Sunday, 13 September 2015

A Simply Classic Bag: Cambridge Satchel Medium Leather Push Lock Bag

So it's been a while since I made my last blog post mainly due to the fact that my life has been so busy with work and I have just not found the time to sit down and write a post. However today I decided to take some time out and do just that. Recently I have sort of been on a handbag ban and decided to sell the ones I don't use and try to scale down my collection. This was mainly because half of them I never really used and I decided it would be nice to make room for some new ones that I might actually use.

So last week I was just internet browsing and came across this beauty from the Cambridge Satchel Company. Called the Push Lock bag and soon as I saw that it came in the colour Oxblood, I had to have it. For some reason I just love the colour oxblood in a handbag it's sort of my weakness!
Cambridge Satchel Medium Leather Push Lock Bag

Cambridge Satchel Medium Leather Push Lock Bag
I have always wanted to own a bag from the Cambridge Satchel however I found that their satchel were not suited to me. Mainly because they were just a pain to open and shut and they were a bit on the bulky side to carry around with my everyday as an everyday handbag. This bag seems to be more my style because it's so small and compact and it is perfect for carrying your everyday essentials around with you.

This bag comes in three sizes and in the end I ordered the bag in the medium size which is perfect because it just fits my phone, keys and my slim purse in it. I also love the fact that you can remove the strap to be able you to use the bag as a small clutch.  Over the past few days I have really fallen in love with this handbag and to be honest I wouldn't mind another bag like this one but in the large size maybe in the colour tan. If your thinking about treating yourself to one a highly recommend it because it's just such a simple bag that is so well made. 

Cambridge Satchel Push Lock

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Current Obsession: Yankee Candle Heart Wax Melt Tart Burner

Ok, so it has been a while since I did a candle blogging theme post mainly because ever since getting my cat I just felt I couldn't leave a candle burning in my room in case she knocks it over and causes a fire. Also, I sort of fell out of love burning Yankee Candle votive samplers because after a while burning them I could barely smell the candle.

So after doing some research I came across the idea of getting a tart burner! Firstly they are made of strong stuff and are less likely to get knocked over. Secondly the tea light flame what burns the tart melt is covered so you're less likely to burn yourself on the flame. Thirdly if you are the type of person who forgets to blow your candle out when you go out, most tea lights only burn for a few hours so your candle will blow itself out.

Yankee Candle Love is in the Air
After doing a lot of searching around on the internet I decided to order one from the website Temptations Gifts which I can't highly recommend the company enough. They have such great discounts on Yankee Candle products that if you're ordering a few pieces it is well worth ordering from them.

I ended up ordering one of Yankee Candles newest tart burners called "Love is in the Air Melt Warmer". I am so happy with it; it looks so simple and classic. It's a wax burner that would fit in any room. At night this candle burner looks so pretty when you can see the glowing heart lit up and I just love pink heart dish on top which holds the wax melt. After ten minutes of lighting the tea light which burns the wax melt it fills the room full of scent which you can really smell.
Yankee Candle Love is in the Air Melt Warmer

What are you favourite Yankee Candle products at the moment?


Saturday, 7 February 2015

Pets at Home Pets Parcel for Cats Review

Pet Parcel
So nearly everyone has heard of subscription boxes for humans, where you get sent around five random items to try out each month from different brands but what about buying one just for your pets. Well at Pet at Home they have introduced the idea of a Pets Parcel, that you can buy either your cat, dog or rabbit a box of random surprises.  The cat and rabbit parcels only costs £10 each and the dog parcels start from £15 and all of them can contain at least 5 surprise gifts for your pet. On the Pets at home website it says that in the parcels have specially selected products that range from tasty treats, entertaining toys, hygiene products and more.

Not only are these Pet Parcels are a great way to spoil your pet with once in a while but Pets at Home have made these a fantastic buy. Claiming on their website that "you will save at least 40% when compared with buying the same products separately at standard retail price that means your parcel is worth at least £16.50".

So here is what I found my Pets Parcel for Rosie:

Cat Pet Parcel

Cat Pet Parcel

Spot Lap Mat £5.00
Willow Knitted Bird £3.50
Willow Trio Felt Balls £5.00
Sisal Mouse £1.00
Vet Kitchen Little Hearts Crunchy Chicken and duck £1.39
Healthy Bites (around £1.50 not online)

Overall by buying the Pets Parcel, I saved around £7.39 if I brought all the items together and I have to say the box did contain some really nice products that I wouldn't have even thought of buying for Rosie. Her favourite item in the box has to be the Spot Lap Mat because its feels so warm and soft to sleep on. Pets at Home do change the products in the Pet Parcels now and again so I would properly buy Rosie another one in the future.

