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Australian Trivia Quiz Questions - Part 1

As an Australian brand, one thing I love to do on my instagram is a quiz! I put some trivia questions up yesterday and thought I'd put the questions & answers in a blog post for you all in case you missed it. As always, the quiz is Aussie-themed so it's a great way to brush up on your Australian general knowledge & fun facts. Don't forget to follow Clare Makes on Instagram and check out my stories for future quizzes. The answers are highlighted in red. Question 1: Who sang about travelling in a "fried-out combie"?Option A: AC/DC Option B: Crowded HouseOption C: Little River BandOption D: Men At Work Question 2: Where was the first Australian Lifesaving Club founded?Option...

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Market Must-Haves Part 1: Promo Cards

Markets can be daunting if it's your first one and I know for me, it definitely was. One thing I definitely knew I needed though, were cards. Something tangible that people could take away with them if they weren't going to buy something. Here are my tips for how to get the right messaging out when designing and printing marketing cards: 1. Make sure you have a large image of your product on one side of the cards. It should showcase your product in a real, tangible way. A lifestyle type of photo is best. For me with candles, it was important that the candles were lit so the product was being used in the photo. 2. Include a discount code...

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The Biggest Mistakes You Make When Burning a Candle - Part 1

So  - you think you know everything there is to know about candles? Regardless of how many candles you've burned during lockdown, there are probably a few things you can learn about lighting and caring for your candles. Here at Clare Makes, I'm a candle expert and am here to show you how to best look after your lit and unlit candles. Not letting your candle reach a full melt pool Browsing a luxury candle forum recently I was surprised at how many people complained about candle tunnelling from some fairly big brands. The primary cause for candle tunnelling is not letting your candle reach the edges of the glass from the first burn. That's called a melt pool and...

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Star Signs as Candles

People look to horoscopes / star signs / zodiac signs either has serious life advice, or just a little bit of fun. Regardless of where you fall into, they can be a fun way to examine who you are as a person which is a form of self care.  I asked my friend Christine (who is a Clare Makes fan & avid horoscope reader) to tell us what our candles would be if they were star signs. Banjo: Emotional and evocative of a thunderstorm. Cancerian Banjo will wrap you in a warm hug.  Clyde: Just like a conversation with a Sagittarius, Clyde will take your mind places far and wide.  Constance: Absolutely a gemini, Constance is mutable, adaptable and will keep you...

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