Saturday, 27 October 2012

Skye Candles Review

When I am feeling down or like I need a pamper, lighting a few candles in my bedroom is the first thing I do.  They instantly make me feel calm, add a romantic feel to the air and if they are scented and fill the air with a gorgeous scent then they’re even better! 

I’ve recently discovered the Skye Candle Company and after burning them for a while, I think it’s time to tell you what I think!

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My favourite scents in general are woody, sensual, sweet fragrances, like vanilla, sandalwood, cinnamon, caramel, toffee, nutmeg etc so I chose three scents from the Skye Candle Company, Vanilla & Fig which has a sweet but subtle fragrance, Cinnamon (my personal favourite) which smells like Big Red chewing gum and finally Ginger & Nutmeg which is very autumnal warm, homely scent. 

One thing I love about these candles is that they do not burn black smoke (which I have experienced with some previous candles, they must be terrible for your lungs!) and they burn evenly and have so far lasted a very long time.  The scents do not smell as strong as when burning home fragrance oils in my Body Shop Oil Burner, but this can sometimes be a good thing because the fragrance isn’t too overpowering.

The Skye Candle Company is a family run business (which I love the idea of) and is based in Scotland, all handmade and of top quality.  You can purchase the candles in different sizes – small tumblers like the Vanilla (£9.99), Travel Containers like the Cinnamon (£7.99), Large Tumblers (£14.99) or Three Wick candles which let of a stronger scent (£19.99).

You can purchase the candles and browse on their website - http://www.skyecandles.co.uk/i

What are your favourite scented candles?  I’d love it if you could recommend me some more!

xxx

17 comments:

  1. These look lovely, may have to try them out!
    I love cinammon, spicey scents at this time of year makes me feel all cosy
    xxx

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    1. I completely agree! This is the best time of year for spicey, cosy scents!

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  2. I love candles, I tend to go for sweet smells like vanilla or candy smelling ones. I literally just love all the Yankee candles, even though they are pretty expensive.
    I like the way these are packaged, I'll have to check them out :) x

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  3. Ooo these look nice, great review! Xx

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  4. £20 for a three wick candle isn't bad at all! Might have a peek at these :) xo

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    1. :) Thanks Lauren! Let me know what you think if you do!xx

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  5. I think I will get the cinnamon of Christmas!

    Lauren,
    Laurensbeautydepartment.blogspot.com

    xx

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  6. urghh what a crappy filler post, who want's to read about candles really? you're disappointing your readers, who come to your blog to read posts about makeup etc, not candles.

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    1. I'm sorry to disappoint you! This was actually not just a 'crappy filler post'. This is my blog to write about what I want, which, yes, is mostly about makeup, but I'm a girl and I also like candles. If I am disappointing you so much then please find another beauty blog to read that concentrates just on makeup.

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  7. I love the candles!!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. these sound lovely. My favourite is Jo Malone red roses and also love NEOM candles x

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  9. These sound lovely, I LOVE CANDLES! haha, my favourite are the NEXT candles

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  10. They are awesome candles, my favourite is lemongrass, very fruity and always put me in a good mood! Although you have added an extra '/i' at the end of the website so you can't access the link!

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  11. Love them! Homemade and the best

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  12. Wow i have just had 3 of these candles and they are amazing. Such great value for money and they are not overly strong which is great. Yankee Candles are expensive and just not as good

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  13. My favourite one is Spirit of Christmas from Bahoma. Is perfect for this time, also the fragrance rest for long.

    ps: Nice blog Katie

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