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Last Day for 15% off $150 at the Bluemercury 21st Anniversary Celebration

September 21, 2020

Bluemercury is celebrating its 21st anniversary this month.

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In honor of this milestone, Bluemercury announced a special 15% off $150 and it ends today. This offer is available in-store only, so be sure to stop by your local Bluemercury! Bluemercury’s 21st Anniversary sale is the perfect time to stock up on your beauty favorites, transitional skincare for Fall, and any new beauty and wellness launches you’ve been dying to try. 

In addition to the fantastic savings, Bluemercury is now offering a special anniversary gift-with purchase bag for all purchases over $200, online and in-stores while supplies last. The GWP includes Bluemercury 21st Anniversary Gift Bag ($300 value!) with

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  • Bluemercury Travel Bag
  • Chantecaille Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara
  • NARS Deluxe High Pigment Longwear Eyeliner in Via Veneto
  • Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat & UV Protective Primer
  • Dr. Barbara Sturm Travel Face Cream
  • Molton Brown Heavenly Gingerlily Bath & Shower Gel
  • Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray 
  • Dermalogica Calm Water Gel 
  • Moroccanoil Morccanoil Treatment
  • SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E
  • m-61 PowerGlow Moisturizer
  • m-61 Power Cleansing Cloths
  • m-61 Perfect Cleanse Packette
  • 8Greens Effervescent Tablet is Made From 8 Real Greens
  • KNC Beauty Retinol Infused Eye Mask – NEW at Bluemercury! 

Shop in-store and see all brands carried at Blue Mercury online here.

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Beauty Finds Under $50

July 27, 2020

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Worried about what goes on our skin? Here are a few brands delivering stress-free options with their latest beauty launches. And they are all under $50.

Cover FX developed the first Adaptogenic and Pre + Probiotic infused Luminous Tinted Moisturizer in four shades ($39). It helps blur pores and fine lines while restoring the skin’s natural barrier. The innovation includes probiotics that help strengthen and balance your skin’s protective layer. The Anti-Stress Adaptors help protection your skin against pollution, free radicals, and age-accelerating environmental aggressors. The new moisturizers are also Vegan & cruelty-free. 

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Urban Decay released Lash Freak Volumizing Mascara ($25). The mascara comes quipped with an asymmetrical brush that lengthens, lifts, and curls lashes leaving the appearance of a dramatic and wide-eyed look.

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Becca Cosmetics launched an interesting take on highlighter, the zero™ no pigment glass for face + lip ($24). It provides polymers that catch and reflect light, giving a gloss appearance on high points of the face. Lips get a high gloss + shine look. The vegan friendly product provides sheen on all skin tones.

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Sigma Beauty has a new 14 eyeshadow palette inspired by their best selling  Aura Powder Blush. The Cor-de-Rosa Eyeshadow Palette ($49) brings a dual ended brush. One side is a E38 Diffused Crease™ that soften and blends harsh color lines, while the other end includes the E54 Medium Sweeper™ that packs and blends product onto the lid. The brush has patented waterproof technology. The palette is also cruelty free.

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Tarte™ Cosmetics launched a hydrocealer™ concealer ($24) that will not crease or settle into smile or laugh lines. The concealer adapts with the movement of your skin because of its hydroflex technology™. It’s oil-free, fragrance-free, sweat-proof and waterproof.

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Five Cleansers to Try Right Now

April 19, 2020

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Your new stay-at-home routine gives you more time to focus on skincare. One of the steps toward clearer skin is to wash your face daily. This important step will help you avoid acne breakouts by removing impurities that could clog your pores. Seek your dermatologist as a great source to help determine the ingredients you should look for or avoid when shopping cleansers. We’ve rounded up cleansers for all skin types to try right now. 

Kreyol Essence’s Haitian Moringa Oil Facial Cleanser ($20) is gentle on all skin types. The cleanser’s ingredients include healing properties that even out dark spots, eliminate blemishes and fight eczema. The formula also includes Haitian Moringa Oil that is loaded with protective Antioxidants and nutrients to help combat free radical damage that can lead to the formation of wrinkles. 

Moroccan Magic®’s Sleep Face Wash ($19) is formulated to help all skin types with calming Lavender Essential Oil and nourishing Argan Oil. Argan oil can help protect the skin from free radical damage caused by the sun and has anti-sebum effects that can promote a smoother complexion. The face wash is also made with Bamboo Stem Extract and Provitamin B5 to create radiant looking skin. 

