June Recap: aka things we did

Hello beauties!

I thought I’d take the chance to give you a little overview of everything we got up to in June here at the Lucky Cloud Skincare HQ!

It was a busy month with new stockists, markets, lovely reviews, sunshine (!) in Edinburgh and even the chance to get out of the city for a wee break at Loch Lomond...

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Spotlight: Century General Store(s)

I thought I’d take the opportunity this week to show you around one of my lovely stockists here in Edinburgh. Century General Store has two locations; the original flagship store at 100 Marchmont Crescent, opened in 2014 by Stephen Kirkwood and the second store, which launched in January 2016 at Montrose House, Abbeyhill run by Niall. 

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Ingredient Highlight - Calendula Officinalis [Marigold]

MARIGOLD - CALENDULA OFFICINALIS
Calendula, also known as marigold has been used medicinally for centuries.

Calendula flowers and petals are used for healing and tissue regeneration, for cuts, scrapes, wounds, red & inflamed skin, minor burns and sunburn, acne, rashes and eczema prone skin. 

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DesignMarket 2016

Every year the beautiful Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh opens its doors to hold a weekend retail design fair called DesignMarket. In cahoots with Creative Edinburgh and Process Studios, both floors are filled with all kinds of printmaking, jewellery, fashion, homeware and ceramics.

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Ingredient Highlight - Avena Sativa [oats]

OATS – AVENA SATIVA
The humble oat has been used for hundreds of years to help dry, itchy and inflamed skin. 

Providing excellent softening, soothing and hydrating properties....

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Stu Stu Studio...

After nearly a year of hunting and searching for a studio / workshop to call my own,  one finally dropped in my lap! I now call Edinburgh Palette at St Margaret's House my home (well, office I guess even though sometimes I might like to spend the night...) Oh, and it has a sink with hot and cold running water. A sink!

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Retail Stockists!

So I left off my last blog post with a bit of teaser about my first retail stockist. Well, it's been a busy few weeks and I have lots of new gossip to fill you in on!

Monday 1 June, the first working day after the DesignMarket I received an email from The Makers Gallery up in Alloa inquiring about my products as they'd seen photographs of the event on Facebook. To say I was excited would have been an understatement!

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DesignMarket!

DesignMarket
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
Friday 29 - Sunday 31 May 2015

Every year the Fruitmarket Gallery hosts an incredible makers market called the DesignMarket. Before the BIG summer exhibition they turn their beautiful Edinburgh gallery into a huge retail space full of incredible designers, jewellers, ceramicists, illustrators, weavers... you get the picture. Well - I was lucky enough to be included!

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Lucky Cloud Skincare Soft Launch

Easter weekend, 2015.
Hill Street Design House, Edinburgh

After months (years!) of planning, experimenting, road-testing, tweaking, paper-working, safety testing etc - I was ready to finally launch "Lucky Cloud Skincare". However, the whole idea of people actually using my products, holding them in their hands, judging (?!) them, well it seemed a wee bit daunting... so I decided to take a baby step into the world and hold a "soft-launch" for friends, family and friends of friends.

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