Best of 2013 Non Polish Indie Brands

by Lisa Heath

It’s time to wrap up 2013!  What better way to do that than with a series of ‘Best of 2013’ posts?

To kick off this small series, I will be starting with Non Polish Indie Brands!  I do have a ton of Indie Polish Brands that will be featured in an upcoming post, but I would love to focus on the treasures I discovered this year!  I narrowed it down to 5 brands/companies that blew me away!

Best of Non Polish Indie Brands

(All company images used are from their websites and/or shops)

Number 5 – Painted Earth


Painted Earth was founded to offer an alternative to pore-clogging chemical skincare products, and our exclusively organic, natural and non-toxic products don’t force users to sacrifice health for beauty; instead they make accentuating beauty a healthier process.
 On top of their dedication to human health, Painted Earth also looks out for the welfare of our furry friends, and does not condone animal testing or use animal by-products.

Painted Earth is a very new brand to me!  So new, I haven’t gotten the blog post up for it just yet, but I HAD to get it into a Top 5 post!  I am trying some of their skin care as well as some of their cosmetics, and I can tell you now – this is a brand you NEED to try!  Well pigmented shades and the skin care is just amazing!

Top 2 Products to try from Painted Earth:

Painted Earth Boo Boo Gel

Boo Boo Gel ($25.00) – For quick relief, this natural anti-inflammatory will sooth, heal, and nourish your skin.

Painted Earth blush

Baked Mineral Blush in Berry Swirl ($32.00) – Gives the skin a healthy, youthful all-over glow

Number 4 – Briar Muse


Our ultimate goal is to provide our customers with high quality, knock your socks off products! We enjoying staying up-to-date on what’s new and can’t resist researching and developing new products our customers will love. We think the world could be a beautiful place, so we’re starting the movement by making places smell beautiful, one Briar Muse product at a time. 

Briar Muse makes AMAZING fragrances that I fell in love with at first sniff.  I still wear their Coconut Milk & Raspberry fragrance regularly!


For the original review – head over HERE

Briar Muse Coconut Milk & Raspberry can be found HERE for $25.00

Number 3 – Alberta Handmade Soap Company


I am huge advocate of small business, especially those making handmade products, and I know that the products I create are exceptionally high quality. This company allows me to provide and extra source of income doing what I love, so what started out as a whim for wedding favours turned into a major part of my life. And most importantly, my family no longer suffers from itchy, inflamed, dry skin!

I LOVE bath and body products, and Alberta Handmade Soap Company offers amazing soaps at great prices!

Alberta Soap box

For my review on both Applejack and Vanilla Hazelnut soaps, go HERE

You can purchase Alberta Handmade Soap Company items HERE for $5.99 a bar

Number 2 – Moody Sisters Skincare


Natural Organic Skincare and Body Care and select Vegan Skincare and Body Care items for the whole family. Sensitive skin cleansers and moisturizers to blemish and oil control products, from luxurious lip balms to aluminum-free deodorants and scrubs. Baby bum eczema lotions to anti-aging eye creams. Each product is carefully handmade to rejuvenate and brighten skin the way nature intended.

I now swear by the Moody Sisters Eye Makeup Remover!  Best thing I’ve used and it doesn’t break me out or irritate my skin!  I also use their lip balm in coconut lime and it’s yummy and moisturizing!


For my review on their Eye Makeup Remover – go HERE

You can purchase this yourself for $10.75 on the Moody Sisters Etsy Shop

Number 1 – Savor Soap 


Savor offers delicious, beautiful handmade soaps, fragrant body mists and lotion, unique whipped soaps and scrubs. 

This was just a hands down favorite for me.  From the amazing quality to the rich scents of the products – Savor will always have a place in my heart (and my shower!)  With affordable pricing and a lot of love put into each product – you NEED to try Savor!


To see my reviews of Savor products, go HERE and HERE

I HIGHLY recommend their Red Velvet Cake Creme Fraiche Whipped Soap which is priced from $4.50 to $10.00 depending on what size you want!

And that wraps up my first “Best of 2013” post!  If you haven’t tried out these 5 brands, you really should!  Each one is fabulous and well worth the prices.

Keep an eye out for my next Best Of 2013 post coming tomorrow!

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Doria December 27, 2013 - 7:57 pm

Awesome picks!!! I need that red velvet soap ;)

Emily Lacquerologist December 27, 2013 - 8:09 pm

These brands are so tempting! Great post :)

Kelly R December 27, 2013 - 8:25 pm

I am definitely going to have to try some of these products!

Leslie December 28, 2013 - 7:34 pm

This is a great post! And I definitely must try the Red Velvet Creme soap!!

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