Hooray! Another SASS EDIT has arrived! This one’s definitely packed full - we’ve got social media and small business advice, makeup tips from a pro Charlotte Tilbury artist, a mega competition and some super sassy secret santa suggestions. Get your cuppa ready and have a read!
SASS Strategy Sessions
Creating and running a small business is definitely a labour of love, passion and dedication but it also takes a lot of planning to evolve and develop. Jaz and Sophie have been chatting to some business gurus and tapping into their wealth of knowledge.
Jaz attended an Instagram strategy day run by Robyn - owner of the fantastic Robyn’s Nest Cafe and small business Networker and Mentor Laura Summers who is an amazing lifestyle blogger and small business marketing mentor. Jaz wanted to learn the best way to develop social media presence for Earsass with the holiday season just around the corner and have a confident marketing strategy for the busiest (and most wonderful!) time of the year. Robyn shared her inspiring story of how she overcame the COVID restrictions which could easily have collapsed her small business and found ways to actually grow and expand during this incredibly challenging time. Robyn shared her personal journey on social media and thanks to her authentic and lovable personality (and some bangin’ brownie boxes) her business has transformed into a well loved brand with an incredible reputation. And I must also add my personal recommendation/addiction for the milkshakes!
Jaz came away from the day with a wealth of information on how social media can transform small businesses when applied well. So expect to see lots more behind the scenes content and entertainment from Sass HQ and experience our highs and lows with us - we’ll try to behave ourselves!! One of the best parts of Networking is meeting and learning valuable lessons from other wonderful small businesses and we’ll continue to bring you lots more collaborations with people and businesses we know will inspire and educate all of us.
I chatted to SASS Boss Sophie about her best tips for developing a small business and she told me Networking was key. Joining a networking group (check and see which ones are local to you) means you create a tribe of people around you who you can learn from. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice as there’s such a wealth of knowledge to tap into - some chargeable and some not. Sophie found the Business Women’s Connections (BWC) run by Kay Anderson invaluable and it led to her meeting amazing female entrepreneurs who have been such a source of support along the way. The most important thing you can do is meet people, find a group and go along. You may find that special person who can help you grow - in your own self confidence as well as your business.
Get Party Ready with Charlotte Tilbury
Here at EARSASS we love getting glammed up with Charlotte Tilbury products and so I was mega excited to be able to chat to the lovely Becca Tate who is the Senior Lead Artist over at Charlotte Tilbury Edinburgh to get her expert holiday glam tips.
What do you love most about working at Charlotte Tilbury?
Getting to paint lots of gorgeous faces and training up the Dream Team.
What would be your ultimate makeup pick to elevate your look for the party season?
Definitely the Limited Edition Beautyverse Palette. It’s the perfect eyeshadow palette to take you from the desk to your festive disco!
Sorry to do this but… name your one ‘can’t live without’ Charlotte Tilbury product?
Easy! Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir - if you haven’t tried this product then you need to! It has literally transformed my skin. It firms, is anti-aging, brightening and super duper hydrating - I cannot live without this product!
Now that winter is coming (insert Ned Stark voice here) do you have any tips on how we can help extend that post summer glow just a little bit longer?
Skincare is literally key! Having a great base will transform your makeup, both how it wears and how it looks.
What would make a great gift for a Charlotte Tilbury fan this Christmas?
Definitely Magic cream - it’s ICONIC! Charlotte never does makeup without this and now it’s actually the UK’s number 1 selling face cream. It’s the perfect anti-aging moisturiser which doubles up as a makeup primer too!
So now we know - race you to the Charlotte Tilbury counter!!!
If you haven’t already entered our BEST GIVEAWAY YET then you need to do it RIGHT NOW! You could win a pair of ‘The Pat Butcher’ earrings which are perfect for when you need to pull out all of the sparkle and then some, plus 6 pink Italian tree baubles to add some serious SASS to your tree decor AND a limited collector’s edition Charlotte Tilbury Rock Lips lipstick in the shade ‘Rocket Girl’. This is a gorgeous nudey-pink which I am already lusting over! What an amazing haul - guaranteed to fill you with Christmas cheer!
Secret Santa SASS
Whether it’s a secret santa, stocking filler or that perfect gift for someone special we’ve got you covered with these golden beauties that are all under £20.
'Raise Your Glass' SASS
These gorgeous earrings say it all whilst retaining understated elegance! The perfect choice for so many of my friends (they know who they are!) These beauties capture the spirit of the party effortlessly. 18K gold plated and crafted with enamel they’re available in rose, white or red. Choosing which colour is the hardest part!
These are just divine! The texture on these little gold plated pinecones makes them look beautiful on the ear. I know these are a favourite of Jaz’s as she’s worn them every time I’ve seen her recently! Perfect for this time of year and such a thoughtful gift for a nature lover.
Curvy Green SASS
I love the character of these earringings and to me they definitely have a soft vintage glam feel about them. With its unique shape, these would also look amazing for flat, tragus or helix piercings as well as the lobe. They’re 18K gold plated with cubic zirconia and I love the dreamy green colour - perfect for that added holiday sparkle
The 5 Bubble Jewel Stacker
Know someone who loves an earring stack? Coming in well within budget are these little jewel stackers. They’re gold plated bar earrings that would work fantastically for any ear piercing so pick and stack however you’d like and turn yourself into a piece of art! I think the dainty little bubbles are the perfect addition to a large glass of bubbly!