When we first laid eyes on Charmbiance candles, we knew we had to offer them on our site. The hand-painted candles bring a sense of fun and bling to our selection. Not to mention, our customers LOVE them. Lucky for us, the bubbly and talented MéShelle, founder of Charmbiance candles, made time in her schedule to give us the scoop on the trendy candle line with personality. Are you glowing with excitement? We are.
Q: What inspired you to design Charmbiance candles?
A: It all started due to my LOVE of art and candles, so I combined the two! I’ve been painting my artwork on glass for 20 years now. During that time, I taught myself how to make candles and I started painting my glass candle jars so they weren’t so “naked.” In 1999, my hobby turned into a business, and I did extensive research on quality soy wax and essential oil fragrances. My business grew rapidly and I couldn’t keep up with the demand, so I decided to license my product to a manufacturer and spread the Charmbiance love!
Q: It may be hard to pick a favorite, especially when you have designed each one yourself, but is there one candle that you are particularly proud of creating?
A: [Long pause]… I would have to say…”She’s Savage for Shoes” candle jar. It combines two of my favorite things ― shoes and zebra print! It takes stilettos and zebra print to another level! I feel it’s very unique and different in the market. I hope to see the design on several other products beyond candles!
Q: Candles in the Charmbiance line are made from soy wax and essential oils. What are some of the advantages of soy candles?
A: high quality soy wax tends to burn longer and cleaner. Essential oils tend to have a stronger throw while burning and they are just naturally beautiful fragrances.
Q: Which one of your Charmbiance candles is a best seller?
A: At the moment, there are a few best sellers. “Chef Pierre,” “Savage Shoes” and the “BFF Girls” are all popular. My daughters were the inspiration “BFF Girls”. (Minus the drinking glass of course, because they are too young to drink!) The dark-haired girl represents my adopted Guatemalan daughter, and the blonde girl represents my biological daughter. I am truly blessed; they are the best of friends!
Q: What do you like to do with your spare time when you are not designing fun candles?
A: I attend soccer games and gymnastics meets for my kids. I have a wonderful husband and three beautiful kids that my husband and I surround our lives around. When I can manage to find some time for myself, I love attending art shows, running, tennis, shopping, and dates with my hubby!
Q: What kind of designs are you working on for the future — or is that top secret?
A: I get so excited when I create new art; it’s hard to keep it a secret! I will share with you that I have a new BFF candle jar coming out (I drew the girls all grown up!) I’d say 80% of my new designs are more girly and sexy with even more bling. I also love animals, so I’m continuing more dog and cat designs. And lastly, who doesn’t need a unique hostess gift? So, “Chef Pierre” and my wine themed candle designs are staying for another year!
Remember, once you are through burning your candles, send them back to Charmbiance where they will refill them for a small fee. As MéShelle says, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. If your wick reaches its end and you don’t want to refill, use the collectable jar to store miscellaneous items.
If you’d like to add to your Charmbiance collection or start one today, browse our online Charmbiance candle assortment. Have fun and happy shopping!