Sunday, 15 February 2009

A review of my Etsy purchases.

I am going to do reviews of my Etsy purchases, so that I can share the delights that I find.
My first review is an Etsy Shop called Karramandi
http://karramandi.etsy.com/

I came across this seller through one of my Etsy teams Etsyveg . http://etsyveg.blogspot.com/
Our team has posts on google and Yvonne from Karramandi introduced herself there, so I took a look at her shop. It is a wonderful Etsy shop, filled with vegan friendly soaps, creams and lotions among other luscious items. The seller is UK based, the same as me, so it cuts down on my carbon footprint if I buy 'local'. Yet another good reason to treat myself :)
After pondering which of the lovely sounding items I should buy, I decided on
Rose Otto and Frankincense Face and Body Cream
and Grapefruit, Ginger and Lime Shea Butter Soap.

The delivery time was quick, and the parcel arrived safe and neatly boxed.
As I opened the parcel, I could smell the wonderful scents arising from the packaging.
Firstly I opened the Rose Otto and Frankincense Face and Body Cream. It smelled divine. I had to try it immediately. The cream was light and delicate. I put a small amount on my hand and my skin devoured it with pleasure. It was easily absorbed, and left my skin feeling soft and lightly scented. I have since used it on my face, just before bedtime, and in the morning my face is very soft and feels wonderful. The consistency is just right, the aroma is perfect. I will probably use this cream on my face more than my hands, as it's such a wonderful find to have a face cream that actually doesn't leave a greasy face, yet still moisturises really well.

The Grapefruit, Ginger and Lime Shea Butter Soap, was beautifully presented. I could smell the fresh scent of lime as i opened the packaging. It was delightful. It almost seemed a shame to open the pretty packaging! The soap is delightful to use, and feels creamy on the skin, and leaves it feeling fresh. The smell is wonderful.

I also had a lovely surprise of a sample of Frankincense soap, which again, smells gorgeous, although I haven't tried it yet, I'm sure it will be just as wonderful.
I can truly recommend Karramandi as a fabulous shop for delightful creams and soaps.
http://karramandi.etsy.com/

10 comments:

Bev said...

Great review! Cheery wave from Bev

Marjorie Dawson said...

These sound wonderful - I had better go and mark this seller for suture sniffable stuff!

Yvonne Hands said...

Thanks Kim, what a wonderful review. I'm so glad you like the soap and creams. I use the cream on my face all the time, I love the moussy feel to it. I hope you enjoy the products and thanks again.

All the best
Yvonne

Kelle's Kitchen said...

Great review! Handmade B&B is the best :)

Annette F. Tait said...

well - after reading that review I am off to look at that wonderful sounding cream!

thank you for letting me know Kim!

Crickets Creations Handknit Scarves said...

I must have that face cream!!!

Thanks so much for the review!
Celeste (Crickets)

JulieWebb Photography+Design said...

Great review Kim! It's awesome that you're not only supporting our fabulous team but also thinking about where your products come from and how far they have to travel. I look forward to checking out your future purchases! :)

Mishkat said...

That face cream sounds wonderful (and so does the soap!). Thanks for the review!

silentlotuscreations said...

Sounds wonderful! :)

tomelimania said...

O_o
off to check out Yvonne Hands' store.