Cuz my love for wax is dangerous! Dangerously FUN! (Anyone a Madonna fan? White Heat? Lol)
There is a reason I decided to reference this song in my post tonight. I was trying to think of a drug/reference to being high in a song, but I don't listen to that type of music. This is the closest that I could come up with.
In many groups, there is always that excitement before and after making an order. Many times this feeling is compared to having a high similar to, well drugs. I always think this is such a funny comparison!! Thirteen years in school and every other phrase is "Say no to drugs." and "Drugs are bad." What we are really comparing is the addicting quality of our hobby. And the most common thing to be addicted to is drugs. It's the mere act that is addicting; it's like collection addiction. We are the obsessive collector. We are a slave to our senses because we need wax so we can satiate our olfactory thirst.
We are almost forced into action to engage in wax and candles for smell, food for taste, music to hear, When you have something that makes you a slave to your senses, you love receiving and it almost forces you to comply to your addiction. Nowadays, in the wax world, you are "smelling" with your eyes with all of the new products that are out: chunks, loaves, brittle, doughnuts, decorated clamshells, etc. The high that you experience when clicking that submit button, is almost unparalleled! Dreaming up orders and blends in your mind, thinking how beautiful your wax will look and smell once it reaches your mailbox and into your arms, is what we all feel plotting and submitting orders at all of our favorite vendors.
It is our way of stress relief and enhancing our quality of life by something so simple yet so intriguing. "What scent do I put on today?" No extra effort, no focus, the automatic body function of breathing allows you to enjoy scent without having to work at it. It's one of the things that I, and I'm sure everyone else appreciates and enjoys about our wonderful hobby. This coupled with the array of different scents, the possibilities with the blending of new and different scents, which only increases our want for new and extra stimulating ideas/blends. You can almost call it, instead of Sense Stimulation, "Scents Stimulation".
I got to participate in this height of stimulation, and ordered three times today (two times if you count with a friend). I LOVE ordering, I love the plotting, the preparation, everything (obviously)
2 Pink Serendipity
Warm Pink Vanilla Sugar
Pink Toastie Marshmallow
Also went out on a limb and got a few shapes! A jumbo bunny tart in Pink Sugar Vanilla Bean, 2 "Spring Sinus Tarts, and a double heart tart in Pink Serendipity. I got two cups in Lavender Vanilla and Honeydew Melon!
Then I made a Front Porch order! Everyone knows I love my Group Hug (which is a blend of FP's lavender vanilla, tangerine, and Pink Sugar). It's fabulous! I had just made my Shayz order and was like, "OK, I have a little bit of money, why don't I check for my Group Hug?" Because when I have money and when Group Hug is stocked, those times never get quite aligned. BUT TODAY WAS DIFFERENT! Today I grabbed the LAST four pack of Group Hug and a four pack of Lavender SCDB! WOOHOO!!!!!!!
Last but not least, my friend was participating in Victoria's Designer Creations flash sale! I haven't tried too many (maybe one or two VDC's and they've only been in destashes) so I wanted to try in my own little order!! I got a few things!
Victoria's Designer Creations
Pink Grapefruit grubby
Ice Cream Cake Batter ZB grubby
First Kiss Lips
Hot Kiss Lips
Rainbow Sherbet Ice Cream Scoop
Yayyy!! So excited!! Also looking forward to my Bathing Garden haul. I paid on the 24th, so it'll still be a little while!!
The Bathing Garden
2 Marshmallow Cookie Jar
Marshmallow Frosted Tangerine Mango
Pomegranate Lime Sweet Tart
Cleopatra's Cream Bath
Illusions of the Labyrinth
Guava Berry Gelato
Gardenia Coconut Cream
Yayy!! Hope everyone's staying safe and warm!! Our whole road is ICED over! I am not about to go drive in this... hope everyone's got snacks, electricity, and fun stuff to do at home!