I hope you've discovered some amazing independent brands to support this Christmas. While researching brands, I've discovered so many truly amazing brands. Don't forget to always share the brands you have found with the people in your life! It's so so important to support the growth of smaller businesses. This is the third gift guide in our series, and this weeks is amazing! We've got some brilliant, inspiring and unique businesses for you to discover and fall in love with.
With running a beauty subscription brand, as you can imagine I often have a lot of products to test out, that is probably an understatement. However, the PerlCosmetics, pearl powder clay mask is hands down one of the best products I have tried this year, ran by one of the best, most inspiring people I have met in a long time.
The mask is so unique in its formulation, as you can customise it based on what you need for your own skin, so it’s super versatile for everyone, regardless of whether your skin is oily, dry or combination. You receive the powder, and an illuminating oil and add however many drops you need. Therefore, they are a perfect gift for a skincare lover, or anyone who wants beautiful skin, and who doesn’t want that?
Isobel Perl, the founder of PERLCosmetics, and she is one of the most hardworking, kind, supportive people I’ve ever met. She also runs the amazing Girls In Business account, which supports all of us female led businesses.
I launched the business in May after I lost my job due to COVID and decided to see it as an opportunity to follow a dream of mine. I’ve been a skincare and makeup lover for as long as I can remember and so have combined this passion with my education and time spent in a lab during my Biology degree to formulate my own natural skincare. I have loved every minute of learning and running a business and I can’t wait to see where it goes!
PERL Cosmetics are currently offering Christmas cards and the most beautiful Christmas gift wrap with hand-written calligraphy ‘Merry Christmas’ gift tags, which come free with the purchase of one of our cards.
Use code YOUGLOWGIRL for 10% off your order.
Collab planning sell sustainably made organisation tools, planners and stationery, helping its users become more organised, and find balance in all parts of life.
This Christmas, Collab planning will be selling their Perfect Day Daily Planner, their minute minder desk pad and launching their 2021 diaries. Who doesn’t love the fresh diary feeling that the new year brings?
Collab Planning has been created by Flora.
I have an undergrad degree in fashion and a masters in marketing! I’m super organised and passionate about helping other girls feel confident with their workload and busy lifestyle by providing them with the tools they need to plan their life. All our products are sustainable too which is such an important cause.
Use code INDYBOX for 10% off your orders.
Izabela Nair is a Confidence and Visibility Mentor committed to helping women get confident and visible so they can make a huge impact while being unapologetically themselves. She is the creator of the Confident You Cards, a new tool you can use on days when you need a little boost of confidence and positivity to show up for your dreams.
Izabela is deeply passionate about self-love, confidence and entrepreneurship. As an introvert, she knows first-hand how difficult it is to overcome insecurities to step out of your comfort zone and do what you love without worrying what other people think of you
When she wanted to start a career in PR and Communications, people told her she wasn’t bubbly enough. Words like that hurt and for a moment made her question her career path. “Why bother if I’m going to fail” was something she asked myself. Luckily, she quickly realised that introversion is not a weakness but a strength.
Izabela launched her business to empower women and help them uncover their inner and outer confidence. There are so many women out there with brilliant ideas but they are scared to take a leap due to insecurities or fears of being judged. She wants to help them break down their walls so they create their lives on their terms.
The cards feature quotes and prompts to support you and to help you transform your thoughts. If things are a little tricky and you are overwhelmed, carve a moment out of your day and pick a card from the deck that was designed with love to make you feel unstoppable and on fire.
Crystal Collection Co.
Crystal Collection Co. sell hand-poured, crystal infused candles, using ethically sourced crystals. These candles are beautiful, and so unique!
Seetal founded Crystal Collection Co. in August 2020. All candles are made in London.
"For years I was stuck in a toxic mindset and generally felt really disconnected. About a year and a half ago I went through a really challenging time and knew from there I wanted to break from unhealthy habits. I started yoga, reading self help books and mediating which eventually led me to crystal healing. I noticed through connecting to my higher self, I was growing, evolving and on the right path to reaching peace."
I then combined what I had used to help me with candles (I simply love candles and the cosy warmth they bring!) and started this business. I wanted to share how I got to this place of contentment through alternative healing.
This Christmas, Crystal Collection Co. are launching personalised crystal infused, Christmas scented candles. Where you can choose out of 3 crystals (Amethyst, Rose Quartz or Clear Quartz) and then choose out of 3 Christmas inspired scents (Winter Berries, Christmas Spice or Gingerbread).
They will be offering 10% off all Crystal Infused Candles from 1/12/20 - 31/12/20 using the code CHRISTMAS10.
Bambu Babe are a UK beauty brand on a mission to get women to ditch the disposables and make the switch to reusables. They help you make sustainable skincare choices through reusable facial rounds and accessories.
The Daily Care reusable facial rounds are made from buttery soft bamboo velvet, these reusable facial rounds are the softest on the market. Bought as a pack of 10, they come with an eco laundry bag for easy machine washing.
The Fresh Face make-up remover puff. Just add water and the microfibre technology will reach into your pores to clear out make-up. No more wasting expensive cleanser trying to remove make-up and because you only need water your skin stays at its intended pH balance, leading to healthier glowing skin.
The 3-month Sustainability pack is a gorgeous pack consisting of 3 Daily Care facial rounds, 1 Fresh Face make-up remover puff and an optional eco laundry bag. The perfect amount for 3 months of sustainable skincare.
Peta is the founder of Bambu Babe.
"I started Bambu Babe because I couldn’t believe how many single-use cotton rounds were filling up my bathroom bin and I thought there had to be a better way. Bambu Babe’s goal is to make sustainable skincare choices a no-brainer. That’s why we developed a range of gorgeous reusable facial rounds and make-up remover puffs which are good for your skin, the planet, and your purse."
Between now and December 11th we’re offering you 20% off Bambu Babe products when you spend £15 or more. And with free UK shipping.
Use code INDY-CHRISTMAS at checkout.