About last night: Valentine’s Day Market

I had the most welcome invitation to attend the first ever Valentine’s Day Market hosted by two fellow Hamiltonians, Shan (@thegirthwith1000hairstyles) and Esther (@thelashlife.online)

This market was such a wonderful event, bringing together local artist, bloggers, and entrepreneurs for a lovely evening of food drinks and shopping!

The vendors were so incredible! So many local businesses and really talented women. These vendors included;

My Whispering Muse, a local upcycled jewelry maker from Hamilton, ON. Linda makes some of the most beautiful jewelry by hand. I am a huge fan of sustainable fashion, so her line is right up my alley! Her pieces also include semi-precious stones, lava stones, and stamps and recycled jewelry, that would otherwise be thrown away.  I really love her pieces they would make the most lovely gifts!

Queen Thandi’s Hut, is a collection of wonderful handmade African jewelry, and home decor! This mix of two African countries style and craftsmanship and I have to say two things really stood out were these amazing hand-woven baskets! They are so on trend and just amazing pieces to have in your home, and these wonderful chunky necklaces, which are the most amazing statement pieces, some were made up of so many tiny beads, they looked like they took hours to create.

Erin LookDevine, a makeup artist was also present at the night’s festivities giving out mini makeovers. She does some really amazing looks! Very trendy, smokey and sexy looks she does everything from bridal to boudoir! I would love to have my makeup done by her!

This next vendor was really cool and unlike anything I have ever seen before Denique specializes in the art of Yoni steaming, a holistic art of womb healing. This was the first time I have heard of Yoni Steaming and I am very interested in learning more! This is excellent for those looking to get pregnant or those looking for healing with any lady area issues! I love exploring holistic healing modalities ao I will definitely be looking into this!

Sharifa Patrick is an illustrator, animator and she is so talented! I am in love with her work and cannot wait to see the illustration she is hand drawing of myself and my boyfriend! It’s going to look so amazing! And is the perfect Valentines gift for someone special, I would highly recommend checking her work out and I cannot wait to share ours when it’s ready!

Selina King fashion is a lingerie line created and designed here in Hamilton by Selina. This line is so beautiful, I love the perfect red crushed sets and the use of colours and attention to detail in her work, really lets you know you’re getting a quality product made with love! I can’t wait to get my hands on a set soon!

Koochiostuffedelephants are so ADORABLE and I love elephants, so I had to get one! These had made plush come in a variety of prints and a very structured so they hold shape nicely and make for perfect decor. This would be so lovely for a nursery! Such amazing local talent!

Waxing Moon Co. is a 100% natural handcrafted crystal infused candles! They are unlike anything I have ever seen before, as these candles are made from a coconut and soy wax blend and are made with pure essential oils and each candle has a crystal inside! I am so excited to give these a burn! These are going to be so amazingly healing, this is perfect for all the crystal obsessed people like myself!!!

Zoiya Henna Studio was also present, and I had to hold myself back from getting this done because I am obsessed with henna and this girl does some amazing work! She came in from Mississauga for this market (in the stormy weather no less) so you know this girl is dedicated to her work and it really shows everyone who got it done that evening looked amazing!

 

Glitter Magpie one of kind funky designs was also at this market and her work is so cool! These lovely pendant necklaces are all so unique, funky and fun! I totally need to get my hands on her stuff! I love my “say no to winter pin”! It’s fantastic!  This girl is definitely talented and cool as hell!

 

Mik’s Mixes is an all handmade bath bomb line created by 12 year old Mikaleigh, this little boss lady is making waves selling these amazing products That I am so stoked to try out! They look and smell amazing and were selling like crazy! This incredible little lady is such an inspiration!

 

The wonderfully colourful clothing line designed by Batik Boutik was also at this market! This line is so amazing and has everything from dresses to backpacks! I love the wonderful colours, so perfect for this summer’s print trend!

 

I received a little goodie bag with some of the vendor’s amazing products and I am so excited to try out  The 24K Gold Elixir by @thegirlwith1000hairstyles, this serum looks amazing and can be used as a daily moisturizer/ primer or overnight! I am so stoked to give this a go and write an in-depth review. The creator of this amazing line of handmade products Shaneece is a local blogger/influencer, mommy, and entrepreneur, and I don’t know how she looks so fabulous and does it all! Her hairstyles are amazing and she also has a line of natural beauty products that look amazing and have gotten loads of buzz. Her blog is such great hair inspiration, if you are transitioning to natural I highly suggest getting yourself a few hair muses. When I started my journey to natural hair I really found following other bloggers who have gone natural or have been killing the natural hair styling! I would highly recommend following Shaneece if you are looking to start the natural journey.

 

The Lash Life is a 3d silk lash line that is cruelty -free high-quality lashes and man, do these lashes look amazing! They are so soft and realistic and literally think they would make you look so amazing! If you’re into lashes I would highly recommend giving these a go! The packaging is also amazing, the compact is so glittery and its, unlike any lashes I’ve ever seen.

The night concluded with an amazing raffle and a moment for all the local influencers to take the floor to discuss our blogs and businesses. I am beyond thrilled to have been included alongside some amazing bloggers which included @zaraa_u,@likelesley, and @naturalbeautymandy. You should definitely check these girls out! Love meeting fellow Canadian influencers

Once again I would like to thank everyone involved in the event for hosting me and including me! I really hope we can continue events like these in our community!

And in honour of this amazing month of Love, I am spreading some love with a VALENTINE’S DAY GIVEAWAY including some sweet items from this incredible market!

 

To enter is simple;

1) Be sure to follow @hamiltonhippie on IG

2) Like the GIVEAWAY picture

3) Tag a friend!

That’s it!!!!

********BONUS entries follow this blog account!********

 

Contest closes February 26th!

GOOD LUCK!

 

I would also like to thank Tara of Lipstickquick for doing my makeup! She is the bomb and uses MAC Cosmetics and she literally made me look so flawless! I would highly recommend her for your next event! And check out her on insta @lipstickquick

 

 

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