Message from Kristen:
I remember the first time someone was frustrated with me and had reached their mental capacity. I don’t back down easily so instead of admitting defeat, he called me a “n*****r.” I was tearful as I punched him in the face on the playground. There were so many backhanded comments, growing up, I grew numb. It wasn’t until I moved to NYC that I immersed myself in my culture(that the whole world recognizes whether they want realize it or not) and history.
The reason I started Gold Label Cosmetics, and I hope I can keep sharing my ideals of beauty with you for DECADES to come, is because, in the land of luxury and prestige cosmetics, we’re underrepresented. I don’t want black men and women to be charms and trinkets for any industry, we’re the vital links that can make or break a company, so why are we just decoration? My goal this year is to bring more women and men of color and especially black women and men a luxurious, timeless makeup line they can cheeringly support.
I’m not recreating the wheel of prestige beauty, I’m just widening it so we can all take a spin. #blackhistorymonth#imblack#imblackandproud 📸by @d_ebanks ————————————————————————
Btw, I’m wearing Gold Label Cosmetics lipstick in Unbothered! .
I just had to share this FABULOUS image on my feed. Just because they don’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Know your worth! ———————————
✨NEW BLOG POST : NATURAL HAIR SHRINKAGE : THE GOOD & THE BAD. ✨Most curly/kinky gal understand the struggle of natural hair shrinkage. What is shrinkage exactly? Hair shrinkage usually occurs when curly/kinky hair is moisturized while stretched/straightened, shrinking it back to it's natural (normal) curly/kinky state. This makes the hair appear shorter in length when it is in fact the same length.
Basically you do an incredible braid out that gives you the luscious fro you desire but if you step outside on a rainy day, you may return with seemingly half the hair density you left with and a shrunken afro. But not to worry because this isn't particularly a bad thing, it might not be the style you intended to do that day but hair shrinkage actually speaks to the health of your hair. Here are some things to keep in mind.
Full post and more images on our blog. Click the link in @catherine.marion bio to shop our all natural organic products for kinky hair.