New Year, New You!

I really can’t say enough good things about Mama Mio products, for how much I sing their praise people probably think I have stock in the company. I have used their products in the past and am always pleasantly surprised when each product does EXACTLY what it promises. No the products aren’t cheap but they work amazingly well and for what you get out of each tube from Mama Mio you will feel like you got a steal.

I had the chance to review the Bootcamp for Boobs kit and was excited to see what it could do. Now my boobs have survived breast feeding 3 kids and the weight gain associated with such miracles. As I have been losing the weight from my last pregnancy (ok so he just turned 2 these things take time, right?) my boobs had become deflated and crepey  not a pretty site.

With the first week of my Bootcamp for Boobs I noticed the crepey look of my boobs had all but dissappeared. Now in the middle of my third week I have noticed an amazing transformation my boobs are back up where they were meant to be. I threw on a tank top for bed last night and noticed my boobs looked good even without a bra. I was so excited I had to run and show my husband “look at my boobs, they are back”! He seemed a bit puzzled probably wondering where they had been. I am so thrilled by the results my skin feels and looks so much better and you can’t help but feel more confident when your girls are perky!

Mama Mio Bootcamp

This New Year, make an exercise resolution you can keep with Mama Mio’s Bootcamp Kits. By setting aside just four minutes a day, these exercises work with Mama Mio’s best products to give you the perfect boobs, tummy and butt for the New Year.

Bootcamp for Boobs ($85): Boost your chest, lift your boobs and define your cleavage while keeping your skin firm, youthful and fit. This support system is perfect for holding your boobs up so sagging will no longer be a concern in the New Year. This kit includes a bust-perking work out along with two of Mama Mio’s most popular products, Skin Tight and Boob Tube.

Bootcamp for Tummies ($99): This amazing way to tackle tummy flab will deliver results in just 30 days! Your tummy will be tighter, flatter, and smoother while giving you a more defined waist. These effective exercises and products will rid you of that stubborn tummy bulge you couldn’t lose in 2011. This kit contains a tummy-tucking exercise along with Mama Mio’s Skin Tight and Get Waisted.

Bootcamp for Butts ($125): This combination of product and exercise will smooth, soften, tone, tighten, increase circulation and reduce the appearance of cellulite giving you a higher butt and thighs with less wobble. Who doesn’t want a more impressive silhouette for the New Year? This kit consists of a butt-perking routine along with three of Mama Mio’s best products, OMega Body Buff, Skin Tight and Shrink to Fit.

Bootcamp Kits are available online at


Disclosure: MHU was sent a sample for review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.

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Jennifer Connelly named the face of Shiseido (AGAIN) after first appearing in their ads 25 years ago!

Jennifer Connelly has been signed as the first global spokesperson for Shiseido – but this isn’t her first time representing the brand.

“I’ve had a long relationship with Shiseido – I worked with them in the Eighties on an ad campaign, and have been using their products ever since,” the Academy Award-winning actress told WWD. “It’s nice to reconnect with them after so many years.”

Here’s more from the press release!

As Shiseido Co., Ltd. celebrates its 140th anniversary, the company announced that it has signed Academy Award-winning actress, Jennifer Connelly, who previously represented the company in Asia. Connelly will be the namesake brand’s global spokesperson and face of its highly acclaimed premium skincare line Future Solution LX. Connelly’s first advertising campaign as global spokesperson will debut this fall.

“I am honored to be working with Shiseido again and to be representing the Future Solution LX line globally,” said Jennifer Connelly. “Like Shiseido, I believe it is important to prepare now for our future well being. I look forward to sharing my journey with Future Solution LX with women worldwide.”

While this marks the first time the brand will be working with a global spokesperson, this will not be the first time Shiseido has worked with the classic beauty; more than two decades ago, Connelly appeared in an advertising campaign for a Shiseido makeup brand that was distributed in Japan.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer back to our family as we celebrate our 140th anniversary,” stated Hiroshi Maruyama, General Manager of the International Marketing Department at Shiseido Co., Ltd. “Jennifer’s genuine personality, commitment to her family and approach to living a beautiful life embodies the core values of our company, and match those of the Shiseido customer. We believe that she portrays the essence of the Future Solution LX line perfectly and that her inner and outer beauty will inspire our customers.”

