Strawberry Melts Rice & Shea Flower Wax Melt

2020 is the year I stop hoarding and melt my wax! Well…at least I can only try. I buy wax that tempts my nose and my eyes in regards to their scent descriptions and their looks online or in store. Sometimes I end up trying wax that I wouldn’t normally go for which would include this wax melt from Strawberry Melts, in the fragrance of Rice & Shea Flower. Why not? Well…its not my typical sounding go to scent but it was included as a free sample in a previous order and curiosity got to me. The mood took me and I needed to now what this would be like so I melted it!

Appearance. I LOVE wax melts that are shaped and this was super cute! A small but perfectly formed gingerbread style shaped piece of cream coloured wax with small, scattered shards of ( I think ) some form of glitter, which made this cheeky little thing a little more special in look.

Strawberry Melt’s Rice & Shea Flower Wax Melt

Strawberry Melts Scent Description. An exquisite powdery feminine fragrance with top notes of ozone, ginger and aniseed, middle notes of coconut milk and rice flower, and base notes of amber sandalwood and musk.

In melt. This little wax didn’t take long to melt due to it’s size, and all I could see was it drowning in it’s own juices which when melted was a simple creamy coloured wax pool. Scent didn’t hit me straight away, more like it crept up on me after an hour or so as it worked its way into my living room where my wax warmer was set up and on.

My Scent Description. Now….the actual wax name for me didn’t quite tell me what I needed to know in regards to what this was going to smell like, and probably the reason why I never bought this when it was on sale. Rice? What does that smell like? Shea flower? Well that at least conjures up something for me mentally. The scent of this when cold and unmelted to totally liquid was the same, but as you can imagine not as strong when it was in its little packet that it came in compared to being in my wax warmer. What I got from this scent was a very interesting combination. A light and beautiful floral which was quite delicate, airy and classic in smell. There is a powdery element in this as well which gives it a comforting clean feel to it, but not as strong or obvious as the typical baby powder scent you may think of. An almost fizzy sherbet scent comes through giving it a zing and finished off with a warming, light musk giving added depth. In all honesty this is one of those scents that’s so hard to explain in words it needs to smelt. But what I like about Rice & Shea Flower is none of different scents within it stand out alone, they all work well together and are totally balanced and done quite subtly.

Strength and longevity. Firstly, the size of this wax melt is absolutely perfect especially as a sample. No chopping, no guessing how much to use, just pop it in. Strength wise I would say is medium. The thing with this scent is its not designed to be a punchy scent but one that fills the air as if its always been there and should be there. I’ve melted this for at least 10 hours ( over 2 days ) and the longevity has been very good and has shown the same strength from when it first melted on Day 1 and when my warmer was turned off end of Day 2. .

Recommended? As scents go as mentioned before this probably wouldn’t have been my first choice BUT I really love it! This is a beautiful, comforting scent. It’s gorgeous and unusual. It has all the elements which I normally love in wax but somehow delivered in one little waxy shape. So I give two thumbs up for this one as it would smell lovely in any room of the house, regardless of time of day or season.

*With many wax vendors, to keep stock fresh, new and interesting, Strawberry Melts doesn’t keep all scents in stock permanently. But power from the people and cries for demand, as long as the ingredients are available to make this, I’m confident this could and will come back again and I will be buying this in a bigger size! Why not head over to their website here to see what’s currently available.*

Miss Patisserie Salted Caramel Bath Slab

If I never bought another bath bomb, fizzer, bath salts or truffle, I think I would survive! Miserably yes but I would survive. I have plenty of products to pamper my body and soothe my soul to keep me going for a while because I love bath times and I love adding things to my bath to make that time special and relaxing. So those closest to me are fully aware of my healthy obsession with these types of goodies. So you can understand why for Christmas 2019 I received a Salted Caramel Bath Slab from a company called Miss Patisserie.

A bath slab what? Take a bath bomb or fizzer, shape it into a block or bar ( to put it simply ) and this is a bath slab.

Packaging. The bath slab is loving wrapped in a beautifully multi coloured box with a cut out window on the front giving you a glimpse of whats inside. Very clean in look but quite pretty and eye catching too.

