Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Bath and Body Works Candle Haul! (Christmas Edition)

One of my favourite things about the holiday season is the deliciousness that is Bath and Body Works Candles. I mean, all year round they have delightful candles, but around this time of year is when I get particularly excited and go a little candle crazy.

Bath and Body Works is one of the very few stores that I can drag my boyfriend into that he he doesn't complain about within 2 minutes of arriving. It's become a little tradition over the last few years that when they put out their holiday candles, we spend the time to sniff out our favs.

Which made the cut this year? Check out the links for a description of each amazing scent!

Have you spotted the theme? I love the sweet treat holiday scents! But if I had to choose my favourite of the bunch, I think I would have to go with the Mint Chocolate. So delicious!

Have you sniffed out the holiday Bath and Body Works range? Tell me, what's your fav? I'm in the market to pick up a few more.

Lots of love,


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

'Tis the Season for Christmas Nails!

Aside from the tree, the food, the family and the all around joy of Christmas, like any other girl, I love to celebrate the season on my nails! This is my first Christmas inspired nail, and I suspect it will not be my last. 

This simple nail look is comprised of two coats of Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant from the "Glosstini" line in the colour 515 Sangria. I topped it off with one of my favourite glitter top coats (which I've used in many other posts) is called "Only Gold for Me" by Sephora by OPI.

This look is office friendly yet still very fun and festive. It is hard to capture on camera, but the glitter is quite pretty and fetching.

Tell me, what holiday nail looks do you plan to rock this season?


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Nails of the Day: Mint with a Sprinkle of Sparkle

Did someone say mint AND sparkles? I'm loving this nail combo lately! It's "Frosty Mint" (111) by Ceramic Glaze and "Only Gold for Me" top coat from Sephora by OPI just on my ring fingers. Heck, I need to dress up that finger with some kind of bling until I get the real thing. ;)

I have only seen Ceramic Glaze in at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada. I believe it is a newer brand. Have anyone outside of Canada seen it before?

What is your favourite nail at the moment?

Friday, August 23, 2013

Garnier Skin Renew Dark Spot Treatment Mask

For the last few year I have seen read blogs and seen videos featuring sheet masks. They are not very easily found in North America, but they seem to be huge in Asia. So when Garnier came out with their new Skin Renew Dark Spot Treatment Mask I was all over it!

I got mine at Shoppers Drug Mart. The price was around $20.00 for a box of six or $3.99 individually. I didn't want to splurge on the whole box until I tried them out, so I just picked up two individual masks.

The Claims

This product is said to help with dark spots (hence the name), dullness and uneven skin tone. It is supposed to be loaded with vitamin C and keep your skin intensely hydrated for 24 hours.

My Experience.

The masks themselves are VERY saturated with product- which is amazing. There is actually supposed to be half a bottle worth of product in each mask! I applied it on freshly cleansed skin and kept it on for about 15-20 minutes (the package suggests 10). After, the mask is not completely dry, but you can definately tell lots has been absorbed into the skin. I then simply massaged the remaining product into my skin. I even used the remainder on the sheet and rubbed it on the top of my hands!

My Results

My skin was VERY moisturized, plump and smooth afterwards. I've tried using the masks both at night before bed and in the morning before makeup. I like both ways, but I found I loved the way my makeup applied after using the mask. My skin felt and looked very plump and moisturized.

Final Verdict

I would definitely repurchase these masks again! Although, I do find them a wee bit pricey. The directions suggest using up to 3 times a week, but I think that might be a little too expensive. I think I will incorporate this into a once-a-week (maybe Sundays) beauty night.

Have you tried Garnier's new sheet masks? What about any other brands of sheet masks?

Lots of love,

xxx Jess

Friday, August 16, 2013

Revlon Nail Art Expressionist

It's Friday, I had a half day at the office and so of course I had the urge to swing by the drug store. I went to pick up the new Garnier Dark Spot Masks (Which I got- review coming soon!), but I always find myself wandering to the nail isle.

I was in the mood for some sparkle and this Revlon Nail Art Expressionist duo in 350 "Ulterior Motif" caught my eye (plus it was on sale!). As summer is coming to an end, I find myself leaning towards darker shades as summer slowly fades away (sigh). 

The base is a deep iridescent grey, not quite black, and the sparkles are a mixture of small and chunky pink sparkles. I had original planned on only using the sparkles for an accent nail, but I went sparkle craaazay and did them all.

