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Charming Charms with Charmed Aroma

13 Dec

Hi folks,

The festive-ness is really building now here at Thorne Towers. I received the most gorgeous little package from Charmed Aroma.

Just in case you’re not familiar with Charmed Aroma… here’s a little background; Every Candle is hand poured with a high quality soy wax. Soy wax is known for giving candles a longer & cleaner burn. All of the jewellery is Sterling Silver & if you’re super lucky… you can find a stunning piece of jewellery up to the value of $5,000!!! I mean how exciting!? Shipping is also available in the UK, US, CAD, AUS, FR, GER, IT, SPAIN.

So… let’s get to the good stuff!

These candles are absolutely gorgeous! My candle is ‘Candy Cane‘. The fragrance is stunning. After only been lit for a few minutes, my lounge was filled with the most gorgeous Christmassy sweet scent. The candle itself is also really pretty, in a nice glass jar. It would make such a stunning gift. And the best part… you get a jewel inside! My candle is the ‘ring’ candle. The ring I found inside is really beautiful. As the candle burns & the wax begins to melt, a little parcel will appear. Once it’s totally free of wax – you can scoop it out with a teaspoon etc… then reveal your hidden treasure!

What a stunning treat!

I also received a Candy Cane Bath Bomb. I so enjoyed running myself a relaxing bath & then finding my treat inside.

The Sterling Silver necklace I found inside is so pretty… perfect for wearing with a festive outfit on a night out. The bath bomb smelled so nice & filled the bathroom with a gorgeous scent. The bath bomb was really mild too & left my skin feeling really soft. This would make a fab stocking filler! What an amazing treat to buy someone. You can view my reveal video on my Instagram page.

If you head on over to their website you will find a gorgeous selection of scents & the types of jewellery you can find hidden within. This is not just another scented candle… it’s a candle with a little extra charm hidden within. I love them. Literally the perfect present!

The beautiful candles & bath bombs would make stunning gifts for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Birthday’s etc…

If you head on over to their website & use coupon code: HAYLEY10 you’ll be given 10% off. But please note that this will only be valid for 1 month.

Thanks so much as always for reading!

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Victorian Hydro

5 Jul

Hi folks ✨
I’ve been trying & testing some new scents. Victorian Hydro make & handpour their very own candles & melts. I was sent a lovely a package of wax melts in a variety of scents. 

Sometimes I feel like I buy the same kind of fragrances… Very sweet & generally food related. Cookie or ice cream etc… Well the scents I was sent were like a breath of fresh air. Lovely fragrant scents, but not too overpowering or overly sweet. I’m a big fan of their Opium scent, Jasmine & Patchouli & Raspberry & Peppercorn. I’m a huge fan of Molton Brown Black Peppercorn showergel… The Raspberry & Peppercorn is very reminiscent of it. Fresh & clean with a hint of spice. 

The scents I received: 

  • Opium
  • Raspberry & Peppercorn
  • Violet Seduction
  • Alpine Forest
  • Nut Cracker 
  • Orange Zest
  • English Rose
  • Fireside
  • Musk & Sandalwood
  • Amber Noir
  • Jasmine & Patchouli 

The Alpine Forest & Orange Zest are very Christmassy. As you all know – I LOVE Christmas. Alpine Forest was just like Christmas Trees & Wreaths. I love that smell. Orange Zest made me think of the Orange you find at the bottom of the toe of your Christmas stocking. 

All of the scents melted really well – no black smoke or fumes. You know my pet hate for black smoke coming from candles & melts. Some of the better known brands seem to be chemically & smokey… These were not. They melted so well. When melting I used a regular Tealight that lasted around 3hrs. Each scent I managed to use 4 times before the smell started to fade! I thought that was really good. Especially as a wax melt is priced at 60p!!! Amazing value for money! 

With Wedding Season upon us, these melts would be amazing as favours for your guests.

I really enjoyed trying this brand. The scent combinations were lovely & different to the norm. Even more sensitive noses enjoyed them… My Chihuahua Coco sometimes sneezes when I’m burning a scented candle. There’s just certain brands & scents I can’t burn now, but Coco didn’t sneeze once while using Victorian Hydro.

You can find them on Facebook or via their Website.

Thanks for reading & happy candle shopping! ✨

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx


26 May

I received a beautiful little package from Candleisima a few weeks back. You need to check out their website for their full list of fragrances. There are some beautiful combinations. Damson Noir is just stunning. The fragrance comprises of Rose, Patchouli & Plum. I’ve always loved the smell of patchouli… I find it so relaxing. Pomegranate Marmelade is a lovely sweet citrus fragrance. 

