5+ Current Obsessions

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5+ Current Obsessions

From the best new sunscreen to my kids' favorites, read about my current obsessions here

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5 Things I Love For Fall

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5 Things I Love For Fall

Fall weddings, rose-colored lips and new Chantecaille beauty - there are so many things to love about fall! 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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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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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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My Bluemercury Haul

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I went shopping at bluemercury in Bethesda the other day. Yes, I know it sounds odd. Although I have closets and closets full of beauty products, sometimes there I things I use in large quantities that the vendors do not regularly send me. So I have to shop just like everybody else. So what did I get?1. Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer. I have been using Laura Mercier Primer for almost 9 years. I would never put on foundation without it. Primer helps the foundation sit on top of the skin, rather than absorb into the lines and pores. 2 years...

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Party Circuit

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Hibernation over, spring party circuit starting. Our calendar is booking up with after-work and weekend events. I have a bunch of quick pre-party tricks that I wanted to share:1. For the glow: Cleanse face completely and use exfoliating peel pads (Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha-Beta or Trish McEvoy Beta Hydroxy Pads) before applying makeup. Your skin will look years younger. It is my trick, I do this before every event, WITHOUT FAIL. And, if I am racing from office, back home/or to hotel room and then to party, I wash my whole face, leave my eye-makeup on, and still use the...

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My Travel Must-Haves

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I am traveling almost the entire month of February. Tonight, I organized all of my cosmetics so I could pack efficiently and zip in and out of the airport without checking my bags. I thought I would list out 10 things I can't live without and will be traveling with:1. Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Serum. Hydrating treatment I am currently using every morning under primer.2. Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer. A must use every day before foundation.3. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Fiji and/or Bobbi Brown Skin SPF 15 Foundation. NARS has fuller coverage than Bobbi, but love both. During the...

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