Thursday, 6 August 2015
1-Kilimanjaro Stars, which has a gorgeous musky fragrance and really reminds me of a mans aftershave. A really lovely scent.
2-Tahitian Tiare Flower which is very fresh and clean smelling with just a hint of floral notes to it.
3-Madagascan Orchid, which is really strong in its fragrance, it has a gorgeous perfume type smell to it.
4-Ocean Star is a fresh, clean scent and very relaxing and really nice when used in the bathroom while you are having a pamper session.
5-Egyptian Musk is another quite manly scent, and is perfect for a girl/lady who isnt too fond of the sweeter fragrances that a lot of candles can have.
6-Serengeti Sunset is quite citrussy smelling and reminds me of how you imagine it would smell if you were walking through an orange/lemon grove.
7- Sea Coral is a clean and fresh smell, but has a little touch of coconut to it.
8- Pink Hibiscus which is a beautiful flowery scent, and is gorgeous. One of my all time favourites.
With some of the candles in the set, they duplicated some of them so the ones that I had spare of, I gave them to my mom for all the help she gives me in looking after my little boy. Under the top layer of votives, were 2 votive holders in the shape of glass buckets, and 12 scented tea lights in Beach Holiday and 12 scented tealights in Wild Seagrass.
I love these sets from QVC UK, you don't even have to keep them as a whole set, they make fantastic gifts for birthdays and Christmas, 3 or 4 candles put into a little gift bag with some pretty tissue paper and you have a perfect present. Also, I buy Yankee Candles because you know that the fragrance is going to be there. Yes, you probably can get cheaper candles, from Poundland and Wilkinson, but for me the scent throw off just isn't there, and I would prefer paying more money for candles that you know you can rely on in terms of the strength of the scent given off.
I hope you have enjoyed this post, and yes next week there will be yet another candle haul, as my next set of the 3 large Yankee Candle jars have arrived, so stay tuned for my post all about those.
Till next time,
Monday, 27 July 2015
I hope you have enjoyed this post, and let me know if you were tempted to purchase this set too.
Till next time,
Friday, 24 July 2015
Make up wise, there aren't any newer products that have made the grade, they are all oldies but goodies, so lets dig in and see what I have been loving. The primer that is really good, and kind of looked over in the past is the Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer. It comes out as a white cream, and is not siliconey feeling at all, that I normally prefer, but it spreads out smoothly over the skin and really helps the foundation to stay in place all day.
Love and Hugs
Thursday, 23 July 2015
The challenge is to finish 13 items before October 31st (Halloween). Now you would think that sounds easy, as it is only the 3rd week of July, but for a beauty lover like myself it is quite hard to use the same products over and over until I finish them up. So, I went through my products and chose 13 things that I would like to try and finish before that all important date. Now, I am going to put a little disclaimer on my challenge and that is with powder products, I only really want to try and hit pan, I will class this as finishing the product as they are mainly only been used a handful of times, and so there is a lot of product to get through.
Here are the products that I would like to use up:
1) Hoola Bronzer by Benefit
8) Lorac mega Pro Palette
9)Max Factor Age Elixir Foundation
10) Hello Flawless Foundation by Benefit
12) Revlon "Soft Silver Rose" lipstick
I hope you have enjoyed this post and look forward to seeing what products you are going to try and use up.
Love and Hugs
Wednesday, 22 July 2015
I'm feeling as if my skin is looking quite pale and pasty at the moment, so to deepen my whole look Hoola bronzer has been my go to cheek product. This is a gorgeous bronzer and one of my all time favourites to use.
Here is a close up of the eye look.
Love and Hugs.
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
Then one day, I happened to be browsing on Ebay and BAM!! There they were! Some of their lippie stix were displayed and some of their single shadows, then I saw the one quad that I had been after, the much coveted Metamorphosis palette. This quad was made in collaboration with the amazing vlogger "Coffee Break With Dani". There had been others that had been made with other YouTubers but this has been the only one I could get my hands on. But don't you worry, the eyeshadow hoarder in me will be watching out for the others.
I love that the packaging has a butterfly on it in lovely gold print, and love the colour of the packaging. The front cover slides off to reveal the four shadows inside.
This group of four shadows is beautiful, and I am sorry for my finger imprints in the shadow, but I just could not wait to swatch them and try them out. Here are some close ups of the individual shadows.
Strength is a matte caramel brown shadow, and is extremely buttery and pigmented. A great shadow to have in your collection for neutral and smoky looks. I have loved using this as a transition shade in the crease to help blend out any harsh lines in the eye look.
Till next time,