Lab to Beauty™ provides luxury CBD beauty products using plants + CBD for your skin. The formulas are all-natural and vegan. The Balancing Face Wash ($40) effectively purifies the pores, without stripping skin of its natural moisture. It also clears and combats breakouts while reducing inflammation leaving the skin soothed and smooth.


Botanics is a UK established brand with a focus on plant based products. The All Bright Foaming Face Wash ($5.99) has a great lathering power that is gentle on the skin. It’s a soap-free formula with natural hibiscus seed pods. The hibiscus property breaks down dead skin cells to purify the pores. It also helps control acne. The brand also offers an All Bright Face Scrub ($6.99) that buffs away dull skin with a tri-blend of exfoliating agents leaving skin feeling soft and smooth.

SkinCeuticals Micro-exfoliating Scrub ($31) is for daily use to exfoliate skin while providing hydration to soften skin’s surface. The formula includes Hydrated silica which gently sweeps the skin’s surface to lift and remove dead skin cells, excess oil, and debris. 

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Quarantine DIY Root Touch Up

April 7, 2020

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dpHUE, founded in 2011 by entrepreneur Donna Pohlad who then partnered with celebrity hair colorist Justin Anderson, has always been an ally of salon professionals. “dpHUE is a brand for people who color their hair with a professional in the salon, and our products are designed with pro colorists in mind. We empower people to manage their pro color in-between salon visits, instilling confidence in them because they learn how to keep their hair color looking fresh, right up until their next appointment,” shares Pohlad. With products like Root Touch-Up Kit and Color Touch-Up SprayGloss+ (a pigmented deep conditioner), and color-protecting haircare products, including the best-selling Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse, dpHUE created and continues to lead a new hair category as the only brand dedicated solely to professional hair color maintenance.

In 2019, dpHUE launched its dpHUE Pro App (available for free download in the Apple Store) as a means to compensate pro colorists for recommending products. It signaled a disruption of traditional salon retail practices by offering a higher-than-normal commission and eliminating the need for colorists to invest in inventory and merchandise pre-sale. Any licensed cosmetologist can set up an account and order product for clients through their mobile devices. The product is delivered directly to the client, and the pros receive a commission on all sales.

The App has proven to be especially helpful since the COVID-19 outbreak, which has put many Colorists out of work with no date in sight for salons re-opening.

“When the quarantine mandates set in, I watched my entire community of hair colorists suddenly unable to earn money, while their clients started freaking out about root growth. I quickly recognized my App could be one source of revenue for colorists, and our Root Touch-Up Kit as the perfect product for them to recommend to their clients,” states Anderson, colorist for Hollywood’s A-list including Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Margot Robbie. “I spoke to Donna, and we immediately raised the commission from 35% to 50%, which is unprecedented.”

After announcing the commission increase through Anderson’s and dpHUE’s social media platforms on March 20th the response was immediate; the number of App users has skyrocketed and is continuing to grow. “Our daily sales increases via the App have been exponential since March 19th. We are encouraging all customers to place orders through their Colorists. Pricing is the same to them, but their Colorists earn 50% of the sale. We are paying out unprecedented Commissions to Colorists, and we hope to continue to see that increase,” noted Mark Ferdman, Chief Marketing Officer.

“It’s always been our mission at dpHUE to partner with professional hair colorists. We want to assure them that our color maintenance solutions will keep their clients happy, feeling confident, and keep their hair condition and color looking great until their next salon visit,” says Pohlad. “It’s been heartwarming to receive the testimonials that we have from the salon community and knowing that they trust us during this difficult period. We’re looking forward to the moment when they can get back behind their chairs!”

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Top Holiday Fragrances to Add to Your 2019 List

December 20, 2019

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Complete your holiday gift list with these 2019 fragrance options. View the round up below for women’s and men’s fragrances worthy of your shopping list.

Men’s Fragrances

Ralph Lauren’s Holiday Bottle Collection Inspired by Iconic Polo Bear

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The iconic Ralph Lauren bear now appears for the first time on Limited Edition Polo Bear Holiday Collection. The bottle collection will feature the brand’s classic Polo fragrances adorned with custom Polo Bear designs inspired by each scent. When you purchase any fragrance of 200 mL or more, you receive an exclusive Polo Bear plush toy.

