Oh em gee. Where do I even begin with these gorgeous candles?! As I’ve mentioned before and probably like every other blogger, I am OBSESSED with candles right now. There is something so magical about coming home from the cold and lighting a candle; within minutes you feel so cosy and warm, and it just makes your whole room or house smells incredible.


I ordered my first batch of candles from Kiss Air Candles a few weeks ago because I wanted some Autumnal scents to burn in my room. It was fairly difficult to choose which ones to pick because it’s hard to judge a smell through a laptop screen (when are they going to invent that btw?!). But I think I picked fairly well because I liked the scent of all of the ones I chose! Also can we talk about how cute the packaging is? Their heart and bow packaging is so adorable and I love their different colours. Step over glass jars, and welcome coloured tins!

For my first shop I bought the following:

Autumn Sunshine“A decedent creamy indulgent scent with top notes of caramelised amber and honeyed sweet white musks. Softly spiced pink peppercorns and a gentle wisp of geranium stems lead into a base of warm patchouli and buttery Madagascan vanilla pods to complete this scent making it the perfect autumn candle.”

Probably my favourite out of the bunch. It has such a musky scent and is very fresh smelling.


Gentleman’s Club – “Walk into the Gentleman’s Club and smell the money, status and masculinity wrapped in an aromatic blend of bergamot with fresh lemon zest spritzing a heart of velvety cognac essences and rich, spiced tobacco leaves.”

I bought this on the basis that it smelled like a guy, and you all know how much I love candles that smell like men. Lol I’m so weird. It didn’t smell how I thought it would smell, but I still really like it.


Blueberry Cheesecake –  Our Blueberry Cheesecake candle has a a delicious scent and easy to see why it’s a bestseller! It’s the aroma of fresh, tart blueberries on a creamy vanilla cheesecake biscuit base…told you, delicious!”

I was pleasantly surprised by the scent of this candle, it doesn’t smell so sweet but very fruity and actually like you could eat it, which is never bad!



Toffee Apple – “Our Toffee Apple candle is the aroma of a granny smith apple smothered with creamy, buttery caramel and dipped in crunchy toffee chips. Delicious!”

I’ll be honest, I didn’t like the smell of this candle at first as I thought this smelled too sweet, almost sickly. However, this was the first candle that I burned and I really like how my room smelled afterwards! Definitely one for the sweet candle lovers.



Toasted MarshmallowOur Toasted Marshmallow candle has the delicious aroma of sweet marshmallows toasted over a campfire…gooey and gorgeous!”


Even though this candle was also sweet, it wasn’t as sickly and it reminded me of being outdoors and it has a really nice cosy scent. One of the other great things about this candle is that £1 goes to the animal charity, Wood Green.


As I started enjoying these beautiful candles, Kiss Air went and brought our their Christmas candle range and basically my bank account had a heart attack and went mad. So I bought all 5 of the new Christmas candle range, and I don’t regret a moment of it. They also included a couple of chocolate Santa’s, which was such a cute touch! Don’t expect any pics of the chocolate – long gone!

The second batch consisted of:

Mulberry Spice – “It has refreshing top notes of zesty bitter orange peel and lemon, middle notes of warm wild mulberries, with base notes of freshly ground cinnamon bark and nutmeg.”

I really liked this one, it smelled quite sweet but not overly sweet and also fruity, with a hint of spice. (Check the end of this post for a chance to win this candle – eeeeek!)


Chocolate Orange “It has a delicious sweet fragrance combining milk chocolate and sweet orange notes – just like the famous chocolate.”


Definitely my favourite out of the bunch, it smelled exactly like someone melted a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, and that is one of my favourite chocolates around this time of year! YUM


Cranberry Orange Our Cranberry & Orange christmas candle is an uplifting festive blend of citrus notes of orange, satsuma, yuzu, and tangerine; followed by notes of cranberry, peach, and hints of spice. ” 

This smelled really lovely and fruity, it reminded me of a lovely smelling shower gel! I really wanted to lick this one. I promise I’m not a crazy candle lady.

Christmas Tree – “If you love the smell of a real Christmas tree then you’ll love this candles with its authentic aroma of pine trees with a hint of sweet mountain air.”

This was one candle that I was most looking forward to having a sniff of (lols), but it smelled so lovely and fresh that it was definitely one of my favourite scents. I love the smell of Christmas trees, there is something about their fresh and woody smell that scream Christmas and this captured it completely.

