20/10/2017

Bath and Body Works Haulin'

So, recently I found out there are some lovely people that sell Bath and Body Works products on facebook groups... This has been v much fun for me looking at new things and also very much not fun for my bank balance. I've gone so crazy with it recently and I think I've spent a good £100 on a few candles, body washes and pocket bacs. 
I'm also v tempted to buy more candles and some of the car scent things cause my car could do with smelling a lil better. 
So the first few things I bought were a couple of Pocket Bacs and a little holder for them cause y'know it looked cute and I'm a sucker for this kinda thing. The pocketbac's that I bought were the Sweet Pea and the Stress Relief ones. I've had both these scents before but in shower gel forms. They smell amazing and are definitely one of my favourite scents. To go along with them I got the holder, this one is a really pretty silver stone type one - its got little gem stones in it too, very pretty and will be a cute way to hold my pocketbacs. 
Next up lets talk shower gels! I got two of their shower gels, first one is the Japanese Cherry Blossom - I've had this shower gel before and loved it - hence me buying it again. Also bought the Pretty as a Peach shower gel. This smells so sweet, I cant wait to cover myself in bubbles.
 So the first of three candles I bought was Flipping Awesome. Flipping Awesome is Pumpkin Pecan Waffle Scented. It smells insane! Absolutely insane. My mum isn't a fan of this as its really sweet in scent but I love it, it smells beautiful. I think it will have a really good throw and will fill the room really well. 
 I also got Pumpkin Cupcake scented candle - again I adore this, it smells pretty similar to Flipping Awesome, but different enough to make having both worthwhile. Again the throw in this I think will be amazing - like fill the whole home good. 
Final product - the Vampire Blood Halloween scented candle is beautiful. It smells so lovely - a bit like berries, so its very fresh, the candle itself looks really nice - very Halloween-y, but y'know in a cute way.

Next time I get shop happy for Bath and Body Works what should I try and get? I need to calm down with the candle buying cause I now legit have a box full of candles in my room - better get burning. 

18/10/2017

TK Maxx Candle Haul

 Hello candle people! After seeing a few people on twitter recently talking about DW Home candles I decided to take a look in TK Maxx after work one day. I found a few that I loved and a few more that I bundled into my arms - I had to leave a fair few behind unfortunately, I'll be back for them eventually, mark my words. 
 I got two candles from DW Home, a large 3 wick candle and a smaller jar. The smaller candle is in the scent Lychee, its housed in a burgundy jar with a rose gold lid. This smells so nice, very fresh and sweet - I'm hoping the scent doesn't disappear while burning. The jar costs £2.99, it doesn't say how long it will burn for but £2.99 for a beautifully scented candle is amazing value. 
The larger jar is in the scent Vanilla Blackberry, its got the same gold lid but the glass jar for this one is an ombre jar. It fades from a yellow, to a deep blue shade. This smells heavenly, its both fresh and fruity and cake-y. A strange mix of things when you think about it, but it smells divine. This jar costs £7.99, and if the £2.99 for the small jar was good value then this is phenomenal. The three wick jar says it has appox. 26 hours of burn time, which doesn't seem like an overly long amount of time for a fairly large candle, but we'll see how long I get out of it.  
 I saw this cool looking candle on the shelf and decided to take it with me - they had a Whisky scented one, this candle is Gin scented and by the brand M of W.G - aka Makers of Wax Goods. This candle is a large glass jar, with a wooden lid. Everything about the candle is perfect, it looks so crisp and grand. Quite rustic looking I think. Scent wise, its crisp and fresh. It'll be perfect for burning if you want a pleasant not overwhelming scent. I'm not sure how much I spent on this candle, the sticker appears to have been ripped off at some point. 
Olivia Blake is the final candle company I bought from. When I saw this I originally thought it was a Jo Malone candle, as the packaging is very very similar. The scent I got is Red Berry and Clove, on the box the scent is described as a rich black cherry with hints of cinnamon with a deep woody amber base. It smells really fresh with a light cherry scent, I think it will smell insane whilst burning. This only cost £5.99 and for what looks like an amazing dupe for Jo Malone candles the price is pretty good too. 
TK Maxx have such an amazing and vast range of candles to pick from, I'm excited to see what other scents I can find in stores over coming months. 

Have you bought any candles from TK Maxx recently? What brands do you recommend I try and find?  

15/10/2017

Snow Fairy Candle

For my birthday my amazing best friend spoiled me with so many lovely things - a couple of which will feature here over the next few weeks! But for now we are gonna talk about this delicious smelling candle! 
The candle in question is from Bags of Thought and smells just like Lush's Snow Fairy, hence the candle being called Snow Fairy. Bags of Thought have so many scents, from Chanel to Dior, they have it all. The jars cost £19.99, and are about the same size as a medium Yankee jar.

The Snow Fairy jar smells utterly divine! It smells just like the bottles of snow fairy, as its quite a strong smell even without burning it I thought it would be really strong whilst burning but its quite a soft smell. Its not over powering in anyway shape or form. Its light and sweet, and oh so yummy. 
Caitlyn I praise you for getting me this candle - but also curse you cause now I want to buy more!

13/10/2017

AVON | Reed Macaroon Diffuser

This yummy diffuser is another of the gifts Caitlyn gave me, shes a huuuuge candle lover so its no surprise I got a couple of home scents from her. Trying to convince her to start a blog - shes just as beauty obsessed as me! 
I've never had a diffuser, I don't know why I never had one till now, its basically just a candle minus the potential to start a fire. Constant fragrance no hazard.
The diffuser I am now the proud owner of is this beaut lil one from Avon, is smells like cake and if I didn't know better I'd try to eat it. 
  
The scent is Macaroon, and is maybe the nicest thing I've ever smelt. I've had this sat in the room I blog in for a couple of days now and as soon as I walk in I'm hit with the nicest sweet smell. It is in no way over powering, you will get used to the smell after awhile so dont worry about that (if you are worried about that), but with that in mind if you left the room for a little while and came back to it you'd certainly notice the beautiful aroma again. If you don't like cake-y scents though I'd maybe say this scent is noot for you. 
The design of the product is really simplistic and minimal, but the pink and silver label looks classic and effortless. Even in a really minimal, Scandinavian type home these wouldn't look out of place.
They're super affordable at just £6 and have a few other fragrances - if you're interested in this one though you can find it here.