Sunday, July 31, 2016

NOTD: Summer Holo Design

2 coats Cupcake Water You Doing? With accent nails of Santèe Angel Purple and Cupcake Bloodhound. Vinyls by Vinyl It Up.

Friday, July 29, 2016

NOTD: Black Bling

I'm 1 coat Cupcake Coffin Break and 1 coat Pinwheel Polish Tiny Miracle. Proof that there's no such thing as too much holo!

PS- I just removed Lolanthe; it's not a stainer, in case anyone was wondering.

NOTD: NCLA Lolanthe

The verdict is in: everyone should run to their computer and order this! It really is a one coat wonder; this is one coat and it glides on like a dream. Looks pretty neat for throwing it on before running out the door. Formula wise I like it even more than Cupcake BGL. All my Cupcakes are a little thick but still manageable. Color wise, Lolanthe is darker than BGL. BGL is so vivid and iridescent it's almost neon purple. But Lolanthe does have that stunning rainbow holo, so I'm really glad to have both. Hope this helps everyone who's been waffling!

NOTD: NWP Rotten Zombie Flesh

Wearing 2 coats NWP Rotten Zombie Flesh; I like it a lot! Smooth formula and easy to work with. First coat is patchy but 2nd coat evened it out nicely. I've never worn an olive holo before, but I actually feel like this doesn't look bad with my skintone. I don't think it gives me "zombie fingers," lol. I added a coat of SH Hidden Treasure as an accent nail on the ring finger to see how they'd look together. Turns out you can hardly see it in the sunlight. It's much more visible in the shade, oddly enough. 

Recent Wax Reviews

Oak & Rye Pure Maple Butter:
This tart had ridiculously strong throw that lasted all day! It made my whole house smell delectably of flapjacks smothered in butter and maple syrup. If you like strong, sweet foodie scents, you'll love this. I'm told it's available at Kroger's. Overall grade: A+. Would purchase.

Starry Skies Mojitos With Monica (mango mojito + fizzy + peach.) This blend was lovely; very fruity and refreshing! Crispness from the mint blended well with effervescent soda and shots of peach and mango syrup. Had moderate throw for about 8 hours. Overall grade: A-. Might repurchase.

Save Your Scentses Monkey Farts: this tart had very little throw in my 15 watt BHG plug in bulb warmer in my small bedroom area. It had a faint aroma of banana Laffy Taffy, but I had to stand directly above the warmer to smell anything. Disappointing performance and average artificial banana scent. Overall grade: D. Would not repurchase.

CFTKR Peppermint Noel: I love these two scents blended together! The sweetness of the VBN balances out the coolness of the peppermint nicely. The snowflake shape is very cute too. This had moderate throw for about 6-7 hours. Overall grade: B. Might purchase.

The Country Scent Shack (TCSS) Capt'n Crunch Frosted Sugar Cookie: I love this one! Very realistic cereal scent with an extra bit of vanilla from the sugar cookies. I love the color and shape as well. Had strong throw for a couple of hours and became more moderate for the rest of the day. Overall grade: A. Would purchase.

Minerva McGonagall Frog shaped tart (uncertain of the vendor): This was a very cute concept for a tart as it looked just like the chocolate frogs from the train scene in the first Harry Potter movie. Unfortunately it did not perform well. I got a vague chocolate/fruity vibe standing directly above my Glade warmer, but it didn't throw much at all. Overall grade: C-. Would not purchase.

Southbound Soap Co Sweet Pink Bake Shop: A great blend of pink sugar and warm bakery; right up my alley! This one had strong throw for the first two hours and was moderate for about 6-8 hours thereafter. Overall grade: A-. Might repurchase.

Starry Skies Claire Bear (vanilla smoothie + sugar cookies + French vanilla): A wonderfully smooth, creamy vanilla blend with just the right amount of sweetness. It's not the strongest vanilla I've ever melted, but it's a good "background" scent for ambiance. It had moderate throw for about 10 hours. Overall grade: B+. Might repurchase.

