Warmed Review-3/21/17 Vintage Chic Scents, L3, Rainbow Melts, Super Tarts

Below are some of the melts I have melted over the past week.

 

Emma Frost

Scent Description: Sparkling Ginger, VBN (Vanilla Bean Noel) and Sugar Crystals.

Throw: Medium

Creamy vanilla effervescence splendor. Kicking myself for not getting more of this. If this is offered in a Bam Bag I will probably snag two since this clam shell has already almost bit the dust. Simple, If you like the crispness of ginger-ale and the creaminess of VBN then this melt is for you.

 

 

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Scent Description: Cotton Candy Frosting, Boo Berry, Vanilla Wafer.

Throw: Knock Out Strong (Had to turn off the warmer, suggest smaller piece than what I used)

This was a huge chunk to begin with so I assumed cutting it in half would be fine which was wrong and resulted in me turning off the warmer. I was hoping to LOVE this one with the Boo Berry and the Vanilla Wafer especially after adoring the wafer in the RG Cherry Wafer melt but something about it just didn’t sit well with me.

 

 

 

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Grandma’s Pearls

  Scent Description: Marshmallow Lavender Vanilla

Throw: Medium

Grandma’s Pearls was a melt I have held onto for awhile now. When it was first given to me I was going through a time where lavender and me just didn’t get along. I believe it was because I had melted it too much in the past and just needed a break. The other day after sniffing through a few melts is when I ran across this one and it smelled absolutely wonderful. Don’t you just love finding those little treasures you already own? I call it shopping at home!  Any-who, as you can see this has had plenty of time to be nice and cured and it threw with a medium throw cut into four pieces. So beautiful and light enough for use of a bedtime melt. A scent I’ll watch for in upcoming restocks.

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Lorelai 

Scent Description: Coffee, Midnight Ice Cream and Cinnamon Donuts.

Throw: Strong

Black roasted coffee beans swirled with a decadent, vanilla ice cream and sticky sweet cinnamon donuts.  What more can a girl ask for when a sweet tooth strikes? Stunned I tell you, just stunned (channeling Blanche for a moment) that this stuck to me the way it did. It is so pleasant. Not that bitter, in your face coffee note that you get on cold but once its melting transforms into the comforting coffee aroma you would get when walking down the coffee bean isle of the market and it just engulfs you in such a soothing scent. The cinnamon donuts adds the perfect bit of spice while the creaminess of the ice cream keep the coffee at bay leaving this to be a well rounded blend.

 

 

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Sweet Pink Holiday

Scent Description: Pink Sugar, Frosted Pink Cake & Vanilla Bean Noel.

Throw: Light

Say it with me everyone… YUM!! Again with the VBN? Yes because it is freaking amazing. Now years ago when the only form that I knew this scent in was B&BW, it was repulsively sweet and I wanted nothing to do with it. Now that I have explored it blended into vendor wax, totally game. Blend that noel in everything! The scent is pretty self explanatory but yet so perfect, light and airy. The scent description doesn’t mention marshmallows but I swear its got a bit of a bouncy marshmallow fragrance.  If only it could have threw a little stronger, it was a bit light for my liking.

 

Out of your melting week what have you enjoyed the most? Has anything stuck out to you? Let me know!

 

Until Next Melt,

 

 

When Life Throws You Curve-Balls.. Cook?

 

Wax I Have Enjoyed Over The Past Few Days Include:

Very Merry Zucchini from Rainbow Melts

Snow Fairy from Wild Vine Soapery

Grey Stuff from Wild Vine Soapery

Strawberry Crème Brulee from Rose Girls

Fresh Picked Strawberry from Rose Girls

Ginger Ale from Super Tarts Potion Pack

Strawberry Vanilla Bean Cupcakes & Cookies from Front Porch Candle Co

 

 

Candles That I Have Indulged In:

Cranberry Pear by Yankee Candle

Pomegranate Prosecco Punch by Bath & Body Works

Vanilla Laundry Front Porch Candle Co.

 

There has been a lot of action in my kitchen as of late. Sure I have always cooked but something has put a spark in me to get in the kitchen and experiment with new recipes. Whether it be recipes that are creative, simple, healthier, fun, artsy, budget friendly, 10 minute meals, etc.  I have enjoyed reading them all.  I’ve always wanted to be the cook that makes everything from scratch but just falls short because I’m busy (aren’t we all) and don’t always have the time and energy for lavish dinners. So I do what I can to put a nice dish on our table most nights but I’m trying to do even better to enjoy the process instead of viewing it as a chore because I really do love cooking. Cooking and burning candles has really been a good stress relief for me here recently.

