Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

You guys are keeping me busy!

This is only a small portion of the orders I have been packing up.  Thank you so much for your support.  I hope you love all of your goodies!  Remember, the shipping deadline for the US is December 17th to receive everything in time for Christmas.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

My First Wholesale Account!

Some more BIG NEWS!!!

I am so pleased to announce that Mono Azul Children's Boutique is now carrying my Lip Balms! This is my FIRST wholesale account and I couldn't be more thrilled to be collaborating with this fabulous establishment.
If you're ever in the Hampden area of Baltimore, please stop in and check out their adorable goodies!
Mono Azul Children's Boutique in Baltimore, MD

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Introducing the Winter 2013 Nail Polish Collection: Holiday Traditions


Nail polish has been a new endeavor for me this year.  It has been quite the learning experience, but it has proven to be very rewarding.  I started in the summer and now am continuing with my 3rd collection, Holiday Traditions!  All polishes are available in my Etsy shop, sold individually or as an entire collection.  Here is a breakdown of each polish:

Festival of Lights  –  a white crelly with aqua dots and hexagons along with periwinkle hexagon glitters ($8.75)
 Sparklers & Champagne  –  a glitter top coat with white holographic and gold hexagon glitters in a clear base ($8.75)
 Blue Christmas  – a turquoise blue that shifts to a bluish violet ($8.75)
 Mistletoe Kisses  –  a garnet red that shifts to a coppery gold ($8.75)
Jolly Old Saint Nick  –  a white crelly with red, green, and gold hexagon glitters ($8.75)

I will be offering the entire collection at a discounted rate of $41.00!
Happy Holidays and I hope you enjoy these polishes as much as I do!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Current turnaround time - update!

Hi everyone!  I have been able to change the current turnaround time back to 3-5 business days, but always aiming for the quickest ship time possible! (updated 12/1)

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Today is SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY - check out the sale!


Shop small and/or local (or both)! 

Enjoy 20% off your entire order! Use the coupon code HOLLY20 at checkout during November 30 - December 2.

Monday, November 25, 2013

An update about the current turnaround time

Hi everyone! I'm traveling this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, so the current turnaround time has changed. Just a heads up!

CURRENT TURNAROUND TIME: 5-7 business days, but always aiming for the quickest ship time possible! (updated 11/25)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Announcing our Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday sale!

 Please join us November 29 - December 2 for our Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday sale! Enjoy 20% off your entire order! Use the coupon code HOLLY20 at checkout during this exciting weekend.

Happy Holidays!  :)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Congratulations to our GIVEAWAY winner!

A big congratulations to our GIVEAWAY winner, @wickedlysane, from Instagram!  She has won the entire Autumn Harvest 2013 Collection.  Thank you to everyone that entered - I appreciate all of your support!  Also a big thank you to Up-Do's For I Do's for co-hosting this giveaway with me!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

GIVEAWAY TIME - win the Autumn Harvest 2013 Nail Polish Collection!

I have teamed up with the fabulous Up-Do's For I Do's (who, by the way, made me look amazing on my wedding day) for this incredible giveaway!

Win the entire Autumn Harvest 2013 Collection. For a chance to win:

1) Follow @polishedbyalexandra on INSTAGRAM
2) Follow @updosforidos on INSTAGRAM
3) Repost this photo on INSTAGRAM and tag with #polishedbyalexandra

The giveaway ends at midnight - good luck! :)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Giveaway tomorrow!

Stay tuned for a GIVEAWAY tomorrow! I'm teaming up with Up-Do's For I Do's, LLC for this incredible nail polish giveaway. (Hint: I'll be giving away an entire collection!)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

GIVEAWAY with Up-Do's For I Do's!

I am very excited to be teaming up with Up Do's For I Do's for a fabulous giveaway!  You can win over $25 of my products that have a wedding theme.  Please see below for details!

Here are the descriptions of all of the products!

Buttercream Frosting Lip Balm made with Avocado & Jojoba Oils
A buttery, creamy, and sweet frosting with warm butter, caramelized sugar, nutty nuances, rum, vanilla bean and hints of powdered sugar.

