Friday, October 29, 2010

Finally Fall!

Well, I don't know about all of you fans out there, but here in the Midwest Fall hasn't really made an appearance. Until today! It's been mostly 80 degrees or thereabouts, but we woke up to 28 degrees and frost this morning! Does this make me happy? Um, no, sorry. I'm a warm-weather-summer-type girl, and I despise the cold. I've been loving the extension of warm weather, but it's okay because I made Erik's Halloween costume out of really warm material, and I was worried he might have to be naked underneath it this year or die of heat exhaustion. So, I guess there's a silver lining in everything.
The Almighty Liz

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


My son just came up and sang me twinkle twinkle little star to make my headache feel better. Can I get an "Aw" from the crowd?!
That is the child that is going to take care of me when I'm old and feeble.
The Almighty Liz

Friday, October 22, 2010

Liza's Lotions!

So, good friends and loyal fans, I have some exciting news! My good friend Dana, who introduced me and my little business to the world last week, is doing a giveaway on her blog! Here's a link:

Head over and read all about it!

For the giveaway, this post is all about my lotions. What I sell, how much they are, and how to have me do a custom lotion just for YOU. This is the thing I'm passionate about: making something that works for YOU and only you. Making a lotion that fits your unique needs, so it's as special as you are!

All of my lotions are customizable, so if they look pretty good to you, but there's an ingredient in there that you react to, just let me know, and I can leave it out! Or, conversely, if there's an ingredient I have that you'd like added, I can do that, too! I make every lotion up individually when you order it, so when you order I don't go to a shelf and pick up something I made a month ago and send it to you, I sit down with all my ingredients and mix it up after you put in your order, then send it to you. Thus making customization a breeze! This is in addition to the 100% custom lotions that I make for individual customers. The 100% custom lotions are for those of you who see my regular formulations, and they just aren't going to work for you, or you have no idea if they will work or not! That's when you contact me, and I'll will sit down and ask you a bunch of questions, do a little homework, and come up with the best solution for your needs. Sometimes that is a lotion I already have formulated, but most times I come up with something completely different that's just for you.

Further, all of my ingredients are as natural as I can get them, and organic whenever possible. Even the more chemically sounding names, like cetyl alcohol, are derived from natural organic vegetation. So you can feel good about what you are putting on your skin!

In addition to all of that good stuff, I also wanted to add that my products are cruelty free, not tested on animals in any way, shape or form. All of my products are also vegetarian at least, and vegan where I can manage it, which includes most of the lotions.

All prices include shipping if you are in the US, and if you are international, add $2 to the price. I also offer free samples of everything that comes in the cutest little jar you ever saw, and holds enough face lotion for a week, or enough hand and body cream for 2-3 uses.

So, without further ado, here are all my "off the shelf" formulations!

A quick note: my regular vendor for avocado butter was out, so I bought from another vendor, and it's not the same. Namely, it's got beeswax in it, so right now, all lotions made with beeswax are not vegan, but as soon as I run out and restock from my original vendor, it will be. Thanks!

Liza's Light
Face Lotion For Oily Skin
Distilled water, Rose Hydrosol, Grapeseed oil, Chardonnay oil, Seabuckthorn oil, Olive oil, Kukui Nut oil, Jojoba oil, Jason's 5,000 IU Vitamin E Pure Beauty oil, Cranberry oil, Camelia oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Polawax
1 oz(will last 6-8 weeks)--$6
1/2 oz--$3
1/3 oz--$2

Liza's Quenchaide (your skin's new favorite beverage!)
Face Lotion for Dry Skin
Distilled water, Glycerin, Helichrysum Hydrosol, Cornflower Hydrosol, Argan oil, Calendula infused Olive oil, Rosehip oil, Grapeseed oil, Chardonnay oil, Seabuckthorn oil, Jojoba oil, Cranberry oil, Camelia oil, Jason's 5,000 IU Vitamin E Pure Beauty oil, Colloidal Oatmeal, Niacinamide, Allantoin, Hyaluronic Acid, Avocado Butter, Shea OR Cocoa Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Polawax
1 oz--$7
1/2 oz--$4
1/3 oz--$3

