You Owe Prettiness To No One

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There is a beautiful quote I admire by Diana Vreeland: "You don't have to be pretty. You don't owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your coworkers, especially not to random men on the street. You don't owe it to your mother, you don't owe it to your children, you don't owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked 'female'."

As a maker and procurer of products that frequently fall very literally into the "beauty" category, this is a truth that really hits home, and...

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LOVE WINS! A Celebration

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If you haven't heard about today's Supreme Court ruling, you're in very limited company. The waves of support and cries of jubilation sweeping the nation are overwhelming in their raw emotion. Normally, this page is not a place for politics. But this is more than politics. So much more. And we just simply cannot refrain from joining in the celebration and exclaiming that today was such a very good day.

It's difficult to weave our happiness into actual sentences. I've read so many eloquently stated expressions of the heart today that my own heart is swimming in the beauty and power...

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Do It Anyway

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Look, sometimes inspiration just doesn't happen. You set out with the best of intentions to create something amazing. Or maybe even just good. Some days it's enough to simply be able to say "I did a good job", and let that be your gold star. But even "good" isn't happening today. You don't know why. You planned ahead, you cleared your schedule, you have all your supplies. You even brought healthy snacks. Snacks! Your muse has run off and your brain has got nothing.

 

We've all been there, and if you're reading this right now because you're there...

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The Beauty In Being "Not for Everyone"

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I started my first fragrance business in 2010. It did great things for me, and afforded me a freedom I so desperately needed at a time when I was starting life in general from scratch. Then it propelled me forward into even better things. But it wasn't anything special. Hold on, now, if you've loved and supported me from the beginning, don't pick up your pitchfork yet. It sounds harsh, but let me explain.

My intention was to make products that made people feel good, using high quality, natural ingredients. It's not a bad goal at all, but if I may be frank: twelve...

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Pin Up Art and the F Word- with Ms. Retro Rally 2015

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Hi everyone. Today I'm going to talk about a couple of topics that are incredibly near and dear to my heart. It's definitely no secret that at Sentio we love our pin up girls. My own career consists of being part Soapstress and part pin up artist and the two frequently meet in the form of our marketing and packaging. It should also come as no surprise that I am a passionate, unyielding... ready for it? We're gonna drop the F bomb...

FEMINIST.

And a really cool thing about the pin up community at large is that many of its participants and supporters...

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