Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to everyone from Soaperstar

Merry Merry Merry Christmas and Happy Happy Happy New Year to all our readers and Soaperstar fans! We've already got the White Christmas that we always hope for, now for Father Christmas to come and bring us lots of pressies because we're been extra good this year. 

I hope that you all have the very best Christmas, full of laughter and fun, love and happiness and a fruitful and prosperous New Year.  Thank you all so much for supporting Soaperstar this year and keep an eye out for new products and idea in 2011!

I'm leaving you with some pictures of me (I never show pics of me, there could be a reason for this as you might see shortly!) wearing my new fabulous handmade scarf which was a gift to me from a Secret Santa Swap in a forum I'm on ... this is made up of hundreds of velvety pom-poms and comes in glorious colours of chocolate, cinnamon & ginger.  Thank you Secret Santa and Merry Christmas to everyone!!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Fun Christmas Treasure Hunt

Do you fancy having a little fun and taking part in a special online Christmas Treasure Hunt?

We've joined forces with 13 other websites to bring you a fabulous Christmas Treasure Hunt where you can be in with a chance to win one of the 14 amazing prizes up for grabs.

How to Play:
The Christmas Treasure Hunt will take you across 14 different websites where you collect the letters of a Christmas anagram.. take a note of the letter! At each website, you'll be given a link to the next website and a clue where you can find the next letter of the anagram.  Keep collecting the letters and following the links through the various websites until you reach the last one... once you've reached the final website, it's time to solve the Christmas anagram.  Once you've done that, email your answer to win one of the 14 amazing prizes (the email address will be provided at the final website).

Closing date for this competition is Thursday 30 December at 5.00 pm CET and winners will be announced on Monday 3 January, winners will be selected by the ‘name out of a hat’ method.  Make sure to state in your email which of the prizes listed below you'd like to receive should you win and every effort will be made to match winners with the prize they selected. Judges decision is final.

What are we waiting for….. Grab your pen and paper to write down your anagram letters and let’s go……

First Letter of the Anagram is – C and the first website on your Christmas Treasure Hunt is - your clue is ‘We can audit your website up to the age, that but the first port of call is the ‘Social Media’ page’

Have fun!!!!

