What year are we in again? 2021 feels much like a rollover of a very tumultuous 2020, with the same world issues, however one thing remains consistent. Our product crush list continues to be a glimmer of sunshine in a seemingly gloomy time, and we hope that these products can bring some excitement to your day.
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Your new favorite moisturizer is a Body Butter by Butter By Keba. Why?
The texture of this butter, feels better than most, gliding on a weightless residue that is soft yet non-greasy, that melts into your body revealing an undeniable inner glow and the best part? It does all of this without the use of harsh chemicals. This body butter is also black and female owned, so your purchase will be supporting a black woman. What are you waiting for?
In times like this, you need a pick-me up to start your day, and Otto Skin Goods Fresh Start Face Oil is just the type of energy i’m talking about. It helps to brighten and visibly improve your complexion with ease. Using the most essential skin savior blends like, Vitamin C and antioxidant-rich fruit oils, its a day starter like no other.
Further validating that products can be effective yet gentle and rejuvenating to your skin without using a drop of toxic chemicals, comes Plenitude Skincare. Using exotic flowers, herbs and oils indigenous to the Caribbean, the Amazon and parts of Africa, the unique formula of the Rose Immortelle Brightening Serum aids in healthy cell turnover and diminishing of dark spots, naturally, and can be incorporated in both your morning and evening skincare ritual.
Elixir means “a magical potion” a fitting title for an oil that gives your skin everything it has been searching for. The Elixir Oil is super smooth + absorbs seamlessly – leaving your skin non-greasy + silky, but let’s get to the nitty gritty ingredients – It also contains Frankincense oil that protects and regenerates skin cells, and perilla seed oil that prevents free- radical induces damage to skin cells. This botanical blend of organic ingredients goes a long way, and you’ll only need a few drops to leave skin supple and vibrant.
Beauty has a new name and comes in all shades! Now I’m usually a *coughs* MAC girl too, but this Say What?! foundation by Uoma Beauty is a game changer. It offers significantly higher performance, and the same long-wear vibrant matte hydrating finish, but better, as its made with all vegan ingredients, and is completely paraben and cruelty free.
The fresh lemon peel scent along with the fruity aroma of the bergamot of this hand cream by In The Beginning Organics, combined with a floral-herbaceous accent of lavender creates a unique revitalizing incense, which is especially beautiful, especially in this season.
When it comes to satin lipsticks, I’m pickier than most, but this lippy in FOCUSED by Propa Beauty comes in a toasted cinnamon with reddish brown undertones that feels like a match made on earth and in heaven. This lipstick layers on sheer and builds up to full coverage so you can dress up or down if you like.
The secrets out! This is my new favorite shade of brown. No more deer in the headlights at the sound of the nail technician telling me to pick my color. I’ve found my color **inserts heart eyes** This dreamy polish by Triple O is called Fon and is a chocolate with red undertones from their African inspired collection. These dreamy nail lacquers are handmade and there are over a dozen more colors that I’m sure you’ll love.
Those few minutes after your shower and before you apply face cream, require the most hydration, and OY-L gets it. That’s why they created this hydrating facial mist to not only bring a nourishing hydration all day long, but to sharpen your mind, and calm irritation. I’ll tell you a secret, once you start using this spray, you’ll always want it close. I use it to prep my skin before applying makeup and to set my makeup afterwards.
If you wanted a balm for everything, you found it. Alchemy Body Shop is natural, organic, cruelty free and black owned, but it’s magic doesn’t stop at the jar. It can be used for everything from healing skin ailments to moisturizing, exfoliating, and hair scalp treatment. The balm possibilities truly are endless.