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11  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: First project post: Cinnamocha soap! on: February 10, 2010 01:04:32 PM
This is BEAUTIFUL and looks soo freaking good! I swear I can just taste it right now, minus the soap aspect of it. I agree with Nymeria - definitely looks like it could be one of those high-end pastries that is absolutely divine both on the eyes and the palate.
12  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Beer Soap..just dont drink it :( on: February 10, 2010 12:57:54 PM
I LOVE beer soap! One of the soaps I regularly buy is a honey beer - really subtle soft hoppy flavor and honey scent. It's delicious smelling, actually. GREAT lather on that one, better than some SLS body washes.

The beer soaps I've used have been great, and I love ones that use local beers... it just seems like the epitome of decadence and hilarity and buying local, haha. For those who are wondering about beer soaps, I find them moisturizing without being the same way as oils moisturizing. My skin definitely feels happier but doesn't get oily as fast as it might with a really superfatted oily bar.
It also works WONDERS on my hair as a shampoo bar. Again, this has held true for most of my experiences with beer soap, so maybe it has to do with the fact that beer hair rinses are great for volume and shine? It's got protein, for those who need it more in their hair.

Are those local beers? I haven't heard the name before. Cute!
13  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Natures Garden Candles--anyone have any experience with them? on: January 08, 2010 08:07:44 PM
It's always easy to identify crafters that use them on Etsy, hahaha. If I giggle about the name, it's almost certainly from them. I especially like the one named "Lick me all over," for its name, only. I've never smelled it, personally. Just find it hilarious. Haha. Looove one of the reviews on it... "Don't change the name. They love it. I can't keep it on the shelf. I put a picture of puppies and kittens on the label, to soften the blow."

Not trying to make you use it, just thought it's a funny little thing.

14  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Logistics - how do you get hard oils out? on: January 08, 2010 08:00:05 PM
Hahaha, okay, gotcha. I get the picture. Destruction and cocoa butter all over everything will shortly ensue. =P

I have a straight-walled jar, but since it was for trial purposes to see if I really like this B&B stuff, it's a 4 oz one. I'll need to replace it soon. But haha, hacking at it is going to be fun.

Thanks for the tips!
15  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: High-cholesterol soap feast on: January 06, 2010 10:31:55 AM
Those are hilarious, hahaha. Great job! I love the little curliques of cheese, mmm.

This was really your first go at it? Sooo jealous of that skill. Haha.
16  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Logistics - how do you get hard oils out? on: January 06, 2010 10:27:56 AM
Hahaha. I know it's a silly question, but seeing as I've been scraping at cocoa butter with a spoon for a really long time to make random things, I figured I'd see if anyone had any tips. C'mon, someone's gotta know something, right?

I figured heating the spoon (the way you do it with ice cream!) worked alright, but just was wondering if there were any other tricks of the trade worth noting.
I ran my metal spoon in a plastic bag under hot hot water, if anyone was curious. This way, I avoid adding water to my delicious smelling oil. Mmm...
17  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Alternative uses for soap? on: January 06, 2010 10:22:56 AM
Oooh, I know Nymeria already said this, but please think twice before going down the laundry soap route. If it's setting you off for any reason, you certainly don't want it all over your clothes.

Also, if you use it as a sachet, just to be super safe, don't do it with your undies. =P Just in case. I know it's an infinitesimal amount that would reach your clothes, but really, a burning itch is not how you want to find out that it's too much. Might be really nice with outer clothes though - I feel like it sounds like a fantastic scent for the winter.

I know this might sound terrible, but maybe it could be relegated to things such as washing the bathroom/toilet/sinks and such. It's not the most cost-effective cleaner ever, especially if it was superfatted, but it might leave a nice tasty scent in your kitchen/bathroom. If nothing else, you can handwash your curtains, haha, and perhaps liquify it a little bit and clean your carpet. The scent sounds heavenly. Mmm.
18  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Baby's First Halloween as Princess Leia! on: November 02, 2009 10:52:26 AM
Your baby is BEYOND cute, and normally I don't even think babies are cute (don't kill me!).
And that costume is extremely professional looking! $3 and 3 hours!? That's CRAZY awesome. I love how you worked around the hair issue - that's ingenious.
19  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Skin and Bones and Cito Lindo on: November 02, 2009 10:39:33 AM
I actually just saw a theater performance featuring the entire cast dressed as Dia De Los Muertos skeletons, funny.

Those outfits are absolutely fantastic. Seriously. I love how you guys opted to paint the lower jaw and such so that the mouths were functional. And it's such a funny twist on Halloween - instead of dead stuff and dark and creepy, you juxtaposed crazy wild fun flamboyance. Nice. =)
20  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: "Take Chances, Make Mistakes, Get Messy!" Miss Frizzle! [img heavy] on: November 02, 2009 10:35:14 AM
This is actually pure genius. Soo fantastic! I love Miss Frizzle - I gotta dig out some of my old books when I get home sometime. Love how simple/crafty it was, yet how clean and professional the final product looked.

Also, not gonna lie, I dig those giant star earrings haha.

Haha, it's really funny that you got those reactions - I recognized it but didn't know who it was at first, but then it's SUCH a kick to realize, haha.
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