Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Dawn the owner of Dawn to Dusk Essentials, she is such a pleasure to work with and speak to and she has a radiance about her that pulls you in. I have many of her perfume oils but i am going to review the five pack sampler of Pentagonal Patchouli,yes its getting cooler or should i say cold outside and the darker days are upon us so now i am reaching for more depth in my scents so i decided to sample this Patchouli set, to be honest with you i got a little tired of Patchouli scents because it can be so overpowering and sometimes over shadow the other essential almost like stifling them, but knowing Dawns creations i knew i would not be disappointed.

From reading the description on this collection they all share similar notes of Dark Patchouli,Amber resin, Sandalwood, Cardomom, Rock Rose Resin, Myrrh Co2, Frankincense, Cedarwood Atlas, Agarwood C02, Spikenard and Sea Buckthorn but each has its own twist to set it apart form the rest.

Choco-Chouli - Dark rich and very delicious, this was the first one i sampled from the package and it did not disappoint, its starts off rich and warm and hugs the skin with its rich French Cocoa Absolute and this lingers a bit until it drifts into a sweet wood.

Rosa-Chouli -  I have sampled rose and patchouli perfume before so i was like OK this would probity be the same scent, nope the rose in this is so alive its  like smelling a rose that just open its bud. Beautiful roses upon roses unfolding its petals is what this scent opens with and them on the dry down the patchouli adds a deep alluring scent that last and last until you wash it off.

Cedar-Chouli - Now this one brings back memories of desert rain hot overcast the earth rich aroma scorch by the sun awaiting the first drop of rain. I enjoyed this one for those days when i needed something to call my own rare and special. This is consider masculine but i am loving it.

Rum-Chouli - Dark and mysterious, this is another masculine scent but it smell nice on me and it is not at all over powering.

Pixie-Chouli - Very sweet and Feminine vanilla mix up with a little dirt.Lovely balance of essential perfect for every day wear.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cleaning Clutter and Rediscovering Lost Products

I am on a mission to finish up all my half bottles around the house too much stuff and I need to get rid of the clutter, so it is nice to clean and rediscover things that are hiding on the back of the shelf.

I wash my hands allot and the one thing I do not like is dry hands and dry skin, I have to lotion my hands every time I wash them and not any or every lotion can hold up to this test.

In June of 09 I purchase this Sweet Orange Calendula Cream with organic oils from Mirasol Farm and it’s a life saver so this is yet another revisited product. She still carries this if you want to try it.

Nov. 09 Holiday Offering Spiced Chocolate Jasmine Body Butter and Vanilla Ginger Decadent Body Butter by the talented The Scented Djinn the best for the cold winter months and a little goes a long way and the scent don't get me started on the scent I am wearing the Spiced Chocolate Jasmine Body Butter today and it smells like I just purchased it now it 's been like what a year now and this body butter still holds strong with moisture and smell. You see Justin its 2010 and yes it’s the Holidays again wink wink :)

Nov. 09 amma's rose lotion by Feather Heart Trading Co. now rename as sandalwood rose peace lotion I remember this lotion I am all out yep this one did not last it was used up because unlike the Holiday Offering from The scented Djinn that only came out for special occasion this was my everyday lotion beautifully scented with rose water and sandalwood the oils in this are on the money as well cocoa butter, shea butter, aloe vera, and almond oil. I will repurchase this body butter.

Aug. 09 Vanilla Blossom Organic Salt Scrub with Real Vanilla, Exotic Orange Blossom Absolute, Dead Sea Salts and Mineral Clay by Gabriel's Aunt, now I have scrubs that I got way after I purchase this scrub and when I open them I get the funny oil gone bad smell but not this the scent is still strong its dense and after useing this scrub I do not need to butter up, talk about soft supple skin. She no longer has this listed but she has other scrub that I will try after I use up my lot.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

How did you discover ETSY?

I visited the hair forums and blogs often and I never said a word in them I just lurk and someone posted on some hair accessory that she purchase on ETSY so I joined took a look around got some stuff and it was a done deal I fell in love with ETSY, buying from small business, buying natural, supporting people like me with good positive vibes and outlook it gave me a one on one connection with the sellers even though I was buying on line. Now how did you get introduce to ETSY and what was your first purchase from them? My first purchase from ETSY was from Gazzu.