I received the set of 117 micas as a gift from Carrie, the awesome owner of NS. As I took out each container from the box, I unscrewed the lids and had to "ooh and awe" and what was inside each jar. I absolutely couldn't imagine what the "All Micas Sample Set" would possibly be like, and in all honesty I probably wouldn't have purchased this on my own. HOWEVER, had I known what a treasure trove these 117 very generous amount of samples are to a soapmaker, I would have bought it long ago. The GREAT thing about these samples are that you can try out the micas and glitters that you wouldn't have thought to try, and each jar is more than enough for several batches of soap. I would encourage any new soapmaker who is gathering supplies for this craft, to seriously consider purchasing this set. I've been making soap for 3+ years and there are SO many micas and glitters that I have not tried because, well, 117 is quite a lot, and many of the shades look very similar on the computer screen. But my biggest surprise was the BLUE VIBRANCE! Had I know what a beautiful blue it would be in my Christmas soaps this year, I would have bought it long ago. Purchasing this "All Micas Sample Set" will be one of the best investments you'll make!