Every December when the snow starts to fall I get the same phone call from my prima Valerie who lives in Denver.
“Cousin! I need mangos, coconuts, an ocean breeze . . . I need you to make me a tropical vacation candle!”
It’s true what they say about your cousins, they are your first friends. We’ve gone through a lot together --- boyfriends, husbands, divorces, children, grandchildren, cancer, grandparents and parents dying, and through it all I’ve always known I can count on them for anything and everything.
My primas Valerie and Belinda taught me how to dance, smile at boys and wear makeup. I learned how to walk in my first pair of high heels with them and we would drive around town cruising. We thought we were cool.
We’ve gotten a little older, but I still depend on them and whenever I feel like the world is closing in on me and I need to have a good cry and get an honest perspective, I call my primas. They listen, they tell me the truth and they never judge me. I love them so much, I count on them. Do you have primas like that?
My newest candle, Primas is dedicated to them. Mangos, bamboo, a touch of an ocean breeze, and coconut sprinkles on top. Can you picture you and your primas sitting on a beach together, toes in the sand, sipping a fruity drink with a little umbrella?
To celebrate this newest Enchanted Sugar candle I’m giving away a gift bag by Elvia filled with face masks from Brittney, two leis, seashell cosmetic bags from Anita, two pairs of earrings and two Primas candles, and so much more -- for you to share with your favorite Prima.
What are you waiting for? The beach is calling.