Wax tarts I would repurchase from the Yule basket are.... all of them. Seriously. Most were repurchases anyway and really they have become Christmas staples. To see what I melted click here.
This basket is full of gifted scents. Some are from orders but I wanted to melt out the end of the year with treats that friends have given me recently.
Rosegirls- Pumpkin Pecan Waffles Butterbrickle man I missed this one!
Rosegirls- Harvest Bake Sale Noel
Rosegirls- Apple Puff Pumpkin Pie
Rosegirls- Macintosh Swizzle Sticks
The Country Scent Shack- Vanilla Bliss
Candy Panda- Pumpkins in Paris
Pour Girl's Wax- Fall Fireside
Wild Vine- Radient Red Maple
Wild Vine- Orange Fireside
Front Porch- Hot Apple Pie is has been soooo looooong since I have had any FP
CFTKR- Cuban Tobacco
CFTKR- Burgundy Rose
SMT- Warm Vanilla Sugar
VCS- Ice Palace Cookies
Bonjour Wax- The Yule Ball
Satin Suzie Scents- Winter Woods
Satin Suzie Scents- Cranberry Festival
Long Cane Primitives- Vanilla Mint Noel
Long Cane Primitives- Creamy Nutmeg
If you would like any of these reviewed please leave a comment with which scents you want to know more about.
The day after Christmas two of my sisters, Heather and Lindsey, and I headed out around 8am to check out the Lush store in Brandon and then a couple Targets. I ended up buying this 6 foot pre-lit birch tree for $47. It was half off plus an extra 10% off since it was a display. My obsession with birch continues. I also nabbed a 6 foot tall and skinny pre-lit evergreen to go outside by the door for $30. It was $100 but returned and on clearance for $69.99. My sister wheeled and dealed with the manager and got it down to $30 even. I was flabbergasted. No photo, as it is tucked into the attic now.
Lindsey and I scooped up all the vintage looking wrapping we could find. She has an eye for the cutest patterns possible. And she won't tell you either. You have to watch her like a hawk. Eye what she tosses into the cart. She even snuck in a second vintage Santa wrapping paper and I missed out on it. I only saw it as it scanned across the register. Look at those campers! The buffalo check (she taught me that) and the foxes! Coordinating tags and bows abound! And even a cookie plate.
I love Target's big bow boxes. Full of various sizes, textures and colors, as well as ribbon and trim. I am a full fledged nerd and love to use the ribbon and bows on all the packages I can. The glass owls had to come home with me. Two for the tree and one each for the girls' ornament boxes. And lastly, a box of crackers for New Years Eve. Everything was 50% off and ended up being a great deal. I am set for next Christmas.
This is the majority of my Christmas spoils. Santa was generous and a great listener. The Sephora skincare box highlights products from South Korea and Tokyo. The Yves Saint Laurent Couture palette in 08 shimmers with green, taupe, gold and nudes. The color payoff impresses me with the small swatching I did. I also received cats in space leggings, purple pajamas, a bra, and a Lush Hello Gorgeous box. In my stocking I found panties, Essie Good To Go topcoat, Burt's Bees, Lancome eye makeup remover, lotion, Boscia face masks, a couple Lush bath bombs and wand, as well as a fat pack of Orbit gum. From friends and family I was treated to Sephora and Loft gift cards, candles, Starbucks gifts cards, a coffee mug from the original Starbucks, Sonoma Scent Studio's Forest Walk travel spray and other wonderful treasures.
I will post my Lush haul in a few days. I did get in two orders from the Lush USA site, but nothing from the UK site this year. Probably for the best.
We will spend the rest of the week cleaning and hanging out. The tree is in the fire pit waiting on a chilly day, the decorations are in the attic and the girls have shed their tears of Christmas coming to a close.
It is bittersweet but I am ready to move on. Ready to enjoy these last few days off.
Did you do any post-Christmas shopping? What are you up to during the Christmas/New Year's interim?