The Perfect Red (True Red Set) October 24 2017
The following article was written by one of our customers who is always testing for us, Nikki Cicerone. You can read her testimony along with her tips on how to achieve the best red out there!
Last year my one goal for my business was to find the “perfect” red. One that didn’t have too much of a pink/red shade or looked more orange/red shade. A red that fit the colors of a vampire for Halloween or Santa for Christmas and of course we can’t forget Valentines as well as the 4th of July. That is a lot to live up to for a particular color. So one day in my Bubble Lab I mixed 2 different red shades from Mad Micas. It was Spicy Tomato & Voodoo. (ok Voodoo is more a darker pink than red) It was a lovely shade of red and I was happy with it. A few weeks later for some reason I reached for the Brazen Hussy color instead of Voodoo and mixed that with Spicy Tomato. After I realized my mistake I quickly grabbed the Voodoo. I sighed and thought I would just make a soap for my kids. I was making a melt and pour soap that day so it really didn’t matter. But as I am mixing all three of these colors (Spicy Tomato, Brazen Hussy and Voodoo) my jaw dropped. Here was this AMAZING red color right in my hands. I admit it was red bliss! I poured it and waited patiently to pop it out of the soap mold. It felt like an eternity while I waited and it was for sure worth the wait. Right before my eyes was the red I was looking for!!! The next day I went to make a rainbow cold process soap. Again I did the 3 micas. This time around I had to wait a whole 24 hours to see how well it came out. The next morning I popped that soap out and did a dance of joy! I really did. It was like the Snoopy dance in my Bubble Lab and I couldn’t stop smiling. I have been asked several times how to make this red and now I share that with you all. I should first mention that Brazen Hussy is a neon pigment so it does take a little more patience to work with it.
Well there you have it. The True Red tutorial. This is by far my favorite red. I have never had bleeding issues or ever been disappointed with this set. If you see that it isn't turning out the way you want, just keep playing with it. Just go back and practice and most of all be patient and I promise you that you will be happy. If you have any questions or need any help feel free to message me on Facebook or look for me on the Facebook group Mad Micas Buzz.