Valentine’s Day this year brought me everything you would expect for Valentine’s Day in one package – candles, chocolate, and jewelry. Let me explain:
On a Monday, I was contacted by Jackpot Candles about doing a review and giveaway. By Wednesday I had (with some help) picked out a candle and by Saturday, it had arrived. This is the fastest customer service I think ever?
Saturday also just happened to be Valentine’s Day. And when you think Valentine’s Day, you probably don’t expect pickling. But that’s just what my Valentine’s Day involved – boiling vinegar and spices in the kitchen!
Luckily, my Hot Fudge Brownie Jewelry Candle had just arrived on my doorstep! Just sweet enough without being overpowering or saccharine, it wiped out the vinegar smell and replaced it with a nice, fudgey aroma. Yum!
Another thing I liked: the wick was very strong, it burned evenly, and there was none of that “tunneling” you get with candles sometimes. I know that may be a picky thing, but for me, I loved it.
A couple days of burning (I’m a candle addict, I swear, live in New York with all of its smells and you will be, too) and the foil inside began to emerge. The candle itself is such a treat, that you might forget that there’s jewelry inside!!!
Yep, not only is there jewelry inside, but you can choose on the website whether you want earrings, a necklace, or a ring inside your candle. I’m a ring fanatic so of course I chose that option. Being tiny of fingers, I absolutely loved that I could pick the size of my ring! At the time of ordering, the smallest option available was size 6, my index finger, but it looks as though they offer as small as a 5!
Shift back to present day: two days post-Valentine’s. The gold foil began to emerge through the wax and I picked it out. Here’s where it gets a little messy. It’s a soy candle, so the wax is a little greasy – you might not want to put it in a dish, like I did. Maybe a paper towel would be better. However, between the foil and little baggie, my ring was spotless and grease-free and it’s a total stunner!
This design is not anything I would ever pick for myself, but I loved being surprised with it. A red gem at the center of a sparkly flower. It has kind of a vintage feel to it, and is big enough to satisfy my shall we say over the top tastes without looking costumey. Not that there’s anything wrong with that!
My students play with my rings and ask, “Is this real?” I reply, “Real enough for me!” But in case you’re curious of the value of your jewelry, there is a code on the tag that you can enter on the website for appraisal. Jewelry in the candles range in value from $15 – $5,000. My ring was a $24 prize, but hey, I like it anyway. It goes well with my “finger party” and is 100% true to size.
And the candle itself is still going! So if you’d like to have your very own Jackpot Candles, drop a comment below to let me know which scent you’d choose! Winner chosen next Monday, March 2nd at 8:00pm! Don’t forget to leave your email in the comment so I can TELL YOU THAT YOU WON!
Leave a comment below with Name, Email, and your scent (I almost said “flavor”! DO NOT EAT THE CANDLE!) of choice. Good luck, y’all!