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Slatkin & Co. Pumpkin Carving Candle Review & Pictures

Slatkin & Co. Pumpkin Carving Review & PicturesIt should come as no surprise that I’m a huge fan of anything with pumpkin in it.

Even though we’re approaching spring, part of me longs for autumn to come around first. ;)

Wow, it has been quite a while since my last scented-candle review, hasn’t it? (But, hey, go check it out…haha, it was for another pumpkin scented candle! :D)

Today I’m excited to share the Slatkin & Co. Pumpkin Carving Candle with you. And I wouldn’t have it in my possession if not for Frosso, a generous and thoughtful reader who also is the blogger of Lacquer Me Silly. (Thank you soooooooooooo much!)

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Slatkin & Co. Pumpkin Cupcake Candle Review & Pictures

Bath & Body Works Slatkin & Co. Pumpkin Cupcake Candle Review & PhotosThis review on the Slatkin & Co. Pumpkin Cupcake Candle from Bath & Body Works was a long time coming.

You see, before it was even released in stores, I ordered it from the website when I found an amazing 30% off coupon code that could be used on top of the 2 for $20 USD 3-wick candle sale, and the Canadian dollar was strong.

I waited. I waited and waited. And then I waited some more. Finally, I decided to inquire about why it was taking so long for my package to arrive in Canada.

Turns out, my order arrived damaged at Purolator, so Purolator sent it back to Bath & Body Works in the States. I contacted Bath & Body Works, and they said that I’d need to re-order it. They have good customer service and said they’d honour the sale prices (but not the 30% coupon code). They also offered to give me complimentary shipping.

I took all this as a sign that I was supposed to save my money. So I didn’t re-order it. Instead, I thought that I’d just pick up the candle in-store.

Well, I stalked Bath & Body Works for weeks, and they didn’t get the Pumpkin Cupcake candle for the longest time. Then…I got very busy and didn’t check. It was only very recently when I went back. And…the salesperson said they were all out of them a long time ago. Seeing my extreme disappointment, she offered to check the back ‘just in case’.

She found the very last one! And guess what? Apparently on her way back to me, there was a guy who was asking for the Pumpkin Cupcake candle…Haha, but too bad for him because that last one went into my greedy little mitts! *Squeals*

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Slatkin & Co. Fireside Candle Review & Pictures

Slatkin-Co-Fireside-Candle-Review-PicturesEver since I purchased the Slatkin & Co. Fireside Candle, I’ve been waiting for a cold night to test out this candle. Finally it’s getting colder, so I happily burned this.

In the past, I’ve had my doubts about the Fireside scented candle. Many times I would go into the Bath & Body Works store, pop off the lid, and give it a snifferoo.

I thought it was gross, but lots of people loved it, and they told me that it smells better when burned than it does cold.

Now that I’ve tried it, what do I think? Is it a candle that I’ll be turning to time and time again? Or is this one better left on the shelf?

P.S. It feels like it’s been a long time since my last candle review, doesn’t it? Originally I had ordered the Pumpkin Cupcake candle (along with tons of other candles) during the Labour Day website sale when I found a 30% off your order coupon code that could be stacked on top of the 2 for $20 USD candle deal. The Canadian dollar was strong, so it turned out to actually be a really good deal.

But…then Bath & Body Works supposedly sent a damaged package, so Puralator refused the package at their facility and sent it back. I’m now debating whether or not to replace the order.

After waiting so long and then finding out the bad news, I’m reluctant to replace it. Maybe I’ll just go to the store and hope they have the Pumpkin Cupcake candle in stock now. We’ll see…

Anyway, so if some of you who I promised that a Pumpkin Cupcake candle review was coming soon are wondering what the hold-up is, this is the reason for the massive delay. I do plan on purchasing that candle, though, so a review on it is forthcoming…just not as soon as I would’ve liked.

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Slatkin & Co. Autumn Candle Review & Pictures

Slatkin-Co-Autumn-Candle-Review-Pictures-Bath-Body-WorksIt’s been a very long time since I’ve reviewed a candle on here. And although I know many of you prefer to see nail-polish reviews, I really love candles and need to review this one – Slatkin & Co. Autumn Candle!

I’ve had it stashed away in my closet since last year…sheesh! And now they’ve come out with a new  graphic for the front of the candle.

Although the summer was my favourite season for years, the fall quickly took first place in the past couple of years. I love everything about it – the crisp air, Hallowe’en, and being able to wear sweater dresses with knee-high boots.

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Slatkin & Co. Pineapple Mango Candle Review & Pictures

Slatkin & Co. Pineapple Mango Candle Review & Pictures Bath & Body WorksSweet, fruity candles remind me of the spring. They’re a great contrast compared to the heavier scents that are popular during the winter and fall.

A lot of people have been recommending that I try the Slatkin & Co. Pineapple Mango Candle.

I bought it last year and then tucked it away with the rest of  my scented-candle collection until now.

I’ve been enjoying how it’s a happy scent that really fills the room.

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Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower Candle Review & Pictures

Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower Candle Review & Pictures Bath & Body WorksI’ve had the Slatkin & Co. Passion Flower Candle since last year, but I’m only getting around to reviewing it now.

Instead of all the heavy or spicy scents that winter brought us, this spring scent is light and juicy. What a refreshing change!

It produces a nice fragrance, but I can’t say that it’s my favourite Slatkin & Co. scented candle. In fact, I had to “Bust” this candle. I’ll tell you why in this post.

What are some scents that remind you of the spring? Do you change your candles based on the season? Or do you hold onto your favourites all year long?

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The Best of 2011: Nail Polish, Nail Art, Makeup, Skincare & Fragrance

Swatch And Learn The Best of 2011It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it?

I’ve tried all sorts of new beauty products including nail polishes. And I’ve had tons of fun coming up with nail-art designs!

Now that it’s the last day in 2011, it’s time to reflect upon the year.

I’d like to share with you my Best of 2011 list! I still have a ton of favourites from last year, so these picks are strictly new ones that I’ve blogged about in 2011.

You’ll see it broken down into the following categories: nail polish (duh), nail art (double duh), fragrance, makeup, and skincare. All lists are in no particular order. (It was difficult enough to whittle down my picks for the nail polishes!)

Feel free to click on the links – they’ll take you to the blog post with the swatches, reviews, and tutorial (where appropriate).

Now I’m so curious about what you think!

Is there a lacquer that you feel I sorely missed including? Have you found your Holy Grail facial cleanser? What nail-art design have you worn in 2011 that you would consider wearing again in 2012?

Please weigh in with your picks! We’re all different, but our love for beauty products brings us together. :) Continue reading

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