I’m baaaaack! Sihaya & Co Spring Box Review

Hey everybody! I have been away from my blog for a long time. Mostly for good reasons– my jewelry business has kept me pretty busy. I’ve been working on a new soldering technique and happily creating tons of new stuff with stones and crystals. It’s pretty fulfilling. And I’ve been prepping for the Spoutwood Faerie Festival in Glen Rock, PA, at which I will again be co-vending with Faerie Magazine, and dancing with my troupe, Transcendence Bellydance Collective (we’re billed as the Faerie Ring Dance Collective out of cheeky tradition).

So I’ve been keeping pretty busy, and just not having a lot of time to do reviews– although to be honest, I’ve been on a low-buy in general. I’ve been working so much, I’ve been doing my makeup about two days a week at best, and so buying new stuff hasn’t been much of a priority. I’ve picked up some new things here or there, and hopefully I’ll get a chance to write about them soon.

I did want to review some things that I tried recently, though– but I want to be clear that it’s a project I started, and I’m very excited about. In January, I founded Sihaya & Company, a four-times-a-year seasonal box. Focused on indie makers, it’s a gift box full of bath and body, household items, sweet treats, and other fun surprises.

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The Spring box, which I am reviewing here, has come and gone, and cost $75 for goods worth nearly $100. I was so thrilled to start out the project with a group of makers I absolutely adore. It featured products from Deconstructing Eden, Villainess Soaps, Paintbox Soapworks, Blooddrop Fineries, Leccare Lollipops, Dryad Tea, and my company, Sihaya Designs. The summer box will feature new collaborators (aside from me!), but I am so in love with all of the companies that I selected that I hope to create a rotating roster of regular participants.

I did want to write up my thoughts on the contents of the Spring box, so here they are.

Deconstructing Eden contributed a 5ml perfume spray, Soft Awakening, created especially for the box. It honestly surprised me that I fell so head over heels in love with it. When Toni was telling me about the scent she was crafting, it sounded floral and aquatic– my two least favorite scent families. But I also knew to trust her– she has created many scents that I didn’t expect to like very much, but absolutely surprised me when I tried them on.

Soft Awakening was love at first sniff. It opens with a burst of lavender maillette, a soft lavender that is not at all heavy or medicinal. But what follows it is just spring in a bottle. It’s the scent of cold morning dew on a freshly-tilled field, and raindrops clinging to quivering fresh buds. It’s so incredibly realistic– this is the way hiking smells on a day after rain, that clean dirt and condensation and soft breeze smell that instantly relaxes me and brings a smile to my face. I have worn it at least six times in the month since I received it, and I anticipate wearing it all through the sticky summer months. Even though it was created for the box, Toni has the option of releasing it in her own collections if she so chooses, and I really hope she does, because it’s just that great. It’s a real hit for people who love fresh scents– it reminds me of a springtime version of another favorite DE scent, Anael. So if that sounds like something you’d like, be sure to tell her!

Paintbox Soapworks contributed a 2 oz guest soap, Song of the Lark, also custom made for the box. It is a two-color soap; the bottom layer is a lovely lavender, and the top, a beautiful peach dusted with golden shimmer. The listed notes are “The soft air of dawn, flowering bulbs, sweet earth.” To my nose, it’s a bouquet of soft pastel floral notes. The “earth” note isn’t as prevalent here as it is in some of Hayley’s other earthy blends, like Hiraeth or Potting Shed In A Deluge, two of my favorite PBSW scents to date, but it’s there, softly underpinning the florals. I can’t really tell you what the florals ARE, but I can tell you what they probably aren’t– I don’t smell rose, gardenia, jasmine, or carnation. Overall, it’s a clean floral, just a touch powdery, and not at all heavy or cloying. The formula is Hayley’s glycerin formula, softly moisturizing, and so silky.

Villainess contributed one of their mainstay sugar scrubs, Jai Mahal, in the Smooch formulation. The notes are “4 rich vanillas and tonka, Mysore sandalwood, bourbon and coconut. Expensive woods, incense and imported spices – cedar, amber, myrrh, cardamom and nutmeg.” It’s a definite crowd pleaser of a scent– the rich vanillas blend so seamlessly with the sandalwood and spice notes that it stops short of dessert-y, while still remaining an incredibly sexy gourmand. I love the Smooch formula, too– this particular one is middle-of-the-road in scrubbiness, and lathers a little bit. It’s such a lovely indulgence, and the one I almost always recommend to folks looking to try Villainess, so it made a great addition to the box.

