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 Today's post is all about supporting small British businesses and using alternatives to mainstream beauty brands. So often I stumble upon Etsy beauty posts on other blogs or on Tumblr, just to discover something that looks gorgeous is not available in the UK. For this reason, I've focused on shops that are UK-based and ship to the UK. Although the vast majority of my readers are from this country, I apologise for those of you who are not!

Just Be Natural Rejuvenate Facial Oil
When I stumbled across this facial oil, I was amazed by how professional the packing looks! This would absolutely not look amiss on the shelves of Boots or Superdrug. At £15 it's relatively affordable and is packed full of good ingredients.

Bathtime Treat Giftbox 
How cute is this gift box full of adorable looking bath bombs? If they smell half as good as they look, these would make an excellent gift for a bath time loving friend...or yourself!

Strawberry or Coconut Soap
I rarely use bar soap for hygiene and practicality reasons, but there's no denying that some of the handmade stuff out there both smells and looks amazing! I'd be tempted to eat this if I owned it, but would settle for washing myself in sweet strawberry scents...

Matching Makeup Bag and Brush Roll 
Mint green and floral print, a favourite combination of mine, and who doesn't like having matching sets? I love a good brush roll, but having a makeup bag to match is something I've yet to achieve. Perhaps it's time for a change?

White and Pink Gradient Heart False Nails 
As much as I love having amazing nails, I just don't have the time or patience these days! Looking at these, it definitely looks like next time I buy some falsies, I'll be paying for someone to take all the hard work away for me. These pink and black nails are fab!

Heavenly Lemon Gift Set 
Yet another homemade Etsy product that just looks so super professional. I can totally see this lining the shelves in a department store. I personally think lemon is such an underrated scent and I imagine this candle and soap combo to have a delicate but exceedingly pleasant lemony smell to them.

Do you have any favourite Etsy beauty stores?

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