A whole new experience is coming soon!

Change is not a bad thing

Hi Lovelies!

It's been awhile since I've updated this blog.  As you may or may not know, my focus has shifted a bit.

I'm back in the product making game!  So I haven't had much time to post and review items from other product makers. 

Don't worry, I still am an experimenter when comes to bath and body items and all things cute and unicorny.  I still share products from other product makers on instagram, but I think I'll get back to updating here as well.  

So a few new things are going on - I am currently selling my wares at a Pop Up Show in Bowie - I'll be there every Friday - Sunday except for two dates December 14th and December 16th. (on the 16th, I'll be at the food court in Pentagon City Mall!)

If you haven't visited my Etsy store in awhile, there are tons of new items.  Check it out, everything ships for free and for Black Friday, you can get 35% off!

No code is needed.

Last, but definitely not least, I've begun teaching introductory soapmaking and bath bomb classes.  My next classes will be on December 30th.  If you're in the DMV area, you should come through!

That's all for now.  I will do my best to continue to update here with everything new going on with my #Bubblelove!


2016 Birthday Giveaway Winners!

What's good, LoveBuds?

Thank you all so much for the birthday love and the biggest giveaway turn out ever with over 2100 entries!  I'm excited to give away this awesome batch of prizes!

What was even more awesome were some of the responses to the giveaway question "When did you know you were a soap addict?"  Here are just a few of the great responses I received:

"When I started buying everyday!"

"When I had to start hiding it from my husband..."

"When my friend was using my bathroom and I had run out of soap, I told her to look in the cabinet for more and then I heard her laughing. That laughter was my indication. :)"

"I knew the addiction was real when I would save up coins for releases BEFORE saving up for lunch money..."

"I will never admit lol"

You guys are the best!  Now for my

Prizes are awarded in the order listed
It's My Birthday Giveaway
Congratulations to all my winners!  Thank you everyone for participating.  There will be more giveaway fun soon.
Until Next time~
Peace, Love & lots of awesome BUBBLES!

More Great Handmade Soap for $5 or less

Hey LoveBuds!

A couple of weeks ago, I told you about a few great soapmakers who offered soap for $5 or less.  Today, I have a few more to add to that list.  So let's get right to it!

First up today is Emily's Soap.  Emily believes in pure, natural ingredients and the simple "pioneer" spirit of home soap making.   Her line is mostly naturally scented and colored soap, but Emily also offers scented creams and other items.  This soap is just darn good.  I receive a bar of her lavender soap and if you know me, lavender is one of my favorite fragrances.  It had a creamy lather and my just enough lavender to make my shower wonderfully refreshing experience.  All of her 4 oz bars sell for just $5 each.

Visit Emily's Soap 

Next up is Ladybug Suds & Sundries. Astarie (I love her name!), sent me two soaps to try out Fairy Floss, which is a playfully sweet cotton candy scent and Independent (2015), a sparkly fruit scent reminiscent of fizzy fruit punch and and ode to the 4th of July. I personally tried Independent and loved the great lather, fresh clean feeling and effervescently fruity fragrance of it.  Fairy Floss will be gifted in a giveaway, not because I don't like it, but I don't want to be selfish and I love sharing the #bubblelove with my readers.  Ladybug (the owner's nickname) started making soap like many other momtrepreneurs, looking for a way to deal with her baby's sensitive skin.  Normally, bars from Ladybug Suds & Sundries run $6.00 each, but she is currently have a HUGE stock reduction sale and the soaps I listed as well as many others have been reduced to just $2.00 each!

Visit Ladybug Suds & Sundries

I've also posted some brand new soaps for sale.  All soaps are priced at $5 or less. Each of my small batch soaps are made with fresh, natural oils and ingredients.  I love trying new things, but I don't have room nor enough days in my life to use them all, so I'm offering them to you.  Free Shipping is now always available on all orders of $20 or more.  There are even some leftovers from my special birthday gifts at reduced prices.

Do you know of any other great soaps for less than $5?  Email me and I'll work to do another review of awesome soap for great prices!  I'm off to study for and finish up my midterms and get to cracking on the August Great Cakes Soap Challenge Club project.  What are you working on this weekend?

OH! Don't forget, there is still one more week to enter my Birthday Giveaway which includes a new KINDLE PAPERWHITE!

Until next time,

I bid you Peace, Love & Lots of amazing and affordable Bubbles!


It's My Birthday! My Soap Dish and Awesome FREE GIFTS FOR YOU!

It's that time of year again....MY BIRTHDAY!  I officially 45 tomorrow.  Yup, the big four five.  Crazy, I have the spirit of a 30 year old, but definitely the knees of a 55 year old, so I guess that's about right, lol.

Usually, I do some introspection and give some insights on what I've learned or how I've changed or the world... but not this time.  This time, I want to just chillax both mentally and physically, I just want to take it easy.  One thing is that I absolutely love life and I am truly enjoying the journey.  I just feel that sometimes we spend too much time trying to document what's going on in our lives versus just living and being present in the moment.

