Festive Candle Wishlist

Festive Candle Edit

I love to burn candles all year round but my favourite ones are the spicy and woody more festive scents, they makes me feel cosy and my house smells like Christmas. I thought I would share with you some of the candles that are on my Christmas Candle Wishlist. Apart from the Cinnamon Yankee Candle I haven’t tried any of these but they all sound right up my street.

I have always wanted a NEOM Candle and the three wick ones look and sound so luxurious. The Timothy Dunn festive offering would also be such a treat and that gold jar would be beautiful to reuse after you had burnt the candle. Let me know if you have tried anything off my the Festive Candles Wishlist.

  1. Emma Bridgewater Joy Candle
  2. NEOM Christmas Wish 3 Wick Candle
  3. Diptyque Liquidambar Candle 
  4. The White Company Winter Signature Candle
  5. NEXT Festive Spice Candle
  6. Linea Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh Large Candle
  7. John Lewis Winter Spice Scented Candle
  8. Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick 
  9. Lily-Flame Christmas Spice Tin Candle
  10. Timothy Dunn Myrrh Imperia Candle 

I also think candles make great gifts, everyone loves a candle and you can always find a lovely one within your budget. I am hoping to get a couple from my wishlist under my Christmas tree this year. Let me know if you have any favourite Christmas candles.

NEOM Feel Good on the Go Collection


NEOM Travel Essentials

I have only tried a hand cream from NEOM which came free with a magazine a couple of years ago. So I was excited to be able to try a couple of treats from their new Feel Good on the Go Collection. Which is,

A collection of powerful mini products that are packaged individually in travel-friendly containers and use Neom’s 100% natural essential oil blends. Keep in your handbag, travel bag or gym bag to take with you on the go’.

What a great idea and I love the idea of being able to apply beautiful essential oils on the go, or have them for traveling. These are packaged beautifully and are the perfect size for your handbag, on the plane or keeping on your desk at work.

This new collection are all miniature versions of some of Neom’s best selling products, so they’re now available in the sweetest on the go sizes. Why does everything just look 100% better when its travel size?

There are 10 products in the Feel Good on the Go Collection and they help – relieve stress, calm & relax aid sleep, boost your energy  or lift your mood. I want all of those things on a daily basis (who doesn’t). I have been trying the Burst of Energy range for the past couple of weeks and they I have really enjoyed using them and think the lovely lady at NEOM picked the perfect duo for me to test, because if there is one thing I need at the moment it is energy!


NEOM Energy Boosting Treatment* £8

Made with our 100% natural Neom Burst of Energy™ fragrance is a seriously potent blend of 17 of the purest, first pressed essential oils including grapefruit, lemon and rosemary, purposefully chosen for their powerfully energising properties. Lasts on the skin for up to 3 hours providing an uplifting boost of energy throughout the day.

The scent is not heady or overpowering but light and quite familiar whilst having a touch of luxury about it too – I would totally wear this as a perfume. I can really pick out the lemon and grapefruit which are zesty and instantly make me feel energised. It smells like fresh Summers day and I think thats why it makes me feel awake and raring to go. The scent does stick around for a good amount of time and I find I only need to apply this a couple of times a day. I have been applying it in the morning and afternoon and its been making my mood feel uplifted and calm which gives me more energy.

This 5ml glass bottle has a handy roller ball applicator which makes applying this treatment on the go so easy. I apply it to my pulse points and take a moment to breathe it in and let the essential oils work their magic.

NEOM on the Go Collection

NEOM Energy Boosting On The Go Mist* £8

This is the same as the previous product with the same essential oils and energising properties but its a mist, so you get a 5ml bottle with a spray dispenser instead of a roller ball applicator. I like to spray this when I am at my desk, I sit for a moment and breath it in and the sent is quite calming and also energising. The zesty lemon & grapefruit really smell so good and help you take a moment to pause and feel uplifted.

The essential oils in each of these Neom products have been carefully selected to help with your wellbeing and have real therapeutic properties. I like that Neom is all about products that not only smell incredible but that also have therapeutic benefits. The tag line for this new range is ‘Scent to make you feel good’ and I 100% agree.

NEOM Travel Minis

I absolutely love the Energy Boosting duo and think at £8 each are a busy person handbag must have. The other products in this range also sound great especially if you have trouble sleeping, get stressed in certain situations or just like to give your mood a little wellbeing boost. These are all 5ml so you can take them with you where ever you go and for £8 each you would be mad not to! I am going to stock up for my next trip away.

If you have any Neom product recomendations then I would love to hear them. I have always heard positive things about their candles.

