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Ricky’s NYC Welcomes Velvet 59 Cosmetics

It’s been a very hectic time for us, but we always try to make time to get to know new brands, especially if these new products boast wonderful attributes. A while back, we had the pleasure of getting to know Paris Manning, and her new line of cruelty-free, paraben-free, 100% vegan, and gluten-free cosmetics line. Velvet 59 Cosmetics is new to the market and is already making an impact. The cutting edge beauty brand announced a partnership with leading retailer, Ricky’s NYC. Velvet 59 will be available in 10 Ricky’s NYC stores located in New York City and Miami, following its already successful online appearance.

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The vegan and cruelty-free line is most known for their best-selling liquid lipsticks that boast Sacha Inchi Oil (an antioxidant oil that contains vitamin A and vitamin E) from Amazon Rainforest, their one of a kind mascara wand, and ultra-pigmented eye-shadow palette. Ricky’s will carry the full line-­up of Velvet 59 products, including Matte to the Max Liquid Lipsticks, Contour is a Girls Best Friend palette, The Exotic Lotus Palette, full Lipstick and Lipgloss collection, as well as Velvet 59 My Fair Lashes Mascara.

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We had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Paris Manning briefly about her cosmetics line, and her favourite beauty products, check out our brief interview below:

Ricky’s NYC locations (in NYC and Miami) that carry Velvet 59 cosmetics include:

  1. Ricky’s
    112 W. 72nd Street
    New York, NY 10023
  2. Ricky’s
    1412 Broadway
    New York, NY 10018
  3. Ricky’s
    7 E.14th Street
    New York, NY 10003
  4. Ricky’s
    30‐83 Steinway Street
    Astoria, Queens, NY 11103
  5. Ricky’s
    383 5th Ave.
    New York, NY 10016
  6. Ricky’s
    1189 First Ave.
    New York, NY 10065
  7. Ricky’s
    478 Bergen Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
  8. Ricky’s
    590 Broadway
    New York, NY 10012
  9. Ricky’s
    536 Lincoln Rd.
    Miami, FL 33139
  10. Ricky’s
    657 Lincoln Rd.
    Miami, FL 33139

Raised by makeup industry veterans, it’s no surprise that the 23 yr old launched her own makeup range. Aside from loving the products (we highly recommend getting acquainted with her Matte to the Max Liquid Lipstick in Kai-Lea), we love that she combines modern touches with vintage glamour in the packaging.  We promise there’s lots to love. Want to know more about Velvet 59 Cosmetics, visit www.velvet59.com.

Gifts from Nature: Beauty The Healthy Way by Maple Holistics

I recently tried three hair care products, a shampoo, conditioner and hair gel from Maple Holistics, a company which provides a natural and holistic range of premium beauty products. I do not use any chemicals in my hair, so their range of hair care products is perfect for me. Each of the products I used stood out in uniqueness, quality, and effectiveness. I’m a huge label reader, and only the purest and highest quality ingredients were used in each of the Maple Holistics products I tried. All three products I used, the Argan Shampoo, Argan Oil Conditioner, and the Assuage Hair Gel are vegan-friendly and paraben-free. Many people with natural hair purchase products, and base their routines on their hair type. So, for those of you who use this method, my hair type is mostly 4a (small cork screw curls) and 4b (kinky-curly).

Argan Shampoo

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First, I used the Argan Shampoo to cleanse my hair. The first thing I noticed was its light pleasant and didn’t have an overpowering scent. This shampoo left my hair and scalp feeling very clean, but not at all stripped. It is sulfate-free which is mainly what I look for in a shampoo. Argan Shampoo introduces the ultimate hair care which includes six of the most effective oils for the scalp and hair. I love this shampoo.

Argan Oil Conditioner

Argan Oil Conditioner

Next, I conditioned my hair with Argan Conditioner. As soon as this wonderful conditioner penetrated my, hair my curls started to pop!!! Detangling was a breeze. I absolutely love this conditioner. It left my hair conditioned, shiny and soft. What more do you need? The Argan Conditioner was aroma-free which I enjoyed. Many natural hair care products have strong perfume scents that sometimes don’t always complement each other. I enjoyed the pure and well-balance formulation.

Assuage Hair Gel

Assuage Hair Gel

Finally, when styling my hair I used a little of the Assuage Hair Gel on each section. This gel has a very light citrus scent. I love the scent and it does not linger. After it dries, Assuage Hair Gel doesn’t leave my hair hard or crunchy. I really like the soft and styling capability it provides. I also love that my hair remains frizz-free all day.

Thanks to Edumuch.com for the connection to Maple Holistics.

 

Written by VALERIE GOINES
Edited by GLASGOW SKINNER