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Review: Rainbow Amor Dildo

Rainbow Dildo ReviewWhen I first saw this stunning rainbow dildo online I was seriously floored.  Whether that was because it was the very first rainbow colored intimate accessory I’d ever seen (that actually looked good and was a legit rainbow), or because it was an exact replica of my fave Fun Factory dildo is anyone’s guess. All I know is the moment I saw it, I had to have it. Like, in my toy box as of yesterday had to have it.

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Babeland  this pretty little dildo was in my hands in less than a week, shipped discreetly no less, and was definitely something worth waiting for.

*The reason it looks exactly like my fave dildo is because it was made by the same manufacturer, Fun Factory, with the rainbow version being specifically made for Babeland (in limited numbers) – which is why it’s the only place you can currently get it.

Packaging

This amazing and beautifully colored dildo comes packaged in the ‘standard’ Fun Factory easily recycled box, with nothing on it that’s rude offensive, inappropriate or tacky. A see-through window allows you to view the product, while the outer external box is silver and red, displays a basic diagram of the product with it’s benefits and features on one side and a written description listed in 4 languages on the opposite. It’s simple, easy to understand and with the exception of the words ‘dildo’ and ‘g-spot’ has nothing sexually explicit on it.

Rainbow Dildo

No bleeding of colours

The Goods

While there are many reasons to love it – it’s crafted from 100% medical grade silicone, shaped to be comfortable, and has a flared base for various uses – the main one is obviously the rainbow coloring. Fortunately in person it’s just as fantastic as the pictures online show, being bright, bold, impressive and exceptionally well delivered; each color is clearly defined with no ‘bleeding’ or gradient flow into the next (as pictured left).

As for the texture, the high quality silicone is very smooth, has a matte finish, is somewhat squishy and offers a bit of give while also maintaining a firmness that’s flexible and exceptionally comfortable. The base is likewise flexible but firm, allowing it to be compatible with most strap-on harnesses or used anally without the possibility of being lost inside you. While it does have a slight bit of drag on the skin it’s not something a little bit of good water based lube wouldn’t fix.

*even though I was afraid of being disappointed I inflicted the ‘flame test’, to which it thankfully passed. High quality silicone for the win!

Design wise it’s semi realistic and resembles a smoothed-out erect penis (think of the posterize effect in photoshop). The rounded and slightly pointed tip makes insertion easy and the short shaft with a gentle curve provides a small amount of g-spot stimulation during thrusting. While the curve isn’t much to write home about, it’s far better than a straight design that offers little to no contact with the g-spot. Regarding the stats you’re looking a length of 5 1/2 inches and a girth of around 5 inches (by my own measurements) and a width of 1 1/2 inches, that in mind, I think anyone could use it and not be intimidated or overwhelmed. If g-spot stimulation or thrusting isn’t quite your thing, instead preferring the ‘fullness’ dildo’s provide, this fit the bill nicely.

*Just keep in mind that although extremely amazing, you may need something else – be it a clitoral vibe, fingers or the tongue of a partner to help you reach a climax, especially when you take into consideration that over 70% of women require clitoral stimulation to achieve an orgasm. If that sounds like you, don’t worry, you’re clearly not alone.

Care And Cleaning

Because the Rainbow Amor Dildo is made of a high quality silicone it can be easily cleaned using soap, water and a good rinsing.  As for lubes I’d only suggest a good water based lube, and if you have issues with reoccurring yeast infections, one that’s sugar and/or glycerin free would be a good idea.

*Since it’s made of medical grade silicone it won’t absorb bodily fluids, lube or bacteria and therefore doesn’t require the heavy cleaning other product my need.

Marbled Amor (my original love) vs Rainbow Amor (my new love)

The Bad

Fortunately there really isn’t much for me to complain about, sure the drag on the skin is a little annoying (lube fixes the problem nicely) and it kind of attracts lint (not nearly as bad as many others), but that’s really the only issues I found. Both of which really aren’t that big of a deal.

