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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Lathers n Lights Review - Sun and Sand Sampler

Let me preface this by saying, this was my first order from Lathers n Lights and I love it.

The products seem amazing and they have a fantastic scent list. The price is nice as well, I ordered during the annual anniversary sale and everything was thirty percent off. I got a coupon for 25 percent off my next order included in my order. Let's hope sales always come this often !

I ordered the Sun and Sand Sampler and then I also received a bunch of sampler packets. When i checked out I asked for more beachy/summery fresh scents in sample sizes. Unlike a lot of etailers you get sample packets from this company instead of little tubs or something like that. 

Here is what was included and my review of each scent.  The only issue I have with this seller is that I can no longer find scent descriptions on the site for these scents ! So this is my impression of them but no idea what they are supposed to smell like at this point !!

Body Butter- Sand Castles. I'm guessing coconut and vanilla because this reminds me of Cocoa pink Sanibel island and A day at the beach. All three evoke an expensive sunscreen smell to me, which I love. Crazy about this scent.

Body Lotion- Sugar Beach. This smells like vanilla and marshmallow to me, not super beachy but nice and sweet and delicate.  Reminds me of cocoa pink ivory eyelet if you have tried that...

Body Yogurt- Polk-a-dot Bikini.  This has the same expensive sunscreen smell as sand castles to me but is stronger and sweeter. Almost has a cake or frosting scent to me.

Coconut Body Butter- Beach Blonde. This smells like a pina coloda to me. Strong on the coconut and very fruity compared to the others above. I think this is one of my favorites, super nice scent.

Dry Oil Mist- Endless Summer. This one and the perfume smell very different from the ones above to me.  This product is actually called Silk and Shine mist and for some reason I am having a hard time finding the full size product of this on the site.  Endless summer smells like a dip in the ocean, smells very aquatic and wonderfully sweet. Love it.

Mango Body Butter- Coral Beach . If you have ever tried Coral Beach from other etailers this is very similar.  It has this sweet orange smell, very sugary like an orange candy.  Super fruity and strong.  Great scent !

Sugar Scrub - Pink Sand Beach. Wow I can't wait to try this in the shower. Smells like Pink Sugar mixed with the Sand Castles scent from above, super sweet and delicious smelling with a beachy twist.

Perfume oil roll on- Deep Blue Sea. This one is similar in a way to Endless Summer, more of an aquatic scent than the others. Very fresh and ocean inspired. I love the tiny roll on bottle that you get in the sample set.  I wish they sold these tiny roll on perfume oils on the site, maybe we should make a request for these because they are so cute !

I am in love with all of these products, the body butters and lotions all seem super moisturizing.  

They also sell a lot of haircare items. I really want to try the Shampoo and Conditioner Double Pack next time I make an order. 

The only warning I have is that it seems like all scents are not available all the time. I think they offered them all for the anniversary sale and some of these were summer only maybe, but right now the only way to get these scents is in the set. 

This is disappointing, because I really would love to have the hair care set in these scents, but if they don't come back before I will be on the lookout for them next summer. If they offer this set every year I will be purchasing, because it is fantastic !


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Grumpy Girl Monthly Sale

Grumpy Girl is having Twenty Percent off Everything with Code FUNNYBONE ! Great time to try it out ! See my review here :


Enjoy !!!!

Cleanse your soul Sale !!!!!

Cleanse Your Soul is having a big sale through July 4th ! The large perfume bottles and behemoth scrubs are all Buy Two Get one Free.  Enjoy !! 

I recommend Camay Soap Type, Caress Soap Type, Zestfully Clean (Zest Type) and Skin Rose. Amazing Scents !!!!

Nature Box Review

This is another subscription box: Nature Box  .

One thing I do not like about this box is that you have to call to cancel, I did a discounted trial box and then neglected to cancel and was shipped another box.

I actually liked the products in my second box a bit better than my first, so it was not so bad, but I am not sure I want a third box... it is just hard to remember to cancel by calling !

