My Love For Burt’s Bees Lip Balm Knows No Bounds

My Love For Burt's Bees Lip Balm Knows No Bounds

(Introducing NEW Burt’s Bees Cucumber Mint) We all have those ‘desert island must have’ products that we couldn’t bare to be without, but few warrant the ritualistic appreciation I seem to have built for Burt’s Bees and their iconic lip…

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This Gal Has A Candle for Every Occasion…

DW Home Candles Review

No seriously I do: Christmas, Halloween, Birthday’s or just a rainy Saturday afternoon you can all but bet I have the perfect scented candle ready to add a little ambience to any room. Some may say it is a hobby, others most likely will agree that I have relinquished control of my spending capabilities and allowed fragrant chaos to rule the roost. To that I have one question; what are you burning tonight?

DW Home Candles Review

For a few years, I have casually admired DW Home Candles and made more than a few notes to pick up a few once the opportunity raised itself. As it goes, in terms of physical stockists they are very much scant here in the UK with the most reliable being TK Max (both online and instore), rather disappointingly for myself and those that reside in Glasgow, the offerings of DW Home Candles is pretty much non-existent. Through curiosity – and of course the slight fear of missing out – I took matters into my own hands and did a quick Google search, it was here that I discovered that one of my favourite beauty retailers Notino had a fairly bountiful array of DW Home Candle fragrances. So I did what any normal person would do in such circumstances and ordered a few scents to try out – all in the name of research of course…

DW Home Candles Review
DW Home Candles Review

Now quickly cast your eyes back to the opening sentence of this post in which I proudly declared that I have a fragranced candle for every occasion. Well today is November the 5th, Guy Fawkes Night here in the UK and although I’m not a massive fan of the rouge fireworks that more often than not scatter into my garden and scare the bejesus out of our resident wildlife, I did want to mark the occasion none the less. Enter DW Home Candles Burnt Toffee scent, a true to life, sticky yet vanilla scented concoction with slightly smoky tones that instantly takes me back to a childhood of magic gloves, sparklers and of course toffee apples.

As you can probably see from the images I have accumulated three DW Home Candles in total (one was a free gift with my order) and so far I do have to say I am fairly impressed. I like that that price point is fairly reasonable – typically less than say Yankee Candle – and that the scent choices are both refined in style and powerful in throw. In my mind DW Home Candles bridge the gap between luxury brands (think Space.NK) and those found on the highstreet. I’m not entirely sure as to why DW Home Candles haven’t fully found themselves at home here in the UK as of yet but perhaps time will tell, until then you can find a wide selection via Notino.

DW Home Candles Burnt Toffee £19.90 – link.

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Everything I’ve Learned Since Getting A Puppy

Everything I've Learned Since Getting A Puppy

When we bought our house there was only one thing on my mind: we finally had our own space, our own garden and we could actually get a dog. After spending years hiding my hamsters in the cupboard every time…

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L’Occitane x Unicef Not Just A Gift Collection

L'Occitane x Unicef Not Just A Gift 2019 Review

Is it too early to whisper the word “Christmas”, probably but before you are inundated with countless gift guides, I want to quickly draw your attention towards a great gift with a difference; L’Occitane x Unicef – a trio of wonderful bath and body treats in which £10 of each sale goes directly to Unicef. Now who you happen to bestow said suggestion upon is entirely up to you, maybe it is a loved one or maybe that person is yourself, zero judgement from me.

L’Occitane are renowned for their charitable endeavours and this recent collaboration is probably one of their mightiest to date, with no less than £10 from each £29 purchase going straight to Unicef to provide Vitamin A supplements to prevent childhood blindness. It is a great cause and with the festive season right around the corner it is also a great opportunity to grab a gift or two whilst helping others in need – a win/win situation if ever there was one.

L'Occitane x Unicef Not Just A Gift 2019 Review

In my mind, the L’Occitane x Unicef Gift Sets are the perfect gift for those in your life that perhaps travel a lot (the products are perfectly sized for such occasions) and/or those who enjoy the little luxuries in life. On a more personal note, this is also the perfect opportunity to try out a L’Occitane range that you’ve perhaps had your eye on for a while with next to no commitment (nor guilt).

L'Occitane x Unicef Not Just A Gift 2019 Review
L'Occitane x Unicef Not Just A Gift 2019 Review

As mentioned, there are three L’Occitane Gift Sets to chose from:

L’Occitane Botanicals Scents Collection £29 (worth £32) – link.

A beautiful green box full of botanical treats centred around two cult L’Occitane fragrances: Verbena and Herbae for a lush and aromatic sensory experience. Neatly presented such box is: 70ml Verbena Shower Gel, 75g Verbena Soap, 50ml Herbae par L’Occitane Body Milk, 30ml Herbae par L’Occitane Hand Cream and 5ml Herbae par L’Occitane Eau de Parfum. This is perhaps the most adventurous option out of the trio and one I would recommend to those that enjoy fresher and more uplifting fragrances.

L'Occitane x Unicef Not Just A Gift 2019 Review
L'Occitane x Unicef Not Just A Gift 2019 Review

L’Occitane Delicate Petals Collection £29 (worth £32) – link.
Soft, powdery and gently floral is how I would sum up the two fragrances that help to make up the L’Occitane Delicate Petals Collection. A beautiful combination of L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere and L’Occitaine Neroli & Orchidee products are nestled into the super pretty, pink hat box. The contents are as follows: 5ml Terre de Lumière L’Eau Eau de Toilette, 75g Terre de Lumière L’Eau Perfumed Soap, 50ml Terre de Lumière Shower Gel, 50ml Néroli & Orchidée Body Milk and 30ml Néroli & Orchidée Hand Cream.

L'Occitane x Unicef Not Just A Gift 2019 Review
L'Occitane x Unicef Not Just A Gift 2019 Review

L’Occitane Cocooing Comforts Collection £29 (worth £32) – link.

I’ve yet to met a person who has tried the now iconic L’Occitane Almond collection and not all but instantly became a fan. As you may have guessed, the striking blue box contains an assortment of Almond scented products, alongside a few key Shea Butter treats too, If you are partial to dry skin this is the one for you: 75ml Almond Shower Oil, 30ml Shea Butter Hand Cream, 12ml Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lip Balm, 20ml Almond Milk Concentrate and 50g Almond Delicious Soap.

As mentioned above all of the L’Occitane x Unicef gift sets do costs £29 each but £10 of each sale does go directly to Unicef to help prevent childhood blindness, making this so much more than a beautiful gift under the tree.
Find all three here – link.

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In Support Of The Old-School Blogger

In Support Of The Old-School Blogger

A decade ago blogging was in its infancy. It was all blogspot addresses, photos taken with dodgy smartphones and cupcakes at launch events, but with that came a comforting sense of simplicity and purity. The birth of this new industry…

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