Gorgeous Renelle from Pop Up Succulent Shop is generously giving away two tickets to one of her workshops so you and a friend can have a great afternoon together creating something beautiful. I tell you what, I desperately want to keep this prize for myself!
One of the best little businesses I have discovered this year is Sister Skincare.
Sister Skincare is owned and operated by Tiarna Elliott and Amy Gullifer and was launched in 2019. The idea for the business was developed over 3 years whilst Tiarna was completing her beauty apprenticeship. The whole process took almost 2 years before they were ready to launch. A lot of researching, contacting manufacturers, trialling and sampling was involved before they finally narrowed it down to the 8 products they currently have available.
The best thing about Sister Skincare is that the ingredients are natural and organic, but highly active. Tiarna says she was determined to find ingredients that would help the skin without the need for chemicals. Their products contain no parabens, SLS, nothing artificial or synthetic. They’re vegan and cruelty free.
Sister Skincare was designed for Tiarna’s sister, Jess, who has struggled with cystic acne and extremely sensitive skin for the last 4 years. At the time, the products were made solely for her sister and Tiarna would never have imagined producing her own line of skincare but after 6 months of using the products, and seeing her sister’s skin flawless, she knew she wanted others to experience the goodness of raw active ingredients, instead of using harsh chemicals. So, that’s when Sister Skincare was born.
If you want to find your best skin get in contact with the girls at Sister Skincare today:
One of the best things about the Christmas Prizeapolooza is the great little businesses that get on board that I wouldn’t have known about without this showcase. One of those great little businesses is Elk & Tom
Elk & Tom is owned and operated by Elizabeth Klavins who is a fibre artist. Elk & Tom offers a range of Artisan jewellery and home wares created through hand embroidery and needle felting/wet felting.
Elizabeth says Elk & Tom was created a few years ago when her son was born. She says she wanted to pursue her creative side while on leave. She says she has always been creative, so to her creating her own little business was the natural next step.
Over the years you may have seen Elk & Tom at places like the Bathurst Artisan Markets or online through her social media pages. Recently she jumped on board with the beautiful store in Bathurst “Bespoke & Co.”. Elk & Tom is also part of “The Journey person” which is a collective of artisans from the Central West, who get together a few times a year, selling their handmade items at Pop ups held at The Corner Store Gallery in Orange. Elk & Tom will very soon have their own online store which is exciting for 2020!
The thing that sets Elk & Tom apart from other artists is that a lot of her work is inspired by beautiful Australian Flora and Fauna. It’s unique and quite popular with people.
Elk & Tom is a fantastic idea for gifts for those who are looking to send a little bit of our flora/fauna overseas to loved ones.
Elk & Tom is making Christmas more beautiful and is offering one winner 1 Pair of Hand embroidered Waratah Studs (19mm) + 1 x Hand embroidered Brooch (4.8cm), featuring Gum Leaves, Gum Blossom, Wattle & Our iconic Christmas Beetle.
Finding a good, functional, friendly place to have a few drinks can be tricky. You want somewhere relaxed, but a place where your guests feel comfortable and ready for a good time. That’s exactly what you get at The Greens on William.
The Greens on William (formally the Bathurst City Community Club) has been operating for 8 years. Over those years they have built the business up by introducing a large variety of services that are targeted towards the community. In its first year, the club was originally run by Volunteers but as the business grew the need for paid staff was required. They have also successfully obtained government grants which have allowed them to slowly upgrade the club including the latest spectacular renovation to the Great Room!
The Greens on William is a function & events centre. There are lawn bowls (both social & competitive) as well as themed kids parties and themed hens parties. There are also thrift shop markets and many other events!
The Greens on William is managed by the incredibly approachable Rebecca Mathie and she will ensure that your function or event is absolutely perfect.
One the greatest aspects of The Greens on William is their committment to the community by offering The Little Pantry which is a food bank service.
The Greens on William is and always has been a club for the community. They are passionate about supporting small and local businesses. They have no gaming on site so the entire place is a family friendly venue. They take take pride in everything they do and are very passionate about turning their client’s visions into reality.
They also stay on top of current issues and trends to provide exhibitions, seminars, live screenings and workshops that can provide members of the community with new experiences and knowledge.
2020 is lining up to be a brilliant year for The Greens on William. In January they are offering Kids Creative Workshops and speed dating for the grown ups on Friday 14 February 2020. There are Creative Culture Workshops on 18 January 2020 and the Thrift Shop Clothing Market is back on Saturday 15 February. One of the most highly anticipated events of 2020 is The Holisitc Approach, health and wellbeing Event on 21 March 2020. Can’t wait!
If you’re looking for a fabulous make up artist you need to speak with Tracey Charlton of Get Glam Bathurst!
Get Glam is a home based salon that specialises in bridal and occasion makeup and Glam Makeup including strip lashes. She even offers mobile makeup for bookings of three or more people.
Tracey is also a qualified beautician so offers brow services including brow mapping, shaping, tinting and laminating. She can also do your facial waxing including lip, chin, and side of face.
Get Glam is also your go-to for amazing lash lifts and tints as well as all your spray tanning needs. She uses the brilliant Black Magic tanning products which aren’t only fabulous but also Australian owned.
Tracey says Get Glam is a dream come true for her. It took over 12 months of planning to get going and she has been living the dream since August 2019. Tracey was really passionate about ensuring she created a welcoming, professional space in her home for the gorgeous women of Bathurst to feel comfortable and relaxed. Get Glam is all about the services that she is passionate about! Brows, makeup, lashes and tans! The full glam experience.
One of the best things about Get Glam is that as a mama herself she understands that sometimes the little people have to go too and that’s completely okay! She will even pop Bluey on the tele if it means mama gets her brows done! Tracey says her main priority is to make her clients feel super comfortable and provide an amazing service that is insta-worthy! A laugh a minute, and value for money are also top of her list!
If you need some glam in your life get in contact today:
Mower Pro is your local small engine and outdoor power equipment repair specialists. Owned and operated by Shayne Theobald and his impressively brilliant wife, Kayana (read: me).
Mower Pro has been operating for over 13 years and is your go-to for all spare parts and repair needs. It’s a little family operated business and you will often see one of our kids in the workshop covered in grease offering to help or answering the phone.
Shayne has been a mechanic for over 20 years and has fixed many machines that the other guys have simply given up on. He prides himself on his attention to detail, customer service and the quality of his repairs.
Mower Pro doesn’t run fix lawn mowers and ride-ons but also chainsaws, water pumps, golf carts, air compressors, generators, whirrly birds and concrete mixers plus so much more.
Stone Pine Distillery is one of the best things to come from the Central West.
Owned and operated by the gorgeous Bev & Ian Glen for over 10 years, Stone Pine Distillery produce the most delightfully, delicious spirits and liqueurs.
One of the things that set Stone Pine Distillery apart is the fact that they utilise local botanicals whenever they can, delivering a flavour that it entirely unique.
This year Stone Pine Distillery have created an absolute masterpiece. The Rhubarb Gin combines the unique tart flavour and vibrant colour of fresh Rhubarb, with Dry Gin to produce a wonderful all natural Pink Gin. It. is. sublime.
The best Christmas purchase it the new gold spiced Rum called Dead Man’s Gold. This Rum is a lighter rum than its predecessor, Dead Man’s Drop, and is spiced with Macadamia Nut and Vanilla, with a moderate sweetness level.
You can find Stone Pine Distillery products in Bathurst at Cobb and Co and The Knickerbocker bottle shop. Or in Orange at Ferment, Agrestic Grocer and The Lane Cellars. You can also find them at both Bathurst and Orange Farmers markets as well as online.