Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lush Cosmetics

I have to be honest, I am not the biggest Lush fan. Every time I go into their stores, I am attacked by 3 sales people practically forcing me to try their newest jellies. Their fragrances hardly smell like the description and most of all their products are expensive beyond belief. With that all said, you can't deny that there is something very charming about this company. Anyone that can create handmade goodies with hardly any packaging gets a star in my book. So I decided to dedicate this blog post to them. The people that work hard and invent some of the most imaginative new bath products on the market. Enjoy the video and comment below: What do you think about Lush?

Lush Cosmetics - A Lush Life, We Believe from Jack Constantine on Vimeo.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fragonard Bound!

I am so excited to announce that the Uptown Team is headed to France!! In exactly 3 weeks, we will be frolicking the beautiful landscape of Eze and taking a tour of the world-renowned Fragonard Parfumary. I have included some images below, but be sure that we'll take a ton more when we arrive.
PS - We're also going to: Italy, Spain, Monaco and Mallorca so if there are any other soaps stores or factories that we must visit, please do tell!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Atlanta International Gift Show

I cannot believe the time has FINALLY come! For the past 6 mos we have been working so hard on launching new collections for the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market which will take place next week (July 14th through July 21st).

If you are coming to the show, we would LOVE to see you there. We will have a permanent showroom at The Simblist Group ( which is located in:

Atlanta Gift Mart, 230 Spring St., Ste. 1621, Atlanta, GA 30303
404.524.2812 | 800.524.1621 | 404.524.8901 (fax)

I will personally be there to answer any questions that you might have. Looking forward to meeting you all!
- Silvia -

Friday, June 18, 2010

Uptown Soap Co officially introducts the Gift Sets

I am soooooooo incredibly excited to announce that our gift sets are finally up on our website! We have been working on our new collections for so so long that its hard to remember when we first started. I have included some pics of the new beauties below. All of these products will be available in the upcoming Atlanta and New York tradeshows in July and August. I hope you like them as much as we do.

Victorian Collection

Vintage Collection

Plantea Collection

Animalia Collection

Sunday, May 23, 2010


So I have to admit it, I'm a pretty big soccer fan. I've watched the games since I was little and living in Europe for the first 12 years of my life has definitely taught me to love the sport. With the World Cup of 2010 just around the corner, I figured it's the perfect time to do a little post on some interesting soccer themed soaps and bathroom products.

These are my absolute favorites! Seriously, what bathroom wouldn't look better by adding this crystal work of art.

Need I say more?!?

Glycerin soccer soaps

Another soccer liquid dispenser. Not as amazing as the first one, but this one would be perfect for a kids' bathroom

Fabulous! If any of you are interested in making this soap, simply search for a soccer ball shaped mold and pour clear glycerin base. I think the result is stunning, simple and simply fabulous.

This is one even has a little toy soccer ball inside. Adorable

And what bathroom would be complete without the perfect soccer ball shower curtain.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

How are they made: Soap Bars

A very interesting video on how soap bars are commercially made. Its amazing how many steps there are right?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

What in the world...

We try to be as inventive as we can at Uptown Soap C0 but these soap creations have nothing on us. Some of the strangest soaps can be found right here, so make sure and read along.

When I was in High School I become a little obsessed with video games and Super Mario was always my go-to game. If I ever get hooked on playing them again, I'm definitely buying this remote control soap. It would make a really funny gift to give to someone that's obsessed with playing, don't you think?

My oh my.... popcorn soap! Looks delicious and I bet it smells delicious too.

Is this not the prettiest mouse you have ever seen. Cuuuute

I definitely would not be able to tell the difference on which one is real if I had these next to some real popsicles. Adorable and packaging them with the foil is a great idea.

So inventive! Everything is soap: the cookie, the milk and if you really wanted to you could technically even make the clear cup out of clear glycerin soap. Awesome!

And what post would be complete on strange soaps if we didn't have the Matzo Ball soaps! Personally, I've never tasted them but if the real thing looked as good as this one, I'll be the first in line!

Soaptopia - Soap Overview

I learned about Soaptopia a couple of years ago and what I've always liked about them is that they don't try to fuss too much with their packaging but rather they let the beautiful soaps speak for themselves. They have a couple of stores in California so if you're in the area, make sure you stop by and check em out!

Vet it Be
Vetiver and Grapefruit Essential Oils

Red Hot Lover
Cinnamon and Clove Essential Oils

Rozilla vs. Dry Skinea
Madagascar Vanilla and Rose Essential Oil with monstrous moisturizing power

Somewhere Over the Bathbow
The Luckiest Soap - Rose Geranium, Citrus, Lavender and Mint

L.A. Squeeze
Lemon & Lavender Essential Oils Natural Handmade Soap Bar

The Grapefruit Gatsby
Natural Handmade soap with plant infusions and essential oils of Grapefruit, Lime and Rose Geranium

El Jabon de Mi Corazon
Lavender and Rose Essential Oils

Creme Vanilla Soap Bar
Rich Madagascar Vanilla Oil

Blue Velvet
Sweet Orange Blossom and Ylang Ylang Essential Oils and French Blue Clay

Blue Pearl Jam
Jasmine, Ylang Ylang and Nam Champa Essential Oils with Florida Gulf Coast Sand