I'm sorry, every time I see that name I think of Stallone screaming "Stelllaaaaa!" You know the movie, and if you don't, you were born way after me, so HUSH!
Kim Gonzaga of Stella Marie Soap is a talented soap maker indeed. First, I'd like to say that I think this woman has style, humor and an all around umph that many do not possess. The style of her soaps, her packaging and website are perfect. Love the rubber duckies on the website, Kim! The packaging is minimal but that does not equal boring. The soap wraps are colorful and simple and displaying the Stella Marie logo, which I like.
Mild mango. Poppy seeds. This soap was a lovely addition to my shower. I imagined the poppy seeds being rough on my skin (which I actually like sometimes), but they were sprinkled ever so gently into the soap mix. Soft exfoliation and possessing a wistful scent of a mango flower, if one actually existed. It wasn't mango-like in a fruity way and it wasn't floral either. It had a combination of scents that was nose pleasing. Great soapy lather, too.
I wish I had taken pictures of this one (I pulled this photo from Kim's site). It was cut in an unusual way. It was long, perhaps, 5 or 6 inches long and cut on the thin side. Loved it. The smell was a creamy buttercream with a touch of honey. Very mild, lathered well and is lasting quite a long time in my shower.
Similar in creaminess as the Butter Me Up, but with an added coconut vibe. The top is embedded with shredded coconut, which I use as an exfoliant. It is a creamy coconut butter me up, yummy to use scent.
So check out Kim's Stella Marie Soap and read her blog. She is a soap making guru. Love the Joan Jett soap from a distance, as you may have read in my previous post. Can't wait to try that one, too!