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A Bigger Purpose

Good Morning!!!!

Hope everyone is doing well.

I have to say; “I love the excitement opening an online store is giving me!” You never know when you’re going to get a sell, but it’s a lovely surprise when it happens. Yesterday I did my first hundred dollar sale! I’ve sold that much before, but this was the first time I sold that much at once in my shop. I packed that order so fast!

Then I had a friend of mine tell me how much my products have helped her with her skin condition. I initially started making soap because I wanted to increase the health and look of my skin; had no idea that it was going to be some peoples medicine! I looove it though! Love knowing I’m creating something that not only feels good but also helps with skin irritations.

I feel so blessed that my products serve a bigger purpose than just smelling good. I can remember being in my early teens, asking those around me about my skin and how it looked or felt. I’ve always taken pride in that, because I know that your skin is one of the biggest factors of your attractiveness. Without healthy skin you don’t appear as attractive and healthy to others as you could with healthy glowing skin. When your skin is poppin’ so is your confidence and health. Many times you can tell how healthy someone is just by looking at their skin.

Also many of these skin conditions can be rectified through topical applications and herbs. That’s why so many people are extremely pleased with my product; because it not only leaves your skin feeling smooth and smelling amazing, it also gives your skin those nutrients other soaps and detergents fail to.

Hope you enjoyed finding out why I started and why I continue to do what I do. Many will say medicine is the only way to go for a lot of these skin aliments; but I don’t believe that. I believe the earth provides us with everything we need. I’m not saying I’m a 100% naturalist; I’m only saying your medicine is your food.

Try a bar of LuLu’s Lavish Lathers. Your skin will thank you for it!

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If you want a book that’s going to keep you entertained from start to finish, Checkout Loyalty, Love, Lies & Betrayal By: Shadrieka Franks on Amazon.

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empowering · Experiences · Feelings

LuLu’s Lavish Lathers

Good Morning All!!!

I know there’s a lot going on in the world. But through it all, I hope you manage to find a way to smile. Granted it’s very easy to lose sight of the great things that happen everyday. For what ever reason, it seems like the bad always overshadows the good. For some of us that’s because we’re wired to expect bad things and others are dealt a sunshine and rainbows hand.

Circumstance a lot of the time can make or break a person’s take on life. That’s why someone that seemed to be so happy go lucky changes and becomes a “Debby Downer” sometime. But positivity is also something you have to work on daily, so you can help your mind to rewire itself. After time you won’t have to consciously remind yourself to be positive, you just will.

That’s why whenever I feel like I’m being stuffed in a box, I have to find a way out. Just incase you hadn’t realized, having control over your finances almost guarantees you to have more control over your life. Why do you think there are so many people these days starting up companies and finding ways to work independently?

Although for some, this would be too large of a step; and that’s okay. For a longtime I knew I wanted to have the type of control that came with running my own business. I can’t tell you how many ideas I’ve had over the years. A lot of them didn’t see the light of day. But for the ones that have, some of you have bore witness to them.

The first thing was this blog. I have to be honest, after 3 years this is still just a hobby  (Something you like to do but your loss is greater than your gain.)… Then I decided to write my first book Loyalty, Lies, and Betrayal. I’m sure it would have sold better if I put some money in the advertising. For the ones who have read it, I’m told all the time how good the book is. I really cherish that…. Then I started YouTube. I’m not saying I’m done with it, I’m just extremely shy so it takes a lot for me to get on camera and talk about anything. Then there was my Podcast. I started it, but I realized it’s good to have a co-host because the commentary doesn’t have the chance to get boring. Now, I’m 150% focused on selling all natural handmade soap. This was one of the biggest investments I’ve ever made.

I’m not giving up on the things I’ve started before making soap. God willing, I’ll one day master them all. I just have to stop letting myself get in my own way. I hate to say it, but I’m sure some of you are probably going through the same thing i.e Not knowing when to get out of your own way.

For this company I’ve started, I’ve grown overwhelming passionate for it. I will do everything possible to help educate more of us on the health and the importance of having healthy skin. As I say on my store’s Website LuLusLavishLathers.com:

I started making soap when I realized a lot of soap isn’t made from natural resources. I found that out when I started digging more into the health world, hoping to find better ways of being healthy.
So as a result of wanting to be healthy I started going to Wholefoods and bought natural soap. Mind you, this was the very first time I had been introduced to a soap that not only cleanses, but feeds your skin in the process. I wanted to recreate something like that; and the great thing now is, I can.

Come and try a bar. Every soap is made with natural and organic ingredients. Many are made with essential oil, such as peppermint, patchouli, chamomile, cedarwood, tea tree, eucalyptus, and a long list of other essential oils. The important thing with using these type of oils to add fragrance to the soap is; it also adds a long list of benefits.

Many of us don’t know this, but if you’re allergic to something many times that’s because of a blockage in the body. Do you know why many blockages start? Because of feeding ourselves things that were never made for the body to intake in the first place.

Try a bar of LuLu’s Lavish Lathers. Your skin will thank you for it!

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If you want a book that’s going to keep you entertained from start to finish, Checkout Loyalty, Love, Lies & Betrayal By: Shadrieka Franks on Amazon.

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Experiences · Feelings · motivational

Hard Work Ahead

Good morning Good people!!!

As always hope everything is well….

I’ve been at this thing for a couple of years now, but nothing seems to be taking off. I’m sure that I could have put more effort into the things I’ve started. To be honest I know the only way that I’m going to get seen is if I do something that involves more connectivity.

Meaning: YouTube, or a Podcast. Those I feel are going to be the only things that are going to help me to get to the level of success I want to reach.

