The Beauty Spoiler's voice
There are many questions that creators and consumers wonder about packaging. The main ones that always come to our lips are:
Well...the answer is as complicated as a labyrinth...*sigh*.
Containers are what can be used to hold and transport something. Eco-friendly companies have developed many plastic alternatives, in order to protect and save our environment. Though, whoever produces something that needs to be contained, it is still complex to pick the right container, simply because of its cost and...so many pros and cons do give us a headache.
This information is what I have found while looking for MDtbs' containers. If anyone has other updates that I am not aware of, feel free to share them with us!
Why is it so important to recycle?
Hmm...How may I explain this...ok. I am not going to make these long sermons that are only read by me and passionate individuals.
So let me tell you a story.
For example, a single woman who lives alone in a house. Her name is Potato. This woman is a very fictive character.
(In a humoristic note, it could be a man but let's change a little. Women can also be victims of "awful" examples :))
Did you get the link between recycling and Potato's daily life? She became overwhelmed by the pollution created by her procrastination that amplified everyday until her boyfriend messaged her. 30 minutes was too short to clean her house and "refresh" herself to stay pretty. By anticipating and skipping the cleaning, she will have more time to prepare to go out. Even if Potato is overwhelmed by doing something that she doesn't really care to do until the last minute, she has always appreciated to have "renewable and natural fresh air" by leaving her windows opened. Folk knows Potato's behavior but this is not his problem. After all, in a normal situation, who walks in a neighborhood, sees a messy interior house through its windows, knocks at the door and asks to help to clean the house?
Now, imagine "this" on our planet scale.
Bad pollution has been here since human activities exist. It accumulates everyday and the fact that most people who think:
"Who cares? We're all gonna die",
"I didn't do it so it is not my problem" and
"Anyways, everybody does the same, I am forgiving myself for closing my eyes and do the same"
don't help to reduce the increase of diseases, allergies and destruction of our environment: We are healthy if our planet is healthy. That's why we need to take care of our pollution: Not only plastics physically destroy our environment, but they also release toxic chemicals in the air.
Let's dig into the common plastics that we use everyday.
The plastic that is commonly used is made from different polymers, which are made from resins (When resins cure, they become polymers). Resins and polymers can be synthetic or natural, but to create any type of plastics, it is always man-made. Our "everyday" plastics are synthetic: their origins come from non renewable petro-chemicals-based materials.
There are different types of synthetic plastic. Have you already noticed those mini-symbols with a number, mostly hidden on the bottom of your plastic containers? Wondered what they are?
Well...these little scriptures are in fact very important: they are categories of plastics that are needed for recycling. The numbers designate 1 being the most recyclable one and 7 the less one. Before, they were very rarely accepted by recycling companies. Now, more accept them.
Plastic code identification and their types of material
What are the biodegradable plastics?
Biodegradable (or biobased) plastics are made from at least 20% renewable natural-based material. The purpose was to replace a part of the common plastic's materials to accelerate and ease its decomposition. There is a big confusion with the "eco-friendly" vocabulary and it is great if we all are aware of the difference to avoid worst ecological degradation:
How about bio-plastics?
Bio-plastics (or compostable plastics) are promising plastics made with natural and renewable chemical materials. It is a very seductive alternative and one of the ingredient-stars is..corn! It produces Polylactide acid (PLA) and it is same as Polyethylene (PET) and Polypropylene (PP). In addition to being natural, they don't increase greenhouse gas but do absorb them like the carbon dioxide. They are a cost saving during the production compared to common plastic and they decompose in only a few weeks. This alternative can be the best but there are still cons like any other methods:
Anyone heard about eco-plastics?
Eco-plastics (or recycled plastics) are reused synthetic plastics. When a synthetic plastic is brought for recycling, companies reuse it to produce another plastic object. Synthetic plastics can be recycled many times but not indefinitely. From twice to 4 or 5 times as what I read before they become useless.
What about the other recyclable and compostable materials?
There are, of course other types of materials used for containers: metals and bamboos. Glass and metals are recyclable and can be reused while bamboos are natural so they can't be recycled. Bamboos are compostable and take a few years to fully decompose if properly buried in soil. I haven't researched much on the bamboo side because of its high cost, which will drive me to increase my prices. Everyone should be able to afford personal care made with natural ingredients and until we are able to find a better alternative with a lower cost, my options are the different types of plastic described above. I haven't decided yet as I am still wondering which one is the best to start with. They have pros and cons that are absolutely not negligible.
