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Thank you Houston Maker Faire!

We received an Editor’s Choice Ribbon from Maker Faire for our Make Your Own Soap & Nail Polish Booth

Thank you Houston! We loved making soap and nail polish with you at the Houston Maker Faire. We’ll be back for the Winter Holiday Art Market next month, so hopefully see you there!

Make Soap and Nail Polish this weekend in Houston and Austin

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I’m making nail polish and soap in Houston at Comicpalooza! I’ll have Father’s Day themed embed papers to make some rad gifts for Dad plus a big pile of toys!

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http://comicpalooza.com

Comicpalooza Exhibit Hours:

Friday June 17, 2016 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday June 18, 2016 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday June 19, 2016 10:00 AM

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On Saturday in Austin you can make soap and nail polish at the Burlap Bag, along with other crafts! They will have donuts and mimosas, so don’t forget to RSVP so they can bring enough for everyone! https://www.facebook.com/events/1707215539565780/

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Maker Faire Austin is this Weekend!

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Do you have plans this weekend? If you want a fun, family friendly event to go to, check out the Austin Maker Faire this weekend. Get your tickets here! It’s all day on Saturday and Sunday, and on Sunday there will be free chair massages for moms!

I’ll have my Make Your Own Soap and Make Your Own Nail Polish stations there! I’m the red X on the map below! You’ll be able to make custom soaps and nail polishes right on the spot.
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Houston Comicpalooza

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We had a blast making nail polish and soap with you guys again this year.

Lisa & Eli at Comicpalooza

Eli has been visiting my Make Your Own Soap Booth since he was small. (over 7 years ago, but who’s counting?) He’s 15 now and made some rockin’ polish for his mom at my booth this year.

 

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I met Jordan at the Snap Conference in Salt Lake City, so it was great to catch up with her again in Houston while she made some “king cake” soap and nail polish.

 

 

I can’t wait to be back next year! It was so good to see old friends and make some new ones this time around!

Houston Mini Maker Faire

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Houston! I can’t wait to be back to make soap and nail polish with you guys next weekend at the Houston Mini Maker Faire.

Mike Hinkle wrote a great list of reasons to go to this year’s Maker Faire (you know, other than to make soap and nail polish), so I’ll share them here:

MF_WeAreAllMakers-300x300Let’s get right to the point: we were all born to be learners and creators, but sometimes this gets lost in the rush and distractions of modern life. If you want to get back in touch with your inner passion to learn / create / design / build / make, Maker Faire is the place for you! Here you can see real projects, real experiences and activities, made by real people who might even live on your street. While there are some cool things to purchase if you want, Maker Faire is outstandingly about learning and doing. If you’ve never been to a Maker Faire before, you’ve never seen anything like this! Simply put, this will be the most informative and inspirational event of the year in Houston.

Key signs you’re ready for Maker Faire:

  • You’ve heard about cool things Makers are doing and want to learn how to do it yourself
  • Your attention span is longer than 6 seconds or 140 characters
  • You’re sure there’s more to life than what you can see on a screen
  • You’ve heard about some amazing new tech thing and you want to see it for real
  • You’re a student and you want to actually use, apply and experience things you’ve learned in the classroom
  • You fear going to exhibitions and shows because you don’t want to be chased by people trying to sell you things

 Click here for a full list of exhibits, activities and events at the Houston Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Stafford Centre.

Click here to purchase tickets

 

ModCloth’s Nail Klub and Dresses challenge

I’ve moved into my new space, so the nail polish is out of storage now. Horray! Recently, one of the ModStylists at ModCloth asked me if I’d like to submit a design for the Nail Klub and Dresses challenge. I hadn’t done my nails in forever (moving is tough on a manicure, right?) so I was happy to have an excuse to do my nails and to give myself a challenge.

I used Touch of Tracery as my inspiration dress: nail-klub-modcloth-collage

Julep’s IT Girl Elle as the background color for my manicure, a white striper polish (those are the ones with the thin liner brushes), a feto soap white polish for the flowers, a dotting tool to make the flowers, and foil for my palette. (picked up the foil trick from nails y’all.) I used the striper brush to make the branches – not unlike my cherry blossom manicure I posted on Instagram. In fact, it’s almost a greyscale (purplescale?)  version of the same mani, but with more flowers. How’d I do?

