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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Beachcombers Holiday Door Buster One-Day-Only Sales!

Woop! We have created some crazy good deals for you this Holiday shopping season.

Each special is good for one day only, while supplies last, so MARK YOUR CALENDER!

Nov 28

Metal Box &
2 Bangle Sets

48.99 - 29.99
Black Friday
Nov 29

Bangle Display Stand

36.99 - 19.99
Small Biz Sat
Nov 30

Our Most Popular Earrings

29.99 - 19.99
Dec 1

Henna Design eBook

9.99 - 1.99
Cyber Monday
Dec 2

Big Bad
Henna Kit

42.99 - 29.99

Go to Beachcombers Bazaar and 

Click on "Deal Of the Day" to take advantage of these deals.

These great deals can be combined with our FREE shipping deals to save you even more money.

Peace to you during this CRAZY weekend!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Small Business Saturday Shopping

Small Business Saturday is starting to catch on!

Originally started by American Express in 2010, using great subsidies such as $10-25 credits by shopping small businesses and paying with your American Express card on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

It's GREAT to get holiday shoppers thinking about spending some of their shopping budget at small businesses. Small businesses spend a much larger percentage of sales back in their own local community. Small businesses often run on a MUCH smaller profit margin and don't benefit from the big discounts that Big Box stores get.

As consumers, we need to support these small businesses that are the backbone of our communities across the nation when choosing where to spend our money this holiday season.

Let's not limit shopping small businesses to the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Let's keep them in mind this Holiday season and all year round!

In that spirit I'm going to share some ideas with you!
Many are local to Orlando, but some are online or offer shipping.

  • Florida Tribal Dance
    Orlando and Shipping Options
    This is my favorite dance studio! You can purchase class tickets, shirts, or totes with their fabulous logo.
  • Balance Massage
    This is hands-down the BEST massage for health studio in Orlando. They offer gift certificates!
  • Inner Image Ink
    What better gift than a gift certificate to get a tattoo for the New Year!
  • Andrea's Quality Cheesecake
    Orlando and Shipping Options
    WOW! I just discovered this gem just a mile from our offices. They offer REAL New York style cheesecake. Do you know what I mean? I'm not talking about the creamy super sweet Cheesecake Factory style cheese cake. I'm talking about real cheese cake that is a bit crumbly with a smooth subtle texture...YUM!

    Take one of Andrea's cheesecakes to your next holiday gathering and you will be the HIT of the party!
  • Perpetual Vogue Tattoo Apparel
    Online Store Shipping Options
    The BEST in rocker clothing I've seen! The owner/buyer has an AMAZING eye. Find great items for both men and women. I love their Pin-Up style clothing!
  • Modern Grace
    Orlando (Edgewater Drive in College Park)
    The best dress shop in Orlando! This is where you should get your Christmas party dress and your New Year's Eve dress. Great style at GREAT prices.
  • Gallery On the Edge
    Orlando (Edgewater Drive in College Park)
    This is the coolest shop that is packed with awesome work done by local artists. Annmarie, the potter we used to have in our store has work here. You will cross multiple names off your shopping list here.
  • Glass Blasted
    Online Store Shipping Options
    This is one great online store that offers the most unique designs sand blasted onto glasses. If you have some that you don't know what to get for them, go here!
  • Holy Clothing
    Online Store Shipping Options
    Lovely romantic flowing clothing. Our khussa shoes look GREAT with their clothing!
We, Beachcombers Bazaar, are also a small business and I hope you'll think of us when choosing where to spend your hard-earned money this holiday season.

Shop Small!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pre-Holiday Sale with FREE Shipping!

Free Shipping on Henna Orders over $50
Until November 25!
Thanksgiving is late this year and leaves only 3 weeks before Christmas. This means we need to get on the shopping ball!

I know that Thanksgiving weekend and Cyber Monday typically has everyone tied up with the big stores and all those crazy sales, so I've decided to offer you a pre-sale to avoid the rush!

Today through November 25...

  • FREE shipping on domestic orders over $50!
  • FREE shipping to Military addresses
  • FREE shipping for Florida orders over $40
  • Buy 4 Glass Bangle Sets, Get 1 Free!
  • Select Highlighted Products
  • Extended Return Policy until January 30

Indian glass bangle holiday sale
Glass Bangle Sale

Shop Our Holiday Specials Page for Great Gift Ideas!

I've selected some of our most popular gifts to highlight including easy-to-use henna kits in every budget, some fantastic glass bangle specials, our most popular fake taper earrings, and stocking stiffer bindi body stickers.

Happy Holidays to YOU!

Monday, November 18, 2013

New Henna Downloads for Fall Henna Class

Beautiful henna fillers on feet
Traditional Henna Fillers

Henna Downloads and Templates

Thanks again to all of my fall quarter henna students. I promised that I would add the leaf fillers template and the empty box template to our Free Downloads page so you could keep practicing, so here they are...

Free Henna Printable Downloads

  • Leaf Shape Fillers Template
  • Blank Box Template
  • How to Roll Henna Cones
  • Updated Version of Free Template eBook

There are 14 free henna downloads available.

