Thursday, 22 July 2010

Product testing.. what a chore!

I have been making a lot of new products recently. Before I put anything up for sale I like to product test a new item as much as I possibly can.

Its the way that I learned that some pigments used in bath bombs can stain your bath. Thank god I found that out before trying to sell them, I imagine you wouldn't be pleased if you bought a bath bomb that had you scrubbing the tub for hours after it! Which is what I have ended up doing on a few occasions.

However product testing isn't all bad! There are some nice bits to it as well.

As you can see from the picture at the top, my rubber duckie Lord Milner, loves larking about and product testing!

We were trying out some of the Rose Botanical Bath bombs, and what a chore it was!

We had to lie (or float about in Lord Milners case) for ages, with those nice smells in that hot soft, water. And when we emerged, smelling of roses, we were thoroughly relaxed and toasty warm.
What a hard afternoons work!

Lord Milner was exhausted!

Do you have any similar bath time companions? I believe every bath should have a duck! If you don't, check out these wee duckies, fit for any bathroom and you can wash up with them too! On Folksy now!

Its a hard job, but someone has to do it!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Why don't more men wear lip balm?

Howdy all!

I hope this rainy miserable day find everyone well?

I am just doing a wee sneaky blog post, as I have some new products that I am just dying to share!

First up is the infamous Rhubarb and Custard Soap. This bad boy has been a winner at craft fairs, and anyone who has a whiff of one ends up purchasing!
A special favourite of Pepe the Prawnstar, and my own personal favourite soap at the moment!

Have a wee look at it!

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And next I have the new lip balm range! I ditched the pots as I was concerned about how hygienic it was sticking a dirty finger in a pot and then rubbing the contents over your mouth. Not that I think any of you have dirty fingers, you just never know!

So I thought I would be better off using wee twist tubes, as you never really have to touch the lip balm it makes it so much more hygienic. However if you pass it around all your pals so they can get a shot, then don't blame me if you get ill!

I currently have some gorgeous Tiramisu flavoured balms. They are stunning smelling! And I have been tempted to eat them whilst making them!
The first batch were supposed to be black, however they turned out a bit grey. I do still have them if anyone would like one!

All of the lip balms are made with lots of lovely Shea Butter, to really smooth out and moisturise even the driest lips. And not a drop of that yucky Petroleum Jelly in sight! I hate how that stuff slides about your face but never sinks into your lips!

Also in the Lip Balm range are sweet and lovely Vanilla and the first of my Naked range. A Naked Lip Balm, which is unscented and uncoloured. There will soon be soaps and salts to match, to cater those who don't like scented cosmetics, or maybe boys who are too shy to use vanilla lip balm in front of their friends!

Well that's what I have for the moment, but as always, I have lots in the pipeline! I have recently had a very successful 'trial' of some massage bars! Everyone massaged really enjoyed themselves! They will be listed soon!

Lucy xxx

Friday, 9 July 2010

Folksy Friday


I haven’t had time to do a folksy Friday in ages!

So with that in mind I will crack on with it before I run out of time!

So yesterday I had some super yummy strawberries after my lunch, and just through the sheer enjoyment they brought me, I am doing a strawberry themed Folksy Friday!

So first up is this gorgeous Strawberry Necklace by Jaf Creations!
I love that it’s photographed with strawberries too!

Next up is this gorgeous Strawberry Pin Cushion by Incy Wincy Stitches. I’m not much a sewer, but this would convince me to start!

I also love this Strawberry Print Bow Hairband by Something Different.

Check out this gorgeous Strawberry Picnic Bangle by Penny Dog Jewellery.
Love it!

Now speaking of running out of time, I just have so I need to cut it short!


Monday, 5 July 2010

Where did June go?

Well I am ashamed of myself! I always want to spend lots of time updating my blog but I haven’t been near it in a month!

What a disgrace!

So as a quick recap of the last month:

I have been on Holiday, fallen in love with Snorkelling, got a bit of a tan and drank a lot of beer.
I have worked... A LOT! To the point I feel a bit hungover over today due to tiredness rather than alcohol!
I hung out with the Kapows at the Hidden Lane Festival.
I have eaten a lot of pasta!
I have arranged secret birthday treats, soon to be revealed to Gordon! One of which will need a blog post of its own due to the amount of work and talent that is going into its creation!
And I worked lots, did I mention that already?

So with a happy bride and groom and a well fed Nobel Peace Prize winner behind me, that’s the busiest weekend of my summer out of the way, hopefully!

So now I should have time to spend on making some new things. One such thing is the new lip balm range I am working on. So far the Vanilla lip balms smells divine, and the Tiramisu ones are just as mouth watering! In my attempt to make them black, they have turned out grey! So think I will stick to uncoloured balms for the moment!

I have also been experimenting with Solid perfumes. I love them! Green balms, with girly scents all in a kiss ass super cool tin! Ph yeah!

All of these items, a few more newbie’s and some old favourites will be making an appearance at the Craft Fair in Hillhead Library this Saturday!

I will be sharing a table with my beautiful partner in crime, Konnie Kapow!
Why not pop round to pick up a card and soapy present for someone special? Why not come and just spoil yourself with soapy treats and cool jewellery?
Whatever your bag, come along!

Glasgow West End July Craft Fair
Saturday 10th July 2010 - 11.00am - 4.00pm
Hillhead Library, Byres Road, Glasgow

See you there!