Monday, December 31, 2012

Daily wax melts December 31st 2012

-Granny´s Kountry Candles Sinus Relief in the bedroom (24W hot plate). A go-to scent for me. It´s not really a Vick´s Vapo Rub kinda scent but it´s a fresh minty menthol kind of scent. It was medium strong and lasted for a good amount of time (6-7 hours). Now going to replace it.

-FussAssMcGee Holiday Romance (tealight, 2 cubes) in the 2nd floor. This is a men´s cologne scent and I got a bit of a throw but not as strong as I expected. Lasted through a 4-hour tealight.

-Country Home Scent Scent of Christmas in the first floor (25W lightbulb). Now this was a good one from CHS! While I can´t describe the scent itself it was just a great Christmas scent  so I think it had a bit of cinnamon, berries, maybe pine and I really enjoyed it. Lasted well and threw really nicely!

-Pics, Petals & Scents Blueberry Muffin in the kitchen (tealight). This was one of the strongest scents today! I could smell it throughout the whole ground floor. It was just the usual blueberry muffin scent but it was strong!

-Sniff My Tarts Lemon Cheesecake Sticky Marshmallow in the living room (24W hot plate). At first it was awesome, this scent was sooooo good! Unfortunately I couldn´t smell anything after an hour or so. 

-LSC Pink Sugar Cookie in the living room (24W hot plate). This was another almost scent-less tart. It was so very light I didn´t get anything =( 

Daily wax melts December 30th 2012

-The Bathing Garden Lemon Mint (2 cubes) in the bedroom (24W hot plate). This is one of my favorite TBG scents as it´s a refreshing and very well balanced between the mint and the citrus notes. This isn´t really her strongest scent but it filled up my bedroom easily and lingered through most of the day.

-Kristin´s Kandles Country Clothesline in the 2nd floor (tealight). This was a good pretty strong but not overpowering laundry scent with good staying power. I prefer the laundry scents to be medium-strong at most as otherwise they can cause me a severe headache.

-Granny´s Kountry Candles Bayberry in the first floor (25W lightbulb). This was amazingly long-lasting and strong. It was a very christmasy refreshing berry scent and I really enjoyed it. 

-Haley´s Heavenly Scents Lemon Noel (2 cubes) in the kitchen (tealight). I love this scent as it´s strong and sooooo delicious! A sweet lemon vanilla scent and absolutely repurchase-worthy!

-Front Porch Sugar Cookies in the living room (24W hot plate). This was an almost sickeningly sweet sugary bakery scent.  I didn´t really like it that much but it was strong and lasted well. 

-CFTKR Creamy Comfort in the living room (24W hot plate). This was also a very sweet scent but a bit more tame than the FP one as in not so sickening. Not a huge fan of this though but this lasted and was strong, too.

Daily wax melts December 29th 2012

-Kissing Booth Slow Your Roll (2 cubes) in the bedroom (24W hot plate). A nice eucalyptus spearmint scent but it was not that overly strong. I still want to let these cure a little longer. 

-FussAssMcGee Peppermint Bark in the 2nd floor (tealight warmer). This was a really good peppermint bark scent. There was a bit of chocolate and more mint and it was strong and lasted through a tealight easily. Good stuff!!

-Lil´ Kitchen Candles Lemon Lush Cheesecake in the first floor (25W lightbulb). Another great scent that day! The lemon was predominant but I also got the sour cheesecake note. This was a medium-strong scent and lasted about 6 hours before it started to change into a slightly weird lemon scent.

-Country Home Christmas Wishes in the kitchen (tealight). Another unscented pc of wax, I didn´t get anything whatsoever!

-Beaux Savons Frais Pink Strawberry Cornbread (2 donuts) in the living room (24W hot plate). I got a very light throw from these. I do believe that it´s to blame on the bags and I asked BSF about the bags and they said that they didn´t use scent-safe bags until recently so I rebagged all my BSF tarts however many seem already pretty scent-less and this was among them. A real shame as it smelled good initially. 

-Granny´s Kountry Candles Classic Sugar Doughnut (2 pcs) in the living room (24W hot plate). The scent was light-medium at best but it was a yummy sugar cookie scent. I didn´t get any doughnut though. Wasn´t the longest lasting tart so I replaced this and the BSF tarts after some hours.

