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.

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: 1975 Deep Conditioning Hair Mask

I love hair masks! I routinely use them in place of conditioner throughout the week and they work wonders for my hair. I have had my eye on The Dirty Goat’s hair mask for some time now, and rave review after rave review continued to peek my interest. I was lucky enough to pick one up off of a destash page for a discounted price so that I could give it a try. Man, does it hold up to all the rave or what!

This hair mask is thick and creamy, which is just what you want to see in a hair mask. It spreads easily throughout the hair to evenly coat all your strands. It rinses out well and does not leave your hair greasy, but silky smooth and tangle free. My hair becomes very difficult to work with once wet, which is why I love and use hair masks. This hair mask allows me to work a brush through my hair or even let it air dry without becoming a frizzy mess. This product is one that would easily help dry and damaged hair becomes more manageable and smooth, which is the dream.

The 1975 scent has scent notes of mandarin, casis, amber, pink jasmine, vanilla and tonka beans. To my nose, I pick up a woodsy amber scent that is elevated by the jasmine and vanilla. This is not a scent I would normally go for, but I really enjoy it in this format. It perfumes the hair nicely, but is not overpowering, so anything you put on afterwards will still shine.

I very much enjoyed this hair mask, and I can see now why everyone goes crazy for it. The one thing that would keep me from repurchasing this is the price. It is $20 for 5oz of product. I have hair down to my butt and I use a lot of conditioner. For me personally, I cannot justify this as a regular purchase. For others who maybe use hair masks as the treat they are and are not a savage with them like me, I could totally see this being more reasonable.

Have you tried this product? What other products would you like to see me review on here? Let me know in the comment section! As always, 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 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.

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.

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.

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