Items including in my first box
1: Spicy Indian Trail mix- pretty good, slightly appealing but not my favorite thing.

2. Lemon Waffle cookies- These were decent , not overly sweet but pretty good. I like lemon stuff so this was one of my favorites.

3. Italian pretzel bites- yumm these were good. I enjoyed these.

4. Banana bread granola-  Their granola is actually pretty amazing, not as hard as most. Sweet and really good. I got a cherry granola in my second box and loved it as well.

5. Raspberry fig bars- My husband and son ate these, so hard to comment. I am sure they were okay, but not my favorite type of snack.

You can see from the photos the size of packages, you get 5 packs for $19.95 per month.  There is no option to customize a box at this time, but the site says there will be in the future.  I think that would make for a better experience, to me some of these snacks were just okay and I would have liked to pick my own snacks.. more granola would have been nice !  Also, these snacks do not seem overly healthy to me.  They have natural ingredients, but aside from the trail mix not a lot of nutritional value in most of these.

Goodies Box Review

This is a review of my recent Goodies box. This is a great box for trying out new food and snack products.

Item 1: Lays Stax Que Rico Adobadas chips - these have a slight spicy flavor but nothing extreme.  They are also slightly cheesy. The website describes these are potato chips with a mexican flair and I feel like the description fits.  This is a full size item.

Item 2: Cheddar Cheese Seaweed Crumbles- These look neat, but honestly I am not sure where I put them, maybe my husband ate them LOL. He likes stuff like this.  Decent size snack pack.

Item 3: Dream Water NightTea night- this is in my fridge but I have not tried this.  It is similar size to an energy or vitamin shot like they sell at the all the stores, these are just over $11 for a six pack on the goodies shopping section.

Item 4: 2 pack of Highland shortbread cookies- These are delicious, probably the best shortbread cookies I have ever had. SO good. Each bag retails for $5.99 and totally worth it, thinking of buying some.

Item 5: Pringles stix cheese- These are brand new and not even available for purchase on the site. Fed them to my one year old and my husband and they both loved them, kind of like a cheese cracker in stick form. Pretty yummy, not sure how much these will retail for, but it was neat to try them before anyone else I guess ! 

Item 6: Smooth snacks fruit pouch- This is similar to a lot of applesauce and fruit snacks out there, except that these have Chia seeds mixed with the fruit, makes it more filling but also more expensive. These retail for over $11 for six according to the shop on the site. Wow, it was good but not sure I would purchase at that price. 

The Goodies box was $7. This is in Beta so not sure if it is yet available to everyone, someone had an invitation code that they gave me for this. Right now they are having free shipping on the site and a lot of things are on sale, so a great incentive to buy some full size items if you like what you got.

Also, you earn points for reviewing items.  I have 162 points and apparently I am 138 points away from earning a free month of Goodies.  This is after only one month so that seems pretty good, maybe in another month or two I will have earned a free month ?  

The value of this box is great for $7, it is less than you would pay for these items at the store and I enjoyed them all. Would recommend this subscription to anyone if you get a chance to try it !


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Bathed and Infused Birthday Sale All Bath products and perfume 40 percent off !

Bathed and Infused is having a huge Birthday sale through June 30th !  Pretty much everything on the site is 40 percent off, except for gift sets which are 30 percent off.  There may be some things excluded but not much ! What a deal ! See my review of some of my favorite Bathed and Infused scents here : http://kawaiiwunderland.blogspot.com/2013/06/bathed-and-infused-review.html .  Try it out !! This is one of my favorite etailers !

SugarCandie Beauty Bar Sale $3 items !

Sugarcandie Beauty Bar  is having a huge sale ! When the banner shows the semi-annual sale, click on details and you will see tons of cheap items ! Everything under the Cakes in Fantasyland and the Carnival Cotton Candy collection is only $3. This includes 6 oz body scrubs and  2 oz perfume mists in the Carnival Cotton Candy collection and the same as well as 4 oz shower smoothie cream soaps in the Cakes in Fantasyland Collection.  I have only tried one sample from this etailer, but I have heard great things. I believe shipping is $5.95 flat rate. What a steal !

