Here's what happened at our last Meetup on April 10, 2013:
Make new friends, but keep the old, as the old song goes (which I may or may not be humming at this very moment). Tonight, we met Julie, who is based in Fremont and found us through the Indie Beauty Network. Julie is in the process of patenting a new hair product. We had an absolute blast hearing her plans and doing some wild brainstorming for her branding. Without an NDA, I’m not at liberty to share more :)
I brought some (there were more than I could wrangle into a bag!) scented liquid soap samples to gather the group’s impressions. Eucalyptus and fir needle essential oil-scented soaps were the surprise hits of the evening. Look for some of the group’s favorites, along with citrus and lavender, making an appearance in June’s liquid soap class.
|Jen's test batches of Liquid Soap|
We had a great time checking out Ruth’s soap cupcake samples as well as an ingenious container she’s using to make them portable just after the tops have been ‘iced’ on. If you follow The Nova Studio’s twitter feed, you may have caught a sneak peek of some of these soaps. Ruth will have some of these samples with her when she teaches a decorative cold process soap piping class at next month’s Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild conference. Thankfully, we caught Julie before she sampled one.
|Ruth's beautiful CP Soap Cupcakes|
Lori enjoyed being "baby free" for a few hours, and had fun photographing the items that were brought for show and tell. Lori was also excited to show off The Nova Studio’s brand new reverse-osmosis drinking water dispenser. No more cumbersome water changes or dipping into the distilled water supply on the odd weekend where we run out of water, yeah! (I’m feeling hydrated already.) It’s not distilled water, but it’s pretty darn close and is a great emergency back-up for soapmaking. Next time you're at the studio, feel free to fill up your big-gulp sized water containers.
We catch up again in May just before the HSCG conference in Raleigh. Find all of the meetup details out on The Nova Studio calendar and join us!
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