Hello beautiful friends,
So it seems our IL Sheltering in Place will continue until April 30th.
I pray this email finds you and your family well. Have you filled these past weeks closet cleaning, garage sale prepping and planting & pruning? Or are you one of the Health Care workers forced to leave your sleeping teenager while you are on the front lines? Either way, thank you for putting our community first by staying home or bravely stepping out to care for others. (Side Note: to the teenage sleepy heads out there: All healthcare and other Essential workers deserve dinner waiting when they come home).
I have to admit, social distancing is especially hard for me. I literally make a living touching other people; it is incredibly difficult not to do just that. I see clients in the store and my first instinct is to hug them. I see neighbors out doing yard work and am usually too busy to run over and offer them a hand. Now, I have nothing but time and have to yell at them across the street! This new world we are living through simply feels Topsy Turvy. I have been passing the days by annoying my daughter by making ridiculous TikTok videos. She gets so frustrated that my unplanned ridiculousness gets more views than her finely crafted dance videos. In addition to being a daily nuisance to Abby, I have made it my mission to get a puppy out of this ordeal. I am slowly but surely wearing Mr. Cook down.
Rescheduling April Reservations
What to Expect
You will be notified by our system via text and/or email when your new appointment is rescheduled. We completely understand the newly assigned appointment time may not work with your schedule, but we have to start somewhere. 🤷♀️
Once you get your new appointment date, if it doesn't work well, just call us or text 618-207-4404.
You can expect to see this start to happen over the next few weeks, thank you for your patience and understanding.
Special Message for my Waxing Clients: If you cannot wait and want to stay on schedule for your waxing services Missouri Estheticians are still practicing as of now. You can get waxed in Cape Girardeau.
Looking Ahead....To the Silver Lining.
Thanks Corona...for forcing us to be Productive!
This Covid 19 outbreak has really forced us to commit to knocking some things off our To Do List.
Sam planted her garden, Lilly finally moved her dresser and now we have the ability to sell our skin care products online!
We have been meaning to set up online purchasing for our products for months, years even. Thanks to our new found free time, we are currently/finally making our favorite products available to purchase online.
We will start with our featured products and slowing expand out during the month of April.
Shop Local and Shop Online....Who Knew??
As we add products to our online inventory for the month of April I will be doing a Facebook Live to introduce the products, explaining the benefits and how to use them. Along with some self-care tips to be used as well.
You are the Best!
Has someone told you today how amazing you are? No, I can't imagine that....well let me say it. You, yes you, are amazing. You are kind and loving and generous. You are helpful and inspiring. You are strong, you are patient. You have always been there for me and has always championed this little slice of heaven we've created together that has become Oasis Skin & Wellness Center. I know you will be there for us through these trying times.
I cannot tell you how much we love serving the Oasis community of Leading Ladies (and a Few Fine Fellas). This next month will be so tough, but we will get through it together.
Keep on striving for your definition of greatness, we look forward to serving you soon.
Lilly Cook - Skin Spa Owner & Licensed Esthetician
Oasis Skin and Wellness Center, Inc.
707 Walnut St.
Murphysboro, IL 62966
P.S. Did you know each time you open an Oasis Skin & Wellness Center email, you are automatically entered into our monthly "Stay in the Know" Drawing. That's right, each time you open an email from this Email address, your name is entered into a drawing for a chance to win one (1) free product or $10 Off your next visit. Sure, there are some rules: like we only draw a name every 30 days and if you win you have to allow us to use your name and product selection in our marketing materials, but that is nothing for several chances to win a free product, right! Happy Reading!
How can the month of March be nearly halfway over? Is it really possible that March Madness is already upon us? Speaking of sports, congratulations to the Murphysboro High School Boys basketball team! I don't follow sports that much but I have to say the Red Devils, in general, from sports to academic awards, have been having one heck of a 2019-2020 year. And... hopefully you saw the article about our little town of Murphysboro in the latest edition of the Country Living Magazine! I feel super fancy and famous 😊.
