Sixteen92 Winter Collection Review

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So I’m a rule-breaking rebel today. I hate trying out perfumes without letting them rest for a week, (an annoyances go in my life, this is definitely is low on the list-but it’s there!), but I just got my Sixteen92 Circle subscription this past Friday and the Winter Release is Friday, November 13th. In order to help people make educated perfume buying decisions, I’m breaking my smell code today.

So let’s check it out Sixteen92’s Winter Collection!

Sixteen 92 Winter Collection

I am part of Sixteen92’s Circle Subscription, so I received this Winter Sampler set as part of my subscription. Based on previous prices, I think these will cost about $18 as a sample set when they are released on Friday.

In terms of reviewing, I tend to find  that perfumes last longer on my skin and become more nuanced if I’ve let them settle awhile. That could be all in my head. Who knows. Anyway, in the interest of fairness, I’m reviewing these perfumes today, but I’m going to test them out again in a week and see if anything’s changed. I’ll update the post if I do. Just to give them a fair change. And to cover myself in perfume. It’s a win-win.

And The Days Are Not Full Enough- Notes:sweet sandalwood, texas cedar heartwood, patchouli coeur, black vanilla, grey musk
This starts off pretty strong, wet I’m getting big notes of patchouli and hay. I’m not loving this combo. As it dries, the patchouli note starts to fade, and the scent becomes a milder, sweet scent. If you’ve ever been in a barn, that’s what this reminds me of, the sweet scents of hay and grass. (Which I just looked at the scent list, and have no clue where I’m getting that from. Maybe the vanilla and sandalwood? Maybe the musk?) This faded really fast on me, after about 30 minutes it was just hay sitting close to the skin. I had to inhale my wrist to get anything. I guess if you’re a fan of sweet, subtle patchouli-this will be up your alley.

Her Kind– Notes: tart cherry, sweet almond, bergamot, sandalwood, ambrette, camellia blossom, tonka, sweet myrrh
Wet, I get cherry and intense almond extract. It’s been noted before that I’m a weirdo who loves the smell of almond extract. Like, I LOVE it. That being said, this smells pretty artificial, exactly like you’re using cherry and almond extract to bake something. As it dries, the extract smell does fade and it starts to become more natural. I get a soft, sweet floral note and just a hint of sandalwood and bergamot in the background. The dried down scent is feminine and sophisticated and I think I might be a fan. This had a pretty decent throw and lasted about 5 hours on me.

Domination of BlackNotes: orris route, soft suede, white santal, nutmeg, oakwood, lichen, chilled soil
I immediately get dark notes of cool leather and dirt. It’s kinda spicy and sexy? I’m asking for a friend. As it dries there’s also some incense notes joining in with the leather and dirt notes, and it becomes comforting. It reminds me of some of the scents from the Halloween Collection. This sat pretty close to my skin but lasted about 4 hours.

This Is Just To Say- Notes: cake flour, cocoa powder, osmanthus, plum & apricot jam, tonka bean, dried fruits, tangled vines
At first this smells like a Tootsie Roll, with the slightest hint of something fruity in the background. Happily, as the perfume dries, the cocoa fades a bit and the frutier scent gets stronger. After about 30 minutes I am definitely getting apricot jam and tonka bean, it’s sweet and fruity. The light, soft scent of fruit remains for several hours on me before this eventually dried down to vanilla. This should be a gourmand right up my alley, and I want to love it, but it’s not there yet for me. I’ll give this one some time and see if I keep reaching for it. This also sits pretty close to the skin, but the vanilla scent lasted several hours on me.

Walking in the WinterNotes: fir needle, hemlock, soft snow, pale woods, delicate mint, frost-blanketed leaves, cold metal, distant hearthsmoke
This smells just like trees covered in snow. (Seeing as I’ve only seen real snow like once in my life, I’m just guess. But that’s the image that comes to mind.) There’s definitely a cool mint note here, and I get the scent of icy green firs, as well. There was a very subtle note I wasn’t able to identify on blind sniff, but checking out the scent description I realize that it’s the very faint whiff of smoke. I’m not surprised that I like this scent, because minty cool atmospherics are my favorite Winter scents. I can literally close my eyes and imagine walking through a cold, snowy forest. Walking in the Winter is definitely an interesting and layered scent and my favorite of the bunch. This had pretty good throw and lasted about 6 hours on me.

Bonus: Candy Cane Mocha- Last year I reviewed Sixteen92’s Hot Chocolate Bar, and while everything smelled pretty delicious, I didn’t ever find myself reaching out to wear the perfumes. When I saw Candy Cane Mocha, I figured it would be along the same lines at the Hot Chocolate Bar, and tested it halfheartedly.

That ended after about 4 seconds. This smells amazing. I adore coffee scents, and this is delicious dark chocolate coffee with sweet, creamy mint. It smells amazing. Did I already say that? I can’t stop smelling my arm and it’s causing some problems with my writing. It has great throw and lasted several hours. FULL SIZE I AM COMING FOR YOU.

Overall: I like the Winter Collection. I think Walking in the Winter and Her Kind are my favorites, but I do like This Is Just To Say. I’m not sure if any of these are full sizes for me, but I’ll test again in a week.

And Candy Cane Mocha will be mine.

Love,

Rebs!

Questions of the Day:
-What are you favorite Winter notes?
-Are you going to grab anything from Sixteen92’s Winter Release?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday Funday: Belated Happy Hour-Immortal Beloved Hefeweizen and Best Bite Rewind Matte Lip Set

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How are you guys?!

I’m about a week behind in my posts, but I have a really good reason! I’m participating in NaNoWriMo this year! I haven’t the past few years due to writing my thesis, but this year it’s on! (And if you aren’t sure what NaNoWriMo is, check it out here!)

