Barbara Loves Bella J

Do you remember that feeling when you were a child and about to open a new cereal box that had a special surprise gift inside? If you were like me, you had butterflies in your belly as you opened the box wondering what you were going to get.

That is what Bella J is all about!

bella-j-candlesThe two Jens—Jennifer Worthington and Jennifer De Klaver—launched their company in 2013 with a line of nine candles. Each scent is meant to bring up a warm memory, like sipping lemonade in the summer or building a snowman in the winter. And tucked inside every candle is also a collectable charm. The charms range in value from $10 up to a precious $10,000 diamond charm.

The charms are gold-plated, silver-plated, gemstone, or real pavé diamonds (value up to $500). A lucky few will receive a magnificent $10,000 diamond pendant necklace!

I am addicted to their candles. As soon as I come home, I light one up, and within a minute, my entire house smells like Heaven. So when they launched a complete beauty line of gift sets, makeup palettes, and lip glosses with playful prints and a secret treasure this past month, I had to check it out.

I fell in love with the amazing color palettes and beautiful textures. Not to mention, they kept everything very inexpensive, under $35, while still managing to have beautiful packaging and great quality.


The DELUXE EYE, CHEEK AND LIP PALETTE ($32.50) is my favorite because it has everything a girl would need—27 amazing eye shadows, three lip glosses, three blushes, and of course a surprise charm. Evidently others are in on the secret as it appears to be sold out, but I would keep an eye out so you can grab some the minute they are back in stock!

They also have some really fun but affordable gift sets.


GIRLS’ NIGHT IN ($34) is perfect for a night of pampering with you and your BFF. The set includes temporary tattoos, lip glosses, hair ties, and everything you’ll need for two mani-pedis.


ONE TOO MANY ($28) is just what it sounds like—a kit for those Sunday mornings when you overindulged the night before. It has all your essentials to recover when you’re still brushing confetti out of your hair and wondering how you are going to make it through the coming day.


ONE NIGHT UNPLANNED ($34) is my ultimate favorite gift set. This one includes Ice Drops in Mint, lip gloss in Nearly Nude, three hair ties, ballet flats, lacy panties, and a surprise charm. To make the package complete, it also comes in a beautifully patterned cosmetic bag.

The lip glosses are fantastic with yummy flavors like Sorbet Shimmer, Berry Bash, and Nearly Nude. They are super hydrating, but what I love the most is that they don’t have that stickiness that a lot of glosses have.

The entire line is executed with so much taste and is so girlie—I absolutely love it! These are perfect gifts for yourself or to give to your girlfriends without breaking the bank.

These products are available on the Bella J website, and some sets are also available at Nordstrom stores.

I hope you fall in love just like I did!

And as I always say…You are already beautiful just the way you are! Love who you are inside, and it will show on the outside. Makeup is only a tool made to magnify the beauty that already exists!



All photos property of Bella J Candles.

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