Sometimes when you’re on the edge…

Sometimes when you’re on the edge, you have to have the will power and strength to pull yourself back, no matter how hard it is. The consequence can sometimes lead to regret while a smart decision can give you more time to rationale. Think outside the heat of passion and you’ll be surprised at your own wisdom.

Pink Grapefruit Pucker Lip Scrub & Lip Balm – Buy on Etsy $4.50!

Even Innovators need to take time to luxuriate.

Don’t let closing deals and pitching ideas dry out your lips! Try this Pink Grapefruit Pucker Lip Scrub.

My Pink Grapefruit Pucker Lip Scrub has a fresh, sweet and citrus aroma which smells exactly like the fruit. Believed by Aromatherapists to be a spiritual up lifter, it is reputed to ease nervousness, exhaustion and to relieve depression. The sugar and exfoliating wand help to remove dead cracked skin while the coconut and essential oils moisturize and re-hydrate your lips leaving them kissably smooth!

Handmade with sugar, coconut oil, lemon and grapefruit essential oils, red color.

Directions: Moisten exfoliating wand and lips. Apply a small amount of scrub to the wand and massage onto lips using circular motions for 20 seconds. Rinse thoroughly and apply a lip balm to reveal smoother, softer more succulent lips.

Try our accompanying PINK GRAPEFRUIT PUCKER LIP BALM in our Etsy store!

(May use your finger but certain colors may stain until further washing)

Caution: Although it smells good enough to eat, please do not ingest in large quantities.

Use twice a week to maintain the appearance of visibly smooth and softer feeling lips.

May refrigerate after opening to prolong freshness. Coconut oil hardens when cooled. Texture will return to original texture at room temperature.

Expires in 4 Months.

May Combine with Lip Balm for Combo.

Shipping: $5.50 ($2.50 with another order)

Comes in these cute little packages, right in time for the holidays!

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Purchase here on Etsy!

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Often times, we innovators and entrepreneurs let long hours, and sleepless nights get in the way of taking care of ourselves. I, myself, have been guilty of rushing through the showering process – paying attention only to the necessities and found moisturizing to be too cumbersome and time consuming. My weakness is finding a way to do EVERYTHING myself and with that entrepreneurial spirit, I created T.O.I House by Toi Stori – Body Collection. Specifically created for creative minds, innovators and entrepreneurs who often work too hard and neglect to luxuriate and appreciate just how special and gifted they truly are. Take a moment to get to know yourself ALL OVER again. Try T.O.I House by Toi Stori – Body Collection.

Frosted Cranberry Sugar BODY Scrub – Buy on Etsy $8.50!

Even Innovators need to take time to luxuriate.

This season, indulge in the sweet aromas of Cranberry – winters holiday berry of choice!

My Frosted Cranberry Sugar Scrub is boosted with Cranberry seed oil which is known to tighten, condition and restructure skin cells with vitamins A,C,E and K. Made with Sweet Almond Oil and Coconut Oil, this scrub re-introduces moisture back into the skin with its rich proteins, olein gylceride, linoleic acid and Vitamin D which is also considered to be very nourishing and soothing to dry and irritated skin.

Handmade with sugar, lemon; vanilla; clementine; cranberry seed essential oils, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, color and fragrance.Cranberry-Scrub-1

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Directions: Moisten face, hands or body. Massage onto skin. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry to reveal cleaner, smoother and more radiant skin.

Caution: Although it smells good enough to eat, please do not ingest. May cause shower floors to become slippery.

Use twice a day to help diminish the appearance of blemishes and age spots.

May refrigerate after opening
to prolong freshness.
Expires in 4 Months

Comes in 3 sizes: 4 Oz.,8 Oz., 16 Oz.

Shipping: $5.50 ($2.50 with another order)

Comes in these cute little packages, right in time for the holidays!

3-Packages

Purchase here on Etsy!

Etsy Logo

Often times, we innovators and entrepreneurs let long hours, and sleepless nights get in the way of taking care of ourselves. I, myself, have been guilty of rushing through the showering process – paying attention only to the necessities and found moisturizing to be too cumbersome and time consuming. My weakness is finding a way to do EVERYTHING myself and with that entrepreneurial spirit, I created T.O.I House by Toi Stori – Body Collection. Specifically created for creative minds, innovators and entrepreneurs who often work too hard and neglect to luxuriate and appreciate just how special and gifted they truly are. Take a moment to get to know yourself ALL OVER again. Try T.O.I House by Toi Stori – Body Collection.

Beauty Haul @ Sephora and the M.A.C Counter with Tata Grrt! (Tara Chaos)

 

Beauty Therapy!

