Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hurricane Alex coming to AZ?

Monsoons blew in and it poured rain like crazy this afternoon...of course right when it was time to go to a meeting we had in the next building over...but when you dress for work for your usual 100 degree arent very prepared for a cold rain.

So we used our resources...and well the life jackets just looked like too much fun so we had to add them to our ensemble to make for a better entrance.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Welcome Wednesday!

We are very excited to be one of the blogs in the spotlight at “Take It from Me”. We are happy to have you and hope you will decide to follow us here and stick around to see what we are all about.

While here I would love it if you popped on over to
**here** and give my Sun Soap a vote. Thanks so much!

Looks like our monsoons are trying to roll in. Got one big clap of thunder, and about 5 drops of it's a comin'!! YAY!! I love monsoons!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Come Vote For Me

Remember my Sun Soap? Well I made it for a contest, and now it is time to vote!

I would love it if you went and cast a vote for my Sun Soap. There are 3 catagories you can vote for it in....2 are probably the most appropiate

Most Likey to Purchase
Best Fits The Summer Beach Theme Overall

....unless it is the
Item You think is the Funkiest/Wildest, lol

You can Vote Here

Thanks so much!!!!!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Toy Story 3

We went today to see Toy Story 3 today with our oldest daughter and her family.

Had a great time. Very cute movie!! We saw the first one back when our youngest daughter was small....but we never saw #2. We will now have to rent it! :)

#3 was very enjoyable to watch...well except for the infant sitting behind us that fussed most the movie...other than that it was great. There was a teary moment...somehow I always seem to cry through every kids movie.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Scent Spotlight – Lemon Zest

Our Lemon Zest is a wonderful lemon fragrance with notes of lemongrass, litsea cubea, orange oil and vanilla.

Because of the vanilla content the soap will turn a tan shade, but this does not detract from its yummy fragrance.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Product Spotlight - Face Cream

Hydrate and nourish your skin with this handcrafted cream that is made with a blend of oils known for hydrating the skin and helping against pre-mature aging. This cream can be used morning and night. Apply and let the nutrients sink down into your skin, keeping it hydrated and nourished.

Essential Ingredients:

Evening Primrose Oil - Has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects.

Raspberry Seed Oil - An excellent antioxidant and a rich source of vitamins A & E as well as having superior anti-inflammatory properties.

Tamanu Oil - A topical healing agent with skin healing, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Argan Oil - Rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids, this oil is used for massage, facials and as an ingredient in anti-aging creams.

Emu Oil - Is believed to have natural anti-inflammatory properties, and help to replenish lost lipids in aged skin, it penetrates deeply without clogging pores.

**Kokum Butter – Non pore-clogging, aids quick absorption and helps regenerate tired and worn skin cells, supporting skins elasticity.

**Kukui Nut Oil – This unique hypoallergenic oil contains Vitamins A, C, and E, and essential fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic). It quickly penetrates the skin providing anti-oxidants that help to protect and moisturize.

Hydrolyzed Collagen – Derived from codfish, aids in the healing and structuring of connective tissue and encourages skin renewal.

Allantoin – Aides in the growth of new healthy tissue, skin protectant.

** Please be sure to keep your allergies in mind as you choose products –THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS NUT OILS**

Our face cream comes in a 4 ounce jar and is priced at $10 per bottle.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Fathers Day!

Happy Fathers Day to all you Daddys, Uncles, and Grampys! I hope everyone has a day filled with love from their loved ones!

Baby Girl and I will just have a quite day at home with The Hubs just chillaxin'.

Sadly my Daddy is no longer with us, but he is forever in my heart! Here is a picture of him and I taken the year before he passed away.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Friday!

TGIF right??!!

Today we are heading over to Prescott to the Hassayampa Hotel to set up for Saturdays show. Also going to drive out to Chino Valley to drop off a wholesale it will be a busy day.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and hope to see a friendly face or two at our show on Saturday.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Trying to Step Out Of My Box

I think my soaps are nice…very nice actually, but then I see some people do these awesome gorgeous super cool creations…and I think why can’t I do that. Well I can…I am just the personality that stays safe and with what I know.

But then I decided to enter this fun lil beach themed contest that someone is hosting on etsy…hmm, what can I do with soap and have a beach theme?