CLK Cherry Pipe Tobacco:
A very pleasant aroma overall. The cherry is pretty sweet and leans a tad artificial, but the smoke makes it mellow and slightly masculine. I like it, but I feel like it could be a tad more authentic. The star shape is super cute! Fairly strong throw for 8 hours. Overall grade: B+. Might repurchase.

Blank Label Vanilla Bean Black Cherry Pound Cake: Prominent dark & sweet black cherry notes with hints of rich, buttery vanilla bakery. A well done blend! Fairly strong to moderate throw for 8 hours. Overall grade: B+. Might repurchase.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Recent Wax Reviews

Starry Skies Tropical Fizz (Jamaica Me Crazy +fizzy soda + peach). 
The peach oil this vendor uses seems to be very strong as all the scents that I have tried that contain it are heavy on the peach. Fortunately it is a lovely peach aroma, fresh and juicy, with no "off" notes to me. This blend smells like an effervescent peach soda with a splash of pineapple juice. So refreshing and yummy! Strong throw for about 8 hours. Overall grade: A. Would repurchase.

Starry Skies Pink Roses (pink raspberry + rose jam).
This is a very unique blend; I've never smelled raspberry and rose together before. On cold I wasn't sure how much I'd like it; the berry was tart and rather heavy, but when melting it brightens up beautifully and the sweet freshness of the rose jam really comes out. I think this is a great blend of fruity and floral. It was fairly strong for about 8 hours. Overall grade: A-. Would repurchase.

SGA Florida Citrus Birthday Cake:
This blend was so yummy! It was a wonderfully bright and sweet fruity/citrus/vanilla cake combo. It reminded me of rainbow sherbet and vanilla cupcakes, so heavenly! It had strong throw for about four hours, but was noticeable nearly all day. Overall grade: A. Would purchase.

Tiffany Candles Cotton Candy:
This was my first time ever trying any scent from Tiffany Candles. On cold it smelled mildly of sweet cotton candy. When melting I couldn't hardly smell it at all. I had to stick my nose right above the warmer to smell anything at all. The performance was obviously disappointing. I received this scent in a destash so I don't know it's age or what condition it was stored in. Some have suggested that cotton candy fragrance oil by itself is generally weak, but I have sniffed some rather strong cotton candy fragrances from other vendors, so I'm not convinced that is the issue. Overall grade C. Would not purchase this scent, but would still like to try other scents from this vendor.

Starry Skies California Dreaming (vanilla smoothie + peach + fizzy soda.) I had high hopes for this scent as the description sounded wonderful and I have had strong throw from all my other scents from this vendor, but it didn't perform quite as well as I thought it would. Smelled moderately of peaches and cream on cold, and threw moderately for about 6 hours. It was still noticeable in my rooms, but not as strong as I'm used to from this vendor. Overall grade: B. Probably wouldn't repurchase.

Cosmic Gems Coffee Bean Ice Cream: another super yummy scent from a vendor I love that ended up under performing. This smelled great on cold, like a yummy iced mocha. I thought it would throw like a beast as coffee scents are usually strong for me and I get good throw from this vendor's wax in general, but the throw was surprisingly moderate. Barely noticeable after 8 hours. Overall grade: B. Probably wouldn't repurchase.

Rosegirls Rainbow Sherbet:
OMG, this smelled so delicious! On cold it had a super sweet, almost artificial candy note but was much creamier when melting and definitely smelled like rainbow sherbet. Had strong throw for about 4 hours and became moderate for the rest of the day. Overall grade: A. Would purchase.

Oak & Rye Pure Maple Butter:
This scent is ridiculously strong; one of the strongest and longest lasting I've melted in a long time! It smells exactly like melted butter and rich maple syrup slathered pancakes. Strong throw all day; could probably even go two days. I was gifted this by a friend; I wish I knew where to purchase it! Overall grade: A+. Would purchase.

