I have to apologise in advance if the photos aren't up to the usual standard .... they were taken on my mobile phone camera which isn't as good as my regular camera.
First up are soaps and a trial sugar scrub from Lí Ban Ireland - Rose has been soaping for quite a number of years (well, more than me!) and has huge experience. She uses essential oils in the main for her fragrances and is an expert blender. Below are pictures of her new Chai Latte and Mayan soaps and her trial sugar scrub (technically the Chai Latte isn't included in the swap, I'm buying that from her because I just loved the sound of the essential oil blend she used!).
Secondly, Hajni from Mianra Soaps sent me her Cedar & Patchouli soap and her Rose Clay as well. Her packaging was just lovely, but I sadly rushed in and opened them up before even thinking that I should take photos of the package.. stupid me!
I'm in the middle of testing them now - I always give things a long test, I don't believe in giving an opinion based on one or two uses but I will say that the soaps from both companies are just lovely and very lathery.
I also don't see my role as a public reviewer of other people's work ... there's more than just soap at stake but I know I won't be disappointed by either of these.
Hope you enjoyed the pics and I hope Rose and Hajni are both enjoying mine!
Picture 1: Lí Ban Ireland - Chai Latte soap and trial sugar scrub
Picture 2: Lí Ban Ireland - Chai Latte (left) and Mayan (right) cold process soaps
Picture 3: Mianra - Cedar & Patchouli (left) and Rose Clay soap (right)
Picture 4: Mianra Soaps
Picture 5: All the soaps together ready for testing