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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Autumn Stroll Review by Scentsy

Time for some toasty fall scents. I got this one last year and did not love it so I never used it. This year I vowed to use it! While I could not find this on my Scensty consultant's webpage, I did find many others who had this. This was a scent from last year and I am not sure it is included this year, but you can still find it so we are in luck!

I even managed to find the scent description "Amble under a bright harvest moon, leaves crunching underfoot, as peppery cinnamon mingles with dusky plum and warm wood incense to create a spicy and comforting fragrance." I love these scent descriptions from Scentsy so much sometimes. Let's "Amble" together and ponder this tart!

In cold throw I kept thinking this scent was familiar. I liked it. Kind of woodsy and manly. Not like cologne but warm and comforting. Also pretty strong. I could see why I never used this last year, but now it is time to melt it and see if I should have kept this at the bottom of the bin.

I melted this in my Betterhomes and Garden's full sized pumpkin warmer in my living room. This warmer gets kept in a box and only comes out for the fall! So cute, I had wanted this so badly that Grant searched high and low at Walmart the night before our wedding and found the last one. He had it given to me as a gift on the wedding day and I used it in my bride's room to make it smell like pumpkin goodness! The only thing I do not like is that it has that little stem in the middle so it is really hard to change out waxes. It gets hot and is hard to hold on to so that I can pour out the old wax, and the freezer method doesn't work too well with this one. But for how cute it is, I'll give it a break!

Enough about my pumpkin warmer. You want to know about the wax right!? Well I left this in the warmer for almost 4 whole days because I was too lazy to change it out. I burned it during the day and turned it off at night. This had a great scent throw that lasted the full time it was in my warmer. A great strong scent. I love strong scents. I wouldn't recommend this in a small room, but for my living room 2 cubes was perfect.

The scent...Oh that odd, slightly sweet, musky, warm, hard-to-describe scent. I loved it though! And then I realized I think Scensty was hiding something from us! it smells a lot like Bewitching! I loved that tar a ton when I burned it and was sad to be out of it. Then my friend Deb, the enabler from It's Always Something and I had a swap and she so generously included another Bewitching that she purchased for me when she placed an order. I was thrilled! And now Autumn Stroll! It is not exactly, but it is similar. I think there is patchouli in this!

Like I said I loved this bar and I am glad it is long lasting because I have a feeling this and my Bewitching from Deb are going to be my prized scents this year!

Have you smelled this? What about Bewitching?

<3 LUVS!

Jordan Nicole

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

All Hallow's Eve Review by Country Home Scents

All Hallows Eve by Country Home Scents

Spooky decorated tarts! I am so in the mood for Halloween! With all these festive scents filling my house I am at the verge of declaring the whole year to be Autumn! But then again...if it happens all the time it is not as special. And my husband really loves winter. So I guess I will settle for a few months a year.

This little tart is purple and decorated with orange, purple, and black sprinkles, white ghosts, and tons of black glitter. So busy and fun for the season! Too bad I had to melt it down to a puddle of murkey purple.

The CHS website describes the scent as "The perfect aroma of spicy mulled grapefruit with a mix of cinnamon leaf, soft musk and sweet vanilla! A spooky scent you must try!"

Smelling this was unmelted, I smell great smells. I love it. Do I smell cinnamon? YES! Of course I smell tons of cinnamon. Now for the true test, do I smell other things? I think so! Do I know what they are? Of course not! I am getting a sweet, probably the vanilla but it is not noticeably vanilla. I get the absolute slightest touch of citrus  or am I imagining it? I really like the musk in this. It is just enough to not overload you with cinnamon or mush. Such a nice balance.

I melted this tart in my bathroom plug-in Scentsationals warmer. I usually use only half of a CHS in my bathroom but today I just felt like putting in the whole thing, which is fine because they fit perfectly. After letting this melt completely I had forgotten it was in my bathroom and I walked in to a very pleasant surprise! Such a welcoming sweet fruity scent! I can smell the grapefruit but it is not bitter at all. Yet this scent is not over powering. I think it is perfect for Halloween because I get a light note of candy. Almost like smarties. A soft, sweet, lightly kissed with vanilla confection. Cinnamon? What cinnamon? Perfect!

