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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Capri Blue and Me



Anyone else have a love affair with candles? Color me happy when I'm surrounded by sweet scents in beautiful packaging. Capri Blue candles are the perfect mix of fashion and fragrance and I'm excited to share with you my love story.

Thank you to Capri Blue for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

I got my first apartment in Manhattan when I was 23 - and after growing up in a household of nine (yep, I'm one of seven kids) I was thrilled to finally have my own space. My queen sized white metal framed bed and my air conditioner were my first two purchases, and then I went on to fill my studio with lots of girlie bits a pieces like picture frames, flowers and candles. Yes, I am a secret girlie girl. I wouldn't say it looked like a unicorn threw up in my place, it was more like English countryside with florals and lots of feminine details. And it was all mine. For five years I spent weekends with my BFF adding inexpensive Swedish furniture and knick knacks to my perfect little apartment.

And then I got married. My husband had an apartment in Queens but I just couldn't leave the City. Eventually I convinced him to move into my place and little by little all my pink and girlie started to disappear. When we started to have kids, little by little, we replaced tables and futons with cribs and toys. And all my pretty picture frames and candles were boxed up and stored away.

I've been in suburbia for about 5 years now and despite my husband's aversion to my pretties, little by little, I've been adding flowers here, candles there - and infusing my home with pieces of me. So when Capri Blue approached me to collaborate, I'm sure you can guess my answer was an overwhelming yes. You've probably spotted their gorgeous products when browsing in Anthropology - every time I'm there I can't help but stop to smell them all. Their line includes beautifully scented (and packaged) candles, lotions, soaps, diffusers and room sprays. I recently scoured their website and put together the perfect candle combo of pinks and girlie-ness that I just had to share.




Candles pictured clockwise from top; Citrus & Violet Haze Gilded Faceted Jar, Volcano Pink Signature Jar, Modern Mint Watercolor Signature Jar, Citrus & Violet again and Paris Watercolor Signature Jar.

When we get overnight visitors, my poor son often loses his room. And yes, that's my old bed frame LOL. I pull out all the boy in his room and replace his sports themed bedding with more neutral florals, and create little girlie nooks. My parents are currently visiting from out of the country so once again Akiva has been ousted. In an effort to make it smell a little less boy I added a few flowers and a few of my favorite Capri Blue scents. Ella has since decided she wants his new and improved room and I keep catching her trying to take over the space.






Candles always take me to my happy place. I'd have to say that hands down, the tropical fruit and sugared citrus scent of Volcano is my favorite. And of course, they had me at hot pink.

Do you have a Capri Blue favorite? What kinds of scents do you look for when shopping for candles? And the real question is, do you shop by packaging or scent? I confess I do a little of both.

XO
Michelle


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  1. I don't buy a lot of candles but I feel like I need to start!

    http://asequinloveaffair.com

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    1. Really? I didn't really start until I got my own place and started decorating. Just wait till you move out - you'll see how addictive it is!

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  2. I feel like candles and fresh flowers are a must. No matter what they always make me feel better!!

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  3. I actually LOVE candles and think that the house or anywhere for that matter smells so much better with some scent. These candles look beautiful and must smell amazing as well. I love the hot pink color which would bring a smile to anybody's face. I definitely shop for candles based on scent but pretty packaging never hurts either! I need to go stock up on some more candles now soon. xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

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    1. You totally get it! I actually did these by color but totally lucked out with the scents - but you really can't go wrong with any of the Capri Blue candles!

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  4. What a cute pots!

    Xx,

    || FLOORTJELOVES ||

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    www.bloglovin.com/blogs/floortjeloves-12198253

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  5. I love candles and I love the packaging of the candles even more. I used to save the jars and glasses and judging by these beautiful Capri Blue candles, I will be saving all of them. The scent sounds amazing and I'm glad you enjoy it.

    ~ xo Sheree
    PoshClsasyMom.com

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    1. These are totally collectible! The packaging really is gorg!

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  6. Great post, thanks for sharing :) I love candles!

    Camille xo

    www.camiwears.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I love hearing stories about peoples first apartments! The candles and floral bed spread sound like a great way to transform your sons bedroom for visitors.

