The princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace

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Title: The princess saves herself in this one

Publisher: CreateSpace

Rating: ★★

Genre: Poetry

 

 

“once upon a time,
the princess rose from the ashes her dragon lovers made of her
& crowned herself the mother-fucking queen of herself”

Synopsis

“Ah, life- the thing that happens to us while we’re off somewhere else blowing on dandelions & wishing ourselves into the pages of our favorite fairy tales.”

A poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. Explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.

What I think of it

I did like the fact that the poems are very personal and honest and makes you relate to some but hitting space after every word doesn’t make it poetry. I don’t want to sound awful as I know the author has put a lot into this book and it’s very personal to her and I do agree that this is a beautiful book but it’s not a poetry book, I see it more as creative writing.

Some poems are very heavy, very personal which made me sometimes quite uncomfortable to read (I don’t know why, maybe because I could relate to it) but then again others were very light and easy. You can tell that the author poured her heart into this book.

Overall it was okay but I won’t pick it up again


Céline. ❤

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Stupid flowers by Brice Maiurro

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Title: Stupid flowers

Publisher: Punch Drunk Press Ltd.

Rating: ★★★

Genre: Poetry

Review copy provided by Brice Maiurro in exchange for a honest review, thank you!

 

do not trust
anyone
that you
have not seen
naked.

actually

strike that.

do not trust
anyone.

Synopsis

Poetry. Brice Maiurro is a poet out of Denver, Colorado who performs regularly at events throughout the front range. His poems have previously been featured in various places including the Denver Post, Birdy Magazine and Suspect Press. In his first collection, Brice Maiurro takes us poem by poem through different life experiences ranging from the mundane to the divine, the funny and the dark. (Source)

What I think of it

I haven’t been into poetry until a few months ago and I must say I do not like every kind of poetry.

I have mixed feelings about this book.

I enjoyed the poems in general, some made me laugh, others were more serious and actually made you think about things in life. But then again some were just so long and kinda lost my concentration halfway through. I think I will reread this book at some point in my life again and maybe I’ll appreciate it more. I totally recommend this book if you have read and enjoyed all sorts of poetry before.

On a side note: The author is an absolute sweetheart, very kind.


Céline. ❤

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Words on bathroom walls by Julia Walton

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Title: Words on bathroom walls

Publisher + date: July 4th 2017 by Random House Books for Young Readers

Rating: ★★★★★ (all the stars of the universe)

Genre: YA, mental health

Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a honest review, thank you!

“You can’t possibly know what it means to doubt everything.”

Synopsis

Fans of More Happy Than Not, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and It’s Kind of a Funny Story will cheer for Adam as he struggles with schizophrenia in this brilliantly honest and unexpectedly funny debut.

Adam has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He sees and hears people who aren’t there: Rebecca, a beautiful girl who understands him; the Mob Boss, who harasses him; and Jason, the naked guy who’s unfailingly polite. It should be easy to separate the real from the not real, but Adam can’t.

Still, there’s hope. As Adam starts fresh at a new school, he begins a drug trial that helps him ignore his visions. Suddenly everything seems possible, even love. When he meets Maya, a fiercely intelligent girl, he desperately wants to be the great guy that she thinks he is. But then the miracle drug begins to fail, and Adam will do anything to keep Maya from discovering his secret. (Source)

What I think of it

Ladies and gentlemen I want to present you all my new favourite book.

Words on bathroom walls tells the story of Adam who has schizophrenia and is taking the experimental medication ToZaPrex to help him control his mental illness. On top of this he’s starting a new school where he tries to hide his illness as much as he can. He’s also seeing a therapist but Adam refuses to talk so instead he writes letters.

I must say I had my doubts before starting this book. I have tried to read so many books about it or that handles the mental illness yet they’re never any good, or they’re just very disrespectful.

But this book is just perfect. I used to have a friend with schizo who unfortunately took his own life and this book gives you a proper look on how living with schizophrenia is like and what people with it have to go through everyday.

