Anna Pereira – Product Review

On this blog I have done numerous feature write-ups for artisans and their products. I see things that I like or do interviews and product giveaways. Very rarely, though, do I have the pleasure of sampling these products. I would quite literally go broke if I bought everything I saw. However, a few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to retweet a message for Anna Pereira and get a free sample of her soaps. I got my soaps and have been in love with these slivers of heaven for the last couple of weeks. My kids love them, my husband loves them, and I love them. I’m not a soap person. I get in, get washed, that’s the end of it. But this soap, my friends, takes showering to a whole new level .

Now you may think I am exaggerating, but I really am not one to be easily sold on a product. I bought Proactive a month ago and think it’s the biggest waste of money I’ve ever spent. That is to be discussed later. I also switch products and brands to try out new things. Very rarely do I ever become so hooked on a particular brand because I like it well enough to continue buying it. Things just don’t live up to what they should be, end of story.

Anna Pereira soaps do. These soaps are lightly scented out of the package and they don’t bowl you over with perfumes. You can smell them, but they are not overpowering. However, once you get them lathered up a whole new sensation envelops you and there is no turning back. The first soap I tried was the Blackberry Sage from her Angel Kissed Line of soaps. The scent took me back to when I was a child, strolling through the acres of blackberry bushes that bloomed and grew on our property. I truly was in heaven. Delicious and reminiscent of the wild herbs and thick luscious berries dripping from the vines, the relaxation was immediate. The caress of natural and essential oils from a rich, thick lather left me feeling pampered, but when it came time to rinse, there was no oily residue left behind. My skin felt clean and refreshed – like it should after taking a shower.

Anna uses only natural ingredients in her soaps, and no animal by-products. The link gives a great break down of what she uses and their benefits. Her ingredients range from lavender, patchouli, and tea tree essential oils to nut and olive oils. You feel good using it, and you feel good about using it.

Anna was kind enough to fill out my interview form and this is what she told us:

Tell us a little about what you make.

I have been making hand painted and printed clothing since I can remember. I have been making soap for a while and just recently introduced them to my customers as well. My studio workshop in my home has been completely converted to a soap making facility since I have decided to expand on this area of my business – for now – until I get the itch and go back to making clothing. I’m sure other artists know what I’m talking about 🙂

Where do you get your inspiration?

My inspiration spiritually comes from wanting to make a positive difference in someones life. My artistic inspiration comes from nature, faith, wellness and beautiful things.

How did you get started making your product?

I have always been creative and made things for myself. Since I was young enough to string beads I would make bracelets and sell for .75 cents. Once I moved onto making and painting clothing, people would ask me to make custom creations for them and that’s how it all started waaaay back when. Creating the Angel Kissed line of soap was purely for indulgence! I love all natural soap and made it for myself, friends and family. Because everyone loved it so much I now make enough to sell to the public.

Please include additional information or anything else you would like us to know here:

Be happy. Just remember you are blessed. Have gratitude and be thankful. Live life with purpose. If I can make one person smile through my handmade products or kind words and they can pass that smile on … then I have gotten up today for a reason.
 
Now friends, there is a great deal going on in her Etsy Studio. All of her soaps are $3. If you buy 5, you get a sixth one free. I don’t know about you, but $15 is a great deal for these Angel Kissed soaps. They would make a great gift or stock up and keep them all to yourself!
 
Where to find Anna:
 
http://www.annapereira.com/   and http://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnaPereira

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Faerie Moon Creations
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 12:50:45

    What a wonderful feature on a terrific person. I have personally used Anna's soaps – and I love them. They lather up amazingly well and the scents are heavenly – I don't want to leave the shower! LOL By the way, the bars are quite generous, so $3 per bar is definitely an excellent deal! 🙂 Theresa

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  2. FantasyDreamKnits
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 13:16:38

    Oh, yeah! I am going back 2morrow to get that deal. I can't wait.

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  3. AngelPups
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 16:10:45

    I just recently ordered a whole batch of Anna's tank tops and T-shirts and she was generous enough to include her soap samples ….FANTASTIC!!! I'm a little sad to hear she's taking a break from the clothing side of things because I LOVE her stuff, but since her soaps are so luxurious, I guess I can focus on those instead 😉 She's a fantastic artist, seller, customer and now, I like to think of her as a great friend on my own “information highway”;-)

    So glad to read such an wonderful interview with a really positive, inspiring artist!
    God Bless~

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  4. Betterworld BKA Anna Pereira
    Jun 19, 2010 @ 18:28:22

    Thank you so much for this fabulous review Tammy! And TY everyone for your generous comments 🙂 I really appreciate your kind words and it makes me feel so good to know you love my soaps so much!! Yay! 🙂

    You are so generous to take the time to write such a lovely post. Many blessings ~ Anna

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