January Box of Sugar: all is fair in love and war

I expected something different for the January Box of Sugar, something along the lines of new year/new me with some fresh scents! I love their January Box every year, and the theme of this box is great, just not what I was expecting! While we are here, would anyone else like a redo for 2020? Cause I know I sure would!

Pour Some Sugar On Me Premium Shave Soap: These premium shave soaps are so luxurious and thick! They spread easily over the skin and allow for a close shave and silky soft skin! This is scented in sugar cookies, cotton candy ice cream and waffle cones. The cotton candy ice cream is very sweet and dominant, I do not get much of the other scent notes. I am curious to see how this warms up in the shower.

Pink Frosting Lip Scrub: AU Sugar Sugar does amazing lip scrubs! They are scrubby, but never harsh and they moisture while they work! This is scented in fluffy pink buttercream and smells good enough to eat! I will happily slather this on my lips and lick the excess off!

She’s A Flirt Sugar Scrub: I am so happy for another full size sugar scrub! AU Sugar Sugar really does the best sugar scrubs that I have ever tried! They are SUPER scrubby, but have lots of oils that help moisturize the skin and the scents are out of this world! This is scented in pink coconut, sugared berries, warm vanilla, and fluffy spun sugar. The pink coconut and sugared berries play really well together and are the first thing you smell. The vanilla sits below it all to provide some depth, and the sugar adds an overall sweet smell. I really enjoy this scent, and I am excited to see how it warms in the heat of the water.

Water My Melon Massage Bar: NEW PRODUCT ALERT! This massage bar is basically a solid body butter that is meant to be rubbed on your dry patches. As the heat of your skin melts the oils in the bar, you can really massage them into your skin. This is scented in watermelon, jasmine, and bubble gum. I wish the watermelon scent was stronger on this. I would love a good watermelon scent from AU Sugar Sugar! The watermelon is light with the jasmine adding a nice floral note. I do not smell the bubble gum on cold.

I was a little bit underwhelmed by this Box of Sugar. The scents are all amazing, but the sizes are just small. I was expecting more and something different for the January BOS. Don’t get me wrong, I will be enjoying these products! They just were a little underwhelming. What did you think of this month’s Box Of Sugar? How are all of you fairing during these difficult times? If you ever need anyone to talk to, I am available! Any prayers or good thoughts you can send our way would be greatly appreciated. As always, thank you for reading my delightful ramblings.

January/February Empties!

Hello Friends! These past few months have been nothing but craziness! We adopted the cutest puppy from the shelter, and have been adjusting to life with a new baby in the house. A day after we brought her home, we both came down with the flu. It was a tough few days of transition, but I think we finally have a routine going. Now we are just trying to manage all the teething! 🙂

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Lace on a Cake Whipped Meringue: I love these body butters and rely on them to keep my skin moisturized year round! I very much enjoy this scent! It reminds me of Vanilla Lace from Victoria Secret. It is a sweet vanilla scent that perfumes the skin nicely. I highly recommend these Whipped Meringues and I always repurchase.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Prima Donna Sugar Slushie: I am sad to see this one go. I absolutely adored this scent and I am patiently waiting for it to make a return. I have really started to enjoy sugar slushies. They are a very moisturizing scrub that is not too harsh on the skin, but effectively scrubs. This scent was a STUNNER. It is scented in fresh strawberries and spiked lemonade. I personally don’t get the lemonade much, but that strawberry scent is where it is at! I want to smell this at all times!

The Dirty Goat Get Naked Hand Cream: If I would have known that this hand cream existed, I would have been buying it! I received this in a mystery bag, and it is a game changer! This hand cream is so soothing and moisturizing to my chapped hands. It truly gave my skin some relief. I will be repurchasing this! I highly recommend giving this a try!

LUSH Kitchen Hot Toddy Shower Gel: This is one of my favorite Christmas scents from LUSH! This shower gel is gloriously thick and rich. It lathers nicely and it is a beautiful deep red with gold glitter.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Drunken Leprechaun Bath Frosting: I really thought that I would love this scent, but after a few uses it ended up getting old. This was scented in peach sangria and lucky charms. It is a very sugary scent that I just dont think worked well in the heat of the shower.

Aromas Artesanales De Antigua Lavender and Chamomile Hand Cream: I really enjoyed this! This stayed on my bedside table and I would use it before bed. It had a nice soothing scent that was not overpowering. This hand cream was not thick, but it did moisturize well.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Soy Lip Balm: I have had this little pot of goodness for a looonnng time! I have been working on this product for a few years now, and I have finally finished it! This lip balm was good! I would repurchase if they ever bring this back.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Antidote Hand Soap: I love Ahhh Sugar Sugar hand soaps! They just recently started adding them to their restocks, and I am so happy they did! This was scented in sweet pumpkin, fluffy marshmallow and creamy vanilla latte. I very much enjoyed this scent! It smells like sweet, spicy pumpkin!

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Don’t Be So Vanilla Sugar Slushie: I enjoyed this product, but the scent was not my favorite. This was scented in vanilla musk, pink carnation, amber and teakwood. To my nose, all I could smell was the musk. Not a bad scent, just not something I would repurchase.

Overall, I wish I had more empties to show for two months, but I am happy with the products that I did use up. I have been going through a lot of my backstock of Ahhh Sugar Sugar and LUSH Kitchen, and it is bittersweet. There are a lot of changes happening in my life, and in general, I feel like everyone is experiencing changes. It can be tough, but everything is good, and we have to just keep honoring the space we are in and moving forward. I appreciate all of you and I hope you are all doing well. Thank you so much for being here and reading my delightful ramblings.

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: 6% Alpha Hydroxy Acid Toning Solution

The Dirty Goat makes more than just amazing whipped scrubs and perfect all natural deo, she also makes fabulous skincare products! I have slowly been branching out and trying more of her skincare products, and the most recent one that I have been testing is the 6% AHA Toning Solution.

First off, can we talk about how she puts right on the label what percent the acid or active ingredient is in her formula? I love this! A lot of big skin care brands won’t disclose their % ‘s on their active ingredients in their formulas. I think it shows a lot of character and integrity that Erica discloses this to her customers.

Alpha Hydroxy Acid is said to help reduce wrinkles, smooth skin, and helps clear up discolored spots and acne. I use this toning solution after I wash my face and before my moisturizer. I have been using it for about a month and a half, which is about how long I like to give skincare to notice a difference, either positive or negative.

I am very happy to report that this toning solution does not break me out, which is always my biggest concern. It also does not irritate my skin, which I was worried about seeing as this is my first time using an AHA. With regular use, I do notice that my skin stays smooth, no more little bumps on my cheeks or forehead. This toning solution has also helped to fade some old acne scars, and kept new acne scars from forming. I have also noticed that my skin seems brighter, not the dull look it can sometimes get between facials.

This toning solution did not dry out my face, irritate my eyes or any dry patches on my skin. I did always follow up with a moisturizer, which helped continue to work this into my skin. It does have a sort of “chemically” smell but nothing that is super offensive, and the scent does not linger on the skin.

I believe that I paid around $20 for this product, which for the amount of product you get, 8.5 oz, and how little you need to cover a face, I think that is a very fair price. I would gladly repurchase this product, and I highly recommend anyone wanting to branch out into some acid toners, to give this a shot.

To stay up to date on current pre-orders and restocks, I suggest following The Dirty Goat’s facebook group. It is there that Erica posts current product releases, and what to look for next. Tap this link, and get yourself invited to the club!

What would you like to see next? As always, thank you for being here, and reading my Delightful Ramblings.

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