Monday, 12 November 2012

Yankee Candle Fragrance Mixology Set

I'm a huge fan of Yankee Candles but as they're quite pricey I only ever buy one now and again. So for my birthday I of course put them on my list of things I'd like! One of my friends got me this fantastic little set....
The candles gorgeous fragrances and all really summery and fresh. The pack comes with 6 different fragrance candles and a cute little holder that holds three candles at once. The holder is ideal for tea lights as well so I won't have to keep it only for Yankee candles.
From l - r (top to bottom) the candles in the pack are:
Lilac Blossom, Sweet Honeysuckle, Pink Sands
Beach Walk, French Lavender, Garden Hideaway.
My absolute favourite is Pink Sands which is a light rose smell but really sweet. The Beach Walk is another favourite of mine and compliments the Pink Sands nicely. The Garden Hideaway is really strong and I probably wouldn't buy it again. Most of them are really gorgeous and smell a lot better once they're lit than they do if you sniff the actual candle - which of course you have to do so you know what they smell like - try before you buy and all that!
I loved this present and it's a great way of trying new candles without having to spend a fortune on one you later find you don't like! Although I'm not sure how much this was I'm planning on getting a couple of these for friends for Birthdays. Buying the smaller candles like these is a great idea as are able to change your fragrance more often!
Which Yankee Candle fragrances are your favourite?
Do you think Yankee Candles are worth the money?

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Benefit Away We Glow Mini Set

For my birthday the one thing I was really lusting after was this gorgeous little set from Benefit. I've used their cosmetics for years and am completely sold on the packaging alone - and yes the products too of course!

This set is fantastic as it basically has all the little miniatures you need so it's perfect to put in your handbag and touch up your make up while you're out. Usually I have a whole make up bag filled with all sorts of bits and pieces and I hardly ever use it all while I'm out so having this compact is ideal for me.

The blush is Coralista which I use every day and absolutely love! I fell in love with the 5 eye shadow shades which go from light to dark so it's great to have in your handbag to go from a day to night look.
I don't really use the Bad Gal Mascara as it doesn't give great results like my Hyperlash from Smashbox but it's great to have a miniature so I can give it another go and use to touch up my lashes during the day. Benefit lip glosses are great and this one in "life on the A list" is a pretty sheer pink which I wear in the day at the moment.
I've used Highbeam for a while now so I was quite happy to have a teeny sample of the Sunbeam - I hate buying the full sized version only to find I don't like it or it doesn't suit me!
The colours in this set really compliment each other but I'm gutted Benefit don't do all the eye shadows separately from this set as I'd definitely get the lot of them!
I've used this shadows and lip glosses so far but is it wrong that I don't want to use this and ruin the cuteness of set?? Yeah I know, totally weird but I'm a packaging junkie so seeing this in all it's glory is part of the high I get from new make up! I will go and see someone about that. ha ha.
So what are your favourite Benefit products?
What's on your Christmas list from Benefit?
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