October Empties

I very much enjoying watching and reading empties videos and posts. I like to see what people are using up completely, what they go through in a month, and how they feel about these products!

I did not use up very many products this month. I was busy testing different things, and also using up some of my samples! If I forget to use samples up regularly, they take over my cabinet!

Another reason why I did not get through more shower products is because of this bad boy right here: Ahhh Sugar Sugar Peppermint Mocha Bath Frosting. I very much enjoyed this product! This was a very decadent smelling bath frosting that had scent notes of creamy peppermint and coffee. Ahhh Sugar Sugar packs these jars FULL and you only need a little bit to cleanse your whole body, so they tend to last awhile! I have a review of this here!

I have heard so many good things about Dr. Teal’s bath salts, that I felt I had to give them a try! I used up Dr. Teal’s Pink Himalayan Mineral Soak: Restore and Replenish. These were alright. They had a sort of strong spa-like scent that did not stick around much in the tub. I did feel relaxed after using them, but I always feel relaxed after being in the tub. I will probably repurchase simply because of all the good things that I have heard about epsom salts, but I would like to explore a little more. Any recommendations for good epsom salt soaks?

Shea Shea Bakery Sweet Peaches N Cream and Sweet Candy Apple Emulsifying Scrub. This product did a good job, at being a scrub. It had enough scrubby bits to scrub my skin in a satisfying manner, but I did not enjoy it. This product did not hold onto it’s original fragrance, but formed a sort of chemical smell after only a few days. Both scents did this, and I will not be repurchasing these scrubs.

My dry winter skin has shown up strong this season, and I am using all the products I can in my arsenal to help keep my skin soft and hydrated. LUSH Sultana Of Skin Body Conditioner has helped with this endeavor. LUSH’s body conditioners are thick and packed with oils that coat your skin with moisture and help protect it from the harsh winter weather. I would repurchase this body conditioner. It has a nice, soft scent.

I have finished a whole face mask! It has taken me YEARS to finish Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra-Cleansing Mud Mask! I have loved this mask and it has helped clear my face from breakouts throughout the years. It can be drying, but that is what makes it effective on breakouts. This is something that I have recommended to friends in the past, and that I will repurchase after I finish up a few more face masks.

I like to use curl sprays on my hair to help define my curls and control the frizz. I like to try new curl sprays after I finish one, and there are few that I love. Marc Anthony Beach Spray is not one of them. This spray is just okay. It did not do anything fantastic to my hair. It has a faulty sprayer, so the product comes out the bottom of the sprayer and gets all over your hands and the bottle. I will not be repurchasing this product.

I love Ahhh Sugar Sugar’s scrubs, but this one did not impress me. I have used and loved this formula before, so I wonder if something changed with the new fragrance. I have talked about this on a review Mango Sorbet Coconut Milk Salt Scrub

I used and abused Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer! If you are looking for a nice, natural bronzer, you MUST try this one! It is so easy to use, it blends beautifully, looks natural, and smells like coconut! I do not normally talk about the makeup on my blog, but I felt I should give a shout out to this bronzer, since it treated me so well!

I can already tell you that next month’s empties are going to be much bigger than this month’s! So get ready for lots of reviews and pictures in the coming weeks! On a side note, is anyone else totally in the holiday spirit? Cause I am, and I am so stoked for this holiday season!

October Box of Sugar: Goggle ’till you Wobble!

This month’s Box of Sugar has knocked my socks off! I cannot get over all of the amazing products and scents that the Ahhh Sugar Sugar team has cooked up for us in this box! They have transformed the bleh unoriginal holiday scents into something completely unique and original!

The first product from this month’s Box of Sugar is Straight Outta Plymouth Classic Sugar Scrub. For those of you new to Ahhh Sugar Sugar, you might have never used the “old” Classic Sugar Scrub formula. The Classic Sugar Scrub is a drier formula than their “new” Sugar Scrub formula. I am excited to be able to use this formula again! I cannot remember the last time I had a scrub with the “old” Classic Sugar Scrub formula, but I remember liking it! Straight Outta Plymouth has scent notes of vanilla pumpkin cupcake, toasted chestnuts, and brown sugar. I smell a very strong scent of vanilla pumpkin cupcake and brown sugar. It is a very strong, sweet, bakery scent. I very much enjoy it and I am excited to see how the chestnuts come into play with the heat of the water.

