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Review of A String of Wishes' Charm Bracelets

A String of Wishes specializes in creating string bracelets that make unique, affordable and ideal gifts for almost any occasion. A String of Wishes was founded in September 2015 and has seen their once “small shop” grow! A String of Wishes an now be found in multiple retailers across the UK that now stock these super cute bracelets too!

We had the opportunity to review these two stunning bracelets!

Here’s what we thought:

  • These bracelets are unique and affordable in price making them a sentimental and ideal gift whether it a birthday, graduation, anniversary and more!
  • Bracelets are packaged small and compact so they’re very easy to simply slip inside a card as a special surprise!
  • Each wish string bracelet comes presented on a beautiful backing card of your choice and sealed in a cellophane bag which can be easily opened in case a written personal message wants to be written on the backing card! A selection of different coloured string bracelets are also available allowing you to customize
  • Each backing card reads: "Tie this string around your wrist, close your eyes and make a wish, when your string starts to fray, you know your wish is on its way …"
  • Materials used in bracelets:
    • The waxed cotton string is cut at approx. 30cm making each bracelet one size fits all. Once the bracelet is tied nice and tight this can be then cut and trimmed to size.
    • Charms are lead and nickel free
  • Wish string bracelets are known to last up to 1 year and are designed to stay on once tied, therefore if preferred not to wear as a bracelet you can also use them as an anklet, a charm, a bag charm or even a key ring! As time goes by the wish string bracelet will gradually fade and fray, which is perfectly normal! Eventually the wish string will snap and hopefully your wish will be on it’s way!
  • New cards and charms are added often so be sure to follow A String of Wishes on social media to see what’s new!

Be sure to follow A String of Wishes on social media:

Instagram & Twitter: @astringofwishes
Shop: http://www.astringofwishes.com/shop/

Review of Trinket Dish from @TheArtfullBelle

 Based out of London, England,  @theartfulbelle  specializes in creating beautiful and colourful handcrafted trinket dishes made of polymer clay. Rupal, the maker behind  @theartfulbelle , has had a passion for and the ability to do art and design since she was a child but never had the ability (until now) to work in a creative industry to use that passion. Rupal's idea to create these beautiful trinket dishes came from seeing a Polymer Clay tutorial online where she then started making small trinket dishes for herself, which through lots of experimenting evolved into the designs you see in her shop together!  We had the opportunity to review this beautiful handcrafted trinket dish and here's what we thought:  - First of all the colors of this dish are absolutely beautiful! I especially love the marble effect which is inspired by nature - Since each dish is handmade this one makes me feel extra special as it was uniquely made for me! - I have been using this trinket dish desk to place my watches, rings or even paper clips - The trinket dish came beautifully packaged (see photo below) which is a huge bonus for the who are looking for a gift that comes ready to gift! - This trinket dish makes the perfect gift for almost any occasion (birthdays, housewarmings, engagements) but especially for the bride on her wedding day - Shipping from London, England, was super quick and  @theartfulbelle  offers worldwide shipping   See something you like? Or want to order your very own? Use coupon code HSS10 to get 10% off your entire purchase (no minimum) until May 31st, 2018!

Based out of London, England, @theartfulbelle specializes in creating beautiful and colourful handcrafted trinket dishes made of polymer clay. Rupal, the maker behind @theartfulbelle, has had a passion for and the ability to do art and design since she was a child but never had the ability (until now) to work in a creative industry to use that passion. Rupal's idea to create these beautiful trinket dishes came from seeing a Polymer Clay tutorial online where she then started making small trinket dishes for herself, which through lots of experimenting evolved into the designs you see in her shop together!

We had the opportunity to review this beautiful handcrafted trinket dish and here's what we thought:

- First of all the colors of this dish are absolutely beautiful! I especially love the marble effect which is inspired by nature
- Since each dish is handmade this one makes me feel extra special as it was uniquely made for me!
- I have been using this trinket dish desk to place my watches, rings or even paper clips
- The trinket dish came beautifully packaged (see photo below) which is a huge bonus for the who are looking for a gift that comes ready to gift!
- This trinket dish makes the perfect gift for almost any occasion (birthdays, housewarmings, engagements) but especially for the bride on her wedding day
- Shipping from London, England, was super quick and @theartfulbelle offers worldwide shipping 

See something you like? Or want to order your very own? Use coupon code HSS10 to get 10% off your entire purchase (no minimum) until May 31st, 2018!