If you want to know more about what it is like to live with schizophrenia then I totally recommend you to read this wonderful book. If I had the money I would buy a million copies and give them away, this is a very important book.

As someone who had a friend with schizophrenia I’d like to thank the author,
thank you for writing a book that handles schizophrenia in a respectful way.


Céline. ❤

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The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

30653853Title: The Upside of Unrequited

Author: Becky Albertalli

Publisher + date: April 11th 2017 by Balzer & Bray/Harperteen

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: YA, GBLT, Contemporary

Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a honest review, thank you!

“I’m on the toilet at the 9:30 Club and I’m wondering how mermaids pee.”

Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.
There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.

Right?

What I think of it

When I saw it was available to request on Netgalley I knew I had to grab my chance, I didn’t like Simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda (I didn’t even finish the book) but I really wanted to try out this one.

Thank God my request was accepted because I loved every single page.

This book is full of great characters like seriously: multiple lesbian characters, pansexual character, bisexual character, gay character, Jewish main character, Molly and Cassie have 2 mums, mental health, AND SO MUCH MORE

I adored Molly. She’s so intelligent, funny and full of great ideas and also very insecure about herself and her body BUT she’s so full of love.

I really fell in love with this book, I’m definitely going to buy a psychical copy so I can re-read it asap.

Please go buy and read the best book I have read so far in 2017, I promise you, you won’t regret it.


Céline. ❤

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April book releases I look forward to

Geekerella (April 4th)

Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise. But when she disappears at midnight, will he ever be able to find her again?

Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. (Source)

Alex, Approximately (April 4th)

In this delightfully charming teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Classic movie buff Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online by “Alex.” Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new arch-nemesis. But life is whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever-it-is she’s starting to feel for Porter.

And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately. (Source)

The End of Our Story (April 4th)

Meg Haston’s romantic and thrilling new YA novel explores a star-crossed high school relationship in a tale rife with deeply buried secrets and shocking revelations.

Bridge and Wil have been entangled in each other’s lives for years. Under the white-hot Florida sun, they went from kids daring each other to swim past the breakers to teenagers stealing kisses between classes. But when Bridge betrayed Wil during their junior year, she shattered his heart and their relationship along with it.

Then Wil’s family suffers a violent loss, and Bridge rushes back to Wil’s side. As they struggle to heal old wounds and start falling for each other all over again, Bridge and Wil discover just how much has changed in the past year. As the fierce current of tragedy threatens to pull them under, they must learn how to swim on their own—or risk drowning together. (Source)

The Upside of Unrequited (April 11th)

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.

Right? (Source)

I’m currently reading this one! I was lucky enough to receive an ARC and I’m absolutely loving it 😀

The Adjustment // The Program #3 (April 18th)

Tatum Masterson never went through The Program. She never had her memory stripped, never had to fight to remain herself. But when Weston, her longtime boyfriend and love of her life, was taken by handlers, she hoped he’d remember her somehow—that their love would be strong enough.

It wasn’t.

Like all returners, Weston came back a blank canvas. The years he and Tatum spent together were forgotten, as well as the week when he mysteriously disappeared before The Program came for him.

Regardless of his memory loss, Tatum fights to get Weston to remember her. And just as they start to build a new love, they hear about the Adjustment—a new therapy that implants memories from a donor. Despite the risks, Tatum and Weston agree to go through the process. Tatum donates her memories from their time together.

But the problem with memories is that they are all a matter of perspective. So although Weston can now remember dating Tatum, his emotions don’t match the experiences. And this discrepancy is slowly starting to unravel him, worse than anything The Program could have done.

And as the truth of their life together becomes clear, Tatum will have to decide if she loves Weston enough to let him go, or to continue to live the lie they’d build together.

Prepare for your Adjustment. (Source)

North of Happy (April 25th)

Carlos Portillo has always led a privileged and sheltered life. A dual citizen of Mexico and the US, he lives in Mexico City with his wealthy family where he attends an elite international school. His friends and peers-fellow rich kids-have plans to attend college somewhere in the US or Europe and someday take over their parents’ businesses. Always a rule follower and a parent pleaser, Carlos is more than happy to tread the well-worn path in front of him. He has always loved food and cooking, but his parents see it as just a hobby.

