Bronze Away the Winter Blues

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Bronze Away the Winter Blues

There is nothing like a good bronzer for when your skin looks pasty and white in the middle of winter! I love just popping a bronzer on my cheekbones for extra contouring and a hint of sunkissed skin. Read more here. 

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Happy Mother's Day!

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Happy Mother's Day!

Mother’s Day is one of my favorite days. Not because I have a big brunch celebration or get great gifts. It just reminds me of my mom. And it reminds me of how much I love being a mom. Read more here

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Truth in Aging: Have you seen my brows?

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Truth in Aging: Have you seen my brows?

Big, strong, bold brows are hot – as evidenced by my trip to New York Fashion Week. I used to have dark prominent brows, but recently I’ve been looking in the mirror and they seem to have disappeared! Read more here

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New + Notable: On My Desk Right Now

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New + Notable: On My Desk Right Now

There's a ton of new beauty popping up on my desk! Here are some of my favorites! Read more here

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Oldies but Goodies - Fall Makeup

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I felt like I was stuck in an August makeup rut so I rummaged through my makeup drawers for some fall colors. Here are my new addictions to old products for fall:1. Laura Mercier Chestnut Lip Pencil. This goes with any fall neutral - it's the only lip pencil I am gravitating towards right now. 2. Nars Belize Lip Gloss. The perfect light nude to go with high drama eyes, which I love. 3. Bobbi Brown Caviar Eye Shadow + Trish McEvoy Brush 11 Precise Eye Lining. This is the perfect fall eyeliner. The color is the deepest chocolate with...

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Lips: New, Notable, and Lasting

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I popped into Bluemercury at Wildwood in Bethesda last weekend. One of my friends happened to be there and had just purchased two of Bobbi Brown's Rich Lip Color SPF 12. She picked up one in Crimson - a deep reddish brown - and another in Rose Blossom - a vibrant, bright rose. She is a brunette with skin that looks gorgeous golden-brown and tanned yearround, so of course, these colors were absolutely striking on her.I, urgently, had to try these. Since I am on a nude kick, I picked up Bare Pink - a matte, hydrating, very light pinky/brown....

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Yearround Lip: The Perfect Nude

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Our Marlton team showed me a lip combo that I just can’t seem to stop wearing. Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Chestnut with Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color in Baby. A warm, light-brown nude – this goes with every outfit from summer through winter. It’s just a hint of color so I don’t look dead, without being a color. At night, I can put any sort of mauve lipgloss over this to pop up the glamour. (Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Blush is perfect) With all of the nude lips showing on the runways for spring – this one is...

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The Drive by Eyeshadow Shop

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The other day I was touring stores – stopping by one store every two hours – and my day ended with a stop off at our Marlton, New Jersey store. Bluemercury staffers Lynette and Melissa were so passionate and excited about the new makeup that had just come in, I couldn’t help but ask them for new summer eyeshadow ideas.I have totally been in a rut. Stuck using my winter shadows, because I have no time to experiment and be creative. I just asked them for a quick recommendation, no trial. I just purchased and kept moving. Here is what...

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Sometimes You Just Need a Pro

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Last Saturday was my 40th birthday party. I honestly usually do my makeup myself for all events, but decided that I would go to bluemercury and have it professionally done. I know it sounds funny since I own bluemercury, but honestly, I usually do not have time to have someone do it.I must say, there is nothing like having a great makeup artist do your makeup. I wanted a heavy smoky eye and nice, clear, even skin that lasted all night. I raced into our Bethesda location at 4:30 and Kate went to work. I was out in 30 minutes...

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New York City 48 Hour Whirlwind

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Still recovering from a 48 hour NYC whirlwind. It was unbelievably fun and unbelievably exhausting. Took Acela up to New York City from Washington on Wednesday at 2pm. Here is the rest:WEDNESDAY 8 P.M. Dinner at Diane Von Furstenburg Studio for Independent Filmakers Project. Chatted with Ed Burns about his new movie coming out, met Diane, hung out with Uma Thurman and Jaime Lynn Sigler. Everyone was so nice. This organization funded one of my favorite indie films – “Maria Full of Grace.” All things indie are always good. Went to bed at 1am. Left hotel at 4am.THURSDAY 5:20 A.M....

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