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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.

Grumpy Haul ~ Collective Haul

Have bought several Grumpy Girl products this year. Have tried every scent in different types of products, but here is a selection of just a few.

Found Grumpy Girl on You Tube, there is several GG haul videos there, and liked the way they were packaged and the excitement of trying the new scents. There’s wax melts, candles, soaps, various thickness of body butters, scrubs, lip balms, body sprays, and solid perfumes. Can buy samples of some of this products, and there is always a few free samples with each order. The scent list is here.

So, unto various products and my faves.

Booty Call Soap

Wholesome oats and sweet cream are infused with rich warm notes of honey and almonds and topped with a sprinkling of brown sugar.

All of the Grumpy soaps are very conditioning, lather up really well. and this soap in my honest opinion is best used in the Booty Call or 3 Bears scent. I always cut my soaps into little pieces because I’d prefer to swop and change soaps and not ruin them by sitting in a puddle of bubbles. The soaps have never let me down. All smell great. You get a huge piece of soap for around $5.50 (differs with some scents)

Booty Call itself reminds me a teeny tiny bit of Snowcake from Lush, that would be the almond scent, and it’s so nicely blended with the honey. This is one of those soaps you want to eat. It’s a bit scrubby, you’ll need to go easy on rubbing the actual bar on your skin.

Acid Trip Scrub

A meditative unisex blend of patchouli, sweet orange, lavendin, pine, lemongrass and elelmi, with notes of incense, amber and musk.

This is a dupe of Lush’s Karma. Spot on, in fact this is how I used to love Karma, found it’s become just a slight bit more sweeter over the years. And this is the Karma I fell in love with years ago. If you don’t know Karma : it’s like walking around on a sunday afternoon around Camden Town in London, incense and summer altogether.

The scrub itself lasts for a long time, you’ll find you don’t need a awful lot for one use, and this will last at least two weeks. Doesn’t leave any oils on your skin but it does feel soft.

Woodstock 69 Stick O Buttah

The ultimate hippie fragrance blend! A rich, beautiful blend, with an earthy hint of patchouli and sweet smell of nag champa

VERY hippie. Love this scent so much, and have sniffed my arms after using this so much, scent lingers fairly strongly, the butter is a bit greasy, you roll on the stick, and it’s up to you if you want to rub it in your skin, I tend to leave it on as I find my skin instantly is smooth. And because I love the scent so much. The butter will stay on your skin all day.

Porn Star In Pink Panties Body Spray

A complex scent of fresh bergamot, juicy citron, mingling with floral notes of neroli, jasmine and rose. Leading into the heart of the fragrance, are notes of sweet pear, plum, apricot, and red lyche, ending with base notes of sensual musk and cedarwood, with swirl of white chocolate and fluffy pink cupcakes.

This lasts friggin ages, used a few times and doesn’t look like I’ve used any at all. I would not recommend spraying under armpits, but over your arms, chest, stomach works well. Scent lingers all day, and find I prefer the Little Squirts body spray which is a much smaller product.

This scent is very strong, a perfume scent, and seems to be one of the more popular scents, very fruity.

Voodoo Berry Lip Crack

No description, but this is very berry, with slight black cherry included. The balms are soft and conditioning. I’ve had a few samples of this included with orders before rather than soap.

Plum Crazie Fluffy Stuff Soap

Rich, vibrant plums, raspberries, cranberry, citrus, apple, strawberry with a touch of vanilla, honey and rum.

This whipped soap is so soft and so easy to apply, a little goes a long way, and quickly lathers up. The scent doesn’t tend to last after it’s been washed off, but you’ll love it during a shower. The scent is so fruity and yummy. Can smell the raspberries and plum.

Let Them Eat Cake Goats Milk, Shea Butter & Honey Lotion

Rich, buttery Italian birthday cake topped with fluffy buttercream frosting.

My favourite of the lotions, it’s not too thick, lasts so long, and the scent always compliments the lotion. It easily soaks into skin, the scent is a yummy cake scent. Another you want to eat it scent.

Find I don’t need to re-apply this at all. By far my favourite product from Grumpy.

Check out the videos on You Tube and drool over the scent descriptions.

Edit :  Here is twixtbetwixt’s recent haul video

Latherati ~ Book Inspired Body Products

Found Latherati on Etsy during a random search for unique and different perfumes and soap. Every scent is based on books, every product has a scent description, the inspiration (title and author of book) and a brief description of the book.

I placed my order one week ago and it took one week exactly to get to the UK, I know the package was shipped day after purchase. I also received a convo from the owner to say thanks for the order and my order was being shipped out.

I ordered Wishing roll-on perfume oil, Gloom Soap, and received a free sample of Beguile lip luster.

After opening the package envelope my order looked like this, everything was enclosed in black tissue paper.

Gloom Soap

The soap came in a little cardboard box, with ingredients on a sticker on the side, the box was made to look like a book, clever little idea. When I opened the soap box I could smell the incense along with the floral rose which work well together, Gloom is a very unique scent, it is very strong, but I was expecting that.

Scent description is as follows:

rich vanilla, hints of rose and honey with dusky notes of nag champa incense

Cannot smell any vanilla before using the soap, but during use the vanilla is more prominent and mixes well with the strong incense smell, in fact it kinda takes away the strong incense, overall the scent is very nice, very unique, very nag champa and if you like heady scents you’ll love this, I do so it works well for me.

The soap lathers up quickly and you get a good deal of bubbles, scent lingers after use. Skin felt clean after use, but not particularly moisturised. All soaps are priced at $5 each for a 5 ounce bar. Will buy another soap scent to fully judge if this soap is for me. There is samples called Book Endz for $5 you get 5 soap samples, i will order this next time.

Wishing Roll On Perfume


Each roll on tube consists of 9ml of perfume oil, it rolls on easily with a good amount left on your skin.

Scent description is:

A blend of rich vanilla, spicy cinnamon and a hint of magic.

This is my favourite of the two scents, gorgeous vanilla and the right amount of spice. Slight element of fruit included. The scent does last a good few hours, and is not overpowering at all. But if you like that occasional slight whift of fragrance you get when you move around this is for you. Priced at $5 for 9ml you get a lot of oil for your money. Would recommend this product and will order more.

Beguile Lip Luster

This is amazing, now I don’t like lip balms very often, I hate gloopy balms that leave your lips sticky and far too oily. This however, is just right for me. It’s moisturising and leaves a noticeable soft finish. There isn’t any flavour I can taste, but can smell the scent of:

lavender mint

Leaves a teeny tiny peppermint tingle on my lips, and have no problems re-applying. REALLY recommend this. It’s priced at $3.50 and would be making a order maybe in the “Classic” scent of vanilla almond.

Overall

I would buy from Latherati again, would like to try their lotion, read shop feedback and the lotions have got good reviews. Not sure about the soap if honest, will need a few days of trying it to see if it’s moisturising enough for me, but happy to try different scents to test this out. Everything else is brilliant, lovely scents all round, well priced and generous amount of products, fantastic lip balm sample. Great packaging and overall theme for the shop.

EDIT: Sorry about the quality of the pics, will be getting new camera soon 🙂