Having a recharge day. Knees so swollen you cannot see my knee caps. Hate having patella femoral and chondromalacia in both knees. It’s a horrible thing to get. Not enough known about it. People think you just have sore knees. Anyone else suffer?? It is what inspired my bad to the bone collection. Together we can get through anything. Just remember guys that you are not alone in ur pain. Someone is always there to help hold you up. Hope you have a fab Sunday whatever you are doing 🖤🖤🖤🖤🦇🦇 more orders shipping tomorrow. You guys are the best. I’m so excited for Halloween. Are you?
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GingerDread House. This was a custom order and I made myself one too as I always test batches. I loved it so much. It’s freaking huge. Couldn’t resist chopping it up. I test all batches that are made to ensure my high quality. Which is win win as I get to melt them hehe. More orders have shipped. Halloween market on Fb is ready to rock on Oct 26th go make sure you are attending. There will be exclusives plus a discount code. Plus an exclusive GingerDread House that we are launching for Xmas. Those at the market will be first to get them 🦇👻🖤💀😈
COMING SOON!! Who says you can’t have a christmassy classy cauldron? In winter spice scent. So cold tonite it’s the perfect night to light the fire, get wrapped up in a blanket with dogs on top of me and candle test. Happy fri night guys. So excited for our Xmas line coming soon 🖤🖤💀💀😱😱❤️❤️
Pet and country is the place for you and your pet🐶🤗 Whether it’s some new Hunter wellies for the kids, a polo shirt for dad, a Barbour coat for mum or even a collar and lead for your furry friend we have something for everyone🐾
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See me in poisoned apple scent. This little guy didn’t make the cut so I get to melt him. The broken bits also will have the odd skull that didn’t make the cut. You just never know what ur gonna get in the broken bits 🖤🖤🖤💀💀selling super fast so it’s gonna become a permanent product
We are absolutely delighted to announce that Bella Mia has won Independent Jewellery Store of the Year at the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Awards 2018🎉
It’s a wonderful achievement for us at Bella Mia and after 8 years in business, we now have 3 busy stores, a fantastic eCommerce website and not only stock some of the top high street jewellery and fashion accessory brands but we also have a number of successful brands exclusive to us!
Thanks to all of our customers and everyone who continues to support Bella Mia❤️
BLIND AS A BAT enchanted woodland scent raising awareness for anything eye related. Plus also raising awareness for bats. They are so cute and needed not pests. Comment yes below if you love bats 🦇 🦇🦇🖤🖤#lovebats#battyaboutbats
Last of the Halloween meltys are gonna be available on the Etsy shop when we get a chance to list them at a discount plus the Facebook online market. So now I can start on the Xmas boxes. Here’s a wee sneak peek. Gingerbread scent is yum. Once I’m organised I’ll list all the Xmas products for yas from Nov 1st 🖤🖤🖤👻👻
I have two more excellent businesses to share with you today - both will be coming to the Handmade Christmas Market!
Sat 24th Nov
Kings Church, Seacliff Rd, Bangor
Entry is Free!
Do Your Bit
Do Your Bit are bringing a plastic free pop-up shop to the Market! These zero-waste products are curated by Teal who is passionate about spreading the message that we can all do our bit to make the world a better place. Beautiful and well sourced products that would be wonderful gifts.
Refuge Hot Chocolate (@refugehotchocolate) This is literally THE BEST hot chocolate you will EVER have!! Established as a social enterprise to help support survivors of human trafficking, Refuge is also eco, fair trade and traffick free.
Please go take a look at these lovely accounts and check back here next week for the next instalment of #mondaymakers !! 🌟🌟🌟
And make sure to follow the hashtag #bangorxmasmarket for all the latest snaps!
