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Esscentual Alchemy’s 2nd Annual Virtual Holiday Open House

Esscentual Alchemy's 2nd Annual Virtual Holiday Open House

Esscentual Alchemy’s 2nd Annual Virtual Holiday Open House

Esscentual Alchemy’s Virtual Holiday Open House

You are cordially invited to Esscentual Alchemy’s 2nd Annual Virtual Holiday Open House, held on my Facebook Page

This event will be on December 10th, from 7-10PM CST.

In addition to special savings, everyone making purchases will be eligible for gifts with purchase – more information below.  There will be a grand prize giveaway!

You will have opportunities to win perfumes or gift certificates during the open house.  No purchase is necessary, however you must attend the show and be online during the time of the giveaways!

This is going to be such fun :)

I will have special savings on select items – Parfum, and 1oz bottles of fragrances will be 20% off.

You must be a fan of Esscentual Alchemy to attend.

Please “join” the event of the facebook page, as this is where all the updates will be posted, and you can stay in the loop for updates and rewards information.  You can RSVP and join the event here.

My website accepts all major credit cards, and Paypal.

I will be online for the duration of the show to answer any and all questions.

Special Guests

Joy Light of Joy Silk

Joy Light

Joy Light, my given name as represented in the Japanese Kanji symbol, is the pathway to my artistic inspiration. For it is only through light that we can appreciate the soothing qualities of nature’s organic images and seasonal colors.

Silk has a luxurious translucence that perfectly radiates the rich saturated colors I enjoy working with. Every item is made to order, hand painted and signed as an original work of art. May this painted light be an inspiration to you.

Joy says:  “I am magnetized by color and inspired by silk, an amazingly soft, sensuous and durable fabric. I began painting silk in 1989 and have developed several lines that take their inspiration from my love of beauty and passion for creativity.”

Faith Marcus of Faith Marcus Designs

Faith Marcus

Faith Marcus was inspired by a creative muse since her youth.  At age 12, she delved into the beauty, grace and freedom of ballet and studied both it and modern dance for the next seven years.  This passion for self-expression would come full circle years later, as the designer resurfaced.

Designer Faith Marcus spent fifteen years in executive management and merchandising with world renowned luxury brand fashion houses Yves Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton in Paris, Madrid, New York, Miami and Beverly Hills.

Faith says:  “I always loved gemstones. Drawing from my design and aesthetic background, I decided one day to create a necklace for myself. I wanted something that I hadn’t seen before, anywhere. I immediately sensed that the gemstones had healing attributes beyond their intrinsic beauty. I feel my designs appeal to elegant women everywhere. And it is my intention to empower these women through these designs.”

Justine Crane of The Scented Djinn

Here at The Scented Djinn, we do a little bit of everything. We create decadent skin-loving deeply scented — dare we say ‘perfumed’? — natural soaps, scent infused body oils, butters, balms, hair treatments. And we whip up (in about six months or more) gorgeous all natural classically styled organic alcohol-based perfumes. We also provide a fair bit of naturally derived handmade tinctures and evulsions for the beginning perfumer, as well as other tools of the trade.

But our love is with Kyphi incense. Beautiful, time and magic and love-infused Kyphi.

 Hope Russell Nunki

Hope is a former professional mascot, signmaker, thespian, and school teacher. The common thread among these roles is a passion for illuminating common yet complex issues in accessible yet unusual ways. With a degree in theatre arts, communications, and English from Simpson College, she taught, directed plays, and coached speech teams in central Iowa before returning to her roots in the suburbs of Chicago.

With more than 15 years of experience in professional services marketing, she ghost-writes and by-lines articles by day. By night, she volunteers her time and opinions far too easily and laughs really obnoxiously. She also manages to get a little writing fit in there, somewhere.

RELEASE, her debut novel, is a psychological chronicle of the downfall and reclamation of an identity and relationship in crisis. Characterized as Eat Pray Love meets Where’d you go, Bernadette, the story is set in Jaipur, India; Muang Khoun, Laos; and Sedona, Arizona, with the Midwest as its home. Peruse the first chapter of Release at http://booklife.com/project/release-2453, and learn about the author at http://www.hopenunki.com.

The Gifts with Purchase Details

With your purchase of $125 or more:  A Mini soy travel candle tin, handmade soap, and lavender sachet – Retail Value $30

Faith Marcus Designs mini travel candle

Faith Marcus Designs mini travel candle

With your purchase of $250 or more:  A Mini soy travel candle tin, 5ml EdP travel flacon, 2 handmade soaps, and a silk lavender sachet – Retail Value $75

Esscentual Alchemy natural botanical perfume 5ml spray

Esscentual Alchemy natural botanical perfume 5ml spray

With your purchase of $500 or more:  2 – 5ml EdP perfume sprays, 2 – silk lavender sachets, 2 – handmade soaps, 2 mini soy travel candle tins – Retail Value $140

Joy Silk Lavender Sachet

Joy Silk Lavender Sachet

The Grand Prize Drawing

All those making purchases (no minimum purchase requirement) will be entered in our grand prize drawing for the following:

