Sunday, December 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
This soap has become my favorite to date: Champagne! It's effervescent scent tickles my nostrils... I can't believe it smells like the real thing. Anyway, was really pleased with this one!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
As you can see, the flash blinded out the designs on the moon. It's the only one of it's kind right now and is going for $3.50 (normally $6) because the stars missed out on the white.
Below is my newest creation. Made from scratch using olive and coconut oils, this soap is scented with lavender and jasmine. This soap creates very creamy lather, and creates small, lathery bubbles (as opposed to big poufy ones) due to the high olive oil content. This will not be ready until 11/30/08.
These horse soaps were inspired by simplicity. I wanted to make a horse soap that was not fussy, although the process of making was not easy. These babies are scented with my newest scent: Dark Chocolate. It's by far, the best smelling chocolate fragrance I have ever encountered. The coloring on the edges of these are slightly imperfect,giving it a genuine handmade look.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
These are the ones I recived in the mail. You can't see it well, but the black and white kitty has a red heart on his chest. I tried photographing these babies a couple of times, but couldn't really do it any justice. Check out Renovia's etsy shop for some better pics: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5225991
Ah, feels good to be productive. Here's a sneak peak of yesterdays creations:
Well, ta-ta for now!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Since they pretty darn ugly, but usable, I'm going to freebie them away in a contest.
Under this post, write about your favorite bath and body product. I'm looking for details, scents, memories, experiences. There will be two winners receieving two soaps each.
Sorry, can't reserve soaps, the designs will be chosen at random and will be mailed to the winners.
To enter, simply create a user name and password on Blogger.com and enter the URL for soapy endeavours: http://soapkitten.blogspot.com/
Contest ends 10/31/08. Winners will be contacted via email (so don't forget those email addys) and the names will be posted at a later date.
Forgot to mention. For those who post, please include your email address, or email your blogger username to firstname.lastname@example.org , so I know who's who.
Thanks for reading. Good luck!
Bought anything online lately? How about mailing a package? Even that's gone up, by a lot too. This recession is no joke, folks!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Along with my scrubby soap, I've decided to test out my new Jasmine fragrance (red hearts).
Still sorting out packaging, although, I do have to say that I am proud of the gift basket I made for Sean's sister's bday (forgot to take piccie... :( )
Saturday, September 27, 2008
I have yet to use it, want to get my kitchen cleaned up first, before I set it out.
Also, found the miracle cure for my soap finishes! When I unmolded my soaps, I was leaving oiling fingerprints on the finish. A little bit of arrowroot powder and viola! No more prints. Also, I'm able to slide the soaps into my cello bags without leaving "skid marks".
And to close off the evening, I'll leave you with another product review.
As you all must suspect, I am a Lush product junkie. My newest purchase is a solid perfume called Silky Underwear. Delicious scent, a combination of jasmine (I looooove jasmine) and cocoa butter. One disappointment is that the scent isn't long lasting, but it definitely keeps you reaching into that little tin for more. .35oz tin is $12.35
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
I know, not exactly a good name for it, but an unfortunate chain of events have left me completely exhausted to come up with a catchy cute name, but not too exhausted to post these yummy piccies up:
The scent is a cupcakey, (vanilla, buttercream, cream cheese frosting)with a hint of turkish coffee.
Name to be determined...
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Extra Strength Peppermint Soap
Requested by three of my male co-workers, who attest to the peppermint tingly feeling, I decided to give this a shot. Smells pretty minty, so I suspect that it will keep its prized tingly effect. Will have co-workers test (since I have waaay too many soap scraps lying around my kitchen. I have a batch of handmade (below)peppermint soap curing, but I think a lot of the tingly and cool pepperminty feel, got lost in the saponification process. At least it smells like peppermint!
Practice Moon Soaps - Scented w V-Butter cream
I say practice, because I purposely made these incorrectly, couldn't wait for my clear base to come in. Now I see why. The moon detail doesn't stand out at all.
Practice Moon Soap with remelted Handmade V-Butter cream and Melt/Pour Peppermint.
I wanted to see what would happen if I melted the brown vbuttercream in the microwave (like I do w my regular melt/pour stuff). Needless to say I ended up with a burnt mess... (Hmmmm, I guess that's why rebatching actually calls for liquids!) I ended up remelting a new bar in a zip lock bag and dumped it in boiling water. Took forever, and the consistency was not smooth at all (more like lumpy mashed taters!) Anyway, since I had already poured in the moon, I just added this to it and poured some more white peppermint on top, which you can see on the right side and on the back (not picture). The result: An ugly, but peppermint patty smelling, thin moon soap patty.
Vanilla Butter Cream Chunk
Ok, so this is half a bar of my first batch of handmade soap (just cured about a week ago). Lovely lather, great scent. Anything Vanilla, however, greatly discolors the soap (still waiting what the m/p's to see if the change will occur). I wanted to leave this the beautiful beige color that it first started out to be, but when it hits oxygen, it turns into this chocolately brown color. Fortunately for me, they do make a vanilla color stabilizer, so I won't have problems in the future.
Ta ta, for now!