December 09, 2014

Christmas Candles on the Cheap

I love Christmas. I love candles. Yes, I am a basic bitch.

Festivities definitely bring out the bandwaggoner in me and, for that reason, I am all over Christmas candles like a rash. I have a couple of 'nice' candles that I, ahem, 'invested' in for this winter (read: impulse purchased), and for that reason, I didn't want to make yet another splurge on any kind of festive candle.

In Dunnes a couple of weeks ago, I picked up two candles from their Make Christmas range for a fiver each. I have to say, I'm really impressed with these for the price. I can't remember the exact names of the scents as I've thrown out the boxes, but, the white candle is a nice citrus/mandarin scent whilst the red is a cinnamon-y, fireside-y one.

For a fiver these totally do the job. They're not overly synthetic like some cheaper candles can be - obviously, the scent is not as strong as something like Diptyque, but sometimes that is nice - I don't always want to be blasted with something very strong and these little jars give out a nice festive vibe without being too ridiculously twee. I don't see them on the site (as an aside, Dunnes online delivery is very fast), but I only picked up these candles last week so, I'm sure they're still in stock!


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