Christina S. Brown - Founder, ShopLoveBrownSugar
Christina uses her voice as a digital influencer to empower and inspire with her platforms. It all started with her blog LoveBrownSugar. Now she has BabyBrownSugar and BrownGirlsLove as well. Shop LoveBrownSugar is her newest passion project. It’s a collection of her favorite things. It’s everything she loves. Welcome to our home. We hope it's everything you love too.
Lauren Napier - Founder, CLEANSE by Lauren Napier
A bona fide beauty expert, Lauren Napier has worked with Oscar winners, music and pop icons, indie film stars, silver screen legends, a Beatle, a Bond, and an American President. To date, Lauren’s work as a makeup artist has been seen in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Essence, and more. On a flight from Australia to Dubai Lauren Napier was struck with CLEANSE - the wipe that would revolutionize the makeup remover wipe and how we cleanse our skin.
Ginger Johnson - Co-Founder, Ginger + Liz
Ginger + Liz Colour Collection™ is the popular brand of vegan friendly and toxin-free nail lacquer with a devoted base of style setting customers and celebrity fans. The collection was created in 2010 by Ginger Johnson and Liz Pickett, friends that bonded over all things beauty with a particular love (or what some might call an obsession) for nail lacquer. The ladies also made a strong connection over their personal journeys to becoming vegan and vegetarian and how it positively affected their overall health and beauty regime.
Uchenna Ngwudo - Co-Founder, Cee Cee's Closet
Cee Cee’s Closet NYC was created by Chioma and Uchenna Ngwudo in New York City. The brand celebrates the beauty of West African prints and designs through unique accessories. The accessories are designed by the founders and handmade by artisans in Nigeria. Having their accessories made in Nigeria allows Cee Cee’s Closet NYC to have a transformative impact on the lives of their local artisan partners.
Africa Miranda - Founder, Beauty By Africa Miranda
Beauty, tech, and travel maven Africa Miranda is the founder of beauty by Africa Miranda. This innovative beauty and lifestyle line features a collection of curated products inspired by her international adventures. The first offering, the Facial Elixir, is born of Africa’s special connection to the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro. Lovingly called “Brazil in a bottle,” the Facial Elixir helps to recapture the vacation “glow” using Brazilian ingredients Maracuja Oil and Cupuacu Butter.
Denequa Williams - Founder, LIT Brooklyn
Denequa Williams was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She's the maker behind LIT Brooklyn - a 100% soy wax candle company. Her love for candles has always been just that - a love! She takes pride in LIT candles and is very confident that you will love them. Each LIT candle is hand poured, packaged and shipped from Brooklyn. Made from her home to be enjoyed in yours.
Stephanie Coker - Founder, SDOT Beauty
Stephanie Coker is the creator of SDOTBEAUTY. She created her brand out of sheer necessity. She wanted to use products that were high quality, affordable, natural and fit her daily beauty regimen. When she could not find one brand that met all her needs, she created her own! She has a background working as a Fabric Research & Development Director in the fashion industry for over 15 years. So, when she could not find products that addressed her needs, she did what came naturally to her and crafted them herself.