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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Small Business Saturday 2016 - Open Thread

It's become an annual tradition for me to take some time away from the Black Friday and Cyber Monday Madness to help promote Small Business Saturday here on my blog. And that's exactly what I'm doing again this year with this post.

Today, 11/26, is Small Business Saturday. If you have a small business or you want to help promote a small business (of ANY kind; not just beauty-related), please leave your business info (URL, any sales you may have going right now, etc.) in the comments below. 

Please note that I will not moderate comments on this post as long as you're promoting a small business (NOT owned by a larger company/corporation) and the goods and/or services provided by the small business are legal and G-rated. Those are the only two limitations.

So please feel free to post in the comments and if you're not promoting a small business, I hope you will take a moment to read through these comments and help support any small businesses that you feel may be a good fit for you! 

PS: and just because I have to say this, please be aware that Nouveau Cheap does not endorse or promote any of the businesses featured in the comments below. As with anything you purchase, please do your research and speak to the business owner (that's the beauty of small businesses--you can speak directly to the business owners!) with any questions you may have before making a purchase.


  1. Boutique de Bandeaux
    Handcrafted Couture Accessories for Thick, Curly, & Natural Hair!
    They specialize in handmade couture-inspired hair accessories for thick, curly, & natural hair. The designer headbands are not only crafted to be fashionable but big hair friendly.

  2. My sister Morgan sells custom chalk designs (holidays, gifts, wedding decor) and bath products (bath bombs, soaks, scrubs). You can find her on Facebook here

  3. CurlMix
    The DIY Box For Curly Hair - Get all natural ingredients sent to you each month to mix your own hair products!
    From their About: CurlMix aims to empower the conscious curly consumer through education.

    In an industry that values blind consumerism, CurlMix encourages transparency.

    We put people first.

    We want our subscribers to be mindful of the ingredients in their products and have the freedom to customize their hair and skin treatments.

    We believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice integrity for beauty.

    CurlMix educates our subscribers and provides easy mixes, with all natural ingredients that help you create customized, honest to goodness products, that flat out work.

  4. oyin handmade
    From their About us section: Oyin Handmade makes high-quality moisture-focused hair and body care products from natural, food-grade ingredients. Our products provide an affordable, effective luxury in the natural and multi-ethnic haircare space, focusing on gentle care, food-grade natural ingredients, and a moisture focus for dry, curly, and highly textured hair types.

    1. Thank you. I had been trying to remember this site for like 2 months.

    2. I can't get to the site. Bummer. Maybe Monday

  5. Adorned by Chi
    From their About Us section: At Adorned by Chi we believe you can be elegant and charming, but also quirky and playful. To us, every day is a good day to play dress up, and there’s never such a thing as too much glitter! We’re daydreamers, puppy lovers, and our ultimate goal in life is to ride a unicorn while taking on the world (a girl can dream right?). Our selection of quirky tees and cutesy accessories are perfect for ladies who love a bit a whimsy in their lives. ✨ "We're cute and conscious, Black and proud."

  6. Hi I love the small business in San Diego called sandiego bath company they are out of solana beach and feature natural based bath and body care and are not only not expensive but work and smell great thanks and love ur blog!!

  7. Misfit Eclectic! I have no affiliation with them at all, found them in a beauty group on fb, but their handmade candles and wax tarts and beauty products, from scrubs to creams to sprays and lip balms, come in more flavors and scents than you can imagine! Super reasonable prices and they always have a monthly special, my skin loves the "fluff" and one of their candles is always burning at my house! Check out for some great SBS specials today!

  8. G, I gotta say thank you for all the money you have saved me! I have been reading your blog for about a year and not only is it informative, but it's entertaining as well, so keep it up! Love it! :) My shout out is to a local beauty boutique in Long Beach, CA called 2nd Street Beauty. When I'm not taking advantage of G's steals, I am taking advantage of this place and their great and wide range selection, wonderful people, sales and awesome stamp points club. I think what I love most about popping in here is I never know what I might see! So ck out their website or one of their 3(?) boutiques. Support Small Business Yay!