Limited edition witches brew scented what’s ur potion melty with orange drips in tribute to Halloween. I’m gonna keep one for myself and melt over Halloween to dedicate a sacrifice to my fav holiday. I like to keep these too on display but have to make a sacrifice to Halloween hehe. Super fun to chop and melt 🖤🖤🖤👻👻👻
Bubba pops are coming soon. There will be a couple different sizes to choose from and will be perfect for sampling. This is the medium one. This particular one is an upcoming Xmas scent I’m working on. The colour is amazing too. There’s no filter on it!!! I’ll announce when I’m organised to get these all listed. Will do bubba pop gift boxes too to save even more 🖤🖤 in the meantime the surprise mini collection box is great value for sampling 🖤🖤🖤
MELTY ARMY ALERT!!! How cute are these cat meltys!!! But I cannot decide on what to link them to. Can you help me please??? Need to link a chronic illness mental illness or disability or phobia to it. What would you like to see linked to it to help raise awareness for?? Scent chosen is sweet opium but open to other suggestions. Love that you guys help me, my meltys are for us all not just what I think 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤
The timeless tote bag is the perfect all year round accessory to any outfit👜
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It also comes in Navy and Black.
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YES!! These are wax melts not candles😱 called Monsters Ball and in toffee apple scent for now. Simply keep as an ornament for as long as you can or chop up and melt. Will last freaking ages!!! These are fun meltys but have a deeper meaning. They are inspired by how we spoonies feel almost like Frankenstein. If I could chop off my legs and get a new pair that work I would!! If a scientist could experiment on me to fix me I’d love it!! I’m not a monster I’m not different or weird I’m just sick!! With my illness ME I often feel like I need a jolt of electricity to get me off the sofa. The fatigue is so intense. I often imagine myself like this. Anyone else relate?? These will be launched at the online market on Fb but don’t worry if you can’t attend as they will become a permanent product along with brittles and a mini. So excited. The scent is toffee apple for now but will change 🖤💀
Broken bits are selling like gold. Some of you will get this little guy. He’s toffee apple and dragons blood yum. Love the green too. A ton of orders are shipping on Friday been packing today and will finish them tomorrow plus the international ones will go tomorrow. I’m starting to work on Xmas boxes next and am excited for the Halloween market at the end of the month 🖤🖤 will be doing a monthly box for November too. Will get it on the site soon for yas
CRIME SCENE brittles in dragons blood scent. These will be available at the Facebook market night end of this month. Go check out our Fb for details. I love crime shows and I have made these exclusively for the online market. Will become a permanent fixture after the market. What’s ur fav crime show?
I'm enjoying this trend of parents visiting the office with Quill Inc NI branded gifts! .
Dad popped in for a cuppa today to see the new office and brought me this class QINI fleece - embroidered by Ubrandit right here in Northern Ireland! @brightbluedesign - it's so cool to be able to wear the beautiful logo you designed for me! 😃
I love that I not only have a very cute branded fleece (it's so cosy!) but that it has been sourced locally 😊 #supportlocal , folks.
Dad is also a business owner (Gerry McGarrigle is his name, if you're looking for a great chartered surveyor 😉) and Ubrandit sorted him out a while ago with some lovely branded work shirts as you can see - they still look brand new 👌
This man is not only the most incredible dad to my sister and me but has inspired me with his tenacity and work ethic in self employment. Just like my lovely mum, he's pretty amazing. I'm feeling very lucky and very loved ❤ .
I have two more beautiful businesses to share with you today - both will be coming to the Handmade Christmas Market!
Sat 24th Nov
Kings Church, Seacliff Rd, Bangor
Entry is Free!
Paper Chain Jewellery @paperchainjewellery
This ethical jewellery brand offers sustainability that doesn’t compromise on style. Handmade by Ugandan Maamas, Paperchain jewellery is a Not for Profit initiative supporting the rescue of street children in Uganda. Beautiful beads doing beautiful things.
Pretty Crafty Ceramics (@prettycraftyceramics) Jane is a local artist creating beautiful and intricate ceramic pieces. From whimsical houses to delicate flowers, her work is unique!
Please go take a look at these lovely makers and check back here next week for the next instalment of #mondaymakers !! 🌟🌟🌟
And make sure to follow the hashtag #bangorxmasmarket for all the latest snaps!
I’m stuck on which one to melt next for yas. What do you think I should melt 1,2 or 3?? First one is fun Halloween in coffee scent. Second one is Waxorcist in clary sage scent. Third one is insomnia in lavender scent. Help me choose 🖤
I've had some questions about the All About Mum Workshops so I thought I would answer them here in case anyone else was wondering about them... Can you bring your baby?