  • €150 Advertising Voucher by Derry O’Donnell at Tipp Tatler - The Premier Magazine from the Premier County; this voucher can be used in either the Tipp Tatler or the Laois/Offaly Tatler - Prize only applies to Ireland
  • MP3 Audio Program with an accompanying PDF Workbook by Elli St. George Godfrey, Entrepreneurial Coach at Ability Success Growth - titled “Later Isn’t Coming: 5 Strategies to Eliminate Procrastination”.  This mp3 audio program with an accompanying PDF workbook is your ticket to eliminating procrastination!  Prize is valid worldwide
  • €40 Online Gift Voucher by Fiona Fewer for Dink Design (Jewellery designer); this voucher is valid worldwide for any online purchase on the Dink Design website
  • Beautiful Two Tier Nappy cake by Gabrielle Stephan and Nicole Bogue at Little Giggles Baby; this beautiful two tier Nappy Cake is the perfect prize for any new member of the family, winner can choice the colour they prefer. Free shipping to the winner however please note that this prize only applies to Ireland
  • One Year free subscription to De-Stress 4 Life Magazine; this prize consists of one year free subscription to De-Stress 4 Life Magazine, a copy of each issue of this magazine will arrive by post to your home starting from the Spring 2011 issue. This prize is valid worldwide.
  • 3 Hours of free online assistance for Facebook and Twitter startup by Sian Phillips at Sians; this prize consists of 3 hours of online assistance for business Facebook and Twitter startups, this prize will suit anyone in business thinking of venturing into the world of social media and not quite sure where to start. Sian Phillips expertise will certainly pave the way in an ‘easy to learn’ fashion. This prize is available worldwide.
  • Gift Bag of two handcrafted luxury Soaps by Celine Blacow of Soaperstar; Soaperstar handcrafted luxury goatsmilk & glycerine soap gift bay includes two fabulous soaps, with added oils/butters and an Ecocert skin conditioning additive; all wonderfully fragranced and coloured. The winner can pick their choice of gift bag - the soap duo will be sent in a fabulous purple glossy gift bag.  The prize will be sent within 30 days of the announcement of the winner’s name and this prize only applies to Ireland.
  • €50 Gift Voucher by Lorna Sixsmith of Garrendenny Lane Interiors; this 50€ Gift Voucher can be used for any online purchase on the Garrendenny Lane interiors online shop which is full of wonderful products for the home. This voucher applies to any shoppers from Ireland, UK, EU and the US
  • Free 1 Hour Personal Branding Session by Greg Fry at Careers Coach valued at €99; this free one hour Personal Branding session is perfect for anyone in business who is looking for some professional guidance, the expertise of Greg Fry is well know in Ireland making this a must have prize for any business person. This prize is available worldwide on Skype or face-to-face if the lucky winner comes from Dublin. More details about the services that Greg provides are available on his website.
  • Handcrafted Child’s name plaque by Elaine Glesson of BonnyBabe; the lucky winner of this prize will have their very own name plaque handcrafted by the talented Elaine Glesson, the winner can choose from a range of themes and have any name on the plaque. This prize is available world-wide. The editor of De-Stress 4 Life has one of these plaques hanging on her office door…
  • Free online Marketing Audit with Competitor Analysis by Christina Jennifer Giliberti of CG ONLINE MARKETING; a perfect prize for any business. A free online marketing audit with competitor analysis (maximum of 2 websites if it’s a group and two competitor websites – to be chosen by winner), plus a 25% discount off any one of our services* *Monthly services are NOT included.  This prize can apply to any area of the world. Payment of one off services needs to be in euros.  Full list of services are available to view on Value of the prize is 50€, not including additional services discount.
  • A Classic Wall Mural by Darren Gale at Sweet Dreams Ireland; the lucky winner of this prize has a choice from the Classic Mural Range at the Sweet Dreams Ireland Website, valued at €49.99, prize available in Ireland only. To view all the murals in this range please visit the Sweet Dreams Ireland website.
  • €25 Gift Voucher by Jen Doyle towards any purchase by Doyle Jewellery Design; this Gift Voucher can be used towards any piece of handcrafted Jewellery on the Doyle Jewellery Design website and is valid for one year from the date of issue. Doyle Jewellery Design is one of of Ireland’s much loved jewellery designers for Brides.
  • ‘The Art of Meditation’ book by Catherine A Connors at Stress Solutions 4 Life; this book takes a beginners look at Meditation and is perfect for anyone starting out and not quite sure where or how to start. It gives step by step instructions along with the do’s and don’t of Meditation. This prize is available to all worldwide.
Terms and Conditions:
Once the winners are announced ,you will be put in touch with the Person, Persons or Business offering the prize, they will communicate with you on how you will receive your prize. De-Stress 4 Life Magazine nor its editor are responsible for any loss of prizes, mis-communication or issues surrounding your prize. Those issues must be dealt with by the prize givers. Prizes are as stated above, they cannot be exchanged for cash or other services. You are free to publicize this competition on your own website, magazine or other online social media method of communication. The Christmas Treasure Hunt Logo is the copyright of De-Stress 4 Life. 

De-Stress 4 Life Magazine would like to take a moment to thank all the websites who took part in this great Christmas Treasure Hunt, we are thankful for your time and the amazing prizes in which were offered.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Winter Wonderland Soap Competition - Winner Announced

Drum roll.......... and the winner is ............ wait for, wait for it.......... me!!! Yay!!! Yep I won the Winter Wonderland soap competition on and I'm sooooooooo chuffed.  What an honour - I've not been making cold process for very long (but have been reading about it and researching for an age) so, to win this competition with a cold process soap I made is just so excellent.  I'm thrilled. 

