Friday, May 27, 2016

Haul - Two Wax Quickies

I always browse the wax aisle at Walmart to see if anything new has popped up.  I've seen Apple Bobbin' (from Scentsationals) before and am by no means ready to start fall scents but for some reason I stopped and gave it a sniff.  Oh my gosh, it immediately sent my mind into fall mode.  The vague description on the Scentsationals site only says 'Fresh, crispy apples,' but I don't know . . . it seems like there might be something else in here.  It's more like a Macintosh apple than a green apple, and I would almost swear there is a hint of caramel in there.  I decided to go ahead and grab it now because I'm sure when fall rolls around I won't be able to find it.  lol

My sister sent me some coupons recently and one of them was for any product in this new The Healing Garden line.  I had noticed this at Walmart recently and was curious.  It's actually a bath and body products line, I think from the same company as Bodycology.  Anyway, I think she thought I'd want the coupon for the lotion but when I noticed a candle in the picture on the coupon I was like "Whaaaaat?"  So yeah, when I was shopping this morning I stopped to check this line and sure enough, there were candles.  If you know me by now you're going to laugh when you notice what scent I chose.

White Lavender.

Yes, I chose lavender.  I don't know what it is about this 'white lavender' but I *really* like it!  There were only three other scents.  One was orange blossom something or other, one was a eucalyptus and mint blend, and one was something with coconut milk.  I almost got that last one because I was in denial that I actually wanted lavender.  But this is really nice, sweet lavender.  It does not have that 'grandma's bathroom' vibe to it.  I mean, I can still tell it's lavender but wow, it's sweet and I like it.

There are two 3.8 oz. candles in each pack and the pack costs $5.92.

Have you seen this new Healing Garden line?
Are you laughing at me for choosing lavender?
What wax goodies have you bought recently?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Natters - May 24

Nothing really exciting happened today.  I got several little projects taken care of, which was great because it took several little stresses off my mind.  I finally cleaned off the back porch, which had become a real mess over the course of this spring.  Still don't have the tall grass and weeds chopped down up close to the porch but at least cleaning up the other clutter helped.  Finally got a replacement piece ordered for the one lawn mower.  I'd been having no luck locating the proper piece (we ordered one, but it was wrong) so I caved and got on the company's live chat customer support.  They told me the correct part number . . . but said it's backordered at the moment.  Ugh!  Well at least I have it ordered.  Got the incorrect one repackaged and ready to send back.  Took care of some clutter around my desk.  Got the last of my current wax posts done.  Just a lot of little things that needed to be done.

I watched two movies today.  The Danish Girl was so sad!  Oh my gosh!  I wasn't prepared for that.  The Witch, however, was rather dumb.  I didn't really find anything scary about it, and probably had a 'Wtf?' look on my face through the whole thing.  Such a bummer because I'd been so anxious to see that one.

And that's really about it for my day.  This was an extra day off for me because the lead person on the other day crew needed to switch days.  I'll work Wednesday and Thursday now.  I'm already stressed about going back to work.  Whyyyyyyy does it have to suck so much?

Off to read for a bit now before bed.
Have you seen either of the movies I mentioned?

Friend Mail From Sunnee

I received a generous package from my waxy bloggy friend Sunnee.  She's had a crazy 2016 so far, with a cross-country move and lots of traveling.  Since this girl can't seem to sit still for five minutes lately she's been cleaning out some of her older wax because she's not melting or buying as much these days.  I adopted a few of her wax goodies, and she included plenty of others as well.

And not everything was wax!  There is a small tube of St. Ives apricot scrub.  I've used this before and am happy to have more.  A BBW foaming hand soap in Perfect Beach Day scent (melon, coconut, bergamot).  She's the one that got me hooked on foaming hand soaps so it's fun to receive more.  A bottle of Ulta's Beauty Smoothie in Coconut Lime Cooler scent.  This is a 3-in-1 product but I will just use it as shower gel.  I've never tried this stuff so this will be fun.  A tube of Lip Lustre from . . . Manuka Secrets?  I'm not sure if that's the brand since I'm not at all familiar with it.  This must be from her trip Down Under since it has New Zealand Manuka Honey and is a product of New Zealand.  That's cool!  And a bar of soap from Maui Organics in Ocean Passion scent.  This must be from her trip to Hawaii.  (I told you she travels!)

She included a whipped soap from The Bathing Garden, in Illusions of the Labyrinth.  I'm not sure just what's in the scent, but it's something sweet and pretty.

This adorable Easter plate.  I already have a couple ideas for this in next year's Easter decor!

Pink Noel / 7Up Pound Cake / Willow's Cuppy Cake, from Sniff My Tarts.
I get a nice lemon-lime note along with a lot of sweet cake on cold sniff.  This is a bright and light (not weak) scent, good for a happy day melt.

