Fragrantasia’s Banana Bubblegum Wax Chunk Pot

When it comes to wax melts, I think I’ve tried loads of different fragrances over the years. Some have been good, some have been great and some haven’t been to my taste at all. Sometimes certain scents are available and you just know deep down in your soul that you will love them! When Fragrantasia started to make and sell Banana Bubblegum Chunk Wax Pot last year, I KNEW I needed this in my home. The lovely Amy from the company kindly gifted this to me. And although it’s taken me awhile to melt, it was definitely worth the wait!

Fragrantasia’s Banana Bubblegum Chunk Wax Pot

Why did I melt this one? I ADORE bubblegum as a scent, especially in wax form. But one fragrance I’ve never tried has been banana. The two combined brings together two of my favourite fragrance families, one being fruity and the other being sweet inspired scents. So why would I NOT want to melt this?

What’s a wax chunk pot? A wax chunk pot is basically what the name suggests. It’s a pot of wax that normally consists of two fragrances. One being the main wax and scent, the other one being visible chunks of wax embedded into it which are of a different fragrance.

Packaging. This chunk pot lives in a clear, lidded pot. Labelling on the lid and ingredients list on the inside of the lid.

The look. The majority of this wax is mid pink in colour. Contrasting Minion yellow coloured chunks of wax can be seen poking out of it. The two colours together are so eye catching and have an almost sweety like look to it.

Scent. The scent of this reminds me of those soft banana sweets I used to get as a kid, but with more added sugariness thanks to the bubblegum element. Absolutely mouth watering yet somehow not sickly.

In melt. I used just under quarter of this in my wax warmer in the kitchen. As this slowly melted it became a mixed pool of yellow and pink liquid wax. The fragrance itself came out immediately. If I’m honest it was already there when I took off the lid of the pot this is housed in. But when warmed through and melting away, this filled my kitchen so well. Since it was so nice I decided to use another quarter and melt it in my living room at the same time.

Strength & Longevity. Strength was a medium when using a quarter of this wax chunk. Ideal for a small kitchen and medium sized living room. This has been melting in 2 positions for over 2 days and each time for a good number of hours. Consistently it throws out the fragrance well, so longevity is great.

Recommended? If you are a lover of your sweet and fruity scents this is a must! A fabulous fragrance that will leave you wiping dribble off your mouth as it’s so good! This is a little different fragrance wise and a great combination of 2 scents that work brilliantly together. It will become a firm favourite especially for bubblegum lovers, so it’s a yes from me! Great scent, looks cute, a good amount of wax which will give you hours of fragrance.

Is this fruity sweet combo right up your wax alley? Grab yours from Fragrantasia’s website here. For £2.20 you get over 40g of wax, which is going to keep your home smelling gorgeous for hours and hours and hours.

Dirty Fresh Cosmetics Bedtime Bath Bar

When do you have a bath? Mornings? Evenings? When you feel poorly, tired or sore? And how many baths do you have per week? One? Two? I have one everyday in the evening and dare I say sometimes two…and will still have a shower in the morning before work! It’s part of my routine and a must to finish my day as it helps to get my body and mind right. So I thought it was time to try out something new and from someone new. Dirty Fresh Cosmetics Bedtime Bath Bar is a bath time treat I’ve recently used. I bought this a few months ago when there was a special promotion. This 130g bath bar costs £4.15.

Dirty Cosmetics Bedtime Bath Bar

Why this one? I bought a selection of different bars based on the scent descriptions and what I thought I would like. But my reason for using this one was because I wanted something that was relaxing and able to chill me out. With the name Bedtime I thought it was the perfect choice!

What’s a bath bar? My definition of a bath bar is a simple one. It provides the same bathing experience as a bath bomb but, in my opinion, a bath bar tends to be a little more moisturising than a typical bath bomb. And of course are bar or block shaped!

Packaging. The bath bar was wrapped in clear plastic with labelling on both front and back.

Appearance. This is a good, chunky bath bar! Size wise this took up most of the palm of my hand. Rectangular in shape with a texture in look and feel comparable to a bath bomb, so chalky and grainy. Beautifully two toned in colour with streaks of purple running through blue.

