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This Single Mother Got Laid Off Then Started A Candle Business That More Than Doubled Her Income

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  1. Brandon Perry says:

    Well done! You are destined to make it big, you just didn’t know it. This article is surely deserved and will give you an opportunity to spread your wings. Gifts from a Virgo has the best candles! This is very inspiring for all of the young ladies in Youngstown, Ohio!

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  2. Incredible article, definitely inspiring. Being in the beginning stages of my own personal startup company. This article was perfect timing. With so many products on the market Kristen is the embodiment of everything that a brand should be. Hard work, dedication, sacrifice, and talent. I have the upmost respect for her and the brand….. Gifts from a Virgo has a new customer for life.

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    1. Kiah McBride says:

      Thanks for reading! And I wish you best of luck with your own startup. Let us know when it gets rolling. =)

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  3. Monique eutsey says:

    So proud of our favorite candle lady… Best candle you can ever buy one candle makes your whole house smell good and when it melt it’s a clean burn plus body oil that last and smell wonderful.

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  4. So inspiring Kristin Scott!!! Make sure you read all the way to the bottom! I feel your story in so many ways! When it’s God leading you in business, you know it! Nothing else in the world matters because you now have too much to lose! I love it girl and proud of you! Almost shed a tear! Certainly the best candles ever! Walmart and these other stores would be crazy not to pick up your candles!!! #giftsfromavirgo

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  5. Brittney Bradley says:

    Soooooo proud of you!! 😘😘

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  6. Brit Robinson says:

    This story is so inspiring!! I’m glad someone from the city is bringing positive light to our tiny town! It’s amazing reading your story gives me hope! Nothing but prosperity is in store for you in 2016!!

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  7. LaNika says:

    I absolutely love Gifts From a Virgo candles! The owner is a sweetheart and her customer service is A-1!! Her Cake Cake Cake and Pumpkin Spice candles are two of my faves!! I don’t buy my candles anywhere else!

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    1. Kiah McBride says:

      Yeah, she’s awesome! Customer service is so important and she’s definitely got that part nailed down. Thanks for reading. =)

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  8. Toyia Thomas says:

    Where should I start at!!U became a amazon women you are definitely inspiring to alot of people after I heard that conversation today with someone u didn’t even know and how u inspire him.. I know u can change alot of people how u went from the bottom to top with only a few hundred dollars😘keep up the good work and don’t ever let anyone bring u down you are a truly strong💪💪 single women luv u😚😘😙

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  9. Dvyne says:

    This is my boo she is a bossett and her candles i order 2x a mon yes hunty my husband and I love them because they also burn down to massage oil yesssss

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    1. Kiah McBride says:

      Lol so ya’ll make great use of that massage oil huh?! That’s great though, I love hearing that you support her, and I might have to steal your word “bossett!”

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  10. Danielle says:

    Kristen’s story and mine are so similar that it’s eerie! The difference is she kept trying until she succeeded, and I stopped. I admire her because I know how frustrating it is to get the right formula for candles, it’s so time consuming and costly. Thanks for sharing your story, I may break out that wax and fragrance and try again! Congrats to you, you’re an inspiration!

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    1. Kiah McBride says:

      That’s okay! The good thing is you still have time to try again if it’s something you’re still passionate about. She admits that she quit a few times before finally just going for it. Girl you better go ahead and break out that wax! lol

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  11. Camica says:

    She has the best candles ever! You can light one and smell it through out your whole house . love love love her candles

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  12. Olivia Barnes says:

    This is so exciting! Kristin has inspired me to overcome my own doubts and start my own business. & the candles are truly amazing! Keep it up!

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  13. Cassandra says:

    Im a definite “Candle Lover” so once i heard about Gifts From A Virgo Candles, I definitely had to try…I do hair for a living so beginning my work day Id light one of GFAV candles & all of my clients are amazed and wanted to know where this fragrance was from. Thee smell fills your entire home or place of work, “literally.” Also it’s like an air freshener wen sitting unlit in a particular room, I love your candles Kristin!!!

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  14. Sparkle says:

    Congrats! Keep up the good work, from one business person to the next, but you are definitely in the stars! You’ve reached past them.

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  15. Jessica says:

    Im so proud of you love you

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  16. Reshaud (her son) says:

    I am very proud of you you’ve grown sooo much good luck love you very😘

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  17. This is an awesome read! I started my candle business last year and get the same way at times!

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  18. Heyyyyyy thats my candle lady, them candles, are like heaven

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  19. Nat A Lee says:

    Very inspiring!!!’ Great read

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  20. Great, inspiring article. We all have a little entrepreneur in us. I need to get onboard, all these ideas I have..

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  21. Thanks for the inspiration

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  22. We actually chatted on IG earlier this year…she’s been doing them for a while like 3yrs…

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  23. Awesome Kristin Scott were proud of you at Home ! Blessed can’t stop won’t stop I Love It

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  24. Danielle says:

    Sorry- it’s Kristin, not Kristen 😊

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  25. I included these candles in goodie bags for my birthday and I love them and sure everyone else did too. I also had a good experience ordering from Kristin.

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  26. Lola says:

    Great story! Much success to you

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  27. Victoria brown says:

    I’ve watched this intelligent women start from the bottom & strive her way all the way 2 the top & I love the fact your doing something you enjoy doing and pursuing your dream even when you thought it wasn’t possible…1 thing about my cuzz she never quit strive to the top you almost their baby my millionaire 😘😘😍

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  28. Janay says:

    Kristen as I write this I have tears of joy in my eyes.. God is so good and always on time.. I’m very proud of you and I pray for strength and peace for you.. Kristen you are definitely a true definition of a beautiful energized real woman… IT’S THE VIRGO IN YOU THAT MAKES THE VIRGO IN ME STAY MOTIVATED.. LOVE ALWAYS MRS LOYALTY

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  29. Charallday says:

    Just when I was doubting and wasn’t sure I wanted to do my crochet business. I have ONE relative who bought my mesh and Rasta rams and beanies… everyone else just wants freebies but I will keep trying though I did get down about it

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  30. Kay says:

    Okay, I’m ready to make my first purchase. I loved her story because it showcased her hustle and determination to make it work in her favor. Even when she wanted to quit, she kept going. Her story is REAL, and I can’t do anything but respect that. My oldest sister lives in Youngstown, and I know that it can get a little crazy there at times, so I am definitely supporting.

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  31. Diana says:

    This is a truly inspirational story. My personal experience with Kristin began on Instagram (one to two yeas ago). She was very kind, responsive, funny, and professional. I absolutely love the smell and variety of these candles. In the article, when I read the part about this business create peace between her enemies and herself, all I could think was Luke 20:43 ” Till I make thine enemies thy footstool” #PURPOSE.
    I wish nothing but continued success and blessings to her and her business.

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  32. Minister Mays says:

    Phenomenal story!!!!! It’s women like you that makes dreams reality and gives hope to the hopeless

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  33. Donna Thomas says:

    Great Job! I enjoyed your story.

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