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Luminess Air: Flawless Airbrush Makeup System

Luminess is simple enough to use for an everyday look, or easy to glam up for a night on the town.  It's perfect for all skin age groups, especially women with maturing skin between 30-65+, has SPF 15 and doesn't require any touch-ups for over 10 hours!
Luminess Air has 12 shades of foundations in three different finishes to fit all skin types and tones. Their shades range from the lightest porcelain to the richest ebony. Luminess is great because their foundations can be layered for those individuals who wish to hide birthmarks or skin issues while still allowing their skin to breathe!  Traditional foundations can look caked-on and always feel like you are wearing makeup.  Airbrush makeup leaves a light, seamless blend of color over the skin, creating the illusion of a perfect face while allowing your true skin tone to show through.  Another bonus - apply airbrush sealant and your makeup automatically becomes waterproof.
Try it out today...it's really affordable and a great investment. You can add different products from their line to your own personal collection bit by bit.  There's so much to choose from.  You can try a nude eye duo, a smoky eye or a bright white highlight or other color combinations!
Luminess ingredients are oil-free, water based, mineral based, fragrance free, talc free, features vitamin E antioxidants, oil PCA (oil-free) based humectants to help leave the skin naturally moist. Their products are dermatologist tested and recommend to help promote healthy skin hygiene. 

DevaCurl: 3 Steps to Great Curls and Waves.

DevaCurl 3 Step System

Do the Deva 3-Step

Embracing your curls begins with a proven three-step hair care technique: Cleanse. Hydrate. Style. That’s the Deva 3-Step. No matter your curl type: S'wavy, Wavy, Botticelli or Corkscrew, doing the Deva 3-Step guarantees naturally gorgeous and frizz free, manageable curls.


Step 1: Cleanse

The Deva 3-Step begins with a good cleanse .  A healthy scalp and hair cleanser is the first step to beautiful, perfect curls. Most shampoos contain harsh, dehydrating detergents that create lather that strip curls of their moisture and irritate skin. The award-winning DevaCurl No-Poo is different because it’s 100% sulfate, paraben and silicone free, and is enriched with a gentle yet protective blend of botanical and moisturizing ingredients.

Use a liberal amount of DevaCurl No-Poo to prepare your scalp and hair for Step 2: Hydrate.

Step 2: Hydrate

After cleansing the hair, you can hydrate your strands.  Work a generous amount of DevaCurl One Condition through water soaked curls to achieve maximum moisturization and conditioning. Glide the conditioner downward through curls with your fingers. The DevaCurl One Condition ultra creamy conditioner is excellent for daily use and for all curl types.

After you have gently rinsed the DevaCurl One Condition from the hair you are ready for Step 3: Style

Step 3: Style

You’ve cleansed. You’ve conditioned. Get ready for style! DevDevaCurl Light Defining Gel is an alcohol free, light hold, moisturizing and defining gel. Using a palmful of the gel, tip your tresses upside down and “scrunch” Light Defining Gel upward toward the scalp. DevaCurl Light Defining Gel dissolves instantly and dries forming a moisture-protection cast to enhance curls.

Once dry, scrunch curls again to release the gel cast. Voila! The result is beautiful, bouncy curls. 

Summer Hair 101: 3 Hair Care Tips for your Hair Extensions

Weaves are becoming a cultural staple.  Women are giving hair extensions a try since it provides length and color without the longterm commitment.  In summer it can become frustrating dealing with extensions due to the heat and, trust me, long hair can add a couple of degrees and beads of sweat to your already hot flashing condition!  To cope with the heat while caring for your hair and your extensions here are 5 tips that will carry your hair through the rest of the season:

1.  Hydrate your Hair

Condition your hair daily.  Conditioning your hair helps retain moisture and keeps strands healthy in the heat.  Definitely opt for Cantu Grow Strong Strengthening Treatment and Cantu leave-in conditioner - it's like additional armour for your hair.  Wash your hair every couple of days because washing yourhair daily can strip it of its natural oils.  When choosing a shampoo avoid hair products with formaldehyde or alcohol these agents can leave hair dry.  Use natural products that are gentler on your hair - try Cantu replenishing or moisture shampoo to rebalance and rehydrate the hair.  Actually, just check out the product line...it smells great and works even better.

