We’re A Small Family

5 Things You Should Know About Mainely Coles

There’s a 5 things you might not already know about Mainely Cole’s, “we’re like a small family”, we’re here for one another, we support one another, and strive to help one another reach and surpass our goals. Mainely Cole’s has 2 Independent Consultants, but don’t be confused or swayed by their titles, we communicate frequently and even though we don’t all live in Maine, we party together ALL THE TIME!

You see, it is because we’re family, it works, we’re happy, and I get to work with two of the most AMAZING women, that I’ve grown to love, adore, appreciate and respect, Dawn, who lives in Connecticut and Catherine who lives in Florida.

Dawn is so full of life and the Lord, she’s a stay at home-homeschooling mother, who became a Mainely Cole’s Independent Consultant when she volunteered to take the 3 Month Take It Off Challenge, once she tried the products, she was immediately taken, and our partnership and friendship was born.

Catherine is such a great woman, we met on twitter, I remember telling someone to “have a bright and beautiful day”, at which point she said she knew she wanted to be friends with me. From then on, she ordered a few products and well she’s probably got more stock in Mainely Cole’s than Mainely Cole’s does, but that just goes to show you just how much she believes in the products and the brand.

Remember I told you we party together all the time? That’s right, we do. We co-host online events on Facebook rather frequently. It’s not just to boost our customer base and make sales, but because we truly enjoy rewarding our customers. Our events feature fun trivia, prizes and giveaways just for placing an order during the event schedule.

Fighting Cancer Through FriendshipBut our events are not always about Mainely Cole’s, we’ve created a Facebook group called “Fight Cancer Through Friendship“, a group committed to support and uplift our friends with cancer, one battle at a time. We help our friends with cancer by sharing sales and promotions through Mainely Cole’s and other businesses within the group, who are committed to sharing a portion of the proceeds with our “friend” undergoing treatment. We do this so they can focus on fight and getting well and not so much on the financial burden. But it doesn’t necessarily end there, we strive to help provide and support in any way we can, but the bottom line is that we’ve gained lifetime friends.

Did you know that we’re not just online? Mainely Cole’s products can be found in local boutiques and shops around Maine too! Our products are available at Lisa Marie’s Made in Maine in Portland on the Water Front and in their Historic Bath location, the Firefly Boutique on Main St in Bridgton and at A New Leaf Salon and Day Spa in Hollis.

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We’ve also got something new coming to Mainely Cole’s in the fall, any guesses as to what it could be? Leave your guesses in the comment section below for your chance to win these! Giveaway ends July 25, 2014, no purchase necessary.Sterling Silver Fish Hook Earrings

You see, we really are a something like a small family… With many wonderful friends.

What would you like to learn about Mainely Cole’s? Did you learn something new today? Leave us your questions in the comment section below, we love your feedback.

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Where are they now?

Last year, Mainely Cole’s challenged a few of its fans to a 3 month Take It Off Challenge. Each woman was challenged to completely ditch their makeup and skin care products and use Mainely Cole’s products exclusively! Each month they’d be sent a package of Mainely Cole’s products addressing their personal and specific needs, provide updates and photos of their progress for all to see. You’d think that Mainely Cole’s would be nervous because there were so many factors that could negatively interact and impact a users progress, but  Mainely Cole’s stood confidently behind the products quality. One thing I’ve learned through this challenge is that some people like it, some people love it, some people stick around, and some people don’t and that’s fine.

So, Where are they now?

If you’ve been following us on our blog, then you’d probably already hear a little bit about Dawn. However, we asked if she’d participate in this reunion.

Dawn Before

What products did you first sample with Mainely Cole’s? What did you love about the products? How has Mainely Cole’s products benefited you?

I honestly don’t remember which product was first. I know the Island Dreams body scrub was one of the early ones. I loved how it removed dead skin and made my skin feel fresh and vibrant. The products that have become my absolute favorite are Gracie’s Peppermint and Tea Tree Oil shampoo and conditioner. I used to suffer from an itchy, dry scalp. With just two uses, this product cured my itchy, dry scalp. After the 3 month challenge, I did go try a different shampoo, but came right back to Gracie’s combo. There’s just nothing as refreshing and soothing as Gracie’s.

