We’re here at Pottery Barn Broadway!

Come by and treat Mom to some good-for-the-body skin care products! We’re here (1965 Broadway & 67th Street) from 12pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday and we’re ready to share our love for all-natural beauty care. See you soon! Or, shop online at http://www.NaturallySusans.com

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Join us at Exhale Spa on Central Park South!

exhale mind body spa logo 06.16.2013We’ll be there on Tuesday, April 26th, and Wednesday, April 27th, with our skin care goodies, so come pick up some pampering for Mom and for yourself!

Exhale Spa (Central Park South)

150 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019 (near Columbus Circle)

Tuesday, April 26th (3pm-8pm)
Wednesday, April 27th (3pm-8pm)

See you soon!

In the NS Parlour Spotlight: Yvonne Wong-Fein of Double Happiness Creations

Mother’s Day is around the corner! In this spotlight feature, get to know Yvonne, mother of two adorable boys and Owner/Creative Director of Double Happiness Creations.

Photo Credit: Simply Sweet Snapshots

Photo courtesy of Simply Sweet Snapshots

Full Name: Yvonne Wong-Fein

State of Residence: New York

Occupation: Creative Director/Graphic Designer of Double Happiness Creations

 

NS: Briefly describe your role at Double Happiness Creations.

Yvonne: I am the Owner/Creative Director of Double Happiness Creations.

NS: How long have you been in this role?

Yvonne: It’s been 16 years now!

NS: Describe Double Happiness Creations products and offerings?

Yvonne: We design couture wedding stationery and birth announcements for our clients.

NS: What inspired you to pursue this entrepreneurial path?

Yvonne: I was always drawn to the wedding industry at a very young age. It wasn’t until I was asked to design a wedding program for my sister and for a bunch of her friends (all getting married around the same time) that the entrepreneur-bug bit me. But I was smart about it, it took me about 5 years working with clients via word-of-mouth before I was brave enough to quit my full-time day job.

NS: Is there any advice that you can offer to those interested in a similar path in this industry?

Yvonne: Customer service!! Have great customer service. If a bride emails you, write her back within 24 hours. She will appreciate it and often times, the extra effort will land you a new client. In this day and age, everyone wants instant gratification, so taking two days to respond will feel like two weeks.

NS: What are your objectives this year with Double Happiness Creations?

Yvonne: In 2015, I plan to keep on doing what I’ve been doing. Each year brings new and exciting projects and I look forward to what comes my way.

NS: What’s your secret to success?

Yvonne: My to-do list. I write everything down that I need to accomplish for the day and cross it off my list as I go. It keeps me organized and gets my work done. It sounds so simple, but it has always worked for me.

NS: What does beauty mean to you?

Yvonne: Beauty is happiness. If one isn’t happy on the inside, what difference does it make what you look like on the outside?

NS: What’s your favorite beauty routine?

Yvonne: Being that I am a mom of two boys running around like a headless chicken most of the time, I don’t have a specific beauty routine anymore. But I learned from my grandmother to never leave the house without lipstick on.

NS: Do you have a beauty tip that you would like to share?

Yvonne: Coconut oil is just awesome. I keep a container in my bathroom for dry skin.

NS: How can we stay connected with you?

Yvonne:

Website: www.doublehappinesscreations.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DOUBLEHAPPINESSCREATIONS

Twitter: @dhcreations

Instagram: @doublehappiness399

Blog: www.doublehappinesscreations.com/seeing-double-blog/

 

Special thanks to Yvonne for sharing with us!

MOTHER’s DAY GIVEAWAY

Can you believe it?! Mother’s Day is around the corner! And, we’re giving away one of our gift sets that includes a full-size Avocado Lavender Salve Moisturizer & Lavender Chamomile Roll On Perfume & Moisturizer! Click HERE to enter for your chance to WIN!…

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When life gets busy, we have our new secret weapon…

Naturally Susan's Dry Spray Shampoo

Naturally Susan’s Dry Spray Shampoo ~ Spray, Dry, and Go! For those times when you just don’t have time….our Dry Spray Shampoo is here! When daily shampooing can be harsh and strip hair and scalp of its natural oils, our Dry Spray Shampoo removes dirt and oil, naturally, while helping to maintain moisture balance and promote healthier hair and scalp. Frequent travelers, gym-goers, busy Moms…freshen up between events, and whenever you’re on the go!

HEALTH & BEAUTY: The Beauty of Moms

Rebecca / Bexbuckles.Etsy.com

Rebecca / Bexbuckles.Etsy.com

as published on thenewnew.blogspot.com

Did you watch the YouTube video titled the “World’s Toughest Job”? If not, prepare for a spoiler alert.

The video is about Moms. It’s about all the wonderful things Mom’s do for us. Things they do day after day. Unconditionally and selflessly. It’s about the beauty of Moms. And, it went viral.

With all the things that our Moms do for us and with Mother’s Day just around the corner, we wanted to know how to recognize and reward them for their hard work. So, we reached out to some experts…Moms! And, this is what they said…

Yana / YanaRodin.Etsy.com

Yana / YanaRodin.Etsy.com

Overall, gift cards topped the list. This surprised us since gift cards may seem a bit impersonal. Yet, it means that Moms can use the gift cards to purchase whatever they would like or need. So, the Moms we surveyed say gift cards rule!

Assorted gift packages or a day at the spa are greatly appreciated. And, kitchen appliances ranked high on the list. Who knew?! We certainly didn’t, but we agree. Who wouldn’t love a blender, food processor, mixer, or any gadget that makes life easier!

While the majority of Moms said that they enjoy both handmade and store-bought gifts, their favorite and most memorable gifts were those that were handmade. They cherish the handcrafted cards, flowers, and accessories that their kids make especially for them.

We hope that you have the chance to thank your Mom in as many ways as you can and as often as you can. We wish you a wonderful time celebrating the beauty of your Mom!

Jill hiking with her family

Jill hiking with her family

How will you celebrate Mom this coming Mother’s Day?

YouTube Video: “World’s Toughest Job”

~ Susan

Naturally Susan’s

* Photos courtesy of Rebecca Hudek, Yana Rodin, and Jill Morris.

** Our survey does not represent the opinions of all the awesome Moms out there :).