jereebanks on Jan 17, 2017
My friend loved them and I got these by Christmas.
Perfectly captures Matthias in a candle!
So glad to have an Inej candle on my shelf!
Candles inspired by favorite novels
I had been wanting to get into candle making for the longest time. When I started looking for inspiration for scents and colors, the first thing I turned to were themes, characters, and places from my favorite books! What better thing to do than take two passions -- books and candles -- and combine them into one amazing element that I can share with other bookworms!
Novelly Yours is designed to be a source of fandom and bookish merch for any book-lover out there. The majority of the candles are currently inspired by young adult novels but the sky is the limit! I can't help myself when it comes to new ideas.
I also recently included Disney-inspired candles in the shop as well! We know so many Disney fans and I had been wanting to make some Disney-themed candles for a long time. Now you can find a variety of character, movie, and theme park inspired candles in the shop!
Find Novelly Yours on the web:
Email: novellyyours [at] gmail [dot] com
Brittany is the owner and operator of Novelly Yours. Burning the candle at both ends (HA) on nights and weekends to bring you book-inspired candles!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
If payment is not received within seven days of order, please note your order may be cancelled.
Processing time is usually around 7 - 14 days after payments go through (custom orders and/or sampler packs may take a bit longer). If there are any delays for any reason, I will be sure to contact the customer. Please allow proper time to produce the order.
HOW ARE ITEMS PACKAGED?
All shipments will be sent in a secure box via USPS with tracking. Tealights or melts may be shipped in a bubble envelope. Any orders under 13oz will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail. Any orders over 14oz will be shipped USPS Priority. Shipping options will be determined based on quantity/size of items as well as weight. I have eliminated USPS Ground Shipping because Priority was almost always cheaper, comes with insurance, and ships quicker!
HOW MUCH DOES SHIPPING COST?
All shipping rates are estimated from by Etsy so please check their pricing calculator before messaging! The rates available from the shop are the best possible costs I can offer. Please note that shipping costs include costs for packaging, padding, and boxes as well as label. I currently receive no shipping discounts so unfortunately, I can't discount shipping at this time. Shipping costs are non-negotiable BUT if you feel like a shipping cost may be incorrect, please do send me a message and I will look into it. Some larger orders are not calculated correctly by Etsy for whatever reason and we can come up with a solution. I also do refund any excess shipping that a customer may have paid if it didn't end up costing that much.
WHAT IF MY ITEM IS DAMAGED BEFORE IT GETS TO ME?
If your box is damaged by the postal carrier, please send photos to me immediately and we can file a claim with the post office. Novelly Yours cannot be held responsible for any carrier-caused damages but I will work with customers to find a happy solution should this occur!
The summer months can get hot! Candles should not be left in direct sunlight for a prolonged period of time so please keep in mind how long your package will be left unattended/on a porch/in a hot area if ordering in the summer. Novelly Yours cannot be held responsible for any damages due to melting nor any issues with a package being damaged in transit. BUT if an issue does arise, let me know and we can work something out on a case-by-case basis.
WHAT IF MY BOX GOES MISSING/DOESN'T DELIVER?
If a box is lost in the mail (i.e., tracking never updates), I will start a search with the post office to locate it. If the box can be found, it will be sent on to the customer. If the box cannot be located, we will file a claim and if the claim is approved, I will send out a replacement. PLEASE NOTE that these processes take time! Please have patience as these are postal issues and not a reflection on the shop.
Please note that Novelly Yours cannot be responsible for lost or stolen packages!!! If any package has been marked as "DELIVERED" and you cannot locate it, unfortunately, I cannot refund or replace these items. The tracking is my proof that it was delivered safely by the postal carrier. If this happens, please double check the address that was provided, ask around to family/friends/neighbors, and check with the post office to make sure it wasn't brought back to your local branch. If none of these options turn up your package, unfortunately I cannot assist with refunds since I cannot claim insurance on a delivered package. Items will need to be reordered.
DO YOU GUARANTEE DELIVERY DATES?
No, I cannot guarantee a delivery date. I will work as best as I can to make sure your item arrives on time but I am a small business with a family and another full-time job. I will process a rush order as fast as I can if a delivery date is requested, otherwise your order will ship within the allotted 7 - 14 processing days.
The postal service is responsible for delivering your packages. If there are any delays in shipment, I will work with you to find out where the package is and what the ETA might be but once it has left my hands, I cannot be responsible for any shipping delays.
If you are in need of a rush order, please DO NOT use USPS First Class shipping. This shipping option is the cheapest but can take up to 7 - 10 business days to arrive. Please use Priority shipping rates if you need an item quickly. I will process a shipment as whatever you paid for. Any shipping upgrades will not be processed for free unless the delay is on my end as the manufacturer.
DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONALLY?
I ship internationally! Shipping costs can be calculated with the shipping estimator on any item page (and if you've used it, yes, that is accurate). PLEASE NOTE that in some countries, extra customs charges may apply. The customer is responsible for paying those extra customs so please do be aware prior to purchasing. If you have any questions or issues, please contact me!
