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Here's a bunch of info about Shayna Maidel, including shipping and return policies. If something seems unclear by all means convo/email me. After all the important stuff, I have a couple random facts about me. I also have some info on the bottom re: etsy mentoring and a link to my blog where I show my results of my products and random musings.

SHIPPING:
For domestic orders, delivery confirmation will be included in your shipping rate. It's the only way I can really make sure that the product gets to you. Also, if you'd like to insure an order or insure it instead of delivery confirmation just let me know so I can revise the invoice.

RETURN POLICY:
Return policy: I don't have a one size fits all return policy. I take any situation on a case by case basis. If an issue ever arises and you are unhappy, I will try and rectify it…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 19
  • Joined October 3, 2007

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veganingredients, vegan, vegetarian, crueltyfree, natural, sheabutter, cocoabutter, essentialoils, eo, candelilla, candelillawax, stevia, beautiful minerals

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About

Here's a bunch of info about Shayna Maidel, including shipping and return policies. If something seems unclear by all means convo/email me. After all the important stuff, I have a couple random facts about me. I also have some info on the bottom re: etsy mentoring and a link to my blog where I show my results of my products and random musings.

SHIPPING:
For domestic orders, delivery confirmation will be included in your shipping rate. It's the only way I can really make sure that the product gets to you. Also, if you'd like to insure an order or insure it instead of delivery confirmation just let me know so I can revise the invoice.

RETURN POLICY:
Return policy: I don't have a one size fits all return policy. I take any situation on a case by case basis. If an issue ever arises and you are unhappy, I will try and rectify it. Communication is key, message me and I will get back to you straightaway. To ensure that my products get to you, I will be doing a delivery confirmation that way there will be a tracking number and all of that. If there is ever a problem or question, message me on here or at the email address I have that is associated with Paypal. I will always respond.

ABOUT THE SHOP OWNER:
Hi, I am Rachel. I've been a member of Etsy for a while @ fatetheangelartwork.etsy.com, selling my art and findings. I've always been a bit of a lip balm fanatic, but I've always been kind of wary about what is in commercial products and what has gone into the products I use and put on my body. I decided I want to do this myself.

I've always been a fan of lip plumping products like City Lips, Too Faced Lip Injection and DuWop Lip Venom. I wanted to make products like these that are more diy, handmade and affordable. Some of those products sell for around $20, fuhgettaboutit! From that idea came research and experimentation.

Hmmm.. What else.. what else? I live in MA in the US. I am relocating to VT. I love animals, hate animal cruelty and in the future I would like to give some money from the products I sell to local animal shelters. I am a proud member EtsyChai, Etsy's first Jewish Team!

FAQ:
Q: So what's a Shayna Maidel anyhow?

A: The name of the company, Shayna Maidel, comes from an endearing Yiddish term which means pretty or lovely girl.

Q: How is Shayna Maidel pronounced?

A: Shayna Maidel is a Yiddish term that is pronounced, "shay-nah may-dah-lah," it means pretty girl and is often said endearingly. I wanted to share a bit of my heritage with others.

Q - So how do these lip plumpers work and what's up with these ingredients?

A - Cinnamon leaf, clove and black pepper essential oils help to temporarily plump your lips via a hot tingly sensation. Depending how much is used it can feel like a slight tingle or like WOOSH HOT DAMN! The swelling of the lips occurs because they are a mucus membrane irritants. Lips are mucus membranes. Your lips become redder/pinker because all the blood rushes to your lips when this is applied. The lip balms and glosses were designed to mimic the feeling of lip plumpers like DuWop Lip Venom. If you've never used plumpers like DuWop Lip Venom, you're probably not familiar with the hot rush sensation that my lip gloss will provide. It would be good to get a try me size, just to see how a low concentration would feel and a high concentration would feel and which effect you like best. To be the safe side, I would tell people with sensitive skin to avoid this product or ask for the weakest concentration as possible. Do not use on cut or broken skin.

NOTE: Cinnamon leaf oil, that is extracted from the leaf, is non-toxic. Caution must be exercised since the cinnamaldehyde and eugenol contained in the oil could cause irritation, especially to the mucus membranes, so this oil should be used with care. Due to the emmenagogue action of the oil, it should be avoided in pregnancy. There are multiple sources that state that including this at this link: http://www.essentialoils.co.za/essential-oils/cinnamon-leaf.htm

Q - And, what in the heck is stevia?
A - Stevia is of the species Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni and is commonly known as sweetleaf, sweet leaf, sugarleaf, or simply stevia. It is widely grown for its sweet leaves. I use stevia instead of other lip balm sweeteners like saccharin or sugar because I think it's pretty cool that it is an herb, and it's calorie-free! Some types of stevia are even 300x sweeter than sugar.

Q: You sell vegan only products; that makes you a vegan right?
Surprise, suprise - no, I'm actually not! Sorry to burst your bubble!I have been vegan during my life, but as of right now I am not. I started as a vegetarian and wanted to cut out all animal made products, not just animal food products. So I started cutting out milk, eggs(hardly ate those anyway), of course I had already cut out meat. Never wore leather, never used lanolin or honey and so on and so on. I don't like beans and tofu, so eventually I weaned myself down to peanut butter and soy milk, carbs, fruit and veggies. For some reason, I still became anemic. After that, I went back to eating meat and fish and regular milk on the order of my doctor. I feel so much less weak. I do respect the lifestyle so much, and only use beauty products that have never been tested on animals or are in any way animal related. I think eventually I will try veganism again and be more vigilant on getting enough protein. I care so much about animal welfare and hate to think of the terrible conditions food-animals are kept in.

Q: Um, I hate hearts and I'm a dude. Is there any way to get a lip balm that is BUTCH-er?
A: My lip balms typically have a heart with a color that coordinates with the flavor. They also usually say Pretty Girl the translation of my brand name, translated from Yiddish to English. If these are for a more macho/anti-heart sort of balm-user, I can leave out the hearts on the label and Pretty Girl so that all it says is Shayna Maidel and the ingredients. I've also been known to make Shayna Maidel's font less scripty and less girly upon request. Convo me if you'd like that.

Q - Is Shayna Maidel your only shop?
A - No, I began on fatetheangelartwork selling prints, drawings, findings, vintage. That store is empty right now. I am running Shayna Maidel and now, the Obama Lip Balm-a.

Additionally, I am *always* on etsy. I'm unabashedly addicted. If you ever want to convo me about anything, I will always get back to you... Even if the convo is nutty! In fact, I welcome nuttiness.

Etsy mentoring:
Even though I haven't been on Etsy as long as many other sellers, I still feel that I have a lot of insight to share. I've had my other shop since April 2007. If you're in need, message me as well, and I'll try to help.

BLOG - http://shaynamaidel.blogspot.com

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