Blooddrop created a box-exclusive linen & chamber spray, Douceur. It is described as a “gentle waking blend of powdery notes and florals, blackberries, sweet citrus, and lemon herbal tea.” When I spray it, I definitely get the powderiness loud and clear– very much like baby powder. I get a little bit of blackberry sweetness as well, and just a touch of lemony citrus. Overall, it’s a gentle smell like the cap of a baby’s head, and it’s a good choice for linen spray if you’re the type to need help with a restful night’s sleep.

Dryad Tea contributed a trio of deluxe tea samples in loose leaf form. Spring Sprite is “black tea and the kiss of spring blueberry.Mermaid’s Promise is “green tea with vanilla, warm chocolate, and anise notes.Moonlight Grove is “rich black teas laced with light spice and warmth. Perfect for Winter, giving way to Spring.” Of the three, Moonlight Grove was a favorite, as I am a chai girl. It wasn’t a chai, but the delicate spices were perfectly balanced, and the richness of the black tea stood up to milk, my preferred way of drinking tea. Spring Sprite was best without milk, and with a little bit of honey– that way the blueberry really stood out! Mermaid’s Promise was surprisingly tasty, as I am neither a green tea drinker nor an anise lover. The chocolate and vanilla added enough of a gourmand flair that even I liked it!

Leccare Lollipops sent a selection of four lollipops for the box, and even made them with special vegan flavorings to approximate honey and marshmallow. The flavors I received were Lavender & Marshmallow, White Peach & Rose, Marshmallow & Hibiscus, and Marigold. I loved all four, but of them, Marshmallow & Hibiscus was my most favorite. Marigold had a bit of a citrus lemon flavor. White Peach & Rose and Lavender & Marshmallow delicately balanced the flavors so that neither was soapy at all, but they still felt very lush. Each box got two lollies, and I was so very pleased with their inclusion.

As for me, I created petite owl pendants in the box– 16mm painted cabochons on an 18″ sterling chain. I did the owls in petal pink, sky blue, and mint green.

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And, since I wanted the inaugural box to really be something special, I added a trio of mini travel candles, 4 oz each. I blend the scents for my candles by hand (ie, I do not use stock scents), and overall I was very happy with the three I ended up with.

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(Those are the candles before I trimmed the wicks.)

Lavender & Cream: I know lavender can be major hate note for people if it’s too strong, so I made something that fit my idea of lavender silk– I cut the lavender with a young coconut note (which doesn’t smell like coconut the way we Westerners are used to smelling it) to give it a very smooth, soothing feel, and blended in a milky note that was fresh and not at all sour. So it felt very silky overall, and not “perfumey” like some types of lavender can be.

Antique Sandalwood & Madagascar Vanilla: My original scent profile for this blend in prototype was to achieve a non-sweet vanilla (because in a candle, that can very quickly get cloying and headache-inducing),  blended with a very woody sandalwood. I had originally envisioned the blend to be more vanilla than sandalwood, but one of the sandalwood notes I tested was just STELLAR, and so I decided to make it the dominant note. It ended up a very rich, warm sandalwood blend with a dry vanilla pod note– much more vanilla extract smelling than sweet bakery vanilla. I was thrilled with how it turned out.

Ginger & Wild Peach: This was overall the scent I was the most worried about in the blending process, and I tried three separate ginger notes to get the right one. Ginger is a weird one, and it can either be too aggressively spicy, or it can be weirdly soapy, depending on the source. I wanted a baking spice ginger, but one that wasn’t diluted with cinnamon or cassia, so I was pretty picky about my ginger. For the peach, I actually ended up blending two different peach notes– mostly I used a farm-fresh peach note that smelled more like peach skin than peach juice, but I also blended in a bit of a peach candy note to give it that sweet juiciness to keep the ginger from taking over. The final result was totally mouth-watering, and I am definitely keeping the recipe so I can release this again in the future. I loved it so much.

