Luminessence Candle Giveaway! (Now Closed)


I just adore candles, for me they are an everyday luxury and I burn one every morning to make my home smell delicious, and again every evening as a way to wind down and relax. (I’ve written previous posts about candles here, here and here – I told you I love them!)

I’m always on the lookout for fabulous new candles, so you can imagine my delight when I received a beautiful candle and letter from the creator of Luminessence candles.  These candles are lovingly hand poured in the Margaret River region of WA, are made with natural soybean wax and come in a range of sixteen gorgeous fragrances including Beach, Citrus Blossom, Pink Poppy and Sweet Pea and Coconut and Lime. Yummy!!

To celebrate our love of candles, Luminessence are giving away a gift pack of three of their beautiful candles to one lucky reader!

To enter, all you have to do is:

1) Head on over and ‘like’ the Luminessence Facebook page here.

2) In the comments section below, tell us in 25 words or less why you love candles.

And that’s it!  It’s too easy.

The competition is open Australia wide. Competition closes Thursday 4th October at midnight WST.  The winner will be selected using the random number generator and announced on Friday 5th October.

Good luck lovelies!

A xxx


Glasshouse Candle Crush: Coney Island

I’ve had a long standing love affair with candles which I’ve talked about in previous posts here and here.  When I saw that Glasshouse Fragrances were bringing out a limited edition candle called ‘Coney Island’ I couldn’t wait try it out.

Coney Island’s fragrance is ‘Burnt Sugar and Fig’ and I have to say that it’s my new favourite.  It fills the air with the scent of freshly baked sugar cookies with a hint of warm caramelised fig and fairy floss.  Simply scent-sational.


The packaging is genius, with an explosion of fairground attractions with the candle tag being a ticket to ‘Admit One’ to Coney Island.  The jar is a beautiful deep blue, which I can’t wait to re-use once I’ve finished burning it.

A xxxxx

Have you discovered an amazing new candle recently?

What’s your all time favourite candle?

Current Candle Crush

I absolutely adore candles, for me they are a little everyday luxury and I love to burn one every morning and night to fill my home with a beautiful fragrance.  I’ve talked about a few of my favourite candles in a previous post which you can find here.

I recently discovered a new range that is oh so decadently delicious.

Aquiesse candles are soy based and the packaging is truly luxurious.  The fragrance I have fallen for  is ‘Pink Peony’.  It’s a fresh, florally combination of cherry blossom, green ivy, and of course – pink peony.  The reason I love it so much is that it smells very similar to the Body Shop’s Japanese Cherry Blossom shower gel, which is my absolute favourite.  It’s so beautifully clean and fresh.

Aquiesse have a whole range of products and fragrances, including Blue Agave, Mandarin Tea, Luxe Linen, Moonlit Petals and Pacific Lime Blossom just to name a few.

I’m really excited to try out more of their candles, but I can’t quite decide which one to choose next?

You can check out more of the Aquiesse range and order online here.

A xxx

What’s your all time favourite candle?

Do you enjoy indulging in little everyday luxuries?

Image Credits:  Aquiesse Pink PeonyBody Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Shower GelMoonlit Petal range

Candle Crush

I just love candles. For me they are an everyday luxury and I have them dotted all around the house.  I burn them in the morning to make my house smell yummy, and then again in the evening after Little Miss goes to bed as a way to unwind and relax (and of course, always well out of reach of curious little hands).  I get very excited about finding new fragrances and thought I would share a couple of my favourites with you;

Voluspa – Makassar Ebony and Peach

This candle was a gift from a lovely friend.  It comes in a couple of different sizes and I was amazed how it filled my home with a woody peachiness that lasted for hours after it had been burning. A great idea for a gift or as an everyday luxury for yourself to enjoy.  You can find more info and stockists here.

Geodesis – Mimosa

This Geodesis candle has a subtle, clean fragrance and is made in France (I simply love anything French!), you can also get the room spray to match. I have a mini version of this candle in my guest bathroom and it looks as beautiful as it smells.  Another great gift idea or a little treat for yourself. You can order it here. 

Freedom Dreme Candles

This Freedom candle was a gift from a lovely Aunty.  It’s definitely the best value for money and comes in a big round votive.  I have mine sitting on top of a pile of beautiful books in the middle of my coffee table. The fragrance is Tuberose and Cascarilla, (just looked up cascarilla as I’ve never heard of it before, apparently it’s a West Indian shrub – so there you go!) but the fragrance is faintly floral and very understated. You can find these ones at the Freedom store or online here.

Glasshouse Candles

Glasshouse candles are one of my all time favourites that I keep coming back to. They are triple scented, made right here in Australia and have up to 80 hours burn time. I love that the candles are all named with a destination… one of these babies can take you to Miami, Manhattan or Bordeaux right in the comfort of your own home.  My current choice is Bora Bora and it’s all zesty and citrusy and heavenly.  These candles fill a room with their fragrance and once you have finished burning, you can keep the beautiful jar and re-use! You can find them here. 

Do you love candles too?  What are your favourites? Do you have any clever ideas for re-using the tins or jars afterwards?