NOTD: Picture Polish Wanna See My...

My first Picture Polish and I like it a lot. Fairly smooth and easy to work with for a glitter. First coat is patchy but two or more coats look great! This is 2 coats. The teal and emerald glitters are stunning!

Review: Glitter Be Gone Peel Off Base

I've tried this Glitter Be Gone peel off base coat by Dainty Digits Polish with several different polish formulas such as creme, holo and chunky glitters. It did allow me to peel off any type of polish, but it does work more efficiently when used with the types of polishes it was designed for, such as glitters or multiple coats of other thick polishes. When used as a base under thicker or multi layered polishes, the polish can generally be peeled off in one or two large sheets, which is much quicker than soaking them with cotton balls and uses much less elbow grease than scrubbing them. When uses with thinner polishes like one coat creams, the polish can still be peeled off, but shreds to several tiny pieces because it's not as thick and strong to withstand the peeling. You can see in the photo that my 2 coats of the thinner pink polish came off in more pieces than the thicker rose gold glitter polish.
I found the best method for peeling off any polish to be with tweezers. Starting at one corner, use the tweezers to get under a corner of polish and peel off as smoothly as possible.
The most important thing is that this base coat did not damage my nails whatsoever. I sometimes used to pick off my polish when wearing regular base coat but I had to stop because it would peel of layers of my nail with it and leave them weak. Since this b/c is designed to peel off, it didn't adhere to my nails and cause damage at all. Plus I found it played well with all my polishes. I even tested it out as a base by itself and also with a strengthening base coat underneath it, and it did not seem to affect the performance. I think I will continue to layer Glitter Be Gone over my strengthening b/c because I liked how it made my nails extra strong and protected but allowed for ease of removal.
In conclusion, I would definitely recommend this product for anyone looking to try a peel off base. It is great for those who like to change their manis often or swatch several polishes in one day. It was even reasonably durable and lasted an average of 2 days without much wear. The only time it really seemed to start peeling off is if I banged a nail against something. It generally held up to water in the shower and even washing dishes.
This product is available at (Not affiliated.) It is currently on sale for $3 + approximately $2.50 shipping. I would consider it a great value and have had positive experiences with products and customer service from this brand in general. Plus it ships promptly and I usually receive my Dainty Digits orders within a week.
I will definitely be using this base whenever I want to be able to do a quick polish change or am using thick polishes that are a pain to remove the traditional way.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Battle of The Custom Blends: PFOP VS The Scented Squirrel

Today I'm having a battle of the customs between PFOP Sandalwood Satsuma Sugar Cookie Royale and The Scented Squirrel Sugar Cookie Satsuma Vanilla Sandalwood. 

Pocket Full of Peonies:
Presentation- this rose loaf is absolutely gorgeous! The two toned peach and lavender colors are so pretty and the pearl pins are a lovely added touch.

Wax Consistency- this wax was an ideal consistency, soft and easy to cut but not squishy or sticky. I was able to cut off just one rosebud easily without damaging the rest of the loaf. Very impressive!

Cold Sniff- Top notes of bright orange satsuma, warm sandalwood and undertones of sweet vanilla sugar cookies. Strong.

Melting- the vanilla comes out more and wraps you in a warm, creamy hug. Orange, musky sandalwood and a hint of spice makes this blend smooth and complex. It's super yummy!

Throw- was fairly strong for the first hour. Now is more moderate. Whiffs of the scent are noticeable in the room, but you have to stand within 5 feet of the warmer to get a good sniff. I do wish the throw was a bit stronger. (Melted in a small living room with Glade warmer.)

Overall Grade: A. Would repurchase. I do wish the throw was slightly stronger, but I'm extremely pleased with the scent blend and overall quality of the wax.

The Scented Squirrel:
Presentation- These clamshells are very pretty. The vendor asked how I'd like them decorated and I said white wax with gold sparkles, so she certainly delivered. The squirrel logo is cute as well.

