Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Happy Button Soap Company review

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I was lucky enough to swap for a preview scrub from Bree, and boy was I stoked! After having tried a sample from tgirl, I was dying to get my hands on a full size!
Bree was a pleasure to work with, and when the package arrived it was so cute with all the buttons and ephemera!
Happy Button scrubs are to die for! Very scrubby, very foamy and very nicely scented! This and Lasting Scent Candles are my two favorites of all etailer scrubs I have tried.
IOE, SCBB, TBG, Sudsy's, and Sheri's Soap Opera are all a close second.

Now for the scents!
County Fair - All my favorite treats from the County Fair all mingled together for a deliciously luxurious scrub! Sugary Cotton Candy, buttery funnel Cakes, and gooey Caramel apples...
--This smells very yummy, the apple is dominant but I can definitely smell the deep fried dough, powdered sugar and cotton candy as well as the gooey golden caramel. And just look at how its topped! It sparkles like jewelry, its so gorgeous!

Freebies:
Vermont Pecan Pie - Rich maple syrup drizzled over decadent Pecan pie...mmmm!
--Pecans and rich crust, oh yum! This is a very rich treat for the shower!

Autumn Harvest - The Cool scent of falling leaves mingled with warm homemade pumpkin pie...
--Crisp and Clean, maybe just barely smokey, and a bit peppery. I don't smell pumpkin pie, but it definitely smells like fall to me. I really like this one!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Tara's Candle Cottage haul and scent review

Tara's Candle Cottage

I ordered tarts when she was doing a bonus bag giveaway w/ a certain number of facebook likes.
The tat was decent based on the huge response she got, 8/11 paid -- arrived 8/27. Everything was packaged very cute and arrive in great condition. I also askedd for custom labels since she advertises they are free on her home page, but she didn't make them or respond to my request. Its ok though, I am sure she was super busy.
I am keeping the review simple so I can pump it out faster. I am backlogged, as you can tell by the dates above. eep!



Canteloupe - no descrip available.
--very sweet and melony

Candy Corn--Just like opening a bag of real candy corn. Capturing the delicious, comforting sweetness of the classic Fall treat.
--smells a lot like buttercream frosting

Peeps--Butter creme and vanilla bean are folded into fluffy white marshmallow and sweet sugar to tempt the senses
--definitely sugary marshmallow

Purple Cow--Remember those grape popsicles with vanilla ice cream inside from when you were small? If so then you'll appreciate this sweet and nostalgic scent.
--this smells delicious and is my favorite from this order. It smells like grape pixie stix to me!

German Chocolate Chip Cookies--50% Chocolate Chip Cookies,25% Caramel Sugar Crunch, 25% Bahama Coconut.
--very delicious coconut and chocolate - I got three of these!

Lime Frosted Marshmallow Cake--50% Toasted Marshmallow, 25% Birthday Cake,25% Key Lime Pie.
--smells like I expected it to, which seems to be a rarity for this scent blend. She does it very well! So glad I got three of these!

Cake Batter Ice Cream - no descrip available.
--smells just like the ice cream from coldstone, yum!

Raspberry Zinger - no descrip available.
--a classic fave for tarts, coconut, raspberry and twinkies! :D

cold throw on all of these is not super strong but decent, and I haven't experienced the hot throw yet. I will definitely be melting some soonish and will try my best to report back with how that went. :)

Bonus Bag contained three tarts, a room spray and some candies!
Cranberry Apple Marmalade Room Spray - smells like apples and red hots! This reminds me of the wassail drink we have around Christmas time. :)

Pumpkin Crunch Cake - The aroma of creamy pumpkin pie filling with rich eagle brand milk; surrounded with freshly baked yellow cake, melted butter, pecans, and hints of spice.
--I get a little pumpkin and a lot of cinnamon in this one

Iced Cinnamon Rolls - Warm cinnamon sticky bun drizzled with sweet white frosting.
--sweet, bready and very cinnamony!

