Hello October!

*AD - Please note that some of the products mentioned in this post were gifted for a review

Here we go again, the autumn is here. The streets are filled in with the scent of pumpkin spice, the urge to rewatch Gilmore Girls is stronger than usual and the winter coats are making their appearance again. I always have such a hard time saying goodbye to the summer but I always find myself in love with the autumnal season every year.

Rennes and Mont-Saint-Michel

October is usually a pretty quiet month for me. I rarely plan much as it is a time to save some money for Christmas but during the pandemic, I have promised myself that I will travel and see places once I am able to. And I am happy to say that this year I have been living up to this promise in 2022. At the start of the month, I went for a short city break to France. Its funny, I have never been a fan of this country since I went there when I was 10 and did not like it much but going to Paris in April completely changed my opinion. I love the history, the food and obviously the fashion and beauty.

For a while, I wanted to visit the iconic castle on the hill (which I found out is actually an abbey on the hill), Mont-Saint-Michel so I and my friend booked the flights earlier this year and went for it. And it was amazing. Obviously, Mont-Saint-Michel is amazing but I would also recommend visiting the city of Rennes if you are nearby (especially if you love good food and drinks).

Autumn Fashion

Recently, I have been taking more and more interest in fashion. As much as I love the summer since I can wear dresses and not care much about putting the pieces together, I enjoy autumn and the transitional period of layering. My only challenge is finding a trench coat that does not need ironing every hour!

Comic-Con Scotland 2022

I would also like to mention that October 2022 will be forever known as the month in which I met Candice King aka Carolie Forbes from The Vampire Diaries. There was a comic con in Edinburgh earlier this month and some of the TVD cast were there too. The 17 y.o inside of me is still fangirling over this moment. I just hope next year one of the Salvatore brothers will make his appearance. 


Autumn is the season of candles. I personally burn candles all year long but when October hits, I light candles daily. I usually pick candles from Yankee Candle or Bath and Body Works but I really liked the design of the Rock On candle from Paddywax. I mean, look at the jar!

I am not going to lie, I picked this candle without looking much into the scent description so there was a worry I wont like it. Especially since I usually pick much lighter scents. The gamble, however, paid off. The candle is spicy with a fruity hint of sweet tangerine. It feels perfect for the cold yet cosy. autumn evenings.
Despite being spicy, the scent is not too heavy and is pleasant to have on for several hours in the living room or in the office. Moreover, I am pleasantly surprised at how long it burns and how little wax disappears. Although the candle is fairly small weighing only 163g, it offers whooping 35hours of  burn time.

This was my first experience with Paddywax and I am very keen to try more of their selection. 

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