Liza's Blotch Be-Gone
Face Lotion for Acne Prone, Oily Skin
Distilled water, Neem Hydrosol, Chamomile Hydrosol, Rose Hydrosol, Allantoin, Salicylic Acid (1%), Hyaluronic Acid, Grapeseed oil, Chardonnay oil, Calendula infused Olive oil, Tea Tree oil, Seabuckthorn oil, Kukui oil, Jason's 5,000 IU Vitamin E Pure Beauty oil, Jojoba oil, Camelia oil, Zinc, Cetyl Alcohol, Polawax
1 oz--$7
1/2 oz--$4
1/3 oz--$3

Liza's Simplicity
Face Lotion for Sensitive Skin
Distilled water, Seabuckthorn oil, Jojoba oil, Cranberry oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Polawax
1 oz--$6
1/2 oz--$3
1/3 oz--$2

Liza's Love Your Skin Hand and Body Cream
Distilled water, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Avocado Butter, Kukui Nut Butter, Mango Butter, Almond Butter, Jason's 5,000 IU Vitamin E Pure Beauty oil, Rosehip oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Polawax
1 oz--$7
1/2 oz--$4

Liza's Lizard Skin Elimination Cream
(Eczema treatment cream, but it's also good for any kind of dry skin. Very healing and soothing)
Distilled water, Glycerin, Colloidal Oatmeal, Honey powder, Allantoin, Cocoa butter (higher concentration), Avocado butter (higher concentration), Kukui butter, Mango butter, Almond butter, Vitamin E oil, Rosehip oil, Olive oil, Argan oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Polawax, Leucidal (all-natural preservative)

Liza's Luscious Lipbalm
Cocoa butter, Almond butter, Avacado butter, Mango butter, Cherry Kernal oil, Blueberry oil, Olive oil, Jojoba oil, Grapeseed oil, Chardonnay oil, Kukui Nut oil, Candellia Wax, Glycerin, Distilled water, Polawax, Truvia sweetener
1 tube (standard chapstick tube size)--$3.50
Flavors for the lipbalm, you choose any flavor or combonations of flavors, it's up to you!:
(you can also get it in natural, with no added flavor or sweetener, and with every 2 lipbalms I sell, I go get another flavor)

Liza's Un-Clog Me Facial Mask
(for acne prone, oily skin)(a small note: when I was formulating this mask, I had some clays that were out of stock, as denoted with an * in the list, when I went to order ingredients. As soon as those come back into stock, I will order them, and they will be then added to the final formulation)
Bentonite clay, Blue clay*, French Green clay, Moor Mud*, Red Kaolin clay, Rhassoul clay, Sea clay, Sea Kelp Biofermament, Distilled water, Glycerin, Salicylic Acid, Allantoin, Jojoba oil, Seabuckthorn oil, Tea Tree oil, Tumeric Root powder, Chamomile Hydrosol, Neem Hydrosol, Honey powder, Clary Sage essential oil, Mint Extract, Green Tea extract, Eidlwiess extract, Polawax

In addition to these, I've always got something on the back burner that I'm formulating. I'm always coming out with new things (especially right after an influx of orders, because then I have money to play with, lol!), so keep a sharp eye on this post, as it will be updated as I develop new products.

The Almighty Liz

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Success at Last!!!!

So, I think it is finally safe to say....
Monday will be three weeks since he had a poopoo accident. He hasn't gone at anybody else's house yet, and only in his little potty in his room, but I'm still counting it.
The Almighty Liz

Friday, October 15, 2010

I'm so Excited!!!

