Thursday, January 5, 2017

Band of Bloggers: Vol. 13 / January 2017

Hello, dear friends! We all here at the Band of Bloggers would like to welcome you to a brand new year. We hope it will be full of good health and much happiness, and of course a plethora of fragrance. 

Let's kick off the new year but asking what your fragrant plans are for 2017. Are you trying new vendors, going on a low-buy or no-buy, or planning on burning more candles? Do you dream of new wax blends, trying out incense or something entirely different? Are perfumes, indie bath and body or artisan body care on your list? Or do you plan on making your own home made brews?

Look, I'm not going to lie to you, dear readers. I've had some money problems this last year. Between medical bills and work expenses, I haven't bought a whole lot of wax. I know I've talked about this before, successfully and unsuccessfully, but I want to melt what I have in a sort of Project Wax. My wax stash, as it were, is not incredibly large, but I want to make sure I'm using what I've got and only buy the staples I run out of. My days of experimentation are over. So, long story short, I'll *try* a low-buy this year. I plan on buying maybe two or three times next year, but not over that. I've got candles up the wazoo, so I'll continue to burn those as well ans get my stash down to a reasonable size. As far as indie vendors for bath and body products, I've not found one I'm overly fond of, to be honest. I had high hopes for some of the biggest names in indie B&B, but nothing has lived up to my expectations. Goals for aromatic related things include BLOGGING MORE. My god, I suck. I've dropped off the face of this planet on this blog and I don't want to be that person anymore, but sometimes, when I get in a rut, I only melt pink peppermint. That is my solace. <3

And do tell us what your aromatic plans and goals for 2017 include!

We, sadly, have had a few bloggers lay down their pens. And they will be deeply missed. However, we are welcoming some new bloggers to this motley and aromatic group. 


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  1. Nothing wrong with low-buy, no-buy, and using up you have! I find it rewarding to resist buying and work through what's already on hand. You can still do bloggy blurbs on all those candles and old favorites you have! It's good the movie side keeps you so busy, but it would be fun to see you back here. =)


    1. It's so hard to resist the temptation! I may need to remove myself from *all* candle-related Facebook groups in order to keep myself "clean." I will be back here, I promise! :)

  2. Ahhhhh the sweet loving arms of pink peppermint. I would love to read about your candles. I am always eyeing new candles to try. <3

  3. Like Deb said, nothing wrong with a low or no buy! Pink peppermint is a perfectly acceptable scent to fall back on during darker times. There have been long stretches where I've purposely melted scents I've already reviewed on the blog so I don't have to write down any of the information and think about what I'm melting.
    If you get a chance to blog more this year, I would love to hear about your hoards of candles!

  4. Hi, here's hoping that 2017 will see you out of your blogging and wax melting rut. I've just joined the BoB and hope to discover new fragrant finds through it. Would you believe this noob only recently found out about pink peppermint as a fragrance category? I'm more of a fresh scent person, but peppermint has turned my head this winter and now I seek it out in blends. Good luck on Project Wax, I can foresee my own wax stash reaching a high alert level that will need melted down before adding to it soon.


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