Thursday, March 28, 2013

Daily wax melts March 22nd 2013

-Heavenleigh Apothecary Pink Sugar Vanilla Bean Noel in the bedroom (ended up being the whole clamshell, 24W hot plate). I first put 2 cubes and got nothing, added 2 more and the scent was light and after 2 more it was decent. The blend was really nice but it was just way too weak.

-CFTKR Floridian Dreams in the first floor (24W hot plate). I truly enjoyed this medium strong tropical citrus blend. Lasted really well but started to smell really off when the scent was gone (after about 6-7 hours).

-Ollie´s Soaps Neapolitan Ice Cream in the kitchen (tea light, 3-4 scoops). This was super strong and wafted through my whole house. It smelled so authentic! I could smell the soft ice-cream-drenched wafer with vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream scoops. Awesome!

-Front Porch Serendipity Cupcakes (2 tarts) in the living room (24W hot plate). This had almost no throw which was a shame as it was soooo delicious on cold throw and I actually had requested the scent for a while. =/

-Beaux Savons Frais Serendipity, Ice Cream Scoop Bread and Loopy Lemon Cream Noel in the living room (24W hot plate). This was a good scent..the Loopy Lemon Cream Noel was pretty non-existent in the blend as it was such a tiny sample tart but the ice cream scoop bread serendipity smelled awesome. Medium throw and good lasting power. 

Sassy Girl Aroma haul

I tried a new vendor, Sassy Girl Aroma. I think Julie sold tarts before but under other names. I think there was also some drama about her but to be honest I don´t care as I like to form my own opinions so I ordered a bunch of her goodies to give her a fair try. Everything was RTS so they shipped the next days which was very impressive.
So far her tarts are pretty strong and she has really good blends. She was very generous with samples (2 regular tarts, 2 large ones - 1 in heart shape and 1 in the form of a blouse).
I ordered a lot of 6 oz bags of tarts (of one scent I ordered 2 sets so she sent all 12 oz in one bag) and a few of her chunks.

Small Front Porch haul

Here is another haul from Front Porch =) Just thought of sharing pics of this haul

Daily wax melts March 21st 2013

-Heavenleigh Apothecary Lavender Silk in the bedroom (24W hot plate). One of my favorite lavender scents. It´s such an awesome balance of sweet yet herbal  mixed with a creamy note. It was strong and lasted all day long.

-Ollie´s Soaps Raspberry Lemonade in the first floor (2 tarts, 24W hot plate). A good tart lemon with sweet raspberries. This was not that strong though, about light-medium I´d say.

-Scentsationals Santa´s Sugar Cookies in the kitchen (2 cubes, tea light). This was soo good  as it smelled exactly like the cupcake and frosted sugar cookie scents from Scentsationals. Had a good throw and lasted really well.

-Happy Hippy Scents Free Bird Serendipity in the living room (tea light). Free Bird is Pink Funnel Cake and this one was a yummy one (none of those cinnamon-strong ones even though I like those as well), very creamy and it blended nicely with the serendipity. The throw however was a bit weak but I could only use a spoon full as I used a small tea light warmer.

-Sassy Girl Aroma Loopy Serendipity in the living room (24W hot plate, 2 tarts). A good blend of serendipity and fruit loops. To my delight this is rather balanced without the fruit loops overtaking the scent. It was medium strong and lasted really well.

-Lil´Kitchen Candles 16 Candles in the living room (24W hot plate, 8 hearts). This sweet blend of birthday cake (with something sweet...maybe cotton candy?) was really good but not that strong (medium I´d say). It lasted about 6-7 hours which was pretty good.

Daily wax melts March 20th 2013

-Granny´s Kountry Candles Nectarine & Mint in the bedroom (24W hot plate). This was a nice fresh fruity scent with a good throw and it stayed almost all day long!

-Ten Digit Creations Laundry Day in the first floor (24W hot plate). This is an amazing laundry scent. It doesn´t have that wet linen smell some laundry scents tend to have. It´s just a pure clean scent with a strong throw and amazing lasting power.

