Friday Finds: Black-Owned Businesses


I thought I would dedicate today’s Friday Finds post to all Black owned businesses. I had many of my readers send in their favorites + I’m sharing new brands I discovered that are so incredible and impressive!

1. Butter Me Up Goods Skincare – I love a sweet scent and this brand has scented body butters that sound amazing. Coconut caramel cluster and lemon pound cake just to name a few as well as a full line of facial skincare, body care and men’s products.

2. Miss Jessie’s Natural Hair Products – This brand was recommended over and over again – so many of you use and love their hair products!

3. KNC beauty – Between the lip masks and the shooting star eye masks, I really adore this brand’s aesthetic.

4. Golde – A beauty and wellness brand that has both face masks and delicious superfood latte blends. The Cacao Tumeric Latte Blend sounds like a healthier hot chocolate option!

5. Klur – A skincare brand that makes beautifully packaged oils and serums. Their Elements of Comfort Body Oil is one of their products that I’ve heard great things about.

6. Blade + Bloom – A 100% natural plant-based skincare + wellness brand designed for all skin. One of my readers told me she loves this brand and was definitely worth checking out!

7. Vicky Cakes Pancake Mix – I love a good pancake mix and this one is vegan and non-dairy. The chocolate chip buttermilk one seems like something that Miles would go crazy for.

8. Agnes Baddoo – If you are looking for your next splurge-worthy handbag, these bags are absolutely stunning! So classic, beautifully made and timeless.

9. Estelle – These hand-blown colored glassware and cake stands are gorgeous. Can you imagine hosting your next dinner party or brunch with these wine glasses? The color options are so unique and fun.

10. Sensual Candle Co – For those that love a chic candle to burn, these candles are minimalist perfection.

11. Briogeo – This is a pretty well-known brand that you can find at Sephora and the Don’t Despair Repair Hair Mask and Charcoal Shampoo are an absolute must have for my hair! Both have worked wonders for me. I did a full review on both just a few days ago.

12. Omiwoods – A jewelry brand made with fair-trade African gold and globally sourced fine metals. The Egyptian Coin Necklace Stack is perfect for those that love a layered necklace look which is so on trend at the moment.

13. Pretty Please Teethers – For all the moms with infants or those that are expecting, these teethers and teething rings are chic and stylish yet still safe and made from 100% natural food-grade silicone and beechwood.

In addition to these brands that I discovered, please leave your favorite Black owned businesses and/or brands in the comments below!

The Two Products That Have Really Made a Difference in My Hair


It’s been awhile since I have found hair products that really impressed me and made a significant difference with my hair. But as soon as I tried both the Briogeo Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo and the Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask, I was in love with how my hair felt and looked after! The mask was the first product from Briogeo that I tried and was so impressed that I knew I wanted to try other products from the line. I have a few other things that I plan to try from them, but for now these have become instant favorites.

1. Briogeo Scalp Revival Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo – I like to use a scalp scrub at least once a week on my hair because my roots get very oily and it helps to keep my scalp balanced and clean. While this does a good job of really giving my scalp a deep clean, it doesn’t strip it or leave it feeling dry or flaky. It gives me tons of volume and makes my hair feel so fresh and clean. I use it once a week and usually follow with the Briogeo Deep Conditioning Mask. I find that the two together really make a huge difference.

2. Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask – I discovered this mask a few months ago and it quickly became a favorite. It’s incredibly rich and hydrating but does not weigh my hair down. Because I have oily roots and dry ends, hair masks can often leave my hair feeling greasy and looking limp. However this did the exact opposite! My hair felt light, bouncy and have tons of volume. There are a few other products from this range that I am anxious to try next – the strengthening treatment oil and the super moisture shampoo.

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The Beauty Tools I’ve Been Loving Lately

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Quarantine has me trying all the beauty treatments and tools. There are three that I have been using regularly and thought I would share my thoughts on