Saturday, March 9, 2013

Lightning Round Reviews #3!

Hi all, it's been a minute! Allow me to explain. There has been a lot going on in our house, including our new, apparent, and impending move! We have been to about a thousand furniture stores in the last few days. Also, I dug a fire pit.
It used to be almost completely filled to the top with dirt, and now, it's amazing. I was sore the day after, but it's going to look amazing once we find a fire ring big enough to fit in this damn hole.

Today, I am going to leave you with some lightning review, just because I don't want to fall behind. Except full, in-depth reviews this week, I promise my blog hasn't turned into only these short reviews. But, furniture can wait next week (hopefully?). Anywho, here ya go!
Tiffany Candles Pink Frosted Cupcakes
Cold Rating6/10
Lit Rating7/10
Throw Rating6.5/10
Overall Rating: 6.5/10 (I absolutely love Tiffany's pink sugar scents, this is no exception. Creamy, cakey, frostingy, and delicious. Definite repurchase!).
Candles By Victoria's Pink Sugar & Coconut
Cold Rating: 6.5/10
Lit Rating4.5/10
Throw Rating4.5/10
Overall Rating: 5/10 (It's hard to rate something that doesn't melt. At all. I don't know what to do. I am sitting on top of a mountain of amazing smelling CBV scent shots and they just don't melt. I know some people commented that cutting them in 1/4th pieces works, but nothing has done the trick for me in a 24W hot plate. Ugh.).
Sugar & Spice Gourmet Soy Candles Marshmallow Fireside
Cold Rating6/10
Lit Rating6.5/10
Throw Rating7/10
Overall Rating: 6.5/10 (not a dead-on dupe, but still amazing, nonetheless. Really nice, smokey marshmallow scent. Can't wait to buy from S&S again!).
Rosegirls Oatmeal Caramel Bars
Cold Rating6/10
Lit Rating5/10
Throw Rating: 6.5/10
Overall Rating: 5.5/10 (just not "my" kind of scent. Too caramelly, too sweet, etc).
Rosegirls Monster Cookie Fluff Puffs
Cold Rating7/10
Lit Rating8/10
Throw Rating7.5/10
Overall Rating: 7.5/10 (this, on the other hand, was amazing. You really get each note individually, and it's really nice and strong! Repurch!).
Sniff My Tarts Serendipity Marshmallow Smoothie Lavender Coconut Milk
Cold Rating6.5/10
Lit Rating7.5/10
Throw Rating6.5/10
Overall Rating: 6.5/10 (who woulda thunk that serendipity blended so well with lavender and coconut milk?This scent shot lasted almost 18 hours at the same strength. So, so good, Repurch all the way).
Tiffany Candles Pink Paradise (old wax)
Cold Rating6/10
Lit Rating6/10
Throw Rating6/10
Overall Rating6/10 (a very nice mix of the pink sugar and paradise scents. Would be good in a blend, too).
Rosegirls Blue Hawaiian Smoothie
Cold Rating7.5/10
Lit Rating8.5/10
Throw Rating8.5/10
Overall Rating: 8/10 (I have no idea what Blue Hawaiian is, but I want to shove my face in it. Ummm, this might be in my top 10 favorite Rosegirls scents ever).
The Happy Little Bee's Doctor Pepper
Cold Rating6/10
Lit Rating6/10
Throw Rating5/10
Overall Rating: 5.5/10 (this one wasn't as strong as I liked it, but it smelled like Doctor Pepper, minus the carbonation).
Candles From The Keeping Room's Orange Chiffon
Cold Rating6/10
Lit Rating4.5/10
Throw Rating6/10
Overall Rating: 5.5/10 (Not sure what "chiffon" is, but I didn't like this. It has a weird orange scent combined with a weird bakery scent. Not sure. Didn't like this sample and wouldn't buy it again).

Have a good Saturday! :)


  1. Nice melts! I just ordered Blue Hawaiian from CFTKR. Huh - that's so weird that our CBV tarts aren't melting!!! I haven't had that problem but so weird.

    1. You will probably enjoy Blue Hawaiian, it's a really sweet fruity smell!

      I don't get it about CBV...never had any luck with her scent shots ever. :(

  2. Monster Cookie Fluff Puffs smells just like Golden Grahams cereal to me, and I love it.

    One of the reasons I lost interest in CBV (well over a year ago) was that I wasn't getting full melts in my tea light warmer. I used to cut those tarts in half, which was also a pain because the wax is so dang hard.

    Could you sort of grate it up? Take a hammer and smash it into bit pieces? See if it melts that way?


    1. GOLDEN GRAHAMS, HUH!?! THAT COULD BE IT! I told Josh is smelled like SOMETHING, but I wouldn't put my finger on what it was! It was so good!

      It's not just us that has problems with CBV! Why buy tarts you can't freaking melt?

      That might be a good idea, shave it or something...maybe if I find an old cheese grater I will try that?

  3. Would a little foil tent help the melting? I have my air purifier going full blast with all the pollen that's suddenly everywhere, and realized this weekend that the draft was keeping my tarts from melting properly in the tealight burner, but that's easy enough to move.

    1. I will have to try the foil tent idea! Thanks a lot, Kate! :)


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