Subscribe via Email!

    Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner


If you need my help with Gmarket or otherwise PLEASE EMAIL ME!

Please note: Sometimes I need some days to reply as I get really a looooooooot of emails daily. If you have a super urgent question please mention that in your email. Thanks!

If you are interested in advdertising on my blog or if you would like to provide me with products to test and review please email me! I am located in Europe.

Blog Archive


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My first Etsy haul arrived! (Anderson Soap Company haul)

When I spotted pics of Anderson Soap Company's Soap in a Jar (Fluffy Whipp) in Yumeko's blog I was instantly attracted to the cute pots of whipped soap (never saw a whipped soap before!) but I held off ordering as I was not familiar with Etsy (and I didn't want to start a new addiction!). After reading more raves online, including Ning's blog I finally gave in and ordered a bunch of items.

The order I received today was placed on May 5th so the items arrived here super fast! This is actually the 3rd bunch I ordered from dennisanderson on Etsy but the first package that arrived (the other orders were placed on May they should get here shortly!)
I had a 25% off coupon so I couldn't resist ordering more stuff!

Anyways, I received a sweet cherry-smelling package with the following items:

-Soap in a Jar Fluffy Whip in Peppermint Patty (smells like After Eight with a faint coffee note), Lemon Meringue (sweet lemon/vanilla scent) and Vanilla Bean Harvest (super lightweight vanilla custard sort of scent) ...I am waiting for several more scents incl. Cherry Blossom and Iced Oatmeal Cookie

-Buttercream Luscious Lipbalm (scent is just a hint of sweetness...feels quite moisturizing on my lips)

-Room & Linen Sprays in Blackberry & Viennese Latte (smells so good!!) and Homespun Vanilla (sweet light classic vanilla scent...will use this in my new car)

-Exfoliating Poppy Black Cheery Soap Bar (very strong cherry scent! The package smelled like this!)
-Exfoliating Oatmeal Milk & Honey Soap Bar (soft light sweet milky scent. Really lovely!)
And I got a Pure Romance Shea Butter Soap Bar (haven't really sniffed this yet) for free!

Now some might wonder that I actually purchased non-Asian beauty stuff... Honestly when it comes to bath and body stuff I am eager to try others stuff ...but only what's hard to get or different from the regular stuff (you won't find Dove or L'oreal stuff in my bathroom!) lol.

I used to be a big Lush fan till about a year ago but fell out of love for many (personal) reasons:

-Totally insane prices (like US$7 for a bath bomb here!)
-Scents often not as yummy as they could be
-Haircare is total crap. Made my easy-care shiny hair a big frizzy mess and I tried nearly all Shampoo Bars, Shampoos and Conditioners they have up for grabs!
-Face care irritated my skin and the cream felt like sitting on my skin
-Ugly packaging (yes, I know I am shallow but the ugly black pots just annoyed me!)
The only stuff I still love is their Snow Cake Soap and Perfume and their Butterball bath bomb. For some reason the Snow Cake Showergel didn't smell as good!

Anyways, I really love the idea of handmade soaps using as little ingredients as necessary and adding good stuff like Shea Butter, Olive Oil etc.

So far I haven't actually used my new Anderson Soap stuff yet but everything smells DELICIOUS!
The 2 vanilla-scented items (room spray and whipped soap) have a rather faint scent but it's detectable and lingers even though you might not expect it to.
And all things look so pretty, especially the soap bars! I will get more to stock for gift-giving when I place my next order.

If you're interested I recommend subscribing to the mailing list (click here) to receive special offers etc. (that's where I got my 25% off coupon).

But even without coupon his stuff is very affordable (soap bars range between US$3-5.50, whipped soaps cost US$5.25 etc.)

Will post my other hauls once they arrive!

I placed several orders for more bath stuff, purses, bags, walletes, iphone sleeves etc. It's hard to stop once you get into it!!


Bijin Blair said...

I agree!! I can look at the stuff on Etsy all day long without getting bored hahaha

Laura L said...

aww,i think i'm gonna try more whipping soaps from dennisanderson shop too. i think she/he offers really good scent goodies! wow, besides, after reading your post, haha xD i feel like i wanna try some room spray now! cool cool <3

MiuMiu said...

i love the whipped soaps! i think you'll get hooked

Yumeko said...

yes! i think etsy is addictive!

and girl u know..if u want japanese bathroom products......well u know my email winkwink

Sofie said...

Oh whipped soap! I never tried any of these but it looks so interesting! And everybody is raving about it~
Hope it works nicely for you :)

birkinbagbeauty said...

LOLOL, Etsy addictive? I haven't noticed that before (hides behind staples of Etsy jewellery and lipbalms)...
I love your haul: thank you for the update on the scents...The Vanilla sounds delicious...mmm

Catherine said...

Hehehehehe, Etsy is TOTALLY addictive. I haven't tried Dennis Anderson's stuff yet. My favorite soaper is Soapalaya Soaps. Her skincare is totally fab and she knows a lot about having allergic, reactive skin, so she's helped me out so, so, so much with my and my boyfriend's issues. I think I'm gonna have to try a few of those room sprays though. Viennese latte sounds AMAZING and the BF doesn't like it when I burn candles.

Shop N' Chomp said...

I love Etsy too! Ooh, that looks like a major stash! :)

pinky"the-middle-name-is-princess"beanie said...

I agree!! :) Ooh, do share reviews when you can. I got the Lemon Meringue as well but am intrigued by the others you've got. After reading what you think, I feel like I've to try some room spray as well ;)

Unknown said...

Hehe, Etsy is gorgeous. You'll love the Cherry Blossom soap, but girls there are lots of sellers, don't get stuck in dennnisanderson!

I am waiting a blueberry and white chocolate soap and coconut body creme from another one that lives in the same city that I do!

Dennis and Brandy said...

Thank you for this :) If anyone has any questions, feel free to contact me and ask. I don't bite :)

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Shop for Cosmetics, Skin Care and Hair Care products from Japan and Asia Artie Style

Search Lotus Palace (this is the better search engine than the one on top of the page!)

Lotus Palace Sales

About Me

My photo
Love all kinds of scented wax and handmade body care products. =)

Talk to me!


Beauty Blog List

Recent Visitors

Template by: Free Blog Templates