Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A Waxydude Original Review

*Disclaimer: Products were sent to me for reviewing purposes*

   Billy, who we all know around the wax community as the Waxydude, has opened up shop and is now making wax under the name Waxydude Original. He contacted me about sending out a box of goodies to sample and review which I have shared my thoughts on each below.  You can check out his site here . He has ready to ship items on the site along with Harry Potter Samplers coming soon!

Ripened Watermelon- "Sparkling Grapefruit, Sweet Honeydew, Juicy Watermelon, Basil Leaves, Lemongrass and Raspberry Seeds"

These festive shapes just screamed to be melted on Easter Sunday. It was late into the evening after everything had settled down from the festivities of the day that I had, had the chance to come home and peek inside the box. Ripened Watermelon was the first out of the box and might I add the first that I could smell upon opening. Much more complex than your ordinary watermelon with a deep red raspberry and grapefruit lingering in the background on cold. I threw an egg on to melt and after 15 minutes I was able to get a solid medium  fragrance in my bedroom.  My husband asked what I was melting as he mentioned that he smelled something that reminded him of fruity gum. He approved. 

Southern Sheets- Fresh Laundry, Delicate Florals, Earthy Greens, Dew Drops, Orange Blossoms, Warm Woods, A Hint of Citrus and Floral Accord. 

About half the swirl threw at about a medium in my bedroom as I was winding down for bed which gave my room a cozy type feel. The laundry leans more towards the Downey dryer sheets to my nose. It is fresh with an added citrus for that extra bit of clean without being headache inducing or powdery. 

Lilac + Lemon Verbena- 

Self explanatory but very well done. 
I believe even the floral haters can enjoy this one. Sure, there is a hint of lilac but I feel it only extenuates the tartness of the lemon in the fragrance and just adds to it making it unique and well rounded. Very nice and melts strong with half a swirl. 

Cuban Pals- Entergetic Grapefruit, Bergamont, Citrus, Floral Accords, Tobacco Flower, Patchouli and Warm Woods

I'm not a fan of tobacco, Patchouli, or strong florals and musk so this melt wasn't my type of scent. It could be for the fresh scent lovers out there though. It did have a slight Barbasol cream note to it at first on cold but in the end it came off too overwhelming.

Beach Hut Pie- Citrus Accents,Green Tones, Exotic Mango, Papaya and Musk and Key Lime Pie. 

The fluted tart threw very well in my bedroom Glade at a strong throw for 4 hours before turning it off for the night. The citrus, fruity blend reminds me of Fruity Pebbles or Fruit Loops with undertones of musk. 

Billy's Tea- Earthy Greens, Fresh Tea Leaves,Floral Accords, A Hint of Fruit and Southern Musk

I know this was a known favorite before Billy even opened by many who had tried it. It is very strong on cold of floral tea leaves and musky undertones which I must be honest kind of turns my stomach as I'm just not a fan of strong musk and florals. Nothing against this blend or the vendor, it is just not my scent preference. 

Magic Tiki- A Blend of Tiki Bar and Magic Breeze. 

Let's just take a moment and admire the beauty that is this heart. CHOP! Sorry guys, I had to do it to review. Tiki bar is a blend of tropical fruits and mixed boozy drinks while Magic Breeze is herbal. Bring the two together and it creates more of a tropical oasis of morning dew drops fresh on palm leaves. Half of a heart threw at a medium in my kitchen/living room area. 

Magic Breeze-Citrus Juices, Fresh Dew Drops, Lavender, Herbaceous Greens, Pepper, Patchouli and Herbs. 

Mostly the herbaceous greens is what can be detected on cold with a sprinkle of pepper. Once warmed I mostly detect a peppery lavender that leans more towards the iron like /true lavender instead of sweet lavender. Cut in fourths, it threw very strong in my bathroom.


Blueberry Muffin Caramel Marshmallow-

One word: YUM.
Gooey, decadent caramel drinches the tops of fresh blueberry muffins right out of the oven. Two tiny pieces were given in the sample but I was careful and only put one in my bedroom as most blueberry scents are strong and this was no different. Even with one piece, it threw my husband and I out of our bedroom having me turn off the warmer. It smells amazing but it is super super strong so melt with caution. I'll melt the other piece in my open living room area next. 

Sage Infused Pineapple Slices-

Very reminiscent of a Bath and Body Works candle Pinapple Lily except for the floral has been replaced with fresh herb to liven up the scent. Usually I do not go near sage in scents but the pineapple really saves this melt and makes it scrumptious.

Link above to check out this vendors page and more of the scents he has to offer if you were interested. 

Have you placed an order with this vendor? What are some of your favorites? What are your thoughts? 

