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I almost went to bed without showing you all my terrible soap cuts from last night batch LOL. There is nothing pretty about it LOL. Don't tell me that somebody somewhere will find beauty in it, they wont. In person it looks like there is mold in it. My friend said that he didn't like the weird flesh colored parts LMBO. I think that if I had stirred it up a bit more, it might have had a galaxy look.

Without further adieu, please enjoy...Beach, by Kim

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I love it! Call it natural stone and you're onto a winner.
 

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You can use liquid laundry detergent bottles for this. They are free - sort of. Have to take the labels off and write on them in thick black texts but they work well especially the ones with a spout built in.
I know.. I've been keeping an eye out at work and neighbors. I make my own laundry detergent so I don't have any on hand and I hate to buy it just for that because I'm so used to my detergent. LOL.. I don't think I'm quite ready to start masterbatching yet. I was also kinda joking in that post. I mean I do have large chemical safe containers on my Amazon wishlist... but they were already there at the time of the post! 😁 :D

Don't tell me that somebody somewhere will find beauty in it, they wont.
I do! It's a pretty cool abstract piece of art...I actually see the beach when I look at it.
 

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So silly and cute! And I love Smell the Rainbow from NS!!
I said when I got the 3.5”x3.5” mold that I’d only fill it 3/4 full. But that hasn’t happened to many times yet.
It keeps cracking me up that on the days I’m struggling w my mental health the most, the more outrageously silly, cute, whimsical, comical, colorful, cheery my soaps seem to be.
#soapingiscoping
I expect the colors will brighten a bit as it dries.
AND my new batch of soap dough is dough, not DOH!
 

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So silly and cute! And I love Smell the Rainbow from NS!!
I said when I got the 3.5”x3.5” mold that I’d only fill it 3/4 full. But that hasn’t happened to many times yet.
It keeps cracking me up that on the days I’m struggling w my mental health the most, the more outrageously silly, cute, whimsical, comical, colorful, cheery my soaps seem to be.
#soapingiscoping
I expect the colors will brighten a bit as it dries.
AND my new batch of soap dough is dough, not DOH!
So cute!!! ♥♥♥
ETA...you’re making me want an extruder now...😂😂😂😂
 

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So cute!!! ♥♥♥
ETA...you’re making me want an extruder now...😂😂😂😂
I’m about to go extruder crazy!!! The new jerky gun I got is making me so happy! All that winding with the little Walnut Hollow was a repetitive stress injury waiting to happen. And, it took fooooooooooreeeeeeeeveeeeer!
 

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I almost went to bed without showing you all my terrible soap cuts from last night batch LOL. There is nothing pretty about it LOL. Don't tell me that somebody somewhere will find beauty in it, they wont. In person it looks like there is mold in it. My friend said that he didn't like the weird flesh colored parts LMBO. I think that if I had stirred it up a bit more, it might have had a galaxy look.

Without further adieu, please enjoy...Beach, by Kim

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Listen Lady, I saw the pic before the post and said ooohhhh out loud. I LOVE the artsy look of this design.
 

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I just added a little M&P rose and petals to it and I love the way it looks! View attachment 54702
So Beautiful 🧼🤗💫

So silly and cute! And I love Smell the Rainbow from NS!!
I said when I got the 3.5”x3.5” mold that I’d only fill it 3/4 full. But that hasn’t happened to many times yet.
It keeps cracking me up that on the days I’m struggling w my mental health the most, the more outrageously silly, cute, whimsical, comical, colorful, cheery my soaps seem to be.
#soapingiscoping
I expect the colors will brighten a bit as it dries.
AND my new batch of soap dough is dough, not DOH!
Oh That Soooo Darn Adorable' 💫🧼🐛

Today I spent much of my time reading your opinions /advise & giving us a glimpse of your personal live's & viewing your beautiful soap creations, great day. Thx 🤗🧼💫
 

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I'm still going to do a spin-off based on the challenge technique and hopefully I'll get my kill room set up this weekend to practice. I've already poured a slab for a trial run; I was very inspired by a tweedy effect I saw on the thread about confetti soap and I'm loving how it comes out!
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Hopefully today I'll get to make a batch of soap dough for the purposes of playing around with it and not generating any new bars that need to be stored somewhere! I'm curious to test the effects of Tylose for thickening liquid soap and maybe in the dough as well, for science!

