Monday, 13 April 2015

Everything is coming up roses

Well it was when it was the entire loaf.

I have so much red based soap to use up but wanted to make something delicate but distinct. In other words, be a glutton for punishment. I really liked how it turned out though, and because I was lazy and couldn't be bother to find my baby rose FO, I reached under my work counter and grabbed the strawberry scent instead. No, it doesn't make sense, but that's never been one of my strong points. ;)

I've switched to using a DSLR instead of my little point and shoot, I think it makes a world of difference/

At this point, the top layer is so shiny, they look like the rose buds look like they're on ice.








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  1. Really gorgeous!! And yes, the camera makes a huge difference. :) Strawberry scent is nice at least.

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    1. Thank you dear! It was definitely a labour of love, measuring out each layer to try and keep them as even as possible. Yeah, a DSLR is a wonderful camera to use especially for close up shots. Strawberry's a nice scent, but gosh darn it, I had BB's Baby Rose scent to use and I completely forgot!

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  2. You need such patience for layered soaps, I admire you! How can you have such a shining top, when the soap is obviously dry?This is my dream!
    I love rose scents, but many of them accelerate trace badly. How does baby rose behave? Never tried it...

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    1. It's funny because I usually think of myself as anything but patient. I'm not sure how the top remained shiny Madame Propre, perhaps I poured it at just the right moment? I'm also not detail oriented usually. Baby rose works fine for me, but doing MP soaps is different from CP soaps right?

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  3. Well, you can always make another loaf, scented with Baby Rose ( Why is it called 'baby' ? ), because this one is so beautiful, I believe you're gonna stay without a single piece in a day or two. The top is gorgeous, it really looks like frozen.

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    1. That's true Maja, I just might have to make another loaf just so the scent matches the topping. I think the description says it's baby rose because it's a softer version of rose.

      I would love it if your prediction is correct about one day being able to sell them all, that would make me one happy camper.

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  4. Your soap is so pretty! The layers are beautiful =)

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    1. Thanks Anne-Marie. I think I went through all the Soapqueen videos to refresh my memory and get inspiration to make this one.

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  5. Wow, what beautiful photos - it helps that the soap is drop-dead gorgeous too! :)

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    1. Thanks Cee and great to see you again! The soap was a real test of my patience, I don't normally like to take that long to make one soap.

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  6. Wow! Beautiful soap!! I love all of the pretty layers and the added touch of roses on top. Perfect!

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    1. Thank you Michelle! The layers were a lot of work, but I like to think well worth the effort. I've seen others use rose buds as toppings and really liked how they looked.

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  7. Very pretty layers, Monica! I like how they gradually get lighter, layer by layer. The rose buds on top look so elegant and add a really nice touch, too.

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    1. Thank you for noticing the graduated layers Jenny. I probably should've written down percentages, but that goes against my non-detailed personality. Rose buds can make everything look better right? ;)

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  8. Wow, Wow, Wow! I believe thie is the most beautiful soap of yours, Monica! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you Nat! I'm happy with this loaf, I think the rose buds are really what made it seem extra pretty.

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  9. This is so pretty Monica! I actually think strawberries and roses go together. :)

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    1. Thank you Silvia! I agree with you about the scents going together, after all, they're both indicative of spring/summer.

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  10. So perfect and elegant! You did grate job Monica!

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    1. Thank you Gordana! That means a lot to me.

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