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Thank you for reading. Let's make a change together!
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The Beauty Spoiler,
In my previous post, I talked about this "pre-launched" project. Indeed, sometimes, as a small entrepreneur, it is hard to come up with everything we need to manage and mostly because we lack of finances or material, just like you and everyone else. Yes *sigh*, if only money could grow from trees, right? :'(
But what if we could help each others?
I decided to launch a campaign because I need you to help me have the final touch on my finished production. In exchange, I will offer you different rewards:
1. Backing my project here: Bundles of unreleased products which have a higher value if you them in my store (up to 20%),
2. Joining my newsletter here: A code-gift of -25% on my pre-sale products (which are already discounted of 30%) available in my store + update and back-scenes of my fundraising project directly in your inbox,
3. Referring my project: 25% commission for each successful pledge driven by you. No gift cards, no free products, but real cash-back. Click here.
It seems to be too good to be true, right? Well. You are not dreaming. There is no requirement except that you must be 18 years old. Shipping are available for USA and Australia (I haven't submitted MD The Beauty Spoiler to other countries' laws yet).
Why this affiliate program?
There are two reasons:
- The shelter in place has lead millions of Americans to lose their jobs and file for unemployment. I would love to help people more but as a small business, this is the best I can offer to support you.
- Supporting me is supporting you. You become a big part of MD The Beauty Spoiler as soon as you decide to participate on my projects! This is my huge thank you for your interest ;) Read MD The Beauty Spoiler's mindset: Here.
Now...Let's talk about the Kickstarter's fundraiser platform and familiarize with the crowdfunding's vocabulary.
What is Kickstarter ?
Kickstarter is a platform that helps creative projects to be funded by supporters.
What are "Creators"?
Creators are individuals, entrepreneurs and corporations who create a campaign for their projects.
What is a "creative project"
A creative project is an original and detailed plan to fulfill an aim. In Kickstarter, it is only for business purposes and creators don't make projects to fund something personal. There are many categories and sub-categories. Projects must be submitted and validated by Kickstarter's team before the launch to make sure that rules are respected.
What are "Backers"?
Backers are individuals who financially support a project.
What is "backing"?
Backing is the act of financially support a project.
What are "Rewards"?
Creators set different gifts to backers. What backers have to do is simply look at the proposed rewards for the different amount of financial support, pick the desired one and pledge successfully! Rewards are delivered/shipped after the end of the campaign.
What is a "goal"?
A goal is the total fund desired to realize the project.
What is "duration"?
The duration of a campaign is the time it started and the time it will end. It can be from 1 to 60 days maximum.
Why choosing Kickstarter ?
- This platform has helped thousands of creators to fulfill their dreams successfully.
- It is a very secured platform for both creators and backers because it implies the "all or nothing": If the campaign reaches its goal and beyond at the end of the duration, everybody win. If the campaign doesn't reach its goal at the end of the campaign, everyone who has pledged will be refunded.
- It creates a wonderful community of support and let creators and backers to connect better.
- It attracts serious individuals for serious creators.
- It has specific rules to respect and thus, creators, backers and visitors can enjoy the website in a friendly and encouraging behavior.
- Masculine logo for our men,
-Biodegradable or recyclable containers,
-More biodegradable and attractive packaging,
-Aesthetical label design for both men and women's products,
-Waterproof labeling paper.
The total of my project's fund needed is $1000. If it exceeds its goal, it will be with pleasure to invest this extra support (depending of the exceeded amount) in :
- better marketing to communicate what MD The Beauty Spoiler has to offer you,
- bulk ingredients totally certified organic (only certain ingredients that I use are certified organic. Though, all of them are GMO-free),
- treasury to support other projects from MDtbs. See calendar.
Participate now and let's enjoy the support for and to each other! :)
If you are curious to know MD The Beauty Spoiler started, you can read this post.
Daisy, The Beauty Spoiler.
Later, when I became a stubborn young adult, living all by myself...I started buying the cheapest stuff to take care of myself (I thought I was smart saving money…) and didn't really pay any attention to what was inside these products. I just loved trends, beauty stuff and things that smelt good. I didn’t really know the meaning of “natural” beauty.
It was such a big mistake ! For a decade, I unconsciously poisoned my skin, slowly, making it sensitive and irritated. I was covering everything and wanted to be someone else who wasn't the real me.
Then...It happened. My life went suddenly and brutally down...
