Saturday, January 31, 2009

Save My Hair Campaign!

Saving and maintaining ourselves is one of few luxuries we tend to put on the back burner, but in uncertain economical times, we look for simple beauty tips to uplift our spirits. Red lipstick sales soared during the recession of the 90’s. Many reasons were sited to simple, inexpensive fixes to brighten our day. Inner beauty can be enhanced by our outward appearances and emotions. Why not limit us to shiny lips? Let’s learn to maintain and save our hair with inexpensive suggestions.

What would you do with extra money from fewer trips to the salon?

Different hair textures and styling techniques can vary in hair care and maintenance treatments.

Are you tired of long morning routines in styling your hair?
Bad hair days?
Fussing with tangles?

Simple ways to handle hair care treatments can involve:

Less chemical applications (if chemical treatments are applied, limit re-application from 6 weeks to 8 weeks)
Hair friendly styles (limit ponytails and up-dos that pull and tug hair)
East responsibility (poor diet and imbalance in daily nutrients can aid in lack of hair luster)
Attempt in maintaining balance of moisture in the hair.

One simple and yet affordable way to maintain our styles is a nightly treatment:

HAIR MOISTURE RETENTION! What ??!! Satin Pillowcases

Our grandmothers have known about this simple proven way to maintain moisture,
stop bed hair and add a little luxury to our lives. Satin pillowcases for generations, especially during the up-do decades - maintained hair styles. Each morning was met with no frizzies, easy touch-up routines, less tangles, shine retention and of course moisture balance. Further benefits:

Protects Hair from Drying
Assist with Hair Growth
Cool Night's Sleep
Reduces Breakage
Less Shedding

But of course, not all satin is created equal. The weight and durability of satin (a delicate fabric) must stand up to routine washing. The Sharmooz has researched and discovered the most durable satin to create the Sharmooz Spa Satin Pillowcase. Satin pillowcases will always be effective in maintaining hair treatments and moisture balance. Saving your treatments will become easier, thus saving frequent trips to the beauty salon. Hair products and styling tools will last longer with using a satin pillowcase.

Cotton and cotton blend pillowcases pulls and destroys hair strands causing damage and weakens natural moisture. Hair treated by any chemical treatments and daily maintenance become sensitive and fragile, thus break causing unsightly split ends. More split ends equates to frequent trips to the salon. Hair looks rugged and looses moisture nightly. Besides, we all deserve a little luxury in our lives. The cost of our dual package satin pillowcases is the same or less than one trip to the salon.

Satin pillowcases can add simple luxuries you desire without high pricing. Hair will be protected from “drying out” with our Sharmooz Spa Satin Pillowcases. Take advantage of our FREE shipping (coupon code: free) and continued updates on specials of our affordable luxury gifts and satin pillowcases. Please visit our site and select from options of maintaining hair treatments and styles. But hurry this is a limited time offer. Expires Feb 5th at midnight.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Today was a Great Day!

Hi Fellow Bloggers,

In the midst of securing another boutique to sell my book (submitted invoice and immediately received payment), finalizing place for my new web boutique launch party, checking with sewing contractor on the next Sharmooz order, and lastly finishing visit to secure new caretakers for my youngest child - my cell phone begin to ring off the hook. My day was almost over and why would all these people call me at the same time?? I was listening, in route to the boutique, of today's line up on the Michael Baisden Show. I was happy and was timing my schedule to "listen in" on the Dan Poynter's segment. I can always learn from the master of self-publishing.

My schedule became so condense, I missed the segment. To my surprise, after 5 calls from individuals, back to back, I hurriedly picked up the phone. My mouth dropped when I heard the great news. Michael Baisden acknowledge me on his radio show today. This is yes, the same Michael Baisden, best selling author, national syndicated radio show host in over 60 cities, advocate and friend of the people. He mentioned my company's, The Sharmooz, first published book -

"Don't Rock That Baby! The Other Advice: 46 steps to survive the first year of motherhood" I submitted my book to his book club about 2 months ago.

Thank you!!!!!!! Michael Baisden - Today was a Great Day!!

The Sharmooz
Ann Tillage

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Back from Sunny California - LA Gift Market

Good Evening,

The Sharmooz Company had a wonderful yet mixed experience at the LA Gift Market and visit to the Garment/Textile division in Downtown Los Angeles. Visiting the LA Gift Market was met with the expectation of bustling crowds and eager buyers. It was unfortunately slow and the anticipation of the "crowd" never materialized. The
Cash & Carry section had a little more action. I decided to take the opportunity to mingle with business owners to learn and build relationships. Many business owners were willing to share experiences and offer advice for the coming year.

One such business owner was Kristy of My Little Pretty Unique Jewelry Designs. She was located in the Boutique Gift section. Her jewelry was unique and stunning with the simple is more approach. Beautiful pieces and high quality gems and metals, My Little Pretty was tastefully designed with detailed construction. Her price point met every budget. I loved her long chains adorned with jeweled crosses. I will add this one to my collection soon. She was great and pleasant to speak with and offered great advice on how to focus with the current economy. Please visit her website at

Another great business owner is Rita of Vizini - Totally Strapless Sun Visor. As I approached her booth, I can feel the her enthusiasm and energy. Her unique design and great construction of a highly used product
made even more user friendly and of course cute. Her Stapless Sun Visor is patented and is a wonderful addition for your next vacation or even the power walk around the block. Check her out at

The Garment/Textile district was an interesting experience. I have located great high quality fabrics for my luxury satin gift line. My last trip was only 4 months ago and unfortunately within a short period of time prices of wholesale fabric risen about 30-40%!! Yikes!! I was a little dismayed and met the challenge of haggling and negotiating. My negotiation paid off and I came home with great new colors and great quality satin and minky fur.

The cause of the price hike had several theories. The slow economy, increase in lease space (double and triple from 2008), higher cost on the manufacturer and labor cost. Whatever was the lone cause or the combination, it is very clear that business owners must re-group strategies to survive this upcoming year. It's not all dismal, but challenging in becoming more creative in marketing strategies and open for change.

The Sharmooz will seize the day and continue to provide innovative and luxury gift products. One Goal is the strive in customer service and maintain high visibility in the marketplace.

... and yes, it truly was Sunny California - 80 degrees :)


Sunday, January 11, 2009

The "New" Sharmooz

The Sharmooz is beginning 2009 with new and exciting features. The product line is more innovative with a new patent pending Sharmooz Satin Pillow Cover, Sharmooz Spa Pillowcase and Modest Baby Sharmooz Satin Headrest to add to our exclusive satin line of luxurious offerings. Stay tuned as we will update the latest activities such as networking salons, book tours, and more.

Thank you for supporting The Sharmooz.