Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Scentsy Bring Back My Bar Summer 2014 Haul

I have a huge collection of Scentsy bars.  I got my first ones as a birthday gift about 7 years ago and that's where it all started.  As you may or may not know, I got rid of most of my wax and Scentsy were the only ones that I kept.  I still have tons of candles, but as far as wax melts goes, this is all that I have and I am completely happy with them.  Twice a year they do the Bring Back My Bar, where they pick retired scents and bring them back for a limited time.  These are the ones that I got this time around.

Cookie Dough
Mums & Marigolds
Apples & Pears
Rev'd Up Raspberry
Lily of the Valley
Mediterranean Spa

Monday, July 14, 2014

What I'm Burning 7/14/14

This is the candle that I chose this time.  It's the scent Country Heather in a large jar.  It's a cold day here in Minnesota so it seems weird to be burning a floral but I'm hoping that it will warm up soon!!  I will be buying my fall scents soon, as much as I don't want summer to be almost over.  It seems like this summer has FLOWN by, I hope the last half will slow down a little!!

Yankee Candle Haul

One day last week there was a code floating around for 50% off everything on the Yankee Candle website, so I jumped on it as soon as I found out.  It's a good thing that I did because apparently the code was only meant for employees and only worked for a very short time.  I got 8 large jars.  4 of them came today and 4 will be coming later in the week.

Descriptions from the website:

Mountain Lodge - A luxurious retreat in front of a cozy hearth, warm with the aroma of cedarwood and sage.  Experience the authentic, true-to-life fragrance, with pure, natural extracts, and renowned Yankee Candle quality
Cranberry Pear - A positively delectable union of sweet and tart..fresh orchard pears drizzled with decadent cranberry syrup
Sunflower - A picturesque fragrance of radiant sunshine and wistful floral notes
Mango Peach Salsa - Sweet and zesty..juicy mangoes and peaches livened with citrus, ginger flowers, and pink pepper

What I'm Burning 6/15/14

Here is what I burned for June.  It was the scent Berry Colada in a large jar.  It was a nice, refreshing summer scent!!

Yankee Candle Summer SAS Haul #2

Here is my second and final haul from the summer SAS sale.  I got 6 more large jars and that black stand.  The stand wasn't on sale but it was one of those things that I had to have.

Descriptions from the website:

Fluffy Towels - The fresh scent of clean towels warm from the dryer with notes of lemon, apple, lavender, and lily
Tulips - Naturally clean and bright, it captures the essence of a dewy spring morning
Beach Flowers - Like delicate keepsakes from the sea..the lovely scent of tuberose, lily, and hyacinth blossoms balanced with soft watery notes
Beautiful Day - Life is good with this happily enchanting mix of sunny fruits, pretty flowers, and spicy herbs
Oatmeal Cookie - Warm and fresh from the oven.  Just like Mom used to make.  We've brought back one of your treasured fragrances from the past for a limited time
Tutti Frutti - Forever young..the happy candy aroma of a cherry, raspberry, strawberry, and lemon whirly pop

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mini Yankee Candle Summer SAS Haul

When the SAS haul started there was some that I wanted that were sold out before the sale even began.  I was a little sad.  I'm in a group on Facebook for people, like myself, that are addicted to Yankee Candle.  So I posted on there asking if anyone would be willing to pick them up for me.  Luckily a very nice lady said she would.  She only found 3 of the 4 that I wanted, Beautiful Day ended up being restocked so I got it eventually :)  I was so grateful for her generosity!!

The scents that I got:

Cherry Blossom
Sweet Honeysuckle
Blueberry Muffin

Yankee Candle Summer SAS Haul #1

It's that time of year again.  The time for the Yankee Candle SAS!!  I was so excited.  This is my first of many hauls.  I got 9 large jars and one Illumi-lid.  The lid wasn't on sale but I had seen it in the store when I went shopping for my birthday and I had to have it.

Descriptions from the website:

Beach Vacation - A tropical island getaway..a fresh sea breeze mingles with lush greenery and sweet exotic flowers
Garden Hideaway - A peaceful escape filled with the sweet scent of beautiful garden flowers.
Country Linen - Like a fresh, floral breath of spring air through an open window on a sunny day
Pineapple Citrus - Fresh island pineapple served with a citrus touch and sweet coconut is a bit like sipping a tropical drink al fresco
Tropical Fruit - A luscious mix of sunny sweet, fresh-picked mangos and bananas with an irresistible touch of jasmine
Fruit Salad - It's a festive summer party with this bright, fun mix of juicy, sun-rich melons, berries, and citrus
Blueberry - Wonderfully tangy and sweet..a pure, delicious burst of juicy wild blueberry aroma
Blueberry Scone - The delicious aroma of English quick bread with sweet blueberries, rich cream, and a hint of vanilla
Sea Coral - Like gliding along a tropical reef, this unique watery fresh fragrance surrounds you in the soothing warmth of sea musk

Birthday Haul

This year I celebrated my 23rd birthday on Memorial Day.  To celebrate, me, my fiancĂ©, and a friend went shopping.  I went to Yankee Candle (of course) but I didn't get much because I knew their SAS haul was starting soon.  I got this candle necklace.  I had seen a few people had them before and I wanted one but I could never find any.  I really like it.  I hope they come out with more.  As of right now I think that they only have this one available.  I think it makes the candles look pretty, and if you know me, you know that I love anything sparkly!!

