Celebrating Fall from Wicks to Tips

by Lisa Heath

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It’s Fall! Time to break out the scarves and sweaters, pumpkin all the things and paint those nails slightly deeper hues. We all know how much I love painting my nails (I do have over 10,000 bottles of polish, so it’s fair to say I have an obsession) and most days I just want to get home from work, get into my pajamas, light a candle and paint away.


I received a Diamond Candles in the scent Pumpkin Cupcake to try out. If you haven’t heard of Diamond Candles before, they are large (21 oz) soy candles in a variety of scents to choose from and each one has a ring nestled inside the wax. Once you’ve burned the candle for a bit, you will see the foil pack the ring is in and you can use tweezers or a spoon to take it out of the wax and reveal the ring. The rings are totally random, so you really don’t know what type it will be until you open it.


See that gold spot? That’s how you know where the ring is located in your candle!

The ring you receive might be worth $10 or it might be worth $5,000 – it’s always a surprise!


The ring in my candle wasn’t a big $5,000 one, but it was still a nice little pink solitaire ring (which matches my blog colors!) Inside the foil was also a small folded note letting me know my ring was worth $10.

Diamond Candles are soy candles, so they burn for a longer period of time. My ring was about two inches down inside the wax and that took a good 7 hours to burn to get to. Now that the ring is out, I still have a ton of candle to burn before it’s all used up.

Pumpkin Cupcake scent is a rich blend of pumpkin puree, fresh ginger, nutmeg and raisin with top notes of coconut, brown sugar and maple. I didn’t find the fragrance overwhelming at all and the spiced kick from the nutmeg and ginger helped mellow out the sweetness nicely.


Of course, as you can see in the above photo, I needed to pair the candle with a polish, and Cupcake Polish supplied Cocoon from her Butterfly collection to go along with my Diamond Candles Pumpkin Cupcake (get it.. cupcake?) scented candle!

If you’ve been following me for a bit, you know I’ve featured Cupcake Polish on my blog quite a bit, and it’s one of my favorite indie polish brands.


Cupcake Polish Cocoon was a nice matching addition to the Diamond Candles Pumpkin Cupcake candle. Cupcake Polish Cocoon is a coppery orange linear holographic and applied beautifully in 2 coats.

Perfect Fall shade with some sparkle to go along with my Diamond Candles!



We’re getting closer and closer to the holidays, and seeing friends and family more and more that these both make fabulous gifts for either yourself (no one said you can’t treat yourself…) or for loved ones.

Diamond Candles are $24.99 and you get a long lasting, pleasantly fragranced soy candle with a surprise ring inside. They come in a variety of scents (although I do recommend Pumpkin Cupcake for the season!) to please just about anyone on your shopping list.

Cupcake Polish is $13.00 for a 15ml bottle and comes in a variety of shades and finishes. Cocoon was used in the photos above.

You can go through both shops and mix and match candles to polishes for all seasons and occasions!

Products in this post were provided to facilitate the conversation.

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Doria October 31, 2016 - 10:48 am

Omg what an awesome combo! I could almost smell the candle by the way you described it and that polish is stunning ❤

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle October 31, 2016 - 11:46 am

Your nails look absolutely fabulous! I love that metallic look.

R U S S October 31, 2016 - 7:45 pm

We don’t have fall here in my country, but it’s my favorite season. I travel to other countries to experience fall because of the colors & the weather. It’s just the right kind of cold. And the colors are just lovely – just like the candle & your polish.

Rebecca Swenor October 31, 2016 - 10:53 pm

I love the Diamond Candles. These make for great gift ideas and it is my sister’s birthdays this month so I will have to get them one each. Thanks for sharing your awesome candle, nail polish, and the beautiful ring that was inside the candle.

Magda November 1, 2016 - 12:38 am

These rings are sold on Ebay for a couple of dollars (from China…). Pretty, buy very bling!

Lisa Heath November 1, 2016 - 8:43 am

I buy candles for the candles, the added rings are just for fun.

Angela Harris November 1, 2016 - 3:37 am

I love Diamond candles , and have been buying them for over 3 years now. That is a beautiful ring you found.

Melissa Dixon November 1, 2016 - 6:00 am

I love that it not only gives you a ring but it tells you how much it is worth. That is so cool!

Ann Bacciaglia November 1, 2016 - 7:12 am

I love the color of your polish in the photos. These candles would be a great gift idea for the holidays.

Christy November 1, 2016 - 8:13 am

You go a beautiful ring from the candles. I still haven’t tried these candles yet. I will have to buy one, one of these days.

Heather November 1, 2016 - 8:24 am

Oh gosh I love that glittery orange color! I really need to paint my nails again so I can have some femininity back. I’ve lost a bit of that since motherhood has taken over.

lauren happel November 1, 2016 - 10:03 am

i had a few of these candles, they last a while too which is great!

Lynndee November 2, 2016 - 4:03 am

Love the color of that nail polish – so perfect for fall. And you’re right, those would be great gifts to give.

Terri Beavers November 2, 2016 - 4:40 am

My how awesome and your nails look amazing. That color is so perfect for this time of year. The ring is so cute too.

Shaney Maharaj November 2, 2016 - 12:08 pm

Your nails are so gorgeous and I love your pictures! They tempting me to get my nails done. That colour is gorgeous!

Gabriel November 2, 2016 - 7:18 pm

That’s a pretty cool hook. Might have to find these as the wife loves candles and jewelry, both.

Amber Killmon November 3, 2016 - 3:49 am

Gorgeous ring and those nails! Definitely puts me in the fall spirit. I love candles that have jewelry in them <3

Sara November 3, 2016 - 5:50 am

This candle would make such a fun gift for a girlfriend or my Mom! Sometimes I do not know what to buy as a gift and this would be perfect! How smart that they put the sticker on the side so you know where to look for the ring!

CourtneyLynne November 3, 2016 - 12:12 pm

Omg how falltastic is that shade?!?! I so need that polish!!! I’ve also been so obsessed with those candles for years.

Heather Pfingsten November 3, 2016 - 3:39 pm

I have to admit that I have never experienced Diamond Candles but I want to! This scent sounds dream … Pumpkin Cupcake! Your nails look gorgeous and go hand in hand with the candle, the season, and a night in with a nice glass of wine and a fire in the fireplace. The ring is super cute, too!

Wildish Jess November 5, 2016 - 12:47 pm

The ring candle seems cool and all but that polish! I must grab a bottle, its gorg!


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