Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Jewellery and Candle Haul


Good Evening My Darlings,

I've had quite a productive day career wise today, I have finally decided on the direction I am going in when I graduate at the end of this year. When you have a qualifying law degree a couple of your main options are to go and do a BPTC, or to do an LPC. I've decided on the latter, and am looking at doing it in Leeds, perhaps with BPP. I feel like I have just thrown a load of letters at you, so I shall move swiftly on, however I thought it was worth a mention as I know a few of you study Law at Uni in the UK, and let's face it, most of us don't have a clue what's going on when we graduate!

So, after I'd finished in Uni, I popped in to a couple of places on the way home. I knew I wanted a plain grey T-shirt, and also that the candle stocks had run low. 

The obvious place for me to head for a plain tee, had to be H&M, and I was right. It has the perfect neckline for me (I don't like them coming up too high), and hits at a nice spot just below my hip bones. It was just £3.99, which is a complete bargain, especially when I know how much wear I'll get out of it. I love to pair a plain grey tee with some jeans, a bright red lip, and minimal makeup for a relaxed yet chic daytime look.   

On my way to H&M through Primark I was sucked in by their jewellery. I'm finding at the moment that they have some brilliant pieces in, and at such low prices! Jewellery that would normally be found in Topshop for £20, can now be found in Primark for around the £5 price point!
As most of you know, I'm headed of for the Tropical Island of Cape Verde in no less than 8 days now, so I got a few things that I really thought would pop with a tan.


 Gold and Silver ear cuffs. I'll be wearing these with my bikini's to rock poolside chic.

 This was reduced from £4 to just £2. I love statement necklaces, and I think this is going to look great with a bright white tube top and bronzed collar bones. 

 These are looking a little pink on camera, but they are an opal white shade with a pink reflex in them in reality. I love dangly earrings, I find they suit my face shape as they can help to soften my square jawline, and I love anything in the clear gemstone family. A little bit of sparkle can bring so much light to the face.

 I couldn't resist this (although I do wish the chain was silver). I really think this will look amazing with a tan. I'm going to wear it with a plain white strappy top and a bright tulip skirt, with hues of pink, yellow and blue running through it. 
A little tip for you if you find that you lose gems from your jewellery from Primark; is to coat the edges with clear nail varnish. It helps to lock them in to place. I'm not sure how well it would work on such large gems, but it works wonders on smaller pieces.

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And now on to the Candles.

There are certain rooms in my home that I like to have scented in a certain way. I can be fickle with both my bedroom and my living room - the living room scent fluctuates on the time of the year, so whatever is seasonal. My bedroom is the place where I burn scents that I wouldn't normally place in the living room as they are personal to my tastes specifically, rather than something that is universally liked. These are typically musky, oriental spiced, or woody scents. 
With this in mind, when my stocks run low for the rooms that I like to have scented in a particular way, I hot foot it out of the door pronto. I have no idea why it's so important to me, it's just one of those things! 


I'm burning tea-lights like they're going out of fashion at the moment. I love to see the warm flicker of light coming from a dark corner, it makes the place seem so cosy. The only problem is, I've been using Ikea scented tea-lights and they've been competing with my Christmassy scents. I picked up 100 unscented ones for £4 from Dunnes Stores, and I can see them lasting me for a fair while. They have an rough burning time of 4 hours, so fairly average. 

 I always have my bathroom scented with Lavender and Vanilla. This is from Dunnes Stores and has a burn time of literally forever. They just keep on going! They are just £1 each. I bought 3, to make sure I wouldn't run out at any time soon. 

The Star Lytes candles are available from Poundland, and are (surprise surprise), £1 each. I absolutely love these. They are soy based, and have a good scent throw, while burning for a good 20 hours I would say. Once they have burned out, the glasses make great tealight holders. I actually use mine as yoghurt bowls!
I picked up the cinnamon one for my bedroom.

I always like to have Alex's Bathroom smelling of something soft and fresh. It's the only room in the house without a skylight, and so I like to do everything I can to keep the air circulating nicely. This scent really helps to lift the room and ensure it always smells fresh, airy and clean. I love the fact that Baby Powder is a beauty product, so it smells very organic in the bathroom. 

I always like my guest room to smell of fresh linen. I believe when you have guests to stay, it's important not to induce a heavy scent in their room. People have very different tastes, and you can't be sure whether a certain candle, while it smells lovely to you, won't make them run to open the window. 
Fresh linen creates the impression of a clean and well kept bedroom that your guests will look forward to staying in. All you have to do it make sure your room does actually match up to the scent!

