Five things I’m loving this week: Early August
Time once again for a few Treats of the Week, with some great finds that are mainly under £10 and/or on offer. What they all have in common is great value for money, so have a peek and see what you think. There’s something to suit most tastes and budgets, as always.
Here we go!
First up we have the new Seriously Scented Candles in tins from Best Kept Secrets, £8.99. These have over 50 hours of burn time, a choice of 41 strong fragrances, and eye catching toppings from glitter to metallic wax shards to sea shells. They’d make a nice long lasting gift for yourself or someone else.
For a cheap treat in the sunshine or a mini dessert, try these 8 Assorted Milk Lollies from Sainsbury’s, £1.00. These are small lollies in vanilla, strawberry or chocolate flavours, and they’re very, very similar to a certain other brand, although maybe a little less sugary – and they’re about half the price of the other ones.
Next, we have Eat Your Hat’s whole bean espresso, £5.90. This is hands down the tastiest coffee that I’ve tried in ages, and it’s under £6.00 per bag. That’s a very reasonable price for beans that are organic, from independent farmers and sustainable sources, and fairly traded. It makes a smooth, well rounded drink with chocolatey, slightly nutty notes in it. If you don’t have a coffee grinder, they have four great quality ground coffees available instead.
This Nakin Natural Anti-Ageing Eye Cream Complex, RRP £18.00, is one of the few eye creams I’ve tried that perform well without irritating my sensitive skin. It smooths on, sinks in quickly and hydrates well without being greasy. I wouldn’t say it offers powerhouse ingredients such as retinol so it’s more about healthy, comfortable skin. It could certainly help to reduce fine lines due to the hydrating effect though. Currently on offer for £11.25 at Amazon.
And last, but not least, it’s the Blossom Bitters from Bitter Truth, £12.33 for 100ml. Cocktail enthusiasts should check out the new limited edition range of bitters from this company. This is blossom variant is complex and aromatic rather than sweet and soapy, and there are top notes of hibiscus, iris and lavender, ideal for adding extra layers of interest to gin and vodka based drinks. Comes in a reusable decanter with a handy dropper, and would make a great foodie stocking filler.
Seen anything you like? Some interesting new brands and products this week.
Full disclosure: Contains a mixture of PR samples and things I’ve bought for my own money. All opinions my own, and I only review it if I like it.