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Giveaway/Review – Fashion and Style Police Reviews Sweetness & Light

As a candle lover, I always have candles in my home. Candles create this a symphony of scents, which leaves my home smelling amazing. They are also a beauty to behold, which works well as a home decor. I had the lovely opportunity of reviewing 2 personalised scented soy wax candles from Sweetness & Light Summer Range – Summer Nights and Summer Kitchen. These luxury handmade candles are made with high quality Eco Soya Wax and Essential Oils. They are perfect for both indoors and outdoors. And I am a huge fan of the brand.

All the giveaway details are below. But first, let’s find out more about the Sweetness & Light brand.

 

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The Story Behind Sweetness & Light

Sweetness & Light started in 2015 while Kristie Naha-Biswas (the owner) was on maternity leave. She was in need of new ways to fill up her time and was drawn to candle making. Her love for candles created Sweetness & Light, and she has not looked back ever since.

So what makes Sweetness & Light candles unique? The luxury range of soy wax candles have been carefully selected to match memories and suit different occasions. The fact that all the candles are made from Soy wax is great, as soy wax candles have many benefits over traditional paraffin wax scented candles including soot free, non-toxic and much healthier and eco-friendly. 100% soya wax candles is much better for the environment!

Also, every Sweetness & Light candle can be personalised with a name/message which adds a very unique touch to every candle.

 

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My thoughts

I adore this summer candles. They are perfect! I really like the packaging with my name on the candles. It adds a unique touch for sure. The Summer Nights Citronella and Lime Scented Candle creates an uplifting atmosphere that suits the living room best. The lime smell is the stronger scent and I really like it. It reminds me of cool summer nights, and I find it really relaxing.

The Summer Kitchen Lime Basil and Mandarin Scented Candle has a lighter fresh scent which is great for warm summer days. The fragrance reminds me of the sun. Which is amazing with the current sunny weather we are having.

I love both candles, and I am looking forward to enjoying them this summer. Summer is never really complete without some candles burning in our home, and I love the ambience these candles create.

 

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Giveaway Details

Now the giveaway details. For a chance to win these personalised Sweetness & Light Summer Nights Citronella and Lime Scented Candle and Summer Kitchen Lime Basil and Mandarin Scented Candle, you need to do the following –

 

  1. Follow Sweetness & Light on Instagram
  2. Follow Fashion & Style Police on Instagram.
  3. Leave a comment on her stating what you like about these summer candles. Do remember to leave your Instagram name in your comment so I know how to find you.

The giveaway will run for 2 weeks, ending June 6th 10pm. It is open to UK residents only. You have to be over 18 years to take part. The winner will be randomly selected.

Good luck everyone.

 

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How to Survive the Quiet Months as a Self Employed

The earning potential of a freelancer or self employed is limitless, unlike being an employee. As a self employed person you determine how much you want to earn so long as you back it up with the work that will make that figure possible. In a 9 to 5 you’re only entitled to a fixed salary from month to month.

There are pros and cons for each career path, so it all depends on what matters to you. Working from home works for me and my family at the moment, and I don’t see that ever-changing. I enjoy my work and the flexibility it brings. Plus, I make more money every month than I did at my previous traditional 9 – 5 job.

 

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Although being self employed is great, there are times when you face those dreaded quiet months where the inflow of projects or gigs is slow. This can pose a challenge in your life. However, if you’re prepared for those quiet months you’ll be unperturbed when those months knock at your door. Here are some quiet months survival methods for when you are struggling with new ideas to bring in money.

 

Survival Tip #1: Plan ahead

As much as planning for success is important, you should also factor in moments when things may not work according to plan. That’s where most self-employed miss it. They don’t expect that anything can go wrong, but that’s nearly impossible in real life.

Have a list of all the things you want to achieve next month and how you will make them happen. Now on another list write all the mishaps that could probably happen and how you would get over the problem.

This little exercise will give you a realistic perspective of your monthly goals as well as a road map out of possible things that may go wrong. The idea is not to focus on the negatives but rather help you make necessary improvements to smash your goals.

 

Survival Tip #2: Contact previous clients

Clients are the livewire of your business. So, if you’re having quiet months then you have a problem. The good news is that you don’t have to go very far before you can get clients.

One of the ways to get clients to patronize you is to reach out to your previous clients. Ask them if they have any projects you can help them with. Give them offers that will make them come back.

If they aren’t ready to hire you for the month, don’t stop there. Ask them if they know anyone who would need your service or product. You’d never know how many gigs can come out from just asking. Reach out to various corporations and see what happens.

 

Survival Tip #3: 10X your outreach

During those dry spells, you have to put yourself out there constantly and consistently so that more people can know about you and the products and services you offer. The more people know about what you do, the higher the chances that someone will buy from or hire you.

There are so many ways you can put yourself and your business out there. You can join meet-ups or other networking events and connect with people. Guest posting to showcase your expertise and attract your target audience is another great idea. You can help your target audience with problems or questions they have as a way to let people know what you can do. Pitch to companies or small businesses you can offer your services to.

 

Survival Tip #4: Promote on Social Media

Never estimate the power of social media. With the help of social media, you can be based in the UK, but still reach people as far as Detroit or from China. Ensure you always promote your business on social media. Make use of the social media platforms that work best for your kind of business and get the word out there.

 

 

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These survival tips are tried and tested by me, and have worked beautifully for many years now.

How do you handle the quiet months in your business? Do you have any tried and tested tip to share with other self-employed persons? Please drop a comment in the comments box below.

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