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Beauty at Tesco Mini Haul!

Posted on November 17, 2014

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Hi Guys!

You may have heard on the grapevine that Tesco have opened a range of Beauty World stores this year, to share this exciting news they kindly sent me a £25 voucher to spend on some of the fabulous products they offer! Yay! Unfortunately there isn’t a Beauty Word store near me (yet!) so I used my voucher online and ended up with a mini haul including some awesome products!

(Before I get onto the products, I must apologise for my grainy photos – there’s just no light at the moment and I keep getting reflections when I use my blogging lights, so I need to figure out the best way round this really! If you have any tips please let me know!)

Now on to the goods! I took a look round the Tesco Direct site and found some fab products…

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First up is the Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in 65 Pink Gold. I have a few Color Tattoo’s already but never seemed to manage to get my hands on Pink Gold, which is a beautiful metallic rose gold shade. I was so happy to see Tesco Direct sell them and snapped this up straight away!

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Next is one of my all time favourite products – Bourjois Contour Clubbing Eyeliner in Bleu Neon. My current pencil has been used down to the stub, but I’ve been clinging onto it for dear life hoping to get as much use out of it as possible. Tesco Direct have a large range of makeup on offer but only this shade of Contour Clubbing eyeliner, so again I added this to my bag as quick as I could!

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I have a big thing for bath products, especially luxurious bubble baths! So I went for the Along Came Betty So Much Bubble Bath Soak. A massive 500ml bottle was only £2.66 and it smells lovely so I can’t wait to get in the tub with this and splash around with Fred! On the subject of baths, on the rare occasion when I do get a bath to myself I love nothing more than a long soak with a scented candle or three in the room. I’ve been on the hunt for Christmass candles lately so I also added a Yankee Candle in Christmas Treats to my basket. This has a super sweet scent which will make my bathroom and home smell gorgeous!

And lastly is the Batiste Dry Shampoo in Floral & Fruity Blush. Batiste is probably the most famous brand of dry shampoo on the market yet I’d never tried their products before! I was in need of a new can of dry shampoo so I added this to my bag and I’m really glad I did, it gives hair a lovely fresh and fruity scent, and refreshes it so you can go an extra day without washing!

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My purchases ended up coming to only a few pence under £25, so rather than remove something from my bag, I opted for ‘collect from store’ which is free, so I didnt have to pay delivery charges – result!

I’m super happy with my mini haul, I can’t wait to get in the tub tonight and try out the bubble bath and candle! I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

Jewel Candle Review & Giveaway!

Posted on November 12, 2014

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Hi Guys!

I’ve really found my love for candles increasing as the seasons change, there’s something about a nice cosy evening at home with a candle lit that really appeals to me. My latest addition is a Jewel Candle in Cookies and Cream. If you haven’t heard of Jewel Candle you’ve definitely been missing out – every candle comes with a tiny package hiding somewhere in the wax, containing a surprise piece of jewellery – this is a must for any candle fan!

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When you purchase a Jewel Candle you choose the candle scent, and also if you’d like a ring or earrings. I went for the ring option as I don’t wear earrings very often. Your jewellery item is guaranteed to be made of sterling silver, and valued up to £250! The exciting part is you don’t know what you’re going to get, or the value of your item!

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The candle arrived securely packaged, and it was a lot bigger than I was expecting! It’s 16cm high and weights 800g. The burn time is around 120 hours too so I know I’ll get a lot of use out of it! I loved that you can see the silver foil package through the glass – it’s also nice that it’s placed towards the top of the candle so you don’t have to burn it forever to get the package out.

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After around 4 hours the wax was soft enough to let me pick the foil parcel out. Getting it out was a messy job, so I’d recommend you prepare yourself before attempting extraction! I ended up picking it out with a pair of tweezers and unwrapping the package on some kitchen roll. The wax was really super slimy so I couldn’t take any pictures at this point!

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I ended up with a lovely delicate silver ring that fits my middle finger perfectly. Jewel Candle used to tell you the value of your item on the tag but they don’t seem to do this any more, if you’re interested to find out the value you can always go to a jewellery shop. I’d imagine mr ring is worth somewhere around the £10 – £15 mark.

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I’m really happy with my candle and my ring, I think a Jewel Candle would make an excellent christmas gift for a candle lover!

The lovely guys at Jewel Candle would also like to give you the chance to win a candle of your choice from their site! All you need to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway is open to UK entrants only and will run for two weeks. If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch – good luck! xxx


The Country Candle Company Seashore Candle | Review

Posted on September 13, 2014

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Hi Guys!

I don’t know about you but I blame becoming a blogger for igniting my obsession with candles. (See what I did there?) I genuinely wasn’t bothered about them before I started writing, then seeing other bloggers with their pretty candles and hearing about how gorgeous the scents were, I thought I’d try some, and I’ve never looked back!

