On this week's Shop Small Saturday Showcase, I have a lovely one to share with you! I met Terri from Nature Skin Shop in the midst of all the food vendors at Artisanal L.A., and the scents of her pretty products were still able to stand out from the crowd! Not to mention, she was as cute as a button, in a lovely flower dress that matched her equally lovely bath and beauty items. :)
I absolutely love her gorgeous products, and because she is so multi-talented, all of the beautiful photos you see below are hers! Take a look and read through the interview, then tell me you don't want to try every single one of her items. I dare you!
Tell me a little bit about yourself!
I am a jack of all trades with a short attention span. I like to be creative in many different ways. I am a wannabe artist! Running a soap company gives me the opportunity to move through many projects throughout the day from scent blending, recipe development, web design, and designing and marketing. My background is in photography, web design and Photoshop.
Where did the name of your store come from?
The name of my store originated from the fact that all my products are all natural, and I wanted my store to reflect that with in the name!
Why did you start making goods for Nature Skin Shop?
I’m also a cosmetics junkie! This has lead me to where I am today.
What is your favorite item?
My favorite item is my cleansing conditioner because it is formulated for hair just like mine, which is dry and damaged from being addicted to dying my hair from one color to another.
What is your most popular item?
My most popular item is my caffeine hair loss shampoo bar. I am always getting amazing feedback about how it is the best shampoo they have ever used.. So many seem to suffer from hair loss, and my product will help to minimize that and give the hair more body!
Where do you get the inspiration for your work?
I don’t really have an answer for that, but I truly love what I do. It gives me real joy when I get a comment from someone saying how my product has affected them in a good way, and it makes me want to do even more and push on.
What makes your store unique?
Well, let see... I think it is that my prices are affordable and same quality (if not better) then those high end expensive brands!
What is the toughest part about making your goods/your artistic process?
It is a process when formulating a new product. You have a lot of trial and error. I never settle for just.
Do you take custom orders?
Yes, I will and have done custom orders. The customer pays before I start, and depending on the request, it will take 2 to 4 days to finish.
Where can I see more of your work and buy a gift?
I'm retailing in Overstock.com as well!
Are you going to be at any shows soon, so I can see your work in person and say hello?
I'm planning to attend the UNIQUELA this summer in August: http://stateofunique.com/unique-la/
First of all, can you not see how talented this girl is with all of the custom designed packaging, the photos of her products, and everything else in this post? Now, imagine all of that same effort and attention to detail put into her lovely bath and beauty products. Just amazing!
Make sure to drop by Terri's website or Facebook and say hello, then get to buying some amazing, handmade items.