Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Hey guys!
I'm hoping to have a few blogs written and uploaded in the next week - I've actually had a few plans and not been an antisocial hermit for once, shock horror! - so I decided to just add in this tag while I'm working on the other blogs (I love a good tag once in a while!)
This one caught my eye, and because it's summer I decided there was no better time to post it than now! I tag all of you :D

1) What books are on your summer reading list?
I recently read Paper Towns by John Green, which was on my summer reading list (it was amazing). Some of the books that are still left on my summer reading list are -
The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne
Don't Tell The Groom by Anna Bell
You Don't Have To Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning
Ice Cream At Carrington's by Alexandra Brown
The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

2) What's your favourite summer song at the moment?
At the moment I'm loving I Will Never Let You Down by Rita Ora, Somebody To You by The Vamps, She Looks So Perfect by 5SOS and Still Into You by Paramore

3) What book/song/movie/TV show reminds you of past summers?
All the cheesy summer one hit wonders usually remind me of summer! Pretty Things by Sarra Manning always reminds me of summer too, as it's a perfect summer read (to be fair, it's just a perfect book) and there's not really any shows or films that specifically remind me of summer!

4) What's your favourite summer clothing thing?
Definitely sunglasses! For me, the bigger the better!

5) What's your favourite thing about summer?
Being able to wear sunglasses! I also like going to the beach and not nearly getting frostbite when I go paddling, and who could forget barbeques?

6) What are you most looking forward to this summer?
Hopefully a bit of beach time and lots and lots of barbeques! Also hopefully catching up with my friends and doing fun, cheap outdoor things like going for picnics or just chilling outside somewhere nice!

7) Favourite place to go in summer?
As mentioned above, I have a massive soft spot for the beach, so I'd ideally love to go somewhere with a beach for a while.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Flamingo Candles!

Hey guys!

Before I start, just a disclaimer - I am in no way affiliated with, or sponsored by, Flamingo Candles. I was not asked to write this blog post, I just really liked the candles, so decided to make a blog post about them. I am not getting paid to write about these candles or mention this brand.

Last week, I was idly scrolling through my instagram feed - as I do multiple times a day when I get bored - and I stumbled across a competition being held by Flamingo Candles, a company my friend had recommended to me but I hadn't got round to ordering anything myself - I am a massive scented candle junkie, so I am always looking out for new brands and stuff to try! You basically had to repost the picture they'd posted with a hashtag to be in with the chance of winning 4 candles, so I thought "why not" and did it, then promptly forgot about it.
Last Friday, I was sitting on the sofa with my mum channel flicking, and a notification from instagram popped up, so I checked it and saw it was from Flamingo Candles, so I went on there and saw they'd tagged me in a post saying "congratulations!" and telling me I'd won! I got really excited - my mum was like "umm, are you okay?" and I was like "I WON!!" and she got so confused until I explained it, haha xD 
So, I've been waiting impatiently since I emailed them my address (I hate waiting for things, I'm so impatient!) and they arrived yesterday! I couldn't wait to open them and smell them, they all sounded so amazing - they are Green Tea and Lemon, Candy Floss, Black Raspberry and Vanilla, and Orange Mandarin and Basil. 

The first one I smelt was the Black Raspberry and Vanilla one - it's quite sweet but with a hint of sharpness, and has a lovely smooth vanilla undertone, which makes it not too sugary sweet and overwhelming. I am also a little bit in love with the glittery pink flamingo on the front - so cute!

The next one I smelt was the Green Tea and Lemon one - the lemon was less prominent than I was expecting, but it's sharp and delicious smelling, and the green tea makes it smell fresh and clean. This is more of a unisex scent, so would be a great present for a male as well as female :D

Next up was the Candy Floss one - the smell reminds me a bit of a fruity milkshake, only sweeter and more sugary. It smells more like a lolly than candy floss, in my opinion, but it's a lovely sweet scent which will appeal to people with a sweet tooth ;) it's so pink and girly, the pastel flamingo is a lovely touch too!

Finally, I tried the Orange Mandarin and Basil one - it's sharp and citrussy, with a lovely hint of warm herby basil so it's not too overwhelmingly sweet. I think this is definitely one I would repurchase in the future, as it works well for both summer and winter, and it smells amazing! I also love the contrast between the orange flamingo and yellow candle.

I decided to try the Black Raspberry and Vanilla one - which is burning as I write this - and now I'm really excited to try them all out! They also smell extremely potent, even without them being lit, so the smell fills the whole room!
So, all in all, I am really happy with them all - they smell amazing, the packaging is amazing (the white flamingos engraved into the lid make them even prettier!) and they're a reasonable size, so will last for a while, even if I burn them a lot! I would highly recommend them to any scented candle junkies :)
Thanks again, Flamingo Candles - I will definitely be purchasing some different scents when these run out!

If you'd like to purchase some for yourself, head on over to <3