While I was away at the Essence Music Festival at Crest, there were a number of celebrities making the rounds throughout New Orleans! Carol's Daughter had their pop up shop which allowed people to buy a number of their products AND to get a chance to chit chat with a number of celebrities! Unfortunately, I was in the midst of doing my Meet and Greets at Crest but I had to share two of my favorite people that I wanted to see if my times had meshed a little better - Erica from Mary Mary (which I ended up seeing later at NOLA Emeril's restaurant later that night) and who is pictured next to founder, Lisa Price and of course Tank! One of my fave products right now is the Macadamia Hold and Control Smoother which my boyfriend uses all the time to style his hair. I love that not only is this a fab product in terms of unisex use but as many of you know Paul is Italian, Sicilian and Hungarian and loves this in his hair so it's definitely a multi -texture tool! He loves using this on the front of his hair for a thicker look as he uses another styling gel for his sides for a sleek look and then another for the back. You can't say that guys don't pay close attention to their hair!
Check out more images from Carol's Daughter Pop Up Shop.
We don't always have a lot of items for children on here but when we do, you know it's big (or that we have the Holiday Gift Guide!). As I sat in the theater watching previews prior to Michael Jackson's 'This is It', I was reminded that Disney's Princess and the Frog is coming out soon! I love Disney cartoons and am very fond of the princess series. A few months ago, I read in WWD that Carol's Daughter had received the license for a line of hair care products! So if you haven't seen it for yourself, take a peek and pre-order if you can as it is being offered as a limited edition! You can buy the Magical Beauty Collection as a set or items individually (shampoo, hair detangler, conditioner and bubble bath)!
Today I will be running around and so my actual post will come later on today. I am heading to Beam Laser Spa for my third laser treatment for my underarms. In addition, I will be in Brooklyn interviewing Lisa Price, owner of Carol's Daughter and Dominique, former America's Next Top Model and winner of Modelville (she will be one of the spokesbeauties for Carol's Daughter). You know that I am such a fan of the line so I'm eager to sit down and do a little chat with them! So watch out for my tweets and Facebook updates!
One of my favorite shows is America's Next Top Model. I have had various friends that have appeared on this show and I just love seeing the challenges. My fave challenge - when they were on a building doing amazing shots and the one that skeeved me out, the meat challenge! Anyway, my belief with reality shows in general is that even those that don't come in number one, still win as they have a great opportunity for other companies to pick them up. My other favorite element of ANTM of course is Tyra - enough said! One of the amazing things that she did was create a show within her show The Tyra Show! This show, Modelville allows some of the previous cycle participants to compete for a model contract as a Spokesbeauty for Carol's Daughter. I have been a fan of this beauty brand and as you know, last month, I attended a presentation by founder, Lisa Price. She walked us through the holiday collection and created an aromatic potpurri that arrived just the other day. Throughout The Tyra Show, we have seen Bianca, Renee, Lauren, Dominique and Fatima compete for the $50,000 prize. Today, a winner is chosen! I have to say that Bianca is my favorite! Let me know your thoughts and make sure to tune in!
UPDATE: Dominique won the contract for Carol's Daughter and Renee became the runner up. There is a possibility that she could also work within the brand.
I am such a fan of Carol's Daughter! I haven't been to too many of her locations; however, those that I have attended have been gorgeous! It is definitely presentation season as last night I attended an amazing show of fab jewelry and later on this morning, I am going to Carol's Daughter to learn about the new collection that is coming out! I have some items that I pulled from the site that have just been added and hope that this will be some of the the things that I will be able to see so this post will be updated by this afternoon! If you haven't been to a store, thankfully you can go to Sephora and of course her website! Of course, it would be amazing to meet Ms Lisa Price herself who has an interesting story! I remember when I first saw the website a few years ago that she had Mary J Blige and Jada Pinkett using the products on her pages! More to follow later but look at these gifts which you could get for yourself or for others!
UPDATE: I was excited to go to the presentation as many of you know that follow me on Twitter and when I got there, I wasn't disappointed! Lisa Price told us about her story (which I think we were all familiar with but hearing her say it was so motivational and inspiring) and she actually showed us how to make Potpurri. I had never in my life had the urge to make it or use it but seeing how simple and personal it was, I knew that I would have to start doing this as well. Her collection, which is based on foods and really incorporates the senses is going to be amazing so when you visit Sephora, her site or Macy's you have to pick up some items! Not only does she have a great product but the packaging is amazing which makes it a keepsake. I look forward to learning more about her and I was so honored to be there to hear from her everything that she had to tell us!
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