Winter is here and Christmas is just around the corner. This means time to go shopping for some new festive candles to light up and fill the home with Christmas cheer. As every year Yankee Candle have launched some new festive scents which I couldnt wait to get my hands on. When the cold nights draw in I love to have candles burning all around the house to create that homely cosy feeling. 

The new festive range is called Holiday Party and the candles in this range
really do help you to create the perfect festive feeling. The range consists of four new scents and I think there is something for everyone. The new scents are available in various sizes and I was lucky enough to receive small jars of them all to review.

The four new scents are:
  • Festive Cocktail
  • Star Anise and Orange
  • Macaron Treats
  • All is Bright
Check out the Holiday Party range here:

Festive Cocktail - Small Jar Candle - RRP £8.99:

I am in love with scent its both fresh and fruity. This is the perfect combination of fruity winter berries with a hint of freshly picked pine.

This candle contains the following fragrance notes:

  • TOP - Citrus, Cranberry and Blackcurrant
  • Middle - Pine
  • Base - Vanilla
Star Anise and Orange - Small Jar Candle - RRP £8.99:

This scent isn't for everyone and unfortunately isn't one for me. If you like licorice you will love this. It has a strong licorice scent with an orange undertone but the licorice is too overpowering for me. I can imagine this scent is a little like marmite you either love it or hate it.

This candle contains the following fragrance notes:

  • TOP - Juicy Orange, Anise Mandarin
  • Middle -  Clove
  • Base -  Sandlewood, Vanilla
Macaron Treats - Small Jar Candle - RRP £8.99:

This scent is perfect for the kitchen as it smells like you have just created your own french delights. This candle smells good enough to eat. The classic Parisian macaron-sweet as can be and lighter than air, with notes of vanilla, almond and, of course, sugar.

This candle contains the following fragrance notes:

  • TOP - Raw Sugar, Confectioner'S Sugar
  • Middle -  Cookie, Almond
  • Base - Vanilla

All is Bright - Small Jar Candle - RRP £8.99:

I really like this scent and love the festive name. This is a fresh and musky scent with citrus undertones. A blend of sparkling citrus scents drifting on warm musk.

This candle contains the following fragrance notes:

  • TOP - Grapefruit and Orange
  • Middle -  Red Currant
  • Base -  Sweet Musk

Thanks to Charlotte for sending me these gorgeous candles to review as my house is going to smell amazing and feel cosy warm.

What is your favourite Yankee Candle scent? 

That's all for now .... Amber xox 



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I was recently sent a couple of new beauty products to try from a brand known as Fab Brows they do brow kits and also have ventured into contour kits. I was sent both these products to review. The products arrived beautifully in luxurious gold packaging which is very sturdy may I add.

Check out their products here:

Fab Brows Duo Brow Kit - Light/Medium - RRP £20:

Brows some would argue they are the most important feature on your face as when groomed correctly they really can take years off you. Over the last couple of years brows have become a massive part of the beauty market with so many brands launching brow products and brow kits. I believe that now a beauty collection isn't complete without at least one products. Your brows help to frame your face so it is crucial they are applied and tended to correctly.

The Fab brow kit comes in three different shades:
  • Light / Medium Brown
  • Dark / Chocolate Brown
  • Slate / Black
Each Kit also contains a two powders, a brush, six
 brow stencils and easy to follow instruction booklet.

The Fab Brow kit aims to help you create the semi permanent brows which have great shape, colour and definition. The product is smudge proof, sweat proof, water proof and stays on for up to 24 hours. I must admit I am not normally a fan of brow kits which do not have a gel to set the powder but with this kit you really do not need one once the brows are on they are there to stay. I love the pigments of the powders in the kit as they blend easily but are also very buildable so you can create various looks. I think there is a great range of shades because being blonde with dark brows I normally find that blonde brow kits are too light and brown brow kits are too dark but being able to blend these powders makes the colours perfect for me. I love the durability of the product because once I have applied my brows I do not want them moving around on my face making this the perfect kit for holidays. The brow stencils included in the kit help you create a range of different brow looks suitable for day and night.
 What makes this kit amazing is the great price it really is value for money find it here:

Fab Brows Contour Kit - RRP £20:

We all struggle with something and my beauty struggle is contour. It is something I really want to learn to master but I want to start off with a kit that is easy to use while I develop my ability to contour. This Fab contour trio really is easy to use and it will help you to sculpt and define your natural features.

The kit includes:
  • Highlight powder
  • Contour powder
  • Define powder
  • Angled contour brush
  • Step by step guide instructions
What really makes this kit so easy to use is the step by step guide it comes with because without this I wouldn't have a clue where to start so this is a great help and one of the things that makes this kit special. The powders are good quality and very blend able which is needed when it comes to contour. The only thing I am not keen on is the brush that the kit comes with its to soft to blend the contour something a little stiffer would have been better. This kit is a great price and perfect for any contour beginner. It will help you create supermodel look in no time. 

Check out this kit here:

What is your favourite brow product?
What part of your beauty routine do you struggle with?

A huge thanks to Holly at Catalyst PR for sending me these great products to review :)

Thats all for now .... Amber xox



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The Chicken Shed are a delicious chocolate brand who create all natural chocolate bars in a range of unique flavours. They are a family run company who believe in creating tasty yet good for you chocolate. All of their chocolate bars are organic as they believe it is best we don't consume nasty pesticides. All of their chocolate bars contain no added sugar and use raw honey as a substitute sweetener; all the honey used is certified organic and fair traded.

