Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Yankee Candle Collection



Oh hiiiiiii!

These upcoming candles are a few of many, the ones I like to keep out because they are either my favourites, or they look nice in certain rooms, the rest are in the attic as I'm hoping to move house soon! Anyway, to make things a bit easier I'll include the description from Yankee Candle for each one, and also my personal opinion! 

1) Lake Sunset 

"The serene beauty of the Suns golden Rays as they dip into still blue waters, calling mind to the musky descent of nightfall" - Yankee Candle.
This was one of the first candles I ever bought, and it's one of my all time favourites. To me it's a very sweet scent, (I'm awful with smells so bear with me), it's very refreshing and almost reminds me of a sweet washing powder, this is the hardest to describe as it's not really a distinct smell, however it's amazing, and the scent throw is amazing too!


2) Mandarin Cranberry

"Bursting with the vibrant, fruity sensation of sweet, sunny oranges, and crisp tangy cranberries" - Yankee Candle.
This candle is so so strong! And I love the combination, personally I don't like pure cranberry scents but the mix with the Orange is so nice! I think the Orange is slightly stronger than the cranberry so I wouldn't recommend it if you don't like Orange scents, it's very sweet, and makes your whole house smell amazing! 


3) Vanilla Cupcake

"The rich, creamy aroma of vanilla cupcakes with hints of lemon and lots of buttery icing" - Yankee Candle.
Ok, so, I have a bit of a love hate relationship with this one, it does have an amazing scent throw, and it does smell amazing, however when I lit mine it smelt different to what I expected, I didn't smell any lemon, and it almost had a burnt smell to it, I expected a strong vanilla scent, hence the name, however all I got was a cakey smell. I do like it, but it's definitely not a favourite!


4) Cranberry Pear

"A positively delectable Union of sweet and tart.. Fresh orchard pears drizzled with decadent cranberry syrup" - Yankee Candle.
Oh, my. This is my current favourite. It is AMAZING! firstly, the picture is so nice, they got it spot on, this is what firstly drew me in, secondly, the scent throw is amazing, I could smell this around my whole house, and thirdly, I've never smelt a scent like this before, the pear and cranberry combination was a very clever move, very autumnal, and it reminds me of Halloween! It's very sweet, it reminds me of sweeties in the fall! :) I love the cranberry in this scent, not too strong, and it really compliments the sweet pear. 


5) Summer Scoop

"Delicious memories of creamy, homemade strawberry ice cream on a hot summer day. One scoop or two?" - Yankee Candle.
This literally smells like someone has taken red berries, mushed them together and put them into an ice cream. It's insane! Yet to burn, so will update when I do!


6) Snowflake Cookie

"A new Christmas tradition that is sure to charm, perfectly pretty holiday cookies, deliciously decorated with sugary pink icing" - Yankee Candle.
Again, the picture on the front, how pretty is it?! I cannot stress enough how good this smells, it's a lot sweeter than Vanilla Cupcake, as this focuses more on the sweet icing rather than the cookie/cake itself, which I prefer! Again, yet to burn but will update when I do.


7) Christmas Rose

"Christmas memories bloom in the authentic perfume of delicate rose petals with a hint of pine" - Yankee Candle.
I'm not going to lie, I cannot stand this one. To me it just smells like your everyday rose, I hate the smell of roses, and this is very strong. I'm not a fan of flower scents, but this has to be my worst nightmare, I think I'll be giving this one away, definitely not one for me! (This was a gift)


8) Waikiki Melon

"Aloha! Wake up to the sunny, sweet glow of exotic, juicy melons with a touch of sweet Orange oil" - Yankee Candle.
I didn't actually think I would like this, but surprisingly I do! To eat, I don't actually like melon, which is why I thought I'd hate it, however because I can get a hint of Orange in it, it draws my attention from the melon scent, or to me makes it seem less strong! The melon and Orange together is a yummy combination, and the scent throw is very strong. 



Yankee Candles in general are my favourite brand of candle, I won't purchase any other. They last an awfully long time, and I recommend everyone buys at least one to try out, you will be hooked!

I'd love to know what your favourites are, as if I need anymore haha! 


Sophxo

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Being Happy



Recent events have really put things into perspective. 

something I never thought I'd say, I'm the type of person who is always happy go lucky, never affected by things, just keeps going, and has the "shit happens" attitude. However, I've actually been quite unhappy recently, for the first time in ages I've let things get me down, and I honestly am quite glad. I've been rushed off my feet, had an awful cold, trooping on at work, dealing with the stress (if any) at work, coming home to an awful atmosphere, so I just sat and cried. I can honestly say I am glad.

Being 'sad' every once in a while is actually ok, something I'd never realised until now. It puts things into perspective. Makes you realise the good in things, how good life can be, and the importance of happiness.

My job, which involves caring for children, was a good opportunity for me to think about my own life, let me explain.. I sat for a while and just watched the children play, the way they laughed and smiled. They were engaged in their own enjoyment and that was something which  caught my attention. We all think children's lives are stress free, "what I'd do to be a child, it's a hard life being two!!" We joke. When in fact, from a child's point of view, they do have worries, stress, fears, and bad days. We all have good days, sometimes bad, but children just get on with it, they fall down, they get right back up. Which is the attitude I needed, I have a shit day, I reflect on it, and get right back up with a smile the next day.

Being happy to me is now something I don't take for granted. 
It's ok to be sad sometimes. 
I'm not sure why I'm telling you this.. I just don't want you to forget I guess..

Sophxo






















Sunday, 12 October 2014

Up Cycling!



Oh hiiiii!

Recently I'd came across the idea of cycling, up cycling is basically taking something old and turning it into something new, and hopefully better! Myself and my mum plan to move house soon and I'm changing my room completely, ive decided to go for a white theme, and to add colour I can add things such as candles, photos, a bright duvet etc. 

So instead of buying new furniture, I thought I'd give up cycling a go! I took my old brown dressing table, which don't get me wrong for the colour theme I have already, it went with the room, but I wanted it pure white. With my dad being a builder he already had all the things I needed to do the job properly, I needed:

- Sand Paper
- Paint Sheets (to protect the floor)
- A Primer
- White Paint (gloss in my case)
- Screwdriver (to remove handles)

Im so pleased with how it turnt out, it looks modern but with a slight vintage look, I love it! And for my first up cycling project, I think I did quite good!

Sophxo









Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Coronation Street Tour!

Oh hiiiii!

I won't write much about this, the pictures explain everything I could possibly say, although I will say I had an AMAZING time, and if you don't watch or know about corrie you won't understand this.. Ever so sorry! 













XOX











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