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Artisans at The Boulevard

It’s officially November, so that means it’s time to think about Christmas

There’s a chill in the air, the nights are dropping and the fairy lights have arrived on the mall. We are setting the mood for the season and to help you with your shopping The Boulevard have introduced a bespoke Artisan Market twice a month until Christmas.

Last weekend there was a hive of activity with 27 Artisans from Northern Ireland making their first appearance at the centre. If you missed it, don’t worry they’re coming back.

Get these dates in your diary:

Saturday 24 November

Sunday 25 November

Saturday 22 December

Sunday 23 December

 

 

Whether you looking for stocking fillers, some festive fragrance or a one off gift for someone special, the product offering ticks all the boxes.

To give you a taste of what to expect, how about a few introductions;

 

Ellie Mac

A new company Ellie Mac

100% pure soy wax, vegan friendly and not tested on animals. Ellie Mac Candles are all hand poured in small batches in Co Antrim

Luxury luscious scents, and range of products inspired by Northern Ireland.

 

Plumpy Balms

Plumpy Balms are made from gorgeous hydrating natural butters and are lovingly vegan.

Valerie Brown started experimenting in her kitchen in 2013 with an idea to make her own natural and vegan lip butters. Years of experimenting with butters, oils, scents and colours finally led to the birth of Plumpy Balms! Our balms are made from natural mango, cocoa and shea butters which gives them a rich creamy feeling on the lips without being greasy or heavy. Our Lip Butters include the amazing rosehip oil which is known for its healing properties. Our Lip Tints have all the great creaminess of our lip butters but enhanced with colour that make your lips stand out that bit more without looking too made up. We hope you enjoy Plumpy as much as us!

All our products are handmade in Belfast, Northern Ireland. We make small batches of Plumpy Balms at a time and use only the finest ingredients.

Plumpy Balms are super moisturising and loved for their silky smooth feel and as close as natural as we can get using only the minimal about of safe synthetic ingredients. Our lip butters are over 99% natural and are made with natural mango, cocoa and shea butter, as well as rosehip oil, a beauty oil that is recognised by beauty experts for its healing properties. They come in 4 amazing flavours which have a more-ish appeal!

Our lip tints are over 98% natural and enhance your natural lip appearance. They are buildable colours so you can achieve either a subtle or stronger look and come in 4 great shades. 

 

Les is  a contemporary artist, living in Belfast but currently based in Boom! Studios in Bangor. Much of his earlier works were very much representational and in particular in the landscape genre, Over the last few years however, it has progressed more towards abstract, experimental paintings.

He uses a variety of media with great emphasis on colour and texture and in many cases, introducing found (and donated) objects to create an ‘otherworld’ landscape. Very much influenced by science-fi and fantasy but also inviting the viewer to look at everyday waste in a totally different way.

The Pretty Curious Design Studio

The Pretty Curious Design Studio make a range of products mostly inspired by nature.  Jewellery, greeting cards, prints, floral crowns and bouquets. Recently we have introduced a new range of Aromatherapy jewellery to which essential oils can be added.

So if you need a special gift for someone who has everything or just want to treat yourself, join us for our next Artisan Market on 24 November