One thing I really enjoy in the evenings is to burn a scented candle, either in the living room whilst relaxing watching tv or in the bedroom as you are settling down to go to sleep.

The two candles I have been loving at the moment are:

Crabtree & Evelyn – Wanderlust Dream

I have always been a fan of Crabtree & Evelyn hand products but never tried any of their candles or diffusers before. This candle is 200g so pretty big and the jar is so simple and stylish you can either show the logo and candle name or turn it round for a plain side.

This one is so relaxing and I have it next to my bed to burn for half an hour before I plan to drift of the sleep. it is so calming and helps me to relax and get to sleep better.

This scent is described as “Dream away to your hearts content with the beautiful essences in this luxurious fragranced candle designed to fill your bedroom with enchantment. A balance of feminine florals and woody masculine notes create ambient layers of sophistication. Powdery violet and geranium blend with earthier hints of iris and cinnamon leaf. Incense like spice notes of elemi pricked with aromatic pink pepper, warm cedarwood and smooth tobacco add a mellow dreamy mood.”

Brinley Williams – Fairy Dust

With the Brinley Williams candles you can personalize what the jar says or pick from a variety of options. Once you have done this you can then select what scent you prefer:

Amber Noir, Wild Jasmine, Spring Breeze, Parma Violet, Fairy Dust, Mocca, Fresh Verbena, Pure Vanilla, Lime, Basil & Mandarin, Black Pomegranate, Fig & Cassis & Festive Spice.

I think it is great you can personalize them. Mine says: All you need is love, and handbags and shoes. It is a great size (230g) and I have used it a handful of times in the evenings and it hasn’t really gone down too much so it will last for ages 🙂

The fairy dust scent is very sweet and is described as “A stunning powdery soft floral fragrance. A stunning powdery soft floral signature balances night blooming jasmine with fresh cassis, while hints of ozone create a shimmering effect. Complex musk tones intertwine with rare woods and a hint of vanilla at the base of the scent. Simply dreamy.”

Do you have a favourite candle?

Sarah x

I love my new mirror from Hamswan. It was so easy to set up as you can use it either via USB or install batteries and then at the touch of a button it lights up. It is pretty swish and it includes two magnifying mirrors too(2x and 3x)

When you arent using it, you can fold the front in if you prefer, so it is easy to put away or you can just fold it closed to look neater.

This is what it looks like without any light. You can tilt the main mirror up and down as well as move the side mirrors in and out, so you can really have it how ever you want. You could also use the stand to store a few small items on 🙂

The lights are really good, they are a lovely soft white light. They are bright enough to light up your face but they aren’t going to hurt your eyes.

I got mine from from Amazon, they are £21.99 which I think is a great price, considering it has nultiple mirrors and lights up!

Sarah x

I love writing gift guides, so here is a small collection of gift ideas this Christmas for family or friends, men or women.

Some of these were kindly gifted to me and others I have bought myself for my family or for myself.

I hope some of these inspire you!

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HOMEWARE

Amphora Aromatics – Lavender oil candle

£9.50

Lavender is one of my favourite scents and this candle smells so so good. It burns for 40 hours which is ages if you only light it an our so a day 🙂 I like to light a candle for half an hour – an hour before going up to bed to make the bedroom smell nice and as this is lavender it can help with drifting off to sleep easier!

Amphora Aromatics – Mandarin Lime and Basil reed diffuser

£13.50

Another great product is this reed diffusers. These are great to slowly let a scent into a room. I like to have one in our living room as that’s the first room you walk into. This one is great as it is not too overpowering but it still makes the room smell great. I think ti is a reasonable price too.

Aequill – Juniper Berry & Cedarwood scented candle

Regular £24

Travel £14.50

Another great candle is this one by Aequill. I have been burning this one of an evening in front of the fire and it smells so good and I feel so cosy with this scent and the fire on. You only have to burn it for a short amount of time and the room/house smells so good. I prefer high quality candles that you don’t need to burn for long.

Little Hungarian hearts – embroidered decoration

£4

This cute little heart is a great decoration for Christmas, or any other time of the year if you like hearts! You can pick from various designs and they are all handmade. I can’t wait to get my tree up so I can put this on it!

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GAMES

Sabre Wolf Games –Jane Austen’s matchmaker

£19.99

This game will be great to play over Christmas when all the family are together.  It is based on Jane Austin characters and you have to play matchmaker to find them a suitable partner.

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I really hope you enjoyed reading and that I have given you some great ideas this Christmas!

Sarah xxx

I am obsessed with bath bombs. I usually stock up in the Boxing day sale at Lush, I had never even thought about making my own until I saw this kit from The Soap Kitchen.

I was so excited when this arrived and I couldn’t wait to give it a go!

Each kit contains enough base ingredients to make approximately 6 large bath bombs using the moulds supplied.

The Floral kit includes:
600g Sodium Bicarbonate

200g Citric Acid Granular (European)

2g UM Violet powder pigment

2g UM Pink powder pigment

2 x 5g Dried Petals (rose & lavender)

10ml Lavender essential oil.

10ml English Rose fragrance oil.

2 of your chosen moulds Moulds (4 halves)Instructions

I chose the large heart shape moulds for mine 🙂

You can select different kits and also different moulds. There is a great one for Christmas too!

Sarah x

I recently came across Victoria Mae Designs and noticed she had designed a range of tea gifts. I spotted the cat range and instantly fell in love. If you know someone that enjoys a good cuppa this is the ideal gift.

There are so many ranges to choose from, you can view them all here.

Each tea bag is enclosed in a hand crated pouch with a unique picture/quote and I plan on keeping them all to use as a collage after I have used the tea bags 🙂

It is such a unique idea and a great gift. They range in price depending on how many tea bags you require but it is definitely something special and worth buying for yourself or your loved one.

Sarah x