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Hottest Beauty Products For Spring

SPRING MAKEUP. Spring is around the corner, and all I’m thinking is new and fresh. In beauty terms it means what hot new products I can use this Spring that are so 2013. Here are my picks of the hottest beauty products this Spring, from good skincare for sensitive skin to makeup, perfume, and hair.

Hottest Beauty Products for Spring


I can’t live without the Simple Skincare wipes. The NEW Simple Radiance Cleansing Wipes are perfume-free and so good at removing my makeup without irritating my skin! There’s nothing worse than heavily-perfumed facial wipes that compete with my perfume… it almost doesn’t make sense. These wipes from Simple are a must-have! They are great for travel, work and anytime you want to refresh.

I also love the NEW Eye Makeup Remover Pads for removing my eye makeup, which I’m addicted to. They are also good to correct makeup mistakes in the morning when I’m lining my eyes with a black liquid eye liner. It’s Simple: wipe, correct, and start over. And lastly from Simple is the NEW Protecting Light Moisturizer with SPF 15… did I mention it’s oil free? I need this moisturizer every day to help protect my skin from the sun. It’s light, fragrance free and it does the job: it hydrates perfectly. It helps to my powder foundation set nicely by making my skin dewy and moist.

Simple Skincare My New Favorites

One of my go-to skincare brands to achieve natural, healthy-looking skin is Simple Skincare. This year Simple introduced a bunch of fun new products to their skincare range, and of course I had to try them! I believe your skincare routine shouldn’t be complicated OR expensive. This is why I choose Simple – it’s easy, accessible, affordable and yet effective.

For my face I typically just clean, wipe and moisturize. That’s it. I feel it works, and I do often get lots of compliments and even asked what the ‘secret’ is for a 30-something to achieve glowing skin, ha! The truth is I try to have a healthy diet (i.e. not a lot of junk food), I try to keep smiling and stay positive, cleanse my skin & hydrate. Pretty easy. Scroll down to check out Simple’s new product additions for some skincare inspiration:)

“My skincare routine includes Simple (pun intended) “-Marta Walsh[/caption]

Simple Skincare My NEW Favorites

1. Simple Foaming Cleanser

Simple Skincare Advisory Board

Simple has a brand new panel of experts for 2013 called the “Skincare Advisory Board,” which includes a psychiatrist, fitness expert, makeup expert, dermatologist and nutritionist. All of these elements of our lifestyle are important in maintaining optimum skin health and a happy life: good diet, exercising, healthy mind, good skin and great makeup. Simple believes there is more to great skincare than just products, a philosophy with which I totally agree. Your skin is also impacted by your lifestyle, diet, fitness, health and well-being. This is why I would like to introduce to you the women behind Simple’s Skincare Advisory Board-a panel of leading industry experts who together offer you a complete approach to your skin, inside and out… or what I like to refer to as the total package.

Simple Skincare Advisory Board

Simple Dermatologist, Dr. Debra Luftman

Dr. Debra Luftman is a Board Certified Dermatologist who has always felt that there is an important link between skin health and emotional wellbeing. She abides by the mantra that when it comes to skin it is important to “keep it simple.”

Foods To Feed Your Skin

I’m very big on the concept of, ‘you are what you eat.’ That is why I’ve been always attracted to drinking lots of water (in fact it’s my favorite drink) and “eating the rainbow.” The right balance for achieving quality of life is when every aspect in our life is looked after: mental, physical, social etc. The balance is not always easy to attain with our busy lifestyles, but we can try to be our best possible selves. This is why I find Dr Segal’s, Simple Skincare’s Dermatologist video on Foods To Feed Your Skin worthwhile to watch for a quick inspiration on living a healthy life and enjoying the fruits of your labor and having nice skin in return. What’s your favorite skin loving food? WATCH.

