Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Join the Fight!

Mally Roncal, celebrity makeup artist and president of Mally Beauty, has one nemesis— translucent powder! It does everything it’s not supposed to—highlights lines and wrinkles, dulls your complexion and leaves you looking lackluster. That’s why she has declared a war against translucent powder and developed a life-changing alternative: Face Defender. A high-performance, completely clear antidote to old-fashioned powder, the revolutionary formula has inspired legions of women to throw away their old compacts and change the way they apply makeup forever. 

As the leader of the war on powder, Mally is issuing a battle cry, encouraging women to take a pledge to “Fight the Powder.” We invite you to join the crusade against translucent powder. Beginning early May, you can take the “Fight The Powder” pledge on Mally Beauty’s Facebook page.

And, if you are going to be in the New York City-area on Tuesday, May 8th, Mally and her “Fight the Powder” squad are encouraging women to take a stand against translucent powder by trading in their old compact for Face Defender. The event is taking place outside of Grand Central Terminal, where Mally and her beauty team will encourage commuters to participate in a makeup trade-up. The first 50 women to take the pledge will receive Mally’s Face Defender. 

What: Fight the Powder with the Mally Beauty Team

When: Tuesday, May 8, 2012: Rush Hour

6:30 am – 9:30 am

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

*Rain Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Where: Outside of Grand Central Terminal

Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring Cleaning Beauty Revamp

1.       Try multi-purpose products to save room in your closet and time in your beauty routine.
a.       COVERGIRL Tone Rehab 2-in-1 Foundation combines the best in COVERGIRL and Olay providing luminous coverage to create youthful, radiant skin. One pump instantly covers fine lines, discolorations and wrinkles while just one bottle helps to improve skin tone over time.

2.       Multi-purpose doesn’t just mean two-in-one. Consider alternative uses for your favorites.
a.       Secret Outlast – this year’s newest product from trusted brand Secret – offers dual action odor protection, keeping your underarms dry for up to 48 hours! Designed to work in even the most hot, humid and stressful situations, this product takes you with ease from spring cleaning to the summer beaches

b.      Dropped your favorite brush on a not so clean floor? Pull out the hand sanitizer and give the brush a good dousing. Hand sanitizer is meant to evaporate fast and will disinfect your brush in the process. 

3.       Use products that work at the vanity and on-the-go

a.       Olay 2-in-1 Daily Facial Cloths deliver powerful cleansing in one easy step. These purse-sized wipes contain soap-free cleansers to remove dirt, oil and makeup while still conditioning skin with essential Olay moisture. Take these cloths to the beach for easy removal of waxy sunscreen and self-tanners on hands and skin.

4.       Use floral scents to embrace warmer weather and feel fun and fresh. Strong and spicier scents synonymous with chillier temperatures can magnify on skin in warmer weather. Instead of going for another perfume this summer, utilize a floral or tropical scented body lotion and clean, fresh smelling shampoo and conditioner. The softer fragrance will keep you feeling breezy and clean.
a.       Herbal Essences Touchably Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner’s pink lily and Asian silk fusion scent will instantly make you feel ready for beautiful spring weather. In addition to great scent, the shampoo works to smooth hair while the conditioner moisturizes to leave hair hydrated and silky.

b.      Deep condition in the summertime while you play outdoors! When heading outdoors apply conditioner to damp hair midway through to the ends. Then Braid hair or pin it close to head. Leave it in your hair for a sunny conditioning treatment and then rinse at night for salon-worthy hair.
5.       Find a method of organization that works for you
a.       Clear, accessible bins are a great way to store makeup and skincare items so that you’re can keep track of what you have while still being efficient with space.
b.      Plastic baggies can also be a cheap and easy storage saver for smaller items and when on the go.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Dr. Murad’s 10 Steps to Radiance

Radiance is more than looking your best; it is feeling your best. Because the health of the whole body is reflected in the health and appearance of the skin, Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and founder of Murad, Inc recommends an Inclusive Health approach to skincare that aides the needs of the spirit, skin and body through internal care (proper nutrition and supplementation), topical care (appropriate skin care regimens and professional services) and focus on Sense of Self (managing stress and maintaining a healthy connection to yourself and your surroundings).

Dr. Murad shares his recommendations that can naturally help you and your skin look and feel more radiant than ever with a 10-step path to the new radiant you.

1.     Get More Sleep
Sleep enables the body to reverse everyday free radical damage by replenishing energy, building new cells and repairing connective tissue. Because sleep is an ideal time for cellular renewal and overall repair for the skin and other organs, poor sleep is quite apparent in the complexion.

2.     Think of Facials as a Necessity, Not a Luxury
Revitalizing skin, relaxing the mind, and improving your skin’s appearance are all benefits of a good facial. Facials feed the skin with nutrients that provide a boost to the complexion resulting in a radiant look.