One afternoon on a car ride home together I had asked my husband a few things that he may want to eat for dinner the upcoming week so I could have a plan when I go to the store. After some thought chicken pot pie came to mind. My first concern: the breaded pastry. Sure it doesn’t take too long to whip up a doughy mixture and call it dough but I wanted something that would still taste delicious but be super easy that while it is cooking I can work on the filling. I remember as a child my mom would make chicken pot pies and place a canned biscuit on top of each personal pie which was a brilliant idea but maybe something thinner this time. That is when I ran across this recipe on allrecipes.com

 

Easy As Chicken Pot Pie:

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed (I used Pillsbury Crescent rolls by accident the first time but for when I make it again I bought the Crescent Dough Sheet)
  • 1 1/3 cup frozen peas and carrots (I used a bag of frozen mixed veggies instead that also included corn)
  • 2/3 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour (GF Flour works if anyone was curious!)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon crumbled dried thyme or to taste
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

 

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Use a pizza cutter to slice the puff pastry into 8 equal-sized strips. Weave the strips into a square lattice and place on a greased baking sheet. (if you use crescent rolls for this it will give you trouble because of the pre-cut lines and fall apart everytime you go to lift the pastry.)
  3. Bake in preheated oven until it just starts to brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  4. Place the frozen peas, carrots, and corn in a microwave-safe bowl and cook in the microwave until cooked but still firm, 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Pour in the milk and stir while cooking until the mixture is smooth. Add the thyme and continue to cook and stir until the mixture thickens. Stir in the cooked vegetables and the chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until heated through, stirring frequently, 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Pour the chicken mixture into a 2-quart baking dish. Lay the pastry lattice on top. Bake in the preheated oven until the crust is golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

 

Tip: I added a little Mrs. Dash Table Blend for taste

As you see my weaving was NOT perfect because it kept falling apart on me but I still think it came out pretty neat. Excuse the middle, I had started to cut into it and stopped just in time before I realized I hadn’t got a picture! 


This recipe turned out great! Delicious! I will try making a gluten free breaded topping but for now I picked off the topping and ate a bit of the filling. The leftovers were even good, just pop it back in the oven (or toaster oven like we did) to reheat and to make the pastry crisp on top again.

 

Have you tried a new recipe recently? What is one of your favorites?

 

Until Next burn,

Small Rainbow Melts Christmas/Winter Haul

Small Rainbow Melts Christmas/Winter Haul

I finally got my hands on some Rainbow Melts Wax! FINALLY! So super excited and very pleased with my order. The colors, smells, shapes and designs are splendid! Let us jump into the goodies:

 

4 Pack Snow Flakes in the scent Snow Angel

Snow Angel: Strawberry, Icy Peppermint & Cotton Candy Frosting 

So good. If you are a fan of mint and fruit blends you  will love this! Fresh picked strawberry and cool icy peppermint 

 

4 Pack Wreaths in the scent Aroma Blizzard

Aroma Blizzard: Spruce, vanilla with a hint of lemon, apple, pine, pear, hyacinth, cinnamon, and mint completed with sandalwood & cedar

A wonderful, fresh winter blend!

 

3 Pack Snow Flake Cookies in the scent Very Merry Zucchini

Verry Merry Zucchini Boo Berry, Wildberry Mousse & Creamy Zucchini.

Zucchini is usually the strongest  note in a blend once mixed with something but this melt is blended perfectly with the Boo Berry and Wildberry Mousse which is usually a scent I don’t care for.

 

4 Pack Snow Flakes in the scent Tinsel

Tinsel: Pomegranate, strawberries, raspberries, with a subtle hint of fresh peppermint leaves and fresh vanilla.

A very strong Tinsel fragrance more dominant on the fruit than the mint. 

 

Samples:

Holiday Cabin A wonderful blend of bayberries and cranberries with a top note of freshly crushed cinnamon bark with hints of orange zests

Super comforting and holiday like. 

Sweet Pink Holiday Pink Sugar, Frosted Pink Cake & VBN

Can we say sweet? Pink Sugar dominate and swirls of pink frosted cake. Yum!!

Peppermint Fluff Sweet Peppermint & Fluffy Marshmallow.

