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RANT OF THE DAY: MY FAVORITE SCENTS OF 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, I thought it would be nice to sit  back and reminisce on the scents that came our way throughout the year from the spring to this winter. So if y'all will indulge a bitch, I'd like list my favorites of 2014!

Fleur de Provence
This was really the only scent in the Destination collection that spring that I liked. It was the perfect union of my two all time favorite scents - verbena and lavender. While on cold throw it did smell a little like Fruity Pebbles, the warm throw was total relaxing aromatherapy goodness

Lavender Marshmallow
The rare and mysterious failed test scent that had everybody's coochies exploding. Not too too sweet and not too too herbal, just a perfect blend

French Lavender
Everybody knows that my love for lavender scents runs deep. While there have been several lavender blends there hasn't been a straightup lavender (well technically there as in '12 but it didn't go wide. Anyway, FL came along and all was right with the w…

WALK 'N' SNIFF: Perfect Wish

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*DISCLAIMER*
I wrote this post on the same night of the $8 candle sale but just forgot to post it

So I stepped in my fav store in NYC so not expecting to this collection but lo and behold there they were in all of their glittery glory. And when I tell y'all, folks (mainly girls) were goin on absolutely apeshit over these SOBs. I on the other hand was nonplussed; I've been by and large indifferent about them cuz none of them intrigued me scent-wise and it takes more than glitter to grab my attention...sometimes. Anyhoo, despite my indifference, I decided to give them all a sniff...

Live in Sunshine ~ Fresh Blossom - As I soon as I first saw the notes and the wax color, I knew exactly what it was going to be a repackage of. As soon as I sniffed it, I totally called it .... it's First Bloom. It's a very heady sweet almost body spray-like floral scent.

Sparkle Everyday ~ Confetti Cupcake - Yep, you guessed it...it's Frosted Cupcake! Actually it's more like Frosted Cu…

Winter 2014 Candle Inspired Cocktails

Twisted Peppermint (shot)
Pinnacle Peppermint Bark
Pinnacle Whipped Cream

Pour a splash of PPB and WC over ice in cocktail shaker. Pour contents into shot glass.

(You can either place a candy cane in it or line glass rim with crushed candy canes or peppermints)

Frosted Cranberry (Cosmo)
Ocean Spray White Cranberry Strawberry juice
Absolut Cherrykran
Peach Schnapps
Triple Sec

Pour in your Cherrykran (or Raspberri) over ice in shaker. Add a splash of Peach Schnapps and an even smaller splash of Triple Sec. Top with White Cranberry Strawberry. Shake and pour

Winter (highball)
Orange juice
Lillet Blanc
Marmalade
rosemary

Muddle rosemary with pulpless orange (or blood orange) juice in a cocktail . Add a dollop of marmalade and then ice. Shake then pour in glass. Top with Lillet Blanc

Vanilla Bean Noel (martini)
Pinnacle Chocolate Whipped
Pinnacle Vanilla
Rumchata
vanilla

Pour in a splash of PCW and PV over ice in cocktail shaker. Top with a splash of Rumchata then one teaspoon of vanilla ext…

SHOP 'N' GO: $8 Candle Day Haul

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So there I am at work, counting down the hours til it was time to go so I could get my shop on finally. And of course, the day went by so agonizingly slow. Finally it was that time and I ran like The Flash out the door, hopped on the subway and ran some more to the store. I got there and the joint was mob deep, packed like crazy! I didn't let this deter; I knew exactly what candles I wanted and found them all with ease. But oy vey, the lines were excruciatingly long. Luckily there were roaming SAs with awesome handy handheld portable debit/credit card machines. I did two transactions with two $10 off $30 coupons and as soon as the super sweet and patient (and pretty) SA girl finished my transactions, I ran out the door before it got anymore crowded.

So ladies and gents, this is what I bought....

2 Ski Lodges1 Champagne Toast1 Winter2 Merry Mistletoes1 Gourmet Espresso1 Be Daring
Then later that same evening, my boyfriend came home with a nice candle haul. He bought...




1 Fresh Balsam…

CANDLE SPOTLIGHT: Pumpkin Gingerbread

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Products: candle
Area used in:  living room (weekends)
Time Period: Thanksgiving - New Year's Eve

Description: A Christmas classic gets a touch of fresh creamy pumpkin added to a  scrumptious mixture of just baked gingerbread and golden vanilla 

So long story short, I wanted a nice "weekend morning" scent that would take me from Thanksgiving and straight through Christmas and this was the only scent that I could think of from this collection (truth be told, the other scents in this collection didn't appeal to me at all). I decided to get over me intense vehement dislike of both pumpkin scents and bakery scents, get out of my proverbial comfort zone and try this sucker. I gotta say, I'm kinda glad that I did cuz I found myself liking it.

So far it's been performing like a boss - high dancing flames, plump mushroom tops, deep wax pool. So far so good! Now a lot of people have complained that the throw is super light to the point of being nonexistent... not mine! My …