An autographed copy of Release by Hope Russell Nunki

Release by Hope Russell Nunki

Release by Hope Russell Nunki

Orchid hand painted silk scarf from Joy Light Hand Painted Silk

Misty Orchid Joy Silk Scarf

Misty Orchid Joy Silk Scarf

Cascade Pearl with Faceted Emerald Drop Earrings from Faith Marcus Designs:

Cascade Pearl with Faceted Emerald Drop Earrings from Faith Marcus Designs

Cascade Pearl with Faceted Emerald Drop Earrings from Faith Marcus Designs

Your choice of 1oz of natural botanical perfume from Esscentual Alchemy

Lumberjack Man Esscentual Alchemy

Total Retail Value of Grand Prize:  $265

All shoppers making purchases (no minimum requirement) will be automatically entered into our grand prize drawing.  Winner will be drawn at random and announced on the facebook event page.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Dec. 10th.  Wishing you all a happy holiday season :)

The fine print : This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that any information you provide is to the owner of this Facebook page/website and not to Facebook.

Esscentual Alchemy’s 2nd annual Virtual Holiday Open House

I’ll be creating the Facebook event for my 2nd annual Virtual Holiday Open House on Mon

Featured artists will include The Scented Djinn, Joy Hand Painted Silk, and Faith Marcus Designs

Dec. 10th 7-10PM CST

Stay tuned for more details!

Christmas and Cookies and The Release Trio

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving.

Additional news:

Christmas and Cookies is up in the shop, and The Release Collection, which is based on the book by Hope Russell Nunki is also available now.

Free US shipping/Reduced International shipping is live. No coupon needed, it will just show up when you order on Esscentual Alchemy.

Happy Holidays :)

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and reading, sharing, and playing along!

Esscentual Alchemy’s 12 Days of Holiday Fun 2013 – Day 12

Day 12 of Esscentual Alchemy’s Advent Calender

Today’s question is:

What is your biggest holiday wish?

Here’s some of mine:  To know that everyone I care about is healthy, happy and loved.  To continue to create beautiful natural fragrances that people love and feel good about wearing :)  To bring joy into people’s lives when they wear something I create!

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Thank you SO much to everyone who has played my game :)  I had bunches of fun reading all of your posts, and sharing mine with you.  I hope you all have enjoyed it too!  Thank you to everyone who supports my business, I am so grateful.  The picture says it all!

Since it’s that time of year, and today is the last day, I will choose 3 winners tomorrow.  Each will get a 5ml EdP spray of their choice from my regular line of natural perfumes that I have available over at Esscentual Alchemy’s website.

Good Luck to all who enter!

Reminder:  Leave me a comment here with your answer, and share via social media, and let me know where you did so.  Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won, as I will post it as a comment!

Wishing you ALL a holiday season filled with love and joy <3

Esscentual Alchemy’s 12 Days of Holiday Fun 2013 – Day 11

Day 11 of Esscentual Alchemy’s Advent Calender

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Today’s question is:

What is your favorite holiday treat and why?

Mine are butter spritz cookies!  My mom used to make them every year, and I thought that spritz gun was darned awesome :D  It reminded me of the Play Doh barber shop set that we had.  I loved the way it squirted the cookie shapes out.  Though you can eat the cookies, and you shouldn’t eat Play Doh ;)

John_William_Waterhouse_-_Mermaid

Today’s prize is a 5ml EdP spray of Mermaid’s Carnation for one lucky winner!

She sits quietly upon the shore, untangling her locks of hair. She has a shell full of treasures. Within lays a small pink flower. A carnation. Sweetly scented it makes her wonder what exactly it is, that humans do…a scent which has clean, light florals, with a bit of spice.

Perfume Ingredients: sandalwood, peru balsam, genet, carnation, rose, black current, lavender, rosewood, pink grapefruit, bergamot

Good Luck to all who enter!

Reminder:  Leave me a comment here with your answer, and share via social media, and let me know where you did so.  Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won, as I will post it as a comment!

Esscentual Alchemy’s 12 Days of Holiday Fun 2013 – Day 9

Day 9 of Esscentual Alchemy’s Advent Calender

Today’s question is:

If you were stranded on a desert island during the holidays, what holiday comfort would you want with you and why?

I’m going to choose a big roast turkey dinner :D  That way I could get a little of everything, and be resourceful and have leftovers.  I’d also take Mitch Miller and the Gang Christmas Album for listening fun ;)

LIttle Black Dress Esscentual Alchemy 2

Today’s winner will receive a 5ml EdP spray of Little Black Dress!

Cause who doesn’t want a Lil Black Dress during the holidays to make them feel elegant and sophisticated?  Hmm?  ;)

For when you might want to feel like a Princess!

Notes: Sandalwood, Civet, Elderflower, Jasmine, Ylang ylang, Rose, Rosewood, Ginger Lily, Bergamot

Good Luck to all who enter!

Reminder:  Leave me a comment here with your answer, and share via social media, and let me know where you did so.  Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won, as I will post it as a comment!