Friday, November 20, 2009

New Felice

New Felice - Glycerin with milk and honey. 4 oz bars. Floral with musk.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


New Breeza, Glycerin with shea butter and goat milk, smells like the ocean. Minimum 4 oz.

Friday, October 23, 2009

New Soaps: Icy Lime, Cinque, and Viola

New Soaps - It's been fun making new soaps but not so much taking pictures. It's a challenge to get the pictures just right. Take a look at what is in Bollandi's Curing House:

Viola - Emollient-rich glycerin soap with lavender essential oils - Ready now.

New Icy Lime Shaving Soap - Cold process soap with french green clay- Ready November 20, 2009.

New batch of Arancia - the same lovely cold process soap with pink kaolin clay for nice slip when shaving and sweet orange, pink grapefruit, and patchouli essential oils. A best seller! Ready November 20, 2009.

Cinque - Five in Italian, pronounced Cheen-quay. An emollient rich glycerin soap with Bollandi's own blend of high quality fragrance oils to arrive at a rich and sensual scent. Ready now.

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Lightbox

I built a lightbox today. It was a success! My first victim was Coconilla, a hybrid soap made from emollient-rich glycerin topped off with a generous amount of olive oil-heavy cold process shavings. Guess what it smells like? It's divine. On sale soon at Etsy and Artfire.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

New picture... I think I am liking the background on this one, rather than the palm trees. Less busy, plus look how fabulous the soap looks. I'm in love!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Happy Father's Day Sale

Bollandi is holding two sales this weekend, one on Etsy, the other on Artfire, both offering 20 percent off of all products in the store.

Etsy Store

Artfire Store

Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Brand New Soap Pics

I held a photo shoot to bring some new life to my soaps. I am not a photographer and don't know a thing about proper lighting when shooting indoors, etc. But I am happy to say that I am thrilled with how this new set turned out. Turns out that natural light is your best friend when taking these kinds of outside we went! My friend, Chris, was instrumental in lay out and composition. You can view more at my Flickr account. I am not done uploading all of them yet, but I will be by tomorrow.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Soaps - No Names Yet, Ready June 15

These soaps are a mixture of cold process soap and glycerin soap. I think they turned out awesome. The blue one is a creamy mixture of coconut and musk. The pink/orange one is sweet orange and jasmine.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Vacation and New Soaps

I'm heading out on vacation for a few days but I wanted to post pics of my two newest soaps that currently reside in the Curing House and an experiment that I think will turn out pretty groovy.

The oatmeal soap is called Avena, which means oatmeal in Italian. And the plain, white-ish one is named Bianca, which means white in Italian. Both soaps are vegan - made with all vegetable oils and no animal products. The only addition is the oatmeal in Avena. Bianca is uncolored and unscented.

I had some Bianca left over so I poured the remainder into a slab-type mold and let it set up a bit, then poured hot, scented, and colored glycerin. It's scented with jasmine and sweet orange eo. It looks really cool and I can't wait to experiment more with this. I will when I get back from vacation.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Love the New Labels

The new labels arrived and they sure are pretty and shiny! I just need to learn to put them on straight. I think this is *one* of the best investments I have made so far. In about three weeks, these labels will have paid for themselves.

I got them from Lightning Labels and I plan to use them again.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Labels

My new labels are being created as I type this. There is no turning back now! I should have the new look no later than May 15.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Lots Going On: New Studio, New Listings

First, here are the new listings on Etsy and Artfire:

Etsy - The featured listings are the new items.

Artfire - Same as above. One of the many things I like about Artfire is that the customer does not have to sign up for Artfire in order to purchase something from there. Customers can also buy right from my blog by clicking the Artfire listing.

I also moved into a new studio, but this is a temporary location in the same building complex. The tenants are still in the unit that I really want and they should be finishing their construction job soon. Then I will be able to really move in and make it my own. Having all of my equipment and supplies in one spot is the greatest thing ever.

Friday, April 17, 2009


Sunday, April 12, 2009

New Pics

New pictures using different backgrounds.

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

New Lavanda - Ready May 2, 2009

Ready just in time for Mother's Day... New lavender essential oil and cocoa butter recipe. Delicious and super moisturizing. Ships May 2, 2009. Choose from 7 ounce or 4.5 ounce bar. This new soap will be posted to my on-line shops at Etsy and Artfire on April 27, 2009.

Free Shipping if ordered before May 2, 2009!

7 Ounce Bar

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4.5 Ounce Bar - Limited Quantities

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Vanilla Sugar - Shea Butter Recipe

Ready May 2.

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