Thursday, July 1, 2010

What To Do When You Turn 40

I think everyone should do something fun and crazy every once in awhile. Did I run the 1/2 marathon? YES!! But not on my actual birthday, it was actually a few days before. I ran it in 2:11:30, which is over 22 minutes faster than my first time running the 1/2. I'm running another 1/2 in September at Disneyland, and hope to beat 2 hours.

So what did I do on my actual birthday? Check it out:
Yep, that's something fun and crazy all right!

Just a reminder, the summer heat is here in Las Vegas in full force. Heat sensitive products like lip balm and lotion sticks have a high chance of partially or completely melting. Be careful out there!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Sale Has Begun!!

The "I'm turning 40 and I'm going to run a 1/2 Marathon" sale has begun! That means that:
  1. We are now officially closed. No orders will be processed until June 14, when we will reopen and orders will be processed in the order received;
  2. All orders that come into the main website of $40 or more of merchandise will save 13.1 percent;
  3. Facebook Fans (or is it "likers" now??) will get a special coupon code sent to their inbox for the SALE TO END ALL SALES!!
  4. Choose the cheapest shipping option, if your order is heavy it will save you some $$$!!
Now the fine print: the coupon is only valid for in-stock items, there will be no backorders this time. Since I will be out of the country for most of the next week, I will not be able to update the website if I run out of something. If something you order is out of stock, the rest of your order will ship and you will receive a credit for the unshipped merchandise. Put a note in the comments if you have a second/third choice on your order. The coupon does not apply to shipping charges. Your order will be charged the day you place the order if you pay with credit card or PayPal. Use the Google Checkout if you don't want your card charged until after I return.

If you joined Facebook and missed the SALE TO END ALL SALES code, "like" us now so you don't miss the next one!

Also, I need to note that it is getting H O T here in Las Vegas. So the high-heat warning is in effect for lip balms and lotion sticks. Those will ship on Mondays only unless you are located in a state adjacent to Nevada, and will not ship at all if the high temp will exceed 105 degrees. If you want to OVERRIDE THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK, meaning no refunds if the product is melted when you get it, please leave me a comment when you order.

A BIG thank you to all my customers!! It has been a good year so far and I appreciate your business and continued support. Enjoy the sale!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

New Sale Coming Soon

So in a little over a week I am turning 40, and to celebrate I'm doing two things:
1. Running a 1/2 marathon in San Diego and then going to Cabo San Lucas for 6 days; and
2. Running my biggest sale yet!!

I am going to post the public sale on this blog in a few days, but if you want to take advantage of THE SALE TO END ALL SALES, you must become a Cloud Nine Candle and Bath Co. Facebook Fan because I will be sending the exclusive sale code for THE SALE TO END ALL SALES to my Facebook fans only!! Click here to become a Facebook Fan.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Longer Order Processing Time This Week

All orders placed prior to 11pm PST on May 9 have been shipped. I have to go out of town for a few days so new orders will not ship until Monday the 17th at the earliest. Unfortunately I will not have a chance to update my website before I leave.

Also, a heads up that we will be closed for vacation the second week of June - but there will be a huge sale for everyone to look forward to!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sale and Vacation Announcement

I am getting ready to head out to Maui with my hubby to celebrate our 15th anniversary! That means that I will be not be processing orders until after I return on March 1. My regular website will remain open, and to celebrate I am offering a coupon for 15% off of all orders of $15 or more! Enter discount code maui15 into the shopping cart, and hit the recalculate button to see your savings. Feel free to share this code with your friends and family.

Discount applies to products only purchased through my website (not to orders placed on Etsy or ArtFire). Discount does not to shipping or other charges, coupon may be used once, coupon cannot be applied to orders already placed, and expires on March 1, 2010. My fans on Facebook will be getting an even better discount, so if you aren't a fan, become a fan now so you get it next time. Aloha!!
Here's a picture of my Hibiscus Soap to kick off the celebration.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sale Page Updated!

I have a new selection of soap on sale! Scents on sale are: Huckleberry, Lily of the Valley, Magnolia Melody, Mango, Orchid, Rose Petals, and Sultry Oriental Nights.
Save over 30%! The regular price for an individual bar is $5.95 each, these fragrances are on sale for $4.00 each, and if you buy 5 or more of the same fragrance the price drops to $3.60 per bar. I highly recommend the Orchid, it is a beautiful bar of soap and the scent is really out of this world.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Clean the World

I was looking for a way to support the Haiti relief effort, and I learned about this organization, Clean the World.

Right now, they are moving supplies into Haiti. Clean the World is concentrating on moving hygiene products and medical supplies into the Haiti Relief Effort. In partnership with Corporate Aviators Responding to Emergencies (CARE) and other shipping and international aid partners, Clean the World is providing assistance.