The collection feature:

Polo Red with notes of Red Grapefruit, Italian Cedrat, and Red Cranberry

Polo Blue with notes of Melon de Cavaillon, Lush Watery Melon, Freshly Sliced Cucumber, and Tangerine

Polo Green with notes of Chamomile, Thyme, Pimento Berry, and Basil

Polo Black with notes of Iced Mange, Spanish Sage and Green Effervescence Accord

Prices range from $108 – $110.

 

Creed – Aventus Cologne 

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Creed’s new Aventus Cologne provides notes of Ginger, Mandarin, and Baie Rose. The fragrance comes in options of 50 ml or 100 ml. Prices range from $325 -$435.

K by Dolce & Gabbana

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K by Dolce & Gabbana features notes of Citrus, Sparkling Blood Orange, and Juniper Berry. The fragrances embodies  charisma and a generous spirit. The middle notes bring notes of Citrus, Clary Sage, Geranium, and Lavandin. The bottle comes in 1.60 oz or 3.30 oz sizes. Prices range from $72 – $94.

 

Women’s Fragrances

Maison Francis Kurkdjian – Baccarat Rouge 540 

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photo | Neiman Marcus

The fragrance comes in elegant packaging with the size option of 6.8 oz/200 ml. The notes includes Jasmine, Saffron, Cedar wood, and Ambergris. Price: $575.00.

Ralph Lauren – The Romance Collection 

photo courtesy of Ralph Lauren
Photo courtesy of Ralph Lauren

The latest exclusive set offers a seductive blend of fresh rose centifolia and black vanilla in Beyond Romance, a sparkling effervescence of Romance Rosé, and the sensual mix of velvety woods, extravagant florals, and seductive musk in the original Romance fragrance. Price: $78.

Maison Margiela – Replica Whispers in the Library 

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Photo – Nordstrom Online

The fragrance inspired by Oxford in 1997. This warm and spicy fragrance compasses notes of pepper essence, orange flower petals, and patchouli. Made in France. Price: $126

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Endeavor Miami Celebrates its Annual Gala

October 27, 2019

Endeavor Miami honored Cesar Conde, chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises with the “Endeavor Miami Impact Award,” as well as the founders of two Endeavor Miami companies: EcoSystems and Nearpod, with “Endeavor Entrepreneur of the Year” awards, during its Annual Gala. The organization celebrated its sixth year in Miami hosting a special night at the Faena Forum for Endeavor Miami Board members and entrepreneurs, mentors and high-impact business leaders from the entrepreneurial ecosystem in South Florida.

Cesar Conde was recognized for his extraordinary professional trajectory that exemplifies high-impact leadership. He spearheaded Telemundo’s current rating dominance in the Hispanic media landscape by engaging and empowering audiences with relevant content. As one of the initial proponents of bringing Endeavor’s first U.S. affiliate to Miami, Cesar’s impact can be attributed to his growth mindset. In his thank-you speech, Cesar emphasized the importance of corporations such as NBCUniversal fostering an entrepreneurial spirit and promoting ecosystem growth.

Belief in the power of entrepreneurship and enterprising leadership united all the gala goers. “Entrepreneurship is the driving force of economic development in our community. It takes leaders in the public and private sectors, universities and other municipal networks to come together with entrepreneurs to transform societies. Endeavor is the great connector between all of these individuals,” said Claudia Durán, Endeavor Miami’s managing director.

This year, Endeavor Miami wanted to honor those Endeavor entrepreneurs who have had the biggest economic impact in South Florida. After only one year of becoming Endeavor Miami entrepreneurs, and doing an outstanding job scaling their companies, Emiliano Abramzon and Felipe Sommer from Nearpod, as well as brothers Richard and Lawrence Lamondin from EcoSystems, each received an “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. These founders have distinguished themselves for their rapid revenue growth over the past year as well as for the number of jobs created over the same period.

These Miami-based companies have quickly and successfully scaled their businesses across the United States. EcoSystems has become a nationwide leader in water and energy conservation, saving over two billion gallons of freshwater by focusing on eco-friendly bathroom upgrades. Nearpod has reached almost 70% of school districts across the country through their ed-tech platform that allows teachers to create, download and teach interactive lesson plans while engaging students in real-time across all devices in a classroom.

“We are extremely proud to see how these companies in our portfolio, that we have seen scale over the past few years, are fueling the engine of South Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and the local economy. Endeavor Miami will keep working to support all of our entrepreneurs in their efforts to generate impact,” said Ernest Bachrach, Endeavor Miami co-chair.

