CURLS the product that will love your hair and show it 

CURLS the product that will love your hair and show it 

During my visit to the American Beauty Show, I explored so many haircare companies that catered to naturally curly hair. This product’s packaging stood out form me because of the colors and the inviting impression of fun.

CURLS Booth at the American Beauty Show

I stopped by CURLS booth and received a sample of one of their products. I wanted to learn more about this best kept secret product.

CURLS Product display
Beauty Blogger- Celestine McGee has CURLS!

What is CURLS?                                                  CURLS is one of the leading Curly Hair Products suppliers. CURLS provided the best curly hair care products for naturally curly hair.

One of the products within the line.

Starter Products from the CURLS line

  • CURLS Pure Curls Clarifying Shampoo 

Choosing your cleanser should take some serious consideration. Any cleanser will not do because the wrong cleanser on curly hair could strip the hair of its essential nutrients and oils, leaving it dry and parched leading to breakage. The Pure Curls Clarifying Shampoo is gentle and formulated with ingredients like grapefruit and pineapple extracts to gently lift debris and other heavy oils and build-up from the hair.

  • CURLS Curl Ecstasy Hair Tea Deep Conditioner 

This heat activated deep Asian hair tea conditioner will transform dry, damaged, chemically processed or overly stressed naturally curly hair within minutes! This is the DEEP treatment you’ve been dreaming of! Use with heat.

  • CURLS Soufflé Curl Cream 

A crowd pleaser! Curls Souffle is commonly used on ALL curly hair types. It is light enough to be used on medium density hair types to help retain moisture, soften and style the hair. Use this formula for soft curl styling for a wash and go, or use in your roller sets and other style outs. For best results apply section by section as you set your hair. Then, air dry or use a hooded dryer to complete your style. You will notice enhanced sheen, curl control and of course, no frizz!

  • CURLS Champagne and Caviar Curl Elixir

You are truly in for a lavish treat when you use this oil blend. Formulated with champagne grape and caviar extracts, this luscious concoction transforms dull curls into glorious curls while enhancing growth and retaining length. Use daily by applying to the tips of your hair to nurture and protect the most delicate areas.

    Where can I by CURLS?                                       This retail product line can now be found at: CVS Pharmacy, Target 🎯, Walgreens and Rite Aid. Use Coupon Code: NEW2CURLS at checkout. Take  15% off.

    Do the company have an online presence?
           Yes, here is the link.

    Noted Celebrities that have used CURLS.  Discerning celebrity consumers like Halle Berry, Alicia Keys, Nia Long, Tia Mowry, Chili of the Grammy award wining R&B group, TLC, Blair Underwood, Ashanti, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Echo Kellum seek out the superior quality and natural components of CURLS products.

    Nia Long Photo Credits Website

    About CURLS                                                          

    The Company – The Founder – The Vision- How it all began…CURLS was founded in 2002 in Elk Grove, California by CEO, Mahisha Dellinger. Now greatly expanded, CURLS continues to maintain the highest standards for quality ingredients and product dependability. Dellinger collaborated with leading cosmetic experts to develop CURLS. Her intense desire to create a remarkable line for a growing, yet overlooked audience, coupled with an extensive chemistry background proved to be a winning combination. CURLS’ exceptional CEO remains committed to carefully upholding the principles of quality and integrity that define the company.

    Beauty Blogger- Celestine McGee has CURLS!

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    It Works! The Power of Body Wraps

    It Works! The Power of Body Wraps

      I attended the American Beauty Show and stopped by the It works booth. I have heard about similar products, but didn’t want to invest because of the cost. I tried it and walked around the show for about 45 minutes. 

      The cool thing about this product, is if you can see results in one treatment, just imagine repeated treatments incorporating hydrating the system and exercise. The body wrap gives you an excellerated boost to rid toxins out of the body with the use of the wrap.

      Before and After It Works Wrap

      The Body product…It Works! Is a naturally based, body contouring formula is mess free, paraben free, and will have you looking and feeling years younger with firmer, tighter, smoother and more radiant skin.

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      The key items are:

      The Ultimate Body Applicator (Body Contouring Wrap 4 Applications)- It tightens, tones and fo”firms the appearance of your skin wherever you need it most in as little as 45 minutes, with progressive results over 72 hours!

      It really works! The key is repeating the application of the body wrap along with drinking at least 8 glasses of water. 

