Thursday, January 12, 2017

Let your 2017 New Year Resolution start from here!

It’s already mid-January, how’s that 2017 New Year’s resolution going? Still thinking about it? Well, stop thinking and take action today!


MelodySusie is giving away beauty prizes worth a total of $2000 this month! Click HERE to enter our New Year’s Beauty Resolution giveaway. Simply sign in or register and select one of the three beauty resolutions, then wait to see if you won your prize. There will be 100 lucky winners chosen at random and winners will be announced on Facebook!


The prize is our MelodySusie Home Manicure Gift Box, the perfect gift for friends, family, or even yourself. It’s an exquisitely-packaged kit that has everything you need to give yourself a beautiful gel manicure at home. Check the video below and see what you can get in the box.
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-      One mystery color from our new Party Queen 1-Step Gel Collection

This line includes six amazing shades (Champaign Rose, Spicy Mustard, Airy Blue, Viridian Ring, Flaming Red, and Wine Purple). One of these will be randomly selected and included in each gift box.


Our LED nail lamp can cure many gel polishes in a mere 30 seconds. It is easy to use with three pre-set timed settings and motion-based auto activation/shut off. It is portable and sports a stylish design available in 3 colors: silver, white and black. Each gift box includes one lamp in a random color.


It never hurts to have a little extra protection. Wear these shielding gloves when using nail lamps to ensure that your skin is warded against possible UV exposure. They are stretchy and comfortable to wear.

Want to see how it looks like on your nails? Here is a small selection of the types of designs you can achieve with home manicures!

 Wine Purple,MelodySusie Party Queen Gel
Instagram/ @nailartbyfrida 

Airy Blue,MelodySusie Party Queen Gel
Instagram/@wicked_w_nails

And let’s see what Elly Ayres from Bustle.com have to say about How To Get a Gel Manicure At Home with the Manicure Gift Box. It is actually much easier than you think. All you need is the will to try! 


What are you waiting for? Join the other 291 people who have already made their Beauty Resolution and enter HERE to win your MelodySusie Home Manicure Gift Box today! 


If you have any questions about the campaign, please visit www.melodysusie.com or email us at marketing@melodysusie.com

Saturday, January 7, 2017

MelodySusie Unveils High-Tech “Natural Light” Makeup Mirror

Online beauty retailer claims to revolutionize home makeup application.

Fremont, CA – MelodySusie, an online retailer of premium cosmetics products, has unveiled the latest addition to their line-up of innovative beauty accessories: an LED-lit makeup mirror called the Narcissus.

While most beauty professionals agree that natural sunlight is the ideal lighting for makeup application, the average woman usually has no choice but to do her makeup indoors under her bathroom or bedroom lights.

“The problem is that most indoor lights are incandescent,” says Mars Guan, Senior Product Manager for MelodySusie. “Incandescent bulbs usually have a color temperature which is far warmer than that of natural sunlight. The result is all too familiar for many women—their makeup looks great in the bathroom mirror, but then entirely different when they go somewhere else. That’s because their makeup was applied under lights with an unsuitable color temperature.”

According to MelodySusie, their new Narcissus makeup mirror is the solution to this problem. Although its design is that of a classic facial mirror, it features a unique, ring-shaped LED light that frames the mirror. This light is shadowless and has a color temperature of 6500K, comparable to midday sunlight, whereas typical incandescent and halogen lights usually have color temperatures ranging from 2000K-3000K.

“These incandescent and halogen color temperatures are closer to candlelight than sunlight,” says Guan. “While that’s good for reading or relaxing, it’s not ideal for applying makeup. Also, our LED light is internally reflected before output, which makes it gentle and safe for your eyes.”
MelodySusie did add several warmer color modes to the Narcissus, however. In fact, the mirror can be swiveled upwards to convert into a table lamp with two light modes; one for reading and one for ambient nighttime usage. All of the lights are controlled by subtle touch switches on the side of the mirror.

In addition to the lighting functions, the Narcissus includes a cupped tray base that allows convenient storage of cosmetics and accessories. The device is powered by 4 AAA batteries or an included USB cable.

Founded in 2009, MelodySusie is an online retailer that aims to “bring your beauty salon home”. The brand designs and manufactures a wide range of home beauty products, including their flagship nail gel drying lamps.

The MelodySusie Narcissus 2-in-1 Makeup Mirror is available on Amazon.com and MelodySusie.com.


For media or product inquiries, email cherrie.dai@melodysusie.com or visit www.melodysusie.com.


Friday, December 30, 2016

5 Easy New Year’s Resolutions (That You Can Actually Keep)

It’s that time of the year again: the post-Christmas lull week that kind of feels like sitting idly through the credits of a TV show while we wait for the next program to start (for those of us who still cling to pre-Netflix habits). 

The time when we celebrate (or dread) another uptick in our calendar or, more symbolically, a “fresh start” in our lives. Indeed, many of us choose to ring in the new year with a New Year’s resolution; a pledge to better ourselves in some way. 

A pledge that, in fact, only about 8% of us will actually keep. Ouch.
So why is it that we just can’t seem to accomplish our goals for the new year?

Most Resolutions Fail
There’s been much said about the lack of New Year’s discipline that 92% of us seem to have. And yet, perhaps the problem lies not with us but with the goals themselves. Let’s look at the top three New Year’s resolutions from the research linked above and see why only a mere fraction of us are able to achieve them.
  


