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14 Aug 2015

Candle, roses and charms

Today Oscar had a routine bloods appointment, so we took him on the train. Luckily it took less time than anticipated, so we were able to stop off in town and look around, despite the heavy showers! It was so enjoyable browsing in all the little warm shops and we took advantage (a little) of some of the summer sales. Oscar wore his little rain cover over his push-chair until so much rain had collected in it, the world must have looked like an aquarium! Yesterday we had a visit from the health visitor who was eager to weigh Oscar; he is thankfully growing very well and now weighs more than 12 pounds!

I have always loved and wanted a flower garland, not merely for picture purposes I promise! I saw these in the Accessorize summer sale, £2.50 reduced from £8.00! The little tourist shops in the lakes would have you pay at least £8.00 - I am very glad to have waited until now. Mitch may have to take serious preventative steps to stop me from wearing this to Regents park when we make passage there in late August!
I have barely unwrapped it, but ohh a candle that smells like stars! This is Yankee's 'Kilimanjaro Stars' and it is a deep, velvety indigo hue. It smells very cool, fresh, light and dewy, almost like how petals smell; quite earthy, like rain in the dark. I love it because it is not at all sickly, but like a night of stargazing within a candle. I love the idea of burning it on special occasions, but it is perfect for these midsummer nights.
I adore this Accessorize keyring! I was first attracted by the pale pink and golds but by the time I'd searched and finally managed to seek out a single 'E' I was in love. The gold chain looks slightly coppery and slightly rose gold, it looks adorable with the baby pink. It might be slightly dear for a keychain (£5!) but I keep affirming that I will only treasure it more. They also have lots of different floral and transparent varieties.
Speaking of gaining pounds, if ever you need a gift in pretty wrapping, there is Galaxy on hand! I adore this new salted caramel variety, when I was pregnant with Oscar it is all I wanted to eat! It even looks beautiful in its sapphire wrapper, I just want to store it untouched in the fridge. A couple of new San X Mamegoma and Qlia panda pencils, I love the detailed cookie texture on the back of the 'eat me' charm, it's so sweet! I will never grow out of my childhood obsession of loving pencils with charms. The mamegoma pencil has a little seal face 'pon the end! Have you been shopping the summer sales?

I've been listening to French pop a lot, but I love this french song... so light and breezy to listen to!


44 comments:

  1. You take the dreamiest photos I swear! I love all the bits and bobs you picked up---that candle just sounds heavenly~ The heart charm is so adorable---I'm dying of the cuteness I think I need to go out shopping soon <3
    xxx
    She Will Be

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    1. Ahh thank you so much Sylvia! xD I'm seriously addicted to your posts too! Shopping is always a good idea xD have a lovely week! xxx

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  2. Lovely photos and I love the flower garland!

    xx
    Emily

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    1. Hi Emily - thank you so much and for your follow! :D xx

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  3. OMG your blog is amazing and so is everything in this post.

    Hope we're following each other <3
    Kisses

    here

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    1. Thank you so much - I'd really love to! :D xx

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  4. Your photos are so lovely!

    Raqda xx│Raydant

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  5. Love those floral hair crowns <3 And would love to try one of those yankee candles some day since everyone raves about them ^^

    ❤ Sann | Piixel.nl

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    1. Hi Sanne, aw thank you! I definitely recommend the Kilimanjaro one, I think I might have to buy a bigger size! I love the muskier scents over the sweeter ones though :D xx

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  6. Your blog is beautiful I love the colours <3 stunning photos!
    Chloe xx
    http://chloebee1.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I am not a fan of desserts or anything sweet in general but I have a weakness for chocolates! I've not seen that chocolate here (yet!) but I'll be sure to keep an eye for it.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Hehe I was never much of a chocolate person until I was pregnant with Oscar, then I craved everything chocolatey! I wanted an easter egg a day xD it is lovely! xx

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  8. I want that Yankee Candle! I bet it smells amazing. Also, the flower garland is really pretty, such a bargain too!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. Hi Alice - thank you so much! :D xx

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  9. Amazing pics!! I love Yankee Candles but here they seem rather hard to find, I wonder why.

    Followed you on Bloglovin :)
    Barbs

    http://bit.ly/1MkaOmt

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    1. Thanks so much Barbs! :D try searching on ebay - they aren't available in my town unless I travel a bit - but I always find a much greater selection online! xx

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  10. Omgosh your blog is so cute! I love the items you got, super pretty *_* <3

    Lauren xx | laurlauu . beauty . fashion . life . blog

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    1. Thanks so much Lauren! I adore yours too :D xx

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  11. I hope everything goes well with Oscar, love. Loved everything you picked. I miss buying random Yankee Candles now that I'm in Spain - they don't sell them here - and I miss Galaxy chocolate too, hahaha! xxx

    Cristina, xo // My Cup of Tea

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    1. Thanks so much Cristina! Aw Spain is amazing in itself, you are so lucky :D hehe I know what you mean! xD xxx

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  12. Lovely haul, that chocolate bar is so yummy!! <3

    I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    x

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    1. Aw thank you Helen! I would love to take a look :D xx

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  13. I really like your photos ! They are so, so cute ♥

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  14. Nice post.

    http://historiassparacontarr.blogspot.com/

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  15. Oh I really want to eat a bar of Galaxy now!

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    1. Hi Winnie! Hehe I feel the same, usually 24/7 xD xx

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  16. What a lovely haul! Even though I'm not allowed to light candles in my dorm, I still like having candles around, because they're still fragrant when they aren't lit. Sometimes I even prefer having only a faint whiff of it in the air. I actually haven't been doing very much summer shopping because I don't want my suitcase to be overweight when I head back to campus! Ah, the struggles of summer storage -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. Thanks so much Audrey! That's so true, sometimes I don't even like unwrapping them because they have such a pretty label and I don't want to 'spoil' them xD the struggles of having decorative candles! hehe we're going to France in a few weeks and I am *trying* to pack lightly, although it's not really happening... xD xx

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  17. Oh yes I did shopping this weekend. I got a new short, sandals and argan oil for my dry hai. Will yet to write a post about it on my blog.

    (◕‿◕✿) EmoteraGoddess.com | Bloglovin | Instagram

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    1. That sounds lovely, ahh gorgeous summer things :D will be checking it out! xx

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  18. I like your blog!
    Would you like to follow each other?
    Let me know at my page:)

    xoxo

    http://nastyadeutsch.blogspot.ru/

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    1. Hi Nastya! I would love to, thank you! :D xx

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  19. I love me a bit of Accessorize, never fail to buy anything from there! Love the keyring, not really looked out for this must see if they have an S for Sabiha! xx

    franklyflawless.com

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    1. Hehe the shop just looks so nice! I adore their new range of makeup :D thanks for your lovely comment! xx

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  20. What pretty and fun things you've picked up. Glad to hear that Oscar is growing and do so well :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Ahh thank you Rowena! Also for the follow, so kind! :D xx

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  21. Everything is just so pretty! :)

    ♥ www.jhanzey.net

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  22. this post is so lovely :) those charms are so darling :)

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Hi Jessica - thanks so much! :D xx

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