Scent. Exactly how it’s described on the website, I got lavender and vanilla. It’s not that heady, smack you in the face lavender. You can smell it and the herbal feel of it is there but it’s not strong. The vanilla gives it a little creaminess but it’s not sickly sweet. A lovely fragrance combo which overall was subtle. * Something to note here. Having hay fever means my nose is exceptionally stuffy, so will need to revisit the strength of scent of this bar at some point. Although I can get the scent, strength may not be picked up accurately*.

How to use. Rather than let warm water run and popping this in the bath, Dirty Fresh Cosmetic suggest to run a hot bath and then place the bar on top.

In the bath. I did as the directions suggested, I popped this on top of a very warm, filled bath. And boy oh boy did this fizz! Sound wise you could hear it cackling away. Visually you could see small bubbles flowing off it while it released eye catching, mesmerising streams of purple and blue along with foam. I have to say this was one of the most stunning and vibrant baths I have ever seen to date! The foam that was created wasn’t a huge amount and didn’t stick around for a long time. But what it did do was leave a deep, blue/purple bath which was still incredibly impressive!

The fragrance came to life as soon as this made contact with the water. During bath time the fragrance was there but very much delicate and in the background.

On the skin. In the bath this bath bar didn’t strip my skin, in fact it had a light moisturising element to it. Out of the bath my skin didn’t feel dry and I wasn’t craving body lotion straight away.

Clean up. I have never had a bath that was such a deep and dark colour as this one. Some people worry how the clean up is after, and I have to say no different to any other bath time. No staining AT ALL, I washed the bath as normal and absolutely no issues.

Recommended? If, like me you love your bath products, this is one bath bar you HAVE to try out so it’s a yes from me! Good size, great look to it, fair price and the bath art you get is INSANE! I thoroughly enjoyed this bath! It provided everything I needed from it and was an absolute joy to use. On my repeat purchase list and I want to try out more products from Dirty Fresh Cosmetics for sure!

If you love the sound and look of this bath bar, go check it out on their website here. Dirty Fresh Cosmetics have lots of other bath bars in different scents and colours available to suit everyone’s taste. I am known to be an enabler, so I suggest you grab a few while you are there!

Emily Victoria Candles Part-Time Princess Wax Melt

My kids are back in school now. You know you are a parent when you get excited for them not to be in the house just so you can clean! Declutter, sort things out, wash and basically freshen up everything and everywhere. So much easier without little ( or big ) people getting in the way. If, like me, you are a lover of a good wax melt, this is the perfect time to get melting while doing a Spring clean. I’m slowly working through a home focused to do list, and my most recent wax melt of choice while going through this is Emily Victoria Candles in the fragrance of Part-Time Princess. I was given this by a friend last year.

Emily Victoria Candles Part-Time Princess Wax Melt

Why did I decide to melt this one? I haven’t had a massive urge to use wax melts recently. I’m very cautious when it comes to scents at the moment due to the start of hay fever season, but it doesn’t stop me from wanting a nice smelling room to walk into. This wax melt on cold didn’t seem too strong, which was what I wanted. It smelt pretty and I thought my senses could handle it.

Packaging.This was given to me last year, and going off the website I suspect the packaging ( or at least the labelling ) has changed since my wax melt was made. But the one I have comes in a lidded plastic tub, black and white labelling on back and front with brand name, scent and ingredients visible. Simple in look but appealing.

How it looks. 30g of wax melt is circular, flat and soft lilac/pink in colour. No other colours, glitter or effects. One block colour. If you turn it around on the underside you will see it’s segmented which means it can be broken into three pieces. In each section is the letter E for Emily. Lovely touch!

Scent. Think this one was made for me! Quite clean almost baby lotion like. Creamy with hints of vanilla, a little musk hidden in there and a touch of coconut. Truly pretty, very comforting and a delight to sniff.

How to use. This is already segmented, so break it up and pop a piece into a wax warmer and enjoy.

In melt. This wax melt was super easy to snap. I popped in a third of this into my wax warmer which lives in the kitchen, and it melted slowly. Scent was subtle, but despite having a semi blocked nose I could smell it. Very comforting, very soft and very homely. I used the rest of the wax melt in the living room as I didn’t feel like mixing scents up and wanted to enjoy just one singular fragrance.

Strength & Longevity. Strength using a third of this wax melt I would say was light. Perfect strength considering the symptoms I’ve been suffering with recently. My head can’t deal with a strong fragrance right now. I don’t think this scent needs to be overpowering anyway. The type of scent this is it should be delicate and sit in the background. I did find though that the scent strength in my living room was a medium, and using that extra piece compared to the kitchen made a big difference. Which was great to know just in case I wanted it to be more punchier in the future.

