Last Saturday, Indulge Me was launched; we make all of our products from scratch, on the Isle of Wight and they’re sold in-store in Ryde. It’s been a bumpy, challenging experience- but we managed to open on time!
It had been a major work in progress for a few weeks, making the counter, the shelving and the special units- painting, sanding, drilling and decorating it to a good enough standard to maxamise the space visually, and all to be open before Christmas was a major feat; we’re utter perfectionists, and could have done with at least, a few more weeks.
The walls were painted a sunshine yellow, everything else painted with blackboard paint- allowing us to beautifully decorate them with our latest offers, and our fantastic natural ingredients. We left the shop the Friday night prior at 10pm after putting out all of our products. I must have spent at least 6 hours that day hand-wrapping all of the bars of soap (Nightmare!). My video of the opening has been watched by 3.7k people, with a reach of over 10k.
I don’t know what it is about managing Facebook pages, but I get such an intense buzz- It’s bizarre! I launched a ‘Guess the name’ competition for a new bathbomb (aptly named Monkey Farts) on Sunday night at almost 11pm and had about 50 different people getting involved and it ended with 77 odd comments & a winner.
It’s been stressful to bring everything together- for all of us. But it’s been massively rewarding at the same time, finally seeing of all our hardwork coming together and looking picture perfect on the shelves.