My First Sweet Fixations Haul

Sweet Fixations is a new to me vendor who I discovered while reading a post over at my friend Deb’s blog somethingalwayz . After reading her haul of goodies and having an itch to order wax myself, I decided to poke around on SF’s site and see what all I could find.

There are many different options available to purchase whether you fancy wax tarts, shapes or samplers. I stuck with scent shots for my first order to allow me to sample more scents my first go around. Scent shots are $1.75 each. TAT is around 12 business days with shipping of $7.40 invoiced at time of shipment. As you notice in the haul, I was mostly in the mood for fall scents which is most of what I picked up with a few thrown in scents that I wanted to try and see if they would be good dupes of other vendors. Onto the goodies!

 

All Hallows Eve (Green)Spicy mulled grapefruit with a citrus orange note, and a sweet cinnamon vanilla twist.

Spicy, bright citrus brewed to release it’s fragrant spices to create one heck of a cider for Halloween night.

Hocus Pocus (Purple)A magical spicy blend of freshly ground cinnamon, and herbal notes of bergamot, jasmine, black tea, and patchouli.

Grated spices heavy on the cinnamon and cloves steeping deep in a dark black tea that would help awaken any ole sleepy monster.

Hayride (Yellow/Gold)Fresh hay with notes of sweet balsam combined with cedar-wood. Simply that fresh outdoor country air aroma.

I’m a sucker for hay scents around this time. Balsam, hay and cedar wood? Heck yes, bring on the outdoors! Sweet balsam is the key note that would have most smelling this think this to be a winter scent though the cedar wood adds a bit of depth and dare I say a bit of spice? Finish it off with a dusting of hay and you’ve got yourself a well rounded outdoors fragrance. Excited to melt this one!

 

Bewitched (Purple)Bubbly berries, mandarin, peach and more will delight the senses!

Bubbly indeed. Such a cheerful scent for any cackling witch. I’m not much for peach in scents but it somehow isn’t a dominate role stepping back while the richness of the red berries really take play and bring this scent to life with help of a little effervescent to tingle the senses.

Zombie Boyfriend (Grey)A deadly blend of cream filled cake, pumpkin waffles and fluffy marshmallow.

Mmmm! On cold this reminds me of a cereal I used to eat as a child. French Toast Crunch was it? It was really heavy on the vanilla and sticky syrup though my mom always said it smelled of cat pee.. *crickets* Though I will have you know this doesn’t smell of cat pee at all! Sweet vanilla cake aroma blends beautifully with pumpkin puree to soften and add creaminess all topped with a white marshmallow topping.

 

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts (Light Brown)Warmed dough topped with caramelized sugar and other spices

Cinnamon sugar bliss. So delicious I could eat it especially with what appears to be cinnamon adorning the top. Warms beautifully in my kitchen having my husband and I craving the cinnamon sugared candy nuts served at shows and fairs. Delicious!

Lucky Charms (Tan)-Smells just like the cereal we grew up with marshmallows and all!

I get more of an off scent Play-Doh vibe than lucky charms on cold. Maybe warmed will give me more marshmallow scent.

Pink Sheets (Pink)Pink sugar and fresh linens

I really enjoy the scent Pink Boxers from TheSmellGoodShop so I wondered if this would be a close dupe of it. Spoiler alert! It is! Such a wonderful scent that is perfect for sweet bedtime dreams. If only sweet pink sugar fabric softener could be a thing?!

 

A few of these I look back at the descriptions and wonder why I picked them as normally they wouldn’t be what I melt but after smelling them I am glad I went out of my comfort zone. I love them all and am excited to order again once I melt through a few of these.

Until Next Melt,

At It Again, Haul #2 Dogwood & Muscadines Soaplab

I have become quite the fan of an indie vendor by the name of Dogwood & Muscadines Soaplab. I previously reviewed them here a few weeks ago when I shared with you my haul of their soy wax melts and wood wick candles.

