Thursday, August 5, 2010

Candles By Victoria

Hey lovelies,

I'm happy to say that I finally got to try out the famous Candles By Victoria after hearing so many positive things about the company. 

I live in a dorm so I'm not allowed to burn candles in my room so I was pleased to find that CBV carries electric plug-in tart warmers in a few different beautiful designs for $16.95.

You can use the tart warmer to burn tarts, scent shots, and crumb melts in 600 different scents. 

I chose to try the scent shots first which are sold for $1.95 for 2 ounces of product.


First, the scent is nice and strong.  Not overwhelming but it definitely fills up the space with fragrance lusciousness!!  And the scent is always true to the description!!  And who wouldn't love the fact that there are so many scents to choose from??  No way could you EVER get bored!

The next thing I like is that the scent shots can be cut into fourths and I burn each fourth for about 7-8 hours before I start another fourth so the scent shots are a good deal in my book!

But my FAVORITE thing about my CBV experience was the customer service.  If you know me, you know that I believe in small businesses.  Like I've said before, small businesses are nothing but a dream and the guts to see that dream through.  That's why I love to support them. 

CBV has been getting bigger by the minute but Victoria took the time out of her day to call me to fix a shipping issue I had.  Would you get that experience ordering from Yankee Candle?  I don't think so (no offense to them.)  Not only was that good business, but Victoria was such a genuinely sweet person.  The person you see in the YouTube videos is the person she is and I have so much respect for that.

The package was packed with so much thought and care and arrived quickly.

Overall, I have not one bad thing to say about my first CBV experience and I will DEFINITELY be ordering from them in the very near future.

I wanted to share a little bit of CBV goodness with ya'll and since Victoria was nice enough to send me some extras, I will be holding a giveaway right here to spread the CBV love.  I will be giving away 3 scent shots: Emperor's Love, Pumpkin Cheesecake, and Tangerine Mimosa.  All you have to do is follow this blog and be a subscriber to my YouTube channel, missloveandlipgloss.  Lastly, leave a comment on this blogpost telling me which scent reminds you of something from your past.  It can be any scent in the world, not just the giveaway scents.

This giveaway will end Thursday, August 12th, 2010 at 12 midnight and I will announce the winner on this blog shortly after the giveaway is over.  In the meantime, make sure you visit Victoria's site