THE RE-BRAND: ESSENCE OF HARRIS

 

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I’m so excited to share this post with you all as I feel like working with this brand sums up perfectly the reasons why I love being a blogger. For those of you who have followed my blog for a little while – you may have read my previous post back in April reviewing Buth Bheag Candle Co.

Since the spring this luxury brand has gone from strength to strength with the help of bloggers and influencers from across the UK sharing the love for their stunning range of products. They have now landed themselves over 30 stockists and two brand new shops.

 

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Sometimes when a project or new venture takes shape and naturally progresses a re-brand can be a really exciting and refreshing way to move forward and celebrate the success you’ve made. When the team announced the re-brand I instantly couldn’t wait to see what this meant for them as a company; I was pleasantly suprised to see that they are still taking their inspiration from their beautiful home of the Scottish Isles by keeping their scents named after the many beaches that make up the stunning coastline.

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When I opened the parcel up to reveal the two beautifully packaged items I thought for a moment what good gifts they would make. The re-brand has taken on a slightly more mature, sophisticated vibe.

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You can tell as soon as you open the box that it’s a luxury item – from the on trend marble exterior to the minimal, slick glassware. Each and every perfectly executed little detail completely sets Essence of Harris apart from the other brands on the market. Everything down to their scent collections, packaging and brand story is unique and you truly feel like you have a little bit of paradise in your home when you purchase from them.

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Each scent collection comes in a different colour palette, each with rose gold lettering which makes the new range ideal for gifts with the festive season coming around.

Another reason that makes this new collection special is the fact they’ve gone right back to basics by discussing how each of the candles and reed diffusers are made on the side of the packaging. Absolutely every single item is hand-poured with love in the Isle of Harris and you can even learn more about the creators of the brand on the ‘Our Team’ section of their website.
WINTER SCENT REVIEW:
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A sophisticated, deep and sensual scent with top notes of pomegranate, plum and rose.
(Black Pomegranate Reed Diffuser, £17. Available at http://www.essenceofharris.co.uk)
Warm, cosy and not too overpowering. It’s also a very natural scent, sometimes in the past I’ve purchased room sprays and diffusers that are way too strong and almost have an artificial scent.
Each of their diffuser ranges come the 100ml size which will usually last for up to 12 weeks. Ideal for Christmas in the living room or bedroom.
Shop the full luxury range by clicking here. 
Make to follow them on Instagram to find out more about this exciting brand and keep up to date with their most recent collections!
Thanks for reading,

 

 

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KOZHA NUMBERS

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First of all, Happy New Year to all of you! I really hope you had a fantastic festive break and spent it with your loved ones. New Year is such a good time to reflect on the last episode of your life and think about what new goals you want to work towards in this new chapter. If you’re in need of some motivation or tips on how to stick to your resolutions then have a read of my New Year Motivation post.
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In this blog post I’m reviewing one of my new favourite accessory brands which I cannot wait to share with you! It’s rare that you come across an independent brand that has both incredible products and a super friendly team working behind the scenes. Personally, I feel as a blogger it’s important for me to only share with you the companies and brands that I truly love and support, that I feel proud to be associated with and honoured to wear.
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I first heard about US brand Kozha Numbers while  on holiday last year, I was recommended to take a look at them online by a friend. So I headed straight to their stunningly chic Instagram page and instantly fell in love! Their sleek leather designs are minimal and sophisticated – making them the ideal accessory for pretty much any outfit combination.
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THE CARDLET | THE CASHLET
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The two products I knew I had to add to my Christmas list! I’d been on the search for a new purse for a while as my old one was falling apart at the seams! Plus recently relocating back to London meant that I was also keen to purchase a Cardlet, just a little wallet style pouch which keeps your cash card or oyster safe when you’re travelling. I would highly recommend purchasing one of these as they eliminate the hassle of pulling out your purse every time you want to touch in or out on the tube.
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Both the Cardlet and Cashlet from Kozha Numbers are made from super soft and sleek  latigo leather and fasten with a thin silicone string which wraps around the purse keeping your items safe inside. Both products also feature the stunning Kozha Numbers logo which I’m a huge fan of. The gold writing against the high quality black leather is just stunning and so unique. If like me you have a love for simple minimal designs which have a big impact, you need to get to know this brand!
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Kozha Numbers have an exceptional range of products on their website – all which follow the same slick and minimal design. You can browse the full collection by clicking here.
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KOZHA NUMBERS, The Large Ket, $295.
For UK shipping enquiries or any questions regarding their products contact my friends llona & Lena at KOZHA NUMBERS info@kozhanumbers.com.
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For serious fashion inspo and brand updates make sure you follow them on Twitter & Instagram.
Thanks for reading & Happy New Year !
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CANDLE SCOOP | THE SCENTS YOU NEED THIS CHRISTMAS

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This week I received a very special package from my favourite candle brand Buth Bheag Candle co. You may have already read about this brand on my blog back in April this year where I reviewed two candles from both the Losgaintir and Huisinins collection. You can catch up here.