What I'm Burning 5/21/14

The time came to start another candle so I went and pulled this one out of my stash.  It's a large jar of Ocean Star by Yankee Candle.

Description from the website: Soothing and fresh..the scent of peaceful, sun-kissed waters laced with aloe, citrus, and lotus blossom.  Dive in!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Yankee Candle Haul

So here I am with another Yankee Candle haul.  I know I just recently had one, but then I looked on the website and saw that they had a lot of new scents on there.  Not necessarily new because I think most of them were brought back, but they are new to me since I just recently switched over to Yankee.  So..I got 10, haha.

They were also having a deal at the time if you spent $30 you got an Illum-lid for $5 so I took advantage of that as well.  I have wanted this cat one for a while and I finally got it and I love it!!  I'm a vet tech student so I couldn't resist!

These are the large jars that I got.  The descriptions aren't on the website anymore because I think once they sold out they took them off, so sorry about that!!  The scents I got are:

Pineapple Paradise
Sheer Gardenia
Kiwi Berries
Sweet Melon
Farmer's Market
Sunwashed Linen
Caribbean Fruit
Island Mango

What I'm Burning 4/27/14

I know the dates on this post don't match up but that is because I actually started burning this candle a week ago, I just haven't had a chance to get this up until now.  I always get so excited to start burning a new candle.  I'm the type of person that has to finish an entire candle before I'll start a new one.  Partly because if I only burned a little bit at a time and had half burned jars I would have so many that I wouldn't have anywhere to put them all.  I'm already running out of room the way it is!!  When I went through my collection this is what I came up with this time around.

Description from the website:

Peaches & Berries - A juicy, sweet blend of fresh-picked, tender peaches, plump strawberries, and delightful raspberries

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sephora & Yankee Candle Haul

Last weekend while I was in Des Moines I also got to go to Sephora.  They were all sold out of the mascara that I wanted so I ended up ordering online.  I had a free shipping code so it worked out.

Before this I had the "They're Real" mascara from Benefit Cosmetics.  I really liked it, but it was time to get a new one.  I'm the type of person that gets a different kind every time I replace my mascara, I like trying out new things.  I haven't used this one much yet, I like it now, but we'll see how it goes!!

Yankee Candle had one of their BOGO coupon codes out, which is the only time that I ever buy them, so I had to take advantage.  I got 6 large jars.

Descriptions from the website:

Star Fruit & Orange - A vibrant, sun-infused medley of crisp star fruit, sweet mandarins, and delicate pink hibiscus
Wild Pansies - Forget the calendar!  It's always spring with this lush scent of brilliantly hued flowers
Berry Jam - A sweet and tart medley of fresh berries with notes of pomegranate, cassis, peach, and vanilla bean
Drift Away - Cares float away on peaceful, blue waters surrounded by lush woodlands
Berry Colada - Smooth summer refreshment..sweet and tangy red berries blended with cool, creamy vanilla
Wedding Day - Always in good taste..a sophisticated and soothing blend of florals and subtle fruits

Like always, I love everything.  I stopped buying candles from Bath & Body Works because I just wasn't impressed with them anymore.  There you buy 2 candles for $22 and they don't last long at all.  At Yankee you can get 2 huge candles that last a long time for $27.99 if you buy them during the BOGO.  I think it's a better deal and I will be buying from Yankee from now on.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


So I know I said I was gonna start posting again, well 2 months later here we are, haha.  Life has been pretty crazy lately but I finally have some new stuff to show you guys.  This past weekend I finally got to go to a LUSH store.  I have never tried any of their stuff before so I was pretty excited.  I was down in Des Moines for a George Strait concert and luckily they had one.  We don't have any stores around here, the closest being over 3 hours away.  I will be ordering online from now on though!!

I got a few bubble bars.  If you're not familiar with the products, these you crumble under running water and they make lots and lots of bubbles.  The bigger ones you can even cut up into pieces to get more than one use out of them.

Going from left to right, descriptions from the website:

Brightside - Everything about this bubble bar will leave you feeling cheerful and looking on the bright side of life!  When you crumble this one under the tap, your tub will turn into a vivid, hypnotizing red-orange sunset with frothy white clouds of bubbles.  Sink in and inhale the uplifting citrus of Sicillian mandarin, tangerine and bergamot oils, and imagine yourself in a sun-drenched locale.  You'll emerge from the tub feeling energized and smelling like a dream!