-TBG Blackberry Hearts (2 cubes, tea light) in the kitchen. Shannon´s blackberry scents are amazing, very fresh and tart, not perfumey. This was a tart and sweet scent and had a really nice throw. I enjoyed it and would definitely repurchase.

-Pics, Petals & Scents Serendipity in the living room (24W hot plate). I think I used 2 tarts and got a light throw from this. I prefer Serendipity blended anyway so next time I will mix it with something.

-Heavenleigh Apothecary Serendipity Italian Biscotti in the living room (24W hot plate). One of my favorite blends from HA. A nice crisp italian cookie blended with my all-time fave scent Serendipity. Great strong throw and lasted through most of the day!

Daily wax melts March 15th 2013

-HHS Jack Frost in the bedroom (24W hot plate). This was a good fresh peppermint scent with good throw and lasting power.

-CFTKR Farmhouse Treats in the first floor (24W hot plate). This is a mix of all things being prepared in a farmhouse kitchen (bread, cookies, jam, jelly etc.). This was an extremely light scent with a very weak throw. What I could smell was just a sweet scent without any dominant bakery notes. I somehow liked this but I would want it way stronger!

-Granny´s Kountry Candles Orange Chiffon Cake in the kitchen (tea light). This had a very light throw and it was such a normal boring orange bakery scent anyway.

-Lil´Kitchen Candles Sugar Cookie Dough Bread and Serendipity Noel in the living room (24W hot plate). This was a good combination, a sweet bakery with a hint of serendipity. It was medium-strong and stayed really well.

-Front Porch Buttercream Drizzled Bread and Marshmallow Serendipity in the living room (24W hot plate). Another good blend...a creamy soft serendipity scent with a good throw and decent staying power.

-JLCCW Serendipity Jaimie in the living room (tea light). I used one cupcake and it gave off a light-medium throw. This is a very sweet serendipity but it´s not my fave from JLCCW.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Couple recent The Bathing Garden hauls

I really wanna catch up on posting hauls but I surely don´t wanna brag about them but I really just want to get them posted =X Anyway, I hauled some TBG clamshells recently so here are my hauls. 
Shannon finally got Serendipity (as per my recommendation). Her serendipity smells good albeit a bit on the lighter side. It comes in 2 blends: Serendipity Cream Pie (with coconut cream pie) and Pink Bunny Ears (with red velvet cake).

Ariel´s Secret Garden haul

Ariel´s Secret Garden is one of my favorite bath & body vendors however her tarts aren´t really that great. But that doesn´t matter, I can get good wax elsewhere but her body care is really awesome!
Sad news is that Sherri and Ariel decided to close their shop =( Pure horror! =X So I decided to place a few more orders from them. The offer was a free 1 lbs bag of English Toffee and it is so delicious! I also got free shipping and an extra bath bomb. 
This is the first haul which is smaller but I have couple bigger ones coming now.
The soap loaf is a cold process soap in Honey I Washed The Kids type. It will be ready to use on April 6th. 
Her bath bombs are very moisturizing and fizz away really fast whereas I prefer a less greasy slower fizzing formula. However the one in Peppermint Lavender is awesome as it feels cool on the skin so even though one is sitting in hot bath water the skin feels cool and refreshed. A very interesting sensation.
The Miracle Cream is awesome, too, and my favorite product to use on my feet and hands right now. 

CFTKR haul

And here is yet another haul from CFTKR...judging by the amount I have I would say she should be my favorite vendor. Carol definitely is along with The Bathing Garden and Front Porch. But I have so many fave vendors it´s hard to narrow them down. 

It´s getting slightly more difficult to order stuff from Carol as her popularity just got boosted so much. She will soon close for almost a month and you bet her first days of reopening will be totally super busy. I am planning on a small order on Tuesday as she´ll be restocking couple of scents I have been waiting for. 

As always I got a nice bunch of samples, yay! Some even bunny-shaped <3