Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Lipstick Black Hole!

Those of you that know me know that I always travel with a Bluemercury tote. As I am headed to Boston tomorrow morning and my bag was feeling quite heavy I decided to go through and clean it out.

These are some of my favorite colors - if they weren't, why would they be traveling with me! 6 lipsticks, 6 lip glosses and 5 lip pencils, I think that works out to 200 different looks! Who needs to travel with any other accessory?

Trish McEvoy Lip Color ($28) in Barely Nude & Pink Nude
NARS Sheer Lipstick ($26) in Fast Ride
NARS Satin Lipstick ($25) in Bilbao
NARS Audacious Lipstick ($32) in Brigitte
Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color ($25) in Tawny Pink

Lip Glosses
Laura Mercier Lip Glace ($25) in Blush
Laura Mercier Lip Plumper ($30) in Rose Flush
NARS Lip Gloss ($26) in Super Orgasm and Sweet Revenge
Chanel Rouge Allure Impertinence Extrait de Gloss*
Trish McEvoy Irresistible Lip Gloss ($27) in Irresistible Pink

Lip Pencils
Laura Mercier Defining Lip Pencil ($23) in Redwood, Chestnut (2 of these) & Hazelnut Tea
Trish McEvoy Long-Wear Lip Liner ($28) in Barely Rose*

* available in select stores, find your nearest bluemercury here

Monday, November 24, 2014

Instant Sleep

marla malcolm beck, bluemercury, m-61 skincare

We were on our way out to a cocktail party the other night and my husband looked at me and said - you look tired. Of course I do - I have 3 kids, a growing and fun company, a frog, a guinea pig and of course, a husband!

I ran up to my bathroom and grabbed Trish's Instant Eye Lift ($38). This little package has a miracle pinky-glowy cream that you just dab under your eyes with your fingers after all of your makeup is on. It draws natural light to your under-eye area.

The result is instant sleep! Thank you Trish!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The New Trish Fall Lip

Trish and her team just sent me all of the new creamy, smooth Beauty Booster Lip and Cheek Color pencils ($30) – they are so easy to use and to pop in your purse.

My favorite is Perfect Plum, an all day neutral. But I also really love Perfect Rose and Perfect Pink. The red doesn’t work on me – but I know many bluemercury clients will love it.

Also – her new lip pencils are so universal they go with all of these and the thousand lipsticks I already own. It’s all about lips!

Monday, November 17, 2014

On My Desk Right Now

Just a quick peek into what I am eyeing on my desk right now.
NEW La Mer The Illuminating Eye Gel (coming soon) - I only have my lab sample, but I LOVE IT! Brightening, hydrating and heavenly — a great holiday gift (for yourself)!
NEW Laura Mercier Into the Wild Lookbook Collection - 3 palettes to die for, but my favorite are the warm hues of the eyeshadows and eyeliner in the Safari Chic Book!
CLIENT FAVORITE Oribe Gold Lust Shampoo - Clients are loving it, as am I. Great for hydration and shine.
BEST SELLER Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush - We keep selling out. Portable, easy and great with any cleanser.
NEW Fresh Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy - Line filling and plumping, at my age (44) I need this.
NEW NEST Fragrances Maison de Nest - Does holiday gifting get any better — why can’t we all give our best friends a Parisian townhouse for the holidays?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I Love This Business

I arrived home from a long week of traveling to these glorious boxes of La Mer and Jo Malone. The La Mer and Jo Malone fairies included all of my old favorites plus some new goodies!

Jo Malone's new Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne is to die for and is flying off our shelves! Our whole family adores the Jo Malone Lime Basil and Mandarin Body Wash, this is going straight into our shower!

I just tried La Mer's new 8 Minute mask — The Intensive Revitalizing Mask — perfect for after flying and before bed. And my semi-oldie but goodie favorites — The Treatment Lotion which adds hydration if you put it on under ANY moisturizer and The Lifting Contour Serum which all of us beauty junkies at Bluemercury swear by.

I love this business... packages just wait at your doorstep. Thank you, Jo Malone and La Mer!

(Note: Jo Malone is available at select Bluemercury locations).

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happy Birthday Bluemercury: 15 Year Classics

I can't believe Bluemercury's first store was opened 15 years ago! A huge thank you to the brands we have carried for the full 15 years:
  1. Acqua di Parma - my all time favorite Colonia Assoluta fragrance was created in the 1930's. A light citrus - you feel like you are permanently in Italy.
  2. Bliss - Marcia Kilgore created Bliss years ago and we LOVED working with her. The Lemon & Sage Body Butter has been a permanent all time favorite for many years!
  3. Darphin - who can beat their Intral line of sensitive skin products - the Intral Toner is a favorite travel item of mine to soothe redness.
  4. Dermalogica - I have used Dermalogica since I was a teenager. Their Skin Renewal Booster was my first introduction to AHAs!
  5. Molton Brown - need I say more about the original Orange & Bergamot Hand Wash? In every bathroom at our home.
  6. Kiehl's - Creme de Corps has been an all time client favorite. Some of our Bluemercury Experts swear it takes away those funny little annoying bumps.
  7. Bumble and bumble - while Seaweed Shampoo used to be the best seller, the Surf Spray has been a star for many years.
  8. SkinCeuticals - the Vitamin C and E serums and sunscreens have been available in Bluemercury for a full 15 years now!
  9. NARS - in 1999 we couldn't keep Dolce Vita Sheer Lipstick in stock. NARS as a company was 5 years old when we started our partnership!
  10. Mario Badescu - Drying Lotion: my husband and I walk around with pink dots on our face - anything for an overnight blemish treatment!
Thank you to our brand partners, and thank you to our clients, and thank you to our beauty experts, and to all beauty junkies!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Back to School Skin Routine: Fix the Summer Spots

I admit — I spent too much time in the sun this summer. On the beach, playing tennis, bike riding — who can resist? Because I am fair, I end up with new freckles and sun spots that I lament every September. I immediately amp up my vitamin C, glycolic acid, and hydration to start to fix it.

At night, I use M-61 JetGlow Serum, a powerful dose of glycolic acid and peptides to smooth and firm.

I then follow with La Mer's Lifting and Firming Mask that I leave on all night.

Then, in the morning, I use M-61 Vitablast C — the gallic acid helps brighten the skin and seems to lighten my freckles.

I then top off with Laura Mercier's Radiance Primer for instant glow.

My kids are back to a routine. It's time to get my skin back to one, too!