Have you tried these polishes? I'm thinking of picking up a couple more shades!

Lots of love,

xx Jess

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Review: Paula's Choice Resist BHA 9 and more!

It is rare that I come across a product that truly lives up to its hype. After trying so many products over the years and spending so much money, I've come to join the camp of, "If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is."

Now, I have struggled with my skin from my late teens up until now in my mid twenties. In my early twenties I suffered from really bad cystic acne. I was prescribed accutane and thought I was on the road to beautiful skin. After Accutane my skin was beautiful, smooth and glowing. I was amazed! Then, about 1 year after I completed my treatment and my acne came back! Back to the doctor I went and was put on a second round of Accutane. My skin was perfect again, for about a year... and back it came.

Fast forward a few years and I still struggle with acne. Albeit, I rarely have the huge, painful cysts I once had, I have many white heads, black heads, clogged pores and just lumpy bumpy skin all over my face. I have found that this type of acne has been so much harder to treat and it's harder to cover with makeup because the skin's texture is so bumpy. I've tried dozens of products and I was fed up.

Enter Paula's Choice.

I recently stumbled across the Paula's Choice after doing some research about skin care, particularly BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid), as I learned it's good at unclogging pores and dealing with white heads and black heads. But I still hesitant order.

Then I stumbled across a video from on of my all time favourite YouTube Beauty gurus, Wayne Goss (AKA gossmakeupartist on YouTube). I have always really trusted his opinions on products and skin care. He was raving about Paula's Choice and particularly a new product called Resist BHA 9 and how amazing it was for unclogging pores and dealing with breakouts and imperfections.

I ended up ordering Resist BHA 9, Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant and Skin Recover Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol (which I use under my eyes).

After a couple of days I say immediate improvements in bumps and within about a week- noticable results. Even my boyfriend said something- and that says a lot!!

My skin care routine is not 100 times more simple, with less products, yet 100 times more effective!

Today I placed my second order with Paula's Choice and I am confident that it won't be my last!!

Have you tried any of Paula's Choice products? If so, what were they and what were your results? I'd love to hear!!

Lots of love,

Jess xxx

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Simple DIY Statement Necklace

Hi ladies!

Just a quick post to show you my latest DIY venture: a knotted statement necklace. The turquoise fabric is actually from an old t-shirt and the chain is extra I had laying around from another project.

I love the way it came out and I can't wait to experiment with more colours, sizes and chains.

Lots of love,

Jess xoxox

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Clean and pretty professional-looking manicure at home

Hi Ladies!

I am super excited because tomorrow I have a job interview for a position in my field. I have been job hunting for a few months now so I'm really happy. When on an interview or in a professional setting, it's important to keep your nails clean and professional looking. Not to long, no chips and maybe skip the crazy neon greens.

For my interview I chose a soft pale pink with a sheer white topcoat over top. The colours I chose are called "Blush Rose" from Joe Fresh (This may only be available in Canada) and on top is "Couture" by Seche Vite. 

I started by moisturizing my cuticles, pushing them back and filing my nails to the shape I like. I prefer a rounded square shape

 Next, I applied two coats of Blush Rose, letting each coat dry in between.

 I then finished off with the Seche Vite top coat and let my nails dry completely before doing anything with my hands. The last thing you want in an interview in smudged or chipped polish :/

What do you guys think? Are these nails interview appropriate?

Lots of love,

Jess xoxox

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

How to grow long and healthy hair fast

If your hair is anything like mine, you were not blessed with the magical long hair gene. I have girlfriends that will chop off their hair to their shoulders at Christmas and by Easter their hair seems to be magically at their belly button! An exaggeration? Yes- but not too far off base. I am one of the unlucky ones whose hair grows at a snails pace- but for the first time in a long time my hair seems somewhat longish, with the longest bits just at about nipple length. Am I finally part of this long-hair club that I've wanted in for years? YES! But the road here has been long and I've picked up a few tips and tricks a long the way. Here are just a few.

Skip the heat
I know this can be scary. There has been points in my life that I have been a slave to heat tools. Not a day would go by without passing a straightener through my hair... and boy did it show! My hair was dry and the ends were split and snarly. Dry, damaged ends will snap and break and take away any length you have achieved. I promise, the longer you go without heat and embrace your natural hair texture, the healthier your hair will look and the easier ditching the heat will be. Too many of us get caught in the viscous cycle wear our hair is so damaged, only heat styling will make it look good. So STOP NOW!

