A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by JewelCandle and kindly asked if I'd like to review one of their Candles. I had secretly been eyeing them up after spotting a few reviews and was super excited to share what I thought. I love scented candles but these are a little bit special. 100% handmade and inside each one is either a ring or a pair of earrings worth between £10 - £250! I picked Sweet Cupcake whilst JewelCandle also threw in Strawberry Cupcake "for a friend", but I got a bit carried away and er, burnt them both for myself. Ooops.
Sweet Cupcake | Ring - £24.95*
Firstly, I'll talk about the actual candle itself. Now I don't know whether it's because my room is full of Lush products right now or that my expectations are super high after using Yankee Candles however, the fragrance just wasn't strong enough for me. It didn't leave a scent in my room even after burning for a long period of time. I burnt the candle for 5-6 hours before I was able to scoop out the little package and reveal a ring worth £30.00. It's a pretty piece of jewellery but I have two problems. One, it isn't really my taste and two, it doesn't actually fit. I felt a little disheartened!
After a disappointing first candle, I had low expectations for my Strawberry Cupcake one however, this did create more of a scent which I ended up quite liking. I discovered a pair of earrings inside worth £25.00 which are gorgeous and match lots of my other jewellery. Similarly, I burnt the candle for probably 4 hours until I used tweezers to scoop them out. All the jewellery is wrapped in a special heat resistance foil, so that no wax and harmful heat can damage it.
I'm still really indecisive about how I feel towards JewelCandle. I really like the concept and think they make great gifts however, I felt let down by the quality of the candle itself and can't decide if the jewellery is actually worth the price it says on the little tag. Saying that, I know a few friends that would really appreciate one of these candles and the little details like the glass jar and white bow really make a difference on a mantlepiece/desk.
What do you think? Have you tried anything similar?