Gingerbread “It has a delicious scent of freshly baked gingerbread with hints of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and of course, ginger that will remind you of Grandma’s kitchen on Christmas Eve.”

A definite one for the kitchen, this smells exactly how you would imagine it would smell. I just love gingerbread smells anyways, it smells like you’re baking in the kitchen and has hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. There is nothing I don’t love about that!

I loved these candles so much that I wanted to give my readers a chance to win a candle so the lovelies at Kiss Air Candles are giving you guys a chance to win a Mulberry Spice candle from their Christmas collection!

All you have to do is follow me on Twitter: @dizzyingheight, follow Kiss Air on Twitter: @KissAirCandles and RT the tweet that is linked here – THAT’S IT! The giveaway ends on 20/11 and is UK only (sorry!) Good luck!

What are your favourite Autumn / Christmas candles? Any of the above take your fancy? Let me know in the comments!

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Seeing as it is finally November and it is technically the last month of Autumn (how quickly did that go btw?!), I thought I’d do the Autumn Tag for you guys because Autumn is definitely one of my favourite times of the year and I’m quite sad to see it go tbh 🙁

Questions:
1. What signifies the start of Autumn for you?

When the leaves start turning that gorgeous mustard and brown colours, and then they drop off the trees and you can kick your way down the street. Lol why am I such a child?! Also when it starts turning darker at like 4pm!
2. What is your favourite Fall scent?

Definitely a gingerbread scent. I love those spicy sweet scents around this time of year because it reminds me of baking and I don’t do baking so this kind of makes up for it!
3. What is your favourite Autumn colour?

I love mustard and burgundy usually around this time of year, but this year I’ve been loving 
 deep emerald green in fashion this year.
4. What is your favourite Fall drink?

I know everyone wets their pants over Pumpkin Spice Lattes this time of year, but I love a traditional gingerbread latte or honeycomb latte because Costa just give me life. And have you seen their adorable cups?! IT’S LIKE THE CUPS ARE WEARING JUMPERS. I’m just a teensy bit excited, can you tell?

5. What TV show, new or old, are you looking forward to this Fall?

GBBO was a firm favourite, so sad that its over! But I also love watching my reality shows, TOWIE and Made in Chelsea, because they do fun things that give you ideas, and I love the drama!

6. What is your favourite Fall fashion trend?

I have been loving the leather mini’s, I know this isn’t a new trend but I’ve bought like three and I’m so excited to wear them! I also really love the velvet dresses and skirts, but I know not everyone loves them so I’m not sure how long they will stick around for. 

7. What is your favourite frugal Autumn activity?

I love going for long walks where you kick the leaves and layer up! I really want to get into baking pies this Autumn/Winter so maybe that will become an activity for me for when it’s too cold to go outside? Lols wishful thinking!

8. What is your favourite makeup look come autumnal weather? 

As you guys know, I’m not insanely into make-up, but I love watching make-up videos on YouTube and trying to recreate their make-up looks. I love doing a gold/bronze smokey eye with a red/burgundy lip. Check me out, future MUA!

So that was it for my Autumn Tag, I hope you guys enjoyed reading it! Sorry it was a bit late! 

Have any of you done the Autumn Tag? Leave a link below, as I’d love to read other people’s answers 🙂

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When I first saw this over on BeauBella’s blog (thank-you btw), I knew it was something that I had to be a part of. I love Christmas, because it’s the most wonderful time of the year… (Hope you sang that in your head!), and there’s nothing I love more than giving presents to people that I love and seeing their reactions, especially when you’ve put so much thought into it. Plus getting presents back is also pretty cool. 

This idea came from Viola, and I am so excited to be part of it, because the idea behind it is to get big and small bloggers to interact more with each other. You don’t have to spend a fortune, its more about the idea behind the gift. That’s one of the reasons that you get introduced to your partners a while before you have to send the gifts, so that you can get to know them and send a thoughtful gift instead of an expensive one.

There are a couple of dates to be aware if you wanna sign up, which I hope you do

  • 1st November: Final deadline to sign up.
  • 6th November (or earlier!): Partners will be assigned.
  • 17th December: Presents have to be sent.

How it works:

  • Fill in the Google document – linked here.
  • Write a blog post about this event on your blog, within 5 days of receiving confirmation.
  • Send a couple of gifts to your partner by the 17th December.
  • Write a blog post about what you received (must include photos) on your blog. 
  • Send Viola the link to your post so she can see how the event has gone!