    1. There also a Groupon for 2nd street right now. $15 for $30.

    2. Thanks Heidi! I'm going to ck that out.

  9. Devinah Cosmetics! They have gorgeous highlighters in so many colors! They ship fast and securely and I'm obsessed!

  10. I own an indie nail polish company. LynBDesigns, we're having a massive sale through the 30th. Just use the code TURKEY at checkout for 50% your entire order. Spend 25, 50, 75, and 100 dollars and get free gift with purchase polishes. Check out my Instagram for more info @lynbdeisgns and shop our store at

  11. I have a smaller Etsy shop called In the Five Hole, I make comic book flask. Just leave me a comment saying you saw this on here and I'll throw in a free gift on any order.

  12. Thank you so much for doing this! I love your blog and have saved so much money from your tips. Here are some of my favorite local businesses (and an etsy shop that I adore)!!

  13. Black Friday bogo sale!!!

  14. Sara Goldhawk Pottery-
    Gorgeous ornaments, and her sgraffito and zentangle trays are stunning.
    There's also a shoreline series for beach lovers.
    And yarn bowls for knitters.

    Lock and Keep-
    Need place cards for a wedding? Gift for a bride? Have a special saying or poem that's a touchstone for you? Get it engraved and framed at Lock and Keep.

    Watermelan Designs-
    20% Off with code SHOPSMALL2016
    Cute, preppy jewelry. Whether you're matching to your favorite Lilly Pullitzer dress or headed to a meeting of the Junior Friends, Melanie's got you covered.
    If you're local to DC, she'll be at the Alexandria Christmas Market.
    She posts a lot of items to Instagram and they sell out before they ever hit Etsy, so give her a follow.

  15. Hi! I own an etsy shop which blossomed into a independent online small business! I sell cute clothing and jewelry-- the jewelry is all handmade by me :) Also, BLACKFRI2016 for 30% off at!

  16. Thank you so much G!!

    Colores de Carol, hand mixed nail polish.
    Until Monday Nov 28th
    ➡️ 35% Off on orders of $35 minimum. Code: SHOPINDIE
    ➡️ 25% Off on orders of $25 minimum. Code: BF25OFF25
    ➡️ 20% Off on any order (no minimum)

  17. My favorite liquid lipstick brand: They have bundles for sale as well as the rest of the lippies which have been discounted.

  18. Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! I know they're kind of a big name among indies, but Beth is so talented and thoughtful.

  19. Thank you so much for promoting small businesses; that's so awesome of you!

    I make cute winter hats (for men too), and I'm running free shipping through Monday! Check out my shop at:

    ♦♦♦ ♦♦♦

    A natural Bath and body company that sell handmade soaps, shea body butters, hair and body oils, etc. All products are made with plant based ingredients and are very affordable.

    Code: HOLIDAY15 for 15% off purchase of $5+
    Vintage clothes and accessories, earrings, photo jewelry, and more

  22. I sell nail lacquers and nail wraps. Check out my site

  23. I'm an artist, and I (finally) just finished my online store for prints of my work. I'm running a sale, 20% off everything through Cyber Monday, no code needed, just 20% off.

  24. Thank you so much for doing this and thank you so much for your work on your amazing site. I love it! I am a longtime reader who visits it daily and recommends it to everyone.
    Our store is We sell jewelry and home goods. 10 percent of our proceeds always go to charity, so you can give a gift and help great causes. We will be having a Cyber Monday Sale. We have designs ranging from dainty secret heart ladybugs to skull rings with hidden latin inscriptions. We also personalize and take commissions to create the perfect gift for you or your loved ones. You can also check out our Instagram at

  25. Hi! I have a a brand calle aeco (echo) brushes at We sell High Quality, Cruelty Free, & Budget Friendly makeup brushes! We also sell a product called CHROMA which is a dupe for the $20 COLOR SWITCH at SEPHORA for only $9.00! Brushes start at $2.50 to $5.00


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