Πέμπτη, 13 Ιουνίου 2013

MAY-JUNE EMPTIES POST!




1)      Appivita shampoo samples.
 I love appivita shampoos as I have stated before. The lavender one is my favorite. High quality shampoos guys, if you are looking for a good shampoo I highly recommend them




2)      Haus of Gloi sugar exfoliants in Odette and in Hearth.
I really liked both of them and I love HoG scrubs in general but I will choose a different scent next time.



      3)   Haus of Gloi pumpkin butter in Sweet Potato pie.
I have talked about these products in my HoG collection post.


      4) Make me Smooth She She Poo and She she Dish( Shampoo and Conditioner)                            in Bathing beauty scent.
I love the scent but I hated the products. They made my hair very dry and not easy to detangle afterwards. I am glad I finally finished them!

      5)MMS Layers body cream in Black Sphinx.
I love the scent and I have review it here. The body cream is really nice as well. It lasted on my skin for 24h no Joke!

     6) Avon Anew eye cream.
This is the eye cream I am using. It’s very nice nothing spectacular but it does the job!
It is divided in two parts one for the day with SPF and one for the night.


7) Korres face mask.

8) Avene Gentle purifying scrub sample.
I am thinking of buying a full size of this in the future. It is really gentle and my skin is so sensitive that I can’t handle well other scrubs. So this is a Winner!


9) L&L Tahitian Treasure Shampoo.
This works well as the other shampoos from L&L. It is lightly scented and it doesn’t foam as much but if you buy am all natural product you expect it. I don’t think I will buy it again as I prefer the other shampoos that she has. I love to pick different scents from her scent menu!


10)Honey and Jojoba Conditioner in Pumpkin Peeps
Mmmm this is delicious smelling! Sweet and lightly spiced.
I need more stuff in this scent.


11)Olive and Honey shampoo in White pumpkin
I love this too. It’s similar to the Pumpkin peeps scent.
The combination made my hair smelling incredible!

12) Cocoa Pink Argan therapy conditioner in Smashed pumpkins.
Guys this scent is to die for! I need to stock up with products in this scent!
It’s hard to wait until Halloween..
The product is great to and it works on my hair like a charmL

13) Mini Sorbettos from the paintbox soapworks company!
The consistency of this scrub is great. Scrubby and foamy and thick. Definitely I am going to buy more from her!

The scents:
 Punkie night: Frothy steamed pumpkin milk spiked with rowdy cloves, jittery black tea & a rasp of cinnamon bark

This one is heavy on the black tea and the spicies. Yummy and different from the majority of pumpkin scents.

Indian Summer:Golden amber & heaps of freshly mown hay strewn with windfall peaches & the last of the summer’s blackberries.

I thought that this would be my least favorite but it’s the perfect scent for a scrub. It’s fresh smelling and it layers well with other scents. I really enjoy it mainly at the mornings


Guy Fawkes:Penny for the Guy! Sticky parkin & roasted apples washed down with a bottle of oatmeal stout, a waft of smoke & a shower of sparks on the night air.
This remind me of HoG Hearth but smokier. I don’t get the stout so much but it’s a nice apple scent.

14) L&L body yogurt in Honeyed  Pumpkin.
This is like a combination of Honey I washed the kids with pumpkin. Very nice scent. Sweet and girly.
15) L&L Body lotion in Vampire kiss
Black Plum, raspberry, vanilla, peony, amber, musk and spun sugar

Wow this was very sugary, Even stranger commented that I was smelling sweet, Sugar and plum are the main notes of this blend. I liked it.

16) L&L Triple twist sugar scrub sample
I love her winter scents and I have several in full size products. Tis was very convenient for travelling.


17) Flutterby beauty Spellbound Silky body oil.
Another company who is closed. This body oil is a combination of dry oils and moisturising ones and I really like it as a post shower moisturiser when I am in a hurry. The scent lasts all day too. I still have some bottles left..
This one was an Amber and white flowers. It went well with a lot of my perfume oils.

18) Crater Lake Company sugar fluff in visions of Sugar plum
No picture..
The scent: vanilla, treacle, brown sugar, oat flour, white spices, roasted chestnut and icing.
I am in love with this and I have only the body cream left… Goes very well with Bordello from Bpal. I am wear this together and I am in heaven!!!!!

ΕΝΑ ΣΑΠΟΥΝΙ ΓΙΑ ΤΟ ΠΡΟΣΩΠΟ!

