Sunday, March 2, 2014

Collective January and Early February Hauls

It's the same old story. I find myself with ambitions of regularly updating this blog, but life always seems to get in the way. I took these pictures weeks ago with intentions of doing full reviews and scent descriptions for each vendor haul, but I have found it nearly impossible to find time to do that these days. I do miss being able to blog on the regular, but life has been very kind to me so I can't complain. 

I'm up to my eyeballs in wax again. Our house is about to be under construction, so I need to get the wax down to a reasonable size so I can transport it easily from room to room while things are being redone. Expect some majorly major destashes/RAOKS/giveaways/etc. from me soon. 

I've decided to share the rest of the pictures of my January hauls in this one post. Yes, I realize that it's March and I'm still trying to get my January hauls up here. So I'm a bit late. I won't be doing full scent descriptions/cold sniff reviews for each product I've purchased anymore (at least for these type of posts) so please let me know if something catches your eye and you'd like to hear more about it! I did place a few orders from new vendors which will be featured in "New Vendor Spotlight" posts, which will be more comprehensive than these types of haul posts.

Another goal: melted reviews! One day my friends. One day.

January theme: BUBBLE GUM! I became slightly obsessed with bubble gum scents this month, you may notice as such in my scent choices. Also, sping/summer/fruity scents!



Cuttable Hearts in: Pink Sugar and Tinsel; Serendipity, Banana and Bubble Gum
Loaf in: Melon Ball Fizz and Raspberry Lemonade chunks with Pink Marshmallow overpour (amazing!)



Squares in: Loopy Mallow Pistachio (incredible!!!); Celtic Moonspice Birthday Cake
Gingerbread men in: Candied Watermelon Bubblegum
Freebie squares in: Pink Blueberry Pumpkin ZB

Macaron in: Pink Bubblegum
Chunkster muffins in: California Dreamin, Loopy ICSB, Raspberry OJ Cake Rainbow
Square small chunks in: Dieter's Dilemma



Chunky RTS brittle in: Tutti Fruity, Wildberry Mousse and Cotton Candy (to die for!!!)
Freebies in: Gooey Caramel Cider (bangin'!) and Sweet Bubbles

Cookie in: Strawberry Crunch Berries (yum!)
Bundts in: Blueberry Butter Brickle Bread (do. not. like)
Teddies in: Pomegranate Lemonade and Watermelon Punch Cotton Candy Frosting



4-packs in: Chocolate Raspberry Truffle, Margarita Marshmallow Noel (best margarita scent ever!), Choco Banana Mallow Cake (meh), Double Bubble Gum, Marshmallow Bubble Gum, Tart & Sweet Bubble Gum

Crapload of singles in: Apricot VBF, Lemon Mallow Rose Ice Cream (so good!), Banana Mallow Bread (also fantastic), Peanut Butter and Banana Cream Cake, Cream Filled Cake Bread, Cucumber Melon Mint, Hawaiian Sun Tan Lotion, Lemon Margarita (fave!), Pink Loving Dare, Moonspice Marshmallow Bread, Apricot Serendipity, Black Raspberry Coffee Cake, Amaretto Jubliee Cherry Ice Cream, Raspberry Blackberry Jam Butter Cookies (have decided I don't like FP raspberry anymore), Gummy Fish Candy Bubble Gum, Honeydew Lemon Serendipity, Coffee Marshmallow Noel.

Chunky muffin in: Cotton Candy/Cucumber Melon



Chunk bags in: Edible Bouquet (awesome!) and Candy Shoppe

 Individual chunks in: Blueberry Snow (must. have. more), Breakfast Wake Me Up, Sweet Tooth (has no scent whatsoever), Pomegranate Parfait, Rainbow Wafer.

More individual chunks in: Gingerbread House (strange yet delish combo of jelly beans and gingerbread), Chocolate Fondue Bar, Mocha Madness, Chocolate Covered Banana (so delish) and Pumpkin Pie a la Mode.


(this was an RTS haul)

 Freebies in: Mystery cup, Mystery brittle (usually impressed with S&S freebies but these are not to my liking)
Cups in: Pineapple Honeydew Fluff (yum!!), Marshmallow Love Spell, Vitamin C, Strawberry B-day Cake Cotton Candy Fluff, Peach Strawberry Cream Cake, Kiwi (smells perfumey)

More cups in: Wildberry Zucchini Noel, Marshmallow Cake & Ice Cream Waffle Cone, Cotton Candy Marshmallow Cake and Ice Cream, Peanut Butter Crunch (smells off), Pine Peppermint Marshmallow Cake, Marshmallow Vanilla Butter Cake & Ice Cream ZB Noel, Peppermint Brickle, Eggnog Zucchini Bread and Pink Marshmallow Cake.


4-packs in: Jelly Donut Sugar Cookies, Jelly Donut Butter Cookies (yum), Pink Confetti Cake, Bubble Gum Cotton Candy, Pink Sugared Bubblegum Beans, Banana Sugar Cookies (so good!!), Coffee Bean Noel

More 4-packs in: Spearmint Peppermint Twist (no eucalyptus note, love it!), Cotton Candy Sugar Beans, Blueberry Fruity Loop Marshmallows, Blue Moon, Lemon Pomegranate Noel (fantastic!) and Candy Crush.

Custom loaves in: Pina Colada/Serendipity/Bubble Gum (incredible!!) and Jelly Donut Marshmallow Zucchini Noel.
Chunks in: Blue Pink Pomegranate Fruit Punch and Strawberry Pudding Vanilla Butter Fudge
Freebies in: Confetti Cake, Jelly Donut Butter Cookies, Blackberry Jam Butter Cookies and Pink Sugared Bubblegum Beans.


Candle Lab is an amazing store in Columbus, Ohio where you can blend and pour your own candles and tarts! We visit Columbus quite often but never have taken the time to make our own blends. We stayed in Columbus for my birthday and made sure we had enough time to make our own this time! It was so much fun and I cannot wait to go back!

The loot!

Our blending worksheets! I vetoed my hubby's blend of pineapple/mango/guava because BBW has a similar Pineapple Mango candle but I was definitely impressed with his blending skills! (Please excuse the oily prints on mine, I kept referring back to my list as I was blending my oils)

Giant custom blended clamshells in: Black Cherry/Watermelon/Pomegranate, Dark Chocolate/Coffee Bean/Whipped Cream and Coconut/Pineapple/Brown Sugar (all are incredible!)

Custom blended candle in: Morning Dew/Hyacinth/Verbena (so fresh and spring-y!)


This was another stop on our Columbus trip.

Minis in: Pink Bubblegum, Raspberry Peach Macaron x2 (to die for!)
3-wicks in: Pomelo Grapefruit (incredible), Pineapple Palm Grass, Road to Kona, Havana Heat, Pink Petal Tea Cake and Lavender Marshmallow (amazing!!)


That's all for now! Thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a fantastic week <3