Hair & Makeup
Lisa Price of Carol’s Daughter Shares Beauty and Hair Tips, Plus More!
Q: How do you de-stress when you start to feel overwhelmed?
A: Having been a businesswoman for nearly 20 years and also a mom for over 16 of those, I have many techniques for stress relief. They will vary depending on the severity of the stress and how long I let the situation go unchecked.
- A hot bath, candles, honey in the water to make me feel sweet, milk added for decadence and also fatty acids and rose oil. Even as little as 10 minutes soaking in a hot bath does wonders for me.
- A good cry - this is when I have let it go too far.
- A good movie can be like a mini vacation for me. I LOVE films and I escape into them.
Q: What are some quick ways moms can look rested, radiant and “party perfect” in 10 minutes or less?
A: Cold tea bags under the eyes to reduce puffiness. Old school tip, but it works. Followed by concealer that matches your skin, disappears and is long-lasting. Amazing how awake you can look by just making your eyes look rested.
Q: Any quick bad hair day fixes?
A: Well, always start off with Carol's Daughter hair Care products and you should be fine. :)
Q: Can you share any favorite “go-to” recipes/dishes or decorating ideas that look like you spent hours on them…even if you didn’t!
A: One of my favorite recipes is one I borrowed from Rachael Ray. Lazy Lasagna. I make it with ground turkey. She makes hers with a lamb ragout. It is tasty and wonderful, without the headache of regular lasagna. Add a great salad and you have a delicious meal.
Q: Do you have any time management tips for busy moms?
A: We all have smart phones, kindles and iPads or something like it. These devices have calendar programs. I put in notes to schedule things a year out to avoid procrastination. For example, one Thanksgiving I took too long to plan the menu and then had to shop at the last minute and I was tired before I even started to cook. I made a note in my calendar the day after Thanksgiving that told me to begin to think about the menu on November 1st, discuss it with the family by the 10th and finalize it by the 12th. So amazing. Will do that every year now.
Q: What should a busy mom always have in her handbag?
A: With my children it is all about hygiene. It is remarkable the things they "forget." I have disposable toothbrushes that are preloaded with toothpaste. They are called Wisps. I always have lotion, Lip Butter and a small deodorant. What can I say, teenage boys...
Q: Do you entertain over the holidays?
A: Yes. I host Thanksgiving every year for 30 or more. This year we had 38. We also host New Year's Eve game night. Fewer people, more intimate, tons of fun and a brutal game or two of Scrabble.
Q: What’s your method for successful holiday shopping?
A: Go online. Because I have a hectic life and my work life picks up significant speed during this time of year, if I don't shop for my family online, there won't be much of anything under the tree and I will look at a bunch of sad faces. I then supplement that with specialty shopping - small businesses, boutique and niche items. I ship everything to my office and then sneak it home. They never know.