2. Protect your Hair

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Thermal Protection Hair Serum

The suns UV rays can de harmful to your hair.  The sun penetrates the hair, drying out the follicle, leaving strand limp and dull.  "Always use a heat protector," says Theodore Leaf, professional hair stylist.  Start with damp hair and spray your heat protector evenly from root to tip, then comb through. Also, use a color-specific protectant such as John Frieda Frizz-Ease Thermal Protection Hair Serum to help boost color protection and manageability. If you don't have to try these, wear a hat...it's just as effective.

3. Avoid the Heat

Diane Satin Foam Rollers

Avoid heat inspired styles.  In the summer using flat irons, blow drys and other hot tools can cause sever damage to your hair.  If you have to use a hot tool, use a heat protecting spray and light oil conditioner and/or a leave-in conditioner to lock in moisture and protect the hair.  For continued maintenance: 

if you have waves - braid your hair and tie with a satin bonnet/scarf and unravel in the morning and style as you see fit. 

if you have curls - wrap your strands with satin rollers to boost curls and tie with a satin bonnet.  In the morning, unravel rollers and style as you see fit.

Control style with a frizz control spray or a shine boost with SPF.

Kayne Styles Kim Kardashian

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian

Kanye West is taking Kim Kardashian down the same road Amber Rose onced travelled.  Sources report that Kanye is starting to influence Kim by encouraging her to add dimension to her style.   For starters, Kanye encourages her to go without her hair extensions, he feels she looks great without them.  Kim's natural hair is past her shoulders which is just enough for him.  "He thinks she should be more like him, edgy with her choices. He keeps saying she should 'evolve' as a fashion icon," a source revealed.  "Kanye says she plays it safe too much so has been trying to pick outfits for her to wear and encourage her to be more daring!" but through it all "Kim is a natural beauty and doesn't need to do anything to alter her looks," says Kanye and that works for the both of them.

Nutress Hair: Affordable Hair Care

Nutress Hair

Women are taking a greater interest in self care using affordable yet high quality products.  Salon care at your finger tips is now available in your local Walgreens with Nutress making their products more accessible to women of all incomes - especially minority African American women.  A recent study showed minority women taking on more debt than any other group as a percentage of income.  However, hair care spending for African American women remains higher than any group -- roughly equaling the amount they spend on health insurance. They face the dual challenge of dealing with complex hair issues while managing tight budgets, says (McTair, Angela).


Nutress offers you salon excellence in your home.  Versus centering their product around pretty packaging, Nutress focuses on providing premium ingredients and keeping the products effective yet affordable. Nutress is the originator of protein conditioning in the United States and has been in business for over 60 years. Its products are designed to be multi-purpose and work well on relaxed or natural hair, extensions, and colored-treated hair.

Nutress Hair brings you the most versatile, multi-functional hair products on the market. Their products were designed for versatility, so all hair styles turn out fabulous! Hair is repaired, protected and moisturized with their special NuFusion Protein BlendNutress Hair hair products even care for and style artificial hair because the lightweight, oil and alcohol-free formulas won’t loosen tracks or weigh down weave hair. Nutress Hair invented the protein conditioner and is still the leading choice for many salons and home users looking for a high-performance, no-nonsense products for beautiful, healthy hair.

Nutress Products are available in independent beauty supply stores throughout the United States, and its ecommerce store.


Best Hair For Rainy Days

Rain plus humidity equals a deadly combination for your hair. If you're in my hometown,New York, or any where else experiencing this lousy weather, chances are you're probably resorting to a ponytail or braid-which is fine-but don't think that it's your only option. According to hairstylist Adir Abergel, gross weather can be your hair's secret weapon. Despite the odds against your hair it can actually work to yur benefit.  Here are some of Abergels suggestions:

STEP ONE: "For the perfect foundation, air-dry your hair so you start with a little body."

STEP TWO: "If your hair is curly, choose a large barrel curling iron to help relax the curl. If your hair is wavy, use an iron the size of your own waves. And if your hair is straight, choose a medium size for the right wave for you. Grab large, random chunks of hair, then wrap them around the barrel of the curling iron, leaving out your ends for an effortless look. Alternate directions as you curl the rest of your hair."

STEP THREE: "Finger-comb your hair to break up the waves, and lock in definition with a shot of medium-hold hair spray. When you're out in the steamy, wet weather, and your hair starts to frizz, don't freak: the conditions will spark up flyaways and add extra body for that sexy, messy hair. It worked for Jessica!"

Reign the Rain: Cute Options for Staying Dry

Jellies: Jellies have resurfaced and have always been a comfortable way for your feet to enjoy any summer day - so why not the rain too?  These waterproof shoes are lightweight, waterproof and come in a variety of colors.  They won't get ruined in the rain since you can just rinse them off with water and they are back to new.  These jellies don't look like your traditional jellies but they give you the style and any woman would need to feel better on a rainy day.   

