I remember when I was a little girl and I’d watch the Disney movies and wonder why none of the princesses looked like me or my sisters ~ brown-skinned with full lips, dark eyes and curly hair. I wondered if only the fair skinned girls deserved the fairytale endings…
In 2009, Disney produced the movie The Princess and the Frog, the story of a young, African American girl whose single-minded determination helps her to fulfill her dreams. Tiana, is the newest Disney princess in ten years and the first African American princess to hit the big screen. Celebrated for her universal appeal, natural beauty, hard work and determination, it seemed only fitting that Disney would partner with Carol’s Daughter founder, Lisa Price, to create a natural product line to represent the movie.
Lisa Price began her company by mixing beauty products in the kitchen of her Brooklyn home. And, like Tiana, her single-minded determination, skill and hardwork were rewarded with the attentions of A-listers and a loyal following of people who believed in her product. With her products now available for worldwide distribution, Lisa Price is proof that dreams can come true.
I have been transitioning from relaxed to natural hair since July so I’ve been looking for natural products to use during and after the transitioning process. I wanted something that moisturizes and strengthens without smelling too medicinal. So I was thrilled when I was offered the opportunity to review the “Magical Beauty Collection” by Carol’s Daughter. At first I thought the product would be a little too girly. Afterall, it is geared towards the school~aged set but I’m happy to report it works just as well for the queen of the house as it does for the little princess!
When I first opened the box, I was immediately surprised by the aroma. I was expecting something “precious” and perfumey, instead I was enveloped with the warm, earthy aroma of lemon peel and cranberry. Yum! And when I poured the shampoo (“The Beauty Within”) into my hand….can you say creamy? Infused with aloe leaf juice, the shampoo cleans without stripping hair of its natural oils. The conditioner (“Inner Shine”) is just as rich as the shampoo. Enriched with sunflower seed oil and olive fruit oil, it leaves the hair soft and manageable. Don’t you just love the names of the products?
I can’t forget the bubble bath (“Sharing Means Caring”)! It’s just as rich and luxurious as the shampoo and conditioner. Any little princess would be happy to soak away the troubles of her day in a tub of lemon scented water.
Now I’ll pass my little treasures on to my daughters who have been dying to try the products for themselves.
You can purchase the “Magical Beauty Collection” through Carol’s Daughter, Sephora, HSN and department stores like Macy’s and Dillard’s.