Friday, June 28, 2013

I mean it this time...

I am officially done ordering for summer tomorrow.  I have a $50 giftcard from BSF that I haven't used yet but will use tomorrow for the reopening.  Thinking three regular loaves and a $8 sampler.  Sounds GOOD to me! :D

My loaves: Candy Bouquet+Sugar Cookie Dough Bread
Pink Serendipity Cake Batter Ice Cream
Lavender Vanilla/Toasted Marshmallow/VBN/Pink Sugar/Sugar Cookie Dough Bread

But that's it!! Just waiting for my HHS orders and that.  And then I'll order from K's Kreations (July 22nd), LCP (August 15th) and Streetman's (August 2nd) when they reopen!  I LOVE Streetman's chunky monkeys!! I had NO idea how big they were!! Awesome!! <3

I meant to mention that I have gotten my Shayz order but have been too lazy to take a picture.  I got six packs in Pink Flip Floppers, Pink Serendipity, Pink Zucchini Bread, Warm Pink Vanilla Sugar, and Pink Toastie Marshmallows!

In the cups I got: Pink Bubblicious, Pink Beans, Zucchini Marshmallow, Pink Raspberry Macaroon, Pink Amish Bread, Sunny Buns, Wildberry ZB Mousse, Pink Tea & Ginger, and Blueberry ZB!

The only one that I know I don't like is Pink Beans. I'm just not a brulee/creme brulee scent person.  I wish... because it sounds so decadent.  But it smells burnt to me... eck! But everything else smells great!!

Melting Diary:
Streetman's Lemon/Pink Sugar/VBN: I'm not a lemon fan, but this was a nice blend!! This came to me in a swap/destash from Tori and this makes me want to order from Streetmans! I love the chunky monkeys!! Yum!
HHS Pink Sugar- Obvious love
HHS Pink Noel- Obvious obvious Love!
HHS Granma's Serendipity- ummm yeah order this... amazing!
HHS Strawberry Waffle Cone- This one is really good!! I need to order more waffle cone blends... I don't know why I forgot about them!!
Long Cane Primitives: Pineapple Orchid- I do really like this one.. I can't believe I'm saying this: but I'm falling out of love for Pineapple Orchid. But this was a nice PO for those who love it!
K's Kreations Pistachio Pudding- This one is just so nice!! The pistachio in it is lovely!!
Sugar and Spice Frosted Zucchini Noel- I wasn't sure cold sniff if I was going to like it... but I'm inlove, yet again.  lol
HHS Pink Blueberry Satsuma- This one is very nice!! Strong! Good!! I've been loving Satsuma lately!
Ava's Country Cupboard VBN- It smelled good cold, it smelled a little funny melting.  Just my opinion. I've loved the others that I got from Ava's though!! Me and VBN sometimes don't have a good relationship... lol
HHS Vanilla Delicious- I expected this one to have a chocolate undertone.  But nope.  It was just pure Vanilla, Vanilla Deliciousness! lol True to the name!!

That's it, I am pretty sure!! Such yummy things!! Can't wait! Just have to be good unti July 22nd.  It's about a month away! I can do it! I can do it! lol

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Made a Little Slip of the Hand, and WHOOPS! Made a HHS Order!

OK So I was bad: I made another Haley's Heavenly Scents order.  New products + giveaways= I can't resist when I have money.  It's inevitable!

Here's what I got!

Tart Brittle: Granma's Vanilla Bean Cookie Bread
Tart Brittle: Pink Noel
Tart Brittle: Fluffy Pink Toasted Marshmallow
Six Pack Scallops: Pink Serendipity
Prim Words: Girl's Night Out
Prim Words: Raspberry Zinger

Then my free packs were Granma's Toasted Marshmallow Zucchini Bread + Cinnamon Noel and Granma's Blackberry Butter Jam Cookies + Fluffy Pink Toasted Marshmallow.

And of course, I used I <3 Trish to get six cups of her favorites!

This is not counting the $75 order that I may 6/14.  Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!! Can't WAIT!!!!!!

Also bought a destash from Tori!!  All sorts of stuff!! <3 Great stuff!! I melted the LCP Nana's Serendipity ZB already and a slice of Butterfly Lane Blackberry Butter Jam Cookies/TM/ZB already!! lol

Melting Diary:

Butterfly Lane Blackberry Butter Jam Cookies/TM/ZB- YUM! So good!!
BeauxSavonsFrais Pink Noel- Yumm!!
Long Cane Primitives Nana's Serendipity Zucchini Bread- This one is good!! It's got a heavier note than I'm used to with Zucchini Breads!! Like almost a funnel cake type presence to this one!  It was pretty good!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Anniversary Post!

