The Giveaway Extravaganza Continues with the JeNu Active Youth System


Remember how much I love the JeNu Active Youth Skincare System? Well, you’re in luck… because I’m giving one away to one of my lucky readers! That’s a $249 value!

The kit contains a trio of anti-aging breakthroughs including a professional quality ultrasound wand, as well as an eye treatment and a lip treatment, both infused with advanced microsphere technology. It also comes with a usb charger to make charging the ultrasound wand a cinch. For more details on this awesome system, check out my original post.

I’d love for you to tweet at me and let me know why you deserve to win this! For more details on other ways to enter, see the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway begins tonight at midnight. Good luck!

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For those of you who don’t win the giveaway, I have an exclusive coupon code especially for Martinis and Mascara readers. Simply use the code “Martini20” at checkout for 20% off through Dec 21. 🙂

[P.S. If you haven’t already, don’t forget to click here and vote for me, Katie McBroom, to help me get one step closer to becoming one of Lucky Magazine’s New Voices of Beauty! You can vote every day through Dec. 6. Thank you so much for your support!]

Obsession of the Day: JeNu Active Youth Skincare System


I was delighted when the awesome beauty/fashion site SheFinds asked me to help them test out JeNu Active Youth Skincare System, a new anti-aging system.

The kit contains a trio of anti-aging breakthroughs including a professional quality ultrasound wand, as well as an eye treatment and a lip treatment, both infused with advanced microsphere technology. It also comes with a usb charger to make charging the ultrasound wand a cinch.


I’m automatically skeptical of at home devices just because something in me is just programmed to think that machines in a professional setting are better. JeNu seriously changed my mind! I tested out the wand and treatment on my lips first and was very impressed.

The added fullness of my lips was almost instant. When I started using the system, my lips were actually really chapped from running around in the cold (and not drinking enough water even though I know better) in New York. I played damage control with JeNu  and after one session the chappedness went away and my lips were supple and full. They continued to look that way even hours after the application. I used it religiously for about a week so far and have seen a dramatic difference in the volume of my lips.

I was also impressed with the eye treatment. I’m 26 years old, so I’m not going to sit here and claim I have terrible wrinkles. I don’t. But I do have dryness and some lines underneath my eye area. JeNu helped to eliminate the dryness and soften the lines around my eyes for a brighter appearance. I do plan to continue using it as a preventative anti-aging measure because I was pleased with the results.

For more on what I think of the JeNu system (and my tips on keeping your skin looking good for the winter months!), check out the piece on SheFinds. Happy plumping!

Five Questions: Talking Beauty with Real Housewives of Miami’s Lea Black

leablack Entrepreneur and Real Housewife Lea Black, wife of high-profile attorney Roy Black, recently expanded her beauty empire to include a new line of luxury skincare, appropriately titled Lea Black Beauty. The line is anti-aging focused, but chock-full of quality ingredients suitable for skin types of all ages.

Lea, along with successful cosmetics professional (and Lea Black Beauty President) Melinda Wells-DeRocher, created a signature skincare system which features four core products: Advanced Anti-Aging Serum, Everyday Moisture, Intensive Moisture Renewal Crème, and the Revitalizing Skin Exfoliant. Lea Black Beauty also offers a Non-Surgical Facelift Kit, complete with Lea’s Facial Contour Lift Powder, Facial Contour Lift Gel, a scoop, mixing cup, and fan brush applicator.leablackcollection

I caught up with the beauty maven last week and she boasted some pretty steep product claims about her signature moisturizer. After testing it out myself I discovered she wasn’t kidding! I’ve been using Lea’s Intensive Moisture Renewal Crème for almost a week now and have noticed a significant increase in my skin’s moisture level. The rich cream is infused with a natural extract complex consisting of aloe vera, grapefruit, licorice, cucumber and white tea. It’s also packed with vitamins A, C and E, as well as mango seed, cocoa and shea butters, and a-lipoic acid. I LOVE it. It has a light scent and provides hydration for days.

I also got the scoop on the socialite’s take on beauty, from her can’t-live-without-it product to how long it takes her to primp for her annual charity gala. Here’s what she had to say…

Five Questions with Lea Black 

MM: What inspired you to launch your own skincare line?

LB: I started it the mid ’80s because I always admired my grandmothers’ flawless skin and I learned a bit about the business in California, so I decided to do my own thing.

MM: What is your favorite look for a night out in Miami?

LB: Fabulous jeans, chic top and lots of jewelry with one of my blinged out handbags which you can check out at

MM: How long does it take you to primp for your annual charity gala?

LB: Honestly, I got dressed including hair and makeup in about 45 minutes.

MM: What is your cant-live-without-it beauty product?

LB: Lea Black Beauty moisturizer which increases moisturization in your skin 440 percent in 2 days.

MM: Do you have any beauty secrets or tricks you’d like to share?

LB: Lots of water, sleep and staying out of sun.

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Want to test out some of her new products too? Lea Black Beauty is available online via