Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Candle and Wax Tart Storage

 If you're a candle/scents person, you'll know that there's the temptation to have all of the good smells on hand for whatever mood you're in. But then the issue comes: where do you store your goodies? Hopefully this post will give you some ideas :)

This little guy is a decorative candle that I found at Target this season. Isn't he cute? It's a geometric squirrel with an acorn. Absolutely adorable :) I keep this one out for appearances

This empty Cider Lane tumbler is what I use to collect the used up wax from my tart warmer. It's very convenient and hopefully it'll look cool when all the different colored tarts are layered :) 

This is my helmer from IKEA. Half of it is dedicated to candle/wax storage, while the other half is for nailpolish (a completely different post entirely ^_^ )

In the first drawer I have my miscellaneous scent products. Some wax shells, wallflowers, scent portables, and massage oil candles. The one I have currently is from Earthly Body; it's a vegan candle that has wax that melts at lower temperatures so you can use it as a body moisturizer and have a lovely scented room :) 

This is the second drawer. Yes, a full drawer is dedicated to my Ten Digit Creations wax tarts. These are my packs of four (half of these are from my recent post dedicated to their fall scents!)

The third drawer is wax tart singles. Half of these are from Ten Digit Creations, while the other half are from Serendipity Candle on Etsy :) if you'd be interested in a review on the scents I have, let me know!

This is one of the wax tarts from Serendipity Candle in Peanut Butter Cup :) mmm!

I keep my 3-wick Bath and Body Works candles on the top of my helmer. 

I'm so glad they brought back Homemade Cookies this year! This is my 3-wick from two years ago, when they last had it. I was saving it just in case :)

This is a pretty candle that they came out with this season, Spiced Apple Toddy! Look at the lid! :)

These are my candle duplicates that I have in my bathroom on my bamboo shelf. Just some Leaves, Homemade Cookies, Nutmeg Spice No. 1, and Cider Lane :)

If you ignore my beautiful (cough) artwork, this is where I have my current candle burning. A 3-wick candle in the scent Leaves (this is the third or so one I've burned this season!)

These are some candles kept in the kitchen to give it a homey feel. Some Yankee Candles and a Cider Lane from B&BW :)

I had some empty candles, but I figured you guys wouldn't want to see empty tumblers. The scents I had used up were Leaves (x2), Sweater Weather, Autumn Day, and Cider Lane :)

How about you? Do you have lots of candles and nowhere to put them?

Friday, October 25, 2013

Orange Thyme Haul

I have this habit.
A habit for Etsy.

I was in the fall festive mood and was searching different pumpkin items on etsy when lo and behold, Orange Thyme's products popped up on my radar :)

I checked out her shop and her lipbalms and decided to place an order. It arrived today! :)

I picked up a few things...

Boston Creme Handmade Olive Oil Soap:
This soap is vegan and smells of delicious boston creme :) A mix of vanilla and custard. I can tell this is going to be moisturizing, as it was a very creamy soap!

The second soap I got was the Whipped Pumpkin Handmade Olive Oil Soap. This one is also vegan and smells of sweet pumpkin :) Check out how awesome that bar looks too! So pretty and creamy!

She had a sampler of four of the seasonal lipbalm flavors (all vegan!)
The flavors that came in mine are:
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Candy Corn
Caramel Apple
Vanilla Pumpkin

I also picked up a few others to try :)
Pistachio Cream
Warm Apple Cider

These lipbalms are made with cocoa butter, candelilla wax, shea butter, and avocado oil. That combination sounds promising to me! :)

I tried out the chocolate-almond one, and oh my gosh you guys. These are very moisturizing without being oily! Check Orange Thyme out for sure! :)

See her etsy store and her facebook!

Lush Christmas Goodies (and retro!) Haul :)

What time is it?

Lush time! :)

As you know, Lush is a cruelty-free brand that makes lots of goodies to keep you smelling awesome. They recently released their Christmas collection online, and I, being impatient, had to have it before it was released in stores. Check out what I got? :)

This is the Melting Snowman. He's vegan! :) 
The melting snowman is a bubble bar that smells like cocoa butter, cinnamon, clove, and orange. Mmm!
Poor little guy had a rough time shipping though. Lost his carrot nose!

This is Bombardino. He's a vegan bath bomb that smells of lemon cheesecake.

This cute little guy is the Christmas Penguin! He's a vegan bubble bar that creates orange flower scented bubbles (like Olive Branch showergel) :)

Had to pick up a Christmas favorite, Cinders! This is a bath bomb (vegan) that smells of cinnamon and has pop rocks in it to simulate a crackling fire ;)

Picked up a few soaps!
Lust Soap (Jasmine, vegan)
17 Cherry Tree Lane (Retro, mimosa and jasmine, vegan)
Lily Savon Soap (Retro, vegan, ylang ylang and jasmine)
Noriko soap (Christmas, vegan, tofu and sake)

And a sample of Angels Delight soap! Vegan, from the Christmas collection, and smells of orange and tangerine.

What are you waiting for? Go get some Christmas goodies! :)