When it comes to longevity, I didn’t melt this as long as I normally would with wax. I melted this over 2 days for at least a good 8 hours minimum and the strength and scent was still the same as when first melted. So thumbs up from me.

Recommended? I do! Its a lovely fragrance that lasted and travelled well. It didn’t cause any issues with my hay fever as the strength was just right. It created a great feel to my rooms which was just what I wanted. Although I didn’t purchase this myself, for 30g of fragranced wax it only costs £1.75! So if you are looking for a pretty scent to help lift your home, you can grab one here now.

Maui Shea Butter Body Lotion

So, I actually have a problem! It’s hard for me not to find new skin and body care products irresistible. When I say new, I mean new to my skin and face, never been tried and experienced by me before. It’s an addiction which I will get help for soon, promise! So it shouldn’t be a surprise I recently picked up Maui Shea Butter Body lotion from Home Bargains for 99p!

Why did I buy this? It was 99p! I know of this range from seeing their hair care products in stores, such as Boots and Superdrug. So when I saw the body products available, and at a stupidly low price, it was a no brainer! Body lotion, shea butter, hydrating, all words I love to hear and see. And at a bargain price!

Maui Shea Butter Body Lotion

What is this meant to do? Maui Shea Butter Body Lotion is formulated for very dry skin. With a mix of aloe vera juice, coconut water, shea butter ( and other ingredients ), this is supposed to make your skin moisturised and look and feel healthier.

Packaging. 384ml of lotion lives happily in a purple tinted, plastic bottle with a gold flip top lid. The labelling has an almost exotic, island vibe to it (think Hawaii or somewhere equally as tropical and glorious!). It’s a great looking, well packaged product that looks more in keeping price wise with its rrp (£8.99).

Scent. This is what confirmed I NEEDED to buy this! Sweet, but not sickly. Hints of coconut, a creaminess to it which is on the verge of vanilla ( but I suspect it’s the shea butter element to it ) and a little floral. An unusual scent that I haven’t smelt before in a body product. It smells beautiful and I could happily have this in various forms from bath products, perfumes to wax melts!

Texture & Consistency. White in colour and pretty much like most body lotions in regards to texture. Smooth, fluid but I found this not runny.

On the skin. Easy to apply and sank in quickly and well. BUT only when I used a small amount. My skin felt it had something applied to it but still looked and felt quite normal. I did feel though it didn’t quite give me the hydration I wanted, so using more made up for this shortfall. Only problem with that is I had to work it into my skin. It reminded me of applying sun protection where you have to really rub it in to get the white coloured cream to disappear. That’s what I found when I used the amount my skin needed. Applying more left a visible delicate shine. This made my skin look better, moisturised and it felt it too. THIS was what I wanted.

My skin was lightly fragranced with the scent of this lotion, which was lovely. Not strong, but enough for it to be there and to enjoy

Is this really for dry skin? I wouldn’t say my skin is exceptionally dry, but when it is it’s obvious because I have Afro Caribbean skin. Dry normally means lack lustre, dull, even chalky white in appearance. So I know dry. I would say this is a good body lotion for someone who has normal skin heading towards slightly dry, but not very dry. The formulation would need to be a touch thicker and waxier in my opinion. So if you have no real skin concerns in this area this will be absolutely fine. If you suffer from very dry skin, this wouldn’t be my first choice.

Important Note. There are lots of ingredients that has been left out of this product and I suspect from their entire range (although do check I’m not 100% sure). These ingredients are things such as mineral oils, silicones, parabens and SLS’s just to name a few. This is important to some consumers as many people want their products to be as natural as possible, and contain as few things in it that can cause irritations to the skin.

Recommended? I would if as mentioned above you don’t suffer from very dry skin. Although it’s a shame as this is what it’s marketed for, I didn’t feel it quite lived up to that promise. But It is a lovely product to use which smells great. Packaging makes this an ideal gift or part of a bigger gift to someone because it looks the part. And if you can get this for 99p personally I would get a few as it’s such good value.