Here's an image of my winning soap:

Details on all the winners (because they decided to have more than one, which is excellent) are available here

I want to say a huge thanks to Betty Miller of Magic Senses who sponsor and this competition. 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

It's a Winter Wonderland out there!

Snowy pictures from Dublin, Ireland:

Outside the house first thing this morning

Snowy trees

Mr Miaow Miaow Junior, the outdoors cat, all snuggled in his Kitty Krate with lots of food

And talking of Winter Wonderland's, can I ask you, if you haven't already, to vote for me in Winter Wonderland competition - just click the radio button beside my name, Celine Blacow, and then click VOTE - that's it, simples! - voting ends on Tuesday so get voting now! Thanks to everyone who's already voted for me, cheers!

Winter Wonderland - entry into Winter Wonderland competition

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Beautiful Soap Wedding Favours - coming in January 2011

I'm so happy to announce that we will be introducing beautiful soap wedding favours into our range from January 2011. 

These will be handcrafted using wonderfully luxurious goatsmilk & glycerine soap which will include added Sweet Almond Oil which is cold pressed from the kernels of sweet almond fruit and is one of the most popular oils for use in cosmetics. The oil is rich in plant sterols, essential fatty acids and is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2 & B6 which combine to make a highly beneficial oil for use in skin care products. To this, I add an Ecocert skin conditioning agent to further enhance the fantastic skin feel of our luxury soaps.

Glycerine soap has long been used for dry skin conditions as it is a humectant which means it draws moisture into your skin.

We are offering these soaps in a choice of fragrances and colours, to match your wedding theme.  We're more than happy to discuss, with the happy couple, their personal favourite fragrances and colours and produce soapy wedding favours that will not only enhance the whole celebratory day, but will allow your guests to remember your fantastic day by taking home a memento that is not only beautiful, but practical too!

Below are samples of the soaps we'll be introducing from January 2011.

Each soap is €2.50 (approximately £2.10), and weighs approximately 85g.  This price includes a choice of ribbon colour and organza gift bag to match your wedding colour scheme.  The minimum order is for 45 soaps but larger orders can be accommodated - your order must be placed a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the requested delivery date.

Beautiful pure goatsmilk soap presented in luxury organza bags with personalised Wedding Day labels

We can personalise your labels to include the couples names and their wedding date

Close up of soap details - soaps will come in a variety of these three designs

Contact us at if you would like to discuss your requirements and you can check out all our other Soaperstar products at

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sheer Luxury Organza Christmas Gift Bags

During the weekend, I uploaded images of our two new Christmas Gift bags - Festive Orange Spice & Christmas Glisten - to the website.  I thought you might like to hear about them. 

They comprise of one luxury handcrafted goatsmilk & glycerine soap, one Sheer Luxury Body Butter and one Sheer Luxury Body Polish sugar scrub, all beautifully presented in a colour co-ordinated organza gift bag with satin ribbon ties.

Festive Orange Spice is a strong, rich dark and spicy orange and cinnamon blend, very cosy and heartwarming. It is a very traditionally Christmassy fragrance blend that works really well for bath and body products; a perfect Wintery scent that will leave your skin beautifully fragranced.

Christmas Glisten is a cosy blend of festive fruits, wine and sweet warm spices. It is a beautiful Christmassy blend, softly spiced with a warm fruity background, that leaves your skin beautifully fragranced.

Product Descriptions (so you know what you're buying!):
Luxury Handcrafted Goatsmilk & Glycerine Soap - with added Shea Butter & our Ecocert skin conditioner, this soap will leave your skin wonderfully clean, soft and beautifully fragranced; coloured using natural mica, this soap softly glistens.

Sheer Luxury Body Polish - a new addition to the Sheer Luxury range, this sugar scrub is crammed full of exotic Macadamia Butter & Coconut Oil along with unrefined golden brown sugar crystals to help remove any dead and dry skin, leaving your skin feeling soft, glowing and beautifully moisturised. This is designed to wash off in the shower after use. Best followed by our Sheer Luxury Body Butter.

