Mini Yankee Candle Haul & Body Shop Opening Party

Last weekend I popped in to one of my local shopping outlets while my car was having an MOT and came away with quite a few goodies. The candle shop has a HUGE array of Yankee Candles so it was great to go and have a good sniff and pick another winter candle, plus some Christmas presents. I’m quite picky when it comes to scents so I really need to try before I buy.

I’m not sure if you can call it a haul when I only bought 3 candles, but unfortunately my budget doesn’t stretch to much more so 3 candles will do, and as they’re all from the Christmas range I thought I’d share with you what I bought.

Christmas Eve

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Mmm this candle is just lovely! I could curl up in a big hoody and watch Christmas movies and eat mince pies with this scent. It’s everything Christmassy but as a nice plain palette, nothing overwhelming like masses of cinnamon or sweetness, just a gentle, lovely Christmas smell. It’s the only one I bought for myself and I lit it as soon as I got home. It’s not overly powerful, and I’m not sure if that’s because it’s only a small size or if it’s due to the scent, but it lingers in the background without giving you that “shoved-up-your-nose” scent experience. I’ve got a feeling I’ll be getting the larger version of this before Christmas comes!

Fragrance notes from Yankee Candle: “Traditional holiday scents of a warm hearth, sugared plums and candied fruits. Top: Orange, almond, lime, lemon. Mid: Red berry, cinnamon, nutmeg. Base: Violet, amber, creamy praline, vanilla.

Sugared Apple

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I like a touch of sweetness but nothing too sickly and this smells just perfect. It’s a nice, clean scent with a hint of sweetness underlying, but not up to the levels of candy or cookie type sweet scents.

Fragrance notes from Yankee Candle: “A deliciously sweet apple treat… a perfect recipe of juicy apples sprinkled with sugar and vanilla.”

Winter Glow

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This is one of those classic, clean, pleasant scents that is quite mild. It’s similar to candles such as clean cotton which I think just make a room smell nice. Perfect for people who don’t necessarily want to be sniffing food or nature in their house but still want a nice scent.

Fragrance notes from Yankee Candle: “A crisp scent of frosted leaves on snow-covered trees in the cool air, all warmed by golden amber sun rays. Top: Frosted orange, rosemary. Mid: Eucalyptus, spruce, lavendaer. Base: White cedar, golden amber.”

Body Shop Party

By coincidence I happened to be there for the opening party of a new Body Shop. The first 50 shoppers were given a goody bag so I thought why not and queued up for about 10 minutes before fighting my way through the crowd to make a quick purchase and receive my freebies.

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I bought some Olive and Mango shower gels, which would have normally been £4 each but instead I got the two for £5.60. Then I was quite impressed to be presented with a free clearing toner, body milk, aqua lotion and shampoo!

It was definitely a useful right-time-at-the-right-place moment.

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I’ve not used the products yet and I’m not going to even try to review them, as let’s be honest I don’t really know much about skin care, nor have much experience of products to compare them too.

All in all it was a good mornings shop!

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