Thursday, March 31, 2011

Many Thank Yous

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to Kimberly Moore of the Bee Hive Blog.  Saturday evening, we had the pleasure of joining Kimberly on her very popular pod cast.  Present for the cast were Cristy, Diana and Mary.  Not present for the cast but very important to the production of Shocolaate were Michael of , who created our web presence and keeps it going and Snap Jones Photography, who has translated our vision of Shocolaate into beautiful photographs.  We are truly thankful for everything you do to have made Shocolaate what it is today and for helping us to keep is moving forward and maintain quality guest service!   

We had a lovely time on Bee Hive Blog!  If you missed the show, you can catch it here:  Shocolaate LIVE on Bee Hive Blog.    

We were so honored to be a part of the Hive for an evening, that we created special spa treatments that were fashioned after some of the truffles in the Shocolaate line up.  These treatments address cellulite, and other issues.  They are simple to make and can be created on the smallest financial budget if need be!  Mary mentions some popular resources in the Bee Hive pod cast as well as in the individual treatment postings.

To close our posting, we would like to sincerely thank all of you who have and continue to support Shocolaate!  Without you, where would we be?

Thankful and grateful...


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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Shocolaate's Interview

with Kimberly from BeehiveBlog!

Twilight Mani-Pedi Chocolate Treatment

The Twilight treatment was inspired and fashioned after the Shocolaate Twilight truffle.  This treatment addresses the hands, feet, fingers, toes, calves and forearms.  It provides intense anti-aging (anti-oxidant), moisturizing and exfoliation/skin polishing. 


Dark chocolate (ALDI has great prices on chocolate.  Any dark chocolate can be used)

Rose oil  (NOW Foods)

Dried, crushed rose petals.  These can easily be purchased at your local florist.  Request dried flowers.  They can usually be secured at a lower price or free of charge depending on the florist. 

*In a double boiler, melt the chocolate.  After melted, pour into a separate bowl and set aside until room temperature.  Consistency must be thick, but easy to brush onto body.  Add 2 tsp rose oil and mix well.  Fold in crushed and dried rose petals.  Mix until all ingredients are consistent throughout the mixture.

*Clean your feet and blot dry with a nice warm towel. 

*Dip an application brush into the Shocolaate mixture and brush Shocolaate/rose mixture onto toes, feet and up to calves, completely. 

*Allow to dry and set for 20 minutes. 

*Apply Shocolaate/rose mixture to fingers and hands up to forearms. 

*Allow to dry and set for 20 minutes. 


(1)  Steamed towels can be placed around treated areas for 5 minutes before toweling off Shocolaate mixture.  Steamed towels may be created with damp hand towels warmed in the micro-wave for five minutes.  CAUTION:  TOWELS WILL BE VERY HOT.  Allow microwave door to stay open for about 2 minutes to take the edge off the heat.  DO NOT APPLY SCALDING HOT TOWELS TO YOUR SKIN AT ANY TIME.  -Shocolaate Team 

(2)  Treated areas may be rinsed by shower-type rinse in mani-pedi tub. 

Post-polish rub:

Place rose oil in palms of hands.  Rub between hands well to warm.  Rub warmed rose oil onto treated areas with deep pressure focusing on the nail and cuticle areas.  The rose oil is fragrant and will help skin to reach its glistening potential. 

**Special note:  If you are allergic to any of these ingredients, please do not use this treatment at any time.  If you are pregnant or lactating, please do not use this treatment.  Enjoy post-pardum!     

Have a sweet week!  


Shocolaate Treats For Listeners

A new media project is always reason to celebrate!  This evening, Team Shocolaate will be joining the Bee Hive Blog LIVE and Parasel Communicaitons LIVE at 9PM EST and we are VERY excited about speaking with Kimberly Moore and her listener audience about the Shocolaate brand.  Click here to listen to the show! 

In honor of this unique celebration, we will be launching special at-home-spa-treatments for the listener audience to enjoy at their leisure!  Each treatment is fashioned after a rich, decadent Shocolaate truffle.  The at-home -spa-treatments address issues such as cellulite and anti-aging.  There is even a treatment fashioned for an at-home mani-pedi treatment!  Creating and sharing these great at-home treatments is just one way we would like to sincerely say thank you to all who support Shocolaate!

We thank you for all your support!  Join us for Bee Hive Blog LIVE tonight! 



Beehive Live - Its All About Chocolate with Shocolaate 3/26/2011 - ParasolCommunications | Internet Radio | Blog Talk Radio

Beehive Live - Its All About Chocolate with Shocolaate 3/26/2011 - ParasolCommunications | Internet Radio | Blog Talk Radio

Beehive Live - Its All About Chocolate with Shocolaate 3/26/2011 - ParasolCommunications | Internet Radio | Blog Talk Radio

Beehive Live - Its All About Chocolate with Shocolaate 3/26/2011 - ParasolCommunications | Internet Radio | Blog Talk Radio

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Chocolate: A Different Delicious and Decadent Direction

Chocolate...this sinfully delicious, natural pleaser takes on new purpose when applied to the skin or enjoyed in a dark or more natural form.  Coco maddness equals skin care gladness and it is here to stay.  What was once designated as a culinary ritual has transitioned into sensational body treatments.  Why is chocolate a natural selection for internal and external body renewal?

RICH In Antioxidants.
The thick layer of sweetness we crave is high in antioxidants.  What does that mean for you?  This means your body will have added protection from free radicals that attach to your skin or breathe in.  Added protection in rich antioxidants can help to keep wrinkles and other signs of aging at bay.  Applied topically or taken internally, chocolate therapy can take global care to a new place.

It Makes Your Skin SOFT?  
Well, it does contain a good amount of coco butter.  As above, so below. 

What else?  
Enjoying foods rich in flavanoids helps to produce collagen, moisturizes and helps with the exfoliation process. 

Spa Treatments? 
What can be better than enjoying a truffle, thick hot chocolate or a slice of seven-layer cake?   How about getting painted with chocolate as part of a mani-pedi treatment or a full body treatment.  Over the last five years, chocolate used in spa treatments has become mainstream.  Some are partnered with amazing essential oils for the ultimate therapy.

The next time you think of chocolate, of course we want you to think about your favorite bit of delight.  We would even like for you to fantasize about your next truffle experience.  Over-all, we would like for you to think about the many different ways chocolate can be enjoyed!

Have a sweet week!


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