I finally got my hands on this Bella J. very berry candle!
Why do I say, “finally?” I’ve been waiting for this candle for ages! I purposely waited for the Birchbox shop to get this candle back in stock (was sold out for a couple months) so I could get points for buying it via Birchbox & not on the actual Bella J. shop or elsewhere 😛 Silly, I know, but why not?!
Plus, this was the first time I ever heard of candles with prizes in them. “What?!” You may be asking. Yeah, I know. I’ve done a few other reviews of rings-in-candles or prizes-in-things 😛 But my obsession started with this very candle! I found it online and was super intrigued! I would’ve reviewed this one first, but it wasn’t available for purchase at the time I wanted it from the shop I wanted to purchase from, so I waited. 😛 I think this will be the last candle-with-a-prize-in-it I’ll be purchasing. Too many prizes at this point haha
I LOVED the scent of this candle! Super strong and fragrant; just the way I like my candles! I’d definitely recommend this scent to others. Smells like berries, but a hint of spice as well.
I let the candle burn until the prize was attainable. It was weird seeing a prize that looked very slim (in the photo below: the gold foil to the right of the flame). I guess I got used to seeing bulky rings wrapped up in candles haha
I was super satisfied with this candle because it was long-lasting, and had a wonderful scent. However, I was disappointed at the prize I got.
Definitely not a ring, but a couple gold charms on an adjustable bracelet.
The oval charm says, “bella j.” on it, and I got the sun charm. According Bella J.’s website, this charm is a sundial, which means my “brilliant” outlook & “warm” spirit helps me find “greater meaning.” My “optimistic” perspective helps welcome “challenges” so I can fulfill them “with enthusiastic vigor.” Interesting.
Anyway, I really wasn’t impressed with the prize I got. Maybe it’s just me. I mean, yes, I’d wear this bracelet. But I guess I was just expecting something more spectacular and extravagant and sparkly. 😛 Oops lol
But I got over it. Then I got super excited because after I finished burning this Bella J. candle, I repurposed it! 🙂 Again, I used my friend Denise’s video to help me out:
And this is what I made:
A jar for lip products! I have way too many laying around in a drawer, and it’s so hard to tell which one is which in dark lighting. I thought this would be a great way to better display my lippies, as well as find them easier!
Anyways, tell me about your Bella J. experiences. And tell me if you repurpose your candles too! 🙂