Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Soapy Talent

You all know that for obvious reasons, I am a sucker for a husband and wife team.  I understand the upsides of working with something that knows you better than anyone else in the world and the downside of working with someone that knows you better than anyone else in the world.



One of my all time favorite teams is the creators extraordinaire of Reef Botanicals, makers of easily the most amazing handmade soap on the planet.  Big build-up, I know, but I really mean every word of it.  You see, my skin is super sensitive and so many other face washes and soap products left me less than thrilled.  After trying out Larissa's Purity soap I was instantly hooked and ready to try out more of their products.  Since then, I have happily been working my way through their line, even buying a men's gift basket for my own hubby to try!



Now, as if working on a handmade soap company isn't enough for one dynamic couple, Larissa is also a practicing attorney (sorry, that practicing in front of doctors and lawyers always cracks me up) as well as the most amazing face painter I have ever seen.  I've done numerouse craft shows and street fairs with my own work and watched face painters galore, but never have I seen someone that could take a squirming child and transform them into an animal so realistic you have to look twice in a matter of minutes.


Now, I would say, "OK, my plate is full," but no, Larissa is also an actor at a local theater company and is thinking of taking on a part time position teaching young kids acting!  Toss is her other creative endeavors such as sewing and knitting and I've decided that somehow she has managed to get 48 hour days while the rest of us only get 24.



Ready to see what this talented lady, along with her darling husband can create?  I am sure that you will not be disappointed in any way.  Check out her shop on the HandmadeArtistsShop as well as her stand alone website.  To hear more about her soapy ways, check out her blog as well as her facepainting!

8 comments:

Cari Baker said...

Fantastic post Kimberly, Reef Botanicals is wonderful with fabulous natural products for everyone! Cheers to Larissa and Eric!

lilmamad said...

Great post as always!

iKnitQuiltSew said...

Makes me tired just reading about all the things they do! And they do them all so well!

John Rasmussen said...

Wonderful blog about a great pair of artists.

TamsJewelry said...

She is so very talented!

Larissa said...

Thanks so much! (I love that shot of my tiger girl too.)

Handmade Artists' Forum and Shop said...

Use her soap everyday LOL
Thanks for posting
Andrew

Teresa Rusk said...

Awesome post! Of course, it helps when it's an awesome subject too!