 Want to follow @theartfulbelle on social media? Here are their social links:   Instagram   Facebook   Pinterest   Website      XOXO,  A @ HELLOSMALLSHOP ♥    www.hellosmallshop.com

Want to follow @theartfulbelle on social media? Here are their social links:

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XOXO,

A @ HELLOSMALLSHOP ♥ 

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Review of The Stubborn Fox Co's Tissue Boxes

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How cute are these tissues boxes from Stubborn Fox Co?! Stubborn Fox Co specializes in creating fun and unique tissue boxes while also giving you the option to personalize for your special occasion. We had the wonderful opportunity to review these four tissue boxes and here is what we thought: 

  • We never saw such fun and humorous tissues so these are definitely one of a kind
  • Stubborn Fox Co's practical tissue boxes are gorgeous and can be completely customize using funny, caring or generic messages. Their cute pattern designs will stand out and present beautifully in all settings
  • These tissues are so convenient and compact that you can literally just throw them in your bag or keep in/at your desk. Furthermore, the incorporated stand in these tissues give you the option of having it stand right up like a traditional tissue box.
  • We think these tissues can be used for a variety of events such as weddings, since we all know tissues are a must have at weddings. These tissues would also be perfect to give to a friend who is going through a breakup or a hard time in their life. The opportunities with gifting these tissue boxes are endless.  Here is a full list of ways you can personalize your very own tissue boxes
  • Included in each box is 10 tissues that truly are high quality using 3 ply tissues and are durable enough to remove panda eyes quickly and efficiently!

Follow Stubborn Fox Co on Instagram @stubbornfoxco to learn more about upcoming sales, promos and upcoming giveaways!

XOXO,

A @ HELLOSMALLSHOP

Review of SeaFlowerJewerly's Aquamarine Necklace

How beautiful if this faceted Raw Aquamarine Pendant?! Based out of California, SeaflowerJewelry is a small etsy shop that specializes in simple urban gemstone jewerly. All of their jewerly is handmade by Geneve, the shop owner of SeaflowerJewelry. With each piece she creates, she handles it with care and ensures that each piece is made of high quality. Most of SeaflowerJewelry's pieces are made with unique and beautiful gemstones, as well as some vintage (and new) pendants and charms. Geneve first started her shop in 2015, with the intention of making inspired jewerly that others will love and adore. 

We had the oppotunity to review this stunning Faceted Raw Aquamarine Pendant which hangs on a 18" Gold Plated Chain. Here's what we thought:

  • First and foremost this necklace is absolutely gorgeous! The Aquamarine pendant is almost the size of a quarter and is paired with raw aquamarine beads that are wire wrapped into the chain
  • I especially love that the pendant is aquamarine- my birth month 
  • This necklace is perfect for summer and can be paired up with almost any outfit and it came beautifully packaged ready to give as a gift
  • This specific listing also gives you the ability to choose the type of chain. Looking or a custom piece? SeaflowerJewelry  is open to making a piece just for you- whether it custom earrings, rings or even a necklace! Just send SeaflowerJewelry a convo on etsy. Bulk discounts are applicable for 10 items when purchasing making SeaflowerJewelry a shop you might check out for wedding jewerly or for birthday
  • Currently SeaflowerJewelry's etsy shop has over 80 beautiful pieces ranging from rings to bracelets so be sure to check out their shop and i'm sure you'll find something that catches your eye
  • Follow SeaflowerJewelry on Instagram @seaflowerjewelry to learn more about upcoming sales and promos!