NEOM products are 100% natural, ethically sourced and finally crafted in the UK.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Be The Best Version of You

Hip & Healthy Beauty Discovery Box Hip & Healthy

Latest in Beauty have teamed up with the beautiful Sadie Macleod founder of Hip & Healthy which ‘is an online magazine, updated regularly, that features expert advice and opinions in the wonderful worlds of health, fitness, beauty, style and travel – all with a healthy twist.’ 

This Hip & Healthy Beauty Discovery Box* is literally jam packed crammed full to the brim of lovely things including a mix of natural beauty products, food & supplements all designed to kick start ‘the best version of you’ The contents of this box are worth over £50 but you can order it for £9.95 + £3.95 P&P. Food & beauty what more do you need!

Hip & Healthy Box

The Hip & Healthy Box contains 11 samples, a few products I recognised and a few things that I’d never heard of before and was excited to try. The beauty products include:-

NEOM Moroccan Blush Rose Organic Hand Cream – I’ve used a few of these over the years and think it is a lovely grown up hand cream. It smells so botanical and uplifting and does a very good job at moisturising my hands. Perfect to have in your handbag.

balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm – I like to use this in the morning and find it very gentle and quite hydrating. It’s an oil based cleanser which smells sweet and fresh. I warm the cleanser up in my hands and massage it over my face and wipe it off with a warm flannel. My skin is left soft, clean and supple after use.

Nourish Golden Glow Face Shimmer – I have never tried any thing from Nourish Skincare, this face shimmer is 100% organic and contains golden mineral powders to give a healthy glow and has active Tonka bean extract which helps reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone and age spots. This makes a very pretty highlight and you really only need a very small amount. I would say this is perfect for evening / night out to add a beautiful glow to your cheekbones. The whole Nourish Skincare range is Vegan friendly

Beyoutiful Smoothie Recipe BAOBAB  the feel good fruit

The food & supplements in the box include,

Jax Coco 100% Coconut Water – Coconut water is said to be a great way to hydrate after a workout as its naturally isotonic with essential electrolytes to support rapid hydration (which means it helps to replace fluids and minerals lost through sweating and help prevent tiredness after physical exercise by re-balancing body fluid) Jax Coconut water comes in a 250ml glass bottle and contains 50 calories per bottle it is gluten free with zero fat or cholesterol. So very healthy. I didn’t drink it after exercise but I did enjoy it chilled with some ice & I expected it to taste of coconut but It didn’t, I wasn’t 100% in love with it & think I will have to try a few more bottles to get used to the taste.

Together Health Multi Vitamins – these vitamins are made with the highest quality natural foods, including carrots, whole citrus pulp, alfalfa and corn. You get 30 capsules in a resealable bag, the capsules are easy to swallow and not too big. I have taken mine in the morning, I do normally take a multi vitamin each day but I am going to switch to these Together Multi Vitamins in future as I like that they’re  FREE From all these things, Wheat; live yeast; starch; gluten; soya; milk products (lactose); added sugars; synthetics; additives; colourings; flavourings; preservatives and GM ingredients.

Rude Health Granola – This I have not tried yet but it sounds delicious. It is Organic and contains no added salt, refined sugars, no GM, nothing artificial. I am not a massive breakfast cereal kind of girl but I have read some positive reviews of this.

Bounce Natural Energy Ball Coconut & Macadamia – My brother pinched this and said it was good. He is training for the London Marathon and needs the energy (his words). This is an energy fueling snack and are a power house of protein. My brother likes the peanut ones of these Bounce Balls too. You can buy these in most health food stores & Waitrose too.

Rude Health Granolatea pigs Matcha Tea

tea pigs matcha tea – I was very very excited to try this. I have been hunting for it for ages & they don’t seem to sell it where I live. I didn’t want to buy a full size box incase I didn’t like it but I was thrilled to find a sample in my box. This is a tea that has been drunk in Japan for over 900 years, it is 100% organic ground green tea leaves. It is very high in antioxidants, good for your heart & combating cardiovascular disease, natural energy boost for up to 6 hours and naturally caffeine free. This is naturally powerful stuff & I LOVE IT! I have been adding it to my Green Juice and drinking it like that. You only need to add 1/2 a teaspoon & enjoy it however you like, with hot water, in a smoothie, add it to hot milk or a protein shake. So many possibilities. I will be buying some more of this for sure.

This box also contains a sachet of Baobab fruit pulp powder, which is a good source of vitamin C, calcium, potassium and thiamin which is a source of vitamin B6. These all combine in supporting your immune system, reducing tiredness and gives you energy. Baobab contains 14 essential vitamins and is perfect addition to any smoothie. I have been adding it to mine & you can’t taste it but it must be working it’s magic.

