Coming in June is my grandbaby. Okay, so I can't take full credit for this wee one, but I am very excited to meet this new grandchild. What's really fun is my daughter decided to be a bit old fashioned and wait until the baby is born to find out if he's a boy or she's a girl.
For her baby shower, I've made these gorgeous dark chocolate and peppermint lip treats. The chocolate does impart a slight tint when worn, and it's beautiful. I really like the way these turned out. I'm crossing my fingers my daughter will like 'em too!
Yours truly ~
I'm turning both of these paintings in for my poster assignment in complementary colors. There's about 9 to 10 hours of time spent on each painting. My blending technique improved a lot in this painting. It's so exciting to see this kind or progress!!! This is Steamrolled Em in Red and is done in acrylic.
Today I've been working on a formula for a new lip treat using coffee oil. There are four different recipes here ~ mostly I just fiddled with the flavor part and left the base alone. There is no added color to this lip treat ~ the color you see here is from the coffee oil and butter. Both are intense at full strength but super nice in these test recipes. In some of the test batches I used a coffee flavor, one has a vanilla flavor added, one is not sweetened. I'm beta testing these puppies now, and hopefully I'll have them out by the beginning of August. Look for them here on the "Lips" page or on my FaceBook store page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/AnaBananas-Bath-Body-Treats/233375826703783?sk=app_135607783795
I've been working on a special order for a soap that combined both a masculine and feminine fragrance and had colors to match a book cover. Chocolate Sandalwood has both elements ~ chocolate for the ladies and sandalwood for the gents. The combination is out of this world, btw, if you haven't already tried it. I settled on a graduated color pour with a dash of red toward the top. Then, just by a happy chance, my middle daughter picked some violets for me and made a lovely chain, which I couldn't resist adding to the photo. All in all, I'm pretty pleased with the way they turned out. They're finished with packaging in a cello bag with a sticker on the front that has the book cover on it. It looks fabulous, darlings! Fabulous!
AnaBananananana.... dang... when do I stop with the "nanana's?"
This is just a tiny, intseee, weentsee little batch (one pound) I brewed up yesterday. I wanted to see how this technique would work for a project I have in mind. I like it! Yeah, there's a few flaws here, but the effect is so nice that I'm going to definitely be working with this some more. I hope you likey too!
Sincerely and ever yours,