Grandma's Swiggin' Eggnog - no descrip available.
--this one is not overly cinnamony, but is creamy and sweet smelling.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Haus of Gloi Autumn reorder

http://hausofgloi.com/
Small Autumn Reorder

I've reviewed Pixie Sorcerer and Olde Cider Haus before, and I really wanted to love Pixie Sorcerer. I had heard mixed reviews on it where most of the folks that got the pumpkin butter, liked it. Knowing that sometimes scents smell differently in different products, I decided to get a small jar and try again. I still get very strong peanut butter on initial application and jar sniff. After some wear I can still smell it, but its not nearly as strong as it was. I cannot smell coffee in this at all. I really need to immerse myself in this scent one evening, I think I'm beginning to like it but still on the fence.

Madcap Garden - A lively blend, pure black tea chilled with peppermint and the tiniest spike of honey*.
--I am sure loving tea scents lately, and this is one of them! So yummy I could drink it! This will go perfectly with my Haunt Lady Grey oil spray and Jojoelle edp of English tea. I'm barely smelling the peppermint note, which was the only thing that worried me as my skin is sensitive to peppermint. Should be fine to use on my legs like I usually do w/scrubs. Not sure I'd wear this scent in perfume, but I think it'll be awesome for a morning shower wake up!

Freebie sample (I requested this one and they obliged!)
Satyr - Absolutely fiendish creature! And quite frolicsome: Italian blood orange drizzled with blackened vanilla.
--Definitely blood orange! The dark vanilla mentioned, almost smells chocolatey. I think I'm going to like this when I try it out!

Haus of Gloi never cease to amaze me. You may remember my mention of the missing muslin bags from my prior order? Well, lookie there! :D How awesome is that, they sent them to me!!


Another awesome order, even if I can't yet love Pixie Sorcerer - its not their fault! I am going to try to love it though. One evening soon. :)


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sudsy's Haul and Scent Review

http://www.etsy.com/shop/sudsysoapscents
Ordered: 7/12
cns 8/14
arrived 8/20 - she sent extra freebies because of the long tat. She kept me informed throughout. This order had a few disappointments as you'll see in my review. The largest of those though was that the box wreaked of cigarette smoke. The tarts, the plastic overwraps, the plastic bottles and the wooden rose were all permeated with it. I have let it sit, because I have learned that sitting and airing out will rid the smoke smell. All my stuff no longer smells like smoke, except for the wood rose; I can still pick up a trace of it. Out of three packages, this is the only one that smelled like smoke, so I really think that its happening somewhere in the transport.

This is partly why I put off writing this review, I wanted to be truthful, yet tactful. I also did not want to deal with or stir up any drama over these comments. I didn't contact her, because really there isn't much she could do. I don't like giving negative comments, but feel they are necessary to keep the review up front and honest. So there it is, my underwear showing. :P

Will I order from Sudsy's again? Absolutely yes, soon as I'm off this no buy. I really really want a LOT of her autumn scents and I'm probably going to miss out on them, like the black sugar OMG.



(4 oz) scrubs
Pink Flamingo x2 - Fragrance oil for candles and soap. A whimsical blend of citrus and cherry. Like a sunny day in Florida!
When I got the wax tart from Sudsy's in my last order, it smelled just like a scent my mom and I loved that was discontinued. So I placed my order for products for my mom and myself, 2 of each thing. Sadly, the scrub and the lotion don't smell like the wax did to me. This scent is very cherry and very sweet. Its nice, just not what I was expecting. (one jar had no scent label) The spray and shower gel smell like the wax did though. Love those!


4 oz Silky body spray
Pink Flamingo x2 (reviewed above)

Purple boxed deLites-Buttery vanilla cookies covered with intoxicating caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut and laced with chocolate stripes. (Jen's blend, a Sudsy's exclusive)
--This is my scent creation and I absolutely adore it so I ordered a big size of it, but what I received was a 2oz bottle of it instead. It got mixed up with the Sweet tooth fairy scent, which is in the 4oz and was supposed to have been in the 2 oz size. Its ok, because I love them both, just a little disappointing that there was the mix up.

