There’s nothing more wonderful than getting home and lighting a candle.  Or indeed lighting a candle when having a bath.  That’s why this month my giveaway is a stunningly beautiful Orla Kiely Candle.


So why not enter now for your chance to win.  The giveaway will close on 31st March 2018.



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orla kielly candle

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So Christmas is almost here and it’s that time of year when your home just needs a little bit of cheering up with decorations.  I know a lot of us love decorating our homes but at times the decor pieces can be expensive and are often not worth the money.  This is where B&M come in.  The lovely people at their head office sent me a voucher to see what I could purchase.  Below are my 6 reasons why you need to go to B&M for your Christmas decor now!


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Everything below I purchased and tested, all views are my own.  I would point out that I was extremely impressed with the quality of the items plus being budget friendly certainly helps too!  Why not make your home look amazing this Christmas with these wonderful decor ideas from B&M?


So check them out below and let me know what you think!


Christmas Baubles

To make your tree stand out these gold Christmas baubles are a must.  These are proper luxury with 20 in a pack and only £2.99.  A really stunning array of baubles indeed.



Christmas Star

I’ve a thing for stars!  In fact my star fairy lights have remained up in our hallway all year!  Let’s face it we can look up at the night sky and see stars all year round so you can keep your stars up too!  This star is full of gold glitter, it has a hanging hook and is huge and at £2.99 a steal!  I intend to stand this up on the hall table to compliment my star fairy lights and I might keep it up all year too!




I have admired these nutcrackers for a while now but never had the opportunity to purchase them.  B&M have a pack of three for only £5.99.  They are 38cm tall and you can purchase in these gold and silver ones like I did or opt for the more traditional ones which are red and blue.



Candle Jar

Christmas would not be Christmas without candles.  Indeed I use them all year round but come Christmas the scent changes to cinnamon and other lovely Christmas smells!  These candle jars are beautiful and make it easy to place a candle inside or you could opt to put in some sweets!  Really the decision is yours.  At £4.99 you could also buy more than one!


Christmas Wrapping Paper

I love gold and cream wrapping paper, there is something that screams luxury!  Well the wonderful B&M have an array of Christmas wrapping paper to suit all tastes.  I opted for this one which has a truly luxury feel and at £4.99 it will do for all my presents!


Dinner time

There is one thing that I never had and one thing that I always need on Christmas day – a gravy jug!  I found this cute one at B&M for only £1.99!  How great is that.  They also have beautiful plates to match.  I’m sorry I didn’t get them at the same time but sure that’s another trip to B&M to look forward to!


So there you have it.  My 6 reasons why you need to shop at B&M for your Christmas decor.  Whether you need Christmas tree decorations, wrapping paper, presents, Christmas decor or candle holders, there are plenty of budget friendly items in B&M. Who says you have to pay huge prices for cute, quality items?


Do you like B&M?  I’d love to know what you think.




For candle holders, candles, Christmas decor, Christmas baubles and all things Christmassy I show you 6 reasons why you should go to B&M for your Christmas decor.


Image credit:  B&M



Real Luxury – The Pairfum Reed Diffuser

I was delighted to receive a Pairfum Reed Diffuser in “Innocent Vanilla” to review.  Upon opening the box, I could see immediately that the contents were pure luxury.


The Pairfum Reed Diffuser was beautifully packaged.  The box is a delightful cream, black and gold colour.  The reed diffuser was nestled safely and securely in the box ensuring it was delivered with no problem.  It was also easy to unpack.  I decided that my office was the best place to display the reed diffuser.  It now sits proudly on my desk filling the air with a beautiful fragrance of vanilla and sense of calmness that only a luxurious product such as this could achieve.


The diffuser is certainly not typical of the cheaper alternatives.  It came with 10 reed diffusers and 250ml of fragrance oil which is natural/organic.  This is how I know it is pure luxury – there are no artificial smells.  I always sneeze when there are cheap fragrances about.  The Pairfum Reed Diffuser is a delight to have.


In terms of using the reed diffuser, it’s simple to pop in the natural rattan reeds, these allow the oil to permeate throughout the room.  The black reeds are very unique and very striking being taller than most and would stand out in any décor.


The bell-shaped bottle is unique and stunningly beautiful which allows the reed diffusers to sit proud and upright in the bottle.


reed diffuser


The fragrance lasts much longer than the typical reed diffuser – around 6-9 months. What is particularly impressive about the oils is that as an non-VOC (volatile organise compound) oil serum it is much healthier and more natural as you will be able to tell immediately upon opening the jar.


What I love about the whole collection from Pairfum is the pure luxury of the products and the natural and organic ethics of the company in everything they do.  The vanilla aroma is second to none and coupled with being handmade in the UK, the products ooze style and sophistication.


reed diffuser


Pairfum products would make a truly beautiful luxurious gift for someone special.  Indeed a luxurious gift or treat for yourself too.  It is a remarkable gift that will enrich the senses.  No wonder Pairfum is considered a boutique perfumery house.  When you make a purchase from Pairfum I know you will fall in love with their products as much as I have.