Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Review | Yankee Candle.. Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down..

I have a new obsession.  It has been a long time coming.  And I mean a loooooooong time.  All last year whilst watching and reading my fave youtubers and bloggers with their candle hauls I admit a part of me though ptscccccccchhhhhhhhhhhh candles?  Who spends money on candles?  My mother buys big vanilla ones in glass pots for really good prices at Ikea.  They're actually really good you know, and come in a few flavours.  Anyways, so their I was thinking hah you waste your money on candles when a couple of people mentioned the Yankee Candle Christmas collection.  It was the sweet smells that got me.  I think they were talking about Christmas Cookie and the like, and my mind clicked and i liked!  Anyways, I still couldn't justify spending that amount of money on a candle, so trawled eBay looking for said Christmas Cookie Candle - found it cheaply but then though aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh what if it breaks on its way to me?  And never ordered.  Now feast your eyes on the next pic whilst I prepare to tell you my tale.
My mother and I were wondering through T K Maxx - she looking for baby clothes, me looking for make up - when she called me over to this Beauty.  She did, you see, know of my quest for a Candle of Yankee.  It was the only one there.  No other Yankee Candles.  No more of this flavour.  And I opened it.  What hit me first was the smell of sharp apple.  The kind of green apple that I don't eat (I only like sweet fruit).  But almost immediately after that, its softened completely by the scent of sugar.  Now don't go putting your head in the sugar jar because tbh that's not the kind of sugar I'm talking about.  What this sugar is is the sugar on a creme brulee.  Slightly hot, but not burnt.  That smell that hits you when its under the grill.  That's what this is.  I suppose together they kind of make an apple pie.  But they don't.
What you really need to know about this is that it is scrumptious.  I wish I could eat it, but actually I know better than to eat wax.  It has a burn time of 110-150 hours, but I've barely used it because I'm scared of what happens when the yum dies=[.  The size is the Large Classic Jar, and I'm sure when it's finished, the jar will be good for my little bits and bobs that run around my make up area.  Oh and it was £9.99.  Pretty good right.  I know these aren't available in all T K Maxx's because I've looked in another store since, and didn't find any, although I found an unbranded chocolate hazelnut one, which I will share with you soon.
Hope you like this post, and my epiphany when it comes to candles!
Love A.x
Coincidentally, Mary Pops is one of my fave films, and as such I think I shall be logging onto an online shopping site to buy it now:
In ev'ry job that must be done 
There is an element of fun 
you find the fun and snap! 
The job's a game 

And ev'ry task you undertake
Becomes a piece of cake
A lark! A spree!
It's very clear to see 
That a... 
Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down 
The medicine go down-wown 
The medicine go down 
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down 
In a most delightful way 
A robin feathering his nest 
Has very little time to rest 
While gathering his 
Bits of twine and twig 

Though quite intent in his pursuit 
He has a merry tune to toot 
He knows a song 
Will move the job along 

For a... 
Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down 
The medicine go down-wown 
The medicine go down 
Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down 
In a most delightful way

-Mary Poppins

2 comments:

  1. I saw these in my local TK Maxx and your description makes it sound lovely! xx

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    1. Aww thank you! I think you should get one!x

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