Until Next Melt, 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Happy Easter Candle from Bath and Body Works

Brand/Vendor: Bath and Body Works

Product: Single Wick Mini Candle, 1.3 oz

Price: $4.50

Scent: Happy Easter! (Cotton Candy Marshmallow)

Scent Description: Celebrate spring with a sweet blend of sparkling cotton candy raspberries and fresh sugared cream.

I believe this packaging is from the 2016 Easter Collection/Range. It is very simplistic but still festive and fun. The pastel yellow wax is an eye catcher that is perfect to decorate your home for the season. 

Spritz of sparkling rasberries refresh the nose while the sugared cream really comes into play and sweetens up the fragrance with a cold, whipped cream type rounding off the top of this sweet delicacy on cold sniff. Though of course once it is lit it is as if all of the scent completley dissapates. I didn’t expect much from the throw with it being a mini candle and with not having much luck with them in the past. In the end I decided to pop the candle in the freezer for 30 minutes to help the candle slide out of its jar before chopping it into meltable chunks. Its melting throw performs way better I am happy to report! 

Happy Easter week lovelies! Remember the true reason for the SEASON and also enjoy the time spent with your families. 

Until Next Melt, 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Happy Spring- Febreze Home Fragrance

  With spring just around the corner it brings with it the all familiar daylight savings and the much needed spring cleaning.

   As we kick off the last few weeks of winter, we say goodbye to the heavy spice and Christmas time scents to welcome more airy and brighter fragrances. A scent I came across while grocery shopping that I believed would be perfect was Febreze Happy Spring. Not only does it have a fresh, clean vibe that is perfect for spring cleaning but it smells slightly of laundered linen with a top note of dewy lily petals which is so comforting to help your home feel as stress free as possible during the transition with the time change.

Brand/Vendor: Febreze

Product: 6 Cube 2.75 oz Wax Melts

Scent: Happy Spring (Juicy Petals)

Where: Wal-Mart (though check other major retail stores) in the laundry/cleaning isle. Not kept with other home fragrance.

One cube threw very well in my bedroom Glade for 3-4 hours before turning it off for the evening. I would give the throw a 5/5 as it was a solid performer without being to overbearing.


This is a very beautiful home fragrance that can easily be picked up at your local retailer and is very affordable with no shipping cost! I would happily pick up more from this brand in the future.

Until Next Melt,

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Wax With A Twist

Wax With A Twist

    The art of wax making has really flourished over the years and has gone from simple molds and rounds to intricate details and designs that form true pieces of art in forms such as clams, pies, cookies, loaves and more.
  Now we even have the convenience of a no-chopping, mess-free-option that is called Molten Wax offered by the vendor Waxmosphere. It is as simple as twisting up the top of a cap and squeezing as much or as little of the product in your warmer. 
  Not only does this option allow for fast and easy blending, but it encourages creativity with its several color options and its writing tip cap.     If you are ever on Instagram, look up the #Moltenwax and you will see some of the brilliant artwork created using this wax. I was thrilled to finally get my hands on some of this product and see how I felt about it myself. Below is my haul and first impressions after using. Shipping was fast and reasonable at $7.00 PFRE. Warning ahead of time, I didn't take a lot of time to doodle for each one. I just wanted to show the color and consistency of rach and didn't want to waste product. 

4. oz. $7.00

Enchanted Forest (Lush So White Type) (White)
“This Fragrance Is Inspired by the Snow White Story. It Contains Notes of Orange, Citrus, Apple, Rose, Bergamot and Neroli.”

Ahh. Spot on and it is hard to pull my nose away from it. I’ve already melted this one at least three times. Twice by itself and once blended with Snuggle Fresh Linen from Air Wick. Both were great experiences of apple, soft floral perfume dreaminess.

Marshmallow Fireside (BBW Type) (White/Clear)
 “Toasted Marshmallows and Sumptuous Vanilla Cream Blend with The Comforting Aroma of Rich Smoldering Woods.”

A close dupe but not an exact match. I feel as if the BBW Marshmallow fireside is much sweeter and has more of the vanilla cream-marshmallow while this one shares more of the smokier smoldering woods notes. Having my husband smell it, he commented he could smell the faintest smell of hotdogs cooking within the smokiness. Yum..?...

1 oz. (Sample Size) $2.00

Dylan McDirtmint (Brown)
 “An Earthy and Aromatic Blend, Featuring Fresh Sprigs of Spearmint and Herbaceous Rosemary and Basil, Followed by Freshly Tilled Dirt.”

Potting soil at its finest. Many speak of ST Middle earth not being “dirty” enough for them. Well if that is your thing, look no further as this should fix that craving. There is just a tinge of mint leaf on the surface but mostly this is potting soil to my nose.

