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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Candles ..

I’ve always loved candles and room oils, mainly as my mum and her husband are very heavy smokers and I despise the smell. But not living at home means that candles aren’t a necessity anymore. Well until I won a giveaway a while back …

The lovely Lea from She Begins To See ran a Yankee Candle giveaway that I was lucky enough to win. I picked Cherry Blossom, which was absolutely gorgeous! [was – I’ve burned the whole thing now!]

Since then I’ve been obsessed and have amassed quite a collection of Yankee tarts and candles, and have gotten through two jars of Black Cherry and Fluffy Towels. I recently bought Country Lemonade (I love lemon), but I won’t use it for a while, as I’m going through candles way too quickly!

I was in my local Boots Clearance shop recently and came across this Cowshed Moody Cow Candle. The scent is quite strong, but I find it quite relaxing, so perfect for lighting when you’re having a bath or just relaxing on the couch in the evening.

You can buy these in normal Boots stores for £28, but I got mine for the bargain price of £8. As you can see the box is a bit scruffy, but the candle inside was perfect.

I went for an interview a couple of weeks ago and found myself roaming around Covent Garden and in front of a candle stand in the market. The stand was selling homemade ’Jam Candles’, which funnily enough are candles that look like jam.

I got cherry and lemon, which both look and smell like they’d be great on toast - and have a rather apt warning on the top, just in case someone thought they were edible! The candles are made of clear ‘jelly’ with pieces of fruit shaped wax inside. I’m yet to use them as I’m saving them (yes, I’m sad).

What are your favourite candles?

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wants This Week

Going to do a few posts today instead of doing one reeeeally long post.

Here are my Wants This Week, decided that I’d focus on bags – a girl can never have too many bags .. or shoes .. or dresses .. or anything really!

1 – Tapestry Satchel – Matalan - £12
Matalan are having a bit of a revival at the moment, or in my eyes anyway, and this tapestry bag is really cute. I wouldn’t actually BUY it because I carry around my whole life in my handbags and I wouldn’t be able to fit everything in here but it’s still very nice.
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2 – Contrast Leather Satchel – Topshop - £75
Dear Topshop, your bags are beautiful but 75% of the time they’re way out of my price range. And this is definitely one of those times. Gorgeous bag, and I’d even be willing to leave some of my junk at home so I could carry it around. But until I’m a graduate earning some big moola (HA!) I can’t sacrifice practicality for a bag that’s out of my price range anyway.
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3 – Plaited Leather Shopper – Zara - £79.99
This is one is a bit of a cheat because I actually have two of them already. My boy got me the gorgeous tan one, and then got me a grey felt and leather version too. I see them EVERYWHERE though, which is slightly off-putting but alas had made me fall in love with the black one now as well. I know I was just moaning about the price of the satchel, but this bag is amazing – size, quality, looks, its perfection.
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4 – Ted Baker 13” PU Sleeve – Ted Baker for Apple - £59.95
Okay technically not a bag, hands up. But it is gorgeous! I’m addicted to my Macbook, and she’d look perfect in one of these. Ted Baker has designed them specifically for Apple so these ones are only available on the Apple website. Admittedly, a bit of a bump at £60 but worthy of my cooing nonetheless!
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And finally ..

5 – Leather Contrast Clutch Bag – Topshop - £32
Another Topshop beauty, but this time slightly more affordable. I love a good clutch bag and this one is amazing. I really like the coral detailing, and it’s got space for your cards, money, phone, whatever, so you can leave that bulky purse at home! 10% off for students as well so I’m very tempted to buy!
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As usual, if anyone has some cash lying around that they just don’t need then I wouldn’t object to you buying one – or all! – of these for me! Haha :)

Lola ..x

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Glossy Box

Today is payday and I surprising got more than I thought I would - I'm sure it was just the taxman feeling sorry for me and deciding to GIVE me money back out of pity! 

Since I had a bit of extra cash I decided to treat myself to a few things, one of them being a Glossy Box subscription. Not sure how long I can afford to keep it up on my student budget but we'll see!

For those that don't know, Glossy Box is company that delivers boxes of 5 cosmetics to you every month, ranging from testers to full sized items. I've heard nothing but good things, so I'm now a sheep. Bahh. 

Really happy that I ordered in time to get this months box, a Valentines Day special! Eeek!
Tempted to get one for my boyfriend too!

SMALL shopping trip tomorrow. So expect a mini haul.


Lola ..x

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