Wednesday, July 18, 2007

TV Guide/Fashion Team Giveaway Recipient List - are you on it?

We received nearly 1000 registrations for our TV Guide/Fashion Team and Solessence Giveaway! Congratulations to our gift recipients, who were randomly selected to receive one of five Solessence gift sets specially designed for this event:

*Carol from Waupun, Wisconsin
*Cindy Luciano from Lackawanna, New York
*Yvonne Smith from Memphis, Tennessee
*Shawn Meade from Louisville, Kentucky
*Fran Kelleher from Buffalo, New York

Thanks to everyone for their support and phenomonal participation. If you did not get a gift set, you can still score with a discount! Please enjoy a 20% off of our site by entering code 'fashionteam' at checkout. Enjoy through July 31, 2007.
And here is a link to the clip if you missed it:

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

A Girl's Gotta Spa!

Thank you to Shannon at A Girl's Gotta Spa! for such a warm and wonderful review. 

 Please check out her personal blog at and read her 'About' page to understand the almost Cinderella-ish jump as mom-of-4 moved to beauty blogger, for some heavy hitters.  Thanks again Shannon!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Review: Solessence

Solessence believes in "the power of pampering" and so do I; the way a product feels on your skin, the aroma of your favorite fragrance, how nurturing your skin is also nurturing your soul. Taking time out for you is so important to your well being. Solessence sent some products my way recently and I now understand why The Fashion Team on TV Guide loved their products so much.

SheShea*XieXie Intense Creamed Sugar & Coconut Milk Scrub: This product really was unlike any other sugar scrub I have used before. It is a very thick scrub that you can scoop into your hands and let melt to the heat of your body temperature as you rub it on. I have a love for coconut, as it reminds me of my childhood days spent on the beaches of Rhode Island (and that boy who I had a crush on that shoved a jellyfish down my bathing suit). The combination of unrefined African Shea Butter and coconut milk not only leaves your skin feeling ultra soft, but its texture and yummy aroma are soothing to your spirits.

SheaShea*XieXie Intense Lotion: I am a true sucker for fabulous packaging. This lotion comes in a frosted glass bottle. The bottle itself is so pretty that I plan to use it as a vase for small flowers when its emptied. Also, the glass bottle makes you feel like you are indulging into something entirely special. The scent of the lotion I received is called "Days of Wine & Roses" (sounds like my life before kids) and smells lightly of roses (not overpowering or perfumey) and green tea. Their website says its scented with florals, berries and wine--definitely a pretty combination. The lotion is non-greasy and quickly absorbs into your skin leaving it to feel like satin.

Signature Organic Coconut & Shea Botanical Block Soap: This very large and thick bar of shea soap arrived in "Really Lovely." It's a wonderfully calming scented lavender soap. The top of one side is covered with pieces of lavender, making this a soap you can buy bunches of just to display on your countertop until ready for use. I am such a fan of shea soaps because shea butter is so good for people with ultra dry skin and psoriasis/eczema. My children and I all suffer from eczema and this soap has really helped to deliver moisture where we need it and send the eczema packing.

If you haven't tried any of Solessence's products, I highly recommend that you do. Your skin will thank you!


Sunday, July 15, 2007

Cybele Says Soap

Many thanks to for the nice things said about our soap:

Bring On the Days of Wine & Roses
We at Cybelesays are big fans of quality soaps and this SOLESSENCE Signature Organic Coconut & Shea Botanical Block Soap in the Days of Wine & Roses ($8/7oz @ is right up at the top. It contains all things organic - African Shea butter, coconut milk, and avocado oil. It’s totally Vegan, as is the rest of the line, so if you or someone in your life is looking to cleanse their body the natural way, Solessence is the way to go. This is a line to watch.

Link to actual article here

Friday, July 13, 2007

Tomorrow, Saturday July 14th - 8am to 2pm

Don't forget, tomorrow is Milwaukee Public Market. A special day of fashion and beauty is planned, so come early, have a great breakfast and enjoy the activities. Say hi to Michelle - we will be featuring our lotions, scrubs, butters, sprays and hand cut soap. It was a great time last week with many out of towners in for Summerfest. Photos are coming...

