Monday, May 17, 2010

alamode May giveaway with Septic Soaps

- Giveaway closed - congrats to Cyn!
A few months ago I posted some funny Etsy findsSeptic Soaps, a handmade soap shop with sass, was one of the shops I featured.  You know how I'm a sucker for marketing (and a cheeky sense of humor) and these soaps caught my eye immediately. 

Need to wash some childhood trauma from you life? 
Here's the solution! 


Lori Holcomb is the creator of these soaps:   
I began making soaps about 2 years ago because everything seems to bother my skin and I ended up making my Lucky Lather Soaps (luckylather.etsy) first. They are so pretty and yummy. My husband and I both have a pretty naughty/wicked sense of humor...one night we wrote up about 3 pages worth of funny/insulting soap names and said we should try to make some. I came up with the "Septic Soaps" name when our septic tank at home exploded (fortunately outside of the house and not in)...it seemed very appropriate for what we wanted to do. It took me around a year of procrastination and unhappy packaging problem solving that was holding things up...then BAM! I figured out what I wanted to do and did it. (Standard creative process for me with both soaps and my jewelry shop: cherrymatador.etsy) I am always doing things in bursts, leaps and bounds. 
My husband helps with the creative, brain-storming, back-seat driving part of our business but I am the one-person workforce cooking, pouring, wrapping, designing, selling and all the other nonsense that goes along with this business. [He has the 'real' job...I used to work for attorneys but, once my two kiddies (8 & 5) got big enough for school, the hours were murder on our household and I was forced to make some changes.]
My soaps are currently in two local boutiques and I plan to try to expand that number by the end of the year. Cooking is probably my most favorite thing in life (aside from my family). Soaps fall into that same category...I get to cook/create, mix and sniff (instead of tasting) and try to get the color and texture 'just-right'. I am all about a good laugh, too...and I hope that our Septic Soaps give people a good chuckle or a blush with a "oh, my!" or something that takes away from the monotony of the everyday for them. We will have many more coming very soon!
Lori has generously offered her OCD 3 bar set of soaps to be given to someone with a wicked sense of humor!  The set will include lonely loser, childhood trauma, and lawyer lather.


Thank you, Lori, for sponsoring this giveaway and for your fun sense of humor!

Entry details:
Visit Septic Soaps here and come back to this post and leave me a comment about your favorite soap and why.  Make sure your comment includes contact information. (1 entry)

3 Additional entries when you:
1) Tweet about this giveaway. Be sure to include @alamodestuff in your tweet so I can keep track. (1 entry)

2) Blog about this giveaway with a link to the post. (1 entry)

3) Follow this blog.  If you already follow, let me know. That counts, too. (1 entry)

Please let me know if you done any of these to ensure you get your extra entries.

One (1) winner will be randomly chosen (through Random.org). Contest ends Friday, May 21, at midnight EST.  Winner will be notified by Monday, May 24.

68 comments:

  1. Oohh I didn't know this shop! Amazing! So so funny!
    My favorite is the Morning after soap. I can't say exactly why, let's say.. I can relate. LOL
    nanoukedesigns (at) yahoo.com

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  2. Enter me please! My favorite soap is MORNING AFTER SOAP because I think it helps me to clarify my mind every day!

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail.com
    Spain

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  3. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/fisiwoman/statuses/14174358814

    Ana Belén R.M
    fisiwoman(at)hotmail.com
    Spain

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  4. Loving the morning after soap for that super creative tagline! Too true... haha!

    yepfinleywedding at gmail dot com

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  5. Somehow the Childhood Trauma soap is my favorite, perhaps because that's the kind of cruel humor that I enjoy. MWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Seriously, these soaps rock!

    goldeglo @ gmail.com

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  6. that morning after soap is great haha. i would love to give that a a gift to friends...but i would probably end up keeping it for myself to display in my bedroom haha

    kshuttle@uogueph.ca

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  7. I would love this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/35347440/morning-after-soap-by-septic-soaps-one

    Not only clever but sounds like it smells awesome!

    kimberlymarquez@gmail.com

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  8. Haha! I'm in love! I have a gaggle of lawyers that need a good scrub with this soap (you know, the slutty a-holes that blame a traumatic childhood for their OCD and will be lonely for life? Yeah them!)

    aimeeq111(at)yahoo.com

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  9. Okay, I think this shop is super clever. I love the Morning After Soap. How funny is this "This soap will wash away bittersweet regret, romantic mistakes and clear your conscience of last night's promiscuous behavior. "
    Thanks!
    Wendy-bagsandbuds@comcast.net

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  10. ms(dot)verymarried(at)gmail(dot)com

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/37114943/lawyer-lather-by-septic-soaps-one-bar

    hahaha! I just graduated Law School. Fabulous!

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  11. Hahahahaha I love these. My favorite is the Childhood Trauma Soap.

    lauren.m.gibson AT gmail DOT com

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  12. I like, "the morning after soap" though the lawyer soap was a close 2nd. scgodess at yahoo dot com

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  13. Parents love you just because you smelled good?

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  14. Tweeted about giveaway: http://twitter.com/angiewith3/status/14201039084
    That's the direct link to my tweet

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  15. My favorite is the Childhood Trauma.

