I was even BUSIER than I imagined so I only managed ONE day for CP soaping. So I decided to do something that's been on the list...
An Oasis Swirl!
(the crowd oohs and ahhs)
Unfortunately, this one was a failure!
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I wanted to do a short pulse of my stick blender and then handblend the rest of it. But then the short pulses led to some textural oddity that I believe
was a false trace of some kind so I had to stick blend longer than I wanted. I didn't get all the lumps out, as you can see especially in the teal and purple.
I originally was like, okay, this is fine. I'll just skip the gradient so I only need 5 colors instead of 7. But then the containers for accent colors I poured off were still pretty fluid despite the extra blending, so I got overconfident (I am a dumb man) that I could still do it.
Then I added in the premixed colors I had and, oh no, these colors aren't what I wanted! But if I take the time to fix them, I'll lose the fluidity even more! So I soldiered on.
Pouring was more of a spoonplop but I was thinking it'll still be fine. It'll just be unique with a tigerstripey middle instead of the usual oasis swirl middle. But then I banged it up even further by forgetting what the swirl pattern technique was and just winging it ("Oh, it's just hearts, right?" No. It was not.).
The bright side is, at the very least, I now have a good baseline of what TO DO if I want to try an oasis swirl again in the future. After all the nonsense this one went through, I'm just glad it passed the zap test and is, at minimum, functional soap
Hopefully I can join next month's challenge and actually succeed this time