When his older brother, Felix–who has dropped out of college to live a life of travel–is tragically killed, Carlos begins hearing his brother’s voice, giving him advice and pushing him to rebel against his father’s plan for him. Worrying about his mental health, but knowing the voice is right, Carlos runs away to the US and manages to secure a job with his favorite celebrity chef. As he works to improve his skills in the kitchen and pursue his dream, he begins to fall for his boss’s daughter–a fact that could end his career before it begins. Finally living for himself, Carlos must decide what’s most important to him and where his true path really lies. (Source)


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History is all you left me by Adam Silvera

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Author: Adam Silvera

Title: History is all you left me

Publisher: Soho Teen

Rating: ★★★★

Genre: YA, GLBT

 

 

“There’s nothing wrong with someone saving my life, I’ve realized, especially when I can’t trust myself to get the job done right. People need people. That’s that.”

Synopsis

When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right. But now, the future he’s been imagining for himself has gone far off course.

To make things worse, the only person who truly understands his heartache is Jackson. But no matter how much they open up to each other, Griffin’s downward spiral continues. He’s losing himself in his obsessive compulsions and destructive choices, and the secrets he’s been keeping are tearing him apart.

If Griffin is ever to rebuild his future, he must first confront his history, every last heartbreaking piece in the puzzle of his life. (Source)

What I think of it

You did it again Adam Silvera, the world need more books like this one

This book was one big roller coaster of emotions. One moment I was smiling with a cute scene, the other moment I was crying my eyes out.

This story is so touching and you can just feel Griffin’s pain which made me want to hug him for hours and tell him everything will be okay.

Overall I loved the characters, Griffin suffers from severe OCD (Adam Silvera actually suffers from it as well) and it really gives a realistic look on how hard it must be to live with it. Jackson was someone I had a love-hate relationship with, but by the end of the book I appreciated him more.

Seriously please read this book, you won’t regret it

Adam Silvera’s writing is a kind you cannot not love. He has only written 2 novels, this one and More happy than not and I absolutely love his work. He’s been working on a 3rd novel and I can’t wait to read that one.


Céline. ❤

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Unboxing Illumicrate February box

My very first Illumicrate box arrived earlier this week and I must say I was pretty excited! I heard so many good things about this box subscription and it’s quarterly so for me it was the best option money wise. The box costs £29.99 and is made in the UK.

Now let’s see what’s inside! *Spoilers*

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I have to say the inside of the box was very well protected. The box came upside down and quite damaged so I was really really scared the inside was going to be as damaged but nope, nothing. Everything was in great condition so a huge thank you to the makers of the box to make sure everything is well protected.

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So first of all the author of the book Wintersong has written a letter about her book. It’s really interesting to read why she has written this book and what it means to her.

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This is one of the books that came in the box (for once there were 2 books in the box) it came with a matching bookmark and a signed bookplate! (Read the synopsis here)

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This is the second book, an ARC that is going to be released April 6th! The book is absolutely huge (512 pages!) Click for synopsis

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This exclusive sampler of Flame in the mist was also included! I saw people talking about it quite a lot but never really took notice. So let’s see if this sampler gets to me or not

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These magnets are one of my favourite goodies in this box! They’re made by Her bookish things and I absolutely love them!

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I screamed a bit when I saw the Fantastic beasts and where to find them bookmark, it’s so pretty!! It’s made by Jane’s Tiny Things

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The Jungle book inspired pouch is definitely my favourite item in this box it’s made by Literally lifestyle company (unfortunately I couldn’t find the shop). I’m definitely going to use it!

the Magic and Mischief balm smells absolutely amazing and is made by Bookish Serendipity Co

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So this was Illumicrate’s February box! Personally I’m not a fan of the books, that’s why I’m currently hosting a giveaway for Wintersong on my instagram, join and who knows you might win the book with a bookmark and the signed bookplate!