Rock your natural colour
I am a natural brunette but during university I took the leap and became a blonde- and I loved it! It brightened up my face and I got so many compliments. I kept the blonde for about four years. Although I had noticed by hair was growing much slower than usual and it wasn't shiny or healthy looking. To give my hair (and my bank account) a break I went back to my natural brown this past Christmas and my hair has been so much healthier since and has grown faster in the last five months than it has in a long time. Even my friends have noticed!

Get Dirty
Let you hair's natural oils do what they were meant to do- nourish and condition your hair. Stop washing your hair daily and stripping the natural oils. Start slow by washing every other day, then every third. Experiment with dry shampoos and cute hair styles. Your hair may seem greasy at first, but this will eventually diminish.

Condition, condition, condition
Find a deep conditioner that you love. Use it 1-2 times a week (more or less depending on your hair). The more moisturized your hair is, the less likely it will break, causing you to lose length.

Say 'so long' to sulfates
Shampoos with harsh chemicals and detergents strip your hair of moisture. They may feel luxurious and lather well in your hair, but it is doing much more harm than good. Use a sulfate free, and preferable natural shampoo. These are now widely available in drugstores. There is no excuse.

Find balance from within
Drink water, eat your veggies and get lots of protein. Not only will your hair thank you, so will your skin, nails and waist line!

These are just a few of my top tips. What are some of your favourite ways to take care of your locks?
Comment below!

Lots of love,
Jess xoxox

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

It's all about the CORAL! Four perfect coral shades for spring and summer

When I think of spring and summer lips one word comes to my mind: CORAL. I absolutely love shades of coral. It is a very wearable colour and compliments a wide variety of skin tones. Here is a list of some of my coral lipsticks that I have found myself reach for.

"Ravishing" by MAC
This is such a beautiful lip colour, perfect for any spring and summer look. It is a bright coral,so I like to wear it with a very neutral eye and soft cheeks. The finish is a creamsheen, so it is very moisturizing and won't give a gnarly dry lip look (I hate that!)

"Peach Parfait" #401 by L'Oreal Colour Riche
This colour is on the peachier side of the coral family (hence the name) and I love it. Of the four shades shown, this is the colour I wear most often. It is very wearable and flattering. In fact, it's so wearable I often feel ok applying it without a mirror. **Shock and horror!!* The L'Oreal Colour Riche line is so moisturizing and smooth, applying more like a lip balm than a lipstick. In. Love.

"Compelling Coral" #402 by L'Oreal Colour Riche
Also from the L'Oreal Colour Riche family, this is the darkest shade of the bunch. I like wearing this shade in the evening for a more dramatic punch while still staying springy. It is also so moisturizing!

"Blushing Coral" by Clinique
I have had this lipstick in my collection for years! It is so wearable and sheer. It is a barely-there kind of shade with a glossy and slightly shimmery finish. A great choice to throw in your purse or beach bag for the day. And like the L'Oreal shades, it is also very moisturizing!

What are some of your fav summer colours? I'm in the market for a new one! Comment below!

Lots of love,

Jess xoxo

Monday, April 22, 2013

Heal acne naturally with two simple ingredients from your kitchen

Are you looking for a way to combat pesky breakouts without breaking the bank OR slathering on tongue-twisting chemicals? As you may have already noticed from reading my previous posts, I love simple, natural beauty solutions. If a product has ingredients I can pronounce and recognize and comes from good old mother nature, I tend to gravitate towards it. Better yet... I love being my own chemist! Researching and experimenting new ingredients I can use on my skin and hair that I already have in my kitchen. This leads me to my two favourite ingredients for nearly every skin problems you make be having.

Drum rrrooolll please......

 HONEY AND LEMON JUICE. Yep... that's it. Sorry if that was rather anti climactic and sounds more like a nice cup of tea than a facial treatment, but trust me, they work wonders on the skin AND are quite budget friendly!

It's best to get raw and organic honey, as this type of honey packs the most punch. Albeit, a tad more expensive then the honey in the plastic bear, the extra pennies are worth it. It is anti microbial and super hydrating- great for dabbing on pesky pimples. Honey has actually been used for century for the skin because of it's amazing healing properties.

