November Empties!

December really snuck up on me! I feel like November just started and then it was over and done with before I knew it. Anyone else feeling like the weeks are passing faster than normal? I have a normal roundup of empties this month, and I am very happy to be moving some older products out of my stash.

Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo: I have really cut back on my dry shampoo usage, but this is still my favorite! It soaks up my oils, and still allows me to style my hair. If you are looking for a dry shampoo, I highly recommend giving this a shot.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Potpourri: This came in a BOS last year, and I have been waiting to use it for a special time. This is our first Christmas in our new house, so I brought this potpourri out this holiday season! It smells amazing and has really added a special touch to our home.

Tree Hut Brown Sugar Shea Sugar Scrub: This is a good solid scrub. It is very affordable and does the job. I really enjoy this scent. It is sweet and spicy with a hint of apple. I must say though, I miss my small business scrubs.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Whipped Meringue in Holiday Cheer: If you have been following me for any length of time, than you know that I love Ahhh Sugar Sugar and their Whipped Meringues. I very much enjoyed this one! It was light, slightly fruity and with a hint of floral. I do not know that I would repurchase this scent again, but only because I love other scents more.

LUSH Kitchen Buttercream in Lemslip: I really used to enjoy these buttercreams, but after using other small businesses body washes/frosting, I did not love this as much. I love the lemon scent and this does leave you feeling clean, but I do not like that this does not lather the way that I want it to. I cannot purchase this again, but I would not if I could. I am glad to have finished an older product and to have moved it out of my stash.

Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Body Mist: As I said in my last empties, I am trying to work through my older perfumes and body mists. I have had this mini spray for several years and would use it when we went out of town. I enjoyed this scent, but I won’t be purchasing it again. I am happy to have used this up and moved it off my vanity.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Whipped Meringue in Je T’AIME: This is my first time using this scent, and I expected it to be more than what it was. I did enjoy this scent, but I just expected it to be more. I would not be unhappy if I got this scent again, but I do enjoy other scents more.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfume: I LOVE this stuff. I have loved this scent for years, and I will continue to repurchase it. Do you guys have any ideas on how to repurpose the tops of these? They are beautiful and it seems a shame to just throw it away.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Hangover Soak: This came in a BOS a few years ago and I thoroughly enjoyed using it. This smelled like lemon and lavender pound cake. I love these little things that come in the BOS. It is a nice change and it provides a pleasant experience throughout the use.

Overall, I am happy with what I used up and am excited to see what this month brings! Things have been crazy around here lately, so we shall see what the coming months will bring. I hope you all have an amazing Christmas and a Happy New Year spent with loved ones. Thank you so much for spending this year with me and reading my Delightful Ramblings.

October Box of Sugar: Falling leaves & pumpkins please!

This is a good ole’ Box of Sugar! I love all of the products in this box, plus the scents are all winners in my book! It is amazing that we regularly get to try new products, and it is always a treat to receive a bath bomb!

An Ode to Asheville: This scent is soooo good! I cannot get enough of it! This is scented in toasted marshmallows, crisp fir, smoldering woods, and rich vanilla. To my nose, I get the toasted marshmallows and vanilla at the front with the woods and fir below it all to make it not so sweet. This is a shimmering whipped meringue, so it adds a hint of sparkle that makes such a nice touch!

A Drive in the Fall Bath Bomb: This beautiful bath bomb has all the colors of the falling leaves. I cannot wait to see this in the water. This has scent notes of mountain air, rain, snow, and lemon. This is such a fresh scent, and perfect for the dream of this bath bomb.

Meet Me at the Orchard Body Batter: NEW PRODUCT ALERT! To my knowledge, this is a super scrubby, sudsy, moisturizing sugar scrub. I am very excited to try this and see how it compares to their coveted sugar scrub! This has scent notes of apple, cedar wood, cinnamon, peach, and pipe tobacco. This smells like fall in a jar! To my nose, I smell apples and sweet peach with cinnamon. The cedar wood and pipe tobacco softens everything out and makes it not so sweet.