Daily wax melts December 28th 2012

-Front Porch Peppermint Noel in the bedroom (24W hot plate). On cold sniff I only got the super strong typical FP peppermint but when I melted it the sweet Vanilla Bean Noel scent came through. Was really strong and lasted until the night! Would definitely get some 4-packs of this!

-La Dolce Vita Christmas Wish (2 cubes) in the 2nd floor (tealight warmer). Even though this didn´t really have a scent I somehow liked this as it just gave a sweetness to the air. Sounds weird but yea... I thought it was nice. Would not consider a repurchase though!

-Scentsationals Yin Yang (2 cubes) in the first floor (25W lightbulb warmer). A very strong eucalyptus spearmint scent that wandered throughout the whole house. Amazing!

-Granny´s Kountry Candles Ginger Brown Sugared Shortbread in the kitchen (tealight). I didn´t smell anything at all. I think this was from the old wax as the new ones (the majority of what I have) smell pretty strong!

-CFTKR Comfy Home in the living room (24W hot plate). This smelled so yummy cold but when I melted it I didn´t care for it at all. It was a caramel scent but it had a whacky note to it.

-Frostings Wax Melts Serendipity in the living room (24W hot plate). Now this was really amazing! One of the best serendipity scents ever! It was strong, sweet, decadent and long-lasting. I just ordered a dozen of these! AWESOME!!

Daily wax melts December 27th 2012

-FussAssMcGee Just Breathe in the bedroom (3 cubes, 24W hot plate). This is a nicely strong peppermint scent. I noticed however that the intensity starts to fade after just a few hours. I still love it though!

-Country Home Scent SnowAngels in the 2nd floor (tealight). I put a tealight warmer in the area in front of my bedroom (as my bedroom takes up the rest of the 2nd floor). This was a very mellow slightly sweet scent and I could hardly smell anything unfortunately =(

-LSC Citrus Mint in the first floor (25W lightbulb warmer). This was very soft but I could smell a fresh clean scent all day long. I expected a mix of citrus and mint insanely strong though!

-Front Porch Caramel Cheesecake in the kitchen (tealight warmer). I initially didn´t intend to melt this tart as it smelled so much like cinnamon on cold throw however when I melted it it was delicious! I could smell the sour cheesecake note and a bit of cinnamon and caramel. And it was strong, even in the tealight warmer.

-Lil´ Kitchen Candles Sugar Cookie Dough Bread Zucchini (zucchini is not printed but it´s the blend, she just forgot it) in the living room (2 cubes, 24W hot plate). This was delicious and it was strong! I smelled the creamy zucchini and the sweet sugar cookie dough bread. Lasted most of the day! Awesome!

-CFTKR Orange Caramel Zucchini Bread (3 slices) in the living room (24W hot plate). Another awesome scent of that day! A sweet bakery orange with creamy zucchini bread. Love it! Strong and long-lasting, too! Btw 2 slices might have been sufficient but I popped in another slice as I wanted a very strong scent. 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

CFTKR haul =)

This was my haul from just a few days before Carol closed her shop. Her reopening will be sometime in mid January and I already wrote down a long list of scents I need to order then lol.
I got 7 samples which is so generous given the tiny amount I ordered. 2 of the samples I asked for (serendipity marshmallow delight and peppermint meringue). That new Aveda Type Rosemary Mint is so good! Much better than the regular version in my opinion =)
Anyway, here is the small haul I got last time:

Daily wax melts December 26th 2012

-Kissing Booth Skating Rink (2 cubes) in the bedroom (24W hot plate).This was a pretty soft peppermint scent. I could definitely smell it but it was lighter than most other mint scents so this was nothing special at all.

-FussAssMcGee Pillow Fight (2 hearts) in the first floor (25W lightbulb). As the name suggest this was just a regular clean linen/laundry detergent scent. The throw was about medium-strong and it lasted all day long. I liked this but I didn´t love it.

