The life of an entrepreneur requires commitment, structure, attention, organization, and heart.
Heart is what keeps you going in the middle of a large purchase order, en route to a potential supplier, and when fulfilling orders for dedicated customers. Be it first time buyers, or loyal repeat customers, love goes into each and every product.
With the successful launch of CocoaVin, a sheer, cocoa rich lip creme for 303 Face | Body, I was elated to receive quite a few new customers, as well as a number of loyal, repeat customers, which truly brings a smile to my face.
The main goal of 303 Face | Body is to create natural skincare products that are free of ingredients that are harmful to skin, and full of skin nourishing oils, butters, and herbs. When I'm able to recommend (and or customize) a specific item to meet the needs of customers, I'm reminded of how much of a gift it is to be in the business of helping others feel and look their best.
At the House of 303, my house cup always happily runneth over with beauty products, photographs, books, projects, herbs, recipes, H.. I.. J.. K.. L.. M.. N.. O.. P. You catch my drift.
After deciding on all of the photographs for Blogger Mon Cherie's #MoreThanMagic book, I wanted to create another coffee table book, as I am completely obsessed with them, and would love to share the organic skincare tips for 303 Face | Body, recipes , as well as HELLO! My obsession with interior decorating.
My first love, photography, will come into play as creating the pages for the guide will be a large part of the process.
The 303 Home | Loft | Wellness Coffee Table Guide will make its debut during the 2017 holiday season.
M Lundy is the Founder of 303 Face | Body, as well as the creator of 303 Home | Loft | Wellness.
In mid- September, I received a call about 303 Face | Body going through the process of putting together a media campaign with Kevin Harrington of Shark Tank and As Seen on T.V fame.
I currently have so many campaigns and collaborations happening that I had to postpone. After trying to figure out if I could fit it in about 100,000 times, I had to ultimately wait.
Now, all of this is absolutely exhilarating.. but one of the most amazing moments in all of this is that 303 Face | Body is in high demand by this staff.. which is one of the greatest compliments for the brand that I could possibly receive.
For years now, I've believed in what I make, comfortably and passionately promoting and selling each item. What a beautiful confirmation that hard work and dedication, without a shadow of a doubt, pays off.
Marci Lundy is the Founder of 303 Face | Body, as well as creator of 303 Home | Loft | Wellness, and #BlogggerMonCherie.
As I Carrie Bradshaw the evening away on this last day of September, I am happily reflective.
Some 6 years ago, I made a decision. That decision has lead to countless hours of brainstorming and projects for an artsy fartsy individual who loves to create. The decision has allowed for a love of photography and beauty products to marry together and develop a company. From Montage by Marci, which initially specialized in photography, to 303 Dolls by Montage by Marci, which began to incorporate a handful of charming homemade goods.
303 Dolls Face | Body became the company name as photography, though ever present, began to be a tool in the process of growing the skincare line, and less about the photographer and my landscape photography.
Through the various farmers markets, fairs, and bazaars, I began to.... although appreciative of those venues, sit, look around, and realize that I wanted the company to grow.... and to go in a different direction. I wanted it to be modern.. more sexy......
What's that I see? Leaves changing. Fall is literally around the corner.
This summer has been an absolute whirlwind. I'd love to have a seat and take a moment to look at all that has been going on my darn self! Hah! Anywho, it has been a very fun summer.
My husband spent most of the summer in the play, Annie. I relied heavily on updating my social media during this time, as that is pretty much all that I had time for while assisting him with what he needed for the play.
Did an interview for 303 Face | Body in Mid August:
The company listing for 303 Face | Body was listed in the annual skincare guide issue of Organic Spa Magazine.
Launched the campaign for 303 Face | Body World, which introduces 303 Face | Body to different countries around the world, (this has been a lot of fun!)
Currently getting the Rose Tonic Facial Astringent ready for its debut in Australia's Good Green Box.. I know, pretty cool!
In closing, you can see that I was absolutely not kidding when I say things have been b...
Ahhh yes, do you smell that? It's the combined scent of roughly 25 eau de parfum samples, a laundry detergent sample or two, and approximately 300+ pages of fresh beauty, glam, and 'fash.' Magazine lovers, our annual September Issues are starting to arrive!
The first one that I received in the mail was Elle.. and as I looked through the pages, I was reminded of a time when my girlfriends were more interested in sizing up the models instead of checking out all of the wonderful finds within the pages.
"Every photo that you see that has to do with 303 Face | Body in any way, shape, or form, I've taken. Aside from the skincare line, I live and breathe photography. From product images, to all social media, blogs, and so on, I take the photos for everything."
A direct quote from an interview that I gave to The Crazy Mind in 2016..
..... and the truth.
When I first started capturing the flower boxes and my big wheel in the backyard as a forth grader, little did I know what was developing.. which is one of the wonderful joys of discovery as a child.
My dad has always had an awesome camera, photographing here, there and everywhere, and this is how I became the owner of a kodak 110 camera as a little tyke. That purchase laid the foundation for what would become a fascination, admiration, and passion for me.
By my 14th year, I'd developed another admiration, and that was for leafing through beauty magazines, obsessively admiring the way carefully posed color palettes, stylish perfume bottl...