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Take the Test: Fit Skin for Life from Mama Mio

This summer, Mama Mio is launching a Fit Skin For Life campaign, which aims to educate and inspire women across the world about skin fitness and help them feel more confident in their own skin.

As part of this initiative, Mama Mio has created an online Fit Skin Test (available at to help women understand their skin. Each woman who takes the quick test will receive a personalized Fit Skin Report, which features nutrition and exercise advice as well as tips to improve and maintain smooth, firm fit skin.

You can take the Fit Skin Test at and in only a few hours the founders of Mama Mio will respond with a customized blueprint to help you get Fit Skin For Life.

We would love for you to share the Fit Skin – with your readers too! The link expires on July 14th, so we’d love for you to share this exciting news with your readers and encourage them to take the Fit Skin Test!

Beauty 911: Skin Cancer Doesn’t Discriminate

Now that summer is here, it is important for all ethnicities to protect skin from harmful UV rays—dark skin does not mean immunity from skin cancer. According to a recent survey from the Archives of Dermatology, 65 % of ethnic individuals believe they are not at risk for skin cancer, and therefore, often do not get their skin checked until it’s too late.

A recent L’Oréal Research & Innovation study brought to light that darker skin tones are certainly not exempt to the sun’s harmful rays. In fact, the study demonstrated that the highest risk of DNA damages was in light to tan skin, which includes most Hispanics and some African-Americans.

Need proof? The well-known reggae star, Bob Marley, eventually died from a melanoma on his toe, which he originally believed to be a soccer injury. His legacy will always live on in the music world, but his untimely death also serves as a reminder that skin cancer does not discriminate; it occurs in all populations, regardless of skin color.

To ensure proper care of fair, tan, dark, and every shade of skin in between, make sure to protect skin with SPF before heading outside! La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Lotion Spray ($35.50, offers broad spectrum UV protection in an alcohol-free, 360 degree aerosol spray lotion.

“Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny” – Bob Marley (1945-1981)


About L’Oréal USA
L’Oréal USA, headquartered in New York City, with 2011 sales of $5 billion and 9,800 employees, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of L’Oréal USA, the world’s leading beauty company. In addition to corporate headquarters in New York, L’Oréal USA has Research and Innovation, Manufacturing and Distribution facilities across six other states including New Jersey, Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio, and Texas. L’Oréal’s impressive portfolio of brands includes Lancôme, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, Viktor & Rolf, Diesel, Cacharel, L’Oréal Paris, Garnier, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, L’Oréal Professionnel, Kérastase and Shu Uemura Art of Hair. The U.S. is the base for the product development, international marketing and advertising for L’Oréal’s twelve American brands: Maybelline New York, Soft-Sheen.Carson, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Essie Cosmetics, Redken 5th Avenue NYC, Matrix, Mizani, Pureology, SkinCeuticals, Dermablend and Clairsonic. For more information visit Follow us on Facebook at L’Oreal USA – Corporate Facebook Page and Twitter @LOrealUSACorp.

End the Fight Against Fly-Aways.

David John Puts an End to the Static Hair Struggle
Like Spiderman against the Green Goblin and Jennifer Aniston versus Angelina Jolie, the battles rages on between archenemies: it’s your hair versus those pesky fly-aways. Finally the kryptonite to end the fight has arrived with hair-hero David John, master stylist and colorist at the Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon in Los Angeles.

Reign supreme over those troublesome teases with David’s trusty tips:

Dryer Sheet: It’s your secret weapon for combating static. Use a dryer sheet on your fully blown-dry hair and without weighing your locks down, the electricity will be taken out. To avoid doubling up on fragrances, find unscented sheets. Simple and small, these static-stoppers are easy to throw in your pocket or purse.

Lotion: If you find yourself without a dryer sheet, not to worry, hand lotion can do the trick. Moisturize your hands and then lightly run them over the top of the hair. This will help nourish and weigh down the fly-aways.

Secret Weapon: John Frieda Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Creme will smooth out dry flyaway hair while adding shine. Start with a pea size amount in your hand and work evenly through blow-dried hair or to keep hair controlled and smooth, apply to wet hair before air or blow-drying.

Sayonara fly-aways, you have met your match!

About David John
A superb, Los Angeles-based stylist, David John has over 16 years experience in the hair industry. Currently at the uber-chic Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon in West Hollywood, this Wisconsin-native is highly involved in creating all aspects of style. His philosophy is that hair should be kept fresh with subtle styling changes, and always be current, fashionable and flattering. His innovative styling techniques and eye for his craft have allowed him to establish himself as a true artist respected in the hair industry.

About Serge Normant at John Frieda
The Serge Normant at John Frieda salon is famed for their world-class staff, beautiful design and celebrity clientele. The beautiful LA location, located at 8440 Melrose Place in West Hollywood, CA offers renowned services, experienced stylists and accomplished colorists in a chic yet comfortable atmosphere. Serge Normant is undeniably one of the leading hairstylists in the fashion industry today, with a resume boasting regular bookings for covers of Harper’s Bazaar, W, Allure and Vogue. Visit for more information.

Coca Rocha on What Makes Women Shine and Target Summer Style!

I love Coca’s message of choosing what you love and wearing it with confidence, a great message for women of all ages. The new summer collection from Target is amazing!  I am smitten with all the colors and patterns time to shop.

Strike a Pose with Coco Rocha
If you don’t recognize the name, you will definitely recognize her face. Coco Rocha (pronounced “ro-sha”) has been the face of brands like Dior, Balenciaga, Chanel, and Zac Posen. This season alone, you’ll see her in ads for Longchamp, White House | Black Market and L’Oreal, as well as schooling aspiring models on America’s Next Top Model.

Discovered at an Irish dancing competition when she was 14, the Toronto-native has embraced her quirks and encourages others to celebrate what they consider flaws. “It’s you, not the clothes, that makes something look amazing,” she says.

Now, Coco is bringing her unabashed style philosophy to Target. When it comes to style, she cites Elizabeth Taylor as her icon. “She didn’t have a stylist,” she gushes. “Everything she wore was quirky and crazy—it was absolutely her.”

As Target’s guest stylist for May, Coco styled ten looks that represent a piece of her, from a casting call-appropriate outfit to playful threads that remind her of her childhood. “What you wear should describe you,” she encourages. “There should be stories behind your clothing.”

Below, watch Coco style her Target 10 looks in this behind the scenes video.