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Carol’s Daughter Launches Macadamia Collection!‏

 

450° PROTECTION

NEW MACADAMIA COLLECTION

Carol’s Daughter launches its first-ever line of thermal protectant styling products

What is it? A thermal protective range of styling products that gives you the freedom to style without the worrisome damage.

What’s the story? Backed by the newest miracle ingredient Macadamia Oil, each product in the new Carol’s Daughter Macadamia Collection is designed to prevent damage caused by the wear and tear of daily heat-styling with tools such as flat irons, pressing combs and curling irons. Macadamia Oil is comprised of a high concentration of the natural compound, oleic acid — which keeps human eyelids soft and supple, even after opening and closing over 14MM times per year – to promote ultimate protection, moisture and shine. Like all Carol’s Daughter products, they are free of parabens, petroleum, mineral oil and artificial color.

Macadamia Heat Styling Hairspray ($17.00): A lightweight heat-protecting formula that delivers lasting hold without residue, this blend of super-ingredient Macadamia Oil and Honey Extract restores hair health.

What’s the recipe?

· Macadamia Oil: Creates a protective barrier against heat styling tools

· Honey Extract: Helps to seal and smooth split ends

· Henna Extract: Smoothes the cuticle to protect against damage and enhance shine

Macadamia Heat Setting Foam ($18.00): Made with heat-protecting, super-ingredient Macadamia Oil and Honey Extract, this lightweight, creamy foam is perfect for roller-setting, curling or wrapping hair.

What’s the recipe?

· Macadamia Oil: Protects against high temperatures from styling tools

· Honey Extract: Prevents and smoothes split ends

· Henna Extract: Smoothes the cuticle to protect against damage and enhance shine

Macadamia Hold and Control Smoother ($22.00): This frizz-fighting gel-pomade-wax combo made with super ingredient Macadamia Oil provides long-lasting hold without stickiness or grease. It instantly tames unruly hair, smoothing strands into sleek, polished style.

What’s the recipe?

· Macadamia Oil: Creates a protective barrier against heat styling

· Honey Extract: Helps to seal and smooth split ends

· Horsetail Extract: Promotes more elasticity and resilience to hair breakage

 

To celebrate the new launch, Carol’s Daughter is hosting the “Ultimate Style Icon” contest. To enter, visit Carol’s Daughter Facebook page and submit a photo of your ultimate hair-to-toe look. The grand prize winner will win the official title as the Ultimate Style Icon and an all-expenses paid trip to the style capital of the world, Paris, France for two. Ten runner-ups will also receive a complete set of the Macadamia Heat Styling Collection, a limited edition Carol’s Daughter Beauty By Nature t-shirt and Kiratiana’s Travel Guide to Black Paris. Voting closes on 9/30 so enter soon!

NEW! Nature’s Gate Herbal Blend Hand Creams!

Nature’s Gate has extended their line of all natural bath and body care products with the launch of their new Herbal Blend Hand Creams. As the latest addition to the Herbal Blend collection, the luxurious hand creams combine certified organic Shea Butter, Soybean Oil and Sunflower Oil with botanical extracts to deeply hydrate, nourish and pamper dry hands. With three natural, floral scents to choose from, it’s the perfect addition to add to your everyday beauty regime.

I love Nature’s Gate products… I want these!

Rose: Rosehips and Vitamin C nourish while Calendula and Sage calm dry skin
Cherry Blossom: Cherry Bark, Aloe and Linden Flower offer soothing properties
Orchid: Antioxidant-rich Holy Basil, Black Tea and Spirulina work in unison to protect dry hands

Nature’s Gate Herbal Blend Hand Cream ………………………………………………………………….. SRP $6.99

BUY HERE!

New from Zoya – Smoke & Mirrors!

Introducing 2 new lines from my favorite nail polish line, ZOYA. Here is Smoke and Mirrors!

The colors are awesome, I love each of them – but my favorite is Smoky Eggplant Mauve Cream!


Do you agree? New study shows Hot Fellow Shoppers Make You Less Likely To Buy.

Source of the image: flickr.com/photos/chicoutletblog

Hot Fellow Shoppers Make You Less Likely To Buy.

New research shows that when you feel unhappy about your body while trying on an outfit in a store and you see a hot customer or salesperson wearing that same outfit, you are definitely less likely to buy it.

ScienceDaily (our go-to site, of course) reported on the new study, published in the Journal of Consumer Research. The authors of the paper write:

“If [the low self-esteem customer] sees a dress on an attractive consumer in the store and is trying on the same dress herself, as she looks in the mirror she now thinks to herself, ‘That dress is really cute and stylish on me, but compared to her, I look terrible!’”
Makes perfect sense to us. When we try on a pair of jeans that only sorta, kinda fit us and we see a super cute girl waltz out of the dressing room with wearing the same jeans to perfection… yes, we will definitely hang that denim back on the rack.

Does the same thing apply to sales clerks, who are essentially hired to look good in the clothes? The authors of the study say “yes,” questioning whether it’s even a smart idea to have to salespeople wear the store brand clothes– especially, we’d add, in a place like Hollister or Abercrombie & Fitch where the sales kids are basically swimsuit models.

Then again, the study highlights, the findings only apply when shoppers have low self-esteem to begin with. If you love your body and feel great in it, seeing a lithe 15-year-old salesgirl in a size zero version of the dress you’re trying on won’t be so bad.

So what an easy fix — just have great self-esteem!

Or, you know, do what we do and go shoe shopping. You can never feel fat in a good pair of shoes.

Read more at ScienceDaily.com.

What do you think does shopping with “hot” friends slow you down? Does a beautiful sales clerk make you want to slink out of the store? I would love to hear your thoughts come join the discussion.

 

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