Tuesday 31 October 2017

Lifestyle | A New Venture & Giveaway

Lifestyle | A New Venture & Giveaway - Cross Candle Co

Life seems to be throwing some very exciting things my way at the moment and I am thrilled. We have had an offer accepted on a house and my decoration planning has gone into overdrive but I've also started a new side-hustle that I can't wait to introduce to you.

If you're not familiar with the term, a side-hustle is a way for somebody to make some extra cash outside of their full-time job. It's also an opportunity to do something that you love and enjoy that you benefit from. Some people teach fitness classes, some have Etsy shops or make homemade cakes and jams etc.

It's becoming increasingly popular, especially with millennials, due to the extra source of income. Many people thought that my blog was my side-hustle, but in all honest I don't make any money from it and I enjoy not having the pressures that earning money from it would bring. If it starts to make money then great, but it's not something that I'm currently striving for.

Lifestyle | A New Venture & Giveaway - Cross Candle Co

About a month ago, I actually looked at my finances spreadsheet - evvverything going in and out goes on it - and the amount I was spending on candles was actually silly. Like sillier than Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber. But I love candles. They have so many benefits that I just love from wellbeing and relaxation to bringing back fond memories, the power of a candle is insane. So I looked into how much it would cost to make my own. I could make my own, choose my own scents and enjoy the scented fruits of my own labour. Then James stepped in and suggested that I should sell them and Cross Candle Co was born.

After much experimentation with temperatures, wick sizes, packaging and wax I am now the very proud owner of an Etsy Shop for Cross Candle Co. We also have a Facebook and Instagram too if you fancy checking it out. If you do head over to the shop and fancy treating yourself or someone you know to something then you can use the code BLOG10 for 10% discount until 30th November 2017.

I now have something productive to do with my spare time other than stress about assignments and watch too much Netflix than is probably healthy.

Lifestyle | A New Venture & Giveaway - Cross Candle Co

Cross Candle uses 100% natural Soy Wax and offers options of traditional cotton wicks or innovative wood wicks that produce a gorgeous light crackle that adds an acoustic texture to the candle.

Our first two fragrances are:

Festive Fig & Snowberry - which is perfect for the upcoming hibernation period now that winter is    actually here

Sage & Sea Salt - which is a fresher scent that reminds me of breaking waves on the coast and the feel of fresh air in your lungs. Two more fragrances are launching this weekend that I'm so excited

Lifestyle | A New Venture & Giveaway - Cross Candle Co

There are two more fragrances launching either at the weekend or early next week which are:

Peppermint & Eucalyptus - which is a stunning menthol scent that will help clear up any winter colds that might appear while being a beautifully fresh scent

Pomelo & Champagne - A citrus scent complimented by the sweetness of the champagne which is perfect for celebrations

Everything is so new at the moment that I am still learning a little bit but I am super excited for things to come. Making the candles is something I really enjoy and find strangely therapeutic. But to Celebrate the launch of Cross Candle I am doing a giveaway for one of the candles, in your choice of fragrance, which you can find below. Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and Conditions

And here is the boring bit.... 

The giveaway starts at 17:00PM (GMT) on Tuesday 31st October 2017. The closing date is Sunday 5th November 2017 11:59PM (GMT) and all entries must be received by this time. Entries received after this will not be counted. 

The prize consists of:

- 1 x Cross Candle Co 200g Candle of your choice

The prize cannot be exchanged or transferred. Usage of the prize is at the winners discretion. 

The competition is open to UK residents, age 16 or over, who must have a valid UK postal address which is not a PO Box. 

Entrants must log in via Rafflecopter and Visit Cross Candle Co on Facebook – this is the ONLY mandatory task. You can gain extra entries in the draw by following @CrossCandleCo on Instagram , Following @RachelEmily__ on Instagram & Facebook and Retweeting the pinned tweet about the giveaway on @RachelEmily___'s twitter. 

Entrants are only allowed one entry per person for the mandatory entry criteria and any additional extra entries (one per additional opportunity). Any entries which have not followed the conditions of the entry criteria will be void and discounted. 

A winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries. 
The winner will be informed via the method of their entry (twitter, email etc) within 7 days of the competition closing. The winner must respond within 72 hours to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen at random from the remaining correct entries. 

The prize will be dispatched via Royal Mail First Class Signed For delivery within 7 working days of receiving the winner's postal address details. I will package the items to hopefully avoid damage during posting, fingers crossed this doesn't happen, but I cannot be responsible for anything broken or damaged upon receipt. 

The winner will be announced, on the blog and on social media, once a response to claim the prize has been received.

Good Luck!

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