Since my last post the company has been going from strength to strength with mini pop up shops and the launch of several new fragrances. It’s always a joy to collaborate with independent, ambitious brands that have created a unique and exciting product; Buth Bheag Candle Co. are the ultimate pleasure to work with, from the team to the products, it’s the ultimate luxury experience.

In this post I’m going to review two products each from new collections that have launched this year – both of which I absolutely love! Plus, this is my first festive post of the year which makes me so excited!

Cranberry Christmas Candle

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“A festive combination of cranberries, orange and cinnamon with floral back notes on a base of sandal, cedar, musk vanilla and sugar.”

If like me, you love Christmas and all things festive, you have to get your hands on the new Christmas collection. When I first opened the box the scent reminded me of all things festive and when lit, the candle fills the room with a gorgeous rich fragrance. I wanted to point out that a lot of scented Christmas candles can become quite headachey after a while but this one is completely different. The soy formula burns slower than most candles I’ve purchased in the past, they also last a lot longer than most other brands I’ve tried.

The Christmas collection features wax melts and reed diffusers so you can choose which product works best with your household. One thing I really like about the Christmas candle is the glass jar and festive design – it makes the perfect centre piece for the dinner table or little addition to the mantle piece.

Horgabost

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“Stimulating and sensual – evoking the tranquil beauty of an exotic eastern garden. Top notes of tangy lemongrass, Sicilian lemons and juicy limes lead into a heart of spicy ginger root and grated nutmeg, and a hint of refreshing eucalyptus. Base notes include sensual patchouli, white woods and creamy vanilla.”

This candle is very different from their other collections, this luxury scent is incredibly refreshing – the citrus burst makes you feel instantly uplifted, to me, this is the ideal scent to burn in the morning or to have in the bathroom.

I recently went for dinner at Sketch, the famous French restaurant in Mayfair, London and I remembered they has numerous Diptyque candles burning – the scent was very fresh and citrus based much like the Horgabost collection. When I first smelt this candle, I was reminded of that night – the scents are practically identical however Diptyque candles start at £40, four times the price of Buth Bheag’s collection! Not only do they use the very best ingredients – each scent is blended to perfection. What I love about this brand is the fact you can enjoy luxury in your home for less.

The deisgn of the Horgabost collection is similar to their previous collections with a minimal design. The chic packaging gives them a sophisticated edge and the greyscale beach scene on the sides is a reminder that each and every candle has been hand poured in the beautiful Isle of Harris.

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If you’re looking to start your Christmas shopping early, take a look at the gift sets available on their website by clicking here.

For all enquiries please contact info@buthbheagcandleco.uk

Follow them on Instagram to find out more about this exciting brand and keep up to date with their most recent collections!

@buthbheagcandleco. 

 

Thanks for reading,

WHEN IN DOUBT, CHANEL.

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So as some of you may already know I’ve relocated back to my hometown of London and last week my good friend and fellow blogger babe Lauren came down to see me before an event – which called for shopping! We visited the one and only Selfridges first and browsed the designer jewellery sections on the first floor and that’s when I fell in love…

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In the Chanel section, I spotted a coin style necklace on one of the mannequins which they’d styled with a classic two piece blazer and skirt suit. The necklace caught my eye as soon as I walked in because of its intricate detail and striking design. After seeing the full selection and trying on several items, Lauren and I decided to go to the Chanel flagship store on New Bond Street to browse their collection and compare it to Selfridges.

When we arrived I basically became the love heart eye emoji and got a little bit excited about the new A/W accessories campaign, not to mention the ready to wear capsule collection on the first floor! When one of the advisers approached us, I explained what I had seen at the Selfridges concession and the assistant then showed us their jewellery display. The Chanel flagship had a much bigger and varied selection of jewellery, I would recommend visiting the store as opposed to Selfridges, I would point out that the service is much better at the Chanel store too.

The necklace itself is timeless. The medallion style is similar to the vintage Chanel pieces which sell for over £16,000 on the vintage classic markets and the rich deep golden colour gives it that high end designer edge.

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What I like best about the necklace is how you can adjust it to suit your mood. The necklace has two length options both of which I love.

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When the necklace is set to its shorter length which is near enough a choker style, the excess golden chain hangs down your back with the tiny Chanel logo at the bottom. This style is absolutely ideal to wear with backless dresses along with a slick up-do to show off the stunning design.

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The second longer setting is the one I choose to wear on a day to day basis as it looks fabulous either over a top or hanging down underneath a shirt.

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For anyone looking for that perfect accessory to add instant style to any outfit this necklace is for you. It’s the perfect combination of class and elegance, its understated small detailing  is eye catching in an enchanting way. I find a lot of designer necklaces to be very ‘in your face’ and brash – this piece is the opposite.

