Monday Fun: Sugared Beauty’s Story in a Minute

Hi Friends!

Here’s a fun little video to help you ease back into the work week.

Hope you had a fabulous weekend!


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Savvy Shopping at Sugared Beauty

This post was inspired by a customer who recently saved 14% on her entire order. There wasn’t a sale going on, and she didn’t use a single coupon code.

How did she do it?

I’m so glad you asked.

I often get emails from curious new shoppers asking if I have any coupon codes or sales going on. I don’t blame anyone for asking this.

I’m the same way when I shop.

The truth is, I don’t often have coupon codes OR sales.  I don’t inflate my prices, (much to my accountant’s chagrin), because I believe your budget shouldn’t dictate the quality of skin care you can buy.  I never cut corners on my ingredients, but I don’t buy expensive labels or pay myself a huge salary. Because of that, I don’t have much room to offer further discounts and still stay afloat.

So how did this shopper do it?


She bought value sets.

I love value sets. I always search for them first when I’m shopping on a beauty website, and I’m thrilled to offer them at Sugared Beauty.  If you buy a set, such as my Happy Face value set, or my Raw Collection, or even my matching body wash and sugar scrub set, you’ll save big bucks, plus you get products that you can keep for yourself or wrap up and give away. (Do I hear Santa’s sleigh coming this way?)

Here are some other ways you can get more bang for you beautiful buck at Sugared Beauty:

Never Pay for Shipping

No. That’s not a trick statement.  Membership clubs are currently available for Happy Face and my Gourmet Sugar Scrubs.  You pick the frequency, and I’ll send you a freshly-made Sugared Beauty goodie on the first of the month.  And shipping is always free with each subscription.  Cha-ching!

Sign up for my Newsletter

Here’s a little secret: if I ever do offer a coupon code, my subscribers will know about it first.  Maybe they’ll even be the only ones to hear about it.  I know, sometimes you sign up for a newsletter and then things gets all sales-y and weird and they start arriving all the time and then it’s just enough already.

Find me at an Event

Well here’s my promise to you: you’ll only hear from me once a month, usually on the 1st, and I will never share or sell your info.  You may also unsubscribe anytime, no questions asked. Sound like a plan?

You may sign up here.

And finally,  the best way to save both on shipping and on product price, is to come find me at an event.  You can ask me questions about the products, test them and smell them, and I love to pass on a little savings to those who make the trek to see me.  Stay tuned for updates on where I’ll be through the holiday season!

Love and (Happy Savvy Shopping!),


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Everybody Loves a Gag Reel.

Oh, friends.

As you get to know me better, you’ll see my silly side more and more.  Yes, I’m serious about skin care and I seriously believe that Sugared Beauty’s products are among the best you can buy, but I’m also seriously silly.  A lot of the time.

Most of the time.

That was all too clear to me as I was going through some old video footage, looking for some gems to add to my video application for Martha Stewart’s American Made Award.

What I found were many, many hilarious moments of me messing up.  Sometimes I even just sit there in silence.  With the camera still rolling.

So enjoy, my friends, and pass it on.


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Flashback Saturday – Sugared Beauty and the Storm Troopers

Since last week’s video flashback was so fun, I decided to do it again.

This one hearkens back to the very first day Sugared Beauty’s wares were offered to the public.  It was June 6, 2010 at the Children’s Miracle Network Community Day hosted by Hershey Medical Center.

This video was taken towards the end of the day, when Andrew stopped by to see how things were going.  His timing couldn’t have been better, considering the customers I had at the moment.

I guess even a Storm Trooper needs some healthy skin care now and then.  🙂

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A Face Lift for My Face Cleanser

Several months ago I introduced a foaming gel version of Happy Face.  It’s designed to be the perfect compliment to its exfoliating sibling, perfect for daily use and sensitive skin.

At first I bought these neat bottles that had a snap lid and looked oh so pretty.  In practice, though, the cleanser would spill out a bit too fast for my taste, and I felt like I was wasting precious cleanser every time I opened the bottle.  (Read: I use all of my products.)

So I bought new ones.  They are sleek, recyclable, and hold the same amount as the previous bottles.  Plus, no spillage!  Huzzah!

It’s the same size, but easier to use!

The snappy new Happy Face cleanser is available in my Etsy shop.

Plus check out the Happy Face Combo Pack and save over buying them individually!

New to this blog and have no idea what Happy Face is?  Read about it here!


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Flashback Saturday: Those Riverboat Days

If you’ve happened upon my bio, then you know a little bit about how Sugared Beauty was born.  You know that my husband and I used to work full time as singers, and that we both lost those jobs around the same time.

What you may not know, however, is how sparkly our costumes were.


P.S. Somewhere on that stage is Andrew’s top hat.  Just saying…

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Free Product, Free Shipping, Free Samples

Those are my favorite things to get when I shop.

My guess is that they may be your favorites, too.  Add a top-shelf product and some excellent customer service, and you’ve got yourself a match made in heaven.


The Happy Face Auto-Ship Club

Face Cleanser Auto Ship Club

Six Jars for the Price of Five! Wowie!

And the Gourmet Sugar Scrub Club

Get Free Shipping on Each Jar!

I’m pouring all my best perks into these membership clubs, including:

  • Free shipping on each jar
  • A discount from buying each jar individually
  • Free samples
  • Coupon codes
  • And other things I haven’t thought of yet!

You can choose the sugar scrub flavors and the frequency.

Sign up today! Yay!


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A California Vacation

Andrew (my cute husband) and I love to travel.  We started out our marriage as performers on a riverboat cruise in Oregon and Washington, which was both wonderful and humbling (you should see our costumes…)

But now that we stick to the home base for work, we like to visit new places whenever we can.

Last month we flew out to California to visit Napa Valley and San Francisco.  Neither of us had been there and we wanted to see the sights and pretend we live there for a few days.

A few highlights:

Andrew kept saying he just might want to move there someday.

So would I.

San Fran?  You’re beautiful.  We’ll be back soon.  Save a spot for us at Mission Dolores Park.

Where are you vacationing this summer?


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Christmas in July Sale!

Whooeee!  It’s HOT out there!  Let’s think of cooler days, shall we?  My mind instantly goes to Snowmageddon of February 2010 during which my husband fell into a giant mound of snow (on purpose).

I also think of Christmas, and that reminds me of Christmas in July!

All month long, enjoy 15% off my super duper value-sized gourmet sugar scrubs.  Normally $24 each, these made-to-order scrubby wonders will exfoliate your skin and exhilarate your senses, all with ingredients you can pronounce.

And yes, I’ll make yours especially for you.  You’ll know it by the date on the jar.  🙂


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The Farmers Market in Hershey Starts Today!

Today is a very special day!  The Farmers Market in Hershey opens for its third season and I can’t wait to go!

This market is near and dear to my heart because two years ago during their inaugural year they were willing to give this tiny, fledgling business a chance.  They let me set up a table and offer my modest selection of freshly made sugar scrubs, and it was there that I learned how to answer the question, “So what’s Sugared Beauty?”

I won’t be returning to the market as a vendor this year, but I will be there often (very often) as a happy customer.

See you there?

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