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Comicpalooza Houston Wrap-up

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The Houston Mini Maker Faire invited me to join them at their exhibit space they had at Comicpalooza (The Texas International Comic Con). I had never been to or exhibited at a Con before, but I signed up anyway to see what Houston had in store for us! The con attendees were enthusiastic about making, so I’m so glad we went! We had a chance to tell all the people who stopped by our booth about the upcoming Houston Mini Maker Faire that will happen on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Stafford Centre. They are still looking for exhibits, so sign up to bring your project to the faire!

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P.J. in front of a replica of the car from Supernatural.

Soap and nail polish we made at Comicpalooza:

….and last but not least, my awesome booth helpers Jacob, P.J. & Eva! I used to work with Jacob & Eva way back when at The Methodist Hospital, so it was good to get to see them for a bit during the 4-day con! P.J. ran the soap side of my booth while I taught people how to mix up their own custom polishes.

 

 

SXSW Renegade Craft Fair Wrap-up

Wow you guys! Between my little table at SXSW Create (in the Austin Mini Maker Faire booth) and my workshop at the SXSW Renegade Craft Fair, we made over 500 custom nail polishes together! You guys are amazing! I loved seeing all the colors and combinations you came up with! Many thanks to Roni, Dallas, Moira, Maria Felix, Avery and Mariah for all of the help I had at my booth during the three-day show. It was great to meet you all!

You can make nail polish with me at Art & Soul this coming Wednesday night (6-9pm) at their studio in E. Austin. RSVP here!

Style Speaks Event

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My next nail polish making workshop in Austin, TX is at Style Speaks on Sunday, March 23. Tickets are $25 online and $30 at the door.

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You are cordially invited to Style Speaks! Join us as Created Woman Magazine brings the magazine to life through lifestyle + beauty panels. With topics ranging from fashion to faith, you’ll leave equipped & empowered! Stick around for the finale – a fabulous fashion show previewing the best in Spring fashion by Isabella Rose Taylor, Luxe Apothetique, Bevello, Altar’d State & Desiring Eden.

Grab your girlfriends and lets connect face-to-face! In true Created Woman form, you’ll enjoy:

♥ JAMS – Spirit 105.9 & The Culinary DJ
♥ SHOPPING – Local Vendors & Designers
♥ LIGHT BITES – Crema
♥ SWEETS – Kellie’s Baking Co
♥ SIPS – Enchanted Rock Vodka+ Ambiente Wine
♥ MEET the authors of our favorite chic books
♥ SAY CHEESE – SUM Booth
♥ CREATE your own Nail Polish – Feto Soap!

Produced by MODISH + Hosted by FIAT of Austin

{DOORS OPEN}
2:00 – You can choose to take part in our Power Panels, relax in the Langford Lounge, shop, network or all of the above. It’s a day for YOU to enjoy!

{POWER PANELS}
2:30 – Welcome, Editor in Chief, Heather Frierson.
2:35–2:50 – “Just Do You: Being the Created Woman”, Cheryl Luke
3:15–3:40 – “Live Your Story” – CW Writer/Speaker Team & Q/A from audience. Our purpose is linked to our passion. Learn how to embrace & build your business around your God-given purpose & be equipped with tools to find time each day to live out the story of your life.
Writing Contest Winner Announced
4:00–4:25 – “Beauty Comes From Within” Q/A
CW Beauty Team reveals their secrets to styling, networking and what it means to be beautiful from within.

{FASHION SHOW}
5:15 – Step Into Spring with our Fashion Show featuring designer, Isabella Rose Taylor, and the best of Austin boutiques.

March Make Your Own Soap + Nail Polish Events

Meet the newest members of my team, Bubble & Squeak. Bubble is in charge of the calendar of events and Squeak is the booth design goddess.

