Hello! I'm starting the month of November with my Rosegirls custom order from last April. This order was received in two shipments, the most recent one arriving last week.
I get asked, quite often, how to place a successful order with Rosegirls. I love seeing random emails or messages on Facebook from hopeful customers asking if I have any tricks or tips. Some insinuate that I can only order so much because I have insider benefits.
I wish. Seriously.
But I am always happy to share my experience with Rosegirls' openings and how I've never missed an opportunity to order.Honestly, ordering from Rosegirls is not difficult, at all. The exception is when they have silent openings, but in my experience, those are more the exception rather than the norm. I've endured only one silent opening and managed to get an order in by the skin of my teeth that time.
because you know I'm all about that pie
- I would say one of the most important things that you must do in order to ensure a successful order is be a member of the Rosegirls Facebook Group (here). That is where all of the opening information gets passed along. Unfortunately, if you're not into Facebook there's really no other way to get the scoop (that I know of).
- Set up a gift registry with what you hope to order. You can do this on their website a week or so prior to the opening. This is non-negotiable in my book. If you don't set up a registry and you complain you didn't have enough time to get your order in, I will partake in the biggest face palm of my life.
- This will probably be my biggest tip of all and possibly the only thing seasoned orderers may not be doing yet. Have a separate tab set up for each page of your registry. That way you can add-go back-add-go back-add-go back for the entirety of one page then just click on the next tab to get to your next page. Trust me, this saves SO MUCH TIME and time is precious when there's a possibility that the website could close in as little as a couple of minutes. A savvy waxie taught me this and it's going down as one of my greatest life lessons - ever.
- Clear your agenda for a good half hour before the opening time. You don't want to be distracted and pulled away at the last second. My Rosegirls opening day routine goes like this : pray. make sure I'm wearing loose fitting clothing. brief my husband with the following - a) I am not available unless someone in my immediate family has a life threatening emergency b) No sudden movements or loud outbursts, stay out of the room if possible c) DO NOT ASK ME HOW MUCH WAX I ALREADY HAVE. then I go to my office and restart my desktop and make sure there are new batteries in my mouse and keyboard. check my registry. open a tab for each registry page. sign into paypal. chat with waxie friends on FB until about 5 minutes before opening. At the five minute mark I close FB and throw my cell phone into the other room. I turn on Enya - Watermark is my personal favorite. breathe. refresh times one million. Order. pass out.
- If the opening is silent, meaning there is no predetermined time set up for the website to go live, life becomes a little more stressful. The last time this happened, the day was announced but not the exact time. I took the day off of work. I was prepared to have my eyes glued and my fingers refreshing until the website opened. Yet, I still missed the original opening. It was a moment of brief distraction - this is the reason why you have to be on your A game for silent openings. Always, always always have a network of waxie friends monitoring the website with you if openings are silent, this is the wax version of a prayer chain. It was this network that alerted me that the website reopened for a second round of orders and I was able to place mine during that time.
Here's what I got -- (oh!, word on the street is early next year for the next round of customs. This is pure speculation so I'm keeping my eyes on the RG group for updates.)
BAGS of CHUNKS
- blueberry supreme bread - juicy blueberries and baked zucchini bread. I love all of RG's blueberry blends but this one just might be my very favorite. I would even say if you're hesitant about zucchini bread, you might be able to tolerate it in blueberry supreme bread. It's a subtle background, creamy note that is content with laying low.
- sweet lemon confection / pink sugar / smoothie - a mega tart, melt in your mouth lemon that will make you pucker your cheeks. A sour candy lemon that is barely restrained by the pink sugar and smoothie. It makes me crave sour candy.
- love story - a secret blend that is smack yo mama good. Love story screams LOVE SPELL to me - a little bit clean, little sweet, a little floral and a whole lot of yum. Technically Love Spell is peach and cherry blossom but it smells much more involved than that.
- olive you - I've talked about this before. Bed Bath & Beyond - 365 days a year.
- rainbow sherbet - exactly what you would expect from this blend with an extra squeeze of lime. Strong and fabulous.
- marshmallow smoothie peppermint sweet lavender - if you are a fan of sweet lavender, you must try this blend. There have been countless nights where I have crawled into bed with a book or to watch TV smelling RG's sweet lavender in the air. A staple in my household.
- wildberry / berrylicious / royal sugar cookie - I don't think I've been maximizing the goodness of royal sugar cookie properly. Here, it pairs perfectly with the plump berries to create a divine bakery blend.
I only took pictures of each blend in a half pie but most of these scents were received in a whole pie.
strawberry jam cream cake
Kaelyn's Caribbean Congo Line
Pumpkin Pecan Waffle Fluff Puffs
Boo's Spooky Castle
Other than ogling over my latest Rosegirls order, life has become a series of tasks, checklists and an endless number of people to call. All in the name of moving house. I have to remember that this is an exciting transition and I hope to look back and see how many blessings have crept into the spaces between the chaos these last few weeks. It can be difficult to see the sweet spots when your stress levels are at an all time high.
I hope you are doing well and enjoying cooler weather and comfy clothes.