Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Naked 3 Clones are LIVE!!!!

Twas a few weeks before christmas and all through the world
A pretty pink palette entranced all the girls
It was sold out online and not yet in stores
But without it the holidays would certainly be a bore

The SN staff weren't nestled anywhere
They were hard at work in the lab
Sending packages with care

The little pink palette showed up at the door
It had light tones, and deep tones, and shimmer galore!

The little young elf, so lively and quick said " Karen we must clone this lickety split"

A sprinkle, a twinkle, a dollop, a dash
Soon heaps of pigment appeared from her stash

"On Jen, On Heidi, On Susan!" she cried  "We must hurry to get this online just in time."

She worked through the evening, she worked through the night.  The girls all stayed late to make it just right.
Into the jars, and onto the shelves- Silk Naturals has some jolly good elves!

And now it's online for you to explore- grab one or all 12, you're sure to score.
Icon the lippie rounds out the set, and with this Slick Stick you're bound to impress.

So check out our site, and grab it tonight
Naked Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Most Classy Collection for HolidayTime
Silk Naturals is ready with our Brilliant new line.
There is so little time, but you must look your best, Even though there are parties and so little rest.
Just zip on some Liner and dap on some Gloss, and show that big turkey and pie who is the boss.
Set table,wrap presents, light candles and more.
Yet you’re bright and beautiful, SN knows the score.
Affordable Skin Care for every skins’ needs,
Plus cute little Gifties-one stop shopping’s a breeze.
So enjoy some mulled wine while you shop without care.
Happy Holiday in the post, your Silk Naturals is here.

Yippee!!!!  The Holiday 2013 collection is finally here!  The inspiration was old-school glam with a glittery twist.  And what sums that up better than Las Vegas!  The lights, the show girls, the glitter.
 The headliner is CREAM FOUNDATION!!!  That’s right!  Cream Foundation!  It’s a fantastic formula with ceramic microspheres to help smooth lines.  It’s light, but has good, buildable coverage. 
To go with it there’s an all new finishing powder meant to mimic the old school talc-based loose powders.  It’s great if you have drier skin.
We have bath and body products- including the much anticipated Little Pumpkins Baby Wash, shower gels for men and women.  There’s also an update to our body butters.  They’re now available as 4 ounce jars.
Of course, there are lippies galore!  Fantastic new shades of lipstick, some glitter bomb glosses, and all new ALG’s.  Check out Double Down- it uses a great color shifting pigment so the sparkle goes from gold to green and back again.  It’s wonderful layered.
We also have all new Chromatic Cream shadows- a few shades that are a little more matte, and a stunning glittery shade called Showgirl.
And it wouldn’t be a Holiday collection without a few kits and palettes.  This year’s palette has an HD cream highlighter, an HD bronzer, and a blush.  It’s super handy!  And there’s eye shadow kits meant to flatter specific eye colors so shopping’s a breeze.
It’s also our 7th Anniversary (can you believe it!).  Use the code snowflake7 for 7% off your order from now until November 30.
Thank you all for your patience and support.  It really really means a lot to us.
And a serious shout out goes to the SN Crew- Susan, Heidi, Jen, and my husband Kris.  They pulled out ALL the stops to make this happen- really and truly they're the best team in the business.  And Susan wrote the poem too!

Enjoy the new collection!!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fall 2013 is here!!

Did you have a good Summer?  I did, and now it's Fall.  Time to buckle down, bundle up, and dive into some simmering new shades.

The inspiration from the collection came from my Summer vacation...we went to France again, and this time we ventured into some very old cities.  Nimes was the "retirement home" for Roman soldiers who had served in Egypt, and it's just filled with ancient artifacts.  There's a statue of Augustus from 12 BC in the middle of town, several old bronzed statues, and it's all just awe inspiring.

We walked on an aqueduct that was over 1,000 years old.  It's amazing to get up close and see the results of someone's very hard work generations later.

