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My name is Mikayla! I'm a 22 year old University Graduate with a passion for all things beauty. I stumbled into the online beauty community a year ago and have been obsessed with youtube videos and blogs ever since. After watching hundreds of videos over the past year I figured it was about time I joined the community and posted my own thoughts in my own little space. I'm also recently graduated, unemployed and headed for college in September.

I really enjoy all things beauty, and I really like telling my friends what I think about products so writing them down just felt natural. To me, make up isn't something that you wear to make yourself look prettier, it's something you do on yourself for yourself. It has the power to give you strength to tackle a rough day, the courage to find your inner confidence and sparkle like every girl is meant too.

Other than beauty, I love fashion. Beauty and Fashion are the keys to my heart, along with a great deal. I'm all about a decent deal, and budget shopping is my favourite.

I can't wait to start this journey with the internet and all of you!


Just a general disclaimer:

I am not a professional makeup artist, I am completely self taught, any posts on beauty products are purely personal opinion and should not be taken as fact.

Beauty items shown on this blog are purchased by myself, or as a gift from family members.

Any and all reviews on products are based on my opinions alone.

Scentsy: The alternative to candles?

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

I love nice smelling rooms, I love candles and the aromas and the warmth and the atmosphere they create- while I was a student at University and living in apartments and student houses I burned them religiously. The calming feel the scent and the glow brings really helps me focus, and it makes you feel like you have your life together in some way.

I live with my grandparents now, and they are not fans of candles, mainly for the possibility that they can burn your house down if you don't pay attention to them. Which is fair so I needed some kind of compromise.

Enter Scentsy. These babies are warmers, think the ones you would put a tea light under and some wax in a holder, the only exception is these ones use light bulbs, which in turn answer my grandparents concerns I'll burn their house down, and my need for scents.

The warmers sell for around $35 CA and a package of the wax is only $6, which makes them cheaper than candles by a long shot, and the light gives off a warm glow, and the potency of these waxes in incredible. On top of this the wax never gets hot enough that it would burn you.

I got mine at the end of November and have changed the wax a couple of times, I usually get a good week or 2 out of 2 small squares (each brick of wax has 6 small squares), but it truly depends on the amount of time I have it turned on, which depends on my mood.

The scents I have are

Love You Berry Much which smells like the perfect blend of berries, and great for the winter
Perfectly Pomegranate which is pomegranate-y in all the great senses of the word
Skinny Dippin' I originally intended to get a vanilla one, but due to a mix up I got this one instead- and I love it, it reminds me of beaches and coconuts

Needless to say, I think I'm converted, I like the safety of being able to leave it on and go to the kitchen and now worry that something may have fallen, the potency of the bricks give off a really nice aroma, the warm glow the light casts in a room is similar to the effect of a candle, and the time it takes for the smell to be gone from 2 bricks is a comparable to a 3 wick candle from Bath and Body Works for $6. 

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At 19 February 2015 at 19:18 , Blogger FloralConstellation said...

sounds lovely :)

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