Tuesday, October 16, 2012

So much to blog and never ever enough time

I know I've said it before but I really really neglect this blog.  I'm still obsessed with soap and have so many to try.  I also have so much to share.  I've bought soap in Montana, Wyoming, and Brooklyn lately.

I bought Etsy soap for the man in my life that smells epic.  I've joined GlossyBox, BirchBox, and MyGlam...and I promise to tell you all about my adventures in subscription sample boxes.  (So far, awesome).  I will also send you some reviews on the soaps I have been trying.  I've met some soapers who deserve props (and business).

But, before I get to all of that...I wanted to tell you about a very nice surprise gift I got.  This is subtitled "QVC honestly does rock!"

After coming back from an awesome trip to the Wild West, T and I went to visit his family in PA.  When we arrived, there was a lovely lovely gift waiting for me from his mother.  Have I mentioned on this blog yet how much I adore his family?  I hear people complain about "in laws" and the family of their significant others and laugh.  I am the luckiest girl in the world.

Along with a very nice note, I received three Soap Rockettes from T's mom.  These are really really neat.  She gave me the Balance set of three (which I really needed as I have been so off kilter lately).  There are three rockettes in Green Garnet, Red Garnet, and Tanzanite.   I LOVE tanzanite.  I cannot get enough of it.  Now I have soap that looks like it.

I was so excited to get home and try these!

Here is the set, along with the informational brochure that came with them.

Soap and Gems?  I die!
Naturally, I went for the tanzanite first.  I even took some pictures before I used it.  That's unusual for me lately.  Not only am I a terrible photographer, I am a neglectful one.

It looks like a giant tanzanite.  Again, I DIE!
These are glycerine soaps and the ingredient list isn't alarming long.  The scents are clean and strong.  Some reviewers have complained that the scent is overpowering but I really like a strongly scented soap.  I find that they deliver a wonderful shower experience without clinging to the skin so as to overpower a perfume.  The scent of tanzanite is called "starry night" and is floral and wonderful.

There is a great lather on this soap, it is substantial enough to hold onto and I can even use it for shaving.

All up, I liked these and can think of several people who would enjoy them as gifts.

I will let you know how the garnets work out but I know I won't be disappointed.

Soap as gifts rule.  Wait until you hear what I got for my birthday!


  1. How cool are those!!!! Wow, T's mom has impeccable taste!

  2. Soap and trips to the West, two of my favorite things...looking forward to seeing what you brought back.

  3. p.s. The soapmaker you were asking me about a few months ago, My Planet Earth, is coming back online soon. Not sure when exactly but it will be here from what I have heard.

  4. Yay!!! I am so excited to buy some of that. The West was incredible, I didn't want to leave.

    She does, Haley. And she has an amazing son.