Final Verdict

I don’t really know what I can write here that I haven’t already said. From the moment I got it I loved it and having now ‘sampled the goods’ I find myself loving it even more,  especially since it has everything – and I do mean everything – I look for: it’s made of high quality silicone, is easy to insert (with the help of a little lube), is the perfect length and girth for my body, is seamless, can be used with a harness, has a bit of give making it exceptionally comfortable, is easy to care for and clean, and best of all…comes in a rainbow!!

If you’re looking for a fantastic, body safe dildo that’s quite possibly one of the only rainbow versions on the market, look no further, you’ve hit the motherload! If you’d prefer the same high quality product, minus the rainbow (that’s just crazy talk!!), the dildo also comes in a pink, orange or black version, or the larger Magnum with a total length of 7 inches. No matter what you decide I’m pretty sure you’ll be just as impressed as I am with mine.

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Review: Babeland Body Essentials Kit

My love of Babeland products, along with what they stand for as a company, should come as no surprise to anyone that’s familiar with my reviews. Between the high level of quality, discreet packaging, amazing scents, flavors and colors used, they’ve pretty much covered all the basics when it comes to creating fantastic sexual wellness products.

Whether it was their BabeLicious Lubes, Massage Candle or Natural BabeLube, every product I tried far exceeded my expectations and left me wanting to explore and sample everything they make! Fortunately the generous folks at Babeland were nice enough to send the sweet and citrus-y Babeland Body Essentials Kit my way, leaving me once again very pleasantly surprised.

*clicking the product links above will take you to each of my reviews of the products.

 Packaging

 The overall packaging is small, simple, discreet, practical and very well done. There is nothing on or within the clear plastic rectangles that’s rude, inappropriate, tacky, cheesy or embarrassing; just the name of the kit (Romance, Pleasure, Delight or Love) and what’s included.

The translucent container is surprisingly sturdy and held up to me dropping it about 4 times without so much as a crack. Sure there were scuff marks but that’s to be expected. As for the size, it measures just under 4.5″ inches in height and 2.4″ inches across making it a small enough size that you could put it in a drawer or box without taking up much room.

Of course the box doesn’t have to just be used for storing the products it comes with, when you’re done you can use it to hold batteries, condoms, sample lube packets, mini bullets, make up, art brushes, pencils, paper clips or anything else you can think up. No matter what you use it for it’s definitely a handy little container that could be reused for quite some time.

 The Goods

One of the biggest pet peeves I have when it comes to intimate accessories like lubes and oils is the fact that the vast majority of companies only sell one size, usually a large one , that doesn’t give the customer a chance to sample the flavor or scent before spending a large amount of money. The main drawback obviously being that if you don’t like the product you’ve ended up wasting your money. Thankfully Babeland takes the guess work out of choosing and offers smaller versions of their amazing products, allowing you to try just enough to decide if you like the scent, flavor, texture and experience each has to offer.

Each Essentials Kit contains: 1/4-ounce flavored Lickable Oil, a one-ounce bottle of Massage Oil, 8-1/2ml Massage Oil Spray, a 1/2-ounce BabeLicious Flavored Lube, one small Body Massage Bar , and a one-ounce Body Massage Candle. I received the orange “Romance” kit which included organge blossom, chocolate orange and citron fig scents and flavors.

Rather than just doing an over all review of the product I’m going to once again being doing mini reviews for each item. That way if you like the sounds of the product you can either sample them all by getting the kit or purchase a single larger item.

Babeland Body Essentials Kit

Babeland Body Massage Bar (Orange Blossom scent)

If you’ve tried natural massage bars before you’ll likely find that they aren’t that different from other brands. Starting out as firm little creamy bars that melt into heavenly oils, massage bars serve as a luxurious product that can be used alone, with a partner, after a shower as a body moisturizer, perfume or to simply help bring on a relaxed mood for you and your partner.

