Madam CJ Walker

February is the month when black history is celebrated. African American hair care products wouldn’t have existed if it wasn’t for the legendary Sarah Breedlove, born in 1867 to parents who had been enslaved. She is better known as Madam CJ Walker. In 1905, Walker released her own specialized products after suffering from scalp alignment that later resulted into hair loss. The company became so successful that it soon made her one of the first American women to become a self made millionaire. She owned and operated her own successful business, the Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company.

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Newspaper ad from 1915

Before the Madam CJ Walker Beauty Culture products, there was an original product called Madam Walker’s Wonderful Hair Grower, specifically made to condition and heal scalp issues after she started losing her own hair. Though loss of hair was very common due to infrequent hair washes at the time and not many hair products for black women were available then.

Walker explained how her products came to be: “God answered my prayer, for one night I had a dream, and in that dream a big black man appeared to me and told me what to mix up for my hair. Some of the remedy was grown in Africa, but I sent for it, mixed it, put it on my scalp, and in a few weeks my hair was coming in faster than it had ever fallen out. I tried it on my friends; it helped them. I made up my mind I would begin to sell it.”

In 2016, Sundial Brands launched the hair care line Madam C.J Walker Beauty Culture which is available at Sephora.

To keep her legacy alive, Sundial, (acquitted by Unilever as of Nov 2017) the company that now owns Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture products, has taken their part in donating financially to continue the mission to create educational platforms and opportunities for women. Sundial announced a fund of $100 million dedicated to support women of color entrepreneurs.

The Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture line

“I want the great masses of my people to take a greater pride in their personal appearance and to give their hair proper attention.” ~Madam CJ Walker

Pureology Offer

Groupon is having a great deal with $1 off this Pureology holiday gift set.

You can choose from:

Perfect 4 Platinum

This Set includes:

• Perfect 4 Platinum Shampoo 8.5 oz

• Perfect 4 Platinum Condition 8.5 oz

• Plus 3 Free Travel Sizes:

• Hydrate® Air Dry Cream 1 oz

• Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Hair Beautifier 1 oz

• Colour Stylist Supreme Control Hairspray 2.1 oz

An $83 Value

Hydrate

This Set includes:

• Hydrate® Shampoo 8.5 oz

• Hydrate® Condition 8.5 oz

• Plus 3 Free Travel Sizes:

• Hydrate® Air Dry Cream 1 oz

• Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Hair Beautifier 1 oz

• Colour Stylist Supreme Control Hairspray 2.1 oz

An $83 Value

Smooth Protection

This Set includes:

• Smooth Perfection Shampoo 8.5 oz

• Smooth Perfection Condition 8.5 oz

• Plus 3 Free Travel Sizes:

• Smooth Perfection Intense Smoothing Cream 1 oz

• Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Hair Beautifier 1 oz

• Colour Stylist Supreme Control Hairspray 2.1 oz

An $83 Value

Strength Cure (sold out)

This Set includes:

• Clean Volume Shampoo 8.5 oz

• Clean Volume Condition 8.5 oz

• Plus 3 Free Travel Sizes:

• Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Hair Beautifier 1 oz

• Colour Stylist Supreme Control Hairspray 2.1 oz

• Strength Cure Superfood Treatment 1 oz

Fullfyl (sold out)

This Set includes:

• Fullfyl Shampoo 8.5 oz

• Fullfyl Condition 8.5 oz

• Plus 3 Free Travel Sizes:

• Fullfyl Densifying Spray 1 oz

• Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Hair Beautifier 1 oz

• Colour Stylist Supreme Control Hairspray 2.1 oz

Clean Volume (sold out)

This Set includes:

• Clean Volume Shampoo 8.5 oz

• Clean Volume Condition 8.5 oz

• Plus 3 Free Travel Sizes:

• Clean Volume Weightless Mousse 2.2 oz

• Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Hair Beautifier 1 oz

• Colour Stylist Supreme Control Hairspray 2.1 oz

Plus an additional 10% off with code SALE3

Pureology products are free from sulfate, ZeroSulfate® shampoos and 100% vegan formulas with signature aromatherapy fragrances

Stila Sale

This amazing sale ends on 12/3, all sales are final. Lots of great deals on Stilacosmetics.com

Great deals you cannot miss.

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Plus, you get a FREE Stay All Day Liquid liner, #1 selling waterproof liquid liner ($22 value) with a purchase of $30+17H_09.18-SAD-EL_1920x300

 

Here is a product I look forward to purchasing:

Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette – Mindsb00030110-eatw-mind.jpg

$25.00  $49.00

Eyes are the window to the body, mind, spirit and soul.
This year, Stila celebrates 20 years of infinite style. Create endless looks with our new Eyes Are The Window™ shadow palettes. Inspired by the spiritual notion that true beauty is revealed from within, each palette is curated with 12 luxurious eye shadows to illuminate your inner beauty. Encased in exquisite, jewelry-inspired compacts-a precious mix of rose, yellow and white golds-the shadows will inspire intrigue and delight.

Each palette comes with a look book curated by Sarah Lucero, Stila’s Global Executive Director of Creative Artistry.

Mind: A well-edited assortment of 12 matte eye shadows

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”
-Albert Einstein

Shades:
Brilliance
Instinct
Reason
Imagination
Observation
Thinker
Genius
Wit
Creativity
Understanding
Perception
Intellect

*Please note all sales of this item are final.

 

 

 

 

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Tjmaxx Finds

I’m so amazed at the makeup you can easily find at TJMAXX.

In my recent trip, I found something I never thought I’d find… KVD beauty products! Although KVD has a sale on their site as well as on Sephora.com, this by far is the cheapest by a few dollars which means you only pay for tax and no shipping. How amazing is that?!?! The Shade+Light eye palette is listed for $15 on katvondbeauty.com while I purchased one here for $9.99… amazing right? KVD beauty product sold out pretty fast especially the lipsticks so I was bummed I didn’t find any left.

Get them at a TJMAXX near you while they last. An absolute great find.

AHAVA Hand cream for the winter

Now that winter is near, it’s time to get those hand creams out of your purse.

I got a sample of AHAVA mineral hand cream and must say I like the smell and the soft feeling of it after I apply to my hands. So I decided to do some research before using it.

Mineral Hand Cream

3.4 oz / 100 ml

$24.00

Enjoy 15% off* your next order using code: SCDET

Since there was no info in regards to animal testing, I decided to contact the company and this is what they had to say:

Thank you for contacting us at AHAVA.

In our ongoing efforts to bring you naturally rejuvenating skincare, we’ve reformulated all of our products with the finest skin-friendly Dead Sea ingredients and a variety of carefully chosen botanical extracts from other regions.

All AHAVA face and products are free on animal testing, Paraben Free, SLS/SLES FREE, allergy tested, produced without petroleum, harsh synthetic ingredients, or GMOs , and approved for sensitive skin. Please note, our products are not currently available for purchase in China.

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

Thank You

I’m so happy they are 100% cruelty free cause now I can buy more of these.