Lucky Heart Cosmetics – The Memphis-Based Brand You Need to Shop

Being from Nashville, TN, featuring and reviewing companies that are based near me helps bring exposure to the smaller cosmetics companies that need business. Ulta, Sephora, and other places are great, but nothing can beat the familiar feel of using products from a company that knows you on a more personal level.

Lucky Heart Cosmetics is a Memphis, Tennessee-based company that has been in business since 1935. Initially started as a cosmetics company for African Americans, the brand has branched out to include all ethnicities. All of their products are made in the United States and are proudly cruelty-free. Lucky Heart Cosmetics is currently veteran-owned and sells hair care and skincare products. The company sent me both the 4-Way Coconut Conditioner and Absolutely Lavender Hand & Body Lotion to review, and I was able to dive into what the brand has to offer.

4-Way Coconut Oil Conditioner

As advertised on the website, this product… “Coconut oil detangles your hair, helping it grow longer and stronger while vitamin E nourishes your scalp so your hair stays healthy. Use as a conditioner or a deep-cleaning mask to reveal soft and manageable hair.” Directions on the packaging instruct to use on damp hair and leave it in as you style it as usual.

The product is like a textured petroleum jelly-like feel that smells strongly of coconut. Let me emphasize: you only need a little bit. Just a pea-sized amount will go a long way. It’s important to remember that you should not apply this near your roots, as it will make your hair greasy. Instead, work the product into the ends of your hair and brush it through before styling.

One out of the two times I used the product, it made my hair very greasy, but that was because it was challenging to find the sweet spot on how much to use. But, if applied correctly, this product has the potential to bring coconutty health back into your hair.

Absolutely Lavender Hand & Body Lotion

Let me be the first to say… I have tried many, many lotions that are said to help sleep. Between Lush’s Sleepy lotion, lotions with rose, lotions with actual melatonin in it, and many more, I can say that I have finally found my holy grail – and it’s only $5.

From someone with wicked insomnia, I know how hard it can be to get a good night’s sleep – even with melatonin or another sleep aid that you may use. And, before I started trying sleepytime lotions, I had come to terms with the fact that I would forever spend my nights waiting for hours to fall asleep, just to wake up 10 times in the middle of the night before my alarm blared in my face the next morning. However, NO LONGER.

I tried this lotion for six days straight to see if I had finally found something that could help my sleep. Even from the first night, this lotion had me falling asleep in as little as eight minutes. You can’t even get through half of a podcast in that amount of time. Every night I was pleasantly surprised to find that I fell asleep quickly and stayed asleep throughout the night.

For my nightly routine, I use the lotion to moisturize my legs and my feet before massaging some lotion into my hands (since I usually sleep with my hands near my face). You can put a little bit under your nose or on your chest if that would be a better option for you and your sleep routine.

The Takeaway

Locally-owned companies will always have a special place in my heart. Maybe it’s because I owned my own business back in the day or maybe it’s because the personal feel you get with the brand is just unmatched. That being said, Lucky Heart Cosmetics has that personalized feel you love with products and prices you’ll love even more. Check them out online to find your new favorite product.

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About the Author

Emmie Pombo is a latte and tattoo-loving Tennessean who specializes in mental health and beauty writing. She holds a degree in Journalism and a certification in Makeup Artistry and Airbrushing. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.