Name: May Edmerson
Title: Owner/ Founder
Business Name: Bonita & Bello Luxury Products, LLC
Social Media Handles: FB: Bello Men’s Luxury Skincare/ Bonita Natural’s Luxury Skincare
What made you start your business?
I was involved in a horrific automobile accident while visiting the country Panama five years ago. Our passenger van flipped 50ft off a cliff. We lost two great human beings. I suffered bruised ribs, my right side was crushed, brain injury that affects my speech and memory, along with a plethora of other issues. I sustained many scars on my body and the cream that my doctor prescribed wasn’t healing them properly. I did some research on natural oils and came across rosehip oil. I started to use the oil and notice that my wounds started to heal within a day of my applying it. Thus, this has started my journey on natural, organic, botanical, cruelty free products for men and women. I’ve always loved skincare products, lipsticks and fragrances for the home/office.
How does it empower you as a Black Woman in the Beauty Field?
It empowers me by having total control on what I want to provide to my customers. I take great pride in my products. Nothing is sold without me trying products for two weeks or longer. I also have men try my products to get their honest opinions.
What are 3 of your favorite beauty items you can’t live without?
Moisturizers, scrubs (face & body) and lipsticks.
Anything else our beauty readers should know about you?
All my products are cruelty free, botanical, paraben free, organic, natural, vegan and scented with essentials oil. I consider myself a lipstick-ologist (lol). I make women come out their shell to wear colors that they thought they never could wear.