But would I recommend this at full price, or buy it myself at £8.99? If I’m honest, no. A body lotion is something I can go through like a thirsty person drinking water. And what I wouldn’t want to do is buy something that should be for everyday use, but fear when it runs out. When it does run out it would need to be replaced. And at £9.00 it would be an expensive one off purchase, but more importantly an expensive repeat purchase. There are many body lotions out there that are much cheaper and just as good if not better if you wanted to keep your body moisturised regularly.

Want to get your hands on this sweet smelling lotion? You can pick one up from many places such as Boots and lots of online retailers too. But please check Home Bargains first. For the price of one on the high street you could pick up NINE with a few pennies left over if bought from there! So if you do buy it, buy it cheaply please.

Miss So….? Secret Crush Perfume Mist

Smelling good means feeling good. It’s no wonder people spend money buying various lotions, potions, perfumes and fragrances to make sure they smell nice. What I love is you don’t have to spend a fortune achieving this. If it’s a fragrance you want to use, there are many body mists available that provide beautiful scents but not at the same cost as actual perfumes. On my current fragrance rotation is Miss So….? Secret Crush Perfume Mist I bought from Superdrug last year. Half price at £2.98.

Why did I chose this one? At the time of purchase I bought a few different fragrances. What appealed to me with this one was the scent description sounded quite fresh, whereas most of my body mists are more fruity or bakery based. I thought this would make a nice change and give me more of a varied selection at home to use.

Miss So..? Secret Crush Perfume Mist

Scent Description ( taken from website ). The So…? Secret Crush fragrance transports your senses to fields of peony and cherry blossom, settling into fruity notes of blushing apricot, before wrapping you in a sweet embrace of amber and musk.

Packaging. This scent comes in a pale blue bottle with white and black detailing e.g spray top, labelling and logo.The look of this is simple. Quite youthful and fashionable.

My scent description. Has an almost soap and water sort of cleanness to it, mixed with floral notes. There’s a powdery element to it and definitely a hint of musk. There is a sweetness to this but not sure whether it’s coming from something floral or fruity but it definitely lifts the scent. Not heady or overpowering.

Strength & Longevity. I don’t think this is designed to be very powerful which isn’t a bad thing. I would say this is light to medium. But to build up the strength like most fragrances you can just apply a little more if needed. Longevity I found if I used this before work, I could still smell this when I finished. I didn’t need to top it up at all. Through out my shifts the scent was still there but just became less obvious.

Top tip. I haven’t smelt all of the scents from this range, but if they are all of similar strength, why not layer them over each other if you find two or maybe three that compliment the other/s. This way you are creating something unique and personal to you.

Recommended? Totally recommended. The scent is a lovely one which I actually think is perfect for Spring and Summer. It’s not too heavy, and gives you a clean scent which isn’t boring or one dimensional. This is quite pretty but not in an obvious floral or feminine way. It’s a scent most people will like and its great for everyday use with a decent strength and longevity. And the great bit is this is regularly on some form of offer at Superdrug, making it super affordable!

Fancy adding a new scent to your fragrance wardrobe? Current price is £5.99 or 2 for £8.00. Get yours at Superdrug here now.

The Body Shop’s Camomile Cleansing Butter

Since I’m not a make up wearer, having good skin is important to me. I have no way of hiding my facial flaws, it literally is what you see is what you get! There’s no magic wand to provide a daily permanent filter over rubbish skin. So it’s a good thing I actually love skincare to help hold together what I naturally have. Mixing up skincare to adapt to the needs of my skin is something I do every so often. First port of call normally is looking at my cleanser. I’ve started using The Body Shop’s Camomile Cleansing Butter that I got as gift from a friend.

The Body Shop’s Camomile Cleansing Butter

Why this one? The onslaught of hay fever has hit me over the last 2 weeks. My eyes are sore, my skin feels the need for more moisture and overall I’m just zapped of energy, and my skin feels this too. I tried this cleansing butter ages ago as I received it as a sample, and it blew me away! I thought the texture of this product would be perfect for my drier feeling skin now, and be more soothing.

What is this? Camomile Cleansing Butter is a product geared towards sensitive skin. The perfect make-up remover because of its texture as it’s supposed to pretty much melt it away. So make-up and general dirt is what this butter tackles and should do so effectively but delicately.

But I don’t wear make-up? This isn’t classified as a make-up remover on the website, but it does state that’s what it does. But if it can make mince meat out of make-up surely it can do the same in a general cleaning of the face way?