Most definitely yes! Our week day events will always be byob (bring your own baby) as I know how hard it is to get to anything that isn't a baby class when you have a wee person attached to you all day and everyone else you know is at work or studying. Bring them along with a few snacks and toys. Feed them how and when you wish. We're organising some mum only events for evenings/weekends when roping in some child care is a bit easier.
What are these, like parenting classes?
Nope! I'd have no business organising classes telling anyone how to raise their baby 😂🙈. These events are mum/woman focussed. Some are about serious issues like mental health but some are just about being fun and creative and remembering there is still more to you than primary carer to little people.
Is this going to end up like the the movie Bad Moms? (From my husband).
No... maybe... we'll see... #belfast#newtownabbey#connectingmums#selfcarematters#inspiration#instamom#niblogger#belfastblogger#mumlife#localbusiness#northernirelandbusiness#northbelfast#creativity#selfcare#bringyourownbaby
Happy weekend everyone!
I’m so excited to be able to share with you the beautiful artwork to promote the Handmade Christmas Market that I’m organising and having a stand at.
The paper cut art is done by Fionnuala Langman who you can find on Instagram as @fin_langman. Isn’t it just stunning? I can’t even draw hands let alone cut tiny ones out of paper. So amazing!
Here’s the details for the market:
Sat 24th Nov
Kings Church, Seacliff Road, Bangor
30+ amazing and super talented local artists and makers.
Double tap if you’re excited about it!
And tag a friend who you know would love it 😊
FUCK ME in coffee mocha loco scent. Raising awareness for my disease M.E. Or CFS. It’s a horrible disease with not enough info out there yet. It’s not tiredness it’s almost paralysis of fatigue. Plus so much more. Can flare at any moment. This little guy fell so I got to melt him. But this is another example of what could be included in the broken bits box 🖤💀
This little guy is a leftover when I was making fuck ME meltys. So some of you will get one of these in the broken bits box. So lots more orders heading out tomorrow. Keep an eye out for your tracking emails. It’s the email you give us on the site. If on Etsy you will be emailed there. Now that we have launched all Halloween items, We are going to make a start on our Xmas boxes. So excited for Halloween and Xmas this year. Just love the Feeling of excitement and the smell in the air 🖤🖤🖤👻👻🦇🦇
Ok so we have a lot of excess meltys sitting around. They do the melting and smelling awesome no problem. They may just be broken or not up to the aesthetic quality we allow. Some will be purely for experiment purposes testing moulds or colours or scents. So we figure you guys should have them. We have added a mystery box to the site. It’s called broken bits and is only £5.50. It will be filled with meltys to the value of at least £6. All picked at random. Great when purses are tight or if you just want something to come in the post with a total surprise of what you get!! You may even get some that have never been sold before by us. This guy melting was just testing the blueberry scent for me so he will be included in some of them. All while stocks last 🖤👻
NEW!!!! Rise Above in blueberry scent. Raising awareness against bullying. You are not alone. Together we support each other. We spoonies are bullied for being sick. I’ve experienced bullying myself in high school and even on social media. But I never gave up on myself. Nor will you. Let’s raise our middle fingers and show the bullies they can’t win!!! These are up on the site now 🖤🖤music @truckerdiablo
BAD APPLE is the biggest seller this week so far!! It’s super fun to play with too. We are selling out fast on all products this month so far but fear not if you see what you want and it’s marked out of stock just bear with us. We are trying to restock as fast as we can. The system just goes out of stock. Thanks so much for the support and patience. More orders getting packed today and more products being restocked tomorrow just keep a eye out. If you see something out of stock let us know we will put it back in on the system for yas. Custom orders are on hold for now. And we will be working on Xmas ideas as I know you guys want to start planning ur Xmas gifts for folks. We do not want to disappoint yas so again we will be starting them as early as we can for yas. Can never be too prepared if u r a spoonie!!!