So that was the first box! The second box will go up for pre-sale the first week of May, for shipment by the Summer Solstice. The theme is Forces of Enchantment, and it will retail for $60 or under. I am REALLY excited– fairytales and magic are among my absolute favorite themes. Also, look at the promo art, by Merle Pace Arts:

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I’m practically giddy about it. I will be releasing a pre-order for a candle trio at the same time, to be based on lore of faery queens: Titania, Mab, and Nicnevin. They will be able to be purchased separately, or included in the purchase of a Summer box.

If you’re interested in keeping up with Sihaya & Company, you can visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or search the #SihayaAndCo hashtag on Instagram or Twitter. I’ll be releasing more information about the box’s contents and contributors as we get close to the May pre-sale date.

It’s my aim to create a consistently stellar box and provide a great platform for the indie companies I love, so if you love indies, too, be sure to check it out!

Sixteen92: Scent Assortment Review!

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Hey all! I have a random sampling of Sixteen92 scents to share with you. I also bought one of the detangling sprays, but haven’t used it enough for a proper review, so I’ll hold off for now.

I purchased seven of the 2ml samples, which are longer than most companies’ samples. Here’s a comparison pic with their freebie sample size vs their 2ml sample. Their freebie is the same size as lots of samples, like Possets and BPAL Imps’ Ears.

Free sample vs standard sample size.

Free sample vs standard sample size.

Onto the scents!

Black Sugar – Brown Sugar, Red Berries, Caramel, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Dirt, Cauldron Smoke, Cocao Absolute

Upon first application, I got caramel, vanilla musk, and dry cocoa powder, with a fleeting smoky top note. It’s a sexy, sultry gourmand– a slightly darker take on the Pink Sugar concept.

Eternal Return – Peat moss and damp garden soil, tomato leaf, beetroot, grass, herbs, lavender spikes, galbanum, sun-warmed oak bark

Dirt, grass stains, and tomato leaf, very herby. Like an herb garden after a rainshower. I really like tomato leaf as a note in the summertime, as it doesn’t get overwhelming, and it’s a nice break from heavier, sweeter scents. That said, this one had the weakest sillage for me, and stayed very close to my skin.

Paper Moon – Soft vanilla musk, benzoin, oakmoss, trailing ivy, peach blossom, rose 

This scent is all pale vanilla musk and strong oakmoss. Very soft and muzzy. A little bit of peach blossom at a distance, but after about a half hour, I get only the oakmoss with a slightly resiny vanilla base. This one stuck around about twice as long as any of the other Sixteen92 scents I tested, so it’s a good thing I love oakmoss!

Salem – Damp leaves, church incense, Italian leather, dry birch woods, clove bud absolute, bonfire smoke

Wet, it’s smoky insense, heavy on the clove, with bits of leaf litter and leather in the background. Portentous and atmospheric. Very witchy. There is a smoky note that emerges, but it doesn’t have that warm, comforting sense of a bonfire. It’s got a sense of– finality. A working done. Blackened pages. Burned, old wood. Stays very clove heavy throughout its wear. I really liked this one, and I’m going to pick up a bottle of it for my trip to Salem in the fall!

Southern Gothic – Mandarin Orange, Apple, Coconut Pulp, Southern Magnolia, Jasmine Sambac, Balsam, White Sandalwood

An expertly blended scent– no one note dominates. Mostly I smell magnolia rounded by coconut, but not sweet coconut– the actual, unsugared flesh. A little bit of the dryness of sandalwood comes into play, and overall, this is a close-to-the-skin, work appropriate scent. Soft and comforting without being heavy. After a while, it almost smells orris-y, with a powdery jasmine note. I’d say this is a good starting floral for most floral haters, because it’s never cloying or funereal.

The Afterparty – Chocolate espresso truffle cake with marshmallow filling topped with dark chocolate ganache

This oil is all super dark chocolate marshmallow. Not marshmallow as in gooey-sweet, but marshmallow as in “I am smelling an actual chocolate marshmallow.” It’s not too much. I get a little bit of espresso, but mostly it’s dry dark chocolate– almost a cocoa powder type of chocolate. Like chocolate lava cake paired with coffee.

The Beautiful & Damned – Sparkling pink grapefruit, strawberry, raspberry and currant with soft violet, gardenia and vanilla absolute 

I get mostly berries and currant to start. No tart grapefruit, no florals. A very realistic swirl of red berry. I liked that it was not super sweet. A lot of times berry scents are, and it becomes quickly overwhelming. This doesn’t do this, which makes it a nice choice for berry lovers.