Wax Consistency- The wax is just the right firmness. It was easy to crack out a cube without getting sticky or squishy wax on my fingers. Comparable to the consistency of the clamshells sold at Walmart.

Cold Sniff- a tart satsuma that had a slight bitter, almost nutty note, mixed with mellow sandalwood. Slight hints of vanilla, but not much cookie/bakery. Less sweet than PFOP blend, but still pleasant and complex.

Melting- Fortunately the bitter note did not come out when melting; the blend really rounded out nicely. The satsuma is more tart orange and has a slight bite and nuttiness to it, as opposed to the sweeter orange and hint of spice in the PFOP Satsuma. The sandalwood is slightly more masculine and smoother, as opposed to the muskier, more perfumey sandalwood of the PFOP. The vanilla cookie note is slightly more noticeable as a bottom note when melting than it was on cold, but it's less prominent overall than in the PFOP blend.

Throw: Similar performance to the PFOP, but perhaps slightly stronger overall. Strong for the first hour, noticeable whiffs in the room thereafter. It could be a little stronger, but I think these blends are generally meant to be more smooth and not in your face strong. (Melted in a small bedroom on 15 watt BHG bulb plug in warmer.)

Overall Grade: A. Would repurchase. Very unique and pleasant overall.

Final Thoughts: These are actually my first custom blends and it was really fun to be able to test two similar custom blends from two different vendors head to head. These are extremely close in all categories and I'm really pleased with both of these vendor's blends and customer service overall. I will happily melt and would repurchase either blend, but if I had to pick a winner, I would say the PFOP slightly edged out The Scented Squirrel for me. I preferred the slightly sweeter notes in the PFOP blend personally. Her Sugar Cookie Royale oil is superb and her satsuma sat better with me. But anyone who prefers unique, less bakery sweet type blends would probably adore the Scented Squirrel version. Have you tried either of these vendors? Do these scents sound good to you? What are some of your favorite custom blends?

If anyone is interested in these vendors, PFOP is always open for customs and an ever changing RTS stock at The Scented Squirrel will be having their grand opening on July 30th and my custom blend will be available for purchase at

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Handmade Prim Wax Order

The hand decorated aesthetic of these tarts are so cute! I love the bee tissue paper they came wrapped in too. Shipping was prompt; I received it exactly a week after ordering.

Cold Sniff Thoughts:

Brown Sugar + Cinnamon: super realistic sweet cinnamon spice scent. Smells strongly of real cinnamon and sprinkled with real brown sugar. Impressive! Strong.

Black Raspberry & Vanilla: Super strong herbal berry blend with a hint of creamy vanilla. Very pleasant and strong.

Lemon & Vanilla: An amazing sweet bakery vanilla; smells so incredible! If it throws as strong as it is on cold, it will definitely be a repurchase. Strong and yummy.

Sweet Lemon Iced Tea: A very interesting blend. I don't get a black tea note, but it's herbal, like lavender, and lemon. Fairly strong.

Pomegranate Lemonade: Deep, dusky, fruity pomegranate and tart lemon. Very refreshing and strong!

Strawberry Margarita: Super sweet, sugary strawberry, like strawberry bubblegum, with a twist of tart lime. Very good and strong!

Cinnamon & Vanilla: Super strong and yummy cinnamon with a hint of milky vanilla. Smells just like horchata; I love it! Strong.

Lime & Mint Mojito: Incredibly fresh and minty aroma with a twist of lime. Smells a lot like a real mojito, without a boozy note. Love it! Strong.

Green Tea & Lemongrass: The lemongrass seems to have a sharp bitter note to me. Not sure if I like it. Will have to see how it does when melting. Strong.

Blueberry Muffin: a sweet, candy blueberry. I don't get that warm bakery note of muffins on cold. Fairly strong.

Pink Sugar: A great pink sugar dupe; hits all the right sweet and spicy notes. Strong.

