Friday, 12 April 2013

My Candle Collection

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My Candle Collection

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After recently tidying my room and re-organizing a few boxes, I came across a stash of candles. The ones that are in use are all scattered around my home but I didn't realise I had so many new ones that are yet to burn.

Most of them were presents but I often like to pick up a candle or two when I'm shopping, whether this is at Ikea, a Yankee Candle stall, Primark, or even the Supermarket! The cute little heart shaped tea lights are from Sainsbury's and is the scent of white fig and Patchouli, they come in a set of nine. It's not like I need anymore candles but I was drawn in by the novelty of the shape! It was a little house-warming treat to myself! Even though I don't actually burn them that often, usually only when I have people over and sometimes when I'm having a long bubble bath, but I love having candles all over the home!

The ice cream shaped candle is from Primark and it was only £2.00. I bought it on a whim as it was placed near the checkout! It doesn't smell very strong and it makes a nice little decoration in my room, I am a fan of little kitschy things like that even though it doesn't go with the rest of the decor!

My latest addition is a sweet little gift from Kiss-Air Candles, a new and independent company with a lovely range of handmade soy wax candles. The limited edition Wild Bluebell* is a new scent for Spring and consists of jasmine, freesia, orange blossom, milky peach notes, and a musky amber base. It's a gorgeous floral fragrance, it's like Summer in the countryside! I don't like fragrances to be too sugary or sweet as the sickly smell can give me a headache but I love those kind of candles that transport you to a certain memory or reminisce about a particular location, 

Yankee Candles usually do this very well. There's a sweet little range on Kiss-Air including Cut Grass, Chocolate Cake, Soft Leather and more! Each of the tins burns up to 30 hours and retails at the price of £8.50. There's also tea lights and wax melts available. Kiss-Air offers a candle club service where you can buy a membership and receive candles on a monthly basis! This is a pretty great idea for those who are obsessed with candles (like me!)

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31 comments

  1. Wow so many candles!! But they are hard to resist, I love a good candle burning to help me relax :)

    Kirsti xx

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  2. They all look lovely! I wish we could smell them through the computer! haha I can't believe the Ice Cream shaped one was from Primark, it looks lovely:) xo

    Shabby Chic and Tea♥

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  3. I love your candles! :)
    xoxo
    http://simplicity-in-pink.blogspot.pt/

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  4. I'm a bit of a candle addict too. They just change the atmosphere of a room I find. The heart tealights are too cute! xx

    LittleGlitter.org

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  5. Love the ice cream candle, you could use it for holding pens or make up brushes after! :)

    Danielle xx
    Danielleyc | UK Beauty, fashion & lifestyle blog

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  6. Garden Sweet Pea is one of my favourite scents! So floral! :)

    xx

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  7. I bet your house smells lovely!
    Sophie
    X

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  8. I'm a candle fiend, my poor other half won't know what hit him when we move in together! I love having them around the house, they create such a nice atmosphere. You have a very impressive collection!
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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  9. this is such a cute candle collection! (: i have the raspberry & papaya candle from primark too, it smells so nice but it burnt away very quickly! i love the little ice cream candle, so sweet & yankees are my all time favourite! (:

    L x

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  10. I love the Jelly Belly candles!

    Brunette in Louboutins A fashion & lifestyle blog.

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  11. I love those little heart tealights, they're adorable! awesome collection, I need some more candles!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xx

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  12. I'm waiting on a delivery from yankee candle of two of their new summer scents... Can't wait... I can never resist a candle!

    Victoria x

    www.florenceandmary.com

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  13. What a pretty collection! I love the jelly belly candles they smell amazing, I have 3 pots of toasted marshmallow and bubblegum these are my fav scents :) x

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  14. I never would have thought it possible to lust after a candle collection of all things. I have none in the house at the moment and it saddens me! Love the sound of the Toasted Marshmallow and Wild Bluebell ones x

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  15. I love the sound of the wild bluebell candle!!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  16. I want to eat them lol

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  17. You have so many pretty candles, I really want to try a jelly belly one

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  18. Great post, I love candles! I was going to pick up the ice cream one from primark yesterday, but I didn't like the scent
    xx

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  19. OMG !!!!!! SO CUUUUUUUTE ! *.*

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  20. I love the ice-cream like candle :) This is so cute ! Does it smell like a real ice-cream ?? :)

    Melanie ♥ ~ www.mlncrd.com

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  21. Loving your candle collection and I thought I had a lot candles!
    http://joannavictoria-x.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. I love candles as well so I totally envy you >//< You really have a nice collection

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  23. Oh wow the packaging is just adorable!

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  24. I'm so predictable, sometimes it makes even me shake my head - as soon as your blog loaded, my eyes immediately zoomed in on your Jelly Belly Toasted Marshmallow candle. If it's candy-scented, I'm all over it :) I had no idea that Jelly Belly made candles, but I am officially googling where I can get one... or several ;)
    xox,
    Cee

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  25. I always pick up candles in Sainsburys! Love the look of the wild bluebell one xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  26. I LOVE candles, too! Especially the ones from Yankee and Bath & Body Works!<3 They're the best! Also, that raspberry and papaya has to smell REALLy good!:D

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  27. I had the jelly bean toasted marshmallow candle and it smelt incredible! Such a strong scent but soooo lovely!

    Great collection xx

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  28. perfect collection!

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  29. the jelly belly candle looks amazing! need to get me some yankee candles, so behind the times haha!x

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