Tis the season to gift to others, however, you shouldn't exclude yourself from the gift hunt! Our founder, Jamila, is always seeking out brands and products that are of quality and will serve their purpose for a long time (and let’s not forget sustainable – when possible). From dresses to skin care products, she stays ready with select beauty staples and essentials for her closet. She wants to share a few of her favorite brands with the Curl Nation. Each of these items has been carefully curated and can be used as a gift for someone this year… or yourself, which is always our first option! :)
This New York-based company has bold and beautiful pieces. It is a marketplace of gently curated products from around the world and has many affordable items. Check out our October 22nd Instagram post to check out Jamila in one of their fabulous frocks!
CR Clothing Co.
The best way to characterize CR Clothing Co. is as a "Fashionably Fly Bespoke Brand" with Boho, Urban, and Chic pieces. Charla Ruschelle personally sews each of their one-of-a-kind pieces, and their most recent collection will be available on November 22nd, just in time for the holidays.
Brandon Blackwood is an NYC-based brand that has taken over the handbag game. Their unique bag styles and gorgeous prints will catch your eye and make you want to buy one! Jamila’s fav bag from them is the Kendrick Trunk in Evergreen leather with silver hardware.
From cute face masks to African print headwraps, ShopLoLaMar has very stylish accessories. Everything is hand sewn by the owner, Logan LaMar, and is very affordable. Her head wraps are perfect for the days when you do now feel like doing your hair.
Lady Luck has earrings that are the statement! These oversized earrings come in unique patterns in colors that you probably have never seen before! The earrings are handmade and if you want a custom piece, you can place an inquiry! These earrings do sell out quickly so make sure you are keeping tabs on when a new collection is released!
Jamila’s Beauty Counter:
The NuFace Trinity is a Pro-Level, Award-Winning Microcurrent Facial Toning Device that tones, lifts, and contours the facial muscles while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a 5-Minute Facial-Lift. Not only does it stimulate the larger surface areas of your face, but it can also be used on your neck to help improve tone and the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The NuFace will have your face looking snatched and 5 years younger 😉.
The Stay Tight Mask is formulated to purge congested pores and gently resurface dull skin. As soon as you apply it your skin will definitely feel it working. Once you wash it off your skin will appear more refined, and smooth and reflect a healthy, natural glow, even after the first use.
This Retinol Serum is formulated at 0.2% to boost benefits while nourishing the skin, making it gentle yet powerful. It has been clinically tested on all skin types and tones and is formulated with your beautiful skin in mind.
Another serum Jamila swears by is Brilliant Light by Klur! This multi-correctional repair serum will have your skin ✨glowing✨ due to its formulation of vitamins C and E, and rosehip seed. They work together to illuminate, protect, and correct any kind of skin damage that may be present.
Jamila’s Make-up Bag:
The ten18 Lash Amplifying Mascara, Jump Start Smoothing Primer, and High Fidelity Foundation are part of Jamila’s quick makeup routine. After her skincare ritual, she goes in with the Jump Start Smoothing Primer, which creates a semi-matte canvas. Next she applies the High Fidelity Foundation which gives your skin a glowy but natural look. To top off the look Jamila uses the ten18 Lash Amplifying Mascara.
Where blush meets highlighter, The Blightler will have your cheeks glowing! The best part is that a makeup brush is not needed, you can use your fingers, dab it on, and then you are good to go. It's very pigmented and looks good on all skin tones!