Thursday, November 29, 2012

Daily wax melts November 28th 2012

-Granny´s Kountry Candles Birthday Cake in the bedroom (24W hot plate). I used the whole clamshell at once and got a yummy very light vanilla cake scent. I really loved the scent but it´s not worth repurchasing if I need a whole clamshell for one melt! This is in her old wax though so I might order another one to see if the newer version has a better throw!

-FussAssMcGee Pink Zebra (2 cubes) in the first floor (24W hot plate). This was a fruity scent with a light-medium throw and very average lasting power (4-5 hours).

-Scentsationals Almond Biscotti (2 cubes) in the kitchen (tealight). A good solid almond bakery scent with good intensity and decent staying power.

-CFTKR Comfy Home in the living room (24W hot plate). I was in the mood for some rich caramel and maple scents in the living room. Comfy Home is a very pretty sweet caramel scent with a bit of a bakery note. Really enjoyed it while it lasted (replaced it after about 6-7 hours with any random CFTKR sample)

-LSC Honey Maple Bread in the living room (24W hot plate). This was awesome, too! I could smell a sweet maple with sweet honey and a light bakery note. Stayed strong through most of the day but I did replace this, too! (also some random CFTKR sample I reviewed here before).

Daily wax melts November 27th 2012

-Lasting Scent Candles Spring Mountain Mint in the bedroom (24W hot plate). I just love this scent, I had a few of this and now I have no more =( It´s a super fresh minty herbal scent and when I melted it it was really strong and stayed all day long!

-Granny´s Kountry Candles Skinny Bitch in the first floor (24W hot plate). This was a fruity was really light but I could smell it. Nothing I´d repurchase though (came as part of a seedling melts sample pack).

-Scentsationals Autumn Leaves (2 cubes) in the kitchen. OMG this was outrageously strong! I melted this before in my living room and I totally loved it but this time it was just too much. It smells like actual crisp brown fall leaves with a hint of spice. A perfect fall scent however as I said, it was too much so I might try one cube next time.

-Tiffany Candles Ultimate Donut/Caramel Apple/Hocus Pocus (1 gingerbread man/each) in the living room (24W hot plate). I could barely smell anything even though in the jar the scent was pretty strong. I am not having the best luck with Tiffany´s these days =(

-Front Porch Cranberry Marshmallow in the living room (24W hot plate). This was just too spicy for me and I think I am not really into cranberry scents. It was crazy strong and lasted till I poured it out at night but I would not repurchase this particular scent!

Daily wax melts November 26th 2012

-FussAssMcGee Sleeping Beauty in the bedroom (2 tarts, 24W hot plate). A really awesome sweet lavender scent. This was pretty strong and lasted all day long!

-CFTKR Elf Sweat in the first floor (24W hot plate). Elf Sweat is a scent of various sweets (like candy cane, candy corn, syrup maybe etc.) with an effervescent note. To me it smelled pretty much like a sweet champagne scent. It was good but not my favorite. Lasting power and strength were great though!

-Pics, Petals & Scents Blueberry Zucchini Bread in the kitchen (tealight). This was fantastic and I am not usually much into blueberry scents! It was a sweet zucchini bread with the right amount of sweet blueberries. The intensity was perfect and the staying power as well!

-Tiffany Candles Birthday Bash (2 gingerbread men) in the living room (24W hot plate). I could not smell this at all...Nothing! And it was sooooo good cold! It´s a mix of fruit loops, toasted marshmallow and birthday cake but as I throw!

-Lasting Scent Candles Sweet Gooey Pumpkin in the living room (24W hot plate). I really enjoyed this sweet slightly spicy pumpkin scent. As I mentioned before I am not into pumpkin scents but this was really awesome! Fabulous staying power and throw on this one, too!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Tiffany Candles haul

Here is my most recent haul I got from Tiffany Candles a couple of weeks ago. There was a special offer for her reopening, every order over $40 (?) got a free clamshell and orders over $80 got an additional free jar of heart or gingerbread tarts which was an awesome offer I couldn´t resist!
I ordered quite a few new-to-me scents and I got an awesome heart jar in 3 of my favorite scents and a clamshell I really like, too, from Tiffany. I love how she paid attention to what her customers like! 

I got some wood wick candles this time again! I just love Tiffany´s wooden wicks!

Here is the haul:

My awesome freebies:

Daily wax melts November 25th 2012

-CFTKR Green Clover & Aloe in the bedroom (24W hot plate). This smelled like any aloe body lotion. I wonder if the plant smells the same or if it´s just what we imagine aloe smells like due to all the lotions bearing this kind of scent! Anyway, this was a pleasant bedroom scent and it lasted well through the day!

-Scentsationals Lemongrass Ginger Tea in the 1st floor (3 cubes, 24W hot plate). I wanted to finish up this old-style packaging as I got a few backups in the new style (yea, shallow reason). Anyway, this is one of my absolute favorites from Scentsationals, it´s such a pretty soft spa like lemongrass tea scent, thankfully with just a touch of ginger. Amazing! 3 cubes of course were really strong and lasted all day long. 1 cube of these is never enough in my experience since it´s a softer kind of scent.

