It's a liquid formula, unique since traditional black soap is a paste, and does a wonderful job of removing post-workout grime without drying out or irritating skin. It also exfoliates just as well as a light scrub, which is great if you need daily maintenance to keep your pores from getting clogged. And with more high-quality black soap formulas becoming available Stateside in general, there's never been a better time than now to follow in Darth Vader's footsteps and join the dark side.
Sure, there's already an official Twilight makeup collection (and perfume, and nail polish). But when it comes to Twilight-inspired creativity, the store-bought stuff's got nothin' on fan-made beauty goods. We've used our keen werewolf-like noses to sniff out 30 of the cutest, wildest soaps, hair accessories, perfumes, and more inspired by the saga of Bella and Edward (and Jacob, kinda). Whether you're a huge fan or so over the vamp craze, there's something here to make you show off those fangs —in a smile, of course.
But if you're looking for something with less of a playful design, go with the brand's Honey Pumpkin Stout offering or try Samhain, a mix of fir needle, damp woods, black patchouli, and pumpkin pie spices. You can also go bobbing for apples (well, almost) with Streuobstwiese, a bright green soap featuring the forbidden fruit, apricot, and grassy scents.
Hoping to put an end to the practice, Lush has just released a limited-edition Shark Fin Soap ($6). All proceeds from the exfoliating cleanser, which is formulated with fine sea salt, softening seaweed, and lime oil, will go to Shark Savers, a nonprofit that works to protect and preserve sharks. Soft skin and happy critters at sea: what's not to like?
There are few things sweeter, in a number of senses, than a beautifully decorated cake. But with the risk of developing insulin resistance from all the sugar and the ever-present danger of crushing the icing when the cake slides around in the box, perhaps we'd all be better off with these oh-so-pretty Yorkshire Soap Co. soap cakes.
The company hand-makes soap cakes to order, and the finished products look almost better than the real thing. Would you buy one of these for a sucrose-averse loved one? And which cake do you think looks the most real?
Source: The Yorkshire Soap Co.
The nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton are still over a month away, but there's no shortage of royal wedding merchandise and memorabilia to get you ready for their big day. From Kate Middleton-inspired nail polish and engagement nail decals to a fragrance formulated just for the imperial pair, check out some of the regalia manufacturers have to offer.