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(beautiful chalkboard art inspired calendar printable via liagriffith.com)

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Bubble is giving me the first weekend of March off, but wants me to be at these events:

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My next walk-up nail polish making workshop in Austin, TX is at SXSW Create on Friday through Sunday, March 7-9, 11- 6pm at the Austin Mini Maker Faire booth. 701 W. Riverside (the Long Center)Create-for-Web

and at SXSW Renegade Craft Fair March 13, 14 + 15th Noon – 8pm at the Palmer Events Center. RCF spring 2014

Both of these events are FREE and open to the public.

SXSW Guest Pass is required to attend this and many other free SXSW events. Get yours on site at Renegade or in advance at multiple Austin locations like Whole Foods & Spec’s. More information here.

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Austin Flea on Saturday!

Join us on Saturday at the Austin Flea 11-5pm 1500 Barton Springs where you can shop my seasonal scents: lip balms in gingerbread and chai tea! I’ll also have my make your own nail polish station set up where you can customize the lacquer of your dreams! See the full lineup of artists here!

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Round Rock Market Days, Holiday Show Schedule & Bath Bomb Making Class

Come and see me at the Round Rock Market Days located in Downtown Round Rock (just north of Austin) this Saturday! I’ll have my fall scents out like Pumpkin & Pepperberry, and you can also check out my fall colors of nail lacquer. My glow in the dark polishes are especially fun for halloween! halloween

On October 17th, I have an upcoming Bath Fizzy Workshop at the Austin Tinkering School where you will get to make and take home 9 bath fizzies you have made from start to finish! You will get to custom scent and color them!

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World Maker Faire Wrap-up

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Thank you New York! We made over 400 soaps together! It was great meeting new faces and to see returning faces! One mom told me her child was so excited to make soap again that he wouldn’t stop talking about it from the car ride all the way to my booth! I can’t wait to do it all over again next year! Oh & at the end of the day Jen from NYSCI brought me an Educator’s Choice Award! Squee!!

I’m back home in Austin, TX  preparing for my upcoming bath & body classes at the Austin Tinkering School. My next class is on Sunday & I’ll be teaching people how to make their own custom nail polish! If there’s something you’re interested in learning that’s not on the schedule, comment here and let me know! If you’re shy, you can email me at lisa@fetosoap.com instead!

 

 

Austin Flea September + diy nail polish station

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Join us for the next Austin Flea on Saturday, September 14th from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Spider House Ballroom – 2908 Fruth St. 78705. The Flea features all local handmade items and vintage wares from some of Austin’s most amazing and talented vendors. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for any occasion including jewelry, clothing, artwork, paper goods, textiles and so much more!  The Austin Flea is free and open to all ages. See the full vendor list here!

I’ll have my bath goodies with a sneek peek of a few fall scents like pepperberry and pumpkin + my diy custom nail polish station!

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Let’s Make Something! Fall Workshop Schedule

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September 21 & 22, 2013 World Maker Faire – Learn to Make Your Own Soap

Make Your Own Nail Polish Workshop Wrap-up

Look at all the polishes the ladies made this past Sunday!

Here’s how to join in on the fun!

September 21 & 22, 2013 World Maker Faire – Learn to Make Your Own Soap

Make Your Own Nail Polish / See Arc Attack Perform on Saturday at ATX Hackerspace

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Create your own nail polishes! Create your own nail polishes! Make one or make as many as you’d like at the ATX Hackerspace located at 9701 Dessau Rd, Suite 304, Austin, Texas 78754 on Saturday, July 27th from Noon – 5pm. It’s a walk-up event, so no RSVP required! $6 to make a mini polish or $10 to make two!

I have 80+ micas & 30+ glitters to choose from to combine custom nail lacquers on the spot. Make sheer, opaque or glitter-bomb polishes!

You can also bring your existing polishes to make new blends with them!

Plan on spending just minutes creating and mixing your polishes under the guidance of Lisa Chouinard, owner of feto soap!

If you have any questions, please call 512.850.5472 or email lisa@fetosoap.com.

Schedule Your Own Nail Polish Party Today

Don’t wait! Schedule your nail polish party for yourself or a loved one today. Great for birthday parties, bridal showers & batchlorette paries! Call 512.850.5472 or email me at lisa@fetosoap.com.

