I just got in some new micas,and I'm experimenting with rate of usage. I tested one batch and completely lost the color, it seems different micas have a different rate at which they perform best-it pays to experiment a bit. This particular one is a bit darker in real life, pretty intense. I think it's one I'd like more as an accent than as the "body" of a soap-I think I would like it better if it were more pastel like perhaps. I'm looking for an "ocean" type color and I don't think this is it.
I love this little silicone mold from Bramble Berry it holds 1# of soap and being silicone the soap pops right out. Great mold for experimenting with new techniques and colors or for a small personal batch.