The White Company Winter Candle

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We can officially call it candle season! If you're not cosying up under a blanket and lighting your favourite festive candles right about now, then you're doing Autumn/Winter all wrong! This time of year is all about getting cosy and festive. The weather has got really chilly lately and there's nothing I love more than being snug with a warming scent burning. I couldn't ignore the hype The White Company Winter has been getting the last couple of years. So this year I picked up the Winter Botanical Pillar to see what all the fuss is about.
Now my favourite candle this time of year is usually Bath and Body Works Leaves. I love the festive warm cinnamon scent and I was hoping The White Company Winter would be similar. The White Company Winter is a gorgeous festive candle with cinnamon, cloves and orange to give you that spicy but sweet scent. It smells absolutely gorgeous, you just can't beat cinnamon and cloves this time of year. The difference in Winter is it has a fresh orange hint to it. This is such a gorgeous combination, it really balances out the candle so it doesn't get too spicy or sickly. You could have this burning in any room to add a festive feel. The added orange make sure the candle isn't too over powering and too spicy, but you still get that warm spicy scent.
I chose the botanical pillar because I absolutely adore the added cinnamon sticks, orange slices and berrys in the candle. This makes the candle just that little bit more cosy and festive, it just looks so gorgeous and Christmassy - a perfect Christmas decoration.  The botanical candles have a hard wax outer so the candle burns down on the inside and stays looking beautiful and festive on the outside.
This is the perfect Winter candle to cosy up to, it will warm you up and relax your mood. I definitely think this is up there with Bath & Body Works Leaves. It's a gorgeous festive spicy candle with a sweet orange touch, making this a perfect all rounder you couldn't get sick of.

Have you tried The White Company Winter Candle yet beauties? What are your festive favourites?


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My Me Time Must Haves

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As I get older I find it even more important to take some much needed me time. I find that life is just so busy and moves so fast now that it's incredibly easy to let it just zoom past without taking anything in. Taking a couple of hours for myself every week is definitely something I've been trying to incorporate in my life. I have a few me time must haves that really help me to take a minute and relax!

The first and most important step in taking my my time moment, is of course the hot bubble bath! I've found the perfect pick me up double act from LUSH to turn any bath into a mini spa break! First you need bubbles and Brightside Bubble Bar gives the softest most luxurious bubbles! I'm a sucker for a citrus fresh scent, and Brightside is just delicious it smells good enough to eat! The sicilian mandarin, bergamot and tangerine oils are so uplifting, it's pretty impossible not to feel great afterwards. The bubbles are lovely and creamy, they feel so amazing on the skin.
I've found the perfect bath bomb to pair up with my Brightside Bubble Bar, Cheer Up Buttercup. This little wonder packs a hell of a punch in the citrus scent department - it's not to be underestimated. The uplifting lemon, lime and neroli scents compliment Brightside bubble bar so well - you'll be in citrus heaven. This citrus duo are the perfect pair to give a well deserved uplift, it's exactly what I need after a long week.
The next thing I do to make sure I'm enjoying every moment of my me time, is light my favourite cosy candle. At the moment I'm loving the spicy and warm festive scents. I still have plenty left from my Bath & Body Works haul from last year. I've really been enjoying Leaves this season. To me it smells exactly like Christmas. It's spicy and warm but oh so cosy. Salted Caramel is also one of my favourites, it's warm and sweet and smells absolutely delicious. Having a candle burning not only smells delicious, but it really creates a relaxing environment with the flickering flame - get some fairy lights on and it may just feel like heaven!
So I'm now utterly relaxed after my indulgent bubble bath, it's time to settle down with a festive candle and watch one of my favourite films or read a good book. I love to find a couple of hours a week to cosy up on the sofa and get stuck into a film. At the moment I'm feeling Bridget Jones. It's so festive but hilarious at the same time - a real pick me up! Nothing is cosier than a good rom com right?

Taking these few hours a week really gets me going for the week ahead. I'd love to know what you do in your all important me time beauties?