UNDERSTAND ME radioactive cherries. Raising awareness for how we spoonies and actually anyone who has ever felt misunderstood in anything. I know a lot of us with mental illness are very misunderstood and those of us with invisible illness too. Let’s try to be more educated and understanding. It’s easy to do 🖤💀
Omfg I’m in love with purple ghosts!!! So naughty but cute and smells amazing. Perfect autumn fruity scent. Again this guy is part of the trick or treat series for Oct. this one actually has an obvious seasonal scent. These are so fun. Have u decided on ur Halloween costumes yet?
BRAINFOG vanilla scent all packed up and ready to go. So pretty. These make such fab gifts. Last of the Halloween meltys are up on the site and Etsy. Then we have the Fb market with some exclusive meltys plus discounts at end of Oct. Then we start the Xmas rush. Remember guys if u r buying gifts for Xmas to order as early as possible. We will also be running some exclusive Xmas boxes so keep an eye out as they will be limited numbers 🖤
FACEBOOK HUGE GIVEAWAY!! Just launched on our Facebook for the Halloween market. Go to Facebook to check it out and enter. Five amazing alternative artists including us offering a combined prize of over £100😱 @metal_liquor @twistedtoybox @dm_c_designs @eyeofnewtwitch go check it out you will find details on my Fb page including details of the online market
BEAUTY IN DARKNESS spiced plum scent. No matter how dark things get there is always beauty. You just gotta never give up. It got pretty dark for me when I first became sick. But I never gave up and found I had a passion and decided to reach u guys through my passion for candles and wax melts. Now I’ve met so many of u beauties and will meet many more. Stay positive and never give up. U never know what is round the corner 🖤🖤
Lots of orders packed keep an eye out for your tracking emails. Now I’m gonna chill loving the colder weather coming. Perfect melting weather 🖤 have a fab evening guys. The whats ur potion candle didn’t pass the aesthetic test so I get to keep it 🙌
Omfg I’m loving this. The scent choice was a trick not what you would expect. But I’m loving it now!! These are so awesome they are on the site and our Etsy shop now. Limited stock. Scent details are in the listings. Check if you guessed right 🧠🖤
Another newbie coming soon. Very highly requested too. I’m trying to get as many made as possible of your requests too. Will be making more next year too once I get Xmas out of the way. This will be raising awareness for migraine more info to follow as I’m currently working on it with someone who suffers bad. I used to suffer but not often anymore since having my son. You will get two skulls for the wax melts. Or the candle. The red represents the pain the green is linked to bad apple and whats ur potion and represents the fighting spirit of us spoonies with invisible illness. Now need to decide upon a band and scent!!
ENDED BUT YOU CAN BUY THEM IN STORE NOW OR ON OUR ETSY SHOP How cute are these little guys?? Purple ghosts are the best. So with every order today you will receive a cute ghost in spooky fruity scent cos why not!! I’m feeling spooky today. Ends by tomorrow morning so international get a chance too 🖤👻😈
I’m a Rainbow In Black Sheeps clothing. Raising awareness for the LGBTQ community. Creative input from Kaylee Crabtree. The black sheep is huge and scented in dark musk. Representing that feeling of being different not part of the herd. Of course like all my collections this collection is layered and can also raise awareness for anyone going through anything that has made them feel alone or made to feel like the black sheep. The rainbow snap pieces are to represent love and support from the community. Or any community. To show you that you are not alone no matter what. There is always someone and you are a rainbow. Let it out!!! The rainbow snaps are scented in spooky fruity scent. More details on the site 🖤🖤🖤🖤 have you ever felt like the black sheep? I have in the past too. We are rainbows beautiful and colourful in spirit 🖤
Morning beautiful dolls. How pretty is this picture? Do you love skulls?? A customer over on Fb enjoying her meltys. Sometimes all you need is pretty skulls in ur life. Hope you guys are all feeling well. My knees are def playing up lately must be the colder weather. More orders shipping today 🖤🖤🖤🖤
My Goth these smell amazing!! Pecan pie scent is yum! Nyctophobia or fear of the dark melty is huge!! Stunning moon shape and raising awareness for those who fear the dark. I want the fact that phobias are often laughed at to stop because they are real to the sufferer with real symptoms. I’m obsessed with the moon too so this is a perfect gift for a moon worshipper. The moon lights up the darkness 🖤 on the site now at a discounted introductory price cos I love yas 🖤❤️
MELT AND GAME bubblegum scent. Are you a gamer? This is inspired by how I cannot do too much with my son but we can lie on the sofa and game together. There’s always a way! I love old school 80s and 90s games. What games do you love?
