BEAUTY BRANDING

Ever dreamed of starting your own product line? If so, what would your packaging look like? Would it be glamorous? Playful? Modern?

To show you just how thrilling the creative process of building a brand can be, I'm excited to introduce to you an inspiring woman and the must-have new skincare line she just launched. Businesswoman and attorney Mally Steves Chakola was experimenting with skincare ingredients when she discovered the power of rose hip seed oil to leave skin super smooth and hydrated. So she built M. Steves, a collection of five highly effective, multitasking face products - from moisturizer to anti-aging serum - to harness the oil's potential.

After sitting down with Mally and looking at inspiration boards, studying the competitive landscape and going through many rounds of sketches - see the step-by-step process here - we chose a unique design that really makes the line stand out. See for yourself and let Mally and me know if you agree!

M. Steves products are so elegant, you'll want to leave them lying around the vanity - they make the perfect present for everyone from brides to mothers (don't forget, Sunday is Mother's Day!). And if you happen to need even more pampering gift ideas, check out this week's Get the Look, plus Mally's inspirational picks in Fabulous Finds. As for all you moms out there, be sure to take time out this weekend to recharge and indulge. You deserve it!

Ceci

P.S. CeciStyle Insider alert: all readers receive an exclusive 25% off all M. Steves products! Get shopping and use the code CECISTYLE when checking out!

Ceci Johnson of Ceci New York - FORCES OF BEAUTY: Ceci enjoys a proud moment seeing the finished designs for M. Steves with founder Mally Steves Chakola. Shot by Helga Schaefer Photography.

Photography by Helga Schaefer Photography.