Thursday, October 8, 2009

Review


Have you ever experienced moments when you question whether your products are any good. I mean, are they REALLY good or do people just say they are to be polite? I do this ALL the time. I think they're good (for me at least) but then I tend to work in a silo, with blinkers on, with no idea or much bother as to how other people do things. I make what I make to suit me and just hope that others will like it too.

Last weekend, while checking my google analytics, I noticed that I had a visit from a site that is known for reviewing lip balms. I had come across the site in the past and I remember thinking to myself, how brave one would have to be to submit products there for review. Why? Because the reviewer is brutally honest. I mean, she doesn't mince words, she tells it the way she feels/tastes it. Yes, honesty is a good thing (until it's one of your own products and the review is unfavorable).

So back to the story, I see this site has visited my shop and my eyebrow hits the ceiling. I'm thinking to myself "why would they be in MY shop"? So, of course by now I'm curious and I have to click over to the site. Imagine my shock and horror to see my Turkish Delight Lip Balm larger than life up for review. I damn near shat me-self. (Sorry - couldn't think of a decent way to say that!)
I do believe at that very moment before I started reading said review, I decided right there and then that I would cry myself to sleep and stay there for the rest of the day. I braced myself for the worst then started reading. My heart felt as though it would pound right out of my chest and if memory serves me right, I think I held my breath the entire time I read.

Read for yourselves here: Confessions of a Balmaholic

13 comments:

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

great review!! congrats :)

Tanner Glass said...

woot woot!! That is a rave review, if I ever read one. Congrats Morgan!!!

Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby said...

What a fabulous review! Way to go :) BTW, how were you able to see exactly who visited you through analytics? I can get unique and return visitor counts, but can't find details on the visitors :)

dcyrill said...

That is a great review. I know how you feel, sometimes no very often we second guess ourselves, we doubt ourselves. But it is moments like these that prove us wrong.

Erica said...

Congratulations! Your balm sounds heavenly and the labels are divine!

Patrice @ The Soap Seduction said...

Congrats on the review! Don'tcha just love Google Analytics? It can become addictive though...

Joanna said...

lady, I need more news. I truly LIKE to know what is going on at the Morgan Street headquarters!!

xxxx
jo

Nahana said...

The soap world is beter off with you in it, nice work, I love handmade soaps!

Acai said...

Great review!

Anonymous said...

It is extremely interesting for me to read the post. Thanks for it. I like such topics and anything that is connected to them. I would like to read a bit more soon.

Kelsey said...

You make me sound terrifying! lol! What's funny is that, while you were scared to request a review, I sometimes get scared of reviewing, or even trying. I never like to hurt peoples' feelings (and I have before -- it's NOT a good feeling, believe me), and sometimes when I come across a flavor that I really want to love, I'm scared to try it and hate it. Honestly, that's how I felt before buying your lip balm! Turkish Delight is so dear to me that I was scared of trying a lip balm inspired by it when so few people even know what it is, lol. I was ridiculously happy when I found I loved yours, but you already knew that. ;)

Anne-Marie said...

What a great review! And you deserve it with how hard you work to create a superior product that is lip friendly and commercially acceptable. Kudos!

Neil said...

What an excellent story! And you got a great review! I very much like the look and ingredients of your lip balm.