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This is me in GRADE NINE BABY!

This is me in GRADE NINE BABY!

With all of the rebrand excitement happening here, I’ve found myself telling the story behind Eclair Lips pretty often lately. In true Sylvie fashion, it’s a L-O-O-O-N-G one, but one that is near and dear to my heart. So I thought I would have some fun over the next few weeks and serve it up to you in bite-size-chunks! Starting with this one! Say hello to Sylvie circa 1993! This is me in Grade 9,baby! Yes, I was a HUGE Barenaked Ladies fan, super shy, kind of awkward and I had bad hair. But don't worry, I got a Friends'...

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How I Started Selling to Shops

How I Started Selling to Shops

  Back in April of 2015, about a month after I launched Eclair Lips, I was setting some goals. Seems simple, right? Only since that time, I have learned two very important things: 1. I used to really suck at setting goals. 2. It's quite the process to get better at it, but like everything else, there is hope even for me! You know how they say that so many of us set our sights too low and don't expect enough from ourselves. My problem is the opposite. Too much goal, not enough, coffee, time or Sylvie to get it...

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Lip Balm Label Limbo

Lip Balm Label Limbo

Back at the beginning of August, this happened to me: What you see here is the polished version of the crisis that this photo represents: my printer decided it hated me. And not just in the annoying paper-jam-from-hell kind of way. Oh no - it decided that it had had enough of printing my lip balm labels and proceeded to chew up one expensive sheet of stickers specially ordered from the US after the next, but making sure to print one of them every now and then (albeit misaligned) just to give me hope that maybe, just maybe, I might...

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Jack of All Trades, But Photographer No More

Jack of All Trades, But Photographer No More

When I graduated from college, I was beyond excited to get a job in my field - I was going to work for a cosmetic distribution company AND I was going to be in the marketing department! I was thrilled, terrified, nauseous, you know - the usual. I thought I would finally be able to put all of my fancy skills to good use, but it didn't take me long to realize that college had pretty much just given me a clue, and that this is where all of the learning was going to happen. My boss was a kind...

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Farewell Facebook

Farewell Facebook

So it's been a little quiet over on my Facebook page lately. Don't worry - I won't be mad if my absence went unnoticed, and I'll certainly understand if you're buried under all sorts of other updates, and in fact, it's kind of why I'm writing today. To let you know about my big secret.     I quit Facebook. Well, sorta. Let me explain. When I first joined Facebook some 10 years ago, it was such a foreign concept, but so exciting. "You mean I can just sign up to this site, find all sorts of people I haven't...

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