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Simple Treasures for Sale New Years Resolutions

As I am sure you are doing this time a year I am doing some planning for the new year.   I have come up with the following New Years Business Resolutions that I am going to do my best to see through.

1.  Work on lowering shipping prices
I understand that no one likes to pay shipping.  I myself find it difficult to pay shipping on things I order online.I pledge to do my best to lower my cost on the shipping I pay so that I can pass the savings onto you.  Hopefully in the end I would like to offer free shipping to everyone and still keep the prices low on the products.

2.  Work on quality of photos for website
I am most certainly not  a professional photographer.   I have learned a little and hopefully will expand on what I have learned to improve the quality of the photos on the website.

3.  Work on expanding makeup lines
I would like to expand on the items I sell in the makeup section of the website.  From time to time I may be asking for everyone’s input in order to keep the options fresh and so that there is something for everyone.

4.  Work on expanding products for men
While working with Bradley University it was pointed out several times that the website doesn’t offer enough items for men.   I plan on working towards expanding that section of the website as well.   From time to time I may be asking for everyone’s input on different ideas of what everyone would like to see.

I am always open to anyone’s input so if there is something you would like to see let me know and I will see what I can do to accommodate you.

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Year End Reflection

As I am sure everyone has noticed 2019 has been a very busy and active year for Simple Treasures.   We have done our best to but our best foot forward and stay true to our core values.

  1. A commitment to integrity, fairness and responsibility
  2. Delivering our very best in all we do, holding ourselves accountable for results.

In 2019 we implemented several new ways of communication.  Not all have come easily for us and we have had some bumps along the way.  Some examples are listed below.
 

  1. Weekly newsletter
  2.  Instagram Stories
  3.  Facebook Stories
  4. Posted new products on twitter
  5. Text message advertising
  6. Google My Business
  7. Holiday Flash Sales
  8. Facebook Messenger New Product Alerts
  9. Billboards

We have tried to send some interesting information in our weekly emails instead of constantly pushing for sales.  Not sure if we have succeeded with this but it was never our goal to be pushy.   We have only wanted to interact with our customers.

Along with our trying to provide information in a fun and informative way we have also tried to gather input from our current customers on what they wanted to see on the website.   We have set out to accomplish this 2 different ways.

        1.  Survey Monday Email
        2.  Bradley University Case Study

The information we received back has been invaluable and we can’t express enough our thanks to those who completed the survey.   We also want to thank the students at Bradley University for the case study they completed.   We hope to make several more improvements in 2020 as a result from that case study.

In the end we are very thankful for the opportunities that 2019 has brought to us and look forward to see what new things to come in 2020.

Bath & Body Works

When to use Hand Sanitizer

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Our parents have always told us to wash our hands. For most of us growing up, that meant going to a sink and using soap and water. In the past few decades, hand sanitizers have become a part of everyday life. They’re everywhere. People often wonder if hand sanitizers work as well, or maybe even better, than old-fashioned hand washing. What’s the story here?

The short answer: Soap-and-water hand washing should be your first choice, but hand sanitizers are a good backup.

Why is traditional hand washing the best option? It cleans your hands better than hand sanitizer. Washing your hands with soap and water physically removes the germs; they bond with and wash down the drain with soapy lather.

Traditional hand washing more effectively eliminates some viruses and bacteria, specifically nor virus and a bacterium called c. difficult. C. difficult can cause severe diarrhoea, while nor virus causes vomiting and diarrhoea. If you are in danger of being exposed to either, insist on soap-and-water hand washing.

Hand sanitizers, however, will do just fine most of the time. They are especially useful when soap and water hand washing is not available or practical.

How hand sanitizers work

Hand sanitizers are usually an alcohol-based gel. The alcohol kills germs. Some hand sanitizers come in the form of a foam; Triclosan is the active ingredient in these. Foam hand sanitizers are more effective than gels, but they can also be more expensive. The dispensers are not as practical or portable as gels. In most cases, gel sanitizers will do the job.

To use hand sanitizer effectively, apply some to the palm of one hand, then rub it all over your hands until they are dry. Hit every surface, including under your nails.

