Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fresh from the Lather Lab today...

100 bars of 'Embrace' - 50 to go new homes in Taiwan, and another 50 to a lovely wholesale client that I've worked with for quite a while now :)

I've had a half day today - the morning was taken up chatting with friends and seeing mortgage people, it's all happening full steam ahead!

I've also made 50 bars of pure goat's milk soap, lovely and gentle for all skin types...

Monday, January 25, 2010

On the move!!!

Yipee!!! Hubby and I have had bought a new house, just around the corner from where we live now!

Know what the best part is??? The new property has a factory setup that's bigger and better than the one I rent for the business now - yeehawwww!

I'll post piccies up once we are in - the soapies will 'move in' a month or so after we do, as I want to spend some time fitting out the new soap factory just the way I want it *grin*

Please keep all your fingers and toes crossed for smooth settlement, at this stage we should be moving in just after my birthday in March :D

Monday, January 18, 2010

Busy Day :D

I've been a busy little soaper this week - body butters, herbal balms, lip balms, sugar scrubs and soapies - phew :)

Here's a piccy of my main work bench before the action hits - I clean up at the end of each day, ready for the next! I have a big work table right next to the bench, that all the goodies go on :D

The lather lab always smells sooooooooooo good when sugar scrubbies are on the menu!

Here's a day's worth of 300 soapies all cut and lined up, ready to be tidying up and shelved for curing, then another 300 gets made the next day and so on :)


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cosmopolitan Magazine!!!

Go check out this months issue of Cosmo magazine, the wonderful team there have put in an advert for Beguile in the recomended businesses directory - ooooooohhh :)

The Jan edition has lots of good articles this month, especially a page layout on a fast workout session to tone up after all the overeating we do at Chrissy time hehe - I'm going to start this week!

I've been blogged!

What a great way to start a friday morning! I woke up to see in my inbox an email from Joanna over at "The Soap Bar" - a terrific soapy blog showcasing all the types of soaps there can be, from talented soapmakers right around the world - that she had done a post on my soapies :)

So wander over and have a look - don't forget to grab a cuppa first as you'll start reading, and won't want to stop!

Enjoy :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Labels :D

Over my holiday break, I was lucky enough to meet with some new innovative marketing and branding people, who deal with a few of the large beauty companies - so I grabbed the chance with both hands!

As a result of things we talked about, the more creatively professional direction I want to go in, and after hearing you all say 'we liked the different coloured labels' I had last year, I've had the beguile skincare labels re-designed, and the new piccies are starting to go up.

They incorperate the vintage victorian feel I love, and are a range of GORGEOUS pastels colours, that mimic those in my soapies - Let me know what you think :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Purty Packs!

I made up 40 custom gifts packs for a new wholesale client in Taiwan - and they looked so purty all lined up I had to take a piccy!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Hello 2010!

I thought I'd start 2010 with a quote that I hold close in my life;

"The generosity of your time is the most valuable gift you can give" by Sara Henderson...

Now onto the goss!! *grin*

This year I'm planning a few changes in the studio behind the soapy scenes, that will make it easier for me to cure up to 4,000 bars (there's up to 3,000 curing at any one time usually, so I plan to try and keep ahead a bit better).

I'll be bringing back some old favorites - Passion, Sublime, Anise - and this year I'm planning on having seasonal offerings in LIMITED editions, at only 50 bars a batch. Of course if any prove die hard popular, they'll move to the standard offering lineup *smile*

I have a few new treats in mind, so have been busy formulating and testing those for the past couple of months. All things going well, the first new body product should be released by the end of the month *smile*

So keep checking back, and I'll be popping up some new photos over the next couple of days!