Happy Anniversary to ScentsMakeMyDay!!! Or maybe Happy birthday would be better?? I don't know!  All I know is that this blog has made it a year folks!!

As of today at 12:31PM Eastern time, this blog has 6838 views Year-To-Date.  It may not sound like much compared to alot of high traffic blogs, but I think it's pretty cool!!

I want to thank everyone for reading and commenting!  It makes me feel closer to the wax community and I feel honored that anyone even reads it!! So really, thank you everyone!! It means alot!!

Here's to another year, everyone!! *clinks glasses*

Pictures that I promised!! Been too lazy to take them, but have been eating better and feeling pretty good!!  So I went ahead!!

Here's my swap with Tori!

I have melted a ton of stuff already (Sorry!! <3 ) But she stuffed a ton of wonderful fantastic quality wax in the envelope, and I couldn't be happier!! Last swap, we had swapped, and I didn't have any bags (Didn't even think of getting any) so I feel much better about my swap to her this time!
Thank you Tori!

And here is my Rosegirl's destash from Rosalie Freeman!
Serendipity/Florida Key Lime Pie/Ice Cream Scoop Dough Bread, Circus Concession, Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Lemon Confection/Pink Sugar/Pink Lady, Blackberry Mocha Cookie, Simply Amazing Bakery, Strawberry Smooches, and Cherry Marshmallow something.

I also won a Butterfly Lane giveaway hosted by Butterfly Lane's Administrator Kara Rector-Duncan!! She graciously donated a beautiful tealight warmer and scent shots from her own collection!! She messaged me asking what scents I liked, and here's what I got!
Butterfly Lane: Pink Zucchini Bread, Pink Cupcake, Marshmallow ZB, Pistachio Pudding Cake, Pink Love Spell, and Mawmaw's Zucchini Bread!
She also included HHS Granma's Pumpkin Crunch ZB and Marmalade Spice ZB!
Thank you SOOOOO much Kara!! Made my day!! Plus she bubble wrapped all of this like a packing ninja!!! Amazing!

Rosegirl's Lemon Confection/Pink Sugar/Pink Lady- This one was alright.  I wanted to try it but it's a nice fruity blend.  Definitely smell the lemon and apple... just not a scent for me, but great for all of you that like these fruits!!
Sugar and Spice's Mango Coconut- Did not think I'd like this, but it's very very good!! Custom Blend from Tori!  She was nice enough to send me a cup in our swap!! It's WONDERFUL!!
Sassygirl's BerrySuma- This smells so good cold, I can only imagine it'll smell FANTASTIC warm! And it did!
iHeartwax Strawberry Satsuma- I love satsuma, and I love strawberry with it, so it's the first time me trying the company!! Excited!! My husband thought he smelled greenery in it.  I can kind of understand what he was saying.
Butterfly Lane Pink Cupcake- Yummmmmm!! Definite reorder!! Strong pink and not super sweet, but sweet!! YUM!
Butterfly Lane Pink ZB- I gotta say, BL's Zucchini Bread is one of my favorites!! Right up there with HHS's Granma's ZB!  It even smelled good COLD! I love this!
Butterfly Lane Pink Love Spell- I've moved past perfume dupes, but this was a really nice bedroom scent.  Nice and strong and very peachy without smelling like B.O.  Very pretty, would recommend it for you Love Spell fans!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Wishlists and Decisions...

Hey everyone!!!

Well, due to some varying circumstances, I will not be receiving my BSF package.  Since that wax was going to help me not order through the summertime, I decided to order a few other places.  Shayz Scentz, which I haven't ordered from in a while, and was running low!!

Six Packs:
Pink Zucchini
Warm Pink Vanilla Sugar
Pink Toastie Marshmallows
Pink Flip Floppers
Pink Serendipity
Sunny Buns
Blueberry Zucchini Bread
Zucchini Marshmallows
Pink Raspberry Macaroon
Pink Tea & Ginger
Pink Bubblicious
Sunny Sample:
Blue Clouds

I love love love free shipping!! Plus I love her Pink blends!! So these will get me through the summer!

Also, I'm going to wait do make my big K's Kreations order, because I still have some singles to go through and need to find all of the Blingin' Rainbow Brittle scents!!  Sea Island Strawberries and Wild Pink Cookie Bread so far!

