My 3 Favourite Bath and Body Works Fall Candles

Hey guys! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you will know I’m a HUGE candle person. Whenever I’m in my room I always have one burning. Bath and Body Works makes some of my favourites because they’re strong and smell really good. And fall scents are some of the best. So today I’m going to share with you three of my favourites that I think you need to get this fall.

Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin

If you’re looking for a quintessential fall candle, then you need to get Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin. It has pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, vanilla and brown sugar so it’s all the warm and yummy scents that you associate with fall. I find that the cinnamon and clove balance out the candle so it’s not too sweet. I know with a name like Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin that you might think that this candle is too sweet but trust me when I say it’s not too bad. This just gets me in the fall mood.

The Perfect Autumn

If pumpkin scents aren’t your thing but you still want something reminiscent of fall, then check out The Perfect Autumn. The notes are cranberry, apple and clove so it’s much fresher and crispier compared to pumpkin scented candles. Because it’s a much crispier scent this would be nice in a kitchen because it wouldn’t be too overwhelming. It’s a nice balance to the Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin.

Spiced Cardamom

Spiced Cardamom is a White Barn candle so it’s not technically a part of their fall collection. But trust me when I say that this is perfect for fall. The notes are cardamom, cinnamon, cedarwood and nutmeg. This candle is quite spicy and quite powerful, but the spices still remind me of fall. If you don’t like sweet scents this is the fall candle for you.

And those are my three candles recommendations! Let me know in the comments what you’re favourite Bath and Body Works candles are this fall. Or if you have a fall scented candle that you absolutely love from another brand let me know and maybe I’ll try it out!

xoxo

Lea

Easy Ways to get into the Valentine’s Day Spirit

Hey guys! So today we’re talking about Valentine’s Day. It’s less than two weeks away! I’m all for the Valentine’s Day spirit this year even though I’m single as a pringle. February can be a depressing time of the year normally, with it being winter and cold outside. Add on top the pandemic and it can be easy to spiral into a deep depression. But instead, I’m celebrating the little moments and getting hyped for this holiday. The colours are bright and cheerful. And the holiday includes chocolate and flowers, things that always brighten my mood. So today I’m sharing some easy and budget-friendly ways to bring some cheer into your lives for Valentine’s Day.

Decorate your space

I love decorating seasonally. If you follow me on Insta or Youtube you might have seen that I decorate my room for fall and Christmas. Well, Valentine’s Day is no exception. It brings a smile to my face every time I see my decorations up. It doesn’t have to be expensive. I just got a couple of things from the dollar store. And you can always use them again and again, so skip the Starbucks for one day and get yourself some decorations.

If your budget is tight then try rearranging the decor you already have. I change my letterboard sign to match the theme. If you have framed photos, you can always switch the photos for something Valentine’s day themed. Pinterest has tons of options.

Change your electronic wallpapers

Speaking of Pinterest, that website is full of free wallpapers for your phones, tablets and computers. It might seem silly, but changing your wallpaper can help improve your mood. Think about how often we are on these devices. That way whenever you open them, you can see a cute image instead!

Add some flowers

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Flowers are a traditional gift given on Valentine’s Day, but who says you have to wait for someone to give them to you? When I was in university, I always bought myself a bouquet on Valentine’s Day. I usually got tulips because it’s around this time of year that they are available again and tulips remind me of spring. But you can get whatever flowers you want. Some florists will do sales to celebrate, so getting what’s on sale can be helpful if you’re on a budget. Plus with everything going on right now it can be a nice way to support your local florists!

Send out Valentine’s Day cards to friends and family

Listen, whoever says Valentine’s Day is just limited to romantic partners is just being selfish. I think this holiday can be about love in general, which can include familiar and platonic relationships as well. With lockdowns and restrictions it might be hard to have the normal Galentine’s Day festivities, so sending a card instead is a great way to still share some love with your friends. Plus there is nothing more special than receiving a card in the mail. And send one to your parents as well, because I’m sure they would love to hear from you.

Indulge into all the sappy songs, books and movies

Nothing sets the mood more than music. So trying putting on a playlist full of love songs. A lot of them are just amazing songs and put me in a good mood.

I also am a sucker for a good romance book or movie. With everything going on, it’s nice to escape into a world where true love saves the day. Let me know, I can always do a follow-up post sharing some of my favourite romance books and move if you are interested.

Make an amazing meal

They say that the way into a man’s heart is through his stomach, but I love a good meal as well. Since Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year, why not take the time to make a really good meal, whether for yourself or to share with a loved one. You can make a big brunch, create a charcuterie board or make a big dinner. And don’t forget to eat lots of chocolate, because that’s what I’ll be doing.

And those are a few of my suggestions to do in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day. Let me know what you guys are planning to do this year. I’ll probably be cuddled up with a good book reading haha.

xoxo

Lea