Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Avocado, Yogurt and Melbourne Weather

The wind was ferocious today here in Melbourne. I had to literally fight my way to the bus stop! Weather warnings were issued all over victoria because of the gusty winds. I was on my way to uni in the bus and I kept spotting trees that had fallen over due to the wind. Suddenly, there was a loud BANG and the bus driver went "Whoa!" while all of us in the bus sort of nervously looked at each other. Apparently, a huge branch had broken off and bounced off the top of the bus and was now lying in the middle of the road.

So now, half of Melbourne has lost its power and I'm just glad that my apartment wasn't hit! Still, it's not as bad as the mini hurricane that we had in Malaysia once. Roof tiles were actually being blown off houses! As if this crazy wind isn't bad enough, we're having rain and there is a chance of a thunderstorm and hail later on. I love Melbourne but I do not love their temperamental weather :(

I forgot my key today so I was locked out for a bit but now I'm warm and cosy back home which is good :)


My new soap! Made with 60% avocado oil, pureed avocado and yogurt. I scented this with Clean Cotton from Brambleberry. It smells great! The soap on the bottom left is the prettiest. As you can see, I still have trouble with figuring out "thin trace". Next up solid bubble bath, wish me luck ;)

I noticed some of you like the blue in the previous post! I used the Blue Brites for CP soap from Aussie Soap Supplies. I think you can achieve the same effect with Brambleberry's Lab Colours.

Speaking of weather, for those of you in the USA, spring is around the corner isn't it? I hope you all enjoy lovely weather! Spring reminds me of colours, flowers in bloom and sweet smells.

Happy Soaping!


Joanna Schmidt said...

Those soaps look so delicious! Very buttery and warming. Bet they smell good too!

Suds to Love said...

I'll bet your soap smells nice and clean, like laundry drying in the breeze, at least that's what my grandma would tell me. How did you achieve the nice rounds?

Casey said...

They ALL look great!

Heather@Twin Birch said...

Those are so cute! Can't wait to see the solid bubble bath. That's been my latest project, too. Hope you're power stays on!

LoveMichie said...

Joanna: Thanks Joanna! I love how the green shows through because of the amount of avocado oil.

Trisha: Yes, it does! It has a very fresh, fluffy fragrance. I used the Milk Way Round Bar Moulds!

Casey: Thanks! :)

Heather: Hehe, thanks Heather! I hope everything goes as planned. My power did stay on which was great :)

Anne-Marie said...

The soap looks great - and sounds incredibly luxurious! Wow, that's some amazing nourishment in the avocado oil and yogurt and avocado puree. It should feel sooooo good on your skin.

LoveMichie said...

Thanks, Anne-marie! I can't wait to try it out! Plus I love the Clean Cotton fragrance!