Another product that absolutely amazed me was the Cucumber facial trio. I could not believe the difference after using these 3 products. The cucumber gel masque is so refreshing and cool. My skin feels crisp and clean and so soft after each use. The toner gives balance to my skin and smells so good. The light and refreshing facial cream is so soft and light – just perfect. The combination of these 3 products even faded my age spots! I love my cucumber trio.

Did you complete the 3 month Challenge?

One of the reasons I wanted to do the 3 month challenge was because I was recently diagnosed with skin cancer and became aware of all the toxins in the products I was using every day. I liked the fact that these products were made in the USA, all natural, and eco-chic as well. Using Mainely Cole’s all natural skincare products was the catalyst to living a more toxic-free life for myself and my family. We now use many toxic-free products throughout our household.

Do you still use Mainely Cole’s Products?

I was so amazed with the beginning results of the challenge, that I became an Independent Consultant before the challenge even ended. I love these products and want to share them with everyone. Heidi Martin, the owner of this company, is an incredibly generous, amazingly caring individual who is a joy to work with. She has been right there to support and encourage me along the way. I have now been an Independent Consultant for over a year and I can say that I truly love my job! The ladies I work with are all unique and very special. We help one another and encourage each other. We are a team!

What one product would you recommend to a person who has never experienced Mainely Cole’s and Why?

I was so amazed with the beginning results of the challenge, that I became an Independent Consultant before the challenge even ended. I love these products and want to share them with everyone. Heidi Martin, the owner of this company, is an incredibly generous, amazingly caring individual who is a joy to work with. She has been right there to support and encourage me along the way. I have now been an Independent Consultant for over a year and I can say that I truly love my job! The ladies I work with are all unique and very special. We help one another and encourage each other. We are a team!

Where are they now Dawn

Since the challenge, Dawn has also been inspired to lose weight and has lost 26 pounds in the last 6 months and keeps on making progress!

 

Then there’s Rose, we haven’t talked much about Rose on the blog, but if you follow us on Facebook, you might have noticed her around quite often!

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What products did you first sample with Mainely Cole’s?

When the challenge began I expressed my skin care concerns with Heidi, she decided to address my main concern first. My skin at best is “special”, its fair, its sensitive, and its dry. I was sent the Cucumber Facial Trio. The Cucumber Facial Trio consists of a masque, toner, and moisturizer, you can read more about the toner here on Mainely Cole’s or about my experience with the trio here at Immutable Ramblings, my personal blog.

What did you love about the products?

What’s NOT to love about the products? Seriously though, what sparked my interest in Mainely Cole’s is the very thing that Heidi promotes, “Natural Skin Care”, the fact that natural ingredients combined together could benefit my skin. I’d tried everything under the sun to ease my skin, clear my skin, soothe my skin, calm my skin, tame my skin, but nothing worked 100% without having an adverse reaction or side effect of use. Being able to read the label and recognize the ingredients listed was such a relief and comfort.

Did you complete the 3 month Challenge?

DID I? Of course I did and for the most part, I’m still participating. I quickly fell in love with the products, how they made my skin feel, how they smelled, and how fabulous it was to work closely with Heidi when caring for my skin.

How has Mainely Cole’s products benefited you? Do you still use Mainely Cole’s Products?

The more I use Mainely Cole’s products, the happier my skin is, sure I still run into some issues, but remember I told you, my skin is “special” and because I am human, I most certainly provide many negative contributing factors. But what I can and will tell you is that it is BECAUSE of Mainely Cole’s, my skin has been restored, renewed, revived. My skin glows, its soft, its beautiful. I know I am GUSHING A LOT, but the truth is, when you find a product that not only has remarkable benefits for your skin, your family loves it and it restores you self-confidence, why NOT gush? Of course I’m still using the products, the handmade soaps, specifically, Lavender and Oatmeal, has completely changed my skin care routine. Check out this post here on the Mainely Cole’s Blog, What’s In Your Soap?, it’ll change the way you look at your soap.

