Friday, January 20, 2012

Special Treats from Candles by Victoria

     Finally another candle post! I know it's been a while and the past two have been about soap so I'm glad to have some lookers to show off. These next few candles will be very special and delicious looking! Victoria has been using some new glitters as well, so I'm very excited to have these. Here we go!

Banana Coconut Cha-Cha-smells incredible! From the top layer I get a sweet banana scented frosting. The other layers that I will probably get to very soon are graham cracker crust, maple crumbs, banana coconut cream pie (one of my fave scents). As you can see, the whole thing is sprinkled with colored sprinkles, wax marshmallows and coconut wax shavings. Where's my spoon??

Decorative Cube Candle- Rock That Vanilla-I've talked about this scent before, probably too much since I love it so much. However I'm glad I love it so much because I'm disappointed that I didn't think to ask for two different colors of wax in this one. I think the chunks are meant to be a different color than the poured wax on top and instead since I didn't specify, both ended up white (color of my scent) and therefore doesn't look as good as it could have. Love the glass holder and it's super heavy! I can't wait to light this baby up after it cures some and see how long it will last since this is my "go to" scent.

22oz Tureen Candle-Love Spell-this one's an exact dupe for Love Spell by VS. Love it! It's a perfect lush and sexy bedroom scent. The glitter is jewelled black. Just gorgeous!!!

22oz Tureen Candle-Strawberry Danish-in beautiful jewelled pink. This one was a first for me as I had never smelled it before but I wasn't disappointed at all! Very yummy! Pretty similar to Cajun cornbread but replace the apricot with strawberry and you're there. You get a mouthwatering saltiness with a bakery type strawberry. Just delicious!

       Don't these look amazing?! I did have another one to show off but it arrived broken :( So sad and such a pity because it was the yummiest one. However, I was able to contact Victoria and she will send me a replacement. That's the thing with her, she makes sure you're happy with your purchase, even if Joe the mailman wasn't all that careful with your delivery. So, until I get that one, I will keep it a surprise :) It will be a good one, I promise!!!
Until next time, happy sniffing!!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Fresh and Clean New Year with Soaps by Melissa

     Happy New Year everyone! Time to start a new year, fresh and clean, with some new Soaps by Melissa of course! I have a few more of her creations and they are awesome. Since she's making these by herself, there are only a handful of scents available at a time and they get sold out quick!!! So I keep an eye on her Artfire website as well as her Facebook page to make sure I don't miss out. Plus those giveaways on her Facebook page are pretty great too!

Love Spell Cupcake Soap $7.50
This scent is a Victoria's Secret dupe for the scent with the same name and it's a great one. Smells just like it which I love! It's a pretty, sweet and girly scent. I've already tried this soap and it leaves your skin nicely scented and like with all of Melissa's soaps, they rinse off very clean, never leaving you filmy. Love how strong this scent is and as a bonus, the "frosting" doubles as shaving cream. The only drawback is that they got a little squished during shipping. They looked absolutely delicious freshly made.

Manly Soap
(forget the exact name of this one but it's also a close take on one of the Axe body sprays I believe). This one definitely smells manly and I don't mean just a little. It's a strong, musky scent with some citrus notes from what I can smell. This is the scent you can see evaporating off the chiseled abs of a freshly showered, delicious smelling guy. Daydreaming, sorry! I did use this one as well and it's again very strongly scented and leaves you smelling very nice. Rinses off clean as well. Check out the colors in this one!

Sexy in Stilettos
Love, love, love!!! I have the candle from Candles by Victoria and now I can literally shower in it which is a dream come true. This is a sweet and sexy scent and I can't wait to try this one. But I should stick to one shower per day instead of thinking up excuses to bathe again.

     How gorgeous are these?! I just wish you could smell them. I must make a confession as well. Just as with my candles, at the end of the day I spend a good few minutes going through my stash, sniffing and trying to see what I'm feeling like today. It's a very important decision :) I highly recommend a relaxing shower or bath at the end of a long day, with these scented beauties.
Happy bubbles!