Friday, October 29, 2010

Autumn's Promise - WyldeIvy

This is another WOW fragrance. I want to take a bath in this!

So warm vanilla, cinnamony sugar, wood smoke, and something else I can't quite put my finger on, but it's great.

I thought Raven's Keep was great, but this one...ahhh

Rating for today

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Stats and Thanks

So, other than the fact that I can post to my blog, I'm pretty much blog illiterate, so you'll imagine my surprise when I found my stats on my blogger dashboard.

I was very surprised at them, and (haha) the all time most viewed post was my rant from about a week ago. I'm smirking.

I was, also surprised that people from all over the world have stopped by a time or two, my guess is I can thank Lady Umbrella for those hits thanks!!

So to those of you that read and or follow my blog...THANKS!!!

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Raven's Keep - WyldeIvy

Wow! I'm having a really great run here with these samples. Raven's Keep is awesome!

First sniff is a smoky vanilla, hence the reason I really like this.

After a little dry down a little dry berry, still the vanilla, and some smoky wood.

This one is a keeper! Adding to my wishlist!

Rating today

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Black Patch - WyldeIvy

Today's sample is Black Patch.

First sniff was patchouli and vanilla.

Dry down is vanilla, slightly woody, smoky, and peppery.

Like this scent, too. I'm having a good run here.

Rating today

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Little Lighter Than Usual - WyldeIvy

A Little Lighter Than Usual reminds me so much of Crush, also from WyldeIvy. So I'm really liking it!

So first sniff is vanilla sugar and berries. A little later it's vanilla and a sheer woody or musky.

Like this one!


This scent along with She Deviled is part of the Monsters in love collection, and will only be around until Halloween.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Pumpkin Masquerade - WyldeIvy

Sample three from the fall collection is Pumpkin Masquerade.

Pumpkin Masquerade has spice to it, so all I'm getting is the spice.

I feel like, for me, it smells masculine, like old spice. I always have this happen with scents that have certain spices in them. Doesn't mean it's a bad scent, just not for me.

If you like baking spices this is for you.

Rating for today

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

She Deviled - WyldeIvy

Sample two from the fall/winter collection is She Deviled.

This one has me a little crazy. It is so well blended that I can't pick out a specific note.

Also, it's another one that reminds me of something else. I guess I find those the hardest, because I'm trying to remember what that is, instead of concentrating on the scent right now.

I smelled a little cinnamon at the beginning, now I smell a sugared berry, with an under tone of musk or vanilla.

Can't wait to see if it develops more. In the end I liked this.


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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Gingered Vanille - WyldeIvy

The first of my ten fall/winter samples from WyldeIvy is Gingered Vanille.

As a lover of vanilla scents I'm glad this was my first pick, as I pick randomly.

So on first sniff I got the creamy vanilla, sugar, maybe a cookie or cakey note, but I'm actually missing the ginger.

I'm not unhappy with the scent, in fact I really like it and I think it would make a great candle or tart for a tart warmer. It's also not a bad fragrance overall, either, I was just expecting more ginger, like what I smell in Modern Zen.

Rating today

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Lotion - Sweet Anthem

Today I'm reviewing the scented lotion from Sweet Anthem.

The scent is Caroline, which I reviewed back in June, in a group when I first started. Caroline is a grown up scent. Sort of sweet and musky, but not over powering. In my past review, I thought the blend was great, no overwhelming notes, just a great overall blend.

So, onto the lotion review...the lotion is thinner than the other two that I reviewed. Still absorbs quickly and moisturizes well. The scent strength is good, so much so that I didn't need to add any roll on oil.

Visit Sweet Anthem at

Pink Vanilla Body Frosting

Next up on the lotion review is Pink Vanilla Whipped Body Frosting from Lemonlollipop.

This lotion is a super thick body butter, but it absorbs quickly. The scent is a favorite of mine, and the lotion has a nice amount of fragrance. Reviewed here

You can check out all of the offerings from Lemonlollipop at

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Scented Lotion - WyldeIvy

Ok, the topic seems kind of silly, but no sillier than the rest of my blog, haha.

So I was going to review/compare the body lotion from WyldeIvy and Sweet Anthem, but then I remembered I have lotions from Lemonlollipop and Ophelia's Apothecary.

So, I'm just going to review the WyldeIvy today and each of the others separately.

On to the review...the lotion is thick and creamy, it absorbed easily, and the scent strength is great. I like my lotions to moisturize, but not leave me greasy. Quick absorption is key, as a mom you can't wait around for your lotion to sink in.

Ashlee got it right!

Ashlee let's you choose your scent from her extensive list, I got mine in my latest fav, It's My Party, Bad Girl. I reviewed it in August, I think.

So rating for fragrance strength is

Rating for the overall lotion is


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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Esther -Sweet Anthem

My free sample from Sweet Anthem is Esther, it came in a solid form.

I smell almond, musky wood, and maybe a little chocolate.

Right now I like this. The scent is light, not sure if it's how much I applied from the pot or if it's just a light fragrance in general.

Will try it again to see.

Rating today

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Back on Track

Today I'm back on track!!

