Christmas is near! CHRISTMAS IS NEAR!!
...can you tell I'm excited? :) :)
I decorated the house while Josh was at work on Monday this week. It wasn't until then that I realize we don't have that many decorations; pretty much everything we have is for the Christmas tree! BAH HUMBUG! Time to look for more decorations!
If you read my Project Wax post the other day you'll know I've made a huge dent in my bag, though I keep adding things (even though I probably shouldn't because it'll never get done!).
Aside from all of the Kim's Tarts I melted this week (part 2 will come out tomorrow!), I have a big list from the weekend! Follow along...there's quite a bit, so I'll try to be as brief as possible!
The Bathing Garden a couple of months ago. It was unmarked, but sure smelled like pumpkin pie! It was fabulous! It has a nice and spicy scent on cold and warm sniff, 7/10 each, and had an awesome throw, 8/10; it was great all around: 7.5/10 overall!
Red Berry & Cedar the other day, so I started to melt it before he got home from work so it would smell fabulous when he got home! I ended up melting the entire votive and it was STRONG yet light, if that makes any sense. This one has a great blend of sweet and tart berries and cedarwood wonder; it had a lightly fresh scent but a great throw. On cold sniff, 6.5/10. While melting, 6/10. Throw, 7/10. Overall, 6.5/10!
Front Porch's pink cotton candy...and this scent is now one of my favorites. I don't know how much pink I smelled, necessarily, because cotton candy is pure sugary goodness anyways, but it was almost like being at a carnival. In fact, I told Josh we should break out the olde timey popcorn maker our friend gave us for Christmas a few years ago and have a carnival party! The throw was spectacular, the scent was intoxicating. If you like super sugary scents (which I usually do not, but this was a welcomed surprise!), this will be right up your alley. On cold sniff, 8/10. While melting, 8.5/10. Throw, 8/10. Overall, 8/10! Just fabulous!
Ava's Country Cupboard is a fairly new vendor to me and I am not disappointed! We chose Sage & Cinnamon from my Project Wax bag on Thursday (I am including it here because we re-melted it last night)...and this tart lasted almost 2 whole days! It was an herbal cinnamon, which was a new experience for both of us. We liked the was this company combined two ingredients you wouldn't necessarily associate with one another together to create a long-lasting scent! And with $5.95 flat-rate shipping, could it get any better!? On cold sniff, 6/10. While melting, 7/10. Throw, 7/10. Overall, 7/10. Unexpected surprise!
Candles From The Keeping Room (CFTKR) amazes me with every passing tart. Carol's scents are spectacular, I don't know how she does it! CFTKR and Tiffany's are tied at the number one spot in my lil' tart heart. Amish Quilt is no exception! Her website description of this scent is: "Spicy, sweet, and complex. Vanilla intertwines with a spice cabinet of cinnamon, clove, allspice, kissed with sugar. Hints of nutmeg and fruits peak out from the heart notes. If you are not a fan of bakery scents, this is nowhere near the typical "bakery" realm, give it a try! Very unique and different." Ridiculously accurate. On cold sniff, 7/10. While warming, 8/10. Throw, 6/10. Overall, 7/10. Carol, you're amazing!
What a (mostly) positive weekend wax review! :)