I want to thank Charlene for giving me this opportunity to be on here. It’s always such an honor when people ask for you do to things like this. So sit back and relax, and I will introduce myself to you.
My name is Rafael Marion, but everyone calls me Ralph. I am a 29 (almost 30) yr old blogger and Youtuber from Birmingham, AL. I work as a bartender at a local gastro pub. I am married to the love of my life Whitney and we have three cats (Ava, Zsa Zsa, and Tazz). I am a huge fan of pro wrestling and craft beer.
I started blogging because I wanted a way to express myself and get my voice heard. That is when “Ralph’s Birmingham” came around. On the blog, I talk about everything that is on my mind and going on in my life. Stuff like past experiences, times out around the city, my personal reviews about things, and so much more.
I have truly felt like since I have started blogging I have been more vocal about certain things. Now I am still a very shy guy when you first meet me, but I do open up once I get more comfortable. This community has helped me through a lot of different things, and I am truly thankful all the folks I’ve met so far.
Charlene and I met one day during a Twitter chat. She was such an easygoing person, and someone I truly can call a friend of mine. She might seem like she is shy, but she really shines and sparkles on her blog and Youtube channel. By the way, I also have a Youtube channel. If you ever have a chance, please stop by and check it out.
Well I think that is all for now. Thanks so much for letting me introduce myself to yall. I hope that you will stop by and check out my area of the interwebs. If you ever want follow me on social media, here is where you can find me.
Until next time, Be kind and well. Much love to you all.
I want to dedicate this blog post to my fellow bloggers in the community; I’d like to share with you 10 posts I have read recently that I have thoroughly enjoyed and think other people should check out too.
I’m going to start with the fabulous Abbey. She’s such a kind soul & was part of the blogging community well before she started blogging – everybody loves her. Since she started her blog: It has been doing immensely well – she has had so much engagement in all of her posts & she deserves it because she is so dedicated and puts sooooo much in to everything she does. The post that I would love you to all go check out is her ‘Level up your Snail Mail’ post (for some reason it will not let me link you directly to this specific post but if you click HERE it will take you directly to her page where it should pop up if you scroll down a little bit).
When Mr & Mrs Scent contacted me and told me that they would like to send me out some of their goods to review – I was pretty chuffed. Firstly because they are from Scotland (like me) and secondly because who doesn’t love a candle?
I’m a big scent lover. I love things that make your room smell good & I love lighting candles in my bedroom, living room and bathroom to create a peaceful and relaxing ambience.
I received my candles promptly and safely and it was presented pleasantly. I was sent out an extremely big candle (yay!) of Mr & Mrs’ Scent’s bespoken fragrance: Gentlemen’s Lounge. I was also gifted with two smaller candles in tins. One was their Oriens fragrance and the other was Bougie 23 (which can be bought as a large candle too)!
I want to start by telling you what I thought of the two smaller fragrance’s before getting to the pinnacle of my post: Gentlemen’s Lounge.
I found that the Oriens and Bougie 23 each had a subtle and pleasant smell. It wasn’t strong or overpowering – just nice. They have lasted me over a week and are still going strong (for such a small tin: It’s pretty impressive). Once you blow the candles out there is a really satisfying aroma and it leaves your room smelling fab.
Moving swiftly onwards to the Gentlemen’s Lounge. It was tremendous. When I first opened it I could not stop sniffing it – I would wear it if I could. My boyfriend and my parents took a liking to it too. On their website, it is described: “Exactly what you would imagine in a Gentleman’s Lounge combined into a truly unique single fragrance. Aromatic Vintage cologne notes lead onto a heart of Rich sweet tobacco, Soft leather and warm spices and just a suggestion of Cognac. Smokey woods of Oak, Ebony and Incense combined with Dark Musk complete this exquisite manly fragrance.” Need I say any more? I’ve had this candle burning continuously and it’s still got lots of life left in it yet. It’s so damn good and would make a fabulous present for a dad, husband, boyfriend, brother etc instead of the usual aftershave. I would highly recommend this one!
Mr & Mrs Scent are a lovely couple who specialise in making their own fragrances. They put so much passion in to everything they do. You can read more about them and check out their online shop HERE.
I hope that you have enjoyed reading this review, what do you think? Are candles something you get excited about too? What’s your favourite scent? I’d love to hear from you.
*I was sent the items listed above to review. All opinions & views are my own.