Saturday, 5 April 2014

Pamper Time with Ottoman Scent! Review & Giveaway

Candle* £14.50
Bath Cupcake* £4.45

I have myself a lovely new candle and a gorgeous bath cupcake for the weekend! I love pamper time after work, especially as I've been feeling unwell this week, I try to do things that relaxes me and my "me time" involves catching up with TV shows on the iPad in a bubble bath with several candles around and a nice cup of tea. As you all probably know by now, I LOVE candles and bath products, I can't get enough of them lately! It's the first thing I think of when I want to feel more calm and de-stress. I never used to be that bothered about baths, I'd run the tap, add a bit of Raddox, and jump in when it's full enough. Now I'm all about oils, bath fizzes, bubble bars, bath bombs, ballistics. I've got some that I don't want to use yet, they're just too pretty!

Both of these lovely products are from an independent brand called Ottoman Scent Co, founded in 2011 by a husband and wife team who are passionate about creating products inspired by Turkey and the Orient. Their key products are the fruit soaps (how nice do they look!) which is actually a Turkish tradition dating back 300 years. Their products come beautifully packaged, even the bath cupcakes, which makes them perfect as gifts, and they are made from natural ingredients, all handmade in the UK and free from SLS. 

I couldn't wait to use both the candle and bath cupcake, they smell lovely. I'm happy that they are free from nasty synthetic ingredients. Big companies don't always care but that's when you can turn to small businesses, you can count on them for creating quality products and listening to their customers. The candles are made from natural waxes and the bath/soaps contain nourishing and moisturising cocoa and shea butters. The cupcake can be used up to four times, and although it doesn't create bubbles and colour the water in to a bright colour, it does leave your skin glowing, and feeling uber soft and moisturised. 

Knowing how much you guys love candles too, I've teamed up with the company and Ottoman Scent are giving my blog readers and Facebook followers the chance to win a set of these awesome pampering treats for yourself! There are three sets up for grabs (3 winners to win 1 candle and 1 bath cupcake). The giveaway launches on Facebook on Monday but, as always, I'm giving your guys an exclusive head start! All you have to do is:

To enter the giveaway:
- Follow my blog via GFC (that's the button on the left hand side "Join This Site"
- Visit the candle page, and leave a comment to let us know which scent tickles your fancy! (Don't forget to leave your twitter handle so that I can contact you if you're one of the winners)

For Facebook entries, please visit my Page to find out more on how to enter!

This giveaway is open to UK residents only. This blogpost will be updated with a winner announcement on the week commencing 14th April.

Terms and Conditions:
This is a free prize draw. By entering this competition you agree to follow these terms and conditions of entry. The competition ends at midnight on 14th April 2014. No responsibility can be accepted for any entries which are late, lost or incomplete. There will be three winners, each chosen at random from the prize draw. Each winner will receive a candle and bath cupcake from Ottoman Scent Co. Fragrance options chosen at random by Ottoman Scent Co. This prize is not interchangeable. There are no cash alternatives: prizes must be accepted as offered. The competition is open to UK residents only. Entries throughout the two social media channels (blog and Facebook) will be collated on to one computerised system and the winner(s) will be chosen at random. Winners(s) will be contacted via email and have 72 hours to claim the prize. Failure to reply will result in reselecting a new winner.

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  1. I can't enter the giveaway because I live in France but the candle seems to smell soooo nice and it's really sweet of you to do such a thing :) x

  2. The candle looks amazing :3

  3. Ooh fab giveaway! I've liked the Facebook page as Gemma Turner, and I've followed you via GFC for nearly 2 years :) My favourite scent would have to be Black Vanilla - I love anything Vanilla scented.

    My twitter handle is @makeup_magpie xx

  4. I love the sound of Orange Grove. I really need to start purchasing some more candles!
    Twitter: @IAmLinderella

  5. Nice candle, I guess it smells incredible !

  6. Gorgeous photos.
    Miss Bows

  7. Love the sounds of the candle, the packaging is so gorgeous too.

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  8. Thanks for the giveaway! I love candles but haven't tried these ones yet. I especially like the sound of the Orange Grove as I love anything citrus scented. @pink_lady123
    GFC - Victoria
    FB - Victoria N

  9. The Turkish Delight scent sounds amazing! Great giveaway - these candles look really nice! :)

  10. haha You've tricked me! I saw the pics and I almost wanted to write how much I wanted to eat it xD Too bad this giveaway is only for the UK, but I wish everybody good luck :)

  11. Ooh I've never heard of this brand before, they sound great though. I love that they use all natural things in their candles too and the branding looks so super pretty, im off to check out all their other products now! X

  12. looks really really nice, i want to have this cupcake ;)
    happy sunday!
    Maren Anita

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

  13. Wow these are great! I love the background knowledge about the company and hearing about their inspiration!
    If I could enter the contest I definitely would!!

  14. Ooh, I love the black vanilla candle!

  15. Fresh Grass sounds perfect for summer x
    GFC katrinao

  16. The Turkish Delight scent looks absolutely delicious, definitely the one I would go for!
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn | @MeganRoisinn

  17. I love the sound of Oriental Garden, so relaxing!


  18. Great comp! I like the sound of the White Orchid candle.
    Nicola x

  19. I would love to try out white orchid :)

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

    Twitter @hanhabelle

  20. THe Turkish Delight scent sounds yummy

  21. Lovely prize . I would love to try the white orchid.

  22. Great giveaway!
    I'd definitely try the Fresh Grass scent :)
    Thanks for the chance xx

  23. Great giveaway!
    I'd definitely try the Fresh Grass scent :)
    Thanks for the chance xx

    Twitter @MaryyK96

  24. I thought the cupcake was a real cake :D ♥

  25. I'd love to win Rose Loukoum, it sounds good enough to eat! Love your blog @BellaRobot xxx

  26. I want the smell of these candles it is soothing to the bones and soul - very relaxing!

  27. These photos are absolutely stunning!!


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