An Umbrella To Remind You Of Better Days: The world outside your blue sky-covered umbrella may be crap, but squint and limited your peripheral vision and you might almost believe it’s nice out, provided that you’re kind of tipsy and have poor eyesight.

Terra New York Rain Gear 

A Rain Coat: Partners Yurika Nakazono and Marie Saeki offer three waterproof coats: a classic, cinched-waist belted trench, a cropped military cape, and a drawstring-waist parka with a monk-size hood. All three come in translucent gray or semisheer camel.  Every piece has heat-sealed seams, and is made from sturdy, earth-friendly polyurethane that will decompose after fifteen years in a landfill. It also has structural detailing, strategically placed mesh panels, and storm flaps keep air circulating and ensure you won’t become a walking turkish bath!

TRANSITIONING KIT: From Permed to Natural

Carol's Daughter Transiitoning KitCarols Daughter Transitioning Kit

When growing out your hair, your strands get caught in a transition phase leaving you with two options: perm your hair again or install weaves/braids until your hair has returned to its natural texture.  Now there is another option: Carol's Daughter Transitioning Kit.
This easy 3-step kit offers a solution to the 3 problems transitioners face: product build-up, scarred scalp & breakage at the points of demarcation.  Now big choppers, long grow-outs and protective stylers can transition from relaxed to natural hair with less shedding, a healthier scalp and softer hair.

This Set Contains:

  • Purifying Extra-Gentle Cleanser, 4 fl oz
  • Renewing Scalp Spray, 4 fl oz
  • Restoring Anti-Breakage Treatment, 5.5 fl oz
Purifying Low-Lather Cleanser
This moisturizing cleanser detangles in an instant as it intensely hydrates your hair, leaving behind an incredible shine while gently removing product build-up.
Renewing Scalp Spray
This easy spray-on product exfoliates your scalp the same way a toner would your face (think of it as a facial for your scalp). With ingredients known to increase cellular turnover, this mist promotes follicle and scalp health for optimal growth.
Restoring Anti-Breakage Treatment
This conditioning mask deeply heals the weakest parts of your hair to prevent breaks, snaps and split ends, while simultaneously adding a boost of moisture to soften your hair, making it easier to manage and style. </p> <p>Over time relaxers can damage your scalp and hair follicles, and the key to growing healthier hair is having a healthy scalp. An unhealthy scalp can cause hair to grow in uneven textures and curl patterns, which make your hair grow slower and in poor condition.  If you're looking for an affordable easy way to go back to original hair texture visit your closest Carol's Daughter.

Clear Scalp & Beauty Therapy: Longer and Stronger Hair in 7 Days

Clear Scalp and Hair Therapy

 99% of hair’s natural strength and beauty comes from the scalp*. FEED SCALP*. FEED BEAUTY.  CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY™ is a breakthrough approach to haircare that starts with scalp nourishment and creates the right foundation for strong, beautiful hair for women in 7 days. 

<span class="text_exposed_show">CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY™ is infused with Nutrium 10™, a rich blend of vitamins and nutrients, and deeply nourishes the scalp. You’re always looking for the next big thing. And, now you’ve found it. Ladies, the search for great hair is over.

</span>New CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY™ nourishing shampoos and conditioners are available in six customized ranges to address various hair and scalp needs for women including: Total Care; Damage & Color Repair; Strong Lengths; Moisturizing Dry Scalp; Volumizing Root Boost, and Complete Care.

o CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY™ Total Care Shampoo & Conditioner
o CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY™ Damage & Color Repair Shampoo & Conditioner
o CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY™ Volumizing Root Boost Shampoo & Conditioner
o CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY™ Strong Lengths Shampoo & Conditioner
o CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY™ Moisturizing Dry Scalp Shampoo & Conditioner

Fudge Root Juice: Hollywood Hair in a Can

Fudge Root Juice

To achieve big, beautiful hair from morning to night try Fudge Root Juice, a root boosting styling product.  It is a medium hold root booster that delivers volume at the roots for big, fat hair.  It provides great hold (due to its directional applicator which gets straight into the roots) with a lightweight feel, ideal for this trend - it also has a sweet, fruity scent.

For optimal results part hair and spray Fudge Root Juice directly to the root area. Repeat this process 3 to 4 times all over the head then massage, dry and style!


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