I’m still waiting for my first loaf soap to set, but I’m too excited to wait and post pics of the final product. *grin* This shot shows the different layers, with a pretty light green for the rind, a thin white layer for that weird in-between area, and then the deep watermelon flesh color for the top. I debated doing the stereotypical reproduction pink watermelon color, but I like the darker flesh, so I aimed for that. I started with a recipe by a famous crafter and then adapted it to suit my preferences. I added little bites of Shea soap to both colors to give that gorgeous “cloud” tint to them. *happy sigh* I just hope that the “seeds” turn out well. *Crossing fingers* I’ll post at least one picture of the final product regardless how it turns out. I hope you’re as excited as me! *grin*
Daily Archives: June 11, 2012
As the posted picture shows I got my new FOs today. *mini dance* I’m going to rename them, but in the meantime I’ll use the official names for this post.
The Sands of Morocco FO is spicy and sensual. Somehow it comes across as warm, which truly does fit in with the desert thing. The sandalwood and musk are the sensual notes. Although it’s not listed in the scent profile or crafter notes, I think that there’s a strong note of clove that lends itself to that spicy characteristic. I think that women will like for men to smell this way. *wink*
Cool Water for Men (cologne clone) should be a best seller, I swear! It is absolutely amazing. Fresh, clean, and sexy, with notes of marine and woods. I didn’t think that it was possible, but I think it’s even more refreshing (and sexy) than South Pacific Waters. *dramatic sigh* Heellloooo
Lastly, Hazelnut Cappuccino is phenomenal. As you know I wasn’t too fond of the Coffee FO that I previously bought. That was a misfortunate experience. However, I had the chance to get this FO as a free gift from the wholesaler and I went for it. I’m so glad too! The hazelnut is light in it and the cream is absolutely luscious. It smells just like brewed coffee with sweet creamer. It doesn’t have the sharp and bitter notes of the Coffee FO. Now I can go back to planning the coffee shop line. *grin* I want to try this in my gentle lotion, so when I do my morning facial moisturizing I get the comforting “good morning” kick in this part of my routine. I’m so glad that I got this FO!
In addition to the FOs I got two soap molds. I got an extra mold of guest rounds since I make so many of those and I can use it for fizzies too. The most exciting item of the order is my guest loaf mold. I can pour a load of soap and then cut it into slices, allowing me to make neat shapes inside without the issues I’ve had with embeds. I can make what looks like slices of watermelon or even geometric shapes. I think the slices will look much better than the rounds or domed bars for soaps with additives, like ground coffee or ground apricot seeds. I can’t wait to make some different soaps and post them!
All in all it was definitely a worthwhile round of shopping. *grin*