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Friday, April 30, 2010

New Eyegasms Colors

Susan stopped in the Beachcombers Bazaar store for some restocking.  That means we have some exciting new Eyegasms colors to offer!

If you haven't yet heard me rave about Susan's Eyegasms, here's a quick low down.  Susan used to use Bare Essentials and MAC mineral pigments for eye shadow.  She found that they didn't have a good range of bright fun sparkly colors so she decided to make her own mineral pigment eye shadows using mineral pigments and mica powders.  Lucky for all of us!  The local belly dancers have been buying from her for years!

Susan's mineral pigment colors are positively inspiring!  They are completely pure with no fillers to dilute the color (makes them wonderful for making gilding paste for henna tattoos).  She also grinds them down to the finest of particles so they go on beautifully.  I don't even use make-up brushes.  I just use my fingers to apply the color.

Any way, back to the new colors at hand!  This is not a complete list, but some of the highlights.

Fire Opal
We now have it!  This super cool color may have replaced Smokey Quartz as my favorite mineral pigment color.  I wrote a blog article about it when I first discovered Fire Opal last month.  It is a yellow orange at first glance  (a color I would never select for myself normally), but when you put it on, it's stunning!  There's a hint of green sparkle/sheen with the warm yellowy color for the coolest effect.

Desert Sunset
Is it pink, is it coral?  I don't know but it's gorgeous!  This color will work beautifully for any skin tone.  It's sort of a coral with a pink sheen.  Perfect for summer.

This is bright rich turquoise blue/green though mostly blue.  It  looks like the chysocolla gemstone.  It's very Caribbean-ocean-feeling.

Ocean Tide
OK, so it's not one of her new colors, but it's the PERFECT summer color!  It's a neutral taupe kind of color with a turquoise sheen!  It's one of the those colors that pairs well with other colors but is perfect when you just want a quick swipe of color and don't want to put any work  into it.  Kind of like Smokey Quartz.

Golden Gaia
Yes, I know this is not a new color either, but again PERFECT for summer!  It's a glorious light green color almost minty, expect it has a slight golden shimmer.  The golden shimmer makes all the difference. 

Here are some eyeshadow combo ideas...

Eye Shadow Combo Ideas... 

Golden Green Mineral Pigment Combo
This is the combo I'm wearing today.
Upper Lid:  Asp
Middle Lid:  Fire Opal
Lash Line:  Moldavite
Warm & Rich Arizona Sunset Eyeshadow Combo
Upper Lid: Desert Sunset
Middle Lid:  Elvin Fire
Lash Line:  Garnet

Breezy Ocean Make Up Combo
Upper Lid:  Ocean Tide
Middle Lid:  Chrysocolla
Lash Line:  Milk Chocolate (or you can use metal for a cooler rock-n-roll effect)

Summer Green Powered Shadow Combo
Upper Lid: Desert Sunset
Middle Lid:  Elvin Fire
Inside Corner of the Eyes:  White Gold

The White Gold can be worn on the inside of the eyes with nearly any other color.  It really opens up the eyes and adds a new dimension to your make-up.

Stop in the Orlando store and let's see what combos you come up with!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

3D Wire Sculpture: Orlando Local Art

LaVern David Thompson is the artist behind these fantastic 3D wire sculptures.

This Florida artist uses a unique wire coil toe design that allows the wire itself to create spaces with texture and lines of life and emotion.  Each wrap twist, curve, and bend symbolizes that a pull on either end of the wire wherever it may be, would stretch that wire into a lifetime.

The great connection between all of us!

We offer a nice selection of his work for under $25 at our College Park Orlando store!  I also have a could of his gorgeous balanced wire mobiles for under $40.

You really have to see these in person to appreciate the artistry!  I LOVE local art!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Bindi Body Stickers

Twenty seven new bindi body stickers are up on the site!

My new favorites?  These fantastic bindi with beaded dangles.  Too cute!  Normally this style bindi is in more solid colors but I love that these have a black background.
Remember, bindi aren't just for the forehead.  They can be worn anywhere.  These will be great as a delicate floating necklace.  I think I may try 3 of them in a little triangle or one paired with a smaller plainer bindi on each side of it.

Have you seen our bindi information site?  Just an informational website all about bindi body stickers.  How to apply bindi, traditional bindi applications and meanings, idea for interesting ways to wear bindi, and even a small gallery of bindi pictures!

Feel free to send me pictures of you or your friends wearing bindi and I'll post them in the gallery or on Facebook.

Here's to bindi...YOUR way!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

We are back!

Woo hoo!  GREAT conference!  The eCommerce business conference in Vegas was fantastic.  Not only was it more information than we can possibly put into practice but it was a ton of fun.

A huge thank you to all the sponsors of the event and to all our customers that accepted our shipping delays!

We were able to connect with other friends in the eCommerce business and I even did some henna on some folks at the conference!  Talk about branding your product, right?

This is John of Colder Ice and 3rd Power Outlets.  John gave a wonderful presentation on social marketing and got his first henna tattoo!

It's back to business as usual, normal business hours and shipping schedules.  We, of course, have a list of to-do items.  We hope to improve our efficiency so that we can keep our prices low, and to increase sales so that we can add even bigger variety of our items!

Thanks again for your patience!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Shipping & Email Delay Notice!

Store Closed & Shipping Delay Notice!
We are out of town attending a business conference. We are happy to accept orders during this time but but we will be unable to ship orders until we return. We will be answering emails, but communication may take longer than normal while we are away.

Shipping will resume Monday April 19 2010

Emails  The best way to contact us while we are away!
We will have limited access to internet, but we will be returning emails at least once a day. Please be patient and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

Phone Calls
All messages will be returned, Tuesday April 20.

Online Orders

We will be accepting online orders, but shipping will be delayed until Monday April 19.

Orlando Store
Our store will be closed while we are away and will reopen Tuesday, April 20.

Henna Appointments
If you need a henna tattoo while we are out, please visit our local Orlando henna artist list here.

Product Help
If you need help with any of our products, visit our product information websites...

Henna Tattoo Help: www.ShopHenna.com
Glass Bangles: www.ShopBangles.com
Bindi Body Stickers: www.ShopBindi.com
Khussa Indian Shoes: www.ShopKhussa.com

Friday, April 9, 2010

New Sign for Beachcombers Bazaar!

Woo Hoo!  Check out our new store sign on the side of our building by Forever Young Floral.  You can now see us when coming from the north side of Edgewater Dr! 

A big thank you to Angela and Vital Signs of Orlando for doing such a good job with the sign!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New Indian Bangle Dispaly Stands

Woo Hoo!  New bangle stands have arrived!

I know some of you have been waiting awhile for these, and they are worth it.

The tree bangle stand is back and looks great.  It will hold about 340 glass bangles or 28 dozen.  Two standard size bangle set will fit on each of the 9 arms.

Our standard 6 bar bangle stand is in a light orange/natural stain.  Very warm and pretty with a kick of brightness!  It holds about 480 individual glass bangles or 40 dozen.  Four standard size bangle sets fit on each of the 6 arms.

Always a favorite, our round bangle display stand also holds about 480 individual glass bangles or 40 dozen.  Four standard size bangle sets fit on each of the 6 arms.

The tall large bangle rack is here!  With 8 bars to hang your glass bangles on this stand is always popular so get it while it is in stock!  It holds about 720 individual glass bangles or 60 dozen.  Four standard size bangle sets fit on each of the 8 arms.

Display those gorgeous glass Indian bangles!  Don't hide them away!  A bangle rack filled with colorful Indian bangles looks a like a work of art when placed in a glass cabinet or on a living room table.

Happy to offer these to you!