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Volume 10.12                                                                                           October 2012
October Events 
Think pink!  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Too many of us have been touched by an occurrence of cancer in our lives or those we love.  Even the NFL Football teams are sporting pink this month.  Many survivors have expressed appreciation for our unscented lip balm, body butter and deodorants without heavy metalsIf you're wearing pink, it matters.  

 

Pumpkin PatchOctober also has great well-known holidays.  It starts off with Columbus Day and ends with Halloween.  Is there an Oktoberfest in your plans?  Our family traditionally visits the pumpkin patch where we pick out a pumpkin representing each member of our family, including the dog and cats. 


Look to our Monthly Special for savings on cosmetics to safely use on your family.   

Cold Weather Skincare  

Fall is here!  Seasons are changing which means the trees are shedding their leaves.  Know what else is shedding?  Your skin!   

 

Fall is the time to be using your scrub and/or complexion brush diligently.  Temperature changes and added dust, pollen, and mold spores in the air due to the falling leaves can have your skin looking dull and lifeless.  

 

Shed a layer using our Lemon Facial Scrub or any of our Foaming Face Washes with a Complexion brush!  Follow the routine with your favorite Zosimos Botanicals facial moisturizer. Both the scrub and the complexion brushes are gentle enough for every day use. Keep that healthy glow all season!   

 

DC Green Festival 

A lot of exciting events were happening at the DC Green Festival the weekend of September 29-30 in Washington, DC.

   

Erika had a lot of fun doing free green eye makeovers.   

 

Here are some of the Before and After photos: No Makeup at Green Festival   With Makeup Green Festival  

 Linda was also a featured Speaker on the DIY stage, where she showed how to make our Vegan organic lip balm from scratch. 

 

A new product was also Beta tested at the Festival.  Customers purchased all of the prototypes we brought of scented body powder.  It was created in two scents, Chamomile and Vanilla.   Both have the ability to neutralize odor and absorb moisture.   Perfect for after a workout or anytime you simply want to smell nice without perfume.   

 

Would you use a body powder?  Of course, as with all of our products, it contains no talc.  

 

Latest Makeup Trends
Fashion Week has just made it's way around the globe, with each designer pairing their creations with a signature makeup style.   Here's latest runway report.  Don't to worry about perfecting your look, because this season's style is a  little more relaxed.  The majority of the models had pale faces with minimal makeup and nude lips paired with a variation of the smokey eye.  The model on the right is from Lanvin. 

Eyes:  Achieve the smudgy eye look byRunway Look Smudgy Smokey Eye swiping on a bit of color with an eye pencil, and use a cotton swab or fingers to blend the pigment outward from the eyes.

Some other eye trends were light blue eye shadow, in one instance eyeliner and concealer were mixed to get the desired shade.  Designers repeatedly used metallics like our Fool's Gold and Silverbelle.  There was an interesting use of white eye liner and shadow.

 

Face:  The same "dewy" skin was found everywhere.  Creativity is the key to getting this to work.  Mix up a blob of moisturizer with foundation, add a bit of shimmer dust and a little toner.  The consistency needs to be thin but not too wet or it will be runny.   

 

Lips:  To use a favorite color but tone it down for a more subtle appearance, apply less lipstick or gloss than you normally would in the center.  Blend it towards the outer corners with a lip brush for a faded effect.   

 

Red LipsFashion being what it is, the exact opposite was also on display in the form of neutral eyes and  heavily made up lips.  Deep colors like our Garnet, Burgundy, Redbud, and Terracotta Spice are right on target.   

 

  Flushed Cheeks

 

Cheeks:  Remember when we mentioned a love for rosy cheeks in our August newsletter?  Now's the time to flaunt the flushed look by  using our Mineral Blushes or Lip & Cheek Tints.  Use warmer shades like Dahlia which is available in either the loose powder blush or cream tint.   

Monthly Special

Easy Halloween Makeup! 

 October Monthly Special

This month's special offer is a Mini Onyx lipstick for one cent when you buy any of our Cream Shadows or Shadow Sticks!  

 

We want you to have a happy and safe Halloween.  Use our creamy products to create face makeup for any costume.    Who wants to wear a suffocating mask? Beware of scary chemicals in cheap Halloween makeup kits!

 

Send in a photo of your creative designs and be entered to win a mystery bag. 

 

Offer Expires:  October 31, 2012  11:59 pm EST

(if you want to receive your parcel by the 31st,

you must order before the 26th!)

 Have a beautiful day!  

Linda and the Staff of Zosimos Botanicals

Exciting News! 

 

After many months of discussion and intense product review,

Zosimos Botanicals

is very proud to announce that our line can be found at a brand new grocery store located in Rockville, MD!  

Makeup display at Dawsons Market

 

 Local Maryland customers can find our products in the Nourish department in Dawson's Market

 

Bath and Body Care on Dawsons Shelf

 

If you happen to live nearby, we hope you came to see us in Rockville Town Square on October 6th from 12-3pm where Linda did the live demo making lip balm.  We are scheduled to do a live demo once a month on a Saturday from 12-3pm  November 10 and December 14.  The plan is to demonstrate pencils in November and lip gloss in December.

 

What would you like to see made? 

Birthstone 

 

Opal is the traditional birthstone associated with the month of October.

 

Interestingly, Opals are not traditional stones; they exhibit a wide range of colors.  Our opal eye shadow is a blend of prismatic green and purple micas that give your eyes the beautiful opalescent effect.  

 

Customer Feedback  

  

Congratulations to Jessica Andrews of Kent, WA  - winner of this month's $10 Customer Feedback Token of Appreciation.

 

We recently sent messages to  people who joined our customer base in 2008, notifying them of our free shipping offer.

 

Jessica won by telling us this:

 

"That is funny. I buy from you all the time, much more recent than 2008 and I have turned probably over 10 of my friends onto your products!  Love them, thanks!"

Social Responsibility Update  

  

Our 1% for the Planet friends at the Midshore River Conservancy are hosting its third annual Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival.  We are sponsoring the showing of "Liter of Light" a short film by Nick Santiago and Mile Talampas.  The film is about a small Phillippine town, where a local man becomes a beacon of hope to his community when he installs hundreds of solar-powered lights, made from plastic soda bottles, in his neighbors' houses.  the event is November 16th.   A silent auction will be raising funds for the MRC efforts to protect the waterways.  

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