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Back To School Time-Saving Beauty To-Do List

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1. Convince your kids to wear sunscreen to school and on the weekends during September. My kids love the texture of SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 ($34 SHOP NOW) and will put it on their faces by themselves. It is really thin, so it’s easy for them to do, but has superior protection because the micronized titanium dioxide makes it a sun block rather than a sunscreen. 2. Quickly fix dull skin. I hate the way my skin feels in the fall. As the weather changes I immediately go pale, which only emphasizes my sun spots. I keep...

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A Visit to Bobbi's Studio

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Stopped by Bobbi's studio in Montclair, New Jersey. It is all Bobbi - old apothecary wood fixtures with white marble. Gorgeous. One of her lead makeup artists was teaching a group how to choose the best Bobbi bronzer for a client. (I love her Bronzing Powder in Medium). I must say, I was scoping out her Navy and Nude Eye Palette and Navy Nail Polish. Everyone knows I am a navy junkie, and not just for eyeliner. (My kids tease me and say I only wear blue and black. After which I remind them that I do wear some white...

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5 Things I Love Right Now For Summer

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1. Brandy Melville Boutiques. A Malibu vibe but clothes are so affordable and it is all one size fits all! I picked up a beach-ready dress, a tank top, a skirt, a necklace and 2 bracelets for my daughters for $107. Apparently Italian based!2. Trish McEvoy Glaze Eye Shadow White Peach ($16)Summer is the only time I can wear shimmer. This shadow is perfect for those hot summer evenings out when you feel like wearing all white.3. M-61 Power Glow Peel (10-day $28 | 30-day $62) My new 1 minute 1 step peel for glowing, radiant skin.4. NARS The Multiple...

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Laura Mercier New Collection Haul

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I was stopping by our Corte Madera California store to visit our fabulous team and get input on some new products I am working on. I stopped dead in my tracks at the Laura Mercier fall collection display. I had seen the collection 6 months ago but it was even better than I remembered! The 60s Brigitte Bardot look combining black eye liner with a nude lip is back in such a big way - this is a look I LOVE. I picked up Laura's Kohl Liner Extreme with the elegant conical tip - perfect for a strong, stay-put line....

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SkinCeuticals: Kid Tested, Mom Approved

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"Mom, I LOVE it," said my ten year old daughter. "It goes on so soft and creamy," said my eight year old daughter.While I know SkinCeuticals makes great sunblocks, I had my daughters put the new Sport UV Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($40) to the test. They abhor applying sunscreen and I knew they would love it.This is the "upgrade" to the SPF 45, which is the only sunblock I would ever wear to the beach. The micronized titanium dioxide makes it the best block I have ever used. With more protection and a creamier, easier to apply formula,...

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Barry's Father's Day Favorites | Guest Blog from Co-founder Barry Beck

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Kiehl's Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream - White Eagle (5 oz. Tube $16 / 8 oz. Jar $19) I have used this shaving cream for almost 14 years. Love in both tube and jar. Molton Brown Re-Charge Black Pepper Bodywash ($30) + Re-Charge Black Pepper Anti-Perspirant Stick ($22) The spicy black pepper is my go to. One of the greatest scents ever created. Molton Brown Paradisiac Pink Pepperpod Bath & Shower ($30) Who says pink is for girls? I love this bodywash. I keep my shower fully stocked! Acqua Di Parma Collezione Barbiere Shaving Gel ($43) + Acqua Di Parma Collezione...

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You Are Never Too Young For NARS

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I was at my 10 year old daughter's piano recital on Saturday and I noticed her cheeks had a cute little sparkle to them.I asked her what she put on. Imagine my surprise when she said, "Oh, it's NARS," nonchalantly, "the one in the tube." (It was the Illuminator).Even a 10 year old knows the good stuff!Shop NARS Summer 2013 Color Collection here.

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What I Would Give my Mom

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La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream ($150) A slightly lighter version of the original miracle seaweed broth cream. Perfect pre-bedtime after skin has been exposed to the sun all day.I also love the new La Mer The Reparative Face Sun Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($120) Creed Fleurs de Gardenia*My grandma Billie loved gardenias, as did my mom! Trish McEvoy #3 Snowdrop and Crystal Flowers Eau de Toilette ($50) My mom's classic favorite. Laura Mercier's New Baked Blush Bronzer Ritual ($36) The prettiest bronzer out right now. Works for sensitive skin, too, for a natural looking glow. I also love...

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On My Desk Right Now – NARS Summer Color

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Who can resist NARS?When the summer collection popped onto my desk this week, I quickly picked out my favorites, which are going straight home to my makeup drawer. Francois just gets color. The Satin Lipstick “Tolède” and the Larger Than Life Lip Gloss “Paris Follies” combined give you that irresistible candy pink look that is perfect with an all white ensemble.The Pierre Hardy nail color collection is to die for. And who wants to even touch the blushes (Rotonde and Boys Don't Cry), they are a work of art. The new SPF 15 Light Optimizing Primer is going to be...

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Heavenly Glow

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So the trend this spring is bronze-y mixed with ethereal glow-y. This irresistible product that looks like sun-kissed waves called Spellbound, just arrived on my desk - sorry, launching July. But if you can't wait, my other Laura Mercier current favorite is her Baked Blush Bronzer Ritual, the perfect mix of bronze and glow! Happy Spring!

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