Friday, February 24, 2017

Wonderberry Review

Disclaimer - all products were purchased by me.

Here's a small order I placed earlier last month from a brand that I've been hearing great things about. Wonderberry arrived on the indie scene about a year and a half ago and specializes in both wax melts and bath & body products. There are different websites that are run by the two owners, one for wax and one for bath stuff. They offer both preorders and ready to ship sales that are announced ahead of time in their Facebook group. Keep in mind though that inventory is still limited for preorders and it helps to be on the website as soon as they open.

I made this order back in the beginning of January (1/6 and 1/7, I think) and it arrived early last week. There were separate boxes that showed up from each of the two websites, so you will have two shipping charges if you order from both. Everything was packaged securely and I received wax samples in Sugared Skies and Lavender Iced Lemon Cookie. I've already melted a few scents and have been impressed with the strong, long-lasting throw. Plus the shapes and colors are so darn cute.

Baja Cactus Blossom

Fresh cactus flowers, light coconut, soothing musk and sandalwood. B&BW type.

A clean, green blend of cactus and musk with the coconut blending the two notes together. I reviewed this scent from the recent Candy Panda post, but the two are very different. This one is not as sweet and powdery as the CP version, and the scent is much stronger.

Beach Nights

Sea salt, marshmallow and sweet lavender.

Sprigs of herbal lavender resting on a soft pillow of marshmallow fluff. The sea salt helps accentuate the freshness of the lavender, and there are no icy, camphorous notes from this floral that I sometimes detect. It's mainly lavender, but it's a good one!

Italian Cream Soda

Fizzy soda, raspberry syrup and sweetened heavy cream. 

Lots of buttery cream soda with just a splash of sweet raspberry syrup. Love this one!

Lavender Iced Lemon Cookie

Warm sugar cookies and a zesty lemon glaze, sprinkled with delicate lavender petals. 

There's a little bit of lavender that peeks through on occasion to add a tranquil quality to this blend, but I primarily get the tangy lemon and sweet cookie notes. Bonus - it's one of the nicer sugar cookie scents I've tried.

Red Delicious Tea 

Fresh white tea leaves brewed with red apple chunks and a dash of lemon zest.

I can pick out the apple and white tea individually if I concentrate, but they blend together in the warmer to create the freshest, crunchiest red apple scent I've found. Perfect for summer.

Rose Jam Lemonade 

Rose Jam blended with tangy, sweet lemonade.

The lemon really stands out here and is softened ever so slightly by sweet rose petals. It's a tart, fresh lemon, but it does begin to veer into the realm of furniture polish with a chemical undertone.

Sex on Coconut Beach 

Sex on the beach and creamy coconut milk.

A yummy pina colada scent with juicy pineapple, smooth coconut and rum. There's something else in here like mango perhaps, but I mostly get pineapple and coconut.

Sinus Relief 

Some people swear by melting wax as a way to relieve sinuses. This blend of camphor, menthol and eucalyptus smells just like Vick's Vaporub.

Just like the description says, it smells like Vick's. Cold, sharp and invigorating.

Sugared Skies

Blue sugar vanilla bean saltwater taffy.

I get the citrus, woods and musk from the blue sugar (Aquolina dupe), but it's softened by a sweet vanilla. Blue Sugar is a note that I can only handle in small doses, but this one is nicely done and I'd consider reordering.

Sunset Passion

Passionfruit, mango, pineapple and black tea.

A fresh brewed iced tea garnished with sweet, juicy passion fruit and pineapple to liven things up. Heavier on the tea than the fruit.

Zen Satsuma 

Zen Moment (lavender, sugared citrus, white woods and musk) blended with satsuma.

Tangy grapefruit-like satsuma with traces of soothing lavender and clean woods. The citrus is pretty strong in this one although it comes across as a chemical bathroom cleaner type of smell.

Whipped Sugar Scrub

Water, sugar, sweet almond oil, glycerin, sodium cocoyl isethionate, sorbitol, disodium lauryl sulfosuccinate, sodium chloride, phenoxyethanol, tetrasodium EDTA, fragrance, colorant. May be topped with cosmetic glitter and/or candy sprinkles. 

Vendor notes - contains a nut oil. Not recommended for those with nut allergies. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Fragrances with a high vanillin content may discolor over time. This is normal and does not affect the quality of the scrub.

2.5 ounces (net weight) for $3.50 and 11-12 ounces (net weight) for $11.00

This is an ultra thick, luxurious scrub that bubbles like a soap and rinses away clean, leaving no oily residue behind. The consistency is comparable to Candy Panda and Moonalisa's Sugar Load scrubs in that it's primarily a fluffy whipped soap that produces tons of lather (as opposed to, say, The Bathing Garden, whose scrubs are mostly sugar that give off very little lather and bubbles). There's more sugar in the Wonderberry scrubs than CP and Moonalisa so I noticed a little more exfoliation, which I always prefer. As a soap, it gently removed any dirt and oil without stripping my skin to the point of feeling tight and as a shaving soap, the lather is white and very thick, allowing me to see any spots I had missed. The scent itself is pretty strong and lingered for close to an hour and a half.

Whipped Body Butter

Distilled water, sunflower oil, soya oil, vegetable glycerin, stearic acid, cetyl alcohol, emulsifying wax, palmitic acid, tocopherol (vitamin E), potassium sorbate, meadowfoam oil, jojoba oil, yogurt, aloe vera, vitamin C, citric acid, Germall Plus, fragrance, colorant.

Vendor notes - fragrances with a high vanillin content may discolor over time. This is normal and does not affect the quality of the butter. 

2 ounces (net weight) for $3.50 and 8.5 ounces (net weight) for $12.00

A light-weight, whipped butter that is slightly firm to the touch but yet is jiggly like Jello. It's a consistency that is completely different from anything in my stash, but it's fun and I'm digging it. It's easy to scoop out of the jar and has a light feel, spreading easily over my skin and absorbing completely in about 5 minutes. There was no greasy feel left behind and it's light enough to use in the warmer months when sometimes I need something a little stronger than regular lotion. The scent itself is strong in the jar and lasted around half an hour on my skin.

I'm pretty happy with everything here and plan on ordering again down the road. Lavender Iced Lemon Cookie, Beach Nights and Italian Cream Soda are on the repurchase list. Both websites are currently closed while preorders are filled, but check out their Facebook group for restock announcements.

Websites @ Wonderberry Wax and Wonderberry Bath

1 comment:

  1. Ill have to give Rose Jam Lemonade a try, that sounds wonderful! I really enjoyed her Bomb Pop scent which I ordered in wax and her scrub.