You when you’ve had one of those days; you’re tired, stressed and couldn’t be bothered doing anything, well we’ve all had them and you can be sure that we’ll all have more of them in the future.
You’ll know already that I love vanilla but what you might not realise is how much I love Marks & Spencer. Although I always struggle to leave without a few of my favourite things…
A Bag of Percy Pigs (compulsory!)
Dine in for £10 Purchases (again compulsory!)
Vanilla Candles (obviously compulsory!) Read More
I was gifted a lovely Copenhagen Candle Company Fig and Herb Reed Diffuser today. I had never heard of Copenhagen Candles until today so it was a lovely surprise.
“Copenhagen Candles is proud to showcase our range of stylish and desirable products, with over 40 different fragrances between them. We pride ourselves on using natural, sustainable ingredients wherever possible, but always use only the purest waxes (including blends of natural waxes from sustainable sources) and the finest custom-blended French fragrances, many of which include natural essential oils.”
I wrote about a previous experience with reed diffusers here, but this one looked quite fancy so I wasn’t worried too much about it being, well, crappy.
I was so impressed by the scent, fig and herb is such a unique combination I’d never have thought to combine them, but they work so well together.
The packaging on the reed diffuser was lovely and quite simple but I did find it a difficult to take out of the box, that could be their fault or it could be just me and lack of caffeine.
I’ve had mine all set up for a couple of hours now and I have to say I’m pretty impressed it’s not a sicky sweet scent, it’s not over powering and it’s doing what it’s meant to do.
Now I really want to try some of the Copenhagen Candle Companies candles!
I popped into Heatons yesterday just for a look around, but with me and with any shop, a look around isn’t just a look around and I always end up buying something or lots of things.
I was immediately drawn to the home section with a pretty good selection of candles. I found these cute little candles for only €2 each.
They had lots of different scents and I nearly bought all of them but I decided just to get Fresh Blueberry, Lemon Drop and Sugared Raspberry (which smelled exactly like Black Forest Gateau) I thought they were so cute as they came in little miniature Mason jars.
But sadly I was not at all impressed with my candles.
I got home and trimmed the long wick of the Lemon Drop candle and lit it and it was if the wick burned away faster then the wax melted, so after like an hour maybe two there was no wick left (weird right?)
I thought I might’ve trimmed the wick too short which can happen so I lit the Fresh Blueberry one without trimming the wick and the same thing happened again, the wick just disappeared, burnt away. So I was left with lots of wax and no wicks. I’ve bought and burnt many a candle in my day, I know what to do and what not to do, and this has never happened to me before.
I had high hopes for these candles especially with the cute jars and the little wax sprinkles on the top of them but I guess you get what you pay for. 🙁
Yesterday was like Christmas here at Vanilla and Lime, a GINORMOUS package arrived for us from our friends at Calico Creations.
They sent us some fabulous candles and enough wax melts to last us a long long time.
Honestly we were amazed at all the different wax melts scents, like Buttered Popcorn, Fireplace, Mexican Fried Ice Cream and Butt Naked, we were most intrigued by that one and right now it’s probably one of our favourites, I couldn’t tell you exactly what it smells like but it smells gorgeous, a real fresh scent.
They have a huge list of scents to choose from and we went through the Sophie’s Choice-esque task of picking our favourites so that you wouldn’t have to choose, seriously get one of each of these:
Calico Creations offer free shipping within the US, if you’re an international customer and send them an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org they’ll look after you.
PS. Ladies, you know when a gorgeous man walks by you and you breathe in the smell of his muscles, cologne and manliness? Well that’s what “Dude” smells like, it made us weak in the knees. We imagine it’s what Michael Fassbender smells like.