Have you gotten this Illumicrate box? What do you think of it?
Or do you use another subscription box? Let me know I’d like to try other boxes as well!


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March book releases I look forward to

Some great releases are happening this month! Personally I’m really looking forward to ‘The Inexplicable Logic of My Life’ and ‘Close enough to touch’ 😀 Are you looking forward to any of these?

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life (March 7th)

From the multi-award-winning author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe comes a gorgeous new story about love, identity, and families lost and found.

Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican-American family, and his best friend, Samantha. But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he?

This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph. (Source)

You’re Welcome, Universe (March 7th)

A vibrant, edgy, fresh new YA voice for fans of More Happy Than Not and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, packed with interior graffiti.

When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural.

Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art, and not even Banksy himself could convince her to give that up.

Out in the ’burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off—and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a full-blown graffiti war.

Told with wit and grit by debut author Whitney Gardner, who also provides gorgeous interior illustrations of Julia’s graffiti tags, You’re Welcome, Universe introduces audiences to a one-of-a-kind protagonist who is unabashedly herself no matter what life throws in her way. (Source)

Close Enough to Touch (March 7th)

From the author of Before I Go comes an unconventional love story perfect for fans of the emotional novels of Jodi Picoult and Jojo Moyes.

One time a boy kissed me and I almost died…

And so begins the story of Jubilee Jenkins, a young woman with a rare and debilitating medical condition: she’s allergic to other humans. After a humiliating near-death experience in high school, Jubilee has become a recluse, living the past nine years in the confines of the small town New Jersey house her unaffectionate mother left to her when she ran off with a Long Island businessman. But now, her mother is dead, and without her financial support, Jubilee is forced to leave home and face the world—and the people in it—that she’s been hiding from.

One of those people is Eric Keegan, a man who just moved into town for work. With a daughter from his failed marriage who is no longer speaking to him, and a brilliant, if psychologically troubled, adopted son, Eric’s struggling to figure out how his life got so off-course, and how to be the dad—and man—he wants so desperately to be. Then, one day, he meets a mysterious woman named Jubilee, with a unique condition…

Close Enough to Touch is an evocative, poignant, and heartrending exploration of the power and possibilities of the human heart. (Source)

Goodbye Days (March 7th)

Can a text message destroy your life?

Carver Briggs never thought a simple text would cause a fatal crash, killing his three best friends, Mars, Eli, and Blake. Now Carver can’t stop blaming himself for the accident and even worse, there could be a criminal investigation into the deaths.

Then Blake’s grandmother asks Carver to remember her grandson with a ‘goodbye day’ together. Carver has his misgivings, but he starts to help the families of his lost friends grieve with their own memorial days, along with Eli’s bereaved girlfriend Jesmyn. But not everyone is willing to forgive. Carver’s own despair and guilt threatens to pull him under into panic and anxiety as he faces punishment for his terrible mistake. Can the goodbye days really help? (Source)

Strange the Dreamer (March 28th)

new epic fantasy by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around— and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? and if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.

Welcome to Weep. (Source)

 

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

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Author: Rupi Kaur

Publisher: Createspace

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Poetry

 

 

“Every time you
tell your daughter
you yell at her
out of love
you teach her to confuse
anger with kindness
which seems like a good idea
till she grows up to
trust men who hurt her
cause they look so much
like you

– to fathers with daughters”

Synopsis

milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look. (Source)

What I think of it

This is the first poetry book I have ever read and my God I loved every page.

I finished this book in less than an hour and it was just one big roller coaster of emotions. I cried, I smiled, I cried some more. I could relate so much to 95% of those poems and it just left me speechless.. in tears.

I’m for sure a fan of Rupi Kaur, I’m even getting one of her poems as a tattoo soon!

I’d recommend this wonderful book if you want to try poetry and if you’re pro-feminism. It’s full of deep and intense poems and it just makes you want to put this book inside your heart so you never lose it.

I loved it, I absolutely loved it, I can’t say it enough

Review: Something Smells Good subscription box

Besides reading I absolutely love scented candles and soya wax melts.
So why not review those as well? 😀
I’m introducing you to the amazing “Something Smells Good” wax subscription box of Tinder Box Candles.

