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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

AJ Sweet Soap by Denise Mancuso: Etsy Product Review

Do you guys remember when fellow blogger Corinne of Cat Eyes & Thigh Highs sent me these cute cupcake soaps for my birthday in February? You can see the post and their original packaging HERE. Well I had a chance to use all four and review them!

The soaps are vegan. How fabulous is that!?! They come in a cute bakery box and each has a cupcake liner. The soaps have a really nice weight to them and the details are amazing! Both the hostess cupcake and chocolate iced cupcake have a subtle chocolate scent.The white iced cupcake has a light lemon scent. The lavender iced cupcake has a cream scent. All scents are very subtle. They lather up superbly and left my skin super soft. Another thing that impressed me was they didn't break up or fall apart. If used once a day, each will last at least 7 days. So as you can see, they don't melt away. You can purchase what I received as a gift HERE.

Want to know what else is awesome? The owner of AJ Sweet Soap is a woman! Her name is Denise Mancuso. She lives in New York and is married with two children. She has a full time job and does this as a hobby. How cool is that!?! I'm really impressed with her soaps! It's been 5 months since I've received them, they still have a wonderful scent and they are very moisturizing. I've purchased soaps that looked like this before and they usually dry out if you don't use them right away. So two thumbs up Denise! When I looked at her shop, she has soaps shaped as popsicles, ice cream cones, "oreo" cookies, macarons...pretty much any food item you can think of! She even has waffles and sunny side up eggs. HaHa This is not a sponsored post. I was just really impressed with her vegan soaps and wanted to share. You could totally wrap these up individually and give them out as party favors, use them as hand soaps, put them in your guest bathroom or keep them for yourself.  Take a look at some of her other items!

Sweet-Bittersweet-Not Sweet
AJ Sweet Soap is Sweet

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60 comments

  1. My brain is so confused because these look so delicious and I'm NOT supposed to eat them??!

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  2. Me too! I want to bite them all! They look amazingly realistic. How clever, Sweets! Xxx

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  3. Can't believe those are soaps. They look unbelievably real. Got my mouth watering even.

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  4. super cute....and real enough to make your mouth water!! love the popcicles and oreo cookies!

    [oomph.]
    Win a Pretty Blue Satchel!

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  5. OMG Kim! I always want to head straight for the sweet section after reading your blog! To die for! TTYS! Going to get a cupcake! hehe!

    http://simplysassysstyle.blogspot.com/

    Dawn

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  6. My word , they look like real sweet treats .. I don't think id wanna use them I'd save them as decorations hahaha.

    Meghan Silva's Blog

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  7. Kim - I saw your instagram snapshot of the mini donut soaps and had to rush to your blog immediately to see what it was all about. These soaps looks good enough to eat! The fact that they're vegan and don't fall apart are both huge bonuses. I'm thinking I might want to dress up my bathroom with a few cute macarons. Thanks for sharing this :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  8. These soaps look AH-mazing! They just look so REAL :-)

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  9. Those are definitely the most delicious looking soaps I've ever seen, haha! If I used the cupcake ones daily I'm sure it would make me crave cupcakes :)


    Away From Blue

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  10. These soaps are so adorable Kim - lovely review! xo

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  11. I adore those cupcake soaps! The fact they are, vegan, too...is frosting on the (um) soap! :) Thank you for sharing this wonderful product, Kim! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  12. I would probably eat them and die of poisoning or something.

    So deliiiiish. YUMMMMMMM.


    <3
    Sonshu
    www.thesonshu.com

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  13. these are sooo cute! I bet they smell good but I'm tempted to taste :)

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  14. Oh my gosh! These are the cutest soaps I've ever seen. And the fact that they're vegan too just makes them even better:)

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  15. OMG, they look good enough to eat! Hoe cute!
    Thanks for following along with me. =)

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  16. Oh my cuteness!! They are so refined in every single detail!Look at the Oreo!! Congrats Denise!!
    xoxo
    Coco et La vie en rose
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  17. Omg, how do you keep yourself from just taking a giant bite into one of these!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  18. These soaps are adorable! But I probably be craving dessert like crazy every time I used them :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    PayPal Giveaway!

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  19. hahah omg I was already getting hungry :)


    This looks so good very cool :D

    Thanks for sharing this Kim !!


    Kisses

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  20. I am sooo impressed .... and can only wonder if you licked at least one of them....

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  21. As soon as I saw the first pictures, I honestly thought this was a cupcake post. Everything here is so realistic and really far too pretty to use! They would look cute in a bathroom as
    decoration and what a great idea for an unusual gift.

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  22. Ohhh these are a feast for the eyes, if only they were edible. Sounds like a wonderful line of soaps, I adore the cute cupcakes and realistic donuts.

