Before Etsy, the only place you'd find handcrafted jewelry, small-batch body soaps, and artisanal fragrance oils was at a peculiarly eco-chic garage sale. (And the odds of stumbling across one depended on whether you lived in the same hood as a free-spirited bohème with a historic brownstone in Brooklyn.) Then came Amazon Handmade, a similar, relatively unknown DIY marketplace — with 51,995 items you can buy with Prime.
But if you consider sifting through the rabbit hole of options as arduous as brushing your hair 100 times, Amazon is making it easy. The retailer just announced its expansion of the Handmade Gift Shop, so you can better peruse its well-curated selection of one-of-a-kind products for your every need. (Before, it was geared toward wedding shoppers or those with a special interest in fondant cake toppers.) But it's the beauty section, nestled comfortably between handbags and stationary, where you'll find the really good shit. (Fine, our beauty team might be biased.) Think: bright and sparkly bath bombs, playfully-shaped soaps, and more — all with gorgeous, giftable (or not) packaging.
Ahead, the beauty products that'll turn your antique oak vanity into a display worthy of an Instagram vignette. Because we all need one more reason to spend money on Amazon, right?
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Any Game of Thrones fan knows winter is coming, which is exactly why you'll want to load up on this rich and decadent body cream. Not only are its ingredients 100% organic, it also has cocoa butter, fatty acids, and vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 to quickly heal dry, cracked skin.
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Not into traditional bath bombs? The shape alone of this iteration feels like bringing a party into your tub — but the lingering scent of birthday cake certainly doesn't hurt.
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Anyone who says the best things in life come in threes clearly has never laid eyes on this natural lip balm set — or watched The Golden Girls. Each one comes with its own flair inspired by the show's characters, but all of them are equally hydrating.
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If you can get past the, ahem, interesting name, this whipped, buttery body soap is no joke: The texture means it doubles as shaving cream and, thanks to granulated sugar, an exfoliator. Right in line with its monkey theme, it even smells like banana, vanilla, and pineapple.
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Despite the fact that leaving this bar of soap in your bathroom might trigger some late-night cheesecake cravings (or, maybe that's just the telltale fruity scent), this handmade blend of coconut, olive, and grape seed oils will be well worth the soft hands.