A Week Of Taking Photos

Happy Monday, are we on week 5 of lockdown now? I don’t know about you, but it feels normal to me being at home and not really leaving, well to be honest it’s 6 weeks since I left the house!

Anyway, let’s brighten your evening with what’s happening here at LIWL HQ this week…….it’s all about photos for the website. I’ve just had an order from MD Laser Works, you can find them on Facebook and Instagram. I can get on with taking new photos as they’ve cut me lots of words out, in red sparkle of course. So every night this week I’ll edit my photos and resize them and add them to the website, I enjoy taking photos of my wax and I hope you’ll love the new look too. It’ll take me most of the week as I’ve a lot to do, then once I’ve added the new photos to each scent category, I’ll then make a start on taking photos of each scent I do to then add it to all the correct listings. I’ve been wanting to do this since before Christmas, but then changed my mind on how I wanted my photos to look and tweaked a few things and then today the rest of my order arrived, so this afternoon I made a start taking photos. I’ve already uploaded one did you spot it?

Over the years of my website going live I’ve learnt a lot about photos and how to add them. Would you believe me if I told you when my web designer first built my website I couldn’t even put a product on, never mind add or edit a photo! I’ve always wanted to be able to add to my website, so he showed me a few basic steps and the rest I learnt with trying things out. Sometimes things just didn’t work and even now I sometimes do something and it goes wrong, but I never give up and I learn something new everyday.

 

Im also going to start teaching myself on how to use my photoshop and phone camera to my best advantage. I’ve started watching a few YouTube videos to give me some tips, but to be honest what I’ve managed to do so far has been through just having a go at things and clicking buttons and seeing what they do. I’ve been able to turn this photo on this blog from full colour to black and white with just showing the colour from my red lettering and the red decoration on my wax, I removed the main colour which was pink from my brittle piece. A month ago I wouldn’t have been able to do this. I’ve a lot to learn, but I love learning new things and I can’t wait to share over the coming weeks some of my new skills.

Being in lockdown gives you more time to think and I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and writing notes down of the changes I want to make too.  I’m excited what’s going to be happening over the next coming months and I can’t wait to share with you all too. If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll find out what’s happening before anyone else, as I’ll use this blog to keep you all informed.

I’d just like to thank everyone of you who actually takes time to read my Monday blog and also to those of you who leave a comment too. Honestly if someone had said to me over 5 years ago that I’d start writing blogs on my website I’d have laughed at them. I’ve never been one for writing and my grammar and spelling isn’t 100% but it’s wrote from the heart and I believe that’s better than anything.

I hope you all have an amazing sparkly night and week and please keep safe and stay at home.

Happy melting everyone!

love

 

Rachel……..x

22 replies
    • Rachel
      Rachel says:

      I’ve so many things I want to share and I can’t wait for you all to see. Thank you so much for reading and commenting on my blog this evening. I really do appreciate it. Have a sparkly evening……..Rachel x

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  1. Gemma
    Gemma says:

    Becoming part of my weekly routine reading your blog. Looking forward to seeing the new look and changes to your website. Have a lovely week! Xx

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    • Rachel
      Rachel says:

      Thank you Gemma for reading my blog, I really do appreciate it. I can’t wait for everyone to see all my changes and I’ll be making lots of them too. I hope you have a sparkly week. Love Rachel……x

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  2. Chloe
    Chloe says:

    Looking forward to seeing all the new photos and everything that you’re planning 🙂 love learning new things, its nice to be able to see progress in yourself xx

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    • Rachel
      Rachel says:

      Thank you Chloe. I love how much I’ve learnt over the last 5 years and I’ll continue to learn more too. I hope you have a beautiful week and that you and your little bump are doing well too. Love Rachel……x

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  3. Georgina Downings
    Georgina Downings says:

    I’m really looking forward to all your lovely photos your putting up. You should be so proud of yourself Rachel how far you have come and you are going to go so much further with everything you do. Keep up with the fantastic work you do. All your customers really appreciate everything you do for us. xx

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    • Rachel
      Rachel says:

      Thank you wai, I’m hoping to share much more with you all over the next few months. I hope your weeks filled with sparkle. Love Rachel….x

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    • Rachel
      Rachel says:

      Hi Roseena, I can’t wait to share. I hope your all staying safe and I can’t wait till we’re back to normal as I’ll come and visit you when I see my sister. Love Rachel…..x

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  4. Jess
    Jess says:

    Love reading your blog.. love that you keep us updated with changes that your doing with business! I admire your photos, they always look really fresh and bright. I love that about them xx

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    • Rachel
      Rachel says:

      Hi Jess, thank you, I love that you love my photos and that means a lot to me. I hope you have a gorgeous week. Love Rachel…..x

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  5. Sarah Foulds
    Sarah Foulds says:

    Looking forward to seeing your new photos! I love reading your blogs on a Monday. Xx you are a fantastic writer and very engaging xx

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    • Rachel
      Rachel says:

      Aww thank you Sarah, that’s so lovely of you to say. I’ll be taking more photos tomorrow so hopefully won’t be too ling till the websites all updated. Have a sparkly week. Love Rachel…..x

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  6. Susanne Greenwood
    Susanne Greenwood says:

    Never really bothered about reading blogs before but enjoy yours. Think I have said this before it is just like you are talking to me. Love hearing about your plans and being a little part of them as someone that loves your wax melts.

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    • Rachel
      Rachel says:

      Hi Susanne, I’ve never been one for reading blogs too, but I recently found a lady who blogs it was last week and I really enjoyed reading hers. She’s really good at them as she writes for a living so I’d love to get as good as her. Have a beautiful week. Love Rachel….x

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  7. m.garside25
    m.garside25 says:

    I love how far you’ve come Rachel and it must make you feel so very proud of how far you have come and as you say most of what you have learnt it’s through your own research and trial and error, and I can certainly see a huge difference in your website from when I started buying from you , I am looking forward to seeing all the exciting ideas you have for the future xx

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  8. Louise Ross
    Louise Ross says:

    Excited to see what you’ve got up your sleeve! Your wax is just soooo exquisite that anyone who buys from you is totally hooked. Love how we’ve got separate friendly groups too! Win win. New Friends and Wax, what’s not to like?? ??Xxx

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    • Rachel
      Rachel says:

      Hi Louise, it’s certainly a lovely community I’ve built up over the years in my Facebook wax group. It’s lovely how many of you have become Facebook friends and it’s a lovely safe group to be a part of too. Have a beautiful day. Rachel….x

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