Friday, August 8, 2014

Yankee Candle Scenterpiece Easy Melt Cup System Review

It's been so long since I've updated this blog, I don't even know how to work this anymore. BUT when a local store comes out with a brand new way to fragrance the home, it's worth posting about. As always, I prefer talking about it and showing it rather than typing about it so I posted my review on YouTube a couple days ago. Here's my review on the new Scenterpiece from Yankee Candle. Spoiler Alert, I kinda love it. And if you're new to this blog, welcome! I share reviews and hauls of all things scented, from home fragrance to bodycare, on my YouTube channel: Scentmyway. :-)

Yankee Candle Scenterpiece Easy Melt Cup System Review

Friday, January 6, 2012

Yankee Scent of the Month - January 2012

I did this same thing last year. Yankee Candle comes out with a calendar where they feature one of their scents for every month. I'll show the picture for the scent and describe in a couple words what I think of it.

Home Sweet Home

"A heartwarming blend of cinnamon, baking spices, and a hint of freshly poured tea." I never knew one of the notes in this scent was tea. This is a classic scent from Yankee that I've never really been a fan of. It's very strong and mainly just smells like cinnamon.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

November 2011 Birchbox Review

Watch me opening the box here:

Klorane Eye Makeup Remover

This eye makeup remover is gentle and almost a little bit cooling but gives my eyes no irritatation. It is not greasy or oily at all like most eye makeup removers used to be. I'm a fan and I've used this several times. The only drawback to this small sample size is that the opening is so tiny, I have to dab it on cotton several times to get a large enough amount of it to wipe off makeup. And it does take several swipes to remove all eyeshadow and mascara but it works. I won't purchase it full size because the Neutrogena and Ole Henriksen facial wipes I have both take off all makeup and those are more convenient overall.

LaRocca Body Polish

I didn't see what was so amazing about this body polish. I guess it's a scrub, I'm still not sure. The unique thing I noticed was that it is thick and it seemed like it had a lot of oil in it. I used it on my hands and water seemed to almost bead off my hands instead of forming any type of lather so it's not your usual scrub. It smells vaguely citrusey but not great. I didn't notice any shimmer like the name suggests. Eh.

Oscar Blandi Jasmine Protein Mist

Like I mentioned in the video, I use this brand's dry shampoo and I like it so I wanted to love this product but I'm not sure what it does. It says it's for restyling and that you can use it on your hair before applying heat or use it on damp hair to restyle. It smells great like the dry shampoo does with the sweet creamy fresh lemon scent but it didn't really do much for me. It doesn't have any hold which I would appreciate for restyling my curly hair. Maybe this would be better for straight hair or someone that is going to use a flat iron. It just made my hair smell nice.

Zoya Noel

Love love love love love. This dark shimmery blue is gorgeous and there is a lot of shimmer especially in the light. Plus it's a 5 on the opaque scale so that means I only have to use one coat to get gorgeous color and no streaking. It's described as a cool metallic and part of the Gems and Jewels collection.

Chuao Chocolatier Chocopod

If you follow my twitter or channel, you know that I loved this. Check out my video review on the items I purchased:

And my bonus the Bauble Bar bracelet

I am not usually a fan of bracelets but I've worn this several times. I love it! So much, I went to the website hoping to find more colors and I think I saw only one other one in brown. I can't remember but this was the best one. I also caught the phrase, "As seen on Justin Bieber" and that ALMOST made me like it less but it didn't. It's gorgeous, goes with everything, can be dressed up, and is so adjustable. I think it retails for $20 so this gift from Birchbox is amazing. Thank you!

This is probably the best Birchbox yet, although the time I got a full size Laura Geller Baked Blush and Brighten comes to mind too but it made me super glad I didn't cancel my subscription like many others did recently.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Yankee's December Scent

North Pole

I love this picture. That's about it. Don't get me started on how they tried to remake Jack Frost several times. Don't mess with a good thing. Why do companies always make this mistake? "What holiday dreams are made of ... a sweet blend of icy cool mint and sugary rich vanilla cream."

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

October 2011 Birchbox Review

Watch the video of me opening the Birchbox here:

Befine Lip Serum

I wasn't excited when I first saw this because I just received a lip balm from Birchbox but I think I like this one better. It's very thin and almost oily. It's slightly yellow in color from the tube and a little goes a LONG way. It's not sticky, heavy or thick on the lips (like the Jouer lip enhancer I also got from Birchbox). It's very comfortable on the lips and even gives a glossy finish while being very thin, smooth and light. It has no flavor, smell, or color.

blinc mascara

I haven't used this and I'm not going to. I might have given this away in a giveaway. Drugstore mascaras are fine for me since I don't wear it that often and I hate removing makeup so this is just not my cup of tea. The directions say this does not come off with makeup remover and you have to use soap and water with PRESSURE to get this off. Pressure? On my eyes? No thanks. Sounds way too complicated when I'm already pleased with a Cover Girl or Maybelline mascara.

Orofluido Beauty Elixir

This came with no instructions and I really have no idea how to use this, so I didn't. I think I heard someone on youtube say she put this in the ends of her hair...or maybe used it like a hair mask? I don't remember but it seems oily and my hair can already be oily at times so I don't see a use for this.

Pangea Organics Tea Facial Mask

I feel bad saying I didn't use this either. What a review this is! Hahaha. I WILL use this and I have been pleased with Pangea Organics products so far, but I'm still trying to use up the masks that Birchbox previously gave me so I didn't want to break the seal and use this when I have other opened ones still yet to finish. I will update after I use it - either on here or on Twitter.

Teaforte Minteas

Disgusting. I don't know if all flavors are as bad as this one because I did see other youtubers get a different flavor but I actually had to spit it out and then threw away the whole tin. I can't even describe what it tasted like. It was really strong - like dirt and cleaner. Awful.

Needless to say, I really didn't like this month's Birchbox. I'm thinking of canceling. I signed up for New Beauty Test Tube after this box and might cancel Birchbox in the future but I like the idea of getting a box every month so I'm gonna stick it out a little bit longer to see if the boxes get any better.