Posts Written On August 30, 2011

Nourish & Shine by Jane Carter Solution

Although I love experimenting with shampoos and conditioners, I am steadfastly devoted to about 2 or 3 leave-in hair products, none of which contain oils.  When I wear it flat-ironed, any oily product will leave my fine hair limp.  And whether straightened or curly, my biggest issue is that no matter how carefully I apply product just on the ends, it will inevitably migrate to my forehead and temples within minutes, creating a serious oil slick!!

I decided to give Nourish & Shine ($22) by Jane Carter Solution a try because I recently had my hair colored and felt it needed a little extra moisture than my normal regimine provided.  This sample had just been sitting around awaiting my review, but ignored because of its seemingly oily nature.

I never thought I’d be so impressed by a shea butter-based product!  Jane Carter Solution somehow succeeded in developing a product that provides intensive moisturizing benefits without the oily side effects.

A little goes a long way with this delicately sweet-scented balm.  I used it on my hair both after flat-ironing it and after air-drying it. Each time my hair soaked up the moisture without being weighed down, sticky or oily.  The product can also be used to smooth dry skin, but my hair’s been too selfish to share!!



P.S.  You’ll love the 100% natural list of ingredients: Shea butter, Kokum butter, Illippe butter, Mango butter, Vitamins A, D, & E, pear and grapefruit essential oils.

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kisses, Olisa

Josie Maran Cosmetics

Josie Maran, a supermodel and actress raised in Northern California, created her cosmetics line in 2007. She has created products with ingredients that are natural, nontoxic, organic, and gentle on the skin.

A product to look out for is Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation. It will balance out and nourish your skin. You blend the foundation into all areas of your face that will give you a natural finish. There are different shades to choose from as well!

Another product is 100% Pure Argan Oil. This product is amazing because it can be used as a daily moisturizer, or you can use it for cuticles or split ends. It comes in three sizes so either buy more if you love it or buy a smaller “to go” bottle if you want to try it out! Use it wherever you need to minimize fine lines, soften dry skin, or really it is almost anywhere you want!

So what is Argan oil? It has been used to treat acne, stretch marks, and certain skin conditions. It comes from the Argan tree in Morocco and is made up of Vitamin E and fatty acids. It is great for the whole body, and you can use it in some recipes as well! You are what you eat!

You can buy Josie Maran Cosmetics on her main website, Sephora stores and online, and QVC.

‘Follow’ Josie Maran Cosmetics on Twitter and go and ‘like’ it on Facebook! You can also look at videos on YouTube for beauty, fashion, and healthy living tips! Josie Maran also has a lifestyle & beauty blog.

These are products you definitely want to check out!