Finally, I picked up this Candy Cane scent. This isn't for anywhere in particular, I was just intrigued. It's quite hard to describe the scent, but I would say it smells like an old sweet shop. I'll most likely be burning this in my kitchen.

I hope you've all had a wonderful day, and let me know if it's just me with this fussy scent obsession won't you? I'm beginning to fear I'm not normal!

Lea
x

Don't forget to check out my Christmas Yankee Candle giveaway HERE

48 comments:

  1. I've never thought of going to the pound shop for candles, definitely going to be taking a look in there those all look so lovely x

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    1. Honestly it's amazing! They have loads in, from Betty Crocker ones, to M&M's! x

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  2. I got those candles from Poundland too! Amazing bargains in there!

    sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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    1. They're amazing aren't they? I swear by them! x

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  3. I like it !! Lovely blog
    would you like to follow each other via bloglovin and gfc? tell me if you want :)
    xo

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  4. Lovely haul! Such pretty jewellery!
    Emma x
    http://beautyandrags.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Love the second necklace, thanks for your comment on my blog!

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    1. Thanks! Oh you're welcome! I really enjoyed your post! :D x

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  6. Eii I have that necklace!..We have good taste ;) hahaa. Love your blog <3 xx

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  7. I really enjoyed your post!
    Why not follow each other?
    Let me know :)

    I'm your newest follower :)

    xoxo

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    1. They have some great things at the moment! x

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  9. lovee your posts. follow each other?

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  10. Good luck with graduation! Law school is such a great accomplish. Wish we had Primark OR H&M. Ah, c'est la vie.

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  11. These are great pieces! Jewelry and candles instantly make a girl feel luxurious!

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    1. You're right, they certainly do! x

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  12. thanks for visit my blog, would you like to follow each other??

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    1. You're welcome! Sure, why not? :) x

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  13. i love the necklace - i rarely wear jewellery but for 2 quid maybe I should make the effort! x

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    1. I never used to, and I rarely wear a lot. But sometimes throwing on a cute necklace transforms the whole look! x

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  14. Hey Lea. I just wanted to say thank you so much for your kind words about my little Maddox. He had a blood transfusion today and we should know if its helped a little tomorrow. Fingers crossed. Thanks again, girl. It means the world to me. xo

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    1. Oh honey I was so upset to hear about it. My Basset Hound was involved in a traffic accident not so long ago and it's such a terrible feeling. Pets are so close to out hearts. I really hope he pulls through it, all my fingers are crossed for you. x

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  15. I'm going on a Primark jewellery haul today too, excited :) and I'm also addicted to candles! Will definitely have to look for these Poundland ones, bargain! xxx

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    1. Definitely, I love them! Oh I'd love to see what you get! x

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  16. Nice new ins!!Especially the jewelleries <3
    love the candles too!!!
    thanks for visiting!!
    Following you <3

    take care
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  17. I love the last necklace! It's sucha pretty statement necklace.

    Gillian x

    www.glamupeveryday.com

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    1. I just couldn't say no to it! x

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  18. great haul ! love all the jewellery you bought :)
    c

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    1. Thanks hun, I can't wait to wear it! x

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  19. Wow, you found some really pretty necklaces! Nothing beats a great plain grey t-shirt either! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. Would you like to follow each other?

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    1. You're so right - it's such a staple. Sure, why not? :) x

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  20. Hey :) Thank you for your comment on my blog :) Love those earrings btw :)

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    xoxo

    Following you now :)

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  21. We just love candles!! We always have some lit. Of course we also have dogs so our homes are always stocked with candles and such. Love the jewelry you picked up too!! Thanks so much for visiting our blog. We are so glad you did. following you now via GFC! Hope you have a great day!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  22. Jewelry is so beautiful! Love this style ;-)

    Thanks for visiting my blog and sweet comment! Appreciate :-*

    Kisses from Slovakia

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  23. I love all your accessories! Kisses

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  24. Great stuff!! I am a candle lover(hoarder)and would love all those goodies!
    Loving your blog girly! Thank you for the comment on mine :)
    Now following!

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  25. Off to poundland tomorrow now! Lol x

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  26. Hi :)

    I'm a candle lover too. I have an apple and cinnamon one from IKEA and I just love it. I'm conserving it for now as we have no IKEA in my town. I love it as a christmas scent though.
    Unfortunately my boyfriend hates the smell of candle wax so I now have oils to burn too :).
    Love the linen idea for the guest bedroom
    xx

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  27. I love alllllll those jewelry items!!!! great haul!
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    -Jen <3

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