Royal Essence

COVID-19 Restrictions may be easing, but you’ll still want your house to smell nice… Or, you’ve been working your butt off and will want to relax with a nice bath bomb… Whatever your style, Royal Essence has you sorted.

Screen Shot 2020-05-20 at 10.20.38 pmI know I’ve started off cheesy; but, seriously, it’s because Royal Essence are amazing!

Royal Essence products are Australian-made, vegan, cruelty-free, hand-made, and uses only safe ingredients. And, best of all? Their products* come with a shiny surprise inside them!! (They call it “a Kinder Surprise for adults”).

*Well, most of them do. Some don’t.

Royal Essence range beautiful candles, diffusers, bath bombs, bath crumbles, body scrubs and whipped soap. The candles are made of the highest quality material, containing soy-wax as well as a natural cotton wick.

Some of these products include rings, earrings, or necklaces valued up to a few thousand $ (if you’re lucky!) Most of mine have been worth between $40-$120, which is a win when I’ve spent less than that on the product itself. The surprise rings are guaranteed sterling silver (despite my ring pictured above, which is from their old batch.)

There is also a Buy, Swap, Sell group on Facebook for the jewellery.

My last piece of advice? Try not to get addicted 😛

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Erstwilder

They say the best way to help the community during the COVID-19 outbreak is to shop local! So, I have taken it upon myself to find some new local treasures via online shopping… Introducing my first treasured find…

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Erstwilder is a Melbourne-based Australian company that designs cute, limited edition brooches, jewellery, and scarves. Established by a local artist in 2011, the company now has a team of local designers and other staff, as well as fan communities and buy-swap-sells across Facebook. The Erstwilder label draws inspiration from all things vintage, rockabilly, pinup, retro and art deco; with a focus on (cute!) animals. All ‘Erstildlings’ arrive with a unique name and short story as a homage to history, myth, pop-culture and classic storytelling.

I discovered Erstwilder as they re-released their Peter Rabbit range – lucky because their products have a tendency to sell out quickly!

Peter Rabbit Brooch

I ordered Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, and Jemima Puddle-Duck brooches, as well as a set of three scarves. My Erstwilder order arrived in a delicately and lovingly wrapped package. And they threw in a free sticker that now looks great on my laptop!

The brooches are as lovely as they were in the pictures. (Cheeky – the cockatiel- quality testing my Benjamin Bunny).

Cheeky and I decidedly love Erstwilder for their cute designs, product quality, swift arrival, and the love they put into their product. We rate them a 5/5!