-Granny´s Kountry Candles Lime Crescent Cookie (2 cubes) in the kitchen (tealight). This was a really strong key lime pie-kinda scent. After a few hours it started smelling off though, like incense?! Anyway, I really enjoyed it initially and for the first hours so I am looking forward to using up the rest of the clamshell.

-LSC Orange Cream Cake in the living room (24W hot plate). An awesome quite strong orange bakery scent, it reminded me of the usual hot orange danish scents from other vendors. And just like those the orange started to overpower the bakery note after about 3-4 hours and got a weird slightly waxy smell. 

-Lil Kitchen Candles Pink Fruit Loops (2 cubes) in the living room (24W hot plate). I love these monster clamshells! The blocks of wax are pretty hefty so 2 are plenty of wax. The scent was strong and yummy, the fruit loops being the stronger note of the 2 of course. It lasted all day long but mellowed out after about 5-6 hours.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Daily wax melts December 25th 2012

I only melted Sniff My Tarts that day =) To be very honest the blends are awesome for the most parts but the scent strength so far has not been that great even though I always pop in a generously sized chunk. I think these might need some more curing time so I will try them again after a few more weeks (though might pop in one or another from time to time).

-Spa Fresh/Lavender in the bedroom. I didn´t get any Spa Fresh scent at all, all I could detect was a very sweet bakery lavender. The throw was ok, about light-medium I´d say.

-Lavender Birthday Cake Sugar Cookie in the first floor (25W lightbulb). I could not smell much, just a bit of a sweet lavender.

-Blackberry Marshmallow Latte in the kitchen (tealight). This was really strong and the most prominent scent of that day. I mainly got a tart blackberry mixed with coffee, I didn´t smell any marshmallow.

-Willow´s Cuppy Cake in the living room (24W hot plate). A sweet bakery scent but it was very light so I replaced it after a while.

-Sugar Cookie Dough Bread Pink Sticky Serendipity in the living room (24W hot plate). This scent was totally gorgeous but it was very light, too. I could get a whiff of serendipity and a sweet cookie from time to time but it was not room-filling at all. 

Kissing Booth Haul

I placed an order with the Kissing Booth a while ago expecting to receive my items quickly as the given TAT was a few days or so. Anyway, a week later I inquired about my order and got a response that the oils or wax or whatever had been out of stock and that a new shipment was due to arrive to the vendor. It took several more days to get my shipping notice so I was already slightly pissed. Not about the delay itself but more of the lack of information. When I order from a vendor expecting a certain stated TAT then I want this to be honored or kept informed if something goes wrong. 
Anyway, the tarts smell and look nice though on the lighter side on cold sniff. Another small bummer is that the clamshells are not filled to the top so I am not getting the amount of wax I get with other clamshell vendors. 
I got mainly bedroom scents but also a few other ones. 2 clamshells have different colored wax on the bottom so they are really cute!

Daily wax melts December 24th 2012

-Scentsationals Sleigh Ride (2 cubes) in the bedroom (24W hot plate). This was a very refreshing mint scent but it smells also X-Masy (maybe there is pine or spruce or something in the mix?). The throw was really good and lasting power ditto.

-Granny´s Kountry Candles Santa´s Sleigh in the first floor (25W lightbulb). I can´t say what this smelled like exactly but it smelled like Christmas to me. It had a good throw and lasted through the day!

-The Bathing Garden Cranberry Chiffon (2 cubes) in the kitchen (tealight). This was probably my favorite scent of the day. I am not usually a big cranberry lover but this was awesome! It was sweet and refreshing, threw like crazy and lasted a full 8 hours. Awesome!

-Sniff My Tarts Orange ZB in the living room (24W hot plate). I only got a light orange zucchini bread from this tart even though I melted a fairly large chunk (about 2 oz I´d guess). The scent was delicious though!

-CFTKR Christmas Wish in the living room (24W hot plate). I really enjoyed this scent, it was pretty strong and long-lasting. It was a fresher citrusy scent but still it screamed Xmas all the way!

