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2010 in review

January 2, 2011 Leave a comment

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,400 times in 2010. That’s about 6 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 33 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 53 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 3mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was October 9th with 28 views. The most popular post that day was It’s Cold Outside...

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were en.wordpress.com, kathyfuckingjacobs.com, healthfitnesstherapy.com, obama-scandal-exposed.co.cc, and facebook.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for haus of gloi, the morbid the merrier, haus of gloi review, wiggle perfume, and the morbid the merrier review.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

It’s Cold Outside.. September 2010
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2

The Morbid The Merrier ~ First Impressions June 2010
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3

First Haus Of Gloi Haul June 2010
6 comments

4

Wiggle Perfume Samples July 2010
6 comments

5

Follow Up : Summer Scents By Haus Of Gloi June 2010
9 comments

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New Xmas Haus Of Gloi Products Avaliable

November 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Oooh ooh, yesterday was the much awaited release of the Yule goodies from the Haus, stalked the clock all afternoon for them to update their site and got my goodies 8 minutes after they went on sale, still obviously very much in love with Haus Of Gloi, and never disappointed by their products.

My tip would be to quickly go for the Glogg perfume oil, there’s limited (one per customer) supplies as this year Britton couldn’t re-stock it in the usual soap, scrub and lotion forms. surprised this hasn’t sold out already, but have noticed a few of the items are sold, so keep your eye on the site for when stock is replaced.

If you don’t already know the usual Parkin, Hearth and Snow Wolf are back along with a new scent Eggnoggin. The site says Yule items should be avaliable until the 5th of January 2011.

Will return to do a review when my items are here.

It’s Cold Outside..

September 12, 2010 6 comments

Daylight in the UK ending at around 8pm at the moment, suddenly noticed it’s got flipping freezing too. Cannot believe it’s as late as September. This summer has gone so quick, and as usual our summer ended around June time, just average days without much heat.

Had a odd summer, have been single for many years and recently started wondering if I should actually be with someone, having my doubts about it, but certainly more open to meeting a new man. Miss having someone around, miss missing someone. Really started to change thinking differently about lots of aspects to my life.

Felt guilty not posting on here, haven’t bought as many different products last two months, had awful experience with one company, put a whipped soap on my skin, within 30 seconds my entire chest and arms looked like I had been out in the sun for 10 days solid. Was burnt .. BIG time.

Been buying lots of Haus Of Gloi, still 100% addicted to their products, only Elevenses is the one scent I’m not keen on, but then I don’t like tea smells. Been buying all the limited edition and Reverie products. Will do a review of the Halloween items that should be on my doorstep in the next day or two I hope.

Anyone who stills read this say Hi, have noticed I’ve had a lot of hits but have really struggled recently posting anything anywhere. Even Facebook friends are asking where I have been!!

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The Morbid The Merrier ~ Halloween

September 2, 2010 1 comment

This is my second purchase from Lysa’s The Morbid The Merrier Etsy shop. Had to take advantage of some new Halloween products also buying a couple of things I’ve been eyeing up.

Like the first order everything came lovingly wrapped up in tissue and ribbons. Was so excited opening them, they were wrapped in bubble wrap to ensure no damage.

Ordered the Halloween Geist Candy Apple Lip Balm. Described as

Crisp tart apple + sticky, slightly spicy, gets-stuck-in-your-teeth candy coating.

Spot on, spicy apple. Never really too keen on lip balms, but this hasn’t left my side all day, have re-applied (not really needed to but just love it) again and again and again. It’s gorgeous. Really soft and moisturising. Got to buy more of this.

Also bought the Halloween Saucy Jack Perfume Oil Well priced at £12, really wasn’t too sure what this would be like described as :

Saucy Jack: Deep, dark, and resinous… redolent of stained and tattered petticoats, damp brick, and spilled blood in a London alleyway….

