Not learning about our promotions?

Feb. 10, 2017 — Our Valentine’s Day 50% discount promotion has been a huge success.  A win-win for you and us.

And, it’s not over yet.  Even though you likely won’t be able to receive an order made tonight or before noon on Saturday, the promotion runs through midnight on Tuesday Feb. 14.  So feel free to order for yourself while you still can enjoy the half-off sale.

The promotion also taught us something a bit disturbing:  Many of you aren’t learning about our promos in the first place.  Ahead of our Valentine’s Day sale, we conducted a mass emailing campaign to all our customers from practically everywhere in the world,  yet, more than half of the customers who placed orders had no idea about the 50% discount.

This was evident from the hundreds of orders that were placed, in which customers did not take advantage of the 50% discount.  Of course, when this occurred, we refunded the difference back to the customers’ PayPal accounts.  But the issue is the great number of those who just didn’t get the memo.

Let me stress again, then, the importance of providing an accurate email address (one you actually use) when filling out the forms to place an order.   Remember, we will almost never contact you.  The only exceptions would be if there were an issue with your order, and to notify you of a special promotion.

Also, you might wish to monitor our website from time to time and read my blog for news about upcoming events or specials.

I’m not sure about the next several months, but I can guarantee you that we’ll have another promotion around Christmastime.

 

 

Valentine’s Day perfect occasion to give ActSensuous

More than likely, before Noon on Saturday Feb. 11, it will be too late to order our NewAct IV for Valentine’s Day.   Nevertheless, you can still place your orders until midnight on Tuesday Feb. 14 to get the 50 percent discount.

Jan. 23, 2017 — Valentine’s Day is just around the corner (Feb. 14).  It’ll be here before you know it.  Don’t let it sneak up on you, causing you to search frantically for a last-minute gift.

Guys, if you’ve been looking for an excuse to buy your girlfriend/wife ActSensuous pantyhose, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity.

There are even a few justifications you can cite:

  • Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year, and you wanted her to have the most decidedly feminine pantyhose to wear with (whatever else you give her, which had better be something nice.  How about a teddy or other lingerie item?)
  • You buy her a fabulous dress or a pair of amazing high heels and take her to a swanky restaurant.  Even if she doesn’t typically wear pantyhose, she’ll know that this occasion warrants it, but she’ll let herself off the hook because she doesn’t own a pair.  You give her the NewAct IV gift last.  (Problem solved.)
  • You tell her nothing would make your Valentine’s Day more special than her wearing the NewAct IV for you at least once.

Ladies, there are a couple of scenarios in which you can help your husband/boyfriend:

  • Buy NewAct IV and wrap them up as your gift for him to give to you.  Then, you can convince him to take you out for a night on the town, and home for more romance.
  • Whether you go out or not, if you give him NewAct IV (for you to wear for him), he will count that among the greatest gifts he’s ever received in his life.

Ladies and gentlemen, starting tomorrow, NewAct IV will be on sale at half price until midnight on Feb. 14.  Just our way of helping you celebrate the most romantic day of the year.

Sin”sheer”ly,

Robin

Special saving on NewAct IV

Model sisters, Olivia (L) and Ariel, wearing Original Act IV in Suntan during Christmas 2013.

Model sisters, Olivia (l) and Ariel, wearing Orig Act IV in Suntan during Christmas 2013.

Want to give NewAct IV to that special someone in your life for Christmas?

Today through Dec. 31, 2016, you can do it at a 33 % discount.

Just place your order (at least 4 pairs of our NewAct IV to qualify) the usual way, but at Checkout, please enter this coupon code: santa33

Applying the code can be a bit confusing. The first time you’ll see “Apply Coupon” is on the Shopping Cart page. Don’t bother clicking that. It won’t do anything. Instead, apply your coupon code at the Checkout page, which comes up next in the process.

You’ll see this: “Have a coupon? Click here to enter your code.” (Just click on that link, fill in the code in the little window that appears, and then click the “Apply Coupon” box.) You will see an indication that you’ve applied your code successfully.