And I got a delivery of some new stuff (sodium lactate, stearin, etc.) to keep me entertained just in case I manage to get bored amongst all that!
 

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I almost went to bed without showing you all my terrible soap cuts from last night batch LOL. There is nothing pretty about it LOL. Don't tell me that somebody somewhere will find beauty in it, they wont. In person it looks like there is mold in it. My friend said that he didn't like the weird flesh colored parts LMBO. I think that if I had stirred it up a bit more, it might have had a galaxy look.

Without further adieu, please enjoy...Beach, by Kim

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Well the picture does not do it justice then as it looks very good to me! Having said that I've had soaps that I think look pretty bad yet the pictures don't tell the true story!:D
 

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Okay, I get that the intention and the outcome are a mismatch, and I cannot see it in person. But I am the somebody somewhere that likes it. Looks like marble.
Ok, you know what? I love it! I live near the ocean so see many storms rolling in. A stormy ocean is exactly what that looks like and if you (I) ever TRY to make my bars look like a stormy ocean, I couldn't do that good a job! Seriously, I think that's great!
 

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Trying to push myself out of my funk. Melted fats for a MB to start playing around with the March challenge. Using the same recipe for the February challenge because it was so nice to work with. That’s all I got so far today. Maybe by the end of this sunny day I’ll actually have made soap......

Also made a small batch of my go-to recipe minus castor oil. Want to see exactly how much, at 5%, it adds to soap. Only making a 100g (of fats) batch and making two bars in my cavity mold.
 

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Trying to push myself out of my funk. Melted fats for a MB to start playing around with the March challenge. Using the same recipe for the February challenge because it was so nice to work with. That’s all I got so far today. Maybe by the end of this sunny day I’ll actually have made soap......
Ugh - those funks. I just heard a country song yesterday while flipping through the stations. Something about some days we're just getting by and some days we're alive. Sounds silly now that I've typed it, but it gave me a lift just knowing I wasn't weird for being in a funk myself on a beautiful sunny day. Puuuuuussssshhhhh! :)
 

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I’m fragrance testing some Daystar fragrances today. They seem very light so far 😬 I hope the scents develop more while curing...they smell so good OOB.
 

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Trying to do too many things today. I knew I had to get this soap made if it’ll be ready for Mother’s Day. But, I just was not feeling it. Dug deep, got er done. Love the maiden rose FO from NS! Made these roses w dough in a tiny little fondant mold over a few weeks.
The rubber at the base of my stick blender is disintegrating. So, as much as I’d hoped to make the soap I’m excited about tonight, it’ll have to wait. Guess I’ll check bed bath and beyond tomorrow, or target for a new one.
 

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Trying to push myself out of my funk.
Ugh - those funks.
OMG. I just realized this is the first year in ... 3 or 4 years where I have not had the soap funks in January and February. Years past this was a real thing that several months - always seems to be at the beginning of the year - I have hated soap, soapmaking, and everything soap related. This year I did not have that problem! So, sorry @The_Phoenix if I gave you my funk this year.

Tonight I am putting away soap stuff to focus on B&B for an upcoming market. I mean it this time. Those sugar scrubs and lotions are not going to make themselves, so I need to do it.
 

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Been at work for 11 hours today, bored outta my mind! Watching acrylic pours of all kinds and was on an Ariane Arsenault youtube video kick today! She's way too happy for me! LOL All the time! Just what I needed! I love her videos! But found my way to this video and thought it might be helpful!

Ariane Arsenault

I've tried quite a few different reuseable DIY liners for my molds and alway go back to freezer paper & this is the coolest way I've seen yet!
 

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