Stand Tall and Shop Small November 24th,2018
As a business owner…you never are off REALLY. Last week was a whirlwind getting my makeup studio retail ready for the holidays!
So, I am sorry I have been kinda M.I.A.
Since it is the time for gift giving I thought you might like this blog post.
I am really more like a NYC girl and as I write this and the holidays are near I am starting to get homesick already. When I first moved to Jacksonville I felt like actress Eva Gabor in the sitcom Green Acres. I would often dance around the house and tease my husband and sing “Darling I love you but give me Park Avenue”. But having HIM in my life and opened up my business in Florida I eventually fell in love with palm trees,not driving in ice and snow,yummy Southern food and the slower paced lifestyle.
So, with that said I have compiled a list of gift ideas that are made in Florida or that are made in…Jacksonville Florida. You don’t have to live in Florida to buy these.
My blog is called Beauty Candy cause I am crazy about beauty and candy! Now I have to share with you about my fav’ LOCAL candy delight.
Topsy Toffee is a locally owned toffee company that is to die for! No kidding. You just can’t eat a few pieces. The creator uses his mom’s recipe and soared with it. Chocolate and toffee anyone? They just introduced a Perky peppermint to the mixjust in time for the holidays…so excited!
Gottahaveit is a store in the historic Avondale section of town. Iva the owner carries an amazing array of gifts and personalized gifts too. You gotta see this place! Give yourself time to browse and shop. You might even find something you love and have to treat yourself too!
Speaking of beauty there is a beauty of a salon in a sweet yellow house called Chocolate Blonde Salon. I am mad about a product they have named after one of their top stylists! It is called John’s Elixir. This magic mix is not only great for conditioning the hair before you blow dry,you can shave your legs ,face (guys) with it,you can remove makeup with it. I have smoothed out dead ends and brows that have gone wild too. A little goes a long way. And it smells sublime!
Looking for a NEW scent to add to your fragrance wardrobe? TRY No.1 by a local designer Sandra Alford. It is a really sexy but soft scent. They are offering FREE shipping with any order over $100.00 and up.
Don’t ya just love Chocolate dipped strawberries???
How can you resist? The absolute best the city has to offer comes from Glamour Gourmet.
The creator and owner Natasha makes the most DAZZLING glittered,sugared,chocolate decadence you will ever taste. Find her and shop her Instagram account…that’s how I find her!!! Warning you will soon be drooling at the edibles on the screen. She also makes chocolate dipped shimmering other things. Trust me on this your guests will be WOWED if you serve her glam YUMMY treats or given as a gift they will thing you are the bomb!
If you’re looking for a hostess gift or something to stuff in a holiday basket you’re making…a trip to Community Loaves is all you need. They have some awesome fresh bread you will love and so will the people you give a loaf to. BREAD HEAVEN awaits you in Murray Hill.
If you are looking for locally made candles there are a few companies I can recommend…
Five Points Candle Company is your go to brand. You may buy them online or at Gottahaveit.
Fitz Pulins has some aromatic and beautifully packaged candles. http://www.inventoryroom.com
Jacksonville in a BOX shipped to your or someone who used to live here’s door. A variety of things made in Florida and wrapped and shipped by people who have developmental disabilities. A combination of food plus Florida souvenir fun!
If you’re looking for a cheap stocking stuffer and think Jax IS RAD! Go visit this site.
Gotta foodie in your life that loves pie? Going to grandmas house or the in laws for dinner? Bring a pie from the YUM YUM TREE. This infamous place is an icon in Jacksonville.
These are just a few of my fav’ things I simply had to share and tell you about!
I know the season is really all about the reason. But since gifts are a part of it. I thought you’d enjoy my gift or stocking stuffer ideas.
Until next time…enjoy the beauty of this wonderful time of year!
It is that time of year we all fret about stocking stuffers,gifts and that lovely hostess gift. So, again this year I am helping you give the unique curations I find.
From now through Christmas I will post daily tips and a few D.I.Y’s too.
You know the reason for the season and for me I don’t think it should be about stressing about and running all around town or online for gifts. However,that’s how it goes and I do LOVE to give. A gift,the gift of my time,a yummy baked good or giving a big hug and simply letting someone know how much you care for them. I don’t think there is enough love being spread around.
So, let’s get started with a new set of bath and body treats!
Rejuvelle is a brand of bath Bon Bon’s you know like the French yummy treats.But these aromatic delights wrapped in gorgeousness are made for the bath and not to eat.They indeed are lush bath bombs in a gift box.
Created by a mom for her daughter Alexa who was diagnosed with an auto immune disease which affects her skin. That is how these type bath bombs were born.A mother’s love and wanting other children and the whole family to enjoy this fragrant,good for the skin fizzy sensations in a tub.
They come in a variety of fragrances. Like Pink Grapefruit, Lavender,Vanilla and more.And something else to love is no ring around the tub!
Names include: Stressed Moms,Garden of the Gods,Vanilla Surprise and you won’t believe this but they even have one for SINUS Congestion relief!
Who knew you can float in a tub of lush bath bombs and they can give you sinus relief?
Gluten Free,no artificial fragrance or colors,all natural vegan,Non-GMO and good for your skin delights like moisturizing organic shea butter,sunflower seed oil and pure essential oils.
