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I had two lovely packages in the mail today, one of them unexpected.


This one was from my friends at Fyrinnae, so thank you very much! It’s a stuffed poodle, which is adorable and brought a smile to my face, which was sorely needed after such a day. Also with it came some really kawaii lashes and lash glue. This was such a sweet and unexpected gift.


Next was an order I placed with the Haus of Gloi.

I picked up a large sugar creme of their scent in Satyr, which is Italian blood orange drizzled with blackened vanilla. This smells awesome.
I also picked up two sample sizes:
Elevenses – Tiny, little, fluffy orange cakes, sugar coated toasty almonds and a wee steaming cup of black tea.
Honey Tree – Right from the bee hive honey, amplified by seductive essence of vanilla, darkened by a passing waft of woody smoke.

Elevenses smells very cute and orangey, while Honey tree smells like smoky honey, almost good enough to eat.

They also sent a sample of Lavender sugar. Nice, but ewww. I hate lavender.

Have you gotten any surprises in the mail lately?

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    Phyrra is an award-winning cruelty-free beauty blogger. She is hair obsessed, into alternative fashion, an avid urban fantasy reader, and a standard poodle fan.
    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13236287856529546637 Shattered

      I've placed a Haus of Gloi order myself – I'll thank Grey for the tip, but blame her for my money vanishing!

      I did happen to pick out Satyr as one of my samples, so I'm enthused to hear it smells good.

      An another note, the poodle is too cute. How incredibly sweet of them. :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07232063962963041612 Madeleine Bouquet

      Fun!:) They sound like yummy scents.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15051730340510767550 Lindsey

      That was a super sweet gesture on behalf of the Fyrinnae guys, awww. <3

      I am not aware of any mail surprises, though according to my email, I have 4 packages I need to go pick up, though I've been buying a lot online lately, so I'm sure none of them are anything I'm not expecting. Let us know how you like the sugar scrubs! I have a few samples ones coming (in Vice, Apothecary, Madcap Garden, and Absinthe), and I can't wait to try them. :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01589852582218331229 Thia Winter

      How sweet of the fellows!

      I got a surprise today….I wasn't expecting my Meow order (never got a shipping notice) but both it and my most recent Fyrinnae came! :D

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03632585346258614470 Michelle

      Aww sweet surprise from Fyrinnae.

      No surprises here, but I did get my orders from Fyrinnae and Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, so I'm happy.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Shattered,
      I REALLY like the scent of Satyr. Honey Tree is nice too, because it's a woodsy honey scent but not too cloying.
      I thought so too, how thoughtful!

      Hi Laura,
      They are :)

      Hi Lindsey,
      I really think so, too. Dave thought the stuffed poodle, when I put it next to Phaedra, was adorable. I've dubbed the plush one Kimiko :)
      I'd love to know what you think of Vice :)

      Hi Thia,
      Yay! sounds wonderful!

      Hi Michelle,
      Oooh, sounds yum.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03302003497347614147 handcraftedCarolyn

      I LOOOVE Haus of Gloi's sugar scrubs. I have been using them since late September and let me tell you, my elbows have never been so soft!!

      I use the scrub on my elbows ever time I shower. My elbows used to be really scaley and scratchy… But not anymore! It is time I ordered another couple of jars, since I am running out. I bought Pumpkin Queen (which I hated in soap form, but adore in scrub form) and Vice. Oh, Vice. I had my coffee stand make me a "Vice" flavored coffee a while back. It was heaven. :)

      Enjoy her products. They are simply amazing.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02387628914215895065 Grey

      Woo!! I'm glad you got some Gloi!! I got Satyr today, it's sooooooo good. My new favorite is Madcap now, though.

      I got a little present today too!! I Tweeted mine. I got a bat and the most awesome black rose mirror. It was such a sweet surprise!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi HandCraftedCarolyn,
      Aww awesome! I wish I liked coffee flavor, then I'd try it out ;)

      Hi Grey,
      I saw yours! So cute!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03036429537496173363 Melissa

      That is so sweet of the Fyrinnae guys! Love it when a fun surprise comes in the mail.

      I just got my Haus of Gloi goodies today, too! Talk about fast!! I got Elevenses scrub and Troika perfume. Lovin' the Troika… it goes on rich and decadent and mellows out to sweet and girly. Yummy and it smells good on me. Can't wait to dip into the scrub because I think I like that scent even better.

      I got the Lavender Sugar soap sample, too. But lucky for me— I lovey the lavender.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Melissa,
      I was looking at Moon Dog & Troika, but I'm not sure what milks smell like in perfume, and if I'd like them. I like coconut and agave nectar.

      I'm weird. I hate lavender, don't like lime, don't like bergamot by itself…

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15051730340510767550 Lindsey

      I actually got them today (checked the mail right after posting the comment)! I'm in ridiculous mad love with how Vice smells, though I haven't had a chance to use any of the scrubs, yet. Apothecary and Vice are my top favs, followed by Absinthe. <3

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17073037723228196185 Saila

      So sweet of Fyrinnae guys to send you such a cute gift!

      I'm anxiously waiting for my Gloi order…

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13958299527498383584 SilhouetteScreams

      I'm diggin Satyr based on the name alone :D makes me think of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16827850629043094605 Sarah♥

      HOW SWEET.doesnt the stuff dog matched the dog on your blog banner?
      love the surprises .dont we??

      :)
      xx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Lindsey,
      Yay, glad that you like them :) I used Satyr this morning and it was blissful.

      Hi Saila,
      It was totally adorable! I hope you love Gloi. What all did you get?

      Hi Silhouette Screams,
      Yeah the name is cute! And yay for Percy! I can't wait to see that in the theatres.

      Hi MakeupDiva,
      Yes it does :) It's a poodle, and I have a standard poodle named Phaedra.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17073037723228196185 Saila

      I got Elevenses sugar scrub and Imp perfume oil :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02168093054712781267 Phyrra

      Hi Saila,
      Sounds yummy :)