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Foods to feed your skin:

Did you know that the foods you eat affect your skin? Learn what foods can help you care for your skin with tips from Consulting Dermatologist Dr. Jennifer Segal. For more information, visit Simple at For exclusive offers, expert advice and skincare tips, sign up to become a Simple VIP!

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Simple Smoothing Facial Scrub My Ultimate Favorite

The Simple Smoothing Facial Scrub is the first Simple product I tried back in England, and it’s that product that made me fall in love with the brand. What makes the facial scrub stand out is three features that I look for in any scrub: 1. Smell. 2. Texture. 3. Gentle Yet Effective.

Simple smoothing facial scrub is my sensitive skin’s best friend.

Facial Scrub For Sensitive Skin

I know it sounds easy to attain, but I believe simple, good things are not that easy to make, and that is true in every aspect of life. The way I judge any brand or, for example, a restaurant, is by determining how well they prepare the simplest things, like cooking an egg. Simple Smoothing Facial Scrub checks all my requirements effortlessly.

Look Good, Feel Good

Each day, I try to recognize the parts of my life that make me feel good both inside and out. Today, I’m highlighting the top five things that make me happy, and as a result, make me look and feel great.

“Of course I always travel with my favorite Simple skincare products, such as their Simple Refreshing Facial Wash Gel and Simple Replenishing Rich Moisturizer to keep my skin smooth and soft.”-Marta Walsh

Things that Can Make or Break Your Skin

There are certain things that can really make or break my skin. I love to share my beauty secrets so here’s my list.

Too much sun. A little a bit of sun is OK, but too much sun can actually dry up my skin and even make it difficult to apply makeup. No face powder or foundation matches anymore so I can be stuck with a rare combo of dry yet super shiny face. To avoid this situation, I like to use a sensitive skin face moisturizer with SPF like Simple Vital Vitamin Day Cream with SPF 15, which moisturizes and protects skin all day.

Skincare for the Best Makeup

Here are my very easy steps to prepare your skin for that perfect makeup look. Skincare and makeup are overlapping worlds. Getting the right balance of the two can make a huge difference in the way your makeup looks. Caring for your skin the right way and using the right beauty products for sensitive skin, like those from Simple skincare, can give you that wow factor.

Skincare for the Best Makeup L to R: Simple hydrating light moisturizer, Simple smoothing facial scrub, Simple soothing facial toner

1. Wash your face in warm water: whether you like to wash your face in the sink or in the shower like me warm water open up your pores and makes skin soft in an instant. And don’t wait for the water to dry out after you wet it. Apply a moisturizer like Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer, which moisturizes all day long, when your skin is still damp. I don’t towel dry my face. I keep it wet as I get dressed. Yes, you are learning more about me.

Beauty Business

For my all-day business look and to keep fresh through-out the day I have to have a good skincare routine from the morning. I’ve learned if for some reason I don’t get my skincare and makeup right from the start I know I won’t survive a whole day looking good or feeling good. I don’t skip any steps. I’m on the mission to get it very right.

Marta Walsh-My skin is not too bad for a 30 something ha! Thanks Simple X Photo taken in Paradise Valley Arizona

To get my skin prepped I like to use beauty products for sensitive skin, such as Simple Smoothing Facial Scrub to gently remove dry skin. Then tone it with Simple Soothing Toner to leave sensitive skin feeling clean and refreshed. Followed by Simple Vital Vitamin Day Cream SPF 15 to moisturize and Simple Soothing Eye Balm to soothe and relax tired eyes…then on to makeup.

Hope Solo Joins Team Simple

I flew to New York City early last week for a very special event. On Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 at The London Hotel in New York City, I found out that Hope Solo Goalkeeper for the US Women’s National Soccer Team is now teaming up working with Simple skincare. I was among America’s top fashion & beauty bloggers at The London Hotel to interview Hope and to also hear her speak about her experience joining team Simple. WATCH Marta Walsh’s exclusive on camera interview with Hope Solo:

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