Thanksgiving 2019 Newsletter

Hello Everyone! 

First, let me stop and catch my breath, and you can do the same.  It has been a crazy busy Summer & Fall.  Most summers are, but this one was one for the record books.  Phew.  Fall was honestly a blur as we prepared for the holiday season to bring you the best holiday gift sets and more amazing products!  Can't believe it's already Thanksgiving...

So as I mentioned, we have been busy here at Roses and Azalea.  In the past few months, we have been featured on TV segments (QC Morning in Oct and Good Morning Charlotte in Nov) and at so many pop ups including Front Porch Sundays and Pop Up Boone.  Back in September, we traveled to Nashville, TN to be part of Girl Tribe's Pop-Up Market.  We are so thankful for all our supporters for attending and showing us some love.  Rather it is words of encouragement, buying some awesome products, or just saying "hi", we cherish it all. 

We have been working diligently with select retailer partners in the Charlotte Area and as such, we are now carried in about 10 locations with a few more on the way.  Be sure to check out our location page here to find a store convenient to you, or as always, free shipping on orders over certain minimum purchases. (If you feel that a few more retail/services with brick and mortar should carry our our products, please feel free to introduce them to us!)

In fact, so many of you showed up to our West Elm Local Makers pop-up back in August that......drum roll please...... we are now carried in their new South End location at Atherton Mills.  We are truly blessed by your support and participation.  A big Thank You to y'all.

Some more really exciting news:

If you haven't heard, we have finally launched our social impact match programFor every purchase, we donate a product to a child in need.  We just announced our official partnership with Foster Village Charlotte for 2019 and 2020.  Our first donation will be delivered on December 2nd - so far, we will be donating over 120 of our must-have products to the foster kids and families.  They need lip balms, allergy relief balms, some baby products like baby powder and baby oil, and deodorant sticks for the teenagers; and we will be donating those.

Our makeup bag drive this past week has also been quite successful!  We urged everyone who has Ipsy bags, makeup bags from other subscription boxes, or have new bags laying around to gather and donate them.  Instead of cluttering your house with unused makeup bags that don't bring you joy, why not donate them so we can pass them to children in need!  Spark joy in their lives instead.

Over 50 new or gently-used bags have been collected and will house our lip balms and allergy balms.  Just from a few Facebook posts, even some folks out-of-state decided to donate and mailed in their makeup bags.  It's been amazing to witness!

These items will be added to the Family Welcome Packs each foster family receives from Foster Village Charlotte.

As for new products, we finally launched the Detox Mask for armpits - regular and with charcoal.  Info can be found here, but basically it helps remove the aluminum salts and synthetic deodorizers from your armpits so the switch to natural deodorants is easier and slightly faster.  The great thing is that leftover mask can be used anywhere, including the face for a great skin refresher.  The mask can be purchased as part of our Pit Revival Kit!! Its includes everything you need to go natural!!

We have received a lot of positive feedback about our face serum, especially those who received it in the Fall SurSHE subscription box (our products were featured in every single Fall box).  Y'all just cannot stop raving about it.  And for those who haven't but want to try our face serum, we made it available in 10mL so you can do just that!

As many of you have requested a full facial line, we are working on a face moisturizer (our face serum emulsified in aloe gel) for those with drier skin and a gentle face cleanser that is good for slightly dry to slightly oily skin.  Both products are currently being tested and developed, and we hope to launch in a month or so.  Yes, we will have a rose water toner to balance your skin's pH after cleansing it - it is absolutely divine.  We hope you are as excited as we are!!  And of course we are working on a few other products to make your personal and self-care routine cleaner and simpler, but more on that later.

Follow us on social media (Facebook and Instagram) to keep up with the next product launches, announcements of newest retail partners, and upcoming pop up markets and events!  There are big plans for 2020.  We are super excited, nervous, scared, elated, and lots of other adjectives. 

This Thanksgiving week, we are reflecting on what we are grateful for.  Thank you for all the support and love you have shown us in the last few months.  We couldn't have done it without you.

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

Until next time,

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