Sunday, May 26, 2013

More Magic Money Makers!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I hope you're having a relaxing time. I just returned from a fab time in Orlando, FL with the husband, celebrating our 10th anniversary. I was able to unwind AND conduct Nikki's Magic Wand of both worlds. When we last chatted, I had just returned from the Michigan Launch and we had gotten news that we had a new Magic Money Maker (MMM), in MEXICO, no less. Well, we have since added another MMM in Orlando, FL. She has chosen to invest in NMW and herself by getting in at a low wholesale price and then selling Wands at a desirable retail price. It's a Win Win for her and she will make 100% back on her investment. Now that's awesome! You will be hearing more about the Magic Money Maker program soon, so stay tuned!

On May 20th, we had an addition to our team. Sean G. joined us as an intern and he's a gem! He's totally invested in NMW and has been rolling along. He starts his second week tomorrow and we have LOADS for him to do. We are excited and honored to work with such a bright dude. :)

I just got off the plane today, so this won't be a long one but I do want to flash you back quickly. Last we chatted about the past, we were in "Prototype Land." So, here was the goal; we needed to figure out the right formula to do the following things: have the stick be flexible but not too "bendy", have the tip sturdy enough to swipe the tubes clean but still be soft enough to apply directly to your face. We wanted the cap to fit snugly and we needed the logo to line up correctly. The liaison for the factory sent various tip weights so that we could choose which was best. Tip weight #110 was way too stiff to swipe well and didn't feel good on the face. Tip weight #65 was ok, but still not quite flexible enough. After many discussions and e-mails, it was determined that a Tip weight of #30-#35 was just right. I know you don't necessarily care about this detail but I wanted to share this because I promise you, I had ZERO knowledge about this previously and now look at me, spouting off Tip weight #s! :) Just trying to illustrate that we all have the capacity to learn things we never thought we would. Outside of the functionality, we had a very clear vision on what we wanted the Wand to look like. We wanted the exterior to be a high gloss black, with a gold logo. Let me tell you, there are SO many gold options out there! So many more than you would think! The final version of the Wand was being sent and we were READY to see it. I have to stop here and tell you about a crazy thing that happened. Well, long, sad, frustrating story short, the Wands ended up in Wisconsin and instead of the Wands, I received a decorative oar. Yes, an oar. I lost precious manufacturing time crying and screaming on the phone trying to get the Wands from Wisconsin while everyone was acting as if they didn't quite know what I was talking about. Well, they finally arrived, with a bronze (NOT gold) logo with a gap in the middle of the logo. I had been wrestling with all of these decisions and delays of choosing the right version and the official Launch was looming so I was weary and ready to just go forward with that but the best friend/business partner said, "Wait, this is not what we planned. We wanted gold, not bronze and we wanted the logo to come completely together when the cap is on. We have to go back to the drawing board." I gritted my teeth, postponed the Launch party again and we did just that. I have to share that taking our time and getting it JUST like we wanted was the BEST thing we could have done. I am very proud to pull my "baby" out of its perfectly designed box (thanks Julie) and show the world. We're getting closer and closer to when this Blog started and I hope you've been enjoying the journey with me.

I'm going to stop here.
As always, thanks so much for taking the time to read. You're awesome!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Go West Young Woman.....WAYYYYYYYYY West!

Hi NMW Friends! I LOVE chatting with you, filling you in and boy oh boy do I have some things to share. We've been pushing along, growing Twitter followers, Facebook "Likes" and spreading the word on Instagram and Pinterest. Brand new glamour fans are finding out about Nikki's Magic Wand every single day. We've been very pleased with the progress.

This weekend was a stellar one for us. A dear friend, who has been supportive of us since the Wand was just a sketch on a page, hosted a launch for us in Michigan. It was held yesterday, at the gorgeous Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, MI. The guests were gracious and kind and bought lots of Wands. It was such a pleasure making new friends in Michigan and we had a blast, nibbling on such delish goodies as curry chicken tartlets and chocolate covered strawberries. The launch was a hit AND I got to see some of the sights in Michigan, which was a great bonus. After the party, my friend took me to a few spa/boutiques to tell them about the Wand, drop off a few samples and fingers crossed, they'll want to put them on shelves.

It was time to return home today and I was driving along, reflecting on the phenomenal weekend when I get a call from the best friend/business partner, who is crazy excited. She tells me that Nikki's Magic Wand will now be INTERNATIONAL! You will recall in my last post, I mentioned our new program called the "Magic Money Makers" where Conscious Glamour Divas (and Divos) can buy the Wands in bulk, at a discounted price, and sell them for a nice profit. Well, we have secured a new rep in MEXICO!!! Can you see me doing my happy dance? I am pretty sure my car floated the rest of the way home. This is BIG news for us because we are planning to really push this program and the fact that we now have a presence in Mexico just makes me want to cry. If no one ever told you or you haven't seen it with your own eyes, trust me when I tell you, DREAMS DO COME TRUE!

I won't flash back today because I want you to be in THIS moment with me. I am sitting at this computer so overwhelmed (in a good way) by this weekend's events. I am going to strive to hold onto this feeling for a good long time.

As always, I thank you for reading.