Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Autumn Yankee Candles

Honey & Spice Medium Jar Candle £16.99 SALE £12.75
Mandarin Cranberry Medium Jar Candle £16.99 SALE £12.75

Hello! Autumn is slowly creeping in, my favourite time of year! Moving into a new flat has given me the opportunity to purchase some more Yankee Candles and I could not resist purchasing some Autumn scents. 

I called in my local Yankee Candle store and found two really nice scents in the Fragrance of the Month, which means a very generous 25% off. The two scents I purchased are Honey & Spice and Mandarin Cranberry. Having just purchased them I've only had chance to burn Mandarin Cranberry so far but the scent is so fruity and sweet! I have not used Honey & Spice yet, but having had a few sniffs, I think it's safe to say I will love this candle on cold Autumn evenings snuggled up in front of the TV. Out of the two candles, Honey & Spice has to be the one that reminds me of Autumn the most. The scent is so warming, you can definitely smell the honey and cinnamon. 

What is your favourite Yankee Candle scent? Will you be stocking up for Autumn?

Claire Louise Xx


Sunday, 28 September 2014

Recent Purchases

Heart Red - Hot Red & Ember Glow - Trillion Taupe
Blizzard - Freak Out! - Sterling Silver 

Models Own 
Models Own Diamond Luxe (Heart Red).
Models Own Artstix Duo Polish (Hot Red & Ember Glow). 
Models Own Diamond Luxe (Trillion Taupe). 
Models Own Wonderland Polish (Blizzard). 
Models Own Mirrorball Polish (Freak Out!). 
Models Own Metallics Polish (Sterling Silver). 
[6 for £20 - Models Own booth at Meadowhall] 

Collection No Clumps Definition Mascara (17 Ultra Black) £2.99.
Sleek Face Form Contouring and Blush Palette (Light 373) £9.99.
NYC Cover Stick (782 Medium) £1.79. 
St. Ives Elements Fresh Skin Moisturising Olive Scrub £4.99. 
Garnier Express 2 in 1 Eye Make-up Remover £3.49. 
Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance Lightweight Conditioning Spray £4.49. 

Garnier Ultra Lift Day Cream SPF 15 £9.99. 
Garnier Ultra Lift Night Cream £9.99. 

Hello, I thought I'd share with you some of my recent purchases over the past couple of weeks. Some of them are repurchases and some are totally new to me. 

I went to Meadowhall with Ian a few days ago with the intension of just calling at Paperchase for some stationary for uni but I noticed the Models Own booth outside Claire's and decided to have a look. I bought all six of these polishes for just £20 which is pretty good going! I bought two of the new Diamond Luxe polishes in Heart Red and Trillion Taupe. I'm going to save the Heart Red polish for a possible Christmas giveaway because the colour will be so nice for the festive season! I also bought some other glitter shades for the Winter months as well as the Artstix Duo Polish in Hot Red & Ember Glow, which is a really nice mix of warm red colours for Autumn. I'm wearing it on my nails right now and love it, might just have add a snap of them to my Instagram

I really needed a new mascara and found the cheap and cheerful Collection No Clumps Definition Mascara in Superdrug. It's so easy to apply and just as it says, no clumps! I'd been wanting to try the Sleek Face Form Contouring and Blush Palette for a while but every time I called into Superdrug the Light palette was no where to be seen. Thankfully this time a very helpful fellow beauty addict, that was shopping nearby, helped me find it in one of the draws. This lady clearly knew where to look! I've tired it a few times and so far I'm impressed by the blusher and the bronzer but the highlight has a little too much sparkle and glitter for me, it would be so much better if it was matte. 

I also repurchased my favourite eye makeup remover, the Garnier Express 2 in 1 Eye Make-up Remover, it reminds me so much of the Clinique Take The Day Off but for a fraction of the price! Another repurchase is the Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance Lightweight Conditioning Spray, my hair is so long and thick now that it can be a nightmare with tangles but the Aussie spray always detangles my hair with ease. 

I also picked up my favourite Garnier day and night creams for Boots. I'm really happy that the Ultra Lift Day Cream now has SPF 15 protection. These too lovely pots are always perfect for my skin, especially in the Winter months when my skin can become so dry and sensitive from the cold wether. 

What have you purchased recently?

Claire Louise Xx


Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Autumn Wish List

1. ASOS Rib Snood - £10.50
2. OPI Nail Lacquer (Scores A Goal) - £10.75
3. Accessorize Enchanted Floral Bib Necklace - £25
4. Primark Burgundy Panel Vest - £4
5. Hunter Original Tall Wellies (Olive) - £75
6. Makeup Revolution Lipstick (Treat) - £1
7. Yankee Candle Honey & Spice Medium Jar Candle - £16.99
8. Topshop Short Padded Parka Jacket - £78
9. Primark Cold Knee Jean - £13

Hello. It really feels like Autumn is upon us, my favourite time of year. I thought I would put a little Autumn wish list together! 

Having move into a flat recently I can't wait to fill it with Autumn Yankee Candle scents! I really want to try the Honey & Spice candle jar, which sounds like a really nice warm scent for those cold nights ahead! I need a new coat for Autumn/Winter and have found a lovely parka jacket from Topshop, it looks so warm and I'm very tempted to go and try it on in store. I've wanted a pair of Hunter wellies for some time but I've never spent that much on a pair of wellies. Ian and I do go walking a lot and I know I would use them at work too, so I'm desperately trying to justify the purchase of a pair! I love the burgundy colour of the Primark vest top and think it would go really well paired with the Accessorize floral statement necklace. The colours would be perfect for Autumn, a nice mix of dark and bright shades! 

What is on your wish list for Autumn?

Claire Louise Xx