Monday, April 27, 2009

Jar Soaps Available Online

I have been MIA for so long, I apologize but we are super busy preparing samples for our new fabulous rep companies. We're also working on new and very exciting products that I'm sure you guys will like! In the meantime, our Jar Soaps are now available on the website. People always ask me which one is my favorite so they can get than one and I honestly don't have one. I'm very happy that I can have all of them at the same time because if I had to choose just one from the stores I would probably need hours to decide. The sweet violets is sensational, the pear is divine, the mandarins are soooo yummy! I am sure that whichever one you decide on, you'll love it ;)


Lemon Verbena Jar Soaps from Uptown Soap Co.


Wild Roses Jar Soaps from Uptown Soap Co.


Anjou Pear Jar Soaps from Uptown Soap Co.


Mandarin Orange Jar Soaps from Uptown Soap Co.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

NEW DESIGNS!!!

We came up with a couple of new designs over the weekend, specifically for our California sales reps. I think the Palm Trees is a new favorite of mine and the Buddha comes a really REALLY close 2nd!! Let me know what you guys think!

Photo taken of palm trees on the Venice Boardwalk in California.

The famous horse carriages around Central Park and in front of Plaza Hotel. Sooo cute!

Santa Monica pelicans. If I'm not mistaken one is a girl and the other boy, just because one of them was significantly bigger than the other. And the coolest thing about Pelicans is that they have blue little feet - how awesome is that?

White Peacock - the packaging looks so much better than this photo but what are you gonna do :)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Jar Soaps Galore

We are so happy that our new client is Wave Hill in Riverdale. It is truly one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen and I can't believe that it's in New York, because it looks a little like California to me (with the water and the hills). We were super busy preparing a whole bunch of our jar soaps for them and these are some of the photos of the production. Make sure you stop by there and buy a bunch!


Gosh how I wish this wasn't smudgy - but maybe I should pretend as if this was done on purpose. You know, like those high fashion magazine ads where everything is blurry except the actual product. Just imagine the product is not blurry :)


Mmm it smelled so good - verbena, pear, mandarins, and wild roses.


I think we did over 500 soaps that day.


Little soaps waiting to be unmolded. These are one of my favorites - the Violets!

Monday, April 20, 2009

New Product Hints

We are currently working on an exciting new product that is sure to be a hit. And it will revolve around these butterflies - aren't they gorgeous?
They look stunning and we are ecstatic, we just have to work out the kinks in shipping them properly so that our precious butterflies don't get hurt :(
Keep checking our blog for more info!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Random Thoughts and Rambling

So I've had a little too much coffee this morning and I am running all over the place, so today's post will seem very random because I'm simply just running off the walls.


When we start launching soap stores around the country I want them to look exactly like this. Colorful, things hanging from the ceiling, simple and just simply magical.


I found this great company called Tillia the other day which makes adorable products so I had to put them on here. These guys are little soap gels.

Children's bubble bath - I would love to work on a children's line of soaps some day. That should be a lot of fun!


Our next line of products will most likely be body butters. Our packaging is drastically different than these or anything else as a matter of fact but I had to showcase these, because they're stunning.

An on another random note today, I was snooping around Bergdorf Goodman's website yesterday and I found the most amazing chocolate box I've ever seen. so it led me to rethink our Art Bars - how fun would it be if we make minis and put them in a box together. I don't know about you but I'd be first in line to buy them!! TOO CUTE ;)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sustainable NYC Store

We found this great little mini-movie on one of our favorite stores (and coincidentally enough one of our clients). Make sure you visit Sustainable-NYC, they're truly a gem. And they have an indoor cafe to boot, so you can technically spend all day there!

UPDATE: I am so sorry to do this, but we had to remove the video because it wouldn't stop playing every time we visited the blog. Please go to this website and search for it this way:
http://www.loftlifemag.com/index.php

Loft Life mag if you're listening (or perhaps reading this), please make your videos have a pause button, so that we can add more of them on our blog!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter! Soaps

Happy Easter everyone! We hope that you have a blast coloring those eggs and looking for them in the egg hunt. Today's theme is Easter soaps, so we hope you enjoy.