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Cleanse Your Soul reopening and sale !!!!

Cleanse Your Soul  has reopened and is having a fantastic sale, new packaging and a pretty new website.

 Use code GRAND20 for twenty percent off everything through June 10th.  Perfume roll ons are also buy two get one free, just put in "2" for the quantity , but put three scents in the scent box. 


The scent list is very large and I am excited to try this seller ! Stay tuned for future reviews !

Bathed and Infused Review

Did a small order from Bathed and Infused
during their Memorial Day sale and I am in love.

They had a great sale going on and the shipping was super fast, I had my order in four days.

I ordered a body mist, shower gel, lotion and some samples.

Body mist in "Alice"- Scent notes are creamy black tea, cupcakes, rose milk and egyptian must. I love Alice in Wonderland and this is one or two Alice scents, the other is called "Alice N. Wonderland" and has notes of orange blossom, creamy almond, coconut milk and white patchouli. It does sound nice, but this is the one that really drew me in, it sounds exactly like something I would like. It is fabulous, probably my new favorite body mist, so lovely I think all of my other perfumes are being neglected because I want to use this every day right now.  Smells like black tea and roses with a musky undertone. I am not huge on musky scents, but this is sweet and nice, not overwhelming at all. Perfect !

Shower gel in "Cleanse"- Like Alice this is listed as a spring limited edition scent. Scent notes are "rose-scented soap", rice leaf, waterlily,fairy moss, clean water and cotton. It doesn't really smell rosy to me, just fresh and clean and soapy. Perfect for a shower gel, but not sure I would love it in anything else. Reminds me of soap for sure.

Honey Dream Hand Cream in Violet Volcano- This smells like belgian chocolate with just a whiff of violet. I have tried this before and adore it. Super nice scent if you like sweet smells and who doesn't love chocolate ! I love it.  Smells very nice layered with my Alice body mist as well. Their hand cream is nice and thick and I love it, seems to last forever because you only need a little. 

I also received four samples of the in-between cream. The "in-between cream" is their middle of the line cream, more moisturizing and thick than body lotion , but less thick that their ultra thick body fluff.  It is also less thick than the hand cream to me. I think I prefer the hand cream in samples, but I am glad I got these to test it out instead of full size and it is nice to smell the scents.

I got these in Alice, Marie, Parfait d'amour and Kadu blossom. The Kadu blossom was a freebies, I did not pick that out. 

Marie-This is listed under florals. Per the site " Golden amber permeates this fragrance with a soft powdery dry down of indulgent roses and lavender"  This is a very light powdery rose to me, I get a bit of amber but not overpowering at all like some ambers can be. Does not really smell like lavender to my nose.  Very nice scent, love it in the inbetween cream and layered with the other scents.

Parfait d'amour- Also listed under florals, "A sinful blend of violets and almonds that is reminiscent of the lovely violet liqueur."  To me this is 90 percent almost and 10 percent violet... very sweet, buttery almond scent. I love it ! Just enough violet to satisfy, since I adore violet scents. Smells awesome layered under "Alice" I love this scent and really want to order a full size inbetween cream or body fluff in this. Amazing and unique !

Kadu Blossom- Per the site this is a new scent. The description is a bit long, but the notes are kadu plum blossom, sage, lavender, white jasmine, with a clean amber finish. I can smell the plum and jasmine in it, not sure what else. Smells familiar to me, like a famous perfume or something, but not sure what... nice if you like this type of scent, I will probably use it, but it is not the type of scent I would choose for myself.

I also received two free sample perfume paddles, these are basically just little pieces of paper with the scent on them, to test out new scents. You can order them on the site or you get two free with any order, just list which you want in the comments when you check out.

I got

Dr.pepper- Was curious about this, does smell sort of like Dr.pepper, just softer... would be a fun scent for kids I think...Interesting !  