I feel like a wave of wonderfulness (barring the spread of the corona virus) is coming to our little town this spring, starting with Cold-Blooded Coffee opening soon! In addition, Coliseum Coffee Works is reopening and Martelle's Pizza is expanding... just to name a few feathers blowing in the breeze. But to kick off all of the spring festivities, check out the events list that Molly's Pint is putting on. Oh, and don't forget about the St. Patrick's day parade!
Looking For Something Local?
Murphysboro St. Patrick's Celebration:
Don't miss out on the St. Patty's Day festivities this weekend! Check out all the details on the Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page! This year's event will include the following:
Molly's Pint has an entire month of events planned to celebrate their favorite holiday! This Saturday (after you have enjoyed the St. Patty's Day parade, ate Irish Stew, and ran or walked a 5k 😛) check out the entertainment at Molly's! For details and event line ups, check out Molly's Pint Facebook Events Page. Entertainment on Saturday, March 14th will include the following:
A huge welcome to our new florist in town, Apple Blossom Florist and Gifts, LLC. I am pretty stoked about this. Just saying... who wouldn’t love an Oasis experience Gift Card with a beautiful bouquet of roses? Or in my case, Stargazer Lilies .
I hope your day is going well. Lawd knows mine, my daughter Abby, is consuming my life (how dare she)! This weekend, she has two volleyball games and two volleyball tournaments (go Blue Devils, whoot, whoot!). Because of this, Oasis will have limited hours of operations this weekend.
But with all the chaos, we have something to look forward to, and you are invited! Join #teamOasis for a good cause, the WDBX 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Madness party, hosted by the HOT HOT HOT Louisanna Gumbo Pot and a dear friend of mine, the White Raven. This is a two-night Local Event Featuring the following:
We hope to see you there, and in costume! I will be “Storm” from Xmen (the 1st female black superhero #HappyBlackHistoryMonth).
Keeping hydrated is such an important part of staying healthy... I will continue to say it until water (and the celebratory martini) is the only thing you are drinking . Water promotes cardiovascular health, keeps your body cool, helps muscles and joints work better, and also keeps skin supple. Try this month's hydration recipe, Watermelon Strawberry Mint Water!
The New Year has started off with a bang here at Oasis! We have updated our facial prices and we are working out the kinks in our new software system. We thank you for all of the support and patience during this transition. LAWD, for the first week or so we were riding the struggle bus for real! So thank you very much for allowing us to take our time while we work our way through the new processes.
If you have yet to visit us this year, please expect the following requests before your appointment:
Achieve your 2020 Goals!
As you are being kind and patient with us, please remember to afford the same courtesy to yourself, especially this time of the year. Typically, we set goals or “new years resolutions” for ourselves and we take on too much! In an effort to help you stay balanced in the new year, we have a couple of scientifically proven tips to help keep your resolutions on track:
Seasons Greetings, Leading Ladies!
I hope you have been enjoying all of the holiday festivities that have been going on in our community - huge shout out to the team that helped put on the Hometown Christmas events! There are a few events that are still going on until Christmas day, check out the details here.
Featured Service Alert!
Spring Yoga Schedule:
"Yoga for Everyone" Community Class: (open/not private)
This class is designed as a foundational flow, meant for beginners and all levels of yoga. We mix a little bit of all styles, and of course, learning to love our own unique practice! This class will continue to be $12 per person and we request that you enroll prior to each class.
Starting Wednesday, Jan 8th 2020, we will be offering our "Yoga for Everyone" Community Class every Wednesday at 9:30 am!
Private Yoga Sessions: (available by appointment)
We are so stoked to be able to offer Private Yoga sessions with Kennedy! These sessions will allow complete customization and the opportunity for steady growth. This is the perfect option if you want to try Couples Yoga, a Gal Pal Yoga Session, or even Mommy Bonding with your teens!
Starting Friday, January 10th we'll have sessions available on Fridays at 9:30 am and Sundays at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, and 12:00 pm.
The cost is $25 for 1 person and $5 per additional person, with up to 5 additional people. To reserve your Private Yoga Session, please call or text us at (618) 207-4404.
I am an esthetician, wife & mom that has a love affair with Skincare & Cosmetics.