Current Obsession: Desert Essence Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner – Current Obsession – StyleBistro
Wal-Mart’s low-income shoppers, who on average make $45,000 a year, were squeezed by the recession that began at the end of 2007 and have struggled to recover since it ended in 2009. While the job and housing markets are rebounding, Wal-Mart’s low-income shoppers have not benefited and continue to struggle to stretch their money between paychecks. Wal-Mart also said Thursday that the Nov. 1, 2013, expiration of a temporary boost in food stamps is still hurting its shoppers’ ability to spend. Analysts believe that competition could get even more intense heading into the final months of the year. Amazon.com is beefing up its services, like recently expanding its same-day delivery. A bigger Dollar Tree also could put more pressure on Wal-Mart. The dollar-store chain announced last month that it’s buying rival Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, significantly broadening its reach. In February, Wal-Mart announced that it will more than double its expansion plans for its Neighborhood Markets and Wal-Mart Express smaller stores that cater to shoppers looking for more convenience with fresh produce, meat and household and beauty products. In fact, revenue at its Neighborhood Markets rose 5.6 percent during the second quarter, and customer traffic rose 4.1 percent.
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This is Where Shailene Woodley’s Makeup Artist Buys Green Beauty Gear – Yahoo Celebrity
She says: “Luckily we’ve come far from the early days of ‘natural’ makeup — brown, crumbly cheek color. Yikes!” 2912 Rowena Ave., 323-570-0405;broomestgeneral.com GREEN LINE BEAUTY “It’s one of the first and best high-end green beauty shops,” says Denno of the all-natural mecca that opened in 2009. “The owner, Stacey Stilts, has thoroughly researched each brand she carries, and her staff is incredibly knowledgeable.” Denno’s must-haves include Tammy Fender skin care ($72 to $175) as well as DeVita ($34) and Jane Iredale eye shadows ($19 to $29). “Lots of stores sell a mix of nontoxic and mainstream brands, which can be confusing,” she says. “Green Line only carries stuff that’s completely safe, so you can go nuts.” 7123 Melrose Ave., 323-933-5369;greenlinebeauty.com LAKE Located in a superhip, quiet area of Silver Lake, this cozy home-goods, clothing and beauty boutique is a favorite destination of Shailene Woodley’s makeup artist Gloria Noto: “It has Argan Oil Anti-Aging a very calming vibe, and it’s a little California boho. I buy all of my Arcona skin care there — I especially love the Cranberry Gommage [face-wash bar, $75].” Noto adds that she appreciates the store’s highly curated selection: “I don’t get overwhelmed.” 1618 Silverlake Blvd., 323-664-6522;lakeboutique.com > LE PINK & CO. (pictured above) “Pink offers amazing organic facials in addition to products,” says Noto of this ultrafeminine, French-inspired Silver Lake shop (facials from $50). Noto is obsessed with the Eminence Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel: “It smells so good, you could just eat it!” She also pops in to stock up on the brand’s tinted moisturizer ($52). “Our skin is our biggest organ, and what we put on it absorbs into our bodies,” says Noto. “It’s important to take care of ourselves and feed our bodies good things.
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Below, were sharing the top products in makeup, skincare and hair care categories! Scroll through the gallery and SHOP right now! Editors Beauty Picks Best Mascara, Lip Gloss & More From body scrubs to lip glosses to a self-winding curling iron, we have tested it all! Check out our top picks and let us know what we should test next! Whether youre a man or a woman, we have found wonderful shampoo, body butter, body scrubs, eyeshadows and more. I personally love the Beachwaver curling iron from Sarah Potempa. It self winds in the correct direction so curls look pretty and perfect and totally natural. It gives the perfect beachy wave hence the name! I also love the Si fragrance fromGiorgio Armani.
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[PICS] Editors’ Beauty Picks — Best Mascara, Lip Glosses & More – Hollywood Life
Every hairstylist I meet marvels at its length, asking about my “routine.” They then get taken aback as I admit that I, in fact, have no “routine.” I don’t even use conditioner. This changed only recently, when I went on a green beauty spree and discovered Desert Essence . As soon as I got my hands on the all-natural brand’s coconut shampoo ($7) and conditioner ($7), I knew I discovered the building blocks of my very ownwait for itroutine. It’s no secret that beauty products of late have caught on to the magic of coconuts . The fruit’s oil, in particular, has made its way into hair sprays, serums and even combs. The oil is a natural cleanser with anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. I first tried the shampoo and conditioner after spending an entire day at the beach. My hair felt tangled, fried from the sun and dried out by salt water. Within minutes of lathering up with the delicious-smelling coconut solution, my hair immediately felt smoother to the touch. The shampoo suds banished every impurity and the conditioner practically flat-ironed my hair straight. (Source: Desert Essence Coconut Shampoo, $7; Coconut Conditioner, $7) What’s the secret? Along with cleansing coconut oil, jojoba oil adds an extra moisture boost for visible and tangible transformation from knotted mess to ultra-silky strands.
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NARS Celebrates 20 Years Of Beautifying Women | StyleBlazer
The campaign was started by Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. Pantene: The ad campaign for the Procter & Gamble shampoo implores women to stop saying asorry,a in situations where it doesn’t apply. Its message is to be strong and shine. Under Armour: The aI Will What I Wanta ads feature celebrities such as Misty Copeland, a black dancer with American Ballet Theatre, and world-champion downhill skier Lindsey Vonn talking about overcoming obstacles and succeeding. Daily Photo Galleries Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, 8:03p.m. Updated 7 hours ago Research shows the importance of reaching girls with positive images and messages between third and fifth grade. That’s a time when they often critique themselves and each other a and their confidence levels drop. Companies such as CoverGirl, Pantene, Under Armour and Always, as well as Lifetime television network, have recognized these challenges for young women and have developed marketing campaigns to combat negativity. From highlighting the phrase alike a girl,a to telling women to stop saying asorry,a to promoting all the things agirls cana do, these messages help raise strong girls into strong women. The aLike a Girla campaign by Always turns what was perceived as a negative into a positive, says Tonia Elrod, associate director of communications for Always.
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Strong women, strong ads: Marketers target female empowerment | TribLIVE
But those that have a clear mission, bold aesthetic and quality products prosper. Celebrating 20 years of business is Francois Nars who started his brand with a simple concept in mind. I was just hoping it would do well, Nars told WWD about his household name brand. I didnt think one day well be in this many countries or have 400 products. I just wanted to create great products. I was frustrated with not being able to find the best products or the best colors and I thought it would be fun to create a makeup line. The talent started with a dozen lipsticks, then branched out to a full range of makeup products. Once the company was bought by Shiseido in 2000, all signs pointed up. Estimated to be making $450 million the company plans to celebrate their growth in a varitey of ways. In addition to debuting the Audacious Lipstick Collection of 40-products, they plan to host an exhibition of Nars photography on Sept. 4. For all the celebratory events celebrities will be involved and the following ones are already fond of NARS products.
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