Burn Baby Burn

Here at BeautyEQ we love candles, especially as the weather gets colder and the fireplace is roaring.

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Out of a sea of options, we've picked our top 10 to lust after this winter.

Circa Home 1979 Oceanique Classic Candle, $37. Ecoya Grand Celebration Candle, $100. Cocolux Sol Brass Candle, $85. Glasshouse Fragrances Water Lily Triple Scented Candle, $53. Diptyque Roses Candle, $97. NZ Spa Pohutukawa Candle, $65. Abbey Rose Antique Rose Candle, $75. MOR Kashmir Petals Fragrant Candle, $50. Aqua di Parma Cloves White Candle, $163. Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Home Candle, $115.

The Cocolux candle sitting pretty in good company.

 - The first burn of your candle will set the standard for future uses. Wax has a memory, so guide it in the right direction by burning right to the outer edge. Every subsequent burn will mean the wax follows the same route rather than tunneling down and ruining the longevity of your candle.

 - Trimming the wick of your candle regularly will ensure the flame doesn't climb too high and soot doesn't occur. Get into the habit of trimming your candle after each use.

 - As hard as it can be so show restraint, try and only burn your candle for around four hours at a time. This prolongs the life of your candle and avoids the wick becoming 'mushroom' like and soot burning off.