The Masquerade Party – Spiced pumpkin cake filled with toasted pecans and topped with maple buttercream

When first applied, I got a strong hit of pecan, with maple hovering subtly over cakey notes. It’s sweet, but not a total sugar rush. The pecans drop off after 15 minutes or so, and it’s a sweetly frosted spice cake. Nothing about this smells synthetic, and the notes combine to create a realistic pastry case scent. My skin really amps sugar, so after about an hour, it was mostly maple frosting one me.

Solstice Scents Review, Part 2

Solstice Scents, Part 2

Way back in February, I started a Solstice Scents review that I never quite finished. The reason is that I rarely wear perfume at home anymore. My kitty, Nox, has intestinal lymphoma, and one of the side effects of one of his medications is that he goes through cycles where he is VERY sensitive to scent. If he gets overwhelmed by too much scent, it affects his appetite. He started one of those cycles in the middle of my testing, and as Solstice Scents are the absolute strongest and most potent perfume oils I’ve ever tried, I discontinued testing them. He’s doing a lot better, which has allowed me to resume some scent-wearing (and candle-making), so now is as good a time as ever to finish those reviews!

COVERED BRIDGE – The Foxcroft Collection – Woods, Moss, Leaves, Wood Smoke, Dirt, Ozone, Fir Absolute

The opening notes are wet wood, dirt, and smoke. It’s a very very realistic woodlands blend, complete with notes of fresh Autumn air. I expected this to be similar to The Night Watcher, but it’s got a lot less cedar/balsalm/fir going on, and no tart berry note. Overall, I’d call this woodsy and unisex. I like it as a perfume, but it would also be amazing as an atmostpheric spray.

HIDDEN LODGE – Woodland Collection –  Dry Wood Blend, Oud, Woodsmoke, Spices, Castoreum

This, too, is a woody blend, but with the addition of a dry spice. The overall impression I got while it was wet was firewood and cardamom pods. However, after a few minutes, a weird note that I couldn’t place developed. It smelled feral in a bad way– musky and greasy. Like civet but not as dry. I actually checked to see if my cat hadn’t made a mess near me, because it smelled… kind of like when my boycat gets anal gland stank on something. Of the notes listed, the only one I was unfamiliar with was castoreum, so I googled what it smells like. One person described it as smelling like “the business end of a beaver.” Another like urine and cheese. Yep, that’s the culprit alright. YECH. I had to scrub this one off. It was terrible on me.

LIBRARY – The Manor Collection – Leather Bound Books, A Carved Rosewood Mantle, Dying Fireplace Embers, Wood Wainscoting, Cedar Shelving and Aged Paper

Soft brown leather, lignin, and a touch of rosewood. Oh, yeah. This one smells like a cozy library, and a day spent indoors by the fire. I want to slather my Kindle cover in this.

MAPLEWOOD INN –  The Foxcroft Collection – Maple, Woods, Amber, Benzoin, A Roaring Fire & A Hot Cup Of Frothy Vanilla Chai

When initially applied, I smell a woody scent with a strong maple sugar note. As it dries, much of the maple sweetness settles, leaving a smoky fireplace and amber scent. Many of the scents I chose for my samples had similar notes, so it’s unsurprising to me that this one smells similarly to several others I sampled. They all have very similar smoke + woods bases, but with differing top notes. This is cozy and nice.

MONARCH – The Woodland Collection – Rich Red Musk, Fir, Juniper, Cedar, Frankincense, Labdanum, Moss

Red musk, juniper, and frankincense when wet. Red musk, juniper, and frankincense when dry. Something about the way the juniper and the frankincense are combining just isn’t doing it for me– they are merging together to create something that smells like grape incense. It’s not unpleasant, but it’s also just not my cuppa.

SMOKY MOUNTAIN MALLOW – Wood Smoke, Fossilized Amber Resin, Lapsang Souchong CO2, Guaiacwood, Labdanum, Nutmeg EO, Marshmallow

MMMMMMM. Super smoky wood with the faintest hint of marshmallow. The marshmallow comes out more as it dries, but it’s not a sticky-sweet marshmallow, tempered as it is by dry nutmeg. A supremely comforting scent, and one of roasting sweets over an Autumn campfire.

