Friday, March 1, 2013

The Scholarly Nail's West Coast Round Robin Picks!

Hi all! So, I've got something fun for y'all today! Jacqui over at The Scholarly Nail & The Scholarly Nail Wax Blog asked me if i wanted to participate in her round robin box! As it turns out, quite a lot of people were interested, so she actually made TWO freaking boxes, one for west coast people and one for east coast folks! I want to take a second to thank you again Jacqui for including me in this awesome round robin box. I enjoy your blog and am glad to participate!

She had several rules, which I am really a fan of, because often times the round robin boxes can go south, and fast. Jacqui, I hope you don't mind me putting some of these here, I think they are good universal rules for others to know in case they want to start and RR box!

1) The first rule was to, obviously, replace the amount you took with an equal amount of wax (not necessarily scent shot for scent shot, but the same amount of wax). *All in all, I took 1.7 pounds of wax and replaced it with 3 pounds of wax, to give people more options. :)
2) Second, we were to take photos of what we took out as well as what we put back in. If you are participating in this round robin and DO NOT want to know what I put in, I will have a warning later in this post.
3) This was mainly a spring/summer/year-round scents box, so pumpkin/nog/pine/fa-la-la-la-la stuff should be kept to a minimum.
4) If the box gets messed up, replace it. If lids fall off, tape 'em up. Re-label or re-bag scents that were tearing (one thing arrived in a broken bag, so I re-bagged and tagged it!)
5) Consider the person getting the box next! Abby (SoCalCandleGal) is next, so I hope she finds a few things in there she likes. :)
6) No glass, no retail vendors, no candles, etc.
7) Make a post/video about your items! So, here we are. Let's get into it these are my picks!
-Candles From The Keeping Room - Fruit Loops Toasted Marshmallow: this is AMAZING. I have been trying to get a bag of this and it's always gone when I am buying. It's very creamy fruit loops!

-Rosegirls - Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream: we each got to take 1 chunk of Rosegirls, so I chose this one. It's a sweet raspberry mixed with that, you guessed it, creaminess! Nice!

-Orchid Lake Candles - Lemon Lime Twist: this was Josh's #1 pick from the box. He LOVES lemon and lime scents, and this has the tiniest hint of effervescence! A winner, for sure.

-CFTKR - Serendipity Marshmallow Delight (4 tarts): a lighter serendipity scent as it's combined with toasted marshmallow. It's super-dee-duper sweet!

-Lasting Scent Candles - Peppermint Marshmallow Snow: very mint, nice marshmallow, and vanilla. Very strong on cold sniff. LOVE IT!

-Beezy-Tarts - Pink Mrs. Claus Cookies: Beezy has such amazing pink's some of the strongest pink I have ever smelled. The cookie not is light compare to the choke-you-out pink!

-Skinny Dip Soaps - Lemon Sugar Cookie: just a nice, bakery, sugary cookie with lemon undertones. Another pick from Josh!

-CFTKR - Strawberry Fluff: I LOVE this strawberry's so realistic! The strawberry is a cross between artificial and real with marshmallow...apparently I am on a marshmallow kick???

-Ten Digit Creations - Laundry Day: It's so funny...I was going to make an order with this company just for this scent. This scent is just like fresh laundry out of the washer and dryer. Simply great! It'll be perfect for cleaning day

-Sweet Fixations - Brown Sugar Cake: I swear, this smells like a dupe for Brown Sugar & Fig from Bath & Body Works. I wonder if any cake will come out while warming...we shall see! It's very nice.

-Lasting Scent Candles - Blackberry Lime Love: Heavy on the lime, this is a nice blend. I don't know what "LOVE" means here, but I "LOVE" it. (see what I did there????)

-The Scented Princess - Coconut Lime Verbena, Cotton Candy, Fruity Rings: I only get the coconut lime verbena on cold sniff, this I am a huge fan of that scent. There's a slight 'fruit loops' scent in the background, though.

-The Scented Princess - Honey Bunny: Is this a dupe for Honey I Washed The Kids? Even if it's not, I like it. This'll be a good sleepytime scent!

-The Bathing Garden - The Olive Lemon Grove: I have already melted 2 cubes of this and we love it. It's not perfumey, but it sort of reminds me of a man. Well, it's unisex. The lemon mixes well with olive and has a slight sweetness to it. Very, very nice for sleeping, too!