I have this wonderful fragrance oil that has been just sitting here for a couple of months begging to be used…it is called Arizona Sunrise…well no oceanfront property here in AZ, but I still want to “play” on the sun…so I first had to make my sun on day/part 1…

Then it was all hands on deck for day/part 2 as we made the sand and the sky and embed the “sun”. I don’t have any pictures of us in action, but The Hubs stirred the clouds/white…Baby Girl stirred the sky/blue…and I stirred the sand/brown…then it was poured and put to bed.

Then I started cleaning up and yelled…(louder than I realized)…"OH MY GOSH" and The Hubs and Baby Girl came running…WHAT???...I just then realized…I forgot to put the scent in the sand and sky. OOPS! So only the sun is scented, but it is all good….I personally think the results are gorgeous!

Fun in the Sun

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Chili Cookoff!

This has to have been the funnest show we have done to date. Of course the one in the prettiest area as well, and do you think I took my camera??? Nope!!

We started off making the wrong turn and ended into a nearby show...oops. So had to get out of there and go the .4 down the road to ours. It was in this cute little park surrounded by tall pines....OH MY do I love the smell of our Prescott Pines!!!

We set up, and met the funnest booth neighbors we have EVER had, and we just had the best day ever.

We tasted some "world class" chili...the winner was going off to the world championship...but I just gotta say...I like my chili best! lol

It threatened rain all day, but we had just clouds and a little wind...not typical Flag winds, so it was nice. Not many people came out, but we truly had the best day ever!

If you get a chance stop by our new friends facebook site and "like" them and say hi! They have some great purses and accessories.

The Sassy Purse

Friday, June 11, 2010

First Blog Giveaway Winner

We have a winner!!!

I had 6 lovely comments and 1 tweet! So how to draw?? Draw names from a hat or use the I have seen everyone do?
I decided on using the numbers 1 through 7 to account for my 6 comments and #7 would be the tweeter.

And the winning number is......................#1 BusyB!!
BusyB you win my prize, my first blog giveaway!!
Please email me your address at lustercanyon {at} gmail {dot} com so I can send your goodies out to you!

I loved all 6 suggestions and am going to see about adding some of them. Some were ones I never thought of, but sound wonderful!
Thanks so much for playing, and do keep reading. I hope to entertain you and have future giveaways as well. :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Scent Spotlight – Sage Citrus

This scent is an interesting one. The scent description is…A blend of earthy sage, luxurious talc, with a hint of lemon-lime to create a natural harmony.

It is fun to see what everyone smells…few get the citrus, and most can smell the sage, but my initial scent is the talc.

Whichever layer you pick up on it is a nice light scent in our lotions, and for the soap it changes the color to a light brown/dark tan so we leave that natural and don’t add any additional coloring to it.

Monday, June 7, 2010

First Blog Giveaway

So would you like to win a goodie from Luster Canyon? First…what would you win??

A Bar of Gardenia Scented Soap


A 4 ounce bottle of Gardenia Scented Lotion

Now How do you Enter –

1 - Follow Luster Canyon’s Blog – Already follow us? Great you have one step already completed. :)

2 - Visit our Etsy Site and leave a comment below with your favorite Scent NOT listed on our site that you would like to see us start carrying.

Is that it? Yes...pretty easy right?

Well you can receive an additional entry by:

++following us on Twitter, and tweeting about our giveaway…be sure your post has @lustercanyon in it or we won’t be able to track your entry.

example - "@lustercanyon is having a giveaway, come check it out"


++”Like” the Luster Canyon Facebook Fanpage (Then be sure you leave us a message so we know you are there and entering).

The above are for additional entries, Numbers 1 & 2 must both be completed to receive your initial entry for the additional entries to count.

This is open to all readers. You have through June 10, 2010 to enter, and the winner will be chosen on June 11, 2010.

Winner will be drawn randomly and posted here on Luster Canyon’s Blog.
The winner will then need to contact us with contact information.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bath & Body Find Contest

Want a chance to win FREE bath and body products? Then head on over to Bath & Body Find and sign up for their newsletter....Yup, it is that easy!!
But hurry...the winner is being chosen on June 5.

Bath & Body Find

Scent Spotlight – Lavender

I have found this to be a love it or hate it scent. I personally love lavender. I find it very calming…so I am surprised to find quite a few people actually do not like lavender at all.

This makes for a nice soft lotion scent, not very floral, but not herbally either. For the soap we add in a purple mica swirl for color.

We do not add lavender buds as some people do and this is a personal preference. The lavender buds will turn brown in the process, and doesn’t give as pleasing a look as we would like.

Lavender Soap

Lavender 8 ounce Lotion

Lavender 4 ounce Lotion