Monthly Archives: July 2012

School is coming – make it a fun year!

Sorry, kids.  We know this is not what you want to hear or even think about, but you know school is close.

Parents, we know this may not be what you want to think about, either.  If for any reason, the kids may not be feeling it or ready.  So what do we do?  We shop and prepare, but trying to make the new school year exciting for the kiddos isn’t always easy.  Try to make it fun for them.  Turn shopping into a game and prepare surprises for them along the way.

 College students are not the only ones who’ll appreciate care packages.  Put together a few and deliver them at different times throughout the year.  Send them through the mail or just place the box or bag in your student’s room for him to find later.  At exam time, pack a prep pack with trail mix, hot cocoa or tea, note cards, a USB drive (character themes might bring a smile to your student’s face), and a note wishing good luck.  A good ‘just because’ package could have bath and body productssoy cubes, a new pillow or bed linens, and a sweet treat.  The types of packages and contents are as unlimited as your imagination.

Encourage your student to join a school club or team.  Sports are not the only games in town.  Book clubs, movie clubs, academic teams, business groups, and more are available through schools or community centers.  If no available groups appeal to your young one, think about starting one.  Check with the school for guidelines and go from there.  And when the group needs funds, Noir Naturals’ free fundraising program offers something other than the typical candy, wrapping paper, or baked goods.

The start of a new school year does not signal the end of fun.  Keep the fun alive in big and small ways to make the school year easier.

Semi-Wordless Wednesday: It’s Coming

We know it seems like summer just started, but it’s time to start thinking about what comes after.

Arvind Balaraman photo

Arvind Balaraman photo.

digitalart photo.

We’re sorry, kids.  Maybe.  School isn’t that bad, is it?  We won’t mention it to you again for a bit.

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Semi-Wordless Wednesday: Stormy Weather

Semi-Wordless Wednesday: Stormy Weather

This is what we came home to the other day after an early dinner. Fun times.

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Summer Skin Care

We love summer – the relaxing vibe, the fun and fab events, and the down time.  What we don’t love is the excessive heat and its effect on our skin.  But no matter the temperature, Noir Naturals has products that will soothe and pamper our skin.  Yes, we said our. We are customers as well as manufacturers.
According to Denise Mann, summer skin needs exfoliation, moisture, and protection.  Skin will not glow Imageunless the dead cells are moved out of the way, so a good but gentle scrub is a must.  Use a brush before or during a shower to help bring on a healthy glow or use our Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub to help bring on that healthy glow.  Our favorites are Lavender and Key Largo for a tropical summery kick.
Keeping skin moist helps reduce the effects of aging in addition to bringing out the beauty of skin.  Staying hydrated helps keep the body healthy inside and out, so make sure those 8-10 glasses of water are on tap.  Soap selection helps determine how much additional moisture is needed.  Our goat’s milk soaps and coconut milk vegan soaps contain various oils and butters that penetrate, protect, and heal the skin from the inside out.  For those who want more moisture, goat’s milk lotions and body butters fit the bill.  Our formulas do not leave an oily or greasy residue on skin or hands, even on the face.  Unrefined Shea butter works especially well on knees, elbows, and feet.
UV protection is a must!  Make sure you use the optimal level of SPF protection for your skin tone.  If you want to avoid potentially harmful ingredients, make sure to read the product label well or make your own.
Make sure you baby your skin all year to keep a healthy glow.

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Semi-Wordless Wednesday – Come on, football!

Yes, we love football.  Just a little.  We’re counting the days until September 5 like so many others.   All work and no play makes us all a little dull.

Geaux Saints!

Courtesy New Orleans Saints and NFL Fanzone

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Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Keep your eyes open for something new.

Kongsky photo.