Packaging. Love the packaging of this! 90ml of cleanser comes in a screw top circular and very flat tin. The tin is silver with the labelling in white with flowers on it. Great thing about this packaging is how easy it is to get out the product, to store it and you can get every last bit of the butter out without any waste.

Texture. To look at this it makes me think of Vaseline or any petroleum jelly type product. It has a gloss to it and it looks solid. It’s white in colour and doesn’t appear to be transparent in the tin. When you take this out though it’s quite soft and totally smooth in touch and appearance.

Scent. The fragrance of this is a sweet, soft white floral. Pretty, quite clean in scent and not strong. Great for those who like fragrance but don’t want something pungent.

How to use. Use a small amount and rub it onto dry skin. Remove with a flannel.

In use. A little of this goes a long way, so I took a small amount of this into my finger tips and gently worked it over my dry face for around 2 minutes. The heat from my fingers made this go from the balm texture to more of an oil, as it melted and glided over my skin effortlessly. My skin didn’t look drenched in grease but did have an obvious shine to it. Easy to use, in fact very enjoyable. It felt more like a treatment rather than a general cleanse.

Easy and super quick removal! I used a warmed damp flannel and gently removed this. No residue left and my skin felt and looked refreshed, clean and cleanser free.

My skin. This is so gentle and kind to my skin, which is what I want and need more than anything right now. I’m able to take this over my eyes ( probably not meant to! ) and it does them no harm. This cleansing butter cleans my skin so well without stripping it. It feels more nourished during and after use.

Recommended? 110%! This is one of those products which I can see myself repurchasing time and time again. Why? Easy and quick to use, fabulous texture, cleans and provides moisture and great scent. What I don’t want is something that’s hard work, horrible to use, dries my skin out more and either smells awful or smells too strong.

This comes in 2 sizes. 20ml ( ideal for travel ) is £5.00. 90ml costs £11.00. 90ml should last a decent amount of time with how little you use, so actually is quite affordable. Do you want to cleanse in sensitive style? Grab your Camomile Cleansing Butter here.

Champneys Health Spa Bubble Heaven Calm

If there are people out there that find relaxing easy, I salute you! It’s not the easiest state of mind to be in these days. Although I find having a bath relaxing, switching off isn’t as easy. My phone tends to be glued to me or a book. But I guess that’s my way of relaxing possibly? Anyway, another bath and a new product to use is a good way to start an early evening. And my product of choice is Champneys Health Spa Bubble Heaven Calm that I received as a Christmas 2020 gift from a friend.

Champneys Health Spa Bubble Heaven Calm

Why did I chose to use this one? Sometimes I head towards my trusted favourite scents and products, sometimes I want something different. This was something new and different. I thought if anything was going to give me a great bathing experience, surely Champneys Health Spa products would do the trick?So I hoped it would be very enjoyable and relaxing in use.

Packaging. A beautiful, simple but very classic look is showcased with this bath product. 300ml ( which is actually a decent size ) is housed in a plastic bottle. Quite chunky in look with a wider than usual screw top lid which I love. Neutral colours ( white and beige ) with hints of black and gold. Label is textured which gives it a more expensive appearance and feel, and all usual information visible on front and back.

Scent. Fresh, clean, earthy thanks to its woody notes with a hint of herbal to it. Not too heady but still packs a punch! Incredibly intoxicating and enjoyable to smell. Personally, I think this is unisex but has more masculine elements to it. But a great one for those who don’t want typical sweet, floral or fruity scents.

In the bath. I poured a small amount of this under warm running water, and I could clearly see this was golden in colour. What I didn’t realise until I looked more closely this actually was GOLDEN in colour! Thick ( but typical in consistency for a bath product like this ), shimmering gold which twinkled..yes twinkled as it came out of the bottle. Beautiful and decadent in look. A small amount of Bubble Heaven created ALOT of soft and white bubbles/foam. The bath water underneath remained clear, colourless and no visible shimmer I could see once the bath was complete.

I have to say this was one of the most relaxing baths I’ve had in a long time. It was the fragrance that did it for me. Totally different to anything I currently own and use, or even have had before. And when I say it put my mind in a great place it really did. The bubbles lasted for ages and the fragrance was there well after my bath had finished. I came out of the bath feeling clean but not dried out, totally chilled, with my skin lightly scented from it.