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The Ultimate Berry Lip | MAC Diva

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I've really been embracing the chillier weather recently, it finally actually feels like Autumn! I love the colder weather, wrapping up warm and having natural glow to your face! One makeup trend I can't get enough of in the Autumn is the berry lip! A vampy burgundy shade, really adds some colour and warmth on a colder day. I want to share with you my ultimate berry lip this Autumn - MAC Diva.
Mac Diva is the perfect go to berry lip this season. It's a bold burgundy berry shade that will step up any makeup look. I've been wearing this any chance I get, it just makes a normal average look ten times better! I used to be kind of scared to wear a bold lip but Diva is just so easy to wear, it's just so flattering. Diva is a gorgeous shade for all skin tones. The matte formula is surprisingly so comfortable to wear too. I like to apply the smallest amount of lip balm before hand when I apply any lipstick, but I still look out for dryness when wearing a matte lip. Thankfully Diva feels almost creamy even though it's a matte - I know crazy right!? This is going to be one of those lipsticks that I just can't live without and have to repurchase. Now that doesn't happen a lot, but when you find your perfect Autumn berry lip, you just can't be without it! If you want to see this gorgeous lipstick in action, you can check out my Warwick Castle vlog.

Have you tried MAC's Diva yet beauties? What's your ultimate berry lip this Autumn?


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Autumn Makeup Bag

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Autumn Makeup Bag including NARS Sin, MAC Diva, NYX Warm Neutrals Palette and The Body Shop Vanilla Pumpkin Hand Cream
We're in the middle of the best time of the year, Autumn! To me Autumn is so festive, it means new wardrobe, new makeup and so many fun Autumn activities. I've already shared with you my favourite  things to do in Autumn, what I'm watching this Autumn and filmed an Autumn clothing haul on my YouTube channel. Today I'm finally going to share with you a few products in my Autumn makeup bag I would be lost without this year.

The first item just screams Autumn, the NYX Warm Neutrals Palette. This is filled with 16 oh so Autumn rusty bronze shades. This has been the first non lip product I've bought from NYX and I've been so impressed. The shades are so pigmented and so lovely to apply and blend, I still can't go over it was only £16! This is the only palette you will ever need during the Autumn months, it literally makes me feel like an Autumn leaf!
The next product I've been obsessed with this Autumn is NARS Sin blusher. I used this all of last Autumn too, it's the most perfect warm golden mauve shade. I'm a sucker for a NARS blusher, they're  amazing quality and last forever! This gorgeous purple mauve shade is lovely to add a bit of an Autumn hue to your look. 
The next product in my Autumn bag is another favourite from last year that I just couldn't wait to bring back out this Autumn, MAC Diva. If there's one thing everyone needs to complete their Autumn makeup, it's a matte burgundy lip. Diva is the queen of my Autumn lipsticks and I reach for it constantly. I love this bold burgundy shade, it completely steps up any look. I'm also so impressed by the matte formula. This is not drying in the slightest which is very surprising for a matte lipstick. Diva looks and feels gorgeous!
The newest Autumn goody I've added to my makeup bag this season is the Body Shop Vanilla Pumpkin Hand Cream. I feel like I would be a complete fail as a blogger if I didn't pick this one up, so of course I had to get it as soon as I walked past The Body Shop. I'm so glad I got this, it smells divine! The scent is sweet and warming thanks to the madagascan vanilla, pumpkin and a hint of maple syrup! The texture is lovely and creamy, so soft to the touch. It dries within seconds making sure you don't feel greasy. My hands feel so soft and moisturised and smell pretty delicious too!

These really have been my Autumn saviours this season, I don't think I could get through Autumn without them! I'd love to know what's in your Autumn makeup bag this year beauties?



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Rimmel Lasting Breathable Review

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Rimmel Lasting Finish Breathable Foundation and Concealer
I've relied on Rimmel for my foundation since I was a teenager! I always go back to my trusty Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr Foundation and wouldn't be without it. So of course when I saw the new Lasting Finish 25hr Breathable Foundation and Concealer I just had to try them! The original Lasting Finish has been my staple for the longest time, I love the medium/full coverage it gives and the great colour match.
Lasting Finish 25hr Breathable is Rimmel's most lightweight but long wearing foundation yet. I love a long wearing foundation, there's nothing worse than having to touch up half way through the day - it never looks as flawless as you first first applied! Lasting Finish Breathable has an applicator like no other, instead of a pump we have a soft applicator. This is great to apply straight onto your face with, say goodbye to foundation stained hands (I always forget to wash it off!). The formula is of course a lot thinner than the original, but still has the same moisturising feel to it. This foundation blends so easily thanks to the lightweight formula, I like to build this up to create a medium coverage. I love how this makes my skin look and feel so healthy! I feel like this is the perfect foundation for a good skin day. This is definitely a great option for people who don't want the full coverage the original gives. I'm a full coverage kind of girl, but I actually really love this for chilled or good skin days!
The Rimmel Lasting Finish Breathable Concealer was probably the product I was most excited to try. Finally Rimmel have come out with a concealer with tons of shade options! I picked up the lightest shade, this has been perfect for the under eyes. It's light and bright and provides a lovely coverage. The concealer has a lovely medium coverage, it's not cakey at all but still adds that cover you need. I need to get my hands on the next shade up to hide my blemishes. The concealer has a cushion applicator that feels so lovely on the skin, especially under the eyes. It doesn't drag or irritate at all!
Rimmel have won me over again with their base products. I will definitely be reaching for Lasting Finish Breathable on a good skin day or chilled weekend, I'll save the original for night outs or terrible breakouts! The new breathable concealer is perfect for brightening up the under eyes and adding extra coverage to blemishes.

