September Box of Sugar: If You’ve Got It, Haunt It

Halloween is an exciting time in the bath and body world! So many new releases and products to keep up with, it is overwhelming! Ahhh Sugar Sugar is doing a Halloween Mystery Box this year, which is VERY exciting! This Halloween themed Box of Sugar is beautiful and sets the tone wonderfully for the rest of October.

Fright Night Bath Bomb and Melt: Chocolate, carmel, and cinnamon, Oh my! I smelled this warm, comforting scent through the wrapper and I cannot wait to see how it performs in the tub! I am not normally a chocolate scented bath person, but this is blended so beautifully, I think it might break that rule!

Antidote Hand Soap: I LOVE Ahhh Sugar Sugar hand soaps! This comes at a perfect time, because I just used up my last bottle from them. This glows in the dark! Ahhh Sugar Sugar has done glow in the dark products before, and they always work so well! This is scented in sweet pumpkin, marshmallow, and creamy vanilla latte. I pick up the pumpkin and latte, and a spicy note that I was not expecting! This is a beautiful scent and I am excited to use this!

I Put A Spell On You Whipped Meringue: This is a hodgepodge of scents! This is scented in bubblegum, banana runts, cotton candy, and lemon drops. This scent is not for me; I do not like banana scents. To my nose, I get the artificial scent of bubblegum and cotton candy with the banana coming through at the end. I bet a lot of people will enjoy this scent!

Pick Your Poison Bath Frosting: This is a beautiful white frosting with a red center! I am really loving that look. This is scented in coca cola, blood orange, and vanilla ice cream. This is a different scent for me. It smells almost like a sweet vanilla coca cola float. It is a very light fragrance with nothing overpowering. I cannot wait to see how this smells warmed in the shower!

Ahhh Sugar Sugar generously supplied a coupon code in each BOS! I mean, how cool is that? Their 2019 Holiday pre-order is going on right now, so use that code and get 10% off of your holiday order! I know I will! What did you think of this month’s BOS? What are you looking for from this year’s holiday collection? Thank you for being here and reading my delightful ramblings.

September Empties!

September went by so fast and I am happy to have a lot of good empties this month! I am moving through my stash and it feels really good to get good use out of my products. Anyone else feel accomplished and successful when they use up products within their stash?

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Son of a Nut-Cracker Sugar-Free Bath Frosting: Normally I am all about the regular Bath Frostings with scrubby sugar, but I very much enjoyed the Sugar-Free version. This smelled like sweet peppermint and was nice and cooling during the hot summer months of August and September. It would be nice to see a scent like this come back this winter.

Joico Body Luxe Conditioner: We go through a lot of conditioner in our house. I have curly hair down to my butt and my partner has thick hair with a dry scalp, so I buy conditioner by the liter! This was a good conditioner! It was thick enough to fully moisturize my hair and not leave it a frizzy mess. I would consider repurchasing this conditioner.

LUSH Tea Tree Toner Water: This is my holy grail toner. I use this every day to help keep my oil and acne at bay. Even if I use other toners and products throughout my skincare routine, I will always continue to use this product. This is also a great toner that can be used throughout the day to help refresh the skin.

Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect Cleansing Oil: I very much enjoyed this cleansing oil! It broke down all my makeup and oil from the day to give my cleanser a chance to actually clean out my pores. This product did not dry out my skin, but left it feeling nourished. I did a full review on this product that you can find here. I would repurchase this product and I highly recommend you give this a shot.

Victoria’s Secret Tease Please Body Mist: I use to love this perfume, but as of late I have grown tired of it. I have been working through some of my older perfumes, and trying to move them out. This was a seasonal scent, so I could not repurchase this even if I wanted to, but this is not a scent I would repurchase.

The Dirty Goat Little White Tank Top Whipped Body Scrub: This was a different formula than I am used to; it was made with lava ash and was incredibly delicate, but still offered an amazing scrub. I very much enjoyed this cleansing scrub. The scent was a very delicate scent, but I think was a little overpowered by the base of this scrub.

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask: I very much enjoyed this scrub! It was a great scrub for when my skin was acting up and I needed something to get deep into my pores. I would use this while in the shower, and it has now become my goal to be able to use all my masks in the shower.

