Friday, January 28, 2011

Handmade With Love Feature Interview: SerenityLure


The Handmade With Love Winter Giveaway is just around the corner and I have a second sponsor to introduce you to this week; SerenityLure! Please read below to learn a little about SerenityLure and take a look at the luxury beauty products she has to offer in her Etsy shop.

Detox Cherry Blossom Himalayan Bath Salt
Please tell me about yourself. 

I work as a full time registered nurse, and, in the relatively small amount of time I’m not working as a nurse or building the business, I love read, especially self help books. If you’re looking for a recommendation, “The Magic of Thinking Big” by David Schwartz; “Write it Down and Make it Happen” by Henrietta Ann Klauser; “The Greatest Salesman in the World” by Og Mandingo, and the old favourite “How to Win Friends and Influence People” are among my current favorites to name just a few. In terms of my favorite things in life, I enjoy a beautiful massage, dreaming, and making a difference in the lives of others one person at a time.

What kinds of products do you offer?

We’re developing new ideas all the time, but the current core range is a collection of creamy body crèmes, premium lotions, soothing aromatherapy soy candles, moisturizing organic soaps, and elegantly divine scrubs.

Honey-Oat Butter Dream Organic Handmade Soap
How long have you been in business?

We started out in 2009. I learned about the importance of skin care while in nursing school. I’m a big fan of natural products, so I started to try out different formulations, making my own skin care products and trying out other products designed and made by friends. I really loved the outcome of my experiments, so I took the decision to make my favourite tried and tested formulas available to other people, in conjunction with some of the people who took part in the experiments.

What is your most popular product?

That’s a difficult question to answer, as everyone seems to have their own favorites. If I had to go purely on sales, though, the Le Voyage body crèmes are quickly gaining a cult following, and our Lemongrass Tea organic body soap is very popular – it’s so refreshing and perfect for all the family, so I can see why our customers get through so much of it!

What inspires you?

My personal inspiration hasn’t changed since I started out in nurse training. It has always been both inspiring other people to be the best that they can be, and being a resource for those around me.

Aphrodisiac Warm Vanilla and French Lavender Cream
Where do you see your business heading in the future? 

We’re expanding pretty rapidly, and we already ship directly worldwide. I want to put my own inspiration into action more and collaborate with women’s shelters in our local area. My long-term goal for the company is to open our own medical spa. For now, though, I’ll content myself with putting a little bit of affordable luxury in people’s lives, one bathroom at a time; and making homes around the world smell beautiful, the natural way!

Which countries do you ship to?

US, Canada, Worldwide

How can people find you online?

We have a website at www.serenitylure.etsy.com, where people can find out more about the products and order for delivery anywhere in the World.

Alternatively, people can come and visit us on Facebook, find our page at SerenityLure, or on Twitter @serenitylure.

Teaser! Here's what you will have a chance to win!
Exotic Floral Body Creme

Visit a spa at home…for a sensual massage

Our Spa Energy range of body conditioning treatments is tailored to a range of moods. In ‘Relax Body Cream’, rich and deep yet gentle, sweet and sensual ylang ylang, a native of the Polynesian rainforest, envelops your senses. Its name means ‘flower of flowers’, and you’ll soon discover why when you melt into this rich body soufflé.

With base notes of calming, relaxing lavender, conditioning silk proteins and soothing aloe, our winning blend of soybean and sunflower oils and rich, luxurious shea butter, provides a haven for bodies that need a little TLC. Ylang ylang is more than a beautiful scent and perennial favourite of the fine fragrance houses; it’s also an outstanding skin conditioner in its own right. Our Spa Energy body treatment is free from parabens, so enjoy a little sensual healing, the natural way!

Thats not all - SerenityLure has offered two prizes! One winner will receive the Exotic Floral Body Creme pictured above, and a second winner will receive a Gift certificate for 30% off of any item in her shop. Code will be e-mailed to the winner.

Bonus Entry!

Visit SerenityLure and comment here with your favorite item before the giveaway goes live at 12AM EST February 2nd for an extra entry!

2 comments:

Rae T. (Auqakuh) said...

My favourite item is the Aphrodisiac Warm Vanilla and French Lavender Cream - it sounds amazing!

Poetic Justice said...

Love your blog! I am a fellow Scorpio and Canadian living in Alberta. So nice to meet you, I am a new follower. You can check out my blog at
http://tragiccreativity.blogspot.com
Look forward to your updates
~Michelle