ΕΝΑ ΣΑΠΟΥΝΙ ΓΙΑ ΤΟ ΠΡΟΣΩΠΟ!

Όταν ξεκίνησα να φτιάχνω σαπούνια η πρώτη ερώτηση που μου έκαναν όλοι ήταν
-Έχετε κάποιο για το πρόσωπο?
Όμως εγώ δεν είχα φτιάξει κάποιο αποκλειστικά για αυτή τη χρήση και απαντούσα αρνητικά.  Οι πελάτες-φίλοι μου όμως παρά την αποτροπή μου συνέχιζαν να χρησιμοποιούν τα σαπούνια μου για το σώμα στο πρόσωπο τους και ιδιαίτερα αυτά που ήταν φτιαγμένα με γάλα και μέλι και πάντα έμεναν πολύ ευχαριστημένοι!


Έτσι αποφάσισα να φτιάξω ένα σαπούνι αποκλειστικά για χρήση στο πρόσωπο!
Η δημιουργία της συνταγής για τα ποσοστά των ελαίων που θα χρησιμοποιούσα μου ήταν ιδιαιτέρως ευχάριστη γιατί δεν ήταν ο σκοπός μου ένα σαπούνι σκληρό και πολύ αφρώδες όπως αυτά που προορίζονται για το σώμα αλλά ένα σαπούνι ήπιο με μαλακτικές ιδιότητες  αλλά παράλληλα που να αφαιρεί τους ρύπους και τα μαύρα στίγματα.

Στη συνταγή μου αντικατέστησα αποκλειστικά το νερό με γάλα, μέλι και μπανάνες! Και μιλάμε για φρέσκα προϊόντα όχι σκόνες και άλλα παρόμοια.

Το γάλα έχει μαλακτικές ιδιότητες και μαζί με τη προσθήκη μελιού μας δίνει ένα σαπούνι ήπιο που θρέφει και αναδομεί το δέρμα. Ένα σαπούνι που καθαρίζει χωρίς να ξηραίνει το δέρμα.
Οι μπανάνες ήταν μια ιδέα της στιγμής μα σίγουρα αποτελούν το υλικό που κάνει το σαπούνι τόσο ξεχωριστό και αγαπητό.
Περιέχουν φυσικά αντιοξειδωτικά, ζάχαρα και βιταμίνες. Επίσης συντελούν στην εξομάλυνση του ίδιου του σαπουνιού. Βοηθούν επίσης στην απομάκρυνση των μαύρων πόρων!

Αυτό το σαπούνι ως αποτέλεσμα όλων των συστατικών του: Υψηλό ποσοστό ελαιολάδου, βούτυρο καριτέ, λάδι κα είναι λίγο πιο μαλακά από τα άλλα και το φτιάχνω γι’ αυτό το λόγο λίγο μικρότερο. Βολεύει έτσι καλύτερα και στη χρήση!


Για να το αρωματίσω χρησιμοποιώ Αιθέρια έλαια Τεϊόδεντρου και λεβάντας.
Το τεϊόδεντρο είναι γνωστό για τις αντιμικροβιακές του ιδιότητες  καθώς και στην εξισορρόπηση των σμηγμάτων του μεικτού δέρματος.

Η λεβάντα καταπραΰνει και μαλακώνει το δέρμα αλλά παρουσιάζει αντιβακτηριακή και αντισηπτική δράση.



Τετάρτη, 12 Ιουνίου 2013

Crater Lake Company-Tahi-Tea


PERFUME:  Tahi-Tea

COMPANY: Crater Lake Company

AVAILABILITY: Unfortunately the company is closed:(

OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION: Paradise found! A tantalizing blend of strong black tea and delicate white tea poured over ice and sweetened with mango and papaya nectar. This fragrance is seductive and enthralling without even trying, as soft whispers of plumeria and honeysuckle emerge in the dry down.


BEFORE I SMELL:  Crater Lake Company was one of the first companies I tried and I was a Fun girl for more than 3 years. I still am actually but Sharonn the owner seems to be disappeared and the site doesn’t take orders anymore… I am so sad about this as her products were staples in my bathroom especially the scrubs, lotion and hair conditioner.

Her Tea scents were incredible! Light and refreshing. I wish I could still shop from her..

FROM THE DECANT/BOTTLE: Sweet jasmine tea and juicy fruity notes of papaya and mango!