Bliss Bump Attendant: This has become a holy grail product for me. If you wax or if you struggle with ingrown hairs, you need this. This has changed the game for me and I highly recommend giving this a try.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Dream Big Body Mist and Linen Spray: I believe this was the first linen/body spray that Ahhh Sugar Sugar ever came out with! I very much enjoyed this spray and scent! I highly recommend their linen spray and I will continue to repurchase their items.

LUSH Santa’s Christmas Shower Cream: This was alright. It smells like Coca-Cola. I don’t particularly love that scent in bath and shower products. My partner used this up, and I don’t believe he particularly loved it either.

A solid month of empties all around! I am very happy with the products that I have used up and moved out. I am excited for the coming colder months to get some really good use out of my lotions and potions! What did you use up last month? Anything good? As always, thank you for reading my delightful ramblings.

August Box of Sugar: Excuse me while I kiss the sky.

Whoa, late posting of the Ahhh Sugar Sugar Box of Sugar! We are at the end of September, but better late than never! Did this month just totally fly by anyone else? Every time I would look at a calendar, I was shocked! It is just going to keep going, friends. We are about to hit the holidays, hold on tight! Now back to this BOS. I love the theme for this box! I am an August baby, and something about August always makes me think of the night sky. Those summer nights that seem to stretch on and on, and the peacefulness of the summer sky. You just cannot compare. I am glad that someone else thought to pair August with the night sky/galaxy.

Dark Side of the Moon Bath Frosting: This is a beautiful frosting that is made up of blue, purple, and white that are all swirled together to give us that galaxy effect. It has this amazing black label on it, with a cut out of the moon and a black hole. It is one of a kind. It is scented in crisp air, fresh rain, mandarin, and bergamot. It smells like the moments after a big summer storm. Anyone else know that scent? It has a slightly sweeter note from the mandarian, but the fresh rain and crisp air really make a statement. It is beautiful.

Nova Silky Dry Oil: I have recently gotten into dry oils, and they are amazing! This product does not leave you oily or greasy, but moisturizes the skin and leaves you feeling nourished. The scent also stays with the skin nicely, which is kinda surprising for how light the oil is. This is scented in earl grey tea, apple blossom, and pink champagne. I REALLY enjoy this scent and would love to see it back in the future. You get the apple and pink champagne, but it never gets too sweet. As you smell it, you might feel it getting too sweet, but the earl grey keeps everything balanced.

StarGazer Solid Bubble Bath: I have come to love Ahhh Sugar Sugar’s bubble bars. They always smell amazing, and they create such soft water and bubbles. This is colored after the bath frosting, and it is beautiful. This is scented in blue raspberry slushie, and smells just like the sweet candy scent. It will be nice to use this in a bath cocktail.

Galaxy Bath Bomb: Again, we have the purple and blue marbling, but with a little pink in the bomb. This is scented in neroli, ylang-ylang, black tea, black pepper, and peppermint. On cold, I get the neroli and ylang-ylang. I am excited to see if the peppermint and black tea/pepper come out in the tub. As with the bubble bars, their bath bombs perform amazingly in the tub.

StarDust Biodegradable Bath Dust: This is a vial of silver fine glitter that looks a little like moon or star dust. This will be fun to play with in the tub, and is such a fun little extra in this box. We are also reminded how amazing Ahhh Sugar Sugar is to the environment and pets. A company I can stand behind.

I really loved this box, and the overall theme. Some of the scents in this box are ones that I would love to see again! It is also exciting that in just a few weeks I will be receiving the September box! Sometimes it is good to do things a little late! What did you think of this month’s Box of Sugar? As always, thank you for reading my delightful ramblings.

August Empties!

It will be a short and sweet empties post for this month. I believe this is the first time I have had a month of products where everything I finished up I loved and would recommend! These are some tried and true favorite right here from tried and true vendors.

Hallo Queen Whipped Meringue from Ahhh Sugar Sugar: I love Ahhh Sugar Sugar Whipped Meringues! They are highly scented, super moisturizing lotions that keep my dry skin from cracking! Hallo Queen smells like amazing maple apples! Everytime I put it on, someone is always commenting on how edible in smells.