So without further adieu, here it is ~ My current soapdish situation!

Yeah, don't judge me...

On to the my gifts to you.  Along with the free gifts I made to go with any purchase from my website, I will send an additional FREE full sized bar of soap (from some of my favorite artisans) and you can receive FREE SHIPPING!  Whichever free promo code you use (BIRTHDAYGRAINS, BIRTHDAY SOAP or BIRTHDAYGEL) will also apply the discount for the product and free shipping.  Valid THIS WEEKEND ONLY!  

Next, check out my giveaway where one winner will win a KINDLE PAPERWHITE and others will win bountiful prizes of soapy awesomness!

It's My Birthday Giveaway
Thank you for sharing my birthday with me!  I will soon be preparing for a major surgical procedure at the end of August.  As such, I need to double up on my school work so I won't be as active on the blog, but I will still be posting soap loveliness on Instagram.  Once I'm back on my feet, I'll be back with more of my #soapchronicles.
Love to you all and until next time,
Peace, Love and loads of birthday cake scented Bubbles!

Pamper yourself without breaking the bank! Fabulous suds for $5 or less!

Hey Love Buds!

We're coming down the stretch to my birthday.  Later this week, I'll give you a peek at my current soap dish situation and an awesome giveaway for my birthday.  But today, I want to talk about soap ballin' on a budget!

My need for an extensive soap collection has necessitated a need to be thrifty.  Quality handmade soap can sell for over $10 a bar and though I love to treat myself, there are lots of soap artisans who don't sacrifice quality while still providing a reasonably priced product.

This statement by no means discounts the hard work and craftsmanship put into creating handmade soap.  It takes a keen scientific insight and creativity to create great soap.  But for those of us on a tight budget, there are still some great options to be found.  I've personally tried all of the soaps I present today and none of them disappoint. Each was provided to me without charge in exchange for my honest opinion.  Here are a few options for finding great handmade soap for $5 a bar or less:

 This company is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, so for those of us in the US and other countries, shipping may be an issue, but I highly recommend this soap.  The bar pictures is Mocha Mint and it is truly TO DIE FOR!  It sells for $3 Canadian and is about the size of a half to a third bar of soap (just about 2.5 ounces).  I know, for 4.5 to 5.5 bar, the equivalent price is not as thrifty, but if you have tons of soap like me, this is the perfect size.

Even if this was a proportional priced 5 or so ounce bar, I suggest you give it a try.  Not only is it gorgeous, but it is filled with ground espresso beans giving it scrubby, tingly, chocolatey, invigoratingly awesome bathing texture.  With my sensitive skin, I'm not for overly exfoliating bars.  Though this bar is just a bit rough for my skin, I kept bathing with it because the lather and fragrance are intoxicating.  Check out Love Your Suds on Facebook and Instagram.


 The nice people behind Cast Soap Company create awesome soap in Dublin, Ohio. The magnificent 4 ounce sudsy creations sold by Cast Soap are priced at just $4 per bar.  You can grab these locally in several shops in Ohio and Cast Soap can also be found on Etsy.  These bars are hot processed with great lather and leave skin feeling great.  I tried the Oatmeal Scrub, which was nicely exfoliating, but not overly so.  I also received the sweet honey almond to try and though almond is not one of my favorite scents, my mother really enjoys almond and loved this soap.  Check our Cast Soap on Facebook and Etsy.

I've previously reviewed these soaps and absolutely love the natural soap bars offered by Unearth Malee. These bars are Asian inspired, delicately scented and beautifully crafted.  While the regular price of these bars is $6.50 each (4.5 to 5 oz bars), every month, one bar is marked down to $5.00.  For July, it is their Dead Sea Minerals Salt and Mud Bar (pictured left).  I highly recommend these amazing bars which are made without palm oil to support orangutan habitats.  Visit Unearth Malee on Facebook and Etsy.

I still have a few more vendors to cover and that will be in part 2 of this series, later this month.  The other creators I will review include, Emily's Soaps, Ladybug Suds and Sundries and A&M Soap.

In the meantime, check out my creations here!  All soaps are always $5 or less and for my birthday, they are marked down to $3 plus every order of $6 or more receives a free gift of your choice. 

Until next time,

Peace, Love and lots of affordable yummy Bubbles!


Feature Friday: Dandelion Zebra Swirl

Hey Love Buds!

Today's Feature Friday video is by Kevin Devin of Devinely Designed.  This gorgeous soap has a contrasting pattern similar to the Great Cakes Soap challenged I have been working on this month.  Enjoy!

Check out more by Devinely Designed on:
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My birthday is next week and I've got some special stuff coming your way including my 2nd annual look at my soap dish, some really good soap for $5 or less and a great sale on my products.

Until next time,

Peace, Love & lots of pink zebra striped Bubbles!