      Product Catalog Model

      The Defining Gel (Body Contouring Gel)-Enhances the tightened, toned, and firmed appearance of your skin with this deep moisturizing gel that helps improve the appearance of your skin’s texture.

      I love the Defining Gel because you can actually feel the gel tingling on the skin… that indicates that “It Works”!

      The Fab Wrap ( 1 roll )                                          Soft, breathable, and hypoallergenic, Fab Wrap ensures the Ultimate Bidy Applicator fits flush to your skin.  No slipping-just ” wraptastic” body contouring results!

      Ways to wear the Body Wrap                          Using the standard body wrap, you can cut it and place it : 

      • Under the chin and neck
      • The waist
      • Center of the back 
      • On the outer and inner thighs 
      • High sides, buttocks and upper thigh
      • Upper arms and biceps 💪 

      Ways to Wear a Body Wrap

      In addition to the Body Wrap, other products within the It Works line includes; Greens, Skin, Lifestyle, Essential Oils and Packs.

      For more details go to the website

      About Product                  

      Individual results can and will vary. It Works! cosmetics products are purely cosmetic in nature and do not claim to cure/treat/prevent any skin & hair related disorders. If you are allergic to any ingredients listed, or are under treatment or on medication for your skin, please consult with your physician prior to use. The prices or terms herein could be subject to error/ and/ or change.

        A creative way to remove your makeup: Erase it with the Makeup Eraser

        A creative way to remove your makeup: Erase it with the Makeup Eraser

      The Makeup Eraser
      When I attended the American Beauty Show last week, this item was one of my new finds. I liked the way the makeup cloth removed makeup effortlessly. This is great for individual use and over time, effectively cleansing the skin will prevent break outs from clogged/blocked pores.

      Photography courtesy provided by website

      Makeup Eraser is a cosmetics brand specializing in makeup-removing cloths. This 2 Pack Chemical-free Microfiber Makeup Remover Face Cloths (Pink) …. The towel only requires water and removes any kind of makeup you put on your face! Crafted from pure silicone, (beware of imitations) this lightweight makeup tool is designed to deliver an even application for all your favorite beauty products.

      Makeup Category: Cosmetic Tools               Featured Shops: Innovations Devices  Application Area: Face                                   Cosmetic Tools: Makeup cleansing clothes

      Makeup Eraser Items

      Additional Items

      Give your skin a tighter and more toned look with Cellu-Cup – Glitter from Makeup Eraser. Also crafted from pure silicone, this massage tool is designed to stop and reverse the effects of stretched skin when used in conjunction with the famous pinch and roll technique, most commonly practiced by professionals.  Portable and durable, this massage tool is adaptive to whatever type of cellulite you have. Continued use over time with definitely garner best results.

      Additional products that you may use within the line
      The Makeup Eraser Towels
                                                  Ideal for these Concerns: Cellulite                     Bath and Body: Body Treatments           Application Area: Body                                        Body Treatments: Body Firming 

      Product Facts

      · Sold from makeup eraser direct

      · Beware of imitations and cheap knockoffs

      · Waterproof, smear proof, high definition makeup & more

      · Reusable and machine washable, last up to 1000 washes

      · No more disposable products
      Where this item can be purchased:           Derma Store, Sephora, Walmart, Nordstrom, the Derma Store and Amazon Online

      Links for the Makeup Eraser

      About Makeup Eraser 
      Makeup Eraser LLC was established in 2012 by 3 generations of women in one family.

      Lexi McCarthy Makeup Eraser Founder says “We all wear makeup and were frustrated by the make up removal products. After research and lots of makeup we found the product that removes our makeup with just water. We love makeup but we don’t love sleeping in it.”

      Launched in the US two years ago, the MakeUp Eraser has fast become one of the most popular products on the American beauty market. Designed to remove even the toughest makeup including waterproof mascara and eyeliner, HD makeup and lipstick with water alone, the microfibre MakeUp Eraser is machine washable, lasts more the 1,000 washes and will save you hundreds of dollars in other products.

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      The American Beauty Show: Beauty is Power

      The American Beauty Show: Beauty is Power

      The American Beauty Show 2017- Beauty is Power was the theme for one of the most educational, innovative and empowering cosmetology show ever. 

      I have represented in the following capacities for the American Beauty Show for at least the past 35+years: Student, Educator, Administrator, Entrepreneur, Model and Press Media. Wow! I truly love the beauty industry.❤️💄✍🏽👩🏽📷💋Some of the key take-aways from the beauty show were:  

      • the innovative hair extensions techniques named I-Tip

      Hair colors in non-traditional shades such as orange, russets, golden blondes, blues, purple, gray, platinum to name a few.

