Wax tarts from the last basket I would purchase again involve: PFOP Avobath, CFTKR Juniper Berry and Cedar, Zeep Avo All Over, SMT Rose Jam/Pink/Mallow Noel, RG Rosegirls Garden/Raspberry/VBN, Valhalla Vanilla Luxe, Nag Champa.
Pocket Full of Peonies- Karma
Pocket Full of Peonies- Dirty
Pocket Full of Peonies- Porridge
Vintage Chic Scents- Mamma Mia!
The Bathing Garden- Alice Dressed in Gold
Zeep- Olive Tree
TSTWB- Pink Sugar (not sure if this vendor is still open)
Country Lane Keepsakes- Warm Winter Vanilla Sugar <3 gift
Lasting Scent Candles- Pink Petit Fours
Lasting Scent Candles- Island Relaxation <3 gift
Sniff My Tarts- Sweet Lavender Marshmallow Cake/Marshmallow Noel/Pink Coconut
Rosegirls- Rose Jam
Up The Creek- Rose Jam/American Cream/Marshmallow Bean Noel
CFTKR- Pomelo Sage
CFTKR- Fresh Picked Strawberry
CFTKR- Jill's Strawberry Cream Filled Jelly Roll
CFTKR- Summer Strawberry Taffy
CFTKR- Amish Quilt <3 gift
I must be ready for fruity, sweet and floral. I wanted strawberries and Lush dupes. If you would like me to review any of these in depth please let me know!
I have had a rough past couple of weeks. If you are a regular reader, you might have noticed a few skipped days. I lost my mojo and have been desperately trying to climb back out of a funk. I had a bout of wanting to leave social media, the blog, work, everything. Not a fleeting, "I am discontent" but a very strong, very real and lasting urge. I knew in the back of my mind not to make any decisions in this state of mind but I did go ahead and leave Twitter, many wax groups and stopped blogging for a couple weeks and ran on previously written or hastily prepared posts for the most part. I am seeing light at the end of the tunnel again and I am going to try to keep limping along until I get my groove back.
In the meantime, I have been painting again and that helped me immensely to pull my heart back from the blue place. My dear friend Ashley is having her second boy and I offered to paint her the Hogwarts house crests for his nursery. It had been so long since my paint brushes had been wet that I forgot the meditative quality of this act. I now have two more larger canvases ready for paintings for the girls. Savanna requested Mew in space and Scarlette wants sealife with candy. Those sound slightly Dali-esque but shall be fun to undertake.
While the paint supplies were out, my two year old Hogwarts Tom's needed a facelift. I painted Ashley some Maurader's Map Tom's years ago and decided I needed some Harry Potter ones for myself. I chose a mishmash of things to illustrate on them.
The acrylic paint holds up pretty well but does need a touch-up about once a year to remain vibrant. They get dirty from frequent wear but I hand-wash them to increase longevity.
Nothing says nerd alert like Harry Potter shoes. I kind of want to paint some Sherlock or London ones next. If you could have Tom's painted in any theme what would you choose? Leave a comment below!