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!

Monday, July 14, 2014

11 Things I Love For Summer

  1. Bumble and Bumble Color Minded Styling Balm. The only styling product that helps me straighten my hair post beach. Apply to wet hair and dry. $28 SHOP NOW >
  2. James Perse tank tops — the cotton is beyond soft and perfect post-beach.
  3. The Superfood Smoothies cookbook by Julie Morris.
  4. My new necklace from Marmol Radziner — by the LA design/build architecture firm Marmol Radziner — jewelry made out of industrial remnants.
  5. New shades of the Caviar Stick by Laura Mercier in Moonlight & Copper. Perfect shimmery summer colors that stay on and don't smudge, even on the most humid evenings. $26 SHOP NOW >
  6. GuS sparkling drinks (non-alcoholic, of course). My daughters and I tried them at Dean & DeLuca on Madison Avenue and fell in love with the Star Ruby Grapefruit and Dry Valencia Orange.
  7. Acqua di Parma Colonia — My longtime summer standby. This light, uplifting citrus bergamot, sweet orange and rose takes you straight to the shores of Capri. $96 SHOP NOW >
  8. NARS Multiple in South Beach mixed with NARS Multiple in Orgasm — the perfect sunkissed look for evening. $39 SHOP NOW >
  9. M-61 New Hydraboost Cream — I like to slather this on after too much sun — soothing and hydrating with healing papaya! $84 SHOP NOW >
  10. Making super smoothies with Navitas Naturals goldenberries and acai berries — also in some of the new M-61 products coming out. (JetGlow Serum and Cream and new products this fall!)
  11. My new grilling cookbook — The Japanese Grill, by Tadashi Ono & Harris Salat. My kids and husband LOVE japanese food and this brings new life to old grilling standbys.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Chanel: Navy and Nude

Could Chanel early fall colors be any more in my sweet spot? The nail polishes are my fall favorites, navy (Orage) for toes and nude pink (Secret) or the ethereal metallic hologram (Atmosphere) for fingernails. A gorgeous ballet pink blush (Innocence) and a soft pink lip gloss (Rose RĂªve). And then the perfect style Eyeliner Pen in Noir. 

Timeless classics from Chanel, of course...