Health & Beauty

Support Your Local Black and Enter This Giveaway

We love supporting Black owned businesses and we wanted to share this giveaway from one of our partners, Nubian Shorties Night Out.

Support Your Local Black Girl is an initiative created by Nubian Shorties Night Out to bring awareness to Black Women owned businesses. 
Support Your Local Black Girl. 

Nubian Shorties Night Out has teamed up with @itibabeauty and @carmelleessence both Black Women owned brands that you need to get familiar with. We’ve come together to give three lucky Black Girls the opportunity to win our self love kit. Want to know how to win this Black Girl Magic gift bag ?


All you have to do is follow each brand and tag all the popping Nubian Shorties you know. The more you tag the better your chances will be! So let’s go… it’s a Nubian Shorty roll call and we’re supporting all the the Black Girls we know.

Meet the Brands

Photo Courtesy of Carmella Essence’s Instagram

Carmelle Essence ( Instgram @CarmelleEssence ) Cassandra, is a cosmetic chemist who was in search of products that would work for her newly chopped natural tresses. Nothing worked! She decided to produce her own products, using  her science background in conjunction with her experience in research and development lab, she gained an abundance of knowledge of how to formulate for herself. Her family and friends were her guinea pigs and they supported this new venture.

She figured if her hair loves it (thick, coarse and curly) then others might find it beneficial as well. With her loved one’s support and push, she created Carmelle Essence! The first line of products formulated with Haitian Black Castor Oil, Rosemary, and Peppermint Oil includes: Moisturizing Shampoo, Deep Conditioner, and an Oil Mix. Cassandra is looking forward to continuing Carmelle Essence’s growth with new haircare products to be released and eventually creating skincare and makeup line.  

Photo courtesy of Itiba’s Instagram

Itiba ( Instagram @ItibaBeauty)Born and raised in the US Virgin Islands among swaying palm trees, beautiful flowers, and the aromas of exotic fruits, creator -Yoki Hanley was schooled in a family long tradition of natural remedies and knowledge of local plants and fruits, each with its own medical properties. It was this knowledge that Yoki utilized to create Itiba Beauty; a product first created for her infant daughter, who had a very distressing skin sensitivity to commercial, mainstream soaps and other skin care products. Yoki made her first soap with skin-loving oils like coconut, mango butter, lemongrass and lavender. After bathing her daughter with this soap for the first time, the change was dramatic –a tear free nightly bath and, for the first time since birth, a peaceful night’s sleep for mother and daughter.

Yoki immediately knew she needed to share her knowledge with others and, over time, Itiba, as a collection of natural products, was born. Yoki’s commitment to using natural, minimally processed and/or unrefined butters and oils blended into the best unisex skincare products to come out of St. Croix is driven by her purpose to produce a unifying range of products for all skin types regardless of the color of their skin and the shape of their body –phthalate free, mineral oil free, silicone oil free and paraben free. 

Hope you queens enter and follow these brands and support your local Black girl.

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