Scentsy Wickless Warmer ReviewΒ 

  


Today I was sent my first ever product to review by a company. I was super excited to try it and rightly so because it’s fabulous!  


 


The Scentsy Wickless Warmer: 


  

I basically plugged this in as soon as I recieved it this morning, because I was so excited to try it out. Super simple to use! 

  


With only a quarter of the wax melt burnt my lounge and kitchen already smells magnificent. I’m currently burning the coconut cotton and already the fragrance is quite powerful from such a little amount of wax melt. That leads me to think that you could get even more from your money by cutting each wax melt in half? 

The catalog has such a wide range of burners starting from Β£28 upwards. They are absolutely beautiful and in my opinion well worth the money.  

 They would make wonderful gifts all year round, with a huge amount of wax melt scents too choose from at an affordable price too. 

You know me, I’m a a bit obsessed with candles, incense, aromatherapy oils, room infusers etc. I always like my home smelling beautiful. 

Every night when the kids go to bed, I light my normal tea light candle burner, adding either salts, oil or wax melts. I light my 7 candles that currently rest on my television unit. And I have a room infuser. All of these things combined give off a nice smell but nothing like the Scentsy warmer. In fact, no where close to it. 

I know what you are going to ask next. Does it compare to the almighty Yankee candle? Well my lovelies, not only does it compare, it smashes it. Yes, Yankee are lovely, they smell beautiful. I’ve never really got on with their wax melts though. They don’t last very long and although they smell great, it’s not a long lasting fragrance and it certainly doesn’t fill the room. 

The candles smell amazing when you give them a quick sniff, no doubt. But they are no different to the similar shaped candles you can pick up from Tesco for around Β£8. For the money you pay for Yankee, you would expect them to do something spectacular, when really they are just an expensive nice smelling candle that looks pretty. They don’t fill the entire room with the scent, but they are nice to have in small rooms like a bathroom, small lounge, kitchen area in my opinion. It doesn’t make me love Yankee any less, but this product does show them up!

I’ve just left the room to grab something and have come back into the lounge. It smells like Malibu in here. And that’s from about half of the wax melted. I can’t explain how good it smells as I fear I wouldn’t be doing it justice. 

The scent has literally filled my entire flat now after burning for only 2 hours, I have never had that from any type of candle or oil burner. 


   

 


Is it worth the money? 

In my opinion, absolutely. I spend a silly amount of money on candles/oils/salts trying to get my house smelling pretty. But nothing I have ever bought has come near to this. The whole point in these is to save money. I’ve included a picture below to show you how it works out as an approximate. It’s certainly going on my list for Christmas.  


 

If anyone’s interested in purchasing one of these for yourself or for a present. You can browse the catalogue and order here >>> 

Katie’s Wickless Warmers

Thank you to Katie who is a Scentsy consultant for sending me this product to try out. I can’t wait to purchase my own and try lots of lovely wax melt scents. 

Thanks so much for reading lovelies! Hope you enjoyed this blog. Let me know if you have tried these before or if it’s something you think you would like! 


Sam 


Xxxx


And now for the boring disclaimer: 


This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of the company that have sent me the product to review. I have not been paid, the item was sent to me on a trial basis so that I could review it. 

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300 Followers!!

  

Just a quick one to say thankyou so so much to everyone that has followed me this past few weeks. 

I’m super overwhelmed by the response I’ve had since starting my blog 3 weeks ago. 

It’s so lovely to have so many of you commenting and liking on things that I’ve written or reviewed, and it’s nice to see that so many of you have tried the products I’ve recommended and that they have worked for you too! 

So again, Thankyou all so much for reading/commenting/liking/following and re blogging! It means a lot. And if there’s anything in particular you would like to see more of then let me know! 

Hope you all have a lovely day 

Sam 

Xxxxx  

 

Contouring with Makeup Revolution Palettes Β 

  

Morning! 

Today I wanted to try out my new contour palettes from Makeup Revolution that I purchased last week. 