Ten Three Labs: Phantasmagoria, Projection Two

A new-to-me company, Ten Three Labs, recently began doing a limited-release box called Phantasmagoria, each “Projection” of which centers on a haunted town, and features a selection of eye shadows, lip products, and perfume. I was THRILLED when I found out that Ellicott City, MD would be Projection Two. Ellicott City is one of my favorite places on earth. It’s a special date night spot for my husband and I– if you’re relatively local, you should definitely stop at Pure Wine Cafe for their truffle fries and their chocolate pot de crème. And the Bean Hollow is hands-down my very favorite coffee shop in all the land. Plus, we are lovers of haunted history, and whoa can you feel it in Ellicott City! So when I snagged a spot on the Projection Two list, I did a happy dance.

My box arrived on Saturday. I picked up the mail on the way out of the door, and like the impatient lady I am, opened it in the car. And promptly lost my list of what was what. Oops. Well done, self. Luckily, Indiedulge posted shots of her box, including the list, so I’m gonna crib off of her for the descriptions!

Without further ado:

Phantasmagoria, Projection 2 - Ellicott City

Phantasmagoria, Projection Two – Ellicott City

The shadows: the left swatch is over Too Faced Shadow Insurance, the right over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy. Continue reading

Beauty Quickies!

Here are a bunch of mini-reviews of stuff in my queue that I need to clear out, but none really deserve their own post. I have LOTS of stuff in the queue that are just waiting on face swatches, etc. Hopefully I’m going to be able to make some time to do that later today!

Blooddrop Cloven Rose Flutter Body Cream

Blooddrop Cloven Rose Flutter Body Cream

This is Bloodrop‘s Flutter Body Cream in Cloven Rose.  I purchased it from The Rhinestone Housewife. It is a body cream with the most amazing whipped cream texture.

Blooddrop Cloven Rose Flutter Body Cream

Blooddrop Cloven Rose Flutter Body Cream

That just looks delicious, doesn’t it?  Anyway, I found that despite its very light, fluffy looks, this melts immediately on contact and actually goes on quite oily. That didn’t bother me, actually– my HG winter lotion is Cocoa Pink’s Voluptuous Body Butter, which is also quite oily. The issue I had with this is that the scent is so strong it overpowers everything around it. Seriously, it is stronger than just perfume. People will smell you across the room when you apply it. As I work for myself, that’s not a concern for me in general, but it might be a concern for others.

The scent here was a straight up clove and rose blend, very heavy smoky floral. I liked it, but it gave my husband a headache on the two occasions I wore it around him, likely because of how strong it is. It now lives with my friend Abby, who has pledged to love and cherish it. I’d be open to ordering other scents in this formula, but it appears most of the ones I’d like to try are currently out of stock at Blooddrop.

 

I bought the next item from Rhinestone Housewife as well: Continue reading

Perfume Review! Solstice Scents, Part 1

Solstice Scents, Part 1

Part one of my review of 12 Solstice Scents perfume oils. I ordered these shortly after they released their Woodland Collection, and have been slowly skin-testing them one at a time.

I had previously ordered from them a few years ago, though I wasn’t running a review blog at the time, and nothing I ordered is still available, so the point is rather moot. I consider this my first real order, and I was very pleased with it. For one, I find all of the little extras included (the bookmark, the postcard, a Foxcroft flier) all very well coordinated and professionally done. I received a very quick and friendly response to a customer service query, and in addition to my choice of freebie sample, Angela included an extra freebie (Hidden Lodge) she chose for me based on my scent preferences. My order shipped and arrived very quickly.

Generally, when I review perfumes, I review them two at a time, one per wrist. These babies are SO STRONG that there was no way I was going to get away with that. One a day. Possibly two if there was a shower in between. They have some serious sillage, and they stick around for HOURS.

Now that all of the basics are out of the way, here are reviews of the first six scents.

FIRES IN THE NIGHT –  The Night Collection – Sandalwood, Ginger, Clove, Orange, Amber, Wood Smoke, Cinnamon, Patchouli, Edge of the Night Base.

The first thing my skin pulls out is a clovey orange, much like a pomander. It’s buoyed up by round golden amber, and a hint of ginger. As the orange wore away, it left a smoky cinnamon amber that stuck close to the skin. A very nice wintry perfume. Unisex.

OUTPOST – Winter Collection – Sugar Crystals, Spruce, Fir, Soft Woods, Bayberry, Mistletoe, Amber.

