Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Scentsy Review and Giveaway!

A Simple System …

Scentsy Warmers use a low-watt bulb to melt specially formulated wax slowly, maximizing the fragrance time of the Scentsy Bar or Scentsy Brick.

With no flame, soot, smoke, or lead, the Scentsy system is a safe way to enjoy more than 80 delightful Scentsy fragrances.
I've so been down this lane before, getting caught up in each and every home based business.  Pampered Chef, Longaberger, Close To My Heart (giggle giggle), Tastefully Simple, Stampin' Up, Tupperware, PartyLite, ThirtyOne ... you name them, I have probably hosted a party or been to three of them.  I have cabinets lined with heavy Pampered Chef stones (which I do still love - anyone having a party??), Tupperware containers in  my cabinets, in my basement, in my shed ...., Tastefully Simple that I bought 3 years ago because it was "easy" yet I still haven't made.   Seriously, my Hubs thinks I'm a nutcase.   I fall hook, line and sinker for all of these.  I have enough candles in my house that I've accumulated from home parties during the past ten years to light up my house for a month. 

Enter into the picture my fave Scentsy Consultant, Christine Worrell ~ When I got an email letting me know that Christine was going to start selling Scentsy, I thought:  "Nope!! I am not doing it!!" Which translates to "I am not spending $200 on stuff that I will pile up in a closet and not use."  What happened?  I went to Christine's open house a few months ago.  I smelled about 50 smells -- probably more!  I placed a relatively modest order for a few bars of scents and two small "plug in warmers".  I put them in my upstairs master bathroom and my powder room downstairs.  I was a little "green" at trying to get the wax out of the plastic "brick" mold - but Christine set me straight.  After that little hiccup, guess what?  I loved them.  Are you surprised?  I hope to never light another candle in my house again unless, of course, the power goes out. 

Are you even more surprised that I placed another order a short time later for one mid-sized warmer (Hatteras) and one full-sized warmer?  No, of course you're not.  What will surprise you, however, is that my Hubs snatched the Hatteras warmer for his office!!  And then, after Christmas, he told me that the girls up front took it from him to put up "front" instead of in his office.  Go figure.  I'll now be giving him my full size warmer for his office and, aw shucks, I'm going to have to buy myself a new one to put in our kitchen.  I have my eye on the Celtic Knot full-sized warmer which is the February warmer of the month and is on sale!  

Oh wait, did I say sale??  For the entire month of February, all items (of course, with the exception of a few things - campus warmers, etc.) in the catalog are 10% off.  There is no better time to place your order with Christine.  There are scents that will be retiring at the end of March that you may want to stock up on such as:  Central Park Pralines, Christmas Cottage, Christmas Tree, Cozy Fireside, Clarity, Eskimo Kiss, Guava Nectar, Peligro, Pineapple Paradise, Rainforest, Rustic Lodge, Snowberry, Toasted Caramel Sugar, Tropical Twist and Vanilla Walnut (this is NOT a complete list of retiring scents and a few warmers are retiring as well!)

In January, Scentsy did a special promotion called "bring back my bar" of formerly retired scents.  Since I am still a Scentsy "newbie" I grabbed a few.  Now I'm not so sure I can wait to see if they come "back" again.  I have Flower Shop (I think that is what it is called) in my master bathroom - it is quite strong - but it definitely smells like when you walk through the front door of a floral shoppe.  You can almost hear the little bells ringing behind you as you enter the room.  Downstairs, in the kitchen, I have Berries and Bubbly, also a Bring Back My Bar scent.  Both of them are my new faves.  Unfortunately, I only placed an order for one brick of each - but that is okay.  There are many new scents coming out SOON that I will have to try as well. 

There are many, many items available from Scentsy -- fragrance foams (smell good antibacterial foam - perfect for diaper bags, book bags and stashing in the car); scent circles (think the old fashioned Evergreen Tree that our parents had in their cars revived into a cool purple circle -- I have OCEAN and it ROCKS in my minivan); room sprays (move over Glade(r)); Travel tins (now you can have your favorite Scentsy scent anywhere! Perfect for vacation and even in lockers!); and something that my girls are dying for .. Scentsy Buddies. 
What's a Scentsy Buddy?  A Buddy is a stuffed animal with a zippered pocket in it, especially for your little one's favorite scent.  Choose from six (6) different stuffed animals and over 10 different scents to stuff it with.  I am contemplating the Elephant and Piggie for the girls Valentine's Day Gifts.  Or maybe for baby shower gifts for the new babies on the way ... there is a Newborn Nursery scent that I'm sure smells awesome. 

Drumroll please!  Christine has offered one lucky person *a free mid-size warmer system* (holy schnikes, i want to win!!) - there are a few ways to enter but one is mandatory: you need to "like" Christine's FB Scentsy Page then head back over here to leave me a comment that you did so - please leave your email address so that I can find you if you win!  I will be confirming all entrants with Christine. 

For extra entries:
  • Follow my blog publicly - and let me know in a comment (one extra entry) 
  • Go to Christine's Scentsy Website and let me know what your favorite scent is (one extra entry)
  • Follow me on Twitter @NeedCoffeePls (one extra entry)   
  • Tweet about this giveaway and send peeps here (one extra entry) (can do once per day leave a separate comment for each)
  • Place an order of your own or book your own party through Christine, even though we are in NJ, she has an open party in FLORIDA right now - she's pretty flexible!!  (5 extra entries)
  • Blog about this giveaway (5 extra entries)
This contest will open as soon as this post is live and close on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  I will draw a winner from all entries on February 12, 2011 using Random.org.  I will email and post the winner who will have 48 hours to respond to my email.  I think that about sums it up.  Any questions???  Good Luck!!!

