you for all of the great suggestions, support, and for just being wonderful folks.  We know that we wouldn't be here without you, and are just thrilled that you're on this journey with us.
From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!!!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Spring is Live!!!!

Spring is finally here!!!!!  We have a wonderful assortment of new goodies for you!

First- we're trying a reformulation of the lip balms. The old ones were good, but I wanted a base that let the favors come through a little better.  The new formula uses non-GMO organic Canola oil instead of the Olive Oil, and I really like it.

The all new flavors are Peach, Pink Lemonade, and Watermelon!

Then we do have a Silk Naturals Plenty of Peach Palette!!!  It's a total of 18 shades- some you already know and love, and 13 all new ones!  It's a really nicely balanced palette with a little it of something for everyone in it.


We also have some all new lippies!!!!  We went glossy this time with 4 new Slick Sticks.  Be sure to check out Petticoat- it's the glossy version of Garter.  It's one of those great keep it in your purse, goes with anything kind of colors.  



We also have a special gift with purchase:
It's a mini makeup bag that's perfect for holding a few lippies in your purse.  It's yours with any purchase over $40 until April 29 or while supplies last.

Thank you all for your kind support!  I hope you find something you love in the new collection!


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentine's Collection is Live!!!!

The Valentine Collection is live on the site!
For starters we have a gorgeous trio of eye shadows that are made to compliment colors like Parallel, and Analog- lovely romantic colors that are feminine without screaming little girl.

Then we have a new twist on glows!  We're introducing Highlight Powders which compare to the Anastasia Beverly Hill's Glow Kits.  These are stunning- there's a little bit of interference pigment in them, and it gives them such a rich finish.  They're more pigmented than our regular glows, blend beautifully, and 100% Vegan.


We also have a great brush to go with them.  It's perfect for precise application, and smooth blending.

We also have 4 new lippies!


Lastly, I do have a bit of a sad announcement.  We are discontinuing the Cream Eye Shadows.  The preservative system we typically use has a shelf life of 6 months.  After that the pH begins to drop, and they can become uncomfortable to wear.  We really have to keep your safety in mind, so we're discontinuing them until such a time as we can find a natural preservative that works well in them.

They are all marked down to $1.49 while supplies last!

Use the code sweetheart5 to save 5% off your order!

Thank you again for all of your wonderful support.  I hope you enjoy the new goodies!