I think people need to chill out more and need to take a bath not a quick shower all the time. The bathtub is a great escape. If you have some stressed out gals and moms on your list. Think these beautiful bath bombs. My bedroom smells divine and I am hoping in a bath when I finish posting this.If you have children this would be a safer to use fizzy gift for the bath.
Gift boxed in a tin old timey box and tied with a festive red ribbon!
The Holidays are Coming… sooner than we think!
When it comes to Personalized Gifts … you need to order them NOW in time for the Holidays.
Don’t be disappointed and wait until next month.
You are going to LOVE these unique gift ideas that I featured on TV today.
They will make awesome gifts,stocking stuffers and Hostess gifts to give this Thanksgiving or the Holiday season.
- Windsor Vineyards has an awesome wine collection and customized labels just for you. You can order for the family,friends or for your business www.windsorvineyards.com
- Who doesn’t love to see their name or initial on a gift??? It makes them feel so special! Personalized wine glass,tumbler and desk travel set by designer Lilly Pulitzer at Gottahaveit in Jacksonville Florida! #shoplocal #shopsmall Mail order available.
- Vintage Confections Custom Novelty Sweets Give a sweet stocking stuffer or customized gift. They are offering fans of the CHAT and Noreen a 20% discount OFF their order using code NOREEN at Checkout! Edible ART at it’s finest and YUMMIEST ! http://www.vintageconfections.com
- Order by December 11th to get them in time for Christmas.Can you believe how GORGEOUS my box turned out??? These are my lips.
Oh and if you are looking for a CUSTOM ORDER of nail polish for that special someone. Let’s not forget who I featured last Christmas! http://www.prettypleasenailpolish.com
You can get those special someones on your list an awesome gift. Choose a shade of nail polish and name it after them!
Don’t wait… start clicking and buy the above for some unique gift ideas. #shopsmall
Saturday November 29th is #SHOPSMALL day where sweet small businesses NOT big box stores celebrate,flaunt (with pride)and share the beauty of their businesses in their own way. Started just three years ago by American Express but also in on the beautiful shop small shopping fun is Federal Express.
Since I own a retail and online business I will celebrate this wonderful day too.
I hope you will…shop small and visit shops in your neighborhood
Look for the ads,posts on Social Media and the WELCOME mat that greets you at the door.
Enjoy a cup of cheer,a decadent edible and a FREE shop small eco tote bag (shipped free with our welcome mat) by FedEx to our businesses…if you are lucky enough to be one of the first shoppers at one of your participating those stores.
For today and the next I will be spending time with family (via phone calls) and my sweetie TODAY and enjoying the beauty of Thanksgiving. I wish you a beautiful Thanksgiving with all my heart!
If you happen to live or be visiting Jacksonville Florida perhaps I’ll see you at my beauty cottage door on the South side of Jacksonville Florida. We have many specials, yummy pie and cider to help with your shopping high.
Think about us and give small businesses some LOVE.
I am happy to say I am on WJXT4-TV this Thanksgiving day with my beauty & lifestyle segment and I am so proud of the business owners in Jacksonville and all over the country. Being a small business owner is tough. I am one of them too.Owning a business is not as glamourous as it looks! We work LONG HOURS and very HARD. When you are sleeping we are working,unpacking,wrapping,cleaning,shipping,stocking shelves,making calls,sending emails,worrying about our next retail day!
Why do we do it? We do it because we LOVE what we do.We do it for YOU!
Today I share the beauty of these business owners:
These products make great gift ideas and are truly unique!Magna Ready Shirts A fashion designer who filled a NEED for her husband’s health dilemma with an Oxford classic shirt that closes not with the buttons but with the magic of magnets.A gift of healthy fashion. THE answer to people with disabilities prayer.
I Rest My Case pillowcases say so much without speaking.
Just looking at them and lying on one of these cotton pillow cases designs will turn you into a sleeping beauty.The BONUS not only are they made of the most luxurious cotton they have beautiful bible verses on them.You’ll love the ones for children too.
HOT Girls Pearls A chic and cool invention by a woman of course has gone all glammed up with their evening collection.You FREEZE them before wearing them. I am hot by nature and this is not only for people who are hot flashing.Great for a day at the beach,a night on the town, when you are under the weather and just for fun.Chilled serenity around your neck.They have a NEW BLING collection too.
Gotta Have It in Avondale has the cutest gift ideas for or
everyone on your list.Christmas ornaments MADE special for you with adorable sayings or personalized for you. Other adorable ornaments to give to manicurist,makeup artist or the glam ladies in your world! Ask for IVA she’ll hook you up.
For the MAKEUP JUNKIE,fill a stocking with Make-up,a fabulous lipstick,makeup brushes or the neatest do your makeup invention…Ollie Girl Makeup Guard Noreen Young Makeup Studio Jacksonville’s southside. A private charming cottage under the old oak trees. http://www.noreenyoung.com
The famous Wardroom in Jacksonville Florida has a unique made only for JACKSONVILLE collection of guest towels,china and Christmas ornaments.The gift of LOCAL you’ve gotta see.
Entertaining has never looked so good!Nor made you look so good Jacksonville!
If you want to start your holiday shopping for Hanukah and or Christmas or looking for stocking stuffers… We have what you need!So have FUN and shop on! All these business owners including me welcome you to our door on Shop Small Saturday November 30th,2013.
Happy Holidays!To see todays segment with me go to http://www.news4jax.com later this morning. The show has to air live before it is saved and then on their website.
See you on the Morning Show.