Essence Best in Black Beauty Awards

Last night we had the honor of being one of the nominees at Essence Magazine’s Best in Black Beauty Awards. Our nomination for Best Beauty Collective/Group/Community was beyond exciting and to even be in the running alongside so many great bloggers and groups was a privilege in and of itself!

Essence treated us to a beauty concierge desk where we selected our favorites from the nominees in the cosmetic, skin and hair categories, and we caught up with a few of our friends from out of town including Whitney from Naptural85 and Antoinette and Shanti from Around the Way Curls. All in all it was a humbling experience and an awesome evening, and we’re looking forward to bringing home the award in 2016!

Below are a few photos from our night:

Gia having a special moment with Miko Branch of Miss Jessies

The love in this shot tho….#radiant #canyoufeelit #cgcCurlspiration @miss_jessies #curlygirlcollective #BestInBlackBeauty

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Happy to support Miko as she continues sharing the legacy of Titi and her grandmother through her new book Creating a Successful Business from Scratch: Naturally.

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Simone and Whitney of Naptural85 smile for the camera. Congrats Whitney on your award for Best Natural Hair Blog!

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Caught up with one of our 2014 Curlfest Social Media correspondents, the lovely @Heygorjess!

Collective pose & smiles with our boo @heygorjess. #aboutlastnight #CurlyGirlCollective #curlsbythepound #BestinBlackBeauty @essencemag #wcw

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See you next year!

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Click here for red carpet photos from the event.