Small Business Saturday!


I have developed such an attitude about Black Friday (hence why you didn’t see any posts about it from me) but Small Business Saturday is definitely something that I can rally behind. I’d much rather support the mom and pop businesses over these huge corporations that are underpaying their employees and forcing that they work in these nutty Black Friday conditions. Yeah, I know. I’ve been a part of the problem before as I’ve done my fair share of Black Friday’ing throughout the years but when you know better, you do better.

Small Business Saturday rocks for everyone! That said, if you’ve gotta do some spending today, check out some of my favorite small but LARGE in quality/service businesses.

Cult Nails Lacquer – Because I adore everything about Maria, the person AND her brand.

Nail Veils & Chronicle Stones – Su runs both companies and she’s a fantastic mentor and power woman who has such an amazing eye for intricate pieces.

Boldly Unique – my good friend Christine handmakes these beautifuuuuul hair fascinators and hair pieces for women of all hair types.

Lipstick Mixtapes – Remember when I reviewed Safia Michelle’s lipsticks? She’s still rockin’ out with them and these babies can’t seem to stay in stock because they are THAT popular.

Oyin Handmade – The natural hair space has become sooooo full of natural haircare products and while it’s a great thing, I tend to stick with what I know. Oyin Handmade has delicious haircare and body care products for everyone. This company and their products seem to get better with time.

Quelly Rue Designs – I’ve reviewed her pieces before and ever since coming across this brand, I just have to make a purchase every few months. I love everything about Racquel’s handmade African-inspired jewelry, hair pieces and accessoires. Plus, she delivers a hand written letter with every purchase. Loves it!

Elessa Jade – Long time beauty vlogger and buddy of mine, Elessa of Pursebuzz recently launched her own line of brushes and jewelry. I’ve dabbled in both the jewelry and products and I’m in loooove.

EnkoreMakeup – And then there’s Koren, the HUGE YouTube sensation that has always been so supportive of lil’ ole’ me. He recently launched Lip Yogurts and omggggg, they are fabulous.

Rachel Stewart – Because her jewelry just screams to my afro-hippie bohem personality.

Tia Dantzler – Celebrity makeup artist and beautiful soul Tia just launched her Red Carpet Secrets Instructional DVD and I’ve already watched it 3 times. Makeup artist or just a beauty lover, this is a fantastic DVD that you’ll be watching time and time again to help perfect your skills.

Want to support the small businesses in your area? Visit this site to do a search on where you can find ’em. Happy shopping!

  • I love the idea of small business Saturday, its perfect!

    • Brittany

      Awesome, isn’t it?

  • Giirllll I get you in the whole thing about Black Friday, my husband and I always talk about about how much of a scam it can be! But this idea of SBS is awesome :-)

    • Brittany

      Right? I’m just soooo over it. I always end up spending too much money on things that I don’t really need. At least with SBB, you are directly giving back to the community and the people in it.

  • Small business Saturday is a good idea. I hadn’t heard much about it until now. Black friday seems to be getting earlier and crazier each year! The only store I went to was Ulta cause a lot of other stores were packed or picked over!

    • Brittany

      Me neither! This was my first time hearing about Small Business Saturday. Did you get any goodies from Ulta?

      • Yes! At Ulta I got a Tarte amazonian clay blush, cream eyeshadow, and brush for $22. I also got the Stila shine so bright holiday palette for $16. I have the hardest time passing up good deals on makeup, but the price for that Tarte set was so good!

        • Brittany

          Um, WOW!!! You scored beautifully! You are going to love everything about those Tarte goodies. Tarte just can’t do wrong in my book. And that Stila palette is gorgeousssss. I just purchased it for a gal pal. Great finds!