Day 2 - Cindy Luciano

Hi Everyone, we are posting these as we get confirmation from people notified they have been selected for the giveaways. If you have received an email from us that you are one of the lucky viewers, PLEASE EMAIL US BACK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Thanks!

Our SheaShea Gift Bag is SeenOn's Editor's Pick!

We received word our products had been selected for inclusion to the site for The Fashion Team segment with TV Guide. Imagine our surprise though, to log on and see that our SheaShea Gift Bag had been choosen as Editor's Pick. We're honored and delighted. is the source for items 'seen on' television and film. View this site at to locate an amazing collection of the most popular items that have been featured or worn on today's top shows - all for purchase.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Fashion Team Giveaway: Is this you? - Day 1

TV Guide Network's The Fashion Team/Solessence Giveaway: Results

Thank you to all who registered for the giveaway of Solessence beauty products highlighted by The Fashion Team in their July 10th episode. We received nearly 1000 registrations!

We will be randomly drawing one gift recipient per day for the next five days from the group of registrants who correctly answered the question we posed: "Who was Daphne and David's 'best dressed' pick of the week?" What was the answer? Rihanna!

The five (5) lucky viewers will receive one of five Solessence gift sets. Check back each day to see who the daily lucky recipient is. Winners will be posted as we get their permission.

Celeb stylist David Evangelista and Daphne Brogdon host The Fashion Team, which airs weekly, Tuesdays @ 9pm/8c only on TV Guide Network. Visit for local channel listings.

Also right now, a Fashion Team charm key chain featuring the FT logo, sunglasses, jeans, high heel and TV Guide logo will be given for every order received, for as long as supplies last. This is a limited time offer - we're running out fast!

Gift recipients are randomly selected by the unbiased fingers of Hayden, our warehouse foreman:

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Tonight's The Night! Our TV Debut on The Fashion Team

When we got the call that someone at TV Guide Network was a 'big fan' of our product and wanted to air items on The Fashion Team, we were TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY. In fact, even with the many emails and a phone conference or two, it was hard not to doubt this was actually happening - until we received the adorable Fashion Team/TV Guide keychains that many, many of you now have in your posession.

Well, July 10th is here, and tonight is the night. 8PM central time, 9pm standard on TV Guide.

If you haven't seen The Fashion Team before, it is a casual and fun look into fashion and beauty. David Evangelista is a 5 time Emmy nominated celebrity stylist who has a segment at least once a month on The Early Show, as well as contributes to Life & Style magazine (among many other activities). I love his hair segments - he gives common sense advice and just makes it look so easy. Comedienne Daphne Brogdon co-hosts and is a new mom to boot. Each week there is a special guest/expert added to put in their take on the world of fashion & beauty. Tonight's guest is Mary Alice Haney, stylist for Extreme Makeover.

Note: This isn't your father's TV Guide - it's better

DISH & DIRECT TV viewers: feed for TV Guide Network will be full screen w/entertainment news ticker across the bottom of the screen
CABLE TV viewers: The show will air on the top 2/3rds of the screen with channel listings on the bottom 1/3. By 2009 all programming will changeover to full screen. Yes, you have the right station!

TV Guide Network continues to bring original and engaging programming to viewers - The Fashion Team is only one of many cool shows to watch. If you can't catch it tonight, we will have the full screen version on our site after the episode airs. No, we can't peek ahead of time - we'll be watching too.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Cool off from the heat tomorrow at the Milwaukee Public Market! If you haven't yet been to this beautiful, upscale market, you are missing a treat. Indoor and outdoor vendors offer fresh & organic produce and goods. Stop by and see Michelle and get your fresh cut soap...our special will be Yuzu Gold.

Milwaukee Public Market
400 N. Water Street

Monday, July 02, 2007

Special Guest Announce for 'The Fashion Team' - 7/10

Special Guest for 'The Fashion Team' show on Tuesday, July 10th 9pm/8c is Mary Alice Haney, formerly of 'Ambush Makeover' and soon to 'Extreme Makeover'! This episode is sure to be entertaining as they are every week! Watch on 7/10 to score Solessence gift bags!
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