Instructions for use: After showering (using your luxury handcrafted soap), scoop out a handful of the scrub and, using circular motions, gently scrub any dry skin from your body. Don't use on the face or any tender areas including broken skin. Suitable for use up to 2 - 3 times a week.

Sheer Luxury Body Butter - with luxury Shea Butter, Coconut Oil & Rice Bran Oil, this whipped body butter is a deeply intensive moisturiser made with 100% of our pure quality oils and butters; you need only a small amount to have the softest skin ever. The butters and oils are specifically chosen for their ability to condition, soften and protect your skin.

Instructions for Use: Apply all over the body (avoiding the facial area) and allow 10 minutes prior to dressing, to allow the product to soak completely into your skin; can also be used a hand/cutical cream. A little goes a long way.

Note: None of these products are designed for use on your face, so please ensure you avoid this area. Do not use on broken skin. Our Body Polish may leave the bottom of your shower/bath slippery so please exercise caution. Avoid getting any water into your body polish jar in use/storage as this can affect the effectiveness of the scrub.  

Minimum Weights/Capacity: Soap 120g, Body Butter 100mls, Body Polish 200mls

You can purchase these fabulous gift bags exclusively online for only €23 (excl. P+P) - just click this Christmassy link!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Winter Berry - Cut Pictures

So, I promised you cut pictures of my first HP soap which I've decided to call Winter Berry.  It's a blend of berry, ginger and cinnamon fragrance - really lovely.  It's coloured with Grape POP mica too (it's more purple than the picture shows).  It's made with Sweet Almond Oil, Palm Oil, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter and Castor Oil with added silk. 

Winter Berry:

I'd love to hear your comments about this!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I broke my HP cherry... well, my berry really

I had it in my mind to make a cold process soap today.  I worked out a nice recipe with Sweet Almond Oil, Cocoa Butter, Palm Oil, Coconut Oil and Castor Oil (for the bubble factor!).  It was a lovely blend, nicely balanced between hardness, conditioning, bubbles etc etc.  I worked it all out on Soap Calc (for those who read this but don't make soap, Soap Calc is a calculator that helps you work out the correct amounts of oils/butters to use with the correct amount of lye so that you get full saponification - the chemical reaction between the fats and the lye that makes soap ... end of chemistry lesson!). 

Then I thought, I wanted to do something maybe pink or purple and maybe a berry fragrance but it's nearly Christmas so maybe something with a bit of spice too? So I raided my cupboard and found some Forest Fruits fragrance oil and blended this with a Ginger Spice fragrance oil - hubs, as usual, smelt it and agreed it was lovely and thought it rather a masculine blend (I suspect that was more the "out of bottle" fragrance rather than the "in use" fragrance, however). 

So, I got to work .. weighed out my hard oils and melted them, added to my fluid oils.  I decided to use some Titanium Dioxide to make the base soap whiter so mixed a little with some of the oils and added the mix back into my oils.  I weighed out my fragrance blend and added that to the oils too.  I'd made up my lye with my added silk and it was cooling in the sink, coming to the right temperature for me.  I put some Raspberry and Grape POP micas into two seperate cups and put them in front of me so they'd be close at hand when I was ready to go.

I put everything together on the work top and checked my stick blender was working ... and then got to work, pouring the lye water into the oils and stick blending to a light trace.  I mixed a third of this base batter into the pink, and another third into the purple and mixed them both carefully.  Then I did a nice in the pot swirl and poured everything into my new silicone mould.  All jolly fine, I was happy (wish I'd used more colour but I'll know better next time). 

I carried the mould carefully upstairs to the spare bedroom aka the soapy studio and thought, as I was walking downstairs "oh, this'll be really nice with the cocoa butter in it".  And then thought, "hang on, what cocoa butter??".  ARGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, I forget the cocoa butter!!! I never even weighed it out, I just totally forget it!!! Damn!

