How A Freebie Inspired A New Product
One of my suppliers had a delay with a recent delivery and, as compensation, added a couple of extra items to my order – free of charge.
One of the items was a make-up container in the shape of a ball. The top half lifts up to reveal a mirror, and the bottom half holds a 5 ml well for lip gloss, cream blush, cream eyeshadow, or even solid perfume.
What To Put In It?
After a few days of deliberating, I decided this container needed to be filled with something that would make good use of the mirrored lid. I've never tried making a colored lip gloss before, so my Ultimate Balm Gloss Pot formula was reworked to include some pearlized red.
As it is pretty impossible to make only 5 ml, I made the smallest amount possible and ended with enough to fill 2 containers.
Half of the mixture was poured into a normal Gloss Pot container (thick frosted glass with black or gold lid), and the rest into the snazzy-looking freebie.
Win WinI seriously have to tip my hat to my supplier. They must have known this small gift would be good for business. Of course I fell in love with the dang thing and had to add this product to the list for my coming order.
Chalk one up for them. But, at the same time, I must blow them a (glossy) kiss. Because of this little incident, I will soon be able to offer personalized colored lip gloss. Chalk one up for me.
Win win – you gotta love it!
PS: The lip gloss adds lots of moisture and just a hint of color. This first batch has however turned out just a tad too soft, so the formula will need a bit of adjustment.
|Bare naked lips|
|Lips with Gloss|