Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Visual Catnip: Fresh Cut Soaps

These soaps from Fresh Cut Soaps are bright, glittery soaps and absolutely wonderful. One of my favorites is Hippie, for its contrast in colors and deep, crisp swirls.

Rainbow Rockstar is a sweet, cotton candy-like soap that's a visual, rainbow delight. Very psychedelic! It's a combo swirl of what looks like 6 different colors (yes I counted) Not an easy feat with cold process soap.  I love how they keep the texture of the swirls.

Herbal-  A beautifully, rustic-looking soap. The beauty in it, is it's simplicity (a great reminder sometimes in this fast-paced city).  Herbal reminds me of Provence and the French Countryside. Very shabby-chic!

Bewitching- because I had to include an awesome pink one. I love the glittery top.

All of Fresh Cut's soaps are truly wonderful and they really have a large variety of cold-processed soaps.  Check them out here.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Blue: the color of calm

According to color psychologists, blue is relaxing to most people and can inspire creativity. Besides it being one of my favorite colors, I've also read somewhere that blue can be an appetitte surpressant and is not the ideal color to paint your kitchen (lol).

Here are some products that are sure to stimulate the creative senses:

image from Artyard Studio's etsy store

image from lestreasure etsy shop

And lastly, because the Cuban in me couldn't resist... 
image from Epically Epic Soap etsy store

Inspired by a Havana perfumery, this unisex soap is scented with patchouli, sandalwood and a hint of tobacco leaf.  I can't get over it's beautiful Caribbean ocean color. Check out their other cool wares here.