How does it work and what’s the price?

I found the box on Cratejoy, which is a site full of subscription boxes and where it’s very easy to order any kind. For only £12 (free UK shipping and £8 shipping to Europe). You receive 10 hand poured soya wax melts and a free gift! It’s delivered to your door and you can cancel any time you want!

This is the wonderful January box

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As you can see the box is full of fresh popcorn, I love the idea!! But I warn you DO NOT EAT IT. Bad idea, very bad idea as they just taste like the wax melts..

The free gift this month were nail files! I found them really cute and very handy. I also loved the wrapping of it!

Time to review the soya wax melts

  1. Fresh peach

    “The juicy aroma of freshly cut ripe delicious peach”

    I think this was my favourite wax. Smells very peachy and it’s just very yummy! Good for in any room

  2. Lollipop

    “Sugary lemon, lime and orange with hints of strawberry, raspberry and pear and a kick of sweet vanilla”

    This wax smells very strong and very intense. Good for in a large room but I wouldn’t melt it in my bedroom.

  3. Tranquil

    “A soothing blend of violets, cyclamen, hyacinth, jasmine, rose, lily of the valley, cantaloupe, watermelon, cedar, amber and musk”

    I didn’t really knew what to expect of this wax because it has so many different smells inside of it. So I burned it in a large room. I must say I didn’t expected to smell so nice. Very nice. Good for any room

  4. Dandelion

    “A beautiful refreshing aroma of dandelions & wild flowers infused with pear, green tea, aloe vera on a gentle musk base”

    I must say I was kinda ‘scared’ to melt this one as I’m not a big fan of dandelion. Most of the time I think the smell is just too strong and too intense. But this wasn’t the case with this wax. Very soft and very pleasing the whole room smelled wonderful. I burned it in a large room but I think it would be good in any.

  5. Bedtime baby

    “A soothing blend of lavender, mandarin and chamomile with neroli and lily of the valley on a gentle musk base”

    I melted this one in my bedroom as the solid wax smelled really soft and nice.. I’m glad I did. This wax made me feel relaxed and ready to sleep. very soft and flowery smell.

  6. Ocean

    “A beautiful complex fragrance including lily of the valley, hyacinth, oakmoss and white musk”

    Ugh I LOVED it. It really smells like the ocean and it just makes you dream of white beaches and the ocean. Salty and windy smell, very soft and good for any room (Tip: burn it in your bathroom while taking a bath, you’ll be SO relaxed)

     

  7. Peppered poppies

    “Pomegrate and orange followed with spicy cinnamon, cherry blossom and cardamom with a twist of cocoa which adds to this mysterious elegant fragrance”

    This one smelled really strong when it was solid and it smelled really strong when it was melted. The Cinnamon really gets to you and I’m not a fan of cinnamon in general. So I kinda got rid of that wax quickly and melted another one instead. This was my least favourite one.

  8. Mediterranean spa

    “Sweet olive, watercress & grapefruit, with jasmine and cassis on a base of amber & myrrh, a complex intriguing fragrance”

    Very nice and sweet smell. I’d get a large jar candle of it if I could. Good for any room.

  9.  Blue raspberry slushie

    “Raspberry, strawberry and peaches on an icy cool base.. Bring on the summer!”

    Very fruity and nice. Reminds you of those warm summer days where all you want is a cold drink or a slushie. Good for any room!

  10. Yuzu

    “The tangy fresh citrussy aroma of the Yuzu japanese grapefruit”

    I never heard of that kind of grapefruit before but ITS SO GOOD! I couldn’t get enough of the smell. Good for any room!

Overall thoughts

I loved the box and my February box is already on it’s way! You can easily subscribe through Cratejoy  or on their own site

Have also a look on their Etsy shop where you can buy candles or different types of soya wax melts

I paid in total £20 (box + shipping) and it’s worth every penny. I can’t wait for the next box to arrive!


Céline. ❤

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