It got me to thinking about classics.  How they're always useful, how they improve with time, and how they never go out of style.  There's a certain beauty to decay- becoming old, weathered, and picking up interesting stories along the way.

The other thing I did was I drove a NASCAR.  Yep- an actual race car around an actual race track.  That. Was. Cool.

NASCAR's are really simple.  The floor was plywood, the gear shifter was just a chunk of metal.  The doors don't even have hinges- you climb in through the window.  They're also made to do just one thing- go fast counterclockwise.  They're geared so that you never have to engage the clutch when you get up to speed, AND they really only turn left.  You'd have to be a body builder to get one of those things to turn right, but they handle around the curves beautifully.

And with all that simplicity combined with great design comes LIBERATION.  Just mash the gas and go!  It's a blast.

So that was the inspiration- old, weathered, basic, but well designed colors.  They're as easy to put on as jeans and a t-shirt so you can keep your look simple but still look stunning.  There are some shimmers here, but I've knocked them back a touch and included a dose of silica to help smooth the lines.  Old things should be smooth- like a pebble in a stream, and these are.

We've also done something a little different this time.  We've paired them up with crease colors, and you can get the duo with just one click.  Let me know how that works for you.

The shadows:

Siobhan is the one that's not quite like the others.  It was a special request from a very special blogger Phyrra!  We're honored to have been asked, so we jumped right on it.  It's lovely.

I can't stop thinking about lipsticks.  They're back in vogue right now, and they are endlessly fascinating.  We've added some new colors in our new creamy longer lasting Vegan Lipstick Formula.  And after 6 years we finally have a black lipstick!

The Slick Sticks echo some of our most popular blush colors, along with a few of the Loud and Clear colors that you love.  We've added even more vanilla and a bit of stevia to these.

There's also a new fragrance roller Potion- a yummy blend of black currant and pomegranate, a sugar lip scrub called Pucker Polish, and a new Hair Elixir.  I've been using it for a few months now, and you won't believe how shiny your hair can be!

In one last bit of news...we have to raise prices on the lippies.  I can't even remember the last time we did that, and we've had some major price increases in some of the oils that we use.  We'll be raising the prices October 15th so stock up now.

I hope you enjoy the new collection, and as always THANK YOU for being the amazing gals you are!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Comings and Goings...

We have to say goodbye to some old friends.  The SN shop- as giant and wonderful as it is is getting rather full, and some of my favorite pigments were discontinued by the manufacturer so we have discontinue some shadows.

 I'm sad to see them go, but I can't really make them without the pigments.  If you get a chance check out Hug Me- it's a really neat pink that Thea made, and it's a lot of fun over Stick 'Em.  There are also quite a few pinks that make nice blushes.  Jellybean is my daily blush.

There are 49 of them- I went big- like ripping off a bandaid, and they're on the site now for $3.00 each while quantities last.  There are as few as 5 jars of some of them so grab them fast if they're one of your beloved colors.  They'll all be gone from the site forever after May 20th.

It was kind of neat taking a walk down memory lane.  There are some really fun colors in this group, and this is a great chance to grab some neat ones!

Have fun!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring has sprung!

WhoooHoooo!!!!  It’s finally finally Spring!  And, no Spring is complete without some sparkling new colors. The inspiration for this collection is New York City!  It's fast paced, diverse, friendly, and there's something for everyone!
First up we have the much anticipated 6 months in the making Chromatic Cream Eye Colors.   We had soo many requests, and I couldn’t help myself so there are a whopping 20 colors!  There’s a little something for everyone, and be sure to really read the description and check out the swatches.   If you’re looking for neutrals check out Soho, and Gramercy.  They’re a little bit more matte than the others and perfect for daytime.

