Sunday, 16 March 2014

American Yankee Candle Haul

On a recent trip to Florida I just had to pop in to a Yankee Candle shop. I can’t believe the difference in price and if I had room in my suitcase I would have bought a whole load more.
First up are these samplers. I was at an outlet store so these ‘flavours’ are all a bit festive, but that is my favourite candle type! 

  Yankee Candle Samplers 10 for $12 (around £7.50)

L-R: Crisp Apple Strudel, Tulips, Pineapple Cilantro, Vanilla Chai, Brown Paper Packages

 Yankee Candle Samplers 10 for $12 (around £7.50)
L-R: Spiced Pumpkin, Pumpkin Pie, Red Apple Wreath, Campfire Treat and Gingerbread
Vanilla Chai is my favourite so far. Has anyone tried the rest?

I've stored them in an Ikea Korken jar that was £2 and is so handy. 

Yankee Candle Salted Caramel Large Jar - $13 (around £8.30)
Unfortunately this was the only large candle I bought and I’m gutted that it got smashed in transit. It was really well wrapped up, but I guess you never know just how much your suitcase gets thrown about. It’s still useable and has a very sweet and powerful scent that fills the whole flat.

Yankee Candle Sampler Holder - $9 (around £6)
This was my favourite Yankee purchase and was such a bargain! It gives off such a perfect glow and the little picket fence is so cute.

What is your favourite Yankee scent? I think I’m going to get a bit addicted.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Cath Kidston at TK Maxx Haul

I’ve always loved vintage style and I could spend hours browsing the Cath Kidston website and shops. I moved out last year and I’m still constantly looking for little bits and pieces to make this draughty old flat feel like home (much to my boyfriend’s dismay!). One shop that never lets me down is TK Maxx. I’d heard rumours on Twitter and the blogsphere that TK Maxx had a few bits and pieces from Cath Kidston so thought I’d pop in on my way to work, I didn’t expect to find this much!

Cath Kidston star print towels – £2.99. Similar here RRP £9.99 

Cath Kidston cushion - £6.99. Similar here RRP £16.99 
This cushion is so pretty and super feathery too. Really great value for £6.99.

Cath Kidston breakfast set - £9.99
This breakfast set is labelled as ‘Cath Kids’ but everything is a normal size! I actually bought this mainly for the tin that has now become a storage solution for my unused cross stitch threads. 

Cath Kidston Antique Rose Bedspread - £39.99. Similar here RRP £145

I bought this bedspread on a separate trip and couldn’t believe it when I saw it hidden amongst the rest of the bedding. This is seriously the most beautiful thing I own (I will try taking pictures again in a better light) and I can’t believe that I got it for £105 off RRP.

Have you managed to pick up and TK Maxx bargains recently? 
What do you think of my purchases?