Hey y'all! I'm Kiyana!! I'm 28 soon to be 29 in July. I hail from Queens, Ny but I've lived the majority of my childhood in Bethlehem, PA. I have 1 son who's 8 and a ball of energy and handsomely looks just like his dad (rolls eyes). He definitely keeps me on my toes and pushes me to become a better me. I know that sounds cliche but it's definitely true. There's so many things going on in this world that affects our people and our community. To have a black son pushes me to intentionally pursue personal growth & development so I can teach him how to navigate this world that doesn't love people that look like us. However, he makes being his mother all the more worth it. My son is truly one of my greatest joys.
Me, myself, I'm an ex-introvert that loves strengthening my relationship with God, Gospel music, RnB, cooking, creating, wine (Stella is my fav btw) , connecting with people, sharing my story, writing and working out (though that's been a bit of a struggle to get into my schedule lately). I'm a bubbly ,silly little lady that just wants to make as many people smile and laugh as I possibly can. I would say I have a welcoming soul so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and say HEY GIRL HEY! any time on fb ( Candid Candle Co.), IG (candidcandle.co) or even if you see me in person! Did I mention I love to connect with people? So, don't be shy! Be candid!
About Candid Candle Co.
I started this company not only because I simply enjoy making candles. While that is absolutely true it wouldn't be my full truth. Candid Candle Co. was birthed out of a time of discovery. I was discovering who I am, what I love to do, what I love about myself (and I'm still on this journey) and apart of that was living my truth. Being candid about my journey. One of the areas I found myself focusing on most was my beauty. Loving my complexion. Loving my imperfections. After awhile, I stopped enjoying investing in myself. I stopped enjoying taking care of myself. With all the hurt I've been through and the challenges I've faced in life I just became tired and disinterested in the upkeep of my appearance and we all know the saying. When you look good you feel good, but I felt neither. I was just trying to find a way to get back into loving myself again. Candles have a way of helping us tap into ourselves with their fragrance. They have a way of changing our moods and emotions, our mental space. That's one of the things I love about candles, how they transform you and your space almost instantly. Their ability to make us feel connected and make us feel like we are experiencing self care is what made me fall in love with creating them. I wanted to take it one step further and become more involved in the experience and bring that connection into skin care. Now, I've found my way back to loving my self-care again. My hope is that my candles can help you either find your way back or simply keep you there.
Candid Candle Co. was created as a reminder to myself to stay candid about who I am and encourage others to do the same, hence the name Candid. To remind myself and others to live in our truths, love ourselves abundantly flaws and all, to take care of ourselves and nurture ourselves so we can nurture others. I'm very proud of what I've built so far and hope you continue to take this ride with me and live candidly.