Here’s our round up of the best products from small independent businesses in Cardiff to wipe away those January Blues.
You’re stuck at home. It’s lockdown day 5 million. And to top it off, it’s raining.
January Blues have fully kicked in. You usually drown them in the January sales, but shops are closed.
But if you’re trying to shop more locally, ethically, and sustainably then you might be wondering what our local shops have got on offer.
Well we have the answer, and it’s a triple whammy of positivity: by shopping with some of our local independents you get the retail fix and a lovely product, you get to feel smug that you have shopped local and supported your community, AND the business owner can give out a big post Christmas sigh of relief because they’ve made a sale in January.
Everyone, Is. A. Winner. (except Jeff Bezos, who just lost an amazon sale from you)
Take a look at these products to banish the January Blues…
Morphosis Color Protect Shampoo & Conditioner, complete with FREE tissue eye patches with Hyaluronic Acid and anti-age action.
Morphosis Color Protect is suitable for all hair types, particularly coloured and highlighted hair.
- Protects colour and reduces colour fade
- Ideal for frequent use
- Restores shine and softness
- Protects against heat
9ct rose and yellow gold Flux stacking ring with spinel with a textured 9ct gold stacking ring.
Oxidised silver Flux statement ring with rutilated and hematite quartz.
Oxidised silver and namada river agate Flux earrings.
Silver and Gold Plate gradient earrings.
Lots of mini craft kits here to banish the January blues:
Mini Craft Kits: https://www.twinmade.com/shop/minimiy
Cross Stitch Kit with over 50 patterns to pick from: https://www.twinmade.com/crossstitch/crossstitchbundle
Get started on a St Dwynwens Day // Valentines Day gift with our Love Spoon Kit: https://www.twinmade.com/shop/lovespoon
More Kits Here: https://www.twinmade.com/shop
Although massage is not allowed under current guidelines, you could pay it forward and get yourself a gift voucher so that you have a treat to look forward to at the end of lockdown
If you love statement jewellery and accessories, you’ve come to the right place. Interius is the Latin word for ‘inside’ and is the name of this collection by Duxford Studios. These modernist jewellery designs are a physical record of a moment in time made from the internal space in a clenched fist, frozen forever in cast eco sterling silver. Also available in 18 carat gold vermeil.
High-waisted 100% cotton naturally dyed underwear. Smooth, supportive and comfy as hell.
Large Coffee Waxed Amaryllis bulbs from Grounds for Good. £12 each (reduced from £15). Available to order by direct message.
“The Flamboyant blooms of Amaryllis are a stunning sight that’s all the more welcome in the depths of Winter and whilst we wait for the change in weather and the arrival of Spring bulbs. Our exquisite blooms have a novel twist……they have been hand prepared and painted with a subtle scented wax that contains none other than our repurposed coffee grounds. Our used coffee grounds have all been sourced from local coffee houses eager to work with us in diverting this waste going to landfill. The coffee grounds suspended in the wax give a wonderful texture and scent and results in each bulb having a unique pattern. No artificial glitter or paint is needed to make these stand out.
Waxed bulbs are an ideal way to create a dramatic feature as they can literally be placed anywhere- they don’t need potting or watering as the bulb has everything it needs to shoot and flower. Just place them somewhere light (but not in full sun) in a cool to warm temperature and sit back and watch them bloom! The warmer the ambient temperature the quicker they will flower. So, if you have several you can either group them together or stagger your display! Remember to rotate the bulb frequently to prevent leaning towards the light which might topple the bulb. You can pop your bulb in a container or around other objects for extra support.”
So there you have it. A lovely selection of products from our members – and there is plenty more. Have a browse through our independent businesses and have yourself a bit of local, ethical, January retail therapy. Don’t forget to tag us in any pics!