As Miami Mayor Francis Suarez reminded attendees, Miami was recently named the No. 1 spot for starting a small business in the U.S., but organizations like Endeavor Miami are crucial to ensure that those businesses continue to grow and achieve scale. All the proceeds from the event are directed to supporting Endeavor Miami’s mission of selecting and servicing high-impact entrepreneurs.

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Summer Beauty Must Haves Under $100

August 4, 2018

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It’s August and there is no better time to add new beauty products to your daily routine. Here’s a list of beauty must-haves to look out for.

Water Lip Stain

Clarin’s Water Lip Stain goes on as a liquid upon application and dries matte. It comes with a brush applicator under the twist off cap to easily maneuver the stain color onto lips. The stain is equipped with organic raspberry water to soothe and soften and aloe vera extract to protect lips from moisture loss.

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Water Lip Stain – $28.00, Clarinsusa.com

Eight Hour® Cream All-Over Miracle Oil

To save space in your luggage when traveling this summer, Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil is a 3-in-1 solution. The miracle oil provides 8-12 hours of moisture that you can use for your face, body and hair.

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Elizabeth Arden – Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil with Tsubaki Oil -$28.00

Your Daily Skincare Routine

Implementing a daily skincare routine is important. When you wash your face, you’re removing dirt built up, oil, and impurities. Liz Earle recently launched in the US and provides an entire skincare routine complete with a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. The routing begins with Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser to instantly remove daily grime, pollutants and make up. Followed by the Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic to visibly brighten, smooth and tone. Then you add the Skin Repair™ Moisturizer and complete your routine with Eyebright™ Soothing Eye Lotion to wake up and refresh tired, puffy eyes. It’s like visiting a spa without leaving home.

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Liz Earle – Your Daily Skincare Routine – $84.00

An Acne Fighter

Sometimes your skin needs to fight off acne. Addicted Beauty’s Charcoal Peel Off Mask helps do just that. This mask purifies the skin by binding to toxins, dirt and oil and lifting them out of the pores. The charcoal’s texture serves as a light exfoliant that helps achieve a flawless complexion while fighting off the unwanted acne. Peace out acne!

Addicted Beauty - Charcoal Peel Off Mask ($45.00)

Addicted Beauty – Charcoal Peel Off Mask -$45.00

Fragrance

It’s always fun to add a fragrance to your beauty routine. Robin McGraw’s Georgia Eau de Parfum is just that…fun and sophisticated. It features a fresh and floral scent. The fragrance is inspired by the spirit, love, power, and strength of Robin’s mother. Georgia embodies what it means to be fabulous and fierce.

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Image Courtesy of Robin McGraw – $65.00

Sunscreen

Skin aging and prolonged sun exposure can sometimes lead to appearance of pigmented spots on your face and neck areas. That’s why it’s highly important to find a SPF that works for you. Most experts recommend reapplying sunscreen every couple hours. But what happens if you already applied SPF under your makeup and you don’t want to mess up your look? Here’s the solution: SUPERGOOP! has a product for that. The brand’s Defense Refresh Setting Mist Broad Spectrum SPF 50 helps you reapply SPF over your makeup, while controlling natural oils, and evening skin complexion. You can find it at Sephora for $28.00. Whew!

SUPERGOOP! Defense Refresh Setting Mist Broad Spectrum SPF 50 - $28.00

SUPERGOOP! Defense Refresh Setting Mist Broad Spectrum SPF 50 – $28.00

Sunless Tan

To achieve an awesome glow without exposing your skin to damaging sun rays, then fake it until you make it. Here’s how:

St. Tropez’s Self Tanning Purity Bronzing Water Mousse is a clear water-to-foam formula that you apply with an applicator mitt. The mousse develops into a natural looking, streak-free golden tan that lasts more than 4-8 hours. Best part is that it doesn’t transfer onto your clothing. Apply it, wait until it dries, and GO!

Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse - $42.00

Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Mousse – $42.00

Hand Wash

Washing your hands helps you avoid getting sick and spreading germs, but it doesn’t have to be boring. Upgrade your hand wash to the Ritual of Hammam Hand Wash. The liquid soap-free hand soap is made with hydrating, protecting, and refreshing ingredients such as Eucalyptus and Rosemary. A Rituals Shop-in-Shop is opening at Macy’s in Aventura this Friday, August 10.

Ritual of Hammam Hand Wash - $14.00
Ritual of Hammam Hand Wash – $14.00