I’m so excited to be a part of this amazing event, and I hope many of you join too! 

Comment down below if you’re thinking of participating!

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I am SO ready for Autumn and Winter this year. As much as I enjoyed summer this year, theres something so magical about Autumn. Between the cozy evenings, gingerbread and crunchy leaves, there’s not much I don’t like! To celebrate the beginning of this season, I thought I’d list things that I really want to do this Autumn 🙂

1) Try as many festive hot beverages as possible. Did someone say Christmas Cookie Latte? I’ve never tried a Pumpkin Spiced Latte before because it just reminds me of pumpkin soup? But I love gingerbread lattes and hazelnut everything, and walking around with those adorable festive cups that every coffee shop has around this time of year just makes you look cooler, sorry not sorry.

2) Burn candles. Duh, bit of an obvious one considering my last post, which you can read here. There’s nothing better than coming home from a cold day, lighting a few candles and boom, instant warmth and coziness. YUM.



3) Bake a blackberry and apple crumble. I’m not a huge baker (unless watching GBBO counts?), but this season does make me want to get in the kitchen and bake delicious treats. I’m not a huge chocolate lover, but I love a good crumble – apple, rhubarb, cherry, plum, you name it! I swear my mouth just started watering. Let’s move on…

4) Play in the fallen leaves. This might be one of those cutesy ones that I really want to do but never actually get round to doing. I’ve never actually seen someone dive in a pile of leaves, especially not in London. Maybe a thin layer of soggy (albeit beautifully coloured) leaves that have been stomped on a million times. Still, a girl can dream right?

5) Buy the perfect coat and boots. I’ve been on the hunt for a great coat since last winter. I find it hard to find something that doesn’t completely swamp you and drown your figure, especially when you’re wearing layers. If I do find something nice, I feel like it doesn’t keep me that warm? Also nothing better than a gorgeous pair of boots to match the coat. I love wearing boots in Autumn and Winter, especially when they’re super comfy!


6) Collect conkers. I used to love doing this when I was younger, at school with my friends. It’s such an Autumnal activity and I’m even thinking of making it a competition with my family to see who can collect the most. Okay that sounds so dorky but I promise it would be fun!

7) Go to a firework display. I say this every year and I never end up going. Probably because its always super cold and I’m really lazy. But this year I’m definitely going, even if I freeze!

8) Read by the fire. There is nothing more Autumnal than curling up with a good book and a nice hot chocolate, in front of a crackling fire. This is probably one of my favourites things about the upcoming season tbh, as you guys know I’m a huge bookworm!

9) Buy and wear blanket scarves. I love blanket scarves, as you will know if you read my last #MySundayPost, which is linked here. I just think they’re amazing, they’re so huge and cozy, and they make you wanna go to sleep. Just me? Okay then!


10) Wearing darker shades of lipstick and nail polish. I’m not a huge make-up lover, as you guys well know lol, but I do still wear it! And so I do love wearing darker berry shades on both my lips and nails, I feel like berry shades scream Autumn, but also burnt orange looks so nice (not on me, but in general), and I also like deep purple. For my nails, the darker the better!

What is on your Autumn bucket list this year? Are any of them the same as mine? Comment down below and let me know!

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So I woke up this morning and it was freezing cold and pitch black outside. Definitely felt like Autumn, and even though I was a right grumpy b*tch this morning, I was so excited that it actually feels like Autumn now.

Because I was so excited, I thought I’d list some of my favourite things about Autumn; enjoy!

 

  • Not long until Christmas – sorry, not sorry!
  • The colour of the leaves: those mustard, burgundy, burnt orange shades are just amazinggg.
  • Burning scented candles. I love candles all year round anyways, but this year I have gone a bit candle crazy, so I need to get burning!
  • Listening to the pouring rain. This is the best feeling when you’re lying in bed!
  • Curling up on the sofa in a comfy blanket, whether this be day or night!
  • Reading a good book by the fire. This would literally be my favourite kind of date night (dear future husband – take note.)
  • Wearing wine red lip and nail colours.
  • Ankle boots. I really want a few different styles this year.
  • Buying new cosy knits – I’ve bought so many cute jumpers recently that I probably should do a haul!
 
What is your favourite thing about Autumn?

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