A Day at the Spa Sugar Scrub Cubes made with Sweet Almond Oil 
A fresh and herbal fragrance with a mix of florals. It will remind you of spending a day getting pampered! 

Orange Chiffon Wedding Cake Soap made with Shea Butter
A creamy, decadent orange cake sprinkled with orange rinds and freshly baked chiffon with a warm buttery, caramelized vanilla and maple base.

Blushing Bride Perfume Oil   
A delicate and feminine fragrance with Italian bergamot and lemon top notes; mixed with orange blossom, jasmine, and rose; placed on a bed of cedarwood and soft musk.

1. Make sure you LIKE Soaps by Alexandra on Facebook
2. Make sure you LIKE Up-Do's For I Do's on Facebook
3. Leave a comment on the Up-Do's for I Do's Blog with why you deserve this awesome giveaway!
Winner Announced Friday April 26th at 9am!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mother's Day is just around the corner!

Happy Spring, everyone!  I hope all of you are enjoying this beautiful weather and blooming flowers.  I have been enjoying it all, including creating new Spring products!

Don't forget that Mother's Day is just around the corner!  And Moms love soap!  Above you will see my newest soap creation which is called Hawaiian Breezes and it smells incredible!  Picture yourself laying on the beaches of Hawaii with this tropical, floral soap! Nuances of plumeria, gardenia, orchid, and pikake flowers mingle with an undertone of ginger.

Each soap is custom-made, so each hibiscus-shaped soap will vary in color. Each soap is truly unique! ($5.50 for one 4-ounce soap)

We also have other new Spring products, which include Sweet Clementine Soap made with Mango Butter & Silk, Rainbow Snow Cone Lip Balm made with Jojoba & Avocado Oils, and Lilac Air Perfume Oil.  I'm currently obsessed with all three products.  :)

Happy Spring!
Alex  :)

Monday, February 25, 2013

New Product Feature - Cuticle Balm

Introducing my newest product: Cuticle Balm!

One of my New Year's Resolutions is to take better care of my hands - nails included. I'm guilty of not moisturizing enough, and unfortunately, it can really take a toll during these cold and dry winter months. Made with organic shea and organic cocoa butters, this balm helps moisturize and soothe dry cuticles while helping prevent hangnails. This container is also the perfect size to carry in your pocket or purse!

You can find the cuticle balm in 2 fragrances: Golden Yuzu and Lemon Lavender.  Both sell for $5.

Don't forget your cuticles need moisturizing, too!  :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

New products & Soapy Updates

Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope you enjoyed the holiday season, including Valentine's Day!  I wanted to update you all on some new Spring products as well as some updates on the shop.

I'm craving Spring during this chilly and dull February.  I've created some new products to help get ready for the warmer weather coming soon!  These are very fresh fragrances - you'll fall in love with them!

LILAC AIR - While growing up in Rochester, NY (the lilac capital of the world), I became very spoiled every Spring when the lilac bushes would bloom. Their fragrance is absolutely breath-taking! This perfume oil is a true lilac scent - no powdery undertones. Just beautiful.  Available in soap and perfume oil!

SWEET CLEMENTINE - Not too sweet, not too tart. This is a very fresh citrus fragrance that will be perfect for waking your body and mind up in the morning!  Available in soap and perfume oil!

IRISH ROLLING HILLS - I've never been to Ireland, but I imagine it might smell this way while wandering through the Irish countryside. A spicy-sweet blend of verbena and lemon, a green iris and violet leaves, and sublime notes of sandalwood and ambergris.  This soap is just perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

Finally, I wanted to let everyone know that I have permanently decided to sell my bath bombs in sets of three.  I mentioned this in my December 10th blog entry and this change has proven to be very successful in preserving my sanity!  I am also happy to announce that my awesome husband bought me a bath bomb press machine and production is easier for me.  Keep on the lookout in the shop for new fragrances of this fun bath product.

Enjoy your day and thank you for reading!  :)