Refunds and Exchanges
I will accept returns on ANY order for any reason but refunds may not be eligible for all cases.
Exchanges or replacements at zero charge will only be processed if the item has a fundamental issue (production/quality) or was damaged in shipment and we are able to process a claim.
For any items that have been damaged in shipment, please immediately send photos of the damaged candles and we will file a claim with the postal carrier. PLEASE NOTE this process takes time and claim may need to be approved before I am able to send replacement items. ** This does not include melting issues ** I cannot be held responsible for any items that have melted in transit or while sitting on a porch.
I cannot process any returns or refunds without first seeing what the issue is.
If you need to make a return, please contact me within a week of receiving the order. All returns must be shipped back in unused condition (candle must be unlit, melts fully in tact) at shipper's expense.
Once the package has shipped and tracking has been initiated, I can no longer be held responsible for how it is handled in transit/delivery so please be understanding when there are shipping issues.
Any orders where tracking shows "delivered" cannot be refunded as that is my proof of delivery. The package may be lost or stolen. If the package is still missing after performing investigations, it may need to be reordered.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please do keep in mind that these scents are my creative interpretation of places or ideas from books. They may vary from another person's interpretation.
All candles from Novelly Yours are made with the maximum scent that this type of soy wax can hold. Adding more fragrance than the wax can hold only wastes it and may even cause a candle to smell LESS because it's essentially overload for the wax!
Please also note that some fragrances are not as strong as others. Candles with "softer" smells (like some earthy smells) don't have that overpowering hot throw that you get from "strong" smells like florals, spices, or pine. This is just a natural way of fragrances and has nothing to do with the quantity of fragrance added to the candle! Please keep this in mind when selecting your scents.
If you feel that your candle is not filling a whole room with fragrance, here are some options to try to help:
// Relocate your candle to a smaller room. For example, my open floor plan house lets fragrances permeate between a number of rooms and takes a few candles to get a concentrated smell! You'll be able to smell a candle more in a smaller or more contained room.
// Buy a larger candle! The tealights, 2oz candles, and 4oz candles MAY fill a room but are not designed to fill a room with scent due to their small size.
// Step out of the room and come back in a few minutes later. Your nose gets used to smells over time and you may be adjusting to the scent!
Please burn your candle responsibly. Do not leave burning candles unattended. Be mindful of where you place your candle while it is burning (do not burn inside of shelves, near books or other flammable items, near pets, DO burn on proper surface, etc). Each candle tin has little feet to help avoid direct heat from a candle on your solid surface but please keep in mind that burning for extended periods of time (like four hours or more) will heat up that container and it may be hot to the touch! Place candles on a coaster/safe surface to avoid any possible damage.
Do burn candles until the wax melts and pools to the outer edges of the containers! Lighting and quickly extinguishing candles causes the wax to tunnel, burning straight down several times instead of gradually melting the entire surface. You won't get as much life out of your candles and it won't look as pretty either!
Trim your wicks! Ideal wick height is about 1/4", give or take. Keeping wicks trimmed prevents flames from getting out of control and overly sooty.
Once the item is received safe and whole by the customer, Novelly Yours cannot be held responsible for how the candle is used.
Frequently asked questions
How big is a 2oz candle?
A 2oz candle is a fair bit larger than a tea light. It's about 3x as tall and a little wider. The 2oz candle holds 2oz of wax and a tealight holds 0.5oz.
Can I create a custom order?
Sure! I love custom orders! Just go through the custom order listing or send me a message if you have a specific book you'd like to see represented that I don't currently have listed in the shop. Please be aware that additional charges may apply if I need to bring in special supplies (I will always ask you before doing so). If your custom candle is a hit, I may feature it it the store as a regular listing!
If you want to create a candle that doesn't apply to a book and you just want your favorite scents, use the Amortentia listing!
How can I save on shipping/why does shipping cost so much?
I ALWAYS will ship the cheapest way possible for you. Etsy automatically calculates shipping for me but the best possible deal based on the items you selected will always apply.
The only candle I can ship in a bubble envelope is the tealight sampler or a single wax melt/tart due to potential damages. Candles will not fit in the small flat rate box but the medium flat rate box is an option if you have a large order!
Please also keep in mind that shipping includes cost of boxes, padding, and packaging for the candles.
Unfortunately I cannot give any discounts on shipping at this time since I don't currently receive any discounts. Yes, that is what it costs to ship internationally! :(
Do you do bulk orders for subscription boxes/promo/etc?
I do! If you're looking to place a bulk order, please EMAIL me at novellyyours [!at] gmail [!dot] com to discuss pricing, quantity, customization, and lead times.
Please note that I still work a full time job and I produce and package candles on nights/weekends. This means I require a longer lead time than some other shops! (A few weeks, just to be safe)
Once I receive your email, I'll send back some bulk order FAQs along with pricing and details and we can get started!
As with regular orders, unfortunately I can't discount shipping at this time.