Sequined Lips, The New Vivrant Beauty Shop and Gift Bag Giveaway

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Recently, I stopped by the new Vivrant Beauty Shop in Harlem for a quick look-through. I met Desiree, owner, who explained to me that most of her products are from black-owned companies. Her shop is full of products for women of color too and I just wanted to grab a handful of the stuff and try it! Brands like Briogeo, Helli Coily, Soultanicals and Oyin all are sold at the store. Most of them are natural products, free of toxic ingredients which is really important.

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I wore my sequined lips t-shirt, a play off the Markus Lupfer shirts and a pair of ripped jeans (these Treasure & Bond are cool and these Current/Elliott). I paired it with vintage Manolo Blahnik grey booties and my Alexander Wang grey handbag (similar here).

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So, we’re giving away a beauty gift bag! It’s full of beauty goodness: Girl Hair products, Eden Bodyworks Coco Shea Berry Natural Moisture Milk and Natural Smoothing Gel, Mario Badescu Skin Care Line, the most amazing soap from Flo + Theo, and other samples. Simply like our Facebook page, leave a comment on what you think about the shop, or follow us on Twitter!



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Malinda Knowles

  • NOI h. SAF

    Hey, Malinda! Love the lip color, and the outfit. And I will definitely have to check that book out.

    — Shariki

  • Lisa

    I’ve never been, but the shop looks beautiful!

  • Tammy Evans

    I haven’t been yet but I will!

  • Jennifer Bryan Ebner

    I like that most of the products are natural.

  • Natalie

    ihavent been there yet but would love too

  • Amy Heffernan

    Never there yet but would like to go!

  • Rachael Bhardwaj

    I have never been, but the shop looks great!

  • Morgan Stewart

    I have never been but it looks very nice! I’d love to try their products.

  • Megan Zuchowski

    I’ve never used before but they look great!

  • Dana Rodriguez

    No I haven’t but by your pictures it looks very nice!

  • chris z

    i never used them before but they sound great

  • Emily Elizabeth

    I haven’t been yet but I want to check everything out!

  • Melissa.

    I haven’t used them before but I’d love to try them

  • karla

    I have never used any of those products before,they all sound great!

  • Mel Borhi

    the coco shea berry butter sounds really good, overall the products sound great and effective..



  • Holly MacRitchie

    These products sound amazing, I would love to try them! I have not used these products before

  • Shari D

    I haven’t tried these products but have heard great things about them!

  • Theresa C.

    I’ve tried some samples of Mario Badescu and they were lovely!

  • Sylvana

    The products seem great, but I have not had a chance to use them yet.

  • Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

    I love coco butter and love the gift bag too 🙂

  • Def going to have to check out Desiree’s shop next time I’m in Harlem. I love supporting small business owners who are making quality products!

  • Marlene V

    The bag is amazing!!! I have never tried the products but the Coco Shea sounds like it could be my favourite

  • casaflamingos

    I swear by coconut oil for my skin because it is a good moisturizer. I think the gift bag is awesome.

  • sandra

    i don’t use beauty products currently but the gift bag looks full of high end products

  • Love natural beauty products!!! I have eczema so all natural is very important to me and my skin!


  • BaileyDexter

    I love a good moisturizer! The gift pack looks & sound amazing!!!

  • Ashley Bree Perez

    I just started using coconut oil and I LOVE it. 🙂 I love all of the beauty products. would love to win!

  • Bo Simms

    The beauty products I swear by is burt bees pomegranet lip balm, Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap, and Dr. Mist natural deodorant. The gift bag is great.

  • Laurie Murley

    I use a lot of different products, throught out the day. I love the gift bag

  • I’m loving everything about your outfit, Malinda! Those shoes and bags, swooning!

    Have a an awesome day, beautiful!



  • Lesley F

    Love this gift bag and I love body butter. Always makes my skin so soft

  • Laurie W

    A bag full of interesting products to try…what could be better. 🙂 And coconut oil is my go to product for just about everything.

  • Constance

    I love that shirt and those shoes are to die for, you look great Malinda!!