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Earth Day beauties!

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Hey!

So last Friday was Earth Day, and slowly but surely, lots of cosmetic companies, big and small, have been embracing more natural and organic formulations.  So for you earth-conscious beauties out there, here are a few brands to look out for:

HAIR

  • Oyin Handmade – probably my favourite, natural haircare line for women with curly, kinky or coily hair.  I cannot live without the Burnt Sugar Pomade.  Really.  The Juices are also really good too! Still have to try their new Hair Dew.
  • Karen’s Body Beautiful – Another great line based out of my old neighbourhood of Fort Greene Brooklyn.  The Sweet Ambrosia is the go-to product.  But I am really excited for all the new products that will be coming out this year.
  • Qhemet Biologics – I think that their Amla and Olive Heavy Cream is amazing! It’s also their top seller.
  • Kinky Curly –  A very popular brand with products like Knot Today (my staple leave-in conditioner) and the Curling Custard (which I have YET to try, but summer is coming up so….).
  • Anita Grant – love from across the pond!!! And now they have a U.S. distributor – Hairrogant.  And right now they actually have a sale on the top 5 selling AG products!  I would recommend the babassu shampoo bars and the Rhassoul Deep Condish.
  • Aubrey Organics– available at Whole Foods and other retailers, I use their GPB conditioner as a protein conditioner and the Honeysuckle Rose conditioner as a deep moisturizer.
  • SheaMoisture – Love their Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo and their body butters! Available at Target and Walgreens.

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Last minute holiday gift ideas!

If anyone is like me, you are probably only now looking for Christmas gifts. You know, waiting for the last minute, way past the deadline for ground shipping.

Anyway, this is the time of year when everyone has cute gift sets.  Here are a few ideas:

Essie polishes, image courtesy of J.Crew

Essie nail polish 4-pack.  This item is sold out online, but still available in stores in other colour combinations. Super cute! Available at J. Crew. $20

MUFE set, image courtesy of Sephora

Rock For Ever Best of Make Up For Ever.  Great way to try out some of MUFE’s best sellers and most loved products in the industry.  Available at Sephora. $39

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Feliz Dia de Gracias!!!

Hey!!!

So tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the US besides stuffing yourself like this year’s turkey, Thanksgiving means something else….the start of the holiday shopping season! Where everyone has a sale or a special deal!  Some people are actually open on Thanksgiving but de real fun starts on Black Friday, the absolute biggest, craziest shopping day of the year.  Followed closely by Cyber Monday.

So anyway, I’ll be posting any deals that I find.  I have a few things that I have to get, so I will be helping the economy in my little way.

Makeup

  • Eve Pearl – Black Pearl Promo – Up to 55% off everything online and free shipping.  Starts Thursday 25th November, 12AM EST, ends Monday 29th November, 11:59PM EST. Code: BPCM2010
  • Barielle – 20% off entire purchase. Until 11/28
  • Korres US – Free Cherry Lip Kisses set with code: FORYOU.  Free ground shipping over $40.  Ends Saturday 27th, November, 11:59PM EST
  • Smashbox – Online sale. Get 20% off any purchase as well as free standard shipping.  Code: FFSB2010.  Ends: 11/29

Hair

  • Oyin Handmade20% off full-size, individual products only.  For purchases on Black Friday only.  Midnight to Midnight EST. Code: blackfriday. Please check their podcast for more details.
  • Karen’s Body Beautiful – Customer Appreciation – Save $15 off of $50 purchase, online only.  Ends Thursday 25 November.
  • Jane Carter Solution – Purchase $25 Travel Kit and get a Styling Product Free. Code: BLKFRIDAY9
  • Miss Jessie’s – Their annual BOGO sale – Buy one get one free –  From November 26 to December 31, 2010.  Online.

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