XOXO,

A @ HELLOSMALLSHOP

Review of Jazminbell's Luxe Sleeping Mask In Watermelon Pink

The jazminbell® brand was founded by Jasmin Owen after graduating from the Australian National University.  Inspired by bright, colourful and functional design the collection has grown from the Mini Cold/Heat Pack Sets into over 11 different cold/heat pack solutions.  Jazminbell® products have quickly captured interest within the marketplace, not only because they are a great product, but because they are highly unique.  The brand has been featured in national magazines such as Woman's Day, Yours and TV Week! The jazminbell® brand is all about changing the conventions of traditional wheat bags and giving it a modern look, style, function and appeal. I had the awesome opportunity to review jazminbell®'s Luxe Sleep Mask in Watermelon Pink and here's what I thought: 

  • First and foremost I must say that this the cutest sleeping mask ever!! I loved wearing this before bed because it would aid in blocking light from waking me up or hurting my eyes and As a result this mask helped in improving my relaxation and sleep 
  • It is gentle in weight, so it hardly feels like you are wearing anything. Furthermore, one of my favourite things is that this mask is made from 100% plain cotton backing and the watermelon pink signature design that is also cotton
  • This mask was designed and handmade in Australia. Shipping was fairly quick- less than 2 weeks which is impressive since i'm in Canada!
  • I think these sleep masks would make the perfect gift for an upcoming birthday, not to mention this sleep mask is affordably priced 
  • Want to learn more about the different items that jazminbell offers? Be sure to follow them on Instagram or Facebook. (I've provided links below). 
  • Direct Link to website and product: https://www.jazminbell.com/product-page/luxe-sleeping-mask-watermelon-pink

Follow on social media:
Instagram: @jazminbellau
Facebook: jazminbell

Questions? Feel free to email me!

XOXO,

A

Review of PosyPaperCo's 2017-2018 Daily Planner

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I would consider myself to be a pretty organized person but I find I like to write everything done and memo it in my phone. I always seem to have this anxiety that I will forget something if I don't. But with running Hello Small Shop as well as other social media platforms I realized I needed my very own planner for Hello Small Shop to help me stay organized. So I came across Posy Paper,  an etsy shop that specializes custom personal planners. I had the opportunity to review one of 's 2017-2018 personalized planners. Picture above is the Navy Water Color Floral Edition and here's what I thought:

  • I love that it's personalized and allows you to choose your start month. 
  • You can even personalize your own cover with your name/business
  • Optional laminated monthly tabs, which is what I got and find very useful since you can easily find the month you are looking for 
  • You can add a page maker or sticker sheet which is useful for those who love stickers
  • Within the planner are 12 month calendars to easily plan out your month in one view as well as a weekly planner where you have the ability to choose a horizontal or vertical week layout (I got the horizontal) 
  • Also included in the planner is a directory to help you keep important contact information on hand as well as 2 note pages between months to give you room to take notes or jot down ideas, which is how I use it!
  • The planner is strudy and durable- it is binded with an elegant gold metal spiral binding
  • I especially love the size of this planner as it can fit in almost any purse/laptop bag without taking up much room. The planner is 6"x9" without tabs and 6.5"x9" with tabs

So if you're looking for a planner for purchase I highly recommend to take a look at Posy Paper's shop! I personally think that this planner is affordably priced for the fact that you can personalize it in so many ways. So if you're convinced be sure to keep in mind shipping times before you order! For example, I ordered mine in the middle of April and it arrived right April 26th, which was perfect timing to start May!

Shop: www.posypaper.etsy.com
Questions/inquries? email: info@posypaper.com

XOXO,

A
@HELLOSMALLSHOP
www.hellosmallshop.com

Review of The Crafter's Box (May Edition)

If you are someone who loves to make, build, shape, design and create then you must check out The Crafter's Box since they specialize in just that. The Crafter's Box, believes that there is something special about the art of making and of spending time working with our hands to create something beautiful for ourselves, our home or someone we adore. With this in mind, The Crafter's Box has bought together experienced makers and have asked them to curate a unique box of tools and materials to build something beautiful. The Crafter's Box releases once a month with a delivery to your door and an online workshop to dive into if needed! 

