Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Get Glowing With Mario Badescu for New Year's Eve

For New Year's Eve, I want to shine like the Waterford crystal ball that drops in Times Square.

However this time of year my skin always needs some extra help. I've been feeling a little tired, dehydrated and even bloated from all the holiday festivities. In addition, my skin has been looking a bit haggard from constantly going from the freezing cold outdoors to my overheated apartment. But I still have one more night to look stunning. I need to scrub away all the toxins I've been taking in over the last few weeks.

I went right to the source for New York's best skincare mecca, Mario Badescu, and asked what are some tips for creating that magical brilliant look for this NYE. With these little skin helpers, you can be sure your your face and body will be nothing but radiant all night long. Not only will you feel amazing, but you will head into 2010 fully refreshed and beautified.

Indulge in a Body Treatment
NYE is a night many of us will be reveling in a skin-bearing dress for the first time in many months. However, for many people, the strange weather this time of year can cause dry skin. Now is a good time to pay attention to moisturizing your whole body, including your lips and cuticles. The Raspberry Body Scrub is a full body scrub you can use right in your shower. Not only will it leave you feeling great, it's one of the best treatments you can do when you need to show off a bit more of your skin. The way it works is it gently buffs away dead skin cells.
After the shower, pat dry and immediately apply a moisturizer. I really love Mario Badescu'sVitamin E Body Lotion and Super Rich Olive Body Lotion. Both are super rich and creamy and will leave your skin feeling soft and silky.

Refresh Your Skin With A Facial Mask
For all my special occasions including my wedding, I always use MB's Temporary Lifting Mask. This amazing mask literally will have you feeling like you'll never be able to move your face or smile again, but when you wash it off you will be amazed how radiant and clean your skin looks. It immediately tightens your skin, minimizing your pores to help give you a flawless face. This mask is a perfect quick boost for NYE.

If you feel you have dull, dry skin and want to add instant moisture to your face, you may want to try one of their awesome moisturizing masks like the Ginkgo Mask. Using ginkgo biloba extract to stimulate your skin and ginseng extract to nourish, this gel-based mask is great to sooth red, blotchy skin. This mask is also a great treatment if you are a frequent traveler.

Another great moisturizing mask is the Normalizing Mask With Cotton Milk. Also a gel-based mask, this tube of beauty is ideal for very dry and sensitive skin types. It contains a unique blend of botanicals such as Sweet Clover Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil and Corn Oil along with moisture retaining Hyaluronic Acid and healing Allantoin.
Treat Your Lips Right
If you're lips are anything like mine right now, they are chapped and dry from these bitter cold, dry days. MB's Lip Wax Jar or Lip Wax SPF 15 Stick is a non-greasy formula that literally glides on your lips. It contains hydrating vitamin E, soothing Beeswax and fragrant Rose Extract to leave your lips smooth and soft. If you are going with red lips for New Year's, this is an especially important step to prep those lips for a smooth, beautiful finish.
NYE can be a night of added drama to your normal beauty routine. This night is the night to break out that bold red lipstick you've been wanting to try or create a smoky eye for instant glamour. But before you do, make sure you do all the prep work before. Your fabulous self will thank you right into the new year.


  1. Mario's products are great and reasonably priced. I haven't used it for a while, but now I'm going back to it. oxox Rainie

  2. the rasberry body scrub sounds luscious! great tips...

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