Have you tried the new Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr Breathable Foundation and Concealer yet beauties?


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5 Things To Do This Autumn

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5 Things To Do This Autumn
So you're now officially ready for Autumn after reading my 5 Ways To Get Ready For Autumn. Now it's time to really get in the Autumn spirit and make the most of the Autumnal months. One of my favourite things about Autumn is how festive it feels and all the Autumn activities available. I want to share with you five things to do this Autumn.

1. Pick your own pumpkin. Now this is my number one thing to do this Autumn. I've been wanting to do this for so long but I can't seem to find somewhere around Gloucesterhisre that will let you PYO - it's crazy! If you're lucky enough to have a PYO pumpkin patch near you then do it! How fun would it be to make a day of it, go exploring with your friends/family and find the perfect pumpkins for you.  Get a spot of lunch and take some insta's in the pumpkin patch - this will definitely get you in the Autumn spirit.

2. Cosy up with a film/book and a home made roast. You don't have to go out to feel all the Autumn goodness. One of my favourite things to do in Autumn is to stay in, cosy up with a candle and blanket and watch Harry Potter or get stuck into a good book - a home made roast is the icing on the cake! The great thing about Autumn is, you don't have to feel bad about staying in and not going out in the cold weather. It's perfectly acceptable, if not expected of us to get all snug and warm on the sofa!

3. Bring Autumn into your home. An Autumn Homeware shopping spree is one of my favourite activities of the year. Some people may say I'm sad, but they're wrong. To me nothing's more fun than Autumnal homeware, you can go all out with the fairy lights and cosy blankets and cushions! I love the little pumpkin ornaments and autumnal leaf decorations, don't even get me started on the candles! The annual trip to Homesense for Autumn homeware is a must!

4. Halloween themed day trip. There are so many festive activities you can go and enjoy, especially around halloween. Most tourist attractions will have a 'spooktacular' event going on. Wether it's a family farm, wildlife park or theme park, there are so many fun amazing halloween days you can plan this Autumn. You can pick and carve pumpkins, go on a spooky hay ride, or go on a real life ghost tour. Check out what's on near you this Halloween!

5. Go to your local 'scarfest'. Now this is probably one of my favourite things I look forward to. Simon and I like to go to 'Frightmare' near us with our friends. There are so many halloween festivals like this around the UK, you're bound to have one near you. Basically you pay to get the living day lights scared out of you. Usually with live horror attractions, actors and mazes, it's definitely a night to remember.

What are your plans this Autumn beauties?


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What To Watch This Autumn

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What To Watch This Autumn Panasonic
One of my favourite things to do in Autumn is to cosy up in front of the TV with a candle burning, binge watching amazing TV or getting stuck into my favourite movies. I'm all about creating the perfect atmosphere to enjoy my favourite programmes and films in. So this means burning my favourite Bath & Body Works Autumn Leaves candle, snuggling up with the cosiest blanket and eating my favourite snacks! I've teamed up with Panasonic to celebrate their Ultra HD 4K TV Panasonic, that delivers the ultimate professional cinema display right in the comfort of your own home! Nothing sets the perfect cosy Autumnal atmosphere, quite like watching your favourite films just as the director envisioned them.
I want to share with you what I'll be snuggling up to watch this Autumn.

1. Stranger Things 2. I'm literally bursting with excitement to watch Stranger Things 2. I loved the first season so much I actually rewatched the entire series in one day! I don't want to give away too much if you haven't watched the first season, so I'm just going to give you a sentence from Netflix's description - "When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl". Stranger Things had millions of us hooked and left us on a real cliffhanger, this Autumn it's back again eeeeek!