Well, my political post was a RESOUNDING success (sarcasm)! Lol!! Kidding. I wrote that mainly for me.
So, why am I so excited, you ask? Because Dana, whom some of you know and is a good friend of mine, has interviewed me for a giveaway on her blog!! I do believe all you have to do to be eligible for the giveaway (correct me if I'm wrong, Dana) is post a comment to the interview. She did an awesome job, and what a great opportunity for me to brag on myself! :D
Here's a link to her blog so you can all do what I know your dying to do--run over and read it!!
Your Welcome!
The Almighty Liz

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Political Schtuff

Normally, I don't do this on my blog, and I might delete it yet, but I figure, it's MY blog, I can do what I want.
So, many of you Liz Fans out there might know about the huge stink over President Packer's General Conference Talk. For those of you who aren't aware of it, basically one of the leaders in my church gave a speech at our semi-annual world wide conference, and for a few sentences of a twenty+ minute speech addressed our views on homosexuality. If you didn't know, my church is not for this life style. We are also not for bullying, belittling, being mean or hateful or anything similar to this to anyone who chooses this life style. We are very much Christ centered, and He was pretty clear on His stance to love EVERYONE. And so that is our stance.
So, the homosexual community got ahold of this, and are throwing themselves a royal fit over it. They've even petitioned the leaders of my church to change our doctrine/repeal the speech/ect ect. Does anyone else get the hypocrisy here? They claim that everyone should be able to live/think/feel however they please, EXCEPT the Mormons, because we think differently. I mean, we MUST be brainwashed right? Because how could you possibly think their lifestyle is wrong? This makes me a bit....mad. In an Irish-type of way.
Let me say here that I know that not every gay person feels this way. I'm speaking only about the ones who are being so very loud right now.
A representative has issued a statement in rebuttal of the gay community's petition (and it was a specific group, I just can't remember the name right now.) I think he summed it up well, and I might hunt it down and put a link up in a minute. In fact I will right now, so you all can read it if you wish, because if I try to cliff-notes it for you, I'll screw it all up.
One thing I love about this response is that he pointed out the things that we HAVE supported gay rights on. Even I didn't know about them. (which just shows I need to keep up better)
Anyway, that's my little rant. I know I'll piss someone off, and that was not my intention. My intention was to vent my own frustrations. Feel free to debate people, I love a good debate. But I'll say right now, so fair warning, that if you get nasty, call ANYONE names, or are just being an all-around jerk, I will delete you. Disagree all you want, but keep it clean. My blog, my world.
The Almighty Liz

Monday, October 11, 2010

I'm Back!

Mostly, anyway. :P
So, the oral surgery itself went fine. The only snag was that my insurance wouldn't pay for general anesthesia, so I was awake for the procedure. I do NOT recommend that, and I am NEVER doing it again. After we got home, for the next few days I couldn't eat or drink enough to stay hydrated, and then I had a bad reaction to the Vicoden they gave me (think lots of puking), which landed me in the hospital last Monday. It took several days for the Vicoden to exit my system, so I was uber nauseated for that time. I think it was Thursday or thereabouts before food wasn't completely revolting. On the bright side of that, I lost three pounds, and that on top of hitting my goal weight the week before! That's 23 pounds I lost since last April-ish people! Yes, I am now so gorgeous I'm hard to look at. You've been warned.
And here's a big shout out to Elise, who watched my son for four whole days while I felt like utter crap and only wanted to die. She's the BEST.
So, I started to feel at least partly human just in time for my super awesome brother-in-law and his equally awesome wife to come home on leave. We went to dinner, and we've had some family fun, and it's been beyond lovely to see them again. We miss you guys bunches!!
My best friend who lives states away from me (which is just Not Fair) is also in town with her husband and children visiting her side of the family, and they carved out some time to come see yours truly. We had some good food, and some good fun, and I promise we will beat the pants off of John at Four Point Pitch next time guys!! He totally deserves to have his head deflated.
Also, my grandpa is still in the hospital, but we are thinking we might finally be getting everything that's been wrong with him fixed once and for all, and they might move him to a rehab center soon, which is a definite step up. Prayers? Pretty please?
So that was last week in a nutshell, and now I need a nap, lol! I'm seriously almost all the way better though, and I actually can't wait to start working out again. It'll have to wait until Friday, but it is so GAME ON come then. I have to keep my girlish figure AND my chocolate somehow!
The Almighty Liz