Delicious Skin

Delicious Skin combines beautiful products and beautiful packaging to present a range that is an indulgent treat for yourself, and a thoughtful gift for a friend. Nicola Marie is a Handmade regular and will be back on 10 & 11 June. Stop by at her stall and ask her to help with your skincare requirements.

Tell us about your business

Delicious Skin is a range of beautiful, all natural, cruelty free skincare. I started the range after having troubles myself finding skincare that matched my ethics, but worked with my problem skin! A few years on I’m amazed at how many people I meet who are having the same troubles!

What’s the best thing about Handmade?

The amazing stallholders and stalls! I love coming down to Handmade, it’s such a great atmosphere and all of the people are so lovely. I’m lucky enough to travel with my partner so he can mind the stall while I take a look around! I joke that I always spend more than I make because there are so many beautiful things.

What are you looking forward to most about your trip?

We travel to Handmade from Sydney, and I always look forward to visiting Canberra. I can’t choose just one thing! I love how much the seasons change with every trip, I love the food and I love getting away from the big smoke! Even though it’s a weekend of work for us, it’s also a weekend of relaxation.

How do you keep warm in Winter?

Mulled wine!

This recipe is sweet and comforting, with a little kick! If you’re not using organic citrus, be sure to clean the peel thoroughly before using. I prefer to leave out the cloves, but they are traditionally used in mulled wine.

  • One bottle red wine (I like a merlot!)
  • 150g white sugar
  • peel of one organic lemon
  • peel and juice of two organic oranges
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 5 cloves (optional)
  • 1 tsp fresh nutmeg
  • 1 inch nob of peeled, diced ginger
  1. Place all ingredient except the wine into a large saucepan over medium heat. Ensure the sugar is covered, or add a dash of water if not. Cook for 4-5 minutes until it becomes thick and sticky.
  2. Add the rest of the wine and turn down the heat to prevent boiling. Cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring regularly to infuse the spices. Enjoy hot with a slice of fresh orange and a cinnamon stick to stir.


Caroline Leevers is responsible for the Handmade brand, including the website, Handmade Style, the newsletter and the online magazine. When she's not hanging out with the lovely Handmade team, she runs Callie & Co Design, a Canberra graphic design studio that crafts brands for small businesses. Her favourite things about Canberra are the seasons (especially Autumn), the big sky, the coffee and the great events.


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