* To use just glide the massage bar directly over your warm skin and watch as it slowly melts into a silky oil upon contact. Once the bar has melted you can massage or rub the remaining oils into the skin.

Each of the lovely little circular 1/2-oz massage bars come wrapped in colored foil and wax paper that’s pretty, simple, discreet and professional. There’s nothing on the wrapper that’s rude, tacky or inappropriate and I definitely think they’d make for a fantastic present no matter the recipient.  To open simply unwrap the foil like you would a chocolate bar and gently peel back the wax paper. You’ll likely find that the wax paper sticks a tiny bit to the bar but not enough that you’ll waste or lose any.

The scent is warm, musky (not musty that’s different), slightly citrus, fresh, floral, inviting and sweet being neither too heavy nor too strong or overwhelming. As for the texture, once rubbed in I didn’t feel heavily coated in product, slimy, oily, greasy or sticky like lesser brands with chemical fillers and/or cheap synthetic oils. Of course there was a slight slickness to my skin but for the most part I was left soft, supple and wonderfully scented.

*I applied it after a shower my partner asked if I had been doing laundry, when I looked at him perplexed he said it smelled like the fabric softer I use – but better.

Side Note: when I received mine I popped it into the freezer right away to let it harden as it had slightly melted during shipping. Once it was firm I opened it and cut it into equal quarters which allowed me to try it on four separate occasions. If you’d like to do the same I suggest either rewrapping the unused portions in the foil or placing them in a freezer bag and popping it back in the fridge for later use.

Cautions: As massage bars are made with natural butters and oils I highly suggest making sure your hands are free of the oils before using latex barriers like condoms or dental dams. Because they melt at body temperature I’d advise keeping them somewhere cool, dry and out of direct sunlight (I find keeping them in the fridge or freezer works great!). Meant for external purposes only.

Ingredients: Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Fragrance

Final Verdict: 5 out of 5 stars

BabeLicious Lubes (Chocolate Orange flavor)

Considering that the 5 oz container of flavored lube was one I had previously tried (review link here) I’m not too sure what I can say that’s ‘new’; it still smells and tastes great, has a fantastic thick gel like consistency, is latex safe and water based so you can use it with any intimate accessory, doesn’t contain glycerin or parabens, glides on smooth and lasts for quite some time without getting sticky or tacky. Of course how much you use will depend on your own level of personal wetness and/or how much you like the taste (during oral play), but for the most part a little will go a very long way.

The flavor is slightly chocolaty and sweet with a subtle orange undertone that’s very light. There is no gross syrupy taste, chemical burn in your throat or horrible after taste. It’s nice and simple, everything a really great flavored lube should be.

Unlike the larger version that comes as pictured above, the sample comes packaged in a small clear plastic screw capped bottle that’s discreet, and simple. There’s nothing on it that’s rude, inappropriate or tacky and since the label could be easily removed it’s nothing you’d have to worry about when it comes to people finding it.

Applying the lube is easy, just unscrew the cap, squish the bottle until it rises to the surface and place where ever you want. Maybe it’s just me but I found that banging the product on your hand to get the lube out was like trying to put ketchup on fries, it just doesn’t happen that easily. Fortunately spillage isn’t something you have to really worry about as it’s thick and not at all runny. I think most people would be able to get 1-3 uses out of it depending on how much natural lubrication they provide.

Ingredients: Deionized water, cellulose gum, potassium sorbate, polyquaternium-7, phenoxyethanol, sorbitol, citric acid, flavor.

Final Verdict: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Babeland Body Massage Candle (Citron Fig scent)

Unlike the larger version (pictured left and reviewed here) the 1 oz sample candle came packaged in a small silver metal tin that was discreet and simple. The lid easily popped off (unless my hands were oily) and almost instantly flooded the air with a warm but citrus-y, mature, clean and soapy scent. While it wasn’t overwhelming or obnoxious, I’d definitely say it was ‘heavy’ and very different from the pretty and feminine smelling Rice Flower candle I previously reviewed. Fortunately once it’s allowed to melt and applied to the skin the heaviness fades and the sweeter citrus notes take over leaving you smelling fresh and clean.

