Thursday, June 20, 2013

Watermelon Taffy

I have been wanting to try a fun soap, and since I recently purchased some new fragrances I decided to give one of them a try.  Nature's Garden Watermelon Taffy.  Here is the description:

watermelon taffy fragrance begins with top notes of watermelon, lime, lemon, and bergamot; followed by middle notes of marigold, sweet, juicy melon; with base notes of white musk and vanilla.

It sounded pretty fun to me!

I decided to go with some really nice bright colors. This fragrance is suppose to discolor to a "tan" so I decided to use titanium dioxide for the base of the soap, and hopefully it will help the soap to not darken so much.  Sadly it has already started to discolor, and instead of the nice ivory color I was hoping for, it's starting to go to a little medium beige.

It was such a well behaved fragrance, and it allowed me to play with my swirling.  Here is a quick Vine video of when I cut the bars.



I am proud of my short little videos.  I am quite camera shy and eventually will warm up to a full video...I promise. 

Here are the final pics

 
 

It's interesting that it kind of looks like I have taken a piece of chalk and drew over the soap.  The colors are certainly the nice bright colors I was hoping for.  The fragrance is pretty strong and maybe next time I may use a little less.  But I also need to see if some of it will fade.

Life has been hectic lately and I hope to make a batch of soap later today or tomorrow.  My beautiful daughter, Sofia, just turned 2 yesterday!  as you can imagine this past weekend was busy and not to mention that Father's Day was Sunday!  The kids and I celebrated my wonderful husband!

I still owe some my soapy friends some soaps to test for me :). I promise to send it out early next week.  I finally got them wrapped and labeled!!!

In the mean time, thanks for checking out my blog!!!

Happy Soaping!
Roxana
 
 



10 comments:

  1. Those gorgeous colors just scream summertime to me. =)

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  2. Watermelon Taffy sounds like a great fragrance for summer, and the colors you used suit it perfectly! Those are some gorgeous swirls. I enjoy your Vine videos, too!

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  3. That's a great video and your nails are as pretty as your soap. :) The scent sounds delicious too, but then again I love anything that's fruity smelling.

    Hope you guys had a super time on Father's Day.

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    1. LOL! Thanks Monica! I had not realized that I capture my fingers :) he he he

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  4. Wow, you're a pro with the Vine videos Roxana, love it! Gorgeous soap and that fragrance sounds amazing (I think I must say that with every fragrance you feature on here, but they all do sound amazing!!!) Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter too!

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  5. Happy belated birthday to Sofia! She could be a great company to my girl!
    I wonder how this fragrance smell!? I'm a huge watermelon fan,but neither product imitating its flavor or fragrance I don't like. The same is with chestnut-I love it,but not as a puree,or included in other products! Funny! I bet I would like this fragrance,it must be super summer scent! The colours are so disco-like, love them!
    And I have watched all your vine videos,great application, but still wouldn't mind watching longer ones!

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  6. Wow, those lovely colors and gorgeous swilrs! I am always impressed by your swirls, I wish I would see a video of how you make them :)
    Happy birthday to Sofia! Love the name!

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