someone that we believe is the next big e-commerce genius (we’ll interview her in due course – we think you’ll like her a Lot) recommended Lisa Price’s book “Success never smelled so sweet” about the inspirational creation of Carol’s Daughter.
we loved the book (especially her humility and boot-strapping approach to business and looking for inspiration in all-the-right-places and finding the women-who-love-her-product-and-tell-everyone and that leads Halle Berry to give Oprah a gift basket which leads to Lisa on Oprah’s show and – c’mon sister, you can guess the rest ;-) good for her, she worked bloody hard.
when we read something that inspires us we like to write to the author (will be doing that this evening with our Very Nice new Crane cards) and also buy their product.
so en route today (between brunch with mc – of the lovely Woodstock mala beads) and seeing Footloose (shhh! omg, loved it, not as good as the original but hey we’re not – cough – that young anymore) we stopped at Sephora and asked for Carol’s Daughter (a very nice display unit – and the packaging is all cream and bronze and autumnal shades).
now Carol’s Daughter’s products are created primarily to fulfill a need within the black community for hair and beauty products (especially gorgeous curly hair that needs special care) and, if you’ve been with us for a while, you’ll have guessed that we are Very Pale (and interesting) with the bloods of three-warring-nations (irish, french and english) and while our (growing) mane has a definite kicky wave to it, no curls here, love.
so we passed on the hair milks (yes, in sweet little churn-type packaging) and tried the body butters and Fell intensely for the “love butter” (great name, who wouldn’t?) – a rich and sumptuous consistency with the fragrance of musky cinnamon and cloves and vanilla
just plain yumminess and we can’t wait to run a bubble bath in the next hour or so, light candles and listen to soothing Mozart before applying aforementioned gorgeousness.
note the Very careful “oh my god, is that an elephant in the living room?” practical approach to business. Does it feel right? No? Then, hell, no, sister, don’t do it.
we wish more business people would take this tack – be careful with investors – that’s all we’re saying (because of the Day Job, yes).
isn’t she FABULOUS?
here’s a link if you feel the need to purchase something yummy for yourself (or a friend or a lover or anyone you feel might need a tiny bit of soothing deliciousness.)