Thursday, December 18, 2014

One of My Favorite Gifts Ever

I am so excited that we are finally offering Jo Malone online! No one makes fragrance like Jo Malone, and the iconic ivory and black boxes make such a statement! Here are some of my favorites:
  1. The Cologne Intense Collection, it doesn't get better than this sweet set of Jo's top fragrances. Velvet Rose & Oud is one of my favorites and the new Saffron is a beautiful blend of creamy warmth and a light spiciness. Great for daughters, moms or best friends!
  2. Our whole family loves the diffusers. We have them in every bathroom. You can pair them with a body and hand wash for an elegant hostess gift. The family favorite is Lime, Basil & Mandarin. I also love the richness of Pomegranate Noir, and my best friend loves English Pear & Freesia.

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  3. The Wood Sage & Sea Salt Home Candle is the perfect holiday gift for yourself. Burn in the kitchen for a festive night, every night. Also love in Peony & Blush Suede.

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  4. Other favorite is the Peony & Blush Suede Collection. Cologne, body and hand wash, and a rich body crème. I would love this luxurious gift!

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

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Saturday Morning Football Face

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I woke up to 40 degree weather and was trying to decide what to do for my skin before I went to my 7 year old son's flag football game. There is nothing cuter than 6 seven year olds throwing footballs and trying to score touchdowns. And there is almost nothing worse for your skin than a wide open field with wind whipping across your face.

So I decided to layer M-61 Hydraboost Serum ($78) – full of water-binding vitamin B5 and moisturizing hyaluronic acid – under RéVive’s incredibly rich Intensité Créme Lustre Day SPF 30 ($385). It comes in a jar so it is really hydrating and thick.

My skin was hydrated, plumped and protected all morning, leaving me free to watch my little football star!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Lipstick Black Hole!

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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?

Lipsticks
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

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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

http://www.bluemercury.com/Lipstick/Trish-McEvoy-Beauty-Booster-Lip-and-Cheek-Color.asp

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?