Bless this Hot Mess Bath Frosting: I am very excited to grow my “travel size” bath frosting collection! They are so cute and perfect for traveling, gifting, or trying a new scent. This is scented in toasted pumpkin, green apple, marshmallow and brown sugar. I never used to be a fan of pumpkin scents, but the pumpkin blends that Ahhh Sugar Sugar continues to bring out has changed my mind! This smells like a baked fall pie. You get the tartness from the green apples, with the warmth from the pumpkin and marshmallow, and the sweetness of the brown sugar.

Overall, I am very satisfied with this month’s BOS and I am very excited to try the new Body Batter. It is boxes like this that make me excited for what is next with Ahhh Sugar Sugar. What did you think of this month’s BOS? Any scents or products you really love? As always, thank you for reading my delightful ramblings.

October Empties!

October just seemed to fly by! We are into November and I am using up products faster than I ever have before! It is exciting and interesting all at the same time. I am using up a lot of old products and perfumes, and it is nice to get them out of my stash. Anyone else making progress or effort of older items?

Victoria’s Secret Bombshells in Bloom Body Mist: I really love this scent! It is sweet and slightly floral and it last long on my skin and hair. I have a full bottle of this in a perfume, so I will not be without it.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Clarify This Invigorating Shampoo Scrub: This was an interesting product to use and the first time I have used a product like this before. I don’t need a product like this, but it was fun to use! It smelled amazing and had huge salt crystals that really scrubbed your scalp. I won’t be repurchasing this, simply because I do not need a product like this.

EVA NYC Soften Up Conditioner: I really did not enjoy this conditioner. It did nothing for my hair and I do not recommend this product to anyone. I do not even know how you could call this a conditioner. I will not be repurchasing.

The Dirty Goat 1975 Deep Conditioning Hair Mask: I very much enjoyed this product! I posted a full review of it here. I would not repurchase this, not because I do not like the product, but because of the size and price. I explain it all in my review, so please check it out!

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Don’t Be A Turkey Bath Frosting: I love bath frostings and it was nice to use this and get it out of my stash, as it was one of my older frostings. This was scented in fresh pears, cranberries, and vanilla butter. This was a very interesting scent combination and I really grew to love it.

Colorado Earth Scents: I used up a clamshell in peach fizz. I love and use soy wax and this is a brand that I have used for a couple years now. Peach Fizz was a great scent. It was sweet, without being too sweet, fizzy, and peachy. I highly recommend this company and I will be repurchasing again.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Petty Betty Whipped Meringue: This scent really grew on me, and I enjoyed it a lot. I got this during a sale which is a great time to try different scents. I love these whipped meringues and I will always continue to repurchase them and recommend them.

Bath Bakes Fudge de Leche Bath Cream: This straight up smells like decadent fudge and it was so luxurious to use in the shower. This is one of the first products that my partner has actually really enjoyed using. I need to make another order here soon.

Victoria’s Secret Heavenly Body Mist: I really grew to love this scent! At first, I really hated it but I got it in a Christmas gift and the more I wore it, the more I grew to love it. It’s musky while still being light. I think it is one of the perfect scents for traveling because it is good for day and night.

Victoria’s Secret Noir Tease: I used to love this scent several years ago, but I have grown out of it. I am happy to see this go and I do not think I will be repurchasing this in the future.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Zucchini Bread Stressel Frozen Custard: I REALLY love these products. They are super moisturizing and they last longer than their whipped meringues. I wish they were more readily available during their restocks. I will continue to repurchase these items.

D3 Vitamins: I like to share what vitamins I use up so people can see that a whole bottle of vitamins have been used. I take Vitamin D with my Vitamin C. It helps your body to absorb Vitamin C better and more fully.

I feel pretty successful this month with the amount of products I used up, and particularly with moving the older or less used items out of my stash. It is time for the older body mists to finally be finished up and moved out. I have better perfume to use and love! I am happy with where I am at, and I hope you had a successful month to! If you have any questions about any of the products listed, don’t hesitate to ask! Thank you for being here and reading my delightful ramblings!

The Dirty Goat Sulfate Free Shampoo and Body Wash

I have been very interested in trying some of The Dirty Goat hair care products for some time now, and I was lucky enough to receive one of her sulfate free Shampoo and Body Wash in a recent mystery bag. I have been using this product on and off for a few weeks, and wanted to share my thoughts and experiences on this product.