For those of you that weren't at the henna workshop, the leaf and box templates are specifically so you can practice henna fillers. The blank box template is also nice for practicing common henna combos (combinations of the basic core elements of henna designs) and for practicing mini designs.

I hope this helps!
Henna On!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Easy Holiday Shopping with Extended Return Policy

Extended return policy for the holidays by Beachcombers
Holiday Shopping Easier!
You are shopping small businesses, this holiday season, right? Great! As a very small...make that micro...business, we thank you!

To make your holiday shopping a bit more easy with Beachcombers, we've extended our 30 day return policy to January 30. That way your giftee doesn't have to deal with a return or exchange right away.

Take you time... Enjoy the New Year! When you are ready later in January, we are here to make sure you love your gift!

Check out some of our other Holiday goodies!

We are equal-opportunity well-wishers...
Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!
Merry Kwanza! Joyous Yule! Happy New Year! 

Jody and Asad (the entirety of Beachcombers Bazaar)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Henna Classes and Workshops a Success!

Ahhhh! Falll! This past Saturday was the Fall Quarter Henna U Extension Classes at Beachcombers Henna Studio. Two henna classes were available this past Fall Quarter including the Simply Henna 101 workshop and the Henna Fillers Lab, and what classes they were!

A huge thank you to the wonderful group of henna students that were dynamic and involved.

This was the first time in six years that the Henna 101 class did not sell out. This means I had a bit of extra time in the workshop, so I added an entire section about henna styles to the workshop. What a GREAT workshop it made!

I was so caught up in teaching that I completely forgot to take pictures, so my apologies for that oversight.

Learn the science and art of henna at Henna 101.
Basic Henna Concepts from Henna 101 Workshop

The Simply Henna 101 Workshop

This class covered henna safety (in depth), the science of henna, henna mixology, and the art of henna. The art of henna included the basic core henna elements and vocabulary and how to create your own henna stories. Using actual henna, we learned to create symmetry & circles with henna and the concept of build-out to create flow within henna designs. We also learned to identifiy the different henna styles including Indian henna, Arabic henna, Indo-Arabic henna, Moroccan henna, Mauritanian henna, and Gulf style henna.

All that in THREE hours! We even had plenty of demos such as adding sugar to henna, getting the proper texture,  how to stain henna paste, and how to roll cellophane cones. Whew! You guys made it and did great!
Henna Fillers Lab teaches the proper use of henna fillers.
Henna Fillers In Use!

The Henna Fillers Lab

This class brought out the DOM in my personality, lol! Practice, practice practice...The best way to learn is to actually do henna. Remember when you discovered that rainbow fillers were quicker than scale fillers? Light bulb moment!

We covered Indian fillers, how to create grids, quick fillers, and unique out-side-the-box fillers. It was and intense hour and a half...ok...so an hour and 45 minutes, as we did go a bit long...

Henna University and Henna U Extension Classes

Don't worry if you missed our fabulous fall extension classes. We have more! Our two day Henna University conference in February is sold out but we do have the Primer Class available. The Primer class will be heavy on mixology and the basic core henna elements.

I offer Henna U extension classes once (occasionally twice) a quarter. These will always include the Simply Henna 101 workshop followed by a Henna Technique Lab. Expect these in Spring, Summer, and Fall. Winter Quarter is always the Henna University conference.

Sign up for our email list and/or Like us on Facebook to be informed on future henna classes. As soon as classes are available for registration, buy your ticket right away! The Henna U 2014 sold out in 11 days and typically the Simply Henna 101 sells out within 2 weeks.

Continuing education is important for anything you do. Keep up your skills and continue to add new exciting additions to your henna vocabulary. I try to attend at least one henna conference a year. This makes me a better henna artist and a better henna instructor.

Henna On!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

New Khussa Indian Shoes are In!

Have you been waiting for our new khussa Indian shoes?
The wait is over!

White and ivory beaded bridal wedding flats in a pretty Indian shoe style.
Bridal Wedding Khussa Indian Shoes

The newest Indian shoe order has arrived and they are spectacular. This order of handmade shoes has top-notch quality and has a great selection.

For all you brides that have been waiting for ivory flats...you are in luck!

We have THREE styles to shop in warm white/ivory khussa shoes. There are some wonderful cool white wedding shoes in this order as well.  All our bridal wedding shoes are available in sizes 6-12. 

Remember, only 24 of each pair are made each the style is retired. This doesn't mean 24 size 6 and 24 size 7, this means a TOTAL of only 24 shoes. If you see something you like, do NOT wait. Buy them now. I have a list of brides that have been waiting for these shoes because their size was sold out when they wanted them. Don't let that be you!

There are some gorgeous bright colors including, by request, lime green khussa and teal Indian flats. I'm excited that we have brought back an elegant dark red pair of khussa shoes that is perfect for the season. Bright purple shoes are BACK too!

Have some fun shopping our new khussa shoes! Take advantage of the free shipping options available. We offer free shipping on orders over $100, Florida orders over $40, and valid Military addresses.