-Scentsy - Hazelnut Latte: 2 cubes out of 8 missing

-Jack Be Nimble Candle Creations - Old Fashioned Tea Cakes: 2 cubes out of 6 missing; it was hard to part with my Jack Be Nimble stuff, but I want people to try his amazing tarts! A very nice orange bakery scent.

-Jack Be Nimble Candle Creations - Hansel & Gretel's House: full clamshell

-The Bathing Garden - Tea w/ Mango & Mint: 2 cubes out of 6 missing
-Beezy Tarts - Sparkling Citrus

-CFTKR - Frosted Ice Cream Cake

-Granny's Kountry Candles - Cuddle By The Fire: a dupe for Marshmallow Fireside, I think.

-CFTKR - Coffee Cake & Spice: no coffee in this, but mostly a strudel coffee cake with spice (durh?). One of my favs from Carol!

-Kim's Tarts - Butt Naked: Not my favorite scent from any vendor, it's too fruity for me. I hope someone else will like this one!
-Streetman Candle Co. - Pumpkin Souffle: This is a fall scent since it's got pumpkin (just one!), I was mainly hoping someone would want to try Heather's Snap Sticks and these are 2 out of 3 of the one's I've got left!

-Streetman Candle Co. - Strawberry Lemon Crush: an amazing blend! Great fruity spring scent!

-Ollie's Soaps - Mystery Scent Shot

-Granny's Kountry Candles - Headache Relief: I don't see what's "relief" about this, but it's a very nice floral scent.

-Granny's Kountry Candles - 3 Sheets To The Wind
-Granny's Kountry Candles - Honeymoon Heat: I have melted this one before and it has jasmine, lilac, and a touch of sexiness!

-CFTKR - Coconut Marshmallow: 3 cubes; this is so amazing! Creamy, tropical, but fluffy all at the same time!

-Can-Do Candles - Valerie's Vanilla Butter Fudge: I got 2 of these in my order, so I wanted to put one in here since I know it's a popular scent (LET THIS CURE IF YOU PICK THIS, IT'S BRAND NEW!).

-JLCCW (Jaimie Lauren Cupcakery & Confections in Wax) - Vanilla Bean Noel & Buttercrunch Drizzle: hard to part with, but people NEED to try JLCCW...her stuff is amazeballs!
-CFTKR - Pink Flamingo: A tropical, fruity drink!


-Granny's Kountry Candles - Stress Relief: again, what's the relief here? It's very nice rosemary blend, would be good for a cleaning day!
-CFTKR - Jelly Donut (1 tart): great jelly donut scent, love the detailing on the tart, super delish!

-CFTKR- Christmas Wassail: NOW HOLD ON A SECOND! This is NOT a Christmas scent, even though it says it is! it's basically like pineapple juice, it's so juicy and delicious. Josh bought me a bag for Christmas, so I had an extra bag to put in here!

-Streetman Candle Co - Candied Fruit: A jumble of fruits! Sweet! FRUIT! YA!

-Victoria's Designer Creations - Fudge Sundae: the most realistic chocolate scent I have smelled during my time in wax. Vickie has amazing detailing on her tarts!
-Closet Full of Wax - Peanut Butter Cookies: Again, I want people to be able to try CFoW if they haven't already!

-Closet Full of Wax - Blushing Peaches

-Rosegirls - Royal Ice Cream Scoop Bread

-Scentsationals - My Mom Is...My Best Friend: vanilla cupcake with buttercream frosting, full clamshell.


  1. I HAD TO LOOK. Looking forward to getting the box. :)

    1. I KNEW YOU WOULD!! :P

      Seriously, I hope you're impressed, too...Jacqui went all out, it seems! :)

  2. YAAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!! So excited to see this post! Looks like you found some great stuff and put some great stuff back in. Man, I have been dying to try some Streetman stuff, I hope at least one thing is left by the time the box gets to me, I doubt it though lol. Thank you so much for participating <3

    1. Sorry, this is really late, but thanks again for hosting this box. It was great! You should order from Streetman soon! :)

  3. Aw man, this looks like so much fun! I wanna do one SO badly! There are so many nice vendors & scents in here. Looks like you ladies had so much fun! x

    1. Maybe you can be in one some day soon! They are always going on in Facebook groups! :)


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