Granny´s Kountry Candles Black Friday haul

Granny´s Kountry Candles held a really nice BF sale so I couldn´t resist picking up a bunch of her stuff. Clamshells were reduced to only $1.79 which is really inexpensive! I surely picked up a few other things and I noticed I received 5 free scent cups. I don´t know if this was because I ordered through a consultant or it was some sort of BF extra.
I think also that since she changed out the wax formula the tarts have become noticeably stronger and overall I am very pleased with GKC except for the wooden wick candles and a few regular candles that have off-centered wicks or no throw. 
Anyway, here is the haul which I received about 2 weeks after I placed my order =)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sniff My Tarts haul

I heard about Sniff My Tarts from several Facebook friends and watched quite a few glowing hauls/reviews so I placed my order on October 18th or 19th. Seems it just happened that I was the 2nd to the last order placed before they had to close their site due to overwhelming amounts of orders being placed. 
I had to wait quite a while for my order to ship (sometime in December) but the ladies made up for this with sending nice samples and also filling my 4oz bags nicely so they were quite a bit heavier than I had expected. 
In the meantime I also received a mixed chunk lot (about which I posted) and my big sale order and another chunk lot I got along with it (to be posted about soon!)

So here is my haul:

Daily wax melts December 23rd 2012

Yay! it was my birthday =D

-Granny´s Kountry Candles (last 2 cubes) in the bedroom (24W hot plate). This is just one of my top favorite bedroom scents! A lavender/chamomile etc. scent. 2 cubes fill my bedroom nicely! After about 6-7 hours this scent starts turning slightly powdery but then I just toss something else in the warmer. 2 thumbs up from me for this scent!

-Country Home Scent Pink Christmas in the first floor (25W lightbulb warmer). This didn´t emit any scent at all. I popped in something else after an hour!

-Pics, Petals & Scents Iced Lemon Cookie in the kitchen (tealight). I only could smell this lightly, it´s a yummy lemon bakery scent. 

-Front Porch Zucchini Bread Cupcakes in the living room (24W hot plate). This was super strong, a sweet creamy buttery scent, the zucchini bread note was very subdued and hard to make out actually. I liked this but I didn´t love it.

-Lil Kitchen Candles Sugar Cookie Dough Bread Cheesecake in the living room (24W hot plate). I really liked this sweet bakery scent but it was a bit light and got totally overpowered by the FP tart.

Daily wax melts December 22nd 2012

-CFTKR Aveda Rosemary Mint in the bedroom (24W hot plate). I totally loved this scent! I personally like this way better than the usual rosemary mint scents. It smells more spa-like than herbal. This gave off approximately a medium scent throw and lasted through most of the day!

-Front Porch Marshmallow Peppermint Twist in the first floor (25W lightbulb). I couldn´t smell much of the marshmallow (and FP has a fantastic marshmallow scent usually) but this was nonetheless a really nice creamy sweet peppermint scent with great intensity and lasting power.

-Farmhouse Kitchen Candles Bright Copper Kettle in the kitchen (tealight). This was surprisingly good! It smelled a bit like Sprite, like a citrusy sweet effervescent soda. This lasted through a whole 8hr tealight and threw really well!

-Sniff My Tarts Birthday Cake/Lemon Bread (a very small chunk) in the living room (24W hot plate). This was a bit weak as I could only smell a little of the lemon.

-Sniff My Tarts Serendipity Vanilla in the living room (24W hot plate). This was a delicious creamy Serendipity scent, it was soooo good! Throw was about medium but it lasted all day long!

2 Front Porch orders

I received 2 lots from Front Porch recently. I think these are actually about 3-4 orders total but I got them combined in 2 shipments.
I got several singles, 4-packs and 2 samplers (the pics at the bottom, one Peppermint Sampler and a Cakes & Cookies Sampler).


Sunday, December 23, 2012

FussAssMcGee haul =)

I couldn´t resist hopping onto FussAssMcGee´s Black Friday haul (though I purchased on Cyber Monday, it was the same offer). I got free shipping and some discount (I don´t remember...20-25% off maybe?) so it was a really reasonably priced haul. I had intended to pick up some of their Xmas stuff anyway so it was the right timing =) My haul shipped on December 4th which was pretty quick considering the flood of orders the vendor received.
FussAssMcGee has performed well for the most part recently but a good cure time of 2+ weeks is needed in my opinion.