Baby clean- soft powdery clean floral.  This is a new scent. Notes of apple, lemon zest, a hint of mint, spring wildflower, butterfly violets and honeysuckle blossoms. sweet and nice, but not sure it is special enough for me to order anything in this scent. I can smell the violet and that honeysuckle type scent in this.

This is a great seller, I like that you can buy little sample sizes and try out a lot of different scents. I think Alice and parfait d'amour are my favorites and the ones I will be ordering more of in the future, though possibly Marie as well. Great scents if you like violets and roses !  Sign up for email, because they have sales fairly often !


Friday, May 24, 2013

Cocoa Pink Curacao and Sanibel Island Review - Beachy Summery Scents

I wanted to do a quick review of two Cocoa Pink   scents that I am in love with.

These are both really fabulous summery beachy scents, so I wanted to compare the two of them before I run out of product !


The photo shows the soft bubbles scrub in Curacao. I got this for my husband mainly, because he loves scrubs, especially in ocean type scents.

Description from the website "Turquoise ocean water, soft powdery sand beneath your feet and a warm tropical breeze- the perfect vacation !" Scents notes of coconut milk, sea salt, island florals, palm leaf, kola nut, driftwood and hot sand.

This is a fabulous product in the scrub, scrubby but not too harsh. I love their scrubs. The scent is amazing, very beachy , slightly floral and nice and strong. The descripton fits it well, to me a typical ocean scent, but very special at the same time.

I received Sanibel Island as a sample cocoa mango body butter in my last order. It is described as "soft tahitian vanilla, coconut milk, coconut pulp, clean aqua ocean water deepened with a cool ozone accord."

To me this is the feminine equivalent of Curacao. A super nice beachy sun and sand type fragrance. To me it is sweeter and softer than Curacao, a lighter scent and more perfumey. I don't really smell the coconut in Curacao, but I do get a whiff of it in Sanibel Island.   

Though they are both nice, I think I like Sanibel island more. Would consider ordering it, especially in the body cream or a perfume. It smells like expensive sunscreen to me and I mean that in the best way ! Love it !!! I am not huge on pure vanillas, but in a blend like this, especially with oceanic notes.. love it !

For reference, the cocoa mango body butter and voluptuous body butters from this seller are amazing ! Very moisturizing, but they sink in quickly and do not leave you greasy at all. Love Cocoa Pink and hopefully you will too !!!  


Bathed and Infused Memorial Day Sale

Thirty percent off everything with code MEMORIAL2013 at Bathed and infused .

They have amazing momoisturizers, try the inbetween cream ! Violet Volcano is my favorite scent, but they have a great scent list !

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Just realized that Cleanse Your Soul is having buy one get one free on a lot of their products including perfume roll ons, body mists, lotions and skin glow oil moisturizers. There is also a large ready to ship section where everything is on sale. Might be a nice time to try a few things if you have not before. I have not personally ordered from this seller, but have heard nothing but great things. The scent list is extensive !!!! Check this out ! I do not know how long this sale will last.

Lasting Scent Candles Order !!!

Just got my first Lasting Scent Candles     order ! Very excited to try out these amazing tarts !


 Reviews ~!!


Coral Rock Candy - Description from the website "This was our first Rock Candy blend and the one that started it all. Imagine Sugary Rock Candy with a bright Coral color,flavored with sweet Coral colored Fruits. Sticky Sweet Perfection!" 

Reminds me of Mad City Sue   Coral Beach Scent. Reminds me of skittles and chewy sprees. I love this scent, probably my favorite of the batch !



Cactus and Sea Salt- This scent is super fresh and clean, reminds me of an ocean scent... very nice. Described as a "spa-like aroma." I agree with that ! Very spa-like in a wonderful way.  



Sugar Corn Pudding- smells like it sounds, super sweet and yummy. Smells like sweet corn muffins baking in the oven. I adore this scent, will purchase again !



