Soap Opera Whipped Shampoo Feedback

Customer feedback like this is always encouraging, especially when the product is compared with a popular brand. pinkmintfudgesoapoperashampoo2_500

OMG!! This stuff is amazing! I like it better then Wen. My hair has an extra softness to it after one use that with other shampoos. I will be buying more. It’s already on my Christmas list to buy for friends and family. If I ever get into Baltimore I will visit shop in person. Thank you!!!
HOB – June 1, 2012

Pink Mint Fudge Soap Opera Whipped Shampoo is for normal hair that isn’t dry or oily. This shampoo will keep normal hair healthy and shining with body and bounce! Once you try this shampoo, you will not look back! The shampoo fragrance can be custom made to order. The Soap Opera Shampoo can be paired with the Hydrate Conditioner or The Norm Conditioner.

Blogger Product Review


saved by grace review

Chrissie from Saved By Grace Blog contacted me shortly after I posted a tweet requesting bloggers to review products. She was the first person to take me up on the offer and she has been a pleasure to work with ever since. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I sent out the tweet, but Chrissie’s professionalism has made the experience as flawless as possible. Thank you, Chrissie!

You can read Chrissie’s review here and be sure to take advantage of the 15% discount code that’s good thru Sunday, 6/24. Also, don’t miss out on a chance to win $20 worth of free Braquel’s Bathroom product! This is a special promotion that is offered exclusively on Chrissie’s blog. Head over there now and submit your registration!

Reviewed products:
Chai Tea Whipped Body Cleanser
Creme Brulee Cold Process Soap
Sugared Strawberry Lip Balm
Zucchini Bread Whipped Body Cleanser (sample size)

Shampoo & Conditioner Clearance

shampoo conditioner clearance

To make room for new products, we have slashed the price of our original collection of shampoo & conditioners to $4.00 each. The remaining inventory is limited, so don’t miss out on this amazing deal!

* The Soap Opera Whipped Shampoo – Coconut Lime Verbena scented shampoo is for normal hair that isn’t dry or oily. This shampoo will keep your already normal hair healthy and shining with body and bounce!

* Salt Mine Whipped Shampoo – Strawberry & Lemon fragrance shampoo is recommended for oily hair. Use with The Norm Conditioner for fantastic results. This product is not intended for dry or damaged hair.

* The Norm Conditioner – Strawberry Cupcake fragrance conditioner is for normal hair. This will keep the hair protected from future damage while maintaining silky and easy to manage hair.

Not sure about our shampoos & conditioners? Checkout our customer reviews. Or contact us directly with questions.

The little things

With all the wondering I do about the business, it’s nice to receive an unexpected note from a customer that confirms the hours I spend creating products and making customer service a priority is worth the time and effort.

May 19, 2012

Tyra, I need to send you a note to thank you for creating such amazing, quality and reasonably priced products. I also want you to know you are such a wonderful, terrific seller, very customer-oriented and very professional.

I feel like a special customer every time I transact business or buy from you, from start (ordering) to finish (delivery). I look forward to order more butter creams (would like to have a collection of all scents) and bath bombs! I am not sure if I told you your bath bombs are to die for, my bath tub experience will never be without it!

Again, thank you for making my buying experience a bliss! More power to you and your business!


Like us on Facebook and get a 15% discount

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That’s right! Go to our Facebook page and click “Like” to receive a 15% discount code which you can use on your next order. This is an ongoing offer – it can only be used once and cannot be used with other discounts.

Via our Facebook page you can keep up to date with other promotions, giveaways and new products!

(If you liked us already, leave a comment and we’ll send you the 15% discount code too!)

Monday Morning Cup o’ Joe


Well, sort of.

There’s no doubt we’re in love with our new Starbucks inspired lip balm and whipped body cleanser! Not only will these products jolt you into your Monday morning groove, the skin moisturizing benefits they offer will keep you coming back for more! Hazelnut Latte Lip Balm will soften your lips naturally while the Chai Tea Whipped Cleanser will gently cleanse your body and awaken your senses. Other than having a real cup o’ joe, you can’t ask for anything better to start your Manic Monday!


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After months of promoting multiple online marketplaces on, Tyra and I decided to open a Big Cartel account and redirect it to the main domain. Promoting several storefronts on this site did not serve the business well, mostly it confused potential customers when we directed them here to view and buy products.

Streamlining was necessary.

When the decision was made to promote one storefront, we chose to direct visitors to Storenvy to buy products because it is a free e-commerce platform with no sign up or listing fees—and it needed major promotion as we only had 2 sales on Storenvy since we launched in late December. It made perfect sense at the time until I started testing WordPress themes to create a stylish front page that would include a link to direct customers to our Storenvy storefront. Due to Storenvy having one basic template that requires heavy HTML and CSS editing, I had to find a WordPress theme that was similar to the Storenvy template.  Going into the process, I knew I wouldn’t find an exact theme to match, but I wanted something close with simple customization. After a week of testing more themes than I can count, nothing worked! Everything I tried looked fragmented and unprofessional, ugh!

All I want is a clean looking, functional site.

After not getting the look and feel I wanted and also the lack of sales on Storenvy (sadly), I decided to give Big Cartel serious consideration after dismissing it late last year due to the monthly fee. After checking out the options for a paid account – stats, inventory tracking, discount codes, use of own URL, and most importantly, ease of customization – the decision to sign up was easy. Between sales on Etsy, the bit of direct billing we do for family & friends, and attending craft shows—the monthly fee for the Diamond account should easily be affordable as a small expense of doing business.

It’s coming together.

I am very happy with the new setup of online store and I was able to find a WordPress theme for the blog and other featured pages that integrates nicely with the online store. For now, we will continue to sell independently on other online marketplaces until it’s time to re-evaluate their effectiveness. Lastly, we’re realistic that it will take time and a lot of effort for this site to come close to the traffic and sales that we get on Etsy, but having a professional looking, fully functional website to promote and sell our products directly gives us the confidence to continue to grow the business on our own terms, and that is priceless.