Silky Body splash 2oz (This is similar to a dry oil spray, soaks in pretty quickly and leaves skin feeling powdery soft)
Sweet Tooth Fairy - Strawberry cotton candy with a sprinkling of pink bubble gum. Our interpretation of a fragrance by a popular co.
--I really adore this scent, it smells like cotton candy to me. This was a reorder. :)

Silky Body splash 1oz
Kisses - Rich french vanilla, vanilla extract, 2 types of amber including resin, and dark Egyptian musk. A Sudsy's Soaps creation, you'll find yourself addicted to this! This is strong on the amber and dries down to a sensual blend of all notes.
--I really absolute LOVE this fragrance! Its everything it is described to be and then some! If you like amber and vanilla, this is a must try!

Pink sugar and Watermelon blended - I requested this custom blend and I'm VERY pleased with it! Its sooo yummy smelling, better than I expected! :D Absolutely LOVE it! Perfect for a summer scent, but I am going to wear it through the winter too!

Body Spray 1 oz
Faeries - Luscious blend of confectioners sugar paired with fruit syrup of wild berry, orange crush, black cherries & tangerine are molded into vanilla taffy create a sweet tooth, bubble gum dream!
--I get berries, vanilla pudding and orange slices all mixed in a big bowl and topped with sugar sprinkles. Very yummy scent!

Boston Scream Pie - This spooky treat creates tempting desire. Rich butter cream is warmed with a hint of spice and lifted by fruity tone for gourmand appeal. A vanilla custard background is enriched with hints of coconut milk to support the creamy signature of the creation. A Sudsy's exclusive for Halloween.
--Smells like spiced banana taffy to me. Not exactly what I had expected but I'll probably wear it. :)

bubble gum - An aroma of a sweet, juicy childhood bazooka bubblegum.
--Definitely bubble gum, I can even smell that powdery dust from the freshly unwrapped squares.

egyptian musk- Warm, sensual and very calming. Rich and full-bodied, it is a mysterious and haunting fragrance. You will imagine Cleopatra, herself, wearing this regal fragrance. It is often used to assist your focus on the spiritual side of life.
--I ordered this because I have not ever smelled this as a single note, and I really do love it. Its soft and clean smelling, unlike most musks that I've sniffed. This is definitely the one used in the MM Musk scent from Sudsy's. I could layer this with all kinds of scents! Can't wait to experiment!

fig- Pure essence of Mediterranean Italian Fig sun baked & bursting with fragrance! Earthy essence & oh so sensual.
--I have not ever smelled fig before, so I dont really have anything to compare it to. The fragrance is kind of like a dark fruit, a little on the warmer side and almost musky, but not. It has a certain ethereal clean lingering in the background. Very nice, can't wait to try it out. I think it will be perfect for autumn.

flirty pink - Our Pink Sugary mingling with Egyptian Musk. A Sudsy's Soaps blend.
--I first saw this one reviewed by smiles and it struck my curiosity. I am so glad because it is an awesome scent! The musk really enhances the strength of the pink sugar. Who would have thought?!

koolade - This fragrance takes in the rainbow of flavors and back to that perfect summer day
--Smells a lot like a freshly opened packet of red koolade. Yum!

lick me all over - A wonderful exotic fragrance with base notes of raspberry, cantaloupe, and watermelon, middle notes of jasmine and violet, and fresh top notes of grapefruit and kumquat.
--Smells almost exactly like the Champagne scent that I got from Sudsy's in one of my previous orders. Its clean yet softened by the florals.

scandalous - Our Pink Sugar type flirts with our sweet, Sweet Orange and drops a sexy note with Gardenia. A Sudsy's Soaps blend. Contains essential oil.
--Definitely pink sugar and orange, but I'm not picking up the gardenia as a single note. It must be light and blend well with the other two scents. I like this one, a nice spin on pink sugar. :)

4 oz Lotion (really liking the lotions, they are light and absorb quickly)
MM musk - love this, its a reorder. :)

Purple boxed deLites - reorder
Pink Chocolates - reorder
Pink Flamingo x2 - reviewed above
Pink Macaroon - reorder

4 oz shower gel - very watery compared to prior shower gels I got from Sudsy's.
MM Musk - reorder
Pink Flamingo x2 - reviewed above

freebies
pinkest flamingo on the block 4oz scrub - no scent description
--Very very sweet and very cherry.

