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Favorite Find Friday: Mary Kay Beauty That Counts Creme Lipsticks

Written on September 16, 2011 at 9:38 am , by

Beauty That Counts Lipsticks

Starting today through December 15, $1 from the sale of each Mary Kay Limited-Edition Beauty That Counts Creme Lipstick will support The Mary Kay Foundation, which grants funding to women’s shelters across the country (they’ve donated $25 million since 2000!). Choose from—or all—three shades (from left): Give Hope, a golden rust red; Give Dreams, a bright pink; and Give Joy, a creamy peach . An easy, pretty way to sweeten your smile—and help save lives.

Sleeping Beauty

Written on June 22, 2011 at 1:56 pm , by

At a recent Mary Kay skincare event, sleep scientist Jan Yager, Ph.D. shared tips for getting your best beauty rest:restful-sleep

  1. Exercise may enhance sleep, particularly if you do it in the late afternoon or early evening, not immediately before bed or when you wake up in the morning.
  2. Don’t go to sleep hungry or too full: Both can put your body’s metabolic processes into overdrive.
  3. Avoid caffeine and alcohol before bed—though it might seem like a nightcap helps you sleep, both substances can increase sleep fragmentation and the number of times you wake up in the night, making you feel less rested in the morning.
  4. Don’t take naps unless you absolutely have to: They can prevent you from falling asleep at night, no matter how early in the day you take them.
  5. Stay in bed only as long as your body needs to. Too much sleep can actually cause frequent awakenings at night and the inability to fall asleep.

What beauty sleep rituals do you swear by?

Behind-the-Scenes of our “Spring Awakening” Shoot: Part 8

Written on March 14, 2011 at 9:53 am , by

In the final episode behind-the-scenes of our March “Spring Awakening” feature photo shoot, Mary Kay celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff shows us how to add a pop of pink to your look:

Ready, set, spring!

Behind-the-Scenes of our “Spring Awakening” Shoot: Part 7

Written on March 10, 2011 at 11:34 am , by

Next up in the video series behind-the-scenes of our March “Spring Awakening” feature photo shoot, Mary Kay celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff shows us how to get a believable bronzed glow:

Behind-the-Scenes of our “Spring Awakening” Shoot: Part 5

Written on March 7, 2011 at 10:31 am , by

In the fifth episode behind the scenes of our March “Spring Awakening” feature photo shoot, Mary Kay celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff shares tips on how to get sculpted, standout cheeks:

Behind-the-Scenes of our “Spring Awakening” Shoot: Part 4

Written on February 28, 2011 at 11:05 am , by

In the next installment behind-the-scenes of our March “Spring Awakening” feature photo shoot, Mary Kay celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff shares tips on how to get radiant, glowing skin. Her speedy secrets:

Behind-the-Scenes of our “Spring Awakening” Shoot: Part 3

Written on February 24, 2011 at 12:40 pm , by

Next up in our behind-the-scenes video series of the March “Spring Awakening” feature photo shoot, Mary Kay celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff makes green eye makeup easy—and wearable. Here’s how:

Behind-the-Scenes of our “Spring Awakening” Shoot: Part 2

Written on February 22, 2011 at 11:31 am , by

In part two of our behind-the-scenes videos series on the set of our March 2011 “Spring Awakening” feature photo shoot, Mary Kay celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff shows us how to sport a bold red lip. Watch and learn!

Behind-the-Scenes of our “Spring Awakening” Shoot: Part 1

Written on February 14, 2011 at 10:07 am , by

Our March 2011 issue is on newsstands this week—and to mark the occasion, we’re beginning a series of behind-the-scenes videos on the set of our “Spring Awakening” feature photo shoot (check it out starting on page 43!) Here’s part one, where Mary Kay celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff shows us how to do a soft, smoky eye. Enjoy!

Find A New Favorite Fragrance

Written on November 24, 2010 at 12:10 pm , by

In our November/December issue (on stands now!), I wrote a feature about how your workout of choice can lead you to a perfect-for-you perfume pick. Researchers say that the part of the brain that’s linked to your sense of smell has a direct connection to your personality and exercise preference.

In the issue, we have fragrance finds for active readers who love to hike, run, spin and practice yoga, but we had to drop one exercise category from the layout: dancing. Read on to sniff out a new signature scent for the season!

Your Workout: Dancing
Your Fit Fragrance: Gourmand

If you love ballet, jazz, hip-hop, or even Zumba classes, chances are you enjoy being in tune with your body. And scrumptious food-inspired fragrances take the cake in terms of increasing your self-esteem. “Because they’re often associated with positive, nostalgic feelings, research suggests that these sweet scents can raise your endorphin levels, making you feel better about yourself,” explains Alan Hirsch, M.D., of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago. Try these yummy, but still subtle, scents:

  • Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Heavenly Stardust ($49, Victoria’s Secret stores) has comforting traces of caramel and praline.
  • The star note in Pure DKNY ($80, dkny.com) is vanilla, which smells fresh, thanks to hints of creamy sandalwood.
  • Mary Kay Thinking of You ($30, marykay.com) sweetens skin with delish dashes of tonka bean, vanilla, and sugar.