Showing posts with label Flamingo Candles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Flamingo Candles. Show all posts

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Flamingo Candles Bunny Kisses Easter Candle

I am a huge fan of Flamingo Candles, their cuteness is such that everytime I see the design I ooh and ahh at it.  So imagine my excitement when Bunny Kisses dropped through my door looking like this.

Flamingo Candles ;Bunny Kisses Easter Candle
Flamingo Candles ;Bunny Kisses Easter Candle
Flamingo Candles ;Bunny Kisses Easter Candle

This is an amazing Easter Candle, which has sadly sold out. It is hand-poured in the UK using natural soy wax and is a pretty yellow pastel wax jar candle decorated with a super cute metallic silver bunny and metallic purple heart which is just divine.

Once the lid has been removed, childhood sweet memories come flooding back as this candle smells like rhubarb and custard sweets, the boiled sweets you might have once got in a pick 'n' mix.  The scent is both sweet and tangy and once the wick is alight, both those fragrances come to life and I am suddenly whisked back to a child buying those 1p sweets from Mrs Stocks on a Sunday morning.

Impressively, this candle has a burn time for up to 50 hours and features a natural cotton wick and unlike some candles, there is no blackened smoke appearing once alight. Priced at £12, these candles are just such good value for money, they smell amazing and look just fantastic.

Happy Easter!

Friday, 3 April 2015

Chocolate Beauty Gifts for Easter

Easter is the best excuse there is to eat chocolate for breakfast (along with Christmas) and alongside munching away on your Easter egg, there is a whole host of other chocolatey goodness to be enjoyed.

Hotel Chocolat whom are well known for their chocolate range, also have a beauty section that is worthy of drooling over. This Quilesse Body Scrub is described as being uplifting, enlivening, invigorating – the energising scent of our cocoa groves at sunrise.

Bomb Cosmetics Ballotin Gift Set is a must for any chocolate lover who loves to chill out and relax in the bath. The set contains six luxuriously hand crafted bath products all with a chocolate theme:
  • Vanilla Bath Creamer
  • Chocolate Orange Bath Creamer
  • Coffee Mocha Bath Meltz
  • Chocolate Bath Mallow
  • Double Choc Chip Bath Gem
  • Chocolate Buttercup
All containing natural Cocoa Butter and essential oils.

Lush has one of my favourite facemasks - Cupcake - Using Rhassoul mud, which is highly absorbent, it works with cocoa powder to draw out all the dirt, grime and impurities to give your skin a deep cleanse. The use of fresh mint also stimulates and tones the skin, whilst linseed and cocoa butter soften and moisturise. 

Yankee Candle have some of the most interesting scents that I have come across. I am a huge candle fan and from the new Cafe Culture collection from Yankee Candle, inspired by relaxing city breaks is Cappucino Truffle. Described as being a decadent pairing of bold, roasted coffee and luscious, velvety chocolate.

Too Faced - One of my favourite palettes is the Too Faced Chocolate Palette which I use all the time.  Now with Semi-Sweet on the horizon, it too would make a perfect Easter Gift.  Described as having 16 antioxidant-rich, cocoa powder-infused matte and shimmer shades of warm caramels, deep mochas, bronzy chocolate hues and a pop of sugared blueberry, it sounds totally divine. Add to the Too Faced raving of products comes the Milk Chocolate Bronzer, which I have fallen back in love with and have been using daily, it smells absolutely amazing and works really well with my skin tone too.

Flamingo Candles caught my attention during the week with their Scent Eggs - Scent Eggs are small, oval-shaped eggs which are made from natural soy wax, etched with Florrie the flamingo and come in a variety of simple fragrances. They’re designed to be mixed up, to create wild and wonderful scent combinations!  Place three or four Scent Eggs in an oil/fragrance burner, along with a tealight and wait for the gorgeous aroma to fill the room. Scent Eggs make the perfect gift, packaged in a glass jar with our lovely flamingo lid.

Essie - One of my favourite nail polish brands is Essie and whilst brown nail polish wouldn't be my personal choice, one called Chocolate Cakes certainly grabbed my attention.

What will you be hoping for this Easter?

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Flamingo Candles - Spring Collection

Flamingo Candles are brilliant, I am quite obsessed with them and have very kindly been sent a few of their new spring scents to try from the Spring Collection Range**. The range itself is just amazing and I would find it quite hard to choose my own scent from the list of the five within the range.

The two candles that I have today are both ones that I have really enjoyed using.

