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Who Needs Elves…

Not when we’ve got $5 Shipping for the rest of the Holiday Season! 

Order any of our limited edition Holiday Gift Sets and the pretty packaging is on us. 

Offer expires December 31st at www. byemilyjayne.com

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Cyber Monday at Emily Jayne

No more crowds. No more cold. Just you, us plus $5 SHIPPING on the entire site for next 24 hours.  FREE SHIPPING on all orders for $50 and more. And just for good measure we’ll throw in our FREE  super-cute TOTE for all orders over $99. 

Happy Clicking!

(24 Sale starts midnight December 2nd and ends 11:59pm at http://www.byemilyjayne.com)

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Shop Small

Even before I launched Emily Jayne, “Small Business Saturday” was one of my fave events of the year. Love knowing that my money matters. So here’s a little love for some entrepreneurs I know whose business model is infused with a healthy dose of love. Cop stuff, like a page, or bookmark our sites for your holiday shopping.

1) Looking for more ways to support black indie film? Join Ava DuVernay and become an AFFRM REBEL today by pledging digital support to the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement at http://www.affrmaction.com. No better gift for the film buff/aspiring filmmaker in your life. Copped 2 round midnight for me and the WonderTeen.

2) When publishers were giving her the run around, Dr. Yaba Blay decided to launch Black PRINT, her new publishing company. You can cop her book (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race) at Amazon.

3) Pick up some new titles by some truly gifted writers: Rebecca Walker, Baye McNeil, Kiese Laymon, Kemba Mchawi and Mark Anthony Neal.

4) Designer Mimi Plange’s clothes are utterly divine. If you don’t believe me ask Michelle Obama.

5) Cop some of my favorite artisan candles at CC BlaQ & Co.and Chayil Candles, hand-poured by Nina Burke Hoy.

And you know I got you on the Body Luxe. Artisan Body Butter, Fragrance and Hair Care by me at http://www.byemilyjayne.com. There’s FREE SHIPPING today on orders for $25 or more.

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on demand

Ok. We hear you. And we want you to have one too.

We’re doing a limited run on the super-cute Emily Jayne Tote bag. $25 plus $5 shipping. While supplies last.

Place your order by email at byemilyjayne@gmail.com and we’ll send you an invoice via PayPal. Don’t forget to include your shipping address.

Tote on.

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#MADButtered

Homie she may very well be, but let’s face it, Michaela angela Davis‘ coif is nothing short of iconic, which means you wait a good, long, careful time before you give her your new Curl Butter to sample. Cuz after two decades of friendship we don’t do exactly do spare-the-ego-soothe-the-homegirl. So y’all know I was beyond excited to get these pics from her with rave reviews. Nothing like getting a prime spot in your beauty expert/image activist/diva darling’s primp regimen. So here she is:

Michaela Angela Davis. Beautiful and #MadButtered

Come check us out on Wednesday 10/30 at Ailey Studios in NYC where MAD and I will be “Dropping F-Bombs” and truth-telling on exactly what it means to be in our #FortiesFierceFeminist. 6pm. Moderated by Ebony.com’s Jamilah Lemieux.

40 Emily Jayne give-aways to the first 40 guests. Curl Butter goodness, Wench-y Body Butter naughtiness and CC BlaQ & Co. Coitus Candles available for purchase.Image

The Wench is Back…With Benefits

Feel that nip in the night air?  The season of the Wench is upon us.

You remember her, right?

Traditionally sweet ylang-ylang getting seriously, scandalously naughty. A deeply aromatic bouquet of flowers and the wee hour licentiousness of the French Quarter. Blood red fingernails of a madam in a 19th century brothel feeding her lovers wine and dark chocolates…The slight, knowing smile that formed your lips. THAT “Wench”.

Last year, her sexy debut made the pages of Ebony, Jet and Essence. She showed up and showed out in New York. Paris. Puerto Rico. London. Mozambique. Louisville. Philly. And  Jamaica, leaving a host of seductively scented and gloriously buttered bodies in her wake.

This year we’re celebrating her arrival with $5 SHIPPING on any order that includes her — body butter, gift sets or fragrance.

Welcome to your Wenchification.

Order now at http://www.byemilyjayne. com. Offer ends 10/31 midnight. 

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Curl Butter Babeeeeeeee!

It’s Here!  Our New (and long-awaited) Curl Butter!

This super-moisturizing styling creme rehydrates thirsty coils and curls with a natural infusion of coconut, grapeseed and carrot oils attentively mixed with aloe, rosewater and shea butter. Perfect for wash-and-go styling, two-strand twists, twist-outs, blow-outs, loc moisturizing, color treated or relaxed hair and and all-over frizz-taming.

Apply confidently to dry or damp hair wherever moisture and sheen are needed.

Available now at http://www.byemilyjayne.com/~shop/curl-butter/199082/

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This is Your Big Debut

It’s Here!  Our New (and long-awaited) Curl Butter!

This super-moisturizing styling creme rehydrates thirsty coils and curls with a natural infusion of coconut, grapeseed and carrot oils attentively mixed with aloe, rosewater and shea butter. Perfect for wash-and-go styling, two-strand twists, twist-outs, blow-outs, loc moisturizing, color treated or relaxed hair and and all-over frizz-taming.

Apply confidently to dry or damp hair wherever moisture and sheen are needed.

Available now at http://www.byemilyjayne.com/~shop/curl-butter/199082/

 

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whattagwan

It’s been a helluva whirlwind. In the last 8 months I took two qualifying comprehensive exams for my doctorate, a spanish summer reading intensive, passed my language proficiency exam, developed and taught a course at Stanford, won a pretty friggin’ big deal teaching award for it, developed new products for Emily Jayne, worked diligently with my designers on new labels, branding and a logo,  AND I’m about  to start my dissertation proposal and my keynote address for the Black Erotic Conference this month in Charleston — while raising a WonderTeen.

And yes, Emily Jayne Curl Butter makes its big debut tomorrow, Sept. 1st at www. byemilyjayne.com. Am I excited about it? Uh, HECK YEAH. ImageImage

the nose knows

this month, i designed two fragrances based on people i know. one for my dad, who was one of the best-smelling men ever. (pretty sure he has a lot to do with my penchant for great-smelling dudes but more about that later)
the other was a gift commemorating a milestone b-day for a woman i love like a sister.

i adore the results but, sadly i realize that customized scents is just not a service i’ll ever be able to offer. the process requires a particular intimacy, one that’s less about knowing someone’s style than a having an almost proximal understanding of one’s spirit… it’s a ‘i know you/i breathe you’ kinda thing.

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