Back in October I did a feature on Rebecca where we learned a lot about her, her soaps and how she became so successful on Etsy and Artfire. (Read the interview here.) In the interview, Rebecca mentioned her health was down so when she contacted me about doing a giveaway, I decided this would be a great opportunity to follow up with her.
Rebecca has had a rough few months. While she was able to fill orders as they came in, she has been mostly non-functioning. After a long struggle with finding the right medications to treat her bipolar disorder, she is starting to feel she can do things again, and has made her first batch of soap in several months. The soap will be part of her spring line and smells like Rice Flower and Vanilla.
Rebecca's goal for 2010 is really simple - get back into the swing of things; make soap and promote her shops again. Rebecca already has purchased lots of new scents and is ready to go. Now, she's taking baby steps back into marketing her shops. In 2010, Rebecca also hopes to stay on top of her bookkeeping - every year she ends up slacking until sales tax is due.
These handmade, cold process soaps are perfect for dry or troubled skin. Great as facial bars or all over. Bars contain both shea and cocoa butters, as well as an abundance of skin loving oils such as Olive and Rice Bran, both known for their moisturizing properties. These soaps are cleansing, but also leave behind a bit of your body's natural oils to help smooth and rehydrate your skin. They will leave you feeling moisturized and not oily. They also make great shampoo bars.
For a chance to win this week's giveaway:
Mandatory: Visit Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen on Etsy or Artfire, come back here and post your favorite item and email address in the comments section of this post.
Additional chances to win (leave a separate comment with your email address for each entry):
1) Tweet the giveaway and post a link to your tweet in the comments below - 1 extra entry
2) Blog about the giveaway and post a link to your blog post in the comments below - 1 extra entry
3) Add one of my ad buttons (left hand sidebar) to your blog or website and post a link to your site in the comments - 1 extra entry
4) Join Nature Manipulated's mailing list (by doing this you agree to receive a monthly newsletter from NM)- 1 extra entry
5) Purchase an item from the featured shop and post a link to the item you purchased (transaction link) - 5 extra entries
ENTRIES WITHOUT CONTACT INFORMATION WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE GIVEAWAY. (Email address, Etsy username and Artfire username accepted. If your Blogger profile links to your email or shop, that is acceptable too. Leave contact info for each entry. Tip: When leaving your email do not use the @ and . symbols, instead spell out AT and DOT.)
Entries for this giveaway will be accepted through Sunday, February 7, 2010, 11:59pm Eastern Time. I will notify the winner via email and the winner will have 48 hours to respond before I choose a new winner.
International entries are welcome!
While you are looking around Rebecca's Artfire shop, take advantage of Rebecca's special offer for Nature Manipulated readers: FREE SHIPPING on orders of $25 or more with coupon code "naturemanipulated". This special offer is valid from February 1 - March 31, 2010.
Thanks for participating in this week's giveaway. Be sure to stop by next week for another great giveaway.
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