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Serenity Candle Co. {Review}

Disclosure: This could be a sponsored post or contain affiliate links (which means I earn a percentage of the sale), but all opinions are strictly my own.

There’s nothing as romantic as candles. After a long, hard day with the kids, my favorite thing to see is my room lit up in candles, a hot bubble bath drawn up with my favorite book lying right next to the tub, and rose petals strewn about the floor….OKAY, I know this is just silly and over-the-top and has not happened ONCE in our six years of marriage (no fault to my hubby who has done PLENTY of lovely, romantic things for me), but a good smelling candle does do a lot to help my mood and to lift my spirits when I’m home (as well as remove any weird lingering odors from dinner the night before or the fact that I never got around to a shower after my morning workout). I also love  burning “themed” candles, i.e tropical scents in the summer, pumpkin and cinnamon scents in the Fall, and warm, sugary scents in the winter. Thank goodness CandleShop.com has all those and more!

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The Serenity Candle Company specializes in making  the only 100% vegetable soy-based wax, clean-burning candle. All Soy Serenity candles feature eco-cotton wicks and are backed by their 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Their soy candles include such mouth-watering scents as Apple Crumble, Sugar Cane & Vanilla, Gingerbread Spice Cake, Pineapple Cilantro and Oatmeal Milk & Honey. Their Aromatherapy candles feature scents such as Lemon Lavender, Vanilla Peppermint, Rose Bouquet and White Tea & Ginger. Most scents come in Small, Medium, Large and Extra-Large Jars, plus they sell Tea Light Candles, Tart Melts, Soy Melts and Wax Melts all in multiple scents. One of their neatest products is their Jewelry Candles, which is a candle with a piece of silver jewelry embedded in the candle–the jewelry could be worth $15-1500! What a great gift that would make!

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I was sent samples of two lovely smelling candles, the Awapuhi Seaberry and the Noni Fruit. Both of these candles have a great tropical scent and made a perfect addition to our house this summer. Soy Serenity Brand Candles promise to have a longer burn time and a stronger scent throw than other candles, and I can tell you this is true! The scents are so strong that even when not even lit, I can smell them from across the room! I have to store them in a closed bag or else the scent is too strong for me…and this is when NOT LIT! Imagine how great your house could smell when the candle is actually lit! Soy Serenity candles light easily and burn prettily, thought you will notice a mottled look when it’s done burning due to the vegetable-based wax. This just lets you know it’s 100% legit!

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Soy Serenity Candles can be purchased online at CandleShop.com. Compared to other candle companies, their candles are a bargain. The Extra-Large Jar candle, which has an impressive 170 hour burn time, sells for only $17.49! And right now, they are having their September Customer Appreciation Sale, where you can take an EXTRA 10% off Jar Candles {small, medium & large}. Use the code SEPTEMBER2013 when checking out.

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*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced by monetary compensation. 