*To use just light the wick, give it about 3 minutes to melt into a warm puddle and slowly pour a small amount onto the skin. Because it has a higher melting point than regular candles it shouldn’t be hot enough to burn delicate skin. On that note, a little goes a very, very long way and you shouldn’t need much (ours lasted 5 uses – but we weren’t using a lot).

The texture is very different from traditional oils, as the  melted wax absorbs quickly without leaving the greasy residue that  petroleum, beeswax or mineral oil based products often do. It also didn’t leave me feeling coated in product, slippery, sticky, itchy, raw or sore, and spread quickly, feeling light, silky, buttery and leaving my skin soft and supple.

Cautions: Since it’s made with natural butters/oils I highly suggest making sure your hands are clean before using latex barriers like condoms or dental dams. Because they melt at body temperature I’d advise keeping them somewhere cool, dry and out of direct sunlight (I find keeping them in the fridge or freezer works great like the massage bars). I also suggest only having it lit for a short amount of time  – metal gets hot really fast, remember that when you’re reaching for the container! Meant for external purposes only.

Ingredients: Soy Wax, Shea Butter, Fragrance

Final Verdict: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Babeland Body Massage Oil Spray (Orange Blossom scent)

Because I have really sensitive skin I’ve always been really picky when it comes to massage oils. Maybe it’s just me but I tend to find that the vast majority will either cause a rash, leave me itchy and sore or make my skin feel as if I dumped a bucket of slime on me that I just can’t seem to wash off. While this Massage Oil Spray isn’t one of my fave products from the kit I can say it’s not a bad product, it’s just not my fave (it just seemed a little boring compared to the candle and massage bar).

*Hate wasting a product? No worries! 3 pumps of the spray provided enough to do my back and left enough for at least another 3 uses.

The long tubular transparent plastic spray bottle travels well and like all the other products in the kit is totally discreet, practical and simple. There’s nothing on it’s possibly embarrassing so you shouldn’t have to worry about leaving it out in the open should someone find it.

Unlike many other oils on the market the texture is smooth and spreads easily over the skin, quickly absorbing to leave you feeling moisturized and supple. There was no grainy feeling to it and while there was a slight sheen to my skin after application, there was no horrible sticky or slimy residue left behind.  The scent was light and airy, slightly citrus, floral, a little musky and sweet, delicate and not at all overpowering.

*If you’re looking to use an oil that wont leave you smelling like you’ve doused yourself in perfume, this is a very nice option.

Cautions: As it is an oil I highly suggest making sure your hands are clean before using latex barriers like condoms or dental dams. Meant for external purposes only.

Ingredients: Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E, cyclomethicone, fragrance.

Final Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars

Babeland Lickable Oil (Chocolate Orange Flavor)

Although there are many oils on the market that claim to be edible there are very few that are worthy of the term. It might just be me and my experiences but I very often find that flavored oils leave my tongue feeling slimy, my throat feeling coated and my teeth feeling slick (and not in the good way). Fortunately the folks at Babeland seem to have mastered the art of flavored oils and created a product that’s not only tasty, but also free of the other characteristics I’ve come to despise.

Unlike the larger version that comes in a clear plastic pump style container (pictured above left), the sample comes in a little .25 oz translucent glass bottle that’s easily portable, simple and discreet. Although the screw cap allows for an easy application, there’s also a chance you may use too much since there is no plastic barrier like an orifice reducer or roller ball to limit the amount used.

The oil is thin, runny, light, not at all grainy and spreads over the skin very nicely. Like the other massage products in the kit it absorbs quickly and leaves the skin soft, supple, delicately scented and moisturized. There’s no ‘coated in product’ feeling and you’re definitely not left feeling like you need to wash it off.

