This month's Black Business spotlight is on Dewy Lips!
Dewy Lips is a vegan, cruelty free lip gloss company owned by Malarie Davis, a Southern California native. Dewy glosses are infused with different essential oils and moisturizing agents to give Dewy Dolls a delightful experience.
Dewy Lips now also offers lip scrubs and lip oils, so all you soft lip needs are met!
(She also named a shade after me--Ronnie!)
Malarie is a Master of Communication Management, she just completed her studies at the University of Southern California. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Communications from the Illustrious Tuskegee University and is currently working with special needs children as a behavioral interventionist. Malarie is a dreamer and a doer, she envisioned Dewy Lips four months ago, and now here we are! Anything is possible when you try!
Here are a few words form Malarie about her brand!
"Dewy Lips is a black owned, vegan, cruelty free, handmade lip-gloss company. We provide a unique product that is sure to keep your lips wanting more!"
You can purchase these beautiful glosses, lip scrubs and lip oils online at
Also follow Dewy Lips on Instagram
This month's Black Business spotlight is on Hair by Mer!
Meron is a L.A. native, talented vocalist (make sure to check out her #2000TUESDAYS on her IG here, and a talented hair stylist.
She specializes in braids, twists, retwist locs and faux locs!
Her work is always neat, tight, precise, beautiful and has a very natural and relaxed look. Not only is her work impeccable, but it's also affordable, which we love and appreciate!
Check out her skills on a few of her clients below and make sure to contact her directly via Instagram for inquires!
Book her while you can for your summer looks!
For Hair by Mer inquires contact her via Instagram at @abyssiniangold and don't forget to check out #2000TUESDAYS to bless your ears with a compilation of hits from the 2000's!
This month's Black Business spotlight is on Durag Dinners by Isaiah "Cope" Copeland! Isaiah is an L.A. native and Howard Alum who is adding a west coast flair to southern comfort food. Isaiah learned to cook from his mother and grandmothers and describes himself as "a food enthusiast at heart but an in house chef in my leisure." He recently created his blog , duragdinners.weebly.com, to not only showcase his amazing recipes but to also teach new cooks how to make meals that are full of flavor and will make you look and feel like a pro! Durag Dinners has got you covered for every cuisine, from Siracha fried pork chops, curry chicken, to a full breakfast, he's got it all!
The best part about Durag Dinners is its interactive tutorial approach that Isaiah uses by uploading videos of himself (wearing a durag of course) making his recipes. I love this because learning how to cook by reading a recipe can be more challenging and confusing if you're not too familiar with the kitchen. Not only do you get to watch exactly how to make a dish but you also get to experience Copeland's fun and chill energy and he makes you feel like you're cooking with your friend. Make sure to follow Durag Dinners on Instagram @duragdinners to stay up to date on all the new recipes and blog posts! Durag Dinners is also available for dinner parties and private events, the Shrimp Mac n Cheese and baked salmon looked to die for!
Take a look at Isaiah's Durag Dinners!
This month's black business spotlight is on Los Angeles based photographer Shelby Laurice. Shelby's photography is full of energy, bright, vibrant and precise, just like her!
Shelby has the ability to capture her subjects with a warmth & mood that make you feel like you're there.
Shelby describes her craft as "more than mere images...they're history, a snapshot through time that captures a moment we may never have again. I'm just grateful enough to make that moment everlasting."
She also adds, "My brand is more than just a name. It is a reflection of the clients who value quality, style and essence. I want my clients to see themselves within my brand and bring their artistic expression to life."
Shelby shoots a wide range of clients, from recent grads, weddings, trendy/fashion shoots and personal photos.
To check out more of Shelby's work and for contact info visit her site here, at shelbydidthatphoto.com.
Check out some of her gorgeous work!
This month's #BLKBIZ spotlight is on Saucy Polish!
Saucy Polish is a black owned vegan, handmade, non-toxic and cruelty free nail polish brand based in Alpharetta, Georgia. Each polish is made to order and retails for $8, a steal!
What makes Saucy Polish so unique is the fact that it is "five free", meaning that these polishes DO NOT contain camphor, toluene, formaldehyde, dibutly pathalate and formaldehyde resins--which are all found in most nail polishes. These chemicals are 1--deadly, and being absorbed into our blood streams; and 2--have unnatural hormones and harmful hormones that throw off our body's normal levels, thereby causing premature or overactive symptoms and/or issues.
I am in love with the colors Saucy Polish offers because they are perfectly blended to compliment women of color's skin and make our melanin pop! My favorite shades right now are SO BAZZAR, MASS APPEAL and VICE, but they are all stunning.
Saucy Polish lists all of the ingredients in each nail polish and even details how many coats are worn in each photo on their Etsy shop.
Saucy Polish currently offers 18 vibrant and handcrafted colors through Etsy and ships within the US.
To purchase visit the Saucy Polish online Etsy shop HERE
And while you're at it, give Saucy Polish a follow on Instagram @saucypolish
Hi everyone and welcome to Pure Lilli!
I created this blog with the intention of sharing my skin care secrets, bringing awareness to health & wellness issues that affect the African-American/Latino community, recipes, fashion, and overall conversation.
I have been using my own natural and organic recipes to cure my acne for the past year and a half and have seen great results and now I want to share my knowledge with you.
You'll be able to find my easy skin care recipes under the Pure Lilli Skin Care tab. PL Blog is where you'll find a wide variety of topics and the #BLKBIZ of the month. The Recipes tab showcases the food I make and will get updated with 2-3 new recipes every month.
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I'll try my best to update the blog every week, but for now take a look around all the pages-- I've got lots of content.
This month's #BLKBIZ spotlight is on Dustin Presley, a Los Angeles based freelance photographer who goes by createdby_dp. Dustin's business philosophy is "Providing a Service. Pursuing Greatness. Expressions Through The Art of Photography." Dustin takes a wide range of photos with his subjects including nature, LA landmarks, sports photos, events, friends and family. Check out Dustin's Instagram @createdby_dp and give him a follow.
If you would like to inquire about hiring Dustin for your next event or want some pics of you and your friends contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a look at some of his amazing work!