Thursday, August 23, 2012

Birthday ReCap

Hi, everyone!!

I just celebrated my 21st birthday yesterday, August 22nd 2012!  It was amazing to say the least!  Every 21st birthday means that you get to drink legally, so that is what I did!! I bought a bottle of Bacardi Rum and a shot of Patron!  Really liked that Patron!

But to my smelly stuff!! My husband knows me by now, knows what to get me!  He got me a Scentsationals "Karma" electric warmer and a clamshell of Better Homes and Gardens Soft Cashmere Amber! 
Yesterday on my birthday I melted the BH&G Soft Cashmere Amber (of course!) with Ye Olde Candle Cubbard's Pumpkin Souffle!!  Yummm!! Then I proceeded to add Slatkin's/Bath and Body Works Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut oil!! Absolutely delicious!! 
OK to the reviews!! I forgot to make notes of what I have melted so I am going off the top of my head!! I did that last time and I'm pretty sure I remembered all that I melted last time!! Not so sure this time, thats two weeks worth!
Shayz Scentz Pink Toastie Marshmallows-

HOLY CRAP!!! Amazing! And to think, I was going to destash this scent and give it away!! HahA! Not likely!! Ohhhh my poor PTM baby!! lol Its strong and fragrant and lasted for three days before I got tired of it, not because it ran out of scent!! Just like the Almond Cake!! I really see why lots of people really love Shayz Scentz!  This being said, since sales are abundant with Shayz, I always wait for a sale.  I think it is better that way, more bang for your buck!
Haley's Heavenly Scents Whipped Pumpkin Spice Latte-
Amazing!  I don't know if its the cool whip in it or not, but I do not smell alot of latte.  Which is good, because I can melt it around my husband!! He hates most, if not all coffee scents.  Its like Slatkin's Pumpkin Patch with a little less spice and a tiny bit of coffee. Very nice and good!! I am hoping to get a 5pack of it when I make my next Haley's order!!

Candles From the Keeping Room- Watermelon Sour Candy
I had gotten this scent from a destash.  I usually love watermelon scents so I got this one and a few others.  It seems like the CFTKR scents that I have tried, haven't been too strong.  I'm disappointed in this scent... It had potential but it wasn't strong nor did it last long.  I guess it would be good for people who couldn't handle strong scents and got bored fast.   It sucks, because I've heard people say good things about CFTKR, but they just aren't for me.
I can't remember much else... I have definitely been melting more... I have been melting some scents for 2-3 days.   I'll add more or make notes to put on my next post if I remember more!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Reviews on Tarts Melted

I wanted to jot down what I've been melting.  For years, even though I am turning 21 in less than two weeks, I never really realized what exactly a blog was.  I realize that means I'm not good at keeping up on my generation's need for furthering technology.  I still own a flip phone that is prepaid from StraightTalk.  Everyone else, even people who are on welfare and/or are close to broke seem to have iPhones, Androids, and more phones that I can't even remember.  I like to believe, that I am an old-soul.  :)

The point is to my spiel, is even though I have just learned about WHAT a blog is, and how to write one, two months ago, that I love to have a hard copy to be able to reference and look back on about what tarts I liked.  Its like memoralizing what you've melted, embedding your memory in a cyber journal.  You can tell I am really enjoying it :)

To the actual tarts:

Aunt Nena's  Sage and Pomegranate: I have this one melting right now.  At first when it was starting to melt, I would get whiffs of a nice perfumey scent.... light pomegranate.  I don't smell any sage. I am not a huge herbal person, but I don't smell any sage in this or any herbal smell.  I actually would reorder this scent!! I like it!   I just wish it were more consistent with the good strong throw, rather than in and out.

Bellas Candles and Tarts Cotton Candy Sweet Bread: This is such a great scent!! The sweetness of cotton candy and the bread scent.  The actual tart was a piece of bark.  I cut the bark in half because I got the one piece of bark in a destash and I really really like it.  Wanted to make it last.  Even with half of the piece, it was nice and strong!  My husband turned it off, because it was off by the time I woke up this morning, so I don't think he likes it.  Oh well, its OK.  I WILL be ordering a few bags during Bella's Bark Sale!! Should be here in September!! Check it out!

Front Porch Candle Company Snuggling Under The Stars: I had bought a sampler pack from Front Porch Candle Company for my MIL "Romantic Evening" and I got to sniff everything when they got to her house.  I liked Snuggling Under The Stars, Cozy Fall Nights, and Twilight In the Woods.  Based on the description of SUTS, I was surprised that I liked it.  The description is "Keep cozy and snuggly with this wonderful complex blend of Mandarin Balm, Tangelo, Eucalyptus, Jungle Moss, Patchouli Leaf, Sandal Tree, Red Wood Forest, Amber Glow, Musk, Vanilla, Cotton Candy, Sugar, and Musk."  Alot of scents (herbal) that I just don't like.  But yet, I liked it on cold sniff.  I melted it today.  And it smelled so WEIRD!  And GROSS!  I had to take it off before it finished melting completely.  Despite cold sniff, if you don't like smells like musk, patchouli, amber... get it in a individual or don't get it at all.

