I'm always excited to find new, indie beauty brands and in honor of Small Business Month, I thought it would be fun to explore some of those. One of the reasons I'm so proud to celebrate is because my dad is a successful small business owner. Instead of hearing it from me, I got celebs like Molly Sims and Kelly Rutherford along with celeb glam squads to dish their favorite small beauty businesses. Check them out! Jenna Hipp, Celebrity Green Nail Stylist
Favorite Small Business: Floss Gloss Pro Nail Lacquer
Favorite product from the line: Floss Gloss Nail Color Sets
“These ultra-pretty polish duos are the essence of California to me. I love that they’re made right here in the Golden State and are totally free of harmful chemicals. And I love how the cheeky names reflect the gorgeous colors—so playful and chic. You can’t go wrong with any of these glossy combos:
Perf + Wavepool: A pinkish lavender plus an awesome aqua that looks like a bright pool shimmering under the sun
Bikini Coral + Glowstar: This peach is the perfect neon (so wearable), and the minty pastel yellow is right on target for spring
Partybruise + Tanlines: These names crack me up, and the colors speak for themselves. Deep navy plus warm bronze equals total sophistication.”
Favorite Small Business: LaLicious
Favorite product from the line: Brown Sugar Scrub + Vanilla Body Butter Set
“This set is one of my favorites. Not only for its smoothing and moisturizing properties, but it smells good enough to eat! The natural brown sugar body scrub is made with coconut oil which really absorbs into my skin so that I feel extra moisturized. But the good thing is I definitely don't get that icky grease feeling afterwards.”
Favorite Small Business: Persephenie
Favorite product from the line: Mental Clarity & Calm Balance in a Bottle
“L.A.-based aromatherapist and perfumer Persephenie has managed to put a totally modern spin on these old-world salts—and you don’t have to be faint to use them.”
Favorite Small Business: Indie Lee & Co.
Favorite product from the line: The Facial Serum with Apple Stem Cells
“Indie Lee’s Facial Serum is made with stem cells from a particular kind of Swiss apple that is packed with phytonutrients and proteins. These fruit stem cells actually protect our skin’s own stem cells and stimulate cell production. That means your skin looks (and feels) healthier, younger, and brighter. I use just a few drops each morning and evening—and I can already see the difference.”
Favorite Small Business: Amazing Cosmetics
Favorite product from the line: Amazing Concealer
“All you need is a little dab of this to smooth away those blemishes and even out your skin tone. And it works wonders for the dark circles under your eyes! There's a reason this concealer is known in the industry as "the magic eraser."
Now it's your turn! OpenSky is running a campaign called Small Business Breakthrough and we'd love to hear what your favorite small business is! Share it using #sbbreakthru.