Soooooo, I have decided to make a Haley's Heavenly Scents order!! The biggest order I've made, ever!  Here is my order that I'm plotting and have made:

Prim Words
Cinnamon Noel
Granmas Creamy Cake Batter Ice Cream Zucchini
Granmas Creamy Coconut Zucchini
Granmas Creamy Pink Zucchini
Granmas Creamy Vanilla Bean Noel Zucchini
Pink Flip Flops
Pink Noel Cake Batter Ice Cream
Pink Serpendipty
Pink Noel
Whipped Vanilla Bean Noel
Granmas Vanilla Bean Cookie Bread Pink Pound Cake
Pink Vanilla Sugar Cookie Dough Bread
Pink Chiffon
Pink Cotton Headed Ninny
Serendipity Ice Cream Scoop Dough Bread
Apple Cinnamon Pound Cake
Cinnamon Bread Pudding
Sweet Strawberry Cake Batter
Granmas Sweet Pumpkin Bread
Granmas Hot Apple Vanilla Bean Noel
Satsuma Cotton Candy
Granmas Ice Cream Scoop Dough Bread
Scent of the Month
Flip Flops

Free six packs: Girl's Night Out, Granma's Creamy Coconut ZB+Granma's Vanilla Bean Cookie Bread and Granma's Creamy ZB + Monkey Farts

I'm trying out some Ice Cream Scoop Dough Bread blends and some fall blends that I'll be ordering in bulk if I like them alot!!  Sooo many great possibilities!! It's endless!  

My melts for the past few days, my husband put together some fantastic, FANTASTIC blends together!!

K's Kreations Wild Pink Cookie Bread- This is definitely brittle worthy!! Yum Yum Yum! I don't smell ALOT of pink sugar but there is a sweetness that makes it more than just a wildberry blend!! Maybe the cookie?  But it's a great blend!!
K's Kreations Sunny Bliss- I have made a small observation, and I think I am in the small minority that doesn't care for the Bliss blends.  I don't know why, I love vanilla and Pink Sugar, which is what is in the scent description.   Just doesn't sit well with my nose!! I'm trying out the Swirl and Cookie blends!! Think those will be awesome, especially the cookie blends!! Yumm! <3 But this one was nice and orangey with Bliss!! If you love bliss and fruity, this one's great for you!
HHS Granma's Strawberry ZB- Mmmmmmmm I like this one too! All the Granma blends are turning out really well for me!! It's a nice candy strawberry with a subtle bread note! Yum!! So cozy!
HHS Granma's Serendipity- FAVORITE
HHS Pink Serendipity- FAVORITE
HHS Whipped VBN- I have a cup of this, but this is really good to blend with!! Very sweet gooey yummy vanilla!
Granma's Monkey Farts- FAVORITE, a Custom blend of mine!
Fluffy Pink Monkeys- I gotta admit, I like my blend of Monkey Farts and Granma's ZB better.  I thought I would try Toasted Marshmallow/Pink Sugar/Monkey Farts, but there's just too much banana!! Crazy, I know, but what can I say?  I'm picky!
Granma's Vanilla Bean Cookie Bread- Yesss!!! This one is a little different than Granma's VBN, but sweeter with that extra cookie oil!! Yum Yum Yum!!
Granma's Coconut ZB- This one is better than I expected.  First cold sniff, I smelled heavy coconut. Not soft coconut but strong coconut.  (I think with lavenders too, coconuts can be strong and almost herbal, and there are some that are creamy and soft!) I expected this one to have a strong coconut presence, but I melted it with the Granma's Vanilla Bean Cookie Bread and it was creamy and yummy! I think it would be creamy and yummy on it's own, even without the other scent!
Long Cane Primitives Pistachio Coconut Fluff- YUMM!!  This is loaf worthy, and has been going for 24 hours!!
Butterfly Lane Blackberry ButterJam Cookies/Marshmallow/ZB- FANTASTIC!! Another loaf worthy scent and was from Tori in our swap!
Butterfly Lane Cherry/ Marshmallow/ZB- Another FANTASTIC scent!! Reminds me of Prairie Bread!! Yumm!! And so strong!
HHS Raspberry Zinger- This, I did not expect to like, but it's fantastic!! Strong and yummy! Raspberry and coconut... I've never had the actual snack-cake, but if it tastes as good as it smells, I've been missing out!
HHS Granma's Butter Jam Cookies ZB- Yum!! It's really yum!! Better than regular Pink Blackberry Butter Jam Cookies!  Added HHS Whipped VBN with it, very very good!