Check out their website here:

Their chocolate bars are currently available in the flavours below:
  • Serious Dark Chocolate 73%
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon Spice
  • Cardamon
  • Lavender
  •  Orange
  • Persian Blue Salt
  • Liquorice
  • Honey and Bee Pollen
  • Mint and Camu Camu
  • Coffee and Brahmi
I was lucky enough to be sent a couple of their chocolate bars to try.

Organic Orange Chocolate Bar - RRP £3.25:

Chocolate combined with orange is always my favourite chocolate flavour so when I seen this bar I couldn't resist choosing it to try. This isn't your usual orange chocolate: this is marmalade in a bar. Organic orange peel is hand-scattered across our orange flavoured chocolate to create a starry-night effect and a delictable bitter-sweet combination. If you like marmalade, you will love this. This really is a different take on chocolate orange as you get a zesty tang from the orange peel but I do like this unusual take.

You can buy this chocolate bar from Not the Highstreet here:

Organic Vanilla Chocolate Bar - RRP £3.25:

Chocolate and vanilla an interesting flavour choice for a chocolate bar but it works as the vanilla adds a sweetness to the rich chocolate. A rather generous helping of Madagascan Bourbon vanilla packs a sweet punch in this chocolate bar. 

You can buy this chocolate bar from Not the Highstreet here:

These delicious artisan chocolate bars will be perfect for any chocolate lover and with all the different flavours there is to choose from there really is something for everyone.

A huge thanks to Isabel for sending me these delicious goodies to try :)

Which flavour bar would you like to try?

That's all for now ... Amber xox



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Now we are in November there have been lots of new fragrance launches over the past couple of months due to Christmas being around the corner. You can guarantee that nearly everyone has a new fragrance on their Christmas list. After having a browse through these new perfume releases a couple of them caught my eye and the Perfume Shop where kind enough to send me them to review. 

Check out all the fragrances below here:

Below is a break down of all the new fragrance releases from the last few months.

Autumn Launches - September 2016:

  • Michael Buble By Invitation (perfume shop exclusive) - EDP - Prices range from £29-£55 depending on bottle size
  • Chloe Fleur De Parfum - EDP - Prices range from £47-£82 depending on bottle size
  • Prada La Femme - EDP - Prices range from £49-£99 depending on bottle size
  • Beyonce Heat Seduction - EDT - 100ML £19.99
  • Chanel L'Eau - Prices range from £68-£96 depending on the bottle size
  • Coach the Fragrance - EDP - Prices range from £35-£69 depending on the bottle size
  • Zadig and Voltaire This is Her - EDP - 50ML £52
  • Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Essence de Parfum - EDP - Prices range from £64-£89 depending on bottle size
  • Calvin Klein CK One Gold - EDT - 100ML £24.99
  • Estee Lauder Modern Muse Nuit - EDP - Prices range from £50-£99 depending on bottle size
  • Gucci Guilty Platinum - EDT - Prices range from £54-£68 depending on bottle size
  • DKNY Be Crystallized (fresh blossom or apple green) - EDP - 50ML £39
  • Lancome La Vie Est Belle Shimmer - EDP - 50ML £69
  • Alexander McQueen "McQueen" - EDP - Prices range from £55-£95 depending on bottle size
  • Armani Si Le Parfum - EDP- 40ML £115
  • Michael Kors Wonderlust - EDP - Prices range from £43-£74 depending on bottle size
  • Viktor and Rolf Bon Bon Couture - EDP - £57-£109 depending on bottle size

 Chloe Fleur de Parfum - Eau De Parfum:

This is one of the fragrances that the Perfume Shop where kind enough to send me. This fragrance is a bit of a different scent to what I would usually wear as I like sweet scents and this is more floral but I do like it. You can put a few sprays of this on and the scent lasts all day. I like that the floral scent isn't too overpowering as I sometimes find with flowery scents.

Description of the scent: 

A tender floral blend. Chloé Fleur de Parfum is a generous bouquet exclusively composed of the most tender and quintessential part of flowers, their hearts. The fundamental note comes from the rose heart. 
The heart of verbena flower adds a fresh and luminous verdant dimension while the heart of cherry blossom diffuses milky almond notes.

Scent Notes:

  • Top Notes - Rose Heart
  • Heart Notes - Verbena Flower Heart
  • Base Notes - Cherry Blossom Heart, Milky Almond Notes
Price Range:

  • 30ML - £47.00
  • 50ML - £65.00
  • 75ML - £82.00
Michael Kors Wonderlust - Eau De Parfum:

I am in LOVE with this scent it is gorgeous and different to anything I have smelled before. It has a really unique scent profile but there is something really sexy and romantic about it. It is a sweeter scent which is why I think I really like it it and it lingers on your skin all day once sprayed which I also look for in a perfume. It is really complex yet sexy scent.

Description of the scent: 

Captivating, confident and always sexy, Wonderlust evokes a life where beauty, impulse and sensuality set the tone. Deeply romantic, it’s a fragrance inspired by the unexpected, the unknown and the exotic. Anything is possible in this passionate world.

Scent Notes:

  • Top Notes - Italian Bergamot, Sicillian Mandarin, Almond Milk, Pink Pepper
  • Heart Notes - Jasmine Grandiflorum Absolute, Dianthus, Jasmine Sambac Absolute, Heliotrope
  • Base Notes - Cashmeran Wood, Benzoin Siam, Sandalwood Sri Lanka
Price Range:

  • 30ML - £43.00
  • 50ML - £62.00
  • 100ML - £74.00

I am loving all of these new fragrance launches and am so glad I got to try some. A huge thanks to Charlotte at Popcorn PR and The Perfume Shop for sending my these little beauties to try.

Whats your favourite perfume?

That's all for now, Amber xox 

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