We believe in transparency beyond just our labels....
Thats why when you check out the #wishescandlecobehindthescenes on Instagram, you can follow along on all of our behind the scenes snaps!
So, exactly who are we?
Bianca and Nick! We are a couple from Rhode Island (the smallest state with the longest name). We started Wishes in July of 2016 and we tend to joke that Bianca is the dreamer while Nick is the do'er. Bianca likes to craft up ideas and thoughts, while Nick masters the execution and design to bring it to life. When we started we truly had little idea exactly how blessed we would be by having the privilege to meet and serve so many of you!
When I reached out to you about some questions y'all had for us, we were so happy to have received SO many amazing ones! Here's a few to start....
Q: So, Why candles with pins? What made you guys decide on such a fun surprise? - Katherine
A: One day I (Bianca) approached Nick about starting the business over lunch. I had a long time love for candles, and being in the jewelry manufacturing business I was familiar that it was possible to place jewelry inside of candles. When I mentioned the idea of a candle business to Nick, I explained to him that I wanted to bring candles to life but in a whole new way that people hadn't done before. When he suggested including free pins inside, we immediately went to the drawing board.
Q: What is your favorite scent? - Zehavit
A: For Bianca, this is tough. I am notorious for coming out with new scents and repeatedly saying that one is my favorite every time haha! For nick, his falls with The Great Wilderness.
Q: How do you come up with the different scents you want to make? - Angela
A: Generally, they choose us! Usually the environment and influence around us help give inspiration for new and fun ideas. However, Bianca is very prideful about their names and usually does a lot of brainstorming with Nick to make them something fun and enjoyable for everyone!
Q: How do I use wax tarts? What makes them different from candles? - Kim
A: Wax tarts require a wax warmer. Generally only one or two cubes are require at a time depending on your desired fragrance strength. The wax warmer will melt the cubes down and disperse fragrance for hours at a time. This is a great flameless alternative to candles. However, be sure to never leave your warmer unattended.
Q: Have you always put sparkles on the candles? What made you think of this?- Keith
A: Yes we have! This was a touch that Bianca thought to add in order to make the candle unique not only internally, but externally. The sparkles we use are completely flame-safe and free of plastic. Some of our customers say the sparkles are even prettier when the candle is burning!
Q: Do you have any advice for someone looking to start a small business? - Jess
A: Go for it! Be ready to sacrifice some blood, sweat, tears, and a few hours of sleep but most importantly NEVER give up! Blessings come with hard work and as long as you stay humble and never lose sight of your initial vision, a few bumps and bruises along the way are incredibly worth it for all of the beauty and grace you will find in your journey. This business has led me to cross paths with some of the kindest souls and best friends I could ever ask for. Nevertheless, your business becomes like your child and you would do anything to make sure it grows and prospers, right? Apply that and never look back.
Thats all for now! Have a question you'd like to see answered by us? Comment below on this blog!
Thanks for reading!
Xoxoxo, Bianca and Nick