I found the Lickable Oil to be far tastier than the Flavored Lube (both Chocolate Orange), as it didn’t have the gel like consistency and the orange was more pronounced. Having said that I still found that it was slightly chocolaty and sweet, very light and fruity while also being rather delicate. By no means is there any gross syrupy taste, chemical burn in your throat or horrible after taste. It’s nice and simple, just like the lube.

Ingredients: Sweet Almond Oil, Flavor.

Cautions: As it is an oil I highly suggest making sure your hands are clean before using latex barriers like condoms or dental dams. Meant for external purposes only.

Final Verdict: 4.75 out of 5 stars

Babeland Body Massage Oil (Orange Blossom Scent)

Since the Massage Oil is pretty much the same product as the Massage Oil Spray (with the exception of the bottle and the lacking of cyclomethicone) there really isn’t to much that I can say that would be new; it smells just as great, leaves the skin soft, supple and smooth, doesn’t have a grainy texture and comes packaged so that you can dispense as much as you’d like.

The only real difference I found was that it was a tad more runny and felt a little thicker than the spray. Of course that’s very likely due to the fact that it’s not applied in a spray that coats a larger surface area in small droplets and instead is applied in a pouring manner.

Cautions: As it is an oil I highly suggest making sure your hands are clean before using latex barriers like condoms or dental dams. Meant for external purposes only.

Ingredients: Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E, fragrance.

Final Verdict: 4.75 out of 5 stars

Overall Final Verdict

If you’re a bargain shopper like me, one that also likes to ‘try before you buy’, there is no reason you shouldn’t want to take advantage of this amazing little kit. From sprays to lickable oils, flavored lube to massage candles and bars, it has everything in convenient sizes to test the waters before you spend bigger bucks on something larger. To make the pot even sweeter each of the products is all natural, smells great and doesn’t have the cheap chemical fillers you’ll find in lesser brands.

In a nut shell – each of these products was pretty damn amazing and the kit as a whole is something I’d highly suggest for anyone that’s looking for a perfect little gift, be it a birthday, bachelorette party, couples getaway, romantic night in or simply because you want to splurge and treat yourself. Considering it’s only $24.00 it’s a steal!

For those of you that would like to purchase the Babeland Body Essentials Kit head on over to Babeland and while you’re there make sure to check out the Babeland Body Kit (has a bath fizzy, condoms and vibe instead of the spray oil and lube), Babeland Body Mini Kit (massage bar, lickable lube, entice and vibe) or any of the other fantastic and sexy kits the kick ass folks at the company have put together for you and yours!

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Review: Babeland Natural BabeLube

Having recently tried 5 of the lubes made by the folks at Sliquid (and liking the majority of them – read the review), along with 2 of the 4 flavored Babelicious lubes and 1 of the 8 all natural Body Massage Candles made by Babeland, I just couldn’t say no when Babeland asked if I’d like to try the ‘Natural BabeLube’ they had Sliquid craft for them. Fortunately the product lived up to my expectations for both companies, leaving me thoroughly impressed.

Packaging

Just like all of the products made by/for Babeland the packaging is respectful, professional and gender neutral with nothing on it that’s rude, inappropriate or possibly tacky, nor is there anything that could cause embarrassment (not that you should be anyways). All you’ll find is a list of ingredients and the benefits and features the product has to offer.

As for the container, it’s a 4.2oz simple dark blue recyclable plastic bottle with a black cap and light blue wrap around label that sports the same + (plus) and – (minus) design you’ll find on most other Bableland products. It’s sweet and simple, something more products should aim to be.

The Goods

When it comes to things I look for in a quality lube my expectations aren’t that high. In fact, I think I look for the exact same things anyone would if they knew what sets the good apart from the bad. Of course the main challenge is knowing what to look for.