What people are saying about our Nail Polish Parties!

“I went to one of Lisa’s parties and had an absolute BLAST! There were so many colors and glitters to choose from; I had fun picking out my own colors while seeing what others chose. Lisa was warm and inviting, as well as instructional and informative. I felt like she really cared about my experience and I look forward to going to another one of her parties!” – Miranda B.

 

Nail Lacquer Giveaway!

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Enter NOW to win the FULL set of Browncoats Unite!, the incredible NEW nail lacquer from Spry Sprout and feto soap! Entering is easy peasy, too! Just ‘like’ Spry Sprout and feto soap and make sure to go to this link to record it all: http://bit.ly/14QuZir

There’s a few other optional ways to gain more entries, and don’t forget! Share and tweet daily for even MORE chances to win! Good luck, and always remember to aim to misbehave!

Join the Nail Lacquer of the Month Club!

Get a different full-sized bottle of nail lacquer (15ml) each month delivered straight to your door! Choose from three ($25), six ($50) or 12-month ($100) memberships! This makes great birthday, housewarming or wedding shower gift!

Our hand-blended nail laquer is “3-Free”. This mean it does not contain the Toxic Trio of chemicals: Toluene, Formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate. Additionally, our base is also free of Camphor and is cruelty-free.

Nail Polish Party June 30th

Create your own nail polishes with over twenty micas & glitters to choose from to combine & make whatever colors you dream of! Make sheer top-coats, opaque or glitter-bomb polishes under my direction!


 June 30th RSVP for the nail polish party here: http://polishparty.eventbrite.com


You can also call 512.850.5472 or email lisa@fetosoap.com to book a nail polish party for your event! Great for birthday parties and bridal showers!

My Nail Care Routine

I use a lotion bar for my cuticles every day and whenever they start to feel dry! It’s packed full of cocoa & mango butter, almond oil and beeswax to help seal it all in.

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You can also use my jojoba oil roll-on to soften and moisturize your cuticles before your manicure. It’s 100% golden jojoba oil + a nice smell of your choice!  Jojoba has long been touted as the miracle oil for softening the skin while being non-greasy. It is easily absorbed and promotes a silky smooth skin. Jojoba oil will help to nourish the skin and prevent dryness. Good stuff right?!

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Before I apply my polish, I use a base coat. Right now I’m using essie’s first base base coat, so the polish can really stick to the nail and chip less easily!

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After I have applied two coats of my polish, I top it off with Seche Vite’s dry fast top coat. I’m wearing a dark purple glitter top coat over silver today, and it really smooths out the glitter. Love!

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To prevent chipping of my polish for when I wash dishes or work with my hands, I wear gloves!


If you are ready to make your own nail polishes, check out the two events in Austin coming up on June 20th & June 30th!

Create your own nail polishes with over 50 micas & glitters to choose from to combine & make whatever colors you dream of! Make sheer, opaque or glitter-bomb polishes!

Upcoming events where you can make your own polishes:

June 20 7pm Etsy Craft Party at The Burlap Bag Facebook Event / Eventbrite event RSVP

Craft party + whatever you wanna make + free knitting lessons + free booze! + light snacks + awesome people! (that last one means YOU need to be there!)

Bring whatever project you’re working on, knitting or not, or come learn to knit! Or just hang out on some couches with friends (and drink! I mean, what…)

This is a perfect time to learn how to knit/become a grandma in your 20’s/30’s/however old you are!

We’ll supply some yarn and knitting needles, but bring your own if you’ve got ’em! Or another project. We just wanna hang out with you really….

Also, etsy is providing us with a box of crafting supplies!

ALSO – – an update on activities happening:
We will also have:
-a make your own nail polish table
-a free DIY laundry detergent station (bring a 4oz jar so you can take some home! or buy one from us for $1)
-a free headband making area
-a photo station – backdrop by the Confetti Committee!


 June 30th RSVP for the nail polish party here: http://polishparty.eventbrite.com


You can also call 512.850.5472 or email lisa@fetosoap.com to book a nail polish party for your event! Great for birthday parties and bridal showers!
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