Poison Crocus

July 17, 2016

I REALLY like this fragrance!  I know, I know! I never say that about floral scents (which I typically shy away from).  This scent isn’t overpowering and doesn’t have a typical flowery smell to me.

I love the colors in this soap.  It was exactly what I was going for…an elegant and subtle color combination!

Poison Crocus: Bright citrus notes of Bergamot, and Sweet Orange Oil lead this deceptively delicate fragrance with mid notes of Iris, White Rose and Mediterranean Fig. A soft powdery finish of Woods, Musk and Vetiver finish this intriguing floral blend. Top: Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Lime. Mid: Iris, Rose, Mission Fig. Base: Sandalwood, Musk, Vetiver.

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Jamaica Me Crazy

July 13, 2016

This too was a happy accident!  I found the palm tree when I found the shells and it turned this two color (gradient) soap into something so much more!

Jamaica Me Crazy: begins with top notes of mandarin, Mexican lime, tangerine, and kumquat;  middle and base notes of watermelon, tart green apples, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon.

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Inspirational Friday

July 8, 2016

Raise your hand if you’ve ever made excuses? *me waving mine*  I don’t always make excuses and they’re generally minor, but there are times where I put off doing something I SHOULD do because the end result could lead me to something bigger and better.  In fact I can tell you I’ve been putting off something for a few months now because I know the work it will take to do, but I also know the results could be well worth it.  This is my “kick in the butt” to stop putting it off and go do it!

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Ocean Breeze

July 5, 2016

I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS SOAP!  Yup, so much so that that first sentence required all caps to write.  I had this vision for a beach scene soap.  While I was looking for a stamp for a different summer soap design I came across the shell and starfish and I knew that they were the “extra” step that would make my beach scene go from good to amazing!

Ocean Breeze: A fruity floral blend of peach, watermelon, neroli and jasmine on a dry down of aquatic notes and musk.

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Weekend in Maui

June 28, 2016

I couldn’t find the right size stamps I wanted for this soap. I had this really cool idea that just never happened.   This soap is pretty…but it just lacks a wow factor for me.

Weekend in Maui: Top Notes: Valencia Orange, Italian Mandarin, Cassis, Anjou Pear. Middle Notes: Star Jasmine, Plum Blossoms, Vanilla Orchid. Base Notes: Sandalwood, Golden Amber, Musk, Palm Woods

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Sweet Orange & Chili Pepper

June 21, 2016

This soap didn’t turn out how I expected (wanted).  When I read about the fragrance it said it accelerated trace slightly so I thought it’d be a great one to do layers on.  Well let me tell you…there was NO trace acceleration whatsoever for me! (Why you should always test fragrances yourself for how they react…I know this!)  Anyway my patience lost out on this soap and I did not get straight layers like I wanted.

Sweet Orange Chili Pepper: is the sassy, saucy combination of Valencia Orange, Sparkling Bergamot, Tangerine Zest, Tart Cassis, Orange Juice, Neroli, Ground Pepper, Fiery Chili Pepper, and Sheer Musk.

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My photography skills are okay at best.  My photoshop skills on the other hand are pretty good.  I’ve lots to learn that’s for sure, but I’ve learned a lot of tips and tricks for editing photos.  Take a look at this “before” (what I got on my camera) and “after” (what I photoshopped).

Before After Photo

I couldn’t get the blue to go away on my camera and since the soap colors where coming out true to the soap I decided not to mess with the background and just photoshop it, since it’s easier to fix that that to get the soap colors to be true to reality.

 


Inspirational Friday

June 17, 2016

get stronger

Just think…when you think something that was once hard is now easy…it doesn’t necessarily mean it is easy, but you’ve grown.  You conquered one challenge and are on to the next!


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