Nose clearing peppermint! Very fresh and strong. Non-medicinal peppermint.

A Vintage Chic Scents Review- Yellow Brick Road

A Vintage Chic Scents Review- Yellow Brick Road


Brand: Vintage Chic Scents (VCS)

Scent: Yellow Brick Road

Product: Three Pack Coins (3.3 oz)

Cube/Tart count: Three Rose Coins per pack

Price: $4.05

Online Scent Description:Lemon Custard, Cannoli, Waffle Cone and Marshmallow”

 


Opening:

“Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. We must be over the rainbow!”

Follow along with Dorothy and the gang on their magical journey to Oz with this fun and whimsical fragrance.

As you may know already if you have followed me for any length of time that I am a huge Wizard of Oz fan. So what more could a girl ask for when two of her favorite things collide? Eeeep! Is it sad to buy a wax melt solely on the name of it? I think not.. but the scent description had me hooked so it’s a double win!

 

Melting Thoughts:

This scent description just screams Oz with lemon custard representing the yellow in the yellow brick road while the waffle cone adds a bit of crunch that reminds me of the bricks that the road is made of. The marshmallow scent adds a touch of sweetness and wonder since after all we are heading for the land of Oz which is known for being magical and the home to the Lollipop Guild.

I couldn’t wait to melt this but I was good and let it cure for at least a month for we all know or have heard that VCS is best with age. So if you can wait, wait. The moment has come though! Lemon Curd was the strongest scent on cold throw and reminded me of a rich lemon lime custard/sherbet. Oh yum already! Once in my warmer, it took about 10-15 minutes before I was able to detect any fragrance in my bulb warmer but once it started to throw it was wonderful! A true buttery bakery note started to shine from the decadent cannoli and crispy waffle cone that weren’t present before while blended sweetly with the  creamy lemon custard and gooey marshmallow. The waffle cone really added something special to this blend and gives it that extra spunk or magic I should say 🙂 Just wow. I really enjoyed this scent.

How you melt your wax is your own personal preference and for me personally I find that melting half of a coin works well for me for most scents in my medium sized bedroom and allows me to get six melts out of a three packs rather than just three. More bang for your buck. Larger sized bedrooms I would suggest the full coin.

 

Closing:

If you haven’t yet tried Vintage Chic Scents Wax, I am finding that her restocks have been easier to buy from as of late as she may be pouring more stock. So follow Kirby on Facebook and Instagram for updates on her restocks. Also there are plenty of people who sell destash’s so watch for those if you are unable to catch the restocks. (That is how I got my first bundle of Vintage Chic Scents Roses.Link to my first VCS destash here)

 

Until Next Melt,

 

 

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the companies Warner Brothers or Vintage Chic Scents.

My experiences and opinions on a product may not be what you experience or think.

 

A Scented Squirrel Review- Elena

A Scented Squirrel Review- Elena

Brand– Scented Squirrel

Scent– Elena (Orange Blossom & Rose)

Product– 2 oz. Scent Shot

Throw– Medium-Strong

Story behind Scent Name: This wax melt is named after Elena.Elena is one of Jessica and Patrick’s (the owners) cats and has been with them since she was 4 months old along side their other cat Linnea. She is a 2 ½ year old tabby female.

Opening:

Well I am happy to share with you that we have a new vendor opening soon! That’s right, Jessica and her husband Patrick are opening up shop to make their own wax melts to share with the world. How exciting! I was selected to be a tester and was thrilled to try out some of her new blend and ideas.

Melting Thoughts:

On cold sniff the firsts scent note that I pick up on is the citrus of the orange. The citrus is the strongest note but there are floral undertones.. Interested to see how this one would turn out in my warmer, I cut the scent shot in half and threw half in my warmer of choice. This time I chose to melt in my white medium tea light warmer as I get the best throw from it thus far.

In a matter of a 5-10 minute span my bedroom was filled with the smell of a strong floral scent with a hint of sweetness which I assumed was from the orange. In my experience the citrus scent transformed into floral as the wax melted allowing the smell of flowers to blossom.

Half of a melt is sure to be enough for small to medium sized rooms.

Closing

I tend to shy away from strong floral fragrances and this one was too flowery for my personal scent preference but if you are into floral scents I would highly suggest giving this one a shot!

I wish Jessica & Patrick the very best with their business! Be on the lookout for their opening July 30th!