This spring, Connelly is appearing in her latest feature film “Virginia.” She has also starred in acclaimed movies including, “A Beautiful Mind,” for which she won an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress, “Reservation Road”, “Blood Diamond”, “Requiem for a Dream” and “The House of Sand and Fog.”

Love her, she’s so beautiful! Perfect for this line!


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Lancôme Spring 2012 Roseraie Des Delices

I love the new Roseraie Des Delices collection from Lancôme. The soft pastel colors are beautiful and perfectly balanced to be very wearable. One of my favorites from the collection is La Roseraie Illuminating Powder the multi-colored blush has just the right amount of color to perk up my cheeks without overwhelming my fair skin. 

Lancôme is thrilled to introduce Roseraie Des Delices, the Spring 2012 Collection by Aaron De Mey. Inspired by a rose garden on a balmy, tranquil afternoon, the collection features blush, eyeshadow palettes, and lip colors in soft pinks and greens.

De Mey hoped to capture the palette of summer nature, translating water, sun and sky into makeup shades that illuminate both sun-kissed and fair complexions.

The sophisticated collection includes the following products:

· La Roseraie Illuminating Powder, $42 – multi-color powder blush embossed with a delicate rose

· Color Design 5 Pan Shadow and Liner Palette, $49 – in Rose Romance and Vert Tendresse

· Le French Touch Absolu Nu, $35 in Cotton Candy – Sheer pink lipstick in playful ornate packaging

· L’Absolu Nu Replenishing & Enhancing Lipcolor, $29.50 – Rose Petal and Sweet Marmalade

· Color Fever Gloss, $26 –Green Petal, Tangerine Petal and Rose Petal



Disclosure: MHU was sent samples for review all opinions are 100% our own.

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Valentine’s Day- DIY Beauty Scrubs, Masks and Baths.

Strawberry Scrub
To get your skin in tip top shape for the big day, what could be better than a homemade strawberry face and body scrub.
2 pureed strawberries
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp of vegetable oil
1 tbsp of Vitamin E oil or pour out the liquid of 1 Vitamin E capsule.
2 tbsp of sugar
Mix all the ingredients together. In the shower, rub all over your body for a great exfoliating experience.

Raspberry honey face mask
The red raspberries contain loads of vitamin C which is essential for maintaining healthy clear glowing wrinkle free skin. The honey helps moisturize your skin because it contains natural moisturizers in it, and it helps fight acne and prevent it because it contains natural antibodies in it that kill the germs that cause the acne in the first place. The rolled oats help absorb unwanted oils and impurities from the skin while also lightly exfoliating it. These are the reasons why this is a beneficial facial mask for combination skin types.

Mix 1/2-cup pureed raspberries
½ cup honey
½ cup rolled oats

Strawberry Acne Cleanser

Strawberry yogurt or
1 strawberry
2 tbsp plain yogurt

Apply to skin in a circular motion for a minute or 2. Rinse with a warm cloth and water. Great for oily skin as well.

Rose and Honey Milk Bath

1-1/2 cups whole milk
1/3 cup honey
5 drops rose essential oil
1 cup rose petals optional

Mix the milk, honey, and rose oil well. Add to a warm bath. Sprinkle the rose petals in the water and soak.

About Erika Katz:
A beauty writer as well as a former child model and actress, Erika Katz has been a beauty junkie nearly all her life. Using her experience from her days working in the beauty department at Seventeen, cosmetology classes and lessons learned through her extensive work in television and modeling, Erika created a beauty guide that served as the foundation for Bonding Over Beauty, A Mother-Daughter Guide to Self-Esteem, Confidence and Trust. From product and styling tips, such as how to create the perfect ponytail, to at home recipes for creating an organic facial scrub, Erika explores it all in her book, in which she includes her own experience as well as information from interviews with top beauty experts.

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