This past weekend I checked out the Craft Revival, which is when local vendors and artisans takeover the shops and restaurants in Thunder Bay’s downtown area. I believe there was about 140 artisans this time around spanning across 13 locations all within walking distance of each other. This was actually my first time attending the Craft Revival so I had an idea of what to expect but hadn’t actually experienced it yet. I went with the mission of picking up some Christmas gifts that had a local flare to them and of course, came hope with a few goodies for myself! I just couldn’t help it.
Eternal Matte Lipstick | Wined
I featured Hail Cosmetics in a Love for Lipstick earlier this year. Hail Cosmetics is an independent cosmetics company based in Thunder Bay. I couldn’t help but finally pick up another one of their Eternal Matte Lipsticks! I really should own more of these, they are great! I ended up choosing the shade Wined after Elsie, Hail’s founder, swatched it on her hand to show us. How could I not love a lipstick shade that resembles one of my favourite beverages? I can’t wait to show this off for you guys!
Naked Kity Naturals
Naked Kity Naturals is a Regina based (but originally from Thunder Bay) personal and skincare brand that aims to use natural ingredients. It is allergen friendly and safe to use for those with sensitive skin. Since I’m still suffering from a cold (turns out it’s a sinus infection, yay!) I was drawn to her lip products. I chose the Raspberry Tintbalm for myself as I like carrying a pigmented lip balm in my purse for if my lips get dry when I’m out/my lipstick has worn off. I always like having a touch of colour to my lips. It also smells wonderful, or at least I remember it smelled great, my sense of smell has taken a temporary leave.
Strawberry Daiquiri Lip Scrub
I’ve been meaning to pick up a lip scrub and this one is edible! I wear a lot of matte lipsticks so having smooth lips is an essential part of my routine. The Strawberry Daiquiri flavour definitely smells good enough to eat! I can’t wait to start using this in my weekly routine.
Fizzing Bath Bomb | Warm Butterbeer
I bought quite a few items from Lovely Body but I decided to grab one of their fizzing bath bombs in Warm Butterbeer for myself. I am a Harry Potter fanatic so the name Butterbeer had my attention but it was the scent that won me over! I can’t wait to take a bath with this!
Are there any local artisans that you’re a fan of? Let me know in the comments below!