Spot Lap Mat


Thursday, 5 February 2015

Lush Tisty Tosty Bath Bomb Review

This was kindly given to me by Zoe as one on my leaving gifts from my past job and it's not a Lush product that I have ever come across before or something that I would have ever picked up for myself. The bath bomb to me smells mainly of roses and once dropped into the bath the rose buds start to appear in the water. As soon as the product starts to dissolves, the smell of roses is amazing and the scent fills the bathroom.
Lush Tisty Tosty
The only downside I found with the bath bomb was it wasn't very spectacular because soon its dropped into the bath the white around the roses just fizzed away and you were left with the rose buds. It also keeps your bath water the same colour which could be classed as a good thing if you don't want your bath full of glitter like some of Lush products do.

I have to say the this product made me feel so relaxed and If you didn't want to use the whole bath bomb in your bath this one would be perfect to half so you could get two baths out of it instead of one.

Would I buy it again? No. To be honest the bath bomb smelled amazing however for the price of £3.35 it is a bit on the expensive for what it is and does. I also found that the rose buds freaked me out a bit floating around in the water with my because they remind me of the times moths fly into your bath water in the summer and you not noticed. But on the other had it's a nice bath bomb if you just wanted to treat yourself and is a product that isn't going to make a lot of mess in your bath that will need cleaning up afterwards. 


Friday, 2 January 2015

The Yorkshire Soap Company

As one of my leaving gifts from my last job, my friend Zoe kindly brought me a gift from the The Yorkshire Soap Company which came beautifully wrapped up in their packaging. I had never heard of the company so I didn't really know what to except when I opened the box and inside was this beautiful cake slice. I had never seen anything so pretty in my whole life and because I love baking it was just such a thoughtful gift.  Not only did the cake slice look amazing but it smells incredible, this one smelt of Apple Blossom. It is so pretty I don't really want to use it!
Apple Blossom Cake Slice
I was showing everyone at worked the photo of the cake slice on my phone and they all thought it was real until I told them it was made completely out of soap! A few of them mentioned they been to The Yorkshire Soap Company in my local town York so I decided I had to go and see for myself what all the fuss was about. I went around Christmas time and the store was full of Christmas decorated cupcakes and soap gingerbread men. It was like being in a winter wonderland of things made of soap. Everything smelled amazing and they had whole cakes in different scents cut up into slices that you can buy. It is one of them shops that you really need to experience in person.
Birthday Cake Slice and Bath Truffle 
I have now fallen so in love with this brand that for my birthday my sister even brought me a birthday cupcake in the scent Rhubarb and Custard, with a birthday candle which was really sweet of her.
Birthday Rhubarb and Custard Cupcake
The Yorkshire Soap Company also sell cupcakes, Bath Truffles, Bath salts, soap and Bath bombs which can make really unique gift for someone who likes baking. If your ever visiting Yorkshire its worth popping into one of their store.  
Bath Bombs

Monday, 29 December 2014

Lush Boxing Day Sale Mini Haul

Every year, I seem to miss out on the Lush sale normally because everything is sold out by the time I remember about it. But lucky enough this year when I popped into my local store a day after Boxing Day and they still had a few things left! I managed to pick up three products that I wanted to try for a while, which were Candy Mountain, Butter Bear and Melting Snowman.

The reason why I picked up the Butter Bear is because it is based on the Butterball bath bomb that I also haven't tried so being in the sale it was the perfect chance to try it. The Butter Bear has cocoa butter in so it helps skin stay soft and hydrated in the winter months.
Butter Bear
My favourite products that Lush sells are their bubble bars because I feel you get more value for your money when using them because you can get more than one bath out of them. So that was the main reason for picking but Candy Mountain and it smells amazing.
Candy Mountain
The last one I decided to pick up is the Melting Snowman bath melt, mainly because he looks so cute and I couldn't resist not picking him up. I think this is the one that I am most looking forward to using!
Melting Snowman

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Yankee Candle Candy Cane Lane Review

Every year, Yankee Candle release their Christmas edition scented candles into the UK shops and until now I wasn't that fussed about wanting to purchases any of them. So, on the off chance I thought I would take a look in Clinton Cards (who are my local stockist for the candles) to get a chance to be able to smell the candles before they are no longer available. To be honest none of Yankee Christmas candles seemed to smell off anything special that I hadn't smelt before. Until I picked up the scent Candy Cane Lane and the smell just hooked me in.   

The smell reminds me a lot of my favourite ice cream, Mint choc chip! The candle just smells off peppermint but not a smell that is sickly at all. Yankee Candle describes the scent as being made with "tingly peppermint, sweet cookies and creamy vanilla icing". The only negative I found while burning the candle is, that compared to most of the Yankee Candles that I have burned the smell of this scent is really weak. Because you can only smell the candle while you're in the room unlike some that you can smell throughout the house.

Overall, I am so in love with the smell of this candle and just in case Yankee Candle don't  bring this scent back out next Christmas I have just brought myself a larger version of the candle in the sale as backup for next year. If you love sweet smells then this candle is definitely for you!