The latest addition to my ever growing collection is the  candle in a tin from The Country Candle Company. The Seashore candle in a tin is £8.50 and gives 30 hours of burn time, and you can also purchase the same scent in a medium jar or diffuser. The Seashore scent is described as ‘A brisk blend of fresh, marine and sea salt merges with jasmine, supported by dry woods, amber and musks’ I have to say this candle simply smells divine. Other candles I have tend to be sweeter and richer – which I love, but this is literally a breath of fresh air, giving a clean and fresh scent and feeling to my home. It’s like waking up on a summers’ morning feeling invigorated, then going for a stroll down the beach! I’ve noticed I’ve been burning this candle when I’m cleaning around the house and doing the washing up!

The Country Candle Company have a massive range of candles on offer including, Orange Blossom & Jasmine, Vanilla Lime Sorbet and Lime, Basil & Mandarin to name but a few. I’m loving the sound of Gingerbread, Sparkling Spice, and Orange, Cinnamon & Clove for winter time!

I’d love to hear what your favourite candle scents are? Of if you’ve tried anything from The Country Candle Company?

I hope you enjoyed my review!

This post contains a sample provided for review

The White Company Norwich Store Opening Event!

Posted on August 31, 2014

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Hi Guys!

On Wednesday night I had the pleasure of attending the opening event for  brand new store in Norwich. I’d never been to one of their stores before so I had no idea what to expect, their website is gorgeous though so I knew I was going to be in for a treat! I took a friend along and as soon as we walked in we’re greeted with bubbly and canapés, and the shop had a lovely ‘new home’ scent. The White Company Norwich offers a large selection of high end homewares, clothing and home accessories over two floors – I was also told this is a brand new concept store for TWC, so this store is the first of it’s kind in the country!

As soon as we entered, I was instantly attracted to the candle and scent section! On the picture above you can see the lovely candles are housed in glass domes – you pick the domes up and sniff inside them to try the candles, the domes hold the scents amazingly well!

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It was also great to hear that their candles are made in the same factory as Jo Malone – the whole company reminds me of Jo Malone actually; everything is of the highest quality, luxurious yet understated, and comes gorgeously packaged too.

There was a section in the corner next to the candles for soaps and lotions, I love that they’ve included a sink so you can easily try products out and wash your hands! The layout of the whole store is so open, everything is on display wanting to be touched and tried!

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The White Company also have their own mini perfume range, with Day and Night being their newest offerings. Day was a a lovely fresh scent and Night was a gorgeous heavier evening scent.

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We wandered upstairs to take a look at the bedding and children’s sections, to be greeted by an amazing string quartet! (I must admit when I heard the music downstairs I thought it was a CD, ha ha!) I have a feeling this may not be a fixture though!

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There’s no doubt that The White company have taken time to plan the interior down to the finest detail. Dotted all over the store you can find amazing lit and animated projections – such a the text ‘Sweet Dreams are Made of This’ on a pillow, and an animated circus scene on a poster next to a child’s bed.

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So this store really is pretty amazing! And I had such a lovely time! I purchased a Pomegranate home candle and the sweetest ‘Bella’ bunny comforter for my friend who has just had a little girl, I couldn’t resist! The White Company also kindly sent me home with a lovely goody bag, including a shower gel and soap set, a bar of organic chocolate and a mini Seychelles candle, thanks guys!

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If you’re ever in Norwich you really must check the store out!

Have you ever shopped at The White company before? I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx

Lokum Istanbul Candle & Turkish Delight

Posted on June 1, 2014

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Hi Guys!

I hope you’ve had a fab weekend so far! Today I have some gorgeous goodies to show you from Lokum Istanbul. The lovely guys there offered to send me one of their candles and a box of Turkish delight to review 🙂

If, like me, you hadn’t previously heard of Lokum Istanbul, the main philosophy of the brand is to bring back the delights, flavours, knowledge and beauty of offering gifts and treats of Ottoman-Turkish culture to modern life. They offer gifts including Turkish Delights, Akide Candies, Fragrances, and Candles.

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I received an Eve’s Fig Candle, and a box of Turkish Delight. Both arrived in stunning top quality packaging, they would really make fantastic gifts. The candle is large and has two wicks, and comes housed in a tin with a lid. It has a lovely delicate scent.

At the time of taking the photos I hadn’t opened the Turkish Delight as I wanted to save it for a special occasion. There was no occasion in mind as such, it’s just such a special product I didn’t want to just scoff it willy nilly! Since then I have opened it up – my previous only experience of turkish Delight is the Cadbury’s kind, in the purple wrapper! So I didn’t really know what to expect with this. It couldn’t be more different! The box contained large chunks covered in icing sugar powder, the flavour was delicate, almost floral, with a distinct hint of spice. It’s really lovely and I’m savouring every piece!

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If you’re looking for an unusual gift for someone special, I’d definitely recommend you check out Lokum Istanbul 🙂 xxx