Saturday, August 25, 2012

Diamond Candle Review

I know that everyone has heard about Diamond Candles by now. Sounds like from the video above that they have been doing this for about 2 years now. I can't believe I am just hearing about them within the last few months. I used to be "big" on candles and collected them from just about everywhere, but this one slipped thru the cracks somehow.

Oh, well, I finally got to review one when I realized I would never be able to win one because there are so many of us out there that do! Which is a good thing for Diamond Candles, not so hot for me, but I'll live. Never say never and maybe one day I will have another one to tell you about.

I sent a list of several fragrances and I got the one called Midnight Kiss. Now, I wish I had my own pictures to show you but I had another mishap this week. My laptop crashed on Tuesday night and with it about a year's worth of photo's and I was so upset! Mike tried for 2 days to see if he could recover anything and we finally had to admit defeat and he went yesterday and bought me a new laptop.

Unfortunately, my candle has been melted and gone because I thought I had pictures in the computer to cover me. I am still learning my new computer and trying to take as many pictures as I can to get these reviews done. But, I am running out of time so I decided I better go ahead and post a few so I don't get in trouble or get so far behind I never get caught up.

Once I get everything back on keel, I will come back and insert the picture of my ring. It is silver and shaped liked a triangle with a huge white stone on top. I am pretty sure it is one of the $10 ones because it looks like it is. But, the whole part of the fun was getting the candle burning and waiting to see it get down to the gold foil that is pictured on the outside of the candle to let you know where to look for your ring. I finally got so excited, I used a plastic knife and kept working until I got it loose and was able to fish it out!

From what I understand in the directions online is that if the ring says Thailand inscribed on the inside of the ring then it pretty much is a $10 ring and the words are really small but I think that is what it says. Mike tried to read it also but it is so small, we are not 100% sure.

From counting on their online store, it looks like Diamond Candles has about 31 scents to choose from. The last one on the list, White Chocolate, sounds really awesome and I think if I ever get the chance to have another one, that will be the scent I would like to try the most. I love chocolate, whether it is milk chocolate or white chocolate.

They both have great scents all of their own. I know you probably know this already, but Diamond Candles is made with soy and that is what makes them so popular. We are all trying to go a little "green" and what better way than making soy candles?

We did like the Midnight Kiss because it was a nice clean smell and did not leave a heavy perfume like scent that can make a room stifling if it is too loud, but this scent was just right. The first day that I burned it, Mike had come home and asked me what smelled so good and I told him it was the candle that Diamond Candle sent us to review.

He sorta bobbed his head and said, well, I have to admit it does smell pretty darn good. He said he caught the whiff as soon as he opened the front door, so mission accomplished.

I have also noticed that if a candle is too much, my Yorkie, Charlie, will sneeze more or act like he's got tons of fleas on him from the way he scratches. Our Vet said that dogs have allergies also, just like us and we wondered if some of the commercial candles we buy at big stores might be affecting Charlie so that was another reason I wanted to try these. I am trying to find the perfect candle and scent that Charlie won't have a hard time with it. He seemed to be okay with the soy candles so I am hoping I have that beat also.

Here is what Diamond Candles say about their soy candles:
Diamond Candles are made using soy wax, which is different from the paraffin wax used by most candle makers. Soy wax is natural and made from soy bean plants. Our wicks are coated in soy wax instead of paraffin, because we don't want to make any compromises.

We love knowing that our candles come straight from the Earth. When they are burned the ingredients evaporate into the air, and eventually those molecules make their way back into the ground again through rain water. It is a complete cycle!
As for the ring part, they buy in bulk quantities of several different prices, so to find out for sure if your ring is "real" or not, they suggest going and getting it appraised or you can send a picture of the ring to them thru Facebook. You can also send them a video if that is better for you than just a picture. I will save the ring and see if later on I can wear it.

My RA is acting up and it looks like the meds are not doing their job, so they stay swollen a good bit right now. I had to switch RA meds about 2 months ago and because that one had stopped working also. Hopefully, soon enough my hands will be back to normal so I can wear my rings.

Connect with Diamond Candle thru several media sources:

Mailing Address:
3128 East Geer St.
Durham, NC

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I went ahead and used their nice clear picture since ours turned out dark.


Miss Janet said...

Awww... I've lost thousands of pics before as well. Many of our boys when they were young. :(

Blessings to you girl!


Lily @MilitaryFamOf8 said...

sorry about your laptop ;)

i would love to try one of those candles, I have heard so much about them!

Malia said...

I've been wanting to try one of these candles!