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WHEN NEW YORK-BASED makeup pro, Mally Roncal, launched Mally Beauty in 2005, the world came to know about this sassy, energetic Filipino woman?s love for all things beautiful?with lush, long lashes in between?and her uplifting mantra of ?The things that make us different are the qualities that make us beautiful.?
Famous for an A-list roster of clients and makeup portfolio that include Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé Knowles and Heidi Klum?who all rely on her to up the glam in time for the next round of flashbulbs?Roncal?s stellar work has also graced the pages of magazines including Allure, Marie Claire, Harper?s Bazaar, People and US Weekly.
And truly embracing her Filipino roots (?A lot of my clients say they want to throw me parties at the Rainbow Room or on a boat, but I say, you can?t order ube cake at the Four Seasons!?), the energetic Pinay?s new fragrance, Mally, features the national flower, sampaguita, at the heart of its aromatic notes.
?I created a scent that embodies who I am... something fresh, clean and feminine that makes you feel joyful, optimistic, and invigorated,? she shares.
Blending with Sampaguita, the eau de parfum spray also features citrus-floral hints of mandarin, red currant, freesia and jasmine, highlighted by peach and coconut in a sandalwood and musk dry-down.
According to online and TV retailer QVC (where Roncal first launched Mally), ?This multi-layered fragrance wraps you in the love, happiness, and hopeful energy that powers Mally?s open, warm philosophy and life. One spray and the scent will lift your spirits.?
The bottle has two blush-colored heart charms that represent the ?abundance of love in the world? and, as a personal touch, are inspired by the hearts necklace Roncal?s husband gave her after having twins.
?Makeup is simply the accessory that allows someone?s true nature and beauty to outwardly manifest itself,? Roncal has said many times in the past. And what better way to enhance, inspire and delight than to indulge in an ?effervescent, bubbly, and happy? scent treat-just like the beauty maven herself.
Mariel Chua is the former beauty editor of Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, and Ok! Magazine Philippines. Ask her a beauty question at http://BeautyintheBigApple.com or visit her blog at http://NyMinuteNow.com.