Saturday, November 22, 2008

Red Leaf - Great Bubble Bath Dough!

In August I had some communication on Etsy with Chris at Red Leaf, he was friendly to talk to and offered to send me a sample in my choice of scent of his Bubble Bath Dough to try out.

I was excited to try this product out and it didn't disappoint my expectations!

I like that the Bubble Bath Dough comes in a reusable container. He seems to try to use reusable or recyclable containers for his products, which is great!
I picked the scent Orange Sherbet for my sample and it smelled yummy! I will mention that once in the bathwater it didn't have a lot of scent but when I mentioned that to him he let me know that Orange scents generally fade quicker than other scents because it's essential oils, which is understandable.

I seem to have a hard time finding Bubble bath items that actually have much for Bubbles unless I get Children's bubble bath items. So I was pleasantly surprised when I used the Bubble Bath Dough and it created a LOT of bubbles with using only a portion of the sample container. Not only that, but it softens the water without making it greasy or oily feeling. The soft water feeling is similar to the English bath cubes I like to use, only those don't create bubbles and I've only found them in a limited selection of scents.

I highly recommend Red Leaf's Bubble Bath Dough. His other products look great also. I really like the product packaging, it looks very professional like something you would find in a department store.

Red Leaf has Bath and Body products such as Bubble Bath Dough, Shampoo Bar, Soap and Shave Cubes, and more.

At Red Leaf you can also find products for your home such as Long Lasting Linen Spray!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Little Black Box for July 2008

In July, I won a contest at the Black Box Reviews blog, I won a July Little Black Box and received it quite promptly, on July 28th.

This is the blog entry regarding it -
Little Black Box Contest Winner

I was excited to open it up and see what goodies were inside. As you can see they have switched over to bags, from boxes.

Inside I saw there were a nice variety of items,
and I took some pictures of the contents. All the items laid out.

My box had the following items in it:

- Thank you mini note from Tags and Buttons
- Hardy Breakfast flavor dog treat from Unique Treat Dog Bones
- Berry Bling scented Pirate Booty soap favor from Soap Sushi
- Green tea and cucumber scented soap from Barbs Homemade Soap
- Corner Bookmark and two Magnets from Hippie Dippy Designs
- Shoe print travel tissue cover from Midnight Creations
- Neopolitan scented soap from The Soap Seduction
- Eternal Egypt perfume from Nocturne Alchemy
- Blue car stud earrings from AlwaysAmy

- Raspberry Lemonade sugar scrub from Shebas Secrets
- Earrings from JAC Jewelry, Arts and Crafts
- Soap Samples (Scents: Cinnamon Loaf, Blue Sapphire, Shimmer Angels, Lemon Meringue, Ocean Rain, and Lilac) from Soap Scent-sations
- Bookmark from Diana Crites Gallery
- Fine art photography print from 3 Lambs Design
- Two cards and envelopes from Five Dot Design

A closer look at the perfume, and the two earrings. So far the two products I have used are the sugar scrub and the neopolitan soap.

The sugar scrub was nicely sized.
It's great, not greasy or oily,
and just the right amount of scrubbyness!
Smells nice too :)

The neopolitan soap was a generous size,
and it didn't irritate my semi-sensitive skin.

I also used the discount code that Tags and Buttons included in their sample and purchased a few things from their etsy shop!

A total of 15 different shops were included in my little black box. The savings you can get from shops who give discount codes, plus all the great samples have me thinking it's worth the cost of the little black box. September's box goes on sale September 26th.

You can see more information on their website -
The Little Black Box.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Etsy Christmas in July Sale

I would think most people like sales, I know I do!

So if you like sales, you should come and check out the creative sellers on Etsy who are having Christmas in July Sales from July 20th to July 31st. Just do a search on Etsy for "christmasinjuly".

Over 200 sellers are participating!

As of today when I write this, there are 1,241 items in the handmade category tagged with christmasinjuly, 44 items in supplies tagged with christmasinjuly, and 15 items in vintage tagged with christmasinjuly. That is a lot of items on sale!

Now don't go thinking only Christmas themed items are on sale, no sir! There are plenty of non-Christmas items on sale too!

Are you curious about where Christmas in July originated? Check out this website for information - History of Christmas in July

So get on over to Etsy and find some Christmas in July deals! :-)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Baby Legs Giveaway

Announcing Our First Giveaway!

Amie over at
Butt Chic
has generously offered a pair of Baby Legs for this giveaway!
Thanks so much Amie! Please check out her store for cloth diapers, accessories and apparel!

I have picked out one boy, one girl and one gender neutral design to choose from. The winner will get to choose one pair of Baby Legs from the following three prints.
These retail for 12.00.

Bluebell (Left), Wellesly (Right), Giraffe (Bottom).

To enter you need to make any purchase from our etsy store - Abbydon Kraftwerks. Commenting on this blog entry will not enter you into the Giveaway.

Originally the Giveaway started on June 20th 2008 and ended July 11th 2008. We have extended the Giveaway to end on July 18th 2008. We will write down names on pieces of paper and put them in a bowl, and randomly pick the winner. Winner will be announced July 19th and will be contacted then.