Friday, October 17, 2008

Power of pink, Awards and on my soap box......

Jen of Beantown Baker is hosting The Power of Pink challenge! Please visit her site to join in and help spread awareness for the battle against breast cancer! Also read her amazing story about her Mom!





Both Yasmeen and Lubna have interesting posts about this debilitating disease so please drop by their sites as well.


I was busy almost all of this week making the pink ribbon soaps for a silent auction, to help raise funds for a breast cancer awareness event. I had to make 35 soap gift baskets and I am pleased that each and every basket went for quite a large sum of money!!! Thanks to all those gracious people who bid high for such an honorable cause !

Rose fragrance



These were some of the other soaps included in the basket. These have a very deep vanilla fragrance.


These are most probably one of the most time consuming soaps to make and thanks to the pure lemon oil, I tend to "trick" people! A lot!



Pure orange oil soaps. The orange groves does not even come close! Just kidding!



Finally, my own homemade mango butter face and body cream. As you can see from the list of some of the raw ingredients below ( shea, cocoa, mango butters, almond oil etc....) , it is all natural and so gentle. It contains no alcohol that so often dries out sensitive skin ! Each and every ingredient plays an important role in keeping the skin healthy!






Last but definitely not least Lubna of Yummy Food has bestowed this beautiful award upon me. Thank you Lubna for this cute butterfly award, it is very much appreciated! The rules are that I extend this award to ten other folks, so I shall comply. I also would like to take this opportunity to let everyone know that I truly extend this award to everyone out there because the fact of the matter is, we all work hard to make our blogs look "cool!" So you are more than welcome to claim it with love from me!



And this award goes to:

Reeni, Girl Japan, Arfi, Anjum, Prudy, Hopie, Meeso, Maimoona, Ochikeron,

Mamafami, Sweetbites, Nemo at daily dabble, Icook4fun, Kevin, Couture Carrie

Sweetipie

Please visit these folks, you are in for some good food, fun and not forgetting couture ha! ha!

Nazarina A.

34 comments:

Reeni said...

Your soaps are so beautiful! Those oranges look so real. I'm so glad to hear they went for a good cause and made lots of money. They are worth every penny. Congrats on the award and thank-you for passing it on to me!

Girl Japan said...

WOw, you make soap TOO, goodness what don't you do, me too, I am so glad to hear they went to an excellent cause, you have so much heart and your mind is rich, I hope this does not sound weird but I am drawn too you, you are inspiring.

Just say the word, and my house is open if you want to come to Tokyo = ) Thank you so much for the Reward, you are my New BFF.. "giggles"

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious said...

hi! i am so amazed that u can make such beautiful soaps! keep it up! great work! :)

Arfi Binsted said...

you're a multi-talented girl. i'd love to have those pink ones. i lately have been enjoying fig and something else (can't remember--a gift from my sis-in-law) soap. i won't want to get out of the tub hehehe... many thanks for the award. appreciate it.

cheers,
ab

Jo said...

You make beautiful baskets Nazarina, the soaps very colorful. This is definitely a great cause, I lost two friends to breast cancer within a week of each other.

Do you use your mango butter on your face? Sounds good for Winter, my skin is so dry. Congrads on your award, your blog is wonderful! :)

Prudy said...

Oh my goodness, those are just gorgeous! I can only imagine how good they must smell. What a worthy cause for your efforts. Congratulations on your award and thank you so much for thinking of me and my blog to pass it on too.

Hopie said...

Wow, what gorgeous soaps and, although it's hard to tell on the computer, I bet they smell divine! Thank you for the award :-)

meeso said...

The soaps are awesome, my favorites are the oranges! Congratulations on the awards and thank you for sharing with me :)

Dawn said...

You, my dear, are very talented. Those orange slices look like the real thing. Very clever of you. Gorgeous baskets.
Can I also say I love the soup just below this post.

Couture Carrie said...

Awwwwww Nazarina thank you so much! I am incredibly honored, and even more impressed with your work - the bicolor h2o soap is my fave. I actually used to work as a confectioner in a chocolate shop, so I imagine making soap is similar to making chocolate bunnies, using a mold, right?
So glad to know you and can't wait to check out all these other fab blogs!

xoxox,
CC

Anjum said...

