I’ve always been a feminist, before I even truly knew what the word meant. I️ can probably trace it back to my love for the Spice Girls and all things girl power, if we are being honest. (FYI- feminism really just means equality for women. Like. So men and women can be equal. Not that men are the devil. EQUALITY. Just so we are all on the same page. Moving on). I also love shopping, jewelry, the F bomb, sarcasm, and all things girly. So when I find a company that not only incorporates all of these things and speaks to my soul but is ALSO run by a BAMF female, I lose my shit. In a good way. And I’ve found a few of them lately that not only are female run from the ground up, but have quality products. I can attest to that because I’ve bought a few from each company. (Note – this is not a sponsored post BUT DOES CONTAIN ONE AFFILIATE LINK where I can earn points if you buy from Metal Marvels, but merely me giving credit to women who are awesome and have my credit card on file)
Metal Marvels A company run by a bad ass named Katie, Metal Marvels specializes in jewelry and accessories. Sounds pretty standard, right? WRONG. Metal Marvels has a line called Expletives (R) which features adorable bangles with a lot of curse words on them. But it’s not just random swearing all the time, so many of them sport words of encouragement and empowerment. And a few of them just have the F word all over them, which of course I love. I even bought a necklace of hers that says the same. If cursing isn’t your thing (in which case, I am not sure how you made it this far in my blog, but thanks for not judging!) there are many others that do not have any cusses on them, but are just are wonderful. So many of the bangles have female positive mantras on them, while others simply say things like “Dog mom AF”, so there’s something for everyone. I currently own 2 bangles and a necklace, and have another bangle en route to me as we speak. Its safe to say I’m a fan.
Not only do the words on these bangles (and mugs!) speak to my soul, but they are amazing quality. They are adjustable but not the cheap kind where you tighten it once and then its ruined. These are good quality that you can wear daily depending on whats written on them and how chill your HR department is. She also ships SO QUICK which for an impatient brat like me, is a nice added bonus. Plus, if you join her VIP mailing list, she sends out coupon codes so you can feel less guilty about your online shopping habit. Metal Marvels keeps teasing some new products that are coming Black Friday, so def head over to her site and sign up ASAP. ‘Tis the season….for shopping. Duh.
Evil QueenEvil Queen, run by Ida, makes candles with a LOT of sass. Obviously, that’s something I love and appreciate. The names of the candles are super witty (ex. Bitches who Brunch, Exhale the Bullshit, Calm Down, etc.). But also – these smell AMAZING. Not overpowering, but also just so good. I recently purchased two, Dog Mom (because duh) and Wisdom (because I am a huge nerd. Judge me for it, see how that one goes). The Wisdom candle is from her Harry Potter inspired line. Its a gorgeous candle, and the juniper and mint scent combo is perfection.
These candles are SUPER CUTE, and are also handmade. Like, not mass produced. It gives it a nice special touch, I think. Especially since i am not that talented or patient to learn how to make candles. And like, GOOD candles at that. They are also made from soy wax, making them vegan and non toxic. That’s PERFECT for all you bougie millennials out there. Environmentally friendly and cute – those are some wins all around. And look at the little inspirational cards with each candle! Ugh. You can never have enough candles, right? Because my room is about to be filled.
CZNDCZND is a company that is centered around strong women. They partner with women entrepreneurs, celebs, and influencers to develop their products. And let me tell you, their products are bad. ass. From notebooks to mugs to candles (made by Evil Queen!), they really have something for everyone. They even have a Legally Blonde line, and of course I had to grab something from there. I try to emulate Elle Woods on the regular so it was a must. Not to mention a line in collaboration with Bethenny Frankel, who is a BOSS in every single right. She’s also doing a shit ton for Puerto Rico right now, which is incredible. Check it out.
Not only do they have cute and inspiring apparel and accessories, they just recently came out with a fitness line called “The Body Department” and you bet your ASS next payday I will be buying their “f*ck off” leggings. If a company is really trying to get me to buy their products, this is the way to do it. Literally combine all of my favorite things into products that I will actually use. You’ve done it, CZND. My bank statement will start to know your name more often, That’s for sure.
And there you have it – three women centered companies that I am crushing on. Know any other companies I should check out? Love these? Comment and let me know!