It’s been an absolute age since I did a haul so obviously it was about time I rectified this. My parents gave me my birthday money early and I got a few vouchers for Christmas so went a tad wild on the candle and book front.

My babe, Beth, over at Mermaid in Disguise (go follow her everywhere, she’s the best) did a Body Shop haul and featured a candle she raved about in Vanilla Chai. I knew as soon as I read her post that if she loved it, I’d love it and I needed it in my life. I had no idea The Body Shop even did candles but went in-store and ended up leaving with three.

The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Scented Candle | £7 | The Body Shop |

The Body Shop Frosted Berries Scented Candle | £10 | The Body Shop |

The Body Shop Candle Hawaiian Kukui | £15 | The Body Shop |

I’m pretty sure Vanilla Chai and Frosted Berries are from the Christmas line and limited stock so if you want to nab them, I highly recommend you do so soon. I got the Frosted Berries for £7 as it was on sale, and Hawaiian Kukui for £12 as it was the last one and the box was all bashed. They all smell absolutely amazing and I’m so ready to burn them.

Then I treated myself to a Jo Malone candle. I’ve wanted one for so long but never been able to justify that amount of money for a candle. My boyfriends dad gifted me with a John Lewis voucher for Christmas and I instantly knew what I’d be purchasing. I had my eye on three scents; Blackberry and Bay, Oud and Bergamont, and Mimosa and Cardamom. The assistant was so helpful and gave me loads of samples, so now not only do I want five more candles, I want three fragrances too…However, my parents bought me a cologne from my nephew for my thirtieth; so now I only need two.

Jo Malone London Mimosa & Cardamom Candle – 200mg | £42 | John Lewis |

Finally I spent at least an hour in Waterstones. I’ve always been a huge lover of a bookstore, and Waterstones in Milton Keynes is pretty awesome. I’d seen a few of these books floating around the blogosphere and had to treat myself to see what they were all about. I’d wanted Estee’s book for a while as I love her YouTube channel, so when I saw Bloom was half price, I swiped it up. I’m yet to read any but will no doubt do some reviews if you fancy it.

Bloom: Navigating Life and Style – Estee Lalonde | £8.50 | Waterstones |

Pretty Iconic – Sali Hughes | £13 | Waterstones |

Get Your Sh*t Together – Sarah Knight | £12.99 | Waterstones |

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**K – Sarah Knight | £9.99 | Waterstones |

Pretty Honest – Sali Hughes | £13.49 | Waterstones |

A Mindfullness Guide For The Frazzled – Ruby Wax | £6.99 | Waterstones |

How good was this haul? Well, it was for me, since all these awesome things belong to me now. I’m definitely going to cosy up with a blanket, a mug of something (probably milk), light a candle and get to reading. Best times.

Have you bought any new books and/or candles recently?


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    How did I not know Body Shop did candles :-O! This is actually an amazing haul, and not just because those books are all so insanely pretty and instagrammable! I really want Bloom just because it's gorgeous haha. xx

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