Saturday, July 30, 2011

Ooops, forgot to mention THIS.

I've come upon a very small (and I mean VERRRRRRRY small) amount of the discontinued fragrance used in The Saw is Family. After this, TSIF will never, ever be seen again. I guess I shouldn't say "never." I mean, there is always a chance I"ll come across this oil again. There's also a chance aliens will land and take me to their planet, where I will become queen. Just sayin.

So I'm planning a "Midnight Madness" sale, which probably will not take place literally at midnight because I like to sleep. :-) I'm working on a date right now and trying like mad to get my hands on maybe a smidge more of this fragrance so I can offer more bottles. It's a last-ditch effort, but one never knows, right?

And did I mention I'll have a few Saucy Jack as well?


Scrub a dub dub

Yep. They're here. Sugar scrubs are by FAR the most requested product, and I've finally done it. I'm waiting on labels, and as soon as they arrive, I'll be listing these in the shop. More likely than not, that will be Tuesday the 2nd.

The scrub pictured is Maximo -A complex and beautiful blend of sweet cocoa, spicy black pepper, earthy patchouli with a heart of vanilla and wood - This scrub is loaded with good for you oils, raw and white sugar, and a pinch of organic ground coffee to aid in exfoliation. 

I formulated these scrubs to not be *completely* clean rinsing (if they were, that would kind of defeat the purpose, IMO). Instead, they leave a very slight layer of nourishing oil on the skin. A sheen , if you will. But you won't be greasy. They're emulsifying, so they turn into a nourishing lotion as soon as they come into contact with water.

I am considering a completely clean rinsing scrub - I've done a prototype I'm very pleased with. It's emulsified, rather than emulsifYING, meaning it goes on like a scrubby lotion, has a hint of bubbles, and rinses clean away. It would be offered in addition to the emulsifying scrub. What do you think?

Keep an eye out for these babies. They will be here soon!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Got Milk? (sorry.....I had to say it)

I'm running around like a crazy person today. As a matter of fact, I'm posting this from my phone, so please forgive any typos or just general weirdness. Wanted to pop in real quick and let you know I've added some milk bath to the shop. It really is amazing, decadent stuff, if I do say so myself (and I do)!!!! I've used three milks, dead sea salt, oatmeal, AND made it fizzy. It's lovely, moisturizing and really good for bothersome skin conditions, too. So there you have it. At present there is Maximo, Absinthe, Dessert Absinthe, Black Jack and Athelia. I took a bath with Absinthe last night and then followed it up with Absinthe lotion. Yum!!! K. Gotta fly. The week is almost over!!!!!

Love, Lysa

Monday, July 18, 2011


I somehow totally forgot to blog about now having lotion in the shop. Wow. Busy much?

For the time being, I've done 6 scents: Black Jack, Athelia, Maximo, 1891, Dessert Absinthe and Absinthe. It was a hard choice to make, but I decided on the best sellers first. There will definitely  be more to come. Unfortunately, I'm not going to be able to do all TMTM scents in lotion form. The labeling alone would KILL me!

Anyway, I really like the lotion! It's not too greasy (something I hate), but it lasts and lasts. And I love the way the scents carry and change a bit in lotion form. The Black Jack especially turns creamier and a bit sweeter. I've been using that one every day.

There will be more bath and body stuff coming soon, so keep an eye out!

Have a great week, everyone!

Love, Lysa

Thursday, July 7, 2011

It's that time again. BOO!!!!

So, although the future of TMTM is in the air, and everything is uncertain, it's still time for the yearly Halloween contest. For those of you that know me, you know Halloween is my Christmas - my most favorite, most important holiday. So we are going to proceed like nothing else is happening, yes?

We're going to do it just like we did last year. For those of you just joining us, here's how it works:

You leave a comment on this post, giving me at least TWO perfumes you would like to see made into reality. They can be horror movies, notorious people, notorious cars (wink), a character from a book or movie, etc. You have to have at least two, but feel free to list as many as you'd like. For example, you say:

"I would really like to see Freddy Kruger, Christine, Dorian Gray, and Elizabeth Bathory."

Upon the deadline, I will write down everyone's name who enters, throw them all in a hat, and pick a winner. That winner will receive a prize from the shop. And the prizes don't suck!!! :-)

There are only a couple rules.

1.) And this is more FYI, really - should your name be the one I choose from the hat, it does not necessarily mean I will choose your suggestion. If Suzie wins the draw, but I like Mary's idea better, I will go with Mary's idea, but Suzie will get the prize. HOWEVER, if I use your idea, you will get a prize, regardless.

2.) Your "notorious people" cannot be serial killers. I myself am not easily offended in the least, but there are a lot of people who are. I would not have an issue doing a Ted Bundy perfume, but there are a lot of people who would have a serious problem with it. It's a fine line, though - last year I did Lizzie Borden AND Jack the Ripper and no one had an issue. Meh. I'd rather just steer clear of at least very RECENT killers.

3.) You can comment as many times as you'd like, but your name will only be entered once.

4.) The deadline is.............................. August 10th.

You ready???? GO!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Thank you

You guys are great. I mean, seriously. I'm checking into Artfire, as well as an official website and wordpress shopping cart. I don't want to lose my business. The thought of it is a real soul-killer. I spent last night brainstorming and reading all your thoughtful (and helpful!) comments. I have the best customers and friends on the planet!!!!! Thank you thank you!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Possibly some *really* bad news.

Well, ladies and gentlemen, unless something pretty drastic happens, TMTM may be no more. I'm just not making it. My Etsy fees are SO unbelievably high, it's actually becoming difficult to pay them each month, in addition to supplies, rent, bills, etc. I tried venturing out before, but the traffic wasn't there and the $20 paid to Big Cartel every month didn't seem worth it anymore. I'm looking into different options. I REALLY don't want to give this up. I'm living my dream. My business is my life. I love my customers. I love what I do. The thought of working a 9 to 5 job kills my soul. But I am really at a loss here. Perhaps wholesale clients are the answer. But where to find them? I can try another "official" website, but have no idea how to drive traffic to it. I'm stunned and shocked and sad. Without this business....well... I just don't know.

So if anyone has any ideas, I'm open to hearing them.