fruit loops 1oz body splash - This fragrance begins with top notes of lemon rinds, lime, and grapefruit; middle notes of lemongrass, lily, and verbena; and base notes of vanilla sugar. Wow!
--Just like the cereal! Loving this, so glad she sent it!

bird of paradise 1oz silky spray - Fruity top and middle notes of strawberries, pomegranates with a creamy vanilla base. Everyone who sniffs this falls in love.
--Delicious! Sweet, fruity and yummy! Another one that I'm glad she sent to me! I would not have ordered this one based on decription.

wax tart scallop Vanilla Insanity - The label got smudged by me, so I'm not completely sure of the name of this. It smells like a very caramelized vanilla. Yummy!

wax tart strawberry candy - no description but it smells just like you would expect it to!

a little over 2ml of blood orange eo. - I've never sniffed this on its own, its very very tart and citrusy.

Rootbeer float shooting star - Icy flakes of rootbeer topped with luscious vanilla ice cream and drizzles of rootbeer syrup.
--exactly that! Just like a rootbeer float. Very Yummy!

She also sent a wooden rose that had been scented in Faeries scent.



Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lathers & Lights Haul and Review

Lathers & Lights webshop
Ordered 7/31 arrived 8/20
First, I love their small size sampler packs. I wish all companies did this or something similar. I have so much bath/body product, that I prefer to get smaller sizes when I can as long as they are priced at a good value.
Second, I like their labels, very easy to read, nice quality, full ingredient lists, and are pretty smudgeproof.
Third, I like both the lotions and the creams. Very soft feeling, absorb well, and feel luxurious.
Creams are: 4.5 oz. $9.25 and 9 oz. $16.00
Lotions are: 2 fl oz. Bottle / $5.50 4 fl oz. Bottle $7.50 / 8 fl oz. Pump Bottle $14.00
The lotion is just a hair lighter than the butter, but it is still a fairly thick heavy lotion.
Since they are similar in consistency, I would definitely opt for the lotions if I were going to order full sizes.
I also requested a sample of the coconut saffron, and not only did they include one, but they gave a TON of samples!
They even let a little happy duck ride along in my package! :D too cute!



body cream sampler:
Mexican Lime Pure, sweetened key lime juice.
--Very straight up lime, its not sweet in a sugary way, but sweet like a real lime smells.

Marshmallow Creme (no scent description)
--smells a little chemical-like will let this dry down and come back to it. Yep, its better now. Sweet and creamy, smells a lot like an angel food cake!

Candy Corn We've sourced the most perfect rendition of this addictive Halloween treat of corn syrup, sugar, honey and buttery vanilla. Our best-selling fall fragrance for several years!
--This doesn't smell like candy corn to me, it smells more like the brown sugar crumbles my mom puts on top of apple pie Or like the pie crust McDonald's pies have. Jas said it smells like sweet bread to him, I could definitely pick up a kind of sweet yeasty baked scent. I sniffed my bowl of candy corn afterward and they smell nothing alike. I still enjoy this scent though, its nice and bakery smelling!

Lemon Squares Tart lemon baked with rich, creamy vanilla and sugar with a garnish of freshly shredded coconut.
--I compared this to my Moona Lemming crack and its missing the crust note that Moona's version has. Other than that, it is the same lemon and coconut. Side by side, this one actually grabs my vote because its a stronger more prominent lemon/coconut, where the crust note in Moo's really tones down the lemon and coconut. Jas prefers Moo's blend, because it smells like a whole pie.




Lotion sampler:
Pirate Booty - cedar and oak, a touch of citrus and tropical fruits, and spiced rum.
--Very fresh smelling to me and familiar but I cannot figure out where I have smelled this before. I thought the wood note would be warm and earthy, but they're really more bright and uplifting. I would say this could pass for a spa type scent. I like it quite a bit!

Ginger Milk Spicy white ginger meets warm amber and smooth vanilla in a light, but wonderful fragrance!
--BBW Rice Flower and Shea dupe, I'd say 100% exact but I don't have rfas here to compare.

