Last week my best friend sent me a picture of some candles talking about how they were based off a series I'd recently finished (The Raven Cycle). She said she'd just bought the candles from Novelly Yours and there were four of them - Cabeswater (9 and 12oz are on the site), Manibus, Henrietta, and the one I was most excited for, Gansey.
So I looked into the Novelly Yours website, found the candle set for around twenty-eight dollars (there's a set of smaller candles for fifteen) scrounged together the cash and purchased my candles! That was late last week, and this afternoon they finally arrived! Hurray!
I was so exicted when the mail man showed up, I ran outside to get them while he was still here! I opened the box to several pleasant surprises! Firstly I was impressed with the fact that on order summary paper there was a hand written note:
That note was a really good touch, it makes the costumer-to-seller relationship seem more personal which is always good for a business! (also at the bottom of the order summery Brittany attached her email and so you can contact her if there were any problems with the order)
Then there was fun green crinkly grass that you get in like easter baskets? Those guys always make me even more excited. (There was a lot more green paper than in the picture but I took most of it out before the picture!)
Then each candle was individually wrapped with bubble wrap, white paper and had a thank you sticker on each one holding the paper closed.
Further more - I got a free sample candle for a new one coming out called "Castle Whitespire." (I'm not sure what book/series that's from but it smells awesome!)
So overall - I had a really pleasant experience with Novelly Yours, I a hundred percent recommend you get some of these candles. The shipping process was smooth, the candles smell so good, the packaging was done by hand and adorable, and I'm definitely going back to get another Gansey candle - just saying.
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*Would you guys buy the candles? If you have perviously what do you think of them? Leave me a comment and we can chat!
(The April BOXYCHARM was shipped a couple of weeks ago and I've had for a bit but I have been out of town and busy with school so I haven't been able to write until now I apologize!! A lot happened every time I tried to make this - I'm sick so I don't want to put it on my face, I took a bad picture when I opened it and now the box is gone... blah, blah, blah. I'm sorry!! On with the article!)
In this months box everyone had the chance to get a variation of a Colourpop Palette and different shades of the Tartiest Pro Glow Liquid Highlight and a lipstick either a Mac color or an Adesse liquid lipstick.
Dr. Brandt Vaccum Cleaner Face Mask: This face mask is so WEIRD. Good weird though. When you rub it on your face it goes from clear to blue, and as it dries it turns into a whitish-blue color. Then you wash it off with a warm washcloth and your skin feels super nice and smooth! It helps tighten your pores, and retails for arounf $47. My only problem with this mask is that I think it smells kinda funny, just a little, and my sister said she didn't think it smelled bad so that's a matter of opinion. (It's the third swatch)
Adesse liquid Lipstick in Hi Definition: I really like this color and the formula is very different from liquid lipsticks I've bought in the past. It's pretty smooth, isn't patchy but it does rub off on glasses or anything your mouth touches. it's a very pretty color though. It retails for around $24. The thing that's weird is on my wrist swatch it looked kinda red, but it's actually brown on my lips-something to keep in mind! (Second swatch!)
MLP Palette: I really was hoping I wouldn't get this pallette, I don't like the colors in it or the theme of the palette and I gave it to a friend unopened so there will be no swatches of the colors this time - I'm sorry! It does retail for $16 on colourpop if you are interested.
The BrowGal Eyebrow Gel in Blonde: I'm blonde, as we all know, and I love this stuff. I've only ever had eyebrow pencils and one other eyebrow gel but it always put too much product on my eyebrows. This stuff is really good, it's a pretty color and the wand is small enough it won't clump putting it on. The gel retails for $22.
Tartiest Pro Glow Liquid Highlight in Stunner: I've never had a liquid highlight before it takes some getting used to. I do like it, I'm more of a fan of powder highlights but it will definitely get put to use! The highlight retails for $24. (First swatch!)
This month's box was really fun and I can't wait for next month's! Over all I really enjoyed it, and will be using everything again. (aside from the eyeshadow that I'm giving away!) Hope you guys enjoyed and see you next time! - Jessy
So I was on vacation last week in Florida. We went to the beach had a great time... blah, blah, blah. That's not the point of this story. This story is about how my Aunt offered to take me to get my haircut.
It starts out with me turning her down. Twice actually, but she thankfully kept asking and I eventually caved. I had no idea what I wanted to do so in a moment of spontaneous indecision I showed her this photo.
I wanted a longer version, but I ended up getting a super short haircut. At first I was completely terrified, I had four hours to be nervous about what it would look like because the bleaching process we picked takes a WHILE. Eventually though, I saw my hair in the mirror and I knew I made the right decision! I got a totally Jessy version of the picture.
So we get back to my Aunt's place and I took a billion photos, I was very excited about my new hair. But the real test was coming up - what does it look like after I wash it? While it was drying I was horrified because it did not look good, but I quickly found out if i just jiggle a brush through it instead of brushing straight down then it looks good when it completely dries.
Armed with my phone and fun new hair cut I started posting a bunch of pictures on Instagram. It was like I suddenly found out what a filter was, because I used a bunch. I also went back and deleted a bunch of pictures because of my wavering confidence. However, I'm starting to get better at this picture thing and I'm getting tips from tons of friends. So thanks friends, (especially Logan!!) I felt like I looked younger when i first got it, but I'm glad to know that isn't true, because that would stink.
And thank you Donna for giving me a kick-butt haircut! (also that strange reoccurring piece of ribbon is my NASCAR dog tag I wear all the time, the chain broke so the ribbon is a stand in for now!)
If you didn't guess by the title, this is my everything blog, where I write about... well everything! You get the idea. The only thing I don't write about here is NASCAR because I have a different blog for that.