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Monday, January 21, 2013

Lathers and Lights

I think the general consensus is that the mornings and evenings are the *worst* when you're sick, and that has absolutely held true for me. If one were to be a spying fly on the wall, they'd probably think of me as a zombie; as I shuffle around the house, pale as a ghost, making weird sick noises like "ughggggggh" and "ahhhhghhhh" and "unnnnnnnngh".

So anyway, heh. Lathers and Lights! I am super de duper impressed with everything! Like most indie companies around the holiday season, Lathers and Lights took a fairly long (albeit well-deserved) break for the holidays. They re-opened around the 6th or 7th of this month, which is when I placed my order. Since I have never ordered from them before, I thought I was in for quite a wait since the company was closed for so long and the TAT was 15+ days. Therefore, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a shipping notification less than a week later! I got my package 3 days ago, and I ordered on the 7th, so it was really impressive!

Above: Olive & Honey Shampoo, Soft & Shine Conditioner, Flannel Pajamas perfume

I am also extremely satisfied with the products themselves. I ordered the olive and honey shampoo, soft and shine conditioner, and perfume spray. I got everything in the same scent, which I like to do sometimes when ordering hair products. That way, my perfume doesn't compete with my hair products :) Let's start with the scent I chose. It's called Flannel Pajamas, and is part of the Winter Wonder collection. Flannel Pajamas has the following adorable scent description:

I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I must have one of the largest flannel pj collections around...a rainbow of colors in plaid, stripes, paisley, and even snowmen...they are just so comfy, cozy and oddly inspiring! This unique scent reminds me of my favorite creativity-inspiring, candy-striped pair...fresh, clean cotton melds with sweet, sugary vanilla and cool, crisp air.

I really enjoy this scent! While I chose it knowing it is different and much lighter than my usual taste, I think it's a great scent for the hair products. I also used the perfume when I got out of the shower, and it's very lovely. It smells so fresh and clean- the perfect 'fresh' scent. It's more complex than a typical 'clean' or 'vanilla' fragrance, as it has the different layers of cotton, vanilla, and clean air. I get the freshness at first, with the vanilla taking a back seat; but the vanilla comes out rather quickly and unifies with the fresh notes in a very beautiful way. It really is like wearing a fresh pair of flannel pajamas- fresh, cozy, and comforting! I like it!

The shampoo and conditioner are very wonderful. They come with a pump, which I like a lot. The honey olive shampoo cleaned my hair very well. Since I have bangs, my hair gets oily where the bangs are if I don't wash it daily, so it's nice that this shampoo didn't seem harsh one bit. The conditioner also worked well. One way I 'judge' a conditioner is by the ease in which the comb goes through once the conditioner is applied. I know it sounds weird! The conditioner also seemed to make my hair soft and nice. While it's not a deep conditioner like my Soulmate treatment from Cocoa Pink, it works better than regular run of the mill conditioner and is absolutely perfect for daily use. Also, there are not any bad ingredients like SLS or parabens in these products, which I think is important :)

Additionally, I was kindly given a whole lot of samples with my order. I received a total of 8 samples, and each one was a different kind of lotion or body treatment with a different scent. Very awesome!

Above: Samples!

Before I go, I want to thank Amanda for telling me about Lathers and Lights. She is super sweet, and she has a wonderful blog! Thanks Amanda! 

Also, thank you guys so much for being here and reading my blog. All of your sweet comments seriously put a smile to my face and truly make my day. You are all awesome, and I've really enjoyed reading your blogs as well :)

This zombie's signing off for now. Have a good one!

DISCLAIMER: All items mentioned were purchased by me for my own personal usage. I am not affiliated with/compensated by any of the companies mentioned. As always, all opinions are my own and completely honest!



  1. Ohhh You made not only my day but my whole week with your kind words! Thank you so much! I am so happy that you loved your order. I am always nervous when I suggest something. I have the same shampoo and conditioner in the same scent! I love it too. It's so comforting and relaxing. Your description is very accurate. You made me go and sniff my bottle!

    1. Aww, that was the sweetest comment in the whole wide world! Thank you, I wouldn't have known about this awesome company if it weren't for you! I also get nervous when I suggest something. But I also know that I'd never hold it against anyone of something didn't work for me. Different things work for different people! :) That is so funny that we have the exact same products in the same scent- what are the odds?! There's a lot of scents to choose from, too! Haha! That's so cute that you went to sniff your bottle! I think I'll go re-apply my Flannel Pajamas perfume, now that you said that! Hehe!

  2. I love the sound of the perfume! I agree, flannel pjs are so comfortable and I love the smell of fresh laundry! I am off to check out the website now :)

    1. It really is a nice perfume! I think it's still up on the website. Fresh laundry really is a lovely smell. When I took care of my mom's friends dogs over the summer, the neighbor had a dryer vent that made the backyard smell absolutely amazing! I loved it.
      Also, when I checked the site for the scent description, I noticed there was a Valentine scent release! So that's exciting! :D


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