Monday, March 10, 2014

Burnin' Up! (New Series!)

I guess I fit the beauty blogger stereotype pretty well; not only do I love all things related to beauty, but I'm also a candle fanatic. (If you don't read many beauty blogs, these two loves tend to go hand in hand for many of us bloggers) However, even before Glazed Over was an idea in my head, I loved candles. That love comes from my mom, who has faithfully burned candles every night for as long as I can remember. There's just something so cozy and comforting about a candle burning in the background, and I (of course) love the subtle scent that they bring to my home. 

If you've read Glazed Over for a while, you've probably already had a hunch that I'm a candle lover... especially if you've seen my empties posts (like this one, or this one). But today I'm making some space for this love of mine on this blog with a new series called "Burnin' Up!" Here you'll see what candles I'm currently burning and loving! 

The two candles above are currently being burned in my home as we speak. The first is Green Tea by Yankee Candle. It appears this was a limited edition candle, but I actually got it at an outlet store so perhaps this is super old, but it's fairly new to me! When the last candle I was burning in my living room was finished, I pulled this one out to fit in theme with a tea-party wedding shower I'm throwing for my best friend this weekend! It smells great, and just like you're smelling a warm cup of green tea. I love it! Yankee Candle is my favorite candle brand, and this Green Tea candle does not disappoint!

The Sugar Blossom candle I received as a gift, but I do know you can get it at Target. I really love the scent of this, but unfortunately it doesn't throw off much scent once lit. I started burning it in my bathroom, hoping for the nice pleasant scent to drift in to my bedroom... but this one just doesn't quite cut it. I'll use it up, of course, but I can't say I'd buy it again. The majority (if not all) of Target's candles are manufactured by Illume (a Minnesota company - represent!), who also makes candles branded under that name that are a bit higher end. Their Target line is rather hit or miss, but the Illume brand itself seems wonderful and I like to browse their website now and then. 

Are you a candle lover, too? Let me know if you've tried either of these in the comments below!


  1. Everytime I read posts like this, I can actually smell the scent of the candle and it makes me want to buy them ah. Yankee candle are just way too good haha

    xo Mélane
    Selfhelp | Inspiration | Motivation

  2. I also love my candles, there is just something so relaxing about burning a candle. Thanks for showing these they look really nice, perfect for this season!!


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