Saturday, 28 September 2019

Nightblooming fangirling in progress, part II

Nightblooming put a really funny (And quite sad actually!) blog post up about people asking for discounts from her. It made me feel really happy she gave us a discount for when she launched her book (Seriously, feels like being blessed by someone famous, which is exactly what it was!) 

My order got here in one piece (Although very delayed thanks to PostNord), but then again, Melissa did a very good job of packing it up both prettily and safely!
Nothing had room to rattle around and it was packed in a good, sturdy cardboard box.
Once you have experienced a package being completely smashed and the contents ruined thanks to poor packaging, you start finding this important.

I've been neglecting my hair a bit lately, so I figured it was time to give it some herbal love with:
Eilistraee: Gray, White, Colorless Herbal Hair Conditioner
Sarenrae Blonde Herbal Hair Color and Conditioner

I really like the description of the Eilistraee herbal conditioner:
Eilistraee, also referred to as “The Dark Maiden,” is a fictional deity in the Forgotten Realms. She is a goddess in the drow pantheon, and her portfolios are song, swordwork, hunting, the moon and beauty. This herbal mix seeks to capture such a glow for your own tresses.
That's a fictional goddess I can get behind!

The strange-looking blue blob on the left is the nitril gloves that just didn't photograph well. It's a really nice detail that Nightblooming adds this to orders, especially since I haven't ordered any hard-dying herbal blends.
I got two tea samples too:
Miruvor Long Hair Herbal Tea where Nightblooming writes:
Appearing in The Lord of the Rings, miruvor is a warm and fragrant cordial of the Elves that gives the drinker renewed strength and vitality. The elves do not reveal how miruvor was made, but it is thought to come from the honey of the undying flowers in the gardens of Yavanna.
The nerd in me (And there's a lot of it) rejoiced at that!
The other tea is Blooming Grove Caduceus & Mollymauk Butterfly Herbal Tea which changes colour from Mollymauk purple to Caduceus violet when you add something acidic to it. It sounds so cool and I'm really looking forward to try/see that! I just really hope I can catch the effect on camera!

The big package on the right is Sunlit Meadow Herbal Rinse for Light Hair 

I like that Nightblooming offers you a brochure on how to use herbal mud. You can take it or leave it. Some people might want help and guidance, some might be experts already or have a specific recipe in mind. I decided to take a brochure and was happy with it. It's good to brush up on the basics and this was very useful both for beginners and those who have used herbal hair conditioning before.

I've mentioned the packaging already, but seriously, I really like the care that was put into this.
The small glass bottle oil blends were put in a separate plastic bag to limit any potential broken glass and spilled essential oils to one place.
I've seen glass bottled mixed in with the rest of the order way too many times, even from seasoned sellers, so this makes me very happy.

Aamon: Iyarri Chronicles Signature Oil Blend
Aurelia: Iyarri Chronicles Signature Oil Blend
Cæl: Iyarri Chronicles Signature Oil Blend
Jasmine green tea (Not part of the Iyarri Chronicles line like the rest of them, but it sounded like the kind of scent I would like a lot. Jasmine, green tea and vanilla are some of my favourite scents and the rest of my favourites would probably make a weird, smelly mess if they were mixed in)
Lucien: Iyarri Chronicles Signature Oil Blend
Tiahmani: Iyarri Chronicles Signature Oil

I have never used oil blends like this before, so it will take some experimenting to see how I'd like them: In my hair, on my skin mixed with lotion, spritzed on skin after the shower dabbed on as a perfume.
I'm in a funny place with the Aamon blend though since it has sea buckthorn oil as a secondary oil and I am wildly and painfully allergic to it. I can't even give it to hubby since I have broken out from products he has used before. I can probably find a friend who would like it.

And of course I received the Heaven's Silhouette: Iyarri Chronicles Book 1 in hardcover.
I'm going to cover this in a separate post, but I have to say it right away: This book is so, so pretty.
It has such a wonderful paper quality feel to it and really clear print. Some books just feel good in your hands and this is one of them.

The Sunlit Meadow Herbal Rinse for Light Hair is so pretty and it smells so good I want to use it as potpourri. Or taste it as a tea for drinking!
And I probably could since it's pure organic leaves and flowers.

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