January is always the hardest month for me. It’s the longest to go between paydays (and I go mad on the sales), the weather is always miserable and I have to go back to work after 2 weeks of stuffing my face. I’ve only been back at work for 3 days and I already need a holiday! The only way I get through the month without having a meltdown is by getting a good nights sleep and in preparation of a post full of tips I’m writing in the coming weeks, I’ve been testing a load of products. I was going to save talking about the Tropic So Sleepy Pillow Mist* until this post, but I just love it too much!
Fragrance & Candles
When I was planning out my Blogmas posts a couple of months ago, I decided a Christmas scent post would be wonderful. But I forgot how expensive candles and reed diffusers are! Last year I picked up some bargain candles from Tesco to burn over Christmas, and for the rest of the year I pretty much exclusively burn IKEA candles. Instead of dropping a bomb on candles I may or may not use, I picked up the Yankee Candle 8 Votive Christmas Scents Gift Set to test out a whole host of scents.
I know that I said I didn’t think I’d be posting an empties this month as I’ve been away for a couple of weeks and using other people’s products, but I’ve got a pretty full post today. Whilst there’s not makeup, I’ve got a few bits of hair and skincare, as well as a bubble bath and a perfume that I’ve used up. I’ve done well!
Last month I posted a selection of my beauty wants, both skincare and makeup, so I thought it would be fun to talk about my fragrance wishlist. With us being a good way through spring and pretty much into the summer months now, you’ll notice that I’ve picked a lot of floral fragrances. Heads up: I’m rubbish at describing scents! I know what I like, and have taken any descriptions I’ve attempted to make from other areas of the web.
I really enjoyed summarising what I used up in April so I’m back this month with another empties. May’s edition doesn’t have quite as much makeup, but there’s still a fair amount. I’ve also been using up a few of my products deluxe sample sizes in terms of skin and body care this month.