Saturday, 19 April 2014

New In: Candles.

Yankee have always been a little hit or miss for me. I love the scents but the candles in those 'jar' shaped pots very rarely burn evenly and I feel as if I've wasted a lot of product. Just after Christmas I managed to get a candle in one of these 'tumbler' type of jars and it burned perfectly and used every bit of the product, ever since then I've been converted to this style.

After having a rubbish day earlier this week, and being sent home from work ill, I thought I needed to treat myself. I spotted these is Asda in a gift pack, these two candles cost me £12, which I thought was a pretty good deal as they were around £8 each. 

The pack contained Pink Honeysuckle, which is a gorgeous sweet, florally scent, that's really fresh. I think it reminds me of a lovely smelling washing powder and fills the rooms with a gorgeous smell - definitely one for Spring. The other candle is Vanilla Frosting, which smells very much like the Christmas Cookie scent which is one of my all time faves. The smells is really sweet but not over powering and just makes me feel 'at home'. It's one of my go-to candles if I'm feeling a little down and want a comforting pick-me-up.

These are definitely my preferred style of Yankee Candle, along with the other styles in the Simply Home range. They seem to burn so much more evenly than the jars. Having said that, it still hasn't put me off wanting the Easter Yankee Candles - Bunny Cake sounds perfect!

Have you tried this style of Yankee?

Katie xx


Thursday, 17 April 2014

An Ode to my Favourite Bubble Bath.

 I'd just like to take a moment to appreciate my all time favourite bubble bath. I'm quite surprised that this hasn't made it's way onto my blog before now, but this is the ultimate relaxing bubble bath that I am utterly obsessed with. 

I first discovered Clarins Relax Bath & Shower Concentrate last June, when my hubby picked it up for my birthday. I'm a huge fan of baths so he thought he would treat me to something a little special. I'm now onto my third bottle and this still feels like a treat every time I use it.  I actually got this bottle from duty free for around £14 as I had a few euros left and I knew I needed this in my life again, but it's priced around £17-£19 depending on where you pick this up. It does sound like a pricey number but a little really goes a long way, and I would expect this bottle to see me through the summer.

The scent of this is really hard to describe. The bubble bath has essential oils, chamomile and basil to give a really soothing, relaxing aroma. This is designed to de-stress and relax you and your muscles after a hard day at work. I generally use this once a week, usually on a Sunday, to get me chilled and ready for the week ahead. I always feel much calmer and happier when I've spent 20 minutes soaking in this loveliness.

If you're looking for an extra-special bubble bath or a treat once a week, get yourself a sample of this baby - trust me you won't regret it.

This is actually on offer at Escentual.com here

Katie xx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Ready for the Sunshine.


The sun has officially made an appearance this week and even though I've only managed to catch a few rays from 5pm, it's still got me well and truly in the mood for summer time make up. The biggest change in my make up bag will certainly be my lip colours. MAC Rebel will be retiring from it's duties as my statement lip colour until the days get darker again. Instead I've made a switch round to Morange for the summer months, to brighten up my lips even if it's cloudy.

Nudes are acceptable any time of year, in my opinion. So this lippy from Sleek in Barely There is the perfect spring/summer nude. It's not too crazy and won't wash me out, but instead gives me a nice subtle colour with a hint of pinkiness to add a flush of colour. This will be perfect for those days I'm wanting that no-make-up, make up look.

Of the lip products I've tried recently this one from P.S. Love in Primark has to be one of the strangest. This is very much like applying a felt tip pen to my lips. This lip stain is a corally-pink colour and literally stains your lips. I originally swatched this on my hand in store and noticed that even at the end of the day the swatch hadn't budged, then I knew I needed to pick on of these up next time I was in store. I'm not sure how I feel about this on it's own at the moment, but I think it will look fab under another lippy and give me some super lasting power for those sweaty days.

What are your favourite lip colours for summer?

Katie xx