13 Mar 2014

Beauty on Etsy.

I've been getting back into browsing Etsy a lot more recently and have discovered some amazing handmade beauty shops to add to my wishlist! Three out of the five I've picked to show you today are British shops! Always handy with those sky high postage fee's and it's lovely to see more handmade beauty in the UK.

My first pick is Morning Calm - and of course the first thing I'm drawn to is the simply beautiful branding. All of Morning Calm's skincare is designed for sensitive skin, with facial soaps, cleansing oils and a soothing rose toner. There's also some yummy looking lip balms in a huge variety of scents and what really caught my eye - an all natural nourishing deodorant in a stick form, super handy! I've been put off trying a natural deodorant so far because they're thick creams but this I love! I'm eyeing up a purchase asap. 

Next up is Ravenscourt Apothecary. I was introduced to this shop by Liz and it was love at first sight! I am ridiculously obsessed with soap at the moment, facial soaps especially so I love that there is such a selection here from the Avocado & Charcoal pictured to Pink French Clay and Russian Valdai Clay. All Soaps at Ravenscourt Apothecary are suitable for vegans and always palm oil free. I got carried away with the soaps but they also specialise in botanical perfumes - with a victorian twist! (for any classic book lovers these are a must see)

I discovered MBotanicals completely by chance - they're a brand new shop on Etsy and based in London! I sense big things in the future for them... The range is only small at the moment but I already see some interesting products! In particular the two cleansing clays they have on offer, pictured is the Gentle Enzyme Cleansing Powder, but I really like the sound of the Renewing Clay & Bamboo Cleanser as it has some ingredients I've never heard of before; Copaiba Balsam, and Andiroba oil, great for acne and inflammation. Definitely a shop to bookmark. 

More soap?! I wasn't kidding when I said obsessed. Bon Soaps is another lovely british shop with a great ethos and approach to soap making. I'm dying to order that Coconut & Lime soap, can you imagine how amazing it smells?! They also have a Beer shaving soap which I'd buy for Michael, saving him from the horrendous chemical laden shaving foams he's used to. There's also bars of Grapefruit & Eucalyptus, Rosehip & Hibiscus and Honey & Oats, they all sound good enough to eat. 

Lastly we have Pollen & Wax, a dreamy skincare range that will hook you in from the moment you click for an innocent browse. Honestly, they're all I can think about. You can tell every last little detail has been thought about here, from formula to the sticker on the sleek glass bottles. The range is fairly new but there have been constant additions in the time I've been obsessing over them, a new blemish serum, a range of luxe oils, potent detox mask and new facial creams. I love that there are also kits available divided by seasons for each skin type. I can't decide if I am April or September as I feel a little bit of both most days. 


What do you think of the shop's I've picked?

21 comments

  1. These all look lovely. So tempted by Morning Calm - what incredible branding!

    www.sophiemakesup.blogspot.com

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  2. I'll have to check out Bon; their stuff sounds amazing! I would never think of Etsy for cosmetics, but once I discovered Herbivore Botanicals, I knew there was a lot more to investigate.

    xo Lillian from Parisian To Be

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  3. Such a cool and original post! love it :)

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  4. Thanks a lot for sharing this post, Annabel.
    I am honored to be a part. :-)

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  5. I'm honored to be featured! Great selection there - although I might be a bit biased, because apart from being included I am also a fan of Morning Calm <3

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  6. These all look so cool! I love Etsy for finding indie homemade brands! Just making a purchase at MBotanicals as they have an offer on!

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  7. I love browsing Etsy for indie skincare shops, if only for the packaging! A few of these were already in my favourites, but I am really excited about Ravenscourt Apothecary (that avocado and charcoal soap sounds divine)! Thank you for this list of recommendations!

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  8. The Morning Calm products look lovely, their packaging is gorgeous too :) x

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  9. I'm so glad that you've introduced etsy brands, I've been curious about purchasing from Etsy but I've been nervous to do so. Im trying some of these asap!
    Roshni’s Journey

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  10. Awesome picks! I've been buying pretty much everything from Etsy lately - hadn't heard of Mornign Calm before so that's getting added to my favourites list.

    Mayah x

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  11. Sooooo lovely. Wonderful depictions and pics- thank- you for a great review to ponder... I think we all have our favorite Etsy shops that we find- I just recently had a love affair with CeeCee and Bee that I am reviewing soon, and my sister just tried and reviewed the awesome brand Natural E. So many shops, wish my pockets with limitless!!! Kathryne :0) @getunsullied :0)

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  12. Morning calm has such gorgeous branding! Pollen & wax has been on my wish list for some time now, I'm most interested in their serums.

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  13. Wow, such a great post as I had never even thought of looking on etsy for skincare or beauty products. I only look on there for crafty things. But I have fallen in love with the look of Morning calm, it just looks and sounds beautiful, im off to have a peek of their store! X

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  14. Great selection and some of them are completely new to me. Can't keep me away from etsy these days :) so many fantastic looking things and don't get me started on the soap selection xx

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  15. How uncanny this post couldn't have come at a better time for me I was browsing Etsy recently and saw somewhat astir American natural brands but had no idea where to start and if there were many UK ones some of these products look lovely can't wait to make a few purchases x

    http://subjectbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. These are just the kind of products i'm looking for, as I'm trying to use vegan/natural beauty products! Thank you for this post, it was super helpful

    www.victoriabeautyy.blogspot.com

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  17. I love finding hidden treasures on Etsy and currently have my basket full of the Bon and Ravenscourt Apothecary soaps, resisting the urge to make an order!

    Abbie x

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  18. Nice picks! I could spend a fortune on Etsy but for some reason, I don't think I've ever properly looked at the beauty stuff on there before x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  19. Wow, I love this post! I've never thought to search beauty products on etsy - but some of these products look so good (& very clean, professional branding)! I'll definitely be checking them out! :)

    www.cultivatebeauty.com.au

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  20. You picked such lovely brands!<3 I really wanna get my hands on Ravenscourt A. products, love how they look!<3 x

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  21. Thank you so much for taking the time to write about my vegan soap line! Love you blog <3

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