Love Black+Buy Black: Lily’s List on where to shop for your Valentine, anytime!

If there is a special someone in your life hopefully they feel loved and appreciated every day but if you want to do something a little extra special for the love holiday, here is a list of black-owned businesses that are sure to have something to make your lover smile, any time of the year!


Natural Mystic is an all natural, toxin-free line of skincare essentials. The products are handcrafted in small batches to ensure that each one is created with love + good intentions. Pride is taken in creating products that enhance your skin’s healthy glow, naturally. Each of their products contains ingredients meant to raise your vibrations, promote self-love, and bring forth your inner natural mystic.


Laughter is definitely the shortest distance between two people. Are you sick of the standard mushy Hallmark greeting card? As the name suggests, Honest AF Cards keep it 100 and are sure to get a laugh out of the recipient. You can also find mugs, t-shirts, key chains and stickers for all occasions.


Who doesn’t love sweet treats? Pink Sugar Cupcakery has cakes, cupcakes and treats galore. You can take a cake making class with your boo or if baking isn’t really your thing, you can order a curated cookie box for your loved one. They will receive a monthly box of yummy cookies in assorted flavors and themes each month. Now that’s a gift that keeps on giving.


You need bae to see what a good thing they have right? Hook them up with an urban eyewear experience from Mike Frames Eyewear. Chief Officer of Style Mike James Jr. is committed to providing fly frames with the same quality, durability, and style at a fraction of the industry price point. There are plenty of men, ladies and unisex styles to choose from. 

I’m Lily. A mother, entrepreneur, dancer/choreographer, foodie, fitness professional, and music lover who loves to experience the best of everything. Since moving to Austin 3 years ago I’ve made it a point to jump in and experience all that this city has to offer. You can find me eating chicken wings at the Rolling Rooster, practicing yoga with Grow your Lovespace, on the dancefloor at Body Rock or busting a sweat at Twerk N Burn among other places.


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