7 Things I Love Right Now

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7 Things I Love Right Now

Masks, my favorite boots, hydrating oils and perfect brows. These are some of the things I'm loving right now! Read more here

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I Love Molton Brown

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I Love Molton Brown

We have carried Molton Brown in our Bluemercury shops for over 16 years. There is a reason – they are geniuses when it comes to fragrance. Read more here

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Holiday Favorites... One for you, One for me!

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I must confess – holiday makeup sets are always so great, I tend to buy them for my friends AND for myself. You get everything you need for party season in super compact elegant kits. My favorites so far:1. The Steven Klein edition of the NARS Dead of Summer Dual-Intensity Eye Shadow Palette ($49). This shadow formula is smooth and silky. I make it a point to pick up every single palette NARS offers in this formula. Pop a primer on your lid, like Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials ($27) in Bare, and swipe the Silver Lavender all over your lid....

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New and Notable: Fragrance to Die For, For Him

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I must admit, if there were the equivalent of a foodie of fragrance, I would be it. I only like perfection when it comes to fragrance. So it's no surprise that one of my favorite brands, Acqua di Parma, brought out a new fragrance for men that is out of this world: the new Colonia Club ($100).Elegant, masculine, fresh, clean with a hint of romantic spice – all I can think about is a cozy library, a leather couch, and tons of beautifully bound books. The combination of vetiver, mandarin, mint, neroli, musk and lavender is out of this world.Not only...

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Dear Mom: Please Bring Us More Bumble and bumble

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My oldest daughter has this incredibly thick long hair, plays sports, and washes her hair every day. She left me a note on my desk before school one morning asking specifically for Bumble and bumble. I knew I would have to buy the super jumbo litre size (my daughters go through shampoo like it’s water). I ran to my local bluemercury store and grabbed the Creme de Coco Shampoo ($57) and Conditioner ($59). The basic Seaweed would have been too light (but perfect if your kids have normal hair) and the Thickening was not necessary for my household. She is...

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Pure Love

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I love the beauty business. The amazing La Mer team sent me a sneak peek of their brand new face oil: The Renewal Oil ($240). I have a million face oils in my cabinet, but this one is surely the winner. Most oils give deep hydration. Somehow this one also gives your skin an amazing glow. (They say it is The Miracle Broth and the lime tea concentrate).One night I used it alone after washing my face — no other treatment — and my skin was hydrated, plump and glowing in the morning. I think this would be amazing over a...

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7 Things I Am Loving Right Now

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1. Bobbi Brown Greige Eye Palette ($70). Beyond perfect for fall daytime eyeshadow and I love the navy color of the outside!2. Alice Hoffman's mesmerizing new book The Marriage of Opposites, about Camille Pissarro's childhood in St. Thomas and the influence on his artistic perspective of the bright sun, reflections on the water, and the people.3. Oribe Run-Through Detangling Primer ($36). The adult version of No More Tangles. Anyone remember?4. Trish McEvoy Power of Makeup Planner Collection Effortlessly Natural ($168) and Trish McEvoy Power of Brushes Collection Effortlessly Natural ($158). As all of you know I am a Trish addict. The...

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Bluemercury Loves Kiehl’s Since 1851

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We are coming up on our 16th anniversary. I can’t believe how far we’ve come as a company, and I’m so grateful for those who have shared our journey from the beginning.Kiehl’s Since 1851 has been with us for all 16 years, but their story started long before ours — over 160 years ago! — as an apothecary in New York. They use the most advanced technologies to create natural formulas that have uniquely effective results.Here are 6 products our clients can’t get enough of:1. Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado Gently moisturizes the eye area with powerful natural ingredients like avocado...

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Farmer's Market SPF

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Last week I was completely jet lagged from our trip to Italy (more on this later) and was up at 5 am trying to figure out what to do. I decided I would run and grab coffee on my bike and then be first in line at the farmer's market in Margate, NJ for fresh blueberries, just-picked zucchini blossoms, and luscious Garden State green beans. I grabbed Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream SPF 30 ($62), slathered it on and was out the door – nothing else. My skin was hydrated, radiant and, most importantly, protected. It has jasmonic acid and is packed...

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Sunday BBQ Face

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Last Sunday was packed with outdoor activities including attending a soccer game for each daughter and a two hour tennis match (my own). I had ten minutes after my tennis match - which took place in 90 degree weather - to shower change and get to a BBQ at my best friend's house. My skin felt great from the workout and the Washington, D.C. humidity, so I didn't really want to cover it up. I felt like changing up my routine, so I went through my drawers looking for products that were light and illuminating. Here is what I used:...

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