As for the lemon juice, straight from the lemon is best. (Insert cheesey "when life gives you lemons" joke here...). Although, admittedly, when I don't have a lemon lying around I'll reach for the bottled one. Lemon juice is a powerful natural chemical exfolient. It contains citric acid that helps to remove the dull and dry outer layer of skin, revealing fresh, new and brighter skin underneath. It also does wonders to reduce dark spots left over from old pimples (I swear these marks are worse than the actual zit itself!) #FirstWorldProblems?

How I use my kitchen miracles

Option 1: Honey and lemon mask

Mix 2/3 part honey and 1/3 part lemon juice (you can play around with these proportions) and apply the mixture to my freshly cleansed skin. For an extra skin treat, I sometimes steam my face prior to applying to allow it's sweet goodness to penetrate the skin even better

Option 2: Plain honey mask

Repeat option one minus the lemon

Option 3: Lemon toner

After cleansing my skin at night I will sometimes use lemon juice as a skin toner. I use plain lemon juice, but if you have sensitive skin, it may be a wise idea to dilute it in some water, as it can sting. Do not wash it off and wake up to brighter skin the next morning.

So before you reach for that super expensive, chemical ridden and harsh skin product, take a short stroll into your kitchen. You'll be happy you did. :)

Have you tried either of these ingredients in any of your beauty routines? I would love to here how!

Lots of love,


Saturday, March 2, 2013

How to get yourself out of a FUNK

girl dances with an umbrella

Happy Saturday, ladies (with an emphasis on the happy)! 

If you're anything like me, every now and then you seem to get into a 'funk' that you just can't get out of. They can last anywhere from a couple of hours to months. For me these funks can include having to drag myself out of bed, lack of motivation to do thing that need to get done and no feeling like getting out or seeing friends. We've all been there, some worse than others, but we can all relate!

Before I get into some ways I've discovered dealing with these feelings, let me give you a quick snapshot of my life. From September to the end of December I was working at a job that was sucking the life out of me. Now don't get me wrong- I loved the work and my coworkers, but the commute and the hours were killing me. Thus, in December when my contract came up, I decided I would part ways. Fast forward 2 months and I have yet to start a new job. I get anxious at the thought of applying to positions, I am lacking motivation to seek out new opportunities and worse yet, my bank account is dwindling because of it. Now don't get me wrong, I am a very positive person by nature, but for some reason I have found myself in this funk.

Lucky for me I have slowly been discovering various ways to deal with my minor depression/anxiety and I feel like I am on my way out and hopefully some of my tips will help anyone finding themselves in the same boat as me. Let's get to it!

1. Get moving 

 All running 1

It doesn't matter if you hit up the gym, go for a walk outside, or make a date with Jillian Michaels and your DVD player, the bottom line is to get moving. One of my favourite resources is FREE online workout videos via YouTube and my go-to channel is Tone it Up. These ladies know what they're talking about and they are so beautiful. I'm also loving a new app I've discovered called "Moves". It uses your phone's GPS technology to track the distance you have walked. I am so obsessed with this! I even try and beat my distance each time. I've been walking everywhere!

 Exercise can have amazing benefits to not only the body, but also the mind. When you exercise your body releases natural endorphins which are basically feel-good chemicals. If you start by moving your body just a little bit every day you will start feeling a huge difference in your mood and outlook every day.

2. Get outside

 Forrest 2

Just the act of being outside can brighten your mood. Even though it's still snowy and cold here in Canada, getting outside and breathing in the cool fresh air really makes a difference. Try getting outside for AT LEAST 15 minutes each day. Leave the computer screen at home and your phone tucked away in your pocket and try to truly enjoy being outside.

3. Write down your goals

 hand pencil

This is one of the best motivational tips I have come across. By writing out your goals each and every day you will be constantly reminded of them. By visually seeing them written down they become even more real. Also try reciting them out loud and really visualize them coming true. I am a firm believer in the power of positive thinking and when you can visualize your dreams, you will see them come true before your eyes.

In addition to this, I have recently come across the tip of writing your goals out in the present, as if they are already true. So instead of writing down, "I will lose 10 pounds by summer" write, for example, "I weigh 115 on July 1, 2013." By writing down your goals in the present, it causes your mind to shift the way it's currently working and start making decisions your 115 pound self would make. It's like magic!

4. Try something completely new

 volley 3

By getting out of your current routine and comfort zone, you will be amazed at what you might find. Try taking a community art class, join a recreational sports team or even something as simple as making a coffee date with a friend you haven't seen in months. By shaking up your routine a bit and putting yourself out there you could open doors to possibilities that you never even knew existed.