Aurorae Yoga {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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So remember how I’ve become such a yoga advocate as of late?  There’s just something about it that makes me feel sophisticated, healthy, and strong!  What DOESN’T make me feel sophisticated is the way I look when I’m carrying all my yoga equipment with a gym bag, water bottle, and a baby in each arm as I lug myself to the gym!  I must really look like a circus some days.  I knew I needed something to help me look more ‘put-together’ and this Aurorae Yoga Mat Sport Bag/Multi Purpose Crossbody Sling Backpack is just the ticket.
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This is not just a backpack!  This is the ultimate yoga bag, gym bag, carry-everything-you-need, yoga mat holding super bag!
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I liked it from the moment I first picked it up.  It is heavier than a typical canvas bag.  It is much stronger because it is made from durable, heavy-duty polyester.  It has two large individual pockets for storing anything from gym clothes to school supplies, with just the right compartments to store small things in front and your water in the mesh side pocket.
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As you can see, the selling point of these bags is how they expertly carry your yoga mat!  There are two securing elastic adjustable straps that hold the mat snug and rolled tight, regardless of its awkward shape and weight.  When I carry this around, I don’t at all feel like the mat could fall out or unravel.  Here are my favorite features: A hole for earphone buds…
IMG_5952…and a cell phone pocket!  Perfect.
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Really, you could use this for yoga, hiking, biking, travel, the gym, or even school/office.   I think the navy blue color is great, as it allows this bag to be comfortably used for all sorts of occasions and places, though the other colors are just as fun and the colors really make these more personal.  Another treat from Aurorae Yoga is their Lavender Scented 100% Soy Wax Pledge Candle, which is also today’s giveaway prize!
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This candle smells like a field of wildflowers!  Even my husband (the scent snob) walked into the room and said something to the effect of, “What is the glorious smell?”  It is non-toxic and smokeless, and has a burn time of 30-35 hours!  I also think the recyclable tin is pretty cute and I’ve got some projects in mind for as soon as my candle is gone, which won’t be very soon, based on how many hours this guy can burn.  It is meant to promote a peaceful, relaxing state of meditation, creating harmony between your mind and body.
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Aurorae sells the best reviewed yoga mats, yoga apparel, and yoga and meditation accessories online. You can browse their yoga mats, yoga bags, yoga apparel and other yoga accessories here.

Today’s giveaway prize: the Lavender Scented 100% Soy Wax Pledge Candle!

Because I was sent the winner’s prize items along with my review items, the winner will be responsible for paying shipping from me to you, via paypal invoice.  This also means that this giveaway is open to WORLDWIDE entries!

*This giveaway is open to WORLDWIDE entries
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of Aug 24th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.  

Candleshop.com {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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One of my favorite things to do lately as soon as the kids are in bed, is light a few candles and turn up some Michael Buble while I get crafty at the kitchen table.  There are a few things I can never leave out while the babies roam–projects, scissors, and fire are the top of the list. 🙂 After 7pm, the house is mine, and I lay out all the ‘untouchables’, and bask in the glowy ambiance of soothing candle flames!  One fantastic candle company called Candleshop.com let me review two of their cute travel tins, and they have really warmed up my nightly ritual!

imagesCandleShop.com carries jar candles by size, tealight candles, tarts and wax melts, candle tins, and even jewelry candles (oh la la!).  Their candles are handcrafted with essential oils and the best 100% Vegetable Soy-based wax.  All of their candles are white and free of unnatural dyes.  They pride themselves in creating an Eco-Pure Naturally Scented Candle.

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I picked out two little travel tins and they are so cute!  They may look tiny, but they each have about 14 hours of burn time in them.  Sounds like a great deal for only $2.50!

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There are dozens of tempting scented candle flavors, including Rose Bouquet, Apple Crumble, Bazooka Bubble, Blackberry Sage, Black Currant & Cassis, Cranberry Chutney, Lavender Vanilla, Pomegranate Cider, White Tea & Ginger, etc.
I chose Lemongrass & Sage (a very lemony fresh scent that is great for summertime!) and Fresh Linen.  I will always love this scent.  True to its name, it smells like clean laundry.  A housewife will never get sick of that.
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Not a super strong scent, but these are mini’s, and I would actually be quite impressed if something this small could fill an entire floor.  If you get right up to it and breathe in deep right above it, the aroma is great!  These are probably great for small spaces, obviously for travel (I’m thinking they’d be great to throw in a suitcase for a vacation getaway), and perhaps best for décor, ambiance, and less for aromatherapy.
I do love the packaging!  Clean, cute scallops, lovely fonts and a very attractive label in all black next to the silver.  Even when the candles are liquid wax throughout, the tin doesn’t get too hot to touch, as in you can move them around and not burn your fingers.
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One winner is going to win 2 Medium Soy Serenity Candles!  ($9.79 each!)

Follow serenity candle company and soy serenity on twitter and facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/SerenityCandleCompany

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Soy-Serenity/191398034221908

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*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of June 20th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*This posting and giveaway were sponsored by Candleshop.com but all opinions are strictly my own

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