Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Its finally happening. The weather is indeed, starting to change!! FINALLY!!! I have been WAITING for it to get cooler!! Yayyy!!! That makes me very happy. Of course, now when my husband turns on the A/C to go to sleep... I'm FREEZING!!
I believe in my last post, I hadn't gotten my Haley's Heavenly Scents order yet. I have had it for a week now! I have been letting them cure so today's (technically last night, yes I cheated lol!) the day I can start melting them!! Since I got them, I can give you guys a definite list of what I actually got.
Haley's Heavenly Scents Birthday Order:
Granma's Pumpkin Crunch Zucchini
Pink Sugar Cookie Dough Bread
Battle of the Sexes
Granma's Sugar Cookie Dough Bread
Loopy Ice Cream Cake
Apple Cider Bread
Pumpkin Ice Cream Scoop Dough Bread
Whipped Caramel Cinnamon Latte
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
All of these are new scents to me. Its the first time I have tried Serendipity anything! And I like it!! I see what all the fuss is about now! I haven't melted it yet or anything, but cold its really good!! The 2 Pilgrim's Pie thing was kind've a mistake. It was one of her sale scents... and it was also in the fall sampler pack. Its OK. It smells nice! :) Not my favorite, but its a fall scent!
I also made.... a SLATKIN/Bath and Body Works test store order!! Bath and Body Works had a 40% off coupon this past week and I took full advantage of it!!
4 Paris Amour
2 Vanilla Snowflake
2 Pumpkin Cupcake
2 Cafe Au Lait
1 $20 electric oil warmer
1 Paris Amour oil
1 Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut oil
All for the price of ... wait for it.... $40.66!!! This is with shipping and tax! Keep in mind, these are all 3wicks! I don't get the 4oz and very very rarely ever do I get the mini candles. Go big or go home, am I right? Lol I also had a merchandise credit for $8.56 of it, which paid for the oil warmer and two oils. But STILL! Incredible deal!!! I was going to order 12 more 3wicks yesterday if my order hadn't shipped out already, but it had. Oh well... I will order more next 2 for $20!
This is from the Johnson City, TN test store! For those of you who do not know, a test store is a store that carries scents and/or products to "test" the market for. And if they do well, they make it to all stores. If they do not, they get sent straight to outlets or are marked down in the test store. This particular test store, when you are making phone orders, will let you stack coupons. I stacked a 10 off 30 survey coupon and a 40% off. So 40% off of $30 is $18, then the $10 off, is $8.56 with tax. Makes it soooo worth ordering! Usually when I can't find a 40% off coupon, I do a 20% off coupon. Which is still good, but 40% off, WOW! Usually I hate paying shipping, but with this, its like you get free shipping PLUS an extra $$ amount off!
Last but absolutely not least, I made a Shayz Scentz order!! Her "Pick 5" is going from $4.50 to $5.50 and even though a dollar isn't a HUGE difference... I like to save money when I can! So I made a nice order from her too!! Here's what I got!!
Sunny Samplers GRANDMA''''S PUMPKIN PIESunny Samplers LITTLE FARMERS MARKETSunny Samplers WARM COZY CABINAroma Oils PINEAPPLE PAPPYAroma Oils PINK TOASTIE MARSHMALLOWS**
Aroma Oils ALMOND CAKE
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH
PINK SUGARED COOKIES
PINK VANILLA BERRY COBBLER
SWEET POTATO PIE
WARM PINK VANILLA SUGAR
My free ones are another Pink Sugar, another Pink Sugar Cookies, and Spicy Vanilla Almond. SVA is not the usual scent that I would have gotten for myself, but it was an extra in my last order and I was surprised by how much I liked it!! So I had to get it again!! Apparently it was a test scent. Shay sent it out to various customers to see the response. Its great for anyone who wants to request it!
When Haleys Heavenly Scents opens back up, I plan on getting my first "Hot Plate" warmer with a bunch of tarts to get my 2 free 6packs! I have no idea what scents I want... I am planning on melting a few of my new ones to see which ones I want again. Which ones are 6pack worthy!! LOL
Then around the time I make a HHS order, I will be making another Sniff My Tarts order. I am going to be getting a box like I did last time... probably in Bakery and Pink Sugar scents!! My last box was awesome!! I got 2lbs for $21, free shipping!! :D :D Thats my plan!
Last but not least, I got a notebook (a few) in the Back To School Clearance section. They were all 30cents and PINK one subject notebooks. I thought to myself, what a great way to catalogue and record the different scents and companies that I like!! So I am making myself an inventory list of candles and tarts that I have!! Here's the notebook below. It will be referred as "The Scent Bible" so when I talk about it, you know what I mean!! LOL! :D
It doesn't look like anything special.... to any OUTSIDER that is. But it will have crucial information about tarts and candles... Strength, and if its reorderable! Most importantly, if its REORDERABLE!!
I was burning a Slatkin Vanilla Cinnamon candle (but it was on its last limbs and went out... RIP! *whimpers*) I loved that candle. Thankfully I have four more but its not enough. I want to see if Slatkin's Cinnamon Frosting is a close if almost a dupe to Vanilla Cinnamon. *fingers CROSSED!* I have HHS Coconut Vanilla Bean Noel which I can't smell over HHS Cinnamon Vanilla. Good? Bad?? Maybe I just put a light and a strong scent together. But HHS Cinnamon Vanilla is a reorderable scent and a 6pack worthy scent!! Gotta love it!! Nice and strong WITH A/C going and has been going for 15 hours! Yessssss!!
I have been melting tarts... but alot of them were random tarts... most of them I had to toss before they got all the way melted. Here are the few that I had recorded that I felt were worth writing down:
Scentsy Honey & Oats: Smells good, not completely caramelly smelling like I thought it was going to, but it smells nice and is actually making me sleepy!
Distinctly Pink's Sweet and Creamy: just like the name. Very nice but not super strong. It was melted with the Scentsy Honey and Oat and I think it made a good addition to the scent but probably not a good stand-alone scent.
Thanks for reading!! Let me know what you've been melting and if you've found any good scents that were surprises for you!
And I'm sorry about the little to no pictures for the last couple of posts. I have been working like a dog and haven't been photographing like I should. I will try to do better!