#CandleLove

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♥♥♥ Your candle burned out long before, your legend never did♥♥♥

I mean, who doesn’t love a good candle. I wanted to incorporate the subject of candles especially around the holidays because they make beautiful gifts and can captivate your family and friends  attention during social gatherings. I have featured my top 5 candles in all different price ranges that literally will give you all the feels: 

1. 

 

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capri BLUE: BLUE JEAN

price: 30.00 19oz size, 22.00 8 oz size.

AMAZING candle. This aroma will fill your house with such an amazing scent. It gives a fragrance that is so totally worth the pricey price tag because it’s a candle that actually will last. I burned this candle down to the wick, and I got about 3-4 months with it.

The Capri site features an excellent blog on their site: Candles 101 explaining how to get the best use out of this candle: I will post a little excerpt below from the Capri site. Definitely check it out! I know $30.00 for a candle is kind of expensive, but it makes a beautiful gift and you won’t be disappointed by the scent and quality.

Here are a few easy steps to make sure you’re getting the most out of your favorite candle:

NO.Always allow your candle to completely liquefy across the top before blowing it out to avoid tunneling

Think of it this way – candles have a memory. Wherever it stops burning the first time, it will continue to stop there every time you burn it causing it to tunnel if it has not liquefied all the way across.

NO.2 Always keep your wick trimmed to ¼”

And remember to trim your wick before the first burn, too.

Candle Burning 101

NO.3Don’t drop debris, like matches or wick trimmings, into the wax

#SafetyFirst!

NO.4Don’t place your burning candle on sensitive or uneven surfaces

And, of course, never leave your burning candle unattended.

NO.5Discontinue burning your candle when about ½” of wax remains

Don’t fret. It’s normal and necessary to have a little wax leftover so that you don’t expose the bottom of the wick.

NO.6 Repurpose that beauty!

Our containers are designed for reuse, so don’t let that gorgeous vessel go to waste! For tips and tricks on re-purposing our fab jars see here.

So the next time you go to light your favorite candle remember these simple tips and let Capri Blue do the rest 😉

 

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Capri Blue Iridescent Jar Candle

All you Anthropologie lovers MUST know about their amazing VOLCANO candle selections. This little beauty is my go-to candle. I am OBSESSED. The scent this candle burns is a LIFE CHANGER! It actually breaks my heart to burn it because it’s simply so beautiful. I love the shimmery iridescent jar. I basically just want to keep it lit for hours on end. What I love about it the most is that you can reuse the jar to organize earrings, or put little trinkets in it. You could even plant a little succulent in there!

Capri Blue’s iconic vessels and fragrances – proudly designed and poured in Mississippi – are a long-standing favorite at Anthropologie. The line pairs striking visuals with intoxicating scents to create beautifully aromatic products like soy-blended candles and vegan-formulated beauty care.

Volcano: tropical fruits, sugared oranges, lemons and limes, redolent with lightly exotic mountain greens (FRESH)

  • 85-hour burn time
  • Paraffin-soy wax blend
  • USA

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DW HOME: Maple Pumpkin 

This was my absolute FAVORITE fall candle. I know all the FALL FEELS have subsequently faded out of our memories now that it’s December and now everyone wants to smell Frosted Cranberry or Christmas Cookie scents, but this was a super affordable candle I found at TJMAXX for 6.99. This candle burned forever! Everyone that came into my home complimented the smell of this candle. It’s a great candle and for an affordable price tag.

FRAGRANCE PROFILE:

Rich maple, caramelized sugar, and honeyed pancake batter combine with roasted pumpkin and toasted nuts.

DETAILS:

Single Wick Tin
Burn Time: Approx. 33 hours | Dimensions: 4″ x 4″ x 2.5″ | Weight: 1.0 lbs

Medium Single Wick
Burn Time: Approx. 33 hours | Dimensions: 3.75″ x 3.75″ x 4″ | Weight: 1.6 lbs

Large Double Wick
Burn Time: Approx. 56 hours | Dimensions: 4″ x 4″ x 5.25″ | Weight: 2.6 lbs

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SAND + FOG: OCEAN & SEASALT

This candle is another TJ MAXX find. I tried to find the candle online, but it looks like this brand was originally sold out, and now perhaps discontinued, but they sell this candle line in all different scents at TJ MAXX for a great price. I paid 8.99 for this beauty! I love the wood design on the cap of the candle. It’s a very beach-like, Florida scent… perfect for a beach-style home. It’s made with essential oils! Such a peaceful candle scent if you are looking for that “spa-like” aroma to relax your mood.

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DW HOME: 1996 Rosemary + Watermelon Crystal Candle

This candle gives me all the feels! Like, seriously… how much cuter can you get with the crystal gem on the top. I am obsessed with this one, and AGAIN this line can be found at my favorite bargain store- TJ MAXX. I highly suggest this line of candles. They are affordable and come in such beautiful jars! If you can’t afford those 30.00 volcano ones, these are a great alternative. I paid 7.99 for this gem! When I found it on the DW website it retails for $18.99.  {side note: I literally am like the TJ MAXX guru. I love to find top of the line items for bargain prices.}

FRAGRANCE PROFILE:

Shimmering spring water splashes over the juicy summer watermelon and green honeydew, enhanced with aromatic hints of crushed rosemary.

DETAILS:

Large Double Wick

Burn Time: 50 hours | Dimensions: 4.25″ x 5″ | Fill Weight: 13.2 oz

 

Hope you guys enjoyed reading this little piece about candles that in•spire my life. Let me know if you try any of them out and enjoy them as much as I do. ♥

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Author: Samira Lee Valdez

I am 30 years old, a Jacksonville, FL native. Married in September 2016 to a wonderful man, who is a medically retired US ARMY veteran. I am a Critical Care RN who loves to share my life style inspirations and passions with my community of friends, family, & colleagues.

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