So what now? Well, as ever, after complaining a lot and feeling very rubbish and moaning at myself, I jumped on the net and asked on my favourite soaping forum "what do I do now?".  The answer was, if it's not fully set, melt the cocoa butter and stick blend it in.  Ugh, I'll lose my swirls.  If it was too hard, I could hot process it.  Now, seeing as I bought a crockpot (or slow cooker, which is the same thing) last weekend I thought, why not.  It's like the God of Soap was telling me to do it, go and try hot process. 

So I went and got the soap, turned the crockpot on and scooped all the soap into the bowl.  Yes I lost the swirls but I was doing something new so that'd make up for them.  So I let the soap cook as I went to melt the cocoa butter.  I also mixed a little extra grape POP mica in a cup with a little extra Sweet Almond Oil and a tinch extra of the Ginger Spice fragrance oil because, when I had mixed everything in the crockpot, it was a rather grey sludge and I wanted to try and keep at least some of the berry effect going. 

So it cooked; I left it for about an hour, stirring a little in between.  I tested the soap for zap about half way through - it's a very good way of learning what zap feels it! Boy, it did zap on me.  I cooked it a while longer and tested again - about 50 minutes in, it was pretty well cooked through, but I left it for another 5 minutes, just in case.  I then took it off the heat and added my purple fragrant oil mix and mixed it fully through the grey sludge of hot soap.  It was a really nice purple colour now and smelt fabulous - like hot spicy jam or something!  With the help of hubs, I glopped it in the mould (there's not much else you can do with HP soap, it's not as fluid as CP, glopping in the only choice really). 

So, here is my first hot process soap sitting in my new Crafters Choice silicone mould (yay no lining!!) .. I'll post cut pictures tomorrow to show you how it worked out.  Oh and I believe you're supposed to put a lid on and weigh it down which helps to compress any air bubbles out and makes for a smoother soap but I didn't have a lid and couldn't find anything to put on top that fit the aperture exactly ... so I didn't!

Hope you like it - more pics tomorrow.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Minted Swan

Last Friday, I decided to make a new cold process soap.  I wanted this for some presents and wanted a totally essential oil based soap too.  I also wanted to try out my new Olive Pomace oil that a friend of mine kindly brought back from the UK for me (he was paid in soap, of course!) and I wanted to do some type of swirl pattern in it.  I mostly make glycerine soaps and I love love love doing swirls with them (it's my "thing") so I thought it was high time I tried a cold process swirl too. 

I used a blend of Olive Pomace, Coconut, Palm (from a sustainable source of course) and Castor oils, added pure silk into the lye water and some water based titanium dioxide as I wanted a nice white colour in the swirl too.  I melted the coconut and palm and then added them to my liquid oils.  I mixed up some green liquid colour in a cup, and some green mica in another cup.  Measured out my essential oil blend of Peppermint, Spearmint, Eucalyptus and Rosemary and kept that close by on the work surface. 

I blended the lye water into the oils and stick blended until I reached trace.  However, I was somewhat worried that I needed to keep the batter more fluid to allow me to do an In The Pot (or ITP) swirl.  I poured a third of the batter into the cup with the green colour, a third into the green mica and left a third in my original bowl.  I mixed up both the colours and then poured them, from a height, into the white soap base.. gave one or two turns of the spatula in the bowl and then poured it into the waiting mould.

At the end of the bowl, however, there were some bits that seemed to look a little curdled - like the way your milk goes in tea if it's a little off.  Not all of it, just some.  I was worried then that I hadn't stick blended it sufficiently well to have the lye fully incorporated.  I tried to do a dusting of mica on the top but that didn't work out so well (a little clumpy if truth be told). 

So I left it in the mould and popped it in the fridge (I always do).  I got online and asked the experts on the various forums I'm on about the curdling.  After much whining by me (I'm a little OCD when things go wrong because I have to dissect what happened into tiny little bits so I can fully understand WHY so it won't happen again).  The advice given to me was leave it for a week and see.  Now, anyone who knows me knows that patience is not one of my virtues.. in fact, if I found a store that stocks it, I'd probably still not buy any! The thoughts of leaving it for a full week drove me nuts!