HHS Zucchini Bread (Spicy Version): Cold sniff, I thought it was going to be like Slatkin's Pumpkin Patch without the pumpkin.  It smelled like fall.  I have some friends who have also smelled this and, being the impressionable sniffer that I am, they said it smelled like burnt Doritos.  When I smelled it cold again, it smelled like burnt Doritos.  So I melted half of it, and it smelled just really weird.  Funny-like.  It wasn't even already melted before I had to freeze it and chunk it.  That is also going to the MIL birthday destash.

Lasting Scent Candles White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie: I absolutely LOVE this one! This is my very first LSC tart EVVVVERRRRR!!!!! :D  And I love it.  I used half of this one with a warm knife trick (makes it very easy to cut into harder wax and doesn't make a mess!! DISCLAIMER: I did not come up this this, I have friends from an online group that came up with it.  The credit goes to them! :)) It was nice and strong and sweet without being too sweet.  Very nice :)

Shayz Scentz Almond Cake:  I just started melting this one, and I like it.  Its very cakey, not heavy on the almond, which I like.  And there's no frosting notes.  I like very few, if any, frosting scents.  Thats what alot of "Happy Birthday's" and other cake scents.  NO FROSTING FOR ME!! lol This is a great scent for people who like bakery and people like me who are picky but who still like a few bakery ones!! :) 

Sniff My Tarts Blackberry:  A month or two ago, I got a random box from Sniff My Tarts (because I've heard lots of people talking about them) and I'm so glad I did.  If you have read a few posts back, I LOVED Black Cherry Bomb.  One little bitty tart barely melted YET had more throw than some tarts that were fully melted!! I was SUPER impressed.  I like to pick one from each of my crates (another post on that later) in a pattern.  That day's turn was SMT.  I sniffed through them, and decided on Blackberry.  Another winner!! Another reorder!! Amazing and strong and nice!!

Thats all I can remember off-hand.  Hope I can help you guys order from this!! Never hurts to look at reviews!!

Thanks!! If there's scents from a certain vendor that would be good that you liked from one of these vendors, let me know!! I love trying new scents! Thanks!

LSC/Butterfly Lane Destash ... and Other News

Yayy!! I got my first Lasting Scent Candles, Angel-Made-Scents and Butterfly Lane Scents tarts EVER in a destash package!! Here's a picture!

The AMS one (the cup with no label on the top, its on the side, not visible) is Strawberry Iced Tea.  I will put this out there, because we all have different noses.  I am not a tea person (I don't drink any kind of tea in real-life because I don't like it) and I, most of the time, think strawberry scents smell too generic or sweet.  So I was expecting to put this one in a bag with other's that I have ordered and ended up not liking to give to my MIL for her birthday.  AMS Strawberry Iced Tea is not going anywhere!! I am pleasantly surprised to say that instead of the generic sweetness of regular strawberry scents, this one almost has a strawberry citrus to it.  I LOVE that!! I can't smell any tea-like smell in it, but I'm thinking its going to be like a strawberry citrus smoothie or cooler.  It smells great!!!


Pink Sugar Buns- This one I have been wanting to try and was definitely going to order when/if I found someone else to order with (so we could get free shipping but only had to pay out $30 instead of $65) This one smells very pink, very sugary, then you can smell the buns.  I am not positive if I am going to like this one as much as I thought I would.  But I hope the buns part softens up when it melts.  Its got potential :)
Pink Marshmallow Shortbread-  This is a nice sweet shortbready scent.  This one I am really excited about!! I am a sucker for shortbread scents, so it seems!! I can't wait to melt this one!

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie- I LOOOVVVEEEE this scent!! Food scents are so hard to replicate some times... but this is spot on.  This is the only one that I've melted so far!! I used half and it was nice and strong!! LOVE IT!! :) :)

Iced Oatmeal Cookie- Cold it doesn't smell like anything special, but neither did Slatkin's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie either.  I think this is a scent that I'd have to base solely on it being warm and melted. 

Honey Pear-This one actually smells kinda floral to me.  That might be the pear.  I was going to toss this one in a MIL destash, but the husband likes it.  So I kept it for him. Hopefully it will grow on me melting.

Pink Marshmallow Cake-
MMMMMMMMmmmmmmmm yummm :) This one smells so good!! Like pink candy and yellow cake!!