Then we have 2 new cream blushes.  Chelsea- a pinkish plum with a little bit of sparkle, and a little warmth added in, and Hamptons Hottie a cream bronzer (it was about time…)

Lippies!  We’ve gone back and forth on the liquid lippie packaging a few times- and there doesn’t seem to be a general concensus.   My feeling with the doe-foot wands is that you’re just not getting the full oomph in terms of gloss and color.  There are many many things to like about that packaging, but I just felt that you deserved a better experience.
So, I whizzed up a new (old) formula- the ALG’s but without the menthol or plumper.  We’re calling them Slick Sticks, and hopefully if you like them they’ll replace the doe-foot wands.  You get the full effect of the gloss, and color, and the little bit cheaper price so you can collect them.  They’re just a natural vanilla flavor and they are unsweetened.
There are 5 new Slick Sticks and I’ve intro priced them at $3.99 until May 1 or until they run out.  Then we’ll re-evaluate.  It seems like a good win/win in my head, but I never quite know.  I probably owe you some more lippies, but with the formula and packaging switch ups I thought we’d see where things settle out and go from there.
There’s also one new Liquid Gloss- Broadway- a shimmering pixie sparkle. 

In a bit of unfun news- we have to raise prices.  I *think* the last time we bumped them was in 2008 or 2009??  It’s been a while, and we’ve had increases in materials and packaging, rent, and we’re using more expensive ingredients so we need to do a slight adjustment.  Starting May 1 the price of the shadows will go up to $4.50 a jar.  I also need to increase the price of the lippies, but I’ll hold off on that for now.

In the category labeled Fun Stuff you'll find...wait for it...Fun stuff!!
Someone asked for a knockoff Beauty Blender sponge and I found one that's fantastic.  It's only $4.99 and it's really something everyone should have.

And the MYSTERY ADVENTURE CLUB is back!!!  Just in time for Summer.  You’ll get 3 monthly shipments with all of the GWP’s plus some other fun stuff.  It’s fun for everyone…
I have to give a HUGE shoutout to the SN crew- Susan, Jen, and Heidi.  They really pulled out all the stops to make this an incredible collection.
And of course, THANK YOU!  You’re all rockstars, and I hope this collection lets you really strut your stuff.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Valentine's Collection!!!

Valentine's is live!!!  The headliner is we cloned the Naked Basics Palette- really, it's only 3 new colors- with  Latent being my favorite.  It's so pretty, and versatile.  To go with those I made a few near neutrals to kind of pep things up a bit.  Check out Selenium- it's neat, and versatile.  Chrome is super fun too.

We also have 5 new liquid glosses, and in new packaging.  The new brush tubes are wonderful!  Yes, it's a little bit on the big side- you get almost 11 ml of gloss, with a great brush applicator.  The gloss just glides on.  You might not use up a whole tube, but a dollar or two worth of wasted gloss is worth the better packaging IMHO.  The brush is just sooo much nicer than the doe-foot.

While I was at it I changed the flavor just a little.  The vanilla is more pronounced, and sweeter- Jen's daughter thinks it smells like a cupcake.  And there's a new cooler pink ALG.  I owe you a red ALG too, but there was a catastrophe at the last minute that kept it off the site for now.

The much requested roller balls are back too, and there's 5 new flavors of caffeinated lip balms!

The cream shadows...you wanted them, and I really wanted to make them.  I did make them.  I worked and worked, and worked at it, and it was just a massive fail.  In the 70+ different things I tried there were maybe 3 colors I sorta liked.  Mattes were a bust- just terrible looking, the pearls accented every single line- it was just a mess.

What I came up with just wasn't something I felt was worth your time, and money.  I haven't scrapped it completely, but there needs to be somewhat of a different solution- I don't know what that is, or if I'll find it, but I know deep down that the formula I had just wasn't "it".

And we have a new coupon code!!  It's lovesn13 and that will get you 5% off your order through Valentine's  Day.  The Post Office has raised their rates again- I haven't looked at them closely, but there's a possibility that shipping prices may go up again.  So- stock up now!

I hope you have a fun, wonderful Valentine's Day, and as always THANK YOU for being so incredible!