WET ON SKIN: The plumeria is a little bit bubblegum-y here but it goes so well with the tea and the fruity notes that I really like it!

DRY DOWN: Fruity-Floral but no long lasting. It faded after 3-4 hours but it comes in a roll on so it’s very easy to reapply. A summer staple!

Τρίτη, 11 Ιουνίου 2013

The Wild Swans At Coole-bpal


PERFUME: The Wild Swans At Coole

COMPANY: BPAL

AVAILABILITY: Halloweenie 2010

OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION: October twilight. Falling leaves breaking the stillness of cool water, with sweet autumn clematis, feather-soft orris root, luminous white chypre, and muguet.

BEFORE I SMELL: This is like a trip in memory lane as it was in the group of the first decants I had ever ordered!  I chose this because I love Yeats…
If I remember correctly the other decants were: Boo, Sugar Skull, All Saints and Nothing Gold Can Stay.


FROM THE DECANT/BOTTLE:  A  leafy aquatic.

WET ON SKIN: Muguet is the strongest note. Also reminds me a laundry detergent.

DRY DOWN: It doesn’t develop much. It’s a very clean aquatic scent. It’s nice for when it so hot and you have to take the bus but I don’t need to buy a bottle.
Longetivity: 4hours+

FINAL THOUGHTS: I will keep my decant because it recreates perfectly the atmosphere of the poem.



But now they drift on the still water,
Mysterious, beautiful;
Among what rushes will they build,
By what lake's edge or pool
Delight men's eyes when I awake some day
To find they have flown away?

A RHINESTONE HOUSEWIFE HAUL , NEWS and soap pics!!



Hi guys!  As you have noticed already I won’t be able to blog everyday for a couple of months more because I am moving!!! I am so happy guys:) We found a lovely apartment so, we are halfway there but still we have so many things to do. I still have everything I own in my old appartment grr... 

In other news I made my first perfume! It’s a blend of Neroli, Mimosa and Coconut and It smells so good and Summery. Initially I was making a soap with a similar blend and some people asked for the perfume so Voila! 



Now to the fun stuff!

This is an order I made recently from the Rhinestone housewife. I highly recommend her site as she was so kind, generous and friendly with me! I ordered while she was having a special in shipping so I paid only 10usd for flat rate+ insurance. I have to ask her if she does first class as well because some times is cheaper for us internationals perfume addicts!
I ordered the Arcana bottles and everything else were the freebies!
I am very please with my order and I am definitely going to buy from her again! 


The flat rate box!

 My AMAZING order!













 Freebies!!!!!!!!




 

Last but not least here are some soaps I have made the past month:

Hyacinth soap!


For the last one I haven't found a name yet but it's a blend of: mint, cedar. may chang, watermelon and fresly washed clothes:)
Thanks for reading!

ARCANA- Chicanery and Chimeras

PERFUME:  Chicanery and Chimeras

COMPANY: ARCANA

AVAILABILITY: Silken Lines and Silver Hooks: The Fortunetelling Duo (Limited Edition)

OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION: The other side of the Knight of Cups. Delusions, hallucinations, phantasms, and nightmares. Empty blessings and beautiful curses.

Rich benzoin over a base of Madagascar vanilla, golden amber, salt water, clove, sweet musk, pumpkin, patchouli, and sugarcane.

BEFORE I SMELL: I admit it, I bought this because someone was selling it really cheap on Livejournal! I can’t resist a bargain especially if it’s a good smelling one!

FROM THE DECANT/BOTTLE: When I smell this from the bottle I get a cologne and masculine vibe. A little bit boozy and very brown!

WET ON SKIN: It’s getting spicier; I am getting clove, all spice and nutmeg. It’s very well blended and the notes are not aggressive at all. I do get a salty note as well which is really interesting.

DRY DOWN: The cologne, masculine vibe mainly from the combination of benzoin and the clove it’s getting milder. I have to notice that in this perfume the different stages last very long and I was able to smell the base notes after half an hour or maybe more.
The wait it’s definitely worth it! Vanilla, amber and patchouli in combination with baked pumpkin! It’s not a foodie scent; it’s sophisticated and very attractive!

FINAL THOUGHTS: It took me more than a year to start liking this one but now I really like it and I am glad I bought a bottle!

IF YOU LIKE THIS YOU WILL LIKE:   Solstice Scents-Monster Mash