Ok, so if you know me you know I’ve got a bit of a love/hate relationship with Lush, there’s probably some posts about it on here somewhere, but yes, personal experiences of working there and conflict of morals mean that I’m always on the look out for alternatives to Lush, because at the end of the day handmade soaps and bath bombs are always going to capture my attention, some of my first beauty shopping memories revolve around buying handmade soap from market stalls at craft fairs when on day’s out with my parents.
So, Marshmallow Blends has been on my radar for a very long time, as it’s owned by an ex-beauty blogger. Some of you might remember (or know in real life) Nicoletta Blog’s, who was one of the first bloggers I ever worked with at my first ever beauty marketing jobs about 4/5 years ago and I’ve followed her ever since. Special shout out to tsunimee too for making stuff happen in my early days of blogger outreach professionalism.
Ok, so the blog has been a bit slow of late. I’ve been pondering a lot of things and trying to figure out my next direction. I’ve written some articles about it, but I haven’t published them anywhere just yet. So, I felt like I could use this space as a way to promote indie brands, shops, creators…etc, just like I used to so often back in the day. Creativity is important to me, being creative is hard work and having a creative business is even trickier.
So by now you all know that I’m a big fan and supporter of Etsy, if you’re still not sold on the wonderful indie international marketplace of Etsy, the upcoming Etsy Made Local pop-ups may just be for you. Top sellers from 13 cities and towns across the UK are joining forces to bring their wares to awesome pop-ups 5th-6th December, so get your butt off the sofa and go check out some clever clogs in a town near you. To give you a little inspiration, I’ve chosen some of my fave pieces from my fave three cities on the list to share with you, so read on to discover some cute crafts in time for Christmas!