Until Next Melt,

 

A CindysWaxTarts Review- Lemon Poppy Seed Scoop-able Wax

A CindysWaxTarts Review- Lemon Poppy Seed Scoop-able Wax


Brand:  CindysWaxTarts  (CindysWaxTarts.Etsy.Com)

Scent:  Lemon Poppy Seed

Price:  $1.25 (I was gifted a sample of this to review)

Product:  1 Scoop-able Wax pot. 1 oz.

Scent Throw: Medium to Strong (Depending on how many scoops used)

 

Opening

I was sent several samples to review for you guys by the lovely Cindy herself and I cannot wait to dig in and share with you all my thoughts and findings! Thank you again Cindy!  One of the many samples included was her scoop-able wax in the scent Lemon Poppy Seed. I was very intrigued upon finding this as I have never tested a scoop-able; so I was thrilled!

 

Initial thoughts:

I have been on a bakery kick lately. It’s really a problem. I can’t get enough! One of my favorites lately has been a 7-up pound cake that I recently finished from Eagle Rock Candle Company. Review here So I’ve been on the hunt for a replacement and here it landed right in my mailbox! The perfect scent choice to have sent me!

The smell of this wax on cold is enough to make me want to buy it again, very fragrant and scrumptious! Upon warming, I was sold on buying more as my room filled with fresh baked lemony goodness! This scent reminds me of fresh out of the oven, buttery pound cake with the lemon drizzled icing that’s made from fresh lemon zest that you would normally find at holiday gatherings and potlucks. Yum!

The consistency of the wax at first glance looks almost like a glittery sugar scrub in the container but when rubbed between two fingers is smooth and buttery. I was able to scoop out a small spoonful with ease. As I mentioned with the consistency earlier, it is similar to scooping out a soft body scrub, so there are no worries of bending or breaking your wax spoons with this blend! You can see my utensil of choice is a little scoop I saved from a craft kit that is perfect for a mini scoop-able as this. If you are looking for a more powerful punch with your melts a half a tsp. would be just fine. A little goes a long way so it leaves more for a later melt!

I liked the look of my warmer casting light in this picture. 

Closing:

I was very pleased with the results of this scoop-able. Not only did it throw well but it also looked amazing as it glistened and shimmered in my bulb warmer. Enchanting! When I melt Cindy’s wax I will probably stick with my bulb warmer over the hot plate so that I can be sure to catch the glow of what I call “fairy water”

I have been in touch with Cindy and I believe there are plans to remove scoop-ables from her Etsy page.  Fear not! She plans to bring the beloved scents that were first known as scoop-ables including Lemon Poppy Seed back in the form of her famous wax brittle for all of us to enjoy! I believe there are a few scoop-ables left on her page so get them while you can!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/cindyswaxtarts

You can also follow this vendor on Instagram to keep up with updates! @cindyswaxtarts

 

Until next Melt,

 Stash or Destash: This is a scent I will definitely want to keep around, stash!

Presentation:  Have you seen how cute her labels are? Did I mention the incredible amounts of glitter?!

Repurchase?  Yes! I plan on purchasing this scent in her wax brittle!

 

Wax of the Past Part 1. April’s Wax Empties

Wax of the Past Part 1.

 April’s Wax Empties

 This is a new category of blogs I am going to start doing each month where I will go over the wax and candles I finished up the previous month! So join me and we can go through my trash together!


Candles:

  • Lemon VerbenaPure Clean Soy
  • Cranberry MandarinMainstays (A Wal-Mart Brand)

 

Wax Melts/Tarts/Shapes/Clamshell

  • Sinus Relief Single– Grubby Tart- FP (Front Porch)
  • Banana Cream Pie– 4 Pack Grubby Tart- FP
  • Pink Lavender Peppermint– 4 Pack Grubby Tart- FP
  • Pink Lavender Peppermint -3 Single Grubby Tarts- FP
  • Cherry Cola– Single Grubby Tart- FP
  • Banana Butt Brittle– Sample- Cindyswaxtarts
  • Bella– Rose Melt- WaxJunkieMelts
  • Black Cherry -Flower Shaped Sample- Littleideaswithlove.co.uk 
  • Cactus & Sea Salt– Single Grubby Tart- FP
  • Banana Marshmallow Zucchini Bread– Single Grubby Tart- FP
  • “Thief”- Sample- SuperTarts
  • Green Apple Jolly Rancher -Sample Bunny Melt- Wild Vine Soapery
  • Sparkling Cherry Vanilla– Sample- Wild Vine Soapery
  • Strawberries & Cream– Clamshell – ScentSationals (A Wal-Mart Brand)
  • Sleepy Peppermint– Scent Shot- House of Usher Wax Museum
  • Sinus Relief -Scent Shot- Wild Vine Soapery
  • 7-Up Pound Cake -Clamshell- Eagle Rock Candle Company

