Soapers’ Showcase Winners

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Drumroll, please….it’s time to announce the 2014 Annual Conference Soapers’ Showcase Winners. If you were with us in Tucson at this year’s conference, you had a chance to ogle all the entries in person, along with boxes and boxes of soaps and personal care products donated by many, many generous conference attendees for donation to local non-profit Sister Jose Women’s … Read More

Show Us Your Heroes

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Soapmakers, Cosmetic makers, and Guild members, let’s gather around the fire or air conditioners, as the weather may currently dictate, and have a mushy moment. It may not be that traditionally “thankful” time of year, but we are feeling pretty darn grateful right now. Why? Because you guys rock. Week after week, month after month, stories roll in from near … Read More

Stretch those Pinning-Tweeting-Selfie-Taking Muscles…it’s Conference Contest Time

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Are you joining us at the annual HSCG conference next week? Get ready for a boatload of awesome contests. We’ve already mentioned Soapers’ Showcase and raffle prizes. Today, we want to clue you into the social media contest. Guild conference attendees always enthusiastically share their experiences – why not reward you for doing so? There’s nothing better than sharing your … Read More

Showcase Your Soaps and Send Them to a Good Home!

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When you show off your soaps and compete for victory at the Soapers’ Showcase during HSCG’s Annual Conferences, you’re also being altruistic. The Guild has a tradition of donating soap to a local non-profit women’s center in our conference host town and this year is no different. This year, we are collecting soap and toiletries for donation to Sister Jose … Read More

Win Your Way to Tucson!

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How would you like to be joining us in Tucson next year for 3 days straight of talking soap and all the cosmetics you can handle? Three days of classes, food, parties, and hobnobbing with soap-lebrities and industry professionals. Three days of learning from the very best, networking with vendors, testing your skills with certification tests, talking shop non-stop, making … Read More

2013 Winners Circle

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The 16th HSCG conference is over; we’ve packed our crates, boxes, and bags and traveled back home, but the sights and smells of the Soapers’ Showcase linger on. Every year, we hold a contest known as Soapers’ Showcase. Conference attendees are invited to enter up to 3 soaps in various categories. Attendees vote on their favorites, with winners and a … Read More

Conference Highlights: Twitter Away, Social Media Superstars

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Social butterfly always has another meaning at Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild (HSCG) conferences. If you didn’t make one of the coveted spots at this year’s conference, hopefully you followed along with the flurry of tweets, pictures, and Facebook updates. We’ll be bringing a round-up of conference posts, but today, we’re recapping the tweeters who twittered fast and furiously throughout … Read More

Ready, aim, TWEET!

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Social media mavens and aspiring soaparazzi, get your cameras and typing fingers ready. The conference is always atwitter (pun unintentional, but we’re totally running with it) with great information. We want to reward you for sharing some of it and are running a social media contest at the upcoming Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild conference in Raleigh to do just … Read More