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.

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.

June Box of Sugar: Summer Fling!

I am a summer baby! I love everything about it, and I just soak it all up while I can, at least until I can convince my partner to move further south or to an island 😉 Anyone else live for the summer? I get so excited for the summer bath products to start arriving, because it means that 1. Summer is here and 2. I get to enjoy all the amazing fruity, floral, intense, sweet summer scents!

This Box of Sugar reminds me of their old classic Boxes. It has old favorites, a few new products and all new scents. So basically, the perfect monthly subscription box. I am curious now though, do you guys have a favorite “type” of box? Do you love the all new boxes or do you like to see some classics thrown in as well?

Talk about a classic product! I MET YOU IN THE SUMMER Bath Frosting is the first product from this box. Can we just talk about how pretty this product is? The beautiful pastel colors swirled together with a darker floral label; I am here for it! This product is scented in sandalwood, white cedar, peaches, bergamot, and vanilla. The sandalwood and white cedar are very strong in this, with the peaches and vanilla rounding it out with some subtle sweetness. I think this smells like a man’s body wash, and I quite enjoy that! I am very curious to see how this scent warms up in the heat of the water!

(pre) Shaved Ice Pre-Shave Treatment is a new product in this box. This product was made to be used right before you shave to help exfoliate and nourish the area for the best shave. It has lemon juice and different salts in it to help exfoliate and brighten the skin and coconut oil and kokum butter to moisturize and nourish the skin. This product is scented with jasmine, watermelon, tropical mango mojito. This smells (almost) sickly sweet to my nose. The watermelon and tropical mango are front and center with the jasmine trying to help ground the scent a little. Not my favorite on cold sniff, but I think this will work nicely in the shower.

LET’S FLAMINGLE Whipped Meringue Body Butter is another classic from Ahhh Sugar Sugar and one I am sure many people are glad to get in their boxes! I know I love to have these on hand to throw into a bag or leave on a nightstand! They are perfect body butters because they are super moisturizing but don’t leave you feeling greasy, which is key in the summer! This is scented in pink champagne, lemon macaroons, and buttercream. To my nose, I smell the macaroons and buttercream with the pink champagne and a hint of lemon rounding out the sweet scents.

For the last new product, we received ALOE HA Sun Soothe. This is an oil and toner mist to help soothe irritated, dry, or sunburned skin. I am so excited for this product and cannot wait to use it! This just seems like such a good idea to me! This is scented in orange and hibiscus. I get a floral orange scent which is just delightful and delicate. I really enjoy this scent.

Overall, a nice classic Box of Sugar from Ahhh Sugar Sugar. I know which products I am most excited to use. What are some of your favorites? As always, thank you for being here and reading my delightful ramblings.

May Box of Sugar: Thirty AF

Ahhh Sugar Sugar has really been expanding their horizons with different types of products than they have made before, but while still staying within their brand. It is very cool and exciting to see them expand their product line, while continuing to make their tried and true products that everyone knows and loves!

The April’s Box of Sugar focused on very natural and fresh products. This month’s box of sugar has all new items in it as well, all centered around pampering yourself! Traditionally, the May Box of Sugar is a birthday theme box because the founder of Ahhh Sugar Sugar, Haley, birthday is in May.

The first new product featured in this box is an invigorating scalp shampoo and scrub called Clarify This. I have been extremely interested in these types of products lately, but have not taken the plunge and tried them. Now I get to! So far, I have heard nothing but good things about this product, and I cannot wait to try it and see what it does for my scalp. I have very long hair, that can tend to go flat throughout the day, and I am curious to see if this product can help with that at all. The scent notes for this product have not been revealed to us yet, but it smells very similar to a scent from another indie vendor. To my nose, I smell lemon, blackberry and vanilla, and I am HERE for it!

Next up, Geode Bomb: a sea salt bath bomb! This bomb is lovely and simplicist, topped with a generous amount of sea salt. This has a very nice floral scent with a fruity touch. I am very excited to drop this in my new tub and relax!

Cake in a Jar, body and soap scrub, is a twist on two of their classic products. They took their infamous body frosting and layered it with their AH-mazing sugar scrub to make a fun new shower and bath treat! To top it all off, it is scented in Birthday Suit, how fitting! Birthday Suit has scent notes of fruit loops, birthday cake, jasmine, and clary sage. To my nose, I get the sweet bakery smell that is grounded by the clary sage and jasmine. I very much enjoy this scent, and I am glad to have it back in my collection!