PS - I did not receive any compensation for this review and contest!  I just love consultant and the products!!!

38 comments:

Scrappers' Anonymous Getaway said...

darn-it woman, what you trying to do to me...not sure I can justify yet another obsession

Donna Lewis said...

I just went to my 1st party this past weekend here in Oklahoma. Let me know if you need my email address.

Anonymous said...

Alright - I think I did what I needed to!! And I did it before I looked at Ella's pictures. I figured since I had an amazing converstaion with her tonight and I heard all about school and her new SMART Board in her classroom. See you this weekend!!

Anonymous said...

I already liked her, and I follow you already, lol...picked up my order on Monday....yes, I am hooked too, my favorite scent is Lucky in Love, but as you say, I, too, am a newbie so have a limited experience. I got this as a gift for Christmas and I am in love! The best thing ever! I also love this consultant! Awesome! Since I don't tweet or blog, I guess this is all I can do to enter! glb0529@comcast.net

Cammie@Flutterbys and Frogs said...

New follower and would LOVE to win!!! :) Thanks to you and Christine for the giveaway! :)

camerongruetzner at gmail dot com

www.flutterbysandfrogs.com/

Cammie@Flutterbys and Frogs said...

Hi I am a new follower, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! :)

LOVE the giveaway, count me in! Thanks to you and Christine for the giveaway! :)

camerongruetzner at gmail dot com

Cammie@Flutterbys and Frogs said...

Tweeted about the giveaway! :) Posted that I'm following you and that you have an awesome scentsy give away! :)

Cammie@Flutterbys and Frogs said...

Liked the FB page! :) Can you tell I REALLY want a scentsy?? :) LOL

Alison said...

I haven't heard of Scentsy before...sounds like good stuff.

Thanks for following Stuff and Nonsense! I am now following right back.

Blessings,

Alison

Coffee Please!?! said...

@ GLB - this will count as your second entry! :-) Following me warrants entry #2. LOL Thanks for stopping by and entering!!

Cammie@Flutterbys and Frogs said...

Hmmm me thinks I want the Sentimental Cider scent, sounds yummy! :)

Cammie@Flutterbys and Frogs said...

Blogged it! :) You can find it at http://www.flutterbysandfrogs.com/2011/02/scentsy-giveaway.html

Thanks!!! :)

noreen said...

Hi, I found your link at Keepin' Company Thursday and wanted to say hi. The background of your blog is gorgeous! Pls come visit me at www.rosarymom.blogspot.com

Thirty-One Trendy Totes said...

I am a new follower of yours! I found you on keepin' company thursday blog hop!

http://thirty-onetrendytotes.blogspot.com

Thirty-One Trendy Totes said...

I love Scentsy candles they smell so good! I liked on facebook (Kayla Stoops)

Emma Michaels said...

I am a follower! I hope you will stop by my blog and follow back!

Sincerely,
Emma Michaels
http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

Coffee Please!?! said...

@HM - here is your entry for "liking" Christine's page!!

Coffee Please!?! said...

@HM - here is your comment for following Family Scrapbooks & Coffee!

Marlisa said...

I have tried to post this comment over & over so hopefully this time it works.
I like her FB page, I am following you on twitter, I have an basket party going on right now with her, & I'm about to re-tweet you on twitter. Do I have everything covered? lol
I have 18 scents that I love but my favorite 2 are White Sands & Satin Sheets. (0:
marlisamarlow@hotmail.com

Coffee Please!?! said...

@ Marlisa - thanks! A few peeps have told me they're having problems leaving comments. Not sure why.
Count this as entry #2 for following on twitter.

Coffee Please!?! said...

@ Kelly0627 - Here is your entry for "liking" Christine on FB. Sorry for the confusion!!

Coffee Please!?! said...

@Marlisa - thanks for tweeting! here's another entry.

Coffee Please!?! said...

@ Marlisa - thanks for telling me what your faves are. Here's another entry!

Coffee Please!?! said...

@ GLB - another entry for telling me what your favorite scents are!

Coffee Please!?! said...

Hey @ Cammie@Flutterbys and Frogs said...
Blogged it! :) You can find it at http://www.flutterbysandfrogs.com/2011/02/scentsy-giveaway.html

Thanks!!! :) Entry #2

Coffee Please!?! said...

Hey @ Cammie@Flutterbys and Frogs said...
Blogged it! :) You can find it at http://www.flutterbysandfrogs.com/2011/02/scentsy-giveaway.html

Thanks!!! :) Entry #3

Coffee Please!?! said...

Hey @ Cammie@Flutterbys and Frogs said...
Blogged it! :) You can find it at http://www.flutterbysandfrogs.com/2011/02/scentsy-giveaway.html

Thanks!!! :) Entry #4

Coffee Please!?! said...

Hey @ Cammie@Flutterbys and Frogs said...
Blogged it! :) You can find it at http://www.flutterbysandfrogs.com/2011/02/scentsy-giveaway.html

Thanks!!! :) Entry #5

Anonymous said...

I liked Christine's FB page.

ekelly@co.burlington.nj.us

I think I've done this correctly..lol

Anonymous said...

Christines scentsy page is awesome!!!
mikulski117@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

I liked the Facebook page Judo811@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Vanilla Suede is my favorite scent.Judo811@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I follow you Judo811@aol.com

Coffee Please!?! said...

Kelly0627@aol.com - #1 for placing an order with Christine.

Coffee Please!?! said...

Kelly0627@aol.com - #2 for placing an order with Christine.

Coffee Please!?! said...

Kelly0627@aol.com - #3 for placing an order with Christine.

Coffee Please!?! said...

Kelly0627@aol.com - #4 for placing an order with Christine.

Coffee Please!?! said...

Kelly0627@aol.com - #5 for placing an order with Christine.