Yankee Candle Cinnamon Appleberry

Today's post is another candle review, and again I'm featuring a gorgeous Yankee Candle, this time in the scent Cinnamon Appleberry. I was offered the opportunity to try one of the Fall Collection candles and I didn't hesitate at all, immediately choosing this candle in particular. Did it live up to my expectations? Obviously, since you can see I couldn't even wait to take photos of it, instead I have been burning it for days already.

The most prominent note of this candle are definitely the apples, they're so tart and juicy! I love this scent. It also has a mix of berries and cinnamon, but I really don't smell them all that much. For me, this is pure apple - you know when you go apple picking in your back yard and you get those fruits that are so ripe they're almost bursting? That's exactly what it smells like, and the scent is really fall appropriate in my opinion. This candle is scented, obviously, but not as heavily as some of YC's other scents, like Summer Scoop and Strawberry Buttercream - it's definitely not headache inducing, instead it's soft, but still very noticeable when you step into the room. I kind of want to eat this candle, it smells so good!

You can find it on yankeecandle.co.uk, the large jar costs £19.99.
What is your current favourite candle?

Glitter & Nude Manicure

Today I wanted to share a mani with you after what seems the longest time ever ... I really wanted to wear nude nails but after applying the lacquer they seemed a little bit boring, so I quickly (and clumsily) sponged a little bit of pink glitter on top of the manicure.

I used Bourjois So Laque Glossy 11 Indispen-sable nail polish first, which is my favourite nude at the moment. I really like Orly's Pure Porcelain and OPI's Barefoot in Barcelona, and this is the perfect mix of the two - very milky, great to apply and light, but doesn't give me mannequin hands, so it's just perfect. Then, I used a regular kitchen sponge, cut it up and sponged some glitter on the top half of my nails. I used Catrice Luxury Lacquers Liquid Metal 03 My Satin Ballet Shoes. This nail polish really looks like glitter but is quite runny and not at all coarse, great to apply and easy to remove.

I love this look, it's very pretty and understated, but still just a little bit special! Gradients with glitter or shimmery nail polishes work great and I'll definitely be doing them more often. Just thought I'd share this quick work appropriate mani with you - hope you like it.

What are you wearing on your nails today?

Huge Beauty Haul

Before you all start judging me - I did not break my buying ban! Okay, I did order a skincare regimen, but I also used up about 4 products (more on that soon), and I didn't buy any of these items, so that is great. I've been managing to kick my spending in the butt lately and it's really making me feel better. However, I still have a ton of new beauty products ... a few days ago, I attended the Essence/Catrice event on the Ljubljana castle. Let's get past the whole I-had-a-panic-attack-during-it thing and skip right to the products, which you can see here in all their glory.

I'm a huge fan of Catrice, more so than Essence. Don't get me wrong, I have a lot of Essence products and I really love them, but for me, Catrice takes the cake. They have amazing quality makeup for such a low price it's almost hard to believe. So I wanted to show you a few quick snaps of the things I'm most excited about from the event. I'll be sharing my reviews and opinions soon, but if you'd like me to review a specific product, do let me know and I'll push it to the top of my list. I have to say I'm most excited about the Catrice foundations, they look amazing and I've already tried two of them out and love both!

What is your last beauty purchase?