Overall I'm super pleased with my first Handmade Prim order! The tarts are very pretty and most smell wonderful and strong on cold. I can't wait to melt these scents and I would be happy to order from Handmade Prim again. For $12.36 shipped these tarts were an amazing value!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Beach OOTD

At Acilomar beach (near Monterey.) It was overcast and 66° which felt so refreshing in comparison to the 106° where I live!

Dress: Walmart 
Cardi: J Crew
Bag, Sandals: Payless
Earrings: Target 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

NOTD: Holos For The Coast

Wearing some gorgeous blue holos for a girls trip to the coast tomorrow. These will look amazing in the sun! Julep Tali is a real one coat wonder with a super smooth formula. I also got some new toys; some shaped hole punches to make my own nail stencils. Worked pretty well.

Recent Wax Reviews

Cosmic Gems Cocomel Cakes:
An amazing rich aroma of caramel sauce, shredded coconut and tea & cakes. I adore this blend; it's so strong and delicious and lasted a good 12 hours. Overall grade: A+. Would repurchase.

CLK Mediterranean Cypress:
A very realistic green tree and fresh breeze type aroma. Very strong and refreshing with a good 12 hour throw. Overall grade: A. Might repurchase.

Pinwheel Polish White Sage & Citrus:
Fresh green aroma of sagebrush mixed with bright citrus. Moderate throw for about 6 hours. Overall grade: B. Probably wouldn't repurchase.

CLK Country Peach Cabernet:
A super sweet, juicy peach scent; almost candy like. A hint of spices; no boozy note detected. Strong throw for 8-10 hours. Overall grade: A. Might purchase.

Save Your Scentses Island Hibiscus:
A very strong floral; too perfumey and overwhelming for me. Moderate throw all day. Overall grade: B. Wouldn't repurchase.

Potion Dust The Goblet of Fire:
Described as "sassafras, lime, crystallized ginger, cinnamon stick, cassia leaf, incense, sandalwood bark, vanilla bean, rum."
When melting to me it smells strongly of ginger and fizz, like old fashioned ginger beer or sassparilla and licorice. DH also gets woodsy notes from it. I like it a lot; very unique. Has had strong throw for over 6 hours. Overall grade: A. Might purchase.

TBG Summer Melon & Mint:
Super fragrant on cold; sweet melons and cool spearmint. Had strong throw for a couple of hours and now is more moderate. A very pleasant and refreshing blend. Overall grade: A-. Might purchase.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Recent Wax Reviews

TBG Starlight Soda Pop: 
This is becoming another one of my favorites from TBG. It is a sweet fizzy cream soda scent that had fairly strong throw for about 8 hours. Overall grade: A-. Would repurchase.

BLS Strawberry Pink Lemonade Birthday Cake Marsmallow.
This smells incredible! Started throwing immediately and is a wonderful blend of sweet strawberry and tangy lemonade. Had strong throw for about 4 hours and became light thereafter. Overall grade: B+. Might purchase.

FP Strawberry Mallow Sugar Cookies: A candy-like strawberry with hints of vanilla bakery. It's sooo yummy! Had strong throw for about 6 hours and became moderate thereafter.

Starry Skies Arise: (mango pineapple + tea & cakes + zucchini bread). On cold Arise has a lovely pineapple note and when melting the baked goods really come out, but it still has hints of tropical fruits. Reminds me of pineapple upside down cake + zucchini bread; scrumptious! It had strong throw for about 8 hours. Overall grade: A. Would repurchase.

Starry Skies Pink Birthday Cake:
This is the perfect blend of sweet, fluffy vanilla cake and spicy pink sugar; absolutely divine! It filled the room with strong throw for about 8 hours. Overall grade: A.