When I was little, I had a couple of bunnies and to be honest with you I'm not even sure what they looked like but I remember I had a lot of fun playing with them. So I had to put a little bunny in the mix - isn't he the cutest thing ever? I wonder if it would be a good idea to have one in the office ;)


Well they're certainly not made out of chocolate but don't they look delicious? Chocolate soap looks incredibly realistic when done the correct way, so I hope these come with a major caution sign.


Another chocolate bunny - this one looks a little like it's from Sanrio.


How cute are these? Very easy to make but extremely effective.


Soap peeps. I'm actually not a fan of peeps, I've never liked what they taste like but I don't mind seeing them as soaps.


And here come the decorated eggs


Happy Easter!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Frilly Lilly Products

Frilly Lilly is a Canadian company that makes really cute bath bombs. In fact they look so good, you almost want to take our your fork and start putting them in your mouth. They also have a couple of retail locations where they sell their products directly. Their packaging is very pink and very girly. Here are some of their products below:


Yummy bath bombs


Is it just me or does this look exactly like a mini cake?


How cute! I love the colors.


Mmmm frosting


Lemon merengue cake maybe..

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

International Soaps - Thailand

I search high and low to find unique soap companies and I found a super duper soap company last night that's from Thailand. I love their packaging, but most of all they had some of the most unique fragrances I've seen in a long time. I wish I can buy a couple soaps from them but I'm pretty sure it'll be cheaper to go to space than to pay for the shipping charges.

Tamarind Soap - I am not a fan of eating Tamarind but I don't mind the smell, so I'm pretty sure I would like this soap.

I wonder if this is a popular fragrance in Thailand because this seems awfully Amerizanized to me :)

How cool is black rice? I have no idea what rice smells like but I want it.... ooohhhh how I want it

Seaweed?? This can't possible smell nice, but then again there's people for everything. BTW why is it that California doesn't have seaweed? I looked everywhere for it on the beaches and all I found was these little pepper-like things that were just lying on the beach. Fascinating.

Another rice fragrance, but this one is Jasmine - hmm mm. Very cool. I usually use Jasmine rice to make Risotto but it doesn't sound like a bad idea in a soap somehow.

Wow, tapioca pears! I can almost see them! I thought tapioca didn't have any scent so maybe this one is extremely mild.

Well there you have it folks - soaps from around the world, in Thailand. I'll try and make more posts on international soaps - I just love finding out what each culture considers an awesome soap.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Butterfly Soaps

whoo-hoo summer is approaching quickly and we're finally getting some sunlight outside. In honor of those beautiful sunny days and gorgeous flowers popping up everywhere, we wanted to do a quick post on butterfly soaps. We're coming up with our very own line of butterfly products soon so make sure you keep reading our blog for that.


Oh okay, so some of you may know that this is not a soap, but an eraser. However, how amazing would it be as a soap bar. Classy, simple and it would match every bathroom.







Sunday, April 5, 2009

Fun Q&A with Silvia

Who is writing this blog?? Hey guys I'm Silvia and I work for Uptown Soap Co. I wrote a quick Q&A about me, so you know a little bit more about the mysterious person behind our fabulous blog!

If the text is too small, click on the picture so you can see the full image. And when you're done reading send us an email and let us know what your answers would be to our questions!

Friday, April 3, 2009

New Jar Soaps

The Jar Soaps are officially and completely 100% finished! It was a really long wait but we needed that time to make them perfect and if I may say so myself - they look, smell, feel pretty darn perrrrfect :)
Each jar includes 24 of the cutest little leafs, but don't let these guys fool ya - you can use the jar for about 6 mos before you run out. I don't think there's a better present for Easter than these guys right here. View the complete collection below:


Lemon Verbena Shea Butter Soaps


Sweet Violets Shea Butter Soaps


Wild Rose Shea Butter Soaps


Anjou Pear Shea Butter Soaps


Mandarin Orange Shea Butter Soaps


Lily of the Valley Shea Butter Soaps

I am so happy that I get to play with these soaps all day, because I have to admit that if I saw these at a store I would have an extremely difficult time choosing which one to buy. They are THE best scented soaps we've seen in a while!