In my opinion a good lube must do the following; stay slippery during use without getting sticky, tacky, goopey or grainy, require little to no reapplication, have a limited amount of harsh chemicals as ingredients, have little to no taste or smell (unless it’s flavored or scented of course), either have a low consistency of glycerin or none at all, leave my skin feeling clean after bathing (rather than still coated in product), and be affordable for the amount I’m getting.

While many of you may think those are reasonably easy things to find, with all the shady companies you’d be rather surprised how challenging it can be.  Fortunately this job gives me the opportunity to be in contact with some of the best manufacturers and retailers around, ones that often offer me the best of the best when it comes to lubes and many other intimate accessories. Fortunately for you, I like to write about them! 😉

Having said all of that, the Natural Babelube had everything I was looking for and then some: it’s all natural and contains mostly certified organic botanicals, vegan and cruelty free, water based and water soluble, along with being glycerin, paraben and petroleum free. Wanna use it with condoms, dental dams or intimate accessories? No problem – it’s latex, rubber and plastic friendly too.

As for the lube, it’s a clear thick gel like consistency that spreads nicely while also mixing with a woman’s natural lubricant very well. Like the other Sliquid lubes I previously tried I found it maintained its consistency but required reapplying once, not something I blame the lube for but instead an incompatibility with the lubricant on the condoms we were using (Kimono  to be exact – I’ve had the same issues with them and other lubes in the past).

On that note, the lube didn’t burn, sting or make me itch during or after use, nor did it irritate my skin or cause an infection – something I’ve had issues with when it came to lesser quality lubes that were filled with glycerin. What can I say, I’m a girl that tends to learn the hard way.

There’s fortunately also no harsh taste or aftertaste and what you can taste is just a tad salty, being neither too heavy nor offensive.  As for the smell, it’s light and has a slight dish soap scent that’s not at all overwhelming.

*Since we had some condom compatibility issues I applied it to the back of my hand and spread it around, quickly finding it thicken up, turn a thin white pasty color and disappear as if nothing was there to begin with. Surprisingly my skin wasn’t left feeling sticky or tacky, instead it was softer and smoother than before. (keep in mind there was no natural bodily fluids to mix with it and help it maintain – hands don’t self lubricate after all).

Ingredients:  purified water, plant cellulose (from cotton), aloe barbadensis, natural tocopherols (vitamin E), carrageenan, extracts of hibiscux, flax, green tea and sunflower seed, citric acid (citrus fruits), potassium sorbate. *all certified organic

The Bad

When it came to things I didn’t like about the product I didn’t really have anything to complain about, even when trying to nit pick. Sure it didn’t last on my hand very long without reapplying (which might make hand jobs a little tough), and I wouldn’t really suggest it for butt play, but for the most part it was a great lube that I’d definitely use on a regular basis.

Final Verdict

If you’re looking for a lube that’s all natural, glycerin free and has no harsh chemicals, while also leaving you feeling soft, supple and moisturized, that also doesn’t have a heavy taste or smell and comes respectfully packaged – not to mention being totally affordable for both the amount you’re getting and level of quality offered, I’d highly suggest trying Babelands Natural Babelube, it’s definitely worth the under priced $12.00.

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Review: Babeland Massage Candle

Light My Fire!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if I could live by candlelight I absolutely would. There’s just something so wonderfully soothing, calming and delightful about the light of a flame dancing on the walls before you, and in the case of scented candles, the lingering scent that fills the room long after it burns out.

Being the candle fiend that I am, and one that’s tried quite a few different candles during my time as a reviewer, I couldn’t wait to see the kind of quality Babeland had  offered with their Body Massage Candle. To say I was pleasantly surprised just doesn’t quite cover it.