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  23. Hi Kim! I'm seriously wondered how you resisted to not eat them! Lol! These soaps are utterly lovely and looks soooo yummy!!! Kisses dear! xo

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  24. Thank you so much for the wonderful post and kind words about my soaps! A lot of work goes into each and every one, and it's so satisfying to hear all the positive comments!

    I really appreciate the enthusiasm and I'm thrilled you loved them, Kim! It's always great to hear how much my awesome customers enjoy their soaps!

    All the best!
    Denise
    www.ajsweetsoap.com


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  25. Shr has such an amazing attention for details! Yum!


    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  26. OMG couldn't have these here, the kids {and the Mr} would be at them in seconds, and probably be sick too ha ha. They look awesome - so realistic :)
    Happy day love - these are lush,
    Axx

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  27. omg! these are so super cute. They look yummy, and smell yummy, I think I would be tempted to even try to have a taste just to make myself believe that they are soap. hehehehe

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  28. I am so hungry looking at that soap!! I also like the fact your cupcakes didn't break up when used:)Have a good week Kim.
    ~Anne

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  29. I know these soaps Did a giveaway with them Just wonderful and so lifelike I love etsy as so great to give business to small companies
    Sometimes they then turn out to be big companies!! Fab review !!

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  30. Seriously, that's all SOAP?! It looks good enough to eat. I would feel very conflicted about having these, haha.

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  31. I can't promise that I would not try to take a bite out of these soaps. No lie.

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  32. Oh sweetie all looks really delicious!
    Now I want! *...*

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  33. they are soap? I want to eat them though! They look amazing :)


    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. OMG I think if I left these out, my hubs would try to eat them.

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  35. Kim, they looked so real! Omg, I want to eat them. Lol. Ok, checking them out soon.

    xo Jo
    http://www.whiterosesandcoffee.com/

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  36. omg i want to eat them!! i need to order some!!!

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  37. Amazing! The Soaps look so delicious .. great :D

    kisses <3

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  38. what! this is soap! that's so dangerous! i would be so tempted to have a bite! :D

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  39. Are you kidding me? these are soaps! i might eat it first before i use it as a soap. They look so good and makes a perfect gift.

    Delightful Ideas
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  40. So I was already hungry... then I saw your post and now I'm STARVING. I don't care if these babies are not edible, I'm going to eat them!

    So wait... do they smell like the food item too? Will they make you smell like delicious cupcakes and cookies and donuts? That is just genius!!

    I could see how you could use this to prank people too! "Hey honey, try this! I made it just for you!!"

    hehe
    Christy
    Sunny with A Side of...

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  41. I wouldn't be able to use these soaps- they are too cute!

    always, koru kate

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  42. These are amazing! haha, they look so yummy, I might accidentally try eating one.
    xoxo Aimee
    bowsandbeau-ties.com

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  43. They are to die for. And good reviews kim.and belated happy bday too

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  44. waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! This look so delicious!

    www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

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  45. SO pretty! I don't think I could ever bring myself to use them, haha!

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  46. omgsh I cant believe they are soaps because they looks so yummy.I wanted to devour all of them but cant coz they are soaps. These are very cute though at guest bathroom, very interesting! great post kim!

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  47. adorable! i'd never use them!!! they're too pretty.

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  48. Mmm, I would totally eat these on accident! They look so cute :D

    Trendy Teal

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  49. these are so adorable! Love the level of detail that goes into them!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  50. these are sooooo cool! but I guarantee my kiddos would attempt to eat these. and I sorta would actually prefer I could eat them as well. though soaps are pretty fabulous too (and way less fattening!)

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  51. it all looks so pretty and yummy! cant believe it's soap!

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  52. Those are mega...I want some. Though, I'd have to keep reminding myself not to eat them. So cool, well done her :))) Loved this!! xx

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  53. OMG I just wanna eat them all up! They are to sweet and cute to be true! Lovely post dear!
    kisses!
    http://fashionablestreets.blogspot.ro/2013/06/first-apparition-on-tv.html

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  54. That ABSOLUTELY cnanot be soap!!! so cute! and looks delish!! ^_^

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  55. Wow! Those are so amazing! I can't stop looking at them, I can't believe they're soaps. I love the chocolate sandwich cookie ones, I can think of so many people who would love those. Thanks for sharing, Kim.

    LittlePinkRainBoots.blogspot.com

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  56. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh you kill me, ahhhhhhhh
    Love them all, Kim
    Miss Paps.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  57. Oh my ghad, I swear I'll eat all of those when you leave them somewhere unattended. Haha. Imagine scrubbing your whole body with something that looks like ice cream... Genius!
    (^o^)

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  58. OMG Kim! I can't get over how realistic these look. The detailing is totally incredible and it's great to hear that the soaps are of good quality too. I will have to check out Denise's shop. Thanks for sharing!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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