Thursday, August 27, 2009

100th Post - Company Spotlight

This is our 100th Post - Yay!!!

Other than celebrating with cupcakes, I was thinking we should do a spotlight on a really amazing company that does super cute soaps. They look a lot like our Art Bars except their images disappear when you start using the soap. I wish they weren't so cloudy because that really takes away from their beauty. Cloudiness in soaps occurs when you use too much rubbing alcohol, which is typically used to remove any bubbles from the surface for a nice even layer.

FarrahWinterBathCo - Available on Etsy!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Molded Soaps

Today's post is on soaps that were molded. The most popular company that does "shaped" soaps is Gianna de Rose and although noone comes even close to their work in my opinion, I still wanted to show you a couple of other adorable soaps.

These are specifically designed for babies. They look quite adorable and are sold in the high end stores. Each box includes an elephant soap, a teddy bear soap and a bunny soap.

Well this guy is just too cute. He's made with a glycerin base so he had to be wrapped in cellophane but his cuteness comes out nonetheless!

So this monkey soap does not exactly match my other ones but I thought the packaging was so clever that I just had to include him. I've never seen these anywhere in the stores, if you guys have - let me know where I can get one!

Classic Gianna de Rose. This is the Scottie. The colors black and red are especially hard to make in soaps but I think they did a pretty awesome job!

Well my little Kuppy undoubtedly votes this one the #1 soap! Partially because he looks just like the black creature in this photo but I don't think he would mind being stuck in a box with the pink one either :)

I just have to laugh every time I see this piggy. It looks so mischevious and who doesn't like a chubby pig!

I know, I know another pig. But I had to include him - he was begging me!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

NYIGF at Javits Center 2009

We are officially open for business! Come see us at Booths 2802 and 2804 at the Javits Center in New York City.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Demo Soap from Canada

I'm not sure how I stumbled onto this amazing company but they sure did impress me. They're called Demo Soap and come from Canada and if all Canadians make such cute soaps, I plan on booking my trip really soon! All of their soaps are glycerine based so you can make them in all kinds of fun shapes and colors. Here are some of my faves from their website (although I have to be honest I think I pretty much stole all of their pics because I liked everything).

So neat! The colors are fab and I'm pretty sure it's impossible to put these guys in a bathroom where they don't stand out.

Okay this is their chocolate mint soap. This sure doesn't look like most chocolate mints out there - it really is a work of art.

I believe this is their coconut vanilla. I don't know about you guys but it looks just like a caramel latte to me!

Chocolate covered strawberries soaps

They make some of the cutest boxed sets

Aahh the lollipops, the lollipops.

And of course the upside down pineapple cake.

Well somebody pinch me! If it isn't my two favorite things in the whole wide world. Cheeeese and Soap!

The Jello cake is a very close second

And last but not least the Soap Brownies - yumo!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Let's hit the stores, shall we!

Don't have enough time to visit your favorite bath and body store? Or are you too afraid to go there in case you might spend your whole life savings in it? Well feast your eyes on these babies. The coolest soap stores/displays around the world.

This is the diptyque store in New York City. I'm loving the mural and how simple the store is.

This is one of the coolest apothecaries I've ever seen, it's called Woodley and Bunny and if you haven't made your way to this Brooklyn establishment yet, you should be ashamed of yourself! It really is one of a kind.

This is Soaptopia, they have 2 retail stores in California. I haven't been to their stores yet, but their displays look pretty good.

Look familiar? Why yes... it is Lush! I have to be honest although I really like some of their products, I can't bring myself to going into their stores too often. There is nothing more I hate than pushy salespeople and let's just say that these guys should get an award on their own. I am a really big fan of the way they organize the stores though, there's something really rustic about placing all the soaps on top of each other.

If you've been reading my blog you'll know exactly which store this is. I guess no one does it like the Argentinians - fabulous!

Same store as above. Oh what I would give to be able to visit this place.

This is actually a Lush in Italy. I've never seen any of the local Lush's do this on their window displays.

I have no clue what the name of this store is but I do know that it's Asian. I just love how everything they do revolves around simplicity. The soaps in the background do not have any dyes and they are simply displayed on the wooden shelves.

Well I will keep the name of this store, because my next post will be all about them! They have some of the neatest soaps I've seen in a while and I can't wait to show you pics of what they make. Amazing - but you'll have to wait and see until tomorrow!