I was really excited to go to this event, created and hosted by beauty and lifestyle blogger Lianne Farbes of The Makeup Girl. Cocktails & Couture brings together some amazing bloggers, fashionistas, PR gurus, photographers and brands. Some of these brands include Lierac, Proactiv, Aveeno, Clairsonic, tarte cosmetics, Hpnotiq, Atopalm and PopChips. I loved the idea that this event was held at the Caravan Stylist Studio in Midtown Manhattan. The place was packed, vibes were flowing and I was able to meet some amazing people!
So last Friday was Earth Day, and slowly but surely, lots of cosmetic companies, big and small, have been embracing more natural and organic formulations. So for you earth-conscious beauties out there, here are a few brands to look out for:
Oyin Handmade – probably my favourite, natural haircare line for women with curly, kinky or coily hair. I cannot live without the Burnt Sugar Pomade. Really. The Juices are also really good too! Still have to try their new Hair Dew.
Karen’s Body Beautiful – Another great line based out of my old neighbourhood of Fort Greene Brooklyn. The Sweet Ambrosia is the go-to product. But I am really excited for all the new products that will be coming out this year.
Qhemet Biologics – I think that their Amla and Olive Heavy Cream is amazing! It’s also their top seller.
Kinky Curly – A very popular brand with products like Knot Today (my staple leave-in conditioner) and the Curling Custard (which I have YET to try, but summer is coming up so….).
Anita Grant – love from across the pond!!! And now they have a U.S. distributor – Hairrogant. And right now they actually have a sale on the top 5 selling AG products! I would recommend the babassu shampoo bars and the Rhassoul Deep Condish.
Aubrey Organics– available at Whole Foods and other retailers, I use their GPB conditioner as a protein conditioner and the Honeysuckle Rose conditioner as a deep moisturizer.
SheaMoisture – Love their Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo and their body butters! Available at Target and Walgreens.