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Haul // An American Haul

My mum has recently come home from America and luckily for me, she bought presents! I did give her some hints as to what to buy me in the form of a list, albeit a long one, and fortunately she managed to tick off quite a few of the items I had carefully written down for her. She is good, my mum. 

A lot of what I wanted came from the Bath and Body Works. Whilst doing a little bit of research for a recent post on the Bath and Body Works, I found quite a few candles that I wanted and hoped they weren't too heavy to fly home with. They have such a wonderful range of Autumnal scented items out at the moment so quite a lot of pumpkin spiced items were on my little list!

I also asked her to re-purchase a bottle of my Sephora 10 hr Wear Perfection Foundation which I am running low on. I was actually really surprised that my mum managed to locate the correct foundation and in the correct shade! I really love this foundation and at $20 I don't mind flying all the way to America to purchase a bottle.  
Suncrisp Apple Harvest // A sun-ripened scent of suncrisp apple, orchard leaves & jasmine woods
Cozy Vanilla Cream // A cozy confection of whipped frosting, sweet cream & vanilla bean
Purrfect Potion // A bewitching concoction of pumpkin, spicy cinnamon & hypnotic vanilla
Sunlight & Apple Trees // A warm autumn blend of crisp apple, sweet quince & birch wood
Ghoul Friend // A ghoulish & girly blend of strawberries, peonies & twisted citrus
Japanese Cherry Blossom // The irresistible fragrance of seductive blossoms from an exotic Japanese garden 
Hoot // Give germs the hoot with spooky sparkling pear & crisp green apples
Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte // A fun fall blend of creamy pumpkin, toasted marshallows & praline
Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin // A sweet autumn blend of pumpkin, vanilla cream & spicy cinnamon sticks

As I live in the UK where Halloween isn't that much of a big deal, nor is pumpkin so I was a bit unsure as to what pumpkin would actually smell like in hand sanatizer form. Luckily I was pleasantly surprised! Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin smells truly wonderful. It's light and spicy, not overpowering or too sweet at all. Unlike Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte which is just slightly too sweet for my liking although Cozy Vanilla Cream has just the right amount of sweetness to it. In all fairness, I love them all and they will keep me going until I can buy some more.
Marshmallow Fireside // A warm blend of toasted marshmallows, smoldering woods & creamy vanilla
Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin // The perfect balance of sugar & spice - sweet butter, spicy pumpkin & vanilla cream

These two candles are my possibly my favourites. They both smell incredible! Marshmallow Fireside just about beats Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin to the top but they are so, so lovely. I wish you could all smell them so you can see what I am talking about! Neither of them are too sweet and sickly, nor are the overpowering. They are really light scents which have me smelling the jar every time I walk past them.

Pumpkin Pecan Waffles // The scrumptious scent of warm pumpkin pecan waffles drizzled with pure maple syrup
Leaves // Celebrate falls beautiful foliage with a blend of golden nectar, red apple & spiced berries
Caramel Pumpkin Swirl // A sweet fall pairing of spicy pumpkin swirled with rich, buttery caramel

Out of the three I think Leaves is my favourite. I have no idea how to describe the smell to you but it smells slightly woody and spicy but much lighter and muted. Pumpkin Pecan Waffles and Caramel Pumpkin Swirl are both sweet scents that aren't too sickly at all. 
This was a little surprise gift from my mum who thought I could pop my mini candles in for safe keeping whilst burning. It's so cute! It does the job nicely and due to the copper effect, it has been welcomed with open arms into my bedroom!
I first tried this perfume in the Victoria's Secret store on Bond Street in the summer and have kicked myself for not buying it ever since. It has notes of purple passion fruit, shangri-la peony and vanilla orchard which makes it the perfect fruity scent which is slightly sweet but not too overpowering. 
Gold Emblem Pumpkin Spice Candy Corn
Gold Emblem S'mores Candy Corn
I have wanted to try candy corns for such a long time! My friend has had them before and said they were like a bland foam banana so when my mum bought these home for me, I was a bit dubious about trying them. I have only tried the pumpkin spice ones yet and they are a bit of a required taste. I didn't like them to begin with and told myself to eat one a day but I really like them now. It's quite a strong artificial taste of pumpkin but it's not that bad.



  1. Love their candles!! I also stock up whenever I go there... Makes for a very heavy suitcase. Your pictures are very Pretty also! :)))


    1. Thank you! Ha ha yes, they do use up a lot of luggage allowance x

  2. Oh my gosh has Bath and Bodyworks changed their sanitiser packaging? It's so cute! I bought a tonne of their sanitisers when I was living in Canada to take back with me, I love them so much!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

    1. Yeah! They look slightly odd so it will take some getting used to, haha x

  3. You got some great stuff! I love the packaging of the new hand sanitizes! And they have the best candles!

    A Little Dose of Makeup

    1. Thank you! I could spend hours on their website looking at everything!

  4. So many goodies from Bath and Body works! I'd loooove to try their product one day, Leaves sounds beautiful! :)
    xo, Jessie | Bear and Berries

    1. I could spend hours browsing their website! They have such an amazing selection of scents and they are really affordable. It's such a shame we can't get them in the UK x

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