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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.

Makeup

WHAT IS THE BEST AGE FOR A GIRL TO GET INTRODUCED TO MAKE UP?

Your daughter’s interest is normal and often starts at 9 and 10 years of age. Our children are curious, watching our every move. If you wear makeup, you have been indirectly showing her all you know about how to wear it. You have shown her when to “dress up” and when to have a more natural look by what you do. The issue now is when to start what makeup, and why.
She might have already done the pretend stage of putting on blush, lipstick and mascara when she was younger. Was it clear at that time that this was only dress-up? If so, you have already done some boundary setting with her.
Which brings us back to why she might want to wear makeup now. Is she hoping to feel more confident? Does she want someone special to notice her? Does she think it will create some difference in her relationships with her friends? What about wearing makeup will create this desired change? Are there other ways to meet her needs without wearing makeup? What will she do if the makeup doesn’t create the change she wants?

If your daughter feels that she needs makeup to deal with skin issues, address those from a skin care and dermatologic perspective. If peer pressure is an issue, make sure you remind her of the ways she has already chosen to not be like everyone else. Part of being who we are is developing our own style.

Most of the interviews with youth and parents done for this article do not see any arbitrary age when makeup suddenly becomes appropriate. In our culture, wearing makeup can be thought of as part of a coming of age ritual. As parents we may be more comfortable with the introduction of makeup starting slowly, perhaps with a sheer gloss lipstick before a neutral blush for cheeks and then something subtle for the eyes. This slow introduction could take a year and should be accompanied with good skin care, including instructing your daughter to wash her face morning and night, making sure to remove eye products.

Often, saying “no” to youth only makes wearing makeup seem more desirable to the point of overdoing it when away from home. You know if this is how our daughter might respond. If you can’t condone it, then one step you can take is refusing to pay for it. You don’t want to drive a wedge between you and your daughter, but you don’t like what is starting to happen when you go shopping with her. You feel pressured. Is there a way you can take charge by having her point out something she is interested in and then having her do a computer search for reviews from consumers and testing labs on the products for her type of skin? Does she know what her skin type is and how it might respond to these products?

I hope you now have some ways to explore the dimensions of makeup and skin care as well as strategies to deal with social pressures that will keep you two talking for years. Good Luck!

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Simple Treasures Core Values a commitment to integrity, fairness and responsibility

Simple Treasures holds its core values in very high regard. We make sure that each and every item we offer is skin friendly and does not have any adverse effects on your body in any way.

We maintain high standards of integrity whereby, we ensure the products we have in our store are up to date, safe to use and pass through the quality control checks. We sell exactly what is advertised. All features of the product listed on the website are in compliance with what the product actually offers. There is no exaggeration or
maneuvering to boost our sales.  

We at Simple Treasures are fair with our customers, their trust and the value of their
money. We manage to build amicable relations with our clients by being fair with the products we sell. Our prices are competitive and these standards of fairness allow us to win their trust. This is why our customers keep getting back to us for buying more.

Simple Treasures is a group of highly responsible people. We take full responsibility of
what we sell, at what price we sell, and your satisfaction above all. Our positive repute has been possible because of our responsible behavior towards our clients. A happy and satisfied client enables us to work with even stronger dedication to serve you with the best.

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The Unicorn Craze, Explained

Have you noticed over the last year Bath & Body Works keeps introducing Unicorn products? It seems everywhere you look there is a new unicorn product. From pocketbac holders to bath fizzies there are unicorns everywhere.

Humans have been fascinated with unicorns for centuries. Now they’re all over cosmetics and spa products. What’s driving our current obsession?
Our fascination with unicorns is nothing new. For at least two millennia, people in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East have imagined horned horse-like animals with magical powers. But at various points in history–depending on the cultural climate–unicorns have represented different things. They’ve been terrifying beasts that would pierce you in the stomach or sexual-charged creatures associated with virgins. “Every generation has its own version of any monster,” Diana Peterfreund, the author of two popular books about unicorns, tells me.”In the Middle Ages, the unicorn was connected to the Christ figure. In Scotland, the unicorn was symbolic of the battle for independence.”

So what does our current obsession with unicorns tell us about our own culture?

“One distinct quality about unicorns we’ve clung to lately is their rarity,” “People talk about spotting a unicorn or finding a unicorn as something that is extremely rare.” “To people here in America in the 21st century, what we think of the most when it comes to unicorns is the sparkly part,” The version of unicorns we’re seeing now are inspired by touchstones of children of the ’90s: Lisa Frank, My Little Pony, Care Bears. For women in their twenties and thirties, that might seem like a happier time. “People are looking for an escape from reality,” “One of the main reasons for this is probably that the current climate is not the brightest.”

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Bath & Body Works

That One Must Have Bath & Body Works Item

There seems to be that one item line in a store that everyone must have. In Bath and Body Works that one item line is pocketbacs. Why you ask? Pocketbacs are that one item for the following reasons. 

1. They are portable

2. They come in all your favorite scents

3. They are antibacterial

4. Everyone can afford one

These are just really my top four reasons. Im sure everyone could come up with a million more reasons to why pocketbacs are a must have.

I can’t tell you how many times I have noticed woman around me in different stores with a pocketbac and holder hanging out of their purses. They are small and can be carried in your purse or pocket without weighing you down. They come in all your favorite Bath & Body Works scents plus more. They fend off germs with the antibacterial properties. They are definitely one of the lowest priced items in the store which means pretty much everyone can afford one. 

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