Yeah you read right, Pillsbury does candles, who’d have thunk it?!
I picked up this candle in a quirky little shop that quite literally sells EVERYTHING and it was only €5!
For what I paid I expected the worse; in fact I’ve paid lots more for candles before and have been let down, I really just bought this large candle because it was cheap and for atmospheric purposes; but actually I was quite impressed with it.
The candle had a lovely buttery cakey vanilla scent and even though it wasn’t a strongly scented candle you could still smell it quite well when it was burning.
It burnt really well, wasn’t really smokey or anything; I got a few days out of it and that was with it pretty much burning all the time, remember to keep trimming the wick to get longer out of it.
My only fault with it was that I couldn’t fit my tiny hand in the jar to re-light it when it got towards the end, and I think a raccoon stole my clicky lighter….
If you see one and it’s only about €5 get it, get two or three if you can. It was a perfect everyday candle to burn, or one to use when you’re saving all your fancy candles for a special occasion.
I’m probably not the only one, but I’m not a big fan of travelling especially if I have to stay in a strange place. I love going away but if I can get all I want to get done in the least amount of time possible the happier I’ll be, the main reason is that I just don’t sleep when I’m not in my own bed. Even when I go to visit relatives I just lay awake in bed all night. So when I do HAVE to go anywhere I try to make wherever I am feel like home, by doing things like bringing my own pillows, some nice pjs and often bringing candles or room sprays with me in my favourite scents, they’re small simple things but they work.
So I thought I’d share with you a few of my favourite travel candles and things, so you can have that home away from home wherever you may be.
Max Benjamin Travel Set – Three miniature candles in Max Benjamin’s top three scents; Lemongrass&Ginger, White Pomegranate and Dodici. Each candle burns for about 17 hours and they’re all designed to de-tress, relax and calm the mind.
Colonial Candle Travel Tins – These small and cute travel tins come in lots of different scents and are perfect for on the go. Each candle burns for up to 15 hours.
Scentsy Travel Tins– Handy and convenient just open you’re travel tin for a unique Scentsy fragrance; the more you open it the more fragrance you get. Available in 37 scents.
Yankee Candle Travel Sprays and Tins – Small in size but big in scent, these Yankee Candle travel treats are convenient and perfect for wherever you’re staying whether that be in a tent or in a hotel room. They also help neutralize unpleasant odours. Both tins and sprays come in lots of our favourite Yankee Candle scents.The sprays are perfect to spray on your pillows, for sweet smelling dreams.
Cowshed Travel Candles – These sets of travel candles are so pretty, they come in six different scents and each candle burns for about 10 hours, helping create a relaxing and comforting environment wherever you go.
We’ve been a bit obsessed with Witch City Wicks for a long time now so it was such a nice surprise to wake up a couple days ago to a delivery of lots of lovely candles and treats all the way from Salem, Massachusetts.
Words can’t express how personally excited I am to be working with Witch City Wicks, I’ve always had a love for all things spooky and witchy and dream of one day visiting Salem, and bringing back suitcases and suitcases filled with amazing candles and tarts.
We’ll have a few reviews coming, because we got so many goodies but first up let us tell you about their amazing Holiday range.
We were sent some lovely tealights and lots of votives to review…
Blue Spruce – “A strong pine scent that’s reminiscent of a winter walk in the woods.” Normally we stay well clear of pine scented things, not massive fans of them but there is just something so lovely and fresh about Blue Spruce, think it’s converted us, plus the colour is gorgeous.
Peppermint Bark – “A mouth watering combination of dark chocolate with a punch of peppermint.” No words…. we’ve never smelled anything quite so amazing. I would’ve never really gone out of my way to buy mint scented candles, but I’m officially hooked. This is creamy, chocolatey, minty, fresh and just heavenly. Another candle we worked hard not to eat…
Amaretto Egg Nog – “This creamy eggnog is a holiday warmer of sweet almond and vanilla.” You had us at Amaretto. This is just a lovely boozey, nutty, vanilla candle and we’re obsessed with it’s yumminess.
Merry Mistletoe – “A blend of citrus, blue spruce, and frosted cranberries create this perfect holiday scent!” You can really smell the cranberry and citrus notes in this candle and you know how we love citrus scents. It reminds us of home on a Christmas day.
Sugar Cookie – “Fresh baked, buttery cookies right from the oven.” No better way to describe it than that, and honestly the best sugar cookie candle we’ve ever tried!
Cranberry Balsam – “Get into the spirit with wonderful blend of cranberry with fresh greenery of balsam fir.” This candle smells insanely good, the only way we can describe it is, imagine decorating your real Christmas tree with fresh cranberries, sounds so good right?!
We love votives here at V&L, cause then we can try new ones faster. These votives burned amazingly well in our little holders and the scent off them was unreal.
I always say never underestimate the fabulousness of a simple tealight; I honestly don’t think people realise how good a well made highly fragranced tealight can be.Witch City Wicks proved that I’m right once again, with their amazing little hunks of wax greatness.
These tealights are jammed with fragrance and as soon as you light them you can smell them everywhere, actually you can smell them even before you light them!
The gingerbread scent is so good, another candle we wanted to eat! It’s like spicy and creamy with hints of vanilla, just so yummy.
Get your orders in now to ensure delivery for Christmas, oh and Witch City Wicks are offering free shipping too. Seriously get some and then you can thank us (and them) because everyone will love their presents and your home will smell amazing!
When we here the name Colonial Candle it makes us imagine ourselves in a wood cabin somewhere snowy with a blazing fire and lots of blankets and comforting stuff; like the perfect winter/Christmas scene.
The only thing that could make that scene more perfect would be lots of festive inspired candles…
Left-Right Balsam Wreath – A Holiday pine that radiates with a mix of iced douglas fur, spruce, and rich balsam.
Holiday Sparkle – A Christmas favourite…a memorable scent of soft pine and warming patchouli Joyful Noel– Let the holiday spirit fill the air with sparkling green freshness and a hint of lavender.
Sparkling Snowflake – An irresistibly refreshing fragrance of smooth white chocolate and the frosted joy of sweet peppermint.
Crimson Festival– Crushed cinnamon stick and ground nutmeg dazzle with a hint of crisp apple and roasted chestnut.
Emerald Fir – A festive swirl of ground cinnamon, peppered clove and darkened maple.
Scarlet Amaryllis – Feel the magical enchantment of winter with the combination of bergamot flower, iced raspberry, and citron zest.
Sparkle – Shimmer in luxury with a blend of ultra soft velvet, silk, and glistening silver.
Winter Woods – Stroll through the woods, boots crunching in the snow, and the air filled with the scent of pine trees.
We’re getting so excited about Christmas and we hope you are too! x