Superdrug Haul & a Candle

Hi you! I hope you enjoyed my previous lip swatching post. Today I have a necessities  haul for you. Yes I say necessities but it really isn’t. BUT I promise I’ve been really good with spending money on makeup I don’t need, I’ve shown so much restraint that even when Debenhams had a once a year 15% off beauty offer – I bought nothing. I haven’t even purchased the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette yet! However recentlyI did have to pick up an eyeliner (that is a basic human right!) and this post it what I bought alongside it.

superdrug haul

I started off with the intention to buy just my favourite eyeliner and after a trip to my local Superdrug to my horror I found out that the Superdrug 2True line was taken out of store! They have the best matte finish liquid liner I have tried to date and on top of that its 3 liners for just five pounds!! However luckily for me it was still available online and as Superdrug are running a free delivery on every order of £10 and over, I had no choice but to pick up a few other bits. I was basically forced into it.

2true eyeliner

mua velvet lip

mua velvet lip lacquer

The first thing I picked up was obviously the 2True Effortless Liquid Eyeliner, I picked up 3 for £5.00. Cheap as chips and just as satisfactory.Next I decided I really needed to try the new MUA Velvet Lip Lacquer (retailing at £3.00) which I hear are a sort of dupe for my much loved Lime Crime Velvetines. It’s basically a liquid lipstick that dries matte and lasts forever on your lips (only a slight exaggeration). I’m yet to try the MUA one but I do have high hopes. I picked it up in shade Criminal which is a bright hot pink shade. The final thing to bring my total to just over £10 was a dry shampoo, I didn’t really know what else to pick up as my mind went blank and who doesn’t need a dry shampoo. I picked up a huge can of Batiste Blush for £2.48 as opposed to the normal price of  £4.99.


Recently I have been loving curly hair and in order to make sure the curls last and don’t drop, I have been pinning my curls up with bobby pins. However they aren’t the most practical things to use to pin up curls so with a quick search on Ebay I picked up metal pins like these to hold the curl. In hindsight I think I could  have gotten bigger pins for my long hair but even these have made such a difference and the process of curling and pinning my hair much easier.

yankee winter wonderland candle

yankee winter wonderland candle

Now onto the final product on my haul. A Yankee candle! Now I know I candle really isn’t a necessity but I had to have this one. This is the Yankee Winter Wonderland and it is actually one of my very first Yankee candles I have ever tried, over two years ago. I’ve never seen it again, and just assumed it was a limited edition Christmas scent that was never going to come back around. I still have a tiny little bit left in my small jar from two years ago because I really don’t want to finish burning it. However I saw a few people burning it in the last few weeks on Instagram and after Ebay-ing the candle, I found it!  I picked it up in Medium because Medium and Large jars have the best scent throw. Now that I’ve taken pictures of it I can finally start burning it, I can’t wait. It smells fresh, woody and also smells a tiny bit minty and reminds me of a forest. It is said to smell like ‘the tingle of a frosty breeze blowing through icy pines’ and I sort of understand what they mean when I smell it.

That is it for my ‘necessities’ , I hope I’m not the only one who ends up buying more stuff than intended! I still think I have been very well behaved, and could’ve gotten a lot more outrageous. I spy Debenhams still has 10% off and I am just dying for that hot pink YSL Rouge Volupte in shade 11.. the day is still young. Have a great day lovelies! Tanzina x

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Favourite Candles: Yankee Midnight Jasmine and True Rose

The colder seasons always get me burning more candles, I love to work by candle light no matter how damaging it is to my eyes. I tend to burn one gorgeous smelling candle to provide scent to my room, and lots of little non scented ones in my rather ridiculous collection of candle holders to provide more ambiance and light to the room. I also turn on the fairy lights on my bed headboard and snuggle up on my little sofa and my room is transformed to a haven, a little escape from the world. I think that is what I look most forward to every winter season. I thought today I would share with you the candles that are providing me the best fragrance, the ones I am turning to more and more.

yankee candles

yankee true rose

I am no candle expert but I can appreciate a good scent throw and I find that the large and medium Yankee candles really do provide that. I am a huge floral scent advocate and also woody scents but today’s post is featuring a certain floral theme. I can’t choose which one I like more so with an ip dip do kind of selection I’ve decided to mention True Rose first. This really does have a true rose scent to it, not a synthetic copy. I love the scent of roses though I do have to admit I’m yet to receive a bouquet of roses that holds it scent for long. I actually have a single rose in front of me in water right now and it has absolutely no scent to it at all. The scent of the candle however does truly travels around the room and lasts for a while. I like to entertain myself by leaving my room for five minutes and walking back in to get hit by the scent again. It’s rather satisfying!

yankee midnight jasmine

Secondly we have Midnight Jasmine, which I adore. I am sure I have mentioned this more than enough times here but Jasmine is one of my all time favourite scents, it’s a flower that is easily found in Asia and reminds me of my holidays there. Jasmine is a very hard scent to truly capture, like rose it has many disappointing synthetic imitation however I love the Yankee candle version of it. I love how it is named Midnight Jasmine, it is during midnight and the early hours when the flower releases its fragrance most strongly.. I can still recall how the fragrance unfurls itself through passageways and corridors in Bangladesh and this candle brings back fond memories of my time there. Again like True Rose the fragrance lingers and travels around the room and I will be repurchasing this scent again.

Large Yankee Candles usually retail for £19.99 however whilst I was browsing in Clintons for a card I noticed that some scents were half price and that is when I picked these two up! At £9.99 each the offer was too hard to resist, now every time I pass a Clintons I pop in to see if they have the same offer but they don’t as of yet. I will carry on looking!

I hope you liked this quick post about my current favourite candles, I don’t think I have actually done a candle dedicated post before (have I?) but I will definitely try to bring you more. Have a lovely day, and I hope you are feeling as warm and cosy as I am in my candle lit bedroom! Tanzina x