We have given you the tools to clean your skin more effectively. We want to take it to the next level and empower you to have a positive impact on more than just your skin in 2011.
Share your story with us of what empowers you and gives you confidence and hope. Have you improved your life or someone else’s? How have you changed something for the better? Have you overcome something you never thought you could? What has made you grow and learn in the past year? We look forward to hearing your stories of empowerment. Each week at random one lucky story writer will be chosen to win a Clarisonic Mia Cleansing System.
New Year is a great time to start empowering yourself and others. Visit our website to read other empowerment stories and you might get inspired to take the next step and make a positive impact. You can also join the conversation on our Facebook page to share with your friends and family what has empowered you and encourage them to do the same in 2011.
While on the red carpet at the Black Swan premiere, we asked the actresses what empowerment meant to them and have the fabulous footage of their answers below.
Here’s to you in 2011! You can share your stories on our website and we look forward to hearing all of your stories!
We had such a lovely time at AFI Fest 2010 and loved our Clarisonic Empowered Woman of the Year’s Mila Kunis’ and Natalie Portman’s film, Black Swan. Both actresses endured intense training prior to filming to not only learn the fluid moves of a ballerina, but look the part as well. Vogue‘s recent Ballet Beautiful piece details Natalie Portman’s workout with former New York City Ballet dancer, Mary Helen Bowers for more than a year, up to 8 hours a day, six days a week.
In addition to swimming, strength and endurance training, Bowers’ workout routine for Portman included muscle building exercises such as the bridge series. This is a series of lifts while lying on your back with your knees bent and toes raised in demi-pointe, lift and lower your hips; first big dips then miniscule, held up by only your right leg, then the left; with your knees pinned together, and then apart.
The workout continues with dips and push backs held up entirely by your hands and heels as well as barre exercises dipping from relevés into grand pliés. Vogue also mentions that Portman’s trainer, Mary Helen Bowers, meets her clients all over the world and is launching an online studio this month if you want to get in ballerina shape. Have you seen Black Swan and if so, what do you think of Natalie Portman’s transformation for the part?
Along with our sponsorship at AFI Fest 2010, we named Mila Kunis as our first Clarisonic “Empowered Woman of the Year” for her performance in the new film, Black Swan. We awarded the actress with a $25,000 donation in her name to Look Good…Feel Better, our charitable partner and national program empowering women with cancer to manage their treatment and recover with renewed spirit and greater confidence.
Black Swan stars Mila Kunis as newcomer “Lily” opposite of co-star Natalie Portman as “Nina”, in a thriller of rival ballerinas. Our Director of Cause Marketing, Louis Yaseen, describes Kunis’s performance as one that “required courage, confidence and tremendous inner and physical strength. Ms. Kunis’ intense dedication to taking on the physical and mental demands of her role as ‘Lily’ while stretching her artistry, is a testament to her power, strength and conviction in the face of a challenge. Her inspiring performance is one that encourages and empowers all women to marshal their inner power and beauty to achieve their own dreams no matter what obstacles they face.”
Along with honoring our Empowered Woman of the Year, we rolled out our Limited Edition Hope Mia with a design inspired by Look Good…Feel Better’s campaign of “Hope is Beautiful”. Several celebrity attendees of the festival autographed the new Hope Mias to be auctioned off at a later date with the proceeds benefiting Look Good…Feel Better.
Our dedication to Look Good…Feel Better will continue with our ongoing campaign that includes a donation of fifteen dollars from every Hope Mia sold, five dollars from every Clarisonic Pink Classic and Clarisonic Pink PLUS sold and four dollars from every Clarisonic Pink Mia sold.
Our participation at AFI Fest 2010 was a huge success with partner Look Good…Feel Better and we are pleased to honor Mila Kunis with our first “Empowered Woman of the Year” award with her breakout performance in Black Swan.