I received an email from the owner, Nicole, informing me of the changes she had made since I last visited her booth. Instead of wood wick candles, she has gone wickless and wax melts only. Her products are still available in the candle tins that were pictured in the last review but now would melt them on a candle warmer or in a candle crock. Since then she has also added whipped scoopable wax to her list of products which I was beyond excited to see.

Before I give away too much of what I picked up I should just go on and show you. On to the short but sweet haul!

Note: I have not melted most of these, so below are only cold thoughts and will be brief.

Whipped Scoopable Wax Scented in Banana Bread

Creamed banana rich goodness. Stronger on the banana which smells of actual banana while keeping true to the bakery of the banana bread and toasted nuts adorning the top with a warm soft center.

Black Raspberry Vanilla

Ripe black rasperries are mixed with dark plum and warm vanilla

Does my eyes deceive me?! This was snatched up immediately now that this fragrance was now available in wax melt form. Repurchase. A delicious blend of fresh raspberries and an almost vanilla ice cream like vanilla come together to create this blend.

Mulberry Type-

Home Interiors type. A dead-on fragrant mulberry.

Most of the men in my family are mulberry fans and it has been approved by them so A++

Autumn Fig Harvest

This fragrance top notes are bright and crisp with notes of apple, lemon and ginger. Middle notes of fig, caramel, and cinnamon lead to more earthy base note; leaving you with notes of coffee, twigs and wet forest.

My eyes are already on the lookout for fall wax to review for you lovelies so this was a must not only by the name but it also smells great. Fall bottled up and melted down to the perfect sized cube to make your home fall ready. Earthy yet tinged with sweet cinnamon and fresh apple. A common fall apple cinnamon combination with hints of ginger and wet soil to add a bit of depth. Can’t wait to melt this one!

Spanish Fly

“This is a rich, complex scent of light musk and citruses of fresh sweet orange, lemon balm and kaffir lime leaves. Green notes are muddled brightly and have a floral vanilla cream depth in the soul of the fragrance.”

Repurchase. A deep, sexy blend of citrus rich on the vanilla that is so sinful it’ll have you craving more. *swoon* This really is such a complex scent but is done so beautifully.

Once again I am very happy with everything. Once I melt through these I will be on the lookout for more from this vendor.

I apologize for being absent on here recently. I have been struggling with encouragement to blog and have really been in a funk emotionally. I hope to be back to regularly scheduled programming soon but we will see.

Are you ready for fall? Fall melting yet or waiting?

Until Next Melt,

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Chocolatey Carb Free Delciousness- Wax Melt

Calling all chocolate lovers, brownie devourers & pecan pie eaters! Have I got a melt for you! Not only is it carb free but it also gives you the added benefit of a baked good scented home without having to lift a finger. Winning!!

Though a word of caution as it should come with a warning label that states the possible side effects such as sweet cravings and spontaneous trips to the grocery store scouting out chocolatey goodness.

Brand: Better Homes & Gardens (Wal-Mart)

Product: 2.5 oz. 6 Cube Clamshell

Price: $2.00

Scent: Brownie Pecan Pie
Throw: 4/5
Warmer Used: Glade Hot Plate

Usually I wouldn’t dare go near a chocolate blend but upon smelling this, I knew it was coming home with me. The deep, dark chocolate is sultry on the palate so much so you can almost taste it as you breathe in its richness. Combined with the nuttiness from the slow roasted pecans and sugary caramel pecan filling, it creates a melt that is evenly blended without being overly sweet from the chocolate. One cube throws at about a medium in my open living room/kitchen area with our high ceilings.

Chocolate wax haters do not be afraid. Pick this one up if you get the chance and let me know what you think!

Speaking of brownies, I have discovered a fast favorite of this sweet treat that is certified Gluten Free, Paleo and non-GMO. These almond butter single wrapped brownies are from the brand Base Culture who also carry several other products including almond butters, breads, granola and more.

You can check out their products or find a store near you here (not sponsored just love their brownies)

Until Next Melt,

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The Aroma of the Twilight Zone

The Aroma of the Twilight Zone
Twilight: Lavender, Ylang-ylang, & Tonka Beans

A fragrance known for its calming properties is offered from several different vendors in several forms ranging from body care to wax. Today I will share with you two of those indie vendors.

