I have been dreaming about this Sunday for months when, after all the hard work, I can have a long lie in and then just relax with a nice cup of coffee, but… I found myself this morning browsing through different websites, looking for useful tips and links about SPF in natural oils and reading Liz Earl book… I guess, when you love something, it just becomes your lifestyle and to me, reading books and articles about natural skin care and making beauty treats is the way to relax and feel happy!
Hilly Fields Summer Fayre happens once a year. We missed it last year, because Charlie and I moved to the area in July. I have to say that Brockley Society really pulled it off, it was such a great community event! Great atmosphere, vibrant and colourful event with lots of activities for kids as well as adults, nice food, teas, coffees, home made cakes, local crafts and of course – the first ever fairskincare stall.
Apart from selling my products to the public, seeing people’s reactions was the best feeling ever! A great way to do a market research! It was great to see people trying, smelling and complimenting the fairskincare treats.
I didn’t really know what to expect coming to this kind of trade fair, but doing this made me to finally believe in myself and being there really felt like a big achievement!
I’ve learnt lots about what people look for, what people like and dislike. It’s an invaluable experience being able to chat to your potential customers face to face.
I was pleased the Avocado Lip Balm sold well. It was popular amongst adults while my Orange Lip Balm was extremely popular amongst kids! The girls kept coming back to the stall to smell it again and again.
Lime&Mango smell attracted fans of tropical smells.
Another great thing about this fayre was that so many people asked me twice if it was really hand made by me! And I was very proud to give them a ‘yes’ for an answer!
I’ve met many lovely people who were happy to hear from faiskincare and popped their email address for updates.
Another great feeling was to pay for a little celebration drink with the money I earned through my ides, the money that wasn’t earned by working for someone else! After the fayre we popped in to The Gantry, that has recently opened in Brockley.
Thanks guys for our complimentary second round of lovely drinks!
I really enjoyed the day and I value the experience I gained more than anything! The fayre gave me so much food for thought and I am even more excited about the next steps of fairskincare. There is so much room for improvement and development and I can’t wait to begin!