House of Usher Potion Dust Half Full:
"Sweet orange slices on top of a full glass of lime margaritas rimmed with salt, butter cookie with rich, yummy sweet frosting dripping with sweet cherries, candied fruits mixed with loads of confectioner's sugar and sweet sugar crystals and sprinkles, hints of bubble gum, gooey marshmallow cream and vanilla taffy."
Ultimately this super busy blend smells to me like a margarita with strawberry syrup and lemon lime fizzy soda. I like it. Strong throw for about 6 hours. Overall grade: B+. Probably wouldn't purchase.

Victoria's Designer Creations Daydreamin' Chunky Dunks: this looks and smells just like a real glazed donut! It had fairly strong throw for about 6 hours. Overall grade: A-. Might purchase.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

NOTD: WnW Bye Feluschia

Well, this certainly is a one coat wonder! Shown here is one coat of Bye Feluschia with undies of LA Colors Superstrength base coat and NWP Hurry Hurry Top Coat. Glitter is Sally Girl CUL8R. I'll report back on the wear. The formula was very smooth; a little flood-y, but easy to clean up. Overall I'm pleased and I love this type of vivid fuschia color.

NOTD: Essie Chillato + Flower Nail Art

Chillato is such an interesting color. I think of it as kind of a neon pastel. Formula was rather flood-y and it bubbled like crazy in the heat, but TC smoothed it out for the most part. Overall I like but don't love it.
Shown here with 1 coat and 1 coat undies of FP Paper Mache. Other colors are Zoya Trixie, PI Tales Untold, True Love's Kiss and Precious Jewel.

PFOP Rose Loaf

Isn't it glorious?
I'd melted and enjoyed most of my Pocket Full of Peonies stash, and the more pictures I'd seen of other people's gorgeous custom rose loaves, the more I knew I had to order one. Last week I saw on Jennifer's Facebook page that she only had a few slots for rose loaves left and she might be taking a break from them for a little while, I knew the time had come. 
You can choose up to 3 fragrance oils for your loaves, and I chose her Sugar Cookie Royale (it's the best!) + Satsuma & Sandalwood. This blend might sound familiar to some of you as it's very similar to the one that I won The Scented Squirrel's scent creation contest with. It's so funny; I ordered this loaf before I knew I was in the running for that contest, so now I will have a ton of this type of scent! I look forward to trying both blends from both companies and seeing how they compare.
Anyway, I ordered my loaf on Wednesday 6/29 and the TAT estimated 3-4 weeks. Imagine my surprise and delight when I received a shipping notice only a few days later! I received my loaf today, Thursday 7/7! That's only a week and with a holiday weekend no less! I could not be more impressed with Jennifer's amazing and speedy customer service. She is truly a wonderful vendor who makes every effort to please her customers. My USPS arrived in great condition and I was so pleased to see that, as I've see a lot of horror stories recently about damaged packages. Fortunately my Post Office lady and I have become good friends. :)

 My loaf was packaged with the utmost care and was in perfect condition. Many layers of cardboard and bubble wrap and packing peanuts protected it and I was so happy to see how beautiful it was once I finally removed it from all the packaging. It looks so pretty and the colors are wonderful! It smells strongly of warm, bright satsuma on cold sniff, a spicy orange aroma with hints of creaminess and musk from the sandalwood and sugar cookie. I can hardly wait to melt it; I think it will be amazing! I am also so over the moon with this adorable Chanel purse sample! I'm super girly and I think PFOP has some of the most fun shapes. The purse was in a yummy scent of Lemonade & Sweet Tea. Super strong, tart lemon and some sweetness from the tea. Jennifer just nailed everything about this order and if I ever manage to finish my rose loaf, I would be excited to order again! What are some of your favorite PFOP scents? Have you ever tried her rose loaf?

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Southbound Soap Co 4th Of July Sampler

My Southbound Soap Co 4th Of July sampler arrived on July 5th, lol. Damn USPS. But I love them! I'll probably melt some whenever the mood strikes and save a couple for next year.

