Houma woman refurbishes vending machine into cosmetic business

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Don’t you love how a single pair of eyelashes can add drama to your eye make-up? Houma native and cosmetic lover Tierrany Bonvillian certainly does, and wants to share her love for lashes with residents of Terrebonne Parish.

Bonvillian launched Eye Candy Cosmetics in 2019 as a hopeful business owner, selling lashes out of the trunk or her car and participating in local pop-up shops. Two years later, she was inspired to take her business to the next level by refurbishing a vending machine to a cosmetic business.

“I’ve always had a love for beauty and cosmetics, and living in such a small city like Houma It’s hard to get them. I wanted to think outside of the box and introduce the community to something different.” says Bonvillian.


Offering customers a variety of options, Eye Kandy cosmetic machine is self-serve, eliminating physical contact and providing shoppers with convenience. Whether you love the long, thick, dramatic look, or the soft natural look,  Eye Kandy has something for everyone. Shoppers can choose from a list of affordable styles of 25mm lashes like “Candy Wrapper” and “Lash Pops” ranging between $12-$20. In addition to a wide array of lash options, customers can purchase beauty kits that include tweezers, a lash brush, adhesive glue, and application instructions.


Bonvillian says her vision is to provide an all around beauty experience adding a plethora of items including custom lip glosses, and branching out to nearby cities including Lafayette, New Orleans, and Thibodaux


In celebration of Eye Kandy’s opening, customers can enjoy 10% off of their purchase when they follow Ikandy’s facebook and Instagram page. Supporters can find Ikandy Cosmetic Machine in Southland Mall located at 5953 W Park Ave, adjacent to Footaction shoe store.