Another benefit to this necklace is that the beautiful design is so striking that it doesn’t need earrings, bracelets or even rings to match. Less really is more when it comes to accessorising an outfit.

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If this post has inspired you to shop, I can recommend my adviser Yaneff at Chanel New Bond Street for appointments.

Thank you for reading,

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PINK SODA SPORT

 

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Yesterday I came home from work to the most generous and seriously amazing delivery from JD Womens! I’d previously seen the likes of Sarah Ashcroft, Charlotte Crosby and Sam Faiers wearing and looking incredible in Pink Soda Sports wear so, I was over the moon to try the sporty gear out for myself!

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First off I was stunned by the quality of the fabric used on each of the garments they sent me, the lightweight and breathable material means this collection is ideal for working out on the tracks or yoga mats. Their capsule collection I’ve been wearing really is all a girl needs, sports wear can be pricey and what I like best about this brand is how versatile and durable their pieces are.

So, if you’re looking for some motivational new gym garms, look no further! Read my review below and shop the full Pink Soda collection here.
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All five items of sportswear they sent me fitted perfectly, I (like most girls) find it really hard to shop for sports bras, the cute ones are always too small and tight across the chest and the ones that are big enough don’t provide enough support!
The Pink Soda Sport 2-in-1 Vest & Sports Bra is an absolute must have! Not only is it true to size and caters for bigger cup sizes but also provides lasting support (I’ve worn and washed mine a couple of times now and the bra is still supportive as it was when I opened the box!)
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I absolutely love the simple and elegant monochrome design of the Pink Soda Contrast Fitness Tights. For me, what I wear when I work out is so important. If I feel confident I know I will focus and work hard to reach my goals, if I’m feeling at all uncomfortable it puts me off my workout completely! After all, there is nothing worse then feeling self concious at the gym. I would highly recommend these sporty leggings to any girl that takes her fitness seriously, the breathable fabric draws sweat from the skin cooling you faster. Plus the hidden pocket in the waistband is absolutely genius – perfect to store your keys and iPod whist you workout.
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The plush Pink Soda Contrast Hoodie & matching Pink Soda Contrast Joggers are super soft and cosy meaning they’re perfect for both lounging on a Sunday as well as throwing on after swim or gym session. The Skinny fit bottoms are flattering and super comfortable, they fit all your curves exactly how they should do & the simple black and grey design keeps you looking stylish even after a tough workout!
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When I first put on the sports bra and matching yoga leggings I instantly felt motivated to hit the gym! The powerful yet girly branding is empowering and infectious, I actually had a  few inbox messages on Instagram after posting a photo of my new goodies from girls wondering where they could get their hands on some Pink Soda!
If you’re still wanting to find new ways of keeping motivated have a read of my New Year Motivation post which will help you stay focused on your goals.
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Girls make sure you follow both @JDWomen & @PinkSodaSport on Instagram and use the hashtag #PinkSodaSport to show yours off!
Pink Soda Sport is available exclusively at JD Sports, in-store & online.
Thanks for reading,

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BUTH BHEAG CANDLE CO.

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Buth Bheag is an independent handmade candle company based in the beautiful Isle of Harris, Scotland. This week I was sent a sample of two of their popular scented candles to review for you and I can’t tell you how impressed I am with both the quality and fragrance!

Like a lot of girls, I’m a little candle obsessed at the moment! I usually buy high end scented ones from Yankee Candle or for special occasions Diptyque but pay a lot for them. It’s rare that you find a candle range that smell amazing without a hefty price tag.

Buth Bheag is the first range I’ve tried and tested that has the same quality fragrance as the high end brands and half the price. Their full candle range is inspired and named after the stunning beaches surrounding the Scottish isles and I was lucky enough to trial two, ‘Losgaintir’ and ‘Huisinis’, read my reviews below!
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‘Huisinis’
Pink Champagne and Pomelo.
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Husinis Beach, Isle of Harris.
As you probably already know, I love champagne (what girl doesn’t?) So when I read that the Huisinis collection was a blend of citrus fruits, Brazilian orange and sweet grapefruit, I was sold! After all, every girl needs a pink champagne flavoured candle!
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Paradise Beach.
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It’s not surprising why they’ve nicknamed this candle ‘Paradise Beach’, the combination of fresh bergamot, bright orange and rich amber remind me of beach sunsets, tanned skin and perfect summers. The almond and vanilla notes are quite warming, this candle is ideal to burn at dinner parties, romantic nights in or late evening drinks with friends.
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These stunning scented candles are the perfect addition to your home just in time for spring, make sure to visit their brand new mobile friendly website where you will find their full collection and the perfect scent for your home.
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For all enquiries please contact info@buthbheagcandleco.uk
Follow them on Instagram to find out more about this exciting brand and keep up to date with their most recent collections!
Thanks for reading,
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