5. Nourish your mind and body 

 a bowl of salad

How you fule your body, believe it or not, has a direct correlation to how you feel emotionally. Have you even craved a huge slice of doughy, cheesy pepperoni pizza and your so excited to gobble it up, only to find tha afterwards you feel slugish, tired and all you feel like doing is watching Netflix for the rest of the day? I'm sure we've all been there!

Instead, feel your body the foods you know it naturally craves like colourful fruits and vegetables and lean protein. By feeding your body natural, whole food after a week or so you will notice you have more energy to conquer the day.

6. Seek out inspiration


Finally, if you find that you are lacking inspiration or motivation, go out and find it! There are a million self-help books, CDs, Pod casts and even blogs that focus on self-development and self discovery. Lately I have been trying to read/listen just a little bit each day from a book that motivates me. Some of my favourites include:

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne (Basically the user's guide to positive thinking!)
The Secret (Film) (Includes great interviews and stories and I think it's available on NetFlix!)
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
Awakening the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins (This is also available in an audio version, which I highly suggest- his voice alone "awakens" you lol)

I hope you will find some of these tips helpful and useful in your own life. Even if you don't find yourself in a 'funk' per say, following some of these tips will allow you to be even happier each and every day.

What are some things you do when your feeling down? Let me know!

Lots of love,


Friday, February 22, 2013

Springtime nails featuring Essie's Figi

I don't know about you ladies, but I am just about ready for spring! I'm ready to to trade in my winter boots for sun dresses, shorts and cute strappy sandals. Unfortunately we still have a couple of months before the springtime shines it's lovely light upon us, but that doesn't mean we can't bring the springtime early- on our nails.

The fall and winter are all about the deep, dark and rich tones (which I love), but around this time of year, when I'm starting to really feel the winter blues, I like to lighten things up on my nails. Today I opted for Essie's Figi. It is a very light and opaque pink shade and is perfect for Easter and almost reminds me of a delicious Cadbury mini egg (YUM!!). It may not be everyone's taste because it can almost appear white-ish if two or three coats are applied.

Before I apply any nail polish I like to moisturize my skin and cuticles. I often use olive oil, but today I opted for OPI's Avoplex moisturizer, which I received in an OPI set a couple Christmases ago. After applying two coats of Figi I finished it off with a clear top coat to give it extra shine and lasting protection from chipping.

What's your favourite nail colour to help welcome spring? Comment below!

Lots of love,


Monday, February 4, 2013

Recent *natural* beauty fav: NOW Solutions European Clay Powder

Over the past year or so I have been on a constant hunt for more natural products. This goes for everything. From the food I eat to the lotions and potions I slather on my face. I have become more and more cognizant of the long-term harm and harshness a myriad of of ingredients can cause.This is especially true with troubled skin. If you are constantly slathering on products with a laundry list of impossible to pronounce ingredients, it's often very difficult to determine the culprit if the product causes irritation. So, that being said, my newest motto is: simplicity is key.

Last week I was in my local health food store on the hunt for some new beauty products and I came across NOW Solutions European Clay Powder. It is a dry clay powder made of 100% montmorillonite clay, that can be mixed with water (or an liquid base of your choice) to make a facial clay mask. I am a huge fan of DIY facial treatments, so naturally, this product was right up my alley. And the best part... it was only $6.49! 

After using this product for the last week or so, I have to say, it is definitely a new holy grail product that I will continue to use forever. I have used it a few different ways and I am very impressed.

Mixed with water
This is the simplest way to use the product. Simply mix with water to create a clay mask and apply to the face. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with water. The mask is excellent at pulling out impurities to the surface of the skin and absorbing excess oil without over drying.

Mixed with water and jojoba oil
If your skin is a little bit on the drier side, it is suggested that you add a few drops of your favourite oil. For this I used jojoba oil and it worked great.

As a spot treatment
This is one of my favourite way to use this product. I take a very small amount of powder and mix it with a little water to make a thicker consistency and use it as a spot treatment on acne spots. I sleep with the treatment on and rinse off in the morning and the spot is majorly reduced. I love it!

I am still experimenting with this product and researching different combinations for DIY treatments. I have read some reviews suggesting using green tea instead of water and I think this is what I will try next.

Tell me, what are some of your natural beauty products. I love learning about new things to try!

