What I love about the world of wax melts/shapes/pots/bars is their versatility. Wax vendors across the UK ( and I’m sure abroad too ) have some amazing scents and such a huge variety it means those who love wax and buy it are spoilt for choice. One of my latest purchases from Strawberry Wax Melts is the invitingly named Rhubarb Rose Dove which has been melting away in my home recently.
Why Rhubarb Rose Dove as a scent? I chose this because I’ve had Rhubarb Rose and Dove separately in wax melts in the past, love the scents and thought surely this must be a wax marriage in heaven?
Appearance. These melts came in a pack of three. Each a good size which could individually be popped into a warmer with one piece being sufficient for one use. Each wax melt is shaped as a 6 petal flower. Each one not identical in colour but similar, with different shades of pink and purple running through each.
Scent. What you get with this melt is a fruity, uplifting scent with a floral rose element to it ( rhubarb rose ), but then it becomes very clean and fresh all at the same time ( dove ). It literally is the smell of a bar of soap of the same name with a floral sweet twist to it.
In the warmer. Watching this melt was definitely enjoyable. These wax melts as mentioned are a decent size so took a little time but melted in the end. The flower slowly drowned and turned into a very pale lilac shimmering pool which was so pretty.
Strength & Longevity. Strength from this is great. I would describe this as being medium to strong. This was melting away, as all of my melts tend to, for at least 3days ( hours at a time ) and it was still going great guns. By the time I changed it it was purely to change scent not because the scent had died.
Recommended? 100%! I LOVE this scent! Why? Its a great alternative to a traditional laundry/clean scent which this is…its clean. Its clean but unusual and so enjoyable to smell thanks to the floral twist. Talking about floral.. where rose is concerned I’m not a rose fan, but this isn’t that full on rose thanks to its sweetness. Its such a beautiful blend and with dove added to it you just can’t lose. I defy anyone that wouldn’t at least like this scent let alone love it. This one is on my to buy again list.
Fancy this in your wax warmer? Head over to SW’s website here now and get that home smelling beautiful! These won’t break the bank at a cost of £2.50 for a pack of three which will provide hours and hours of fragrance.
I don’t call this blog mybeautywaxstash for nothing. I HOARD beauty, bath, body and wax products. Not intentionally in my defence. Sometimes I struggle to find the time to use items. Sometimes I forget I’ve even bought them. Nuxe Prodigieux eau de parfum was a forgotten buy living in a drawer and I dragged it out when fancied a fragrance change. I originally bought this in a gift set when it was on sale after Christmas, which also contained a shower oil and body lotion.
Why this? Nuxe as a brand are known for skincare, body products and fragrance. But they aren’t the cheapest products! So to get a gift set that contained products that I wanted to try and at a great price isn’t something I was going to pass up. But when it comes to why I wanted to use the fragrance, I wanted to wear something unusual. I don’t always want someone to catch my scent and know exactly what it is, I want to be different. And this fragrance I thought would be different!
Packaging. 30ml of eau de parfum living in a tall and thin glass bottle with a gold lid. The bottle itself is quite simple in look but beautiful, and mirrors the style of the box it comes in. Both have an ombre effect as the base is a gorgeous copper colour and gets lighter to the point its clear in the bottle but the box is gold. Elegant, sophisticated and quite expensive in look.
Scent. This is what I would call quite a classic scent. It’s feminine, floral with the tiniest hint of citrus, musk and vanilla. The floral element for me stands out more, but has a warmth to it, This makes it a richer, heavier scent rather than a light and whimsical one.
Strength & Longevity. When I first sprayed this, because of the type of scent it is, I assumed this would be very strong and possibly linger in an overpowering way regardless of how little or more I used. Strangely enough this wasn’t the case at all. I could smell this all day when I wore this in work but it was subtle and pleasant, and didn’t make me feel like a walking fragrance counter from a department store.
Recommended? I’m so glad I took the plunge and got this fragrance within the gift set. Compared to other fragrances in my collection, this one I don’t feel would date and would be quite timeless. It’s not relying on any trends and is sticking to a a formula which many would call ‘ a true perfume ‘. I can see a young lady to an older woman loving this fragrance so not a scent that would exclude any age. Would you want a classic scent in your fragrance wardrobe? Currently on sale for £13.89 ( at time of writing this post so please check current prize) for a 30 ml bottle on Amazon. Get yours here* and treat yourself (or someone else! ).
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I’ve noticed recently within the bath bomb world there has been a very affordable bath bomb from a discount store which is in the shape of a cloud and gives off streams of colours while in the bath. Is this a totally new product? No. I’ve seen many online bath and body product vendors make these type of bath bombs for awhile now but it does seem to have filtered through onto the high street. So this got me thinking…..have a actually got one of these bath bombs in my stash and if so what is it like? And guess what yes I do, or should I say I did. Not from the high street but from an Etsy seller called Druid and the Witch. Their Rainbow Cloud bath bomb costs £2.20 and I bought mine within a set sometime last year.
Appearance. From the name of this its not hard to guess this is the shape of a cloud, and a flat one. Takes up the palm of my hand in regards to length and is roughly an inch in depth. On the front you can see a delicate and pretty mix of white and shades of purple highlighting the shape of it. And for added detail there is a slight shimmer to this bath bomb and a hand painted silver lightening bolt on the left hand side. On the back is the relevant labeling in regards to fragrance and ingredients. If you look on the bottom edge of Rainbow Cloud you can see different colours popping through ( purple, blue, yellow ) giving you a hint of whats to come during bath time.
Scent. Mine was scented Blueberry Lemon whereas currently its the fragrance Candy Hearts available for purchase online. When I took this out of its plastic wrapper and gave it a little sniff there was a faint smell of something citrusy but if I’m honest it wasn’t strong or very apparent.
In the bath. I had the warm water running when I put this in. As it got caught up in the current I could see this turning round and round like a windmill, while it released streams of different colours. It wasn’t as uniformed as what I thought it would be e.g separate straight lines of colour, but that’s a little hard to do if the poor thing is fighting for its life in my bath! While the different colours was released ( I saw green, purple and yellow ) some foam was created, and once the show had ended the water in the bath became a pretty sea of lilac coloured water topped off with fluffy foam.
On the skin. No issues for me, no irritation, and I continued with my usual after bathing ritual of moisturising with a body lotion while feeling very relaxed.
Did I get what I wanted or expected? One of the things I love while using bath products such as bath bombs is fragrance. Before use, during and after I didn’t really get much fragrance which I would have liked. But in all fairness this product has been in my stash for a good number of months so whether that affected the scent I’m not sure. In regards to the colour it provided I thought that was pretty but my normal bath bombs could have given the same effect this did but I was surprised it produced foam at all let alone the amount as I thought it would behave more like a bath fizzer and just give colour rather than a foaming bath bomb.
Recommended? I would happily try this out again in a different fragrance and use straight away once purchased. As mentioned it was only the smell or lack of that didn’t quite grab me but everything else I enjoyed. It’s affordable, kids would love this ( and the bigger ones too! ) for the colour aspect and overall I think it was fun. Fancy trying this out for yourself? Visit them on their Etsy store here.