The Goods

Like all of the products Babeland creates the packaging is respectful and pretty, with nothing on it that’s rude, crude, irresponsible or inappropriate. There’s no half naked men or women in questionable positions, pouty mouthed person scantily clad in lingerie or tacky slogan sprawled across the front. All you get is a plain white cylindrical cardboard container with silver (+) plus and (-) minus designs on it. That’s it, that’s all. Like they say, less is sometimes more.

Once  the lid was removed I was instantly hit with one of the loveliest scents I think I’ve ever found in a candle. It was warm, soft, light, floral, sweet and slightly creamy. Whether that’s what rice flowers actually smell like I have no clue, but if this is even close, they smell amazing!

*For the record, if they made this into a perfume I’d probably buy a whole crate and douse my home, linens, baths and self with it on a daily basis. It’s just that good.

Unlike many other massage creams, oils, lotions or balms the  melted wax absorbs quickly without leaving the greasy residue that  petroleum, beeswax or mineral oil based products often do. It also didn’t leave me feeling coated in product, slippery, sticky, itchy, raw or soar, instead spreading quickly, feeling light, silky, buttery and leaving my skin amazingly scented.

On that note, when it comes to ingredients there’s very few, and what is used has beneficial properties for the skin being naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F, all of which are essential for good skin balance. They’re also fantastic for revitalizing, softening and maintaining skin moisture, penetrating deep into skin to help restore elasticity and healing dry, itchy or rough patches like sore dry elbows and cracked hands – between this and my Trust oil I’m in heaven.

Ingredients: Soy wax, shea butter, fragrance

Methods of Use

As I said earlier it’s a Body Massage Candle; you can use the warm wax for sensual, hydrating and comforting massages while the flickering flame lights up the dark. To do this simply light the candle (they also include matches) allow it to glow for a few minutes and like a traditional candle, you’ll soon see a small pool of  warm wax forming in the center. When you think there is enough for your intended purpose blow out the candle and gently pour the liquid wherever you’d like to use it. If you’re afraid you’ll burn yourself keep in mind the melting point for massage candles is much lower than regular wax, so unless you’re very sensitive it’s not likely to happen.

Of course there is another way you can use them, though it’s not my preferred method; fill the tub with warm water, light the candle, sink into the bath and when the candle is melted gently pour some of the warm wax into the tub with you. As you’re relaxing take the time to rub the warm water over your skin, allowing the oils to sink in and nourish your body. For as wonderful as this is there is of course one drawback, as the water cools so will the wax causing it to return to its solid form. Unless you like scrubbing your tub or the possibility of slipping when you get out (maybe I’m just a clutz) I suggest you use it when you get out of the tub, not while in it.

Final Verdict

If you love candles like I do, enjoy the feeling of soft and smooth skin, want to pamper yourself and think smelling good is important I highly suggest you check out the Babeland Body Massage Candles. Not only are they luxurious and surprisingly affordable (only $6.00 for 1 oz and $14.00 for 3oz) but they’re also easy to use, come respectfully packaged and treat your body to one thing it definitely needs, lots of TLC.

I’m not sure what else I could say to get across just how much I love these candles, and while I’d like to keep talking, I’m just going to say that on my list of bath and body product must haves they’re in the top 5, possibly even the top 3.

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Review: BabeLicious Lubes

babelicious lubricant review

tasty treats

Thanks to the folks at Babeland (one of my all time FAVE stores!!) I was sent 2 of their flavored lubes to try; Chocolate Orange and Pomegranate Vanilla. While I expected them to be amazing (since all their stuff is) I was honestly caught off guard by how great they really were!

The packaging is very discreet and playfully colorful with nothing on it to cause embarrassment should someone find it.  With the exception of the words “Flavored Gel Lubricant” written in small print, there is literally nothing on the package to hint at what it’s used for.

*It’s so discreet you could just say it’s a flavored massage gel if you’re easily embarrassed.

