I adore Valentine’s Day. I love the build up to it, I love that everything is pink and red and heart shaped (although everything should be pink and heart shaped anyway), I love seeing everyone doing something extra sweet to show that they care about someone, I squeal at the tacky gifts that stores bring out and laugh at the cheesy cards, I’m just a sucker for love basically. I know a lot of people don’t like it and call it a Hallmark holiday and yes I do think that you should show people how much you love them everyday not just one day a year and I think I do that, but whats wrong with going all out every now and again eh? Plus did I mention pink and heart shaped things?!
Well I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t add to the Valentine’s craziness so here’s some Valentine’s and love inspired home fragrance gift ideas that you could give to a loved one or even treat yourself too…
Love Bug Glitter Valentine Candle from Flamingo Candles “A sweet, strawberry sherbet delight”…
Limited Valentine edition, Love Bug combines blends of mandarin and petitgrain, with subtle undertones of cinnamon. Lilac glitter is mixed with our hot pink soywax to create the most sumptuous Valentine treat. J’adore! Read More
Halloween is just around the corner, it’s one of my all time favourite holidays, I love dressing up and putting up lots of cool and creepy decorations, it’s just so much fun! I think Sarah would feel the same way too. Although, we could just like Halloween because of all the candy…hmmmmm… 😕
We thought it’d be fun to share some ever so spooooky candles with you. *Insert Evil Laugh Here*
Let us know in a comment below if you’ve seen or make any Halloween themed candles.
Cemetary Gates from Burke & Hare Candle Co. – This fragrance is brisk, like newly over turned dirt with notes of sweet balsam combined with fresh tall grasses and cedarwood. Both earthy and airy, this candle evokes the sense of wandering through headstones on a damp fall morning. Read More
At this stage, when it comes to candles in our homes, we should be basically charging the candles rent because they now take up whole rooms. It was once just a couple shelves, then it turned into a couple closets pretty soon we’ll be needing candle houses! But luckily the men in our lives have stopped asking “is that more candles?!” and have learned to live with them and our addiction, which sometimes they feed, you know cause we’re so cute and bat our eyelashes at them.
But we still feel the need to convince our men that candles are a necessity in life. I think we hope that maybe they’ll become hooked too and buy MORE CANDLES for us to have enjoy together. 😀
Man candles or “mandles” are the perfect excuse to get them to buy candles or for ya know, spontaneous romantic gifts that we say are for them but are really for us. Tee hee hee.
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!
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