Saturday, August 29, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I really want to thank the wonderful Catherine at Rikshaw Design and to everyone at the bright side project cos you've really made my day!!!!
If you love Lulu as much as I do, please leave me a comment!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Her blog post is here http://plansandpresents.blogspot.com/2009/08/promote-your-friends-day.html?showComment=1250615253565#c3825645846299230309 - thanks again Ali!!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Firstly my experimentation - this is called Hippy Hippy Shake Shake and it's a wonderful luxury soap that brings swirls of all the bright colours reminiscent of those easier going hippy days, all wonderfully scented with the heady aromas of Sandalwood, Patchouli and Jasmine Fragrance Oil. Added Golden Jojoba Oil and Lamesoft which is a green, Ecocert, natural skin moisturising agent, will make sure your skin will drink up the luxury skinfeel ingredients. I've also added some Sparkle Gold mica, a naturally occuring mineral which glitters beautifully and really accents the colours.
The next soap I made used a fantastic mould I purchased from Australia - who can resist cupcakes? No, me either, despite being on a diet at the moment! This one has added Golden Jojoba Oil and Lamesoft and is scented with Lime Chocolate & Coconut - it smells so great and doesn't it look wonderful? I really love the swirls of icing on this mould and I cannot wait to make more like this!
Then I made a really cute knobbly bobbly soap, this one is Lime and is really zingy in fragrance but kind on the skin as I've added Golden Jojoba Oil and Lamesoft to this one too - fresh and wonderful and the knobbles act as a massage bar in the shower.
Finally, these are trio of soaps I made by special request for my Dad - they are coloured with Gold mica and Lime cosmetic glitter to give a sheen; they are fragranced with Amazonian Flowers, a fragrance oil direct from Brazil and have added oil and moisturising factor to ensure they really are a luxury soap for everyday use!
I so enjoyed making all these soaps today and I hope you enjoy reading about them... leave me a comment if you like them!
Friday, August 14, 2009
Well, the lovely and fragrant Kathleen, a good friend of mine, made me something lovely today! And here it is.... a loaf soap cutter! OK, if you don't make soap, you won't be excited but this is a great thing! It means when I make soap loaves, I can cut them all in identical sizes - makes it really easy for me for labelling purposes and weighing. Also, I don't seem to be able to cut a straight line to save my life so this is going to help me sooooooooooo much! So many thanks to Kathleen for all her help, she's a wonder!
PS she's fragrant because she uses my soap!!!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I'm dying to get things up and running but things take time and I suppose that's a good thing - making sure that everything is right and done properly... that way my customers will get the best of my products which can only be a good thing!!!
Watch out folks, Soaperstar is on the way!!!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Embedding in Layers:
Saturday, August 8, 2009
When I got back, I found I've been credited on The Teach Soap Forum and Anne-Marie's blog (she is the CEO of Bramble Berry which is a very big, influential soaping company in the US) .. here's the link if you'd like to have a look. Those soaps are experimental and a work in progress but how wonderful to be recognised for my work!!!