Treat YOURSELF This Galentines Day

With an ongoing global pandemic it is important to stay spiritually balanced and inspired by your own potential and will power. Some ways of maintaining that balance include meditation, eating well, exercising and treating yourself to simple an non expensive luxuries.

Tending to my hair, body and soul wasn’t easy at first; I had gotten used to losing sleep and eating unhealthy because of my busy student life, but being in the comfort of my own home has allowed me to sharpen myself by putting my needs before what is expected of me. This is important, because we cannot function properly or help others if we don’t take care of ourselves first.

Here are some exceptional Black and Latinx owned skincare and make up companies that provide you stellar beauty products that will nourish your skin.


Pholk Beauty is a Black-owned natural, vegan, affordable skincare line founded by Niambi Cacchioli, based in Jersey City. Pholk beauty was born out of founder Niambi Cacchioli’s challenges and frustration in finding an inclusive beauty brand that addresses the specific skincare concerns of women of color. Inspired by people’s skincare practices in the African diaspora, the vegan label offers a range of 10 products – from face oils, masks to toners and cleansers—the brand sources all of its ingredients from “small cultivators” across the U.S. and Senegal. Niambi and her small team produce, package, and distribute all of their products out of their cozy lab in Jersey City.

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Sixela Skincare is a lovely black-owned business that recently launched in L.A. It beautifully reminds us to be kind to ourselves each day by offering affordable, all-natural products that speak to our mind, body, and soul. 

Owner Alexis Matthews realized the need for a self-care community during quarantine as she saw a spike in depression. With this in mind, she set out to create a product line that makes self-care essential and practical for everyone. It’s an especially nice Valentine’s Day gift for yourself and your loved ones. Share the love and feel good about it. We’re obsessed!


Birdy Lashes is a Latinx-owned company. If you’re not a fan of eyelash extensions, but still want to get a seductive, flattering eye-look, consider Birdy Lashes. The brand carries two styles – Dream & Gemini. Dream is the ultimate  ~look at me~ Insta-worthy lash. It’s rounded ultra-wispy design will give you the perfect amount of length and volume to make the eyes stand out for a doll-like effect that gives an Insta-worthy glam finish.

  • Material: 3D faux mink
  • Volume: Medium

Price: $12.00 each, Available on

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