Monday, April 27, 2009

Shower Favors

Just finished these cute shower favors scented in yummy Strawberries & Cream.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Home Facial 2

[I love fresh roses. My grandma Stella was a huge fan of them, too. She planted several rose bushes in my parents' yard that still bloom today. I would really like to try this facial.]

Rose Face Mask for Combination Skin
This mask, based on roses, is perfect for balancing out the oily and dry areas of your skin.

  • 6 fresh rose petals
  • 2 tbsps rosewater
  • 1 tbsp natural yogurt, room temperature (not lowfat or non-fat)
  • 1 tbsp runny honey (to get honey runny, you can warm it in a microwave for a few seconds).

  1. Soak rose petals, then crush them in a bowl.
  2. Add the rosewater, yogurt and honey.
  3. Mix well and apply to the skin.
  4. Leave on for 10 minutes.
  5. Rinse.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Stella Marie Sneaks into the Boston Herald

Extra! Extra! Stella Marie made it into the Earth Day issue of the Boston Herald! They used a shot of me with a couple of soap cupcakes for the article!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lemon Lip Balm

Just finished these little guys for the Passport to Style swag bags!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Home Facial 1

During the spa parties that I work, I offer 2 types of complimentary facials. One is an avocado yogurt facial (containing: avocado, plain greek yogurt, fresh squeezed lemon juice) and the other is a honey, oatmeal facial (containing: honey, a splash of milk and ground oatmeal). They are easy, safe for all skin types and really good for you! I am a big fan of DIY fresh facials, so I thought it might be a nice idea to share some good recipes I find here and there. In these difficult economic times, not many people can justify a trip to the spa.

Homemade Juice Mask (for oily skin)*
Strawberry and lemon juice contain natural astringents. Note: Recipe works for two people, so invite a friend, or cut recipe in half for just you.

  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3 tsp honey
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • Optional: 4 drops of your favorite essential oils
  1. Mash or blend the above ingredients.
  2. Smooth over face.
  3. Let it stay for 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Farm Fresh Rhode Island

Beginning June 5th, Stella Marie will be appearing at the Downtown Farmer's Market in Providence. Friday afternoons, from 12 to 2, right beside Kennedy Plaza, in the heart of the financial district! The market runs deep into September, so swing on by one Friday, if you are around.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Upcoming Events

You can catch us at the following places this month ...

April 18th
Rhode Island Young Designer's Market
239 Oak Street
Providence, RI
This is an up-and-coming market that is sure to be a huge hit. A weekend indoor place filled with one-of-a-kind merchandise.

April 30th
Passport to Style
5pm - 9pm
Come tour the hottest fashions, styles and trends for spring and summer! You'll enjoy super swag bags, style presentations, exotic cocktails and summer sippers, beauty tips and treats, hot new designers, special promotions, in-store discounts and other fabulous features. Be sure to check the Who's Coming page often because new fashion and beauty focused companies are signing up daily to be a part of this fabulous event.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Handcrafted Soap Maker's Guild

Stella Marie Soap Company has become an official member of the Handcrafted Soap Maker's Guild. We are very proud to join the ranks.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


We have decided to discontinue a couple of items to make way for new stuff. You never know, they might make a guest appearance at a later time!

Gone, but not forgotten ...

Kickass Lemongrass (lemongrass poppyseed soap)

Fade to Black (black licorice soap)

On an upbeat note, Butter Me Up is getting a makeover. Details to come! Here's one last peek at the old look:

Monday, April 6, 2009

Her Name is Lola

I am very excited to report that Stella Marie made it into the April issue of Lola Magazine (a Boston Globe media publication)! This is the beauty issue and we appear in the Must-Haves spread along with 5 other New England-made products.

So cool! Thank you, Lola!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Design Hive

Just a reminder that we will be at the Design Hive Market in Cambridge, MA (just outside Harvard Square) tomorrow from 10-5 - hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Introducing the Soap of the Month!

Begining this month, Stella Marie is going to showcase one limited edition soap each month. To kick things off, we are putting Opening Day in the limelight. Check out this newest section in our store. And thanks to all who voted in the poll!