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Round-Up of My Favorite Black-Owned Brands



We love everything about Nancy Twine’s hair brand. Their motto is celebrating everyone’s unique and natural beauty, providing products to help enhance that. With products for every hair type, you are sure to love Briogeo.

Fenty Beauty

How could we not mention Queen Rihanna’s brand? The singer originally made this brand in an attempt to fill a void for products lacking in shade range and undertones. Now it has taken over the beauty industry, and rightfully so with the number of bomb products they offer.

Effie’s Paper

Effie’s Paper is all about bringing style from your desk to your door. They have a wide selection of stylish travel and desk accessories. Women should have trendy products that match their unique style. My friend Kalyn Johnson Chandler is the founder and creative director of the company. They have been featured on The Today Show and The New York Post! Shop the site now.

“Our products reflect our belief that the future is female and is being shaped by the power of Black Girl Magic!” – Effie’s Paper


From smoothies to skincare, Golde is a brand that focuses on superfoods that can help make you feel your best. Both vegan-friendly and 100% natural, this is the perfect brand to support your lifestyle needs.

Pat McGrath

As one of the most influential makeup artists, Pat McGrath has created one of the most prestigious and luxurious beauty brands to date. With popular items like her skin fetish foundation and luscious lipsticks, her brand is the perfect way to splurge on makeup.

Anima Iris

A newer high fashion brand that is a blend of modern and luxurious. The founder and Princeton graduate pulls inspiration from African elements such as the geometric shapes of Ghana’s kente, or palm oil reds of Cameroon’s traditional cloth.

With the goal of creating one-of-a-kind pieces, the founder of Brother Vellies keeps traditional African design practices when creating accessories. We find this brand is unique and something you need to add to your wardrobe.

A sustainable brand of resort wear, Lemlem has a mission of preserving the local art of weaving in Ethiopia. With colorful and handcrafted patterns, be sure to pick out a few pieces for your next vacation.

An Incredible Woman to Know

I decided to do some reading during black history month. There are so many things that I didn’t know that were discovered by black women. Today, I wanted to share some information about Maggie Lena Walker. Maggie was the daughter of a former slave. According to the National Park Service, Maggie became a teacher and established a newspaper called The St. Luke Herald. After, she founded the St. Luke Penny Savings bank in 1903. Her goal was to improve the livelihoods of the black community. Maggie broke gender and racial norms by becoming the first black woman to be a president of a bank. Maggie served as board chairwoman when the bank merged with two other Richmond banks. In 1925, Maggie received an honorary master’s degree from Virginia Union University. And was inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 2001.

Read more about important black women in history here.


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