Wednesday 23 July 2014

Body Shop, Yankee Candle and Next Haul

Last week, me, my nan and mum ventured out to the shops for a few hours. This is not something I do all the time so when it does happen, it is very exciting and I thought if share with you what I got!

The first place we stopped off at was The Body Shop... 

I picked up the Papaya shower gel and matching body butter. I really love the smell of these and I've never tried this scent before. 

Next up, I bought the Raspberry shower gel which is one of my all time favourite scents! I got the body butter for my birthday and have been using it at the moment. I honestly can't get enough of the scent - it's amazing and smells exactly like fresh raspberries! However, the other day, I did make the mistake of reaching over to my bedside cabnet to sniff the body butter whilst laying down and dropped the whole tub on my face - ouch! 

I've heard a lot about the Silky Camomile Cleansing Oil for a while and decided to give it a go as all the reviews have been positive with a lot of bloggers singing it's praises. This is the only product I've tried so far and although I only used it once, it is ah-may-zing! Seriously! I might even love it more than the Botantics Cleansing Balm. One pump covered my whole face and took all my waterproof mascara off - I'm really impressed! 

Last but not least from the Body Shop, the Vitamin E Serum. I have heard good things about this one too so decided to give it a go after realising that my current oil contains mineral oil :(

I was also debating whether to pick up the toning spray/mist too so let me know if you have tried it and if it is any good. 

Now on to Yankee Candle ...

(L-R, Beach Wood, Fresh Cut Roses, Fireside Treats, Macintosh, Home Sweet Home) 

Beach Wood is probably the post subtle of all the scents I picked up. I'm honestly not very good at describing scents so I looked on the Yankee candle website and they describe it as "a modern blend of vetiver, salt air and driftwood". I think most people would like this one as it's not too strong or offensive! 

Fresh Cut Roses fills my 'floral' catergory. I tried to pick up some different scents as I didn't want too many similar ones. It literally just smells like straight-up roses - that's all I can really say! 

I heard about Fireside Treats from Anna Saccone so made a mental note to give it a good 'ole sniff if I saw it in store. Turns out I really like the scent, it's sweet but not too sickly or vanilla-y and I don't think it will be too over-whelming whilst it's being burnt. 

Macintosh literally just smells like apples. It smells of straight-up fresh apples and is quite fresh. I think I'm going to save it for the Autumn time.. Mmm! 

Home Sweet Home is a warm, homely scent (as the name would suggest!). This again, will be great for Autumn or Winter. The website describes it as being "a heartwarming blend of cinnamon, baking spices, and a hint of freshly poured tea"

(L-R, Coastal Waters x2, Fruit Fusion, Bahama Breeze, Blissful Autumn) 

I picked up some smaller candles too. I picked up two Costal Waters candles because I've had this scent before and really loved it. To me, it smells like a sexy male model (not that I imagine what they smell like... Well, not too often at least!). I'm super sad they are only avaliable in the smaller size otherwise I would have gotten a bigger one! 

Fruit Fusion looked like it would be good for summer and I think the main scent is orange but it smells a bit lime-y too and kinda like fruit punch. 

Bahama Breeze is another summer-y one and according to Yankee Candle, smells of "a tropical blend of pineapple, grapefruit and mango."

Blissful Autumn is another repurchase and I think it is now discontinued - boo! It smells spicy but not in a heavy way and maybe has a hint of apple/pear in it too?

And finally, I picked up these sandals from the Next outlet store. They were £16 and I have honestly been looking for some sandals for AGES. 

I really like these ones and I think they will be a good staple piece and will go with a lot of outfits. 

So there we have it, quite a big haul. I hope you enjoyed seeing what I bought and if you have any recommendations of any candles or Body Shop products you think I will like, leave them in the comments below. Thanks so much for reading! 

Chloe xx 


  1. Oh here's the haul! haha, you definitely got some goodies, Yankee candles are the nicest, they can really create an atmosphere in a room can't they!

    1. I love candles and yankee have such a good range of scents! I love that they fill the whole room :) I defo got some goodies! lots of love xx

  2. Oh my! You did have a good shop! Good on you! I love the body shop, I haven't been in there in forever! I have seen those Yankee candles around in a few shops, I must give them a try. Your ones look great!

    Lennae xxx

    1. I certainly did! I love the bodyshop too! have been using their stuff for years! Yankee candles are the best! :) xx