We had the opportunity to review The Crafter's May Box and here is what we thought:

  • With every box ordered each workshop page includes helpful tips to get you started as well as any applicable downloaded needed for the particular project of the month
  • For the month of May, Margie Keates of the Lovely Ave shares how to create two of her her signature designs: her oversized, structurally lovely and bold peony and her organic, naturally wold Icelandic poppy.
  • To give some background, Margie began making paper flowers for her own wedding in 2013. After two years of side projects and basically spending every available moment perfecting the craft, her company The Lovely Ave opened its online doors in 2015. 
  • Shown in the picture above are the items received for the May Box. Included were: 
    • Italian made crepe paper
    • Very pretty rose gold shears
    • Glue gun
    • Wire cutters
  • These flowers are super cute and we cannot wait to make our very own, which we will place in our office adding some life!
  • What's super cool is that there is a moderate community forum (which can also be found in your account) which is a helpful place to ask questions as you go! Not to mention, at the end of the month, you can join The Crafter's Box for their Marker Chat to meet with the month's artist for a behind the scenes peek at their studio workspace, more hands on learning demonstrations and to chat!

The Crafter's Box are a subscription service and currently have two subscription options as well as several pricing models to help fit your crafting style and your budget. To learn more click hereThe Crafter's Box make a great gift for the maker in your life! Either purchase the specific service your maker or get them a gift card!

Check out The Crafter's Box social media links:

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XOXO,

HELLOSMALLSHOP

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Review of Tiny Jax's Miniature Peg Dolls

  TinyJax  specializes in creating modern kids' decor, toys, artwork and apparel. We had the fantastic opportunity to review this lovely set of  Miniature Peg Dolls  in White & Grey and Grey And White and here's what we thought:  - This  Miniature Peg Dolls  is made from hardwood and inspired by  TinyJax 's amazing followers and customers on Instagram. The customized  Miniature Peg Dolls  peg dolls are the multi-coloured companion pieces to  TinyJax 's Raven & Snow Set. - These pegs are super cute and not only ideal for flat lays and lifestyle photography but are also perfect as as office decor which is exactly what we are using them for! - For children these  Miniature Peg Dolls  are the perfect, pocket-sized toys that are simple enough for imaginative, unstructured and educational play at home or on the go! Not to mention these are a timeless and classic toy! - These  Miniature Peg Dolls  are non-toxic, water resistant and ethically sourced making them safe for your little one to play with or for you to use.  - Because they  Miniature Peg Dolls  are small (about 40 mm x 15) they are not recommended for children under 3 to play with, especially when unsupervised    - In the  Miniature Peg Dolls  listing you will have the ability to choose from a dropdown list of base and splatter color options or combinations that  TinyJax  find work well, including whether you want a single or dual distressed platter pattern. Alternatively, you can choose from any custom color combination, with or without splatter, even including you own personalized design. Furthermore, you have the ability to choose your own custom order by simply filling out the custom order form provided for any idea that you want to bring to life - Want your  Miniature Peg Dolls  in.a monochromed color?  Click here.     Shop    TinyJax 's etsy shop :   https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TinyJax   Follow    TinyJax  on  Instagram:  @Tiny_Jax  XOXO,  A HelloSmallShop         

TinyJax specializes in creating modern kids' decor, toys, artwork and apparel. We had the fantastic opportunity to review this lovely set of Miniature Peg Dolls in White & Grey and Grey And White and here's what we thought:

