It just so happens that when they re-opened their site, they were having a sale on chunks and tart cups (scent shots): if you bought 1 scent shot, you could get another one for free (in the same scent), and if you bought an 8oz. bag of chunks, you could get a 4oz. bag of the same scent for free (I think it was buy 8oz. get 4oz. free, but I don't remember since I only bought scent shots.). If I have not yet tried a wax vendor, my process is simple: buy from the company only when they have a sale, and try to get a good variety of my go-to favorites (cinnamons, citruses, pinks, serendipity scents, spicy scents). Since 8 ounces plus another 4 ounces seemed like A LOT of wax to try for my very first order, I decided to go with the scent shots...you never know, what one person raves about you might end up hating, then be stuck with 12 ounces of icky. As per the Sniff My Tarts private wax group on Facebook, the owners let us know that 18 (2 of each scent, for a total of 9 scents) tart cups would fit comfortably in a priority flat-rate envelope from USPS; since I knew that, if I chose this option, shipping would only be about $6, I decided to narrow my selections down to 9 scents in order to save on shipping...
...boy, was that a mistake.
These are all different scents, folks. Most of what I purchased was either a blend with pink sugar or cotton candy, thus the pink tint to most of my tarts. I've never had this problem ever before, with tart cups/lids OR packaging problems, so I am just here to share my experience.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I am disappointed. Like I said, I've never had this problem in my wax travels. If I want to order from Sniff My Tarts again, I now have the feeling like I'm almost forced to buy the more expensive chunks (which come in cello baggies, if I'm not mistaken) to prevent this problem from happening again. Luckily, I can tell I'm really going to enjoy melting their wax...everything smells just superb. At the end of the day, I guess this is what matters, I just wish my package didn't get destroyed!