VOTE: Design Mania Contest (2014)

(This year’s Design Mania Contest is based on the 4-design tutorials published in the May/June 2014 issue)

Contest photos are located on our Pinterest Board and open for public voting beginning July 16th and ending July 28th. The public is invited to vote on their favorite soap in each category. Have a look through the photo’s (noting your favorites) then COME BACK HERE & VOTE!!

 

Pinterest Design Links:

  1. FruitSopia Swirl

  2. Gradient Design

  3. Miss Betty’s HP Swirl

  4. Embedded Soap Design


Voting has closed! Stay tuned for the announcement of winners in the next issue!


The top winner (with the most votes across all technique categories) will receive the GRAND PRIZE package (see below) which has been donated by some of the most generous suppliers in our industry. The top category winners, those with the most votes within each technique category, will be awarded the technique winners and receive CATEGORY PRIZE packages (see below).


SPONSORS

Thank you to our generous contest sponsors:








PRIZES:

Formulator Sample Shop
www.FormulatorSampleShop.com

(1) $50.00 Web Store Credit.

Company Information:
Formulator Sample Shop is a supplier of specialty ingredients for the personal care, soap and cosmetic industries.

 

Mossy Creek Soap Studio
www.mossycreeksoap.com

Soapmaker “Lite” Program
$49.00 (MSRP)
SoapMaker 3 Lite Edition Software is perfect for formulating recipes~ I have personally been designing all my own soap recipes and have used this program exclusively since I began. This program makes it very simple to figure how much lye to use, adjust recipes by doubling it or downsizing it. I show this program to all my students because I firmly believe it is a necessity to any soapmaker. It also works great for making Lotions, Liquid Soaps and more!” It’s only available to PC users and is not offered for MAC users.

Features: Recipe Calculation, Lye, water and fragrance calculation, Total recipe cost, and cost per bar/portion, Liquid and Cream soap calculators, Graph of soap qualities, Resize to fit molds, Non-soap recipes to handle lotions, candles, etc.

Choose from more than 80 standard oils provided, Add your own oils and additives, Include packaging items to see actual recipe costs.
Save all your recipes, organized by group and type, Describe and save your molds for instant recipe resizing, Maintain supply purchase records, and supplier list.
http://www.mossycreeksoap.com/soapmaking-program/soapmaker-lite-3-software

Camden-Grey Essential Oils, Inc.
www.CamdenGrey.com

(1) $25.00Web Store Credit

(4) $10.00 Web Store Credits

Company Information:
Camden-Grey Essential Oils, Inc. offers aromatherapy oils and ingredients for making soap and toiletries. We offer melt and pour soap bases, unscented lotion bases, fixed oils, essential oils, fragrance oils, absolutes, butters, waxes, lye (sodium hydroxide) and packaging materials.

 

Modern Soapmaking
www.modernsoapmaking.com

(4) $15.00 Web Store Gift Certificate

Company Information:
From Saponification to Success.
Curated & created by someone who knows exactly what it’s like to be right where you are.
From the beginning of saponification to total biz domination, Modern Soapmaking is here to give you a helping hand.
My passion is soapmaking and the name of the game is success. Your success.

 

The Nova Studio
www.thenovastudio.com

(4) Your Choice: Coloring Soap with Confidence, by Lori Nova Endres OR Coloring Soap Naturally, by Ruth Esteves
($29 value)

Coloring with Confidence:
Learn from Lori Nova Endres, two-time award winner and three-time speaker at the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild conferences, the pros and cons of colors used for soapmaking like Pigments (Oxides, Ultramarines), Dyes (LabColors, Soapalooza, Gel Tones), Lakes, Neons, Pop Micas, and last but not least, the Naturals (Clays, Herbs & Spices).

