Monday, August 25, 2014

Swift & Supersonicly Snappy Short Review #33: Aunt Smellman's Peppermint

I often like to fall asleep with a wonderful peppermint scent melting in the background. It's quite peaceful and dreamy.
Peppermint - A true pure peppermint.
Aunt Smellman's Peppermint
Cold Rating5/10
Lit Rating: 4/10
Throw Rating4.5/10
Overall Rating: 4.5/10; sweet peppermint as opposed to a stronger and more menthol-y one, which I don't care for quite so much. Reminded me of one of those candies you'd get at a restaurant on cold sniff. Pretty colored wax. Throw wasn't terribly strong. It was sort of noticeable, but not like other peppermint scents I have melted in the past. Warm sniff was even sweeter than cold sniff. Needed pink, LOL. Very crumbly wax that broke apart when I pushed it into the warmer. I HATE CRUMBLY WAX. Love ordering from sales. Melting through my entire stash as quickly as possible. Problem wax buyer. Needing to make a document with all my reviews. Needing to update reviews. NEEDING TO FOCUS. Waxidents.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lightning Round Reviews #24: Jaimie Lauren Cupcakery and Confections in Wax Super Post

JLCCW (Jaimie Lauren Cupcakery and Confections in Wax) closed to focus on her family almost a year ago. I totally get this, family comes first! I can usually get over vendors closing, but I must admit, I was sad about her closure! Well, I thought we were saved because she was planning on re-opening in the fall this year. Naturally, I went through a melting spree of her tarts, assuming I could get more. Well, she's not going to be reopening, as it turns out, so I am left with tons of melts to review for you! I wish her the best and hope that, when things calm down, she will open again, she has one of my favorite spicy scents ever.
JLCCW's Legally Blonde Noel
Cold Rating7/10
Lit Rating: 6/10
Throw Rating6/10
Overall Rating6/10; her version of legally blonde is a pretty one, and when it's mixed with vanilla bean noel, it's not half bad! It's not all that strong, but it's nice enough. Sweet and slightly creamy. Lasted for about 4 hours.
JLCCW's Melon Ball Fizz
Cold Rating6/10
Lit Rating: 6/10
Throw Rating: 4/10
Overall Rating5.5/10; nothing fancy about this scent, either. I think melon ball fizz works better as a mixer as opposed to a stand alone scent. It was okay, just a basic melon scent, and also nothing fizzy about it. Lasted 3.5 hours.
JLCCW's Monkey's Delight Aloha Pineapple
Cold Rating5/10
Lit Rating: 3/10
Throw Rating4/10
Overall Rating4/10; this blend I didn't care for. I think this was a random scent I asked Jen to make for me (I asked her to give me whatever she had or whatever she wanted). The monkey's delight wasn't particularly tropical, but did have banana for sure. When it mixed with the pineapple, it was cloyingly and artificially sweet and I didn't like it one bit. I only melted it for 2 hours.
JLCCW's Pink Sugar Cookie Dough
Cold Rating6/10
Lit Rating: 3/10
Throw Rating6/10
Overall Rating5/10; I did not care for this one while melting. It had a very weird, off smell to it that was almost rancid note.It had medium strength but I couldn't get over that weird scent, so I dumped it after 30 minutes. It's gotta be the sugar cookie dough. :/
JLCCW's Pink Toasted Marshmallow
Cold Rating7/10
Lit Rating: 7/10
Throw Rating7/10
Overall Rating7/10; a decent pink marshmallow! I didn't get anything particularly toasted about this, but it was nice nonetheless. Good throw, lasted 5 hours. I wish it had more pink, though!
JLCCW's Pink Wicked Watermelon
Cold Rating6/10
Lit Rating: 6/10
Throw Rating6/10
Overall Rating6/10; pretty good, but not as juicy as other watermelon scents I have smelled. This wasn't my favorite watermelon blend, but it was a solid medium all around. Lasted 5.5 hours.
JLCCW's Toasted Marshmallow Pink Sugar Legally Blonde
Cold Rating8/10
Lit Rating: 8.5/10
Throw Rating7/10
Overall Rating8/10; one of the best things about JLCCW is that she let people blend scents (up to 3, I think). This was spectacular! It was really nice to see a fruity scent like legally blonde mixed with pink sugar marshmallow! It was pretty strong on cold sniff, and decent enough while melting. Lasted 6 hours!
JLCCW's Vanilla Pear
Cold Rating5/10
Lit Rating: 5/10
Throw Rating5/10
Overall Rating: 5/10; this was pretty generic, actually, nothing too special about it. The pear was more of a muddled fruitiness and the vanilla was sort of sweet. Really nothing strong or wonderful, just sort of there. Lasted 3 hours in the bathroom.

