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It's the best time of the year - am I right? Autumn is nearly here and I am beyond excited for it. The thought of darker evenings, countless hot chocolates and all the autumn movies send me into a crazy whirlwind of happiness. However, what really gives me all the autumn feels is autumnal decor. I was SO happy to walk into Homesense / TKMaxx the other day, to notice that they have begun rolling out their autumn and Halloween decor. If you're following me over on Instagram  @jaacobblackwell, then you will have already seen my autumn favourites from both these stores. However, if you're not then I thought I'd share them with you today!

CANDLES

Okay, let's start off with my absolute favourite 'must-have' autumn product. Autumnal scented candles! There were SO many candles available that it would have taken me a long time to open and smell them all. I love the autumn colours and each of the candles that I did actually smell, smelt delicious! I am definitely looking forward to purchasing as many of these as I can and transforming my apartment into autumn scented heaven.

Some personal favourites



Not only do both of these candles smell AMAZING, but they also look extremely cute! I really love the design on the lids in particular. 


Out of all the candles in the Homesense autumn collection so far I have only purchased one. I picked up the DW Home Pumpkin Spice Latte scented candle. I bought this candle for two reasons in particular... It smells insanely delicious and looks so cute. (I love the lid design especially) 


ALL THE PUMPKINS

I have never actually purchased plastic pumpkins before, and I'm extremely excited about the idea of placing them everywhere I can possibly fit one in the flat. I love the glass pumpkins and skeleton embellished ones a little too much. 



MUGS


Okay so, you may or may not know that I am a 'mug-o-holic.' By that I mean I have a minor addiction to mugs. Jake and I often pop into TK Maxx / Homesense with the sole intention of searching out new Rae Dunn mugs to add to our collection. (Can I just add, the Rae Dunn Halloween mugs from last year are my favourite things ever.) This time around however neither stores seem to have any Rae Dunn pieces in stock, but that didn't stop me from admiring this super adorable cat mug — It may not have been designed to be autumnal, but I personally tie it into this category? Anybody else?



Keep your eyes on my Youtube Channel towards the end of the month for a full Autumnal homeware haul!

My Homesense Autumn Favourites 🍂

It's the best time of the year - am I right? Autumn is nearly here and I am beyond excited for it. The thought of darker evenings, countless hot chocolates and all the autumn movies send me into a crazy whirlwind of happiness. However, what really gives me all the autumn feels is autumnal decor. I was SO happy to walk into Homesense / TKMaxx the other day, to notice that they have begun rolling out their autumn and Halloween decor. If you're following me over on Instagram  @jaacobblackwell, then you will have already seen my autumn favourites from both these stores. However, if you're not then I thought I'd share them with you today!

CANDLES

Okay, let's start off with my absolute favourite 'must-have' autumn product. Autumnal scented candles! There were SO many candles available that it would have taken me a long time to open and smell them all. I love the autumn colours and each of the candles that I did actually smell, smelt delicious! I am definitely looking forward to purchasing as many of these as I can and transforming my apartment into autumn scented heaven.

Some personal favourites



Not only do both of these candles smell AMAZING, but they also look extremely cute! I really love the design on the lids in particular. 


Out of all the candles in the Homesense autumn collection so far I have only purchased one. I picked up the DW Home Pumpkin Spice Latte scented candle. I bought this candle for two reasons in particular... It smells insanely delicious and looks so cute. (I love the lid design especially) 


ALL THE PUMPKINS

I have never actually purchased plastic pumpkins before, and I'm extremely excited about the idea of placing them everywhere I can possibly fit one in the flat. I love the glass pumpkins and skeleton embellished ones a little too much. 



MUGS


Okay so, you may or may not know that I am a 'mug-o-holic.' By that I mean I have a minor addiction to mugs. Jake and I often pop into TK Maxx / Homesense with the sole intention of searching out new Rae Dunn mugs to add to our collection. (Can I just add, the Rae Dunn Halloween mugs from last year are my favourite things ever.) This time around however neither stores seem to have any Rae Dunn pieces in stock, but that didn't stop me from admiring this super adorable cat mug — It may not have been designed to be autumnal, but I personally tie it into this category? Anybody else?



Keep your eyes on my Youtube Channel towards the end of the month for a full Autumnal homeware haul!

September 05, 2019
*This post discusses gifted products*


I was recently lucky enough to receive some products in the post from skincare brand 'Botanics.'  Botanics is a Boots exclusive brand with a variety of skincare ranges. I have been a regular user of the 'All Bright Foaming Face Wash' for a number of months now, so when Botanics got in touch to see whether I would like to test some of the other products within the 'All Bright' range, of course, I jumped at the opportunity.






All Bright Refreshing Eye Roll-On


Being someone who is often staying up late and getting up early, you can bet that I am prone to under-eye bags. I've never considered purchasing a product to help with this issue up until recently and whilst I'm yet to see any drastic improvement, (I've been using it for a few days, but still haven't kicked the bad sleeping habits) I do love the product. When applying the roll-on to your under-eyes you're greeted with a delightful cooling and relaxing feeling. I especially love applying this before going to sleep.

Botanics Skincare, First Impressions

*This post discusses gifted products*


I was recently lucky enough to receive some products in the post from skincare brand 'Botanics.'  Botanics is a Boots exclusive brand with a variety of skincare ranges. I have been a regular user of the 'All Bright Foaming Face Wash' for a number of months now, so when Botanics got in touch to see whether I would like to test some of the other products within the 'All Bright' range, of course, I jumped at the opportunity.






All Bright Refreshing Eye Roll-On


Being someone who is often staying up late and getting up early, you can bet that I am prone to under-eye bags. I've never considered purchasing a product to help with this issue up until recently and whilst I'm yet to see any drastic improvement, (I've been using it for a few days, but still haven't kicked the bad sleeping habits) I do love the product. When applying the roll-on to your under-eyes you're greeted with a delightful cooling and relaxing feeling. I especially love applying this before going to sleep.

August 03, 2019

Photography is something that I am constantly doing. I absolutely love taking photographs at almost every opportunity, today we were slap bang in the middle of a heatwave ~ it's literally been the hottest day I think I've ever experienced? Jake, Lottie and I decided to utilize the weather and head down to a nearby pub for a drink or two and I thought I'd share some of the images that I captured with you! I'm going to be sharing lots of little 'photo diaries' from now on, primarily as they're images I don't necessarily find fit for my Instagram feed, but don't want to lose in my camera roll!



a day in the sun | photo diary


Photography is something that I am constantly doing. I absolutely love taking photographs at almost every opportunity, today we were slap bang in the middle of a heatwave ~ it's literally been the hottest day I think I've ever experienced? Jake, Lottie and I decided to utilize the weather and head down to a nearby pub for a drink or two and I thought I'd share some of the images that I captured with you! I'm going to be sharing lots of little 'photo diaries' from now on, primarily as they're images I don't necessarily find fit for my Instagram feed, but don't want to lose in my camera roll!



July 25, 2019

@jaacobblackwell