Playing with FirePosted: July 4, 2010
Bad things to burn: Toast. Cookies (truly tragic!). Fingertips. Bridges.
Good things to burn: Calories. Sparklers. The top of creme brulee.
Amazing things to burn: Handcrafted, hypoallergenic soy candles a la’ Soy Candles By Phebes.
I was lucky enough to win a giveaway over at Bites and Pieces. The incredibly friendly and patient owner Mike included a second scent to review on my blog, and I totally lucked out there. I had been torn on which scent to try choose! I always lean towards fruity scents; both of these hit the fresh, light, and juicy nail on the head. Besides – there’s just something about that saucy photo on the Eat it Raw package that had my name written all over it!
The Blackberry Cassis scent immediately reminded me of the Black Raspberry Vanilla perfume from Bath and Body Works, except with an intriguing added currant note! The Eat it Raw is incredibly unique and I’m already crazy about the sweet tropicalness that manages to mix melons and berries without being cloying.
After stuffing my nose into the jars immediately after opening the package, I popped the Blackberry Cassis on my candle warmer. (Quirky side note: I’m always skittish to use matches. Since I was a little girl, I was worried that I’d strike the match the wrong way and that the flame would jump back and burn me. Ironic, seeing as I know how to put a match out with my mouth.)
I was curious to see what kind of lasting power these candles would have. Trust me when I say that I’ve smelled my share of weak candles – being a teacher, every time Christmas rolls around, I’m presented with enough dollar tree votives to hold a vigil. I was impressed by these candles’ ability to fill my bedroom with fragrance, and fairly quickly, too. I’ve had the EiR burning nonstop since yesterday afternoon, and it’s still going strong.
Also, because the little things make me happy, I was excited to notice that the jars weren’t plastered with a logo or a sticker. The clear, classic jars each pack 8.5 ounces of vegan, kosher, and chemical-free uncolored soy wax. Talk about eco-friendly!
And now, without further ado, time to tell ya how to win one for yourself!
- Pop over to the Soy Candles by Phebes Website; try not to drool on laptop when you look over all the amazing scents Mike offers for sale; come back here and tell us which one you’d be interested in trying.
- Link back to this giveaway on your blog (if you have one)
- Add Lovely as Charged to your blogroll and comment to let me know it’s up!
Next Sunday I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner. Good luck, and HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!! Be safe!