Friday, November 9, 2012

The Holiday Gift Guide Part V: Pamper Thyself

Squee!  Who doesn't love pampering bath and beauty products?  This giveaway guide features great shops offering luxurious products that encourage you to take a little time for yourself. If you haven't seen parts 1-4 yet, you can click on the links below to check out the fabulous shops!  Plus if you haven't already done so, you can earn extra entries into the Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway by sharing Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV on your Facebook wall. What's the Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway?  Glad you asked.  :D  One lucky reader who enters the Tansy Doll Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway will win $30.00 to put towards any ONE shop featured in the 6 part series gift guide. All you have to do is click here and enter by following the directions.  As each part of the gift guide goes live, there will be additional ways to earn entries, so keep checking back!  

Here's a reminder of the schedule:
Sept 14 - Waldorf Inspired Toys
Sept 28 - Transportation, Fairies, and Lil' Artists
Oct 12 - Clothing and other Wearables
Oct 26 - Tiny Treasures
Nov 9 - Pamper Thyself
Nov 23 - Dress those Walls



Pamper Thyself

1. Mix and Match 4 Soaps of your choice by Sweet Trade Soap Company
This is a great deal.  For $13.50 you get to pick 4 soaps of your choosing.  This would make a great gift for just about anybody on your list, including yourself.  What?  You don't buy gifts for yourself.  You should fix that.  Everyone deserves to pamper him or herself occasionally.  My favorite soap from this company is the Scallywag, but I just bought the Voodome and I'm excited to try it out.  Like Sweet Trade on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-Trade-Soap-Company/330245810334231.
 2. 8 oz Soy Candle by Orange County Candles
I'm excited to try out these candles from Orange County Candles.  I bought the six pack of 8 oz candles for $45.00.  I intend to give a few away as Holiday gifts.  And I have to tell you they arrive already packaged in the absolute most cutest way.  Oh and the scents...perfection.  I've definitely found my go-to person for candles! She has a HUGE list of scents to choose from so there is something for everyone!  From what I hear soy candles burn cleaner and last longer so they are the ecological and economical choice of candles.  Follow her Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/OrangeCountyCandles.
 3. Mineral Eyeshadow by Rocksterize
$7.00 gets you your choice of color in mineral eyeshadow.  I'm not one to wear much makeup but when I do I like it to be dramatic.  These mineral eyeshadows fit the bill with vibrant and bold color choices.  Follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ItsTisch.Rocksterize.
I'm not sure if I want eat this or take a bath with it!  For $4.50 you get this scrumptious little bath bomb filled with good for your skin ingredients.  This particular bath bomb is made with vanilla, sugar, butter and loads of chocolate fragrance. The "chips" are made from olive oil based soap chunks.  Go like Savor's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/savorsoap.
5. Sugar Scrub Bath Bars by Bella Luna Crafts
Each sugar scrub bar is $5.00 and you get your choice of lemon cilantro, spa tonic, ripe raspberry, or mojito. Offering these sugar scrubs in bar form is simply ingenious as it cuts back on unnecessary packaging.  These bars contain a glycerin base for cleansing, sugar of course for scrubbing, and grapeseed oil for moisturizing.  And at only $5.00, you might as well buy all four scents!  Like Bella Luna Crafts' Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BellaLunaSoap.
  6. Organic Lavender Milk Bath by Breath of French Air
For $10.50 you can purchase one glass bottle (4.5 oz) full of soothing Organic Lavender Milk Bath.  Okay, first what a great treat after a long day.  Second, when your milk bath is gone you can reuse the bottle!  I didn't intend this gift guide for the kiddos but check out her sweet animal cracker soap set. Adorable. Like A Breath of French Air at https://www.facebook.com/ABreathOfFrenchAir.
 7. Cotton Candy Confetti Lip Sugar Scrub by For Goodness Grape
Come winter time, my lips are always dry and chapped.  According to For Goodness Grape, a lip sugar  scrub is a great way to exfoliate and moisturize your lips.  For $7.75 you get a tube of this fabulous and yummy looking sugar scrub.  And the best part, this is one beauty product you can actually eat.  Well...okay, maybe you shouldn't eat the whole tube, but apparently you can lick off the sugar scrub after applying.  While you're in her shop pick up a fabulous lip balm to apply afterwards.  I already bought some Vanilla Cardamon lip balm and I can't wait to try it out! Follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/forgoodnessgrape.
 8. Complexion Clarifying Facial Cream by Bunny Butt Apothecary
I've got problem skin and from the looks of the feedback this might be the product to help clarify and settle down my skin.  For $12.00 I am totally purchasing some of this facial cream!  She also makes and sells a complexion zen clarifying charcoal soap that I will have to try out as well.   Follow along on Facebook for updates:  https://www.facebook.com/bunnybuttapothecary.
 9. Lotion Balms by Yreka Soap Co
For only 5.00 you get your choice of Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, or Baby (no scent) balm perfect for soothing those hardworking hands.  These seems like the perfect gift for anybody who uses their hands a lot, ahem...like your favorite crafter.  ;)  The balms are made with shea butter, coco butter, coconut oil, pures bees wax, olive oil, rice bran oil ,vitamin e, grapefruit seed oil & *Essential Oil. *Baby balm does not contain essential oil for those who prefer a non-scented balm.  Follow her on https://www.facebook.com/YrekaSoapCo.
10.  Solid Perfume by Scodioli Creative
These solid perfumes sell for $14.00 per tin.  I've heard of solid perfumes before but  what makes Scodioli Creative different from others is the unique scent combinations.  I am seriously coveting this one in lilac and bergamot, but there are some other equally tantalizing scents.  If you;re like me and have a hard time choosing just one, pick up her wee sample set of three to find out which is your favorite.  Like her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/madame.scodioli.
I think that this giveaway guide is my favorite right now. I've already made several purchases from a few of these shops in my effort to get a jump start on the Holiday gift buying frenzy.  Most years, I make all my gifts, but this year I've vowed to buy from crafters and artists.  I love supporting handmade!  Only one more gift guide to go, so don't forget to get those entries in for the Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway!!!  

~Cheers!~
Robin


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