Twilight 3 Pack Sushi Rolls

Melting a sushi roll at a time in my Glade, my bedroom is filled with soothing, tonka rich goodness. A close dupe for Lush’s Twilight with Lush’s leaning more rich on the herbal lavender.

Body Spray 1 0z.
Good for on the go spritzing. A little goes a long way with only one to two sprays leaving you with the perfect amount of scent that last for several hours. This small bottle was a purse staple for many months before it was snagged by a new owner.

The Melting Duck Wax

Bakery Bag Mixed Shapes in the scent Dead of Night
These shapes are way too precious. A fellow blogger and friend shared this with me and I must say these have been quite a hit around bedtime as I have been reaching for them often. TMD has a way of smoothing out that sharpness in the lavender that can come off astringent to the nose while keeping it smelling like an exact dupe. Favorite Twilight dupe so far. Thanks again Sandra.

Are you a Twilight fan? If not, what other Lush scents do you like?

Until Next Melt,

Dogwood and Muscadines Soaplab Haul

You just never know what you’ll find along the way of a fun outing day adventure! The husband and I have been going around and exploring on the weekends which has led me to find some indie vendors from the areas we visited. I have two to share with you, one I will share with you today.

Dogwood & Muscadines Soaplab is an indie vendor I stumbled upon while flea marketing. Once I ran across this vendors booth I immediately knew I had hit buried treasure. The blogger in me failed to take pictures as I was caught up in the moment sniffing everything in sight and picking the items that would go home with me.

The cubical booth was set up as to the right of me on the wall hung all the many wax melts in six cubed clam shells while to the left of me sported her crocheted and knitted items. The center hosted a huge white shelf of travel tin wood wick candles in a variety of scents.

Lick Me All Over- unable to find a scent description, it smells of a soft floral, perfume laced with sweet red berries and a kiss of cherry.

This was the first candle to go under flame. I must admit that I’m a little underwhelmed. The wick let off major amounts of black soot and continued to smoke. Finally I had to put it out as I felt uncomfortable to continue to let it burn.

Berry Vanilla Bean– This blend is so delicious it is sinful. A sultry vanilla bean noel blends smoothly with a juicy blackberry. What more could you want? I opted to melt the candle in my candle crock and got a medium throw, leaning over the candle craving more of its scent in hopes it would give off more of its delicious scent.

Golden Embargo-A light amber fragrance with undertones of musk and sandalwood, it is a most alluring and seductive scent without being overpowering or overbearing. This is definitely a soft amber that gently whispers to your soul.”

Strawberries and Champagne- “Sweet scent of ripe, juicy strawberries paired with a tart and fizzy champagne. “

This was gifted to my mom and since then I have heard nothing but good reports about the “strawberry wax” that even my father was a huge fan roaming the house trying to figure out where the delicious smell was coming from.

Spanish Fly- “This is a rich, complex scent of light musk, and citruses of fresh sweet orange, lemon balm and kaffir lime leaves. Green notes are muddled brightly and have a floral and vanilla cream depth in the soul of the fragrance.”

Sexy. That’s the only word needed to describe this scent. Though I could go on and I will, this vendor once again blew me out of the water with such a unique blend. It’s deep and defined while leaving your pallet with a smooth citrus finish once inhaled.

Overall, I was very impressed with the wax that I purchased. The two blends, Spanish Fly and Golden Embargo were both very unique and were just outstanding leaving them to be my top favorites.

Until Next Melt,

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Scents and A Touch of Artsy Magic

Brand/Vendor: Super Tarts

Price: $4.25

Product: Clamshell

Scent: Harry (Harry Potter)

Scent Description: Magically Delicious and French Baguette.

Throw: Knock Out Strong

Brandi’s Magically Delicious can go either two ways. Either it can give a blend more of a bread/yeasty type wang or it can add a nice touch of sweet bakery to the mix when blended with the right fragrances (Good Witch is a perfect example). To my nose it differs on blend to blend.

