Photography Pt III

Photography Pt III

Hi,

I hope you had a wonderful bank holiday weekend!

The weather was MUCH improved this weekend so I was able to take some more product photographs. I used my iPad to take the majority of them and then switched to my boyfriends camera to take the close up shots. I have a really good app on my iPad called BeFunky which allows me to do a variety of different effects to my photo’s but I had recently heard about a free photo editing tool called Picasa that a lot of people are using at the moment so I downloaded it and used it to edit some of my photo’s. I think they all came out pretty good overall.

I created some beautiful Wedding Swarovski pillar candles last week and they are available to buy on Etsy now:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/152412370/swarovski-encrusted-peach-wedding-pillar?ref=shop_home_active

I’m keen on expanding my skincare range to include body creams and face creams aswell as other bath and body products and I will begin working on introducing some new and exciting products when I return from my holidays in June (I’m off to Mexico on Saturday 1st June and returning on Tuesday 11th).

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Indian Mistress 13

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Pomp & Circumstance the show stealer!

Pomp & Circumstance the show stealer!

Hi!

I hope you had a great Bank Holiday weekend. The weather certainly could have been better!
I’m desperate for some sun and am counting down the days until I go to Las Vegas. Just under a week to go now!

Last week I had my showcase at Publicis in Central London. They invited me down to use there space to sell and promote my products to there staff. I was only there over the lunchtime period so considering I was only there for a mere 2 hours it went very well! I had alot of very good feedback, the men in particular seemed impressed with my products – it’s usually very hard to impress men with fragrant products but they asked alot of questions and complimented my packaging so I was quite flattered. Pomp & Circumstance, my Limited Edition Bulgarian Rose & Jasmine Soy Candle stole the show. It has such a depth and character to it, and it is almost impossible to pick out the individual notes as it has such complexity. Pomp & Circumstance is a very luxurious fragrance. It’s a shame I can’t upgrade this candle to part of my standard range, but my supplier of Bulgarian Rose doesn’t always have it so it has to remain Limited Edition for now. Nonetheless, Cloud Nine remained a firm favourite, I love playing the game with my clients of “guess the fragrance”, and there was one guy in particular who was brilliant at it! He could recognise some of the components, which is quite hard to do as I usually have quite a few notes and accords in my fragrances. Creme’ De La Creme’, Ambrosial Peach and Indian Mistress of the Night still seem to be a winner with both sexes. I was told that The Caspian Sea was very true to the brief: A subtle, fresh, light, aquatic scent. Lavender, With Love, I knew would be a favourite as it’s a white candle and women love Lavender!
Anniversary, the candle and the reed diffuser was hands down the most sought after fragrance of all. I anticipated that it might be so that was handy.

Publicis do regular marketing events like this at there offices for small creative businesses like mine, so hopefully I’ll get invited back in the future. I am planning to introduce a few new products to my range like body cream’s and souffle’s, salt and sugar scrubs, perfumes, bath oils and I may have an attempt at making Cold Process Soap. It’s a little more technical then M&P soap which I already make, and it takes longer to cure. I’m not so certain I have the patience to wait but we’ll see! 🙂

Pictures from the event:

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Publicis Showcase 3

Reed Diffusers, Incense & More!

Reed Diffusers, Incense & More!

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I’ve been keeping very busy these past couple of weeks. Between marketing my new candle fragrances: RoseGold, Lavender, With Love and Anniversary, doing a new product photoshoot and trying to keep up to date on all of my social media’s: instagram, pinterest, facebook and twitter to name just a few! I’ve started on my range of luxurious solid lotion bars, incense sticks and more diffuser fragrances and I’ve also been invited to sell with notonthehighstreet and preparing for an easter showcase at a marketing company this month. PHEW!

No rest for the wicked eh?!

More details on my super luxurious solid lotion bars in the next post!

“What is a mum but the sunshine of our days and the north star of our nights” ~ Robert Brault

“What is a mum but the sunshine of our days and the north star of our nights” ~ Robert Brault

Mothers and Daughters

To celebrate Mothering Sunday, I’m offering a 10% discount on all container candles, including Bespoke orders on my Etsy page before Monday 11th March, just quote: SOMETHINGSPECIAL at the checkout to redeem!

Rock ‘n’ Rose Revisited

Rock ‘n’ Rose Revisited

White Swarovski

Hi!

As was promised here is one of the scented, sparkling creations I made. I will be offering a choice of 4 different fragrances from my range, they are highly scented to try to avoid them being burnt as really, they are meant to be mainly for display purposes. Because of the Swarovski crystals I wouldn’t advise them being burnt unless these were removed first as burning crystal I’m sure doesn’t smell all that appealing 😉

The candles will come in 4 standard colours: Peach, Light Blue, Light Pink, and White. Alternative colours and larger orders are also possible, contact me to discuss.

Fragrant Beautification!

Fragrant Beautification!

The crafting doesn’t stop! A couple of weeks ago I started on my luxury butter soap range (see below!), which includes your choice of skin loving natural butters and one of my most loved and best selling fragrances Ambrosial Peach. These soaps really are fantastically moisturising, and smell heavenly!
You can buy them online here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/121165895/3-ambrosial-peach-luxury-butter-scented
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