Updated: Nov 27, 2020
This season, we're shopping black! You in?
This pandemic has shown it's ass, but what we're not gonna do is let up on supporting our favorite black owned businesses. Now, unlike any other time, is the time to take advantage of the opportunity to shop black.
So here you go - the X Selects!
We compiled a list of 8 black businesses we'll be supporting this holiday season - from skincare to aromas; from cosmetics to apparel. Some you may know well and some might be new to you so we encourage you to take notes and save tabs!
1. X ARTISTRY
(Bet you didn't see this one coming!)
X Artistry specializes in vegan and Leaping Bunny certified cosmetics. Ranging from luxury eyelashes to killer lipsticks, X Artistry has some stellar products worth mentioning, but we can't help but to highlight our newly released ARMORY Series Grand Collection and Deluxe Trios. These full-sized liquid matte lipsticks are pigment packed and built to last! The ARMORY Series Grand Collection also comes with SLASH, our luxe PVC crossbody bag for FREE, so you can toss your essentials and of course your favorite lippies in there and get going! Perfect for those holiday outings and for your loved ones that are makeup obsessed and have A1 style. Plus, X Artistry donates a portion of proceeds to causes that help out others so you're not only giving a little more than expected with your purchase, but you'll look good doing it! Win-win!
Benevolence Skin specializes in handmade and soul nourishing skincare - ranging from body scrubs, masks, cleanser, and their infamous whipped shea butter that is to die for! One of our favorites is the Self Care Bundle. It comes with a whipped shea butter, body scrub and a clay mask for a ridiculous price! WHAT A STEAL! Not to mention, the perfect all in one gift for any of your self care obsessed kings and queens. We also have an eye out for their facial toner that literally just dropped this week! You might as well hop on the Benevolence train with us and shop away!
Zoe & Co. Candles specializes in hand poured, 100% soy wax candles and melts with scents that are so incredibly delicious. The scents are derived from natural ingredients and the range of scents is quite riveting! Whether you like clean, fresh scents or warm, spicy scents (or both!) Zoe & Co. Candles will have something for you. We're eyeballing those Banana Nut Bread Wax Melts and Balsam & Berry Candle because who wouldn't?! Create that warm and inviting atmosphere in your home or gift to someone you know will adore slow burning and breathtaking scents this holiday season.
Label Forty Two is a women's boutique for the babe that loves luxury clothing at a banging price! Literally everything from casual wear, dresses, and their newly released lounge collection, Label Forty Two did not come to play. Get all dolled up for the holidays or just chill out in style. Looks like they're also having a Black Friday sale so go shop til you drop! Plus, that Melanin Set is definitely eyeballing the fam so just make sure you leave one, greedy!
5. THE LIP BAR
The Lip Bar specializes in vegan and cruelty free cosmetics, products ranging from foundation and concealers to lipsticks and glosses. The set we're gagging over for this holiday is their Fast Face system! Listen, not all of us have it in us to do a million steps when doing our makeup and this set will make your life 10x easier. They've created an entire kit for the low maintenance babe that wants to create a high impact.
Good Part & Co. specializes in impeccable quality juices, shots and cleanses. We're all trying to do a little bit better with our health, especially during the holiday season where comfort food reigns high! Optimal health should always be our priority, as our bodies are the most important thing - Good Part & Co will help guide you in the right direction. Our favorite juice is the Lexington - it's literally incredible. So if you're in the Baltimore, MD area for pick up, swing on by! We promise it's worth every penny!
Mateo New York specializes in ultra fine, luxury jewelry and accessories. If you're looking for an extraordinary gift for your loved ones, this is the place to shop. The expertly crafted jewelry is totally worth every dime and quite frankly a steal in our opinion. Bask in the divinity! The 14k Gold Diamond Eye Of Protection Necklace is definitely on our radar this season.
NOID is a genderless luxury clothing brand created for those that don't like to limit themselves to a box. This brand is here to break the norms with their pieces and surely did not come to play with anyone! In the current collection, the items are racy and non conforming, but totally wearable on this end! And that CROFT Jacket is speaking numbers over here! Be on the lookout for the heat - we don't expect this brand to let up any time soon.
These are our top 8 picks this season. It was super difficult to select just the few that we did, but we promise it's well worth it! Find more of our favorite black owned businesses on our social media, where the limits are literally endless @xartistryco .
We hope this has been a helpful guide and let us know where you'll be shopping black this holiday season!
Happy shopping! x