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!
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 :)
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!