I fell in love with this wax the second I smelled it all melted. I know I will get more of these! It filled the bathroom. I think I could have done half and saved the other half. Oh well! That just means I will have to get another one with my next purchase. I think I would melt this anytime of the year, but I do get why it is a Halloween scent. Must grab!

What are your favorite scents for Halloween?

<3 LUVS!
Jordan Nicole

Caramel Apple Review by Country Home Scents

Caramel Apple Review by Country Home Scents

Would you take a look at this tart!? Clearly they are packed with tons of oils because mine is all oily and messy! That's a good thing though, don't get me wrong. I want my waxes all oily and delicious just like I want my men! ;) Just playing around, couldn't resist! Of course an greasy and messy man could be a bad thing. Skip the man, get the wax tarts.

"Caramel Apple...Yummy! Imagine the smell of a crisp, green apples dipped in gooey warm caramel. A wonderful Autumn fragrance!"

As always this little tart is decorated with glitter and other excitement. So cute, I almost wanted to put a stick in it! When I smelled this cold I knew it smelled exactly like what I wanted. i get nice green apples and sweet gooey caramel. My only problem with apple scents is they are fake scents. Of course you cannot stuff an apple into the tart, i just kind of wish I could get a tart that smelled like when you bite into a big juicy apple. Still, a good yummy scent.

I melted half of this in the bathroom ad it did wonderful. Filled the room but wasn't so strong that is escaped into the hallway and bedroom. I think if you used the full tart you would want to use it in a medium room. while it might slightly scent a large room, I love strong scents that give what I can a "greeting' when you walk into the room. This is not quite strong enough to fill my living room, but it worked great in the bathroom. Very yummy!

Are there any true to life apple scents out there!?

<3 LUVS!

Jordan Nicole

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Woman in Black Review

Please note that I watched this movie back on October 4th and wrote the review he next day. However, I forgot I had not posted it! Sorry it is so late in the month!

This movie came out earlier in the year but I just got around to watching it. Seeing as it is October and time for scary movies and no sleep, my husband insisted we finally watch this. So I prepared myself with my blanket shield and prepared for The Woman in Black.

Now I do not intend on giving important parts of the movie away so I will only give some details. This movie has "that Harry Potter kid" Daniel Radcliffe as the 'Hero' or main character, which ever you prefer. Being American I will also say that horror movies with English accents tend to freak me out more. I believe movies that come from England are a bit more scary because they usually do not rely on blood, gore, and sexuality. They are just plain scary.

This movie was no exception to my believe. It is a nice clean movie and does not have any sexuality in it which I really like. As for all the graphics, I cannot say much because half way through I was hidden behind my blanket and Grant was describing the movie to me.

This movie is filmed very dark and lacking color which is a perfect set for a horror film. It takes place mostly in a home in a remote marshland and a small town. It clearly takes place may decades ago as the form of transportation around town seems to be horse and buggy. I found the house to be creepy, not only because thats how it is intended, because it sits in the marshland. Right in the the middle of this swampy area is a house on a rock basically. The swamp goes in and out so at some points the road is covered by water and gunk. Who chooses to live there? Seriously.

This is a classic ghost story and I, for one, believe in ghosts so I get freaked out. I am told by my husband, and I could hear, that there are many parts where the intensity builds up and then something spooky happens to make you jump. So be prepared! If you are easily startled, have a blanket ready!

The basic story is that children keep dying and it is because of the woman in black. I do not know about you, but horror movies with children are even more creepy. My husband is really creeped out by little girls in horror films and video games. Daniel Radcliffe has a little boy in this movie that he is raising with the help of a nanny since his wife passed away giving birth. Given the basic story line, you can piece together how this all comes together.

After I watched this I did feel it had some moments of "No one would ever do that? Why did he do that??". As my husband says, it's a movie and he has to do that for the story to progress.

I think I would watch this again. After all, once you have watched it once and know the ending it is not quite as scary. I just need to catch up on some sleep.

What did you think of the review? Would you watch the movie?

This is my first movie review, please let me know if you would like more. :)

<3 LUVS!