Beach Bungalow- This was a freebie, not a scent I chose, but I think they knew it was in line with the type of fresh scents I enjoy. Found under the new scents section, and described as "wedges of citrus fruit, a gentle breeze or Salty Sea Air, and swinging in your favorite hammock." Fruity than Cactus and sea salt and seems stronger, smell the citrus and sea air. Super nice scent if you like ocean or spa scents.



Satin Sheets- Described as having scent notes of white and dark chocolate, violets, jasmine, musk , blackberry and vanilla. I knew I would love this.. I enjoy any scents with chocolate notes and violets and jasmine are among my favorite florals. This scent is amazing. A very romantic perfumey scent, but in the best way. Lovely !



Summer Serenity- Another freebie, smells like a field of fresh cut grass to me. Another spa/clean type scent that I just love. Totally something I would have chosen. Has notes of cucumber, aloe and fresh citrus. Amazing scent.  This is also in the new scent section of the site.



Watermelon Rock Candy- smells like watermelon candy, just like it sounds.. reminds me of a watermelon jolly rancher. Yummm. Really delicious. I really want to try some of the other rock candy scents, these are nice and strong. 



Sapmoss- This is an Aveda type, I am not sure I have ever smelled the original but I love all of their scents, so I wanted to try it out. According to the site their are a lot of notes to this including florals and earthy scents, specifically roses, cyclamen, lily, cedarwood, vanilla, patchouli, musk and sandalwood. A very complex scent, not sure I would purchase again, but I think it will smell very nice. Very woodsy.



Lavender Cotton Candy- More Lavender than cotton candy to me, but smells nice.. a light floral. Not sure I would repurchase, but I am not a huge lavender fan.. so not totally surprised by that. 



Very pleased with this order, if you are interested in trying out some fabulous tarts, try to check out Lasting Scent Candles 



Their melts are amazing, very strong and great selection of scents. Pretty packaging and just a great experience. Remember turn around time is very long on custom orders and when they open it may not be for long, so get in there while you can ! Get on the mailing list so you will know about all the openings ! 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Review of Cocoa Pink Scents

I recently received a lot of Cocoa Pink     scent vials from a swap and purchase and wanted to post a few scent reviews. I believe all of the vials are EDPs so that is the product this is based upon. As far as I know, they are all regular strength.




American Cream- This is a LUSH dupe and in my opinion it is dead on. Sweet creamy vanilla with a light hint of berries. I love this scent. Really want to try this in one of their conditioners.


Violet Pound Cake- Smells lovely, like cake and violets .... just like it sounds. Very sweet and light. I love violet scents and this is my favorite of the Cocoa Pink     violets that I have tried. Violet pixie dust is nice as well, but for comparison it is sweeter and stronger, smells like candy. I like the Violet Pound Cake much better.


 Pink Dragon- This is a Cocoa Pink     exclusive, according to the website it smells like their "candy floss softened with sweet , buttery sugar cookies, vanilla cream and whipped peaks of marshmallow sugar." I do smell the vanilla cream and marshmallow for sure. The Candy Floss scent is described as "More than just pink sugar, more than just cotton candy. A twist of pink makes it original , yet warmly familiar." I am not normally into pure "pink sugar" fragrances, some are a bit strong for me.. but this works. I think mixed with the cotton candy, cookies, cream and marshmallow this is sweet and mellow enough for me to handle. Would consider purchasing. I love their marshmallow and this is like a different take on that to me.


Cake Monster- Wow , this one is amazing. Absolutely a favorite. They describe it as "syrupy-sweet vanilla cake, drizzled in a candied lemon glaze." I love lemon scents and this one is incredible. It reminds me of the Tutti Dolci lemon meringue that I had years ago from Bath and Body Works. Anyone remember those ? Lovely. I am in love with this scent.


Lychee-Rose Macaroons- One of my new favorites from this seller. I am in love with this scent. The notes on this are listed as fresh lychee fruit, pink tea roses and whipped buttercream. The rose scent is definitely more strong at first, but as it drys on the skin you can smell the lychee more. A sweet bakery scent, but not overly foody. Very much in love with this. If you like rose scents I think this one is a must have !


