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New & Upcoming Products

I figured I should post something here since I do have a blog section n all and it seems like a waste to let it sit here, stagnating.
We have a few new products in the webstore for you to check out. I’ll introduce you to some of them here because why the hell not? Also because I have no idea what else to talk about.

1. Pixie Poo

Pixie Poo is a delightful product I have formulated for everyone who wants to use glitter in all the things but doesn’t want to be a planet murdering bastard while doing so. Seriously, using plastic glitter is like taking tiny little knives and stabbing someone you love over and over and over until they are covered in tiny stab wounds and very slowly bleed out. It’s totally unnecessary and kindy douchebaggy. That’s what you are doing to the planet when you use that micro plastic stuff. I mean, there’s a reason they call it “the little death”, or “la petit mort” for those of you who speak French… ohh, wait, that’s an orgasm. Well, whatever. Anyway, what were we talking about? Oh, right, glitter. Okay so I have gotten my hot little hands on some biodegradable glitter which is ermahzin. It looks just like the real thing only it’s eco friendly and only contains a microscopic amount of aluminium for the sparkle. Up until this point I’ve been using synthetic mica in a lot of my products to give sparkle, which is a fantastic ingredient that I am going to continue to use, but I wanted something slightly bigger with more oomph, so I am really happy about these glitters.

Now I know some of you are probably sitting there thinking “but you package half your stuff in plastic containers, what a hypocrite”. I know, I know. That’s out of necessity though. Believe me, I wish I could package everything in eco-friendly containers. I’ve been scouring the net for biodegradable packaging options that will suit all my products but I haven’t been able to find anything yet. At least, not anything that I can actually afford. So, for now, I am stuck using recyclable plastic containers for some of my products. Glitter, on the other hand isn’t exactly a necessity like packaging, so throwing plastic glitter into my bath bombs, scrubs or gels purely for the sparkle-factor would make me feel like a bit of a shithead.

Pixie Poo is a light gel that is absolutely full of biodegradable glitter and mica or synthetic mica. It’s been made so that you can apply it wherever you want on your body and sparkle like crazy. Use it for music festivals, clubbing, or just because you feel like you need a little sparkle in your life. At the moment I have silver and gold Pixie Poo but we will be making more colours as we get more biodegradable glitters. Hopefully it won’t take too long but they are expensive so if you want to see blue, red, pink, black and other pretty colours make sure you buy some of my products so I can save up and get more!
You can find Pixie Poo here.

2. Master Stroke & Hairy Like Animal

Master Stroke is a light, moisturising shaving sorbet that smells really refreshing. It has kokum and shea butters in it to moisturise and a blend of essential oils to both calm and refresh the skin. I’ve added peppermint essential oil for a bit of zing. This is perfect for use with a shaving brush, you’ll get a really nice lather, but it can also be used with the hands by just scooping a small amount out, lathering it up and rubbing it over the face. You can find Master Stroke here.

Hairy Like Animal was made a little while ago. It’s a 100% natural beard oil that smells great and will moisturise and leave your beard looking glossy and neat. There’s no reason to have an unkempt beard when there are products like this available. You can also use this on the ends of your hair if they are dry. It won’t weight the hair down too much and the oils are incredibly beneficial for helping to improve the appearance of the hair. You can find Hairy Like Animal here.

3. Unicorn Eggs

Well it’s nearing Easter time so I figured I should make something easterish. I bought some of these cute little easter egg cartons but I didn’t want to make the usual egg bath bombs to put inside them. I’m all about making different, unique products and so I always try to put my own spin on things wherever I can. With that in mind, I decided to make unicorn eggs. I know, right, so original. I was actually going to call these dragon eggs but my son had other ideas. I don’t argue with him when it comes to naming products so unicorn eggs it was. I Macgyver’d up my own mould for these guys and decided to add a little drizzle and biodegradable glitter on top. I think they turned out pretty rad and look forward to making more. There’s only a few of these but you can find them here.

