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Friday, July 25, 2008

Etsy & LUSH Haul

I'm addicted to Etsy.

Forget Bath & Body Works, forget The Body Shop, forget LUSH.

Etsy is da bomb, baby!

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lol just kidding, I still love those stores above, it's just my new addiction on Etsy that keeps growing. I once bought facial soap from Soapalaya Soap store and still remember how nice the people over there and the products are top notch (if you find the good seller, of course)

So, I'm a perfume addict. I love anything smells good. Food, baby, flowers, bookstore, everything! But I can not afford buying designer fragrances all the time, that's why I was so happy to find out there are other ways to smell good without having to spend a fortune.

For a complete list of stores, please refer to My Bath & Body Shop lebel on your right. But it will most probably cause a serious temptation & lemming if you love fragrances, so consider yourselves WARNED, ladies. LoL.


Because I'm the Princess (BITP)

This is my first haul is from Because I'm the Princess. Cute name, no? hehehe The store itself is very cute, they have a Royal Kingdom theme going on. The owner/maker named Kelly, she's a sweetheart, very friendly & gives the best service, awesome communication & all that jazz. She has a baby girl named Kara, you will see her name mentioned couple of times in the products listing, as "Princess Kara" : )

You can view them on their main site here where you will be lead to if you want to select fragrances (they have over 200 choices). Now the main site is closed but she is taking orders from her Etsy store.

They offer products such as:

  • Satin Silk Lotion
  • Body Butta'
  • Protein Hair Mist
  • Aloe Silk Body Mist
  • Fragrance Roll On (Alcohol-base & Jojoba Oil-base)
  • Whipped Sugar Scrub
  • Wax Melts
All in affordable prices & they have small sizes so you can sample before committing to buy the big ones.

They have 4 types of fragrances:
  1. Food/Drink Scent
  2. Designer Dupe Scent
  3. Floral/Nature Scent
  4. Fruity Scent
My head spin when I had to choose the fragrances, all sound so yummy & interesting. But I finally made up my mind and ordered these:
  • Body Mist: With Love (Hilary Duff's type) & Sex Kitten (BITP house-blend)
  • Roll On: Pleasure Delight (Estee Lauder's type)
  • Mini Jewel Sniff Me Samples: Pumpkinilla, Caribbean Fruit Smoothie, Violet Crumble Cheesecake, Erotic Goddess, Sexy as Sin, Cherish
The shipping only took 3 days to get here, that's really fast!

(I included my haul from LUSH)

Kelly did a very cute packaging ^_^


My order plus freebies

She included another roll-on in Seduccion de la Vanilla & a candy : ) Ain't she nice?

Here are the fragrances description from BITP website:
  • Seduccio de la Vanilla: Soothing woody vanilla bouquet begins with soft peach, leafy greens and nuances of sweet orange. The middle is a wild flower bouquet of violets, forget me nots and briar roses. The base is a combined note of velvety sandalwood, mousse de cherx, vanilla and musk.
  • Sexy as Sin (Karma Sutra): This fragrance is an irresistible floral bouquet of gardenia, tuberose, sweet vanilla and exotic musk that is sure to intoxicate not only your senses but your home and inner soul!
  • Sex Kitten: This is an intoxicating blend of amber, sandalwood, patchouli, chocolate, with a twist of caramel.
  • Erotic Goddess: A sensual blend of fresh lavender petals infused with soft fresh coconut milk will enlighten every nerve in your body! An enchanting, sexy, sensual, and alluring fragrance that will have you and your partner purring with delight!
  • Caribbean Fruit Smoothie: A smooth sweet blend of raspberries, juicy ripe Georgia peaches, juicy strawberries, cherries, mandarin oranges, grapefruit with a splash of pineapple and mango.
  • Cherish: Our popular Vanilla Bean Noel "BBW Type" blend swirled with pure Strawberry for the ultimate blessing of a fragrance!
  • Pumpkinilla: Just the perfect blend of vanilla and the crispness of pumpkin makes this a splendid blend for both vanilla and pumpkin lovers.
  • Violet Crumble Cheesecake: Imagine the essence of cream cheese, graham crackers and sweet cream butter, middle notes of vanilla, sweetened condensed milk,and a touch of almond and topped off with blooming violets fresh from the flower garden! A sprinkle of powdered sugar brings this all together!
I dunno about you but my mouth watered when I read all the description LMAO Now that I got to smell them, hmmm hunger strikes! = P

My reviews:
  • With Love: she got this one down! dead-on Hilary Duff's fragrance I've smelled many times in Sephora. Awesome job.
  • Pleasure Delight: a unique floraly smell, I wouldn't say it's exactly like Estee Lauder's type, but I quite like it, at first the strawberry and freesia smell came out stronger but after a while I definitely catch the caramel.
  • Sex Kitten: I don't like this one, it smells like an old lady musky perfume, sorry, no sexy at all hehehe
  • Seduccion de la Vanilla: the sandalwood is definitely stronger than the Vanilla, it's quite dark and woody, an OK for me.
  • Sexy as Sin: OMG this one is sooo nice, very floraly with musky vanilla hint, I'd say a sweeter version of Seduccion de la Vanilla.
  • Erotic Goddess: it's so unique, the soft lavender scent came first then dried down to a yummy coconut-y smell.
  • Caribbean Fruit Smoothie: if this doesn't make you wanna sip your favorite smoothie, nothing else will. awesome summer scent!
  • Cherish: MY FAVORITE! Vanilla + Strawberry = heaven.
  • Pumpkinilla: this reminds me of cold christmas night when you were served with eggnog and pumpkin pie. SO DELISH! I'm getting a full size.
  • Violet Crumble Cheesecake: very interesting smell, I'd never imagine violets would go with a cream cheese, but this one works pretty good.
Overall I really love what Kelly sent me, my least favorite is Sex Kitten obviously. I'm intrigued by their hair mist & sugar scrub, and I most likely will try other delicious scents sometime in the near future : ) Uh Oh wallet cries.

LUSH

This LUSH soap I purchased is the Rock Star one,

I got the small size because I only wanted to test out the scent. BITP does have the LUSH dupes such as: Alkmaar, Fever, Karma, Honey I Washed the Kids, Rock Star, American Cream, and Flying Fox)

It smells so yummy too! I used it in the shower and the whole place smells like blueberry candy.

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I made another purchase from Etsy, this time from Cozy Moments store which was having "Christmas in July" sale, I got myself a scented soap and a whipped body frosting. I can't wait to try them.

so......until then ( :

6 comments:

christy. said...

Man .. those descriptions sound so heavenly ..... lol. esp. the Lush soap.

Nanzy said...

they are all delicious, Christy...I can eat them all LAWL

Lani said...

i've got a lemming list from etsy myself lol. great haul sis. i always love lookin at stuff everyone buys lol. ;)

DyahAlit said...

would love to try some :) ahay!

Nanzy said...

Lani, isn't Etsy dangerous??? I can spend hours & hours looking at those yummy soaps! What are you lemming for?

Ai heheheh wish you were here so we can combine shipping ^^

Tracy said...

the etsy stuff looks so cute! too bad it's not a physical store i can actually go into. my sense of smell is really sensitive, and i always get headaches when i go into perfume/fragrance stores. i have to smell stuff before i buy, otherwise i'll suffer from constant headaches! i'm curious to try out lush stuff, though. they just opened up a store at the nearby mall.