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Introducing Murad’s NEW Pomegranate line!

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about Murad’s new line of pomegranate products. I was lucky enough to receive two of the products to try, and I had to share them with you! I tried the Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser and the Energizing Pomegranate Moisturizer.

I have used Murad products for years – and so to try NEW products was like Christmas morning for me.

I am absolutely in love with these products. The cleanser is gentle – yet effective. It makes my skin tingle, which I love. The moisturizer is so wonderful. I don’t think there’s any shimmer in it, but my skin looks like it’s glowing all day when I wear it. My skin has felt healthier – more firm. My pores are smaller, and my skin overall – looks amazing.

In case you missed my post a couple weeks ago – here’s why Murad is going with pomegranate – and why it’s so good for your skin!

From healthy, beautiful skin to lower stress levels, the pomegranate is a valuable resource in helping jumpstart your complexion and your mood.

Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and author of The Water Secret: The Cellular Breakthrough to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger, shows us six ways pomegranates can help your skin look younger and your body feel healthier.

Build Youth Back into Your Skin

Summer berries aren’t the only way to get your antioxidant fix. The pomegranate, a winter fruit, has powerful antioxidants that assist in the cellular renewal process and help cells stay plump with water. It also boosts anti-aging agents, helping to maintain skin’s collagen levels, and fights oxidative stress that ages us internally and externally. You can eat pomegranate to reap the benefits but also look for topical products that contain Pomegranate Extract to help fight free radical damage and promote overall skin health.

Decrease Inflammation

Winter weather is known to inflict a mild inflammatory reaction in exposed skin, like the face and hands. Studies have shown that Pomegranate Extract significantly reduces the activity of proteins that cause inflammation. It also reduces the production of pro-inflammatory compounds produced by cells isolated from cartilage.

Increase Your Oxygen Intake

Exercise is great way to increase oxygen flow. However, the cold winter weather can make it challenging to get daily exercise. Research shows that eating organic pomegranate seeds and drinking pure pomegranate juice can increase oxygen levels to the heart and skin cells, making the skin look fresh and smooth–without having to hit the gym!

Minimize Cultural Stress

A study found that having pomegranate juice every day resulted in lower stress hormones and a reduction in blood pressure, which leads to healthier, happier skin. Volunteers in the study reported feeling less distressed and more enthusiastic in their general well-being after consuming pomegranate juice.

Boost Your Natural SPF

Many people think that sun damage is only prevalent during summer months, yet the sun’s harmful UV rays can damage skin even through overcast weather. One of the most important foods to combat sun damage is pomegranate, which contain polyphenols, like ellagic acid. Murad’s clinical trials show roughly a 25% improvement in SPF when a pomegranate extract supplement is added to a diet because it boosts natural sunscreen levels. If topical sunscreen also contains pomegranate extract, there is an additional improvement in SPF by 20%. Studies have also shown the application of pomegranate to the skin minimizes the risk of developing skin cancer.

Help Banish Breast Cancer

Murad recently partnered with City of Hope to help raise funds for breast and women’s cancers research, education and treatment. So it only makes sense that the internationally acclaimed hospital would find the pomegranate to be as amazing of a superfruit as Murad did. City of Hope researchers identified six chemicals in the pomegranate that suppress aromatase — a substance in the body that helps produce estrogen. About 70 percent of breast cancers need estrogen to grow, so pomegranate is a prime candidate as a breast-cancer-blocking super food. Other scientists have also detected two substances in the fruit with the potential to fight both colon cancer and diabetes.

OPI Summer 2012: Minnie Mouse Collection


OPI’s newest collection will feature Disney’s Minnie Mouse. If you are a pink/red fan this collection is for you! The OPI Minnie Mouse collection will be released on June 1st and will consist of 4 new colors.

THE COLLECTION:

Nothin’ Mousie ’bout It – Don’t squeak it – SHOUT IT! This confetti light pink is tops!
I’m All Ears – Tell me how much you love this magenta shimmer.
If You Moust You Moust – You gotta pink what you gotta pink.
The Color of Minnie – You had this little mouse at red.

Julia Wears Lancôme to the Mirror Mirror Premiere.

Lancôme ambassadress Julia Roberts shone at the premiere of her new film Mirror Mirror in Los Angeles on Saturday. Since the event was in the morning, makeup artist Genevieve wanted to create a “very soft eyewash,” she says. First, she applied Liner Design in Indigo Darling close to the lash line on the upper lid. Next she placed the light shimmer shadow from Color Design Quad in Twirling in Tulle on the inner corner and the dark matte plum shade on the lid, followed by careful blending of the two shades. A few coats of Définicils mascara, applied to both the top and bottom lashes, completed Julia’s pretty daytime look. Genevieve used Blush Subtil in Miel Glace for a subtle touch of color on the cheeks. Rouge in Love Lipstick in Lasting Kiss accentuated Julia’s infamous smile.

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Get Lucky for St. Patricks Day.

I love Lucky Legs, truly great after a long workout or to add a little sparkle to your gams for a night on the town. Just a pump per leg and the subtle tingle makes my skin and legs feel lighter immediately. This 3.4oz bottle is full of yarrow, V-Tonic (a special blend of essential oils), spearmint, chamomile and aloe vera to help soothe and revive your legs and feet.  

Lucky Legs
This St. Patrick’s Day give your legs the gift of luck with Mama Mio’s Lucky Legs. This instant spa experience helps relieve hard-working legs with an immediate cooling sensation that is the ideal remedy for worn out, swollen and heavy limbs. This lucky lotion also has an added perk of leaving legs with a subtle sparkly shimmer to put an Irish spring in your step. Lucky Legs is available for $19 at www.MamaMio.com.

Wishing you a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day filled with good cheer and fabulous legs!