 

4. There, There, Donut Kawaii

Heh, heh, heh. Yeah I love a good pun… and a bad one. Let’s be honest. These guys were basically made because I was trying to think of funny doughnut puns and came up with “donut cry”. I figured I could slide them right on into my kawaii line and so “there, there, donut kawaii” was born. I knew I wanted something cute but sad so, after trying a few things out, I went with two toned drizzle and some coloured sea salt for sprinkes. I painted on an adorable little sadface and added some embeds to make it look like these guys are crying in the bath. Unfortunately my embed placement is kind of off so some of these look like they are crying so hard it’s spurting out their ears. They smell oh so yummy, scented with violet sugar petals and they will turn your tub a beautiful purple. You can find There, There, Donut Kawaii here.

 

 

Upcoming Products

So what’s upcoming you ask? I know you didn’t actually ask that, but let’s just pretend you did for the sake of conversation. Well, let me tell you that I have been up to many things, my friend. Many, many things. *tries to think of some things she’s been up to*

Oh my favourite upcoming product has to be this nail polish I’ve been working on. It changes colour rather magically when you go into the sun. I think kids will really love it, but I think some adults will like it too. I’ll be releasing these as soon as I decide which nailpolish base I want to go with. Right now I have pink, blue and I also have another magical type of colour but I won’t share that one just yet.

If you follow my facebook page you will know that I’ve been working on a bonbon bath bomb for, like, a year and kinda hit a wall when it came to sourcing packaging. I’ve managed to sort that problem out for the time being but am still looking for a more permanent solution to the problem. Hopefully I can find something suitable soon because I think these will be a fun bath bomb. The bath bombs themselves should be out in the not-too-distant future. I just have to finalise a few more things before I release them.

I’ve been working on a foaming bath whip type base for a while now, too. I currently use a formula I purchased but I’m trying to make my own that’s a little more… creamy. So far I’ve managed to formulate something quite nice but it’s a little soft for my liking so I’m going back to the old formulating desk to see if I can’t sort that out. Once I do, it will be the base for all my face cleansers and some shower soufflé style products, which should be rather lovely. I do love piping stuff so I am really looking forward to making those.

I have a list on my whiteboard of all the product ideas that come to mind but it’s rather extensive so I won’t share them all. I’m still working on the panda and shark bath bombs. The panda is causing me a few issues. The mould is a bit finicky but I’m sure I will sort it out eventually. The shark I just have to figure out the embed placement then he will be released.

I also have some ideas that I have to keep to myself for now. One has been in the works for over two years now lol. Yeah, yeah, I’m slow but most of my ideas tend to cost a bit of money to actually bring to life and money is something I am in short supply of over here so you will have to be patient.

Apart from that I have some more shampoo and conditioner bars being listed soon and I’ll be making some glycerine soaps as well.

That’s all I can think of so I shall bid you farewell. If there is something I don’t currently stock that you would like to see me stock, be sure to let me know. 🙂

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Bath Bombs

Lately I’ve been feeling incredibly unmotivated, tired and my anxieties have been playing up. Fun times. As a result I just haven’t had the desire to finish off a lot of the designs I’ve been working on which totally sucks. I thought perhaps if I share what I’ve been working on recently it might help motivate me.

I plan on releasing some shampoo bars as soon as I have figured out what fragrances would work best. If you have any suggestions please let me know. Currently I want to make a mild one that contains chamomile, lavender, colloidal oatmeal and maybe a couple of other things and a regular one that has some hair loving botanicals and essential oils in it. I might try and make some suited to specific hair types later. I’m testing three different ones right now in my hair and they are working well, especially considering my hair is very fine and tends to go straw-like if I over cleanse.

I already have a conditioner bar formula that I am pretty happy with for now. I just have to decide on the additives and, again, scent.

You can see a couple of the bars I’ve been testing at the left. I need to pH balance these so that they won’t strip hair of colour. 🙂

 

Another thing I’ve been working on is some bath bombs. Yes these are literal bath bombs and I will be calling them “bath bomb”. lol. I just have to work on the colours, test the embeds and finish the tops. I might actually look into getting a mould made for these so that I don’t need to use the plastic bath tubs.