Frosty Mint Milkshake (White)
“Yummy Vanilla Ice Cream with A Dash of Spearmint, Topped with A Dollop of Whipped Cream”

A handspun vanilla milkshake infused with essence of spearmint extract and topped with a mound of homemade whipped cream you’ll want to stick your finger into. This is no Cool Whip!

Blue Frost (Lush Type) (Blue)
“Fresh Mint and White Mush”
Soapy, refreshing blast of cooling mint.

As you see here I was very careful with this one as it's my favorite. I was able to scrape each bit back up from pictures and save for future melting! 

Berry Vanilla Waffle Cone (Pink)
“Buttery Waffle Cone and Vanilla with Swirls Of Subtle Berries.

Probably my favorite from the order. This smells amazing. The berry, which I am assuming is more of a raspberry type, blends out so well with the waffle cone. The waffle cone is the crisp, homemade, hand wrapped version found at street fairs. So good that I would love to have a 4 oz. bottle. I am sure this would blend beautifully but it melts perfect on its own. 

 My samples that were included were Chambord and Champagne, Tea and Fuzzy Socks and Setting the Mood. 

All in all I am very happy with my order and will be happy to add more to my Molten Wax scents some day soon! 

Have you tried Molten Wax? What was your experience? 

Until Next Melt, 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Shop My Stash Haul #2

   Welcome back to the 2nd edition of Shop-My-Stash! This week was a little less challenging to shop because I had a general idea of where all my vendors were located after previously sorting and organizing for an easier shopping experience.

  Let’s see what’s in the cart this week!

                 Rose Girls Alice in Slumberland

 Perfect for day or night time melting, though I do find myself reaching for this more come nightfall. Soothing lavender sprigs that present themselves as more of a true lavender that usually has a tendency to a lean towards an iron/metallic type scent. No worries if this isn't your thing as the honeydew melon comes in to the rescue and really kicks this melt up a notch in sweetness and just a bite of tartness.

Rose Girls So White Peppermint

Throw that will knock your socks off but leave you dancing! The So White (Lush Dupe) is so stunning with its clean almost soap like scent mellowed out by the crisp bite of red delicious apple. This melt just reminded me how much I enjoy So White as a fragrance and left me craving more. 

Vintage Road Candles Spa Day
White Tea & Ginger, White Sage, Avobath type, and Sea Breeze

Chopped ginger root and refreshing Avo Bath type most dominate with a touch of ocean breeze. Cut in thirds, it throws at about a medium. 

Candy Panda Wax Coney Island

I forgot to snap a proper picture for this post before throwing it in the warmer but I did manage to at least grab this one. This little guy has been in my wax box for awhile. So long in fact that it was from my first order with the company (2016?). Coney Island is a delicious blend of captain crunch cereal and buttery waffle cone. Mostly the yellow corn squares are what I pick up most alongside the buttery, toasted waffle cone. 

Any fun scents you've melted this week? Let me know! 

Until Next Melt, 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Throw Back Post, Golden Melts

A throwback to my post I did on a Super Tarts Collection, the Golden Melts which I am totally obsessed with because of obvious reasons. 

The girls ate over 100 cheesecakes during the shows 7 year run but in reality Rue hated cheesecake.

As much love that I hold for the Girls, I still can't believe it's taken me this long to get the full collection. Time and time again I go to the Girls for comfort or just to unwind after a long day. I will always treasure anything GG themed that keeps their memory alive.

RoseSweet Loops, Elderberry & Blue Cotton Candy

  Before this melt I wasn't sure what elderberry smelled like. Now I know and it is kicking tail in this blend! Berrylicious with swirls of airy cotton candy. Childlike and playful with the added candy fragrance which represents Rose's innocence perfectly yet still somehow keeping it classy and fresh. 

 Rose Fun Fact:
  • Betty and Rue would leave each other puzzles and riddles on the bulliten board that hung in the kitchen for each other to solve. Both women were very competitive. 

  • Nothing Betty says in her St. Olaf language/gibberish is real. That's exactly what it is, gibberish. Though she has a way of selling it and making us believe it is a true language. 

Besides Sophia, Rose is probably my favorite character on 

BlancheDowney, a nice musky odor with hints of fresh green ozone and patchouli, and sweet lollipops

  A patchouli blend? Wha? Yes I know. But I had to have the full set. It wouldn't have been the same with just three of the girls.       Though on cold it's actually nice. I don't get much patchouli. It's a nice laundered, crisp sweet melt. Warmed, it is incredible. The green ozone blends beautiful with the downy and helps to step it down a bit from being too sharp while the pollo sweetens and adds character. Laundry was a nice touch for our lovely B.E.D. 