- This Miniature Peg Dolls is made from hardwood and inspired by TinyJax's amazing followers and customers on Instagram. The customized Miniature Peg Dolls peg dolls are the multi-coloured companion pieces to TinyJax's Raven & Snow Set.
- These pegs are super cute and not only ideal for flat lays and lifestyle photography but are also perfect as as office decor which is exactly what we are using them for!
- For children these Miniature Peg Dolls are the perfect, pocket-sized toys that are simple enough for imaginative, unstructured and educational play at home or on the go! Not to mention these are a timeless and classic toy!
- These Miniature Peg Dolls are non-toxic, water resistant and ethically sourced making them safe for your little one to play with or for you to use. 
- Because they Miniature Peg Dolls are small (about 40 mm x 15) they are not recommended for children under 3 to play with, especially when unsupervised   
- In the Miniature Peg Dolls listing you will have the ability to choose from a dropdown list of base and splatter color options or combinations that TinyJax find work well, including whether you want a single or dual distressed platter pattern. Alternatively, you can choose from any custom color combination, with or without splatter, even including you own personalized design. Furthermore, you have the ability to choose your own custom order by simply filling out the custom order form provided for any idea that you want to bring to life
- Want your Miniature Peg Dolls in.a monochromed color? Click here. 

Shop TinyJax's etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TinyJax
Follow TinyJax on Instagram: @Tiny_Jax

XOXO,

A
HelloSmallShop

 

Review of Bio Candle Company's Enchanted Rose Candle

Looking for affordable and environmentally friendly candles? Dio Candle Company specializes in just that!  Dio Candle Company was founded in 2016, after many years of making their very own candles for themselves, friends and family. The demand for their candles grew so big and so Dio Candle Company was born!  As mentioned,  Dio Candle Company's candles are affordable and environmentally friendly, but it is also important to note that Dio Candle Company prides themselves in their candles being locally harvested and USA-made soy candles with witty names.  Dio Candle Company hand pours their candles using 100% USA-grown soy wax into glass jars that are manufactured in Texas with wicks made in North Carolina.  All candles are also made in small batches to ensure maximum quality.  I had the opportunity to review Dio Candle Company's Enchanted Rose Candle, and here's what I thought:

  • Since I love candles and always light when up when I work, this candle is especially my favourite because it is beautifully scented, re-freshing and uplifting. You'll feel like you have a bouquet of roses right beside you!
  • I love how mini this candle is and the fact that it comes with a lid making it perfect for travel, wherever you need to take it
  • Affordably priced, while offering the highest quality of ingredients. This candle holds 1 ounce of all natural 100% USA-grown soy wax made with the highest quality of fragrance and natural essential oils to create a lasting Roma that will fill any room for hours
  • Glass jars are reusable and/or recyclable making them environmentally friendly! 
  • Below are some Good Candle Burning Practices Dio Candle Company shares on their website which were definitely some good pointers to me:
  1. Trim wick to 1/4" each time before burning; we do this before we ship them so they're ready to light right away!
  2. Never leave lit candles unattended.
  3. Place candles in a safe location away from children and pets.
  4. Burn for 2-4 hours at a time, allowing the wax edges to melt evenly. 

Shop Dio Candle Company's variety of candles by clicking here.
Check out Dio Candle Company's blog by clicking here.

Want to follow Dio Candle Company on social media? Here are the platforms they are active on: 
Instagram: DioCandleCo
Facebook: DioCandleCompany
Twitter: DioCandleCo

XO,

A
www.hellosmallshop.com

Review of Hux Loves Honey's Floral Notebook

Hux Loves Honey is a small etsy shop that specializes in beautiful greeting cards and notebooks with colourful hand-painted designs. Within their shop you will find unique items that are like no others. Furthermore, all their items are affordably priced! 

We had the opportunity to review Hux Loves Honey's Blue Floral Print Notebook and here's what we thought: 

  • Compact book that can fit in almost any purse/laptop bag. This notebook is approximatively 29.6 x 21cm with 300gsm cover and 48 online pages
  • Stapled bindings. Cover is made from FSC certified paper and pages are recycled paper
  • Features a hand-painted floral illustration on the outside cover and a patterned inside cover with a little place for your name or other details
  • The notebook is not lined on the inside so the book is perfect for those who especially like brain dumping their ideas or drawing
  • Notebook comes beautifully wrapped with a bellyband and packaged in a protective cellophone sleeve
  • All products are designed by shop owner Selina and printed in the UK
  • Shipping was quick to Canada, we received this notebook in less than 7 business days which is quite impressive 

Follow Hux Loves Honey on social media and sign up for their email newsletter to find out about new products and discounts! 