Some of you may know what I’m talking about, but I’m sure a lot of you don’t. I’m speaking about all the things I’ve tried to do over the years to make life a lot more bearable for me. For example: Writing books, creating this blog, starting YouTube, and my most recent endeavor; soap making.

When I say I want to be my own boss, I mean it whole heartedly. I’ve always said this from the time I was little. It’s only in the last 5 yrs that I’ve had the opportunity to put effort towards this quest.

What worries me, is there are going to be some changes in the next couple of months. I’m praying these changes won’t hinder my growth or disrupt my focus.

I’m worried because, for the past couple of years my family and friends haven’t had access to me like they will once this move takes place.

I have to be honest it’s been nice not getting the surprise pop-up visits. Don’t get me wrong I love my friends and family. It’s just sometimes I want to be by myself, and I fear that there won’t be much time for that soon.

Also if you’re looking for something that improves skin clarity and moisturizes, click on the link below.

SoapsbyShad.Etsy.com 

OR

If you’re interested in a read that provides drama and a little laughter Check out!

Amazon.com/LoyaltyLoveLies&Betrayal

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health · Informative

SoapsByShad

Hey Good People!!!

 

I know it’s been a while since I’ve last made a post. Reason for that is I am trying to get a brand and company off of the ground. I’m not sure if you remember a couple of posts ago. I was talking about getting into skin care. Well I kind of have. Everything isn’t really set into motion yet. Well… on my part it kind of is.

It took me forever to find something that was worth my time and I think that I have found something other than writing that I enjoy doing; and that thing is making soap!!! I never thought that I would enjoy it so much, but I really do! So because I enjoy making it so much I’ve started to sell it!! The only thing now is getting buyers. I know that this is going to be the hardest task, because people don’t trust just anyone or thing being sold over the internet. It’s a precaution and good thing for them, but it’s terrible for me. Because I back my product 100%!!!

Every oil that goes into each bar of soap is meant to only increase the health of your skin. I use things like organic virgin coconut oil, virgin olive oil, canola oil, Shea Butter and a list of other things that have been proven to be good for the skin and your over all health. I also am a big consumer of essential oils. Some of the soaps are scented by fragrances, but many are by essential oils. Because I don’t know about you, but I want to be enveloped in something I know is going to benefit me in the long run.  

Through out this post are pictures of different soaps I have created over the months. Some are in my Etsy shop (SoapsByShad.Etsy.com) and others are soaps that are soon to be displayed. If you are interested, please make sure to click the link and you’ll be taken to my shop.

Also if you want to leave a comment or just want to communicate somewhere other than on my blog I also have other social medias

They are:

Facebook: HeavenlyScentsbyShadrieka or L.O.W.W which is also on Facebook. Which stands for Love of the Written Word.

Instagram: heavenly_cents

Also it would be extremely appreciated if you would pass the word along. You will not regret it.  

empowering · Experiences · health · motivational

Heavenly Scents

Good afternoon Good People!!!

I hope all is well. I know you’re probably looking at the title and trying to figure out how I came up with that. Well that is the name of my NEW Etsy STORE!                                       

SoapsbyShad.etsy.com All soaps have been made with all natural oils to promote hydration, conditioning, and cleanliness of the skin.

As you know it has been a little while since I’ve written anything. The reason for that is there is another business venture I’m looking into and unfortunately it has been taking a lot of my time. I have no regrets, because in the long run I think this is going to be something I can do for fun and also profit from.

The business I have been looking into is skincare. But at this current moment in time I’m only making one thing and that is soap. I’ve created an Etsy store and I’ve already had 3 orders to come in! This journey is going to be an exciting one. Last year was definitely not my year, but I believe that 2020 is going to be the year of the hustle. That is all I plan on doing this year. Because I realized a long time ago I never wanted to work on someone’s job. So by doing this it will give me an avenue to make my own currency and be my own boss.

I remember I asked a friend, ” Why don’t more people try to make their own lane?” He just said, “Not everyone has the same goal.” I didn’t understand it, and I’m not going to try to act like I understand it now, because I don’t. I much rather own my own everything, than to let someone have basic control over my life. Many people don’t realize that is what a job is many times; but that is about the gist of it.

Final thought

If there is anything you take from this post, I want you to know that anything is possible as long as you believe you can achieve it. I don’t care how extreme your dreams might be, there is always a way to make them come true. So never stop striving for the stars.

empowering · Experiences · motivational

Bettering Me

Good Morning,

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Hope all is well…. As I stated before I will be starting a skincare business. It’s in the works. I’ve been trying to figure out what I was going to market for the longest time. I have a book out here and also a t-shirt store, but that isn’t where my passion lies. I’m thinking this next venture is going to be the one I stick to. It seems like it could eventually become something I love doing; and that is all I want. It seems like you’re more inclined to work when it doesn’t feel like work. I’m sure that’s what we all are striving for.

As far as the process, I’m still looking for a name and logo. I’m sure I’ll be able to come up with something this weekend. That’ll be the time I can actually sit still and think of something creative. My only problem now is buying all the supplies. When I first decided to do this I had no clue that it was going to be such an expensive start up. But if you don’t try you won’t succeed.

So as I always say; If you have something you’ve been wanting to do that will release you from the chains of working just to get paid, do it. It’s going to be hard at first but the feeling you get from having control over your finances (knowing you set the tone for how much you get paid) is priceless.

              As Always, I thank you for taking time to read this post. Also if this inspired you it might inspire someone else so please pass this around and help this blog to grow and be great.

Below is a link to my recently published book, sold on Amazon. Check it out if you’re looking for a fun interesting book to read.

 

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