This is scented in Bad At Love, which is a new to me scent and one that I really enjoy. It has scent notes of white washed woods, citrus leaves, vetiver, and tonka beans. It is a woodsy almost musky scent that is lifted by the citrus and sweetness of the tonka. Erica makes this product in all types of scents though, so if this scent is not for you don’t fret!

My first reaction to this product is that it is very liquidy, almost surprisingly so. Most shampoos and body washes have a level of thickness to them that this product is missing. I am not sure if that is because it is sulfate free or if that is just the formulation of Erica’s recipe. Either way, it is not a deal breaker for me and the product, just an observation.

I struggled to run this shampoo through my hair. It is like the product did not want to move from the one spot that it was put on my head and so I felt like I had to use a lot of product to get it to move throughout my hair enough for it is cover the majority of my head. This shampoo did cleanse my hair well, and did not leave my hair feeling overly dry or tangly like other sulfate free shampoos do, but it just did not seem to want to move through my hair. It was an odd experience, and one that I do not remember experiencing before with other shampoos. This could totally be user error, and I would love any thoughts you have on this product or others like it.

I have not tried this as a body wash, but I imagine that it would work just fine! It gives a nice cleansing experience. It is my understanding that this product is typically used as a shampoo, and not as a body wash, which is why I went the route of shampoo first.

I think this was a great dip into The Dirty Goat’s hair care products, and I am excited to continue to explore what Erica and her brand has to offer. The next product I am very interested in trying her sea salt shampoo! Have you tried this shampoo? What do you think? Tell me all your thoughts in the comments below! Thank you for reading my delightful ramblings.

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.

The Dirty Goat: Practical Magic Seasonal Box

The Dirty Goat has made her first seasonal box! This is a Halloween, Practical Magic themed box that came with five products and a quote from the movie. I personally love the quote and it will be something that I put up in my office. The products that came in this box are beautiful and play into the Practical Magic theme well. All of these products and scents are new to me, which adds to the surprise and magic of the box.

Aunt Jet’s Bella Donna Bath and Body Oil: This oil can be used in the bath to add extra moisture to a long soak, or straight to the skin. This is scented in madagascar vanilla, cedarwood, musk, and lemon. This is a very warm musky scent with the cedarwood and musk leading. The vanilla helps give it a touch of sweetness and the lemon makes sure it does not get too musky. I think this would add such a special touch to a nice warm bath, and I cannot wait to get it in the tub.

All Hallows Eve Car Freshener: I really love this idea of having my favorite scents as car fresheners now. I think it is so great that The Dirty Goat is stepping into those spaces of “household” goods. This is scented in cinnamon buns, icing, and fresh vanilla bean. I love this! I am a big fan of cinnamon, and this is right up my ally. This will be hanging in my car all winter long!

Lavender Gates Room and Linen Spray: I have recently really gotten into room and linen sprays. They are such an easy way to freshen up a space and give it a little special touch! Lavender Gates is scented with lavender, vanilla, musk, and patchouli. This is a warm lavender scent with the lavender being an herbal lavender and not a sweet lavender. The musk adds to the lavender scent and the vanilla helps give some sweetness.

Jimmy Angelou Cologne Balm: I like to use solid fragrances when I am just doing things around the house or getting ready for bed. I use them like touch points to help ground and relax my mind. I could not find the scent notes for this on her website, but this scent smells slightly clean, herbal and not too musky. The balm is very soft, which helps with the ease of applying this. The scent is not very strong though, which is kinda a bummer.

Midnight Margaritas Lip Balm: Guys, I go through chapsticks like nobody’s business. I am stoked to have a huge lip balm to use and abuse, especially with the colder months coming up. This balm is very soft and moisturizing. I also could not find this one on her scent list, but to me, this smells like sweet, gummy lime candies. This scent reminds me of Calacus from LUSH. I enjoy this scent in this format, and it makes me want other scents in lip balm form.

Overall, I think this was a solid first box. It can be tough to create something like a seasonal box from scratch, especially with everyone’s thoughts and opinions on what it should or should not be. I like the scents and products that we received, and I am excited to try some of these new to me products. I cannot wait to break open that car freshener, and the lip balm has already been used! What did you think of this first box? Did you find any new favorites? As always, 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!