Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Liquid Soaps

So I've been told over and over again that most people like to use liquid soaps and I can understand why so we caved in and decided to create our very first liquid soaps!! I can't reveal what ours will look like yet, but I can tell you that they will be very VERY gifty looking (so think about getting them as housewarming gifts!) And if you don't know anyone that's purchased a home recently, tell all your friends to start buying, this is the best time ever!! And, of course, then you can get them the liquid soaps ;) Here are some of my fave liquid soaps below:

I don't know anyone that doesn't like Savon de Marseille soaps. They're cute, smell nice, and are a product of France. Personally, I don't think they use the best ingredients to make these guys (like the sulfate), but I do love the packaging a lot!

Farmhouse Liquid Soap and Shea Butter Lotion. Simple, colorful, and I'm pretty sure it will look good in any bathroom.

Look for a new post coming soon on this company. It's by Pause, and they have some really interesting products which I will showcase soon. I hope the bottles are glass, but in either case the handwriting looks stunning.

I cannot remember which company this is but I am so in love with their refreshing concept. I've seen things inside perfumes before (like seeds) but these peppercorns and the flower petal are so cool. I think the petal may discolor in the future, but for the moment it looks great!

I love circles, personally I love them so much that I plan on doing a circle line soon where the packaging will feature nothing but circles. I know a little crazy, but there's something intriguing about a great round circle!

Another SDM soap. I love the steel look and I'm not sure if this is a product just for guys, but it looks very manly ;)

Well a good photograph always helps but the Duchy Collection soap is awesome! I'm thinking the design of the bottle was specifically done for them because I haven't seen it in too many other places. It's pretty much perfect.

How awesome are these? Love the 'home tag', love the rustic sort of look and the toned down colors. I'm sure if you give it as a present, everyone will love it.

TO BE CONTINUED.... with our very own liquid soaps!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sabater Hnos Soaps

There's nothing I love more than finding out what kind of soaps there can be found around the world. I found this awesome company that creates incredible soaps that don't even look like soaps (which is what we always try to do). Enjoy the photos and if you're in Argentina, send me some of these!!!

Sooo cute! Mini soaps that you can just scoop out and put in a jar. Kinda like our soap jar with the leaves. I'm loving the clovers.

They have so many types of soaps - on the left you can see their 3D hello kitty soaps in white and pink. On the right, it's their regular bars as well as their soap leaves in yellow and pink.

I've seen this picture in so many places and I had no idea that it was the actual store of Sabater. I can almost close my eyes and imagine what it smells like there.

I LOVE the stamp on their soaps. I love how the entire surface is covered with letters, adorable.

Regular soaps bars

Their minis are my favorites - look at these guys and girl soaps!

Aaaahhh, when we open up a store in NYC - I promise you we will do lots of mini soaps.

Other than the minis, they also do confetti type soaps which you can see on the bottom of this picture. I'm not sure how you'll be able to wash your hands with them, maybe you just sprinkle them in the bath tub. FUN!

Argentinian Soap Store

I stumbled onto this video on youtube and I had to put up here - it's amazing. It's a little soap store in Argentina that makes incredibly unique soaps. I wish I had the time to hop on a plane and get there immediately!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Uptown Fragrances

Boy, are you guys getting lucky today - 2 posts in the same day!! :) Just kidding, I know that I have been slacking so I'm trying to get back on track. I wanted to write this post for a long time, where I explain which fragrances we carry. It has taken us months to test sooo many differenty types of fragrances and I really feel like we've finally nailed it. I hope you enjoy them as well!!

1. Anjou Pear - The only way that I can describe this fragrance is Fresh! It's so aromatic and juicy. I personally do not like eating pears, I never EVER buy them and even cringe when I see them at the grocery store but believe me this is one of my favorite fragrances (maybe even in the top 2 spots). It's truly amazing and we'll keep it forever and ever since so many of you enjoy it.

2. Sweet Violets - Aaahhh the sweet sweet smell of violets. I have been talking about bringing in this fragrance for many months and we finally found the most incredible violets ever. I know you will absolutely love it and the coolest part is if you leave one of our Violet soaps in your bathroom, the whole room fills up with the fragrance.

3. Mandarin Orange - Every time I open a jar of our Manarin Soap Jars, I feel like I've been transported into a San Diego mandarin plantation. So sweet - don't you even think about taking a bite!

4. Lemon Verbena - Most people don't know that it's the leaves that release the lemony fragrance. Sooo citrusy, tart and refreshing.

5. Red Currant - When I was little I was fortunate enough to have a black currant tree in my backyard. I have so many fun memmories of lounging on the hammock and dropping the little berries in my mouth. I ate so many that you can bet that we've chosen the most realistic currant fragrance there is out there. Every time I smell it, the memories start coming back and I feel like I'm 10 again.

6. Coconut - I love coconut: toasted, fresh, chopped up, love it all! Our coconut is very light and takes the true essence of freshness.

7. Vanilla - Simple, sweet, and fabulous!

8. Wild Roses - I have to be honest, floral fragrances are not my thing. Now that said, every time I smell our rose soaps, I feel liked someone transported me into the Rose Garden of the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

9. Citrus Fig - Our citrus fig is a mixture of blood oranges, hint of grapefruit and sweet figs. It's divine.

10. Chocolate - A mix between milk and dark chocolate. It will make even the chocolate haters into addicts.

11. Lily of the Valley - Ahhh, the perfect girly pleasure. Light, floral and yet sophisticated.

Lucia Soap Bars

I found the cutest soaps through Die Line and had to share. How adorable! To be honest does it matter what they smell like, I'm sure people are running to get these guys. Unfortunately, I couldn't find out who the manufacturer is because I would love to see what their other products look like, but if you guys know who it is, please let me know!

Wild Ginger and Fresh Fig

Thyme Flower & Coriander

Sea Watercress & Chai Tea

Pomegranate & Red Currant

Cherry Tomato & Basil

Tea Leaf & Wild Honey - would it be wrong if I taste it?

Olive Oil & Laurel Leaf

Goat Milk & Linseed