Wake Your Face Up energizing facial moisturizer. This is a VERY new product that I was not expecting to see from Ahhh Sugar Sugar, but am so happy to see them step into this space. This moisturizer is said to have caffeine extract to help “wake up your face” (get it?) It also has lemon essential oil, beet root extract, and aloe vera gel, all of which are very good for brightening and moisturizing your skin. This smells like a lemon. Just a pure lemon scent, which I do not find overwhelming on my face at all. This does seem a little heavy on my skin, but I also have very oily skin and it is the middle of summer, so anything I put on my face seems heavy. I will continue to use this, and make a dedicated review later. What do you think of this product so far?

Cake Face Mask, a wet and dry customizable duo mask. Now that I think about it, I am surprised we have not seen a mask from Ahhh Sugar Sugar before! If we have, please correct me in the comment section down below! This mask has french green clay and kaolin clay separated from organic aloe vera gel. Them being separated allows you to make a fresh mask in the amount that you want anytime you would like to use this product. I enjoy clay masks as spot treatments and on my nose, and I cannot wait to use this! Again, I will do a dedicated review of this product at a later date.

I feel as though I say this in every Box of Sugar review, but I am blown away! Ahhh Sugar Sugar continues to step up their game and make amazing new products every month! I am telling you guys, Ahhh Sugar Sugar is makin’ some moves! Ya’ll better watch out! I am very excited to see where they go, and how they continue to incorporate the new products in with the old favorites. What do you guys think of this month’s Box of Sugar? What do you think of all that Ahhh Sugar Sugar has been doing lately?

May Empties!

May was not a month for empties. I feel as if I brought out a lot of new products to use in the month of May, but did not seem to finish much. I have a feeling that June will much more empties… hopefully!

Bath and Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Shower Gel: My fiance and I use one of these products every winter! We really enjoy the scent, and it is a nice scent tradition that we enjoy and share in the colder months.

Simple Cleansing Wipes: These are the only wipes that I have found that does not break me out, leave a film on my face, and takes off the majority of my makeup. I have repurchased and will continue to do so.

Ahhh Sugar Sugar Ice Cream Social Solid Bubble Scoop: I was surprised at the performance of this bubble scoop! It filled the tub with fluffy bubbles, and smelled amazing! I will definitely repurchased this bubble scoop if they offer it again!

Well, that is all for my empties this month! I am not sure that I have ever had a month with only 3 empties! I am almost certain that next month with have many more empties! How did everyone else do this month?

Thank you for being here for my ramblings!

April Box of Sugar: Farmhouse Fresh

This month’s Box of Sugar is WAY different than anything else Ahhh Sugar Sugar has put out. They went with a totally different theme and feel than what they normally do, and this is a nice change! For this month’s box, they went with a totally clean and natural look and feel, and it seems like there might be more to come with these types of products.

The Barn at Post Oak and Ahhh Sugar Sugar collabrated again to bring us an AMAZING Soy Wax Candle. I am so happy that Ahhh Sugar Sugar uses and promotes soy wax, because that is what I like to use in my own home. This candle is scented in lemon verbena, cedar, peppermint, vanilla sugar, and eucalyptus. You know what is crazy? You can smell all of those scents, and they blend together perfectly. On the top, you get the lemon, peppermint and eucalyptus, the vanilla sugar sweeten all those “harsher” scents with the cedar giving it all some depth. Ahhh Sugar Sugar was also super kind, and provided everyone with very elegant matches in a glass bottle.

Sea Salt and Vanilla Bean Bath Oil. Ahhh Sugar Sugar has put out some nice bath oils before, but this bath oil is simple and luxurious, at the same time. I am very excited to use this, and see how this warms up in the heat of the bath. This smells of sweet vanilla bean, that is mellowed by the oil and salt.

Body Soap. Ahhh Sugar Sugar puts out Bath Frostings and Sugar-Free Bath Frostings. This is just labeled as Body Soap, so I am curious to see if this is a whole new formula, or is the same formula as the Sugar-Free Bath Frostings. This is scented in apricot, bergamont, and mint. This smells of sweet apricot, with just a hint of sweet mint.

Body Scrub. I have missed Ahhh Sugar Sugar scrubs! I ran out a few months ago, and just haven’t restocked yet. This is scented in rosemary, blood orange, basil, and thyme. This smells of sweet blood orange and herbs. It is a very nice, clean scent and one that I feel would transfer well to other products.

Hand Soap. This is a gorgeous hand soap that is all peachy and iridescent. I am excited to see them do a hand soap that is not foaming. This product looks amazing and I am excited to see how this works! It is scented in lemon, mint, and grass. This smells of minty lemon, with grass as an anchor. It is a nice clean, spring scent.