The Dirty Goat Raspberry, Strawberry, Guava Goat Milk and Honey Body Lotion: This is a super lux lotion, with it’s high quality glass jar. It is very light and silky while still being moisturizing enough for the dry skin on my hands. I used this throughout the summer months, and it was perfect. This scent is just sweet and fruity enough without being overpowering. I look forward to enjoying this scent again next summer.

LUSH Aqua Marina Face Cleanser: This is my holy grail face cleanser. I do a double cleanser every night, and this is the second cleanser that I use in that system. This is perfect for my super sensitive, combination, acne prone skin. It does not cause me to break out, does not dry out my dry spots, keeps my oily spots from becoming too oily, and just overall cleanses my skin. I have been using this for years, and I cannot imagine using anything else at this point.

Lemon Mint Grass Hand Soap from Ahhh Sugar Sugar: I loved this hand soap! It was super gentle, beautiful and smelled amazing! I very much enjoyed using it and I would gladly repurchase.

I was a little upset when I realized that I did not have a lot of empties this month, but then I checked out what I have in use, and I have a lot of products that are close to being finished. I love when I am able to use up a product and move it out of my stash, and am able to put another product in use, it is like a high! Anyone else feel me? If you do, I recommend checking out A Beauty Guru Made Me Do It, all one word though, on Instagram and Youtube. She is amazing with project pans and empties posts!

How did everyone else do this month? Are you happy with what you used up and moved out, and most of all, did you enjoy what you used? I know I did! Thank you for being here, and I hope you enjoyed my delightful ramblings.

Detanglers

I do not buy detanglers, nor do I normally use them. Even when I was a child, I do not remember my mother using detanglers on my sisters and I. This all started when I received a detangler in a Box of Sugar from Ahhh Sugar Sugar. Then I received another one. I started noticing detanglers from different indie brands, and I got curious. So I purchased a detangler from The Dirty Goat on a Facebook Destash group, and I started testing that one out. I received another one in a mystery grab bag. So for someone who does not purchase or normally use detanglers, I am up to my ears in them!

I have been comparing the detanglers from my two favorite indie brands, The Dirty Goat and Ahhh Sugar Sugar. They both work and perform beautifully, but there are noticeable differences in the product that I love and want to share with you.

Both companies detanglers work well to detangle hair for an easier brushing experience. Ahhh Sugar Sugar’s does what it says it is going to do. It detangles without leaving your hair feeling oily or heavy, or like you have any extra product in it. I do not feel like I have to be too careful about the product not hitting my roots; though with any product that has added oil in it, it is best to keep away from your roots. The scents from Ahhh Sugar Sugar are stronger and linger in my hair for longer than The Dirty Goat’s, which is an added perk of using a detangler.

The Dirty Goat’s detanglers have a much more noticeable amount of oil in them than the other detanglers that I have tried. This product works quicker than Ahhh Sugar Sugars, because of the high oil content, but you have to be very careful to only put this at the ends of your hair and to stay away from your roots. This detangler feels more like a leave-in conditioning treatment to my hair; it leaves my hair feeling noticeably softer and smoother. I cannot get second day hair if I use this product, because of all the added nourishing oils from the detangler. The scents for these products are lovely, but not as strong as Ahhh Sugar Sugar’s, nor do they linger as long.

Overall, I love both products and I enjoy that they are different! They offer me different uses, which I would normally not have, and I value the different things they do for my hair. Are there other detanglers that I should try? What are some of your favorites? As always, thank you. Thank you for reading my delightful ramblings.

July Box of Sugar: Girl’s Trip

Can Ahhh Sugar Sugar do no wrong? This Box of Sugar is perfect and just screams summer fun! This idea is made even more perfect by all of the products in the travel bag being airline standard for flying! How ingenious is that! I am loving all the fun tropical scents, and I cannot wait to go on my next trip so I can take this cute little travel bag. Now just to find the time to plan that much needed vacation…

Tropi-Cali Clarifying Body Wash: Ahhh Sugar Sugar body washes are super moisturzing and lathers nicely in the shower. This is scented in sugared oranges, tropical flowers, and exotic star fruit. To my nose, this smells strongly of a sweet tropical fruit scent. The sugared oranges stand out in this, with the flower and star fruit grounding and added a subtle tropical note to the scent.