Cold sniff thoughts:
American Smoothie: Soon good! A creamy orange creamsicle scent with a hint of pachouli type spice. Fairly strong.

Star Spangled Fizz: heavy on the blackberry with some fizzy lime and a hint of fresh greenness from the bamboo. Very unique and pleasant. Strong.

Americana: Mmmm... the most delicious and realistic spiced apple pie scent ever! Strong.

Red, White And Blue: Strawberries & cream with touches of blueberry and cherry. Strong.

Stars & Stripes: A creamy and refreshing blend of vanilla, mint, and strawberry. Very unique and harmonious! Fairly strong.

Yankee Doodle Dandy: Super sweet cherry syrup and juicy blueberries. Oddly enough I also get a hint of freshly cut grass. Smells like summer! Strong.

Even though my sampler did not arrive in time for the 4th, I'm really glad I got it! Anyone else melt some of these scents? What were your favorites?

NOTD: 4th of July

1 coat each of SC Break Away, Maybelline Blue Marks The Spot, FP Paper Mache, Milani Crimson Jewel, WnW Fergie Hollywood Walk of Fame.

OOTD: 4th of July

I'm I hope everyone in the US had a wonderful and safe Independence Day! Had a BBQ for my Grandma's birthday and then watched the fireworks at night. There was a grass fire about a mile down the road from our house, so we were keeping an eye on the smoke all afternoon but the firefighters did an excellent job and it was put out with no harm to structures; yay!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Recent Wax Reviews

The Bathing Garden Calypso:
This beautiful sand dollar shape is so unique and it has a gorgeous green pearlescent finish that isn't really captured in this photo. It's huge too, about the weight of a clamshell so I cut it into 6 slices. The scent is one I took a gamble on but I do like it. It's very green and fresh; reminds me of Irish Spring soap. Super strong throw that was noticeable all day! I am glad I am able to branch out more in my scent selection and find some fresh type tarts that don't bother me. Overall grade: A+. Might repurchase.

CFTKR Raspberry Coconut Zucchini Bread:
This smelled pretty light on cold, but the throw is amazing! The zucchini is very prominent as it is in most blends, and I get delightful whiffs of sweet coconut as well. Oddly I don't really get raspberry from this, but that's ok with me as raspberry is hit or miss for me. The warm zucchini bakery and sweet coconut are sooo good! It had strong throw for about 8 hours. Overall grade: A. Might repurchase.

CLK: Pink Sugar & Coconut:
I had high hopes for these adorable butterfly shapes as pink sugar and coconut are favorite notes of mine. They smelled wonderfully sweet and creamy for the first hour or two but after that the throw died down and I just got the waxy base smell for several more hours. This is the first less than stellar performing tart I've tried from CLK. Overall grade: B. Would not repurchase.

TBG The Fortune Teller: 
This is described as "cola drenched funnel cakes with butterscotch cream soda." I Love the scent! I get a lot of fizzy soda and butterscotch syrup w/a hint of bakery. The throw was strong for an hour or so and now has become moderate but still noticeable in my small rooms. (Glade warmer and BHG plug in warmer.) It is rather hot in my house though and I find the heat always lessens the throw of my wax. :( Overall grade: A-. Would repurchase.

Sweet Sage Scents Sage's Cranberry Mountain Dew:
Purchased this one in a destash and it's quite delightful! Perfect blend of tart, fruity cranberry and fizzy soda. Moderate throw that was noticeable all day. Overall grade: A. Would repurchase.

TBG Blueberry Lavender Sugar Cake:
It smells like tea & cakes mixed with blueberry muffins and a hint of calming lavender. Absolutely divine! Fairly strong throw in my bedroom/bathroom for the past several hours. Plus I can't get over how cute the clamshell is! Overall grade: A. Would repurchase.

CFTKR Fresh Picked Strawberries is melting in the kitchen/living room. It is so yummy and has great throw! Bo the realistic strawberry shape and scent are winners. Overall grade: A+. Would purchase.