TKB Colors: our ready-to-wear products

Posted on April 16, 2017 by Kaila Westerman, TKB Trading, LLC | 9 comments

Recently, we announced on our site that we had some finished matte liquid lipsticks "coming soon" for sale on our site.

I wanted to briefly explain to our long-time customers what this is all about.

For decades, TKB has focused its efforts on supplying raw materials and offering support to indie businesses. We started with the soapmakers and quickly added a variety of indie crafters, with a large...

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5 Tips to Unforgettable Wedding Day Nails

Posted on March 29, 2016 by Kaila Westerman, TKB Trading, LLC | 4 comments

When I was 8 years old and dressing up for my imagined day, I painted my nails with white out and colored them in with permanent markers only to end up desperately scrubbing the ink and paint off before my parents found out. Was your first experience with painted nails the same?

My name is Kimberly Simon and I am the resident makeup artist and product designer here at TKB! I’m so excited to...

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Working with Bulk Nail Polish

Posted on January 28, 2016 by Kaila Westerman, TKB Trading, LLC | 8 comments

It is shockingly easy and affordable to work with uncolored, bulk nail polish base to make your own unique creations.

Our company started selling the material in early 2011. I had noticed that there customers were talking about making "Frankenpolish" where they would blend together polishes from different manufacturers -- a half a bottle of an Essie green, a quarter bottle of an OPI gold, and top...

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Pick a Winner for our Halloween Costume Contest?

Posted on November 04, 2015 by Kaila Westerman, TKB Trading, LLC | 1 comment

Halloween came and went. While the cat was away the mice played as, apparently, there was a contest to see who could come up with the most creative "recycled costume" while I was out running errands.  It was hard to choose the winner as everyone was so creative!

In the meantime, I continue to work on improving our new website. I managed to make some minor improvements, but each of these areas still...

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By Kaila Westerman, TKB Trading, LLC on 2015-10-07

Posted on October 07, 2015 by Kaila Westerman, TKB Trading, LLC | 2 comments

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Thanks to those taking time to report goods, bads and uglies on our new website.  Keep 'em coming! We need your feedback!

Today we added the WISHLIST function.  It's like pretty much any other wishlist you see on the net, but you do need to be logged in with an account in order to use it.

Speaking of Logging In . . . many customers on our old site are confused about how to move over to the new site...

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By Kaila Westerman, TKB Trading, LLC on 2015-09-16

Posted on September 15, 2015 by Kaila Westerman, TKB Trading, LLC | 0 comments

Birthin' our New Baby 5.0!

TKB was founded in December 1997.  Over the years, we have had plenty of .... simple-looking.... web designs.

What we lacked in flash and sizzle, we made up for in prices, heart and innovation. Time has caught up with us though and we really needed to become "mobile friendly". For this reason we are now launching our new version of "us". It's a lot prettier!...

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My Lovelies

Posted on June 27, 2015 by Kaila Westerman, TKB Trading, LLC | 0 comments

My Colors are So Lovely

In April, I vended at the Handmade Soap and Cosmetics Guild (HSCG) annual trade show in Indiana.

I introduced My Lovelies, a new line of hue-intense pigments perfect for soapmakers.

I offered them in both powder and liquid forms. The powders are best for the Cold Process soapmakers, and the liquids are popular with the Melt and Pour Soapmakers. All the colors are soap-stable,...

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