Pure Love

Posted by Marla Malcolm Beck on

It is not often I am completely blown away by a new BB Cream/Tinted moisturizer. But I am. Our staff has been raving about Trish McEvoy’s new Beauty Booster Tinted Moisturizer SPF20. I stopped by our new Summit store and picked up Shade 2. I am in love.It goes on smooth, the coverage is a little better than the average tinted moisturizer (which I need given my ever increasing hyperpigmentation that is coming with age). And it is filled with hydrating hyaluronic acid AND oil-free. This is my new go-to daytime foundation product, weekday and weekend!!

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6 Products I Couldn't Live Without in Istanbul

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My husband and I ran off to Turkey for our 10th Anniversary. What a spectacular trip.We started in Istanbul marveling over the Bosphorus, ran down to Ephesus, the site of one of the most spectacular Roman ruins in the world, and wrapped up staying in an underground cave in the middle of the country in Cappadocia. It was the trip of a life time.Needless to say, I packed a whole suitcase of beauty products and realized that there were 6 important ones! Here they are: Darphin Intral Toner. This was my nightly scrape the grime off my skin toner, used...

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My Mom's Bluemercury Favorites

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I have been staying at my parents' house. I wandered into their bathroom and discovered that my mom's vanity looks like a bluemercury store! Some of her favorites: La Mer Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream and The Cleansing Lotion (such a La Mer junkie, but who isn't!) Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials in Nude and Demure (She had 3 of each!) Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Warm Beige 3.5 (my color too!) Frederic Fekkai Salon Technician Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner in Jumbo Size Trish McEvoy #3 Snowdrop and Crystal Flowers Eau de Toilette (She...

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Fall Palette: Too Pretty to Use

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I have been staring at the new Estée Lauder Palette Violette Underground. I have it sitting on my desk, open. It is like the perfect fall artwork. They nailed the fall colors with a deep burgundy, midnight metallic blue, deep copper and warm bronze. I love the design also. My 9 year old stopped by the office last week and looked at it and said WOW! That seems to be the appropriate word!

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Power Cleanse and the power of sunscreen! | Guest Blog from Sandy Rothman

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As far back as I can remember, I was always the last one in the ocean. My parents wanted to just get that extra ounce of coppertone on my un-tanned, city skin. My hair was as light as my skin and I was quite prone to the easy burn when left to my own devices with said sunscreen. I am so thankful for that extra push with the coppertone because after years of beach time and lifeguarding, I am not yet wrinkled and brown-spotted. Today's sunscreen is stronger and more water-resistant, and I always follow the directions and "apply liberally"...

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Bobbi Haul at the Beach

Posted by Marla Malcolm Beck on

I just drove from NYC brand meetings to the shore. When I arrived, I decided to open a bag of Bobbi Brown goodies given to me at a marketing planning meeting. I adore everything in the bag, especially the new Longwear Foundation (it is VERY longwear) and the new BB Cream. I love my job!!! In my haul: Bobbi Brown Longwear Foundation(NEW! - my color is Warm Beige 3.5) Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35(Keep an eye out in October - my color is Medium) Holiday 2012 Sparkle Glitter Eye Shadows(Can't wait for this holiday launch - if my daughters...

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A Trip Back to Madrid

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I was in NYC for meetings and Tom Ford gave me a bag of goodies, including this gorgeous aqua bottle of Tom Ford's new Neroli Portofino Eau Fraiche Body Splash. The scent and texture reminds me of when I was an exchange student in Madrid at age 21. I lived with a Spanish family and their daughter, Laura, used to splash this cologne water all over her body before we went out at night. It had this heavenly, clean but complex citrus scent that seemed to blend in perfectly with the hot, festive Spanish nights. This is that scent!!! I...

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Oldie But Goodie: Shiny Hair

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I was at our shore house last weekend and pulled out a bottle of Frederic Fekkai Salon Glaze ($28). During the summer, when it is really humid, sometimes I like to avoid conditioner which weighs my hair down and results in an elongated blow dry time during which my husband taps his fingers at the bathroom door and asks me every two minutes, "How much longer?" But I still need some form of hydration so my hair doesn't blow dry to a frizzy mess. I go straight from shampoo, slather this glaze through my hair, wait about a minute (I...

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You Can Never Have Too Much Bumble

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I love Bumble and Bumble’s brand new Color Minded Shampoo ($29) and Conditioner ($32). So much so, I begged them for my own personal super-size supply. They pulled it out of their salon and sent it to me. There is something about this shampoo and conditioner that hydrates but also preserves my highlights and draws the light to them. Now I can slather it on my hair without worrying about how much I use. Sun-shiny hair is mine for the whole summer, thanks to Bumble! I also have it in the little travel size too!

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Hot Sun, White Skin

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My husband looked at my skin the other day and said your skin is so white, usually it gets so freckly during the summer. I gave him a big kiss – not only because he noticed my skin, but also, I was so excited! My routine this summer is simple. On beach days, I wake up and put on Skinceuticals Physical Fusion SPF 50 ($30/$64). It has a little bit of a tint which evens out my skin tone. I use this in the morning while I run errands – bike to the local coffee place and the farmers market,...

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