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enter to win $100 of hand-poured soy candles from Candelles www.jojotastic.com #giveaway

Candles are my jam. At any moment, I am burning at least one in my home. I just love the atmosphere they create. Today I am super excited to partner with one of my favorite candlemakers Candelles for an awesome giveaway: $100 worth of their hand-poured soy candles! And the timing is perfect, too: they just released some incredible fall fragrances. With options like salted caramel, magnolia and pistachio, and pomegranate cider, it’s tough to pick a favorite, amirite?

enter to win $100 of hand-poured soy candles from Candelles www.jojotastic.com #giveawayEntering is easy: head over to Instagram to follow both Candelles and Jojotastic. Then leave a comment here saying you did so!

One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday August 26 at 10:30 am PST. Open to US residents only. Winner will receive one shopping credit valued at $100. Good luck!

enter to win $100 of hand-poured soy candles from Candelles www.jojotastic.com #giveawayPS – Jojotastic readers get 20% off your order when you use code JOJOLOVESCANDELLES at the checkout. Head here to start shopping!

Gift Wrapping 101 #ziploc #holidaycollection

Every year I gather presents and then sneak into my room for a top secret wrapping party. I absolutely L-O-V-E this part of the season. It’s so much fun to pick out papers and trims and even little treats to put on top. Plus, every year my mom pokes fun at me because I’ll make sure to stack the parcels juuust-so, trying to make it look like a catalog. What she doesn’t know is that I’m also shaking them to guess what’s inside! Head over to Ziploc to see more of my guest Creative Director posts, including the Gift Wrapping 101!

Gift Wrapping 101 #ziploc #holidaycollection

Gift Wrapping 101 #ziploc #holidaycollection
This was one photoshoot where Georgette just could not help herself!

Gift Wrapping 101 #ziploc #holidaycollection
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Ziploc and inspired by The Holiday Collection. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Jojotastic going.

holiday nut mixes #ziploc #holidaycollection #recipes

The holidays are prime snacking time, especially while wrapping presents, decking out the tree, and waiting for the turkey to come out of the oven. Here are 3 delectable nut mixes that are perfect for snacking and gift-giving — Cinnamon Candied Walnuts, Pumpkin Pie Pecans, and Cocoa Sea Salt Cashews. Head over to Ziploc to see more of my guest Creative Director posts, including the Holiday Nut Mixes!

holiday nut mixes #ziploc #holidaycollection #recipes
Plus, these treats make for great gifts! Budget-friendly and totally delectable, package these Holiday Nut Mixes to get in the gift-giving mood for friends, family, and neighbors — even the mailman! Go nuts for gift giving here.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Ziploc and inspired by The Holiday Collection. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Jojotastic going.

jojotastic // the pattern box

I still believe in snail mail. I love the act of writing a letter, addressing an envelope, putting a stamp in the upper right-hand corner, and mailing it. It’s so special and friendly and just plain makes me happy. These days it feels like all I do is mail my rent check. That is until I spotted the Pattern Box.

“Curated by New York City’s celebrated Textile Arts Center, this vibrant, pattern-filled collection features one hundred postcards from ten international designers. Housed in an equally vivid keepsake box, the postcards are ideal for correspondence, enclosure notes, and inspiration boards alike. The set also includes a booklet about the designers, highlighting their creative processes and influences.”

jojotastic // the pattern box

The boxed set comes with 10 postcards from each of these artists: Shanan Campanaro, Brittany Keats Cerullo, Helen Dealtry, Leah Reena Goren, Hannah Schultz, Leanne Shapton, Jennifer Parry Dodge, Kindah Khalidy, Victoria Garcia, and Anna Niestroj. So now that I am armed with 100 postcards… who wants a love letter??

photos by Jojotastic

marc jacobs beauty

Marc Jacobs is one of my favorite designers. With his modern sensibilities and edginess, I am always excited to see what his collections will look like. With New York Fashion Week ahead of us, I’m practically chomping at the bit to see more. Lately though, I’ve tided myself over with the launch of Marc Jacobs beauty line. I don’t profess to know a ton about make up, but I do love a good pedi and soft lips. Thus, I gravitated towards toward the Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer and the Lip Lock Moisture Balm. I made my nail color picks based on what I thought would work best for fall. Here are a few of my faves:

  • Daisy (left): this color is pretty and pastel enough to wear every day. I like to think of it as the white tee of nail lacquers.
  • Jezebel (middle): a rich, sexy red for fall. I picture leather moto jackets, skinny jeans, and billowing scarves when I think about this saucy color. Aka, my perfect fall look.
  • Nirvana (right): this dark olive green feels like a new way to twist standard issue black nail polish this fall. Plus, the name appeals to my love affair with the ’90s in a BIG way.

marc jacobs beauty
I have to admit, the packaging is what initially captured my attention. I particularly love this sentiment on the inside of the moisture balm packaging — perfect for prepping those lips to be kissably soft!

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Photos by Jojotastic.