Vacation Mode

This was a marathon of a holiday season. Thank you all for keeping me so busy this year. All orders have been shipped -- yay! My shop will be in vacation mode until about January 6 while I spend some holiday time with my family. I have lots of epic plans for new products in the new year, including, as always, new lip balm flavors!


Happy holidays!
~Allison

p.s. You can browse my recent bath & body creations here.

Epically Epic is now a registered trademark!

Epically Epic ® !

Well, it took a while, but I have gone through the entire process to make Epically Epic my own legal registered trademark. I was inspired to do this when I discovered that cyber-squatters had taken the domain name epicallyepic.com (see what they did with it, here grrrrrr.) It's nice to know that I'll have some legal recourse if someone wants to 'borrow' my business name in the future. If you need advice on trademarking your business name, feel free to contact me :)

My trademark was published in the Trademark Official Gazette on November 27. Pretty interesting to see all the trademarks that have been published recently, including Isaac Mizrahi.

I want to thank all my wonderful customers for helping me reach the 10,000 sale milestone on Etsy! To show my appreciation, I wanted to have a big holiday sale this year. Use the coupon code CELEBRATE at checkout to get 15% off your orders until Monday, November 12, 2012!

Holiday Lip Balm Extravaganza!

And the new holiday lip balm flavors will be....

Apple Pie
Candy Cane
Eggnog
Gingerbread House
Hot Cocoa with Marshmallows
Pumpkin Pie
Sugar Cookies
Wassail
White Chocolate Popcorn


New Flavors!

Gift Set of 6 Lip Balms

Gift Set of 3



4 New Holiday Lotions

I have been inspired to make a bunch of new holiday products this year. Being a new Mom has made me sentimental about childhood memories of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Here are four new lotions for your enjoyment!


 
Gingerbread House ~ A comforting scent to capture the pure joy of gingerbread houses. Back in grade school, the best moment of the year was always the day before winter break when we got to make gingerbread houses. Sweet delicious candy and gingerbread, all held together with vanilla icing!

Sugar Cookie ~ Here for the holidays, the warm buttery sweetness of fresh-baked sugar cookies!

Snow Day! ~ During all my years in elementary school, we only had one snow day, but it was wonderful! (The snow plows in the Chicago area are all too efficient -- grrrrr.) This lotion is scented with freshly fallen snow, spruce pine, cedarwood, and peppermint candy to bring back those happy winter memories.

Apple Pie  ~ Another delicious scent for the holidays, fresh baked apple pie! Sliced Granny Smith apples, fall spices, brown sugar, and buttery pie crust. Yum....

Gardening Fun

This is the first summer since I left Mom's for college maaaany years ago that I have a real backyard. Here's a photo of a Yellow Swallowtail enjoying our zinnia patch. Ahhhhh.

An Epically Epic QR code!

 qrcode

I just figured out how to make a QR code that directs to my shop. I don't have a Smart Phone yet, though, in fact I have a very stupid phone.


New Stuff

 

A wonderfully complex all-natural fragrance inspired by a fantastical pine forest of woodsy spices, floral and citrus. I used a wildly expensive blend of essential oils including base notes of cedar, patchouli, and sandalwood, middle notes of cinnamon leaf, clove, jasmine, neroli, and black pepper, and top notes of coriander, pine, and mimosa. It smells great on men and women.



Although I was never fully committed to the goth style, many of my dearest friends were. Our perfume of choice was China Rain, an Asian-inspired fresh floral with rose, sandalwood, vanilla and many other mysterious notes. When I smell it, I feel like I'm a 90's teenager again driving into the city and listening to The Cure.



I realized was missing a natural nude shade in my line of lip tints, so Vanilla Latte is it! The color is a nice neutral beige with a hint of shimmer (it looks a bit lighter on your lips than in the tube). It tastes like fresh-brewed espresso sweetened with vanilla, my favorite coffee drink since the 90's latte craze.



 This fragrance was inspired by some of the fancy gourmet marshmallows I have bought on Etsy. I love how the sweet marshmallow complements the refreshing scent of Bulgarian lavender essential oil.





A deliciously fresh peppermint and creamy vanilla flavor that will remind you of mint chip ice cream or a minty milkshake.


Tastes like creamy, sweet, buttery frosting with warm butter, vanilla bean, sweet sugar, nutty nuances, baked vanilla, rum and hints of powdered sugar. The color is a light girly pink with tons of sparkle.