Appearance. WOOOOW! No seriously….WOWWWWW! I’ve actually had a bath slab from this company before but in a different fragrance. Very sweet in look but this one has got to be one of the most stunning bath products I have ever EVER seen and used! Think of a large, thick bar of chocolate, rectangular in shape and segmented clearly and defined so you can break pieces off. This is the structure of the slab. Multi coloured containing pinks, blues, purples, little dashes of green. None of which are uniformed, just beautifully laid out erratically like a solid piece of a galaxy. Almost dripping over this like runny icing over a cake is a trail of gold which stands out from the blend of stunning colours. And that’s not all. Deep breath….IT’S ALL GLITTERY!

Miss Patisserie Salted Caramel Bath Slab is BIG!

Scent. There’s definitely a slight sweet buttery caramel fragrance to this with an almost berry undertone to it with a dash of salt. Although I love my sweet fragrances I’m glad this wasn’t strong and was subtle which made it easy to use and enjoy because this particular fragrance can be very sweet, synthetic in smell and sickly which this isn’t.

In the bath. I popped in 4 squares and what I loved the most is it did what I like which was provide a mini show. They fizzed and danced about, they slightly frothed, they threw out many streams of different colours which eventually turned the water in the bath a relaxing almost cordial like purple colour. And my bathroom smelt yummy.

Bath time!

On the skin. I noticed this when I was in the water, my skin felt silky soft. That’s the only way I can describe how my skin felt in the water and also out of it. Once out, my skin felt as if it was nourished, protected even, the same way that you would feel if you put on a light body lotion. No stripping or drying of the skin, but a massive boost of hydration which I loved!

Added bonus. I realised after I got out of the bath my skin had a slight shimmer to it!

Recommended? Its important to say I didn’t want to use this. Breaking this up was like breaking my soul it hurt really badly because this bath slab literally is a work of art! This gave me what I wanted from a bath product. I had a great looking bath, a sweet smelling bath and it left my skin feeling fantastic. To be given this as a gift or to give as a gift is a must! Better still great way to treat yourself, so highly recommended as a purchase and don’t be surprised if you hear I’ve bought this for myself. And a great point to make, this slab will easily give one lucky person at least 4 to 6 baths, and only costs £6 so great value! You can buy this product direct from Miss Patisserie here, or head over to the ASOS website and while popping a skirt or pair of shoes in your basket why not add this beauty in it too here.

  • Best deal I can find on Salted Caramel Bath Slab at time of writing this ( 11/02/2020 ) is with Boots. Buy one get one half price on indulgent bathing. Click here to view, thank me laterx

**Want to give a massive virtual hug to Lauren who blessed me with this stunner for Christmas. You are the best!**

Melissa Jane Daisy Wax Melts

I don’t know whether buying a gift for me is an easy or hard thing, but most of my friends and girls at work have a good grasp of my loves in life. My kids? Of course! Chocolate? Yes. Food in general? Oh yessss! Bath and body products? Tick. Wax melts? Tick tick tick! So you can imagine my squeal of delight when one of my friends bought me a collection of different things for my birthday including some Daisy inspired wax melts from a wax vendor called Melissa Jane.

Melissa Jane Daisy Wax Melts

Appearance. 10 small off white wax melts shaped as different types of flowers. I’m no gardener but one shape ( and there are 3 in total ) resemble tulips. Super cute, simple and easy on the eye.

In melt. I wasn’t too sure how many melts to use but opted for three. Due to their size they melted super quickly and left a creamy coloured wax pool.

Scent. Now this is the tricky bit. I assume this is inspired by a well known fragrance but I’ve never smelt this perfume in real life!So all I can describe is what this smells like not whether this is a good version of the fragrance. What I can say is this is beautiful. Its a feminine floral, with a hint of fruity sweetness ending with a slight musky tone. Definitely smells like it’s a perfume to me and totally addictive!

Strength & Longevity. Strength wise I would say this is a medium to strong with 3 melts, but what I love about this is yes it fragrances the room but doesn’t overdo itself. If it was super strong it could be very heady and overpowering. Longevity was excellent. This scent melted away over 4 days for at least 3 hours at a time and only then did I feel the scent needed changing…in fact it didn’t I fancied a wax change full stop! It gradually faded but in a natural way that just became softer and lighter but still just as pleasant and enjoyable to smell.

Recommended? Great fragrance, super cute and simple looking melts and were long lasting….so its a thumbs up from me! I’ve never tried this vendor out before and thanks to a friend, I will try Melissa Jane out in the future! Find them on Facebook ( they have their own Facebook group ) here to try them out.