Monday, 16 January 2017

Book and Candle Haul



It's been an absolute age since I did a haul so obviously it was about time I rectified this. My parents gave me my birthday money early and I got a few vouchers for Christmas so went a tad wild on the candle and book front.


My babe, Beth, over at Mermaid in Disguise (go follow her everywhere, she's the best) did a Body Shop haul and featured a candle she raved about in Vanilla Chai. I knew as soon as I read her post that if she loved it, I'd love it and I needed it in my life. I had no idea The Body Shop even did candles but went in-store and ended up leaving with three.


The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Scented Candle | £7 | The Body Shop |

The Body Shop Frosted Berries Scented Candle | £10 | The Body Shop |

The Body Shop Candle Hawaiian Kukui | £15 | The Body Shop |


I'm pretty sure Vanilla Chai and Frosted Berries are from the Christmas line and limited stock so if you want to nab them, I highly recommend you do so soon. I got the Frosted Berries for £7 as it was on sale, and Hawaiian Kukui for £12 as it was the last one and the box was all bashed. They all smell absolutely amazing and I'm so ready to burn them.


Then I treated myself to a Jo Malone candle. I've wanted one for so long but never been able to justify that amount of money for a candle. My boyfriends dad gifted me with a John Lewis voucher for Christmas and I instantly knew what I'd be purchasing. I had my eye on three scents; Blackberry and Bay, Oud and Bergamont, and Mimosa and Cardamom. The assistant was so helpful and gave me loads of samples, so now not only do I want five more candles, I want three fragrances too...However, my parents bought me a cologne from my nephew for my thirtieth; so now I only need two.


Jo Malone London Mimosa & Cardamom Candle - 200mg | £42 | John Lewis |



Finally I spent at least an hour in Waterstones. I've always been a huge lover of a bookstore, and Waterstones in Milton Keynes is pretty awesome. I'd seen a few of these books floating around the blogosphere and had to treat myself to see what they were all about. I'd wanted Estee's book for a while as I love her YouTube channel, so when I saw Bloom was half price, I swiped it up. I'm yet to read any but will no doubt do some reviews if you fancy it.


Bloom: Navigating Life and Style - Estee Lalonde | £8.50 | Waterstones |

Pretty Iconic - Sali Hughes | £13 | Waterstones |

Get Your Sh*t Together - Sarah Knight | £12.99 | Waterstones |

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**K - Sarah Knight | £9.99 | Waterstones |

Pretty Honest - Sali Hughes | £13.49 | Waterstones |

A Mindfullness Guide For The Frazzled - Ruby Wax | £6.99 | Waterstones |


How good was this haul? Well, it was for me, since all these awesome things belong to me now. I'm definitely going to cosy up with a blanket, a mug of something (probably milk), light a candle and get to reading. Best times.

Have you bought any new books and/or candles recently?

10 comments:

  1. I really wanted to try some of the Chai collection from The Body Shop so if it's limited edition I'll have to pick it up asap! I really want to try the Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**K book! Everyone just talks and raves about it! xx

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  2. How did I not know Body Shop did candles :-O! This is actually an amazing haul, and not just because those books are all so insanely pretty and instagrammable! I really want Bloom just because it's gorgeous haha. xx

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    1. Haha I know right? They'll be all over my IG x

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  3. I didn't know bodyshop did candles either I will defo give them a sniff next time I'm in store xoxo
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  4. I've seen Bloom around for a little while and really curious on if it's any good, I'll be interested to read what you think about it

    Mel ★ http://www.meleaglestone.co.uk

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  5. I am looking forward to your thoughts on the Sarah Knight books as I plan on ordering this evening.

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