So, I poked and prodded at it the rest of the day (you knew I would didn't you?!) and then left it alone.  Next day I decided I'd take it out of the mould and, at least, it stayed whole.  That's a good thing.  Then, later on, I got all curious again and went and cut it in half! I did a zap test and ZING, ZAP! Eeeekkk the thing nearly electrocuted me! I thought it was a goner.  Went and reported my dead tongue to the forum regulars and they said, again, LEAVE IT ALONE AND STOP MESSSING WITH IT.  Ok, ok.. I'll leave it.. grumble, grumble, grumble.

So, now I decided I hated it anyway cos it obviously hated me and so I left it.  Fine, sit in the corner for all I care.  I hate you now cos you hate me.  Fine.  And so it sat, under a piece of kitchen paper .. lonely, zinging and zapping away.  Even though it hated me, I still thought it smelt pretty good. 

So, I left it.  For a week.  A week is a long time in my head, I forget lots of things in a week.  I forgot the ugly soap.  But, tonight, I remembered.  And I checked on it.  And it had grown into a swan!

I did a zap test, no zing, no zap, I still had a tongue.  I took it downstairs and made my husband (who was quite happily relaxing in his armchair watching TV) get up and look at it, made him do a zap test (yeah, that's love, a man who'll taste your soap to see if it electrocutes him!) and nothing, no zing, no zap.  He did it three times, I did it twice.  I was all excited, it was Christmas come early.  So he cut it for me ... and then I took over cos he made some pretty crooked slices of soap! And I cut it nicely into eight and tidied it up a bit (he'd done something odd when he took the blade away from the soap and it had taken tiny chunks away with it... men!).  And I looked at it.. and it was, indeed, beautiful! What a soap! What a save! My lovely Minted Swan. 

I present her beauty to you:

Soaping tornado!

I hope you like my Minted Swan as much as I do!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Winter Wonderland Soap Making Competition - Vote for Celine Blacow!

Yay, voting has started for the Winter Wonderland Soap Making Competition! Supported by the competition requested soap makers internationally to produce a handmade soap specially made to represent the theme of Winter Wonderland. 

I did a blog post about my submission late in October - it was an adventure to make the soap itself, a real cold process adventure.  My submission is pictured below:

The colours were chosen with help from the Facebook fans who said blue/white/silver when asked what colour is a Winter Wonderland.  The fragrance is called Artic Air and is described as having top notes of eucalyptus, spearmint, wild rose and dew fresh ferns leading to snow pines, blue jasmine magnolia and white lilies finishing with a base of white musk, balsam and sandalwood.  It's a beautifully fresh and clean fragrance, like taking that first intake of breath on a snowy Winter day. 

Please can I ask you to vote for my soap - just click on, on the right hand side menu bar, choose Celine Blacow and click VOTE! Only one vote per person, please make your vote for me! Voting ends on 30 November.

I would like to note my thanks to Betty Miller from Magic and Anne-Marie from Brambleberry for this wonderful competition. 

Vote, vote, vote, vote, vote .. for me!!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Soaperstar - Made in Ireland Feature in No. 1 Magazine!

The weather is blowing a gale outside, the rain is lashing against the windows, it's pitch black and yet I'm smiling! Why? Because an envelope dropped through the door this morning with a copy of the November issue of No. 1 magazine who featured Soaperstar's fabulous new Sheer Luxury Lip Butters in their Made in Ireland article. 

It's great to have a mention in nationwide press and have our products listed as one of their "Must Have's".  No. 1 magazine is published in Cork and is billed as Ireland's No. 1 health and beauty magazine. 

If you'd like to purchase our Sheer Luxury Lip Butters or any of our products, please check out our online store at - fabulous new Christmas Gift Bags on sale now!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Christmas Gift Bags from Soaperstar

Well, it's exactly 7 weeks to Christmas today! Eeeeekkkkkk.. I hear you scream! Yep, 7 weeks.  Not long at all... but we've put some small gift bags on our site today to help you sort out some of the present buying woes and, the best thing is, you can buy from the comfort of your own armchair!

