I recently had a little bit of extra money to spend, so I decided to buy some handmade things on Etsy. I mostly went with beauty products (makeup, lip balm, perfumes). Here is an overview of my purchases and the fantastic sellers I bought from.
The first shop I purchased from was Soothing Naturals.
They offer all natural lip balms in all kinds of scents for only $1.49! I couldn't pass up that price, so I purchased the All Natural Lip Balm Strawberry Splash. I love the way strawberry smells so I figured this would be a good choice to go with. The item arrived really fast and smells fantastic! Not only does it smell delicious it feels wonderful. I usually have issues with lip products but I think this is one of the best lip balms I've used in a while. It's really smooth and lasts a lot longer than some I've used in the past. The transaction was smooth and I'd definitely recommend this shop if you'd like to try a new and nicely priced lip balm.
The second shop I purchased from was The All Natural Face.
I mostly came across this shop when I searched for eye shadow. I couldn't believe the prices and variety that was offered, so I decided to try out some of the eye shadow they offered. I found a sweet deal of 3 Five Gram Jars of Vegan Eyeshadow For $6. I thought this was an excellent price and also a really nice way of testing out colors. I went with Pink Ice Storm, OliveU, and Oh So Metal Antiqued Copper. I tried them out and they all work perfectly! I especially love the Pink Ice Storm because it's a very feminine and chic pink that anyone can pull off. Plus, they gave me samples of a ton of other colors with my order and two little applicator brushes free! I'll probably order some more in the future because the colors are awesome. I definitely recommend this seller if you are looking for reasonably priced eyeshadow or makeup.
The third shop I purchased from was Scented Luxuries.
I actually saw this shop featured on someone else's blog. I can't remember the exact blog but they mentioned the perfume oil that was sold in this shop and I was interested in checking it out. They have a ton of scents to choose from and offer 1/6 oz or 1/3 oz bottles of the roll on perfume and 2 oz bottles of the body mist. The prices are really good and there is a lot to offer - perfume oils, soap, lotions, candles, etc. I bought the Choose Your Fragrance - Concentrated Roll On Perfume Oil - Mini 1/6 oz Bottle and went with Very Vanilla as my scent. It smells really good...almost like a vanilla cake hehe. I'd definitely recommend this seller if you're looking for some really nice smelling perfume oil.
That's a wrap up of my experience buying beauty products on etsy. I'd never thought about buying them handmade before but after comparing the prices to what you'd pay at a department store or even somewhere like Wal-Mart or Target, these are a steal and probably a lot better for you to wear than the typical name brands. I'll probably buy handmade from now on and hope you look into it too :)