Friday, 14 April 2017

SUMMER SCENTS FROM YANKEE CANDLE


Hi lovelies! As seems to be the usual for Bank Holiday weekends in the UK, we're off to a pretty grey and gloomy start. So, to make my house feel at least a little more summery, I've been burning this gorgeous candle from Yankee Candle's new Summer Collection 'Viva Havana', a range of scents inspired by the capital of Cuba. I'm super into candles during the winter and am constantly burning warm cinnamon and sweet vanilla scents, but like puppies, candles are not just for Christmas! Fresh, fruity scents and pretty florals are just perfect to make your home smell like gorgeous sunny days, despite grey skies outside!

This particular scent 'Delicious Guava'* is pretty much the most perfect fruity scented candle I've ever come across. Sometimes fruity scents can be a bit overpowering and overly sweet, but this is just the right amount of sweet and sharp, making it a lovely fresh scent. It's described as 'A rush of sunny tropical guava with a hints of sea musk and malted sugar for an exotic and luscious sweet treat'. Like a perfume, I love when a candle has a few different 'notes' and makes for a slightly more complex scent.

As with all Yankee Candles, this has burned really well so far, burning right to the edges and evenly as it burns down. The scent it gives off is just strong enough and smells gorgeous as you walk into the room, but isn't overwhelming. This is only scent I've tried from the new range, but if this is anything to go by, I'd definitely recommend checking them out when they're released. As well as this scent, the range has three other scents; 'Viva Havana', which is a mixture of sandalwood and spices, 'Cuban Mojito', definitely next on my list, a mint and lime scent and 'Tobacco Flower' which is a blend of cedar wood, ginger, bamboo leaf and jasmine.

The Viva Havana range will be available on the Yankee Candle website from 1st May 2017.


*This product was gifted to me, however this is not a sponsored post. As always all opinions are my own.

Photobucket

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

BARGAIN SUMMER STAPLES FROM PRIMARK

Hi lovelies! Today, I wanted to share with you all a few bits and bobs that I've picked up in Primark lately. I think this summer has some of my favourite trends ever and while I love to invest in key pieces, I love bargain when it comes to more trendy fashion items that will not necessarily be on trend forever.
First of all, the embroidery trend. At first I wasn't sure but now I want ALL OF THE THINGS. I'm still hunting down the perfect pair of embroidered jeans but for now, this adorable little bag gives my outfits that cute 90s feel. This was just £7 and is also available in nude pink. Because this bag is black and a pretty decent size, I feel like I'm going to get a lot of use out of it. I also feel like I can really make the most out of the trend with this as I can use this bag over and over again, whereas I may not wear an embroidered dress or shirt many times before the trend fizzles out.
Another thing that seems to be everywhere at the moment is wire framed, mirrored sunglasses and for only £3, I couldn't leave these in the shop! As they're quite a fun shape, they're mirrored and they're rose gold, I wouldn't have wanted to spend too much on them, so finding some as inexpensive as this is just fab. Primark has a huge range of sunnies right now so I suggest you get down there asap if you're after a new pair for a bargain price!

Possibly my favourite trend of all time is Bardot style, off the shoulder tops. I wear them constantly in the summer so I love when they're all over the shops! They have this blue and white striped one at the moment for just £6 and it's available in several colours and prints. The material is nice a flowy and cool and the style is super flattering. I've already bought this is two colours and I'm hoping they'll bring out more of the same!

Finally, I'm not sure if it's a trend right now or not, but I'm loving high waisted everything and I just couldn't not mention these high waisted shorts. They're just £10 and I've got them in light blue denim and black as shown above. For reference, I'm wearing a size 6 and I'm about 5ft 5. What I love about these is that they actually cover my entire bum. They're nice and short and tight fitting, but there is NO butt-cheek on show. I am not into showing off my bum in public and it it stupidly hard to find shorts that keep you covered so these made me want to sing with joy when I put them on. They're a super soft, comfy denim too and don't feel tight or uncomfortable at all which is fab! I love the look of high waisted shorts with crop tops in the summer so I'm sure I'll get a ton of wear out of these! Side note, the top I have on in this pic is also Primark and was just £3! 

What do you think?

What's your fave summer trend? Have you picked up any bargains from Primark lately?

Photobucket

Blogger templates