If you have any difficulty, please let me know.

Note: The 33 % discount applies to NewAct IV only. It won’t work for the items under the Specials tab of our website (Orig Act IV, Act III, Act II), as we’re already practically giving those products away.

Also, the coupon code cannot be applied to the items under the Beauty Pageant Delegates only tab (NewAct IV with the BP designation in the name), as they already are subject to a special discount.

Christmas gift-giving tips:

For a man: Now is a great time/excuse for you to buy NewAct IV for your wife or girlfriend.

For a lady: Buy NewAct IV and wrap it up to give to yourself. Open it up on Christmas Day (or on Christmas Eve if you’re like that) and tell your husband or boyfriend it’s for you to wear for him for the rest of the day.  That’ll be a Christmas gift he will love and remember forever.

What can I say? I’m always thinking …

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.

Sin“sheer”ly,

Robin

Summer promotion extended

Hi Everyone,

Professional model Shazel wearing NewAct IV Nude

Professional model Shazel wearing NewAct IV Nude

Because of the popularity of our 30 percent off summer promotion (even though summer ends and fall begins around Sept. 22), we are extending the sale until the end of the month.

So, with your order of six (6) pairs of NewAct IV, you can take 30% off between now and Sept. 30.  Just enter code sumpro30 at Checkout.

Note: Applying the code can be a bit confusing.  The first time you see “Apply Coupon” is on the Shopping Cart page.  Don’t bother clicking that, as it won’t do anything.  Instead, apply your coupon code at the Checkout page, which comes up next in the process.

You’ll see this:  “Have a coupon?  Click here to enter your code” (just click on that link, fill in the code in the little window that appears, and then click the “Apply Coupon” box.)  You will see an indication that you’ve applied your code successfully.

If you have any difficulty, please let me know.

Enjoy.

First you’ve heard?

If you’re wondering why you didn’t know about the promotion in the first place, it’s probably because we don’t have your current email address on file.  Many of you have been with us since our beginning, and if you haven’t written to us in a while, we likely have an outdated email address on you.

 

NewAct IV debuts today

We did it.

We did what they (U.S. pantyhose manufacturers) all said couldn’t be done. Yet, here they are: The NewAct IV, featuring all the design parameters we tried in 2014.

Pro model, Sofie, appears in the NewAct IV Nude.

Pro model, Sofie, wearing NewAct IV Nude.

Well, all those U.S. pantyhose manufacturers actually were right. No one here could make my design (100 percent nylon, completely sheer-to-waist, with a one-stitch design for evenness in color and fabric from waist to toe, and with no reinforced areas).

But our friends in China can. And they did. We provided the design parameters and they made New Act IV exactly as requested the first time.

When we first launched the original Act IV in March 2014, we had made them in that design, but they were so delicate, they would run upon first putting them on.

Now, 2 years and a month later, we are launching NewAct IV, only this time, they passed some Ninja Warrior-like testing, and they simply do not run. I tested the very first samples and wore the same pair five days in a row (yes, I washed them between wears), and even I was surprised at how well they held up.

New Act IV deserves its own identity, including a new package.

NewAct IV deserves its own identity, including a new package.

Then, some of our professional models and a few of our favorite customers tested them. Everyone found the same thing —  NewAct IV just don’t run. So we made many thousands of them. We began manufacturing them in November 2015 and now in April 2016, after traveling by sea, air and roads to get here, after passing through customs, and our paying import fees and taxes seemingly at every turn, the NewAct IV are here for you.

I thought about just keeping the name, Act IV, but everything about these pantyhose are new. Yes, my design concept is the same, but everything is done differently. After all the NewAct IV have gone through, they deserve their own identity.

I want to thank all those on our team who worked so hard to make this happen, including Joe, Deb, David, and our new VP, Lin Lin (Rosemary).

Mostly, I want to thank our thousands of loyal customers who waited these 2 years, but kept in touch, letting us know they would wait. Many of them encouraged us and asked us not to give up.   So many of you maintained such a positive demeanor, it kept us motivated the whole way.

