Monday, March 19, 2012

Haley Candles!

My second order has arrived! As weird as it may sound, seeing those boxes with the pink zebra striped tape gave me the urge to do a little happy dance. I had to resist hugging the mail man! I'm kidding of course, but I really do love getting my boxes from Haley Candles.

There are so many things I like about Haley's tarts it's hard to decide which to talk about first. Obviously scent and throw are the most important factors, and this vendor rarely disappoints. I had a Pink Sugar so strong my husband made me open the windows!

There is an abundance of different shapes to choose from, including pies, loaves, donuts, and cupcakes, just to name a few. (Shortly after I placed my order, frosted cookies were added to the website! I was sad I missed them, and will have to add some to my next package). If shapes aren't your thing, there are cups, clamshells and scalloped tarts as well. They even have regular candles, although I have not purchased these personally and cannot attest to how well the burn.

The artistry displayed on some of these shapes is amazing. The cake pieces almost look edible, and the frosting on the cupcake tarts look like real piped icing. The tops of the loaves are beautifully whipped with sprinkles and/or appropriate garnish. The Chocolate Chip Cookie loaf has little wax cookies on top! How cute is that?

Cinnamon Roll tart in Funnel Cake, with Sprinkes!
The scent list isn't the longest I've seen, but at 60+ including blends and such (and constantly expanding), there isn't a shortage of options. It is a bakery lovers dream, with assorted floral or fruity scents tossed in for good measure.  Haley Candles even has my beloved Vanilla Pumpkin Pie, which I haven't seen since a previous vendor went out of business.

While the cost has changed a little bit, this vendor is very reasonable when it comes to pricing. The owner Crystal, is sweet, kind, and easy to talk to. She really cares about her customers, and does just about anything she can to keep them happy.
With new scents and shapes still being added, this order will definitely not be my last. I am a very happy customer.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Daiso Apple Bath Ball!

Even though the first bath ball didn't work out as well as I had hoped, I decided to try the Apple one today. With the exception of the color, scent, and cartoon logo, they are basically identical. Just like before, I could even smell the fragrance through the inner plastic wrapping.

Considering the results from the Rose ball, I figured it would be best to try using it in a different way. So instead of letting it dissolve in the bath tub, I put it on the bottom of the shower. The smell was fantastic, although not any stronger than if you were using a scented shower gel. Watching the ball fizz and change the water green is fun, but doesn't serve much purpose since it all goes straight down the drain.

After a few minutes, the little figure inside was revealed. Just like the animated picture on the front, it is an adorable seal, except this one is pink and has a little apple on his back!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Daiso Rose Bath Ball!

I've been walking past the Daiso Japanese store a few times a week for at least 3 months now. Each time I'd walk by, I'd tell myself that next time I'd go in and look around. I'm not quite sure what took so long, but it wasn't until yesterday that I finally did.

Daiso is like the higher end dollar store of everything Japanese. At $2.80 AUD for any item, they have just about everything under the sun. It was at least half an hour wandering up and down the aisles before I came across shelves of these bath balls. With brightly colored packaging, adorable cartoon characters, and a surprise in each one, I was intrigued. Out of seven scents available, I chose Rose, Fruit, and Apple. The other four were Milk, Orange, Soda, and Chocolate.

I decided to try the Rose bath ball first. It is hard to gauge the size of the product based on the plastic bag, but it was still a little smaller than expected. 

That being said, I loved the scent, and even though it was shrink wrapped in another layer of plastic, I could still smell the sweet floral fragrance within. 

Once dropped in the water, the ball has excellent fizz. But unfortunately, the scent that I so loved before was completely lost. My bath tub is on the large side, and the ball was just too small to have an effect. There were no noticeable difference in water color, scent or feel. 

So even though the practical use of the bath ball didn't work out as I'd hoped, there was still the excitement of what little figure would come out. Each ball's figure is based on the animated character on the package. This particular one is a teddy bear, with the option of either brown, blue or pink. (Childish, I know!) After a minute or so this little guy floated to the top.

 I ended up getting the Pink Bear, with a cute little bow tie. Even though it was fun, I doubt I will be purchasing these again. 

Friday, March 9, 2012

Made My First Meme

                                It's silly, but I made myself laugh :P
Some healthy stuff is okay, but my favorite foods include Bacon, Cheese, and Cadbury Cream Eggs. I'd give massive amounts of money for vegetables that taste like any of them.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Lots of New Orders Coming Soon!

                              For the past month or so, I have only had two wax orders. Because of this, I haven't really been doing many reviews. I mean, you can only review the same two vendors and same scents only so many times, right? I've been making my Crabby Candle Co and Haley Candles stash last as long as I can, but now I have the perfect excuse to go Wax-Crazy!

Tyler is going back to the US for meetings and business. While I was invited, the cost of my ticket isn't worth a one week stay. Coincidently, he will also be gone for my Birthday. Considering I just "saved" us $1400 in air fare and the fact that I'll be alone in a foreign country for my special day... I deserve a pretty awesome Birthday gift right?!? I like to think so! What does this girl love more than just about anything? Scented Treasures!
Here's a short list of what I've got coming...

Crabby Candle Co. - My monthly tester box, as well as a few extras from a sale they had a couple weeks ago.

Mason Jar Primitives - A sampler box. Have no idea what's inside, except for a scent called Southern Creme Brule. Which I asked for because I've heard to many people rave about how great it is. 

Haley Candles - A few more wax loaves (her prices are awesome!). I got Sugar Cookie Dough Bread and Chocolate Chip Cookie, as well as other scents in assorted shapes like donuts, cupcakes, cake pieces, and cinnamon rolls.

Country Home Scents - Decorated tarts in 21 scents of my choosing, and 9 mystery scents. (I specifically asked for it that way... I LOVE surprises, and it forces me to break out of the box and try new things.)

Haley's Heavenly Scents - I ordered a few scents recommended to me by friends, and a bunch of "Prim" shapes. This is my first order with this company, but I've heard nothing but good things so I look forward to trying them out.

Phew! The Wax Addict in me wants to place another order with Sniff My Tarts. I ordered from Delightful Incense before they merged with Busy Bee, and their product is AWESOME! 

But the sane little voice in my head says I'm getting enough wax to last me a long time. So I'll be good for now... (relatively at least). Lots of pictures and details to come as they arrive! I wish shipping didn't take quite so long, but that's okay. It lengthens the excitement. :)