As many of you know, I plan to do a review once a month for a special soap company that was hand-picked by yours truly. I wanted to create a spotlight for others and their work and will thus be featuring 12 different bath and beauty companies from around the world. So, without further ado, welcome March's review.
Missouri River Soaps
I first watched Holly Bailey, the Princess of Rainbows, on YouTube about a year ago after searching for other soap artists who filmed. Granted, she's one of the first results if you type in the phrase "soap making" and isn't hard to find so don't consider my discovery a grand feat. I don't remember what she was creating that day, but her sweet voice and calming nature really grabbed me and I've been an avid viewer since that day. Her soaps just look like smoothies! Every time. Every single time I see them I think about smoothies. She kindly agreed to send me some products to review and when I found that delightful package in the mail, oh how I squealed!!
Here's what I got.
Holly's wrapping is adorable. The white paper feels like a sturdier version of parchment paper. What I loved is that some of the glitter fr's wrapom the blue tissue paper clung to the white and made it sparkly too! The ribbons were secured by the information sticker so the ends weren't showing. Her labels are glossy and very professional and made me feel very special and pampered. PLUS, I got a special little love not from the Princess of Rainbows that made my day. (Mom says hi back!)
|Cutest little owlett!|
|Not a tear in that packaging!|
|Sweet Holly's note!|
|My gorgeous treasure trove!|
Fragrance and Ingredients
F i g g y C r e a m - This was Mumsy's favorite! As I have never really smelled a ripe fig, who was I whether or not to judge if the name is accurate? BUT, Mother says it was very similar. I thought it smelled absolutely divine and kinda reminds me of a romantic, unisex fragrance. It's warm, inviting, and comforting. The ingredients are listed on the circle sticker. (Yay! Saving me some typing!)
R a i n b o w - PEARS! That's what I smell! Candied, yummy, delightful, succulent, dripping pears with sugar and candy! The first time I smelled this fragrance, I almost died from sheer delight! Mum and Father adored it and have begged me to purchase something like it. I'm just ridiculously in love with it and it's also popular among the kiddos and adults over here at White Grange Academy. ;)
P a t c h o u l i R a i n - Imagine the Renaissance times! Fair ladies, knights in armor, tournaments, festival days, flower garlands, elaborate jewelry, and essential oils from the apothecary! All of the glory and wonder of days gone by! THAT'S what this fragrance is in a nutshell. It's enchanting and beautiful with woodsy notes and an organic, natural undertone. It's fantastic and perfect for those who enjoy a less fruity smell but love gorgeous colors!
Quality and Performance
All of the Missouri River soaps I tried feel and act the same which is....bubble moisture galore! The lather is soft and makes you feel like you've bathed with butter. (minus the greasiness, of course.) I couldn't complain about anything in these bars if you PAID me too. They're perfect! The colors are vivid, beautiful, and bright. The fragrance is so so strong and the bars are luscious on the skin. No running of the colors, all bars are very very hard and almost have a slippery feel without even being wet. I can totally tell she used cream. No dry feeling after your shower and I didn't even have to use lotion!
Buy Holly's soap. That is my conclusion. You will not be disappointed! They are so inexpensive considering the fact that they are 6-7 ounces each and last forever. The Princess of Rainbows has mastered the art of packaging and makes her customers feel warm and loved on! Buy the soap. Just buy the soap.
Thanks everyone for reading now go forth and purchase some of Holly's soaps! She doesn't have a coupon available for you because her soaps sell out so fast as it is! Now is your chance!