There is a Organic Super Blend Skin Food sachet in the box too and this is a blend of chia, acai, rosehip, goji, camu and lucuma, so lots of nutrients to help energise, protect and alkalise your body. These handy sachets can be mixed into your porridge, smoothie, yoghurt or juice. Very healthy indeed. It is Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free and Soy Free.

You also get a one day Virgin Active Pass – to use at any Virgin Gym.

What a box – it contains to many great products & so many nutritional supplements to keep you healthy inside and out! Have you tried any of the products in this Hip & Healthy Box or do you have any healthy or Organic food / beauty recommendations, I’d love to hear them.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Skincare Edit

Skincare Edit

I adore skincare, I love discovering new products and I’m trying to find a routine that works for me. I’ve been stressed for a good 18 months now and it’s taken its toll on my skin so I’ve been trying to use products that look after my skin and that give it nourishment and help it to combat this stress. The products I’m talking about today are just a cross-section of what I have been enjoying lately and what I use on a regular basis.

Sanctuary Spa Intensive Heel Balm – I’m someone who gets really dry heels and I like to have soft sandal ready feet. Not that we get much opportunity to wear summer footwear in the UK, but we all want to have nice feet right! This heel balm is lovely, if you spend a little time to massage it in at night you will wake up with soft smooth feet. It isn’t greasy and is extremely hydrating. I like it a lot more than the Soap & Glory Heel Genius, as I find that too greasy.

Caudalie Lip Conditioner – This is so nice to put on when travelling as its very moisturising. I used it on a long haul flight and my lips didn’t dry out at all. It doesn’t have SPF so I wouldn’t recommend using it during the day, but as a pampering lip conditioner it’s really good.

balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash* – I’ve been using this for about 6 weeks and I love it. Its good at removing every last trace of makeup at the end of the day. I use it with warm face cloth and I find it calming and soothing for my skin. It is very gentle.

Skincare Edit

Pixi Glow Tonic – I bought this bottle in April after reading a review from Caroline Hirons and I’ve used it everyday since I bought it. It leaves my skin feeling so clean and I swear it’s helping with my acne scaring. It’s alcohol free and doesn’t try out the skin or leave it feeling tight. My skin is very sensitive and on the slightly older side and this works well for me. I highly recommend it if your skin is looking a little dull.

Aesop Parsley Seed Serum – Anyone that has read my blog for a while will know that I would sell my soul for a bottle of this. It is my number one go to serum. I use it at night when my skin is feeling sensitive. It is so soothing and hydrating. This bottle (which i adore) has lasted me well over a year. It’s an investment you wont be disappointed you made. It is Aloe Vera based and has a great range of botanical extracts which are perfect for sensitive skin and skin that’s in need of nourishment. This serum doesn’t sit on top of the skin it is absorbed so fast and feels amazing. I think I’m its number 1 fan.

Aesop Parsley Seed Serum

Aesop Parsley Seed Anti Oxidant Eye Serum – After falling in love with the face serum I just had to try the eye serum from the Parsley Seed range. I have this sat on my desk and I use it when my eyes are feeling tired or when I’ve been sat at the computer for a long time. It contains a high concentration of anti oxidants that are easily absorbed. The under eye area is so sensitive and gets dehydrated very quickly this serum combats that and is silicon free. I do like it but my heart belongs to the face serum.

NEOM Moroccan Blush Rose Hand Cream – This is on my bedside table at the moment and I use it each night before bed. I’m trying to get better at using hand cream and if I have one by my bed I remember to use it. This NEOM one came free with a magazine a while ago and I just love the scent it reminds me of summer.


Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream* – How amazing and versatile is this stuff! I use it on my lips before I go to bed and I also massage it in to my cuticles. It’s very hydrating and works wonders. I need to buy a tube for my handbag, so I have one on the go too.

Origins Dr Andrew Weil Mega Mushroom Skin Relief Treatment Lotion – I am a huge fan of all the products in the Mega Mushroom range and they worked wonders at helping with my red skin. That has cleared up now but I have still been using the lotion on occasion. I put some on to a cotton pad when I get out the shower and it is very calming in my skin. I love the smell of the Mega Mushroom Range, it smells so botanical grown up.

So that’s a quick run down of a few skin care products I have been using these past few months. Have you tried any of the products I have mentioned? Or do you have a product to recommend that you have been loving?

Products marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I have received at events. I am under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do the reviews are 100% my own.