Mumkin - Mumkins are cute, friendly, and love to be crumbled under the tap to bring you mountains of fruity bubbles.  Each Mumkin smells of raspberries with bergamot, lemon and violet leaf oils to brighten your day.  Chocolate drops for eyes and a candy stalk stick make these the most adorable bars we've ever crumbled into our tubs.  Made just for mums on Mother's Day, but irresistible to everyone else!

The Comforter - When life is getting you down, crumble The Comforter under hot, running water for passionately purple water and creamy, comforting bubbles.  This massive slice of vibrant fruitiness gives you the feeling of being enveloped in a warm hug and gently consoled by the friendly fruity aroma of a blackcurrant candy.  It was created to bring a real sense of comfort to people, just like a real comforter would.  Snuggle in, and stay undercover until you're ready to face the world once again.  Even better, each bar creates two baths of fruity comfort.

Rose - Blended into the beautiful pink and white swirls of this bar is the fresh lemon and rose scent of our classic Amandopondo Bubble Bar.  With fair trade, organic cocoa butter, and a gorgeous glimmer mixed in, Rose will create a luxurious, fluffy, skin-softening soak.  Made with a new formula that condenses the mixture, allowing one bar to break in half for two fragrant, bubbling baths.

I also got some bath bombs.  These all smell so good!!

Going from left to right, top to bottom, descriptions from the website:

Sex Bomb - What's in a name?  When it comes to the Sex Bomb we take the moniker seriously.  A must for any romantic bath, our world famous sphere of sex appeal contains all of Nature's most potent and seductive ingredients to get you in the mood for a good..bath.  Scintillating jasmine, clary sage, and ylang ylang are powerful aphrodisiacs that are known to relax you as they warm your heart, and other body parts too.  Soya milk makes the water milky, softening your entire body as you enjoy a luxurious soak with our best-selling Bath Bomb.  Consider yourself warned.

Big Blue - Take a dip into the deep blue sea of our Big Blue Bath Bomb for an inspiring getaway to the seashore.  Lavender is instantly relaxing on the body and mind, and lemon oil helps to keep you afloat.  For a truly authentic experience, we've added in some of nature's finest ingredients-sea salt and seaweed.  Packed with minerals, salt helps the body rid itself of toxins, while seaweed softens and soothes your skin.  Just lay back and sail away to shores of uncluttered thoughts, softer skin, and warm blue seas.

Blackberry - The first ever Bath Bomb invented, way back in 1989 in Mo Constantine's laboratory (otherwise known as her garden shed), Blackberry is one of our most beloved balls of fizz.  When you're feeling off color and out of sorts, detonate one of these classic fruity numbers into your tub for a relaxing soak into a shimmering, deep purple haze.  With a burst of fruity fragrance that smells of juicy blackberries, uplifting bergamot relieves tension, and and frankincense wraps itself around you like a cozy blanket dissolving all of your cares away.

Rose Queen - We thought it was time for a new floral Bath Bomb so we designed the Rose Queen.  Full of blossoms, petals, and sensuous new rose fragrance, this one is a splendid, sophisticated bomb fit for a queen.  When LUSH co-founder and Bath Bomb inventor Mo first dropped one of these into a tub to show everyone her latest invention, she asked if there were enough petals.  Everyone said they thought there was plenty, but Mo went ahead and puts lots more in to really spoil us!

Secret Garden - This beautiful bomb may look simple, but inside is a secret..it blooms in the tub!  When you drop it in the water, Secret Garden froths about you, releasing a fragrant bouquet of rose absolute and sweet wild orange oil, along with rose petals, marigold petals, and blue mallow flowers. It has a frothy outer layer, creating a light carpet of foam to sink beneath as your cares float away.

Fizzbanger - Transform your ordinary bath into something new and exciting.  Whiz!  Bang!  Pop!  Fizz!  Our Fizzbanger Bath Bomb goes off in the bath water as if it were loaded with miniature fireworks.  Experience an alluring symphony of crackling candy, and a potion of spectacular slow fizzing spectrum of swirling color.  The scent changes right before your nose, pulling you in with a delectable blend of apples and cinnamon that settles into a spicy cinnamon toffee.  Smell familiar?  That's Love perfume, from our Gorilla exclusives.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


HELLO EVERYONE!!  Oh my gosh, I didn't even realize it's been this long since I've posted.  I guess I was busier than I thought I was!!  I suppose no one even reads this anymore, but if you do, I apologize.  A lot of things have happened since I've posted last.  Most importantly, I got engaged on New Year's Eve. :)

Believe it or not, I've actually sold most of my wax to help pay for my wedding.  All I have left is Scentsy and a few odds and ends.  I still love melting, but not to the degree that I did before.  It's amazing how your interests change.  But don't worry, I plan on posting on here again.  I've been really into candles lately.  So I'm sure you will be seeing plenty of halls and reviews.  So stay tuned!!