1. Lose weight/get in shape
Sure, a lot of us dream of having rock-hard abs or granite-like glutes, but this is one of those resolutions that many people make and break year after year. 

2. Get organized
We all hate clutter and not being able to find that mascara brush we just had two seconds ago, so why is that most of us can’t seem to get organized once and for all?     
 
3. Save more money
Personal finance is consistently one of the most popular topics in the news and on social media, but even with this wealth of information (pun fully intended) available to us, we are still struggling with our pocketbooks year after year.


Why Some Resolutions Fail
There are a few problems that the easily failed New Year’s resolutions have in common.

-          Vague- How much weight or money is “enough”? How do we measure organization?
-          Demanding- These resolutions actually require lifetime commitment. It only takes one day to become disorganized again, or a week’s shopping splurge to ruin a budget. Then come the inevitable feelings of failure.
-          Negative- These New Year’s resolutions require that you don’t do something. Don’t eat that cronut, don’t drop your laundry on the couch, don’t buy those boots you really want. Who needs more negativity in their life?

Resolutions You Can Actually Keep
Don’t despair, there are still plenty of New Year’s resolutions that avoid these pitfalls. Here are five that are simple yet open-ended, and won’t leave you feeling like a complete screw-up come February.

1. Practice a new skill
Notice how we didn’t say “master a new skill”. Truly mastering a new skill can take around 10,000 hours of practice (or not).
However, even starting to practice a new skill or hobby can be a great confidence-booster. Learning to play a musical instrument or speak a new language are always popular choices. But what about something more creative, like learning some self-defense techniques or how to do your own manicures?
As a bonus, enrolling in a class for the skill you want to learn is a great way to meet new people.

2. Sleep better
Hopefully, you’re getting to sleep at least once per day ;)

And if you’re doing something every day, you might as well get good at it. Not only is quality sleep essential for your health, it will make everything you do go much more smoothly.
To get the best sleep, you should practice stress management and limit caffeine consumption during the evening (meaning, yes, ditch the pre-bed venti iced mocha).
Also, if you are a late-night computer/phone addict, make sure you are doing something to control your display’s brightness or color temperature. Bright, cold LCD’s can wreak havoc on our circadian rhythm, so use something like the awesome (and free!) f.lux so that you aren’t, as they put it, “looking at the sun” right before bed.
If you feel like air dryness/breathing is an issue, you can always try an aromatherapy diffuser to help relax and ease the process of falling to sleep.

3. Go somewhere new
We humans are all creatures of habit. But too often that can lead to us going to the same restaurants, the same stores, and the same getaways time and time again. While there’s nothing wrong with this type of consistency per se, sometimes a new destination is just what we need to reinvigorate our sense of discovery and adventure.
With the myriad of resources such as Google Maps, Yelp, and our social media circles at our disposal, none of us should lack for new ideas when it comes to travel, dining, and shopping destinations. So go ahead and search for a new spot to check out!  
You can make a conscious decision to go somewhere new and unfamiliar next year. Even if you only try it once, you’ve still kept your New Year’s resolution!
Tip: If you are going to travel, travel in style  ;)

4. Change up your environment
Many of our habits are, in part, products of our environment. Instead of trying to force a new habit or break a bad one, we can sometimes achieve the results we want simply by changing the conditions that lead to that habit in the first place.
Example: Maybe you’re a woman trying to master your first pull-up, but still have trouble finding the time to hit the gym. Hang a pull up bar at home in a doorway you frequently cross. If the bar is there, you’re going to use it!
Just do what you can every time you cross that threshold (even if you’re only heading to the fridge to grab a pint of Häagen-Dazs). Don’t force yourself to do a set number of exercises per day and don’t stress about it. Before long, this simple environmental change could have you doing pull-ups like GI Jane.


 Haircut optional

As another example, if you do want to get organized as above, try starting with your environment. It’s a heck of a lot easier to organize your things when your environment is conducive to it. There are all sorts of organizers available for your car or dresser, and we have our own makeup organizer


5. Be kinder to yourself
Embracing a new year shouldn’t be about stressing yourself out or beating yourself up. All of the previous resolutions we suggested are positive additions to your life, not high-pressure goals that set you up to fail.

In general, all of us could do better by being just a little kinder to ourselves. Remember Stuart Smalley, the Al Franken character from SNL? He was good enough, smart enough, and, doggone it, people liked him.

No, you don’t have to praise yourself in the mirror every morning and night (re-watch the famous line here). However, forgiving yourself for your mistakes and perceived shortcomings can go a long way towards making you happier on a daily basis.

But, in case you do want to get a clearer look at that lovely mug of yours, we can recommend the perfect mirror for the job ;)
 
 
Love yourself!

One Last Thing…
As a final tip, keep in mind that some studies have shown that we are less likely to achieve our goals when we tell everyone about them, so if you insist on making a New Year’s resolution like “lose weight”, you may want to save the social media and water cooler announcements until you’ve at least made some progress.

Another good thing about our recommendations is that they are so simple to do, you can blab about them all you want and still achieve them!

MelodySusie would like to wish you all a great year and a better you in 2017!

                                                               Happy New Year, gals!