I also reached the maximum weight I could ever gain in my entire life. I have always had a belly, some thighs and being skinny has never been my priority...because I love too much food. Though, I love cooking. And as huge amateur, I know how to eat healthy. Depression got me 100% in its web and I wasn't conscious of how deep I was trapped: I didn't care about anything else but constantly unhealthy eating to forget my painful skin and my sorrow.
This period was the worst time ever. I thought that it would never end! (And no, it wasn't a question of lack of hygiene ;))
Then one day, I thought "enough is enough!"
The first thing I did was a diet and detoxing the accumulation of my bad habits. Later, a friend joined me and we enjoyed the support given to each other. I was so motivated to be back to myself that in a few months, I have lost all the weight I have gained through these past years of depression.
My skin was still a problem though.
That's how everything started…
I then studied on my own, within the next years, what were the natural ingredients and their benefits on the skin, nails and hair. I practiced and crafted the different products to give myself a "new life-routine for a new skin". When your natural beauty is revealed and strengthened, any mess will have the lowest chance to take it off. Even your smile and your mood. And to prove it, guys and gals...
How MD The Beauty Spoiler was born after that ?
I enjoyed making products for families, neighbors and friends....and the idea of opening my own business grew up in my mind.
My story is the reason why I want to spread sweet words in every of my products : beauty, love, care, kindness and support. We all need them everyday! MD The Beauty Spoiler wants to (re-)introduce them to you and gets you the best treat possible to pamper yourself. And most of all, it encourages you to enjoy, (re-)learn, feel and listen your body. It is such an appeasing break in our busy life!
Daisy, The Beauty Spoiler.
Welcome! My name is Daisy and I am the proud owner of MD The Beauty Spoiler (MDtbs to be short. Let's be honest...my business' name is too long to type ;)).
First of all, I thank you for your interest for my products and projects. If you haven't joined my newsletter yet, you are welcome to sign here and receive my notes, updates and discounts directly in your inbox!
Now let's talk about MDtbs...
I have created MDtbs with a warm heart.
Beauty is what attracts everyone: you can see beauty in a person, an object, a vocal sound, a landscape and other forms and types...it exists thousands and billions of beauty-type in the world. And for us, individuals...who doesn't like to be "beautiful"?
Beauty is a quality that EVERYONE possesses. This is not just an appealing appearance. This is before all how you give a honest, deep value on what you see and what you feel: A "beautiful" individual can feel and see him/herself as "non-attractive" (for real!) as much as an individual finds an artist's creation totally insignificant and "ugly". Though, other persons may absolutely love what/who you think is not appealing to you.
The truth is...we are all unique and different, and so is "beauty". In addition to building through ages our own standard views of general beauty, we are also influenced by amazing beauty marketers everywhere. Though...The sentence "Desiring another individual's beauty by "looking like it"" differs highly from "being inspired by another individual's beauty to enhance your own". Does it make sense? The first sentence is hiding the true potential of an unique beauty. Beauty is a set of qualities reunited in one and single individual; don't waste it and be your beauty.
MDtbs has a clear mindset:
For your beauty and your loved-ones':
- Promoting self-care as the primary tool to use for increasing your self-esteem and confidence: you are owner of your beauty,
- Encouraging you to reveal, develop, maintain and enhance it with the right products that is not considered as a "drug": cleaning, hydrating, moisturizing with the lowest exposure to harmful ingredients in your daily routine,
- Motivating you to keep/re/discover the joy of spending an amazing activity of care with yourself.
For the preservation of our planet's beauty:
- Uplifting the use of Mother Earth's ingredients: most synthetic ingredients are a weapon against us and...they aren't beneficial to our environment either,
- Inspiring our responsibility to take care of our "human's activities": it is absolutely impossible to 100% go green unless we decide to start a new life in the wild (and naked!). Though, being aware of our pollution and take care of it give us and our planet a respectful favor.
For a structured care:
- MDtbs is based in US. I have the pleasure to preserve its origin by supporting our national and local farmers and suppliers,
- Caring is everywhere. MDtbs is available in US and Australia. But little by little, it will adapt under other countries' laws and requirement to expand the care,
- Creating different projects for you, your loved-ones, them and our environment. Curious about it? Please check the calendar for the future projects. MDtbs has its first "pre-opening" project. I will detail you this event very soon!
MDtbs has an exciting program to follow and you will be able to participate and enjoy THE spoil with me!
Let's start this amazing journey together!
The Beauty Spoiler,