Bluemercury to celebrate grand opening of new DC location this weekend

Beauty purveyor Bluemercury is celebrating the grand opening of its newest location with treats, makeovers and gift bags! On Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., visit the new P Street store and get free mini-treatments, makeovers and cupcakes. The first 100 guests through the door will also get a special gift bag filled with beauty goodies.

This is the fifth DC location for Bluemercury, a beauty company that pairs quality products with exceptional product knowledge and customer service. The first store was opened in Georgetown and the company has quickly spread its wings around the country.

The new store  is located at 1427 P Street NW, Washington DC 20005. Visit them online at  PStreet-Announcement-L+A


Blush Med Spa gives top notch service you can afford


I have never been a big fan of facials. So it goes without saying that I wasn’t that interested in a monthly facial club. I couldn’t see going in once a month for just a facial. The people at Blush Med Spa invited me down for a visit to experience their facial philosophy.

Dr. Arleen Lamba opened Blush Med Institute three years ago to help people get their skin healthy. At Blush Med Spa, you meet with the doctor before you get any treatment. She evaluates your skin, asks about your concerns and prescribes a series of treatments designed to get your skin in tip-top shape. For instance, you may start off with a microdermabrasion, followed by a regular facial the next month and then maybe a peel. The course of treatment is all designed to deal with your individual skin issues and get your skin healthy and looking great. The bSkin membership is $59 per month and includes one core treatment per month. Members can choose from a menu that also includes massages, light therapy and discounts on other spa treatments.

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I have rosacea, both the redness and the acne versions (lucky me). I was a little nervous about doing a microdermabrasion since my dermatologist has always told me to stay away from anything harsh. Dr. Lamba explained that they could use a tip that would not irritate my skin, so I went for it. The nurse used a flat round plastic tip and it felt like she was gliding it on my skin. It made a soft suction sound as it gently vacuumed the dead skin off my face. Afterwards she applied a mask for ten minutes to treat the newly unveiled skin. After the mask, the nurse applied Blush Med’s own in house moisturizer with SPF. The Sun-Tastic is 45 SPF in a base of organic moisturizer made from plantains.

Blush Med also has a line of facial products that can be customized IMG_0001to your skin. The doctor chooses your base and then adds up to four boosters that cater your individual skin needs. Round it off with a scent chosen by you! Your individual blend comes in a bottle with a “script label” you can bring back when you need a refill.

To sum up, the bSkin Membership at Blush Med Spa is a great value. It would be hard to get any of the described treatments for $59 each at most spas, forget the personalized assessment and skincare regimen.  A visit to Blush Med Spa is like combining your visit to the dermatologist with a spa day!

*Visit was complimentary.

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Derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub – review


A weekly microdermabrasion scrub is essential to removing dead kin cells, making your skin look and feel smoother. It also does wonders in reducing fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. But if you have sensitive skin, you have to be careful. You could irritate it further.

Derma e is a natural facial brand making products that are simple and effective. I picked up this scrub at the 2015 Cosmoprof show in Las Vegas. I just got around to trying it out and I love it. It is made with lime and lemon peels, grapeseed, Vitamin E, is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free and lanolin-free. You just rub it onto skin for around one minute (I usually put it on before getting in the shower) and then rinse off. Your skin instantly feels smoother and looks better. You can use it once a week, maybe twice depending on the sensitivity of your skin.

You can find it ULTA, Whole Foods and a bunch of other retailers at around $32.50.  New to the brand? Go to and get ten samples for just $4.95 including shipping. You can also pick up a $2 off coupon at the site.


Back to school beauty for under $10



The new school year is just a few weeks away. One way to take away the back to school blues is shopping! Here are a few makeup and beauty must haves that won’t set you back more than ten bucks.

Cologne Vial Samplers from Demeter (from top left): Fragrance not only makes your body smell good, it also lifts up your mind. Fragrance purveyor Demeter has more than 200 fragrances from simple scents like vanilla  and marshmallow to nostalgic scents like Mr. Bubble. Roll-ons start at $10 or try sample vials for just $2.50 each.

Dylan’s Candy Bar Press-On Nails: There is only one way to describe these cute press on nails from Dylan’s Candy Bar – sweet! Amp up your nails for class with these beauties for just $6.50. Also available in cotton candy,

Wonder Pencil by NYX: This pencil is a makeup kit essential. Use it to highlight brows, cover blemishes, highlight and line. Comes in three colors, $4.50 everywhere NYX is sold.

Rosebud Salve: This wonder salve gives you just a little hint of color while healing and moisturizing chapped lips. Use it to moisturize cuticles, soothe cuts and more. Only $6 and lasts forever.

Tony Moly I’m Real Red Wine Mask Sheet – This easy to use sheet mask By Korean brand Tony Moly is  formulated with red wine extract to reduce pores, tighten and purify skin. Just place on your face, relax and in 20 minutes you’ll feel like you went to the spa, $3.75 at ULTA.

Ballet Slippers by Essie – This light pink polish by Essie is one of the most popular nail polish colors on the planet.  The sheer pale pink color looks great on everyone and is perfect for any occasion, $8.50 wherever Essie is sold.

KISS Beautiful Brow Kit:  Brows are the centerpiece for your face. This kit by KISS has everything you need to get them in shape including two powders, wax, highlighter, brushes, razor and stencils. Available for only $7.99 at Walgreens, Rite Aid and Walmart.


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