Sunday, June 29, 2008

Bonghi Natura Introduces New Body Lotion

Bergamot, Lime and Ylang Ylang Body Lotion 8oz

This is a shear luxurious lotion. It absorbs into the skin wonderfully leaving you feeling smooth without feeling greasy. The sweet citrus blend of bergmot, lime and ylang ylang essential oils is cool and refreshing.
This lotion contains evening primrose oil which is said to have many benefits to the skin which include:

* Rejuvenate Your Skin
* Help Smooth Out Rough Skin
* Help Hydrate Terribly Dry Skin
* Create What is Needed to Produce New Skin Cells
* Give Your Skin Better Elasticity
* Reduce Blemishes and Noticeable Redness by Creating a Better Skin Coloration.

This lotion will compliment Energia Soap, or can be paired with a Bergamot, Lime and Ylang Ylang Creamy Sugar Scrub.

More Scents Coming Soon!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Winners Are...

Congratulations to our contest winners!




Monday, June 23, 2008

Primavera - Rose and Honey Exfoliating Bar

This is a 6.5 oz exfoliating bar. The feminine floral aroma of rose is perfectly accompanied by sweet honey to create a delectable combination that will entice your senses.

The exfoliating bar will buff away you dry dead skin and leave you feeling silky smooth. This bar is gentle enough to use every day and keep your skin looking fresh and vibrant. Honey is full of vitamins and minerals and has wonderful emollient properties. Emollients make the skin feel softer and smoother.BONGHI NATURA

Friday, June 20, 2008


Give us a summary of your shop, and how you got started?
I make sassy classy frames for all the beasts in our lives (four legged or two--you choose your star). My shop started when I was at a loss as to what to get my sister for Christmas a couple years back. She has a pug that she adores (even though he can be a major pain in the butt) so I figured I'd make her a frame for him. Well, needless to say, my slightly twisted sense of humor surfaced while making her gift, and voila! SOBDOG was created.

How did you select your name?
My boyfriend actually helped me come up with it. It's pretty self explanatory if you know what I sell, but it still sounds cool even if you don't.

What makes your shop unique?

We've all seen the "Best of Friends" and "Family" frames with cute or profound sayings surrounding your precious photos. But rarely (if ever) do you see captions like those on good ol' SOBDOG products. If you do, let me know. I might just buy one.

Do you sell anywhere outside of etsy? If so, where
Not yet, although I've thought about contacting some local pet boutiques.

How long have you been making your craft?

The first SOBDOG frames were made in December 2006, although I didn't list them on Etsy until this past January.

Is it your full-time job?
Nah. I'm a graphic designer. It's not a bad gig, but I too wish to live out the dream of one day supporting all my bad habits with income from my crafts...

How do you balance work, and/or your shop, and home?

I work from home so I don't have to worry about commuting or anything like that. When I'm finished working at 5pm, I can simply walk into my craft room and start working on my next project. It's a pretty sweet deal, I know. And trust me, I used to commute in the DC area, so I definitely appreciate what I have now.

What is your favorite material?

I don't really know. Maybe paper? I know I love using my labeling machine... Try stealing my casserole dish now!

What inspires you?

My animals, color combinations, funny sayings, things from my childhood. Ooh, and music, big time. During college I used to listen to a lot of Tim Buckley while working on projects. His stuff still gets my creativity flowing.

Click HERE to visit SOB DOG frames.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


It's giveaway time again, this time we're giving away three 4oz Scrubs. Winners may choose either Creamy Sugar Scrub (any scent) or Espresso Italiano. The rules are simple leave a comment containing your favorite scent combination/aroma. (does not have to be one carried by Bonghi Natura).Winners will be chosen at random on June 25th!
One entry per person, any one who links to my contest or blog on their blog receives an additional entry. (Please let me know in your comment or via convo if you have posted a link)

Monday, June 16, 2008

New Soap Release

Tranquillo - 4 oz- Clary Sage Bergamot LitseaThis 4oz soap is a balancing blend of sweet clary sage, fresh bergamot and calming litsea essential oils. The aroma of this soap is rich and warm, with spicy undertones and citrus herbaceous top notes. This relaxing soap will soothe your mind and body

Friday, June 13, 2008


Give us a summary of your shop, and how you got started?
I created my shop a little over 7 months ago. I had been stamping cards as a way to relax and heard about Etsy though a friend from high school. She helped me put a shop together a the rest is history.
Everything in my shop is hand-stamped. I used all kinds of rubber stamps, but more specifically Stampin' Up images. The goal main goal I have for my shop is to help people reconnect with family and friends in a personal way. Email and texting is great, but I feel it kind of takes the intimacy out of the relationship. Plus, receiving cards and letters in your mailbox is pretty fun!

How did you select your name?
About 7 years ago when I was applying for college I had to come up with a new email address. At the time I was ready for a change, so i asked a friend (the same one who helped me create my shop years later) what my new address should be. She looked at me smiled and replied, "tinalina!" She used to call me tina, a nickname only a few were allowed to call me) and it just seemed to fit. The name stuck and it seemed only right to use it for Etsy too.

What makes your shop unique?
This is a hard question. Maybe the simplicity of my cards? I think that sometimes we get caught up in the intricacy and details of things. I like my cards to be simple, pretty and fun; not too detailed, but not bland. I hope I reach that goal.

Do you sell anywhere outside of etsy? If so, where?

No, currently I am strictly an Etsian. I mean, once in a while my mom or a friend will just tell me what they want and I'll make it without using Etsy, but not often.

How long have you been making your craft?

I've been working with paper for many years (I used to scrapbook). But as far as stamping, only a little over a year or so.

Is it your full-time job?
No, by day I am a 7th grade Geography teacher at an Orlando middle school As of now my cardmaking is somewhere between hobby and very small business.

How do you balance work, and/or your shop, and home?
Right now its pretty easy to balance everyting. My husband is in seminary, so when he is studying or writing papers I'm stamping or on Etsy. We don't have any kids yet, so that allows a lot more free time to work on my craft.

What is your favorite material?
Well, cardstock paper is a must in cardmaking. I love using rubber stamps. I cannot draw at all, so they allow me to create images without doing the actual drawing!

What inspires you?
I get random spurts of creativity so lots of things inspire my cardmaking. It could be the color scheme in a magazine, a friend's outfit or other pieces of art. Right now I'm intrigued by a blue and plum color scheme I saw somewhere on Etsy and am wondering if it will look as good on paper and ink.

Click HERE to visit TinaLina 's Shop

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tuesday Tips - Soap Savers

How to Get the Most Out of Your Soap!

Do you want that handmade soap to last longer? Get a soap dish that drains and allow your new handmade soap to dry out. When your soap sits in water and gets gooey you waste precious soap and it just rinses right down the drain every time you lather up ! Get the most out of your soap and let it drain and dry out, it will stay harder, last longer, and save you money!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Blog Hiatus

It's seems like forever since my last blog post! In the past few weeks I have moved been packing, moving, unpacking, and getting settled into the new place. Now that things are finally started to get settled down I hope to start working on some new products and get my blog started back up shortly. Stay tuned in the next few weeks for new products coming soon!!