I NEEDED some shopping therapy…badly. It’s been so long since I’ve made some much needed beauty purchases and on one rainy day, I dragged my beautiful, make-up enthusiast She’tara – Tara Chaos who I like to call Tata Grrt, to the mall with me for … support.

Since I’ve embarked on this grand T.O.I House journey, I wanted to start making videos and tutorials that focused on how to expand our natural beauty through make-up, styling and just plain self love! The issue I had was, I needed more make-up! I mean, I have I think more than the average girl Buuuuuuuuut, If I was going to show people different looks, I needed more options!

Tata and I started out at the M.A.C counter which I told her I have a valid fear of. I have a weakness for M.A.C cosmetics and it’s an unhealthy relationship I’d rather not continue but I HAD to get a new lipstick soooo we approached with caution. My issue is, I can never get what I came for! I’m always trying new shades, new palettes, new blushes, new, new , new….. UGH!

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Photography by: Toi Stori For TheToiHouse.com (M.A.C Display Bridgewaer NJ)

 

So I looked for a specific lip shade I saw on a friend but realized that I had the lip color (Ruby Woo). I just needed a lip liner which, the M.A.C lady gave me. It was “Nightmoth”. It brought my bright red pucker to a deep red wine smooch! Perfect for the fall. We ended up playing in even more makeup. I made an impulsive purchase – hence my weakness – The Simpsons lip gloss which was awesome , but brought me over my beauty  budget and I hadn’t even hit Sephora yet! I returned it within the hour! But while we were there Tata and I had so much fun trying on lip colors we knew we weren’t buying! LOL

 

Tata Grrt! (Tara Chaos)
Photography by: Toi Stori For TheToiHouse.com

 

Then we headed over to SEPHORA!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this store! They have everything from EVERY BRAND! It’s just amazing and downright Horrible at the same time!

Sephora is like a colorful vortex you fly into over the Bermuda triangle, only to come out and wonder where the time went!

My goal in Sephora was to buy a colorful Eye shadow palette (Electric Palette by Urban Decay) and a gel Eyeliner (They’re Real by Benefit Cosmetics). I’d tried on the gel eyeliner and mascara during a recent trip to return yet another impulsive buy! Hey, don’t judge me! I’m a creature of the moment, and when I leave, the responsibilities like RENT hit me like a ton of bricks. I’m always sad to see the impulsive buys go back to their original display but, I whisper promises that I’ll be back soon to take them home! And I kept my promise! I bought the Eyeliner and Mascara duo and LOVE IT!

Photography by: Toi Stori For  TheToiHouse.com
Photography by: Toi Stori For TheToiHouse.com

 

Anyway, me and Tata Grrt went to town! Lips, eyes, cheeks, foundations…. OMG we were in heaven! I’m sure people looked at us like a bunch of kids in a candy store the way we ran from isle to isle – shouting over the displays ” HOW DOES THIS LOOK ON ME GRRT?!”

Photography by: Toi Stori For  TheToiHouse.com
Photography by: Toi Stori For TheToiHouse.com – Sephora Display Bridgewater NJ)

So, I wanted to contour like a pro and who better to teach me than Tata Grrt! Tata is a CONTOUR QUEEN! When the Sephora lady told me to purchase expensive shades and hues to get the perfect contour, Tata looked at me and said, “Grrt, we’re goin’ to CVS and we’re gonna get foundation sticks and call it a day! Cause this ish right here is toooooo expensive”

And she was right! The foundation sticks worked out perfectly for me! Easy to apply, blend and awesome for my complexion! She’s the best! I bought Maybelline FIT me! Shine-Free foundation sticks in Sun Beige (for my highlighter) and Coconut (for my shadow contour).

After spending so much money, I needed therapy from my shopping therapy and bought a 3 Musketeers and Gummy Lifesavers – I eat when I stress! LOL. But, I stayed within my beauty budget which is $50 a month. But since it’d been so long, I combined 2 1/2 months into one day!

Photography by: Toi Stori For  TheToiHouse.com
Photography by: Toi Stori For TheToiHouse.com

I Must say, I love all of these products and don’t know how I lived with out them! Check out some more pics of our Beauty Haul day below!

Photography by: Toi Stori For  TheToiHouse.com
Photography by: Toi Stori For TheToiHouse.com – Toi Stori and Tara Chaos

 

Sephora Toi Stori
Photography by: Toi Stori For TheToiHouse.com

 

Toi Stori at Sephora
Photography by: Toi Stori For TheToiHouse.com