What one product would you recommend to a person who has never experienced Mainely Cole’s and Why?

There are not too many products that I’ve been loyal to throughout the year, but Mainely Cole’s has a plethora of AMAZING products, it really is HARD to choose just ONE, but if you make me, I’d say the ONE product I cannot live without its my Cucumber Facial Moisturizer. Its light, its efficient, it softens the skin and even calms the redness and irritation. I love it!

Where are they now Rose

Have you tried Mainely Cole’s products? Which one is your favorite? Why? Share in the comment section below.

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The Face of Mainely Cole’s: Heidi – Favorite’s Edition

Who is “Mainely Cole’s”? Or Shall we say Mainely Cole’s is Heidi and I think its about time we got to know the face behind the “Magic in Bars, Jars, and Bottles”.

Heidi on the water

I live in the Lake Region of Maine.

We’re going to play Q&A with Heidi:

Favorite Way To Wake Up: I hate alarm clocks so I wake up to Louis Armstrong It’s a Wonderful World.

Favorite Color:  Green?! Because my favorite coffee cup is green and so is Mainely Cole’s and Trees, I love trees!

In the Production Room with my Favorite Coffee Mug from Living Lime

This is me in my production room with my favorite coffee mug! Must have coffee before the day begins and Cribbage of course, never start a day without a game of Cribbage with Mr. Cole.

Favorite Flower: PeoniesFavorite Day of The Week: Monday! I like the fresh start of a new Week.Favorite Meal: Today it’s Baked Haddock with extra lemon wedges on the side. Asparagus and 1/2 a Sweet Potato because that is what’s for dinner tonight!Favorite Article of Clothing: My ripped comfy Tee’ Shirt I wear it all the time when I’m in my Production Room Love It! And don’t plan on throwing in the trash like my Sister tried to do on her last visit.Favorite Activity: Cribbage with Mr. Cole! We play everyday before he goes off to work.Favorite Music: The Oldies 60’s and 70’s.

Favorite Show: They discontinued HOUSE! How could they? Now I watch reruns of Frasier every night at 11 *That is what time I usually get done for the day.

Favorite Beauty Tip: Right before exiting the shower turn the shower down approx 10 to 15 degrees (You don’t need to freeze) Stand under it for 10 seconds or so then exit the shower. Leaves a nice glow to skin. I always do this before a night out!

Fave Way to Unwind: If I had a long day and I’m really feeling the stress in my shoulders or have a headache I get my Lavender Bag (Yes I have my Lavender bag) and head to the shower.

After a very long day I always grab some Lavender, This night was a KELSEY'S night and my eyes were already starting to close.

After a very long day I always grab some Lavender, This night was a KELSEY’S night and my eyes were already starting to close.

Lavender bag? Yes, my lavender bag looks like my tee shirt but I love it, lol. Products contained in my bag Emma’s Lavender & Chamomile shampoo and conditioner Lavender Body Scrub, Lavender Soap Bar and in the Winter or when my skin is extra dry Sister’s Body Butter and Spring and Summer KELSEY’S Lavender Lotion.

Randoms: I like to snow shoe in my backyard, great trails. Wait is this going in the wrong direction? I think we’ll stop here Heidi ;)
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Oh Life in  Maine! If you’d like to learn more about Heidi, leave your Q’s in the comments section below, we’ll be featuring some more Fantastic Friday Heidi Fun Facts soon!
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Throwback Thursday: Family + a Discount

Me and my SISTER'S I'm the little one in the middle. My Grandma and Great Grandma and the Handsome Man was My Dad and Best Friend.

Me and my SISTER’S. I’m the little one in the middle. My Grandma and Great Grandma and the Handsome Man was My Dad and Best Friend. My inspiration behind Mainely Cole’s.

 

Did you know that in 1967, shipping prices were more expensive than they are today? That’s right, we’re offering FREE SHIPPING when you enter the code: Free Thursday at check out. (TODAY ONLY)

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Body Scrubs: The benefit of Rice Bran Oil

Body Scrubs are often used to remove dead skin cells off the surface of the skin, exposing a younger more supple layer, for a feeling of rejuvenation. At Mainely Cole’s we have a variety of Body Scrubs. Some are Made with Dead Sea Salts, while others with Pure Sugar Cane, offering a Body Scrub for every need. However, the one thing they do have in common is Rice Bran Oil.

