Being by Sanctuary Spa Salted Caramel & Macadamia Body Scrub Review

Body scrubs play an important part in any skincare routine and I’m always on the lookout for new ones to try.

I absolutely love Sanctuary Spa so thought I’d give Being a try to see if the sister brand is just as good.

There isn’t much of a scent range to choose from for this brand although they do have a wide range of products such as mask, butters and bath bombs etc…

For £9 you get 250g of the body scrub, mine is Salted Caramel & Macadamia which I have to admit is an interesting choice of scent.

It’s not overpowering with salted caramel definitely coming out on top but I do prefer fruity scents or the classic Sanctuary Spa scent.

The scrub itself had a waxy texture and is that fine you can barely feel it scrub. It did leave my skin feeling smooth but I prefer a deeper scrub which you can feel working.

For £9 I would say it’s more on the pricey side as there are better scrubs on the market you can for a similar price or cheaper.

The brand is cruelty free and a lot of the products are Vegan which I believe this one is.

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Primark Disney Lumiere Candle Holder Review

Primark homeware always has a great range of Disney collectables from a range of different films. For the Beauty and the Beast collection I needed Lumiere which I’ve been dying to get my hands on since they were first released.

Primark Lumiere Candle Holder

Primark Lumiere Candle Holder

I was lucky enough to receive one for Christmas and he beats any expectations. You can add your own tealight candles which really brings the piece to life.

Primark Lumiere

This costs £12 and was worth the wait! I know that originally there was a problem with the first Lumiere’s that came out as they had fragile arms but this one is completely sturdy and stands out beautifully.

I absolutely love Lumiere and think he’s the best Disney piece that Primark has done so far.

Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Face Mask First Impressions.

Last month I ordered The Nutcracker November Birchbox and inside was a small 13g sample of Sand & Sky Purifying Pink Clay Mask. This Australian Pink Clay mask retails for full price at £39.90.

Sand & Sky Pink Clay Mask

Admittedly when seeing the sample size I was disappointed at how small it was as it probably won’t last very long.

On first application I did notice it has a smell similar to marzipan but not as strong… The clay is more of a light peach colour than pink and turns white when dry and claims to take around 10 minutes to dry but I found it was drying as I was applying it.

December Birchbox The Nutcracker

I’d never heard of this brand before and from first impressions it’s not a brand I’d really look into again as I didn’t find it made my skin look any better than if I’d used a cheaper drugstore mask.

Out of all the products I received in the Birchbox this was probably my least favourite.

*Cruelty free

Impulse Sparkle & Shine Gift Set Review

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….

Superdrug kindly sent me some gift sets to review for their Blog Squad and first up is the Impulse Sparkle and Shine Gift Set which is exclusive to them.

Impulse Gift Set

This set retails for £10 and comes in a large disco ball which you’ll either love or hate. Personally I think it aims it more at a younger market.

Impulse Body Spray

Inside is four of their full size 75ml body sprays including: Hint of Musk, True Love, Tease and Very Pink.

The sprays usually retail for around £1- £1.99 so really you are paying slightly extra for the packaging.

I think the gift would make a great present idea for a Secret Santa.

There are more Impulse gift sets available catering for different price ranges.

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Superdrug Oat & Coconut Range Review

The new Superdrug Oat & Coconut range is designed for sensitive and dry skin and retails for £5.99.

The products were kindly sent to me to review for the Superdrug Blog Squad.

Superdrug Oat & Coconut Range

The range smells better than I expected as I’m not keen on Aveeno products with the oatmeal scent.

My favourite product is the oil enriched cream, it doesn’t feel greasy and dries down quickly. My partner also used this product on a burn and it cleared it up and made that area less sensitive.

The Daily Lotion also dries down quick and is perfect to use for a light moisturizer.

I am not really a fan of hand creams and I did find this one to be slightly greasy but if you do suffer with dry or cracked skin in the Winter then it may be worth trying. It retails for £4.99.

Overall I do like this range and feel it would be a great alternative to Aveeno for a much more affordable price.

As always with Superdrug it is cruelty free and vegan.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer Review

Benefit Hoola Bronzer is a holy grail product in the beauty community and I have finally had the pleasure of trying it. I have a miniature version that came free in Elle magazine.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

The full size bronzer is £25.50 with miniature trial sizes being £12.50.

This is a fully matte bronzer which has great pay off without being too pigmented or orange/cool toned. It is the perfect shade for me and looks quite natural when blended into the skin.

Benefit Hoola Bronzer Swatch

I was never really much of a bronzer fan before but ever since having this product I have used it consistently and absolutely love it. As Christmas is coming up the Hoola Bronzer is in quite a few of the Benefit gift sets which are worth checking out.

If you have pale skin there is now a Hoola Bronzer Lite which may be better suited for your skin tone.

DW Home The Macabre Skull Candle Review

First of all The Macabre candle by DW Home looks amazing and is perfect the Halloween, it’s also affordable with the price tag of £6.99.

DW Home The Macabre Candle

The scent is Sparkling Cider which I must admit wouldn’t usually be my first choice of scents but it does smell really nice and sweet and does actually make a great candle scent; once the candle has ran out then this will make a great holder.

It is not a strong overpowering scent by any means which is down to personal choice, I prefer strong scents which fill the room but I still like this candle and it wouldn’t put me off repurchasing it.

I found this little gem in Homesense (UK) but you may also find them in TK Maxx (UK) or if you live in the US then DW Home have an official website.

Compared to other candle brands DW is not as strong with the scents I’ve tried so far but that’s not necessarily a bad thing as they are affordable and there’s tons of scents to choose from.

Revolution Mermaid Splash Bath Fizzer Review

I Heart Revolution has branched out into bath and skincare as well as releasing new makeup products every other week.

I ordered three of the bath bomb fizzers when they were first released and have just got around to testing out the Mermaid Splash one.

I Heart Revolution Mermaid Splash Bath Bomb

The bath bombs retail for £3 each and come in a range of different scents. The Mermaid Splash fizzer is supposed to have an ‘aquatic’ scent but I didn’t really notice much of a scent to it.

I Heart Revolution Mermaid Bath Fizzer

For the price I wasn’t expecting Lush quality but I was disappointed that it didn’t change the water a different colour like it says it does and the glitter was minimal and instantly clung to the side of the bath.

Personally I feel like I Heart Revolution have missed the mark with their bath products as their makeup is always great quality.

DW Home Caramel Apple Cider Candle Review

It’s officially October so time to crank out autumnal scents, all things spooky and relish the dark nights.

Today’s review is all about the DW Home Caramel Apple Cider candle which retails for £7.99 in Homesense.

DW Home Caramel Apple Cider Candle

I’d never used or heard of DW candles before this review but it is beautifully mirrored and spooky blood splatter design which made me want to test it out, plus is smells amazing!

DW Home Caramel Apple Cider Candle

It’s a double wick candle although there was a smaller version which has one wick and retailed for £5.99 I think.

When I got it home it did fill the room without being lit so I was expecting a strong smelling candle straightaway but once lit it wasn’t as strong although it did nicely fill the room eventually.

Although the candle smells good I wouldn’t rate it as highly as Yankee Candle or Makers of Wax Goods.

Have you tried any spooky candles lately? 🎃