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Apothecary Heaven at bluemercury Beauty Retailer

I stepped into bluemercury beauty retailer, one of my favorite beauty specialty stores, over the July 4th weekend to check out the latest and greatest in skin care and makeup. Wow, more products? Could I handle the excitement? Uh, yeah. I’ll do anything for my readers.

What I really dig about bluemercury is that unlike other spas, which sometime appear medicinal and stark in design, it wreaks of warmth and comfort. Another draw to the store is the friendly and very helpful staff. They leave you alone when you shop. I don’t know about you, but I’m big on shopping “alone” yet appreciative of quality assistance from knowledgeable sales associates.

Need a sample? Not a problem. At bluemercury, absolutely no purchase is necessary to test a product. In fact, I was given three samples just for asking (one of which was Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Soap). I tried it, and instantly fell in love with its soft, creamy texture. You definitely can’t let the simple packaging fool you. For sure, this product packs a punch. The bottom line is that as long as testers are available, you’ll have more than enough product to play with at home. That’s a heck of a shopping bonus. What more could a girl ask for?

Maybe it was something about the packaging, but Dermalogica was speaking to me. They have a new line geared towards teens called Dermalogica Clean Start All Over Clear. No more applying cream or clear goop on a bump. All your teen needs to do is spritz this burdock-infused mist on the affected area (face & body) and watch as their skin calms down. Moms, run to the store for this one! Your teen’ll love you for it.

I was also thrilled to pieces to see Aēsop on the shelves. This Australian-based skincare company integrates comments from their customers into the product development process. Aēsop Tea Tree Leaf Facial Exfoliantis interesting because the exfoliant is dry. Once you mix a half teaspoon of the facial exfoliant powder with an Aēsop Fabulous Facial Cleanser ideal for your skin type, you’ll receive optimal results. My sister tried the cleanser for sensitive, dry or combination skin types. Fabulous. While this mix-it-yourself concept is nothing new, I think it’s a great idea.

Hue Knew It Tip of the Week: Exfoliate twice a week to reveal healthier-looking skin.

Another great thing about shopping at bluemercury is that you can buy more than just a lipstick or zit cream. You can buy something that makes you feel good like a Diptyque Figuier Vert Candle or a little something that makes you smell good like Gianna Rose Tresors De Mers Soaps in Apothecary Jar.

With 25 locations across the country and an easy-to-use website, you too can experience shopping in this specialty store.

Ooh, I think it’s time for a bubble bath. Until next time!

Hue Knew It? I did.

MY PRO PRODUCT DETAILS:

Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Soap: Mild and gently exfoliating, this thick and creamy cleanser contains mineral-rich, anti-inflammatory Seaweed. Great for all skin types, even sensitive, for daily cleansing and light make-up removal. Non-soap, easy rinsing formula. (8 oz). $12

Aēsop Tea Tree Leaf Facial Exfoliant: Use twice weekly. Sloughs off the outer skin layers, resulting in refreshed, clearer looking skin. This is a balanced blend of ground Tea Tree Leaves, crushed Nut Shells and Purified Clays is designed to be mixed with your choice of Aesop facial cleansing preparation. $33

Aēsop Fabulous Facial Cleanser: Daily gel cleanser for sensitive, dry or combination skin types. This exceptional, non-foaming gel cleanser has been formulated from the gentlest cleansing agents and is effective without stripping the skin. Cleansing is achieved with a revolutionary Olive Flesh cleanser. Complement with your preferred Aesop hydrating preparation. $45.50

Dermalogica Clean Start All Over Clear: Refreshing mist controls shine and keeps breakouts away. Tones up and clears out. Ideal for the face and body. Sesame seed helps control oil and shine. The ingredient lemongrass energizes and revives. Burdock extract helps hydrate and calm skin. $18

Diptyque Figuier Vert Candle: Fragrance and light to set the mood. Now Diptyque’s candles come in colored, frosted candleholders that cast a hue over their surroundings. One of Diptyque’s most popular, Figuier comes from the crushed leaves of the fig tree. It’s slightly fruity but mostly green. In a green candleholder. (7 oz.) $68.

Gianna Rose Tresors De Mers Soaps in Apothecary Jar: Nine assorted seashell-shaped soaps, fragranced with white honeysuckle and baby jasmine, fill a classic glass apothecary jar. Tied with a satin ribbon. $46

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