This melt however tends to be all yeasty as the french baguette really shines through while the MG comes through as more doughy than sweet adding an all around bread note. If you enjoy your home smelling of baked, sweet bread than this is the melt for you. Just be cautious of melting this in smaller rooms as even one cube threw me out of my bedroom and forced me to move my warmer into the kitchen since we have higher ceilings there.

I’ve been lacking on blogging as of late. My list of reasons are long but I’ll try and keep it brief. As you may (or not) know I had to try moving my blog over to another platform when I ran out of memory space on this platform. Followers remained following here rapidly while content wasn’t being posted and my other platform stayed at a stand still. Discouragement of life also set in along with health issues I’ve been struggling with on and off.

I have also been doing rather well the past several months not buying vendor wax. Most temptation has subsided for wax for now as something else has my attention as of late. This leads me into my next topic and hobbie that takes up most of my spare time and money. Crafting.

I love anything to do with crafting, art, painting, drawing ect. Being hands on and creating gives me purpose and fills a need in me that is so strong and so important and is just what makes me, well me. My most recent medium that I’ve been learning to work with is polymers clay and I have enjoyed every minute of it.

Above is one set of the knitting wands I’ve been working on, a Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans jar, a broom stick book mark, glow in the dark ghost charms and a ghost cuddling a pumpkin magnet. I’ll admit I’m not the best at it yet but I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished so far.

So what does this mean for the future of the blog? What does this mean for my future with wax and candles?

Oh, believe me, My love of wax and candles is still here! I melt every night when I get home from work or have a candle going in the kitchen as I cook dinner. So there will be reviews to come. Also I am behind on a few hauls that I still need to post so bare with me.

As for the blog, today’s post will be a test on whether or not I decide if I move up to the WordPress plan and continue blogging here. If I do continue blogging here I will be sharing more of my crafting journey and cooking for my ic/gluten free life along with candle and wax reviews.

How have you guys been?! Thank you to all the new followers and my current readers as well.

Until Next Melt,

“Its Just A Little Hocus Pocus” – Chloe and Me Candles Halloween Sampler 

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I’m sure that it is well known that my favorite Halloween movie is Hocus Pocus. So when this sampler became available it wasn’t even a choice on if I was going to buy it or not. What I’ve noticed about this vendors samplers is that she lets you pick a fragrance theme to your sampler (ex. peppermint, chocolate, fall leaves.) I feel as if I played it safe with my choice in the main scent category that I picked; my scent pick being pumpkin for fall which she incorporated into each blend that she created.   

Black Flame Candle- Pumpkin Medley 

Smells more of a creamy, canned pumpkin on cold with hints of spice. I just love these little jackolanterns!

 

Another Glourious MorningPumpkin Spiced Pie Crust.  

“Makes me sick!”

Traditional, sweet, pumpkin spice sprinkled over a golden, buttery pie crust. Fall bakery type. What more could you ask for?
 

Zoom Zoom Vacuum BroomIced Cinnamon Pumpkin Pecan Waffles

Normally I’m not one for PPW but I’ve made an exception for this awesome blend. This concoction of sugary icing and sweet cinnamon waffles should be a sugary overload but instead they come together and create such a edible fragrance you want to sink your teeth into this holiday season. 

I’ve Put A Spell On YouApple Pie Pumpkin Marshmallow 

Oh yum! The apple slices were cooked to perfection in this apple pie peaking to their full caramelized, sweetness potential. It was then dusted with the perfect amount of cinnamon and pumpkin spice than topped with a huge mound of marshmallow cream topping to finish it off. 

Amuck Amuck AmuckZucchini Bread Pumpkin Spice 

Lighter on the zucchini than most I’ve tried. This zucchini is more sweet and buttery than harsh and spicy. Its also heavy on the pumpkin spice to give it that fall bakery note. 

