Sunday Smiles (and Illume Candles Haul!)

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Good morning lovelies! We had a fabulous time at the party last night (so great my daughter took her pants off?!).  For some reason they rolled out of bed at 7:30 and ummmm I was thinking I’d get at least another hour to sleep. I’m pooped! I have more writing for school to do today and I’m pretty slammed! As soon as I’m done I have a huge pile of boxes to crack open though. Any input on what you want to see first? Crafts, college, children?

So I bought some candles at that CRAZY Illume sale and here’s what I got for $38. It’s still going on and you can use code WELOVECOLOR (allcaps) to save 10% and get free shipping. They pack the candles in an insane amount of packaging (and I’m waiting until Tuesday to do my recycling – it gets full Friday morning and I have to wait… I have a wall of cardboard now). Go through Ebates to save a bit more! I’m going back for more Pineapple Cilantro. Those HUGE tins? Only $5.50! And the ceramic Twilight Vanilla candles? Five bucks! Hurry before they dump that coupon (because they expired the previous code). This is the cheapest I’ve ever seen high quality candles for.  You also get free matches & a free mini tin (it has a blue label in my picture). This was worth every single penny I spent. I stored them all in my closet (which smells wonderful) and I’ll use them to burn, and perhaps for gifts.

Illume Candles Mega Sale
Illume Candles Mega Sale

I’m planning to reuse those pretty ceramic jars, and if I can reuse the tins I will do that too. They would be so pretty all stacked up.

What else did I do yesterday besides write? Hmmm. I placed a order (I traded a Chella highlighter for a $15 code and got Kleenex & Viva!), bought new undies on Amazon (exciting) and picked up a Fancy Food Box! Really exciting stuff!


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  • Dara

    I just got my Illume haul today, and love the candles even more than I thought I would. I am thinking of placing another order, since I was so pleased (they will definitely make good gifts). I’m going to get the pineapple cilantro this time around. I see you also got the Tangerine Teakwood retro tin. It’s hard for me to even imagine what this will smell like. Do you like it or should I pass?

  • Ros

    Hi! Thank you for the heads-up on the Illume Candles sale. I love candles and been wanting to try me some Illume candles. The timing is perfect!

    • Brandy

      You’re welcome! They are really wonderful! I got an Illume candle in Gilded Amberleaf in one of my BirchBoxes and bought a larger one then. But I was MORE than happy to load my cart up (twice now) with huge cheap candles! I’m really crazy about pineapple smells – I think it may be my very favorite scent – and I bought 2 more of the big “retro tin” in pineapple this morning (ummm with other stuff too). That sale is just total insanity. I just wish the twilight vanilla in the cut glass were less expensive. I’d buy that too. I’m trying to collect lots of pretty things that can be reused!