On the formulating end, I'm still working on making a soap collection for TKB. I'm frustrated right now because all the colors seem too similar, and I'm trying to step back and be objective. I am going to keep making color blends until I have 6 or 7 that I like, that are unique enough from each other.. Then I will try them in soap and choose the best 5. If you are curious about this project, it is just a collection that I'm going to call the 'city of roses' collection, after Portland, where I am drawing inspiration from the rose garden. It will most likely be pinks and purples, with a couple yellow/orange blends. One I could already see as an eyeshadow, but I guess natural colors like that are common in color cosmetics. So I hope this inspires some people, it is really easy to find inspiration if you are looking for it.
What is in your area that could inspire you?