Friday, August 17, 2012

To the Spa We Go!

Twilight Soaps & Gifts has been a proud vendor at Ultima Bellezza Salon in Stillwater, MN for a few years now and  have enjoyed every minute of it!

Becky Johnson
I started collaborating with one of their new Stylists, Rebekah Johnson, to come up with some specialty Spa products and fragrances you can only get at the salon and with her fabulous pedicures and manicures! After figuring out  what products Becky needed to complete her pedicures, we decided that a Foot Soak, Salt Scrub, and Shea Butter lotion would be the fit for her! The custom scent for the Salon for the Summer is Limoncello! It was inspired by the Tuscan ambiance of the salon! For Fall and Winter, it will be something different, so make sure you book your appointments in advance! 

View of the other spa chair
I went in to test the products and see how Becky does her pedicures about a week ago. I know, it must be rough to have to try my products like that :) I can tell you, I waited too long to get one!  I decided to get the Spa Pedicure which includes soaking your feet in a custom made Foot Soak, Scrub, lotion, and a foot/leg massage!  It was the most relaxed I have been in a long time!

The Spa area is very soothing and the spa chairs massage you as you get your pedicure! It's a must try! I'm so excited that the all natural products provided will be available for people to try in a pedicure! Ultima Bellezza Salon is such a great place and I am loving the new opportunity to share my products!

Getting a fabulous Opi color

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012


I have been making jewelry since I was child. I always enjoy doing something creative and incorporating new and unusual materials. Two years ago my father started making jewelry to give him something to do in his retirement. My line has always been part of Twilight Soaps & Gifts, but in the last year or so, it's really been coming into it's own. I started using unique materials like aircraft parts, safety wire, and other finding to create one of kind creations and it just didn't fit in with Twilight Soaps & Gifts anymore. My dad's line, Pacific Shores Stone Works was having trouble gaining visibility on its own and we got to the point were it seemed like a wonderful idea to merge forces and create one line! That's when we came up with raDesigns!

The name is simple, but we hope the line and each of our distinct collections will be memorable!

We started an etsy shop and have just a few things listed, but you can expect more to come from us very soon with a launch party, website, and more! I want to thank everyone for their support over the years for all of my ventures! I hope you will enjoy our new company as much as we enjoy creating the pieces for it!

hand crafted necklace pic by Heather Lea
hand woven hoops

Vintage Earring Magnet

Vintage Earring Magnet