Archive for May, 2011

Meet the New Carol’s Daughter Spokesmodels

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Solange, Selita and Cassie the new Carol's Daughter Trio

Today  May 24th at Sephora , 34th St,  Carol’s Daughter introduces a new trio  of brand ambassadors.  This evening Solange Knowles,Selitea Ebanks, and Cassie will be on hand to celebrate new  Monoi Collection.As three of today’s most well -known faces , they  each bring their own unique beauty that many can relate to.

If you have not tried  the Monoi  Collection yet, this is the perfect time to. Do your hair the favor and it  will  thank you.

Want to meet the  Solange, Selita and Cassie?

You can still try to get your wristbands

Select fans will get the opportunity to meet the strong, beautiful, influential new faces of the brand. Beginning at 9am on May 24th, the first 250 customers to make a Monoi Gift Set purchase at the Sephora 34th street location will receive wristbands enabling them to meet Solange, Selita and Cassie in person later that evening (consumers should bring their own cameras to get their photo taken with the Spokesbeauties; one photo per person). Walk-ins will also be welcome during the consumer portion of the event. 

WHERE:
Sephora 34th Street
130 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
Cross-Streets: On West 34th St. btwn 7th Avenue & Broadway

WHEN:
May 24th, 2011
9am: Monoi purchasing opportunity begins (you’ll receive a wristband allowing you to come back later that evening)
4pm: Wristband holders are allowed to start lining up to meet the Spokesbeauties
8pm: Wristband holders are welcomed into Sephora for a meet and greet with Solange Knowles, Selita Ebanks, and Cassie


Smooth Shaving with EOS

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

 

If you are looking for  new shave cream EOS introduced the Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream  in  six fragrances. (Lavender Jasmin, Pomegranate Raspberry, Island Blue, Cucumber Melon, Vanilla Bliss, and Sensitive Fragrance Free).  I went for the Lavender Jasmine version made with aloe vera, oats shea butter and antioxidants vitamin E and C. . According to the label EOS shave cream can be used wet or dry.

If your are doing a wet shave its a good idea to exfoliate first with a moisturizing scrub like e($9.99)  Rose Marie organic sugar scrub . This is a fragrance free %100 pure  organic Argan oil  ,organic sugar,  and organic coconut oils. Then slather on the EOS. It’s super creamy and feels silky  very little lather .It stays  creamy and smooth which allows the razor to glide right through. The actual shave went off easily and yes my legs were pretty soft and smooth , thank you!

 

The bottle is a 7 oz dispenser that is easy to use in the shower with just a quick pump.  EOS shave cream is easy to find at your local CVS , Duane Read stores and many others for  about $3.49 a bottle.

Hair Love – Indique Hair

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Indique Hair

 

Hair Trends with worth trying

Every summer season brings on the excitement of  summer hair styles . For  ethnic  women sometimes this  can bring a  dilemma . Should you wear your hair natural , relaxed, braids, weave or  what ?

Depending on your lifestyle this could be an easy hair day everyday or lots of work

I met  up with the team of welcoming women of Indique Hair ,  and Co-founder and Creative Director Erica Dotson  at their posh hair studio  in lower Manhattan.  This brand is bringing excitement to the hair industry with several factors.  Being one of the few  only American owned hair brands and secondly co -owned by  African American woman is unique and very exciting . It shows that women of color are taking control of the quality of hair offered on the market.

I was equally  intrigued by all of  the options available to change your look for long term or just overnight. For example ,The  Glam  Survival kit just introduced last week is just the thing for quick  hair fixes.

For this situation, the decision to go with additions to my hair was easy. The three F’s of hair really sealed the deal :

  • Frizz free
  • Fun
  • Functional

I chose Indique hair  because it is direct from India with no middle man. It’s pure Virgin Indian Remy with hair cuticles that all run the same direction. This means for you the buyer, that your hair will never tangle, snag or dread up. Aside from the fact  that ,I met them at the IBS show and they were super cool chics doing their thing!

On this day  Indiue Hair’s Marketing Associate ,Yannize Joshua and I  discussed transforming my  look from a high maintenance natural  to carefree curls for the summer. The main goal is to be able to get out of the house without spending so much time on hair.

Next, I was teamed up  with Indique Pro stylist, Gabrielle Corney. Gabrielle is the stylist responsible for rapper Olivia’s (Love and Hip Hop) beautiful color. Her own hair looked so good you would never know she had additions .It was perfection.

Gabi suggested the Indique Bounce line of  organic curls for a carefee look. The hair from this line has been steam permed for soft bouncy coils like an afro .or deep wave. I’m not sure but it seems this process really makes a difference in Indique Hair quality because  each bundle can be used for up to a year ! How’s that for cost effectiveness?

 

 

Gabrielle and Jill at Indique Hair Boutique NYC

With this  super curly look you  can go from the beach to the BBQ  with very little fuss. The important thing to remember says Corney is to “deep condition the hair like as you would with your own.”This helps maintain moisture and keep the hair healthy.

After a few hours I went from drab to fab with a new look of bouncy curls. Now the only thing to do is care for the scalp and remember to  deep condition my locks regularly.

The search for quality hair extensions has finally turned a new leaf with Indique Hair. After three weeks the hair is still soft untangled and looks big and bouncy.

 

Here is a peak at the organic curl texture I have. I’ll be adding more photos but you will get the idea here.

Indique Hair Organic Curl from the Bounce Collection