Girl’s Night Spritz: I love these mists! I use these to help freshen a room or add a nice touch to my bedsheets. This is scented in pomegranate, floral mist, and sultry amber. To my nose I get, a sweet, powdery amber scent. I really enjoy this! I cannot wait to use this in a room or on my pillowcase.

I AM Body Butter: Would this really be a Box of Sugar without a Whipped Meringue! This tube is in the perfect size to throw into a beach bag or purse. This whipped meringue is scented in lemon cookie, blackberry, and powdery vanilla musk. The lemon cookie is very strong in this blend.

Dream Big Solid Shampoo: I really enjoy shampoo bars, even though I don’t use them very often. Ahhh Sugar Sugar’s shampoo bars are extremely moisturizing which is needed for my dry hair. I love that this shampoo bar has a string connected to it, so you can hang it to dry between uses. That is perfect! This is scented in mandarin, orange blossom, white musk, and neroli. This is a very nice balanced orange scent, and I enjoy this scent in a shampoo bar.

I AM Bath Bomb: It is very nice to have a mini bath bomb in this box. I love these mini bombs to throw into the tub for a quick, easy bath. This is scented in the same scent as the above whipped meringue. The bath bomb picks up more of the blackberry scent, which is what I prefer.

Flossy Posse Bath Frosting: I love that we receive bath frostings regularly in BOS’s. I mean, I don’t even need to buy bath frostings anymore…. But that doesn’t stop me! This bath frosting is swirled in beautiful pastel colors and scented in rich vanilla cream, kaffir lime leaves, and sugared rose. To my nose, I smell sugared vanilla lime, with the rose as an undernote to help mellow and make it not too sweet. This is a beautiful bath frosting and I am excited to use it.

Let’s Party Travel Pop: This is a pop up of all the essentials you often forget at home! There are hair ties, Q-Tips, cotton swabs, floss, and bobby pins! This is such a thoughtful thing to include, and something that makes this subscription box stand out compared to others.

This box was simple and perfect in its simplicity. They have provided the perfect travel bag and all of the needed products. It inspires you to plan that summer trip, because it screams summer fun! I loved this idea and it was just what I needed for a midsummer pickup! What did you think of this month’s Box of Sugar? Did it give you all the summer vibes and make you want to plan that summer trip? Let me know in the comments!

July Empties!

I am so excited to have some empties to share with you all! I have been using products, but it is nice to finally see some empties rolling through! Also, August is my BIRTHDAY month!! It is LEO season, and I am here for it! Any other August babies out there? Show some love in the comments!

Eva-Nyc Clean It Up Shampoo: This shampoo was nothing to write home about. I did not love it and I did not hate it. It cleaned my hair, but it did not do anything special. I would not repurchase it and I do not recommend it.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Carousel Shower Gel: This was the first shower gel that Ahhh Sugar Sugar ever put out and it came out in a Box of Sugar! I have been holding on to this for years now, and I felt like it was time to use it up. I did enjoy this shower gel. It lathered nicely and moisturized the skin. I would not repurchase this though. I far prefer the bath frostings.

LUSH Kitchen Maypole Body Lotion: I love the LUSH Kitchen body lotions, and I wish they continued to make them. This lotion moisturized well, soaked into the skin and did not leave a greasy feeling. This smelled like sweet mint and the fragranced lingered on the skin throughout the day. I would definitely repurchase if this ever came out again.

The Dirty Goat Probiotic Deodorant: This is the ONLY deo that I use! This is simply the best on the market, and it is created by an amazing boss babe! I highly recommend this product and I will continue to repurchase this! Go check out my review of this here.

Amika Triple Rx Mask: I really enjoy Amika hair masks! This was super nourishing, moisturizing, and smelled amazing. This helped make my color treated, curly, frizzy hair more manageable and adds back a lot of moisture that my hair needed.

Mad Hippie Advanced Skin Care Vitamin C Serum: I very much enjoyed this serum! This did wonders for my skin. It helped clear my skin up and keep my skin clear. I highly recommend this product and I will be repurchasing! Check out my full review of this