I decided to pop my candles in the bathroom. I love a bubble bath & thought these candles would add a touch of luxury to the bathroom whilst unwinding after a hectic day of work & nurturing a new bambino 💙 Oh how right I was! I’ve lit these candles individually & together. Burning at the same time they created a gorgeous aroma.

Candlelisima candles are natural soy wax with cotton and linen wicks to contribute toward a toxin free lifestyle. This is good to know when you have a baby & a furbaby in the house. I’m also pleased to say that these candles didn’t emit any nasty black smoke either. 

Some of my visitors have actually said how beautiful the candles smell in the bathroom & that’s when they’re not even lit!!! There are so many candles on the market that have a wishy washy fragrance when lit. Not these though… These candles smell strongly & they also last even after the candle has been blown out. 

Pomegranate Marmelade in the metal tin would be fab for taking away on holiday. I tend to vacation a lot in Center Parcs & this candle would be lovely in the villa. I’ll definitely be buying some for our next vacation. Also, it’s Wedding season coming up… How nice would the tinned candles be as Wedding favours for your guests? 💕

You can find Candleisima on Facebook. Give them a like to stay up to date with new fragrances, products & giveaways. 

Thanks for reading ✨

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Reuben Bailey 

20 May

Hi folks ✨

A few weeks back I received a lovely package from the gorgeous folks at The Reuben Bailey Candle Company. I received 2 types… Lemongrass & Ginger in a Woodwick & Coconut Island in a regular wick. The candles were beautifully packaged in lovely cardboard presentation boxes, making these candles perfect for gifts ✨

The simplicity of the design gives these candles a lovely luxury/classic feel. They fit well with your home decor. I decided to light the Coconut during the day & the Lemongrass on a night. Purely based on the White & Black case. 

The candles burnt evenly which was great. No one likes wasting a candle to tunnelling. I lit Coconut Island on a horrible wet & dark day… My home smelt like I was somewhere exotic. It was absolutely stunning ☀️

I had friends over for drinks & snacks on my birthday & I lit the lemongrass candle… Everyone commented on how nice the fragrance was ✨ Such an elegant fragrance & not too overpowering.

I’ve noticed sometimes with a scented candle, you can get some black smoke. I actually smoke damaged my lounge wall a few year back with a Sparkling Lemon Yankee Candle! Oooops! Well I’m pleased to say that these candles did not create any black smoke. 

You can find Reuben Bailey on Facebook & Instagram. Give them a like & follow to keep up to date with new fragrances & special offers. 

If you like a fine fragrance & an elegant looking candle – give Reuben Bailey a try. You will not be disappointed! 

You can find their website here: http://reubenbailey.co.uk 

Right now they have an amazing offer on! 20% off until May 22nd using coupon code: springsale20 But hurry up… You only have until Sunday! 

Thanks for reading! 

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx

Saturday So Far…

25 Jul

Hi Everyone ✨

I hope you’re all having a fantastical Saturday so far ☺️ 

Well… So far I’ve had a relaxing yet productive Saturday. I was up fairly early as the hubby has gone out hiking in Edale. 

This morning started with a Yorskhire Brew  

I was in the shower early on as I had an Ocado delivery coming. And of course I didn’t want to look like a scary mess when the delivery driver arrived. Poor Matt got a right shock when he came this morning to pick Graham up up for their hike. I was sporting some rather wild bed head hair lol. It wasn’t a good look. 

Since I’m not actually leaving the house today – I’ve gone for comfy clothes & fairly neutral make up.

   I just love our new house so much… It makes me want to just stay at home & relax in the house & garden ❤️ I never felt like that in either of our apartments. I mean, I loved living there at the time – but we used to go out a lot as it just wasn’t as homely as our new house is. It’s just so spacious & big & cozy ✨ I still can’t get my head around having spare bedrooms, an attic & loads of saturate. Apartment living makes you uber tidy & minimal. We literally have cupboards & drawers totally empty. In fact – the third bedroom is completely empty too. I so appreciate having lots of space. 
I got some really good bargains from Ocado. I love their products so much & the customer service is always utterly amazing  

 I’m literally loving Shearer pillar candles right now. I have Vanilla in the dinning room & Lime & in the lounge. They’re on offer right now with Ocado. (I got my candle holders from Wilko’s.) Another good offer is on Voss Mineral Water. The bottles are lovely for reusing too. So now my Fridge & both freezers are fully stocked up ☺️ 

After putting the shopping away I made myself a grilled unsmoked back bacon sandwich with lashings of HP sauce. It was so yummy  

So… Now I’m chilling out snuggling the Chihuahua & watching Toy Story 💕 I really hope the weather gets a little sunnier as we’re having a BBQ this afternoon. It just seems as though Summer has gone already. 

Well, I’m gonna leave this post right there. 

Enjoy the rest of your day ✨

Love & Huggles,

Hayley xxx