Friday, December 19, 2014
Haus of Gloi Yule Haul
It took a while to get here, but now that it's arrived? Prepare for some heavy breathing, because I am still oh so in love with this brand.
In this post, I'm going to describe what I got and how it smells. If you want more detailed reviews on the individual product formulas, please click here.
PUMPKIN BUTTERS -- My holy grail body lotion! I got a full size of Hearth (my sweet, precious darling that I threw a fit over when it wasn't brought back last year), plus mini sizes of Satyr, Plotter's Breakfast, and Mango Sticky Rice. I've bought PB versions of Hearth and Satyr in the past, and they still smell as fabulous as ever: Hearth is like warm apple pie and cream, Satyr is a rich blood orange. I've had the Plotter's Breakfast sugar scrub before and really enjoyed it; it smells like oatmeal cooking on a wood stove to me. Luckily, the PB smells the same! The only scent that didn't work for me was Mango Sticky Rice. It smells just like the delightful Thai dessert in the jar, and on my mom's skin, but on me, it starts to smell like wax candy. :(
BODY EMULSION -- I wanted Aether, but it wasn't available (see note below), so I went with Vice instead. It's been a while since I've smelt the stuff, so this was a gamble. Luckily, it's fantastic: it smells like dark chocolate, with just a hint of graham cracker and marshmallow to sweeten it up, and some dark coffee to ground it. I notice that the fragrance oil is slightly better blended and more complex, but this is still delightful.
FRAGRANCE VIALS -- Snow Wolf was a freebie. It's not something I'd wear regularly, but I enjoy it. I decided to test out Insalata Nocturna for something different, and it really is a step away from my usual wheelhouse: bright, leafy, and herbal. I really do smell like a salad when I wear it, and I kinda like it! Plotter's Breakfast is too smokey for me to wear everyday, but for the occasional treat, paired with the pumpkin butter? Yes. And of course, I got a full vial of my beloved Hearth perfume. I can't risk it not coming back next year!
You'll notice a distinct lack of Aether (fragrance-free) products in this haul. This is not by choice; they just haven't restocked Aether in a while, and I wanted to make sure I got my Hearth stuff before it sold out. Rest assured that, if I have the money when they restock, Aether will be in my future. I get the same great moisturization, but I can layer any perfume I want on top!
Haus of Gloi products are available at HausofGloi.com.
PSSSST--you can enter to win a $5 Haus of Gloi gift card, along with several other fantastic, carefully-curated prizes!