For all of you, NewAct IV are here.  Enjoy and ActSensuous.

 

Going in new direction with Act IV

April 2015 — So far, nothing we’ve tried has worked to solve Act IV’s issue with running upon first putting them on.

Professional model Melissa in Act IV Suntan. Notice the run on the inside of her right thigh.

Professional model Melissa in Act IV Suntan. Notice the run on the inside of her right thigh.

I designed Act IV to be the softest, sheerest, sexiest and most comfortable pantyhose available anywhere, but to accomplish all that, unfortunately, I made them too delicate.

Of course there are major design changes that would work, such as adding spandex, reinforced areas, or a T-bar, but I am not going to do any of those things.  ActSensuous always will be 100 percent nylon and completely sheer-to-waist.

There is one more trick up my sleeve, and it has nothing to do with compromising on the design of ActSensuous.  It might take a few more months to accomplish, but Act IV will be worth the wait.

In the meantime, we are advising that you don’t order Act IV, with one exception: While they wouldn’t be practical for the office, nothing would be better for a little fun in the bedroom than Act IV.

Stay tuned. When we relaunch Act IV, you’ll know about it here.

Efforts ongoing in redesign of Act IV

November 2014 — For the past couple of months, I’ve been working with our R&D and Quality Assurance teams to redesign Act IV, as they have a propensity to run from the center seam, down the inside thigh, upon first putting them on.

The issue is I created Act IV to be ultra delicate, but that concept has flaws, which are inherent in my design.  The challenge is my wanting to keep Act IV unlike most other brands and styles of pantyhose available on the market.

Everyone else uses spandex, reinforced areas and/or a gusset panel.  Making Act IV in 100 percent nylon (no spandex), with no reinforced areas and no gusset panel is what makes ActSensuous different.  That’s why our pantyhose are the softest, silkiest and sexiest available anywhere in the world.

But because they so easily run upon first putting them on, we need to make some changes to the design.  I’ve been unwilling to compromise regarding the core design principles of ActSensuous, so for now, we at least are experimenting with different ideas.  So far, we’ve tried adding 3 inches in length to each size so the wearer won’t have to tug too hard to get the pantyhose up to the crotch, and we’ve slightly tightened the knit to make the fabric a bit more durable.  Neither has solved the problem, so now, we are experimenting with the center seam itself.

We tried making a thicker, stronger center, but that also failed.  The problem is that with no reinforced panel or spandex in the panty-area of Act IV, there is nothing onto which to sew the center seam, except the delicate all-nylon fabric we use from waist to toe.

The obvious solutions are creating a T-bar (a reinforced panel that runs vertically from the waistband down the center of the panty-area to the crotch).  Typically, a T-bar is maybe about 4 inches wide, and it’s reinforced enough to sew the center seam on securely.  It might be possible to make it less reinforced and not that wide.

Right now, we’re still brainstorming ideas and experimenting with designs.  Of course, the goal always is being able to keep Act IV 100 percent nylon and completely sheer-to-waist.

Until we resolve this issue, I recommend that you don’t order Act IV.  If you really, really want to, of course, we’ll fill your order.  We just don’t want you to be disappointed.

Feedback essential for success of new product

While I am trying to be the only girl (in Florida anyway) who wears pantyhose every day, no matter the venue, or the temperature, I rely more on what you say about product.  I’m too close to it to be impartial, and besides, all our styles are afraid of me.  I don’t have the same issues others sometimes do.

I am fortunate to have longtime loyal customers who occasionally make interesting observations, or alert me to problems.

The overwhelming majority of longtime and brand new customers have raved about Act IV, but then again, a few of you have pointed out some minor flaws.  Not sure why some pairs have issues and others don’t, but I want to hear about anything that isn’t perfect about our products.

A few of you have told me that Act IV runs too easily upon first putting them on.  It seems that I’ve made Act IV too delicate, and there may need to be some length added to the sizes.

Being barely 5 feet tall and weighing right at 100 pounds, I haven’t experienced this personally, but some who are bigger than me found that they had to pull Act IV up to reach the crotch, and that’s when the runs would occur at the center seam.