Go To HellPumpkin Pecan Waffles Cheesecake

Probably my least favorite from the sampler since the cheesecake comes off a bit sour. Though on cold I’m confused as this blend almost smells of kettle corn to my nose. What an appropriate shape to go along with the name of this one don’t you think? 
To check out this vendor, link below! 

https://www.chloeanme.com/

Overall I was pleased with everything and I would order again. Have you ever ordered a sampler from this vendor? What’s your favorite? 
Until Next Melt, 

Tuscany Candle- Kroger Halloween Finds

Kroger knows how to celebrate Halloween that’s for sure. Every year I always anticipate what they will come out with and usually I’m not disappointed. As for wax, here are some of the few that I picked up from the Tuscany Candle Halloween Collection that they carry:

 

Magical Mist– Soft, spooky white florals and fresh vintage linen hangs in the mist on a dark foggy morning across a clothes line. 

Haunted House: A sweet, spicey scent. The spicey, cologne like fragrance I feel is coming from a patchouli note but I’m not sure what note is the sweetness. Mixed with an old boards smell. 

Witch’s Brew: I don’t get too much on cold with this one but maybe, just maybe a black licorice? Interesting this one is. 

Poison Apple: A tart, ripe, sour, Granny Smith apple chopped and sprinkled with all spice.

Have you shopped this collection? What has been your favorite? Let me know! 

Dobby The Free Elf

“DOBBY IS FREE!”

Vendor/Brand: Super Tarts

Product: 6 Cube Clamshell 

Scent: Dobby- Linen Sock, Ocean Mist and Dune Grass. 

Price: $4

Throw: Medium to Strong

Warmer Used: 20 Wyatt Glade

Dobby is my favorite character from Harry Potter. Such a sweet, mistreated and under used character. As you know me and my husband collect Funko’s and one figure we’ve never got our hands on in any way is Dobby so when I saw this one at Walgreens the other night I just HAD to have it. 

Dobby the melt is a very clean, fresh, ocean side scent with a hint of a grassy undertone that hits the nose as more of a outdoors, blowing in the wind clean air and slight floral edge than the pungent, sharp grass note that we are all so familiar with. So yes, it is a laundry type melt but it is unique and very different than that dry, crisp linen that can sometimes burn the nose on account of being so soapy. 

One cube threw very well in my living room Glade for several hours at about a medium strength allowing me to enjoy it without having the fragrance so in-your-face since my living room is open and airy.

 

Until Next Melt, 

3 Days Of No Melting!?

I’ve committed a true crime guys. Three whole days of nothing being melted or even a candle lit. Shocking, I know. I can’t believe it myself. My husband even questioned me and asked if I was feeling okay since the warmer in our bedroom hasn’t been touched in awhile. It’s just on acount of no energy once I get home or no time. 

So today is the day, I’m going to melt in every room! My picks for today are all fall themed! 

Living Room/Kitchen Area: Super Tarts Mr Myers: Fresh fallen leaves, fireside and vanilla bean noel. 

Oh guys, this is soo good even on cold. Fireside smokieness toned down by the sweetness and creaminess of the VBN. If you can get your hands on this one, do it!

Bedroom: Vintage Road Candles Mr. Gosling-Leaves Type, Driftwood, Barn Wood Toasted Marshmallow and Amber.
Another great one! I’ve repurchased this one after getting it in a fall sampler. It’s just so different for a fall scent than the normal apple and cinnamon overloaded melt. You’ve got to appreciate a good ole toasted marshmallow scent. 

Bathroom: Super Tarts Bridget Jones Diary- Harvest Ale and Shaving Cream 

I’m still a bit confused with this melt. It’s good but what do I truly get from it? On cold it has went through cycles of smelling like bubble gum, cider but never a shaving cream. Warmed it does change to a fall, almost wassle like cider but still is just a bit off and not my favorite. Not a repurchase.

Spare Room/Craft Room: The Bathing Garden Hades & Persephone 

A Musky, fresh ozone giving off a feel of moss growing on a wet rock but also has a deep cologne type feel. I can’t decide if I like this one or not. Still debating. 

What have you been melting and enjoying here recently? Let me know! 
Until Next Melt!