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Healthy Beauty News
Volume 8.11                                                    August 2011

Already August?!  

 

We're squeezing in that last trip to the beach, looking over the school supply list and wishing the camp counsellors goodbye until next year.

 

Thinking ahead to Fall, we've got some great makeup ideas for you. 

 

Fall Makeup Trends   

 

Fall Trends For Lips

We've reached out to Internationally acclaimed Makeup Artist Emma Farrell who gave us insight into three of the most exciting Fall trends.  She pointed out Shades of Orange and Gilt Bronze abound, as do Luminescent shades of Peach, and Color Blocking lips.  You can see an example of Color Blocking Lips at right.

  

You can be on the cutting edge of fashion using our Cocoa, Burgundy, Onyx, Terracotta Spice, Redbud or Mulberry lipsticks

 
Beauty Industry News 

The Health and Beauty America (HBA) Expo was recently held in NYC.  This annual show covers the latest trends and innovations in beauty and personal care product development.  By learning about what is new, award-winning and special in the industry, we can make certain that Zosimos Botanicals brings you the absolute best products.    

 

We were happy to learn that the trend embraces the Natural, Down-to-Earth movement.   Formulas are paraben-free and use sustainable surfectants (ingredients that create foam).   Packaging aims to eliminate synthetic materials, minimize waste, use recyclable, biodegradable and sustainable packaging.   

Power sources are using renewable energy.

 

The focus was on having a Green attitude!   

 

Zosimos Botanicals happily finds itself ahead of the curve on all of these issues.  Our recipes are nontoxic, packaging sustainable, studio wind powered and our business certified Green.     

New Products 

Just in time for those sultry Fall looks comes African Violet eye pencil.  African Violet is a dark blue based shade of violet.     

 

To balance an intense eye, choose cheek and lip colors that enhance without being overpowering.  A peach-toned blush like Dahlia over the apples of your cheeks and a rose gloss such as Mauve or Peony on the lips.     

 

Cream Shadow Duo

Use our Cream Shadows to create sensational long lasting

looks.  More than one shade is required to create depth and contouring, which is why we now offer a Cream Shadow Duo.   

Packaging Updates 

The trip to Baltimore with Anais wasn't just a field trip (see Whose New in the Studio).  We Cream Shadow Compactpicked up sophisticated new packaging for the cream shadows.  Brushed silver colored compacts with a window on top

 for easy viewing of the color.  The lid is hinged and snaps shut, since there is no need for a tight fitting screw on top over a cream shadow.  The one piece design eliminates the fear of losing the lid. 

 

These days, convenience is at a premium.  All three glorious scents of Mineral Makeup Setting Mist are now available in  

1 oz. spritz bottles. Now instead of pouring it into a smaller bottle to pop into your bag or weekend travel case, your ready to go anytime.      

 

Part of being green is believing Buds and Blossoms One Ounce Setting Mistthat it's better to have something useful than a disposable item.  With that in mind, Soy Candle Miniscoops have been replaced with Tealight Candles.  Now when you try the candle scents you can use one of the many lovely Tealight holders, use it to warm naturally scented oil or simply place on any non-flammable surface.     

Monthly Special and our 1st Extra Special

Blush and Bronzer Minis FREE 

 

Every order August Monthly Special$40+ will get a FREE minis of our Butternut Bronzer and Blush in your choice of shade.  No coupon necessary. 

 

When shopping on the Zosimos Botanicals' website, you can only use one promotional code at a time. The Monthly Special offer doesn't need a code, it can be used with any coupon or promotional code.

 

EXTRA SPECIAL!  After enjoying the free minis, if you order a Blush and Bronzer Set this month we will enter you to win a $25 Gift Certificate. 

Offer Expires: August 31, 2011
Midnight Pacific Time

Have a Beautiful Day!
Linda and the Staff of
Zosimos Botanicals

Let Us Hear From You     

If you could change one thing about Zosimos Botanicals, what would it be?

 

Send feedback to linda@zosimosbotanicals.com.

 

Price Changes         

We have made some slight pricing adjustments this month. For over two years we have been increasing the percentage of Certified Organic ingredients in our products. The cost of Certified Organic raw materials is much higher than their non-organic counterparts.

 

Zosimos Botanicals embodies green principles through each
element of the production process, without compromising on ethics or design. In order to do that, we pay our Artisans that handcraft the cosmetics a wage that enables them to make a living themselves.    

 

There have also been formulation changes to make products Vegan.  Yet we never integrated the effects of these adjustments into our price structure.  We had to now. 

 

 

Website Updates       

It's very helpful to be able to compare colors of Pencils, Lip & Cheek Tint, Concealer and Cream Shadow.

 

We are creating really helpful color charts for each of these product categories.  They will be online within the week!   

 

Correction   

Last month we launched a kit described as being geared towards individuals undergoing cancer treatments.  As there are many reasons why an individual uses unscented products, we realized this was too restrictive.  The kit is still being offered, but simply as an Unscented Product Kit.         

Cancer Care Kit

 

Also, we promoted our intent to donate money from kit sales to a cancer prevention charity.  The Breast Cancer Fund requested we stop the promotion, so people won't think that they favor certain companies by partnering with them to raise funds.    

In the News  

DeeDoes Makeup posted a review on her YouTube channel of our Cream Shadows.    

 

Organic Spa Magazine issued their Safe Skincare Guide and SafeSkincareGuidewe are listed.  The Guide is sold for four months at places like Safeway, Target, Whole Foods, Wegmans and Borders.  Send us a copy and we'll enter you to win a $25 Gift Certificate. 

 

Easier Free Shipping     We've made it easier

to qualify for free shipping in the US!

 

All US Orders of $125 and over will be shipped at our expense.  

Whose New In the Studio    

Those of you who have been with us for awhile know that each summer we host an Intern from Liberty's Promise.  We are enriched by the relationship we have built with this charity, which introduces high schoolers to the work world.  For the first time, this year we have 2 Interns!  They are wonderful, and we'd like you to know a little about them.

 

Nusrat is an honors student attending a school for the Gifted and Talented.  She is very quick to figure out how to do whatever we have asked and has a happy outlook.  Of Bangladeshi heritage, we are begging Nusrat to decorate our hands with mehndi.  Mehndi is a traditional art using henna to create beautiful temporary designs on the skin.Nusrat and Anais         

Anais is the younger sister of our Intern from last summer, Gloria.  They came from Cameroon to the US two years ago. She makes amazingly fast work of her assignments.  We had a great time taking her to Baltimore's Inner Harbor for her first crab cake.  Nusrat and Anais