This kind of feedback is invaluable to me.  I’ve since gone back to our R&D and Quality Assurance departments and had samples made with 2 to 3 inches of length added to Act IV.  And, as much as this kills me to have to try, I’ve also asked that we tighten up the knit just a little.  These two factors should overcome Act IV’s propensity to run too easily.

I’ve sent samples to a few of my longtime customers/models, and to a brand new customer to test drive for me.  If the feedback is all positive, which I suspect it will be, the next batch of Act IV we make will be longer in length and have a closer knit.

Admittedly, I designed Act IV to be the ultimate in delicateness, however, if they run upon first putting them on, they aren’t going to do anyone any good.  Obviously, adding a little length to the fit will prevent the wearer from having to tug to get the pantyhose up to the crotch.  And the slightly tighter knit should make Act IV more durable overall.

Of course, the only downside to a slightly tighter knit is Act IV won’t move as easily on the leg and to the touch on the leg.  They still should do that, but just not as dramatically.  This was one of the features I wanted Act IV to have most, but again, I don’t want Act IV to run the minute you put them on.

My thanks to those of you who alerted me to this issue.

Feel free to share your views

Remember that I created Act IV because of my frustration with some inherent issues in Act II and Act III.  Those little annoyances (to me) have been documented, so I won’t go into them here.

One of the reasons I am blowing them out at ridiculous prices is because of those little issues.  And, as you know, at the prices we are offering now, they are sold as-is.  But …

If ever you encounter something that is obviously wrong about any product we offer, and you know it’s not right because you get what ActSensuous is all about, puh-leeeease don’t hesitate to tell me.

A case in point, a customer in the UK just opened up a couple of pairs of Act II and found they have a cotton gusset panel.  WHAT?  ActSensuous has never made this style and never will.

How could this happen?  Our factory in NC actually makes other styles on a contract basis for retailers in Asia mostly.  They are not ActSensuous pantyhose, just some of the same colors in mostly all nylon fabrics.

It appears some of these Brand X pairs accidentally found their way into ActSensuous packaging and got shipped to my facility in Florida.  Of course, I’d have no way of knowing these aren’t really ours because I don’t open the packaging and inspect each product.

It is vitally important to me that when you place an order with ActSensuous, you get genuine ActSensuous pantyhose.  If you ever get something that obviously is not what we make (100 percent nylon, completely sheer-to-waist pantyhose), please tell me immediately.  It’s the only way I’ll know about mistakes from the factory unless the particular pair I pick to wear has a flaw.

The customer in the UK got a refund the same day, and for the inconvenience, still got a replacement of those products.

So, with Act II and Act III, we know all about an occasional unevenness in the shading from the panty area to the legs.  That’s why they’re marked down drastically and sold as-is.  But if you ever find a cotton gusset panel in pantyhose in an ActSensuous package, that ain’t ours.  So please don’t hesitate to tell me.  If you’ll take a picture of it in it’s original packaging, I will make sure you get a refund or a replacement, or in some cases, both.

I hope you expect the best from ActSensuous.  I do.  And I want to keep it that way.  To do that, I need you to tell me if/when you think something’s not right.

Light Taupe our most misunderstood color

It’s my favorite pantyhose shade, but what the heck really is Light Taupe?

By definition, classic taupe is a sort of dusky brown color.  It’s a little bit brown; it’s a little bit gray.  Basically, it’s a grayish brown, or if you prefer, a brownish gray color. It’s neutral and warm.

I wanted something that was in-between Suntan and Nude, and thus, Light Taupe was born.

Professional model and ActSensuous friend Nikita lounges in Act IV Light Taupe.

Professional model and ActSensuous friend Nikita lounges in Act IV Light Taupe.

I think it’s beautiful, but you have to see it in the proper lighting.  Here’s our friend, Nikita, looking all hot and lovely in Act IV Light Taupe.

If you can’t decide between Suntan and Nude, consider giving Light Taupe a try.