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mark Names Fiona Stiles New Brand Expert and Celebrity Makeup Artist

 

Fiona Stiles, Meet mark.

 mark., Avon’s beauty and fashion boutique brand, names Fiona Stiles Celebrity Makeup Artist and Brand Expert. In the role, Fiona will work closely with mark.’s creative team to develop innovative, fresh beauty looks in mark.’s monthly Magalogs, report on up-to-the-minute trends and share her expertise with mark.’s community of Representatives.

“Fiona is an authority in the beauty industry who embraces mark.’s philosophy and passion that every young woman can have fun trying out the latest trends,” said Meg Lerner, Global President, mark. “2013 is a big year for the mark. brand – we’ll be celebrating our 10th birthday this fall and are thrilled to have Fiona’s expertise and vision.”

“I’m inspired by mark.’s community of Representatives and the passion they have for their businesses,” Fiona said. “I love that mark. offers on trend, accessible and wearable beauty products. I believe every face has something interesting and compelling in it and my work highlights someone’s natural beauty and makes them even more spectacular through the power of makeup.”

Fiona is a top makeup artist and a regular insider for A-list celebrities and has worked with many entertainment, music and fashion icons throughout her career. She is revered by some of the world’s elite photographers and has been published widely in America and beyond, but most notably in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, W, InStyle and Vanity Fair.

About mark.
mark. is an expertly edited beauty and fashion boutique that is constantly launching fresh, on-trend products. Inspired by the hottest runway looks of the season, mark. offers young women must-have trend items. If you live for the rush of a great find, meet mark. For more information, visit www.meetmark.com.

Connect with mark.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mark-girl
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/markgirltv
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/markgirl/
Twitter: @markgirl
Instagram: @mark_girl

Connect with Fiona Stiles
Twitter: @fionastiles
Instagram: @fionastiles
Blog: www.fionastilesmakeup.com

SELF Magazine Got The Beauty Scoop: 14 Looks Guys Love (or Hate)!

It’s time to freshen up your look for spring, but before you book an appointment with your colorist for ombre hair, check out these uncensored thoughts from SELF’s “manel” (as in: man panel). Yup, SELF beauty editors took a different approach this month and asked men to mouth off on the biggest beauty trends of the year. From bangs, nailcolor, glossy lips and more, see how guys react and use their thoughts to help guide you to your next look.

You can check out more on this article and other great features at Self.com

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And the newest Covergirl is….

 

COVERGIRL NAILS BEAUTY-WITH-AN-EDGE MANTRA BY SIGNING HOT FEMALE DJ DUO NERVO
Today, the brand announced the signing of talented DJ duo and sisters NERVO in a bold move that brings some of the most inspired girl power behind electronic dance music (EDM) today to the brand’s lineup of talent. Joining an elite fleet of beauties who authentically rock the brand’s “doing you” crusade (most recently P!nk and Janelle Monae), the Australian-born siblings add the title of COVERGIRLs to an already long list of impressive personas, which includes visionary DJs, hit songwriters and trend-setting producers.

NERVO will make their public debut as COVERGIRLs doing what they do best – spinning in style at a special COVERGIRL-sponsored event in NYC on November 7.

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What’s Really Stressing You Out? Tips from Dr. Murad to Manage Stress

 

Stress can damage your health at the cellular level, Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, has determined through clinical research and found that managing stress is a critical part of an Inclusive approach to optimizing health as it promotes and protects cellular integrity. In his book The Water Secret: The Cellular Breakthrough to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger (Wiley, September 2010), Dr. Murad explains how Emotional Self-Care is key to mental and physical well-being. Take a look at several factors that can stress you out and some tips on how to manage the stress!

What is Stress?
Stress is typically felt by most people who experience it by irritability, heart racing, and their face feels hot, headaches or upset stomach, an impending feeling of doom and even the smallest factors can irritate most. Studies show that when subjected to constant stress, humans can develop certain life-threatening afflictions, including heart attacks and strokes.

What is Cultural Stress?
Studies have shown that people who live in “blue zones,” places where people live long, lean lives into their 90’s, all have a common dominator – a low-stress lifestyle. Some cultural stressors include work, supervisors, children, tardiness, technostress, and constant e-mail. Dr. Murad discovered throughout his studies of more than 50,000 patients, that using the Water Secret to create healthy, hydrated cells, helps the body fight aging and disease and more importantly, the ruinous effects of Cultural Stress.

Health Impacts from Stress
Studies show that stress releases neuropathies directly damage cellular membranes. It causes our cells and connective tissue to break down, which in turn prevents our heart, lungs, brain, and other organs from functioning at optimal levels – all of which become apparent when you look at the skin. The best way to keep stress at bay is to learn how to manage it so it affects you less.

Tips to Manage Stress and Cultural Stress:

Get Connected: Get involved in community events, exercise classes, professional groups or associations, book clubs, potluck dinner nights with your friends, charity events at your children’s schools or volunteer at a nearby nonprofit or take a class at a local community college.

Disconnect: There’s an odd duality to being attached to machines that allow us to connect with others around the world in an instant. In a nutshell put down your phones! Take time at least twice a week to not check your phone or email. It’s a healthy mental break.

Start Your Day Off Right: Deficiencies in B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium stress out your body and trigger and increase in cortisol levels, not to mention food cravings. Many people skip breakfast and can easily find themselves lacking these critical nutrients and in turn rely on caffeine to stay alert and productive throughout the day. Try eating a handful of berries (vitamin C), six to eight ounces of low-fat yogurt (calcium and magnesium), and a slice of whole grain toast with natural peanut butter. Whole grains are loaded with B vitamins, while peanut butter contains fatty acids that can decrease the production of stress hormones. Peanut butter will also keep you satisfied longer.

Eat “Brain Food”: About two-thirds of our brains are composed of fat, and the protective sheath around communicating neurons is 70 percent fat. In essence, we need fat to think and to maintain healthy brain function, as well as normal growth and development. The omega-3 fats in salmon (often called “brain food”) as well as other cold-water fish, walnuts, flaxseeds and olives have numerous proven health benefits, including those that protect your heart. It is also important to limit your intake of processed foods!

Exercise: Exercising regularly nourishes the skin with oxygen while sweating flushes out toxins. It will also improve digestion and increase one’s metabolism and endocrine function so that the entire body is functioning at an optimal level.

According to Dr. Murad, “Healthy skin is a reflection of overall wellness.” When the body is at optimal health, the skin will follow suit. Through a three-pillar approach, Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health philosophy focuses on internal, external and emotional elements. Help regulate stress by following the Inclusive Health philosophy!

I love Murad products, they are gentle yet very effective. Check out Murad.com to find the right products for your skin care concerns!