Oatmeal Cookie Premium Bath Soak: I have yet to try an Ahhh Sugar Sugar Premium Bath Soak, and it is something that I have very much been interested in trying! A premium bath soak is a powdered product with Epsom Salt and European Spa Sea Salt to help relieve inflammation and soothe tired muscles. Oatmeal Cookie has scent notes of warm oatmeal, sugared buttermilk, and honey. I get strong scents of oatmeal cookie with all the cinnamon and nutmeg! I can’t wait to try this out!

Don’t Be A Turkey Bath Frosting: I am a huge fan of Ahhh Sugar Sugar’s Bath Frostings. Bath Frostings are a whipped soft soap that has added sugar in it for an exfoliating factor. They are not super scrubby or exfoliating, but it does add a nice element to the shower/bathing experience. Don’t Be a Turkey Bath Frosting has scent notes of fresh pear, warm cranberries, and vanilla butter. I get scents notes of the vanilla butter and pear with a hint of cranberries. I am excited to see how this warms up in the shower.

Serendipity Jelly Soap: I was wondering if they were going to continue on with their “jelly” creations! We got a first taste of their Jelly Soaps in the May Box of Sugar with the Birthday Shot-sky. Jelly Soaps are a lot like LUSH’s Shower Jellies. They are solid, yet wiggly, just like Jello. They lather up very nicely in the shower as soap, and they can also be used to create bubbles in the bath! Serendipity has scent notes of orange chiffon cake and warm funnel cake. On cold, all I get is the orange scent, but I have the feeling that in the shower the cake scent will come more into play.

Prosperity Rose Hand and Body Soap Bar: I have tried a few of Ahhh Sugar Sugar’s bar soaps, and they are very nice! The soap lathers well and the scent stays. They added sea salt into this bar soap, and I love bar soaps with scrubby bits, so I am excited to try this and see how much scrub the sea salt adds! I like to keep bar soaps in our bathroom instead of buying liquid soaps. Bar soaps last longer and they do not have the added plastic to throw away that liquid soaps have. Prosperity Rose has scent notes of red apple, sweet rose, vanilla, and merlot. I can strongly smell the apple and rose! I am excited to see how the scent warms up in the heat of the water. My partner very much likes this scent, so I am excited get this in the soap dish!

This Box of Sugar blew me away! Every product that I pulled out amazed me! Plus, the full sized products that they gave us!!! Ahhh Sugar Sugar knocked this Box of Sugar out of the park this month! November’s Box of Sugar theme is Don’t Be A “Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins!” I can’t wait to see what they do with November’s Box, cause I love me some Elf! As always, let me know what products you would like me review first, or if you have any specific questions about anything!

Mango Sorbet Coconut Milk Salt Scrub

I normally prefer sugar scrubs to salt, but Ahhh Sugar Sugar has made an amazing salt scrub with coconut milk that is super moisturizing and scrubby with huge salt crystals! They debuted this product a few months ago, and it had changed my opinion on salt scrubs! The review of that product is here: 7pm in Charleston Coconut Milk Salt Scrub. I believe that the Mango Sorbet Coconut Milk Salt Scrub is supposed to be made from the same recipe, but just with a different scent, expect that I do not find that to be true. The original salt scrub has the perfect balance of oils and salt to moisturize and scrub the skin. The scrub in the Mango Sorbet scent, has so many oils in it, that the salt gets lost in the oils. It doesn’t really do anything for my skin scrub-wise.

I have found that many people love and enjoy this scrub, but I thoroughly enjoy the “original” scrub formula more. If Ahhh Sugar Sugar were to make another salt scrub with the original salt formula, I would gladly snatch it up! Ahhh Sugar Sugar is a small business and they make everything by hand in small batches. They are an amazing business, and I am a big fan!

The scent notes for the Mango Sorbet Scrub are ripe mangoes, juicy lemons, and red raspberries. I can really smell the mangoes with a touch of the zesty/tart raspberries beneath the sweetness of the mangoes. This reminds me a lot of a native drink I had in the Bahamas that is made up of mangoes, coconuts, and rum. The scent of this scrub is so strong, that hours after I had used it, my partner and I came home and could still smell it STRONGLY throughout our home. I do not mind that strong of a scent, but if you are sensitive to scent, keep that in mind.

