Sharks Are Friends, Not Food!‏

 

Did you know that the growing demand for shark fin soup and other shark products has fueled a decline in shark populations by over 90% in just a few decades? For some, the thought of sharks is scary but the truth is that they are necessary in maintaining healthy marine ecosystems around the world and their survival is hanging in the balance.

LUSH has teamed up with one of the leading marine conservation organizations, Shark Savers to bring an end to shark fining altogether. Launching today is LUSH’s limited edition Shark Fin Soap ($5.95) with 100% of the proceeds going to Shark Savers’ work to raise awareness for shark conservation. This ocean inspired soap has a decorative paper fin, is packed with seaweed and sea salt and will be available at www.lushusa.com and at LUSH stores across North America while supplies last. Help in the fight to protect our ocean’s sharks by putting down shark fin soup and picking up shark fin soap instead.

 

Alice Newstead a former LUSH employee feels so strongly she gets hooked for campaign!

Shoppers on Regents Street in central London likely got more than they bargained for this afternoon. In a dramatic illustration of how sharks are caught and killed for their fins, Alice Newstead, performance artist and former employee of LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, voluntarily had her skin pierced with actual de-barbed shark hooks and hung suspended from the ceiling in the window of one of LUSH’s busiest shops for all to see.

As a crowd gathered to watch in horror, Newstead said, “I am doing this because the demand for shark fin soup and other shark products is wiping out the shark population.” Unlike the 100 million sharks who are brutally slaughtered each year for their fins, Newstead commented, “I will be left with scars, but the wounds will heal.”

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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!


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Celebrity (Wedding) Style Steal: Kim Kardashian‏

For years fans have watched the Kardashian sisters navigate business, family and the search for love on the wildly popular television show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. This past Saturday, perhaps the most well known sister, Kim, married her fiancé Kris Humphreys in front of 440 guests at a private estate in Montecito, California. Always the trend-setter, all eyes were on Kim’s dresses, (she had a reported three made by renowned designer Vera Wang) her jewelry and hair.

“The low chignon adorned with diamonds and topped with a veil beautifully fused the classic style with the more modern and sophisticated look Kim is known for,” states renowned stylist and founder of Rahua hair care, Fabian Lliguin.

Here, he shares his simple tips for replicating the look:

Apply a styling cream, like Rahua Conditioner, all over hair.
Comb hair back into a low ponytail and secure. Pull aside a small piece from the side of the ponytail for later use.
Back comb the entire ponytail from bottom up and spray with a workable, yet strong, hairspray (Oribe makes a great option).
Start smoothing hair down while shaping the roundness of the bun.
Once this has been achieved, start tucking hair under at the nape of the neck and secure with pins.
Then, using the small section that had been set aside, wrap around the base of the ponytail and secure hair ends with a pin.
Add the bling in the form of a tiara (or in the past I’ve used actual necklaces and pinned into the hair to create this bejeweled look) and secure with pins.
Install and secure your veil and head down the aisle in style.

So whether you’re reality TV royalty, or simply looking to steal the look, these simple tips will get you down the aisle in style.

 


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