Hi there! Thank you so much for checking out today’s blog. I’m participating in NaBloPoMo this year and my goal is to actually go through with this challenge dutifully post (or have a post ready) daily. I believe that consistency is key to growth. Without it, there’s no real chance of success.
Back in June, there was a huge call for putting our money where allyship is concerned. I believe that part of being effective in the change of the way we view the Black community is to support the Black community. Whether it’s via sharing on social media or financially purchasing services and goods from them, anything is better than nothing.
With the holidays coming up we are all trying to find that special gift for our loved ones. I believe that there is no better time like today to support a Black Canadian business. In fact, most of the business I will be highlighting are owned by Black Canadian women. They all have stellar products that I personally enjoy using, from hair care to skin care to statement pieces that will light up your home or your outfit. So let’s get started with the list.
Earthtones Natural is based in Toronto, Canada and if you’re a part of the curly hair community I highly recommend that you visit their website. Their site is a one-stop shop where you can purchase your hair products, get a hair consultation, see their webinar and so much more. I am personally in love with their Curl Condition line and their Curl Enhancing Gelly Max has allowed my wash and go’s to last up to five days. I’ll never forget the day my hairstylist told me to keep doing whatever I was doing. Their products have greatly decreased the amount of time I spend on during wash days. If you’re serious about your hair journey or know someone that is, this is one company that should be on your radar.
I remember when I first started wearing foundation, the only cosmetic companies that catered to women of colour were Iman, Bobbi Brown and M.A.C. If you couldn’t find your shade with these companies then you were out of luck. Later on, more companies started to include more shades but more as an after thought. Most make-up companies focus on the White sector first and then add darker shades later. However Gina Delisme, she just caters to us, women of colour. You don’t have to worry about being too dark, she’s got us covered. Not only is she putting women of colour first but she’s also a Haitian queen doing Boss things in Quebec. You will fall in love with the shade range made available for every melanin pigmented queen.
This might be cheating but I actually won her entire line from an Instagram giveaway and boy am I glad I did! Her liquid lipstick is on par with so many other liquid lipstick. It literally is transfer-proof, sweat proof, movement, like it literally will not move. It is the ultimate answer if you’re worried about your lipstick moving around while wearing a mask, it won’t. It is affordable so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank.
Anthonia is a stellar makeup artist and her brushes are a reflection of her work. They are so soft and make make-up application so easy. They are so easy to use and she makes it easy for the everyday person to feel like rockstar make-up artist by providing us with a card that shows what each brush does. Her make-up brush will make any make-up artist feel great regardless of whether you’re a novice or a seasoned veteran.
If you’re looking for simple jewelry pieces or accessories that make a statement then look no further. Kokemoi offers some exquisite pieces that don’t break the bank and create a certain air of sophistication no matter what your wearing. I personally bought some pieces from Kokemoi and I wear them regularly. They make a great gift. If you so choose to purchase from them use the code SANDY40 and save 40%. You’re welcome.
I have a whole blog about how I feel about their Body Melts, so I’m just going to leave the link here, for you to click. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4gsWCzULJ0&t=2s
To save that I love this company is an understatement. Their skin care product is luxury for the skin. It will literally melt once it touches your skin. And their candles are made to fill the room with a pleasant that doesn’t overpower your senses and their look is more of an accent to a room. It honestly upgrades the look and feel of a room. Many times, I’ve lit up their candles just to help stay focused on the task at hand. Now that they’ve got their Christmas stock ready, I’m so excite to shop their stuff.
This is my list for now. Did I miss any? If so, let me know in the comment section.