Whilst every day should be filled with love, February is extra special. So what’s Valentine’s Day without showing you some love to you all? We have a few black brands Valentine’s Day ideas to make Valentine’s Day that little bit more inclusive.
We’ve put together this little gift guide and we have some special discounts for especially for you.
Nicola Lespeare Greeting Cards
What better way to say ‘I love you’ than with a greeting card? Nicola is a digital illustrator from Nottingham. She says, “my purpose is to create art and lifestyle products that elevate black women flourishing with ‘fro-fabulous’ hair”. How can you not love these cards that celebrate black love this Valentine’s Day?
We first met Nicola at CurlyTreats Festival in 2018 and fell in love with her purposeful greetings cards with afro hair. Show these black brands Valentine’s Day love.
As a treat, use the discount code RC20 at the checkout for 20% off 🙂
What’s Valentine’s without a Special Touch?
This Afrocentric stationary brand has beautiful cards perfect for sharing with your loved ones this Valentine’s Day.
Georgina Fihosy is the creative behind Special Touch Designs an Afrocentric stationery brand. Whilst on maternity leave with her second child, out of frustration around the lack of representation in the greeting cards industry after being unable to find a card for a friend who had just had a baby. She couldn’t find one with a black baby or one that reflected her friends family and this beautiful occasion. So, she made it herself and Special Touch Designs was born.
Give your loved one that Special Touch Designs and a gift for you is using SHOP15 for 15% off at the checkout.
So, ladies, you have your fro-fabulous or special touch cards sorted. Now you need your makeup to look on point. Look no further. We have you covered. ColorBlend Makeup is an award-winning favourite. This quality beauty brand was featured four times in Glamour Magazine and won ‘Best Cosmetic Brand at the inaugural Black Beauty and Fashion Awards (BBFA).
Kesha Williams, the founder describes the brand as “an independent makeup brand that represents the under-represented with black, mixed race and ethnic skin tones” (Flawless Shades).
Use the code HairPopp15 for 15% discount off ColorBlend Makeup until 28th February 2019.
Why blend in when you can stand out?
- Cards – check
- Makeup – check
- Nude tights for women on colour? We told you we got you!
“Sheer Chemistry is a movement. A celebration of women of all shades of brown, in all your glory”
Born and raised in Sydney, Australia and of Jamaican heritage, Sheer Chemistry founder Tahlia Gray moved to London with her family as a teenager. A well-travelled woman, she has also lived in cosmopolitan countries such as Brazil and New York.
Living in New York was exciting for Tahlia. However, imagine her frustration at not being able to access sheer tights that actually matched her skin-tone? As one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, she never found her shades of nude. Therefore, she decided to do something about it.
Designed for ambitious, radiant and confident women Sheer Chemistry tights come in five shades. Use the discount code: HAIRPOPP10 for 10% off your order.
We met the founder, Haydawn of MYNX London at the first ever Shades of Beauty Live in 2018. We recommend you spend some time pampering yourself ready for this month of love. All of the nail lacquers and shades are handmade with love by the founder. Even better, they are non-toxic, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly.
Use the code HAIRPOPP for 10% off from now until 14th February.
Future Poet is a lifestyle brand encouraging inspiration and positivity through fashion. The brand displays inspiring quotes on soft, comfortable and stylish semi-fitted t-shirts. This self-worth t-shirt is perfect for Valentines Day and emphasises the importance of self-love.
Positivity may connect us but let’s do more than talk, let’s dress to inspire, empower and uplift! Treat yourself to 10% off their range using the code HP10.
A book worth reading
The month of love has to feature our favourite former First Lady Michelle Obama for writing such as inspiration biography. Becoming by Michelle Obama is a best seller. In it, she is open, honest and candid about her upbringing as a black woman in Chicago and her time in the White House being a mother, wife and a philanthropist. If you haven’t already read this book, you can get your copy here.
Everything to make your Hair Popp!
With all of these love-ly goodies, we have got everything to make your Hair Popp! Check out our online marketplace. You can choose from wash day to styling products and accessories. If there is something you can’t find, let us know and we will add it.
We have beautiful headwraps by Asikara by Laura Jane’s. If you’re looking to keep your curls hydrated, try the Flora & Curl moisture discovery kit with five miniature plant-powered goodies for your wash day.
What’s on your inclusive black brands Valentine’s Day list?
Also, check out blogger Saabirah Lawrence’s 5 Ways to Treat Yourself on Valentine’s Day post.
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