Monday, March 20, 2017

Grim Sweetness Giveaway & Review!

****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others.The products mentioned below have been provided by Grim Sweetness for the review & giveaway free of charge.****
Harry Potter played a big role in my childhood, The first time I was introduced to the book series was when my third grade teacher started reading the first book to us as a class. After that I became hooked and waited for each book to hit shelves so I could dive deeper into the realm of Harry Potter and the magic that awaited. Now twenty years after that book was released I still love the series as both a book and movie series, my children love it as much as I do now as well so it is still a big influence on my home. I love collecting trinkets, figures, and other assorted objects inspired by my favorite books, movies, TV shows and video games so when I found Grim Sweetness on Etsy and saw the amazing Harry Potter inspired items she makes and sells I immediately fell in love with her shop and I know my fellow Harry Potter fans will as well.





Grim Sweetness sells an assortment of magical potion props some of which are color changing. For review I received a color changing Polyjuice Potion and Severus Snape's Veritaserum which is also a color changing potion. Each potion is handmade and a lot of small details go into each bottle bringing it life and making you feel as if you really did buy it in Diagon Alley. The Polyjuice stands at 4 1/2" tall and the Vertiaserum is 7 1/2" tall, both are in glass bottles and have a bit of weight to them. The Polyjuice has been sitting still for a bit it appears teal with copper flecks, but once shaken it changes to a deep teal with red-copper metallic swirls that spin around inside of the bottle. After you have given it a good shake the color doesn't disappear right away instead it swirls for a bit then once it stops it looks like a cloud floating around inside of the bottle. I found that the Polyjuice bottle made it a bit more difficult to give it a good shake/swirl to get the color moving around the bottle but the Vertiaserum bottle was perfect and is my favorite out of the two. The Vertiaserum is clear when it has been standing still, and when shaken it turns to a  swirling iridescent white cloud which is quite mesmerizing.



Both bottles come with a handmade label, a dangle charm, and it is sealed with jute twine and wax seals. Other potions she sells glow in the dark and others are potions for your collection, they range in price from $11-$18 which I fully feel is a great price. The price isn't low enough that the seller is out when it comes to supply costs and it also isn't high enough that you are shelling out an arm and a leg to have something that reminds you of your favorite fandom. Keep in mind these potions are for display purposes only, I would not suggest ingesting this. Shipping was quick and everything was wrapped up to keep in protected during shipping so everything arrived in one piece. The next product I would want to collect from her shop is the Floo powder it looks so authentic and almost makes you think you could really use it. Stop by Grim Sweetness to see what's in store for you!

Want to see these bottles these bottles swirling? Stop by my Instagram page to catch a video of two of these bottles over the next few days!

PRIZE ALERT:
One lucky winner is going to receive a Polyjuice Color Changing Potion to start their own potions collection.

This is open World Wide! Please remember if you DO NOT leave a comment on this blog post as your mandatory entry into the giveaway then all of your entries will be void. Doing the Daily entries will increase your chance of winning. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the notification email!
 
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 Giveaway entry question: Please visit Grim Sweetness and leave me a comment letting me know another Potion you enjoy. 


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20 comments:

  1. Oh lord, I just spent about 20 minutes looking at each and every single one and reading the descriptions. So. Freaking. Awesome. My favorite was the drought of living death or wolfsbane potion. The color changes on those is astounding.

    Thanks for figuring out where I need to order my besties birthday gift for May!

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  2. Oh lord, I just spent about 20 minutes looking at each and every single one and reading the descriptions. So. Freaking. Awesome. My favorite was the drought of living death or wolfsbane potion. The color changes on those is astounding.

    Thanks for figuring out where I need to order my besties birthday gift for May!

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  3. My favorite item is the SKELE-GRO! A Skeleton Shaped, Harry Potter Inspired Color Changing Decorative Potion Prop.

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  4. So many choices!!! I think I would love the Unicorn blood..or the wolfsbane potion..can't decide!

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  5. I am obsessed!! I need felix felicis more than I have ever needed anything in my entire life!

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  6. I could do with some floo powder ^_^
    Saves me alot on travel times ;)

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  7. Wow!! These are all really neat! LOve the jar for the Floo powder!

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  8. My favorite was the unicorn hair!

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  9. Oh my goodness! THESE ARE AWESOME! My other favorite besides the prize being given, would be the Dragons Blood, A Color Change, Harry Potter Inspired Potion Bottle.

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  10. The skele gro or the floo powder!

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  11. I like the Harry Potter Inspired, Accio Keys Key Hanger, Solid Alder.

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  12. Being a Slytherin and a huge Shape fan, I love the veritaserum!

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  13. I like the look of Dragons Blood, A Color Change, Harry Potter Inspired Potion Bottle. Funny, she is from Kennewick. I used to live in Kennewick. Now I live in Portland Oregon

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  14. Amortentia lovely potion bottle to have.

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