Halo Halo - This favorite Filipino dessert combines coconut meat, lychee berries, jackfruit, mango, and other fruits with sugar, shaved ice and milk. A scoop of ice cream on top completes this luscious concoction!
--I got this scent previously in a scrub from MCS and absolutely loved the scent. When I saw it on LL scentlist, I HAD to have a lotion too! Absolutely sweet and candy like but not completely sugary, there's a lot of vanilla in this too. LOVE IT!!

Pink Sand Beach - Pink sugar crystals with rich vanilla creme, marshmallow, and fresh cracked coconut.
--Just like you'd expect this to smell, very lovely! Excuse me while I go huff. xD Super Yummy!


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Bathing Garden Haul and Review

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBathingGarden

The goods:




TLDR: Pleasure to deal with Shannon, Lightening fast tat (3bd) and shipping, wonderful products, nommy scents and heaps of freebies. :)

Long Version, see below.



Tarts

All of these are cold sniff reviews. :)
Pistachio Almond Pudding - This scent is a yummy blend of sharp almond, sweet pistachios, and cake!
--This is pretty heavy on the almond and its very creamy and sweet. This scent is the reason I placed my order. I just HAD to have it! Definitely worth ordering, possible reorder.
1 cube, hot throw is throwing to the other end of the house!!! This is very rare. I think there have been at most, four others that have done this, 2 of them were from PFS and one Aunti Di's. Color me impressed!

The Masquerade - Inspired by my love of Carnival...I bring you a wax tart with bubbling champagne, grapefruit, orange zests, and peppery tangerine; middle notes of strawberries, apples, pears, rose petals and jasmine; with sexy bottom notes of vetiver, white musk, and ylang ylang.
--Wonderfully clean and fresh smelling! I get citrus, but its light and not overpowering. I do get the middle and bottom notes kind of as a blend all together. I think those are what add the soft clean feeling to this scent. I love it!

Parisian Strawberry Fields - Running through the countrysides of Paris you will find the most succulent strawberries ever. This tart is a blend of juicy, fresh strawberries, tropical white peaches, succulent mango fruit, and rich vanilla beans.
--This smells like juicy ripe strawberries dipped in sugar. Sooo yummy! Had I known this, I'd have gotten a scrub in this one too. My gosh it smells good enough to bite! When I stop and try to pick out the single notes mentioned its really difficult to, because I keep smelling that sugared strawberry right in front of my nose, ready to have a bite of it. I can smell the peach/mango and perhaps the vanilla. This is so perfectly blended though, its really tough to pick those out and I would have no idea they were there if it wasn't listed. This is a reorder if it throws well when warmed.

Lavender Martini - Mouth watering martini scent blended with 100% lavender essential oil. Topped with a piece of pretty purple glass and little sparkling flowers.
--my tart's design looks quite a bit different from her photo, but I think it is lovely all the same. It smells absolutely wonderful. Its like a really fruity lavender if that makes any sense. I have not ever smelled anything quite like this. Its citrusy and tart, but I cannot figure out which citrus fruit. Maybe a blend of a few? I get an awesome lavender scent as the middle note and that velvety-like scent of lavender as the bottom. Truly unique, if you're a lavender lover or citrus lover I suggest you try it. I think you'll love it!

Pink Pomegranate - A sparkling, bright pomegranate having a tart citrus note and ending with complex woody notes. Topped with a pretty pink flower. This one is beautiful!
--It really is a beautiful scent, but for me its very sweet up front, a lot like pink sugar. I smell citrus, but its very soft and creamy and I'm not smelling a woody note. Perhaps hot melting it will change, but I absolutely adore how it smells! Right now, I'd put this in the foody/gourmand range rather than fruit. Can't wait to melt this one!

Cranberry Fig - This scent is my personal favorite! Super strong and amazing all year long. The tart bite of Cranberries and the sweet, mild allure of Fig. Cranberries and Figs are made even more striking by adding a smattering of Blood Orange and Pink Grapefruit notes to the mix.
--I remembered her saying that this was her favorite as soon as I saw the iridescent heart shaped glitter on the top! I really like this scent as well and think it would be a great scent for when company is over. Its not too sweet, not too bright. Its very inviting and almost warm, yet the citrus notes perk it up into a happy scent too. I can see why its Shannon's favorite! I am going to share some of this one with my mom too, I think she will love it!




