14 October 2015

The Melt Cowd October 2015

I had somehow completely forgotten that I'd subscribed to the Melt Crowd, but this amazing box turned up last weekend and I'm really impressed!

For those of you that don't know, the Melt Crowd is a monthly subscription box available from Flamingo Candles. Each month you will receive 8 full size wax melts for £10 including postage. You even get a wax warmer with your first box free so that you don't have to try and find one yourself.

This month, £2 from each box is going to Pink Ribbon as it's breast cancer awareness month. I wasn't aware of this until I opened the box, but I think that this is an absolutely amazing idea! I love buying products where part of the cost goes to a charity (my way of justifying buying all the things!).

These are all the lovely melts that I received this month!

Flamingo Candles The Melt Crowd

Flamingo Candles The Melt Crowd

The scents that came through this month are Pomegranate & White Fig, Nutmeg & Ginger, Applecurrant Crumble, Pink Ribbon, Bubblegum, Cranberry Orange & Cinnamon, Golden Woodlands and Thunderstorm.

There wasn't a single one of these melts that I didn't love the scent of! I'm so used to just buying everything cinnamon that it was actually really nice to have lots of other scents that I like too. There's also a pink ribbon melt that is available on the website along with a candle version and 20% of the sales goes to the Pink Ribbon Foundation. It's a really lovely scent so I recommend you go and grab one!

Flamingo Candles The Melt Crowd

Also, as it was my third month, I also got a little extra package of Scent Eggs. These are mini melts that you can mix and match to make your own fragrance (usually available in jars). I got strawberry, vanilla, banana and chocolate which is perfect for me!

Look how cute Florrie is on these!

4 October 2015

The Accidental Haul

I had to go to town with my mum and sister (mum is making us jumpers so we had to go and pick out our wool) and as usual, I ended up in Boots and Superdrug. But for once I was actually really good and barely bought anything.

This is my tiny Superdrug haul (plus some e45 for Dave and some Roses Barrels and Malteser reindeer for me). I picked up the MUA cream blush in Blossom which is a gorgeous and subtle blush. I also picked up a liner in Berry Wine. Admittedly, I picked up this liner because I thought it was a lip liner for under my purple lipsticks but it's actually an eyeliner. It's a good job I love coloured liner so it's going to get used anyway :).

Next I went into Boots and the first thing I spotted was that there was a 2 for £7 offer on all the Barry M nail and lip products. There were a few new things that I hadn't tried yet so I grabbed the new Sunset polish in Vengence is Wine and the Matte Me Lip in shade 3 (I've had this on for about 30 mins and it's really comfortable to wear). I also grabbed a Natural Collection lip liner in Mulberry and I also picked up a tube of their Shineaway Foundation to try (it was £1.99 so it's worth it).

Here are swatches of all the makeup bits! L to R MUA Blossom, MUA Berry Wine, Natural Collection Mulberry, Barry M shade 3.

After we'd been and bought our wool (and makeup) we ended up in a local garden centre because my mum wanted to have a nosey round. As usual, me and my sister headed straight for the candle/bath section as soon as we spotted it.

My sister spotted this fantastic offer and I don't know if this is specific to our garden centre. But Bomb Cosmetics had loads of little wax melts and you could fill the box below as full as you liked and you only paid  £6.99! I thought this offer was fantastic and just couldn't resist so filled the box up as full as I could get it!

As you can see, you can fit quite a few in there and they're tiny so you can mix and match scents! There was also a little book that gave you mix ideas for using them.

I couldn't resist these two bath bombs as I've never tried any from Bomb Cosmetics but a few friends have raved about them. I grabbed the Kickerbocker Glory Woopie Pie (£2.00) and the Fresh Berry bath bomb (£2.49).

They very dangerously put a Yankee Candle section right next to the til so I just had to grab a couple! I grabbed the Fireside Treats Melt because I'm sure I've seen this on Youtube and also a Cinnamon Stick votive candle because this is my favourite one.

Let me know in the comments if you want any reviews on the things that I grabbed yesterday!