Pumpkin Marshmallow Cheesecake- Now I should also put a disclaimer up here, I am not a huge fan of cheesecake scents.  All of the ones that I've tried, there just seems to be something there that puts the whole scent off.  And I've come to the conclusion that its the cheesecake scents.  I've tried from different vendors and all the same.  Other than the cheesecake scent, the pumpkin and the marshmallow smell DELICIOUS.  I hope I don't smell as much cheesecake melting.

Banana Caramel Pecan- This was a freebie (yay for freebies!!) in the order.  This usually I wouldn't like.  Banana.  Caramel.  Pecan.  But I think I may like it... just hoping the caramel isn't too heavy!

On other news, I have another destash coming!! More Angel-Made-Scents and Lasting Scent Candles, and two vendors that I haven't tried: Can-Do Candles and Candles From the Keeping Room.  I absolutely can't wait!! And it was a heck of a deal!!  9 tarts for $10.34 shipped!  Yayy!!!

I also bought a 4pack of Front Porch's Coconut Pineapple Ice Cream.  Had to.  Even with her new way of adding stock, I'm trying to veer away from Front Porch to vendors who's easier to order from.  But had to get my CP Ice Cream!!

I also am trying out Cheryl's Candles.  She has AMAZING scents and over 1400!!!  You know you're going to find stuff that you like!!  Here are the scents that I have ordered (with free shipping until the 15th! CODE is 100ships) in 1oz cups!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Internet Back Up!

Long week, it has been.  I have been melting like crazy but had no internet to tell you guys how everything was ... if you guys have Windstream and can switch to another company, I highly suggest that you do. Sadly, if I want internet, I'm stuck with Windstream.  Only company that will service my apartment.  *Sad sigh*. 


Front Porch:

Coconut Pineapple Ice Cream-  To be honest, I bought this on a whim for the Pineapple + Coconut mixture.  I really don't like other ice cream blends that I have tried from Front Porch, so I was somewhat hesitant to try this when I brought it out.  However, there is something about the balance of creamy sweetness and the pineapple coconut mixture that makes it really really good!!! :)  I would get this in a fourpack next time Angie adds it!! Its wonderful! Nice and strong!

I haven't been melting anything else from Front Porch because I have been trying to find other vendors with bigger scent lists to order from.  I still like my Front Porch every now and again. :)

Shayz Scentz:

Pineapple Pappy- This one was really nice!! A very nice pineappley, but not super, in your face, HI I'm PINEAPPLE, kind of scent.  It was pineapple with a sort of clean scent with it.  I realize that doesn't make sense but thats what I got out of it.  :)

Discinctly Pink:
Brown Sugar Waffle- I am a skeptic when it comes to food scents.  How realistic can a piece of wax come to replicating a food smell?  Especially with some of these scents like bacon or beer (shudders!), not that I would buy a beer or bacon scent, I'm not even fond of those scents in the actual food/drink.  But this, is spot-on waffle!  I could smell the maple syrup (not too heavy, which is perfect for me!) with brown sugar.  It was such a comfort scent!!  It actually made me crave some orange juice or coffee!! Talk about powerful stuff!! lol

Ye Olde Candle Cubbard:
Pink Kaleidoscope-
This one is FANTASTIC!! I got a six pack of these tarts (There were no singles) but am glad that I got a six pack!  I ordered during a sale but didn't take advantage of the sale.  (Not enough $$$ and wanted to try YOCC out first!)  It is Pink Sugar, Toasted Marshmallow, and Key Lime Pie!  Its fantastic, throws well, and is so pretty!!

No-Name Vendor:

Pink Passion- This one was in a destash package and I have no idea what vendor it came from.  But it smells like Pink Marshmallows.  A very nice scent!! Since I have no idea where it came from, I can't say whether or not I'd like to try the vendor out and make an order myself, but its OK :)  I'm pretty sure some other vendors have Pink Marshmallow scents!!

I think thats it for now, atleast thats all I can remember!! I have another destash package coming my way with my first of Lasting Scent Candles (LSC and Butterfly Lane tarts!!! I am a total cheapo, and usually don't like to spend alot at one place and hate paying shipping too, so destashes are great to try the expensive tarts!! :D :D   I am also planning on making a Haley's Heavenly Scents (HHS) order for my birthday (August 22nd!)  Here's what I am plotting to get:

Grandma's Zucchini Bread
Juniper Breeze
Mrs. Clause Cookies
Orange Sherbert
Pleasingly Pumpkin
Peach Margarita
Pink Waffle Cone

Pink Sangria
Pink Serpendipty
Strawberry Bread Pudding

Toasted Vanilla Bean Zucchini
Vanilla Cinnamon
Whipped Blueberry
Toasted Zucchini Bread
Whipped Caramel Cinnamon Latte

I am thinking about my two free 6packs.  One, maybe D&G Light Blue.  I will let Barry pick out the second one :)

I can't wait!! I love getting wax, makes it feel like Christmas!