Hi, my name is Misty and I’m a self-admitted tech junky, Apple fan-girl, and absolutely LOVE designing.

I started selling my custom lip balm on Etsy in 2014 and have had the opportunity to create custom favors for special occasions and events worldwide. I get to play a small role in my customer’s most special moments and I consider it an honor and a privilege. I love interacting with my customers on custom designs and do a happy-dance every time I get a 5-star review. Even after sending out thousands of lip balms it still makes my day to know that I have a thrilled customer. It keeps me motivated and excited to continue dreaming up my next theme.

When I’m designing, I look at it as if it’s for MY special event. I ask myself, “Would I be happy with this?” If the answer isn’t 100% yes, I keep working on it until it meets my standards (I’m super picky!).

Where do I get inspiration for my designs? Well, it’s kind of a two part process. I do a lot of research on what the upcoming trends are and the rest comes from the world around me. Colors, textures, shapes, people…everything! My designs are also motivated by my own personal life and experiences. I have a background in dance, gymnastics, cheer, skiing, and even earned my 2nd degree blackbelt in Karate (yep, I LOVE all things athletic)!

Adventure is my happy place!

One of the reasons I chose to design custom labels for lip balm is the idea that it’s something that people can actually use and enjoy over time. For children’s party favors it makes a great non-candy alternative for gift bags/boxes and protects those little lips from getting chapped all year round. For adults, almost everyone I know carries lip balm in a purse or a pocket so it makes a great favor your guests will love and enjoy over time.

Wondering if I use my own lip balm? I sure do! I’ve never been a fan of “waxy” lip balms and love this recipe as the shea butter is super moisturizing. My husband was a tried and true waxy lip balm user for years and now he’s hooked as well (yay!).

You may have noticed that I design more than just custom lip balm. Due to popular demand, I’m slowly but surely adding coordinating favors to my shop. For each of my themes I’m designing favor tags, gift bag labels, and water bottle labels. These can be purchased as DIY downloads or I can print and ship to you. My customers asked and my answer was a resounding, YES! I run a very interactive shop and welcome questions and custom requests. If you see something you like but want some minor changes, no problem! Looking for a theme that I haven’t designed yet? Contact me and I’m happy to create a custom design just for you.

Customized Candy Bar Wrappers | Jen and Nick’s Wedding

Thanks for taking the time to get to know me and my process a little better. Touch base any time by using the “Contact Us” button or email me at twistyturtleshop@gmail.com. I’ve met so many lovely people and can’t thank my customers enough for their support and inspiration <3.


P.S. Scroll down to check out some of the reviews my fab customers have shared!






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