I had a bit of a try with some of the shades last week and was super happy with the outcome. So I wanted to start to put them into my daily routine. 

They are cream contour kits, I’ve only ever used powder before, alongside light concealers and darker foundations. So I don’t have a particular technique. 

I am a super messy contourer, due to always being in a rush with the kids. But it looks totally fine once blended out so apologies if anyone thinks I look ridiculous πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
   

 
What I did: 


I applied my normal base of Maybelline Baby Skin. 

Then I took a flat brush for highlighting. Using the first and lightest shade from the light contour palette.  

I applied it under my eyes, tops of cheek bones, chin, edges of my mouth, Cupid’s bow, bridge of my nose, forehead and a small amount of my lower jaw line. These are all the areas I like to highlight on my face. 

Then I took my contour brush and applied the shades that are last on the top line and second last on the bottom line from the dark palette and applied them under my cheekbones, and across the top of my forehead (I usually blend upwards when doing so). 

Then I applied the darkest shade from the dark palette on the edges and end of my nose, Cupid’s bow and under my bottom lip in the crease of my chin. 

I then blended the rough edges using a stippling brush. To make it less harsh. 



Then onto my normal routine, I applied a small amount of Maybelline Better Skin foundation and Maxfaxtor luminizer foundation (mixed together). Then took my expert face brush and applied the smallest amount and gently blended it all in. 

I then took my normal Sleek mini contour powder kit. Used a small amount on my contour areas just to make them pop a bit more. 

For blush I used a small amount of Soap and glory : love at first blush. 

Eyes I used Pop beauty’s sooty black eye liner and Maybelline’s, The Rocket mascara. (Remember I don’t wear eye shadow) 

Brows I used my Collection Work the colour eyebrow kit, using the shade black. 

And finally for my lips I used WetnWild Beauty Benefits Duel Effects lip liner alongside Mac’s Satin Faux lipstick. 
  

I really love these Palettes. They were just under Β£10 each, which I think is a bargain! The packaging and presentation is lovely and they look expensive. 

I obviously cannot compare them to any other cream contour kits because I haven’t tried any as of yet! 

I’m super excited to try their cream blush range as well as many other products they have to offer. 

Thanks so much for reading! Let me know if you have tried these yet πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
 

4 DIY Facemasks πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  


My skin just has a mind of its own. Some days it’s dry others it’s oily. It’s super sensitive so I’m prone to blemishes and can sometimes have reactions to different types of makeup. 

Like with others things I’ve posted, I’ve been told about different DIY treatments to try and help several skin types. I’ve tried them all previously and have found them gentle on my skin. 

So here’s a list of a few that I love! 


Oily skin

Egg white mask


Egg whites help tighten your pores, as they contain protein that will help replenish your skin.  They also help to remove any excess oil, making your skin blemish free. 

Blend egg white and lemon together for a couple of seconds, apply the paste to dry skin and leave on for 15 minutes. Wash off with Luke warm water.  
 
Pimple and excessive oily skin

Aspirin Mask


This is one I used many years ago, unfortunately you can’t use this if you are allergic to aspirin or can’t take aspirin for some other reason. I have a platelet disorder now, so can no longer use it. 

This mask is great for soothing your skin, the acid present in the pill is a great anti acne product.

Crush the pill and add a little water to make a paste, not too much as if it’s too watery you won’t be able to apply it properly. You can thicken it by adding a little bit of honey. 

Apply to full face and leave on for 10 minutes. Wash off with Luke warm water.  
 
Dull skin 

Banana mask 


Take 2 bananas, mash them until they form a paste. Add 2 tbsp of honey or extra nourishment. 

Apply the mask on a dry face and leave for 10 minutes. Wash off with Luke warm water.  
 

Dry skin

Avocado mask 


Mash half an avacado until you have a thick consistency. Mix 1 tbsp of honey and 1tbsp of rose water and add it to the avacado mixture. Mix into a paste, then apply it to your dry face. Leave on for 15 minutes. Wash off with Luke warm water. 