Lots of love,


Friday, February 1, 2013

100 Days of Pinterest Day #3: Sharpie Mug

Sharpie decorated mugs and plates seem to have been all the rage lately on Pinterest. This is for two simple reasons: it's dead simple and crazy inexpensive! The only difficult part to this project is deciding on what to actually put on your mug!


What you need:
  • White mug or plate (I purchased mine at the dollar store for $1.25 each!)
  • permanent markers, any colours you like
  • Oven
  • Creativity
What to do:

1. First, it's important to clean your mug. Make sure it is free from dust, fingerprints and naughty little specks.  Wash with your favourite dish detergent and make sure it is bone dry before you move on to the next step.

 2. Get creative! Decide on how you would like to design your mug. Look up some of your favourite quotes, designs, patterns... anything. One cute idea that would be great for your special valentine is to make a mug or a plate that says everything you love about them. That way every morning with their cup of coffee and tea, they will be reminded of these little things.

One piece of advice for this step is to practice first. Write or draw out what you plan on putting on your item. Although (lucky for me) if you do make a mistake, the marker will easily wipe away with some nail polish remover.

For my mug I wanted to write something that would inspire me every morning. I chose one of my favourite Dr. Seuss quotes:

"Today you are you,
that is truer than true.
There is no one alive
who is youer than you."

Then, on the other side I Googled an image of the iconic Dr. Seuss hat and I drew it on the other side of the mug, and I have to say, I impressed myself lol.

3. Bake it. Place your mug onto a cookie sheet and place it in the oven at 350 degrees and set the timer for 30 minutes.

The only thing I did notice after I baked my mug was that the red sharpie colour I had used seemed to fade a little bit and came out looking more orange. This didn't bother me too much, but if this would be a concern to you, you might want to stick with the darker colours.

Let me know if you have tried this popular pin and how you decorated it!

Lots of love,


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

*NEW* CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Polish

Recently I've been hearing all about CoverGirl's new nail polish line, Outlast Stay Brilliant, and I've been so excited to try them out. According to various reviews it has excellent colour payoff, it's easy to apply and, best of all, is supposed to "outlast" the dreaded chipping for days and days. So naturally, when I saw those pretty little bottles smiling at me at my local Shoppers Drugmart, I couldn't resist.

The colour that I was immediately drawn to is called Wine Stain. It's a very deep red shade, which actually reminds me a lot of the infamous Lincoln Park After Dark by OPI. 

So... what do I think?

I am very impressed with the application. It was very smooth to apply and not streaky at all (which I hate in a nail polish). I am also very pleased with the colour payoff. The images below are after two thin coats. Although, I noticed it also produced a very pretty sheer deep red with one coat, if that is the look you wish to achieve.

In terms of its staying power... this is yet to be determined. I have not applied any top coat in order to test its true durability and I will update after a few days.

Have you tried CoverGirl's new nail polish line? If so, let me know what YOU think in the comments below.

Lots of love,


*Tweet Tweet* Follow me on Twitter... the little birdie told you to

Hello ladies!

I have recently resurrected my Twitter account after having deactivated it a few months ago. I'd love it if you gave me a follow! My username is @RufflesTruffles. Leave a comment below letting me know you followed and I'd love to follow you back.

Lots of love,


Monday, January 28, 2013

100 days of Pinterest day #2: Removing wax from old candle holders

Hi ladies,

Today's 100 Days of Pinterest post is crazy simple but will be a tip you will use time and time again, I promise. If you're anything like me you have candles around your house that have been burned as far as they can and are sitting in the bottom of their perfectly useable glass container. With this tip you can easily remove the remaining wax from the bottom of the glass and recycle it to hold anything from cotton balls, q-tips, jewelry...anything!

 My finished product:


 My original Pinspiration:

You know all those pretty candle jars that you don't want to throw out? This is how to clean them so that you can reuse them for anything you want :)
 Original source HERE

How it's done

In order to remove the wax, simply stick the candle in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours. When the wax freezes it hardens and shrinks a little bit, causing a gap between the wax and the glass. When it's frozen simply press a kitchen knife into the wax and it will magically crack and break away from the glass. Any remaining residue can be wiped away with damp paper towel, or some olive oil. Also, if you have any difficult removing those annoying sticky labels, try a little nail polish remover.

Leave a comment below and let me know if you'll be using this tip for your used up candles! Also let me know if you have any "Pinspiration" you would like me to recreate.

Lots of love,
xoxox Jess
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