Purple Passion- This is not the type of scent I normally go for, but I was in the mood to sample something fruity for summer. This is a combination of purple passion fruit, bergamot, sweet tangerine slices, and "pink frangipani petals with a hypnotic splash of clear blue ocean water against white sand." Wow , the complexity of that is almost overwhelming... I was not sure what this would smell like... but it is nice. The passion fruit and tangerine is stronger when you first put it on, but after a couple of minutes I can smell the ocean water coming out.. a great tropical scent for summer. I would describe it as an island floral. 


Spirituese Double Vanilla - Guerlain dupe. I have never smelled the original so sadly I cannot remark on a similarity. I would call this a spicy vanilla. Cocoa Pink     lists the notes as "pure vanilla, real benzoin extract, frankincense, spices, cedar, pink pepper, bergamot and ylang-ylang". It is very much a perfumey type scent, but absolutely a lovely one. I think this product would be fabulous in any of the perfumes, not sure it is the type of scent I would go for in a scrub or any of the hair care items.. but it is very pretty. I am sure the Guerlain version is quite expensive, so absolutely worth trying this one if you want to experience this unique blend at a lower price point. 


Cocoa Pink   never disappoints !  Their scent list is extensive and unique and the products are very high quality. If you try out this etailer you can put in requests for samples in the comments section and she is always generous with sample vials. I usually try to order quickly during sales (typically 3-4 times a year I believe) because turn around time during a sale can be quite long, but always worth the wait. If it is not during a sale, turn around time is not bad at all and the package is always exciting to receive. The packaging is very cute on these products and they are amazing. Check back later, I will be posting in the future with specific product and additional scent reviews. 

Absolutely a favorite of mine ! I am already planning my next order ! 


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Grumpy Girl Review




My Gorgeous Grumpy Girl     order ! ! !

I ordered the items above, plus a lovely full size body spray (not pictured because it is always at my desk at work). 


My order

Sock monkey wax melt- smells like bananas and berries. Love this , very fruity and great throw. You can see from the photo I have already tried it out.


Always a bridesmaid Cranky cup wax melt- lightly scented of strawberries and champagne, fizzy and sweet. Very nice delicate fragrance, wish I could find this in more items on the site, but it is sold out of a lot of things. Limited edition !



Deceptions and Lies Cranky Cup Wax Melt - this is a fruity berry scent, perfect for summer. Nice and strong on cold sniff. Love it.



Little squirts sample body spray in Hollywood Sex Kitten- another limited edition item, found in the red light district on the site. Smells like violets and baby powder. Absolutely love this scent, so nice. I am not huge on florals but I love roses and violets. This is a winner.



Not pictured- Silky Dry Oil Body Spray in My Inner Goddess- picked this up while looking around the site for something fruity and summery, fits the bill perfectly. I keep it on my desk at work and spray it during breaks. Amazing scent, smells just like watermelon gum. Yummm. I actually had some watermelon gum and everytime I sprayed this I had to have it, because it smells so similar. Great for summer ! 



The body mist is long lasting , but not overly powerful (doesn't give me a headache or anything !) The dry oil spray is moisturizing and also leaves a nice scent, I don't feel like it lasts all day , but almost which is amazing for the price. 


Check out Grumpy Girl     if you are in the mood for some truly FUN bath and body products, candles or wax melts. I was drawn in by the super groovy labels on everything and the fun names, but I am staying for the products ! The scents are unique and amazing. I love the cute names of all the products. Really fun ! And all the wax melts and labels are in bright fun colors. 



Did I mention, that they have a sale every month !?!?? Sign up for the newsletter on the Grumpy Girl     website to be reminded of all the great deals ! The coupon code is always on the front page during sale time and every month that I have looked it has been twenty percent off. 



Also , everything ships super fast. This is a great place to shop and I highly recommend Grumpy Girl   to anyone. I am in love !  Have fun shopping and remember that there are different scents in the regular and red light sections so check out both !