If you have friends or family living anywhere in the EU, we're more than happy to send their gift directly to them - we can even include a small Christmas gift card with the present (you just need to email me with what you'd like me to write on the card).  Just order via the website, use your friends/family address as the delivery addresss and drop me an email to say it should be sent as a gift and the message you want to send and let me take care of the rest. 

Also, these are the perfect size for gifts for your kids teachers, for stocking fillers, for your work collegues, your girlfriends, your Mum in Law, your Dad or brother.... for everyone in fact!  A perfect size, two luxury goatsmilk & glycerine soaps made in Ireland, at only €10 per gift bag (excluding P+P).

We've put together a great selection (over 10 different combinations to choose from) so you're sure to find one (or more) that suits.  What a great gift - handcrafted luxury goatsmil & glycerine soaps, made in Ireland, all for only €10!

The gift bags you can buy are:

Think Pink Gift Bag
contains one My Sweet Love and one Velvet Heart

My Sweet Love - with added Golden Jojoba Oil, this fragrance is a fresh, floral bouquet with fruity accents reminiscent of sweet raspberries based on a warm wood-musk foundation; coloured with stunning raspberry pink and white swirls - a sheer fruity floral beauty

Velvet Heart - with added Apricot Kernel Oil; this fragrance is a beautifully soft, romantic blend of Red Roses, Sweet Violets and soft White Musk; coloured using natural micas to create the softest, most romantic glistening pinks which play beautifully against the pure white of the goatsmilk soap

Only 6 in stock

Fleur Frais Gift Bag
contains one Lazy Summer Sunday and one Aqua Haven

Lazy Summer Sunday - with added Organic Unrefined Nilotica Shea Butter; this fragrance has a heart of jasmine, orange blossom, lilac & rose, supported by a woody base of cedarwood, patchouli, vanilla & musk; coloured with deep tones of blue and purple natural mica

Aqua Haven - with added Golden Jojoba Oil; this fragrance is a heady mix of marine scents with a soft woody, citrus & sea salt; coloured using a mix of blues, greens, aqua turquoise and white with a sizzle of shimmering mica to represent the crash of sea spray from salt water waves

Only 3 in stock

Symphonie de Jardin Gift Bag
contains one Lavender Champagne and one Rain Shower

Lavender Champagne - with added Apricot Kernel Oil, this fragrance is a blend of uplifting citrusy lemon against a background of calming, soothing French Lavender; subtly coloured to reflect the citrus lavender with a touch of glistening natural mica

Rain Shower - with added Avocado Butter, this fragrance is a fresh aquatic blend of lily of the valley, gardenia, raindrops, mist & clean green countryside; coloured with a blend of soft turquoise with cool green and pure creamy white and a hint of glisten through the use of natural mica

Only 6 in stock

Island Cocktail Gift Bag
contains one Pineapple Beach and one Mango Island

Pineapple Beach - added pure Organic Coconut Oil, this is fragranced with a delicious, fresh, sweet & juicy pineapple scent; coloured using a blend of two different natural glistening micas

Mango Island - with added Mango Butter and fragranced with the sweet exotic tropical fragrance of Mango; coloured with tones of yellow & orange with white goatsmilk swirls and a luxury glisten from the natural mica

Only 6 in stock

Glitterti Gift Bag
contains one Orange Blush and one Good as Gold

Orange Blush - added Apricot Kernel Oil, fragranced with a fresh cologne, blending perfumed bergamot and sweet orange blossom with delicate cottony florals on a base of precious powdery musks; coloured using stunning bronzed swirls created using a blend of orangey bronze coloured natural mica alongside bright orange and white goatsmilk swirls

Good as Gold - with added Golden Jojoba Oil, this is a sweet, floral, nectarine and juicy mandarin complimented by peach and plum on a creamy vanilla base; coloured using a stunning golden natural mica alongside orange and white goatsmilk swirls