This is the one that I expected to love. I love winter woods. I double love bayberry. I love amber and can take or leave sugar. So my thought was that this would be a bright, soft, scent. And that’s what the vial smells like. However, on my skin, it was actually quite heavy and dark. My skin, which generally amps sugary notes, inexplicably turned those glorious notes into leather and damp, rotting wood. I didn’t get any bayberry, either. Hmm. Well, I’m chalking this one up to weird skin chemistry, and passing it on to my husband.

WINSLOW’S  – Winter Collection – Rows of Christmas Trees, Clove Studded Oranges, Bayberry Tapers, Handcrafted Wreaths & Mistletoe.

YESSSSS. This is Christmas in a bottle. HERE are the bright, fresh trees I expected from Outpost, and I can smell the bayberry and pomanders quite prominently. It’s a wintry, aggressively cheerful scent. It also appears to be sold out. But when this rolls around again next year, I am buying it in ALL THE THINGS, because it’s perfect.

NIGHT WATCHER – Woodland Collection – Forest Floor, Tree Tops, Bark, Mountain Air, Fir Balsam, Juniper, Moss, Oud, Dried Herbs, Cedar Tips.

Oooh, this is nice. You get lots of dry greenness here, with a spicy undertone that is more suggested than at the fore. It smells like a distant campfire in an old wood forest, slightly damp. This is a great unisex scent. In fact, I plan on smearing it all over my husband, because it’s so damn sexy. A second wearing after some ageing (to compare with other scents) yielded a juniper top note that adds tartness and body.

CORVIN’S APPLE FEST – Foxcroft’s Autumn Festival Collection – Apple Pastries, Caramel Apples, Fresh Apples, Warm Apple Cider, Vanilla, Apple Pie, Apple Cream Cheese Danish. 

Freshly applied, my first impression was warm apple pie with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top. There’s a strong bakery-pastry base, smothered in spiced apples and vanilla bean. Very sweet! Thankfully, this didn’t go at all caramel-y or cream-cheese-y on me, because while I enjoy those things, I very much do not enjoy smelling of those things. (Though it’s funny, when smelling the wand cap, I prominently smell cream cheese danish!) If you like to smell like dessert, try this one.

SYCAMORE CHAI – Foxcroft’s Autumn Festival Collection – Vanilla Chai Tea & A Ginger-Pumpkin Roll Filled With Marshmallow Creme. 

This is a super cozy gourmand scent. It smells like Oregon Vanilla Chai, heavy on the cardamom and ginger. As I wore it, the cream/marshmallow scents came to the fore, as it sweetened considerably over time. The spices were still there when I took it off at the end of the day, but they were much less present than at the beginning.

In my next review: Smoky Mountain Mallow, Maplewood Inn, Monarch, Covered Bridge, Library, and Hidden Lodge.

Review: Paintbox Soapworks Buttercup Facial Scrub

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I recently placed an order at Paintbox Soapworks for more Clean Slate scrub– for my husband, who has also fallen in love with it. It is my go-to scrub Spring through Autumn, though I had stopped using it as Wintry cold descended and my normally-oily skin suddenly went dry as a packet of silica. But then I noticed that Hayley had released a new scrub, aimed at drier skins, Buttercup. Into my cart went a sample size.

For reference, the above photo shows the full size (Clean Slate) vs the sample size (Buttercup). I’d say there are about 15 uses in the sample size, depending on how much scrub you use. That’s pretty generous, huh?

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Full Size vs Sample Size

The description for Buttercup describes it as “sweet blood orange, lavender & ylang ylang essential oils, with soothing organic cocoa butter, rice powder & gentle rose clay.” So let me tell you, when the blood orange combines with the cocoa butter, this scrub smells like chocolate oranges.

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Specifically like Terry’s chocolate oranges. NOM.

It’s like smearing dessert all over your face. It is awesome.

Texture-wise, it is thicker and creamier than Clean Slate. My face feels really soft after I use it, and it helps very much with the dry patches I get on the sides of my nose. I am so so happy to have a great scrub to use when it’s cold and miserable outside. If you have dry skin that flakes in winter, you may want to look into this scrub, ’cause it’s pretty great.

The other big hit at my house this Holiday season was Roses In The Snow, a limited edition scent that will be disappearing soon-ish from the shop.  Continue reading