12/14/2006

Body-licious

Nothing makes you feel more pampered and sexy than smooth, delicious-smelling skin. Carol's Daughter, famous for it's Tui haircare collection (beauty addict's top pick) and it's Love Butter (Will Smith's all-time favorite!), makes it easy, fun and natural to achieve baby-soft skin with their offerings. And when they say natural, they mean it. None of Carol's Daughter products contains petroleum, mineral oil or artificial colors.

Founded in a kitchen in Brooklyn, Carol's Daughter epitomizes the American dream--in just thirteen years, they have grown to become a staple on many celebrity's bathroom shelves, and with good reason.

From head to toes, Carol's Daughter delights your senses and pampers your soul. Plus, the ingredients they use are anti-aging, healing and all-natural!

From the top (pun intended), we'll start with one of my favorites, Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey. This treatment-infused corn oil-based pomade conditions and softens your hair, keeps wintertime dry-flyaways at bay while it drenches each strand in luxurious goodness. With oils of lavender, rosemary, red clover, red roses and cocoa and shea butters, Mimosa Hair Honey is a serious moisture bomb for your hair, leaving tresses full of shine and body. $9.50 for 4 oz. Another treat for your hair is Carol's Daughter Hair Balm. Lighter than the Hair Honey, just a touch of Hair Balm gives your hair a silky sheen and an added drink of moisture with oils of sweet almond, coconut and healthy wheat germ. And the subtle scent adds another layer of sensual loveliness. $11 for 4 oz.

GirlPaint's body recommends include Carol's Daughter Mango Melange Body Butter. A dense, intensely moisturizing formula includes cocoa butter, shea butter, jojoba oil and is fabulously scented with uplifting oils of tangerine, lime and relaxing patchouli. Mango Melange Body Butter keeps your skin hydrated and softly scented--good enough to eat! $18 for 8 oz. My other favorite body treatment is Carol's Daughter NEW Sexy Belly. Sexy Belly is like love in a jar! With more intensely moisturizing goodies like oils of soybean, jojoba, corn, sweet almond and also containing rich shea and cocoa butters, Sexy Belly is not only healing and soothing for your belly (keeps those stretch marks at bay!), but also works wonders on elbows, knees and feet (ahhh...so good for feet!). Sexy Belly is the best post-shaving moisturizer, too. My legs have never felt (or looked) so good. The sheen it gives is a marvel to behold--makes your skin look taught and touchable. $15 for 8 oz.

Carol's Daughter has just introduced their famous Shea Souffle's in a 4oz. travel size. Now, if you have never tried anything from Carol's Daughter and you want to start small, I highly recommend the Shea Souffles! They are the perfect hand and body moisturizer. The texure is light, yet dense and luxurious. Whipped for a creamy feel, they are without a doubt the finest in all-natural body moisturizers. With ingredients like cocoa butter, shea butter and soy oil, it seems like they would be greasy. But NO! Carol's Daughter Shea Souffle' soaks right in and leaves your skin unbelievably soft and nourished with no residue. NEW scents include my favorite, Green Tea, a succulent blend of honeysuckle, apple and green tea, The Big Kahuna, Hawaiian white ginger blended with juicy lettuce, white musk and fresh herbs (I know a few great chef's who keep a tub of The Big Kahuna next to the sink to keep their hands soft and heavenly-scented--good idea, huh?), and Sandlewood & Vanilla which incorporates East Indian sandlewood and soft, warm vanilla in a supersensual unisex fragrance that is second to none. $12 for 4 oz.

A Carol's Daughter product that is not to be missed is the fragrance line. My absolute new favorite is Ecstasy. Carol's Daughter Ecstasy Eau de Toilette Spray exhibits tropical notes of pineapple, mango and strawberry with softer notes of vanilla and Egyptian musk. These notes come together in a delicious, long-lasting scent that is fun to wear and attracts compliments from almost everyone you encounter--it's amazing how men simply cannot resist Ecstacy! $25 for 2 oz.

Carol's Daughter's products make great gifts. Their packaging is lovely and simple, prices are affordable and the variety of products make it easy to find something absolutely perfect for anyone on your shopping list.

Special thanks and credit to Laura at Behrman PR for the samples