Product Review: LUSH Queen Bee Hair Honey

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There was no way I’d be able to pass this display in LUSH without purchasing a small slice of Queen Bee Hair Honey. First, my wavy-curly hair always needs a little extra help during the humid summer months. Second, one of my friends has called me “Queen Bee” since our college days. (A fellow intern at an art gallery gave me the nickname, and my friend perpetuated it.)

This Queen Bee (and yes, I’m deliberately ignoring all references to a certain mega-celebrity, because LUSH should be above that!) is a solid bar of butters, waxes, and oils that melts on contact with fingers and can be worked into hair. LUSH promotes it as a product that conditions as it tames; it’s not your average cheapie silicone “serum.”

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Art and Fragrance: Sissel Tolaas at the Cooper-Hewitt

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I’ve been meaning to post about this event for ages; better late than never, I suppose!

I made a field trip to the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum with some co-workers one afternoon back in the spring. As soon as we entered the Museum, my nose went on high alert. We had just cut through through a courtyard garden, but the smell I noticed was something inside the building, even though it was “outdoorsy,” like damp grass and freshly turned earth.

I asked a passing staff member what I was smelling, and she filled me in and pointed me in the right direction to read the wall text pictured above. For its Design Triennial exhibition (this year’s theme: “Beauty”), the Cooper Hewitt commissioned artist Sissel Tolaas to create a “smellscape.” Its subject was Central Park.

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