Who is this not for? This really boils down to preference when it comes to fragrance. Woody, herbal, almost masculine like in scent is how I think of this. If you don’t like these types of notes this isn’t for you! Also if your budget is super tight and you don’t want to spend a significant amount on something you pour into your bath don’t buy this because it’s not a 99p cheapo bubble bath.

Recommended? I honestly couldn’t recommend this enough! The thing with a bubble bath type product is it just needs a few elements to it to make it work. Ideally, you want bubbles, so check. You don’t want it to strip the skin of moisture and dry it out. That’s a big one! And definitely NO irritation. And you want it to smell nice unless it’s fragrance free. So it really is hard to get this kind of product wrong if you follow such a simple formula.

But the quality is obviously there with this one and the scent for me is stunning. It smells expensive and high end. I’m making it my mission to buy as much of this range as possible when I can afford it! And dare I say this is my favourite bubble bath ( calling it this seems SO wrong! ) I’ve used this year if not for the last couple?

If you want to get hold of your very own Heaven in a bottle, it’s available in various places on the high street and online. But be warned! This isn’t the cheapest to buy! 500ml costs £12.00 from Boots, who at time of writing this post are doing a 3 for 2 deal on the range which could save on the pennies and pounds. But can I add, I personally feel it’s worth the price its fabulous!

Oh K Bamboo Water Sheet Mask

Although most people in the UK are loving this sudden burst of warm weather, I am not. I have nothing to wear that’s appropriate for the weather. I definitely am NOT body ready and the thought of the oncoming storm aka hay fever, sends me in a spin. And my face is not feeling this change either. So I felt this was the ideal time to grab a sheet mask to prep and pamper my face at home. Oh K Hydrating Bamboo Water Sheet Mask came to mind straight away for this task. Bought direct from their website last year when they had a sale on, it cost me a massive £1.00.

Oh K Hydrating Bamboo Water Sheet Mask

Why did I buy this one? There are LOADS of sheet masks on the market, but I had never tried one from this range. I read some good comments about the brand online which perked my interest. So when they had a sale last year I grabbed a mix products to try and also to gift to others. But why I chose to use this mask was it sounded like it would give me what my skin needed most right now which is MOISTURE!

The current state of my face. No massive problems as such. Relatively smooth, spot free. A little dull in tone. But I feel although it doesn’t look dry it feels it. Possibly more dehydrated than dry, and I feel I need to use my facial products e.g oil/moisturiser straight away after cleansing or I can feel my skin yelling for it asap.

What is this supposed to do? This sheet mask is designed to give your skin a natural glow, keep the moisture in your skin and is ideal to actually use daily apparently.

Instructions. Cleanse skin. Pop face mask on for 10-20 minutes and remove. Rub in remainder solution into the skin from mask and off you go!

Packaging. Like most sheet masks it comes in a packet. Pictures of bamboo all over it and a peeping panda at the top, seriously cute and reflects the type of mask this is. Doesn’t take itself too seriously in look but doesn’t look like a cheap mask either. Instructions and ingredients are listed on the back .

Fragrance. I didn’t expect it to be as fragranced as it was. When I opened the packet I thought I would give it a quick sniff before application. It was quite a sweet floral and plant like smell. Not too strong but I thought if there was a fragrance it would be more neutral and clean in scent.

The Mask & Application. This was folded up when I removed it from the packet. First thing I noticed was this white, semi transparent sheet mask was heavily soaked in a gel like solution. The makers did not skimp on this at all! When I unfolded this clearly you could see the eyes, nose and mouth area had holes in it ready to wear.

It was very easy to put on my face, although it required some smoothing out. Immediately I felt a cold sensation, which was obviously the solution making contact with my face. It was soothing and enjoyable and provided instant relief. The fact the mask stayed still and I could go on about my evening was added bonus as it felt so comfortable and not restrictive.

For removal I simply peeled it off. My face had some residue from the mask left on it, so I gently patted it into my skin. Skin had a slight shine to it and it took about 5 minutes for the last of the mask to be absorbed. It looked more matt like in appearance although touching my face it felt slightly tacky.The mask itself was still very damp so I used it’s excess and rubbed it into my neck. My face felt hydrated although a few hours later I did pop on a moisturiser to give me more.

The morning after the night before. Skin looked and felt smooth and well rested. Didn’t feel dry, in fact quite hydrated. Overall very happy with the state of my face following the previous application of this mask.

