Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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!


  1. Great box!!! I miss Sunnee blogging too. But I am happy she will always only be a chat message away.

    1. This is true. We can bother her there until she blocks us. =P


  2. There is NO WAY I will ever block my favorite people. EVER!
    It is incredibly cool to see items you gift pictured by someone else. I love seeing things I picked for you on your signature blue striped background.
    Winter Soldtice was actually stolen from Melissa's stash when I visited her. I thought of you immediately but had forgotten you had sent one to me.
    You are very welcome Deb! I'm happy you enjoyed the box of goodies!

    1. I know what you mean about seeing stuff you've sent to others. There is something weirdly exciting about it.

      I'm not sure if I really did send you a Winter Solstice. It was just funny though, having just had the Beezy tart making its rounds. lol