24 November 2013

Yankee Candles

Lighting candles for me has to be one of the nicest things you can do in order to settle down for a nice relaxing evening. Turning the lights down low and having a few candles lit really sets a nice atmosphere whether you're lounging on the sofa watching a film or relaxing in the tub. Just yesterday I finally purchased my first ever Yankee Candles, this was rather exciting I have to say as I've read so many things about them since I started my blog. 









I picked up Mandarin Cranberry and Black Cherry in the Sampler Votive size so that I could give them a try to see if I liked them as the full sizes are quite expensive. These cost me £1.50 each in the shop I purchased them from however across the road in another they were £1.80 so prices may vary, they shouldn't be more than £1.80 though. 

These both so far smell wonderful and I haven't even lit them yet, I'm looking forward to lighting one later during the beauty bloggers chat....what a life I do lead. Apparently each one of these votive candles provides fifteen hours of fragrance which is a decent amount of time in order to see if you like them.
























I also picked up a new handmade glass candle holder for £3 from Wilkinson, this is technically a tea light holder from what it says on the label however I'll be putting in one of the Yankee Candles in it tonight just to be a rebel. I'm pretty certain the votive candles will look a bit odd in this but at the moment I have no other holder to pop them in, hopefully it will be ok.

So folks, the most important question I have today is which candle shall I light tonight?




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  1. I'm really enjoying candles lately - they're fast becoming my newest fixation. I recently picked up a Yankee Candle as well in Christmas Cookie :) Unfortunately they're super pricey where I live ... the medium size one retails for $40!

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    1. I think that they're quite pricey here too, more than I thought anyway. I haven't smelt Christmas Cookie yet, it sure sounds nice xx

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  2. Very cute. I love candles and even in Summer I brave it and light a load lol. I also like their tarts to burn with my oil burner.

    LaaLaa xo
    Dolce Vanity · YouTube

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    1. I have a tart to try, I just need to pick up an oil burner from somewhere now xx

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  3. I love the sampler votives, they're the only size I ever buy! These both sound lovely :)

    Jess xo

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    1. I think they will be the only size I buy too because of the price xx

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  4. Black Cherry smells really really lovely. I like your little candle holder too x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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    1. Yes that was the one I decided to light first, it is lovely xx

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  5. Mandarin cranberry sounds amazing! Yankee candles are really nice

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm looking forward to lighting that one soon :) xx

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  6. I love candles especially during winter not only do they smell good they also give a nice warmth to the room :) these scents sounds so good and christmassy! x x

    www.krystelcouture.com
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    1. They sure do, I really do like using them :) xx

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  7. I love candles. I use them throughout the year, but more in Autumn/Winter, like you I use it as my preparation for a relaxing evening, and especially lighting some for around my soak in the bath - bliss....!

    Paula at Beauty Lover

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    1. Oh yes, you cannot beat them lit around the bath :) xx

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  8. I love black cherry, smells so good!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

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    1. Me too Hannah, I'm glad I picked it up xx

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  9. Love candles, especially around christmas time. I love it when candles smell of cinnamon as well so Im going to keep a look out!
    Saida xx

    http://saidacanephotography.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm not a fan of cinnamon but I know I'm definitely in the minority there :) xx

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  10. Oh I absolutely adore Yankee, lovely buys! Beautiful blog design you have, too. x

    Živa from Nothin' Fancy. Really.

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    1. Thank you very much :) I can see myself buying more Yankee Candles now xx

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  11. They sound lovely - love the container you got too, so cute!<3
    lameyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. The candle holder is really sweet, i absolutely love things like this! Such a bargain for £3 too! The black cherry candle is one of my favourites, i love the fruity ones!! x

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    1. I know, I was really pleased at the price :) Black Cherry is really nice, glad I picked it up xx

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  13. i've got my first Yankee candle from some time too,
    but mine is called: vanilla cupcake and it smells amazing :)
    Lovely post! :*

    Dots & Laces

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    1. ooo I wouldn't mind trying that one :) xx

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  14. Mandarin Cranberry! :D

    Try the Christmas scents soon, they're gorgeous. :)

    http://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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    1. I know, it smells lovely just wrapped up! Looking forward to trying that one soon xx

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  15. I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your blog! Keep up the great work ♡

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  16. So much love for Yankee candles! I have far too many - scents are incredible though - and so perfect for winter xxx

    www.stylapetite.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They really are lovely, I'm looking forward to buying a few more to try soon xx

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  17. I love YC! I haven't tried Black Cherry but I really want to, I bet it smells amazing.