Had to buy this, love the Victorian era, and proud of London (live less than an hour away) cannot describe what notes this contains, but it’s feminine, and really beautiful. Not too strong, you won’t scare anyone away with a over-powering scent, would like to say it’s slightly flowery. Hmm.. not too sure. Whatever it is I like it.

Dessert Absinthe Solid Perfume costs $4.50 and comes in a roll-on container like a lip balm. lighter than the original absinthe scent TMTM offers. Described as:

Upon opening, the first notes are lemon, sugar, and anise – very reminiscent of a lemon sugar cookie. After wearing it for just a few minutes, however, the bottom notes emerge… woodsy, earthy, mysterious, and alluring.

Not over-powering, smells like a cake to me that needs some cream poured over it, yummy scent. Not a sexy scent like the Saucy Jack one, more of a comforting smell that will be nice in the upcoming winter months.

Natali Solid Perfume is the more subtle of the scents I ordered, smells just like a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. A little faint, but pleased it is, chocolate scents can be a little too much on my skin, so it’s nice to have to sniff my arm rather than have a constant scent bothering me.

Described as:

Natali is a brooding yet comforting blend of sweet, spicy orange and dark, fragrant chocolate with a heart of vanilla and wood.

Overall, loved the Halloween pieces the most, have to buy the other products being offered for limited edition too. This is my fave company after Haus Of Gloi. And in my opinion should be right up there in the top Etsy sellers list. There’s samples in the shop, no doubt you’ll love everything to buy bigger sizes.  A must buy for sure.

New Halloween Haus Of Gloi Products

August 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Look on the brand new Haus Of Gloi website from today onwards for some new Halloween goodies.

New scents are:

PUMPKIN QUEEN: Gentle hay pillows, pumpkin flesh, ripe peaches dusted with clove and nutmeg, dried summer herbs, and lastly, a lovely crown of amber.

SAMHAIN: Rustling leaves, chilled winds …
Freshly turned earth, wet leaves, and a cool herb laden wind carrying spectres and spooks!

HEX:
You’ve been bewitched! Lecherous: brackish amber, aged vanilla bean and three dark fruits, veiled in darkness and otherworldly secrecy.

SAFT ERNTE:
A merry drink of harvest and glowing with warmth: Peach juice simmering with sweet spices, pumpkin, silken hazelnut cream and made completely curious with a drop of orange blossom water.

They will all be avaliable in soap form, bathing dust, perfume, bubbling scrub and the new thicker pumpkin butter cream.

There is also a new lip balm avaliable for limited edition too.

Everything sounds beautiful and going to have to make a big order, recently bought lots of HoG products, still loving this company.

Soap Box Sampler

August 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Soap Box Sampler

A collection of samples for you to enjoy! Our little cubed box is filled with 12 super smelling mini samples to try. You’ll receive petite smell-goods from Haus of Gloi, Villainess, Florish, Savor, Wiggle, I Smell Good, Arcana, Super Bad and Bath Nation. The Soap Box Sampler is a perfect way to try an array of products and fragrances and it’s yours FREE with a purchase of $50 or more.

All samplers contain the exact same products from the companies listed above with a few fragrance variations. One sampler per order, no substitutions, rain checks or available for past purchases. Offer good through the month of August or while supplies last. This offer will be located in the cart as an option to add to your shopping cart when the minimum amount of $50 is reached. Bathe On!

Go to The Soap Box Co for more details.

Need To Get My Arse Into Gear!

July 19, 2010 4 comments

Tomorrow will have to read up on blogs etc, past week have been so busy, my son was away on a school hoilday, I had a few things to do, and been totally obsessed with the UK Big Brother and the lovely romance between Josie and John James. Who I admit to having a huge girly crush on. *swoon!!! Love the 24 hour online streaming however I’ve not had much sleep!!!!!!!

Have a few hauls hoping coming the next week, and will finally get around to posting a collective Haus Of Gloi haul blog as I’ve had all the scents for past few weeks now.

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