Will be doing another post on June 20th.  I need to take pictures of Rosalie Freeman's ROSEGIRL's destash to me (Thank you again Rosalie!) and the swap between me and Tori (THANK YOU TORI!) so it'll leave something interesting for the anniversary post!! 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Midway Segment

June 20th 2013 is the first year anniversary of this blog!! I am so excited! On that day, I will post how many views I have had year-to-date and I couldn't do it without all of you!

When I first started this blog, this took the place of spreadsheets and lists, because God knows, I can't keep up with anything like that, not willingly anyway.  So I designed my blog, to help me keep track of scents/vendors/orders so I could remember if I like them or not!  If they were reorderable or not, even though sometimes I may not be the best record keeper of REMEMBERING/keeping track of my notes!  I may have posted this blog on a few FB pages and groups, only because I'm proud of my blog (Be it smaller than many that I am a fan of!) I now have 18 followers (that's alot for me!) I love when I'm online talking in groups and pages, and someone says, "Hey, aren't you that Ashley from Scentsmakemyday?"  I get all giddy and excited... like I'm famous!

So I wanted to say a early thank you to everyone who likes to read the blog!!  I love all of the comments/ +1's (by the way, whoever does the +1 on all of the posts since January maybe, thank you!! :D ) that you all leave!!

HHS Lemonberry Cake- I actually like this one!!  Hubby doesn't like it though.  Maybe because I had it melting with ZB, I dunno.  It's nice airy fruitiness to it!! Strong scent!! Very good!!
HHS Lemonberry Cake!  Love the Angels! 
HHS Granma's VBN Zucchini- I had to reorder this one in a cup because I had accidentally ordered the six pack last time in palm instead of paraffin.  I couldn't even bring myself to melt it based on cold sniff.  I just couldn't do it.  So I wanted to make extra sure I liked it in paraffin!  It's fantastic!! Order! Order! Order!
HHS Granma's Cake Batter Zucchini- Another one that I would reorder in a heartbeat! Yummy!! I have a feeling that my next HHS order is going to be alot of Granma blends!
HHS Vanilla Sugar Cookie Dough Bread- I have this with Pink Sugar and it's one of my favorites! So obviously, VSCDB is amazing!!!
K's Kreations Candied Raspberry Bliss- This one was a nice raspberry blend!  It was nice, strong, fragrant, and I ordered it in a single scallop!  I think I am finding that I am not a raspberry fan!  So it wasn't on my reorder list, just because it's raspberry!  But those who like raspberry, I'd highly recommend it!!
K's Kreations Sea Island Strawberries- This one I was really excited about trying! I love grapefruit blends, but I love the idea of strawberries to mellow out the grapefruit some!! It did not disappoint! I am INLOVE with this scent!! It's soo great!! It combines itself to a fruity mix! Not too sour, not too sweet!! It's fantastic!!  Make sure to get this in the brittle first!
Shayz Scentz Pink Dreams- This is one of my favorites anyways!! Pretty, strong, and nice to smell!! Nothing lavendery or anything, but very nice!
HHS Granma's Serendipity Strawberry Dream Cake- This was a custom-blend of mine, and I love it!! It's amazing!! I was trying to duplicate Sugar and Spice's Strawberry Serendipity Ice Cream Cake ZB.  This blend is sooo great!! It's amazing!! Another great blend!!
HHS Pink Chiffon- Holy crap, I've never encountered a dupe that is so STRONG!  I had this melting in my bedroom with the door closed.  I was in the living room and this scent was blasting through the door!! This is the first dupe I've really had luck with.  Even though I love the Dolce and Gabbana dupe of Light Blue, it is light.  This one is STTTRROOONNNGGG!! If anyone has any hesitations on it, I'd go ahead and recommend the six pack!

My BeauxSavonsFrais package is taking a little longer than expected, which is OK! :) :) Totally worth the wait!! I should have pictures, at the latest, by Thursday!  It should be going out today!! I also have my RG destash coming from Rosalie Freeman and the lottery destashes.  I also have my swap with Tori Strother being sent out today!! I totally can't wait!! All this wax SHOULD be here this week!  It's my first time having a package sent from out of the country, so not too sure how it works!  But can't wait!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Reviews and the News

Good morning everyone!!

I am enjoying a fantastic day off with my husband.  Got some homemade crab dip and Doritos beside me, a Smirnoff Screwdriver on the other side... and of course, my warmers are going STRONG!  :D  By request of a fellow Georgian, I am going to do some reviews of my latest HHS purchase and some other things that I have melted!!