    Tara xo

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    1. Definitely try it if you see it in store, it is lovely xx

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  18. I've got a massive yankee addiction and it's only getting worse! I really wanna try black cherry! I bought Sparkling Lemon and Sparkling Snow this week, and burnt the last of my Pink Dragonfruit yesterday! You can get them so much cheaper at yankeedirect.com that's where I get mine! AND they do a loyalty point scheme!

    Demi | Kiss & Makeup

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    1. Oh now I like the sound of Sparkling Lemon :) I'm a huge fan of citrus scents. I will have a look at that site, thank you :) xx

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  19. I'll try them, I was actually looking for something to relax me and I like these candles :)

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    1. I think they would certainly help do the trick :) xx

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  20. I'm absolutely obsessed with candles, but surprisingly enough, I haven't had the chance to try out Yankee candles yet! The scents you chose sound absolutely amazing and I'll definitely be looking for those when I finally have the time to do some candle shopping! :)
    Jenny xx

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    1. These are my first real candles before, I'm quite hooked already! I hope you like them when you find them xx

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  21. lovely!~ :)

    xoxo,
    rae
    http://raellarina.blogspot.com/

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  22. yankee candles are great! I love them :D
    just started following your blog :)

    claresloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Ah snap, I just bought a set of Yankee candles yesterday - I absolutely love them! Hands down best smelling candles I've ever used x

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    1. They're so nice, so pleased I decided to pick up a couple to try :) xx

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  24. I bought my first Yankee Candles (Cranberry Ice) last month. Couldn't resist the temptation after hearing so much about them!
    I vote for Black Cherry! :)

    Beauty from the Fjord xxx

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  25. I love lighting candles, watching the flame flicker helps me get into the present moment. :) Found your blog today and I'm in love with the design and your writing, I'm a new follower!

    If you're interested, follow me back!

    aclassystateofgrace.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you ever so much, I really appreciate that :)
      I'm enjoying using my candles too now xx

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  26. I adore Yankee Candles, their Christmas collection is to die for. I have the Salted Caramel and Sugar Cookies which are gorgeous!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. I need to have a look at the other scents that are out for Christmas :) Xx

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  27. I bought my mum Mandarin Cranberry recently to go in with her autumn saucer and shade cos it came with a cinnamon one which I HATE haha it's really nice! xx

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    1. I'm not keen on cinnamon either! Mandarin Cranberry smells really nice :) xx

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  28. Mandarin Cranberry is gorgeous, think I Have a few votives in this scent, need to burn them. :)
    xo

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  29. Yay you did the post! Black Cherry is one of my favourite Yankee Candles, it smells gorgeous! x

    Jordan-Alice

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    1. I did! Queue some rather quick snaps in the morning to get it up xx

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  30. Yankee Candles are absolutely amazing! I need to get my hands on some haha. I love the candle holders as well xx

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  31. That candle holder is so cute.. I love it! I've never bought one of the smaller Yankee candles as I felt like they weren't worth it but 15 hours is pretty impressive, isn't it?! xx
    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. It sure is I would never have thought they would last 15 hours at all! xx

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  32. The Black Cherry candle smells absolutely amazing! Think I'm going to pop one on my Christmas list :) xo

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    1. I think you should Megan, I really like it xx

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  33. Since my apartment is too small for a tree, I rely on Yankee Candle Christmas Tree scented candles to make it smell like the holidays :) Enjoy the candles, Black Cherry sounds amazing!

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    1. Black Cherry is lovely, thank you! That's a sure good reason to burn them at this time of year :) xx

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  34. Yankee Candles are the best! I love Black Cherry so much! Totally agree, nothing better than to settle down with a hot chocolate and light a lovely smelling candle :)

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

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  35. I love splurging out on candles, always some good scents from Yankee!

    Hmm maybe...

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    1. There sure are! I want to have a huge browse now in a Yankee dedicated store :) xx

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