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XOXO,

HELLOSMALLSHOP
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REVIEW OF BIRCH N WILLOW DESIGN CO’S WOODEN MAGNETS

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Birch N Willow Design Co is an etsy shop based out of Oshawa, Ontario that specializes in handmade rustic charms for your home. Many of the items within Birch N Willow Design Co‘s shop make the perfect gift for almost any occasion, not to mention these wood décor pieces are perfect for Christmas!  We had the opportunity to review these this motivational word art trio magnets set and here’s what we thought:

  • We love the fact these magnets are the perfect way to pin something up on the fridge or office whiteboard
  • We love the motivational words – success, believe and inspire which are the perfect reminders to keep you on positive and motivated
  • We love how adorable these magnets are- they are approximately 2 inches by 1 inch
  • The magnet on the back is glued strongly to the back of the magnets

All of Birch N Willow Design Co‘s items are hand painted on a birch wood sliced and all of her work can we seen on her Instagram page! Want a custom piece created for you? Birch N Willow Design Co loves creating custom orders so be sure to send them a convo on etsy!

Shop: birchnwillowdesignco
Facebook: birchandwillowdesignco
Instagram: Cassie_the_creative_explorer

XOXO,

HELLOSMALLSHOP

REVIEW OF DOGNATTI’S CERAMIC FRENCHIE COASTERS

Are you a pet lover? Know of a pet lover? Dognatti specializes in items that animal lovers will love and adore to ensure that you stay pawesome everyday. Shop owner Leigha- is an Interior Architect/Designer by profession AND extreme dog lover by choice! 

All the items within are shop are designed and handmade by yours truly. Leigha makes everything in her shop from sketching the dog/cat designs, painting the canvas’, stapling papers to taping the packages!

With over 40 items to choose from you are bound to find something you will love. We had the pawesome opportunity to review this Frenchie Set of Coasters and here’s what we thought:

  • Although these specific coasters are not within Dognatti‘s shop they can be requested to be made as a custom order
  • A similar example to the coasters is this GoldenDooble Labradooble Coaster Set
  • Leigha is open for custom orders, so if you see something you like but envision it differently just send Dognatti a convo and see what Leigha can do for you
  • We love the vivid colours of the coasters- teal and pink are our favourite colours. These coasters are the perfect pop of colour your office, coffee table or kitchen table
  • The coasters are made of high quality ceramic tiles and are 4″ X 4″ in dimensions
  • The front of the coaster is painted by hand and sealed from moisture
  • The back is made of felt to protect furniture from scratches
  • Other than pink and teal you have the following coasters to choose from:
    • Magenta, Orange, Cyan, Mustard Yellow, Teal, Lime Green, Lilac Purple, Blue
  • These coasters are easy to clean with a damp cloth and although we consider them durable they do need to be handled with care because, after all, they are made from ceramic
  • Shipping was super fast to Canada- it basically took 7 business days for it to arrive to us!

Keep in the loop with Dognatti on Instagram and to stay up to date on new products and offers.

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Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/dognatti

XOXO,

HELLOSMALLSHOP

REVIEW OF SIXTY STAX’S BRACELETS

Est. in 2016 by two sisters with a love of fine jewelry and accessories, Sixty Stax is a Boston based contemporary jewelry brand specializing in handcrafted, beaded bracelets. Inspired by the ever-changing fashion and color trends, Sixty Stax‘s bracelets are always representative of what is currently on trend and these bracelets are super trendy! We had the opportunity to review these 2 single stax bracelets which are pretty & pink!

Here’s what we thought of each one:

  • Both bracelets are strung by hand on a stretch cord with Sixty Stax‘s logo charms
  • Within Sixty Staxs website you can find a variety of different bracelet styles in a variety of different colours
  • These bracelets make the perfect gift for the fashionista(s) in your life!

Instagram: @sixtystax
Shop: Sixtystax.com See something you like? Use STAX15 for 15% off your first order online!

XOXO,
HELLOSMALLSHOP ♥