Rice Bran Oil has been a beauty secret of many Asian woman. Rice Bran Oil is so rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients, it becomes very beneficial when applied directly to the skin or when mixed into a Skin Care product.

Benefits:

Rich in Vitamin E which helps penetrate into the skins layers improving skin softness.

Improves elasticity, providing a more youthful and plump appearance to skin.

Hydrates the skin and helps maintain the moisture longer.

Boosts skins natural regeneration process.

Improves skins surface.

Slows down the skins aging process with the use of the antioxidants and vitamins.

Improves skin complexion.

Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Doesn’t clog pores because it is easily absorbed into the skin.

Naturally protects skin from sun damage and other harsh natural elements such as wind.

Naturally contains anti-inflammatory properties,  so it can be used to soothe and calm irritated skin.

Can lighten and brighten skin naturally, while adding a youthful glow.

For additional information, please visit Beautyandtips.com.

 

 

Only the best, most beneficial, natural products are put into Mainely Cole’s products and our body scrubs are no exception.

For a limited time, you’ll receive a free mini body scrub with your purchase when you enter code: Rice Bran at check out.

 

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What’s In Your Soap?

Mainely Cole’s products are handcrafted with love and your skin in mind, each ingredient is selected to produce maximal benefits for your skin. Your skin is important, its what you wear every day, its on your face, its your body’s largest organ and it IS important that you take care of it both inside and out. Your skin is like a large sponge, with millions of teeny tiny little pores and guess what, what you put on, will be absorbed in. That’s why it is important to know just what exactly you’re putting on it and what are the benefits.

Mainely Cole’s wants you to know what’s in our custom soaps. We’re going to list all of our ingredients and  their purpose. Then we’re going to share with you a comparable brand’s ingredients. Which one would you rather lather up and use? We’ll let you make that determination on your own.

Custom Soap Bars

Goat’s Milk Soap Bars with Shea Butter

  • Fresh Goat’s Milk – for an incredible skin treatment (Softness and Smooths While Moisturizing Skin)
  • Olive Oil – excellent cleanser helps to shrink facial pores lessening the appearance of acne(rich in vitamins)
  • Coconut Oil – moisturizes skin widely used to treat different skin conditions (dermatitis and psoriasis) adds lather and firmness to soap bar water
  • Organic Palm Oil – rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins A, E, K and D. Most ideal for skin offering natural anti-bacterial properties (creamy lather)
  • Natural Vitamin E – hydrates and conditions skin for better over all skin health
  • Stearic Acid (Vegetable Source) – Lubricant produced from natural fats and acids
  • Soy Oil – chock full of fatty acids that are key in maintaining and restoring health and balance to skin helps prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Shea Butter – Which improves overall skin tone (retains moisture to skin). A natural anti-inflammatory with vitamin A & E
  • Sodium Hydroxide – salt binds products helps prevent breakdown of ingredients
  • Fragrance derived from essential oils – that offers a lasting scent to our goats milk soaps

Comparative Brand

  • Water
  • Talc
  • Coconut Acid
  • Palm Acid
  • Tallow Acid
  • Palm Kernel Acid
  • PEG-12, Fragrance
  • Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
  • Glycerin
  • Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
  • Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol
  • Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice
  • Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract
  • Carica Papaya (Papya) Fruit Extract
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Decyl Glucoside
  • Pentasodium Pentetate
  • Tetrasodium Etidronate
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Iron Oxide

How does Mainely Cole’s stack up against other brands?

We at Mainely Cole’s encourage you to look at your soap differently.

What are the ingredients?

Can you easily identify them?

Do you know the benefits of the ingredients listed?

Share your thoughts in the comments section below, we’d love to hear from you.

We at Mainely Cole’s believe in caring for your skin, that’s why we’re offering $25 off your next purchase of $50 or more now through March 26th (Enter Spring at checkout online at mainelycoles.com, this offer is not available in stores.)

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