K's Kreations Baked Wildberry Bread- I haven't been too impressed by too many wildberry/wildberry mousse scents, but this one is actually quite nice!! I got a single scallop of it, next time I am going to try it in sniffin' sticks or something like the sticks.  I tried the sticks in Island Bliss and I think it's a better way to really get the gist of scents!!
Sugar and Spice Marshmallow Noel- This one smells good, definitely brittle worthy to those who like to mix their own scents and make their own blends!! This is a great blender!!
Sugar and Spice Peach Strawberry Ice Cream Cake- I don't do peach, unless it's Peach Bellini, but the peach adds a tiny twinge of fruity sweetness.  This is also a great by-itself-scent in brittle!! Seriously, wow!
BeauxSavonsFrais Serendipity- The last little bitty single tart I have from BSF! It's so good, her Serendipity is fabulous!! Strong and sweet!
BeauxSavonsFrais Vanilla Bean Noel- I got the VBN and Pink Sugar (layered, not mixed) in a Whiff Whip (Scoopable) and I used that.  I've never EVER encountered a VBN so strong!!  Cold sniff, it smells a little funny, but once you put it in your warmer, it smells like BAKERY GOODNESS!!!!  Ten times better than Bath and Body Work's VBN in my opinion (Partly because the candle has little throw) but it just smells like you are baking something GOOOOOODDD!!
Front Porch Lemon Sugar Cookie Dough Bread- This is my one exception to my lack of love towards lemon scents.  It's great! I hope to order it in bulk sometime!
K's Kreations Island Bliss- This one smells really good!! Nice and strong!! I Definitely recommend the Sniffin' Sticks!! Fantastic!! Blingin' Rainbow Brittle worthy!!
Bella's Pink Serendipity Noel- This, of course, I have a pound bag of bark, that is winding down, from the last bark sale.  I melted it with the BSF VBN, and I think it was a little over powered, but still a wonderful scent!!

The next few are scents I got from my NEW Haleys Heavenly Scents order!!

Pink Noel Cake Batter Ice Cream- Melting like a champ!  It smells soo good!! And not too sweet, like I was afraid it would be!  It's a great, a little bit sweeter than regular Pink Sugar or Pink Noel, but very very good!! Six Pack Worthy!
Granma's Pink Zucchini- Yes!  This is GOOD!  Strong, sweet with a tad of bread!  Six Pack Worthy again!
Granma's Monster Jam- I got this one as part of the sampler I won on Haley's Heavenly Scents FB Group page, and while I am glad I got to try it out, it won't be part of my reorder list.  It is pretty heavy on the Monster Jam and it really isn't all that strong.  I get alot of blueberry from it.  I think there are alot of people who do like it but agree it's not too strong.  This wouldn't be a reorder for me.
Granma's Pink Monkey Farts- This one is a custom blend of mine of Granma's ZB, Monkey Farts, and Pink Sugar.  I usually don't blend this blend with PS but I always think Pink Sugar can add a certain element to any scent! I was hoping I didn't ruin a good thing!  Thank goodness, I didn't!! But it is definitely a great stand-alone scent without Pink Sugar! Of course, this one gets my thumbs-up approval! I try to get this in a blend everytime I order from HHS! This is the only banana blend that I've found that tones down the super sweetness of the banana, which deters me from most banana scents!

That is all the reviews for now, but I have some EXCELLENT NEWS!! My BeauxSavonsFrais order is going to be here Friday or Saturday!!! It will be in my hands and I will be smelling everything!! Tons of pictures will ensue!! OMG, I can't wait!! It's going to be fantastic!!

I reread my reviews and I realize alot of mine are positive, seemingly non picky reviews.  I think I've narrowed down the scents that I like and the vendors I like and do well for me!!  However, there are more and more vendors popping up and some that I've put on the back burner that I like to revisit sometimes to think about ordering!! Here is my list of vendors that I'm thinking about ordering/trying out when summer comes to a close!

Pics Petals and Scents
Long Cane Primitives
Butterfly Lane
Bella's (Bark Sale!)

OMG I can't believe I forgot K's Kreations!! She is a REORDERABLE VENDOR!! Plus every bag of Blingin' Rainbow Brittle sold, $1 goes towards an anti-bullying charity! Now THAT's a cause that I can relate to!  (Not saying I wouldn't order towards other charities, just that, anti-bullying and a few other's strikes closer to home because of personal experiences)

And of course, my repeated favorites: HHS, BSF, Shayz, and JLCCW!

I would like to try to order from Sugar and Spice if I can!  Her RTS goes SUPER fast!

Thanks everyone!! Stay tuned Friday or Saturday for a BSF haul post!