My JLCCW stash is almost gone, and when Jen said she wasn't going to reopen, I made it my mission to finish off what I had left so I didn't hang onto it like I was doing. The notion of doing that is silly, and I am trying to retrain my wax thinking when it comes to hoarding scents I love!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Swift & Supersonicly Snappy Short Review #32: iheartwax's Blonde Moment

I am a big fan of the perfect 10 in wax, as elusive as it is. Behold!!!
**Blonde Moment**- Iced champagne mixed with rich sweet raspberry and cranberry.
iheartwax's Blonde Moment
Cold Rating10/10
Lit Rating: 10/10
Throw Rating10/10
Overall Rating: 10/10; the best blonde moment I have tried thus far. Deliciously sparkling, fruity, and fun. Almost like an overflowing and bubbly glass of champagne with fruits. No floral from the raspberry as found in other versions of that smell. Do you really know what a cranberry smells like? THANKSGIVING. Sweet, strong, delightful. Perfect for a summer day! Wish it lasted all day, but I will take 5-6 hours! Impeccably strong. Cheaper grubbies than anywhere else per bag. Ability to blend multiple scents in said bags. Not being able to order whenever I want and running out of this scent. Spending tons of money on wax again. I did so well for a while there! Cute colors and vibrant wax. Purple is not used enough in wax. Adorably simple label. Nice handwriting from the vendor!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Swift & Supersonicly Snappy Short Review #31: K's Kreations' Sweet Orange Salsa

Does anyone actually make a salsa with orange in it? If it was like a fruit salsa, it'd be good, but orange in salsa? WEIRD.
A sassy, saucy combination of Valencia orange, tangerine, tart cassis, neroli, ground pepper, fiery chili pepper, sheer musk.
K's Kreations' Sweet Orange Salsa
Cold Rating6/10
Lit Rating: 2.5/10
Throw Rating3/10
Overall Rating3.5/10; had potential to be great but ultimately failed. Hardly any warm sniff scent and barely enough throw to smell above the warmer. In fact, I didn't pick up any of the notes listed above while melting, not even orange! Sad when scents don't live up to their potential. It had a strange plastic-y fruit smell. Lasted an hour before I just cut my losses. Compelling scent and blend that I'd love to try from another vendor. Rainbow theme and labels prevalent from K's, and if you know me, you know I love anything with rainbows! Orange tree in the backyard finally having oranges sweet enough to use. Learned how to make our own salsa, it's always better to make it yourself!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Swift & Supersonicly Snappy Short Review #30: Daphne's Divine Scents and Aromas' Cactus & Sea Salt

Fresh is great and fresh is good and fresh make the house just like it should!
Daphne's Divine Scents and Aromas' Cactus & Sea Salt
Cold Rating8.5/10
Lit Rating: 7.5/10
Throw Rating7.5/10
Overall Rating7.5/10; probably my top favorite fresh blend. Watery, ozone-like, damp in a good way, green, all around fantabulous. Super strong on cold, a tiny bit lighter while warming, but the throw was pretty great! Cute little sun shapes again. Tiny bits of glitter make for a fun waxing experience. Melted 2 tarts one time, 3 tarts the second time, both performed very well! Lasted 5ish hours in the bathroom. COME BACK, LINDSEY/DAPHNE'S!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Swift & Supersonicly Snappy Short Review #29: Rosegirls Dunk My Donut

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, donuts...
Rosegirls Dunk My Donut
Cold Rating7.5/10
Lit Rating: 8/10
Throw Rating7/10
Overall Rating7.5/10; great spicy bakery scent! Another example of how I am slowly being turned into a bakery nut. Nothing exclusively "donut" about this per se, but definitely a bakery scent, nonetheless. Cakey, sweet, cinnamony, delicious. Lasted 6 hours in the bathroom. Strong enough to smell in other parts of the house. Loving donuts in all aspects of life. Not enough non-chain donut restaurants around my direct house-al area. Coffee and donuts. Coffee scents in was are not my favorite. Addiction to coffee. Not being able to find the coffee creamers you want!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Swift & Supersonicly Snappy Short Review #28: Butterfly Lane Scents' Candy Corn

The Fall Slut will be ashamed of me once again, unfortunately. ;)
Butterfly Lane Scents' Candy Corn
Cold Rating6/10
Lit Rating: 5.5/10
Throw Rating5.5/10
Overall Rating5.5/10; nondescript buttercream scent. Nothing that resembles candy corn on the tip of my nose, but rather a sweet, but also buttery scent. Also, not too terribly strong all around, but not weak, either. Unfortunately, nothing too terrible great. Better scents from BL out there. Cute pumpkin shape. Shapes > scent shots. No scent description. Melting more wax than necessary. Fall is coming. NO ONE REALLY LIKES CANDY CORN, don't lie!!!