9.04.2015

Over 20 Ideas for Empty Candle Jars!

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Fellow candle fanatics, this post is for us! Do you switch up your candles for the season? I've mentioned it many times on here that I do. And since fall is around the corner, I headed to Walmart to stock up. I was immediately drawn to the American Home™ by Yankee Candle® candles display in the Home and Candle section:


I checked out all of the fragrances (of course!), and here's what I brought home with me:



These are a few different styles and sizes, but I bought the 12 oz. candles in Shades of Fall, Pumpkin Apple Harvest, and Banana Walnut Bread for $10.93. Remember to use candles with caution.



And I picked up this 2 oz. jar candle in Fresh Apple for $10.93. My house smells kind of amazing right now! But what to do with the empty candle jars at the end of the season? I've got a bunch of ideas to reuse them. First, I will freeze them for a few hours once I have burned the candle up. The remaining wax and cotton wicks will pop right out. Then I wipe out the inside and peel away the label. I wash and dry the jar and then it's ready to reuse! Check out over 20 ideas for empty candle jars:





Storage For Bathroom:

  • cotton balls
  • cotton swabs
  • cotton squares or pads
  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • small jewelry--great way to keep rings from getting lost


Beauty Storage:
  • makeup brushes
  • lipglosses, lip sticks, lip crayons, lip balms
  • bath bombs
  • bath salts (mine are the purple ones pictured below)
  • nail polishes
  • manicure kit
  • bobby pins
  • hair ties
  • beauty samples


More Storage Ideas

  • candy
  • markers
  • craft supplies
  • crayons
  • dog treats
  • coins




Decorative Display:

I chose to take one of the empty tumblers and made an etched monogram:



DIY Etched Tumbler:

  • Using a clean, empty candle jar, place your letter/monogram/picture inside.
  • Take an etching cream purchased from the craft store and a small paintbrush and outline and fill in the letter on the outside of the jar/tumbler. Pictured.
  • Allow cream to set for 5 minutes and then rinse away. Be sure to follow directions and use precautions as printed on the etching cream's packaging.
Let me know your favorite candle fragrance or storage idea!

9.02.2015

Best & Worst of Drugstore Brands Vol. 1


Hey you! First off, I've got a reminder of my Rebecca Minkoff giveaway!
Are you a high-end only makeup kind of girl? Or can you be found frequenting the drugstore beauty aisles? I like them both! I've got a roundup of four drugstore brands where I tested the best and worst. Just click on the links you'd like and let me know your favorites! This is just volume 1, so plan on more of these in the future!








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Extra Elle:
  • Despite being crazy busy and really behind on everything, this week has been dragging by. Four day weekend, here I come!
  • Tomorrow I get my hair done. Hallelujah! Darker hair for fall will be happening.
What best/worst of drugstore brands would you like to see next?




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