If you’re a last minute shopper like I am, then you’re still scattering to find gifts. I hope you’re not like me. But if you are don’t fret. I’m here to help you find the perfect last minute gifts for your faves. Now I typically don’t do holiday gift guides. But I made it my business to put together this last minute holiday gift guide featuring products from Black Women-Owned businesses. It’s a great way to show my sistas some love & support while helping you find the perfect gifts. This holiday gift guide features products from black women-owned businesses that I’ve tried myself and can personally recommend. Best of all, almost everything is under $25 so you won’t break the bank.
COILYGIRLS HEADWRAPS (shown above)
For the Fashionista that likes to wrap it up in style. Coilygirls custom made head wraps are available in gorgeous prints from minimalistic to bright & bold.
The Wrap Life
For the versatile vixen that enjoys a variety of headpieces. Not only does The Wrap Life have gorgeous head wraps, they also have turbanettes and headbands.
JXL (Make Your Ears Pop!)
For the badass who adores bold accessories that makes a statement. JXL Pops makes hand made earrings to, you guessed it- make your ears pop. Specializing in Black Power & cultural pieces like these Duafe earrings.
THE LIP BAR MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICKS
For the Queen that loves a red lip. The Lip Bar Matte Liquid Lipsticks are ultra pigmented, smooth, creamy & non-drying. Bawse Lady (below) is the best blue based red matte liquid lipstick out there. I said what I said. Don’t at me.
COLOURED RAINE MATTE LIP PAINTS
For the lady matte-diva totally obsessed with matte lipstick. The Colored Raine Matte Lip Paint glides on smooth & creamy, and dries down to a full coverage matte finish. My favorite is Suite Raine (below) which I believe is discontinued. But the brand has other gorgeous shades to fit all personalities & preferences.
JUVIA’S PLACE EYESHADOW PALETTES
For the eyeshadow extraordinaire. Juvia’s Place is best known for their extremely pigmented eyeshadow palettes featuring Egyptian artwork. I’d highly suggest the Nubian 2 Palette. It’s super diverse as the shades can be used to contour & highlight as well.
DANESSA MYRICKS ENLIGHT ILLUMINATORS
For the highlightin’ hottie. The Danessa Myricks Enlight Illuminators are subtle yet buildable highlighters that gives skin a soft, lit from within glow. My favorite is Gocha Glow (worn below).
For the DIY nail tech. Lisa Lacquer is 100% Vegan, non-toxic & cruelty free. The nail lacquers are available in gorgeous vibrant shades that change every season. This is Summer Fling from the 2014 Summer Collection.
D.I.D. NAIL PAINT
For the DIY nail tech that sometimes likes to get her nails did. D.I.D. Nail Paint is highly pigmented & eco-friendly. This is Eden from the Spring 2015 Collection. The brand currently has a gorgeous shimmering champagne shade for the holiday season, Prosecco. You may also purchase gift certificates to the D.I.D Nail Studio at Marche Rue Dix in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
For the one that likes to send nudes (get your mind out the gutter lol). Mented Cosmetics specializes in nude lippies for black women of all shades. As if the original semi-matte lipstick collection wasn’t gorgeous enough (I’m wearing Dark Knight below), the brand recently released a matte version along with complimentary lip liner shades, and I love them even more. Don’t forget to check out the Everyday Eveshadow Palette while you’re there. It’s amazing!
VERA MOORE COSMETICS
For the classic, nude eye, red lip & red nails type of Diva. Vera Moore Cosmetics features an amazing collection of makeup and skincare products. I particularly love the eyeshadows as they are extremely pigmented and multi-purpose. The lipgloss also has amazing pigmentation. Here I am touching up Mrs. Vera Moore herself at the Beauty & The Bag Event that we co-hosted in 2015. I’m wearing the Vera Signature Reds Collection Lipstick, Blush & Nail Polish.
THE HONEY POT SENSITIVE WASH
For the one that prefers au naturel products. The Honey Pot Sensitive Wash is a 99% natural plant based feminine wash that banishes odor and balances pH with natural plant essences to keep the lady bits fresh without distress.
TROPIC ISLE LIVING JAMAICAN STRONG ROOTS COLLECTION
For the naturalista on a healthy hair journey. The perfect gift to encourage and promote strong, healthy, growing hair in the coming year. The Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Strong Roots Collection with Red Pimento & Jamaican Black Castor Oils stimulates growth, repairs and protects the hair.
CROWN CANDLE CO.
For the candle lover. Crown Candle Co. candles are made with 100% coconut wax, cotton wicks, and toxin free oils so that they burn bright & clean. The scents along with their names are inspired by Jamaica. I highly recommend MoBay. It smells divine and makes me feel so relaxed & happy. The travel size tins are too cute!
I hope that my last minute Black Women-Owned Holiday Gift Guide helped you to find the perfect gift for your faves (and yourself). Feel free to suggest more black women-owned brands in the comments as I know that there are PLENTY more. But I stuck to brands that I’ve tried personally (and could remember). I’ll update the post if more comes to mind.