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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Jennifer Hudson is more proud of her weight loss than her Oscar!

Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson opens up in the new SELF Magazine, and in the interview she admits that she believes her weight loss is her biggest achievement!

Why she decided to get healthy: “It really started when I was pregnant with David, who’s 2 now, and I thought, Hold on—why doesn’t anybody know I’m pregnant? And I wanted to set a good example for my son. Right after I had him, I began trying to change things.”

Was she unhappy with her appearance before? “No, never. I remember one of my first times on a red carpet, an interviewer asked, ‘How does it feel to be plus-sized in Hollywood?’ I looked around, like, Who is she talking to? Oh, me? I’m plus-sized? In the neighborhood I’m from in Chicago, a 16 is normal. But in Hollywood, everyone looks exactly the same, so I stood out.”

Did that realization hurt? “I find the positive in everything. I like my curves, so it didn’t bother me. My fiancé, David’s father [also named David], and I both knew we didn’t learn to eat right and be healthy as kids, so we wanted to for him.”

She’s had significant weight losses before: “I’ve had three different weight losses. Before American Idol in ‘04, I lost 60 pounds. Then I lost the 20 pounds I had to gain for my role in Dreamgirls, which came out in ‘06. This is the third time I’ve lost a lot.”

Is it different this time? “Oh, my God, by far. That first time, I was a workout fanatic. I’d go to the gym at 5 in the morning and run for an hour, go home, sleep and be back at the gym at 1 p.m. for another full workout. Then I’d come home and do Tae-Bo. That was my whole day. Plus, all I’d eat was skinless chicken breast, brown rice and vegetables. What are you going to do once you lose weight? Eat everything you gave up!”

How she got herself started this time: “Four days after my cesarean section, I began walking 30 minutes every day. It was my therapy, my moment to myself, and it was all I could do. I figured, me walking is better than me sitting on the couch. Even if I can’t climb a mountain or do 100,000 push-ups, these steps matter, and they’re leading somewhere. I started with walking, but before long, I built up to other things. When I didn’t want to be cooped up in the gym, I’d come up with other options. I’d ask myself, What do I love? I love being outside and feeling free, so I would jog or ride my bike. Some days, I’d play basketball and tennis.”

Do people treat you differently? “Yes! You never know you’re being discriminated against until you see what you’ve been deprived of. Everybody wants you to wear this or put you on the cover of that. Before, my career was great, but since losing weight, I haven’t stopped. I have worked every single day of this year.”

How about your fans? “Some love it and say they’re inspired, and others don’t. Some have even questioned whether I can still sing. My voice has gotten stronger! I can’t care about whether I’m too big for some or too small for others. It goes back to how you feel about yourself. I like me the way I am. For anyone who wants to lose: Dude, if I can do it, you can do it. And for those who want to stay the same, I hope I can be an example to you, too; I was proud of being a big girl.”

What was the key to your loss? “It’s like my mother said: ‘Well, honey, when there is a will, there is a way.’ You have to want it, but don’t rush yourself. When you’re ready, you’ll set goals for yourself. Once you do, it’s good to have support, but you don’t need it, because everything you need is in you. I’m prouder of my weight loss than my Oscar! I hope it has inspired people.”

 


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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.

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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

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