Glory Box Whipped Cleansing Scrub

I am a big fan of The Dirty Goat’s Whipped Cleansing Scrubs. Whipped Cleansing Scrubs are whipped soaps that have an added exfoliant in them to exfoliate the skin while it cleans. The Dirty Goat’s Whipped Cleansing Scrubs are super thick and lather up extremely well! Which is something that makes me very happy! 🙂 They also have so much sugar packed into them that they effectively scrub your skin without needing to add another “scrub” product.

Glory Box has scent notes of french pear, vanilla bean, toasted maplewood and amber. It is a very complex and unique scent; I will not do it justice through these mere words! I can distinctly make out the scent of maplewood though. I also get the scent of apple and of an almost butterscotch scent. The scent really warms up in the shower and it is a very luxurious experience! The colors in this scrub are super saturated and make it a fun experience to “paint” the colors on while washing and then rinse them off. Never fear, they do not stain the tub or you!

Glory Box Whipped Cleansing Scrub is available here! She also still has a ton of goodies available on her site to check out while you are there! I highly recommend The Dirty Goat, so have fun while browsing her products. She also restocks products on Sunday nights, so keep you eyes peeled for that!

September Box of Sugar: A Boo-tiful Surprise

I have more than loved every Box of Sugar I have ever gotten, but we cannot love everything, and I still hate to say it, but I do not love this box. None of the products really WOW me. They are all great products, just not my cup of tea, and that is OK. In this blog, I will not talk bad about these products or Ahhh Sugar Sugar. I will give you the same information I always do: scent notes, the different types of products, and any interesting information. I love Ahhh Sugar Sugar, and not loving this Box of Sugar does not change that!

Firstly, the design and craft that was put into decorating this Box of Sugar is stunning! They went above and beyond with this, and I love the spooky Halloween decorations!

The first product in this month’s Box of Sugar is Scream Cream Whipped Meringue. This has scent notes of warm pumpkin pie and pumpkin muffins. This smells just like warm pumpkin pie, which I am sure most people love! If you have been following my blog for any amount of time, then you know that I LOVE Ahhh Sugar Sugar’s Whipped Meringues. They are excellent body butters, and are wonderful at quenching dry skin.

Eye of the Beast Bath Bomb Premium Bath Bomb: This bath bomb is a beautiful blue color with a blue jewel for the “eye.” They were inspired by September’s birthstone: sapphire. This has scent notes of wild bayberry, juniper berry, vanilla sugar, fresh fruit. This bath bomb looks wonderful and I am sure will perform beautifully in the water.

Autumn Rainfall Anywhere Spritzer: My fiánce really enjoys this scent! It is a nice manly, clean scent. It smells just like an expensive cologne. It has scent notes of fallen leaves, warm amber, and brisk air. I mainly just get the warm amber and brisk air. It is a perfect fall scent! Ahhh Sugar Sugar’s Anywhere Spritzers cling to what they are sprayed up and can freshen up a room!

Boo-Berry Sugar Slushie: This is the product that I am really excited for! I did not order this scent from the last restock, hoping it would be in this box! Ahhh Sugar Sugar’s Sugar Slushies are a cleansing scrub, meaning you do not need to use an added soap with these scrubs, because they have soap added in! They are also packed with oils, so they are super moisturizing. This has scent notes of red berries, sugared coconut, white flowers, and blueberries. I am getting a nice fruity, white tea scent. This product is beautiful and does not disappoint.

Sweet as Pie Premium Bath Bomb: This bath bomb is in the shape of a pumpkin face with cocoa butter “icing” as the features to add some extra moisture to your skin and tub! This has scent notes of warm pumpkin pie and pecan praline.

The next Box of Sugar theme is “Gobble ‘TIll You Wobble!” I am very curious and interested to see what they come up with for this theme! If you are interested in getting signed up or putting your name on the waiting list for the Box of Sugar subscription, check out their Facebook page AhhhSugarSugar Sugar Babies!

September Empties

The months continue to fly by and every month I am happy to be getting use out of my products! Here is what I used up in the month of September!

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Aloha, Beaches Sugar Scrub: I did not think that I would like this scent, because I am not the biggest fan of coconut, but I really ended up enjoying it! You can hardly smell the coconut, and what really stands out is the cherry and pineapple juice. I already love Ahhh Sugar Sugar Scrubs, and this product does not disappoint! If you haven’t already, you NEED to try their scrubs.

The Dirty Goat Pink Grapefruit moisturizing body scrub: The Dirty Goat does good scrubs! They somehow seem to pack more “scrubbies” into a product than seemingly possible! It really does resurface the skin, and continue to moisturize after it has been used. The pink grapefruit scent is delightful as well! I have a review of this product here!

