Poor & Pretty Black Friday Deals!

My Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals were so popular last year that I brought them back! Save on my handmade, vegan soaps & balms now through Monday. Here are the deets:


The Cupcake Trio ~ three Cupcake Soaps for $20, a $24 value!


The Sweet Deal ~ One Cupcake Soap, one Jar of Frosting, one Coco Balm for just $22, a $26 value!


The Sweetest Deal ~ Two Cupcake Soaps, one Jar of Frosting, one Coco Balm, and one Coco Body Balm for $40, a $46 value!

Hurry, these deals end Monday, December 2nd! Deals can not be combined with any other discounts.


Wednesday Wishlist: Harry Potter Etsy Treasury!

Stan and I are in Florida this week, celebrating our five-year anniversary at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios!!! Eeeeee! I will definitely be going home with some sweet souvenirs, but I found a few gems on Etsy I may order, too. Look forward to photos when I return. Until then, see snippets on Facebook and Instagram. :)

Harry Potter Etsy Treasury

 1. Long Live Hedwig necklace by Enchanted Leaves. 2. Luna Lovegood crochet lion hat by Lily Boo Boutique. 3. Harry Potter inspired sweater by Tomorrows Unknown. 4. Dumbledore’s Office and Butterbeer soy candles by Frostbeard. 5. Harry Potter Travel Poster series by 716 Designs. 6. Luna Lovegood’s Radish Earrings by Rainbow Angel Creations.

See even more fun handmade Harry Potter stuff in my Etsy Treasury, including a customizable Hogwarts acceptance letter like the one I gave Jill two years ago.


Come sail away: an Etsy treasury

adjust-the-sails-ship-greeting card-parrot-design-studio

For a brief period of time when I was a teen, my Dad co-owned a sailboat with one of my uncles. Looking back now, I wish I had gone sailing more often. There’s something inherently peaceful in having the wind in your hair, salty water spraying at you as you cut through waves, no Internet or phones, just you and your shipmates, just thought and conversation. I do miss it.


So, I put together a nautical/sailing themed Etsy treasury. Check it out here.

Top photo credit: Parrot Design Studio, Sail Boat Letterpress Card.


Color love: Spring pastels

color loving - spring pastels

It was a little bit warm yesterday, which makes me think color is slowly making its way back into Connecticut. Pastels are popping everywhere, especially with Easter being next Sunday! Inspired, I put together a lighter shade of spring Etsy treasury, filled with mint, baby blue, peach, and powder pink. I’ve showcased a few items above, but see the full treasury here. Then I remembered my long-forgotten Colour Lovers account and made a spring pastels palette. Enjoy!

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Now available: Mini cupcake soaps and bespoke wedding favors

After vending at my first Bridal Expo yesterday, I’m officially declaring that wedding season has begun! This means two important additions to the Poor & Pretty Bath Sweets & Body Treats lineup: mini cupcake soaps & custom ordering for birthdays, weddings, and other parties/occasions.

mini cupcake soaps - Poor and Pretty

Because of their petite size, these cupcake soaps make it easier to give one-of-a-kind party favors or to try out different scents. Here’s a reference photo of a mini cupcake soap compared to a regular one:

mini cupcake soap comparison - Poor and Pretty

Minis are available as a mini cupcake trio or a sampler box for retail pricing. For pricing on bulk or custom orders for birthdays, weddings, or other parties & occasions, please contact me.

Custom wedding cupcake soaps - Poor and Pretty

Turning 16? Getting married? Having a baby? Yippee! I now offer customization options for my regular and mini-sized cupcake soaps. I’d be happy to work with you to create bespoke favors based on your color choices and favorite fragrances. I can even match the design of your wedding or party invitations! Pricing starts at just $5.50/regular-sized cupcake and $3/mini-sized cupcake. Contact me for a free quote!