-Jaimie Lauren Cupcakery Island Mango in the kitchen (tealight). This was a nice tropical fruity scent with a creamy touch. I could definitely smell this during most of the day!

-TBG Pumpkin Apple Strudel (2 cubes) in the living room (24W hot plate). Being neither big into pumpkin nor apple I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed this scent. There was even a bit of cinnamon in it and it did not overwhelm! A very gorgeous soft apple cinnamon scent with a hint of pumpkin!

-Lasting Scent Candles Serendipity Scone in the living room (24W hot plate). I didn´t even remember ordering this but when I was browsing my LSC stash (I am very OCD with my organization....sorted by vendor, then type e.g. clamshells, cups etc., then color lol) I found this and had to melt it yesterday. It is a yummy creamy serendipity scent, there isn´t much scone in it. I really loved this...for those who are not familiar with serendipity: it´s a blend of cherry, vanilla, confectioners sugar and coconut. The coconut came out by the end of the day, before that I got the super sweet creamy cherry scent!

Daily wax melts November 24th 2012

-Granny´s Kountry Candles Big Girl Panties (2 cubes) in the bedroom (24W hot plate). This was an awesome scent! A strong fresh scent, not quite like laundry detergent, it reminded me of the original eau de cologne ("4711" as called here). A fresh citrus cologne scent! Staying power was amazing, it lasted all day long and my bedroom smelled oh so good!

-Country Home Scent Ginger Orange Fizz in the first floor (24W hot plate). I smelled mainly the ginger so it was a wintery scent to me. Scent throw was good and lasting power, too!

-TBG Rich Vanilla Champagne (2 cubes) in the kitchen (tealight). This was unexpectedly great! I had this for quite a while (5-6 months!) and it was a beautiful vanilla champagne scent (so it had that tart sparkly note). Amazing throw and longevity!

-Frostings Wax Melts Baby Cakes in the living room (24W hot plate). I really liked this sweet cake scent. To me it had a slight baby powder note (maybe hence the name?). It was medium strong and lasting power was average.

-CFTKR Orange Cream Marshmallow Cookie (all 3 tarts) in the living room (24W hot plate). I really like this scent a lot but wish it was a bit stronger. All 3 tarts gave off a medium throw and I could smell them pretty much till the day was over. 

Cupcake Candles haul

After watching a slew of Youtube video reviews/hauls on Cupcake Candles I decided to place an order. The owner got sick so it took a bit longer than anticipated to receive my order but still all in all it was pretty quick. She is doing monthly themed boxes which is quite interesting to consider if you want to try her products out!
I melted a few things and most weren´t really that great but I am still testing the tarts out and will form my opinion afterwards.

My order was the last one to contain the scent shots in the recyclable square containers. now these come bagged! The macarons are really huge and look very cute! 

Here is what I got!

Couple of recent Front Porch hauls

For a while it was nearly impossible to get ahold of any FP tarts. Whenever she listed new stock it was gone within literally 5 minutes or less. Since she changed her facility and also the way her shopping cart works I seem to always fine at least some scents listed even a day or more after she added new stock. 
I recently placed a few orders and even though she theoretically is an RTS company (ready to ship) it takes her about 7-12 days to ship out your order(s). Shipping is free which is always a plus and if you spend $25 you can get a free 4-pack (use code FREEPACK during have to have at least one 4-pack in your cart and must be over $25 to redeem this). 
Anyway, her tarts do rarely disappoint as they are strong and she has some really awesome blends! 
These are 2 boxes I received however I think these are about 4 orders total! I am still waiting on couple of packages (one incl. 2 orders has shipped and another one I just placed yesterday). 
I got several 4-packs, some singles and 2 sampler packs (cheesecake and marshmallow samplers!)
Anyway, here is what I got (please click pics to enlarge, her labels and font are pretty small but can be read when the pic is full size)

Daily wax melts November 23rd 2012

I did a mono-melt-day! this time I picked out Front Porch as my only vendor to melt that day!

-Marshmallow in the bedroom (24W hot plate). Awesome, awesome, awesome! A sweet strong fluffy marshmallow scent! It was super sweet and awesome and lasted all day long!!

-Winter in the Forks in the first floor (24W hot plate). I really just love this scent! A fresh outdoorsy peppermint scent. I have one left and didn´t see it listed on her site recently (I do believe she renamed it but I forgot to what! :()

-Pumpkin Cheesecake in the kitchen (tealight). I am admittedly not pumpkin lover at all however this was very pretty and balanced with a cinnamon cheesecake scent. It was very strong and spread well throughout the kitchen and entrance area. 

