Monday, July 27, 2009

Honey, I think I love you!

I love the smell of rich, fresh honey, so thought you all might like to see the fresh batch of 'Honey' soap I made yesterday. Each of my soap batches are huge slabs that get cut into 50 large bars, and in their moulds they weigh over 10 kilos - so I have very toned arms from lifting and stacking them LOL!

You can see my popular Sancha soap in the next mould - I usually make 6 soap batches in a day during my "working" week, sometimes less when I get a break for a week or two *smile*

Hope you enjoy this little 'behind the scenes' peek :) I'm off to make more soap today - toodles!

Kathy :)

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Scrubbies!

Don't they look so pretty and colourful in their new labels - I love them!

Here's a sneak peek at the revamped version of my popular 'Cherish' soap - I wanted to add more character and detail to it, so used an orange pallete to get an interesting colour scheme thay I'm very pleased with! Here they are on the curing rack, and should be ready in a few weeks :) I still have 50 bars of the last design though, so hopefully the old look will sell out quickly!

Toodles! I'm off to make some new skin balms using some new organic ingredients!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A whole lotta soap!

I've been making so much soap lately, that I treated myself to making lots of sugar scrubs yesterday :) Then I thought you all might like to see some of the wholesale soap that I've been making, in addition to the hundreds I make each week for my retail customers!

The first one shows 40 soap logs (each log equals 10 of my thick bars, so that's 400 bars - eips!) and a couple of fancy soap cakes at the bottom. This is all one order for a wholesale client of mine, and there's a few custom scents and designs mixed in *smile*

I took some close up's of the soap cakes - the red one is my new 'Blossom' scent, soon to be released on the website - Palmarosa essential oil, mixed with a touch of fragrance for a lovely, sweet rosey scent. The second is scented with Frangipani fragrance (which made me feel positively ill, so I'm so not using it again - ugh!). They wanted me to go heavy on the top decorations - do you think I did enough haha? Each cake weighs a MASSIVE 4 kilo's each - I'm doing weights each time I pick one up!

Toodles! Oh and keep an eye our for more piccies coming soon :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

New Business Name :)

Hi Everyone,

Well it's final - my new business name is 'Beguile' and the new labels look wonderful!!! I'm aiming to have the photos done by next week, I've only gotten a few runs from the printers so far, but I'm verrry pleased with them *yay*

Hope you are all having a great week so far!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Good news!!

I'm so happy right now!!!! Earlier this year, I'd asked my trademark lawyer if a particular word could be trademarked as my new business name. As the 1st of July (new website luanch date) was drawing nearer, and we didn't have a clear answer as to the name I really, really, really wanted, one of our graphics people recomended we go with 'Kaijo' since it's made up from my name (first, middle, and last). At first it seemed to work, but now I'm going through a case of "I don't like it!......."

Anyway, this afternoon, I finally got word that the trademark application has gone in, and there shouldn't be any problems - wahhhhhoooooo :)

This now means that I'm going to look very indecisive to you all, but I really want to go with my first wished "name" and that's what my instincts are telling me to do.

The name perfectly sums both myself and my products up - a bit cheeky, a bit girly, and all very unique *smile*

Soooooo I'm apologising to everyone for the current hiccups and what not - at times like this it's a bit frazzling running your own business and wanting/needing everything finished yesterday :(

Toodles for now, and stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Oooooo!! Going to be in Cleo!!!

How exciting! I got a call yesterday afternoon from the lovely marketing executive who looks after the one and only - Cleo Magazine - and was told they wanted my soapies and body treats to appear in the August edition - oooooooooo yay :)

Of course I've taken up the generous offer, and they are now putting everything together for me to go over - what a terrific start to the new financial year already!

New Website in action!

Hi Everyone :)

Well, lots of things have been happening around here! To bring in the new financial year with some serious bang, I've had my website and overall 'look' get overhauled during the past 2 months, and will be choosing a new name to go with my new direction :)
Now, onto the other new stuff! There are a couple of new soapies in the works - Wyld (available now) and Blossom (to be offered shortly). A few soap names have changed as well, to keep things feeling fresh, and I'm also playing around with different colour schemes for some of the favorites, so keep your eyes out :)

I'm aslo going to be taking some 'behind the scenes' shots of the soap studio, or 'Lather Lab' as it's affectionately called - where all the creations happen!