Bomb Cosmetics – Cherry Bakewell

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Hello my Loves!

Now like most of us I’m a huge candle addict, if I go into a shop that sells candles and I can’t help but have a wee sniff. My friends constantly make fun of me for being unable to leave Primark without coming out with a packet of tea lights, who can blame me, they’re a total bargain.

However as much as they mock me for it, whenever they give me gift’s for whatever reason you can guarantee that there is at least one candle in the mix, so really they’re only aiding the addiction.

Which leads me to receiving the lovely Cherry Bakewell from Bomb Cosmetics. Normally I can be a bit fussy with cherry scents as I often find they can be a tad synthetic and overly sweet for my taste so I was really surprised how much I enjoyed this scent. Cherry Bakewell’s were a huge part of my childhood, my birthday parties weren’t complete without them being part of the menu which is why my friend Becky chose it for me. The sweet scent of the cherry and marzipan really create an uplifting scent that left me feeling nostalgic.

I felt the scent really managed to fill the room well and I could still smell it in the air the next morning which is always a nice bonus.

I will definitely be checking out some of the other scents that bomb cosmetics has to offer.

What candles are you loving at the moment?

Tasha x

Friday Favourite

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Hello my loves!

Now I know what you may be thinking, a Christmas Candle in February? Well my favourite type of scents like a lot of people are rich cinnamon based smells which basically means my flat smells like Christmas all year round. Don’t get me wrong I love lighter floral/clean scents in the Summer but there’s just something about traditional Christmas scents that just make me feel cosy and warm which is definitely needed with the current Scottish weather.

I picked this set up in the Christmas sales and have been putting off burning it as I thought it was just too pretty to use but I can always keep the little tumbler and find some use for it.

This is the gorgeous Christmas Wish Home Collection by Neom Organics.

The set itself contains a single wick 150g candle with approximately 35 hours burn time and a matching room mist.

The smell itself is a gorgeous mix of mandarin, cinnamon and Tonka bean and is a part of Neom’s Destress Range.

The fragrance is so strong, with an amazing throw that fills the whole of my lounge and the scent can even be smelt in the next room.. it’s such a good quality candle, with such a pure scent due to high percentage of essential oils within the wax. You really can detect all three notes whilst the candle is alight.

It’s the epitome of glamour, luxury and organic goodness – all among the reasons I’ve come to adore Neom beauty and home fragrances.  Real passion goes into these products… and you can tell.

Do you have any candle suggestions for me? What are your favourite scents?

Tasha x

BOMB COSMETICS CANDLES: REVIEW

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Hi lovelies! Today I went shopping in the sales and while I had very little luck in the clothing department, I did find these little beauties hiding at the till point in Clinton Cards! They weren’t marked as sale items, but I figured as they were Christmas scents they probably were and I was right! One thing I always need at Christmas is more candles and these babies were down from £7.99 to just £3.99 each, which is amazing for such gorgeous quality candles, so how could I possibly say no?DSCF2727

Bomb Cosmetics Candles are very similar to Lily Flame candles, all presented in gorgeous little tins, with cutesy packaging and pretty little coloured wax shapes (in this case cute little hearts) stuck into the candle itself. Despite having Christmas names, I thought these two would still be appropriate for after christmas as they’re not obviously Christmassy looking and the scents are both pretty, sweet, girly scents, fab for all year round! Mistletoe Kiss is described on the Bomb Cosmetics site as “A luxurious oriental accord of patchouli, vanilla, warm spice and musk. A vibrant twist of mandarin, red berries and orange open the fragrance”, I do smell the fruit and vanilla, but at the same time, this candle is quite a light, fresh scent, while still having a warm, homely smell – just gorgeous! Snowberry Cupcakes is described as “A sweet treat of festive berries, glazed in caramel and sugar for a sweet cupcake delight. With pure myrrh and ylang ylang essential oils”, which I totally agree with! Again, its a warm scent and fills the entire room with it’s gorgeous fragrance, but it’s also super sweet, with fruity/ berry/ bakery scents all rolled into one beautiful, very girly candle.DSCF2734

If you can get to a Clintons any time soon, I’d definitely recommend keeping an eye out for these candles, particularly if you love sweet and girly scents. My Clintons also had other scents in Secret Santa and Chocolate Orange, but Bomb Cosmetics have a whole range of beautiful candles to choose from so it’s definitely worth a peek!

What do you think? What’s your favourite candle at the moment?

Fall Scents

Hello my Loves!

I’m a big fan of Yankee Candles. I usually have a big stash on the go at any one time and burn them as often as I can. However, I’ve only ever tried the sampler votives and medium tumblers – I like to change my scents often so a large jar has never really appealed to me. The samplers I’ve always struggled with, I could never find the right holder for them so they either spilled over the edge or melted into a big puddle at the bottom, leaving a large amount of wax to be wasted. That, and they’re never quite strong enough to fill a larger room; my bedroom is fine because it’s quite small.

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When I ran out of my latest stash from summer, I decided that this season I would opt for some wax tarts. They usually work out to be the same price as the samplers, but from what I heard they’re quite a bit stronger and last a bit longer too. So, with that in mind I took off to eBay see what I could find. I ended up coming across a listing from ‘theonestopyankeeshop’, where you could choose your own selection of ten from those listed for £10.50. This listing included the autumn collection which are November Rain, Lake Sunset, Vanilla Chai and Salted Caramel. They also had the two Halloween tarts – Candy Corn and Witches Brew (Which I will of course be burning on the occasion) and the Christmas ones, which I will buy a bit nearer to the time. I sent off my selection to the seller and they turned up three days later; I’m pretty pleased with their efficiency so I will be buying from them again!

I’m sat burning the Salted Caramel one in the living room right now and I am suitably impressed. In any case, I think a future of wax tarts is on the cards and if you’re one who likes to change their scents often then consider these a wise investment!

What are your favourite fall scents?