Scrubs:

All the scrubs seem to be moisturizing but not greasy or oil slicky at all. They do contain some butters like shea or aloe, so I can definitely see why my skin feels moisturized after using them. I also noticed that with the two I tried out, the scent lingered on my hands and was noticable. This is the first bubbling scrub that I have noticed this with! Pretty awesome! Speaking of bubbles, they're there but they are scarce. This is more of a creamy lotiony kind of scrub, but not greasy at all. I don't know how she did it! Its unusal compared to my other scrubs, that's for sure, and I quite like it!



Pistachio Almond Pudding - This scent is a yummy blend of sharp almond, sweet pistachios, and cake!
--just as awesome smelling as the tart! So sweet, yet has that creaminess that nuts have. The scrub is a gorgeous color of green topped with little green pearls.



The Masquerade - Inspired by my love of Carnival...I bring you a wax tart with bubbling champagne, grapefruit, orange zests, and peppery tangerine; middle notes of strawberries, apples, pears, rose petals and jasmine; with sexy bottom notes of vetiver, white musk, and ylang ylang.
--same as the tart, wonderfully clean smelling! Tried this one on my hands too, and the scent is lingering after washing! woohoo! She mixed a colorful blend of jojoba beads throughout the scrub and then topped it with more! A fun little party in a jar! :D This was a custom request, but she has listed two more jars of this scrub in her shop!



A Spoonful of Sugar - This scent is almost spot on for LUSH Snow Fairy. Sweet, sugary, and absolutely wonderful!!
--I have never smelled Lush's version but I have sniffed MCS and CFTKRs and they all smell just like this one! I love how it smells so much! I tested this on my hands and the scent was there after I washed. Awesome sauce! This scent is always giong to be a little special to me. The MCS scrub I got in it, was the first big scrub I purchased online and I loved it!



Bubbling Butter Brew - My interpretation of Harry Potter's Butter Beer. Sweet clotted cream, salted caramel, rich butterscotch, and a touch of bubbling cream soda. Not only does it smell divine but the aloe butter makes this scrub feel amazing on your skin too!
--Teresa, you will love this! I can smell every scent note she mentions singly, and when I'm not looking for the single notes it smells simply delicious! I get the salty caramel, the cream, the bubbles, the butterscotch - it smells just like the cupcakes I baked! :) And now I'm off to hunt down a spoon. kidding! This scrub is topped with little pearls and teeny white jojoba beads. Love those jjbeads! :D



Guava & Raspberry Supreme - A bottom layer of fresh raspberry is topped with a succulent layer of guava. Love, love, love this one!!
--Me too!! :D Someone at MUA suggested this would be great in a scrub (was that L?), so I made note of it and finally ordered. So thank you very much whomever you were, you were right. Its freaking awesome! So fruity and bright, with just the right amount of tartness. The raspberry smells real and the guava smells sweet just like the juice I drank for breakfast on my first day visiting Hawaii. Done in split side by side style, the scrub has tiny red jojoba beads blended throughout and sprinkled on top! :D



All freebies:
Cherry Blossom Kiwi and Green Tea - This beautiful sugar scrub weighs over 8 ounces and is full of skin loving ingredients. I have added shea butter as well as ground green tea and rose petals. The bottom layer is scented in green tea. The top pink layer is scented with Kiwi and Cherry blossom and is sprinkled with rose petals.
--I was really surprised by this one, as its not my typical scent choice. However; it smells really lovely! And just look at how beautiful it is! Topped with rose petals and all! Very girly, softly sweet and feminine. The green tea layer is underneath and so I'm wondering if it smells different than what I'm smelling on top. I'm sure I'll like it too though! I love the colors, and I can see those big sugar crystals on the top too. I am so glad she sent this, because I wouldn't have ordered it myself. So very pretty and lovely smelling!




