I'm Dreaming of a Local Christmas

Friday, December 22, 2017

Ho Ho Ho! 2 more jingle sleeps before Christmas! Tis the season to spread the cheer and support local! When you buy from a maker, you are buying a dream, months of hard work, perseverance but also moments of doubts and failures. There is no better gift than offering someone you cherish something which was made from the heart, from our beautiful island!

I am so happy to host this Christmas Giveaway with the support of 4 local artisans and entrepreneurs! We came together to put this beautiful project to life and I hope you will enjoy this blog post as much as I did creating it!

Now let's dive right into Santa's bag and discover who are the women behind the amazing creations that are featured in the last blog giveaway of 2017!

Indiz by Aurélie Antonio

Indiz are handmade accessories made in Mauritius. Aurélie takes her inspiration from oriental and boho chic designs which are the main influences for her business, the INDIZ Style. 'I put a lot of time in searching the right materials and creating pieces that will reflect the brands style'.  All the products are handmade, created during her spare time. The products consists of earrings, bracelets, necklaces, clutch bags and in the future, garments!

The products featured in the Christmas Giveaway have been inspired by different moodboards done before starting every creations. Some have been inspired by the festive season, some from the oriental and boho style and some are actually her best sellers.

Vintidui by Theva Pyneeandy

Vintidui is an ethical clothing brand 100% handmade in Mauritius and lately they have started doing macramé home deco objects and other accessories!

Theva started doing keyrings to add some macrame joy to the daily grind. :) 'I absolutely love them as you can add a boho touch to anything just by adding these keyrings, for example your bag'.

My Surprise Box by Valerie Pilot

Valerie is the entrepreneur behind the first Mauritian beauty box! When you subscribe online, you will receive a box filled with minimum 5 to 6 trendy cosmetics, makeup, accessories every month at your address. The delivery is free. The products are sourced in Mauritius and around the globe. The brands she works with are mostly high-end brands. 

You can also offer a subscription to your loved ones! They will be delivered the surprise box with a personalised gift message which is perfect for the festive season! 
'I chose these products for the giveaway because most of them are unavailable on the Mauritian market and also because these are very trendy beauty products'.

The Repetto Perfume is a brand associated with the grace of ballet dancer and the sophistication of Parisian women. Valerie personally loves the light pink floral powdery fragrance and it’s gorgeous bottle.

The Naked Pore Refiner Makeup Primer is a must-have for the summer to soothen the skin, reduce the pores and give your skin a matte finish. It is comfortable to wear and easily absorbed.

The Laino Pink Clay Face Mask is soothing and smoothing. Thanks to the sweet orange essential oil and pink clay. Laino uses the treasures of the Mediterranean to create skin care products made of natural and authentic ingredients that are gentle for the skin.

The Blending Sponge is great for creating a full coverage base, contouring or layering color. It is reusable, and perfect to use with all makeup formulations. It's comfort curve fits perfectly in the hand and is great for a controlled application.

TAØ CRAFT by Natacha Yu

Natacha shares her passion for boho jewelry by highlighting the beauty of natural treasures in her creations. 'My creations are definitely a pure reflection of me. Very discrete in nature, my delicate and touch of simplicity is omnipresent in my crafts. I'm very perfectionist, which reflects in my crafting and also in the time spent for crafting each piece. I spend a lot of time in the thinking, designing and crafting process.'

She started with handmade Brazilian bracelets as she was passionate with the colours. During the process,  she finally found the true essence of her crafts when she discovered natural stones. 

The Minimalist Gemstone bracelets featured in the giveaway are the beautiful result of her love at first sight with gems back in 2015, it has throughout the years, become her bestsellers up to date. Natacha finds inspiration in the materials itself. 'Their natural beauty and their beautiful energies are enough to inspire me'.

Let's support each other and root for a community of makers, artists and go-getters for Christmas! Stand a chance of winning those amazing products featured by the artisans! 4 Giveaways for 4 Winners! Each winner may win a box of 4 products from each artisans featured in this article. 
P.S: There will be also a surprise gift from me to you lovely readers ;) A token of love to thank you for your support for 2017!

How to participate:
The Christmas Giveaway will start on Monday 25th December 2017! So stay tuned to my Facebook & Instagram page! 2 winners will be picked from Facebook and 2 winners will be picked from Instagram!

1. Like the blog giveaway post (Facebook/Instagram)
2. Share the post to your timeline/feed (on public mode)
3. Like the page Facebook/Instagram page of featured artisans:

4. Send me private Facebook message /Instagram comment when done

Rules of the Christmas Giveaway:
The rules are simple, you should be a Mauritian resident to participate in the blog giveaway.
The competition will run for 5 days, starting on the 25th December 2017, ending on the 29th December 2017.
The winner will be announced on Saturday 30th December 2017.
Rules of participation should be followed in order to enter the competition.

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