I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and survived Black Friday! The holiday shopping season is upon us and December is one of our busiest months. We are gearing up for the usual surge in orders for our Kits and Artisan Soap Gift packs. I wanted to note that gift orders should be made a least a week in advance due to postal slowdowns.
Excluding ISA Packages… during the month of December, all kits that come in our customary black box will be shipped with a beautiful lace and tinsel ribbon and bow in festive holiday colors. This will make it easy to send as a gift directly from our shopping cart or to give to someone personally. If you would like a gift card included, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your instructions.
You may have noticed we have redesigned our Artisan Bath Bars and improved the scent as well. We now offer a Six Bar Gift Pack in addition to our usual Four Bar Gift Pack. The Six Bar Gift Pack comes with an additional 4″ X 4″ solid wood soap drying tray. They should make wonderful gifts this season and it’s a great way to introduce our friends, family, and coworkers to the wonderful benefits associated with our products.
We have made some slight improvements to Radiance AX. After further research, we are more convinced of the benefits of Vitamin C in a daily skin-moisturizing regimen. So, we have upped the Vitamin C content of this already wonderful moisturizer. Radiance AX now contains 5% Vitamin C. In addition, we have reduced the peppermint content of the product due to the large number of customers that use the product as a rich daily facial moisturizer.
In my last update I mentioned we expected our new line of luxurious and nutritive Shampoos and Conditioners to be available in early December. Due to the hurricane that devastated the Northeast, our airless packaging is still sitting in a New York port. It is expected to be released to move on to our port in Tampa this week. Regrettably, this unexpected delay has caused us to reconsider a December launch that would put us so close to Christmas. This is a very hectic time of year for us. Adding a new product line that has tremendous pent-up demand and our busiest time of the year no less, doesn’t seem like a wise decision. So I have decided to make VuDu available in early January, after all of the holiday and new year festivities have ended.
I apologize to those who were excited to start using this wonderful new line of BlackBox Products and to our testers that are out of product and ready to order. Unfortunately, this was out of my control.
I would like to mention that the black boxes for VuDu are the best I have seen in the industry. It is a thick book-style box that has a hinge on the left and opens right to left to display our shampoo and conditioner standing upright or laying on its back. This will be a great way to display the products still in the box. On the front outside cover is embossed printed “VuDu Hair!” in Metallic Purple and underneath is embossed printed in Metallic Black “by BlackBox Cosmetics”. The bottles themselves are colorful and eye-catching with chrome lids, glossy red pumps with chrome rings, translucent blues and greens, and black bases. There is nothing like it in the hair-care industry. Of course the products are packaged in a way to preserve the high nutrient content without all of the toxic preservatives… another important detail other manufacturers care nothing about.
.co Alternate Website
Our alternate website developed outside of a Flash environment is almost complete. The address is: www.BlackBoxCosmetics.co. At this time, it redirects to our main website, as stated in our past update. Our developers may be able to design our main website to automatically redirect those using iPads or iPhones to the new web address that works with those platforms. Again, our shopping cart system is not affected by these changes. The shopping cart has always been developed to work with any Internet capable product.
Under the Restoration Cosmeceutical line, we have an anti-oxidant astringent called “Splash” near development completion. This product will be packaged in a unique airless jar that will dispense product when a cotton ball is pressing in the center. We believe our customers will love this product.
Also, we are gearing up to start our product test on a new sunless self-tanner. This is a very different product in comparison to our tinted moisturizer, Bronzed Infusion. We have combined the most, luxurious and realistic-producing sun-tanning ingredients to yield an incredibly natural looking tan. Our self-tanner works so well, it is impossible for us to tell the difference. This tan doesn’t wash off at the end of the day. It wears off at the same rate as a normal sun tan. It is a gradual tan that starts to develop in 1-2 hours. Some of the ingredients reach their full effect in two days. To maintain a tan, one only needs to reapply it on a regular basis.
If you have used other self-tanners, you may have noticed a strange chemical smell and and orange tan-producing effect. We have created our self-tanner to smell wonderful. Actually, it is one of my favorite scents of all the products we offer. Most companies use one ingredient to produce a tan. We use a combination of tanning ingredients for the most natural looking tan I have ever seen.
Kevin Brett Evans