For those of you that are used to flavored lubricants that quickly get sticky, tacky, slimy, thick or dry out and don’t last very long and/or taste syrupy, are way too sweet (or sour), burn your tongue or have a horrible after taste, and/or seem to be the culprit when it comes to re-occurring yeast infections; well, this might be exactly what you’re looking for as the BabeLicious lubes do none of the above.

In regard to being sticky or tacky, I was very pleased to see that the gel formula held up very well both when used with a condom and when used with a vibrator; it didn’t dry out, get sticky or thick, all things I was concerned with being that it is a gel formula rather then a typical liquid (I’ve had my share of bad experiences with gel lubes in the past). While I did have to reapply it once (after a while) I loved the fact that I didn’t have to keep reapplying, as is often the case with lesser quality lubes.

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body safe lube for the win

When it came to the taste, (the selling point of most flavored lubes) I have to admit – it’s actually very mild and delicate, neither being too sweet nor too rich or syrupy. I`ll be honest, the taste is so delicate it`s almost something you have to try to taste.  Not that it’s a bad thing, especially considering that when it comes to most lubes, the flavor is gone in a matter of minutes and you’re left with the annoying task of reapplying.

On that note, it’s actually the way they smell that’s the big deal (in my opinion anyways).  From the moment I tore off the safety seal I was impressed; the heavenly scent of chocolate covered oranges filled my nose, reminding me of those yummy chocolate oranges that come out around Christmas time (I love them!!). The Vanilla Pomegranate smelled nothing like vanilla, nor pomegranate, but instead like a yummy candy bringing thoughts of Jolly Ranchers Watermelon candies to mind.

*Honestly, these are some of the BEST smelling lubes I’ve come across! While in most cases it’s the flavor that’s the big deal, with these it’s the way the scent lingers around, long after the flavor is gone that I enjoyed.

As for the issue of re-occurring infections that may be brought on by the lubricant you’re using, or the itchy, sore, irritated or raw feeling that sometimes comes after play time is over, with these BabeLicious Lubes, it’s something you shouldn’t have to worry about as they are Glycerin free (when the body breaks down glycerin it turns to a sugar, yeast thrives in a sugary environment), Paraben Free (Parabens are chemical preservatives that may be the cause of irritation or allergic reactions), Water based (so it’s safe for use with all sexual wellbeing products) and totally latex safe (so they’re safe for use with condoms). Yay for body safe lubes!

In regard to the consistency; they aren’t your typical water based liquid lubes, instead being a thicker gel formula which makes application rather easy, and the possibility of spilling or making a mess nothing to worry about. I’ll be honest, when it comes to lubes I’m really bad for leaving the lid open (or off) while in the heat of the moment, only to finish and find that I’ve leaked a bottle of lube all over the floor or bed. Not only is it a pain in the ass to clean up (especially silicone lubes!) but it’s a silly waste of money. That said, I loved the gel formula as it allowed me to enjoy our play time without the nagging thought of a messy lube clean up running through my mind to distract me from achieving a big “O”.

*Yes I know, it’s easy to close a lid but when you’re in the heat of the moment sometimes you forget…or toss the bottle in a fit of passion *blushes*

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slippery when wet

The Bad

When it came to things I didn’t like about the product there was only one; since I’m not used to flavored gel lubes, the consistency took a minute or two to get used to. That said, once it was spread out and less of a gel consistency it was actually really good.

Final Verdict

If you’re looking for a fantastic smelling, lightly flavored, totally body safe and extremely discreet tasty lube Bablelands BabeLicious lubes are a great place to start!

Not only are they glycerin and paraben free, but they’re also safe for use with condoms and your favourite sexual wellbeing products (like vibrators, dildos, anal toys etc). As a fantastic bonus they are also totally clear, so you don’t have to worry about possibly staining your clothes or sheets.

For more info or to purchase the products don’t forget to check out the women-friendly Babeland website (or store if you’re in the U.S.) where shopping for vibrators, dildos, lubricants or any of your other fave finds is affordable, discreet and fun!

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