If your skin is extra dry, you can use olive oil in replace of rose water.  
 

Thanks for reading lovelies. Hope you are finding these types of posts interesting! 

Let me know if you have tried any of these before and if they worked for you. 

Xxxx 

Sensory Sunday!

  

So this week instead of reviewing a sensory toy/product. I decided to share with you the wonderful and cheap world of DIY Sensory bottles! 

We’ve been collecting the cheap miniature pop bottles from the Asda own kids range. Which are a perfect size for this! 

You can fill them with absolutely anything. The water ones are great as they make the objects float. 

You can also make noise ones without water! This is one of the water ones I made for Penelope. Its just water filled to the top and then we put some of the craft Pom Poms in. She played with it for ages! 


 
I can’t take credit for this idea, it came from the fantastic world of Pinterest. Here’s a few we are going to make over the coming months.  
 
  
If you wanted some better bottles/containers I’m sure anything will do that is light and has a screw cap. I seen these ones on Pinterest and think they are fab but have yet to find containers like these.  
 
Here’s a quick list of things we have used, feel free to pop your own ideas in the comments! You can pretty much use anything. 

  • Beads
  • Ribbons 
  • Sand 
  • Water 
  • Glitter 
  • Pipe cleaners 
  • Pom Poms 
  • Googly eyes 
  • Food colouring 
  • Foam shapes 
  • Foam letters 
  • Foam numbers 
  • Rice 
  • Pasta 
  • Glitter glue 
  • Glow in the dark paint/glitter/shapes 
  • Buttons 
  • Dice
  • Water beads 
  • Fake flowers 

Hope you have enjoyed this blog. These are so easy and cheap to make. My kids both love them (Aged 4 and 2). Harri has sensory processing disorder alongside His diagnoses of Autism. So he absolutely loves anything like this. 

They are also great for baby sensory play! 

Thanks for reading! 

XXXX 

4 Two ingredient DIY’s

  

Every few days I’m going to try and upload a few different homemade concoctions! Whether it be beauty related/home related, I hope you will find them useful! 

They are all things I’ve been told by other people (mainly my Grandma), that I’ve tried and have worked for me. 


Lemon juice + White Vinegar = Nail varnish remover 

Directions: 

Pour an equal amount of vinegar and lemon juice into a small bowl and let a few cotton wool balls soak in the mixture. Whilst they are soaking rest your fingertips in a bowl of warm water for around 10 minutes to help loosen the polish. 

Apply the cotton balls to each finger nail and leave for 20-30 seconds. Wipe off the polish gently. 

  
Epsom Salt + Essential Lavender Oil = Lavender bath salts

In a large glass bowl or zip lock bag, mix together 1/2 a cup of Epsom Salts and 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Mix the combined mixture and store in a mason jar or one of the glass jars with a seal top. 
Store in a dark place to keep it cool. Epsom salts are detoxifying so be sure to drink water before and after your soak! 

You can also use them for a feet soak, just use a smaller amount. 

 

Olive oil + Brown Sugar = Scalp Treatment 
Mix 2 tbsp of brown sugar and 1tsbp of Olive oil in a bowl. Wet your hair and pat it dry. Massage mixture into your scalp for a few minutes in circular motions. 
Rinse with warm water, wash wth conditioning shampoo and then dry on cool heat. 

  

Essential oils + Baking soda = Deodrant 

You can use any type of jar to store this in, but it needs to be wide enough to fit your fingers in as you apply it with them. Mason jars/old jam jars are great. 

Choose an essential oil. If you don’t want to faff about trying to find a nice one. Take a look at this list: 

  • Lemon grass 
  • Thyme 
  • Lavender 
  • Tea tree 
  • Rosemary 
  • Geranium 
  • Lemon

Please choose at least one of these to add into your mixture as they have antibacterial properties! 

Add 10/20 drops of your chosen oils, to 1/4 cup of baking soda in your jar. Mix it up well with a spoon. 

