I am sorry but it is my duty to inform you that we are nearly at that time of the year again; Valentine’s Day! Ah don’t be grumpy about it. There are some lovely treats out there and you can BUY THEM FOR YOURSELF! Or anyone! Valentine’s day isn’t just about your lover! It can be about your mother! (probably). Marie Reynolds is a Beauty Therapist with over 20 years experience – I had a […]
Chocolate. Have you had enough of it? Christmas seems to be a time for gorging on Chocolate, and my killers this year have been; 1. Lindt, the red ones 2. Ferrero Rocher, the gold ones 3. Misc – random pieces of chocolate people have stuffed into my mouth. I have been fortunate enough to get some lovely Hotel Chocolat chocolate too – yum – and did you know they did fragrances too? You did? I […]
What is Christmas if not a time for candles? It is my dream one day to have a candle table. At the moment, with a toddler and cats, it’s nary impossible to leave a live flame for even a moment…alas, I have limited candle burning times but when I do do it, it’s rather mice. Enter Crabtree and Evelyn – not a brand I really paid attention too – at least not for anyone under […]
There was a time when I poo-poohed the idea of expensive candles.. ‘Well, it’s like burning money!’ but after realising that you can only get so far with an Airwick candle in ‘Ocean Breeze’ from Home Bargains, I now love a good luxury candle. Even if I do only burn it sparingly. Elemis’ Christmas offering is actually quite well priced at £25, and comes in a beautiful jar and box: No need to wrap this […]
I was married a year ago today. Time has flown by and with the arrival of Baby H, life has been so very hectic but I wouldn’t change any of it! Someone said to me once that being married actually feels the same as being in a long term relationship with someone, and it does feel the same but definitely is like the sugar on the top. I commissioned some art work for Mr […]
Me and Mr Candy recently got some goody bags which included a fabulous notebook inside and these two candles from Apothia Los Angeles. I love candles although I burn them with caution (what with fur babies around!) and I am also quite snobby about my candles. I love scents that are either fresh or sensual, but they really can’t smell cheap. We got Wave and Casa. Wave Notes: Fresh white grapefruit, mandarin, yuzu with hints […]
I was gifted a while ago with some beautiful candles from As Nature Intended, made from soy wax and scented with essential oils. Good, good – overly artificial scents give me massive headaches…. I seriously prefer the warm scent of a candle over a room spray, so was happy to burn these ones for a while. And what pretty things they are….
I mentioned before that there’s a smell that is utterly divine, which floats from my local Nars counter. For years I’ve been smelling it, sniffing my clothes and cosmetic boxes to get a whiff and up untill recently I thought it was the Nars Monoi Oil. But it’s not. The Monoi is sure nice, but it smells like…well, monoi. Like Hawaii and Coconuts. Went to Nars today for a make over (Zereen you bad bad […]