That does mean my blog posting is even slower than usual, but I’ll try to get some in here and there. Such as this very belated Day of the Dead post, which was supposed to come out last Sunday-but here we are!

So let’s pretend it’s last Sunday, November 1, so we can enjoy this Immortal Beloved Hefeweizen from Los Muertos Brewing and Bite Beauty’s Best Bite Rewind Matte Lip Color Set, a holiday exclusive!

So let’s check it out!

happy hour bite beauty rewind

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EOTD/BOTD: Hello Waffle’s September Visage and Rogue’s Pumpkin Patch Ale

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How’s your week treating you? I haven’t gotten to do an EOTD/ BOTD post in awhile because I’ve been choosing sleep over makeup. You probably would to if 5am was your wake up call. I’ve also been living out of pressed palettes because of the ease of application, so I haven’t really been doing anything exciting with my makeup.

Except on the weekends, when I bust out all my indies and pigments and bold lip colors and go bananas! This past weekend, I finally sat down with my Hello Waffle September Visage Box and pulled together a totally appropriate work look for Fall, using all the warm colors in this lovely box.

And I had to pair this Fall look with a Fall beer. (Because pairing beer and makeup is normal in my world). So I cracked open my Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale for a delighful fall inspired combo!

So let’s check it out!

beer of the day eye of the day

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Southern Comforts’ Halloween and General Catalog

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It’s been awhile since I reviewed some new indie perfumes. It’s actually been a year since I first got into indies, and this fall I’ve been trying less samples and instead picking up full sizes of things I loved from last year. (TOBAC YOU ARE MINE.) (I also realize I am like the only person who loves Tobac, but I do what I want.)

Anyway. That being said, I did pickup some sample packs from newcomer, Southern Comforts‘ Etsy storefront, after hearing some pretty positive reviews about the brand. I ended up with a Halloween Sampler and a 5 samples from the General Catalog, so let’s check it out!

Southern Comforts Halloween Perfumes

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Sunday Funday-Happy Hour: Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Pumpkin Ale and Maybelline Baby Skin Blush

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How was your weekend? I attended a brunch and for the first time in years, actually baked a dish instead of grabbing something from the store! Oh the wonders of life post grad school!

Naturally, no brunch is complete without a little booze, and while I do enjoy the traditional mimosa, today’s Happy Hour beer, Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Company’s Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Pumpkin Ale matched up perfectly with the Pumpkin Cream Cheese French Toast Bake I made. (I’ll share the link to that recipe with you guys at the end of this post-if you are interested!)

On the makeup side of things, I continue my trend of being super lazy and buying convenience products with Maybelline’s Baby Skin Instant Cheek Flush Blush.

So let’s check it out!happy hour baby skin blush

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Sunday Funday-Happy Hour: Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale and Wet N’ Wild Fall Palettes

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How have you been? I got attacked by a stomach virus that took a week to recover from. It was pretty gross.

Anyway, I finally started to feel better this weekend and got to work on putting together a new Sunday Funday Happy Hour! Today I’m sharing probably one of the most delicious takes on pumpkin beer, Point Brewery’s Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale and some of the new Fall 5 pan palettes from Wet N’ Wild.

So check it out!

Happy Hour Wet N Wild Fall

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Sunday Funday-Happy Hour: ColourPop’s Fall Blushes and Shiner Oktoberfest

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How’s your Sunday? I had big plans to wrap up my Oktoberfest month by actually attending an Oktoberfest, but then I decided it was probably better for me to sleep and relax for once in my life. Since I feel like a person again, I do not regret this decision.

So despite my lack of German celebrating, I bring you my final installment in Oktoberfest beers, straight from the OG of Texas Craft Breweries itself, Shiner or Spotezel Brewery’s Oktoberfest. I’m pairing it with ColourPop’s new Fall Blushes, because it’s basically Fall. Even if it’s 90 degrees outside.

So check it out!

shiner and colourpop

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Sunday Funday: Happy Hour- Glamour Doll Eyes Customized Pressed Quad and Harpoon’s Oktoberfest

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Happy Labor Day, American friends! Happy Monday, all other friends!

However you’re enjoying the day, I have a quick Happy Hour for you! For September, I’ll be sharing my favorite Oktoberfest beers. (Because Oktoberfest begins in September. It’s slightly confusing, but just go with it.) So to kick it off, we have Harpoon’s Octoberfest!

Also, I have to share one of my latest and greatest makeup finds! Friends, I am really excited about this one because I finally crafted the most absolute perfect quad! I finally bought one of Glamour Doll Eyes’ customized pressed eye shadow quads, and my goodness!

Check it out!

harpoon octoberfest

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Sixteen92 Fall and Halloween Collection: Review

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It feels weird to be reviewing fall scents when it’s still like 90 degrees where I live, but here I am today with Sixteen92’s Fall and Halloween Collection. These will be launching today at noon, just kidding today is not September tomorrow, September 1st at noon on the Sixteen92 website, so hopefully I can help you make an informed decision in smelling good!

Check it out!

Sixteen92 Fall and Halloween

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Fortune Cookie Soap Box: Fall 2015

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You know what would be helpful? If I would post a review in a timely manner! I’m still getting used to my new work schedule, which involves waking up at 5am and a 45 minute commute, (not complaining, because it’s seriously a dream job and totally worth it), and it’s taking some adjustment.

Anyways, sob stories aside, I have my review of the Fortune Cookie Fall Soap Box up because the Fall Launch  Party is like right now! At 6pm CST! So I want you to be ready for the products, which should be available after the Launch Party! Or not because this post was so late! AH!

Check it out!
Fall Fortune Cookie Soap Box

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