You are too good.. And the cause you are fighting for is really worth it.. and on top of it , it was good that you earned good money for the very good cause... Congrats on the award and thanks for passing on to me...

Cheri C said...

Dear Naz,

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING THE BASKETS FOR NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVOR'S EVENT.
YOU WERE SUCH A HIT WITH EVERYBODY!!!AND THANK YOU FOR THE CUPCAKES AS WELL!

It is a good thing that I asked for your blog address, I am amazed at your talents! God bless!

I used the ribbon soap and boy your soap leaves my skin soft. It is not like the soap in the stores that kinda leaves a white hue and leaves the skin dull! I feel like I want to take several bathings just to use your soap! You will definitely hear from me again
People that bid for the soap told me the same thing so you will hear back from them too!They said all the money was well worth it and for the cause!

By the way, what do you use on your hair?!!!!It is strikingly beautiful!!

Cheri C

ICook4Fun said...

Thank you so much for the award. Your soaps are so beautiful and best of all it went for good cause. By the way, are you selling you selling some of your soaps?

maimoona said...

Soaps are amazing especially the orange one's.It was so noble of you to put your hard work for the Cause.
Congrats for the award and thanks for passing it to me.

Mandy said...

wow, your soaps are so beautiful! Congrats on the sum raised by the pink ribbon soaps! What a great way to raise fund in the breast cancer awareness month. :)

Snooky doodle said...

Hi
Thanks for visiting my blog. You gve me the opportunity to discover your wonderful blog. I already added yours to my favorites :) these soaps are gorgeous.

beantown baker said...

The soap looks great! Thanks so much for submitting this to my event.

Nemo @ daily-dabble.com said...

Hi Nazarina!

These soaps are gorgeous!! :)
My sister would love them, she would like to make soaps like this!

Thank you so much for nominating me for the award. I am glad you enjoy reading my blog! :) I love your blog too, you definitely deserved the award!!!

Hope you had a lovely weekend and that the rest of the week will be fabulous!
God bless you!

Yasmeen said...

Luxurious soups ,all sold for a worthy cause,that's really noble of you nazarina. And thanks for appreciating my work:) You rock!

hot garlic said...

The soaps are amazing, and so beautiful! Great little business idea!

Maryann said...

Hold on! You make your own soaps? How cool is that?!! They are just beautiful! Really :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

In this busy world, day to day changing people, you take out time and work for a cause is something which cannot be expressed in words. I really thank the online Ramadan event for giving me a chance to meet up someone as with real inner beauty. Soaps look awesome dear. Thank you for mentioning my blog also. Congrats on the award. Keep the good work going.
Love, Lubna

ochikeron said...

Wow! These are amazing soaps!!! How could you make those oranges?! Amazing!!!

Thanks for passing the award on to me! I am very happy to receive it from you!!!

The Food Hunter said...

You're soaps are awesome. I love the orange ones.

MamaFaMi said...

Salaam Nazarina... Thank you for the award. I am very sorry for the delay in collecting it. Had been pretty busy lately and still is. I will put it up soon in my blog. Thank you for your kind words as well.

Lovely soap you got there. I don't really know how to make soaps though.

Take care dear...

Salt N Turmeric said...

Nazarina, just wanted to wish you Eid-Ul Fitri Mubarak! I know its almost end of the month but for us Malaysian, we celebrate it the full whole month! lol.

Reeni said...

Nazarina, you must come over to my blog and see what I have for you there!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Nazarina, these soaps are amazing! Job well done my friend. You are one talented lady! Congratulations.

Passionate About Baking said...

Congrats on the awards Nazarina, & I think your soap baskets are BRILLIANT! A wonderful 'pink ribbon' effort & for such a great cause. Well done!

Kevin said...

Nice soaps! Congrats on the award! Thanks for the award!

Darius T. Williams said...

Wow at those soaps...really!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Sweetiepie said...

OMG!those soaps look so real.I can't believe you can make th Pink ribbon on the soap!COngrats on the award!!!Hmm I love the lemon scent..

Vaala said...

Wow! You made those soaps and face and body cream? That is incredible! I'm real impressed! They look amazing.

Sweetiepie said...

hehehe!Forgot my name?Don't worry sweetie!Thank you so much for the award and I hope our friendship will last forever.:)I am glad to know you.Cheerssss