Forgot to photograph my favorite part of this soap which is the top, but its too late now because I've already wrapped it. Anyway, I'll tell you its fragranced with a scent called Energizing which is a light mint with something LOL. In my hanger swirl I got a nice deep purple by using purple ultramarine with a plum coloured mica and a funky yellow (which I was not expecting) from lime green liquid colourant with a little lime green mica thrown in. The top has some lime green mica swirls, really pretty, and hopefully the next time I make this I'll remember to snap a picture. Thanks for looking!
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Ugh! I've photographed this soap (above) in every kind of light and it keeps coming out orange. It is a little more orange than the soap below (from last year) but not that much! Anyway, the Candy Cane Mold is on sale for $5.00 til the end of the month so I wanted to post a picture.
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Thursday, November 19, 2015
These Blackberry Sage Tea Bath Bombs are spritzed with some rubbing alcohol with a pinch of purple mica added to it and then a tiny bit of purple glitter was sprinkled on top. The glitter was set with a little more rubbing alcohol. I know I seem to be getting carried away with the mica and glitter but adding this colour easily tells me they are Blackberry Sage Tea fragranced.
And I made some Blackberry Sage Tea soap. That's a little iridescent glitter on top of the soap.
I also used less coloured soap and did a little less swirling with my hanger than last time.
You can see the Blackberry Sage Tea soap from last year at the bottom of this post.
This is the same soap from last year, I used more colour for sure and you can really see the way I dipped the hanger up and down. I think this was my first hanger swirl.
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Monday, November 16, 2015
I've had a silicone ice cube tray with these tree shapes for a few years and just took it out of the package last week. I thought anything I made in them would look too plain, but thanks to my new sparkle and shimmer addiction I decided to make some bath bombs and then jazz them up a little. They are actually a light green colour, I made them white and then sprayed them with a Lime Green mica mixed with rubbing alcohol. Then I sprinkled on a little cosmetic mica and gave them another spray with clear rubbing alcohol. So much fun!
I've ordered a couple more colours of glitter and will put them on the web site www.fragrantmall.net this week. Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
So last time I did this.
And this time I did this. I thought it would be easier than just filling in the paw and it would have been if I had remembered not to fill the whole circle. When you're pouring soap into small areas, just fill it a little over half and then spray with rubbing alcohol, it will usually fill the rest of the way on its own. So I had a lot of cleanup to do:) Once I had cleaned off my over pour I did spray all of the paws with rubbing alcohol and then topped up the mold with some Goat Milk soap base. The glycerin soap paws were left unscented and coloured with some bronze mica, the Goat Milk soap has a little bronze mica for colour and is scented with Gingerbread fragrance. The shadows on both of these pictures is from me, I couldn't find a place to stand without a shadow :( Thanks for looking!
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Oh how I wish I was better at photographing, especially where sparkle is involved. You'll have to trust me that these both have more sparkle in real life and I hope you try it so you can see for yourself. I started by goofing around with the starfish bath bombs below. They were plain white which is the way I usually leave them. I added a little gold mica to a spray bottle of rubbing alcohol and sprayed the bath bombs. To avoid a lot of mess put the bath bombs is a box before spraying :) The result is a pretty shimmer as well as a bit of colour.
The bath bombs above (I seem to be writing this backwards) were sprinkled with some cosmetic glitter, I did this right after I made them so before they dried. I did spray the bath bombs with some plain rubbing alcohol to kind of set the glitter and they have lots of sparkle! The glitter is iridescent so it goes different colours. If you go to the cosmetics counter looking for glitter you want a mineral type of eye shadow that is loose, you should be able to shake the container and see it move.
Let me know if you try it! Thanks for looking!
Thursday, October 29, 2015
The first three pictures of this post are my attempt at a Taiwan swirl without using dividers in the mold. There is a really good video at Soaping 101 where the soap lines are poured by hand and the swirl comes out really pretty and wispy. I wanted lines like that for my Candy Cane soap and as you can see this did not work for me (: I think my soap was too thick and my mold is too tall. I will try this again but not this year.
So I made a second batch, this time using the dividers in my mold and attempted wispy lines by layering white soap with the coloured soap and swirling it before I took the dividers out. So I had one slot with white soap, and the next had red and white layered and swirled, then another slot of just white and a slot of green and white layered and swirled.
After I removed the dividers I did a back and forth zig zag with a skewer, going all the way down, and then circled around the edge of the mold 6 times.
So neither batch of soap was exactly what I was going for but I think they still look pretty and the scent is so good, I used Peppermint Essential Oil with Black Raspberry Vanilla fragrance oil. The fragrance oil is supposed to be non discolouring and so far the colours have not changed!
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