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Carol’s Daughter Goes Nuts


The health benefits of nuts are well-known—packed with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and fiber, they can help prevent heart disease, lower cholesterol, and boost hair and skin radiance, too. But there’s only one nut that Brooklyn-born beauty brand Carol’s Daughter had eyes for when concocting its latest release: macadamia. The rich, tropical delight with the highest amount of good-for-you monounsaturated fats first originated in Australia and made its way to Hawaiian shores in the late 1800′s; both places still bring the most macadamias to the masses. What has endeared the buttery nut to the beauty world is the significant amount of super-moisturizing and nourishing oleic acid that it contains. In CD’s new Macadamia Heat Protection Gloss, the absorbent oil is combined with hydrolyzed silk and pro-vitamin B5 to create a powerful protective shield against frizz and damage from overzealous heat styling. The accompanying Macadamia Weightless Shine Mist boasts a blend of macadamia and safflower oil that is fortified with vitamins A and C for the ultimate light finishing spray. The product duo just launched on the brand’s Web site, so best to, um, get crackin’.

Photo: Courtesy of Carol’s Daughter

A Salute To Womanity, And More…


Mary J. Blige’s new fragrance with Carol’s Daughter, My Life, will finally make its debut this summer, and according to MJB, she created the perfume for herself and her fans as “a special tribute to us as women.” As such, it is intended to represent “every female’s everyday life,” which is perhaps why she is launching it on HSN, rather than in a high-end department store. Nothing says “everyday life” like ordering luxury goods from the privacy of your own home. [WWD]

Speaking of a tribute to women, Thierry Mugler will also honor the fairer sex this fall with Womanity, his latest olfactory effort that blends sweet and savory accords together in a pink gothic-design bottle. And when we say sweet and savory, we’re not kidding. Fig and caviar essences come together to frame this fragrance. Intriguing… [WWD]

Penélope Cruz will be the new face of Lancôme Trésor. With Julia Roberts already hawking its mascaras, the French beauty brand may win the award for “Best Celeb Spokesperson Roster” this year. [StyleList]

And in other A-listers-in-the-beauty-game news, Scarlett Johansson will continue her face time for Dolce & Gabbana’s The Makeup by shooting a campaign for its summer collection, for which she has reunited with old friends Pat McGrath and Oribe. The images are as iconic, old-Hollywood-glamour as it gets, as to be expected; color collections may be seasonal, but big blonde hair, boobs, and pouty lips are forever. [Grazia]

Photo: Courtesy of Thierry Mugler Fragrances

Open Wide And Say, Spa!


We’ve been so busy stressing over our taxes—and the inevitable extension we had to file—we almost forgot about Spa Week. Almost. The annual event that gives beauty lovers all over the country a chance to experience choice treatments at a selection of local spas—for a mere $50 each—is back, from now through April 18. Below are our top five picks for getting pampered on the cheap in New York; hopefully, a little budget massage therapy will ease away the memory of that sizable “estimate” check we just wrote to the IRS.

Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa at the Plaza

What: A Vinothérapie Facial for 45 minutes of grapeseed polyphenol-infused, face-cleansing bliss.

Where: 1 W. 58th St., at Fifth Ave., NYC.

How: To book an appointment, call (212) 265-3182.

Susan Ciminelli Day Spa & Salon

What: Ciminelli’s signature Seaweed Body Wrap, which minimizes cellulite, reduces stress, conditions the skin, and reduces toxins and water retention. Check, check, check, and check.

Where: 120 E. 56th St., 2nd fl., NYC.

How: To book an appointment, call (212) 750-4441.

Exhale Spa, Midtown

What: A 60-minute Fusion Massage, which uses specific rhythmic massage movements and potent herbal and aromatherapy oils to enhance the overall therapeutic effect. Because you deserve it.

Where: 150 Central Park South, NYC.

How: To book an appointment, call (212) 249-3000.

Clarins Skin Spa

What: A 45-minute Signature Facial using professional-grade versions of Clarins’ best-selling plant-based products. Exceptionally radiant skin; never a bad thing.

Where: 247 Columbus Ave., NYC.

How: To book an appointment, call (212) 362-0190.

The Back Room Hand & Foot Spa at Carol’s Daughter

What: 90 minutes of Carol’s Daughter’s Rose Petal mani/pedi ritual, which features kitchen-fresh ingredients like milk, coconut, peppermint, and tapioca mixed with rose petals. Your nails and toes will look flawless. And then there’s that 10-minute foot massage.

Where: 24 W. 125th St., NYC.

How: To book an appointment, call (212) 828-6717.

Photo: Hulton Archive / Getty Images

The Beauty Biz’s New Diversity


This week has been a banner one for the beauty industry. While Barbie has had friends of various ethnicities over her long existence, up to this point the blond and blue-eyed Caucasian doll has been the center of the franchise. But on Tuesday, Mattel launched the “So in Style” line, its first series of black dolls to feature varying skin tones. To add to that milestone, today marks the release of a Disney-commissioned haircare line inspired by the new movie The Princess and the Frog, Disney’s first animated feature to star an African-American princess. The four-piece Princess Tiana Magical Beauty Collection was created in collaboration with Carol’s Daughter and comes with inspirational messages, as in a shampoo called The Beauty Within and a conditioner aptly named Inner Shine. They join the Dream Big hair detangler and a Sharing Means Caring bubble bath. Both new lines add some much-needed color to the bigger picture.

Photo: Courtesy of Carol’s Daughter

Rihanna Wakes Up On the Wrong Side Of The Bed


Don’t get us wrong; we’ve always been big fans of Rihanna’s fade/mop top, but it seemed a touch more…avant-garde than usual yesterday when she stopped by the opening of Carol’s Daughter hand and foot spa in New York. And by avant-garde, we mean it looks like she literally just pried her head off the pillow, or perhaps got struck by lightening. Wild in a good way, or just plain unkempt?

Photo: From left, Joe Kohen / Wire Image; Ray Tamarra / Getty Images