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  8. These Capri Blue candles are absolutely stunning! I loved hearing a bit more of your backstory and didn't know that you were one of seven! Your first place sounds lovely and you made me literally lol when you said it wasn't like a unicorn threw up in your space! lol! My husband hasn't noticed that I've made our home more girly as the years have gone by...the key is a little at a time! lol I love that you still have your bed frame and I also love the idea that you change up your sons room a bit to be inviting when guest come and these candles are a great touch! I honestly can't pick a favorite! They all look lovely!

    Manda | http://EvocaitvelyChosen.com

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    1. I think the problem is that he was overexposed when he saw my apartment so there was no gradual option LOL. And you really can't go wrong with any of their candles!

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  9. I'm obsessed with candles too hahaha I use them all day and buy new ones every other week! It's bad!
    My apartment right now sounds like your first apartment hahaha
    These candles are so cute girl and the scents sound amazing! I'm definitely checking them out! I love how you styled the room with these beauties!
    XO
    Aimara
    www.waysofstyle.com

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    1. I know that feeling! And thanks! Totally worth checking out!

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  10. OMG, you lived like a dream of every girl! To live in Manhattan by yourself. Wish, I had done it in my life. Congratulations on your collaboration with Capri Blue, their candles are really cute and very pretty!

    http://www.queenhorsfall.com/

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    1. I did - I was actually born in Manhattan and lived in NY when I was young until we moved to Boston. But all my life I dreamed of City living. And thanks - they really are :)

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  11. I'm obsessed with candles too! I love beautiful packaging, colors and scents of them.
    I have my own collection and I usually buy candles at Zara Home, but I have to check out Capri Blue website, all candles look so amazing!

    http://lanaluu.com

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  12. Hey Love,
    How are you?
    Ohhh So Pretty Candles from Capri Blue, Adore the Style and they are sooo Pretty:)
    Want to try sooo much:)
    Love Kisses
    Open Kloset By Karina

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  13. Love this! I never admit it but I honestly am a huge fan of candles. They are super basic decorations but are so lovely to have around the house. I especially obsess over their delicious scents. A lot of the candles I own are atually from a store called Bath and Body works because I love their huge variety. I will definetely have to check out the Capri Blue website because they certainly look amazing!

    Vanessa, xo!

    http://thefashionstatement.net

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    1. I used to get lotions at stuff there when I was younger - I didn't even realize they had candles LOL

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  14. oh my god I had no idea it was their candles! They are seriously the best and I always want all of them I have a really bad obsession with candles! Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. Hey Michelle!

    To tell the truth I’ve never bought candles because I thought that it’s a waste of money. Now, after reading your post I must order those Capri Blue candles as they are looking so girlie and stylish. Also, I got inspired to buy some flowers to put in my room 😃

    xoxo

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    1. When I was just getting started I would find them at discount stores - and then I started collecting and started to find brands and scents I truly loved.

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  16. I can't believe you had your first apartment at 23! I'm 22 and i feel like i'm still pretty much a child haha. I love what you did with the space. Honestly I'm a huge fan of candles myself and collect them because I think they just add something to the space that makes it so classy (and also smell so good right?!)
    The Capri blue candles look amazing, I absolutely would love to try them for myself!

    Wanderlustts
    www.wanderlustts.com

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    1. As soon as I had a full time job in the City I got my apartment. I needed my independence. Especially because I lived at home for college other than my year abroad.

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  17. I really don't know how it happened - but I am completely obsessed with candles!! Ha, ha. I have them in most rooms of the house and find myself buying them even when I don't need them... Yes, I may have a problem. :-). I will have to check out the Capri Blue candles.
    Thanks for sharing!
    J. x

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    1. Hahaha sometimes it just hits you out of nowhere LOL

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  18. This is so pretty, I love it all. http://stylesprinter.com

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  19. Love these candles! Need the hot pink ones for sure! So cute!


    xo, Jennifer
    www.publicistinpearls.com

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  20. Haha oh hun, you know I'm a candle addict and go for both packaging as well as scent. I haven't got to try Capri Blue yet, but I definitely will check into it when I'm moving to a new apartment in a few weeks and want to make it homey with my obsession with candles. A family that large must be both amazing and difficult at the same time and I can only imagine what it must have been like when you finally got a place of your own. I was also laughing about the IKEA purchases and guess we've all gone through that phase. Thanks for introducing Capri Blue to me!
    Thomas xx

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    1. I think it's a right of passage to hoard Ikea LOL. Congrats on your new apartment!

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  21. OMG these candles look incredible! So photo-ready!!

    Have an amazing day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

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