Only 4 in stock

Spots & Dots Gift Bag
contains one Oriental Crush and one Hawaiian Blossom

Oriental Crush - with added pure Coconut Oil, fragranced with a blend of zesty lime & mandarin, leading to a base of basil with warm accords of precious woods & amber; coloured with glistening brightly coloured spots of glycerine soap in shades of lime green and mandarin

Hawaiian Blossom - with added Mango Butter, fragranced with the sweet exotic tropical scent of frangipani, a native Hawaiian flower; coloured with tones of yellow glycerine and white goatsmilk soaps, with added natural mica to give a glittery sheen

Only 5 in stock

Blue Moon Gift Bag
Specially designed for the man in your life and contains one Midas Touch and one Mister Blue Genes

Midas Touch - with added Apricot Kernel Oil, fragranced with a lush green woody citrus blend of sandalwood, cedarwood and tobacco leaf and deeply coloured with black and two different types of golden natural mica to give it a gold rush feel

Mister Blue Genes - with added Golden Jojoba Oil, fragranced with a stunning blend of apple and mandarin, within a heart of exotic jasmine and violet, ending on a deep musk base - the fragrance is has fresh notes from the fruit, a mild floral heart followed within a deep musky base; coloured with the deepest blue mica to create lustrous blue swirls mingling with black and white swirls

Only 3 in stock

Gentleman's Club Gift Bag
An alternative gift bag for the man in your life & contains one Indian Rainforest and one Mister Blue Genes

Indian Rainforest - with added Apricot Kernel Oil, deeply fragranced with a wonderful blend of cedarwood, giving a warm woody masculine base, alongside the deep earthy scent of patchouli, a fragrance element used in many commercial aftershaves for men; coloured using two different natural micas, a deep forest green and a lighter green gold, alongside the white goatsmilk - giving an impression of dark deep Indian Rainforest

Mister Blue Genes - with added Golden Jojoba Oil, fragranced with a stunning blend of apple and mandarin, within a heart of exotic jasmine and violet, ending on a deep musk base – the fragrance has fresh notes from the fruit, a mild floral heart followed within a deep musky base; coloured with the deepest blue mica to create lustrous blue swirls mingling with black and white swirls

Only 4 in stock

Champagne Cocktail Gift Bag
contains one Lavender Champagne and one Hawaiian Blossom

Lavender Champagne - with added Apricot Kernel Oil, this fragrance is a blend of uplifting citrusy lemon against a background of calming, soothing French Lavender; subtly coloured to reflect the citrus lavender with a touch of glistening natural mica

Hawaiian Blossom - with added Mango Butter, fragranced with the sweet exotic tropical scent of frangipani, a native Hawaiian flower; coloured with tones of yellow glycerine and white goatsmilk soaps, with added natural mica to give a glittery sheen

Only 1 in stock

Blushing Blossom Gift Bag
contains one Orange Blush and one Hawaiian Blossom

Orange Blush - with added Apricot Kernel Oil, fragranced with a fresh cologne, blending perfumed bergamot and sweet orange blossom with delicate cottony florals on a base of precious powdery musks; coloured using stunning bronzed swirls created using a blend of orangey bronze coloured natural mica alongside bright orange and white goatsmilk swirls

Hawaiian Blossom - with added Mango Butter, fragranced with the sweet exotic tropical scent of frangipani, a native Hawaiian flower; coloured with tones of yellow glycerine and white goatsmilk soaps, with added natural mica to give a glittery sheen

Only 1 in stock

All of these soap duos are presented in a purple glossy paper gift bag and purple quality tissue paper and are only €10 each (excluding P+P) - a total bargain!!!

Check them out at our online store and, once these are gone, they're gone because we need to make way for new designs/fragrances and stock in 2011. 

Keep an eye out for two larger gift bags coming soon - Festive Orange Spice & Christmas Glisten with luxury soaps and matching Sheer Luxury Body Butters and our new Sheer Luxury Body Polish which hasn't even been released yet! Plus we're going to be giving you a special offer on our Sheer Luxury Lip Butters in free gift bags too!!

Merry Christmas Everyone! Happy Pressie Shopping!
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