First and foremost, the Spring Box has launched! As decided by the Facebook Fans group, the theme is Athurian legends, so pack your favorite sword and let's go questing! Return To Camelot is live!
This box features some returning faves, and a newcomer, as well. There is a perfume in honor of the wily sorceress, Morgana Le Fay, from Deconstructing Eden. A rich chocolate and pistachio tea from Dryad Tea to keep you warm on your journeys. A multipurpose Bubble Wash from Luvmilk that will renew you like the Holy Grail itself. A handcrafted beeswax candle from Nui Cobalt Designs in honor of the Lady of the Lake, to help you see the clearest way to your destiny. A silver-encrusted soap by Paintbox Soapworks, who practically leapt at the opportunity to create a bar in honor of Merlin from her favorite piece of Arthuriana, the 1981 film, Excalibur. An incredible foil-finished notebook for you to log your journeys from Megan Wyreweden of The Creeping Moon. And from me, a candle based on the foreboding tale of The Green Knight, which was more obscure until A24 released an absolutely gorgeous film interpretation recently. I'm also offering a sheer lip color to mimic the gentle rosy glow of courtly love.
I also decided to forego a Spring collection this year in favor of an expanded Arthurian Collection of candles.
Morgan Le Fay: Tart red currant, rich cherry wine, Egyptian musk, and dragon's blood.
The Beguiling of Merlin: A grove of oak enshrouded in amber, sandalwood musk, cedar, and vanilla bean.
The Green Knight: Verdant moss, rain-soaked soil, ancient cedar, and soft green herbs.
The Holy Isle: Ripe red apples upon a bed of fresh lavender sprigs and yellow oak leaves.
The Lady of Shalott: Forget-me-not blossoms, flowing waters, bergamot, green apple, violet, and a single lily.
The Queen's Champion: Vanilla bean, muskmallow ambrette, precious sandalwood, and a velvet-soft red rose.
And one final exciting announcement!
It’s the #iloveindies Group Giveaway!
Eight of your favorite Indie Makers will be sending love to three First Prize winners and one Grand Prize winner in our #iloveindies photo and video contest.
Nui Cobalt Designs (mastermind and organizer!),
Sihaya & Company,
The Vintage Vixen of Virginia,
and author Amy Blackthorn.
Grand Prize: All 8 Indies listed above will each send one lucky winner a gift of handcrafted items from their shops.
Estimated value: $55 each × 8 Makers = $440 worth of Indie awesomeness.
First Prize: All 8 Indies listed above will each send three lucky winners either a discount code, a gift card, or handcrafted items from their shops.
Estimated value: $25 each × 8 Makers = $200 worth of Indie awesomeness.
Available to US entries only.
Here’s how to enter:
1) Take a photo or video of a favorite item from any of the Indie Makers listed above.
2) Be sure to tag that Indie Maker in your photo or video, and write a quick caption about why you love it.
3) Use the hashtag #iloveindies so that we can find and count your entry.
4) Post it to Instagram, Facebook, and/or TikTok. Make sure it's set to "public."
5) Rinse and repeat! You can enter as many items as you like from now through February 13th.
Random drawing will be held to select the winners on Valentine’s Day, February 14th at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern. Winners will be announced on Nui Cobalt’s Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.
Questions? Hit Forest up at https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/pages/contact
Hope the weather is warming up where you are!