INSOMNIA in lavender scent and waxcraft rune in coconut. I was wide awake from 3am with my knees hurting. Hate when that happens. So melting insomnia. Plus I added a little magic from waxcraft to cheer me up. Hope you guys are all well. Comment below if u also suffer insomnia 🖤🖤🖤 let’s show each other some support More orders shipping tomorrow
Hey friends! Today I’m excited to share more news about who we’ve got coming to the Handmade Christmas Market!
Sat 24th Nov
Kings Church, Seacliff Rd, Bangor
Entry is Free!
Zoe Conville Designs
Zoe (@zoeconvilledesignhouse) creates unique, beautiful floral designs and I’m thrilled she’s bringing her gorgeous flowers and foliage to the Market.
E&D Workroom (@edworkroom) Is a small design and craft studio in Bangor. Emma creates these incredible handmade paper cut designs - I’m in so much awe at how much time and devotion goes into these beautiful pieces of art! 🎄🎄🎄
Please go take a look at these lovely makers and check back here next week for the next instalment of #mondaymakers !!
Our Chartered Marketer Christine found lots of marketing inspiration at the @tescofood Taste Festival in Custom House Square in Belfast at the weekend.
When you are exhibiting your business / brand at an event how much creative thought do you put into achieving marketing objectives such as sales, data capture and/or user generated content?
The @justlive_little competition with @hastingshotels made sense given their products feature in the Hastings Hotels breakfasts - better still the Hastings brand has produced a great booklet for customers called: “Who made my breakfast” - we feature this on our WorldHost best practice table at our training courses and sampled this product at our WorldHost FoodNI Ambassador Training programme for @meaboroughcouncil at the @ballygally_castle_official hotel.
The many awards won by Cavanagh Eggs all on display on their stand made for superb brand positioning and left an outstanding positive impression.
The game on the @golden_popcorn stand was good fun and we also used their Polaroid foamex frame to take a group picture to share on our personal social media channel.
We also spotted @freeist_sugar_free sugar free week - a great example of a marketing campaign. .
The @countrykitchen_ni photo board is one tactic we’ve recommended to clients ourselves and seen deployed.
At least 3 stands had spin the wheel games and we won a loaf of @irwinsbakery bread, a coupon, a @cocacola bottle opener and a pen on our spins.
As well as sampling across the Local Food and Drink Supplier Stands the event had cookery demonstrations, a free climbing wall, glitter tattoos & deluxe balloon modelling for kids and live music including the sounds of a Lambeg drum to pop music! .
BAD APPLE is finally ready to order. This candle is scented in poisoned apple and is raising awareness for invisible illness from an emotional side. It is currently on a special offer. I’ve very small stock sitting and will be making more so please allow time as each one is individually made to ensure quality and uniqueness 🖤🖤🖤
NYCTOPHOBIA fear of the dark collection. Limited edition pecan pie scent until I decide upon a permanent scent. Feel free to suggest too. You know I love that. Phobias can be very stressful for sufferer. Yet often they are mocked and laughed at. I want to try to raise awareness to show that we need to be more empathetic. Plus omfg it’s a moon!! I love moons. 🖤🖤🖤
This little guy didn’t make the quality aesthetic cut so I’m melting him as I love the spooky fruity summer scent in Noyade de L’Esprit. This collection raises awareness for PTSD. Reversing the video to show you that no matter how bad it gets you can still pull urself out of it. I’ve been to the darkest depths and I was able to pull myself out with a little help but ultimately you gotta do it urself. One day I’ll tell yas all about it. But please know that there is always a way to come back. You just gotta believe in urself 🖤don’t be afraid to ask someone for help too 🖤
Bad Apple melty collection is my new fav for playing with. Comes with three different colours so mix and match when melting down. What would be the first colour combo you would choose. Colours included are red black and green. Raising awareness for invisible illness and also for anyone who has ever felt invisible for any reason 🖤🖤