During lockdown I received my very own satin pillowcase. I had been wanting one for ages, and then finally I managed to get one – from a local business nogal! I also got a Moyoko Unicorn Brush (with argan-infused tips) after reading so many positive reviews and realising that I need to start taking better care of myself.
Chelle from Dear Deer was so helpful, and my parcel arrived with my very own hand sanitiser and set of gloves – this will never go amiss during this time as I’m sure you can agree. I have seen a difference in my skin and hair, and don’t wake up with such knotted curls any more. In fact I often have to fight husband for it as he likes the feeling of the satin against his skin too – I think perhaps I should have ordered more than one!
Chelle has very graciously allowed me to interview her about Dear Deer, and I really appreciate her time, and her passion that she has poured into this,
Your name: Chelle
Your business name: Dear Deer
Social media handles: Facebook, Instagram and Website
Tell me a bit more about your business: Years ago Justine came to my desk at work and asked if I could make her a satin pillow slip … I thought she was nuts but since that’s what I love most about her I happily made her one … then two … then her sister wanted, then some of her friends … soon I was making so many I thought “hey I could make a business out of this” … so I did!
At the time my mother was dying of cancer and it made me think about when my time came to pass thru the pearly gates what good had I done in my life to deserve my wings up in heaven so I decided Dear Deer would be an awesome way for me to raise funds for all the charities I hold very close to my heart, so for many years the only profits I took I donated to charity.
I will always be thankful to Justine not only for being one of my most loyal and inspiring Dear Deer darlings, but for the constant support always believing in me and my little business. Your kindness and the years of too much fun (and bubbles) and side splitting giggles mean the world to me.
How did you decide on the name for your business: Wish I had a good story for this but I don’t lol
Where did the idea for this business come from: I just loved the story Bambi when I was little and that scene from Cinderella when all the woodland animals were dressing her for the ball … that’s pretty much my logo inspiration 🙂
What are the different products that you stock: Satin pillow slips & now face masks, and I’m now starting to stock a few of my other fav beauty brands 🙂
I see you are also making beautiful face masks – tell me about these: Polyester satin is known to be less absorbent than cotton (and many other fabrics).
Because of the quick-drying properties and smooth satin surface, it is also known to be antibacterial and hypoallergenic.
Daily washing is recommended. PLEASE also wash before 1st use.
There is a little pocket opening you can use to insert a surgical mask (or a dried wet/baby wipe). Cut them to the shape of the mask and insert for added protection. Remove when you wash your mask every evening.
Elastic can be adjusted for better fit.
Dear Deer satin is also Vegan & Peta approved.
Please take note that the masks have not been medically approved.
After not being able to find a mask myself, I decided to make one (OK, a few) after doing a ton of internet research.
They’ve been made according to my high standards, which I feel complies with my own safety and wellbeing.
Hopefully this will reassure you!
I feel like wearing ‘something’ is better than having nothing at all,
even if it’s just to prevent us from sneezing or coughing on others.
It also prevents us from touching our face.
I encourage you all to STAY HOME, be responsible and most importantly, be kind and helpful to others.
Why did you decide on satin pillowcases & not silk: Dear Deer is PETA approved!
We support beauty without cruelty 100%. We believe that all animals and insects are equal, and we would never exploit that in the name of vanity.
The process involved in making silk is an unethical practice. Silk worms are sensate and produce endorphins along with physical responses to pain. Along with that, in the name of beauty, satin is a much better alternative to silk as polyester doesn’t absorb moisture like natural fabrics do, therefore keeping your skin hydrated and looking great.
Why do you recommend satin pillowcases: Besides all the awesome beauty benefits it’s just nice getting into bed and feeling like an absolute princess 🙂
Being a polyester material, satin doesn’t absorb moisture the way natural fibres like cotton do. As we all know, one of the many reasons our skin can look tired, dry and lined is due to lack of hydration. Sleeping on satin minimises facial lines, wrinkles and puffiness.
Another plus? Satin won’t absorb your expensive night creams.
Sleeping on satin not only has great beauty benefits, but satin is also hypoallergenic and come recommended by plastic surgeons after cosmetic surgery. Doctors also suggest sleeping on satin for cancer patients during chemotherapy and radiotherapy, due to their skin becoming very sensitive.
Dear Deer pillow slips help your hair maintain it’s natural moisture and this helps prevent dry frizziness, split ends and breakage.
They also keep your hair looking shiny and help your blowouts last longer.
How can people order from you: From our online store.
How has this lockdown affected your business: It didn’t really most of my products are listed as essentials 🙂
Why do you encourage people to support local: I encourage woman to support each other more, share your learnings and inspire each other to well !
You will be surprised how much those you are helping will help you too.
Quote you live by: Be kind, and success comes to those who put in the work !
Anything else you want to add: So much lol but considering everything that is going on in the world right now, I would like to encourage woman to support each other, specially in business, there is more than enough room for us to all shine and be successful 🙂
Have you ever slept on a satin pillowcase? And did you feel a difference?
If you haven’t yet, I would really recommend you purchasing one from this great business. Believe me, you will thank me for it!
To sum it up, these are some of the benefits of using a satin pillowcase:
- Maintains natural moisture balance in your hair & skin.
- Prevents hair loss, split ends & damage.
- Helps your blowouts last longer.
- Prevents dry, frizzy & dull hair.
- Keeps hair shiny.
- Gentler on eyelashes, extensions & braids.
- Minimizes facial wrinkles & puffiness.
- Won’t absorb face creams and serums.
- Soothing on the skin after facial treatments or procedures.
- Recommended by doctors for chemo patients.
- Great for preventing knotty “bed head” for babies & kids.
She has also added some stunning beauty products to her online store, so it really is a one stop shop!