Hand sanitizer does not remove things from your hands, such as pesticides, lead paint, grease, or dirt. You may see hand sanitizers at gas stations near the pumps. Don’t be fooled: They will not remove gasoline from your hands.

Another important note: Hand sanitizer is poisonous, so you should never swallow it.

How to wash your hands with soap and water

Get your hands wet with warm water. Warm water removes germs better than cold water. Remember, you are physically removing the germs. Apply soap to the palm of one hand and rub your hands together, making a lather that covers all surfaces of the hand, including the nails. It’s the rubbing that removes the germs. Do this for about 20 seconds, then rinse away the lather? If you did a good job, the germs will wash away with the soapy water.

When to wash vs. use sanitizer

You should wash your hands with soap and water:

• When exposed to viruses and bacteria that cause stomach trouble, such as nor virus and c. difficult.

• Before and after preparing food, especially raw meats, fish, poultry, or eggs.

• After going to the bathroom, changing diapers, or cleaning up animal waste.

• Before and after caring for someone who is sick.

• After handling garbage.

• Before treating a wound.

• After coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose — especially if you are sick.

• When your hands are greasy or have visible dirt.

• To remove substances from your hands, like powders and paints.

• After handling animals, including pets.

You can use hand sanitizers:

• Before meals.

• Throughout the day.

• When soap and water are not available

Makeup

What are the top fall beauty trends for 2019?

1. Splashes of Makeup on Face

The avant-garde option for the fall/ winter 2019 makeup trends was a little bit creepy and very post-apocalyptic. Models’ faces were splashed with paint in a way that created an otherworldly and intimidating effect.

2. Barely-There Makeup

A no-makeup makeup look is a runway classic, intended to enhance models’ beauty without interfering, and to allow the audience to really focus on the clothes presented. Keeping things simple is perfectly acceptable, according to the fall/ winter 2019 makeup trends.

3. Blushing
This might be the most youthful of the fall/ winter 2019-2020 makeup trends. A touch of pinky blush is the easiest way to liven up the complexion and soften the face, so the runways where it showed up were definitely ones where innocence and purity were part of the aesthetic.

4. Bronzed Goddess

It’s hard to resist a bronzed goddess, especially when everyone else is looking pale and cold, which is why the runways where bronzer was used liberally really stood out to us, even though the rest of the makeup was kept understated.

5. Dewy Skin

The skin can get so dry and dull during winter, when there’s no moisture in the air and cold winds assault our faces. No wonder that designers and makeup artists alike wanted to go in the opposite direction, to show beautifully glow and hydrated skin that won’t get damaged by inclement weather. Notably missing from this trend: shimmery highlighters. This healthy glow is all about moisture.

6. Sparkle and Glitter
It’s fun to use a bit of glitter in your makeup look now and then, but for the fall 2019 makeup looks makeup artists went way above that, opting for lots of glitter rather than a subtle touch.

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FAVORITE FALL SCENTS

Whatever might be your choice, whether you love apples or a whiff of fallen leaves, your favorite fall scent more about your personality than you think.

  1. FALLEN LEAVES
You’re introspective. It brings out your poetic side.
  1. HAY
You’re open and adventurous. You’d prefer to be outside than stay up indoor and have an impressive amount of outer wear to prove it.
  1. MAPLE SYRUP
You’re detailed oriented. You’re the kind of person who notices every little information.
  1. APPLES
You’re the outgoing type, optimistic and lively. You’re always running out of space on your phone for all the photos you take to document the days.
  1. HALLOWEEN CANDY
You’re imaginative. You’re good at tricking or you can conjure up people. You’ve goy a very sharp memory and you hardly forget your inner child.
  1. THE FIREPLACE
You’re a homebody. You’re the type who prefers to spend bulk of his or her time with a good book rather than t a big party. Friends love to be around you and they tend to trust you with their deepest secrets.
  1. PUMPKIN SPICE
You’re very organized. You never forget friends and family birthdays, anniversaries and other important dates. You’re someone who always has the right cad or gifts for the right person at the right time.
  1. LEATHER
You’re sentimental. You’re a little wary of new things and others have to deserve your trust before you let them in.

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