Issues? When I applied this at first it came too close to the under of my eye. This area didn’t like it. I don’t blame the mask, its called the start of hay fever. And rubbing of this area and general soreness means naturally its more sensitive. Not a massive problem but I felt it. As much as I was going to rub some of the excess of the mask into the skin under my eyes, I decided not to because of this.

Recommended? Yes. It did the job which it promised to which was to give my face a moisture hit! A great product to use if your skin is feeling tired, dry, or dehydrated. And the cooling is so satisfying which makes this ideal for Summer use, or even after wearing a face mask covering for long periods of time would be great. But if your skin still needs a bit more, follow it up with a moisturiser like I did. Layering is a great way to custom make your skincare routine.

You can pick one of these up from various stores online for around £4.00/4.50. Stockists include Look Fantastic and ASOS. But the cheapest place I found that sold this at time of writing this post is good old Amazon at a cost of £2.42. Happy masking!

Secret Scents Home Fragrance Spring/Summer Wax Melts

The sun is shinning, the heat has turned up (for now ) and it feels like Spring really has landed. As a lover of home fragrance, this is the perfect time for me to change what scents I’m using according to the weather. Why? Weather and seasons make me feel differently. My mood changes and it’s nice for this to be reflected in my home. Queue a perfectly timed selection of Spring/Summer inspired scented wax melts gifted to me from Secret Scents Home Fragrance. These dropped through my letterbox a few weeks ago and I’ve been melting and enjoying them ever since.

So what did I get? Beccy from Secret Scents kindly sent to me 5 wax melts in 5 different fragrances. Each melt white in colour and very cute in look thanks to being heart shaped. The scents they came in were:

Secret Scents Home Fragrance Spring/Summer Wax Melts

Lemon & Lavender. Gorgeous! This is special. What you get is a beautiful blend of sharp, zesty, very clean lemon. Added is a herbal yet sweetened lavender. And I suspect some form of incense type musk because it has an almost perfume like quality to it. These two elements combined aren’t overpowering or clashing but work together like a dream.

Lemon & Lavender

Pink Pepper & Rose. If you aren’t a fan of rose or florals in general, this scented wax might surprise you as it did me. This is indeed rose. Not in an old fashioned way though. It’s pretty, feminine, floral ( of course ), sweet but has depth to it which I can only assume is the pepper. I can’t explain how beautiful this smells but it’s a stunner!

Pink Pepper & Rose

Flora Springtime. This scent reminds me of my Dad. I know there’s a certain disinfectant brand that has been very popular over the last few years, but my dad used this years and years ago! Only difference was there wasn’t such a variety of fragrances back then as there is now. But I do recall him using Springtime which this represents very well. Another floral scent but this time it has a plant like side to it rather than just flowers. So this green and herbal part gives it a clean fragrance with a little citrus in there too.

English Pear & Fressia. Ohhh…ohhh! A killer combination of fruity, juicy and ripe pear with lashings and lashings of white floral. This smells like it should (possible is?) be an actual perfume fragrance as it’s gorgeous! Very much perfume like with some powdery notes supporting it.

Fruit Punch. If florals really aren’t your thing, and you want something more mouth watering..then this could be ideal for your nose. Fruit punch is sweet with a touch of creamy vanilla in there ( I think ! ), with a mix of berries and a citrus twist to it.

Fruit Punch

Strength & Longevity. Each wax melt was the perfect amount to melt size wise. No cutting or snapping, I just threw one in and let it melt! Each fragrance as you can imagine was different, but strength wise all were a minimum medium with 2 ( Flora & Pink Pepper ) being a medium to strong. I’ve found longevity of wax melts from this vendor to be excellent in the past, and these have been exactly the same. I’ve been able to get multiple days of fragrance out of each of these melts which is fantastic value.

Recommended? All of these scents are stunning! And to be honest they could be melted anytime of the year. But they are what I call the perfect Spring to Summer scents because they bring the outside in thanks to their great fruit and floral bases being uplifting. Each scent is amazing and lasts so long. Overall I’m super impressed by the overall quality of these melts. Each one I would happily buy to use again in my own home and even give as gifts.

You can find Secret Scents Home Fragrance on Facebook and also Instagram. They provide various home fragrance products such as melts, snap bars and reed diffusers. And dare I mention how fabulous the packaging is? Go on…treat yourself. Your home deserves it!