Pumpkin Souffle Pralines Brown Sugar Pecan, from Glitterati.
Glitterati has to be the messiest wax out there but I have enjoyed the scents I've been lucky enough to try.  This one sounds darn good but on cold sniff I'm mainly getting the praline and pecan notes.  I think I detect a sort of fresh carved pumpkin type note in there.  I'll tuck this into my overflowing fall stash and see how it is when warmed.

Palm Beach Passion & Green Apple, from Glitterati.
A nice, happy summery scent.  Apple scents usually make me think of fall but there is not enough showing through in this one to make me think that.

Cinnamon Velvet Cake, from Rosegirls.
Really?  I don't think I've ever heard of this one.  That's one of the things about Rosegirls though, there are so many scents that come and go, you can't possibly keep up.  This one has the signature Rosegirls rich, creamy note but beyond that it's just a nice but sort of generic bakery scent, at least on cold sniff.  I only get the faintest hint of cinnamon.  I do like it though.  It does not strike me as a fall or holiday scent, even with that cinnamon.

Frosted Pumpkin, from Sniff My Tarts.
I really like this one!  There is some spice but it's not like other pumpkin-spice scents.  It's not as warm and deep as those types.  This is more like fresh carved pumpkin, or pie filling right out of the can, with a bit of spice elsewhere in the overall scent.  There is a bit of sweetness and a vague hint of bakery.  This will also get tucked away till fall.

Starfruit and Mango, from Candles From The Keeping Room.
Not a fan of this one.  I have no clue what starfruit smells like, and I'm not big on mango scents.  This is kinda weird to me, fruity but sort of tart or almost sour.

Mango Papaya, from Candles From The Keeping Room.
Not a fan of this one either.  Fruity scents just aren't my strong point.  I like this one more than the previous one but I'll still probably end up passing this one on to someone else.
Peggy's Blueberry Noel / Lemon Meringue / Sugar Cookie, from Sniff My Tarts.
I like this one.  It has a rich, creamy note that reminds me of Rosegirls.  Although I don't get lemon specifically there is a brightness that is probably coming from that.  I get a very subtle blueberry muffin type note deep inside this.  I will definitely enjoy melting this one!

Pineapple Sugar Cookie Dough, from Rosegirls.
Pineapple cookies . . . weird to think about.  The pineapple note is strong in this.  It reminds me of pineapple Lifesavers from the old Tropical Fruits rolls they used to have.  Actually, after sniffing this a thousand more times, it kind of reminds me of pineapple upside down cake, with the warm brown sugar and bakery notes, but on a lighter bakery level.  I do like this.

Whiskers On Kittens, from Rosegirls.
The name makes me think this would be a Christmas scent.  I have absolutely no idea what's in this but it does strike a subtle Christmas vibe in me.  Maybe that's just my mind playing tricks on me though.  It almost seems like maybe cinnamon, bayberry, something like that . . .?  Hint of pine?  If anyone knows, tell me!  I'm already laughing at how far off I might be.

Winter Solstice, from Dessa's Homespun Scents.
Is this like the Beezy Apple Clove Butter tart that's getting passed around?  Did I send you this one?
No biggie if I did because it's peppermint-vanilla and I love it.  This is going into the winter stash for sure.

Pumpkin Marshmallow Grahams, from Lasting Scent Candles.
Yes, please!  Oh my gosh, this is so delicious for fall!  Softly spiced pumpkin all gooey and warm.  Can't wait to melt this come fall!

Apple Puff Pumpkin Pie, from Rosegirls.
I'm curious about the origins of this since the chunks are very different colors.  Another great one for fall though.  It strikes me as a spiced pumpkin pie with just a touch of apple.  Very yummy.

Harvest Bake Sale, from Rosegirls.
I read somewhere that this is an apple-pumpkin blend.  There is bakery, and I think the apple is a little stronger in this than the one above.  It's not quite as heavy of a scent either.  This would be good for early fall.

Back To School, from Rosegirls.
I'm always confused about this scent.  I think it's supposed to be some sort of orange and pumpkin blend.  What I get when I cold sniff this is a sort of warmed orange scent, like maybe orange with just a hint of spice.  There is a slight zest note to it.  It doesn't really strike me as a fall scent, but bit of warmth keeps it from being a perky fruity orange scent.  I think I've had this before but I don't recall offhand what I thought of it.  I'll have to melt this again just to see what I think.

And those are all the lovely goodies Sunnee shared with me.  Just like with Kevin, I always feel like I can never thank Sunnee enough. 

Thank you, Sunnee!
I hope you find your way back to blogging!