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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  16. My favorite is the high school dropout soap there's a running joke in my family about my high school diploma.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  17. The MORNING AFTER SOAP made me laugh out loud- that is my favorite!

    nupur.kittur AT gmail DOT com

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  18. I love the Lawyer Lather - hilarious! Not that I am a lawyer, or an asshole:)

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  19. LOVE these! My favourite is definitely the lawyer lather (i'll be getting my law degree in june) and it makes me laugh xx

    linalia.lee at gmail dot com

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  20. Here's my entry - love the childhood trauma soap. If my teenager used it I think it would make her feel vindicated for all the s**t she gives me. :-)
    linda[at]lindaeverett.com
    http://lindaeve.etsy.com

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  21. I am so enjoying the comments you all are making! I knew these soaps would be a hit. Keep 'em coming!

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  22. Sounds great!

    I do like the Morning After Soap. It's a funny way to remind you just to keep calm after a alcoholic night...and to come back to your daily routine.

    Please count me in. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

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  23. Lawyer Lather for my brother-in-law. He never knows whether to take me seriously or not, so his reaction will be priceless! Plus, he's a bachelor, so an extra bar of soap in his house is a splendid idea!

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  24. It's so hard to choose my fave, but I guess I would have to go with Childhood Trauma soap.

    (amw1707 @ yahoo)

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  25. Tweeted & I follow your blog already 'cause it's rad.

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  26. Well, as a lawyer, I guess my only option for fave soap must be LAWYER LATHER. Hilarious!

    kellifrobinson[at]gmail.com

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  27. I had to "favorite" this seller. The soaps are hysterical.

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  28. My favourite is the Morning After Soap
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/35347440/morning-after-soap-by-septic-soaps-one

    I love pink, & this soap looks really cool & inviting! Love the sense of humour on the packaging too. ^^

    pingsping@yahoo.com

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  29. Tweeted! ^^

    This is exciting! Don't usually join all these, but I guess I'm carried over now, lol...

    pingsping@yahoo.com

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  30. i like the lawyer lather, i think my mom would get a kick out of it!

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  31. i tweeted http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/14250359635

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  32. i follow your blog (redfuzzycow)

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  33. I would love to have the Lonely Loser Soap. I like simple scents in soaps and the smell of clean linen would be great.

    anja.lju at gmail dot com

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  34. My favourite soap might be High School Dropout Soap. I will know if I get smell them ;)

    haltiapolku(at)gmail.com

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  35. Childhood Trauma-I Love it!!

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  36. i love HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT SOAP... hehe unique name and i love white :)
    ipehishere[at]gmail[dot]com

    thank you :)

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  37. I love the OCD soap Where was this when I was a lot younger. I needed it.Maybe it could have aaved me a few visits to Rehab. It would fit my life perfectly.
    samamfee@gmail.com

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  38. I tweeted
    samamfeee on twitter
    samamfee@gmail.com

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  39. I love the "MORNING AFTER SOAP"!

    samyrocks92 at msn dot com

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  41. These are so funny, I'm thinking about buying some for my sister. The High School Dropout scent sounds great. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  42. I like the Lawyer Lather because I have friends in law school. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. My favorite soap is LAWYER LATHER - by SEPTIC SOAPS - ONE BAR.

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  44. HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT SOAP would be my pick because it has the scent of vanilla in it!
    kristi.blackstone@yahoo.com

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  45. the laywer lather would be great for my best friend, who is a lawyer
    catss99@yahoo.com

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  46. tweet
    http://twitter.com/catss99/status/14279549376
    catss99@yahoo.com

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  47. i am in love with morning after soap. seems great :)

    enter me :)
    liz_crowny@yahoo.com
    pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

    thankies

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  48. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love The Morning After soap from the site!

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  49. lonely loser because the shade of blue is pretty and the scent is clean linen.

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  50. I liked the "morning after soap!
    rally_thade17@hotmail.com

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  51. My favorite is the Lonely Loser Soap because I love the smell of fresh, clean linen.

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  52. i like the MORNING AFTER SOAP ,it made me laugh, and i know some people who want to use it..:)


    nitzan.sc at gmail dot com

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  53. Lol, these are so funny! I think the LONELY LOSER SOAP is so funny! I can think of so many people that I can send this to. ambrerose(!at)aol(dot)com

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  54. I know several lawyers so I like the LAWYER LATHER soap, he he.

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  55. Ha ha ha ha! These soaps are awesome. Although I like them all, my favorite has got to be the Childhood Trauma soap. I'd love to see the look on my kid's faces when they opened them for Christmas! I'll blog about this fabulous givaway! Thanks Linda and and Septic Soaps for doing this!!

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  56. my favorite is the morning after soap because i think it's the funnies
    ohhhfire@hotmail.com

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  57. These are hysterical and right up my sarcastic alley. These would really make great gifts to people I really 'cherish' in life. I love the Lonely Loser soap, though I have to say the Morning After soap would be my fav. Just the use of the word 'haunches' puts it on top. Great giveaway!
    ~Emily
    pocketfairy{At}gmail{dot}com

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  58. I'd be the first to never offer anyone a soap with the word asshole in it, but I think that the lawyer lather is the funniest, especially for my friend who's graduating!
    the_outsider01AThotmailDOTcom

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  59. The lawyer lather soap is my favorite, dealing with lawyers at the moment! (the why)

    (Email in blogger profile)

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  60. i like the high school dropout one--it sounds like it smells great, and cuz i dropped out of college!

    miriam dot nussbaum at gmail

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  61. I enjoyed the MORNING AFTER SOAP most, partly because it says Haunches on it, and partly because I'm sure we all know the perfect person to give it to.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  62. I like the high school dropout soap because I love the saying.


    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  63. This is HILARIOUS!!! Love this shop! One of my top favorites is the Childhood Trauma Soap. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  64. The Lonely Loser Soap is so funny..it'll be a hoot to give these out! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  65. I'm a follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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