Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A Few Quick Updates
So I woke up this morning with a super puffed up face and puffy eye. The eye has been giving me issues since Sunday. I think I got something in it while cleaning my closet. But yesterday my sinuses had me in a fog while I worked. I couldn't breathe at all. I actually wore a Breathe Right strip most of the day because I couldn't breathe otherwise! Since calling in to work isn't an option, I had to do what I had to do to make it through the day. I got home around 7pm and took some sinus medicine that had me in an induced fog, but at least I was feeling a bit better. Today not so much, so I give in and am going to the doctors. There is definitely a blocked tear duct or something and it hurts! I cry uncle!
I actually for a second almost Instagramed a pic of my face. But since the terms and conditions of Instagram say to post what makes you look awesome, (I paraphrase) I decided not to. Then Kat strolled into my bathroom while I was hard at work trying to disguise my Sloth looking face. (Goonies reference anyone?) Kat had a cheer accident last night and while last night she felt fine, this morning she had a nice puffy eye (seriously!) and hers is a nice shade of Chanel Vamp! Not kidding it would be a perfect match! So I had to work on helping her disguise that. Oh the fun we have at the Morrison house sometimes! Reality show anyone?
Let's not even talk about the International Shipping drama I started last night! I thank the meds for that one! So let me just say International customers - please no need to panic. Worst case scenario I hope is just a temporary suspension while we work to meet new regs. I believe it just has to do with labeling, but we will learn more in the coming weeks. I won't say more because I am not the source of education when it comes to International shipping. We do our best to follow the regulations, and that is our goal to continue to do so. We speak only for our company.
The question was asked why can large companies distribute overseas when we can't. There are so many potential answers and I don't want to even try to insinuate what other companies are doing, because there are sooo many options out there, we just can't afford them! Maybe one day! I will say that if we were using a distibutor, we could get large shipments sent via vessal using a freight forwarder. This would mean heavy freight charges and customs fees and import taxes to the distributor, which would mean a higher cost for International customers, such as there are with larger brands. We are looking for distributors, but that also could mean big changes as well. In the meantime it is business as usual, and if we have to suspend international shipping while we mine through all the changes, we will let you know. We just didn't want to announce it as it happens because I think that would just be more drama. So in the mean time, no need to panic, just hang in there and know we will keep you informed.
As for orders placed over the weekend, we have been working hard on getting orders out. After taking a few days off with the family, I came back to a lot of work, so I've been busy. LOVE being busy! But please hang in there while I get caught up and get orders out!
Lastly did you see we are in the Refinery 29 Tinseltown Glossybox? Heck yeah! If you haven't checked it out, do it now! A full size bottle of After Glow is in the box!
Posted by Maria Morrison