Jordan Nicole

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Wax Bar Size Comparison of Scentsy, PartyLite, and Better Homes and Gardens

I finally got my hands on a PartyLite wax bar! There was a vendor at the October Fair they had in the next town over. Now I have seen postings about these but I kept thinking they looked small. I do not know why, just to me in the pictures they seemed small.  So when I saw they were nice and big I bought one. The lady was having a special on them also so instead of $5 I only paid $4. I picked out one and brought it home to do a comparison of the sizes. This is not a comparison of the quality as I have not tried it yet. And please, I am not trying to compare Scensty vs Partylite. I could care less if people think they are rivals. I like wax. End of story. :)

Now to begin! This is really fun for me so excuse my overwhelming excitement as I type this!

A Better Homes and Gardens bar can be bought at Walmart. They are 3.2 ounces and have 6 cubes in them. This makes each cube just over 16 grams each. At $2 a bar they are roughly $0.33 a cube.

A Scentsy Bar can be bought from a consultant. I prefer to buy them from a party or a vendor booth as an event to stay away from paying shipping on them. They also contain 3.2 fluid ounces but these bars are divided into 8 cubes. this makes each cube just over 12 grams. One of these bars will cost you $5, making each cube about $0.63.

The PartyLite bars also need to be purchased through a consultant and the ordering process is similar to Scentsy. While the packaging looks much bigger and bulkier, this bar is also just 3.2 fluid ounces. Each bar has 9 cubes in it, which means each cube is a little less than 11 grams. These cost $5 also, so each cube costs about $0.55.

So that is the whole mathematical break down of these 3 types of bars. Many other places carry bars that are similar in shape to the BHG as it is probably the most popular clam shell design. All 3 have the same amount of wax so if you are looking for the best price, go with BHG or Scentsationals which  you can also buy at Walmart. I will not say that by paying $5 for the other bars you are getting better quality because I really believe all waxes can have duds. It is just a matter of the scents that are available vs. what you are looking to buy.

Have you tried PartyLite? I am excited to try my first one!

<3 LUVS!
Jordan Nicole

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cinnamon Bear Review from Scentsy

I have heard good things about this scent. When I first smelled it I knew I found a winner. this smells exactly like a cinnamon bear, no tricks or added notes trying to be fancy. Just a gummy little piece of sugar and spice!

I have been using the room spray in my car for awhile now. I do know the label says not to use in cars, so do not follow my example and spray it all up in your face and blind your self while you are driving, mmmkay!? I am careful with it and I usually spray it when I am leaving my car so when I get in it next time it is all yummy and smells like I am being hugged by the hotter gummy bear cousin. Tasty!

Now for this tart! I melted this in my Better Homes and Gardens pumpkin warmer in my living room. Even though i could tell this one would be strong I still used 2 cubes because I put it in before I went to work. That's right! So when I came home would I be greeted with visions of red bears or would I be bummed? I was excited to find out!

9 Hours later....the whole main part of my house smells like cinnamon bears! It lasted the entire day and welcomed me home! I love this bar so much!

If you like those little red cinnamon bears you must try this one. Amazing scent! Just like red hots.

Sound good!?

<3 LUVS!
Jordan Nicole

Pumpkin Beans Tart Review from Shayz Scentz

Pumpkin Beans by Shayz Scentz

This is my first experience with Shayz Scentz. I had heard of them but never paid much attention. This tar was given to me by Deb in a swap we did. I love when I see something I have never tried. Thanks Deb!

I could not find a scent description on this anywhere, not event the site so I assume they do not carry it anymore. Judging by the name I am guess this is supposed to smell like pumpkin and coffee beans or vanilla beans. Not sure which beans! In cold throw however, I only really get cinnamon and then like a funky smell. Basically a cinnamon clove scent and it is not really even that strong. Bummer.

Well I melted this in my bedroom warmer. After about 30 minutes it was nice and melted but I was not getting much of a scent. Very slight cinnamon clove and close to the warmer I was getting that funk smell I cannot describe.

Since this is my first tart from this vendor I was a bit bummed out. Have you tried Shayz Scentz? How did it work out for you? If you have any favorites from this vendor let me know.

<3 LUVS!

Jordan Nicole