Wednesday, November 12, 2008

On my soapbox!

The chocolate part of the cupcake smells like chocolate and the cherry and the "frosting " have a raspberry aroma.





Watch out! do not let anyone take a bite out of you when using these whimsical soaps.




I love the aroma of cranberry, so I put it in these cute snowmen. At Christmas, many of my clients decorate their bathrooms with these miniature soap trees and just allow their guests to help themselves to these soaps and scrubbies. When I first suggested this idea, they loved it and so did the guests. Soaps also make great stocking stuffers










I have a couple of clients who always complain about stress and sore necks, so I started making these 3D " ENERGY" bars with eucalyptus . I love this bar because somehow or other the aroma of eucalyptus makes everything better. I love the song "amber is the color of my energy" This bar has that two toned effect going from yellow to amber!








It is strange how a simple bar of soap can give me such joy! I was extremely sad these past two weeks about my cat and just threw myself wholeheartedly into this art of saponification ( art of soap making). I am still sad but I am coping much better now. Thank you to all those who uttered those kind words!( You know who you are)!
Also, ever since I started showcasing and talking more in depth about my soaps, people have emailed me and actually ordering them from me. Thank you! I make them with great pride and the greatest ingredients and I know you will love them too!
Ingredients are: Goats milk, olive oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, essential oils, fragrance etc...
Enjoy the pictures! Email me if you guys have questions Nazarina@karston.com
Nazarina A.

39 comments:

Reeni said...

Their gorgeous! I really thought you were showing me cupcakes at first, I was thinking yum cherries! I love the 3D bars and the symbol on them. I can attest to how spectacular these soaps are. They smell beautiful and make my skin squeak! They don't leave any kind of film behind like the store bought ones. They make great Christmas gifts!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow awesome, bright and light color mixtures, pretty looking soaps. Adding goat's milk to soaps may act as moisturizer i think. U r genius dear. Keep rocking.

ochikeron said...

I am always amazed by your work!!! I like the pink ones because I like pink :)

Sounds gorgeous to decorate your bathroom with the Christmas soaps!!! I wish my bathroom is big enough to put a Christmas tree.

The energy bars are cool, too. Is it Chinese or Japanese? Anyway, I can read it ;)

Jo said...

Simply beautiful Nazarina, you have quite a business sense already! Good to wrap yourself up in something you love to do, when you are so very sad. Anyone who loves animals the way we do, posess the purest of hearts! It's hard to love things so deeply and lose them. You have a wonderful talent!

Maryann said...

I am so addicted to soaps! I love these :)

Jacqui said...

These are so beautiful, wish I could get my hands on them for Chrissy gifts.

Dawn said...

And you are doing the right thing by keeping busy. Each new day the pain lessens, bit by bit. Glad to hear you're keeping busy though. I saw that video of you skiing in the snow. It was very funny of how cold you were.
And I would be one of those people that might bite into the cupcake soap. HA HA!!

n33ma said...

So colorful....chocolate and raspberry beautiful.

Pam said...

So clever and cute...I love that they smell like chocolate and raspberries.

Couture Carrie said...

Perfect holiday gifts, Nazarina! You do such beautiful work! I especially love the edible-looking ones. This is a HUGE trend right now; even Dylan's Candy Bar has started a bath and body line in which the products look and smell like sweet treats!

xoxox,
CC

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They look terrific and must smell wonderful! You are an artist!

Cheers,

Rosa

Live.Love.Eat said...

These are really awesome. I am interested in ordering some of the Xmas soaps. I host Xmas at my house and usually put something nice in the bathroom. Please email me when you get a chance. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

THEY LOOK GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT!! SO CUTE TO DECORATE FOR THE HOLIDAYS! OR VERY NICE GIFTS THAT THEY CAN USE AND LOVE THE WAY YOUR SKIN FEELS SOFT, I LOVE YOUR SOAPS IT'S HARD TO USE THEM CAUSE THEY ARE SO PRETTY BUT ONCE YOU DO YOU LOVE THEM!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Nazarina, these are absolutely adorable! I love them. They do indeed make great Christmas presents or stocking stuffers.

You should send me your grandmothers recipe for the shortbread cookies so that I can make them and spotlight them on myblog. Or you make them and let me know when they're on there and I'll link people to your blog. I'm so glad you've kept the feelings and principles that were handed to you by your grandmother. That's lovely. Big hugs my friend.

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

So sweetie, how can we order your soaps? I'm really interested. Please let me know. Big hugs.

Darius T. Williams said...

You know what? These look soooo good I'd be trying to eat them - lol.

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Tny said...

Hi sis.. hope you doin great over there ;)

Errmm.. got confuse.. that one is cupcake or soap with cupcake design?

BTW all of 'em look pretty and cute as giveaway gifts :)

Cakebrain said...

OMG! I love the cupcake soaps! You're right! they look exactly like the cupcakes I made too! I wish I could start making soaps that look so good as yours. It sounds like a fun hobby! Looking at those cupcake soaps, I'd be inclined to eat them!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Everything is absolutely beautiful. The colors are vibrant and your photography is amazing. Your are one talented lady!

Yasmeen said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your cat.
Soaps are amazing work of art,I'm particularly curious about the one with eucalyptus oil,must be soothing for blocked sinuses too.
I've couple of fitting awards for you,do check back in leisure:)

Jaya said...

When I first saw it ,i thought it to be edible LOL...
But seriously these are real pieces of art and creativity ..
hugs and smiles

Sagan said...

So beautiful! I don't think soap has ever made me hungry before...

Dibs said...

Oh my ...these do look good enough to eat!!! Would hate to use them up!

Thanks for dropping by my blog, and in turn letting me find your site! :-) I loved the presentatitions, the carrot& capsicum palm tree in one of your posts... simply awesome!!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Suprise Weekend Bonanza waiting for you.

Angela said...

I love these soaps! You are a genius! I can almost smell the eucalyptus now. AH...

ncfoodie said...

Wow! I'm blown away. Your soaps are clever and beautiful. So impressive:)

Lubna Karim said...

Hi,

Mail waiting for you.

Lubna

Food For Tots said...

Tks for dropping by at my blog. Wow! You have such a FANTASTIC blog! I think the 3D Energy bar is best for me now. Hehehe! ;)

Jo said...

so very pretty!

umi_e said...

I really like to see those soaps. Did you DIY ?

I wonder if i can do the same...

Tim Rosanelli said...

Very cool! If I didn't read the blog, I would have thought they were chocolates.

mikky said...

how creative of you!!! :)

Bits of Life 'n' Taste said...

Hi, thanks for dropping by my blog. The soaps are gorgeous, so do you blog. Keep rocking...

Lucy said...

Simply gorgeous!!

Dibs said...

Have something for you at our blog :-))

Snooky doodle said...

wow these are so so nice. You re really artistic, If you lived nearby I would surely buy alot of soaps and give them as Christmas gifs :) Well done

Amanda said...

Wow these are gorgeous!

Vaala said...

Wow, they are totally gorgeous! I adore the cupcake soaps. They look good enough to eat!

Taryn said...

Oh my gosh- you are amazing! I have been looking into making soap and I got overwhelmed because it is hard and complicated. I can't imagine how much time and effort (and talent) went into making these! Wow.