That’s right, my skin literally peeled off today from all the lotion testing. Here I am, testing the trillionth lotion on my skin. We tested four at a time (hand, hand, arm, arm) and then had to go wash, wait for 15 minutes and do the entire process all over again.
But, after all of that testing, we have winners in the Liquid Soap category, Lotion category and Soap categories *and* a Best in Show from all the categories. I am positively brimming with excitement to learn who the winners are. I know their entry numbers but not their names or companies. There were some stupendously great entries this year. Want to enter your soap, lotion or liquid soap next year? You can find details on the ADGA website here.
My Mom and I finished the day in Healdsburg, California where we went to Powells (a huge candy store). We both bought more candy than should be legal in a day. You’d think the town would have a law about serving chocolate to women clearly not in need of any …
We were lucky enough that the proprieter of Headlesburg Soap Company, Jen, was available to have dinner with. Her company makes soap with real wine in it and she runs an adorable retail shop (review here). She was a delight to hang out with – so much that dinner went almost three hours – and my Mom wants to adopt her.
Tomorrow, I teach Lotions I, CP I and II and Marketing 101. The evening holds and even better time though – tasting all the best of cheeses along with wine pairings. I am going eat light all day to ensure my tummy can hold all the goodness of the evening.