Got the winter blues or just the Zoom-meeting blahs? We could all use a little pampering and self-care right now to make us feel amazing and boost our moods. Whether you are looking for the perfect gift or just need a little pick-me-up for yourself, these local businesses have what you need. Many of them make or sell products you can’t get anywhere else, and you get the extra feel-good boost of supporting local businesses this holiday season! Time to get shopping!
Bamboo Beauty provides a curated collection of affordable, plant-based, eco-chic and luxury beauty products. They partner with small, women-owned companies who make serious efforts to integrate sustainable practices into their business philosophy. And they’re committed to helping you become aware of toxic ingredients and its harmful effects on your health. Bamboo Beauty Boutique’s belief is that you should not have to compromise your health for beauty.
Eartha’s Natural provides all natural, chemical-free skin care for those with dry, itchy skin, eczema, psoriasis, sensitive skin, irritated skin after shaving, sunburned skin and so much more! Owner and founder, pharmacist Dr. Dameshia Edwards, provides hand-made herbal infused skin butters, body/bath oils and bath soaks for those with skin issues.
Funded by chemist Alyssa Space, the mission of ForHer Cosmetics is to promote positive affirmation amongst women and to produce quality cosmetics for women of all shades and backgrounds. It is important that women understand that beauty is not only skin deep , but within one’s soul. ForHer celebrates and embraces individuality while offering quality natural, vegan and cruelty-free products.
Owner and candle maker Diamond Hemingway hopes to help set the tone physically, mentally and spiritually. Even if you are not a spiritual person, she believes we all look for some type of positivity in our life — whether we are reading or writing it ourselves. Candles are made with 100% soy with a mix of her own candle fragrance.
The Vivid Glam Beauty is a beauty company that takes pride in making the women feel beautiful, confident and never afraid to express themselves with makeup. Owner Lisa Noble accomplishes this by offering makeup artistry services, signature “Sip & Make-up” makeup classes, and premium mink lashes.
Founded by chemist Chinonye Akunne, ILERA Apothecary creates skincare products that make people feel confident knowing they are using the best products for both their skin and the environment. They carry a range of body moisturizers, cleansers, masks and oils. Everything is sustainably packaged in reusable jars and bottles.
MuseMob.com provides affordable, cruelty-free cosmetics for any skin tone, at any age, on any budget. Owner Sheryl Espinal hand-picks specific and specially formulated lip colors to compliment women of darker skin tones.
Give a gift certificate for eyewear, the greatest fashion accessory of all! Owner Tina Arroyo provides the bespectacled people of Detroit a customized experience to create glasses that reflect their individuality and optimize their vision in a space that is invested in strengthening and giving back to her community.
Give a gift certificate for men’s or women’s spa services! Owner and master barber Dawn Sanford and her team provide excellent customer service and show compassion through their craft. Services include barbering, styling, nail services and massage.