Flamingo Candles - Spring Collection
Flamingo Candles - Spring Collection
These two candles are just so brightly coloured they scream Spring to me.  Even the scent of each is so warm and inviting that I can already imagine sitting out in the garden in the evening as the sun goes down, a candle lit on the table outside.
Starting with the scent which intrigued me the most when I read the description - Raspberry & Salted Caramel, I didn't think it would be a scent I would like.  Actually it is absolutely amazing.  Described as being both sweet and creamy, Raspberry & Salted Caramel is a delicious treat for the senses.  Fruity notes of raspberry blend with anise, buttercream and vanilla-based caramel.  The first thing you notice when the lid is removed is both scents and it reminds me of candyfloss at the fairground.
The Jar within which the candle can be found is like similar ones from the range and it features a bright blue coloured Flamingo.  Each candle is made with organic soy wax and a cotton wick and has a really impressive burn time of 50 hours. 
Flamingo Candles - Spring Collection

Flamingo Candles - Spring Collection

Flamingo Candles - Spring Collection
The second candle from the Spring Collection is Mango & Dragonfruit and it is both exotic and punchy.  It combines base notes of lily, rose and jasmine with fruity green leaf, peach schnapps, sweet orange, melon, mango and apple and the scent is absolutely divine with both the fruity peach schnapps and floral notes being the first ones you notice as soon as the lid is removed.  If you have ever had Peach Blossom Tea, then the scent, I think, is very similar.
Again this candle is in a jar and it features a sparkly flamingo this time.  For me, this Flamingo stands out much more against the orange coloured candle due to those sparkles.  As before this candle is made with organic soy wax and a cotton wick and has a really impressive burn time of 50 hours. 
Flamingo Candles - Spring Collection

Flamingo Candles - Spring Collection

Flamingo Candles - Spring Collection

If these two scents have got you wanting to try or find that perfect Spring candle, there are three more within the rage which all sound equally divine and they are:

Rose & Marshmallow - Floral and sugary, Rose & Marshmallow is the ultimate sweet combination. Base notes of sandalwood, musk, rose and orchid blend with fruity mandarin, cherry and raspberry and creamy vanilla, coconut and marshmallow.

Green Apples - Fresh and zesty, Green Apples is the ultimate feel-good scent. Inspired by the Granny Smith apple it blends leafy green accords with citrus notes of lemon, mandarin, apple and melon. A fruity delight!

Daisy - Fresh and floral, Daisy opens with a touch of lemon and grapefruit with accords of green leaf, green violet, apple, pear and peach. Leading into a floral heart of jasmine, lily, rose, violet leaves and freesia on a base of sandalwood, cedarwood, amber, vanilla and sweet, powdery musks.

I am quite taken with the sound of Daisy and Green Apples, they sound like the fragrances I would use at home and want from a candle.

Established in 2013, Flamingo Candles is a fun and original collection of hand-poured, organic candles, manufactured in the UK. Stockists for the candles include Amazon, ASOS, Joy and many independent retailers.

Have you tried Flamingo Candles?

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Flamingo Candles Lemon and Lime Mojito

Flamingo candles is a brand I have seen on many blogs, so when I got the chance to try out my own candle, I was every bit as excited because I am candle obsessed, even as I sit and type this, my Flamingo candle is burning away. If you haven't heard of the brand, Flamingo Candles are handmade candles which use soybeans and natural cotton wicks, they contain no no petroleum, paraffin or beeswax products and more information about the brand can be found HERE.

The candle I was kindly sent is Lemon and Lime Mojito and it smells exactly as the name would suggest and is described as follows:
"Fruity and exotic Lemon & Lime Mojito is a fruity aroma incorporating notes of freshly squeezed juicy lemons combined with notes of warm orchids, infused with fresh lime with added notes of cool aldehydes, mandarin and grapefruit".
Once the lid has been removed there is a sudden citrusy scent which captures your senses and once alight, that scent is magnified and quickly spreads throughout the entire house. I am a huge fan of candles which have a big scent and this one is definitely one of those, it is fresh, zesty and is perfect for those Sunday afternoons once everything has been cleaned, scrubbed and polish to sit back and relax too with a cuppa whilst browsing blogs or reading the paper. 

Flamingo Candles' Classic Jar Candles cost just £12 each and you can find them on the Flamingo Candle website, Amazon and Asos to name a few. They also offer upto 50 hours of burning time which I think is really impressive for a candle of this size. Next on my list of Flamingo Candles to try is
Oriental Lotus & Rose Otto Scent Melt and the Coconut Lemongrass Scent Melt to see if they are as good or better than similar products out there!

Have you tried anything from Flamingo Candles? Do you have a favourite scent?
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