Coloring Soap Naturally:
Want to use natural ingredients to color your cold process soap but don’t know where to start? Have you had disappointing results with some ingredients that turned out …well… not how you expected? “Coloring Soap Naturally” takes the guesswork out of coloring your cold process soap with natural ingredients. Ruth has gone through the “trial-and-error” part for you. And put together all the results in one eClass filled with information and photos!

 

Cierra Candles
www.cierracandles.com

(1) $15.00 Web Store Credit
(4) $10.00 Web Store Credits

Company Information:
Cierra Candles is located in Lakeside, MT and owned by A Little Candle and Bath Shop.

 

Bramble Berry Soapmaking Supplies
www.brambleberry.com

(1) Striped Berry Champagne Cold Process Soap Kit ($76.52 MSRP)

Product Description:
The Striped Berry and Champagne Cold Process Soap Kit includes everything you need to make beautiful, pink ombre soap! Fragranced with a blend of Blackberry Cybilla and Champagne Fragrance Oils, each layer is separated with a Aqua Pearl Mica line. Included in this kit is a 10” Silicone Mold, which makes unmolding your project extremely easy.
Product Link: http://www.brambleberry.com/Striped-Berry-Champagne-Soap-Kit-P5857.aspx

 

TKB Trading, LLC
www.tkbtrading.com

(1) Nail Polish Kit

Product Description:
Swirl your colors into a nail polish project with TKB’s Starter Kit. (MSRP $35.00 domestic shipping only).

http://www.tkbtrading.com/item.php?item_id=1806&category_id=112

 

UMakeitUp
www.u-makeitup.com

Soap Stable Coloured Micas

2 x (25 x 5g pots of soap stable coloured micas) (MSRP $51.00)

(4) 2 x (9 x 25g bags of soap stable coloured micas) (MSRP $47.00)

The above prizes are not for sale on our website in the format in which we are offering them but have been put together as a special unique gift.

http://www.u-makeitup.com/cp-soap/coloured-micas-for-cp-soap.html

 

Saponifier Magazine

www.Saponifier.com

 

Hardcopy of the May/June 2014 “Design Mania” issue (containing the 4-tutorials which this contest is based on) ($17.95 MSRP)

 

1-Year Saponifier Magazine Subscription ($24.95 MSRP)

 

Saponifier Magazine Flash Drive loaded with 15-years of back-issues ($89.95 MSRP)

 


PRIZE PACKAGES:

(1) GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE (worth $348.37)

$50.00 Web Store Credit @ Formulator Sample Shop

Soapmaker “Lite” Program @ Mossy Creek Soap Studio($49.00 MSRP)

$25.00 Web Store Credit @ Camden-Grey Essential Oils, Inc.

$15.00 Web Store Credit @ Cierra Candles

Striped Berry Champagne Cold Process Soap Kit @ Bramble Berry Soap Making Supplies ($76.52 MSRP)

Saponifier Magazine Flash Drive loaded with 15-years of back-issues ($89.95 MSRP)

1-Year Saponifier Magazine Subscription ($24.95 MSRP)

Hardcopy of the May/June 2014 “Design Mania” issue (containing the 4-tutorials which this contest is based on) ($17.95 MSRP)

(4) CATEGORY PRIZE PACKAGES (worth $221.95)

$10.00 Web Store Credit @ Camden-Grey Essential Oils, Inc.

$15.00 Web Store Credit @ Modern Soapmaking

Your Choice: Coloring Soap with Confidence, by Lori Nova Endres OR Coloring Soap Naturally, by Ruth Esteves ($29.00 MSRP) @ The Nova Studio

$10.00 Web Store Credit @ Cierra Candles

Nail Polish Kit @ TKB Trading ($35.00 MSRP)

Soap Stable Coloured Micas: 2 x (9 x 25g bags of soap stable coloured micas) @ UMakeitUp (MSRP $47.00)

Soap Stable Coloured Micas: 2 x (25 x 5g pots of soap stable coloured micas) @ UMakeitUp  (MSRP $51.00)

1-Year Saponifier Magazine Subscription ($24.95 MSRP)

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