by Sherrell (A Seattle native currently surviving the stiletto clamored streets of NYC, Sherrell enjoys quenching her thirst of finding the latest and greatest in beauty. You can find out more about Sherrell by visiting her blog at www.OrganicBeautyVixen.com)
Salon Quality Products without Salon Prices
You don’t need to be a millionaire to get perfect hair, skin or nails this season. Today’s reccessionistas are skipping on pricey salon and spa visits and capitalizing on premium products for less that they can use at home. If you’re looking for glam on a dime, check out our favorite inexpensive beauty buys.
We had the honor of meeting with Jane Carter, of Jane Carter Solution, during her launch party celebrating her recent distribution deal in Target Stores. The down-to-earth and passionate hairstylist is building an empire on natural hair care with products that smell so good you wish you could eat them! Ms. Carter began creating her product line 10 years ago in addition to owning 2 salons. She became frustrated when she couldn’t find a product that could address the needs of all hair types. With an array of shampoos, conditioners, styling products and body butters, Jane Carter Solution provides quality products and safe ingredients that will work for you and your girlfriends.
We love the All Natural Hair Nourishing Cream ($22), made with pure essential oils, for hydrating your tresses without weighing them down. Remember: A little goes a long way! Get yours at www.JaneCarterSolution.com, www.Target.com or Whole Food’s Whole Body Store in your area.
AloeforMocha is a great, new, all-natural line specifically designed for darker skin tones. Created by Danna K Johnston, the line of skin care products address the skin care needs of of African, Asian, Indian, Latin, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and mixed-race descent. AloeForMocha products address specific and unique needs including: dark spots, under-eye circles, hyper-pigmentation, acne, dryness, ashiness, and sensitive skin.
We heart the Aloe & Green Tea Balancing Toner ($17) made with Rose Water and Vitamin C to help protect against free radical damage and licorice extract that brightens and clarifies the skin. To use: Spray toner on to cotton pad and gently wipe on face. Get yours at www.DarkSkinCare.com. As an added treat, a portion of sales is donated to the Danna K. Johnston Foundation, a non-profit organization that assists high school students living with challenges that detract from their success.
De-crust those abused cuticles with Carol’s Daughter Lemon and Jojoba Cuticle Oil ($10), an amazing mix of essential oils that naturally strengthen nails, soften cuticles and help reduce brittleness and breakage. Keep up your bi-weekly manicure and pedicure with this must-have. No petroleums, parabens or other toxic nasties. Get yours at www.CarolsDaughter.com or www.Sephora.com.