Autumn is all about those cosy homey evenings, having baths, lighting candles, drinking hot choc and giving yourself that extra bit of pamper time, right? So, when the lovely Soph from Soph Hearts got in touch and suggested we do an Autumn/Winter self-care box swap, I thought what a brilliant idea! I had recently done a fun stationery box swap with Lauren, so couldn’t wait to do it all again with another awesome blogger.
Soph shares a wonderful range of posts from beauty, fashion, lifestyle, as well as thoughtful and honest conversations about relevant topics happening in the blogging world. Soph’s recent post on Creative Licence and Responsibility is well worth a read. If you love Disney, food, travel and chatty posts, I encourage you to check out Soph Hearts and Soph’s Twitter. Also, we cannot ignore the fact that Soph’s photos are absolutely GORGEOUS so why not head over to Instagram and give her a follow there too!
For our box swap, we agreed on a budget of £20. I honestly had the best time shopping for treats for Soph, I took my sister with me and we made a proper girly day out of it. You can head over to Soph’s blog and see what I picked, but first, I’m so excited to share with you the fabulous goodies in my box…
I received such a thoughtful and cosy selection of treats including hot chocolate (yum!), Galaxy chocolate counters and shortbread biscuits (yum & yum!), pretty stationery, a Wax Lyrical Reed Diffuser (in the flavour Gingerbread House) and a cute Honey Pumpkin candle! Thank you so much Soph!
As soon as I saw the Gingerbread House Reed Diffuser, I couldn’t wait to use it. Right now, my home is smelling absolutely amazing, think: spices, cinnamon and ginger mixed with clove and biscuits. It’s like Christmas is here in October and I’m loving it! Also, how gorgeous is the bottle too? It makes me so excited for the festive season!
Autumn isn’t Autumn without a few cosy candles and this one smells so good. It’s not just honey and pumpkin, it is also a blend of cinnamon, butter, sweet vanilla nutmeg and spicy fresh ground cloves. Wow. It is the most perfect fragrance for this month and after taking the photos, I enjoyed it whilst relaxing in the bath and it filled the room with the most comforting, calming and cosy aroma.
In the box, Soph also treated me to some pretty stationery, yay! These cute little cactus themed sticky notes are going to be perfect for both blogging and studying so I don’t forget anything important. I love that you can use it as a sticky to-do list and I actually have one stuck next to me right now reminding me that I probably should be studying instead of blogging (ha ha!). Blogging is way more fun though.
The second piece of gorgeous stationery is a notes and to-do planner which I think is really cool and super handy. Every blogger knows that planners and lists are actual life-savers, I would honestly be lost if I didn’t write EVERYTHING down. Now I can keep all my lists neat and tidy and in one place, thanks to this cute little book. It even includes motivational quotes which makes it even more awesome!
I love that you have the option to make notes next to your to-do’s. I’ve never seen a book like this before and I think it is a really clever idea! I always feel that if everything is written down, I feel slightly more calm and organised even if I haven’t actually done anything remotely productive yet.
Soph very kindly included Galaxy chocolate counters. I haven’t opened them yet as I know as soon as I do, they will all disappear (why is chocolate so addictive!) so I’m saving these for a cosy film night.
I have already enjoyed a mug (or three) of hot choc complete with all the cream and marshmallows in my Katie Abey Mug Of Motivation along with some delicious buttery shortbread and wow, what a treat!
Thank you so much Soph! This is such a fantastic selection of goodies and I love all the choices. Everything is so thoughtful and perfect for those cosy pamper evenings. I know I am going to have the nicest smelling home this Autumn, whilst being super organised and enjoying all the tasty treats.
Don’t forget to pop over to Soph’s blog to see what self-care items I included in her box too! I’m off to make myself another mug of hot chocolate now…