It’s best to apply it straight after a shower in my opinion. Over your sink as its more messy than using a spray or stick Deodrant. Give the jar a good shake before use. Then apply it with clean fingers to your arm pits. Pat, don’t rub, until the powder is no longer visable. 

  

Thanks for reading lovelies and I hope you find these useful! Please let me know down below if you have tried these before and what you thought of them! My personal favourite is the bath salts. I love doing them and they make lovely presents! 

XXXX 

Product Review: SASS Perfect skin concentrateΒ 

  

Thought I would do a quick review of this product that came in my April Glossy Box (UK edition). 

I haven’t reviewed any of my Glossy boxes on here yet, currently waiting for my July box to come through the door! So keep an eye out for that. 

This is one of my favourite products I’ve received so far. I love it so much that I’m actually going to buy the full sized product soon, as this has nearly ran out. 

I have SUPER sensitive skin, but my legs are really bad. I get really bad shaving rash pretty much every time I shave. Until recently when I started using D’fluff from Lush, which seems to have taken the shaving rash away, and then I’ve been applying this straight after getting out the bath. 

This has a lovely cooling feeling. It’s not sticky and dries pretty quick. Feels more like the consistency of a moisturiserising balm. 

I have also used this after havin a wax in place of my normal Aloe Vera treatment. And it worked just as well. 

I’ve also noticed a difference in my hair growth. It doesn’t seem to be coming in as quick and I’ve had zero ingrown hairs! 

I really would recommend you try this product. Especially if you have sensitive skin after shaving. 


 

Let me know if you have tried this product! I want to know what you think. 

Thanks for reading lovelies 

Xxxx

My Weekly Purchases πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  

Here are a few things I purchased this week. These are all new products that I haven’t tried before! So will be reviewing them soon. 

Makeup Revolution – 

Ultra cover and concealer palette in light and also in medium to dark. They were Β£8.99 each which I thought was super cheap for all the shades you get. 

   

 Sleek Makeup – Eye and Cheek Palette in shade dancing til dusk

I already own the sleek highlight palette and the mini contour palette. And I love them both! The highlighting kit I would say is more for nights out perhaps as its quite shimmery, and I expect the same from this palette. This was Β£6 from eBay. 

  

Real techniques – Expert Face brush 

I’ve heard only good things about these brushes. So I had to buy some to try. I’ve been using this for a few days now and I’ve noticed a massive difference in how my makeup looks when applied with it. 

  

Real techniques – Core Collection 

These arrived in the post yesterday so I haven’t tried them yet, but as above, people have raved about the whole collection and I can see me loving these and wanting to own every brush they make! 

Lush 

See yesterday’s blog for information about these beauties that arrived yesterday. I’ve only used on of these previous. So I’m excited to try them all. I absolutely love Lush and as I’ve mentioned previous it’s starting to become a bit of an obsession!  
So that’s this weeks buys! Let me know in the comments if you have used any of these and what you think of them. 

Thanks for reading lovelies! 

XXXX   

  

 

200 Followers! WordPress exclusive Giveaway πŸ’•πŸ’•

  
I’m super excited that I have managed to reach 200 followers in just over a week. Im so pleased to have so many lovely followers, that like and comment on my posts as well as giving me their own tips and recommendations which I find super helpful! 

As a little thankyou I will be doing a WordPress exclusive giveaway. You will need to have an account on WordPress to enter. 

Rules for entry: 

1. Like this post

2. Comment on this post

3. Reblog this post 

4. Follow me

I’m an old fashioned name in a hat kind of girl, one of the kids will draw your name out! The winner will receive a Sleek Matte Me liquid lipstick in a shade of their choice. And also a sleek blush in either of the shades listed below. 

  
 
1. Rioja Red 

2. Birthday suit 

3. Brink pink 

4. Fandango purple 

5. Party pink 

6. Petal


Blushes : 

  

Thankyou so so much for reading! And thanks again for following. This is my first ever giveaway so I wanted to use products that I absolutely love. 

The closing date is Monday and winner will be announced same day! 

Sam 

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