Monday, December 21, 2009

A Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to All!

Before adorned with Grace takes a break for a little over a week, we just wanted to take the time to wish you all a very blessed Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! We'd also like to thank those of you who ordered these last couple weeks during our Sale and hope you all love your products!

As noted on our Website, we will resume the Sale when we return, around Dec. 30 or Jan. 1 by popular demand! So make sure to check back us then if you missed out on this last sale or simply want more, lol!

I also wanted to make sure you all knew that we will likely (about 98% sure) not be able to reply to any emails between tonight (Dec. 21) and next Monday (Dec. 27) as our Internet access will be extremely limited. So please make sure you all know we are not ignoring you! We try to get back with our Customers as fast as our schedule allows us to.

On that note, I seem to be having trouble, especially with those of you that have a Yahoo email account, with my emails (specifically Shipping Notices) getting to you? I know that with my current email, Notices from my own website are diverted and I never receive them as Yahoo appears to have a semi-strict SPAM filter that does not allow let me get messages that appear to be from mass emailers and/or companies. (I say "semi-strict" because I still get those awful phishing ones, lol!)

The only solution I have that might work is if you make sure to add "" to your Contacts list so that it is not diverted away completely or to a SPAM/Junk Folder. I've had one customer who I have emailed three times but apparently my emails are not getting to her as she thinks we have simply not bothered to reply, but as most of you know, we get back with most of our customers no less than 3-4 days, even during a Sale, and try to reply to Customers as quickly as we would like to be responded to!

The only time we are unable to respond to an email is to those asking for "freebies for review" as we get soooooo many requests (sometimes more than orders!!!) we simply do not have time to respond to them all, in addition to our regular mail and processing orders and making up new products. In addition, I believe there is a new law now that if you receive freebies from any company and review them on your blog, you do have to disclose that info. I believe so much in my product I know that I will get more than enough good reviews from paying customers who will spread the good word about awG! :)

Other than sending out a few more Shipping Notices and making adjustments to our website, adorned with Grace is officially off on Christmas vacation! Again, everyone have a wonderful holiday and looking forward to this New Year!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Back from Thanksgiving with a Sale!

We are finally back after a great Thanksgiving weekend! I appreciate those of you who still ordered and thank you sincerely for your patience as the shipping turnaround time was a little longer than usual since we were not in town to take care of orders and our Internet time was extremely limited in regards to answering emails.

But now we are back with a Sale to help you get started on your Christmas shopping! We have taken 10% all makeup sets (NOT the a la carte eyeshadow, blush, foundation, & powder), all Face Premium Brushes and other select brush sets, and a few Limited Edition sets that were popular Customer Request Choices (see on Limited Edition page).

Please also make sure to check out our Clearance page as we have added some new items, mostly from our past Summer 2009 LE Eyecolors. Make sure to read the listings CAREFULLY as not all are full sized items!

Per request of some of my customers last year, we are offering a Limited Edition set of our Christmas Eyesparklers which is eye-safe cosmetic glitter in the typical holiday colors of gold, silver, white, red, and green! You'll love these used by themselves (with a good cream base for optimal adhesion) or mixed in with your other cosmetics to add a festive sparkle.

However, these are ONLY available in full-sized sets (one of each color) and once we sell out, they will no longer be available! We also do NOT have sample sizes, nor will they be available in full-sized singles.

FYI, there will be no Blog Specials for the month of December. Also, we will be running this sale until December 19. As with this past holiday, we will leave the online store "open" but orders received from December 20-28 will likely not ship until December 29-30 at the earliest. Depending on what stock we have available, we may continue the sale (meaning we'll mark the items down again) December 29 as an After Christmas sale!

Because of the nature of this sale, please do expect that there might be a 1-3 day delay in our usual shipping time so don't panic if we don't mail your order out the same day or within 24 hours of placing an order. We are known for our quick turnaround time but this is one of those times of the year it is more difficult to maintain that so continue to have some patience with us!

Thank you all!