Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Count Me In! Personalized Lip Balms

Count Me In is the leading national not for profit provider of online business loans, resources, and community for women entrepreneurs. Their mission is to promote economic independence and the growth of women owned businesses.
Why a Custom Lip Balm?
During September SheFinds will run a promotion with Count Me In to raise money for the organization and help boutique designers get the word out about their designs. We love supporting female entrepreneurs, so of course Good Fortune said YES!
Show Your Support! Purchase our exclusive "count me in" lip balms and we'll donate $2 for each one to Count Me In.
Like what you see? Get your own promotional lip balm! We can put any logo or custom design on any flavor of you choose. Beautiful and natural-that's how we do it!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Naked Soaps

Sounds fun huh? Well, it is! He.he.he...Why bother with all the fancy packaging if you're just going to rip into them as soon as they arrive in your mailbox? You're going to want to smell them, feel them, and jump in the shower immediately. Choose from our luxurious bubbles, facial care, and shavings soaps. Here are a few reasons we love our Good Fortune Soaps so much!!
  • Safe for sensitive skin (kid friendly)
  • Bath/shower/shave (3-in-1)
  • Phosphate-free eco-friendly
  • Refills for Faucet Soaps
  • (3-in-1) less waste, fast & save $$
  • Moisturizing oils & clean scents
Save money and buy (naked) handcrafted soaps in bulk.
Side note: our packaged soaps make the best gifts!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

We Love Our New Point-of-Purchase Displays

Check it out! Our new POP displays set the testers apart from inventory, tells you our TOP 10 Raves for each product, and gives you clear instructions on the many uses of our fabulous Good Fortune natural skin care products.

Our edible lip scrub is our best seller for good reasons. Kiss chapped lips good bye and it taste like pie crust. Yum!
We LOVE our new inspired lip balms! Each handcrafted box holds 12 lip balms, and comes with a tester. People may not want to try the tester, but they love to smell them! Ahhh! The fresh scent of peppermint, coconut, and orange vanilla makes us happy! Not to mention the fun feel-good quotes such as, "smile, it's the second best thing you can do with your lips".
Relax your mind and body with the aroma of essential oils and hydrate your skin with 100% natural vegetable oils rich in vitamins A, D, and E. Perfect to use instead of lotion, in your bath, or for massage! Try our "uplifting" pink grapefruit, "classic" spearmint orange, "destress" eucalyptus spearmint lime, and "relaxing" lavender vanilla 3-in-1 body oils.

Enhance the mood and soothe your spirit by spraying wherever a good scent is necessary—even on the skin! Good Fortune Element Sprays are perfect for the car, pillows, linen, rooms, and travel. Try our "welcoming" applejack, "balanced" green tea, "reviving" peppermint patchouli, and "relaxing" sandalwood lavender Element Sprays.
The total package! Mix and match as many products as you like. Some stores like to carry all applejack, lavender, and peppermint and group them in to scents. Whereas, some stores carry all the scents in each product and offer complete product lines. We broke up each scent and flavor to give you the maximum amount of uses. Call or email me for pricing and/or questions! 423.715.2647.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Handcrafted is Who We Are

Meet my granddad, Millard Vincent. He is 85, been happily married for over 60 years, and doesn't miss a beat in his work shop. As long as I can remember I've been working in the wood shop with my granddad and dad, and they each share stories of working in their dads' shops. Handcrafting and fabricating is in our blood for sure! That is why when I wanted new point-of-purchase displays for my Good Fortune products, I grabbed a sketch pad, picked up a few supplies, and headed over to see my grand dad.

I knew exactly what I wanted, but needed the help and advice from a seasoned pro before hammering out tons of displays. We first used the table saw to create a slit in the back for the information board to sit. Then we used a router to round the top edge and give the 2x4 a softer edge. We then sliced off what felt like hundreds of 2.5 inch sections, hammered out 1.75 inch indentions in each one using a drill press, and finally I got the pleasure of sanding them all with a belt sander. Can you say carpal tunnel?

Once I got home, covered from head to toe in saw dust, toting 100 displays in my studio, I sweet talked my dear mother in to painting the first batch for me. I have an amazing and supportive family. Everything we do here at Good Fortune is handcrafted with love. I hope you guys are more informed about the uses of our products and continue to buy our skin care, now that you've seen the cool new displays.

This may not be the work I need to be doing as the CEO, but I love creating new ways to improve my products, make my customers happy, and most importantly spending time with my granddad.