Not pictured:

  • Wildberry Cheesecake -Clamshell- Better Homes & Gardens (A Wal-Mart Brand)
  • Strawberry White Cake- 2 Pack Cake melts- Wild Vine Soapery

 

Melts that I would repurchase from this month’s basket include:

This time I think it would be easier to tell you what I probably won’t be repurchasing because I didn’t have anything in my basket that I didn’t like this month! The two I probably won’t repurchase is the Cactus and Sea Salt by FP because it just didn’t do much for me and the Black Cherry from Littleideaswithlove because this vendor is from the UK and it makes getting her product a bit harder than most US vendors available.

 

Favorites from this month: (These are the tarts I melted and enjoyed the most this month!)

Pink Lavender Peppermint- FP    All-time favorite nighttime melt! Check out the review here!

Banana Butt Brittle- Cindyswaxtarts-  I had to buy more of this! So good! Perfect banana blend! Check out my review here!

Banana Cream Pie– FP- Got to have my Banana Scents! Though I have found that with FP banana blends after a few hours they turn bad.. so catch them after the 2-3 hour mark! I will discuss this when I review some of the banana blends!

Bella– I cannot wait to get more of this scent! I hated having to melt the last of my rose! Read my review here!

Strawberry White Cake– Wild Vine Soapery- Seriously, if you haven’t tried this… you are so missing out! Read my review here!

 

I hope you all enjoyed this! Starting to collect May’s melts and candles already! Let me know what you have been melting below! If there are any scents or vendors you have a question on let me know!

 

Until next Melt,

Snow Fairy- Bunny Shaped Melt: A Wild Vine Soapery Review

Snow Fairy- Bunny Shape Melt: A Wild Vine Soapery Review

 

Scent:  Snow Fairy (A lush dupe)

Brand/Vendor: Wild Vine Soapery

Price: $1.50

Product: Bunny shaped wax melts

Cube/Tart Count:  3 bunnies per package

Scent Throw: Medium to Strong

 

 

Opening:

“Is it a bath bomb?”

No.

“Soap?”

Nope!

Well what could it be you ask?  It’s the popular bubblegum cotton candy sugar scent we all know and love now in wax! That’s right, for all you Snow Fairy fanatics out there you can now smell Snow Fairy all day every day if you choose!  Where do you get this lovely product you ask? Stay tuned!

 

Initial thoughts:

Once I became obsessed with wax I was on the lookout for several different scents; one of those scents being a lush dupe of Snow Fairy. Who wouldn’t want their house to smell like a creamy vanilla, cotton candy, pink sugar wonderland! *swoon* I’ll admit I am hooked on the shower gel and I have made a tiny bottle last for months by only using it sparingly to savor the scent.

So when I found this dupe on Wild Vine Soapery’s Website I stocked up knowing I was going to love it! This melt is spot on to the shower gel in all its rich sugary goodness! The two words that best describe this melt are pink and sugar. Have you ever just smelled something and thought that smells pink? Well dear this melt smells PINK!  I know it may be strange to describe a scent with a color but once you smell it you will know exactly what I am talking about! When I need uplifting or I have a sweet tooth, I’ll just pop one of these bunny tarts into my warmer! In my review room of choice (small bedroom) I was able to get a decent throw with one bunny tart. I don’t really look for a knock out throw when I melt but if you are one to go heavy with the scents I would suggest 1 ½ to 2 bunny tarts at a time

Closing:


I was very pleased with this melt; it was exactly the fragrance I was looking for!

Note: If sweet fragrances aren’t your cup of tea then I would suggest keeping away from this one. On the other hand if you are a lush enthusiast and love sweet scents then I would highly recommend giving this one a shot and looking for it in future restocks!

Vendor Info:

http://www.wildvinesoapery.bigcartel.com/

 

Repurchase? Yes!

Presentation?  Have you seen how cute these bunny molds are?

Stash or Destash?  Definitely stash! Like I said before, I have a growing collection of Lindsey’s wax that I love to collect!

 

Until Next Melt,