      Techniques, and practice builds skills
      Barbering companies were represented in full force, I wanted to grab the clippers and do some clipper cut styles!

      Platform Artistry and education along with promoting products and package deals were key.

      Equipment such as salon chairs, dryers and multi-purpose shampoo chairs combined  with a massage table.

      Companies  like Redken, Matrix,  Mizani and more!…emphasized healthy hair concepts with co-washing and conditioning of the hair. 

      Companies also featured hot electric brush, called Head Kandy… the revolutionary way to style hair! This brand is considered to be the #1 Brush Straightener on the market. It convincingly silkens and straighteners the hair.

      There was so much beauty, learning and excitement at the show.  I absolutely love attending these types of beauty event. 

      I ran into some co-workers from my teaching years. We all worked together at beauty schools! I began teaching at the age of 19. Debbie’s School of Beauty Culture is where I got my start. I went on to work at Wilfred Academy, Truman College Cosmetology and Pivot Point… meeting great people along the way! $PRICELESS👍

      I took so many pictures at this show there will definitely be a part II of this article post. I have so much more to share! Stay tuned.
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      Getting Flawless Skin with Clarins 

      Getting Flawless Skin with Clarins 

      Nassima Kebir~Presents for Clarins about new exciting products

      Dozens of beauty bloggers attended the Clarins Networking Breakfast event. Gathered around the table to learn about the Spring 2017 Color Collection.

      Clarins Spring 2017 Color Collection Breakfast

      Focusing on “Body Fit”…an Contouring Innovative for Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert. What I love about the concept of the product is it visibly smoothes, firms and lifts the skin. 

      With the NEW Texture Innovation & Unique Application. What’s dynamic about this product is it is 3-fold…in order to get great and consistent results you must incorporate diet and exercise into your daily routine.

      “Body Fit”…an Contouring Innovative for Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert.

      • The fresh yet subtly fragranced cream-gel provides an intense and refreshing feeling. 
      • Upon application, skin feels wonderfully hydrated and ultra-smooth.
      • The rxclusiveSelf-Massage Body Contouring Method combines manual pressure with muscle contractions: helps stimulate the microcirculation and encourage the elimination of excess water and lipids.

      Consumer Satisfaction Results:

      Immediately:  80 of women saw visible results

      2 weeks after application:  91% skin felt smoother; 84% skin felt firmer

      After 4 weeks: the silhouette was more streamlined 93% skin texture is refined; 84% skin is firmer and 81.5% The look of cellulite was not as apparent.

      The retail price: $70~ Available at all Clarins counters nationwide and on in March 2017.

      Additional products were highlighted from the  Clarins Spring 2017 

      NEW Hydra-Essentiel~ Moisture Perfection. Quenches skin from within. Innovation from Clarins Laboratories- a moisturizering range that activates the skin’s natural hydration at every level and protects the skin from daily @ thermocouple shocks” and pollution.

      NEW Hydra-Essentiel
      Clarins Makeup: Inspired by skincare, it reveals the natural beauty of every woman. Underneath the color lies effective, natural plant extracts that respect and care of your skin.

      Contouring Perfection ~ Spring 2017 Color Collection

      NEW-Face Contouring Palette~ $42 Contours, Sculpts. Highlights.

      NEW-4 Colour All- in- One Pen~ $30 Eyes & Lips. Limited Edition. This concept is so cool! I love it!❤.

      4- Colour Eyeshadow Palette~$43 Wet & Dry. Smoothing & Long Lasting. Loves the NEW Shades.

      Ombré Iridescente~$25 Cream-to-Powder Iridescent Eyeshadow. NEW Shades. Long Lasting. I love the consistency of the product and the visual look of the Eyeshadow depicts. 

      Jolie Rouge Brillant~$28 Moisturizing. NEW Shades. Perfect Shine. Sheer Lipstick 💄 

      Contents of the Goodie Bag

      Clarins Makeup products are available at all Clarins counters nationwide and on

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      Iconic Ceramide Capsules relaunch after 25 years!

      Iconic Ceramide Capsules relaunch after 25 years!

      I’d like to address the Iconic Ceramide Capsules… it has been relaunched after 25 years!

      Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum\Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum (60 piece). [/caption]As a market leader in ceramide technology, Elizabeth Arden is now introducing the next generation of their iconic and best-selling capsules: Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum ($98 for 90 capsules/$78 for 60 capsules).

       The new amped up formula delivers triple the anti-aging power to enhance skin’s barrier repair function, increase moisturization within the surface of the skin, and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

      Elizabeth Arden was the first to introduce the best-selling, single dose beauty capsule concept more than 27 years ago and the petite packaging is equally as groundbreaking as is the serum housed inside. The capsule itself is airtight to protect the integrity and potency of the formula without the use or need for preservatives. Moreover, the capsule material is vegetable based, 100% biodegradable and TSA-friendly!

      How Has The Formula Changed?

      Skin Barrier Repair Ingredients:

      · Enhanced Ceramide Lipid Complex (ECLX): combines Ceramides 1, 3 & 6 to help support skin’s own natural protective barrier against moisture loss, and help to retexturize, exfoliate, and smooth skin. Ceramides 3 & 6 are both new to the formula.

      · Increased Fatty Acids: help maintain the integrity of the skin’s lipid barrier

      · New Cholesterol: helps retain moisture levels and support the stratum corneum, protecting skin from dehydration

      · Increased Phytosphingosine: allow the skin itself to produce the ceramides it needs

      · New Sea Fennel Extract: enhances skin cell renewal as well as increase luminosity and skin smoothness

      · Moisturizing Ingredients:

      ~New Botanical Complex Technology: alfalfa Extract, lipids from olives and hydrocarbons from coconut oil reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increase hydration & soothe skin

      · Anti-Aging Ingredients:

      ~New Tsubaki Oil: rich in Oleic Acid, Vitamins and Omegas it helps to improve elasticity and moisture levels

      ~Increased Retinyl Palmitate: smoothes lines and wrinkles and helps support natural collagen for a firmer look. Improves skin’s clarity for a more even-toned appearance.

      Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum launched January 2017 and is available on

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      Beauty travel essentials: Don’t leave home without them 

      Beauty travel essentials: Don’t leave home without them 

      Beauty Examiner interviews VS model Erin Heatherton

      I interviewed a Victoria Secret model once and she said that traveling can take a toll on the condition of the skin, especially traveling by planes due to the high altitudes. The products listed below will provide some ease to the skin moisturization , tone and elasticity.

      Over time flying in high altitudes take a toll on the skin

      Even the most hydrated skin can dry out on a plane. Keep skin looking fresh and dewy with a quick spritz of La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water (1.8oz $9.99), which is 100% pure natural spring water. The soothing water tones and refreshes skin, with a soft mist. La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water is perfect for a quick boost of hydration. Also appropriate for anti-inflammatory care following in-office procedures like chemical peels, laser resurfacing and microdermabrasion.

      The fatigue of holiday travel can cause eyes to look tired under puffiness. Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Complete Complex Serum ($99) reduces the appearance of puffiness and includes caffeine to energize and revitalize skin. The Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Complete Complex Serum has a soothing, innovative stainless steel rollerball that applies serum to cool and gently massage eye area. Great way to perk up eyes after a long trip.

      For those who want to travel light, leave all the bottles at home and pack one product, Vichy Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Rich Cream ($31.00), Replenishing and soothing 48-hour moisturizer in a rich, refreshing cream. For deep comfort and a fresh complexion that lasts.

      Traveling can wreak havoc on your skin, and pimples can pop up mid-flight! Dermablend Quick-Fix Concealer SRP $23, Macy’s is a full coverage concealer for moderate to major localized skin flaws and imperfections in an instant. The improved lightweight formula with high purity pigments offers improved skin tone shades and texture, giving skin an even, natural complexion. Available in 10 shades to perfectly match any skin tone, Quick-Fix provides buildable coverage that won’t enhance the appearance of wrinkles or pores, and leaves skin soft and comfortable.

      Traveling is a germy situation, and hand sanitizers are a must! But some hand sanitizers can dry out and chaff the skin. Jurlique Moisturizing Hand Sanitiser ($10.00) kills 99.9% of germs naturally and is free of Sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, PEG’s, artificial colors, and artificial fragrances. Plus, unlike most sanitizers it’s designed with innovative moisturizing technology that  leaves skin feeling soft, silky clean and smooth.

      So before you make that trip to the airport… be traveling ready… travel smart and travel lite.🏖💄💋. This blog post was brought to you by:

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