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Naadine Koi

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Using Luxury Candles to Create a Zen Zone: Part I

Set The Mood One great way to set a Zen mood is with luxury candles and aromatherapy. While candles are a great way to add color and personality to a room, their aromatic properties can additionally have a huge effect on your mood. Using the principles of aromatherapy – the practice of enhancing one’s physical and emotional well-being through the use of scent – you can create the ideal retreat in your home.  The mood you want to achieve in…

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3 Types of Candles Every Home Needs

While a home doesn’t technically need candles to survive, let’s be real—they make everything better! A cozy night in with a movie just doesn’t have the same appeal without a few strategically placed candles burning in the background. But not just any old candle will do—there are certain types of candles that every household needs. Keep reading to find out which ones those are. 1. Scented Candles Scented candles are the bread and butter of any good candle collection. They…

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5 Ways to Bring Hygge Into Your Home This Winter

Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) is a Danish concept that can be described as an approach to life that focuses on creating happiness, comfort, and wellness. This concept is especially relevant in the winter months, when we often find ourselves craving coziness and contentment. Here are 5 ways you can bring hygge into your home this winter: 1. Light some candles Candles are an essential part of creating a cozy, hygge atmosphere. They add warmth and light without being too harsh, and…

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Tips for Creating a Zen Zone at Home

There’s no place like home. It’s your refuge. Well, it should be anyways – a place to relax and rejuvenate after dealing with the stressors of daily life. That’s why I highly recommend having a Zen zone at home.  What is a Zen zone? It’s a space for relaxation or meditation in your home or garden. Winding down from a hectic day is key to having a restful night (hands up if you desperately need one) – something that’s essential…

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Spotlight: Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup

Name: Campbell’s Soup Burn Time: 40 hours Throw: Medium Notes: Tomato Leaf Room Recommendation: Living room and Kitchen The Andy Warhol candle from Twisted Lily is the perfect addition to any pop art enthusiast’s home. Not only does it pay homage to the iconic Campbell’s Soup can, but it also smells delicious! A perfect blend of tomato leaf, basil leaf, and mint leaf. I love burning this candle in my kitchen as I prep dinner or in the living room after a long day.…

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Spotlight: Ura

Name: Pale Sienna by Ferm Living Wax Type: Soy Burn Time: 39 hours Throw: Medium Notes: Chamomile Room Recommendation: Living room, bedroom, and office I got this candle without really thinking about it, I liked the vessel, I took a quick whiff and headed to the register. When I got home and started burning it, I immediately fell in love! It’s got a leafy yet sweet aroma that is so relaxing. I keep it burning for hours, it fills my space beautifully.…

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The Science Behind Candles

While luxury candle enthusiasts love the calming, meditative, and uplifting experiences that come with lighting our favorite high-quality candles, many of us don’t know much about what goes into creating these sumptuous items. Unless you’re a chemist or chandler (the fancy word for a candle maker) yourself, chances are pretty good that you only know that basics of crafting candles, and little about the artistry that goes into making luxury candles. In this article, we delve into the process of…

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My top 5 favorite Kai products to travel with

I’m currently doing an extended stay in the beautiful country of Sweden. I’ve actually been here a few months, and it’s been such a magnificent experience so far. I’ve really fallen in love with the architecture, the people, and the way of life here. Swedes have this low-key lifestyle that prioritizes a work-life balance. You sort of work when you can and then spend the rest of your time relaxing and enjoying your time with friends and family. They have…

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Aromatherapy: Influence Your Mood Part I

Let’s face it, sometimes we all wish that we could manage our emotions a little better. You may already know that with me, it all begins and ends with candles… they could probably solve many of the world’s problems. Candle aromatherapy is a great, easy way to nudge us toward our desired emotions.  Want to get over heartbreak? Burn a candle. Trying to tame the green-eyed monster? Burn a candle. Need to feel inspired to write, say, a blog article?…

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Candles & Cocktails: Choco Art Magnac

Let me start off by saying I absolutely enjoyed Bake & Burn. Baking what I was burning (not burning what I was baking) was so much fun and I wanted to do another like it. So, welcome to Candles & Cocktails! In this article, the focus will be on chocolate and cocktails – one of the finer pairings out there, if you ask me.  I’ll be using a chocolate-scented candle for this session of Candles & Cocktails. Now this might…

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This is Not About Candles. It’s About the Ocean

I normally talk about candles, and as a candle photographer, I live in a world where everything looks and smells good. But every now and then, there’s an elephant in the room and I’m not one to ignore it.  This Earth Day, I’d like to share a mind-blowing documentary I watched called Seaspiracy. What started off as a relaxing night in – scouring Netflix for something to watch – ended up being an extremely life-changing watch.  What is Seaspiracy?  This…

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Spring Favorites: 5 Must-Have Floral-Scented Candles

Spring is here and nothing says spring quite like florals. Not only are they fragrant but they’re visually stimulating too. They offer variety and do an amazing job of uplifting your mood. What’s the next best thing to a fresh bouquet? Floral-scented candles! To kickoff the season I’ve compiled my list of this year’s 5 must-have floral-scented candles. Plus promo codes! Floral-Scented Candles: Spring Must-Haves  1. Lys Magicus by Amanda de Montal  Lys Magicus embodies floral – I love it!…

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Twisted Lily Edit: A Woody Winter Wonderland

It’s cold outside and we’re stuck indoors. It can feel a bit stifling, but the perfect winter fragrances from just the right candles can make even the grayest day brighter!  During this time of year, I love heavy, woody fragrances—think cedarwood—because they bring all the cozy feels into a room. They spark memories of being outside and “walkin’ in a winter wonderlaaaand.” I guess there’s just something about the scent of wood. After all, it has been a part of…

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