-Lemon Marshmallow in the living room (24W hot plate). This is one of my favorite tart scents ever! I was waiting to be able to snatch this from Angie and when I saw two 4-packs on her site I snatched them both! It´s her wonderful marshmallow blended with a sweet lemon! Amazing!!

-Orange Marmelade Bread in the living room (24W hot plate). This was fabulous, too! I just love orange and lemon bakery scents in general and this also complimented the lemon marshmallow scent nicely!

Daily wax melts November 22nd 2012

My black bunny lop girl passed away on 22nd. A really sad day for me =(

-Beaux Savons Frais Pink Leche Cake in the bedroom (24W hot plate). This was a bread-y scent, I couldn´t get much of the pink and no leche (milk) at all =( To me some of BSF scents smell a lot alike, I get this bread-y note in quite a few of her scents and it is starting to get on my nerves. Anyway, this was pretty strong and lasted all day long!

-CFTKR Lime Fluff in the first floor (24W hot plate). As most of the time an awesome scent from CFTKR. I just love her fluff blends! It´s a super sweet sticky marshmallow mixed with limes!

-Front Porch Sweet Dreams in the kitchen (tealight). This was a strong lavender scent and I really didn´t care for it. For some reason I just can´t stand FP´s lavender scent, it´s so weird, harsh and perfumey. So meh on this one!

-VDC Pink Orange Chiffon in the living room (24W hot plate). I really enjoyed this scent, one of the first from VDC I really liked. A medium strong orange bakery scent, pretty awesome!

-LSC Sugar Cookie Royale in the living room (24W hot plate). LSC did not dissapoint as 99% of the time. A gorgeous rich sugar cookie scent with great staying power!

Daily wax melts November 21st 2012

-CFTKR Pink Sugared Peppermint in the bedroom (24W hot plate). Carol has one of the sweetest most awesome pink sugar peppermint scents. This was really yummy, but it was a pretty soft scent and had just average staying power!

-Better Homes & Gardens Snowy Evergreen Forest (2 cubes) in the first floor (24W hot plate). I didn´t enjoy this scent at all. It smelled like a pretty pine fir kinda scent at first but it got a funky note over time so it caused me a bad headache. Granted I poured this out and replaced it with something fresh. 

-TBG Carrot Cake in the kitchen (2 cubes, tealight). This was a pretty not overly spicy carrot cake scent. I really liked this and it had a medium throw and good staying power (through one 8-hour tealight).

-Cupcake Candles Mrs Santa Claus Cookie in the living room (24W hot plate). This was very light and I didn´t get a cookie note, to me this smelled *exactly* like Vanilla Bean Noel from BBW! I mean exactly! I liked it but it was light!

-Jaimie Lauren Cupcakery Sugar Cookie BrulĂ©e in the living room (24W hot plate). I didn´t get much scent out of this one, I think the creme brulee scent is light as it is though!

Daily wax melts November 20th 2012

-FussAssMcGee Cat Nap (2 cubes) in the bedroom (24W hot plate). This was an awesome medium strong lavender vanilla scent which lasted all day long. Really liked this one a lot! And the label is soooo cute! =)

-Birdland Paradise Sage & Lemongrass (both tarts) in the first floor (24W hot plate). This was a very light fresh scent. A bit more oomph would have been awesome but it was pretty nonetheless.

-La Dolce Vita Peppermint Bark (2 cubes) in the kitchen (tealight). I liked this peppermint chocolate scent, it was really yummy. However the staying power was really weak, after about 1-2 hours I couldn´t smell anything anymore. I feel the tealight warmer in the kitchen is tricky, many tarts don´t throw there...probably because the kitchen is pretty open so the softer scents dissipate too much...Whatever!

-Granny´s Kountry Candles Sour Cream & Cinnamon Coffee Cake in the living room (24W hot plate). I really loved this off cold throw even though it contains cinnamon! It is like a creamy cinnamon coffee scent. It threw really only very light though!

-Sniff My Tarts Fruity Pebbles Type in the kitchen (24W hot plate). An awesome lemon bakery scent! It was pretty light for the first 30 mins but then it started kicking in! Loved this!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Jaimie Lauren Cupcakery & Confections in Wax haul

I recently got to know about a new vendor through one of my facebook wax groups. Her products looked yummy and were really affordable so I got some to test myself. The name is Jaimie Lauren Cupcakery & Confections in Wax and her store is on eBay (right now she is sold out though). 
I purchased 24 cupcake tarts (24 scents) and 6 Autism Support tarts (the puzzle pcs in 2 scents) and told the owner (Jen, a really sweet lady) to send me just a variety of her bakery scents. She picked really well and whatever I melted so far smelled pretty good and her tarts are so pretty!
So far I am impressed with this vendor, her TAT was really fast (just a few days till she shipped everything) and she kept me always informed about the shipping, tracking number etc. Customer service is very important to me! And best of all her tarts smell awesome! The strawberry cheesecake is the truest sweet strawberry cake scent I have ever smelled!