Etsy is a treasure trove of handmade and vintage items. It is more than just crafts and vintage clothes. There at thousands, even tens of thousands, of beauty shops. Because it is all handmade, almost everything out there is organic and vegan friendly. You will find things on Etsy you would never see in shops, some for good reason, but mostly items are original pieces made with love.
For an exhaustive range of sparkly nail polishes, the Vegas based shop ILoveNP has got you covered.
At around £6.82 each, they’re slightly more expensive than a drug store brand, but in which drug stores would you find this colour?
Etsy classic, Portland Black Lipstick Company, does exactly what it says on the tin. Great black lipstick for just £9.54. But they also have a range of other similarly ‘alternative’ colours. Their namesake, however, is their best seller.
For cute soaps that you won’t find anywhere else, go to AubreyEApothecary and Soapopotamus. These guys have soaps AubreyE has soaps shaped like sushi:
And even coal (a great stocking filler)
And soapopotamus has deliciously realistic looking Cinnamon buns:
Liquid ‘honey’ soap
And a half-dozen of the glazed, please
For just £4.77! Turn your bathroom into a mini bakery.
If price isn’t an object, For Strange Women has a delightfully gothic selection of vintage style perfumes in both solid and liquid form, in beautiful packaging. However the cheapest perfumes start at around £35, or you could spend around £100 on solid perfume necklaces.
Finally, Fat and the Moon is a cosmetics company that has natural beauty products from deodorants to lipsticks.
This lip and cheek stain is just £8.18 and will have you going from zero to vamp in 3.5.
So if you are looking for gifts this holiday season, or just want to treat yourself, don’t forget to make Etsy one of your stops before heading out to the shops. You may be pleasantly surprised.