I'm trying to start up a project with Paige's preschool and Bears on Patrol. For those of you that don't know about Bears on Patrol, here is a brief description..Direct from the Bears on Patrol site, so I don't mess it up.

The idea for Bears on Patrol started in November of 2008 when I realized that the teddy bears that we sell at Blake's Sublime Designs have so many possible uses. To explain the program very simply, we provide free teddy bears for police officers to use in any situations where small children are involved. Psychological studies have proven that stuffed animals have a significant calming effect on children in stressful or traumatic circumstances.

My hope is to get the parents at the preschool to contribute so we can get a case of bears for the town, in the name of the preschool.

Hoping to get the project off the ground in the next week or so. Hoping to get our local police department on board. 

Wish me luck!! 

And check out Bears on Patrol!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Off Topic

So my blog has been about me having fun, trying to keep my mind occupied since I feel like it's turning to mush.

This post is going to be a rant of sorts, so if you don't want to read stop now...

First, why can't women just say what they mean and stop being nasty!

My issue is with two so called friends. We were put into a play group together when our kids were 18 months old, and until about June all was well. So most people would call this a situational friendship and just move on. Most of me is ready to do this, since I have very little in common with these two moms, and their kids are out of control, large boys, that consistently run my little girl over. One playdate with these two and it takes all day to get her back on earth.

So I have no idea what happened in June to cause the rift.

All of a sudden the playdate invites stopped, for myself and another mom in the group. I actually confronted one of them and she gave me a lame response that she could be picky about who she had for friends, and that since I had branched out to other moms at our preschool, she didn't want to put the effort in, in our friendship or in making new ones.

The other mom is just rude, recently at a birthday party for a mutual friends son, she just gave nasty looks and let her son pummel kids in the bouncy house.

This past week I put in what is going to be my last effort. I invited them to our annual Halloween party, and of course they both declined.

So for me this is my closure, since I can't say it to them I'm venting and I'm done!!

So Kelley and Tiffany, screw you and your out of control kids!! I don't miss Tyler and Josh beating Paige up and you ignoring it. With attitudes like yours, you and your kids won't be invited to playdates.

And Tiffany, I gave your name to the producer from Super Nanny because you need it and the $5000 that came with it since you always complain about money and how you never have any. Really who goes to Mohegan Sun with $20 to gamble? I was so pissed that I had to eat crappy Chinese food that night instead of at a good restaurant at the casino.

And Kelley, you really need a clothing intervention. What Not To Wear will be calling you! And you can't dance at all. Guess what you can't be picky if someone wants to be your friend then count yourself lucky.

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Colleen - Sweet Anthem

So Colleen is one of those middle of the road scents for me. I like it, but I'm not sure I love it.

So the notes from Meredith's description are amber, linden blossom, mahogany, mint, musk, osmanthus, and white magnolia.

So it smells nice and I might wear it again.

Rating today

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

WyldeIvy Fall - Winter Collection

So I'm expecting, within the next week or so sample of 10 of the fall/winter collection from WyldeIvy.

I'm also going to be trying the hemp and green tea body lotion in one of my favorite scents, It's My Party, Bad Girl.

My feeling on scented body lotion is that you get similar scent as a perfume spray, but the benefit of a moisturizer, for a great price.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cordelia - Sweet Anthem

Let me start by saying Cordelia is one of my favorite names. I wanted to name Paige, Cordelia, but she is a anyway on to the review.

Cordelia, smells like water, and clean to me, maybe dryer sheets.
This would make a fantastic sachet for a closet or drawer.

Can't say I would want to wear it every day, but occasionally yes.


This is the fifth sample from the fall collection, so one more to go and a free solid sample.

Also, Ashlee from WyldeIvy has a fall collection debuting this week. You can read about it here

Not sure how her samples will work for the collection, but I'll get what I can and review the seven new scents, plus the Monsters in Love collection if available.

I definitely want the two new Monsters.

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wendy - Sweet Anthem

So, Wendy from Sweet Anthem was so not for me.

It smelled bitter and medicinal. I actually had to wash it off.

I was looking forward to trying it. The notes from the Sweet Anthem site are black currant, civet, gardenia, matcha tea, peony, and white cedarwood.

Sounds good, right, not so much for me.


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Monday, October 4, 2010

Beth -Sweet Anthem

Sample number 3 from the Sweet Anthem fall collection is Beth.

Beth is really nice. For me the best so far.

I smell sweet, woody, vanilla; with a little berry.

This one is a keeper!!

I just realized what Beth reminds me of...Lush, when you walk by and get slammed with all the smells that come out the door. Beth is alot like that but much more subtle. Now I'm really in love with this scent.


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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Marianne - Sweet Anthem

Really like this scent!

Marianne is a great scent. It smells slightly sweet, with a light floral of mild roses, with a little musk or patchouli.

Great blend, nothing too strong.

That is key for me if a scent overwhelms me it doesn't work for me.

Rating today is

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Mimi - Sweet Anthem

The fall collection from Sweet Anthem is available at

Meredith has added six new scents. Today I start with Mimi.

So first sniff smelled of caraway seed to me. Now it's kind of medicinal, and masculine.

Not really for me.


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