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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Yankee Candle Wax Tarts - Guilty Pleasure!

Gooood evening!  I wanted to share with you all one of my guilty pleasures - ooh err!  Now, I've always been a huge fan of candles in general, especially scented candles that fill your home with warm fuzziness, and create memories by being linked to certain times etc.  So when Yankee Candles burst onto the scene, I was desperate to try them out, but obviously the price tag for the jars is pretty hefty.  I know they last ages, but I wanted to try lots of different scents.  I was at my mother in law's house one day a couple of years ago and noticed she had a Yankee Candle Wax Tart Burner on the go and I just knew I needed one.  My Hubby and I went straight over to our local Yankee Candle Store 'Favourite Things', which is run by a lovely lady named Vanessa on our Village High Street.  We ended up being in there ages, sniffing all the jars and eventually choosing about 10 tarts and a wax tart burner.  We were instantly converted!  They're strong, they last ages, they're cheap and they're easy to use!  What's not to love?  One thing I will say, is that I do miss the large flickering light you get from a proper candle, so I have a couple of cheap candles kicking around just incase I wanna set the mood (lol) and let the tarts take care of the scenty side of things!  Prices range from around 99p - £1.25 most places so it's not gonna break the bank at all.  It's a much much cheaper way of going through the many different scents and finding one you really love!  All you need is a wax burner and some tealights.  I buy the unscented tealights from anywhere (NOT the pound shop though, I made that mistake and they were so flimsy and ended up melting all over the inside of my burner - GRR).  I ended up getting a second Burner for a Christmas gift from the Hubby so we now have two! We use one in the hallway and one in the living room.

Anyway, we only go to our little shop every 5 or 6 months as we buy a big batch to make them last.  We went just the other day and spent quite a bit.  Here's what we got...

Hubby and I agree on many of them, but he doesn't like the vanilla-type ones as much as me!  I tend to lean towards the lighter coloured ones, as a lot of the dark ones (especially reds) are too strong for me and give me a headache.  If we do get strong ones, we use them in the hallway so it's not too overpowering.  Our issue is, we've had so many that we now forget which ones we love and hate, so end up having to sniff the entire shop again when we go haha.  Gonna start noting them down!

We also chose 7 from the Special Christmas ones as they were on an offer...

Both of our all time favourite scent is Winter Wonderland!  It is so beautiful and now reminds us both of Christmas! Love it...

I think I might actually get this in a large jar and have it upstairs aswell as it is just so perfect for this time of year!

So that's that!  I can't recommend these enough!

Have you tried the wax tarts?


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