LUSH Aqua Marina Face Wash: If you have read any of my empties, you know that this is my holy grail face wash! It is perfect for my combination, sensitive skin. It keeps my skin clean, doesn’t irritate it, and keeps my oil at bay!

Macadamia Nourishing Moisture Hair Masque: I did not enjoy this product. I have used several different hair masks, and all of them were better than this one. I did not feel as if this helped or repaired my hair in any way. It may have added some extra moisture to my hair, but not much else. If nothing else, it did smell good!

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Morality Whipped Meringue: I enjoyed this whipped meringue! It is not my favorite scent they have done, but it is very clean and herbally. I really enjoy and recommend their whipped meringues! You can check out a review of this product here!

The Dirty Goat Natural Probiotic Deodorant: I LOVE this product! I cannot say enough good things about this deodorant! I recommend this product to everyone, and will continue to do it. It keeps me smelling fresh, does not have any of that pesky aluminum in it, and it smells amazing! My pores are also clear because I do not have any buildup of toxic metals! I have a review of this here and check out her website here!

Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil: I love this cleansing oil! I use this to take off my makeup at night, and get my face ready to cleanse. This is an affordable oil that breaks down makeup, even oil based makeup. It has a pump, so the oil does not get all over the place, and it smells amazing! If you are in the market for a cleansing oil, I recommend giving this a shot!

E.l.f. Cleansing Cloths: These makeup wipes were just okay. They did not stay wet enough, so I felt like I needed to use something else to help get my makeup off. If they could stay saturated in the solution, then I believe they would be better. They are nice for the price, and they do get swatches off well.

Not Your Mother’s Hair Spray: This product is terrible, and I hate to say that. The nozzle got all clogged, so it either wouldn’t spray or would spray in a shot somewhere. It did alright to add hold to my hair, but it was nothing amazing. It is not something that I would buy again.

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask: I enjoyed this product and it did last a very long time, but it is not something that I would repurchase. I believe I can get the same results from a highly moisturizing lip balm and could pay a 1/4th of the price for it.

Colorado Earth Scents: We used up two 6-cube clams scented in Lemon Pound Cake and Java Joy. These were a few of my favorite! My fiánce and I love anything coffee scented, so the Java Joy was a huge hit in our house! I love anything lemon scent, so the Lemon Pound was a favorite of mine. I will definitely repurchase from this company. I like to use soy instead of paraffin, and this company does 100% Natural U.S. Soy Wax Melts. Check out their website here!

NYX Matte Finish: This is my favorite finishing spray! I like to have a matte finish, and it helps keep my makeup set all day. I have probably gone through 10 bottles of this, and continue to repurchase.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Spiked Lemonade Shower Creme

Shower Crémes are one of Ahhh Sugar Sugar newer creations. I have used in-shower body lotions for a few years now, and I think they are a wonderful inventions, especially in the dead of winter when your skin needs a little extra hydration!

Ahhh Sugar Sugar’s Shower Créme come in squeeze tube like bottles, so you can easily control the amount of product you are using, and you are also not dipping your hands into a tub, so the product does not become contaminated. I personally enjoy this format of a shower créme the best out of all the ones that I have tried. The squeeze tube bottle really changes the game!

Ahhh Sugar Sugar’s Shower Créme is packed full with natural shea butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and aloe vera. It also has emulsifying wax to help bring the oil and water together to help penetrate the skin. It is a very nice formula that leaves your skin feeling moisturized and supple. When using the correct amount, it absorbs quickly into the skin; you do not need a lot to moisturize and cover your whole body. Once all rubbed in, you can step into the water spray for a few seconds and get any excess off. When toweling off, pat dry as to not strip your skin of the nutritious oils that were just added to your skin.

Spiked Lemonade has scent notes of pink lemonade, iced champagne, and sugared lemons. I primarily get notes of iced champagne and sugared lemons. Actually, I get notes of sugared iced champagne! It is a very light and delicate scent, not offensive in any way. It does stick to the skin, but it is not very strong in the bottle or on the skin. I am wondering if this is because of the format it is in, but cannot be sure, as I do not have it in any other formula.

Overall, I think Ahhh Sugar Sugar has done a great job at inventing this Shower Créme! It is highly moisturizing and their squeeze tube bottle has made it incredibly easy to use and not waste product. I really enjoy this scent and I am interested in trying Spiked Lemonade in different formats.