Celebrating the Day of the Dead | PartyLite Review

21 September 2015

Win PartyLite Candle Halloween Giveaway

PartyLite is a home fragrance brand which trades via direct selling. This is very similar to the Avon concept, so you will have a representative, or consultant in your area. The links I've featured below link to my local consultant's store, but if you want you can enter your postcode here to find one more local to you.

You might have noticed that the nights have been drawing in and the cooler weather is looming. There is one final hurdle before we can mention 'The Big C', and that is Halloween. This year, instead of focuising on ghouls and ghosts, PartyLite have been inspired by The Day of the Dead for their Halloween collection. The Day of the Dead, or Dia de Muertos, is a Mexican holiday to celebrate the lives of the deceased. Mexicans flock to cemeteries and build lavish private altars. One of the most recognisable symbols of the Day of the Dead is the skull. Masks or facepaint, known as calaveras (slang for skeleton), are worn and chocolate or sugar skulls are eaten. The Day of the Dead is a super fun theme if you want something a little different for your Halloween party, and what better way to decorate your home than with atmospheric candles.

Win PartyLite Candle Halloween Giveaway

The most eye-catching of the range has to be the GloLite Hocus Pocus Scented Jar Candle* (£21.50).  This is a 2-wick jar candle and has a burn time of 50-60 hours. Hocus Pocus is a spellbinding scent of citrus, florals, coconut and praline, which is definitely unexpected on the nose. It is sweet, zingy and rich all at the same time, and has a touch of Thierry Mugler's Angel about it. The jar is advertised at being 'the world's brightest candle', referring to the luminous ghoul green wax, which I love. The design is really fun and I could image it being perfect in the summer for a Mexican themed night with margaritas.

The GloLite Hocus Pocus Candle really comes into its own when used in conjunction with the Colour Changing Candle Base* (£9.95). You sit the candle on top, and turn the base on to emit a glow of red, blue, yellow and green throughout the candle. This works so well on the fluorescent green wax of Hocus Pocus, and I've been known to use it for a bit of ambiance even when I haven't lit the candle.

Win PartyLite Candle Halloween Giveaway

The lovely Hocus Pocus scent is also available in a pack of 12 Universal Tealights* (£6.95). Burning for a whopping 4-6 hours, I like to dot these in my bathroom when I have a bath. I love that there are two colours in the pack, which make them so much more fun than boring white, and the plastic casings feel more sturdy than the typical metal that tealights usually have. 

Tealights will need to be used in holder for safety, and PartyLite have co-ordinated their Skeleton Dance Votive Pair* (£19.95) to match the Day of the Dead theme. These quality black holders are adorned with coloured skulls. This is painted onto the glass, which means that the light really shines through them to create a colourful glow. These are a lot of fun, but I do find the skulls a bit creepy in the dark!

To use with the same holders are the Autumn Glow Votives* (£6 for 6). Autumn Glow is described as "Sparkles with freshness of a glowing autumn day.  Spiced apples and pine create a warm harvest welcome". When I saw pine, I was worried, as I think pine scents smell like toilet cleaner, however I was pleasantly surprised. Autumn Glow smells like autumn encapsulated. Spicy with cinnamon, a touch woody with a dash of pumpkin, this scent is perfect for this time of year!

Overall I've been really impressed with the products I have tried from PartyLite. They have a quality feel and the scents really differentiate from the norm. I really like the style of the natural cardboard packaging as it is very minimalistic and really lets the products themselves shine. Browsing through PartyLite's other collections, I particularly like the look of the Market Fresh range, which again are particularly autumnal. The lovely people at PartyLite have been kind enough to give one of my readers the chance to try out all the products featured in this post.

The winner will receive:

  • One Hocus Pocus Jar Candle
  • One Colour Changing Base
  • One pack of Hocus Pocus Tea Lights
  • One pack of Autumn Glow Votives
  • A pair of Skeleton Dance Votive Holders.

To be in with the chance of winning this awesome prize, you will need to be a resident in the UK and complete the mandatory entries

  • Follow PartyLite on Instagram
  • Visit PartyLite's page on Facebook 
  • Follow Kimamely Beauty on Bloglovin

There are also ways to get additional entries:

  • Follow Kimamely Beauty on Twitter
  • Follow Kimamely Beauty on Instagram
  • Tweet about the giveaway (details on the Rafflecopter form)
  • Visit the Kimamely Beauty Facebook Page
  • Follow Kimamely Beauty on Pinterest

The giveaway will be open for two weeks and will end on Monday 5th October 2015 at midnight. The winner will be picked at random by Rafflecopter and will be contacted on the 6th October (my birthday, yay!) so I can pass their details over to PartyLite, who will arrange shipping of the prize. In line with competition guidelines, if the winner has not responded within 30 days, a new winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter. 

Good luck everyone!

Disclaimer ~ This post contains PR samples, indicated by *

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