Monday, August 19, 2013

Diamond Candles Giveaway!

Scented candles are a bit of an addiction for me. At any time I have upwards of 15-20 candles in my living room. I love the smells and the ambiance.
If you've been following my blog for awhile, you also know that if its glittery or sparkly, I also love it. So its safe to say that pretty much any kind of bling is awesome.
I recently was offered the opportunity to test out and review a Diamond Candle. Basically, you get this deliciously scented candle, and buried inside is a sparkly ring! As you burn the candle, it will slowly reveal a foil package containing your bling. But the really fun part is that the rings can actually be valued at thousands of dollars!  Each candle has a different ring, so you get a long lasting, wonderful smelling candle and a shiny new ring?! Pretty much a girl's dream come true.
So I sampled the Lavender Lemon scent. Let me tell you what, YUM. I love the fresh clean scent of lemon but the relaxing aroma that comes with lavender too. Combine them and you have a fantastically soothing and fresh scent.
When my foil package was finally revealed I was ecstatic! I loved the ring! Its so my style too!
Check it out!

I love everything about these candles. The only "negative" I would give on this review is that the ring is a little bit big. I'd love to see where you could create a profile of your ring size(s) and be able to select a scent and ring size to ensure your bling properly fits.
Overall I give this product 2 thumbs up!!

WAIT! It gets even better!!! Diamond Candles is also generously letting me give away a candle to one of my lucky readers!
Make sure to follow Fairytale Frosting on Bloglovin and sign up below to win!
**Winner will be notified via email at the end of the drawing
***I did not receive any compensation for this post, other than the free product to review. My opinions are my own, based on my own experience with the product.
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Monday, August 5, 2013

Pinterest Project: Dip Dyed Ombre Shoes

Earlier this season a couple of my girlfriends came over and both were wearing these super cute canvas shoes. They were different styles of course but I was having some serious shoe envy. I don't get shoe envy often and its almost never about casual shoes. I happened to be on Pinterest the next day and saw a variety of pins about DIY dip dyed canvas shoes. Low and behold Wal-mart was in stock of some simple white shoes for the wondrous price tag of $5.99! I couldn't help it, I had to try it out. So I picked up the shoes and some teal color dye.

Make sure to read the directions on the dye, and have any supplies for that. In this case I just needed water and salt.
  Pinterest Project: Dip Dyed Canvas Shoes  
I read several tutorials for how to do this. One them suggested putting Vaseline on the soles of the shoe to keep that part from being dyed. I decided that was the best option because I wasnt sure the rubbery sole would really absorb the dye.
Pinterest Project: Dip Dyed Canvas Shoes    
From here, its actually quite simple, just dip them in!
Pinterest Project: Dip Dyed Canvas Shoes    
At this point I used a scrap of old fabric and dipped it in the dye, I continued to layer it onto the shoes to blend the dip line and create the gradual ombre effect. There really is no magic method, just keep dipping and spreading until you get an effect you like.
Pinterest Project: Dip Dyed Canvas Shoes   
I left the shoes to dry overnight. You can expect that the color will tone down quite a bit as the fabric dries. 
Pinterest Project: Dip Dyed Canvas Shoes 
This is the end result!! I love them!!  
These shoes are super comfortable and I love the bright color and ombre effect! Super easy, inexpensive summer shoe! 
YAY! Pinterest Project WIN!

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