Nantucker Briar Bake Shop - These wax tarts are topped with cute little bakery pieces and sprinkled with cinnamon.
This manages to smell like an exotic bake shop with notes of butter, almond, mandarin orange, lemon, herbaceous lime, and pineapple with nutty notes, maple, clove, cinnamon, spicy berry notes, sage, lavender, jasmine, and ozonic notes, with a dry down of creamy vanilla coconut, amber woods, cedar leaf, cedarwood, sandalwood, and exotic musks.
--This was on my list of possibles when I was narrowing and it got bumped. I'm so happy that Shannon included it as a freebie. I really really like it! I don't get cinnamon on cold sniff at all, which is super awesome and makes Jen happy. :) It really does smell like a bakery that makes everything from fruit tarts, to chocolate ganache cake and coffee. Creaky wooden floors and tropical themed birthday cakes. Oh look! Oatmeal raisin cookies and fresh bread too! Loving this one for sure! :D

Very generous piece of Blue Hawaiian soap, golden sandy top and turquoise blue ocean bottom (forgot to put it in the photo!)

six assorted mini tarts, no idea what scent they are but they smell good, and are quite cute! I get a coffee note, a creamy vanilla, perhaps an almond note and something fruity. :D

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Lasting Scent Candles Haul and Review

This is about my third/fourth order from LSC. Their products are always top notch and this order continued the trend.

You can get yours here: http://www.lastingscentcandles.com
And track for sales and new scents here: Facebook




Tart scents on cold sniff:
(freebie!) Sweet Relaxation...Melt all your troubles away with this irresistible aroma of Fresh Calming Lavender and Sweet Marshmallow Fluff
--smells like herbal lavender and fluffy marshmallows! Quite different from Haunt's same scent, but still very nice.

Roselle Tea & Clover... A exotic drink combines the delightful tangy notes of Roselle, Cranberry, Tamarind and Key Lime with A of Sweet Pineapple, Tropical Mysore Raspberries and Herbal Sweet Clover. This sweet and tart fragrance will surely uplift your mood
--Gah this smells delicious! Tart, fruity, and sweet! I bet this will be a huge thrower!

Lemon Drop Cotton Candy (LSC MIX)...Tart Juicy Lemons and Sticky Sweet Cotton Candy.
--oo this is yummy! Sweet sticky candied lemons, hundreds of them! Very strong and delicious smelling!

Cake Batter Ice Cream....A Delicious blend of Rich Cake Batter, Sugar cane and Sweet Creamy Vanilla.
--Very vanilla and caramelly. Super sweet!

Blackberry Cotton Candy(LSC MIX)...Succulent Juicy Blackberries and Sweet Cotton Candy
--a juicy tart blackberry sweetened up by the candy! I am getting vanilla base in this too.

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread (LSC MIX)...One of my favorites.. Warm Banana Nut Bread loaded with melting Chocolate Chips..THANK YOU Jennifer L.for suggesting this awesome smelling blend.
--Jenni(from MUA) you did a great job with this suggestion and Pam interpreted it into a tart so well! I can smell the chocolate, the banana and the bread! I am guessing this one is a pretty strong thrower too!



Sugar Bubbles Sugar Scrub
Sweet Relaxation is the scent I chose for the scrub. I just had to try it out so I could compare it to other favorites of mine. And lemme tell ya, definitely in my top three favorites! First, the scent is very strong and really opens up with the addition of water as I scrubbed. Tons of sugar in this, so it scrubbed for a good while and it started lathering up way before the sugar was dissolved. First, I didn't add much water, just passed one hand through the running water to get started. The scrub lathered up into something like a heavy creamy shave cream! So then I added a little more water, in the same manner as before and I got bubbles!! bubbles everywhere! Soooo foamy and velvety! I didn't want to wash it off! I scrubbed a while til the sugar dissolved then rinsed clean and patted my hands dry. Had to sniff then, to see what lingered; and WOW! My hands smell delicious! Quite strong, compared to what most scrubs leave behind.

If you're a scrubbie addict, I definitely recommend trying LSC scrubs, you'll be soooo glad you did!

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