Review | ESPA Restorative Candle & Mandarin Lip Balm

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ESPA is very quickly becoming a favourite brand of mine and recently, i attended the #NWBrev event in Liverpool and in the goody bag as well as giving us a lovely bottle of foam bath they also very generously gifted each of us a £30 gift card to spend on their website. It took me absolutely ages to decide on what to order as there was so many lovely things but i finally made my decision and ordered the Restorative Candle and Mandarin Lip balm.

Also, before i go any further with this post - I'm aware that these photos are a bit shoddy and the lighting is off. I tried to take some others but they weren't any better so these ones will have to do.

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Restorative Candle | £21.00 Link Here

I'm not one to spend a lot of money on candles - i just can't bring myself to do it so this gift card gave me the perfect opportunity to try a more expensive candle out and see if its worth spending the extra on them.

This candle is amazing; the scent is described as 'A comforting, therapeutic aroma of Palmarosa, Sweet Orange and Lavender' - it honestly smells incredible; the scent fills up the room nicely, its not too overpowering but its enough that you can actually smell it. I'm burning the candle as i type this post and it is insanely relaxing.

The candle burns down nicely too - i don't know if it's just because i burn it for a few hours at a time but it burns down evenly so you get full use of the candle and none of the hole down the middle business. The packaging of this is really nice; ill be able to use this jar after its finished for make up brushes or something! I'm super impressed with this candle and i can kind of understand why people might choose to spend more on candles.

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Mandarin Lip Balm | £10.00 Link Here


I didn't intend to pick up a lip balm as i already have way too many but i wanted to take advantage of the full gift card amount so i decided to pick this up. This is the most expensive and most luxurious lip balm, i have ever owned - the packaging is absolutely gorgeous, the design is stunning and it has a mirror in the lid which is really handy.

This lip balm has Mandarin Essential oil for a sweet citrus flavour and aroma, Wild Mango Butter to condition, soften and smooth, Pomegranate to increase hydration and Rosemary to protect against environmental damage - it smells amazing and it's a really rich and moisturising lip balm that really hydrates the lips. I like to apply this mainly before i go to bed so i wake up in the morning with really moisturised lips.

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ESPA also allow you to choose two samples with each order - i opted for ESPA Super Active  Lift & Firm Intensive Eye Serum and ESPA Super Active Skin Radiance Mask. I can't comment on what these two are like as I've not quite gotten around to using them just yet but i thought you might like to see which samples i opted for. I'm looking forward to trying both of these out as they sound really good, I'm particularly intrigued by the face mask.

So that is everything that i got from ESPA - I'm really impressed with my order and the things i opted for. Id honestly recommend checking out ESPA if you are looking to treat yourself with a really luxurious product!

Have you tried ESPA? What are your favourite ESPA products?
Natalie xx

*This item was either gifted to me or sent for review.

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