Monday, August 3, 2009

Soaps Good Enough To Eat (And A Contest You Seriously Don't Want To Miss!)

As you all well know, I'm a beauty product junkie. I'm also a total Etsy junkie . . . and anytime I can combine those two additictions by buying beauty products on Etsy is bound to be a good time!

My absolute favorite bath and beauty seller on Etsy is Savor. Lisa makes the most amazing, positively edible soaps and shower creams. They smell absolutely divine, last for ages in the shower and leave my (fairly sensitive and dry) skin soft enough to skip body lotion.

The first product in Lisa's shop that caught my eye was her Earl Grey Tea Soap With Lemon Peel. Remember how I'm a committed Anglophile? This soap combined THREE of my great loves: Etsy, beauty products and British things. I snapped it up the day I first noticed it online, along with a bar of Lime Chiffon. The Earl Grey was heaven, just like I expected it to be . . . the Lime Chiffon smelled exactly like lime Jello and I promptly fell in love with it as well.

I went on to try Sex Appeal (strawberry and rose . . . a genius combination!), Pineapple Buttercream (I was hard pressed not to lick the bar, this stuff smelled so edible), Hawaiian Orange Alaea (rich, buttery and wonderful), Lemon Chiffon, Aubergine (a spectacular, sexy musk sent . . . haven't seen it around the shop lately but it was rich and lovely!), Joie de Vivre (a lush, herby spa scent), Gateau au Citron (quite possibly the world's most perfect lemon soap), Bamboo with Rosewood (rich and sophisticated), Italy (luscious herbal heaven, perfect for boys. And for stealing from boys.), Black Honey, Kir Royale (Gorgeous blackcurrant that smells like my first trip to London), Dread Pirate Roberts and Princess Bride (Because how could you NOT buy soaps with those names?!), Tropical Black Hawaiian Sea Salt, Blood Orange Granita (used on my wedding day!) and Winter Grapefruit (A spectacularly unique combo of grapefruit and pine.)

Why, YES. I do spend a lot of time buying soap.

The best thing about Lisa's soaps is that they're reasonably priced, reliably awesome and they come in an ever changing cast of spectacular scents. She has a real talent for mixing scents in unexpectedly delicious combinations.

The soaps are the perfect gift, for yourself or for a friend. Over the holidays I bought dozens of bars . . . my favorites Kir Royale and Earl Grey Tea for the girls on my list and Italy for the boys.

They also make great gifts for my spectacular and much loved blog readers.

That's you!!!

I've partnered up with Lisa to offer one lucky reader a free bar of her new Angel Food Cake soap, pictured below. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment to this entry sometime before Friday, 1pm PST. I'll use the random number generator to pick a winner. Make sure you leave some way for me to contact you if you've won, either a link to your blog or Etsy shop or your email address.

Good luck!

28 comments:

Amanda said...

I'd love to enter!
sweet8684girl at yahoo dot com

merrymishaps said...

Mmm, that sounds delicious!

Katia said...

i love savor!!

Nutsy Coco said...

Wow! You are one serious soap afficiondo. I'm not usually a big bar soap girl but your ravings have compelled me to check out her shop!

wzgirl said...

Ooooo! Free Savor Soap? Count me in - I am a big fan of the Earl Gray bar as well! My current fave is the Joie de Vivre. And, my contact information is:
buttercupbloom.etsy.com

Meaghan said...

What a great giveaway! Sign me up!

Becky said...

What a great giveaway. I love SAVOR soaps. Count me in.
beccatoler@bellsouth.net

Alexis said...

I used to be a die-hard shower gel user before I discovered Savor. Now all I use is Savor soaps!

Samantha said...

Mmmm! Angel food cake for your body!

samanthasambile@yahoo.com

rainny said...

Hey Miss HollyLynne! Yippeeeee! Beauty products! I am a self confessed, hopelessly romanticized, insatiably driven, earnestly yet happily super broke, bath and beauty buyer! I'm completely hooked on Savor because Lisa is amazing at her creations. Impeccable all around from product to service and a true luxury in the world of handmade. Savor makes me feel like I'm shopping from a boutique while buying from a friend. (:^)

Krameymartin said...

Soap me please.:)

Summer said...

Yay! I love Lisa's soap! It's really hard to resist tasting it! :)

Jessica said...

I love soaps from Savor! I also love angel food cake. I'd love to try out this scent! :)

<3 Jessica
http://redpanda.etsy.com

runlikeagirl said...

Oh YUM! This sounds fantastic. I am a complete bath and body product crackhead seriously in need of the people from Intervention to show up on my doorstep. I've had my eye on Savor for a month or so now and would love love love to win this. Thanks so much for the contest!

carli said...

Savor is awesome. I never have to think of a gift for my mother or sister again--they know they're getting creme fraiche, and they love it.

I'd love to win a bar of Angel Cake soap. Carlient at hotmail.com

Alarine said...

Savor products are wonderful, indeed. My recent faves are Red Lychee Tea soap and Graham Cracker creme fraiche. SO good. :)

(alarine at gmail.com, if I should happen to win!)

ReFabulous said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I love buying soaps, too, but have chosen poorly a time or two, so I keep going back to an old favorite on Etsy. I'll have to try out Savor!

(Oh, and of course, you can count me in on the giveaway! It sounds delish. Thanks!)

Angela H said...

This soap sounds so good! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

thisisme79(at)gmail(dot)com

Julia said...

ohhh! - you've discovered savor! - your life will never be the same... - i love everything lisa makes - the angel food creme fraiche is divine - you'll have to try it and mish-mash it with other flavors! - yum... - enjoy!

Julia said...

(my email is juliaelmer(at)hotmail(dot)com

DomestiKook said...

Okay, I'm in. My sister would love this.
cassiesteger@gmail.com

Lisa said...

Thanks for pointing me here Ms. Savor ! Would love to try this.

Lisa (from OLS)
lisaanto@gmail.com

geekbabe said...

I'm eagerly awaiting my 1st order with Lisa. What convinced me to order was how nice Lisa is, how willing she is to answer questions. Her prices are very reasonable and she's got such unique scent offerings!

geekbabe@gmail.com

Beans said...

Love handmade soap. I am off to check out the shop.

Shel said...

I'm a soap nut, love trying new yummy scents and Angel Food sounds delish! That Graham Cracker whipped soap also sounds good.

shel704 at aol dot com

sandyy456 said...

Her soaps look wonderful! The only problem is deciding which scents to try first!

Stephanie said...

I'm a soap junkie too -- thanks for the tip!

Casey said...

I love Lisa's soap. She is always prompt and sweet. I love her soaps. My all TIME favorite is the Red Lychee and probably in the next month I'll be ordering a whole bunch more. I would love to enter this contest.
Casey
c.snow612@yahoo.com