I’ve also been working on another design that I don’t want to show a photo of yet. Hopefully I can get them to work well. We’ll see.

If you follow my instagram you will also know I have some shiny red balloons in the works. I have the name and scent worked out, I just have to get around to making them. I need to buy some more red mica first though!

Oh and I still need to make my pandas. I finally decided on a scent for them so I just have to work out the colours. I really dislike colour design when it comes to these things. I wish you could just shove whatever colours you liked in a bath bomb but then you’d end up with swamp water half the time. It blows. I feel like I use the same colours all the time because I like them – blues, pinks, purples. I need to figure out some other combinations that make nice water.

Anyway, this is kind of a boring update so I’ll stop now. Fingers crossed I get my mojo back soon. If you have any suggestions for shampoo bar scents, please let me know in the comments! 🙂

 

 

 

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Always with the “Coming Soon”…

I thought I would update you all on some of the other stuff I’ve been working on that may, or may not, end up in the webstore soon.

If you follow my youtube channel you will know that I played around with a cookie cutter rocket bath bomb quite some time ago. I have been searching for a cheap rocket mould since then but, as some of you probably know, it’s not always easy to find cheap supplies and tools that will allow you to achieve the results you want soooo I settled on some slightly more expensive moulds to do the job. I’ve been trying to sort these out for a while so I hope they end up working well in the tub otherwise I might just throw in the towel. Especially now that Lush are apparently releasing a rocket of their own. Always the way, lol.

I made a few fizznuts to use up the remainder of the batch and then proceeded to spill water over half of them. As you do.

 

I’ve also been working on some metallic bath bombs that are kind of funky. Check out that water. It looks like liquid metal. I could make it look even groovier but the more I add of the mica, the more likely you are to get out of the tub with a slightly alienesque sheen to your skin.

How would you feel about bathing in something like this? The only downside thus far is that you have to swish some water down the drain after emptying the tub just to get rid of the excess sparkle. Other than that they are easy peasy. Just toss them in, they fizz away, colour the water and add a gorgeous sparkling metallic-looking shimmer.

The other thing I’ve been working on – and I am really excited about these ones – is my scientific type bath blitzer.

I haven’t thought of a name for them yet. Rest assured they will not be called “scientific bath bombs” hahah. Anyhoo, these are kinda fun. My kids enjoy watching the foam ooze out, emptying them and refilling with water to watch it ooze all over again. You can also just throw them in and watch them float around as the foam and colour shoots out.

I have a few plans for these that are going to be a lot of fun, I’m just looking into packaging options before I can add those extra options.

In other news, I’ve been trying to source some eco-friendly packaging options for my standard bath blitzers. Ideally I would like to remove as much plastic from my packaging as possible but it’s proving to be quite difficult to find packaging in standard sizes that would suit my products. Of course if I had the money I could have some custom ones manufactured but, alas, I do not… and if I did I would probably be more inclined to restock my dyes first, lol.
That being said, I have found a couple of options that might work, I just have to order some and see how they go. Fingers crossed!!

 

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On The Workbench

I’m currently working on a few things (well, if I’m gonna be honest I’m working on at least eleventy things at the moment) one of those things happens to be a panda.

I’ve got to test these in the bath to see how they hold up and whether or not they float. Once I’ve done that I will figure out exactly how I want them to look and what I want them to do in the tub. I might make some teddy bears as well. These are quite big, weighing in at over 250g each.

I’m almost finished with Feeding Frenzy. Just doing a final test tonight and then I can make the labels and get them up on the website. Gotta make sure the suckers sink!

I also have a very cool bath blitzer that I think kids will enjoy a lot. I am not going to share teasers for this one just yet as I am keeping it under wraps until it’s released. These were born from an idea I had a while back that I haven’t been able to make just yet. It sucks not having the funds to buy the necessary packaging to make your ideas a reality. One day.

 

So, back to the Panda…

What the hell should a panda bath blitzer smell like??