Saturday, September 27, 2008

Oh my aching mouth!

For the past 2 week I have been dealing with having my wisdom tooth pulled. Let's just say that I ended up having post-op trauma from the whole ordeal. I ended up losing three pounds from not being able to eat. (Not a bad thing, lol.)
After several dental visits and an ER trip, I finally saw an orthodontist. Everything had healed up pretty well and I was on the mend. Here's what he told me.
"This is what happens when you ask a dentist to do a Orthodontist job. It takes them 10-20 times longer to pull the tooth than it does us. Next time you need a tooth pulled come see me!" Point taken!
This is a life lesson we can all learn. Go to the Pro! Don't waste your time with an amateur, or someone who doesn't specialize in what you need done. You'll end up waisting valuable time and resources. I know there are times you may need to go to a student or someone less qualified for financial reasons. That's perfectly fine ,if they know what they are doing. If I had have go to the specialist first, I would have healed sooner, saved time and money, and not missed so many days where I could have been more productive.
Thank God, I am much, much better and back in the saddle. Lesson Learned!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

How to pamper yourself in tough times

The recent stock market troubles and President Bush's bail out plan has many has everyone wondering what's next for our economy. Though times are uncertain, you can still find inexpensive ways to pamper.

Here are tips on two things women love to do, get their hair and nails done. Try these at home and you'll see that anyone can take good care of yourself even when times are tight.

1. Visit your local cosmetology school. Students get credit for doing your hair and are well supervised. My favorite? Aveda of course! Clients get their hair shampooed and styled, while you sipping Aveda's signature tea. You also receive a complimentary hand, neck or head massage all for around $14. Not bad! See my latest hair cut above.

2.Do your own nails. Here's how:

*Use an all natural sugar scrub like You Go Girl's, or make you own using any oil and sugar which is less abrasive. Add a few drops of your favorite perfume or body splash and there you have it! Salt work wonder on those tired feet too.

*Gently file your nails to your desired shape.

*Use any lotion that has vitamin E in it and rub it all over your hands. Be sure to rub it right into your nails and the cuticle bed, as this will help keep them strong and healthy. Remove lotion from nails with a little nail polish remover.

*Then simply buff the tops of the nails until they are smooth and shiny.

*Next, apply two coats of your favorite color. Allow to dry and finish with a clear top coat.simply buff the tops of the nails until they are smooth and shiny. Voila!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New Mini Cupcakes!

Introducing new Mini Cupcakes. These are smaller version of the cupcake soap you all love. These little treats are great for birthday parties, as shower favors, or any occasion. They can be purchased individually or in gift sets which will make upcoming holiday shopping a snap.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

FDA Globalization Act on Television in Washington, DC

For those of you that don't know what all the fuss is about or just don't understand the full ramifications of this Act, this video may help you. It will make the difference in whether your favorite indie stays in business or not. Take a look!

Note that the video erroneously reads that the Indie Beauty Network website is That correct link is

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cupcakes everywhere!

Today is a cupcake makin' day for me! My creative juices are FLOWING! I can't wait to show you all of the cute new soap cupcakes in the works. Check back in a few days to see the unveiling!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

We have a survey winner!

I would first like to say thanks to everyone who took the time to fill out our survey. We appreciate your input. It will help us in going forward in the future.

So now for the good news. Our winner is Patricia W. of Minneapolis!!! She will receive a gift package filled with bath treats from You Go Girl!

Make sure that you all join our mailing list to be notified of the latest buzz at You Go Girl, and for info on up coming sales and promotions!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Fall 2008 tips and trends

Fall is definitely in the air here in Minnesota. So you know what that means, its time for our annual look at the Fall season trends and tips. Now I am no fashion editor, but here are a few things that I have observed for the new season.

1. Once again, purple reins, as if you already haven't noticed. And so do berries for that matter. You can find these colors in lipsticks and nail polishes that provide a dark but chic look for fall. OPI France Collection has a mini pack of 4 hot purple looks for $10. That's a great way to be in style without breaking the bank. I also love Zoya's Pulse 2008 fall line. Try Mikka for your nails and Alias for the lips.

2. Jewel tones are what's hot for clothing. Emeralds, Rubies, Garnets, and Sapphires paired with a grey suit with have you lookin' sharp! My favorite places to shop are NY&Company and Lane Bryant for those of us with more to love. You can also visit H&M and Talbots.

3. For bath and body, deep, dark vanillas, musks, and ambers, are making their way back. Check out You Go Girl's new Vanilla Amber, a smooth, sensuous blend of two of my absolute favorite scents. Many more Autumn flavors are in the works, so check back often!