January 8, 2011

Happy New Year!!

Greetings Ayurved Heads!

I hope your holidays were enjoyable and relaxing! Its a new year and new things are happening at AyurNatural Beauty.

If you've been following the store's Facebook page, then you already know the store is being stocked with new ayurvedic herbs. Many were devastated by the loss of Hesh powders, but as explained in a previous newsletter, given the uncertainty surrounding Hesh and the recall in Canada, it was best to discontinue selling Hesh herbs. Many waited patiently for the arrival of these new herbs and the wait is now over! You can take a sneak peak at all of AyurNatural Beauty's herbs on the site.

As a bonus, long lost Karishma Herbal Henna has returned to stock! Its available NOW!

In this New Year, AyurNatural Beauty will continue to stock your favorite ayurvedic herbs as well as stock new products and product lines throughout the year. While there are products that we already have planned to include into our offerings, ANB remains open to product suggestions, so never hesitate to let me know!

Shipping Cost Increases - Now for a little bad news... as you know, with a new year, there are usually price increases made by shipping carriers to cover their increased costs. This was the case for 2011 and went into effect on Jan 3 and 4th for both USPS and UPS. What this means is that at checkout, you will see the price increases reflected in shipping costs. The quotes are still real-time direct quotes from the carrier as AyurNatural Beauty is not in the business to make money on shipping costs.

Shipping, Returns, and Cancellations Policy - Please note that our policies for shipping, returns, and cancellations have changed. This change took place in November before Thanksgiving holiday. Our former order processing times was 1-3 business days to ship an order. During the holidays, it was best to increase that time to 1-5 business days as order influx increased. At this time, 1-5 business days for shipping will remain in effect until noted otherwise. Please plan accordingly and if an order is needed by a certain date, there are priority and express shipping options available at checkout. Additionally, ANB continues to stress that we cannot be responsible for carrier delays, lost/stolen packages, or when incorrect addresses are provided cause packages to be delayed or returned. Our complete store shipping policy can be reviewed here. Lastly, if you have questions or concerns, feel free to send an inquiry.

Well, I think that's all for now...... oh wait.... that's right... I mentioned something about a sale for the New Year.... stay tuned this week of Jan 10th. If you aren't a Facebook follower or subscribed to the newsletter, you should do one or both now!

Signing off for now...

~ Ayurlista

October 1, 2010

October Facebook Giveaways!

October is my favorite month of the year! Every Tuesday and Friday of this month, I will give away prizes to Facebook fans ONLY! Rules to win and prizes will vary per day of contest.

There will be a SPECIAL giveaway on 10/10/10 where 2 Facebook fans will win!

For any of the giveaways, you MUST be a Fan to win, so 'Like' AyurNatural Beauty on Facebook NOW and suggest us to your FB friends!

Today's giveaway has already started, but there's still a chance to win!

September 8, 2010

Been So Loooongg....

I've received a few messages inquiring if I could update the blog with more information, updates, recipes, product info, my own regime, etc.

Let me first apologize. From February until now, AyurNatural Beauty has experienced a lot in terms of growth, as well as headaches. My first priority is to see to customers' satisfaction and that means getting orders out in a timely manner and doing what's necessary to keep this store running efficiently. But it seems that everyone from suppliers to postal carriers to my own host company would like to keep that from happening. I also went on a mini frenzy of store updating and expansion that's still not done. I'm testing out new products as I type this. Blog posting became secondary and I found it was easier to make quick posts on Facebook and/or Twitter than to write blogs regularly. I'd squeeze some info into a newsletter, but the blog has been dormant.

Don't get me wrong. There's much I want to share. Some things that I specifically want to address as well. Anyone who asked a question via email or private message on a forum receives an answer, its just this blog that had been neglected.

To be be fair, this did start with the blog not working for a short period of time. Some say they have not been able to post comments and I wasn't able to properly make posts without a good formatting... but still... let's start again, shall we?

I'll touch upon some of the things that others have already requested first, but if there's anything that you would like to see specifically, let me know!

February 27, 2010

... Aaaaand The Winner For Week #3 of the Social Giveaway Is ...

... Tene Woods!!

Tene is a fan on our AyurNatural Beauty Facebook page . Her name was chosen out of a random selection of all subscribers, fans, and followers of AyurNatural Beauty. Her prize is a mini bundle of 1 box of Hesh Amla and 1 box of Hesh Brahmi. Congratulations to our Week #3 winner!

Winning is easy. Just become a blog subscriber, Facebook Fan, or Twitter Follower to be entered into the drawing. Drawing is every Friday when the winner will be announced... (I know I was late this week, and I do apologize)

I'm not quite sure what will be the prize for next week, but I have a few thoughts, so stay tuned!

It's the weekend! Enjoy yourselves!

February 22, 2010

AyurNatural Beauty Social Giveaway Week #3

Hey Everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend. I was down Friday not feeling well at all, but felt better by Saturday and took some time on Sunday to relax.

Last week, I was able to get in an ayurvedic treatment for my hair and this time around I went back to basics with an amla/brahmi combo. For those interested, here was my mixture.

75g of amla
75g of brahmi
Hot, hot, hot spring water (enough to make a cake frosting consistency)
1 capful of extra virgin olive oil

I mixed the amla and brahmi together with the hot water. I add water, mix, and add water until I get the consistency that I am looking for - very similar to chocolate pudding or cake frosting. Once that is done, I add the evoo last and mix in again. You should have very little lumps, if any, as soon as you are done stirring well.

I wore my hair in braids until Saturday when I took my hair down. Seeing my full fluffy hair made me decide to do a bundle giveaway this week.

So, Week #3's prize:

 (1) 100g box of Hesh Amla Powder and (1) 100g box of Hesh Brahmi Powder

You all should know the rules by now... Good Luck!

February 20, 2010

... Aaaaand The Winner For Week #2 of the Social Giveaway Is ...

... Bella Luna!!

Bella Luna is a subscriber to our AyurNatural Beauty Talk blog. She was chosen out of a random selection of all subscribers, fans, and followers of AyurNatural Beauty. Her prize is a 150g pack of Karishma Herbal Henna. Congratulations to our Week #2 winner!

Winning is easy. Just become a blog subscriber, Facebook Fan, or Twitter Follower to be entered into the drawing. Drawing is every Friday when the winner will be announced.

Next week, I'm giving away a mini bundle of a personal favorite of mine....

Have a great weekend... stay warm, safe, and healthy!

February 15, 2010

AyurNatural Beauty Social Giveaway Week #2

I'm a little late posting today, but I wanted to announce the prize for week #2 of the Social Giveaway....

One 150g pack of Karishma Herbal Henna is up for grabs this week! A store favorite, Karishma Herbal Henna is a blend of Rajasthani henna and additional herbs such as amla, shikakai, aritha, bhringraj, and more to provide a combination of both natural hair color and conditioning for your hair.

Winner announced Friday.... good luck!


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