Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Time's Running Out

If you haven't grabbed your favorites while the big sale's been going on, now's the time. Manor Mania ends at midnight on Friday, February 29th. That's three more shopping nights and two more shopping days.

Manor Mania shipping special, five dollars to anywhere in the country. And don't forget to use coupon code MAD4IT to claim your bonus freebie.

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Steamy Secrets

Facial steaming is a natural way of achieving the bright and clear skin we see in magazines, which very often owe thanks to a chemical peel. Steaming removes dead skin cells, and also helps to rehydrate the outer layer of the skin. It's easily done at home, and the benefits are many.

Steaming the face works by sweating the skin, causing the pores to open. The daily assault on the face from dust, dirt, and oil, clogs the pores and leads to breakouts, blackheads, etc. Steam penetrates the face, reaching deep into the pores. It's a once weekly simple cleansing method, that lifts away the deep everyday grime that dulls the skin.

Fill a bowl with hot water, and toss in one facial steaming packet, or some fresh or dried herbs of your own. Use a towel as a tent over your head, and lean over the bowl. Don't lean too close to the bowl, or the rising steam might burn your skin. Steam face for between 5 and 15 minutes. Remove your head from time to time if gets too warm in your tent. Splashing with cold water afterwards will help close the pores.

You can search the internet to see which herbies you may already have to hand in your kitchen cupboard, or in your garden.

Dry skin loves chamomile and lavender.
Oily skin loves rosemary and basil.
Sensitive skin loves rose and calendula.

Steaming also revives tired skin, and removes toxins, as well as improving circulation. It is also a great stress relief, and helps tremendously with colds.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

It's that time of year again, when mania reigns at the Manor. Big savings on all your favorites right throughout the store. Discounts of twenty, thirty, forty and yes... even fifty percent. Almost every product is on sale, and there's also buy one get ones up for grabs.

Bring yourself on over to the Manor and take a good browse around.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Serving Up the Best

What do America, Brazil, Ireland, Wales, the Bahamas, the Canary Islands and Israel have in common? They've all had a visit from a Manor Hall soap bar. Cheeky chappies, dressed in classic jackets, jumping into suitcases and trekking all over the world.

Our latest superstar, Hardy Har Harvest, found his way into McDonald's. And no ordinary McDonald's, either. It was a McDonald's restaurant in the holy city of Jerusalem in Israel.

That's now four continents, seven countries, eight states and Puerto Rico. Where are you taking yours?

Slow Turn of the Wheels...

I'd like to thank everyone for their emails of support and sympathy cards over the last two weeks while we've been dealing with the sudden death of my father.

Thank you also to those who placed orders and have waited patiently while we were closed. We're in the office this weekend to begin our usual monthly site update. Order boxes too, are already being prepared for shipping. The newsletter is scheduled for Monday evening.

It's been a rough month here at the Manor, but I am looking forward to getting back to work. It'll be good to see order boxes making their way across the country once again. Thank you again to everyone for your patience and support.