Updates, Plans, Musings and what not…

Hey Guys!

I know it’s been a minute since my last post. Been running around like a (fill in the blank) trying to get things squared away for Habibi in 2014. Man Alive… it’s been kicking my (fill in the blank)!!!! But honestly, it kind of comes with the territory. And I signed up for this job, so I’m going to do it.

globe1First, we went Global. Like, FOR REAL global. Not me cussing out the shipping carriers for trying to shove a bar of soap into a flat rate box and spending $50 (of my money) to get it to the Philippines in less than 12 months. Now, there’s no more rigamoro associated with getting shipments out of the country. Just hit this little button at checkout:

… and they take care of the rest. We fill the order, and they ship it. Easy peasy. So, to my Canadian loves (I’ve gotten every one of your emails), you can now shop through the site without having to jump through payment and shipping hoops. Whoo hoo!

Meantime, my workspace has been transformed into a laboratory full of leaves, flowers, oils… you  name it… it’s probably shoved in a corner somewhere. I finally perfected a Bath Soak formula that’s been stuck in my head for the last six months. No… really. Sometimes I have this fabulous IDEA, and the process of taking it from fantasy to reality can be a bit much, particularly with ingredients that have to be collected and tested and … wait, you don’t care about any of this stuff. 🙂

Habibi DEEP STEEP Bath Soak

Habibi DEEP STEEP Bath Soak

Turns your bathing experience into a spa experience. That’s kind of all you need to know. Oh, and it’s awesome. LOL I started this company to accommodate high-maintenance, fussy spa-loving types like me. So I make product for myself ‘first.’ If I wouldn’t buy it, I’m not going to ask anyone else to buy it either.

Which brings me to the Bath Tea…

Habibi BATH TEA

Habibi BATH TEA

So a really REALLY freak ass long time ago, I wanted to do bath teas. And when I tell you that it went all kinds of wrong… OMG. You’d think this was a fairly simple process. But for the ingredients I want (completely organic/locally sourced), the bags had to be able to stand up to the leaves, nuts and berries I wanted to shove into them. Plus, everything I use has a shelf life. So that means I can’t have tea bags hanging around until whenever someone decides to pop them into the tub. Problem. This has been a process, and a task that I’ve addressed and abandoned a million times over. But I’m happy to report that I finally pulled together a stable blend that does exactly what I want it to do. I even got to up the ante on the ingredients (There’s a fat little Tahitian Vanilla Bean or two shoved in there). Total Bathing Awesomeness.

Habibi BATH TEA

I’m so happy with the way they turned out. I’ve used a few myself (I’m always the first pancake), and they work beautifully!

Habibi BATH TEA

That’s done and up and ready for sale. Bath Soak is not far behind. We got rid of some fragrances, added some fragrances (Organic Grapefruit is back, and a ‘reformulated’ Pomegranate is  better than ever)… and we’re just getting started! So it’s been a lil’ bumpy (which explains my lack of activity on this blog), but we’re coming through it beautifully. 🙂

Meanwhile, there’s a BUNCH of makeup to talk about, and I promise to get to it! More Tom Ford (Spring 2014), NARS, Urban Decay… and the most insane foundation palette you’ve ever seen.

It’s all coming… please bear with me. Thanks for your patience. Ciao for now!

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4 comments

  1. Linda says:

    Oh my! If I ever took time out of my life to take baths I’d consider steeping… Good luck with it all.

  2. Thank you Linda! I’m really happy with the way both items turned out. 🙂

  3. Meka says:

    Hey Shahada! I’m looking forward to trying the bath tea. You’ve been so helpful to me that I look forward to supporting Habibi.

    Bon weekend!

  4. Thank you so much Meka! I hope you love them as much as I do! Bon Weekend! 🙂

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