Blanche Fun Facts:
  • Rue was found asleep in many different places on set. 

  •  Rue had a clause written into her contract that she be allowed to keep all of Blanche's custom-made clothing.  It was enough clothing to fill 13 closets. 

MaHoneydew Melon, Chamomile & Strawberry Slices
  More subtle than the other girls melts which doesn't fit Sophia's firecracker personality but a strong thrower none the less. 
  Though I do love this one. The honeydew is so watery and crisp and the strawberry slices smell exactly like you would expect with its black seeds and all! I always say that if you can 'smell the seeds in a strawberry melt, you know it's a good, true strawberry. 

Sophia Fun Fact:
  • It took forty-five minutes in make-up for Estelle Getty to get into character of Sophia
  • Estelle Getty suffered from intense stage fright that would often lead her to freeze on camera. 

Dorothy- Cactus & Sea Salt, Camu Camu & Guava
  So fresh. Usually I'm not much of a cactus and sea salt fan though the ripe, juicy Guava stands strong alongside the camu camu giving this melt a fruity sea breeze type mixed with almost a shampoo type. I could see this being a fragrance ole Dorothy herself could be caught wearing.

Dorothy Fun Fact:
  • Bea's ears arent pierced so all of the earrings she wore on set were clip-ons that would leave her ears numb by the end of taping.

  • Bea didn't get along with her other co-workers. After the show ended she didn't stay in touch.

      All in all I am impressed with this collection and think the clams are, "Just lovely" With the simple palm tree to their vibrant colors.
      Are you a big Golden Girls Fan? Who is your favorite Gal? Let me know!

        Wednesday, February 14, 2018

        Valentines Tag

        Happy Valentines week everyone! I was invited to join along in a Valentines Tag with a few bloggers who I will link their blogs below so you can check out their answers too! Feel free to play along and answer in the comments.

        Julie @ http://www.theredolentmermaid.com/?m=1

        Deb @ http://somethingalwayz.blogspot.com/?m=1

        Front Porch Grubby Tarts

        1. Do You Celebrate Valentine's Day?

          Causally, yes. The husband and I do not like to get caught up in making a big deal out of the day but we still enjoy surprising one another with a small gift. As for eating out, we usually eat out the day before (or after) or make a nice dinner at home to avoid the crowds that are dinning in.

        2. Do You Send Valentine's Cards?

          I havent in the past but this actually sounds like a lot of fun, maybe I should shoot for this next year! I recieved a cute one from my mom this year of my nephew and his new dog that was just the sweetest!

        3.Do You Like Candy Conversation Hearts?

          Yes and no. It’s one of those candies I must be in the mood for but when I am I prefer the pink, blue and yellows!

        4.Are You Romantic?

        I like romantic gestures, movies, stories, ect. Though their has to be an equal balance so it doesn't get too cheesey and sappy. I'm very simple when it comes to romantic gestures, like flowers, chocolates or wax...😁

        5.Would You Rather Receive Flowers or Chocolates?

          Flowers as they are more of a special treat to recieve. The ones pictured above I came home to after a bad day this past week and Mr. Meltdown had surprised me with them. Aren't they beautiful?

        6.Who is your Favorite Fictional or Celeb Couple?

          Currently I am a huge fan of most of the couples on the show This is Us. Who couldn’t adore Jack and Rebecca’s relationship right alongside Randall and Beth and Kate and Toby’s. Though Jack and Rebecca just stand out to me the most.

        7.Who Would Your Dream Date Be With? (Current significant other excluded)

          This is a toughie as I honestly don’t have a celebrity crush. Boo, I know. I am no fun. Because I have to choose someone I would choose a platonic 'date' and choose Betty White. I would love to spend a day with her and get to know her better.

        8.What Would Your Dream Date Consist Of?

        Going to a taping of the Golden Girls (if it were still possible), go to lunch, stop by the zoo and run around a few shops together.

        9.What Scent Will You Be Melting/Burning/Wearing this Valentines Day?

        I'll be melting Toadette (cherry cola sugar plum) and Vanilla Sandalwood Campfire Marshmallows from Rose Girls. Yum! As for perfume I'll probably be wearing my Twilight Body spray from Bento Wax.

        10.Finish In Your Own Way: Roses are Red, Violets are Blue….

        Well the first thing that comes to mind is the song:

        "Roses are red and violets are blue,
        Honey is sweet, but not as sweet as you. Roses are red and violets are blue,

        Ah di da did mud
        Ah di da did mud

        Dum di da di da,
        Dum di da di da,
        Dum di da di da, (x2)

        Come pick my Roses! "  - Roses Are Red, Aqua. 

        How would you answer the following questions? Let me know in the comments!