This was my first time making soap with melt and pour and micas. I used the Milky Way Sun Mold and Apricot Blush, Gemtone Ruby and Shamrock Green Mica. First, I took 1 pound of clear melt and pour and cut it into little chunks to melt it in the microwave. I put the Rose Pearl Mica in the smaller melted soap because I needed so little of it. I poured that into the mouth of the sun. I also put the Shamrock Mica into another cup of soap for the eyes. My goal was to have bright ruby red lips, green eyes and a gold face but because I was impatient and didn’t wait for the lips to cool and I didn’t wait for the soap that just came out of the microwave to cool down, the color of the lips and eyes melted right away when I poured the Apricot Mica into the mold. If I were to do this mold again, I would wait for the lips and eyes to cool completely and would wait so that the apricot soap wasn’t so hot when I poured it in. The other two molds were my first attempt at dropping soap color into detail areas to create interest and texture. I used the Aloha Sandal Mold and the Milky Way Dragonfly Mold because I’m ready for summer! I used clear melt and pour and light gold, apricot blush, sparkle red and shamrock micas for this mold. After mixing my micas with my melted soap, I used a dropper to get the soap to stay inside the flower and not linger anywhere else. The color I used for the flower was Sparkle Red Mica. I also used a dropper for the sandal straps. They are made with light gold sparkle mica. The base of the sandal was Shamrock Green Mica along with a mixer of Apricot Blush Mica. Again, I had no patience so I didn’t wait long enough for the soap to harden up before I accidentally melted it by pouring more soap on it again. Again, I was taught the lesson that if you want your design to work the way you see it in your head, you have to wait for the soap to cool. Overall, soapmaking is awesome and I can’t wait to try and venture out into more areas.