How to: Reuse Candle Jars

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I have been collecting glass jars lately because of their timeless appeal, they are pretty and classic, yet not fancy. They go well with minimal (my fave.) decor or any other style really. The jar in the middle wasn’t a candle jar but the other two are of course.

They are good to re-purpose because they have great lids that are air-tight, they are see-through so you don’t have to scramble through them if you lose something, and some of them have cute shapes.

 

How to: Reuse Candle Wax

Instead of wasting the glass jars that candles come in, just re-purpose them. After burning most of the candle, leave half an inch or a little less of the wax in the jar. Then put the candle in the freezer once the jar is room temperature (so that it won’t bust).

After an hour or two, take the jar out and use a dull knife to cut into the wax, kind of like you cut a pie. The take the chips of wax and put them in your wax burner!!

****DON’T leave the jar in the freezer too long because I think it makes the jar brittle, and make sure not to use a sharp knife. I am saying this because I busted one of the jars due to both of these reasons… Be careful!!

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Outfit of the Day: Floral Maxi

I typically don’t wear long dresses because I am not a very tall person. My nana gave me this dress though and it fits well and I like how low cut the front of it is, so I wear this to work some times!

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I waited too late to take photos, it was so dark I didn’t get a lot of good shots. But these will do. My boyfriend thought that this dress has an asian feel to it. I am not really sure that I get that from it, but I will take it as a compliment.

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The shoes are my Juicy Couture metallic pink buckled wedges!

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Photos with John Ryan

img_68131A few months ago, well in the fall, I had the pleasure of getting some photos with my good buddy John Ryan. These had a very Kate Moss circa 1990’s to me. It was a nice warm day, after the shoot there was a good rain, but it was still warm enough for a mini skirt and short sleeves.

I own that beautiful vintage fur now btw!

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We took a ton. There’s a lot more.

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Review: Soy Wax Melts

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I always have the wax burner (from Yankee Candle) hot and ready because my boyfriend’s dogs can be rather stinky. I keep it in the den so that guests (and us!) are smacked with a hint of aroma upon entry. I LOVE anything that smells good cause it instantly makes me feel soothed or relaxed. The Yankee Candle brand of wax doesn’t seem to smell up the house as much as the ones from Walmart! I was surprised that the ones from Walmart drift all the way up into the upstairs bedroom!! BUT, this post is about the wax I got off the interweb…

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These wax meltsĀ  are from Etsy made by Chris Ian Candles. I will say that they smell absolutely wonderful! They DON’T drift all the way upstairs like the Walmart wax, but that is probably because these are made out of soy and not all the synthetic properties that fill up the Walmart ones. I like these 100% soy meltees because they come in really unique scents like pink sugar/cotton candy and coffee!! And it is also nice that they are better to breathe in than the wax that includes so many chemicals.

With all the brands I have tried, I have come to the realization that the wax seems to last forever. I guess that the smell fades away with each use, but I’ve been using some of the wax for over a year now and it still has held a scent. Maybe it depends on what kind of burner you have, like, how hot it gets. IDK!

Review: Yeti Rambler Tumbler

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I like how clients know that pink is my color! On my birthday one of my clients got me a set of pink clippers that have pink guards, and that is what I use at work now for men hair cuts! One of my loyal clients at my old job got me this nice coffee cup right before I left. I didn’t even know they made pink ones, but I had been eyeing the silver ones for a while. It’s great for coffee and keeps your drink at the right temperature for you. The only downside is that you can’t wash it in the dish washer.

Hair of the Day: Cornrow Pigtails

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My old co-worker/friend Keiko did this awesome job on my hair the other month. I was going out for my aunt’s birthday and wanted a new style.

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It reminds me of Caroline Burt or Kim K. They sport hair like this every once in a while.

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I hardly ever do anything different to my hair but I must say I really like braids! It was fun to sport these to the Japanese steak house.

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Blue liner by Marc Jacobs, Lolitta lipstick by Kat Von D. And dang, my eyes were really watering lol. Just ignore that!!

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Outfit of the Day: Pastel Skater Dress

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I’m not sure what you call this kind of dress, but to me it looks like an ice skating outfit. I ordered it online from Amazon and was happy that it fits perfectly. It has the option of wearing it without the spaghetti straps as well. I wore this out to eat on Valentine’s day this year! The waitress said I look like a little doll because of my look. Lol.

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It’s a polyester blend and I had to iron it cause it has the tendency to wrinkle up. The pleats on the skirt remind me of Marilyn Monroe (I’m not even a big fan of her) or a cheer leader. It is a very feminine dress and it is my favorite. However, I don’t think it would look as dainty on somebody who’s a bit busty! It stayed in place though, didn’t flash anyone, but I had to be very careful the skirt didn’t blow up and out cause it is super short. The color IRL, is more mint green, it looks almost aqua on here.

 

I think I had on the Jeffree Star lip color Doll Parts.

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It’s a fuzzy pic, but I liked it the best!!

Review: Rose Salve

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This stuff works miracles. My hands are always in water at work, cold water, and I deal with a lot of chemicals and hair products which irritate the hell out of my hands. I still like using thick hand creams and lotions, but they don’t heal the same ways salves do. This salve is the consistency of vaseline, it smells just like roses, and you can put it on any dry areas. It can be used as lip balm, rubbed into elbows, or cuticles. It can pretty much be used all over! It takes the redness out of my dry, itchy, red, cracked skin instantly. I put this on upwards of five times a day. C.O. Bigelow is a brand you can find at Bath & Body Works.