Shot of Beauty


Say hello to my future candle friends
February 1, 2013, 10:41 pm
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My current collection (left to right): Lily-Flame Lavender & Lime, Yankee Candle Beach Walk and Lily-Flame Silent Night

Before I start, I just want to make it clear that I am not friends with candles. I have just come to love them dearly, which is why I am dedicating this post to my future collection.

Anyone who has been following my twitter feed (@shotofbeauty) will know that I have been gushing over the Lily-Flame candles for the last few weeks. I got them for Christmas and I am totally addicted. But, as I have only just started exploring the world of candles (late to the party!), I have found that there are SO many to choose from, so I thought I would list the ones I love the sound of to inspire myself and all of you! Let me know what you think πŸ™‚

I’ll start with a New York brand I found on ASOS – Malin + Goetz. The first thing that attracted me to the range was the unique fragrances, like dark rumΒ (Β£37 from ASOS).

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Dark rum candle – who would have thought?

However, I will definitely be sticking to ones like the above, such as mojito, rose and otto, as they also do cannabis and tobacco editions on the company website. Yep, you did read that right – I’m not really sure what to think about that?! It’s got marmite written all over it.

Next on my wish list are several candles from Melt – a brand brought to my attention via the lovely beauty bloggers on twitter. I don’t know where to begin here – so much to choose from! I will limit it to 3 choices for my sanity (and yours) – Hush, Warm Fig + Star Anise and Rich Cream. All of them come in different shapes and sizes and cost anything from Β£7.50 to Β£32.50. There’s one for everyone!

Rich Cream

Rich Cream

Warm Fig + Star Anise

Warm Fig + Star Anise

Hush

Hush

Last but not least is the Spring collection from Yankee Candle. The ones I am most intrigued by areΒ Black CoconutΒ and Waikiki Melon.Β There’s loads of different sizes you can get – you can even get a sampler for Β£1.80. What a bargain! And even better there’s a competition on at the moment to win 1 of 5 spring candles on the Yankee Candle website. You can thank me later!

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Large Jar Candle – Black Coconut

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Large Jar Candle – Waikiki Melon

So that’s my list so far – I could go on for hours though! Can you recommend any candles to me? Have you tried any of the above? Tweet me @shotofbeauty or leave a comment below. Can’t wait to hear from you πŸ™‚

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Not sure why someone would want a candle that smells of cigarettes hahaha *holds nose* but some of the other candles sound like they smell so lovely. I love different smells at different times of the year and thats what’s good about candles as you can use certain ones at different times.

Tanesha x
http://www.tanesha-marie.blogspot.co.uk

Comment by Tanesha Marie

Your comment seemed to have worked πŸ™‚ i know right – so strange! yeah i agree – candles are great for different seasons especially spring and christmas πŸ™‚ x

Comment by shotofbeauty

So I just typed a comment & lost it *waves fist in the air* who on earth would want a candle to smell of cigarettes hahaha I love vanilla, lavender, spring, summer and Christmas kind of smells πŸ™‚

Tanesha x
http://www.tanesha-marie.blogspot.co.uk

Comment by Tanesha Marie

I love candles! Hahah I am full on obsessed, I absolutely love the Red Apple candle from Yankee Candle, it makes the whole room smell gorgeous, and the glade Orange & Spice one is fantastic too, and is only Β£1.99 πŸ™‚ xx

Comment by Beamaquillagex

I have just started but my obsession is in full swing! those yankee ones sound fab! i would really recommend the lily-flame ones they smell lovely x

Comment by shotofbeauty

Hahah πŸ˜€ Have you tried the Yankee Candle wax tarts? I got myself a burner for them and some wax tarts before christmas and they make the whole room smell lovely with the scent πŸ˜€ I will definitely have to check them out! I love lovely smelling candles heheh πŸ˜€ xx

Comment by Beamaquillagex

No haven’t tried those actually but would be great to try them! What other yankee ones did you try? How amazing do the spring ones sound! Did you enter the competition?x

Comment by shotofbeauty

They are fantastic! I definitely recommend them πŸ˜€ I have tried christmas cupcake, a pink one that I can’t remember the name of it, sparkling pine, sparkling cinnamon, Island Spa, Lavender & Chocolate bunnies πŸ™‚ They look great, I really want to try the Black coconut & wakiki melon and the blue one in that collection, oh no 😦 What competition?xx

Comment by Beamaquillagex

On the Yankee Candle website you can enter a spring prize draw to win 1 of 5 candles from the new spring collection – so you could win the black coconut or melon one! Go go go πŸ™‚ x

Comment by shotofbeauty

Ooh I am definitely going to enter that now! Thanks πŸ™‚ xx

Comment by Beaumaquillagex

Ooh I definitelyneed to enter that! Will go and enter now πŸ˜€ xx

Comment by Beamaquillagex

I bought my sister the Fairy Dust candle by Lily Flame for her birthday! I loved the smell of lavender and lime so that’s on my wishlist πŸ™‚ xx

Comment by Beauty Bird

Ooh what does that smell like? I love the candles – wanna try some more! lavender and lime is lovely – a lot more lavender than lime! x

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