Saturday, 7 February 2009

New fragrances

I love the new allergen-free fragrances that I will be using this year! They arrived last week and I have made a couple of batches using them. My favourites are the Sweet Milk and the Sweet Lavender, I just cannot stop smelling the soaps that I have made using them. I also adore the Hazelnut and Honey, it discolours the soap, but the resulting shade is lovely and suitable for the fragrance. My fiance even likes that one, he thinks it smells like freshly baked shortbread, and he usually does not have much interest in smelling the soaps. The floral blends that I have chosen are delicate and very pleasant and I am really looking forward to using them all for my flowery soaps. I have chosen to use Vanilla Sugar for a set of Victorian Cakes for my Etsy shop, the cakes naturally turn a lovely creamy brown and I dust them with shimmery pearl, just to accentuate the tiny details. I will be starting to make a few more guest soap designs next week-pictures will follow!

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Briallen Scrubs

I have been meaning to share my delight in these wonderful scrubs for a while now. Elaine of Briallen Crafts creates the range of scrubs by hand, using the most amazing ingredients. I love using scrubs, but I sometimes find a scrub can be too harsh to use on my face .
When I used Hey Mango! for the first time I knew I had found the perfect scrub! This highly moisturising body scrub contains Cornmeal and Mango powder exfoliants, and pampering Mango Butter and a blend of oils including vitamin rich Papaya Seed Oil . The scrub is naturally a lovely pale mango colour and is just a dream to use! So that one is my favourite, but there are four very different ones to choose from and they all look totally fab I must say!
Briallen Crafts have a whole range of lovely soaps and toiletries, milks and melts and more on the website too-I think definitely one to keep in mind for pressies!