Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Nancy Donahue and babyBelle at Beauty Mart! Xx

So we went to Beauty Mart on the 3rd floor at Harvey Nichols to
check out Baby Belle the brilliant new body buffer
and Belle Apres Contouring Creme
as devised by all time original supermodel Nancy Donahue and 
her gorgeous business partner Susan Anton Pasanen.

Susan Anton Pasanen, Nancy Donahue and Jenny Palmer
at Beauty Mart Harvey Nichols

We tried the babyBelle which looks really cute
with its orange grosgrain bow, and it feels heavenly
on your muscles reaching deep down to massage
and soothe the tissues and ease any aches and pains.

The Apres Contouring Creme smells divine
with blended gingko biloba, olive leaf,white 
green and red teas,

together with the softening, firming, 
toning and antioxidant properties of
grape seed, sunflower, 
sweet almond and shea butter

  enriched with vitamin E and vitamin B3.

 Above: babyBelle and Belle Apres Contouring Creme £295
 The Birth of babyBelle ...
Nancy Donahue was intrigued when a friend told 
her that her massage therapist had used a device 
to help soften her tissues after undergoing liposuction. 
Donahue, a Fitness Director and Triathlete who often suffered from sore muscles, 
used the device and discovered it not only soothed her muscles, 
it had an important side effect: it helped diminish the appearance of cellulite.

Donahue saw the devices potential for the athletic, 
spa and wellness markets as well as the burgeoning 
beauty tool industry, and consulted with her friend, a top plastic surgeon, 
about how the device could be redesigned for home use. 
After four years of development by M.I.T and Harvard engineers 
and input from four top Boston Doctors, 
the HoneyBelle bodybuffer launched in January 2010. 
Above: HoneyBelle body buffer

Specifically for the men’s and women’s fitness market, 
a Fit version of both HoneyBelle® and babyBelle® 
was launched Summer 2012 due to enthusiastic feedback 
and demand from Marathon, Ironmen and triathlete participants.
Fit HoneyBelle

HoneyBelle® captured the attention of the beauty, 
wellness and athletic markets, 
as there was nothing else like it available. 
It soon became clear that a ‘travel version’
 was needed, small enough to take to the gym,
 Pilates, yoga classes or to take on vacation, 
and so babyBelle® was born.

Susan Anton Pasanen and Nancy Donahue

Like its big sister HoneyBelle®, babyBelle® is a breakthrough
 beauty/wellness device designed to provide 
on-the-go maintenance for controlling the 
appearance of cellulite and providing instant 
deep soft tissue massage for sore aching muscles, 
and, although smaller than HoneyBelle®, it’s strong enough to do the job!

It’s an easy regime to maintain, as simple as brushing your teeth. 
There is nothing else like it available in the market. 
Use it 5 minutes twice a day as a cellulite treatment, 
or before and after exercise to first warm up, 
and then relax sore muscles” says Donahue.
 “You will notice a dramatic improvement in the 
appearance of your skin and the feel of your 
muscles after a short period of time.” 
70% of women clinically tested found a significant 
improvement in the appearance of their cellulite after 
using HoneyBelle bodybuffer for just 30 days 
when used as directedbabyBelle® 
maintains the improved appearance in the skin 
obtained by using HoneyBelle®, while away from home, 
as well as massaging sore muscles after work outs or exercise.

How Random Orbital Oscillation Works to Relieve Muscle Soreness.
The bodybuffers are effective, powerful muscle massagers 
for athletes such as runners, dancers, cyclists, 
Pilates and yoga enthusiasts, whose demands of daily routines 
and training invariably lead to intra-muscular build up 
of metabolic waste such as lactic acid, 
resulting in prolonged muscle soreness. 
When this waste is removed, recovery is accelerated 
and performance goes up.

The bodybuffers strong vibrations can 

penetrate the deep soft tissues, small 
and large muscle groups, enhance blood 
and lymphatic flow and thereby help dissipate metabolic waste products. 
For best results, use the bodybuffer before and after workout routines 
on a relaxed muscle: Different positions will allow
 you to relax the individual muscle groups targeted, 
such as the buttocks-gluteal muscles, thighs-quadriceps and hamstrings, calf-gastrocnemius and soleus and arm-triceps and biceps.
How Random Orbital Oscillation Works on Cellulite.
By applying a standardized, controlled oscillation 
massage to the affected areas, circulation of blood and lymph 
are greatly enhanced, fat cells can be broken down, and thickened, 
tight septa stretched or disrupted preventing 
them from forming the dimples so characteristic of cellulite.
Random Orbital Oscillating Energy Benefits.
  •   Increases microcirculation and tissue oxygenation.
  •   Facilitates flushing out of metabolic waste products in stressed muscles.
  •   Enhances lymphatic drainage and decreases abnormal water retention/tissue swelling
  •   Breaks up unseemly collagen bridges and dimples characteristic of cellulite.
  •   Enhances collagen function, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and 
    stretch marks. 
  •   Enhances skin elasticity, smoothes the feel and appearance of skin surfaces.
  •   Enhances uptake and penetration of Après Contouring Crème applied after use. 
    (Do not use the bodybuffer on your head, face, front or back of neck-cervical spine or breasts. Do not use if taking powerful blood thinners. If pregnant, consult your Physician before using) 

    Après Contouring Crème 
    A total body moisturizer for men and women 
    with firming and toning action. 
    Softening oils of grape seed, sunflower, 
    sweet almond and shea butter give the 
    Après Contouring Crème its unique texture. 
    Natural olive based squalane is highly effective 
    in decreasing dryness and scaly skin.
     It also creates a hydrating barrier to reduce transdermal water loss. 
    Extracts of gingko biloba and olive leaf, blended with white, 
    green and red teas, offer a high level of anti oxidant 
    properties to harness free radicals. Enriched with vitamin E and vitamin B3 (niacine) which are critical to skin repair. 
    It also contains Glaucine which stimulates lipolysis, 
    diminishes fat cells and the dimpled appearance of cellulite. 
    This vegetable-based crème will ensure 
    optimal results when applied after using BelleCore bodybuffers. 

  • Nancy is the daughter of a lawyer and philanthropist mother and grew up in Lowell
  • Massachusetts as one of eleven children.  She was discovered by Mademoiselle magazine after winning a modelling competition and appeared in the August 1978 edition.  She featured on the cover of 10 more issues of the magazine and signed up with Elite NY at 18.
  • Donahue worked alongside Kim Alexis, Carol Alt, Janice Dickinson, Paulina Poriskova and the legendary and much loved Gia Carangi (below)
    Donahue was on the cover of American Vogue, French Vogue, 
    Vogue Italia, British Vogue, Italian Bazaar, Mademoiselle, 
    Self, Redbook, Glamour and the New York Times 
    and was the face of Helena Rubenstein's campaign and Virginia Slims.
    She did the Paris Collections with Gia Carangi, Joan Severance and Kelly LeBrock,
    and worked with photographers including Francesco Scavullo, 
    Irving Penn, Steve Landis, Arthur Elgort,
    Denis Piel and Patrick Demarchelier.

    She co-authored One on One with her former husband model Jeff Aquilon 
    published by Simon and Schuster 
    about two people giving to each other physically and emotionally.

  •  Above: Nancy Donahue photographed by Denis Piel

     Above: Jeff Aquilon photographed by Bruce Weber 

    Until next time J Xx