Sunday, December 11, 2011

Lookee What I Won . . .

I recently won a giveaway and my prize arrived yesterday.  YAY!!  More soap!  And just in time because, you know, I was running dangerously low . . . *snort*

This bar of Cinnamon Girl soap from Haunt is the main reason I entered.  You might remember my frustrating failed first (and will be my only) attempt at ordering from Haunt, and if the prize for this giveaway had been anything other than Cinnamon Girl I probably would have passed.  But since was this was THE one I was trying to get I thought I'd at least try to get it in this roundabout way, hehe.  Described on the site as 'Creamy vanilla, sticky molasses, and fresh coconut shreds, lit with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and nutmeg ~with coconut milk and blackstrap molasses,' it is a very nice scent.  It's not a strong, spicy cinnamon because the other notes are there to tone it down a bit.  It's more of a warm spice, but does not fall into a foodie or bakery type.  I was glad to see the bars are at least a decent, chunky size.  It looks like there are some hints of lighter swirls in the brown, and the large, lazy swirled texture on top make it look almost like fudge or something good enough to eat.  I'm really curious about this bar of soap and might pop it into the shower ahead of all others just to finally see what all the fuss is about.  Looking at the ingredients, I see nothing more impressive than any number of other handcrafted soaps out there.  So, we'll see.

I also received this bar of Lassi soap from Haus of Gloi.  You already know I love me some Gloi.  I don't see this one on their site, but I see on the label it is from their Spring '11 release.  It's described on the label as 'Fresh mango cream, orange blossom water, black ginger to ground, splash of green tea and a soft squeeze of lime juice.'  Reading that description, I don't think this is a scent I would have ever ordered on my own but that just goes to show, you never know what you'll get sometimes.  I quite like this one!  There is something fruity about it but there is also something that must be the tea and ginger, something making it more sophisticated than a simple fruity scent.  It is a bit 'cooler' and 'brighter' than the fall and winter scents I've been surrounding myself with lately so, yeah, it makes sense that this was a spring release.  I'll have to remember to go ahead and try things I might be leery of next time I'm pondering a Haus of Gloi purchase.

A surprise in my package was a free tart.  Can you ever have enough tarts???  This one is from AJ's Country Cottage on Etsy, a shop I'm not familiar with, and is in Caramel Pecan Pie scent.  Described as 'Divine blend of luscious, creamy caramel and sweet nutty notes with a touch of buttery vanilla,' this is right up my warm, bakery alley!!  The vanilla, caramel, and nuts blend together in a nice, warm, creamy scent but you can also pick up hints of buttery crust.  I can't wait to melt this one!

So, a very  nice little prize package indeed.  I'm glad I entered!

4 comments:

  1. oooh congrats on winning a fab prize, looks fab, x

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  2. Thanks. Now if I could just win the lottery . . .

    ~Deb

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  3. I haven't melted that yummy tart yet but I did use the Haunt soap this morning in the shower. I'll do a little post of my thoughts if anyone is interested.

    ~Deb

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