3.     Begin an Exercise Routine
Take up an activity that you enjoy and will stick with. Exercising regularly nourishes the skin with oxygen while sweating flushes out toxins.

4.     You Are What You Eat
Food fuels your body and mind and when eating poor foods, it appears on your skin. Try eating foods that are rich in anti-oxidants, like pomegranates, which help fight free-radical damage. 

5.     Leave Work at Work
Make time for family, meeting up with friends, or just doing what you enjoy; your mental, physical and emotional health will improve and be reflected on your skin.

6.     Wash, Treat and Moisturize Day and Night
Your face needs TLC too! Just like your dentist says to brush in the morning and night, you should also wash your face to rid your skin and pores from the dirt, oil and free radical damage that occurs whether awake or asleep.

7.     Use SPF Everyday
Protect your skin and keep your complexion looking its best by using sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection every day to avoid damaging skin.

8.     Include Supplements In Your Diet
Take daily dietary supplements to provide your body with all the nutrients it needs to function and provide radiance to your skin.

9.     Don’t Stress!
Participating in something you’re passionate about reduces stress, promotes positive self reflection and connects people based on similar interests. Engaging in these activities each day will help fight the feelings of isolation that are growing more prevalent in today’s fast-paced society.

10.  Nurture Your Skin
Take the time a couple times a week to nurture your skin with a mask or peel, such as our new Intensive-C Radiance Peel. Look for one that has plenty of antioxidants to combat free radicals. This is a great way to maintain the skin’s health in between facial treatments and boost your weekly skincare routine.

Intensive-C® Radiance Peel is available on Murad.com and at the Murad Inclusive Health Spa®. It will be Available May 2012 at Sephora, Ulta and leading salon and spa locations nationwide. $49.50 for 1.7 FL. OZ.

Murad's Bodycare Zaps Cellulite In 3 Steps

Spring is almost here and Summer is around the corner but fret not, because Murad’s Bodycare line will help get your body ready for swimsuit season! Murad Bodycare offers an Inclusive approach to cellulite, stretch marks and uneven tone and texture by tackling these issues with both internal and topical methods. Products in the line hydrate, firm and stimulate micro-circulation, resulting in tighter, smoother skin. In eight weeks, Murad’s Cellulite Solution Regimen (which features the products of the Bodycare line) has been clinically proven to firm skin by up to 78%* and reduce the appearance of cellulite by up to 69%.* The Murad Bodycare line contains key ingredients to nourish the epidermis, the 20% of skin that is reached by topical products, and the dermis, the 80% of skin that is reached by nutrition and supplementation.

I've been using this regimen for the past four weeks and I can see and feel the difference!  My skin is firmer and brighter since using the Body Firming Cream and Firm and Tone Serum and since I began taking the supplements , I am sleeping better and I feel more energized than I have in a very long time.  This system is the perfect combination for optimal health and skin rejuvenation and I am totally hooked!  Especially with swimsuit season just around the corner.  Try it today - you'll thank me tomorrow!!

                                    Murad’s Body Firming Cream
·         Firms skin by 40% in 15 minutes*
·         Improves skin elasticity
·         Protects skin and combats against premature aging
·         Restores maximum moisture
·         Vitamin C increases skin elasticity and radiance
·         Oat Beta Glucan and Soy Flour firm and tone the skin
·         Shea Butter provides intense hydration to dry skin
·         (6.75 FL. OZ., $43.00)

·         Improves the overall appearance of skin up to 80%*
·         Increases skin firmness and elasticity while masking imperfections
·         Helps reduce the appearance of cellulite by up to 69%*
·         Cayenne Pepper invigorates and stimulates the skin
·         Horse Chestnut Tree Extract and Tiger’s Herb help restore firmer and smoother skin
·         Cat’s Claw, an extract from the Amazonian Palm Forest, reduces the appearance of dimpled skin associated with cellulite
·         (6.75 FL. OZ., $77.00)

Since cellulite starts with weak cells, this revolutionary complex encourages the appearance of firmer skin by promoting circulation to deliver nutrients to the skin and help strengthen skin’s structural lipids. A patented, scientifically-based complex, Firm and Tone Dietary Supplement Pack encourages the appearance of firmer skin by up to 78%* in eight weeks and helps to improve the visual texture of stretch marks up to 47%* in eight weeks. (4 week supply, $137.50)

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Fabulous New Product from Mama Mio!

Mama Mio is expanding its product line to now fit the needs of women AND men alike. We couldn’t wait to share this new product news with you until the launch date of April 1st, so without further hesitation, we introduce to you – MOOB TUBE for the man in your life.

Like Mama Mio’s best selling product, Boob Tube, the new MOOB TUBE is the perfect gift for a man who needs a little support up top. This state-of-the-art chest firming cream is enriched with CoQ10, Avocado Oil, Shea Butter and Milk Thistle to create the firm chest your man currently only has in your dreams.