Monthly Archives: November 2010

My Cocoa Pink Order

So I discovered a new favorite place for hair products, Cocoa Pink.  They have ridiculously good smelling products for body and hair, but I have just purchased hair stuff so far.   My recent order included:

 

Shine Sweetie Conditioner in Goodie Gumdrops. The scent is described as:

is the aroma of holiday spiced gumdrops with a twist!  cinnamon and clove, a little eucalyptus and rose; then bringing up the rear with wafts of cassis, nutmeg and woods.   It smells a little more like jelly beans than gum drops but it’s all sweet and tasty so I don’t mind.  This conditioner has some silk, wheat and soy protein in it and leave my hair very nicely conditioned.

 

Princess Poo in Elf Magic. Scent described as:

is a bubbly, magical blend of candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup with effervescent spicy soda pop bubbles for a magical top note.   I *love* the movie Elf so this would have been a hit no matter what.   I love it and it smells like candy 7-Up to me.   This shampoo is SLS and paraben free.

 

Ends With Benefits in Red Velvet Cake. Scent described as:

Rich velvety Devils Food Chocolate, Tonka Bean; rich, sweet and creamy vanilla icing with light sprinkles of sugar.   This is leave in conditioner that you can also use on your body.  So far, this is  only scent that didn’t knock my socks off.   It smells just a bit plastic-y to me.

 

Glissade in Black Cat In The Pumpkin Patch. Scent described as:

CP exclusive- Imagine the bestselling scent “Black Kittens- (Black, Boo Boo Lemon Noel, a drop of Egyptian Musk)” with a splash of sweet pumpkin! This is unexpected, original, and quite amazing!   I love this!   It’s a styling/finishing product for your hair.  I have no idea how to describe the scent other than rich, warm with maybe just a hint of lemon?  I reeeeally like this and I think I’m going to have to order it in a perfume.

 

Now, there was a bit of a kerfluffle with this company earlier this year with some serious customer service issues.  The company has a new owner and I’ve placed two orders and had my products within about a week with no problems.  I also received a free sample with each order.   For this order I got a sample of Junket Solid Conditioner in Naughty Gingerbread.   It smells sort of plastic to me but it came wrapped in some cellophane so that might be the problem.  I haven’t had a chance to use it yet but I’ll update when I do.

 

If you love froo froo smelling products for your hair and body, please check them out.  I love supporting a small woman owned business:

 

http://cocoapink.net/

Solstice Scents Yule Reviews

I bought the sample pack of the perfume oils.

Gingerbread Man

In bottle:  Mostly vanilla

Wet on skin:  Whoa, this is pretty sharp….almost smoky it’s so spicy and sharp.

Dry on skin:  This is very sharp and spicy.    I am not getting any vanilla anymore.  It’s like if you stuffed your face in a jar of ground allspice.   I like it and I think it would be amazing layered with marshmallow.

 

Roasted Chestnuts & Marshmallows

In bottle:  Sweet, sugary and marshmallow goodness.

Wet on skin:  Yum, marshmallow!   Warm, gooey marshmallow.

Dry on skin:  Still mostly marshmallow.  I think this would be amazing layered with Gingerbread man.

 

Russian Caravan

In bottle:  Medicinal and reminiscent of the dentists office.

Wet on skin:  Dentists office with a camp fire inside.  It smells a bit plastic on me.

Dry on skin:  This never settles into something into something I like.  It’s smoky, medicinal and still very Eau De Dentist Office to me.

 

Gingerbread & Vanilla Cream

In bottle:  Vanilla and creamy.

Wet on skin:  Vanilla and spice with the spice taking over at this point.

Dry on skin:  Yum, I really like this.  It’s a nice balance of sweet and spicy.

 

 

Bayberry

In bottle:  Green and…..bayberry-ish!  Definitely smells like the holidays.

Wet on skin:  Still green and bayberries….a little more evergreen now, very foresty.

Dry on skin:  This softens a little bit as it dries but stay pretty true to it name.   Also slightly reminds me of BPAL’s Yule Cat.  It would make a very pretty room scent.

 

 

Spiked Nog & Nutmeg

In bottle:  Smells like the eggnog flavored syrups they use to make lattes.

Wet on skin:  Egnoggy for sure!  And it’s got something that makes it slightly soft and pretty.    The spice is very light.

Dry on skin:  This has a bit of a drier smell to it now if that makes sense.  It’s really, really pretty and I think I’ll be getting a bottle of this.   It’s foody but not overpoweringly so.

 

Rice Pudding & Rum Soaked Raisins

In bottle:  Buttery.

Wet on skin:  It definitely smells like rice pudding!   A little boozy.

Dry on skin:  Now I can smell the rum and raisins.    It softens it a little bit.   This is a little too buttery for me and it’s a fairly heavy scent but it’s still pretty.  I’d be more likely to use this as a room scent.

 

http://www.etsy.com/shop/solsticescents

Haus Of Gloi Yule Reviews

Hearth:

In bottle-buttery and maybe a bit spicy.

Wet on skin:  Spiced apple and maybe some booze?

Dry on skin:  Unfortunately this one seems to go a little plasticy on me.   If it’s got a wine or booze note then that’s common for me.

Snow Wolf

In bottle:  Whew, green and strong!  Vetiver maybe?

Wet on skin:  Evergreen for sure, and still very strong.   It’s reminds me a lot of BPAL’s Yule Cat

Dry on skin:  More woodsy and a bit smoky.   Still strong, but not in a men’s cologne kind of way and it’s settling down as I type.    Quite pretty once you get this beast under control!

Parkin:

In bottle:  Buttery and spicy.

Wet on skin:  Now the spices are coming out to play….definitely some cinnamon.

Dry on skin:  Getting maybe a wine note?  Still very spicy but it’s settled down and is really pretty.

Eggnoggin’

In bottle:  Wow, it definitely smells like eggnog!

Wet on skin:   Yum, now it smells like eggnog that’s been spiked with a yummy adult beverage and it’s gotten more spicy with nutmeg.

Dry on skin:  Now it mostly smells like nutmeg.  The eggy and creamy goodness have faded away.   I didn’t think I’d like this one but I really love it.

 

http://hausofgloi.com/