Don’t you love when two seemingly unrelated things work perfectly together? Chocolate and bacon, Nancy Regan and Mr. T., mug shots and soap…
Let me tell you, there was little possibility of me not loving these. While I love a good cleanser and adore a fancy body wash, a good ol’ bar of soap will always be my favorite mode of cleaning. There’s something about the weight and bulk of it in your hand that I just find so satisfying.
And I am also a sucker for a good mugshot, especially of the celeb variety. From stunning vintage ones like ol’ Blue Eyes or the adorable young Mick Jagger shown above, to the full on crazy pants of a wild haired Nick Nolte or the visual digression of Lindsay Lohan, I am a fan.
(Side note: Go now and bookmark The Smoking Gun, it’s a real uplifter. If I ever think that I’m having a bad day, a quick visit reminds that things could always be worse! For example, though Tyna and I were big fans of The Outsiders, I’m thankful I never tattooed “Stay Gold” across my forehead.)
But I digress…
Bubble Genius is a Los Angeles based company that makes vegetable glycerin-based, vegan-friendly soaps for those looking for something other than just a generic bar. Check out this one that looks like vintage stained glass or the Periodic Table series (with some that glow in the dark.)
Our selections from the Ya Dirty Mug line were all I hoped for and more. The coffee scent is fresh and strong, with just the right touch of sweetness. The image is printed on a special paper that’s sandwiched between a solid bottom and clear top that will dissolve when you reach the center (which soap lovers know, is a long time away!)
The mugshots to choose from are:
They’ve even do gooders! Bubble Genius shares that “because we know getting arrested is no laughing matter, we’re donating a third of the profits from the sale of these soaps to Delancey Street Foundation, an organization dedicated to successfully integrating ex-cons back into society.”
But what it all really comes down to is this; there’s something exciting about rubbing a bad boy (or girl) across your body. Except Rosa Parks. Don’t do that with Rosa Parks, ya perve.
we heartsters, are you fan of soap? Think you’ll give Bubble Genius a suds?
Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, photographer, condiment connoisseur, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.
skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products