I went through my entire soap inventory today, and gathered scraps, test batches, and slow movers and loaded them up into 3 large flat rate boxes (totaling over 70 pounds, holy cow that's a lot of soap!!) for Clean the World. Would you like to help too? Clean the World is also accepting cash donations. The soap is being shipped to Florida, and they need additional donations for getting the soap from Florida to Haiti. They also have a YouTube channel named “HaitiReliefEffort” where you can watch their progress. I am very happy that my extra soaps will go to support such a worthy and potentially lifesaving cause. I must also admit I enjoy having the extra space as well!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

To celebrate my first blog post of the new year, here is a 10% off coupon for all products ordered from our main website. Enter code BLOG10 in the "discount coupon" box on the first checkout page. You can use this coupon as many times as you like until October 31, 2010. Feel free to share this code with your friends and family!

For even bigger savings, subscribe to our Facebook Fan Page. I will be sending out a coupon to subscribers in the next few days, and will be running a contest as well. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Shipping Charges Effective 01/01/2010

Happy 2010!

This is the first of a series of posts about all the changes that will take place during the coming year. This one is the first one I have to get out of the way, because unfortunately both UPS and USPS have both announced price increases. Future updates will be much more exciting, I promise!

After reviewing the price changes, it was obvious that I could no longer afford to offer the $6.00 priority mail flat rate charge. USPS has not only increased their prices across the board, but starting January 4, 1 pound packages will no longer have a flat rate throughout the US, but will become more expensive with zone pricing. Also, since USPS has introduced dimensional weight pricing (meaning the shipping is not only based on the weight of the package, but also on the size of the box), I have lost a lot of money on certain large orders. Not only is USPS increasing their prices, but so is UPS.

After careful consideration, I am going to change the priority mail option to actual pricing based on weight, plus $1.75 for insurance (if your order exceeds $50, I will cover the difference in insurance cost from USPS published rates). I am also introducing a Saver Shipping option, which will save you money on shipping for a larger order. The Saver Shipping will be a flat rate of $9.95 in the lower 48 states, and I will ship it the cheapest way (either USPS Priority or UPS Ground). You can expect to receive Saver Shipping by Priority Mail if your order fits into one of the flat rate boxes, and by UPS if it doesn't.

I have several new products in the works. I have started selling mini-soaps, which are not yet on my regular website but are now on Handmade by Randilyn on Etsy and ArtFire. Expect to see mini soaps in many more fragrances later this year, along with new lotion stick fragrances and much more!!

Thank you for your support during the first decade of the new millennium. I look forward to outfitting you and yours in smell-good stuff in the coming year!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Lower Pricing on Illuminated Candle Warmers

The price on our illuminated candle warmers has been reduced to $9.99 each. Save even more if you buy a case, which is $99.90 per dozen. Enough for every room and one for each of your friends.

We have a large stock of these so I anticipate this price holding for quite some time. Available in black (as pictured) and white.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Show Announcement

If you are in Las Vegas on December 12, save the date!!

We will be at the Lakes Festival of Lights Arts and Crafts Show. It is from noon to 6pm officially, but I plan to be there a few hours early setting up, so if you want to stop by early, feel free.

I will have show specials and a few special items. Also, I will only be bringing selected items with me, so if there is anything you really want, feel free to order on the website ahead of time, select Local so you aren't charged shipping, and put Lakes Festival in the comments and pick up your order at the show.

Hope to see you there! Here is a link to the Festival website. This is our one and only show for 2009, and it should be a fun day for all!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


This will be the last big sale of the year. Stock up now for the holidays!


Discount not applied to shipping charges, but remember that all US Priority Mail orders ship at a priority mail flat rate of $6.00. Expires November 5, 2009.

When you get to the shopping cart, scroll down and enter Discount coupon FB20 into the discount coupon box, then hit the recalculate button. If your order is $30 or more you should see the discount!

Remember, we are closed for vacation and will ship all orders after we reopen on the 5th.
Go Shopping Now!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Vacation Announcement

Just a heads-up that we will be closed for vacation from October 28 - November 5. I will be running a nice sale during the time we are closed. Stay tuned for details!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

New Banner!

Recently, on a whim I entered a contest at SoapiesSupplies. The prize was a banner designed by Red Lime Web. I was shocked that I actually WON!!! It took me awhile to get some suitable pics over, but finally did and here is the design. A big improvement over my last etsy banner. This banner will go on my etsy page and eventually my ArtFire page. On the blog, it will be at the bottom. Here it is!! Thanks Soapies and Red Lime!!