2. Harry Potter. You all know by now I'm a massive Harry Potter fan and around this time of year I love to re watch all of the films. To me these are the ultimate cosy Autumnal films, there's nothing better than snuggling up with a Sunday roast and Harry Potter. I've already watched the first two films this year so I'm on to 'The Prisoner Of Askaban". The attention to detail in the Harry Potter series just blows my mind and makes me feel part of the wizarding world!

3. The Apprentice. Maybe not so spooky or Autumnal, but the Apprentice is back and I'm loving it. I love how every year Alan Sugar puts together a team of some of the strongest, intelligent and business savvy candidates, that actually end up looking like a bunch of clowns a lot of them time. Watching them fight over the chance to be Alan Sugar's next business partner, but messing it up along the way is pure TV gold!

4. Hotel Transylvania. Of course I can't not talk about my favourite family Halloween film. Every year I look forward to watching Hotel Transylvania 1&2 and every year they leave me in stitches. The comedy and imagination that have gone into these films is just genius, it's a real gem for the whole family.

5. Gilmore Girls A Year In The Life. If there's one series that has me feeling all the Autumnal feels it's Gilmore Girls! I mentioned before in a previous post, that I had just started watching Gilmore Girls and I was obsessed! Gilmore Girls is set in the festive town of Stars Hollow and focuses on the Mother/Daughter relationship of Lorelei and Rory Gilmore. I was so not ready for Gilmore Girls to be over, I needed more of the sarcastic comedy and cosy festive feels... introducing Gilmore Girls A Year In The Life. A Year In The Life consists of 4 long episodes several years later. We follow our favourite characters through the four seasons and see how life has turned out for them.

I'd love to know what you'll be watching this Autumn beauties?
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5 Ways To Get Ready For Autumn

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Five Ways To Get Ready For Autumn
I'm one of those people who just can't get enough of Autumn and I'm usually completely itching for Autumn to begin by the start of August! I'm already planning Autumn activities and looking forward to all things Autumn. To me it's the best time of the year and everything involved with Autumn just gives me all the feels! Now we're officially at the start of Autumn I want to share with you five ways to get ready for Autumn and how to make the most of this delicious season! (Have I mentioned I love Autumn!?)

1. Get your Autumn candles out. This is probably one of the best ways to start feeling Autumn ready. How can you not feel ready for Autumn with a Pumpkin Spice Candle burning! Now last year I went completely overboard with the Bath & Body Works Autumn candles and thankfully I still have plenty of Autumnal candles left over. My favourites are Salted Caramel, Leaves and Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow. Now this isn't going to stop me buying a ton more probably from Homesense this year! Having those warm spicy scents filling your home will get you feeling oh so Autumnal and cosy.

2. Get your home feeling cosy and Autumnal. One of my favourite things to do this time of year is get my home ready for Autumn. In come the big cosy blankets, warm spicy candles and fairy lights. There is so much Autumn homeware out these days, it's hard not to go overboard. Taking a trip to Homesense/Asda to pick the perfect Autumn bedding and Autumn reef is one of my favourite things to do. In come the little pumpkin ornaments sneaking up to halloween. If this doesn't get you feeling Autumnal - I don't know what will!

3. Sort out your wardrobe and bring in the chunky knits and comfy boots. Now it's time to get you looking and feeling Autumnal. A seasonal shopping trip is on the cards. The weathers getting colder and darker so it's time to embrace those chunky knits and earthy tones. We can get our boots and skinny jeans back out - hooray! Welcome back your favourite cosy scarf and bobble hat! Autumn fashion is so much fun!

4. Get cosy with your favourite books and films. If you're not feeling Autumnal yet then you might need a bit of hand. Around this time of year I start to re watch the Harry Potter series. As you probably already know I'm a massive Harry Potter fan and the films and books give me all the feels! To me there's something so Autumnal and Christmassy about them, they really embrace this season. I love nothing more than having my BBW Leaves candle burning, being snuggled up with a cosy blanket in my little fairy light and pumpkin filled living room and watching Harry Potter or getting stuck into the book! 

5. Eat plenty of roast dinners and perfect the ultimate hot chocolate before Christmas. As the weather gets colder, nothing feels better than eating a home made roast dinner. Having crispy roast potatoes and fluffy yorkshire puddings smothered with gravy back in my life, is one of the best feelings ever! Roast dinner season is officially upon us - isn't it glorious! It's also the perfect time to perfect your Christmas hot chocolate. I like to go all out with the cream and marshmallows and I may even pop in a candy cane if I'm feeling extra Christmassy!


By now you must be feeling ready and raring to go for Autumn! I'd love to know how you get ready for Autumn beauties?


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